With January taking a brief vacation, the east coast has been looking surprising English. Fortunately, we’re the adaptable type.
This Trapper Hat from Heritage Research takes after hats that have sheltering North English heads since the industrial revolution. It’s waxed cotton—with just enough waterproofing to withstand the winter rain—and a Stormy Kromer-style flap to fend off any gusts you might encounter. The design was taken from classic northwestern hunters caps, with fabric lifted from a factory north of Manchester and stitched together without leaving the country.
As for the Heritage Research itself—you guessed it—it’s Japanese.
A Brooklyn blogger just talked his way into a few dozen copies of Rig Out, Oi Polloi’s new zine. If you’re stateside (or boroughside) and you want a copy, shoot him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org offering some form of sartorial recompense.
The Mancunian boutique Oi Polloi has been a solid outlet for our anglophilic urges for a while now, but it looks like they’re getting into the publishing business.
This is a page from Rig Out, the new biannual “fanzine” assembled by Manchester’s finest. Naturally, there’s a lot of Barbour involved, along with a few well-chosen words, but you’ll have to cross the ocean to get your hands on it. So far, it’s only available in-store—but if you’re in the vicinity of Manchester, it should be worth a stop.