27 September 2010

Natural Selection Autumn/Winter 10 Collection

For Autumn/Winter 10 Natural Selection adds to its core denim offering with shirting, trousers and jackets. 

New for AW/10, chinos feature white selvedge and a buttoned waist for use with braces, while shooting jackets are made from wool, mohair and alpaca for warmth. The new collection has a strong heritage aesthetic that stays true to the brand’s evolutionary identity and compliments the premium denim perfectly.

Here’s a look at some of our favourite pieces from the collection:

Natural Selection River Blazer in charcoal tweed made from wool, alpaca and mohair. The jacket features a double button cuff and a single rear vent and is unlined with chambray bound seams.

Natural Selection Tide Shirt in denim and linen blend finished with dry scraped areas, contrast corduroy collar and two button down chest pockets and curved cuffs.

Natural Selection Smith Jeans with a straight leg, 14oz bruised, hand finished selvedge denim from the Kurabo mills, Japan.

The Autumn/Winter 10 Natural Selection collection is available now at Coggles.com

20 September 2010

WIN A Colour-Customised Bike!

Coggles have teamed up with Sweden's Bike by Me to offer you the chance to design and win a single-speed colour-customised bike!

Here's what you need to do to enter:

* Click through to Bike by Me and design your bike - http://www.bikebyme.com/en/
* Copy the URL from your designed bike and paste it in the comments box on our Facebook Page
* We'll announce the winner from random on September 28th

Good luck!

15 September 2010

M - Autumn/Winter 10 Collection

Japanese label M, designed by keen mountaineer Mitsuo, is one of the best kept secrets in men’s fashion and available in just a handful of select retailers worldwide.

Manufactured using traditional techniques in a small workshop in Japan, natural dyed cotton is washed in the rivers by the workshop and dried under the sun on the riverbeds before being put into production; this ancient Japanese tradition is used by very few designers today.

As well as their beautiful design and construction, M garments have an element of purpose to them; integrated backpacks on shirts and hand warmer pockets on coats make M just right for trekking in the foothills or surviving a harsh urban winter.

Here’s a look at some of our favourite pieces from the AW10 collection:

M brown check Penny collar shirt featuring a single and twin chest pocket on pocket and asymmetric rear hang loop.

M slubbed tweed shooting jacket featuring a contrast shoulder guard, elbow patches, darted elbow seam, notched lapel and three vented flap pockets.

M beige hooded two way jacket in a pre-washed, creased finish. and with a triple button funnel neck, half length two way zip front, handwarmer pockets and two hip pockets with leather re-enforced vents. The jacket can be worn full length or shortened via the buttoned hem and waist.

M brown puppy-tooth check shirt with a working integrated backpack and detachable waist and shoulder straps.

To view the AW10 M collection in it's entirety click here

13 September 2010

Maripol: Little Red Riding Hood

French born photographer, stylist, art director and designer Maripol moved to New York aged 19 in 1977 where she quickly established herself as a luminary of the underground scene, hanging out with the likes of Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In her remarkable career she worked on videos for the likes of Cher, Elton John, D’Angelo and most famously, Madonna, who she introduced to the word in a flurry of lace and sex in Like a Virgin.

Maripol: Little Red Riding Hood is a collection of her photographs, sketchbooks and other inspirational materials, telling the story of one of the most exciting and fascinating chapters of recent history.

7 September 2010

Acclaim Magazine - Coggles X Take Ivy

Reflecting on contemporary street culture from around the world, Acclaim Magazine is a perfect mix of style, art, music, and…girls.

For their Friends issue, we worked with Acclaim to reimagine the varsity look seen in Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida’s iconic and just re-released Take Ivy, with exclusive spreads from the book and apparel from the likes of Nigel Cabourn, A.P.C. and Our Legacy.

Click through to Acclaim Magazine to see some more Coggles X Take Ivy.

6 September 2010

Corrine Day

Last week brought with it the sad news that Corrine Day, one of her generation’s most talented photographers, passed away aged 48.

Her controversial photographs of a young Kate Moss heralded a new era of fashion photography, a move away from high-octane aspiration towards brutally honest documentary style shots that captured the spirit of youth culture and inspired a new generation of photographers.

While Corrine Day may well have pushed the boundaries of ‘acceptable’ with her often uncomfortable photographs, perhaps her greatest contribution, and lasting legacy, will be bringing fashion down to earth; and we should all be grateful for that.