Saturday, 13 August 2016

Kamakura Chambray Shirts



Along with the cotton Oxford, the Chambray shirt is one of the corner-pins holding a man's wardrobe together. Japanese brand Kamakura know this well. Famous for their high quality craftsmanship and excellent detailing, they have just released a collection of casual chambray shirts with every conceivable collar shape. The range features mother of pearl buttons, and high stitch counts in all the right places and all shirts are available in either the Tokyo or New York fit.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Reconnaissance #41



Every week, The Listening Post delivers a curated roundup of the past week's best links. Here's this week's Reconnaissance:

> Vintage US Service Symbols - Print Mag
> A Q&A with Photographer Maxim Dondyuk - Roads & Kingdoms
> How London Bus Blinds are Made - Type Fanatic
> Mapping the Flightpath of IWC -  The Telegraph
> Three Whiskey Cocktails Everyone Should Know - Gear Patrol

- Keep listening.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

With Love: The Backbone of Britain Book



Now, it's not often I hold a book in my hands and swear out loud, but that was the scale of my reaction when I opened my copy of The Backbone of Britain by my friends, The With Love Project. I was blown away by the design, quality and attention to detail; I'm a collector of nice books, coffee table tomes and high quality volumes but this book, this is next level. 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Morning Routines Special Anniversary Edition: Me







This year I've been talking to industry experts, adventurers, pioneers and influencers about how their morning sets them up for the day ahead. After a good run of posts, and to celebrate the one year anniversary of The All Night Listening Post's inception, I've decided to close the Morning Routines feature with a personal exploration of my own mornings.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Exploring Campania - Sorrento, Amalfi & Positano





John Steinbeck once wrote that 'Positano bites deep' and it does. The same is true of all this stretch of Campanian coastline. Heading out of the city of Naples and travelling south along the coastal road, the landscape opens up as the road winds along the riviera and then turns inland towards Mount Vesuvius. With the dormant volcano climbing on your left and the azure blue sea on your right, you find yourself thundering through the first of three deep tunnels carved into the cliffside - after a series of switchbacks and hairpins the road opens up again to reveal the bay of Sorrento with its quaint fishing harbours and clifftop hotels.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Reconnaissance #40




Every week, The Listening Post delivers a curated roundup of the past week's best links. It's been a while, so heres a bumper edition of this week's Reconnaissance:

> Take a Look Inside Hemingway's Cuban Retreat - Huckberry
> Shop Visit with Boat Builder Turned Furniture Designer, Asa Pingree - The Hand & Eye
> Hunting for Treasure in New Mexico's High Desert - 5280 Magazine
> How Jack Hitt Finds His Stories - Longform 
> Lessons Learned In Japan - Buckets & Spades
> Portraits of English Cities in the 1970s - The Guardian
> Exploring Post Mafia Palermo - Monocle Magazine
> Weaving Shibusa - The Story of Japanese Denim - Vimeo

-  Keep listening. 

London: Hostem's In-house Haeckels Dispensary




East London retailer Hostem recently opened their new spring showroom on Nichol Street close to their Redchurch Street HQ. The gallery creates an open plan environment where a sturdy oak framework sitting beneath a vaulted glass ceiling is complemented by artworks from of Graham Collins, Lucien Smith, and Kika Karadi. The showroom recently saw the introduction of its own in-house dispensary dedicated exclusively to natural fragrance and skin care brand, Haeckels.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Bringing it All Back Home: Making the American Man



In 1950, domestic manufacturing accounted for 30% of the USA's GDP. These days its around 12%. Since the 1980s, many famous American brands have been shifting manufacturing operations abroad where labour is cheaper and profit margins are higher. For many, this shift away from a nation's proud tradition was the beginning of the end of the American dream.

Recently launched through Indiegogo and premiering on Netflix a few days ago, Making the American Man tells the story of a cadre of brands that are bringing manufacturing back home and doing things the right way - with passion and with purpose. Through the stories of makers and crafters from all across the fifty states, the film explores the notion of American masculinity and how this movement of designers, doers and artists are putting 'Made in America' back on the map.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Morning Routines: Le Club Des Douze


I've been talking to industry experts, adventurers, pioneers and influencers about how their morning sets them up for the day ahead. This week, I've been speaking to Alex and Olivia from Menswear style blog Le club des douze about their mornings.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Reconnaissance #39



Every week, The Listening Post delivers a curated roundup of the past week's best links. Here's this week's Reconnaissance:


> A Lesson in Father-Son Bonding - Mr Porter
> This is what a $190,000 Leica looks like - Acquire
> The Life of Pitti Peacocks - Vimeo
> Moscow's Modernist Architecture from above - The Calvert Journal
> Discovering Cambodia's Hidden Underground Cities - The Guardian 

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Long Read: Operation Coldfeet - Skyhook & The Daring Raid on an Abandoned Soviet Ice Station

At the height of the Cold War the Soviets operated a network of floating ice stations across the Arctic region in order to monitor American maritime and submaritime activities. When the ice upon which these stations were sitting became too thin or broken up, they would be abandoned by their crews and left to drift amongst the ice floes alone. Alone, that is, until the US Navy found one.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Morning Routines: Nik Speller



I've been talking to industry experts, adventurers, pioneers and influencers about how their morning sets them up for the day ahead. This week, it's the turn of Nik Speller from menswear, design and lifestyle blog Buckets & Spades.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Summer Wedding Setup with Canali



It's almost June and we're about to hit peak wedding season which means it's time to step up your go-to wedding outfit. Canali recently asked me to pick out some pieces from their collection to build the perfect summer wedding setup so I decided to ditch the tried and true wedding suit and add a bit of Italian Sprezzatura to the whole day.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Reconnaissance #38


Every week, The Listening Post delivers a curated roundup of the past week's best links. Here's this week's Reconnaissance:

> Photographing Beauty and Peril in the Arctic - Slate
> Eastern Bloc Illustrations by Marcin Wolski - Bechance
> Inside the Pantone Colour Factory - Youtube
> The Middle East's New Microbrewers - Roads & Kingdoms
> The Battle of Jutland 100 Years On - Telegraph

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture


Iconic publisher Gestalten have partnered up with Denimhunters' Thomas Stege Bojer and journalist Josh Sims to create a beautifully designed book that explores the story of denim and denim culture. Impressively bound with denim and featuring some stunning photography, this is a must have for all the denimheads out there.