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  • Pinta Camo Work Jacket Video

    Time to reveal a new video about our products, this time featuring the very recent camo work jacket, the Pinta.

    But what does Pinta mean? As proud portugeezers, it had to do something about our heritage. It is in fact based on one of the caravels used by Christopher Columbus when he accomplished his first transatlantic trip, discovering the American Continent.

    This is a product from our AW16 collection, that comes in two colours, this camo and the green (that will have its own video). Deep workwear influences in this style, a typical work jacket with three external pockets, camouflage pattern, corozo buttons… well and a lot more that you can find here.

    Shot in “Foz Velha”, the old part of Foz, Porto’s seaside, we tried to capture the best out of this jacket, highlighting the camo fabric used.

    We hope you enjoy it!

    Shot and edited by Mário Bock
    Model: Lino Sousa

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  • Treinador Jacket Videoshoot

    Today we begin a series of 4 short videos about some of our latest releases, including one of the latest collabs with our mates from Casual ConnoisseurThe Treinador Jacket, our take on the classic coach jacket.
    And it’s exactly with this collab that we kick off, shot in a Portuguese 2nd League Football stadium, we think this video represents quite well all the details of the Treinador, the rear pocket, the button off drawstring hood, ‘This Thing Of Ours’ press studs etc.

    A classic silhouette that will never date.

    Shot and edited by Mário Bock
    Model: Lino Sousa

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  • Weekend Offender Porto – City Series T-Shirt

    Weekend Offender has a good following over here and we thought it was more than time to release this t-shirt for all Porto lads, so nothing better than joining forces with our Soho mates to produce the first Porto City Series t-shirt.

    Porto was our chosen city to be on the t-shirt, being it the city we’re based in. The background of our pictures below featuring the tee worn by our good mate @Isnorth89 show the picturesque side of our city – the typical buildings of our old town (Ribeira) and the “Rabelo” boats.

    This Porto city series t-shirt is made in a navy colourway, with Weekend Offender prison logo, PORTO script and the motto “Ru(i)nning the neighbourhood”.

    The demand was so high that it sold out before we had the chance to put it live on our website!

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  • The Flanar Shorts return in Olive

    It’s time to announce and put live another exciting collab with Casual Connoisseur: the Flanar Shorts!

    The mighty Flanar return this Summer 2016 in their 3rd colourway this time, after navy and beige we have the olive/army green colour!
    Some small updates have been made in this flanar shorts olive version, the fabric is 100% cotton but has been give a slight stretch feeling to increase comfort and the button fly was replaced by zip fly. Apart from that, the other quality details remain: six utility pockets, belt loops, corozo buttons, double stitched seams, bar-tacked at stress points, woven Connoisseur label etc.

    Utility is key, sometimes when it’s dead hot, even WE can’t wear coats, so you need pockets. These have six, including a secure zippered one for your, wallet Passport, Euros, keys, sweeties etc.

    After so many requests we and our brothers up north Casual Connoisseur received, we’re quite happy to release a new version.

    The perfect summer shorts, a mandatory piece for this period. We’re sure you won’t miss it!

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  • Industry Talks – Stephen Gill Realm & Empire

    Realm & Empire is a UK menswear brand created in 2011 that takes its inspiration from the IWM (Imperial War Museum). Having access to archived garments, photographs etc… all their clothing is focused on those heritage pieces with a twist and update to make a contemporary look.

    We spoke with Stephen Gill, Realm & Empire’s boss, to know a bit more about him and his brand.

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    What type of music do you listen to?
    It’s a cliché, but it is a bit of everything, my taste is quite eclectic. My favourite songs range from Andy Williams’ Moon River through to the Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil. Day to day, it’s usually Radio 6 Music at R&E HQ.

    How’s a typical day for you?
    My day normally starts at around 7.30am in my home study, answering emails and making skype calls to the Far East. The rest of the day will be filled with various meetings, appointments and calls. I’ll work late into the evening… the problem with working from home!

    What is your Realm & Empire team like?
    Small & dedicated – like my music taste. We’ve got quite an eclectic mix of personalities, interests and skills… a blend that works!

    Workwear, heritage, sportswear, streetwear, Ivy League… what is your cup of tea?
    Workwear with a bit of heritage and streetwear thrown in. It’s a combination that is reflected in my own taste as well as every Realm & Empire collection. I wouldn’t go for sportswear; it isn’t my bag.

    What brands have you been wearing lately? And which brands from the past would you give a round of applause?
    Realm & Empire, naturally, for t-shirts & jackets. PRPS for Japanese denim and ohw? shoes.

    What would you change in the menswear industry?
    This isn’t something that I would necessarily change but I do think that the industry has to be careful that it doesn’t become too homogenous. There’s a danger that the menswear market will lose its creativity. I’m glad that there’s still some great brands out there doing their own thing. That what we’re trying to do with Realm & Empire… taking inspiration found in the Imperial War Museum as an original reference point, imprinting with our own brand hand-writing and adding contemporary functionality.

    www.realmandempire.com

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