Music Festivals 2014

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Ooooya Ooooyaaaa even though it is not April yet we have already been getting all ready for the music festivals we are going to do this year. Remember you could find us the last year at the Isle of Wight Festival, V Festival, T in the Park, Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK  and Roskilde in Denamrk? Guess what – you are going to be able to find our stalls over there this summer as well! If you haven’t got your tickets yet, get them as soon as possible and in the meantime you can have a quick look at what you can see this year. Remember – music is life, there’s no better fun than the festivals and a worn vintage look is a must. We presented the festival outfits in one of our posts the last summer. There is not much that has changed – it is still Levi’s 501 cut offs, Barbour coats, worn denim, flannel and aztec shirts, wellies, bumbags, bandanas and flowers in your hair that are a must – make sure you’re already prepared! If not – visit one of our shops in Birmingham or visit Harper and Lewis Vintage Boutique on ASOS Marketplace.



The Isle of Wight Festival is bringing together more than 75,000 revellers for a weekend of live acts in a tradition going back more than 40 years.

Tickets cost just £1.25 for the first festival on the island in 1968 which gave the 10,000 who attended the privilege of watching the bands perform from the back of a trailer as well as contend with a large open sewer on the site.








What began in 1994 as a founding partnership between Tennent’s Lager and T in the Park, has become a hugely successful, long-standing relationship for over 20 years






The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

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The V Festival is an annual music festival held in the United Kingdom during the penultimate weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Although predominantly a rock music festival, a wide range of musical genres are accepted; in recent years pop acts have become more common.

The “V” represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media. It was previously televised by Channel 4, predominantly on their sister channel 4 Music, although for the 2014 edition of the festival it was announced that television broadcast rights would be returned to MTV.







Roskilde Festival 2014 takes place from 29 June to 6 July.
Roskilde Festival lasts eight intense days. Four days of celebration, music, co-creation and commitment in the camping area followed by four days of music and art at the festival site.
A full ticket with access to eight days costs DKK 1910 incl. fee (approx. EURO 256).
The Full line-up is revealed on Wednesday 2. April 2014 at 12.00 CET.
The line-up currently includes acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Interpol, Haim, Major Lazer, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Rob Zombie, Trentemøller and MØ. See the current band list here.

Approximately 160 artists will perform on the seven stages in 2014. 

The stages are called Rising, Apollo, Avalon, Orange Stage, Gloria and Arena.
Roskilde Festival is created by 32,000 volunteers.

Maximum capacity is 80,000 paying guests. In total, 130,000 people are expected to take over the festival city in 2014 – this makes Roskilde Festival Denmark’s fourth largest city. 
Roskilde Festival takes place on the fields south of the town of Roskilde, which is one of Denmark’s oldest cities and known for its of historical relics from the Viking Age. 
The capital Copenhagen is located just 35 kilometers from the festival site. This is also the approximate distance to the closest international airport. Se practical travel information here.
Roskilde Festival was first held in 1971
Over the years, the festival has presented names such as Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys , Beastie Boys, Björk , Black Sabbath , David Bowie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds , Coldplay, The Cure , Daft Punk , Bob Dylan, Faith No More , Foo Fighters, Gorillaz , Iron Maiden , Jay -Z, Paul Kalkbrenner , Kraftwerk , Metallica , MIA , Muse, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana , PJ Harvey, Prince, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine , Rammstein , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Rihanna, Ravi Shankar , Slayer , Slipknot , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Strokes , Tiësto , U2 , Kanye West, Jack White , The White Stripes and Neil Young.







The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, England. It was first held in July 2006. Latitude is said to be more similar to continental European festivals; as well as a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – The Obelisk Arena, The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, The i Arena, and the Huw Stephens curated Lake Stage, the festival comprises elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

The festival is run by Festival Republic (formerly the Mean Fiddler Group), which also run the Reading and Leeds festivals and is contracted to run Glastonbury Festival.








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A Brief History of Barbour



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Have you ever wondered how how it all began? Vintage Barbour is a must have nowadays – we all need it in our wardrobes and we all need it when we are off to the festivals. It always looks good on you, no matter if fitted or oversized, no matter if worn or very worn, no matter if ripped or dirty. In fact, the more knackered it is – the better your indie style looks like. At Harper & Lewis there is always a great selection of vintage Barbour coats for you to go through – on H&L Vintage Asos Marketplace Boutique so as in the actual shops which are based in the City Center of Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Let’s briefly present the Barbour story though – we’re going to put it in photos.

Why ‘BARBOUR’? – because of the founder, John Barbour, obviously.

The story of Barbour began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields.


