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Margin London at HideYourArms

by Margin London on December 17, 2012

Margin London at HideYourArms

Margin London has been kindly invited to contribute to HideYourArms. We’ll be posting some news about up-and-coming labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013, which takes place on the 10th & 11th, but firstly we think we should introduce ourselves.

Started back in 2002 as an affordable platform for new designers, Margin is the longest-running independent trade exhibition in London. The show presents designer women’s and men’s tailoring and accessories, as well as streetwear for men and women, to invited store buyers and press.

The humble tee has long been a starting point for numerous labels, and we’ve seen many an exhibitor start off with a t-shirt offering which has grown over the seasons to include a full range of clothing. Supremebeing, Lazy Oaf, Seventyseven, Dephect, YourEyesLie, and many others all started at Margin with tees before growing their stockist base and extending their range to include clothing, bags, jewellery (or jewelry for Americans!), and hats.

Margin has been providing a launchpad for brands to meet with key buyers and press for 10 years to date, and 2012 marked a decade of exhibitions.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book

To commemorate the occasion, a limited-edition 10 year book was printed for visitors to the show, but it’s also available to download as a PDF or as a super-interactive book for iPad. The iPad version features extensive galleries of previous seasons, as well as videos, and can be downloaded here.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition 10 Year Book for iPad

Here’s the link to posts where HideYourArms mentions Margin including brand updates from when they last visited (well overdue for a revisit but Andy & the HideYourArms London correspondent are returning in February 2013!).

Margin is an intimate showroom exhibition in a white gallery space in the heart of Central London, and the only tradeshow in the UK where buyers and press can discover new & emerging design talent (most making their debut launch).  When we say “NEW”, we don’t just mean new to Margin, we mean brand-spanking, never-been-seen-before, new!

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

Since the exhibitions first started back in 2002, Margin can lay claim to providing the successful trade launch-pad for many brands such as Chateau Roux, Your Eyes Lie, Supremebeing, Dephect, Emily & Fin, Miyson, 1 in a 100, Missmilne, Worn By, Ashley Marc Hovelle, Humdrum, Worn Free, Sugarhill, King Apparel, Terratag, Lazy Oaf, Famous Forever, and Ruby Rocks, as well as the UK launching point of overseas brands including Silas, Upper Playground, Tank Theory, Eastpak Apparel, Loreak Mendian, Syndrome, Al & Alicia, Gama-Go, Mimobots, Double Goose, Stereo Sound Agency, Diamond Supply Co, Urban Originals, and Uzi amongst many others.

Margin London at HideYourArmsMargin has welcomed key stores to the exhibitions since first launching in 2002; from online players like ASOS, My-Wardrobe, and Urban Industry; multiples such as Ark, Joy, Beams, and Ships; department stores, such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, House of Fraser, Psyche, Fenwick, El Corte Ingles, Galleries Lafayette, & Engelhorn Trendhaus; as well as the key independents Margin is renowned for, including Colette, Hip, Sakis, Wood, Royal Cheese, Natterjacks, 290sqm, Coggles, Market, Atoo, My Yard, Donuts, Caliroots, and Get Cutie, to name a few.

Margin has welcomed numerous stylists and fashion editors from magazines including Vogue, Wad, Elle, Wallpaper, Arena, i-D, FHM, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Vice, DJ, Flux, WWD, Drapers, Sportswear International, and Sport & Street; as well as contributors from directional blogs such as BNTL, Coolhunting, Hypequest, Slamxhype, Hypebeast, and, of course, Hideyourarms.

Margin London Streetwear Fashion Tradeshow Exhibition

For more info about Margin, visit the website here, find us on Facebook or Twitter, and we’ll be back soon to post about some great new labels that will be exhibiting at Margin in February 2013.

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Post image for Highsnob’s guide to 8 printed tees released recently

Yes, all of the shirts on this list cost rather more than a mashup tee from TeeFury and RIPT, but I must admit that they look very cool.

