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Welcome to Autumn

Bonjour mon friends, what’s the haps? As you can probably tell by now the autumn season is upon us, in full swing. Those days when I wrote to you about feeling so hot that I could melt, totally unable to cool my jets in the New York heatwave, seem so distant now, as I write […]

Cool Your Jets

Some people are naturally equipped to deal with heat, others do not have this God-given facility. I am one of the latter. When it gets hot, I am perpetually melting. The only place where I become human once more is beneath a cold shower or in a lovingly air-conditioned building. When humidity strikes, and neither […]

Party Tees

As Justice have perfectly demonstrated in their video for DANCE, everyone needs at least one or two interchangeable party tees. There are few prerequisites for this genre of t-shirt, but for an unforgettable party entrance make colour, graphics and relativity your top priorities. Chunk Clothing could arguably be the specialists in party wear. Their New […]

Big Huge Bags. For all your stuff.

Mary Poppins was the ancient forefather of the practical bag. From her flowery zip-up she could produce anything, lamp stands, kitchen sinks, bottles of vino, probably people. Though if you’ve seen this version of Mary Poppins, perhaps you’d be more frightened of what she might bring out of her bag than before. True, the big […]

Button up Denim

What would we do without denim? I have thought about this many times. According to Professor Wikipedia, denim is: ‘a rugged cotton twill textile, in which the weft passes under two (twi- “double”) or more warp threads.’ Sounds complicated, that’s the science of denim. And as all the best things in life (le macaron, the […]

Mesh Around

There’s something spesh about mesh. You have to admit it. Mesh clothing has a definite feel for the cringe. It reminds us that fashion doesn’t necessarily conceal. It demonstrates the essential difference between the terms opaque and transparent. And it often shows us much much more than we’ve ever wanted to see. In its most […]

Cycle on the Dark Side

I have summer plans. They involve two wheels, handlebars, a bell, a helmet, and afternoons with the Father. Air on your face never feels as good as when you’re cycling. One time I saw former Prime Minister, THE Tonester Blair while on a summery bike ride. I did wave, but he didn’t wave back sadly. […]

Das Monky Business

Admittedly, I’ve not heard about many monasteries in Australia. I’ve never seen a monk on any Australian soaps. Monks down under are more into t-shirt design perhaps. That’s the impression you get from t-shirt designer specialists Das Monk, anyhow. Das Monk is a graphic clothing label, the creative collaboration of husband and wife team Marc […]