1894 – The founder John Barbour opens J Barbour & Sons in 5 Market Place, South Shields


1908 – John Barbour’s son, Malcolm, produces the first mail order catalogue. By 1917 the catalogue accounts for almost 75% of Barbour’s business including international orders from as far away as Chile, South Africa and Hong Kong

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1912 – J Barbour & Sons becomes J Barbour & Sons Ltd with John Barbour as Chairman and his sons Jack and Malcolm as joint Managing Directors


1918 -John Barbour dies on 7 July 1918 and is succeeded by Jack Barbour

1927-Malcolm-Barbour_0_01927 – Malcolm Barbour is appointed Chairman, due to Jack Barbour’s resignation


1928 – Duncan Barbour, Malcolm’s only son joins the business

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1934 – Duncan Barbour, a keen motorcyclist, introduces a motorcycling range that quickly takes off


Virtually every British International team wears Barbour suits from 1936 to the year that Barbour pulls out of the motorcycle clothing market in 1977


1939 – They develop the Ursula suit, which becomes standard issue for members of the Submarine Service

The Ursula suit was named after the U-class submarine, Ursula whose commander Captain George Philips was instrumental in having the suits produced


1957 – 97% of all competitors who take part in the Scottish 6 Day Event ride in Barbour International Oiled Cotton suits


Barbour moves to the Simonside Trading Estate on the outskirts of South Shields and builds a manufacturing plant. After 63 years of being a retailer, Barbour became manufacturers and marketers


Duncan Barbour dies age 48 and Malcolm Barbour again takes charge of the business with Nancy and her son John Barbour, age 19


1964 – Malcolm Barbour dies age 83 and Nancy Barbour takes the role of Chairman with John as Managing Director

1968 – John Barbour dies suddenly leaving behind his young widow Margaret and their two-year-old daughter Helen

Margaret Barbour is made a member of the Board of Directors

1972 – Margaret Barbour is appointed Chairman


1974 – Barbour receives the first Royal warrant from the Duke of Edinburgh


1980 – The first lightweight thornproof short riding jacket – the Bedale – is designed


The distinctive black and gold Barbour International badge is first seen on the famous motorcycling jacket of the same name


1981 – Barbour moves into a new factory in Simonside


The company remains at Simonside to the present day


1982 – Barbour receives the second Royal Warrant by Her Majesty the Queen


1983 – The Beaufort jacket designed by Margaret Barbour is featured in the catalogue for the first time


1987 – Barbour receives the third Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales and opens an office in New Hampshire, Barbour Inc, in March


1988 – The subsidiary Barbour (Europe) Ltd. is founded in Germany. Today, the company is located in Düsseldorf

The Barbour Trust is set up to support local and national projects and community issues. Margaret Barbour donates 20% of her shares in the company to The Barbour Trust

1989 – Barbour opens an office in Paris, Barbour France in October


1991 – In June, Margaret Barbour is honoured with the award of Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to industry


1992 – Barbour wins a Queens Award for Export Achievement in 1992, 1994 & 1995

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1994 – J Barbour & Sons Ltd celebrates its centenary


1995 – Margaret Barbour is made President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association

1997 – Helen Barbour is made Vice Chairman

2001 – Margaret Barbour is appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours List


2005 – Barbour wins the Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Awards for the Northumberland range designed by Lord James Percy


2007 – Barbour is the jacket of choice at the Glastonbury Festival with acts and celebrities such as the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Peaches Geldof and Rufus Wainwright all wearing the brand


2008 – Barbour wins Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Industry Awards for the Linhope Endurance 3 in 1 jacket designed by Lord James Percy

Barbour is awarded a special commendation at the Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 Awards


2011 – Barbour celebrates the 75th anniversary of its iconic International motorcycle clothing

“Today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour’s headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and each year over 100,000 jackets are processed via the central, subsidiary and local customer service operations.
In 2004, Barbour began to work with Lord James Percy, in the design and marketing of its flagship shooting clothing range – the Northumberland range. Technically advanced and highly acclaimed in 2005, the Northumberland Range won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, and more recently, the Linhope 3-in-1 won the Shooting Industry Award for best clothing product, 2008. More recently he was involved, alongside Vice Chairman Helen Barbour, in designing the new Barbour Sporting collection launched for Autumn Winter 2011.

Barbour now has 11 of its own retail shops in the UK, and a presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.

There are now over 2,000 products across the two seasons and the collections now cater for Men, Ladies and Children. Broadening out from its countrywear roots, today the heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour wardrobe includes trousers, shirts, socks, knitwear and a range of accessories.

Nevertheless, in whichever area the company now operates, it remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.”


