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Staff Picks – SeanM – December 2012

May 12, 2017

This past week or so has seen temperatures drop considerably. Either that or I’ve been living down south for too long and have gotten way too soft. With that in mind I’m going for a more layered look to combat the elements. First up is the heavy hitter DC NVRBRKN x Schott USA Short Duffle Coat (£260.00). This is a 24-ounce wool duffle (80% wool/ 20% nylon) duffle jacket that has been produced by Schott USA so you know the quality involved. I’ve long been a fan of DC’s NVRBRKN range; the broken star logo and gritty graphics they use really strike a chord with me. It saddens me to hear this sub-brand might be discontinued but I still think this is a great piece of winter outerwear regardless.

Underneath I’m keeping things simple with the Levis The Original Crewneck Sweatshirt in Marl Grey Heather (£54.99). I’m pretty sure it’s recently been scientifically proven that nothing beats the humble grey marl sweatshirt. I’m bowing to science here and not going with any flashy graphics or embroidered detail. This is a great-fitting crew sweat that will go with everything and keep you warm at the same time. Underneath that I’m going to opt for the Swallows & Daggers Rat Squad T-Shirt in White (£24.99). Swallows & Daggers are relative newcomers here at Urban Industry, but we’ve already seen a huge uptake in their tattoo-inspired designs. I have a special place in my heart for the S&D boys as brand owner Cian and myself hail from the same part of Ireland. The Rat Squad hand-drawn graphic is awesome, and is pretty much a true representation of every pub/squat/practice space gig I’ve ever been to.

Now normally if I wanted camo pants, I’d head straight to the local army surplus. However, unless you’re a fan of the baggier fit, these aren’t always the ideal choice to opt for. With that in mind I’m picking the more tailored Carhartt Cane Pants in Camo Morass (£84.99). This is the same bulletproof ripstop material as used in the classic Carhartt Cargo pants, so you know they’ll take a beating. Simple woodland camouflage doesn’t complicate the look any more than it needs to be.

Nothing fancy with the sock choice – Urban Industry Special Works Socks (£3.50) do the trick here. To finish the look I’m going with one of my favourite footwear releases of 2012. The Nike Powerlines Free+ is a handsome looking shoe that utilises the Nike Free sole unit along with a unique strapped lacing system. Myself and Dan (owner/head buyer at UI) have long been fans of the Nike Free Run+ 2s and the Powerlines seem like the logical next step for the evolution of Nike’s range of Free trainers. The ones I’ve opted for here are the Quickstrike NRG version from the Wool Tech Pack – the Nike Free Powerlines+ NRG QS Shoes in Black-White (£98.00). Don’t forget if you shop any 3 items from this look on the link below, you get an instant 15% off! Take it as our Christmas gift to you.


By SeanM

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