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Snob Mob Review

by Mr Four Fingers on July 23, 2012

Snob Mob logo

Recently HYA was invited to Snob Mobs debut t-shirt launch at Shoreditch Bar Music Hall. So being the diligent reviewer I am, I decided to attended the night with camera in hand to…oh wait forgot my SD card at home. Idiot. Good thing for me there was a photographer at hand, Jerome from Slave 2 the Vibe.

Left to Right: Rob, James and yours truly.

I arrived earlier than everyone else as usual and was greeted warmly by Rob Saville, the mastermind behind Snob Mob. Straight after handshakes I had a cold beer placed in my hand and began to find out more about Snob Mob.

Snob Mob  was born out of Rob’s admiration and respect for talented artists with a particular focus on street culture, snowboarding and mountain biking. Rob explains that the name was derived from  SNOboarding and MOuntainBiking. I thought it was a playful name that poked fun at people who are t-shirt snobs, so more ironic, which is kinda true once you see the range and meet the artists. These are guys having some fun with some pretty wicked illustrations. In Robs own words “just make t-shirts that look sweet”

I had a good chat with James AKA Burlisaurus, one of the resident artists and soon to graduate with an MA in illustration. The guy has got skills and a large watch that borders on being the same size as a small clock. I also had a very brief chat with Matt Glasby and he seems like a sound fella as well. The Snob Mob logo and ‘branded’ t-shirt design were created by Mr Penfold,  a graffiti artist who’s work you have probably seen around the grimy streets of London.

So far Snob Mobs roster of uber talented artists features:

James Burlinson AKA Burlisaurus

Matt Glasby

Mr Penfold

Nick Edwards

After talking the ear off of anyone standing close enough to me and  drinking a few Duvels for the first time (so damn tasty and 8.5%), Rob was kind enough to swing me a free t-shirt to review and liking skulls as I do I chose Skull Muck.

Damn you upturned sleeve!

One of the first things I noticed about the t-shirt, apart from the great design, was the cut of of the t-shirt, that being a little larger and longer than most. This was one of the very first things I chatted to Rob about when I met him. Rob decided that he wanted to use a looser style of t-shirt as he is not keen on closer fitting garments. The large is slightly big on me so my advice is to check out the useful size guide featured on their online shop or you can drop them a line with any queries at contact@snob-mob.com

The t-shirt fabric is Gildan Ultra pre-shrunk cotton at 190g/m2s. There are some nice photos of the screen printing process on the Snob Mob blog, created by the great guys over at White Duck.  I can tell you now they are  good, very good. The designs by Burlisaurus in particular have been handled well as they have crazy detail and consist of four colours. Their label is nicely embroidered and I also got some pretty cool branded beer mats and lanyard.

Overall I really like Snob Mob, their branding and ethos is fun but grounded and not slap dash. Having met most of the team I know there is a load more good things to come from these guys. I recently found out that Rob already has some more artists from America lined up for some more t-shirt designs in the Autumn and some other exciting projects.

If you are in London next week Wednesday the 25th of July then be sure to drop by the The Dot in Dalston for a TEE Party. Check their blog for details.

All t-shirt bar one can be bought for £26 from the Snob Mob online store so get involved.

 

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DURKL Releases Summer Hats

by Amy_F on June 25, 2012

durkl summer hats



Spotted this on Facebook being posted by a Streetwear Store that just got these in stock for Summer.  Anyone else seeing an ugly hat trend starting lately?  DURKL isn’t exactly what I consider Streetwear, yet they consider themselves Streetwear and produce items like these.  Tiny tennis rackets and tiny stars aren’t my first choice for a hat design, then add in that giant logo patch on the front center in addition to the style hat which is quite frankly making me gag.  No one wears bucket hats anymore and whatever style those other two are considered.  They’re labeled as “camper” hats on DURKL’s website – I don’t believe I’ve seen anyone wear that style ever in my life.  Please feel free to check out their entire Summer Collection of ugly hats and then explain to me how these things are selling because I can’t wrap my brain around it.

