Football & Fashion
Football (soccer for our American cousins) & Fashion.
Take a butchers at these vegan shoes by NOHARM. All NOHARM shoes are made in Italy and the company was started 10 years ago in England. NOHARM is widely considered the ultimate vegan footwear brand and their shoes compare favourably to top leather brands like Gucci and Tods.
Take a butchers at these World Cup Jeans.
Genuine RMC Martin Ksohoh, limited edition super exclusive design, dark indigo raw denim jeans. Embroidered World Cup and Fifa football with milti-colour tsunami waves back pockets. Embroidered ticket pocket and belt loops. Vintage cut, house selvedge, raw denim. Five pocket, button fly, copper rivets, printed pocket cloth, red tab.
It’s been argued throughout the Kitmeout Fashion Forum that the days of the Fashion persona are numbered. Many of the post-print generation are turned off by pretentious fashion designers trumpeting their name across clothes and magazines. One fashion king stands out though for his quiet genius and unpretentious style, Massimo Osti – the late, great fashion designer renown for unrivaled innovation.
Here’s one of many questions on the fashion forum: “What’s the consensus on Massimo Osti clothing? Can you still buy the brand? I know there was some talk of his son doing a collection under the Massimo Osti banner.”.
Small collection of genuine archive Massimo Osti available here >
In this retrospective we take a butchers at Giorgio Armani’s observation:
“Who better than Victoria Beckham to launch our new global Emporio Armani underwear campaign? Victoria is a style icon, a dynamic lady whose influence and recognition will add great excitement to the continued international growth of our Emporio Armani women’s underwear business.”
Does anyone believe that Georgy Porgy actually penned that comment? See full thread on the Fashion Forum, here >
BUY a selection of Emporio Armani Underwear online at 25% discount >
We all remember the Fred Perry Polo Shirt – World Cup Edition for 2010. Take a butchers at the original thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum >
The question being bounced around now is whether Fred Perry will do something similar for 2014?
What other fashion brands are knocking out World Cup fever gear? Red Monkey have the World Cup jeans:
Stone Island is one of the most popular brands on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum. Here is a bunch of threads going back over the years. See Here >
Take a butchers at the kind of comments: “It’s all part of the brand mystique that Stone Island in Italy and the Fourmarketing boys in the UK try to generate. Have to say they have done an incredible job over the past decade keeping Stone Island in the consciousness of it’s target audience and maintaining incredible and consistent sales. If they cannot get a grip on all the fakes and parallels coming into the UK they could find the brand in trouble in the very near future.”.
Kitmeout was selling CP Company back in 2000 and has long been a big fan of the brand and its father Massimo Osti.
Here’s an interesting thread on the Kitmeout Fashion Forum:
“Any of you lot know if CP Company have started making gear in countries other than Italy. I have got quite a bit of CP stuff and are all made in Italy. But recently i purchased a S.I demins t shirt from stoneisland.co.uk and when it arrived i noticed it was made in Rumania (or to us Romania) then just a few days ago i purchased a body warmer off ebay and this was made in Indonesia. It’s got the spa tag with art number etc.. so it’s real but i’m not used to seeing CP and Stoney gear made elsewhere. Do any of you have clothes made in any of these countries.”
As we’re about to dribble into 2014, the year of the World Cup hosted to Brazil, there’s a bunch of new fashion offerings and accessories with a World Cup bent. Here we take a butchers at the Paul Smith Football wallet released almost 10 years ago. Take a butchers at this thread on the Kitmeout fashion forum back in 2006. Paul Smith World Cup Wallet.
DJ Campbell, the Red Monkey model, is embroiled in a match-fixing allegations. Dudley Junior “D. J.” Campbell, who now plays for Championship side Blackburn, was one of six people arrested on Sunday. Over the years there’s been plenty of chatter about DJ and his association with RMC Red Monkey Company – Take a butchers here >
Here DJ is wearing RMC Jeans and Jhung Yuro trainers and is holding a Paul Smith Football.
Here’s something for the Football Fanatic – a pair of World Cup Jeans. Take a butchers at the denim here >
A unique piece of kit for anyone travelling to Brazil 2014!
Back in 2005 there was a thread on the Kitmeout forum which proposed Stone Island R.I.P. Take a butchers at the thread here.
This was the period when Burberry was at the height of its chav fame, the days before the American from Indianapolis, Angela Ahrendts, pulled Burberry away from the brink.
History has proven the question over Stone Island’s longevity was inaccurate and that the fashion visionary Massimo Osti’s legacy was far greater than the pigeon hole people were trying to put Stone Island into. The brand has gone from strength to strength and deservedly so.
Over 5 years ago Kitmeout paid homage to the Great British sports brand, GOLA. We at Kitmeout rate the brand above its sporting heritage peers. Take a butchers at the shout on Kitmeout back in 2007:
Gola Trainers are a true British classic in every conceivable way. The brand is indelibly printed in the consciousness of every sports mad Brit on the planet and today this classic brand is set to shares its history, style and innovation with the rest of the globe — luckly old globe!
