The Society of Cool!
The last thing you need on your feet in a rain drenched northern town in winter is a pair of suede boots. As the freezing droplets blow in over the Mersey and sting your face you can feel the gradual seep of water…Read More
THE BEASTS IN THE CELLAR
With Halloween behind us and the spectre of Christmas ahead, the darkness draws us around the evening fires to swap stories of mystery and suspense. We allow our imagination to populate the darkness with imaginary of abominations, hideously disfigured monsters and hopeless terrors. The Beast in the Cellar is a horror film…Read More
Walking down the main street of a nearby small town I became conscious of my aversion to sportswear as a crowd of young men in hooded tops and trainers approached me spitting and smoking. As a teacher I’m not easily intimidated by today’s youth and most of the time teenagers get a bad press, but it was their sartorial attitude I was judging as much as anything else. Put them…Read More
In the long running franchise, Sean Connery’s Bond is seen as the definitive portrayal of the eponymous character. Connery was the epitome of cool and in "Goldfinger" and he wore a black knitted tie. The knitted tie was a very popular item for many years, not only with the original Mods, but it was also found in the wardrobe of any country gent. After all, what else do you wear around your neck whilst sporting your tweed shooting…Read More