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Post image for AnyForty x T-World Australian Invasion Series






This collaboration has been quite a long time coming, teaming up UK streetwear label AnyForty with the worlds only t-shirt magazine, T-World, to release a t-shirt series showcasing the best design talent from Australia. There’s quite a few more designs in the collection, but there’s only so much space on the blog, y’know?

It’s really impressive to see how AnyForty has been growing recently, there seems to be something new happening over there every day and they keep pushing themselves to greater heights. We all know that I’m a fan of T-world (even though I believe it has been shamefully bereft of references to HYA!), and it’s really cool to see someone of Eddie’s influence collaborating with a UK streetwear label when I would imagine it would have been more lucrative to partner with someone in the US (though clothing seems to be fairly global these days anyway, especially when you get towards the slightly more premium streetwear prices).

Each shirt is £30, and comes with a special 24-page edition of T-World that is specific to the t-shirt artist.

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supreme kate moss t-shirt

I must admit that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with a lot of streetwear brands, I love the simplicity and iconic designs that can come from the big brands, and I usually hate the price, but this Kate Moss x Supreme collaboration t-shirt has me more curious than anything else. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about it, I do think it looks pretty cool and I’d definitely wear it, but I don’t think that’s really why it’s getting so much hype and interest in the clothing world.

Advice, thoughts, opinions and explanations are extremely welcome in the comments.

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I’m not nearly cool enough to have heard of Marshall Artist before Street Casuals dropped me an e-mail about them, but I like their style, everything is very clean and wearable. I could natter on for a while but to be honest the SC press release about the goods is far too well put together for me to ignore, so you can find that after the break.

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mishka NYC fall 2011




I’m sure that Mishka got a great photographer to do their lookbook, but this is one of those rare cases where I think that the clothes may have looked better without people wearing them, perhaps I don’t understand the attitude that someone needs to have to be a Mishka model.

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out of step sample sale flyer

From what I’ve heard the previous Out of Step Sample Sale was a big success so you can hope for more of the same this time around, and with three days you’ve got plenty of time to get down there and have a look around to pick up some top brands at a fraction of the usual price. I would presume that the amount of stock left on Sunday afternoon would be fairly minimal though, so the early you get there the better in terms of selection.

Let me know if any of you make it down there and share your experience/any bargains you picked up.

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Street Ammo 30% off summer sale

by Andy on July 6, 2011

streetammo coupon code

They’ve got some impressive brands in their store (Mishka, Alife, HUF, Crooks & Castles) and the prices weren’t too bad before the sale, so getting 30% off with the coupon code SUMMERSALE makes for an even better deal at Streetammo.

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PLNDR competition

I have teamed up with PLNDR, the daily-deal site offering premium streetwear at up to 80% off, to give away $150 of PLNDR cash to spend on their site any way you choose!

Yes, that’s free clothing, just for sending out a tweet and signing up to PLNDR with this special link. You have to use the special link otherwise PLNDR won’t be able to track who has signed up because of this competition, so make sure you use this link otherwise your entry will not be counted. The tweet that you need to send out is the following:

I want to win $150 of @plndrmembers cash thanks to @hideyourarms! http://bit.ly/m7JBID Pls RT

I signed up to take a look at PLNDR and you know what? They have got some really good stuff on sale, and it’s so cheap that even I might buy something, and I almost never buy clothes. Usually when a site claims to have 80% off that is a very, very rare occurrence, but I have found a few 80% off items, and a lot of 77% off items (which is close enough), so these guys are the real deal (and they’re affiliated with Karmaloop, so you know they’re legit). I’m going to have to keep a closer eye on PLNDR and post about them more in the future because I’m really impressed with the goods available at prices that a too hard to pass up.

