Monday 6th July, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Thursday the 9th of July marks a very important date in many a Scot's calendar ... T in the park 2015. The Scottish music festival will be held at Strathallan Castle this year and welcomes the acts from all genres such as UK indie heros Kasabian, Scottish favourite Jackmaster who will be playing B2B with Joy Orbison, EDM hevyweight Avicii and Sunday night's headliner Noel Gallagher's high flying birds. Alongside this extensive list of DJs, bands and solo acts there will be a 85,000 punters egger to go hard or go home!
Apart from the tent, crate of bevvy and some sort of camping chair one of the main essentials at any festival is a fresh look. Over the years we have seen a number of styles go out of fashion and a number, such as acid wash and tie-dye, come straight back in. With the retro and revival direction that fashion has gone this year we believe there to be a lot of retro zip-up jackets and tracksuit tops making appearance on the festival circuit this year. With the hottest summer we have had in years we are also expecting to see a great deal of denim shorts, bucket hats and sunglasses.
To ensure that you are prepared for your festival of choice we have asked our team what their festival essentials are and have thrown the links in below.
Friday 12th June, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
With the boredom of everyday office life being overpowered by the passion for street wear Outsiders Apparel was created in Edinburgh in 2012. Starting off with £200 and a box of blank t-shirts Fraser Brown set out on his dream by selling t-shirts to friends and local DJ's. Within a few years the brand has went from a local underground sensation to a nation wide brand.
The brand takes great pride in being from Edinburgh and incorporates this into their designs and branding that has helped its local success but its clean cut and minimalistic look gives it mass appeal. With influences from brands like Supreme, Patta, The Hundreds and I Love Ugly, Outsiders Apparel sit up their with the best.
This seasons Athletic Department series is one of their strongest yet. With a hint of American sports heritage and Scottish style Outsiders Apparel provide a strong collection that easily competes with the more commercial street ear brands out there.
Wednesday 27th May, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Originally made as a hard wearing boot, custom made for the oil rigs and farms these were made to take anything you can throw at them and come out the other side. They became a fashion brand thanks to the American obsessed Japanese market. Red Wings became available thanks to Japanese company Midori who distributed them to stores where they were sold for fashion and not function.
It wasn't until the early 2000's that the American and European markets caught on to heritage brands and a separate 'Heritage' line was added to the collection. This concentrated on boots made for fashion and lifestyle, not function.
2014 was one of Red Wings most successful years to date generating over $700 million in sales worldwide. Although the trend of Heritage brands may be fading Red Wings success looks to continue thanks to never straying from their built for function ethos and not getting to carried away with the fashion side which has caused some heritage brands to trip up.
Red Wings plan to remain true to their heritage and not chase fashion which we think is one of the reasons they will still be here in years to come.
Friday 8th May, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Rocky Balboa once said that if you want to have good time you need a good watch. Wise words indeed from one of the great thinkers. With the summer approaching and more chance of rocking some short sleeved attire you need to remember that your wrist needs dressed too.
With 160 years worth of watch making history Timex are always on point with their designs and styles. An iconic look that sits well with the formal gentleman and the rugged masculine man our Timex collection has something for everybody this season.
A personal favourite is the classic Digital watch. A flashback to our youth these were the watches to have in our younger days, and yes we rocked the gold strap. If your after a more mature look the Weekender has it just right with a nice round face and all the detailing of a timeless fashion piece.
Friday 1st May, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Everyone at Xile was Saddened by the news that Cameron Armstrong passed away on Monday 13th April. He was a fun loving, passionate, loyal and generous young man that touched the lives of many.All staff at Xile wish to pass our deepest condolences on to Jim and Lisa Armstrong through this challenging time and want to continue to show support byselling the Invictus Maneo T-shirt as a lasting memory to Cameron and Ellie.
DEATH IS NOTHING AT ALL (written by Herny Scott Holland (1847-1918))
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well.