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Bestdays: A vintage Adventure

Ramblings for team Best Days as we embark on our vintage adventure

The Sought After Branded Sweat

Matthew Hurdle

 
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Over the last few years we at Bestdays have seen the revival of the branded sportswear brands. 90s brands such as Fila, Champion, Nike and Adidas are bang on trend, taking us back to the 90s when Spice Girls were in full swing and Baywatch and Gladiators were my Saturday highlights. Is there any sign of this phase ending? Not yet 

 
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What gives a sweatshirt that 90s vibe? Well for me its the colours. Different coloured panels like greens and pinks with a retro logo. Basically I'm describing the sweatshirt below.

If you didn't want to stick out in the crowds too much then go for a more classic 90s sweatshirt with some subtle colours with a big embroidered logo.

One brand that has risen to the top is Champion and to be honest as a kid I hadn't really heard of Champion. I was more of a Adidas or Nike kid with the exception of my Kappa Poppers, who remembers those bad boys? Anyways Champion today are hugely popular with the streetwear scene so get a 90s Champion 1/4 zip then you'll be the coolest cat at your bus stop.

Not necessarily sportswear but a big brand back in the 90s was Tommy Hilfiger. With its bold coloured logo and the big spell out sweaters its a current must have for any vintage clothing enthusiast

The Good the Bad & The Ugly Christmas Jumper

Matthew Hurdle

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The good the bad and the ugly Christmas jumpers are now in full swing. With Christmas jumper day coming up on the 15th December the pressure is on to get  this years most ridiculous Christmas jumper, whether it be one that jingles, dangles or just plain ugly.

Where did this craze come from I hear you ask? Supposedly, it all began with one partyIn the early 2000s, a couple of Canadians thought it’d be fun to throw a party where everyone had to wear ugly Christmas sweaters. What started as a small gathering for them and their friends has since grown into a huge tradition where hundreds of people gather in Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom for the annual Ugly Sweater Party. From there, it’s spread to the U.S and U.K, as contagiously as the winter flu. And now, here we are!

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With the trend of that 'Ugly' Christmas jumper ever increasing, theres plenty of the modern mass produced Christmas jumpers available. But why be like everyone else, shop around for the true vintage Christmas jumper or cardigan. The one made in the 80s or 90s out of 100% wool thats itchy as fuck and was created with every intension of being a festive beauty. Merry Christmas all, stay vintage x

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Tis The Season To Be Tart Ann

Matthew Hurdle

 

Once the first cold snap hits the shores of England and the urge to grab the knits and the fleece sweaters is paramount to your outfit, Don't forget those tartan prints. Typically made from wool, not only are you getting a variety of patterns you're getting that extra bit of warmth. 

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The joy of Tartan is that it can go grunge, punk, classic, classy, or anywhere in between. Skirts are a great classic vintage staple and will never go out of fashion. Styled with a denim or leather jacket for classic vintage punk vibe.

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Don't ignore the tartan blazer for gods sake! Can class up your act or wear super casual like the image below with some Levis.

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Sorry fellas I haven't forgotten you. Tartan trousers are bang on trend and available in all big stores and some naff ones too. A great alternative from the jeans you've no doubt had to peel off your legs. Style with a nice chunky knit and some Dr Martens. BOOM thank me later

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Failing everything I've mentioned sometimes all you need is a tartan scarf to set your outfit alight and blossom in the cold winter breeze. Until next time folks, no dramas baby lamas 

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The Trusty Flannel

Matthew Hurdle

 

If you love vintage clothing then the chances are you own a multiple array of flannel shirts. Its a timeless classic that can be worn with almost anything.

Typically thought of as just worn by cowboys and wood chop choppers its a 90s grunge classic. Worn tied up round your waist or with a crop top with some levis and some vans.

 
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Have a banging t-shirt with a phat print but want to wear it during the colder months? then layer that bad boy with your trusty flannel like my good friend (although he denies ever knowing me) A$AP Rocky

So next time you pop out to get some milk and need something to throw on, why not grab the flannel. Shop our collection of shirts by clicking the picture below

Cord To The Roy

Matthew Hurdle

 

When I say corduroy the first thing that pops into your head is some old professor that smells all musty and has a handle bar moustache with crumbs from his cheese sandwich. No? Just me then. 