Hope you enjoyed the Barbour history. Time to do some shopping now! Lots of love, H&L Vintage, xx 




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Clothes Show Live 2013


25th edition of Clothes Show Lives is just around the corner and Harper & Lewis Vintage is going to be there again!  Vision Village, heart of the show – that’s where you’re gonna find us.

It all started in 1989 in London on the back of then famous television show which was designed to get the general public into high fashion.  Since 1990 the event has been held every December at Birmingham’s NEC. This year we are all going to celebrate its 25th birthday.

The Clothes Show turned out to be very influential in the fashion’s world. Designer Christopher Kane said “The Clothes Show made it feel more relevant, and also more accessible to the working class because of all the high street stuff. It definitely made me want to go study fashion at Central St Martins.”

Young new talents have frequently been hunted at the show by established model agencies – supermodels Naomi Campbell, Jodie Karen and Caprice have all walked the Fashion Theatre Catwalk. Caprice said “I’ve never experienced anything like it – Taking to the stage in front of 6,000 screaming people. It was amazing!”

The countdown to the UK’s largest and most talked about fashion and beauty event of the year is on and Harper & Lewis Vintage is getting ready to join the event this year again. You will be able to find our massive stand which is being designed and built at the moment. We are so excited!

Join us for a five day fashion festival packed with our selection of top vintage fashion beauties. You can also enjoy hair and beauty demonstrations, non-stop catwalk shows, makeovers, experts, trend reports, celebrities and next generation talent – everything under one roof.
Show you are into fashion – be at the heart of it for five days!
There are going to be few different zones in the Clothes Show Lives and you will have enough time to pop and see all of them. They include Beauty Hall, Vision Village (this is where we are), Fashion Fix (The Bazaar) or The Style Boutique.
The shopping areas will be dedicated to emerge styles and trends.


Opening times:

Friday 6th December  – 9am-6pm
Saturday 7th December – 9am-6.30pm
Sunday 8th December – 9am-6.30pm
Monday 9th December – 9am-6pm
Tuesday 10th December – 9am-6pm

How to get there:


Travelling to The NEC is easiest by public transport, but sometimes with all those shopping bags and friends to drop off, its easier to drive! The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1. There is ample car parking (£10 per day for standard and disabled, £20 per day for NEC Express Parking). Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the show. If you’re using a sat nav the postcode is B40 1NT.

Birmingham International is linked to The NEC by a short covered walkway. There are direct trains from many cities and a direct route from London Euston plus a comprehensive local service throughout the Midlands. If travelling by train, disembark at Birmingham International station. Access to The NEC takes 10-15 minutes and is linked with flat travelling escalators in places and lifts to move between floors. Tactile signage is fitted by the major areas.
Travel by train with London Midland to Clothes Show Live. 
NEC Birmingham is easily accessible by train with Birmingham International station connected to the NEC halls by a short covered walkway.  Up to 9 trains per hour run Monday to Saturday and up to 6 per hour on Sundays between Birmingham New St and Birmingham International, with many other services connecting to Birmingham International direct from London Euston and the north. Check train times and fares


Check your local paper for trips available or why not organise one yourself? For more details on group bookings call the designated team on 0800 358 0058. Coach parking costs £15 payable per day. See the seperate section on organised tours from a town near you.
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE TICKETS: Standard – £28 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre.

Platinum – £40  (+ £2 admin fee) 

Entrance to the Show, fast track entry plus a platinum seat in the Fashion theatre, Show Guide and Show Bag.NUS Students – £25 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre
Note: NUS student ID will be required to gain entry.

Clothes Show Live & Take Me Out Live + £18 & £25 to your ticket

Add to your booking once you have selected your Clothes Show Live tickets. Standard tickets £18 or upgrade to the best seats in the house for £25. Show dates 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th only.TAKE ME OUT LIVE TICKETS:Standard – £24.50 (+ £2 admin fee)
A dedicated seat for an evening of fun, laughs and entertainment hosted by Paddy McGuinness

VIP – £29.50 (+ £2 admin fee)

Upgrade your standard ticket for the best seats in the house


Please note children aged 0 – 5 are free to Clothes Show Live but must sit on an adult’s lap in the Fashion Theatre. There is no concessionary rate for children from the age of 6, they must pay the full adult price. All tickets to Take Me Out Live are at the rates above. Content featured within the Fashion Theatre may not be suitable for under 16s.
Check the Clothes Show 2013 website for more details –  What’s On
We can’t wait to see you all there vintage fashion lovers!
Remember – Vision Village is the place where we are at the Clothes Show 2013
Harper & Lewis Vintage, xx

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Wax Jackets


Welcome back to Rainy England!
Harper & Lewis Vintage Wax Jackets are yours for the asking.