This competition is open for one week from today until Monday July 11th Friday July 15th* at midnight GMT, is limited to one entry per person, and can be entered by anyone living in a country that PLNDR ship to (list here), you can enter if you don’t live in those countries, but there isn’t much point since you wouldn’t be able to buy any of the clothes. Only PLNDR signups through this special link will count as an entry to this competition. This winner will be decided by PLNDR, their decision is final.

* Competition extended due to me not being able to give the competition the attention it deserved.

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mishka spring line

This is yet another post that is well past it’s sell by date, but fortunately for us t-shirts aren’t milk so they don’t go rotten that quickly. You may have noticed I’m currently posting a new article every two hours, I’m trying to clear the backlog, but it is a huge backlog, the site probably won’t get more visitors because I’m posting more frequently, but I hate letting people down when they e-mail in. Hopefully it won’t be information overload for you all. Also, with more posts than usual on the site, hopefully that will mean more stuff you like and will share around, p-p-p-please!

Like I said, this is old news, so if you’re a Mishka NYC fan you’ll already be well aware that both half s of their Spring drop have now been released, but if you are saying to yourself “who the hell are Mishka NYC and why should I give a damn?” Then click through and check out the gallery because I assure you that you won’t leave disappointed.
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Sistine drop their latest collection

by Andy on November 10, 2010

sistine t-shirts

Am I the only person that doesn’t like “.co” domain names? I always feel as if when I see a link that has .co in it that someone has made a mistake, not that they have a domain registered in Colombia. I only bring it up because Sistine have just such a domain name, and it made me think, but it isn’t a huge gripe, the tees are always more important then the domain name. I think that this is their second collection, titled ‘Live and Let Live’, and it’s really solid, eight wearable designs that I can see being pretty popular (this one from their last collection is still my favourite though).

Their tees aren’t particularly cheap at $36 a piece, but you can soften the blow with the coupon code LIVELETLIVE that will get you $6 off every item you purchase.

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streetwear sample sale


Of course it’s in bloody London, something this bargain-riffic couldn’t possibly be happening less than 3 hours away from me (by train, 5/6 by car). If anyone makes it there let me know how it was and I might make a bit of effort to head down next time.

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hot asian modeling wrongwroks t-shirt Feels like it’s been a while since I mentioned Wrongwroks, it’s not that they’ve stopped producing new tees (they’re cranking them out as fast as ever) or that I’ve gone off them, I’ve just had other things to post about (so, so many things to post about the list is constantly growing!). Oh, and I’m sure you can expect to see Wrongwroks model Jessica C. on Hot Girls Wearing T-shirts at some point in the future, that site is pretty!

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Up to 75% off streetwear at 80s Purple

by Andy on March 24, 2010

streetwear sale at 80s Purple

I don’t mention 80s Purple very often, but looking at this progressive sale (meaning the discounts get bigger as time goes on, but obviously the selection diminishes as it is purchased), they’ve got a lot of cool stuff at good prices, from the regular names that you associate with streetwear (Freshjive and the like). Check it out!

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20% off sale at The Hundreds

by Andy on July 10, 2009

the-hundreds-sale

Obviously, this sale started yesterday, but things were a little busy then, so it had to wait until today, I hope no one bought anything from them yesterday otherwise I’m probably going to feel a little guilty.

The Hundreds [via pcash]

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Bape opens a US online store… yay.

by Andy on June 16, 2009

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I kind of want to like Bape/A bathing Ape, but whenever I go into their stores or see their stuff online I can’t help but think that it’s all a bit the same, and I wouldn’t want to wear the original stuff. They seem to be cool because people say they’re cool, and because they’re expensive, which is basically the opposite of what HYA is all about, so it’s pretty natural that I’m not so into them, though I must admit that their stores are usually really well designed. Also, the staff in the NY branch are rude. Still, at least now you don’t have to suffer the indignity of being judged when walking in one of their stores and can buy it online.

Bape US Online Store

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