With the cold firmly settling in, it’s time to look at more winter orientated items, oh and er… trainers.
First, I picked up this classic crew sweatshirt from one of my favourite brands, Norse Projects. It seems Norse can do no wrong at the moment, whether it be new takes on their classic five panels, fairisle wool jumpers or four pocket jackets in collaboration with Elka. This sweat was sourced from Triads in Middlesbrough, who have a good range of items from the Danish brand. Featuring chenille lettering of the brand’s name, the sweat which is made from heavyweight cotton is ideal virtually for all year round. It also comes in dark navy and ember (posh name for red).
My next buy was a Patagonia Better Sweater, perfect for the coming months and a good alternative to sweatshirts and jumpers. With a full zip, fleece lining and zippered handwarmers, it’s probably something them off Autmnwatch would wear underneath their great array of outerwear. The thing I love about Patagonia (not just it’s worn by practicality conscious ramblers) is that after a good rummage through the back streets of the Internet you can find good deals. These are usually from walking types who are getting rid of stock for a fraction of the price found at most high end retailers.
Another purchase this month was a pair of Nike Pre Montreal in what Nike describe as a newsprint colour way – yeah they’re just a dark green and grey really. Like others I’ve been predominantly toing and froing from New Balance and adidas trainer wise over the past year or so. Having had only a handful of pairs of Nike, most recently the Challenger, I thought I’d delve back into the US giant’s vintage running collection, none of that Blazer or Air Max shite. I’m glad I have done too, these are probably one of my favourite trainers of the past year not just because of the complimenting colours working so well, but also their shape and comfort. In fact, I’ve had my eye on this style from Nike for a while, first since they were re-released in their OG colour way at the beginning of last year. This for me is how you re-release a classic, keeping the shape and basics of the original whilst issuing them in respectable and wearable tones (adidas take note).
Image credits: http://www.hype5.pl, Norse Store, Patagonia