Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
Hiya, back again.
Jacket number two, a recent acquisition from Blitz that Daddy is really quite pleased with.
This is a Lee 91B dating from the early 1970's made from Jelt denim. Jelt was invented by Lee in 1925 as a lightweight (11 ounce) alternative to the heavier denims used in jeans etc without losing strength. This was achieved by twisting the individual threads, like when you see steel cables.
Being quite a late model for this jacket there are more rare examples around but my Dad is really happy as is pretty much unworn. The means that over the next few decades we will work together to put a beautiful, individual set of fading on it.
He is also made up as Jimmy Dean often wore one and that is coooooooool.
See you soon when we will go soaring in a USN flight jacket.
Lots of love.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
'CURL UP AND DYE'We are fully aware that we have covered the various pieces of lighting available from Vintage Unit in store. However, this piece simply cannot be ignored. Looking like a forgotten prop from '2001:A Space Odyssey' this unreal and ethereally beautiful light is actually an up cycled 1930's hairdryer. The 'tentacles' are also adjustable to various positions and light up accordingly. A centrepiece for any space, it stands as proof of Vintage Units creativity and innovation with perceived forgotten items.
In Store Now....£675
There can be few places of work, schools or indeed village halls in the UK which do not contain at least one chair by Robin Day. Designer of the iconic 'Polyprop' chair, Day has played a large role in most of our nostalgia trips. We are lucky enough to have in store, a 'Captains' swivel chair darting from the 1960's. This fully adjustable chair was, as with the 'Polyprop', manufactured by famous furniture production company, Hille, which was founded in the East End in the early 1900's. This is exactly the kind of design I admire, it is strict in its presence but softly lures you in with smooth and beautiful injection molded body. No one should miss an opportunity to own a classic example of how British design was and still is hugely influential on the world stage.
In Store Now....£110
Everyones favourite BLITZer is back with a bang, so were gonna up with the prodigal Ntando!
Whereve you been?
At uni, finishing exams.. was alrite, coursework got done at the last mintue lol
What have you been up to?
Making music videos and starting a few films.. Also check my photography blog www.nostalnomad.tumblr.com
What you listening to currently
Kendric Lemar the Newcomer and Jai Paul - he reminds me of Robin Thick
Yeah that Jai Pauls so good, could listen to the 3 tracks over and over.. any stock you have your eye on then?
The Agora Snap Backs - real snakeskin peak on a Georgetown Hoyas deadstock hat
So since your back, is this for good a la the Take That boys?
Still got uni but Im back for a bit, Terminator style!
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
We are closed for BBC 1 Extra to shoot an ident today! Here's whats happened so far:
The crew arrived!
Location Manager Guy driving the desk
BBC Football hooligan
All the equipment in the cafe
More to come of secret artists performing and more!
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Hiya. I'm Syd and my Daddy likes old American jackets. He lets me wear them sometimes.
I'm starting a new regular column for the Blitz blog called "Dad's Army".
Here's jacket number one. A WW11 era N1. Jungle cloth, alpaca lining, original buttons and zip.
Worn by US navy and Marine personnel. Issued in 1943 (we believe) to replace the unpopular N4 (posthumously named) which was an army issue M41 without epaulettes.
Daddy got this as a lucky find. He's only worn it a couple of times as it costs a fortune to clean. See, it can't be dry cleaned as that deteriorates the USN stencil. Props to Jeeves of Belgravia dry cleaners though for their hand cleaning service and patience with difficult customers.
Next time, let's talk jelt denim.
See you soon.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
"These 1980's skin adverts are a big part of why I haven't had hair in about 25 years" - John, Manager
Cue the Ian Dury and Vivian off the Young Ones impersonators:
After a job in our stockroom (btw, I still walk like him):
And just dead clever:
Oxford shirts, Levi's 501s, braces, Harrington jackets, military jackets, DMs - all available in-store now
From the home of Sopranos and Curb Your Enthusiasm comes GIRLS. With obvious comparisons to Sex and the City hot on its wedges and a relocation to Greenpoint and Williamsburg this has all the usual ingredients - and sure its irritating at times and frequently cliched but its damn addictive.. roll on Season 2!
Monday, 11 June 2012
Nottingham is not particularly known for high fashion, it has however bred perhaps Britain’s most famous, innovative and main-stay designer-one Sir Paul Smith.
Having been huge fans of the first book solely dedicated to Smith – “You can find inspiration in anything, and if you can’t look again” – we were very excited to see what the second tome had in store for us. ‘Paul Smith A-Z’ is an autobiographical scrapbook for his inspiration. An alphabetical manual from A for architecture to Z for Zebra, it succinctly and humourously highlights the eclectic sources for his unforgettable designs.
The book has fantastic photographs of the unlikeliest subjects which is what makes Smith so special in his field – he looks as though he is having an enormous amount of fun, which translates literally to his collections. ‘Paul Smith A-Z’ will keep calling you back again and again to once more peruse the wonderfully odd images and inspiring quotes from the man himself. To celebrate the release of the book, we at Blitz have selected some pieces inspired by the ‘classic with a twist’ Paul Smith ethos. All available in store now.
Dr Martens ‘Made In England’ Black Brogues....£40
Bostonian Dark Tan Brogue....£40
Sand Cotton Blazer with Sky Blue Silk Shirt....£34 and £25 respectivelyFloral Shirt....£25 each
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
What with the British summer always throwing unexpected downpours upon us it pays to have a raincoat. Perfect for the urban gent, stroll the pavements of Jermyn street (or Brick Lane) and be prepared for anything the weather throws at you!
Burberry / Aquascutum raincoats - £98
Aquascutum 3/4 zip-up - £70