Barbour Jackets Available.

Hundreds of Flight Jackets for chillier days are waiting for you as well.


Happy Shopping!

H&L Vintage,xx ♥

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Flight Jackets


Switch to Autumn mode with our Flight Jackets.


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The flight jacket, bomber jacket, or bombardier jacket refers to a garment originally created for the pilots. They eventually became part of popular culture and apparel.

The history of the Flight Jacket has had a long and colorful history from it’s inception during the early 1900’s. During World War I, when pilots flew by airplanes which did not have enclosed cockpits, they were quick to wear whatever they could find and afford to keep them sufficiently warm. In 1915 while serving in Belgium and France, the Royal Flying Corps pilots begun wearing long leather coats – the trend caught on. In September 1917, The US Army established the Aviation Clothing Board and began distributing heavy duty leather flight bomber jackets with high wraparound collars, snug cuffs and waists, zipper closures with wind flaps and some fringed and lined with fur.  The American Flight Bomber Jacket was born.


As aerospace technology later improved, the altitudes at which aircraft operated increased. Most heavy bombing rides in Europe during World War II took place from altitudes of at least 25,000 ft, where ambient temperatures could reach as cold as -50 °C (-58 °F). The cabins of the planes were uninsulated, hence a warm and thick flight jacket was an essential piece of equipment for every member of the crew.

The first classic sheepskin flying jacket was designed and manufactured by Leslie Irving. He set up a manufacturing company in the United Kingdom in 1926. Since then he became the main supplier of flying jackets to the Royal Air Force during World War II. However, the demand for the jackets was so great during that period that he engaged sub-contractors and that explains why there are so many variations of design and colour that can be seen in early production of Irvin’s flying jackets during that period.

During few decades few various designs of the flight jackets were born.



1930’S A-2

The A2 type was a waist length leather jacket with two front patch pockets and webbing attached to the bottom of it and the end of the sleeves to close out the air in addition to shoulder epaulets.



1940’S G-1

The Type G1 was somewhat different than the Type A2. Its’ body was more form fitted with a longer waist webbing at the bottom and a Mouton Collar. Where the A2 used metal snaps on the front patch pockets, the G1 used buttons. The Type G1 also featured a By-Swing Back for easier arm movement.



1940’S B-10 Series

The B-10 was the first of the non leather jackets to become popular with pilots and air crews. The B-10 was far lighter and much warmer than the Type A2 issued leather jacket which came with just a thin lining that did not offer the pilot much warmth at a high altitude.


Marilyn Monroe wearing model B-15

The B-15 was issued in late 1944 and soon replaced the B10. Styles of the period ranged from the cotton twill B-series and the standardized flight jacket of the Navy, the CWU-series. The material selected for the jacket was a high quality nylon. The B-15 was similar to the MA-1 except that it had a mouton fur collar.



1950’S MA-1

The first MA-1 are known as “Jacket Flyers”, Man’s Intermediate Type MA-1. The MA-1 was perhaps the most popular of all flight jackets developed. The original MA-1 was designed with a high quality nylon outer shell and a nylon lining with a double faced wool material. After a few years, the wool interlining was replaced by the newly developed polyester fiber filling instead. The polyester made the jacket much lighter and provided warmth. Also the MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of the B-15 as it interfered with the parachute harness worn by the aviators. In later models, the MA-1 jacket was made reversible and added a bright Indian Orange lining. The reason being if the plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel.
Early models of the MA-1 contained a front tab where the pilot could clip his oxygen mask when not in us. The early models had also sewn loops to hold the wires running from the radio to the pilot’s helmet.

CWU Series

CWU Series

The MA-1 in Popular Culture

Today there are millions of people wearing variations of MA-1s daily throughout the world. The item has been adopted by subcultural movements and in particular Mods and Skinheads.


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1970’S CWU-36/P and CWU-45/P

One of the problems associated with the older MA-1 was the discovery that with the nylon materials used on the jackets, they had a propensity to melt on the wearer when subjected to flames encountered during an aircraft fire. This problem was corrected with the new flight jackets. The predecessor to the 36/P and 45/P was the CWU-17/P developed around 1973. In 1977, the jacket was renamed the CWU-45/P (military specification MIL-J-83388A) and the detachable signal pocket that the feature of the CWU-17/P (military specification MIL-J-83388B) was reduced in size. In 1980, the lip of the collar was reduced slightly. Moreover, the rear action pleats where reduced in size (military specification MIL-J-83388C). In 1984, the stitching of the collar was simplified (military specification MIL-J-83388D). So you can date these jackets by the different military specification designations.