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Well if you're a true lover of vintage than you will surly have some sort of corduroy in your arsenal and if you don't then this Autumn/Winter you should get involved. Corduroy its self gives a great vintage vibe with its velvety but yet ribbed surface and comes in micro-cord or the real chunky cord. Due to its slightly thicker fabric its perfect for layering up this Winter. Pair your corduroy with smooth, solid garments so the texture of the material can really stand out.

Shop our cord shirts here.

Shop our cord shirts here.

Here with have the classic micro cord shirt which makes a refreshing change from the abstract shirts you've been rocking during the Summer months. Worn oversized with either jeans or some chinos so that ultimate vintage skater look. 

 

Why not try something a little different and buy a cord jacket for that warmth factor or try some cord dungarees for that 70s look.  Or even take a break from wearing jeans every once in awhile by grabbing a pair of corduroy pants, which will keep you warmer and add some intrigue to your outfit. Sport your corduroy pants some retro sportswear brands.

 

The Chunky Knit

Matthew Hurdle

 

Its that time of the year again, the clocks have gone back and its dark when you get up and its dark when you get home and your lunch consists of a cuppa soup. Safe to say that your short sleeve pattern shirt or your Levi hot pants have been tucked well away in your wardrobe for another year and out pulls the vintage chunky knitted jumper thats itchy as f*ck and the moths have had a right feast. Still smelling well used from the previous year and the many years before that. Worn with a long sleeve tee underneath (to prevent the itch rash) you're good to go really. Pair with some Levi's jeans or some corduroy trousers 

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The Overcoat Streetsyle

Matthew Hurdle

 
 

As most of us now spend far too much time on Instagram endlessly scrolling through pictures of cats and fashion outfits, there's one look that I see popping up more and more on the streetwear pages. That my friends is the overcoat.

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Back in the day, perhaps you would have only seen the city banker sporting an overcoat, but in recent times it's a must have for the urban streetwear fashion enthusiast. 

Two great examples of how the overcoat takes the outfit up a notch; can be worn with baggy track pants or chinos with hoodies on top and some saucy sneakers down below. 

 

In my attempt at the overcoat look, I went for the sportswear inspired attire, with a Fila sweatshirt, some black Levi 501's and my Nike SB sneakers, topped off with the pineapple socks, for that je ne sais quoi.

 

Spring Watch: Cropped Trousers

Matthew Hurdle

Spring Watch: The rise of the cropped trouser.

If 2015 was the year of the filter then I assure you 2016 will be the year of the crop. Only I'm not talking in photographic terms when I talk about a crop.

This spring the cropped trouser will be the strongest look a man can pull off. So put your skinny jeans away for a while and let me talk you through some looks you can rock whilst "jacking up" those slacks.

The first look takes a simple plain black smart cropped trouser. Add in a striped roll neck neatly tucked into the trousers, think Harrisson Koiser from Peace a man who really rocks that Parisian look. Often donning a Breton stripe. Then I've gone for a vintage white corduroy zipped over-shirt sleeves rolled up allowing more of the stripes to be on view. Accessorized with a Topshop studded western belt. Finished with a pop of colour in a pair of converse hi-tops. This could look equally as good with any causal trainers or even some black brogues.


The second look is one slightly more daring. DISCLAIMER: CONATINS A DOUBLE PRINT. Here I've gone for a patterned black and white checked crop trouser (I dig these a lot). Then a short sleeved revere collared Hawaiian/floral shirt; the revere collar is also going to be big this spring summer so be sure to stock your wardrobe with lots of heavy prints and open buttoned collars. I've accessorized with a brown belt however i feel it would look better with a black belt. Finished with my trusty Topshop leather jacket.


As the weather gets warmer this look will really come into its own, I'll often be opting for a cropped trouser - as an alternative to shorts - and a basic lightweight scooped tee finished with a slip on trainer or summer shoe.

So crop til you drop. Thanks for reading this far.  
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