With nearly 8k views Fred Perry grabs the interest on Kitmeout. Worth a butchers HERE.
The iconic brand which synonymous with English sporting elegance.
Fred Perry is the only brand that’s consistently been sought out by youth subculture after youth subculture from the 1950s right up to today. Fred Perry has updated the attitude and styling of two key musical movements: the mid-60s guitar bands, and the post-punk scene of the early-80s. These periods shared a similar sharp, slimmed down silhouette including small collars, narrow ties, and slim, flat-front trousers.
The collections main influence is the look and silhouette of the sixties, a decade dominated by youth when British subcultures influenced the world’s fashion and music industry.
Frederick Perry, was born in Stockport in 1909 but moved down South while he was still at school and fell in love with table tennis. He practiced his ping pong every night, eventually becoming world champion at the tender age of 18. He then promptly retired from the game and got busy with his latest obsession, lawn tennis.
Unfortunately his style did not go down too well with the snobbish tennis heirarchy. His habit of changing his clothes mid-game to stay looking fresh, leaping over the net at the end of each match and dating a string of actresses and models caused major problems for this working class playboy. They were especially displeased when he went on to win Wimbledon three times in a row.
After the third victory he decided to move to America and become a pro at the Beverley Hills Tennis Club, giving lessons to Charlie Chaplin, David Niven, Errol Flynn and the Marx Brothers whilst establishing himself on the Hollywood party circuit.
In the late 40s Fred was approached by Tibby Wegner, an Austrian footballer who had invented a novel anti-perspirant device worn around the wrist. Fred made a few changes and the sweatband was born.
Tibby’s next idea was to produce a sports shirt which was to be made from white knitted cotton pique with short sleeves and buttons down the front. Launched at Wimbledon in 1952, the Fred Perry polo shirt was an immediate success.
It was only available in white until the late 50s when unwittingly, the company had also produced the perfect accompaniment to the fledgling Mod movement whose were quick to pick up on the shirt’s suitability for their nocturnal activities. It was stylish, top button fastened under an SB3 or mohair suit, and durable enough to wear all night and still look fresh in the morning. It was the shirt of choice for diverse groups of lads throughout the 60s and 70s, ranging from the skinheads to the Northern Soul scene and Manchester’s very own “Perry Boys”.
Soon, after pressure from its streetwear fans, the company was receiving requests from stockists to add tipping to the collars and sleeves. The Fred Perry shirt instantly became the first crossover brand from sportswear to streetwear.
It started one of the most enduring and affectionate relationships between British youth culture and a sportswear brand. As British street fashion and music influenced the rest of the world, the Fred Perry shirt was noticed, adopted and worn in numerous countries around the globe.
The laurel logo (based on the old Wimbledon symbol) was stitched into the fabric of the shirt instead of merely ironed on (as was the case with the crocodile logo of the competing Lacoste brand).
One thing remains constant. The original slim fit cotton piqué shirt is still made in England to the same shape, using the same fabric as it was when the Fred Perry shirt was first launched, way back in 1952.
When, in the 1990s, British street fashion turned against the giant designer labels and sought something with far more substance and heritage, it was the Fred Perry shirt they turned to. The label represented something of depth and quality within the new sound-bite superficial world that other labels had tried to create.
The thread starts: “how many pairs of trainers do you own? i currently have 14 pairs.” Take a butchers here!
And 50 Comments later, ends here: “Both of them are New balance, which has a great synergy with the Yoropiko brand, although not an actual collab like the previous Yoropiko/NB project. I got these for the Black Dragons………”.
Over the past decade plus there’s been a lot of chatter about fake Stone Island gear. Take a butchers:
Has the net helped proliferate the production and sale of snide SI? Probably no more than any other top brand but if you know the right spots down Roman Road market you can find a boat load to then throw up on our favourite cyber-fence, ebay.com
The question was asked on the Kitmeout forum: Paul Scholes new D&G model? Take a butchers!
We all know footballers are the archetypal metrosexuals but no doubt some tongue in cheek happening here.
With football season around the corner, long Sunday afternoons, late Monday nights and plenty of geezer-time are in the forecast. Make sure to stock up on fall favorites to look casual without looking like a “merchant banker”. Rodd & Gunn takes its inspiration from a balanced “work hard/play hard” lifestyle, incorporating its love of sports, staying true to its values of quality and authenticity, all while capturing an energetic, casual attitude. Worth a butchers!
An amazing walkthrough over the 2.000 square metre of STONE ISLAND 30, the brand 30th anniversary exhibition, held in June 2012 at Stazione Leopolda in Florence.
The exhibition has been thoroughly filmed and photographed to turn it from physical to digital experience, with the intent of render timeless a temporary event. The first Stone Island 30 years of wealth in research and experimentation are now fully available online with photos, films and captions.An invaluable opportunity for fa ns, students and would to be designers to enquire into the history of sportswear and into the painstaking fabric and treatment research that has made Stone Island inimitable.