Style & Stuff Editorial
The Thrift that keeps giving
The always-incredible Festival of Thrift is back in Redcar this September with the kind of programme that’ll knock your sustainable socks off. And – get this! – it’s free admi...
The fabulous Scandinavian design store KOTA in Newcastle has got a brand new premises in the centre of town (and a rather lovely online shop, too).
A white suede shoe. Mmm...
I can’t resist little beauties from Clarks who continue to earn the sobriquet “ever reliable”.
Sitting in an English garden…
…waiting for the sun. If the sun don’t come you get a tan from standing in the English rain… Any Beatles fan will tell you that these words come from the lyrics of ‘I Am the W...
These boots were made for rockin’
Just when you thought that Dr. Martens couldn’t possibly get any more rock and roll they unveil their Rock & Roll collection.
A little chat about bags
People go bonkers for bags, do they not, with astronomical sums being handed over for something - for all intents and purposes - that we keep our tampons in.
Your new favourite jumper
It’s the height of summer and I’m chewing the fat about massive jumpers. That’s just the way I roll (neck) sometimes.
Mela Mela Mela! Tell me more!
The Newcastle Mela is celebrating its 25thanniversary this August, which means that they’re really going to push the boat out with more music, more food, more dance and more, ...
Checked suits are still your best plan of action when it comes to looking really smart and Topman’s latest range are nattier than most.
The REAL modfather
John Simons popularised the Harington jacket (and, indeed, gave it its name) and has long been lionised by the likes of Paul Weller, hordes of sharply dressed mods, and anyone...
Swap summer school for old school
This July and August my chest will be adorned by some decidedly lovely and decidedly old school bands and artists courtesy of a little online shop I’ve just discovered on Etsy...
Time to get your Gateshead on…
What time is it in Gateshead this summer? What time isn’t it, more like. There’s a huge amount going on around Gateshead Quays over the next few months and here are just a few...
Gifts for friends who have everything
So what do you give the friend who needs nothing? Well, maybe “nothing” but your eternal friendship is one good idea, but seriously, how about some of these interesting and of...