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Armor Lux – A French Institution

James Dean in 1955 wearing the iconic Armor Lux fisherman stripe shirt.

Armor Lux is a bit of a French institution, the Bonneterie d’Armor was founded in Quimper by Walter Hubacher aged 31 in 1938, this Swiss man of Alemannic origin made a bet to create and produce high-quality underwear under the Armor Lux brand. In 1940 he bought his first knitting machine... View Article

Hikerdelic – Rambling and Raving

Hikerdelic was born by merging rambling and raving into one concept. Inspired by the Peak District and the city of Manchester, Hikerdelic is only a couple of seasons old and is a perfect choice as the nights start drawing in and they sun stops working quite so hard. Comprising of... View Article

Karhu – The Iconic Trainer

Karhu - The Iconic Trainer

Karhu was born 1916 in a small workshop in down town Helsinki as “AB Sportartiklar Oy” (a bit of a mouthful!) making sports equipment from birch wood for Javelins, skis and discuses all useful stuff! They also did their first running shoe, which land on the feet of the famous... View Article

Topo Designs – Made For Anywhere

Topo Designs at Yards Store

Jedd Rose and Mark Hanson grew up in the west of America and were always spending their time outside, they were always looking for the right gear and grew increasingly frustrated at not finding things they liked or that fit with their outdoor activities. They soon realised they had 2... View Article

Edwin – The Progressive Brand

Edwin Jeans at Yards Store

Edwin is a progressive denim brand, established in 1947 in Japan by Mr Tsunemi who had a strong passion everything denim that blends Edwin Japanese background, craftsmanship and expertise with a European contemporary flavour, vision and attitude. This season sees a return to Japan with a new collection of made... View Article

Fjällräven – Lightweight yet technical jackets

Fjällräven - Lightweight yet technical jackets

Lightweight yet technical jackets for Spring and Summer from Fjällräven. Now that Spring has finally sprung it’s time to take a look at lightweight jackets that still offer some serious protection when the weather takes the occasional turn for the worse. Fjällräven (literally) have this area covered thanks to their... View Article

Páramo – Wilderness to Metropolis

Paramo - Directional Clothing

Páramo was founded in 1992 by Nick Brown, who disillusioned with conventional clothing and wanted something different. He observed the way mammals stay dry; he realised nature’s wise ways, whereby water is drawn away from their bodies faster than it can be absorbed. He also observed the manner in which... View Article

Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP is one of those brands that has somehow transcended its former life as genuine workwear and become a streetwear icon. But is it such a leap from the railroad to street style? Carhartt was founded by Hamilton Carhartt in 1889 in Dearborn, Michigan. Just as brands like Filson,... View Article

Playing the numbers game with Fjällräven

Back during the early days of Fjällräven in the late 1960s and early 1970s, each of their products were given a unique number which is something the brand have brought back recently in the form of the Fjällräven Numbers collection. The tradition has been brought back with items being given... View Article