23 Oct 2013

Togs + Clogs Press Day

So today me and my friend, Hannah, went to the press day for the Manchester based online, streetwear shop, Togs + Clogs. The event was held to showcase the brands and products they were stocking for s/s 2014.

As soon as we got there we were offered free drinks, sweets and snacks as part of the event. We were then shown around the space and the brands by a lovely man called JP. He took us around, gave us some background information on a few of the brands and was super nice!

A few of the brands I had already come across such as Grenson shoes, Carhartt, Billionaire Boys Club and Herschel Supply Co to name but a few. However one brand that I hadn't come across before was Armor Lux.

Armor Lux is a French brand started in 1938, making high quality underwear. In later years, they were taken over and have designed clothes from marine sweaters to airport staff uniforms. The brand specialises in classic items such as the timeless Breton stripe tee, one of the most reoccurring items in my wardrobe.
Their Spring/ Summer 14 collection encapsulates classic and cool style with a heritage feel. Knitwear for layering with these tees and washed canvas jackets were also a main feature. Although, it is predominantly menswear they also do womenswear and children's, which is brilliant. Shoes, hats, scarves, socks, you name it, it was striped.


Farah Vintage is another brand that they were showcasing for next season. With bold print shirts, classic sweaters and amazing bags, their collection was another highlight of the day for me personally. The section was encased with colour co-ordinated hanging rails, depicting next seasons on trend vintage prints. Tailored shirts and shorts were definitely a feature of the collection, with a few lightweight jackets for the rainy season.

There were a few other well known brands such as Penguin, a classic well known menswear brand, as well as Humor, New Balance, Saucony, BWGH, who are famous for the Brooklyn Parle Francais sweatshirts you will have seen. Another highlight for me was the cardboard dogs, which were used in their Look Book. The designs on the dogs are based on different patterns on a range of t-shirts, which are amazing. 

"Classic Dog Moments" - even they get hungry!
All in all it was a lovely afternoon, extremely chilled yet exciting to see what Togs + Clogs had in store for us next season. I can honestly say people will be in for a real treat, so keep your eyes peeled. 

There's loads more photos below and check out the store, they're giving 15% off to first time customers at the moment, so what's stopping you?! Their link is at the bottom of the page!


Billionaire Boys Club

Herschel Supply Co backpacks and holdalls

Saucony & New Balance

Marshall Artist

I Love Ugly watch packaging

NB Rain Mac Pack detail

I Love Ugly Pin Up tee

Check it out...


Jaye x