The Reebok Classic is a true trainer icon. Reebok have over the last few seasons rejuvenated and put their efforts into ridding this trainer of the stigma it has carried. Given a fresh look with new materials and colourways, we had to jump on board and bring them to our customers. Loved for their comfort and durability these same attributes still run true today.
Aswell as the Classic we also have InstaPump Fury HLS. A forerunner in technical trainers. Praised for its use of brand new materials, technology and of course the pump up tongue. It utilises Reeboks Hexalite technology in the heel for a leightweight and comfortable stride.
The King Apparel x Starter Olympic K Team Snapback
Continuing their long running collaboration King Apparel and Starter have released this snapback in time for the, soon starting, Olympics. The King Apparel HQ is based just around the corner so it’s only fitting they jump on board and show their support.
As you may have already noticed Junx Clothing is going through a transition. We always try to bring our customers the freshest and best in menswear. As the shop matures so does our brand list.
From A/W12 the store will look and feel completely different. The store will be focused on bringing in classic styling and only the best quality in apparel and footwear, whether this be the Italian hand made boots from Fracap or the best selvedge denim from the king of jeans Edwin.
As well as expanding on some of our faveourite brands in store already, we are bringing in new brands to the store like Ma. Strum, Suit, Vanishing Elephant, Fracap, Reebok and Pointer. This list is always growing aswell.
We are also bringing in more new brands for next Summer. We have already confirmed Lacoste L!ve, which we are really excited about and we are currently in talks with a couple of other very nice brands, so things are looking big!
As always we will keep you up to date via our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Watch this space people.
The guys at Money have been kind enough to send us this limited edition footballl for the 2012 Euro’s. Adorned in the Money ape and script logo, it’s the shops new toy. Come down and see how many kick ups you can do, our current record is 32!
When you buy a Common Sons jumper it comes with a little tag and on this tag is written British Knitwear. That tag tells you everything about this brand that you need to know. They are a truly British knitwear brand, they source their yarn from Leicestershire, their buttons from Nottinghamshire and the assembly factory is based in the Midlands.
Their aim is clear, to put British knitwear back on the map. They are quickly on their way to doing it. You can feel the quality as soon as you pick on of their jumpers up and the fit is bang on. If this hasn’t sold you already the jumpers start at just £64.99.
Vans have quickly become a staple in any fashion conscious mans wardrobe. Transitioning from skateboarders to the mainstream in apparently no time at all. Here’s a little history on the brand.
Founded by the Van Doren Brothers Paul and James and two other partners. They opened their first store on March 16th 1966. The Van Doren Rubber Company was born. It was unique because it manufactured shoes and sold them directly to the public. On that morning twelve people came in and purchased shoes that were made that day and ready for them that same afternoon. This was the Vans #44 deck shoe, known today as the Authentic.
Skateboarders were drawn to Vans because of the toughness of the shoe and the sticky sole. By the early 70’s skateboarders could be seen all over southern California sporting the #44. So in 1975 the #95 was introduced, designed by pioneering skateboarders Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta of the Z-Boys. It came in different colour combinations and with a padded collar for comfort.
Jump forward the late 00’s and the brand saw a new interest from not just skateboarders but the general public too. The Authentic and the Era became a must have in most mens wardrobe, offering a comfortable, versatile shoe that looked good with pretty much any outfit.
A lot of men these days will buy a selvedge jean, but most of them don’t actually know what it is. The word selvedge itself comes from self-edge. The old style shuttle looms, in which the denim is made, weave it with one continuous thread that is passed back and forth down the length of the fabric. This creates a sealed self edge on the denim, stopping it from fraying. A selvedge jean will have an edge like the one pictured above inside the seam.
Japanese Selvedge Denim is the finest and rarest denim on the market today. This is due to the rise in popularity in denim in the 1950’s the American’s sold most of their shuttle looms in favour of cheaper, more industrial modern, projectile looms. The fabric these modern looms made however was much lighter and less durable.
True Selvedge is dyed using indigo on loop dying machines, which like the looms are also very rare. Some brands will dye a pair of jeans up to 30 times to achieve a greater colour. It’s the great amount of care gone into the manufacture of Selvedge Denim that makes it far superior to any other kind of Denim.
There is a way to look after and care for your new Selvedge Denim. When you first get your jeans take them home and get into a shower with them on. This will help the jeans find their natural form to your shape and will help slow down indigo loss. We recommend wearing your jeans for at least six months before you first wash them and in between each wash, this will allow for the natural wear process which will make your jeans unique to you. Some people will choose never to wash their jeans but it is entirely up to you of course. After washing them leave them to dry naturally and do not iron them.
Check out our selvedge denim jeans from Edwin and Money. Remember look after your jeans and they’ll look after you!