Monday, 23 May 2016

The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original - Episode 4 JAPAN

Levi’s presents the fourth episode of their documentary series celebrating the history the of humble 501. Episode 4 explores Japan's obsession for Americana and examines the denim culture Levi's® has generated beyond its homeland. The film tells the story of Levi's arrival in Japan in the 1950s, the vintage denim explosion that culminated in the 1990s, and how Japan’s take on Americana is now globally influential. The short film is a perfect example of how Japan is the only country in the world that does Americana better than the Americans.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Morning Routines: Tim Frenneaux from Gather Outdoors

The Morning Routines feature is back!

I've been talking to industry experts, adventurers, pioneers and influencers about how their morning sets them up for the day ahead. This time I've caught up with Gather Outdoors founder Tim Frenneaux about how his mornings pan out.

Friday, 13 May 2016

The Summer Setup

The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up (finally!). In celebration of Summer's return I spent last Sunday in the park, taking in the sunshine over a few beers with friends and I got to thinking about my summer setup. I decided, after almost 6 months of wet and dreary winter, it was time to step up my summer wardrobe so I started putting together a wishlist of key pieces from some of my favourite brands.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Reconnaissance #37

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

> Looking back at 1980s New York - Flickr
> A Global Visualisation of International Cargo Ship Routes - Ship Map
> The Top 5 Vintage Motorcycles on eBay This Week - Silodrome
> The Methodology of Levi's Vintage Clothing - Heddels
> Reviving a Canon Cannot QL17 - The Hand & Eye

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Born in the USA: Billiam Jeans

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Billiam Denim founder Bill Mitchell at an Oliver Sweeney event earlier this month. Bill first started making denim on his mother's sewing machine in 2009 as way to pass the time and since then he has turned his hobby into one of the most innovative and original denim brands in America.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Hell and High Water: Gallipoli 101 Years On

It was just before dawn on April 24th 1915 when troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) waded ashore on Gaba Tepe beach to begin an eight-month ordeal that would test them to their very limits. They were followed by the British and French in more allied landings all across the Gallipoli peninsula and the ensuing campaign would involve over 500,000 allied troops in all and would leave 141,000 laying injured or dead by its end.

101 years ago out at sea in the darkness the whistle blew. And so began eight months of hell.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Reconnaissance #36

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

> Singer's Manchester Inspired Porsche 911 - Singer Vehicle Design
> Narrated Raw Slow Mo Footage from the Base of the Apollo 11 Launch - Youtube
> The Ultimate California Road Trip with Taylor Stitch - Valet
> The Diving Bell and the Exoskeleton - The Atlantic
> New York's Secret Trash Collection - Atlas Obscurer

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Field Report: RAF Church Fenton

First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK's most important strategic airfields, offering rapid reaction fighter defence to the industrial cities of Sheffield, Bradford and Leeds during the second World War. Now, after decades of faithful service in defence of the realm, the air station stands as a lonely hostage to both time and decay.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Oliver Sweeney Leeds Relaunch Party

British shoemaker Oliver Sweeney has rapidly become somewhat of a legend in the Menswear arena. Now headed up by master cobbler Tim Cooper, their quirky designs and unrivalled attention to detail have catapulted the brand to well deserved global success. As the portfolio of Oliver Sweeney's standalone stores continues to grow, their Leeds store has recently undergone a total overhaul. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the relaunch party last night.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Six of the Best: Roll Top Rucksacks

Whether you're hauling gear on a weekend camping trip or carrying your lunch and laptop to the office, the rucksack is a must have piece of kit for everyone. To kick off a new 'Six of the Best' feature we've been looking at some of the must-have roll top rucksacks for a range of budgets.

Land Rover Reborn

When Land Rover announced they were killing of the Defender in 2013, there was a mass outpouring of disappointment and sadness from Land Rover enthusiasts all over the world. The much loved off roader was an icon of British motoring and probably the most famous production 4x4 we’ve ever known. Equally at home on the narrow and winding lanes of North Yorkshire or thundering across the pitch black Iraqi desert on a special forces raid, the humble Land Rover forged its self a reputation as a rugged workhorse and a design classic. The last in a line of a well loved automotive institution - never has one vehicle given so much to so many.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Introducing Inyoursoup - Our Top Picks

Inyoursoup is an exciting new online platform where makers, crafters and innovators can offer their unique creations for sale and customers can easily find beautiful and exciting things for their home, family, and friends. Two years of hard work in the making, Inyoursoup was an idea brought to life by mother and daughter, Sue and Sophie in the North West of England. They recently reached out to The All Night Listening Post and asked us to put together our top picks from their rapidly expanding catalogue of innovative products.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Reconnaissance #35

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

> 16 Months on the Captivating Roads of Iceland - Fubiz
> A Century in the Sky - 100 Years Boeing - The Atlantic
> Revisiting the Lost Sites of Forgotten Yugoslav Wars - Calvert Journal
> Bourbon & Cider Cocktail with Cinnamon and Ginger - Offbeat + Inspired
> Help Tag Choose Which Autiva to Relaunch - Hodinkee

Office Space: HUB 4.0 Kiev – Ukraine

Nestled in the heart of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, is HUB 4.0 - a new, ultramodern shared office space. The modern themes and layout contrast starkly with the unlikely locale, but HUB goes to show theres a thriving creative community in Kiev in defiance of recent events. The three story location is home to Ukraine's most progressive creatives and startups, all inspired by the informal nature of this incredible shared workspace.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Levi's presents The 501 Jean: Stories of an Original

Take a look at this short film from Levi's celebrating the heritage of the world famous 501 pattern jean. Since they introduced the riveted denim jean over a century ago, Levi’s have tweaked every element of the iconic 501 to suit the needs and preferences of the modern worker. The subtle shifts in design, often only apparent to the discerning eye, help tell the story of the Levi’s brand and the ever-evolving landscape of the modern American frontier.