High End High Street

All Saints SS Vests.
March 18, 2010, 11:56 pm
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Available at All Saints.


All Saints Hooded Chambray Shirt.
February 9, 2010, 9:05 pm
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Hooded Shirt by All Saints £90

Best Sunglasses I’ve Seen This Season.
February 9, 2010, 1:10 am
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These glasses are immense. They haven’t dropped yet, but judged by the fact all the rest are £80 I’m pretty certain these will be to. Keep posted!

Layering Dream.
February 2, 2010, 8:25 pm
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Sleeveless Biker Jacket By All Saints £195

This has become my latest obsession. The idea of this with an AmApp hoodie is taking over my life. I’m sure that when the day finally comes that I purchase this, this blog will be overrun with proud pictures of it. The great thing about this, is that you could actually get away with just wearing this over a t-shirt, it would look great over a flannel or denim shirt and the hoodie would just be perfect. I saw it merchandised put over this hoodie which created an almost college bomber effect. I suppose an acid wash AmApp one would be half that price though. My god I love it.

Acid Was Hoodie by American Apparel £38

January 24, 2010, 1:48 am
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Photo Via This Heart’s On Fire

Without a doubt, my favorite designer is Rick Owens. The pieces, although at times outrageous and unwearable in the context of everyday life, are as out there as you can be without looking like you’ve stepped of a catwalk with the gimp mask you’ve been styled with still in tact. His use of leather is in my eyes unrivalled and the assymetric jackets are simply the nicest out there.

Leather Jacket By Rick Owens £2389

Described by oki-ni as inimitable, the jackets are pretty much that, and leather-look jackets are just not worth buying from the high street. Leather jackets are timeless pieces and rank alongside the chelsea boot as something which will never go out of style, so it’s worth saving up and buying a real one. And to be honest, you can’t get a nice one without a £200 price tag. Now this goes against everything that I set this blog up for, it was meant to be affordable high street knock offs of in trend pieces, but with leathers and suits, this rule can be broken.

Leather Jacket by 1971 Reiss £295 £125

This is where sales come in. Reiss, with their fantastic 1971 range they released this summer, breathed a new life and different direction to the brand and produced a beauty which you can still just about get (you need to hurry for sizes)

Leather Jacket By All Saints £275

A brand which seems to take a lot of inspiration from Owens’ collections, All Saints, clearly have the nicest jacket on the high end of the high street. There are a lot of parallels between the collections and the dropped crotch harem style that has featured heavily in Owens’ trousers has translated into the ‘gun fit’ jeans that All Saints offer. The jacket is pricey at £275 and is in the SS10 collections so won’t go into sale for ages, and it’s unlikely there will be any left because it’s frickin’ lush.

The good thing about leathers is that they are versatile. You can layer it over an AmApp hoody and dress it down with some hi-tops, or you can roll up the sleeves and go for the greasy rock n’ roll look. It’ll last years so even with all the new trends coming and going, you can guarantee, a nice asymmetric leather can be incorporated into most of them.

March 12, 2009, 12:32 am
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Jeans by All Saints £75

In the new year, I decided to give a new cut of denim a go, just to make a change from skinnies which I am scared I will never be able to fully let go of. The jeans are basically an extreme version of the carrot fitting jean and are basically a male form of the women’s hareem trend. They were by All Saints who seem to have pioneered this trend and have coined the term ‘gun fit’ to describe them.

I don’t know whether I just bought the wrong pair, but they are just very very unflattering and end up making you look like you are wearing a air of G-Star Raw jeans until you look at your ankles, and when you’ve got thighs unlike a rugby players, why would you want to hide them!

My advice is to steer clear of them at all costs. However, it seems that the newer version arriving in All Saints’ spring summer appear to have much more shape, although, I’m not sure you’d want that terrible River Islandesque branding on the back pocket.


Josh Beech For All Saints
March 5, 2009, 9:09 pm
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Imagine my joy when I saw Josh Beech was fronting All Saints campaign this SS.
It’s hard to create an effortlessly cool look but this is perfect, the black decks with turn ups look so good.

Although All Saints have always been known for their dark and alternative look, it seems many companies are using alternative models. Under Chris Bailey, Burberry have revamped their image modeled on five musicians, one being George Craig from One Night Only, but the most surprising is Pringle Of Scotland who when you picture them, think of your Dad golfing in an argyle sweater, they have enlisted Ash Stymest for their new campaign.ad2