Here at Harper and Lewis we’ve got more than 600 flight jackets for you to hunt through. Find a perfect one with its own history.

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A Brief History of Stripes in Fashion


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Zebra, pedestrian crossing or bar code – stripes! They have been ruling the world of fashion for the latest 150 years and counting.
We do not exactly know when the first piece of striped clothing was worn but we have got loads of interesting information on stripes anyway.

Rewinding the time back to the Medieval times – it was only prisoners, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen and all the condemned that wore the striped garment as the pattern was seen as being evil. A French cobbler was sent to death only because he had been caught in striped clothes!

Lets fast forward to more friendly times for stripes though.  In the end of 18th century stripes have finally become chic. All thanks to well know at these times people.

In 1846 Queen Victoria dressed her four-year-old son, Albert Edward in a sailor suit to board the Royal Yacht. Ever since then the public became entranced and adored any kid wearing stripes.

The whimsical look was also popularized by Franz Xaver Winterhalteanr’s painting in 1847 showing a boy wearing striped marine jacket. These days no one knew that the sea-to-land look would be the basisand a mainstream trend that would span more than 150 years.

Eventually swimmers also adopted the style, wearing smart, navy blue and white striped bathing suits, in the standard these days neck-to-knee fashion.


The striped shirt has been a beloved institution in fashion since mid 19th century. A navy blue and white shirt with 21 striped symbolizing each of Napoleon’s victories became the uniform for all French navy men. The Breton shirt – named after the Breton workers who increased its popularity throughout the later half of the nineteenth century.


In the beginning of the 20th century Mademoiselle Coco Chanel took a trip to the French Rivera. When she arrived there, she saw the workers in the marina wearing their knit navy and white striped shirts. Not surprisingly the inspiration for a new nautical collection was born. The always influential Coco Chanel beloved the stripes’ minimalism. Right after the visit to the French Riviera she knew she wanted to take the bold stripes mainstream and started selling them in France at her Deauville shop in 1917.


Mademoiselle Coco at her house in La Pausa with her dog Gigot. 1930

Thanks to still very influential Coco Chanel – The Nautical stripe fashion craze began.

Later in the 20th century the Breton shirt was adopted by almost every group possible. Artists such as Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol took the Breton shirt back for the male population and made it their own.


Pablo Picasso at his home wearing his favourite striped shirt

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Andy Warhol

In the 1950′s movie stars like Marilyn Monroe , Audrey Hepburn or Brigitte Bardot looked absolutely stunning in their stripes.

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Audrey Hepburn beloved different types of striped clothing – not only the Breton ones

Brigitte Bardot is still remembered for her remarkable beauty and the sultry persona that earned her the nickname “sex kitten.”

Brigitte Bardot is still remembered for her remarkable beauty and the sultry persona that earned her the nickname “sex kitten.”

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I ‘sea’ stripes – Marilym Monroe

Do not forget James Dean wearing Breton shirt in Rebel Without a Cause. In the 1960′s, the Beat Generation literary movement took the Breton stripes and incorporated it in to the hip fashion of their subculture.

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Rebel without a cause but with the stripes.

Stripes become favorited not only by movie stars – musicians loved them too. Especially the grounge ones. Remember Kurt Cobain in Smells Like Teen Spirit?


Kurt wearing basic black & white tee


Washed-out, cult now T-shirt, with green and brown stripes. One of the most wanted. Video

During the 60s and 70s stripes were seen as a rebellious, hipster pattern and were worn only by those looking to question the fashion authority du jour with an artistic intrepretation.

John Lennon?

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John Lennon in red and black striped pajamas

We could add many more photos of artists, musicians, movie stars and other wearing striped clothing. The telnyashka has been covering adults and kids, boys and girls, workers, seamen, anarchists and pacifists, different subcultures’ followers, soldiers, film directors and movie stars, role- and fashion models, politicians, architects and artists, freelancers, photographers, prostitutes, prisoners and fashionistas around the globe. We all love stripes.

Before showing you what striped beauties we posses in our stock – few rules to follow for wearing stripes:

1. Go vertical – vertical stripes will make you optically look taller. Wearing horizontal stripes comes with the unfortunate side effect of making overweight people look even more overweight. It is only an optical illusion though! 🙂

2. Avoid very thick stripes – thin ones look more stylish.

3. Be careful with colour combinations. Unless you want your outfit to look loud and funny.

4.  Mix stripes carefully. Two pieces of clothing should have stripes of different weight.

Now – Stripe It Up!

We think it might be the best band to listen to while shopping in our ASOS Boutique now:) Enjoy ♪♫

H&L, xx ♥

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