Friday 23rd January, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Wednesday 14th January, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Here at Xile we pride ourselves on our work hard, play harder attitude. So we were deeply saddened to learn that one former member of staff who embodied this ethos had passed away.
Andy Murray was the antithesis of the oft-dour faced tennis player; with a smile, a pun and a playlist for every occasion, he made the time between opening Xile Casual and the first post-work pint pass in the blink of an eye. Indeed, Xile staff of a certain vintage will always be reminded of a chaotic Christmas when they hear a Miike Snow track thanks to Andy's playlists. Andy even managed to put his good looks to use when he launched his successful modelling career on this very website and in the pages of the Into Xile magazine.
However, it will be the memories of many "long" lunches in Princes Street Gardens on summer afternoons and night outs that we will hold dearest when thinking of Andy. One memorable night out with Andy saw a drunken snowball fight; the creation of the infamous 'San Marino'© cocktail and saving one worse-for-wear Xile staff member from hypothermia after passing out "making snow angels" in the street.
They were the best of times Andy. You will be missed.
Please help remember Andy by donating to the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh.
Tuesday 13th January, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
It seems the first “crisp sandwich cafe” has opened in Belfast. Everybody enjoyed a crisp sandwich but I bet you were unaware your neighbour, mate and aunty all loved them too and that they are massive in Ireland.
Born off the back of a fictional story published on satirical website theulsterfry.com owner of ‘That Wee Café’ on Bedford Street approached the website to open one for real, and ‘Simply Crispy’ was born.
Catering for all tastes, the cafe will provide a mixture of breads and crisp flavours that can be served up with a fresh tomato soup, instantly taking you back to your youth.A great idea that sits alongside other genius ideas like London's new cereal bar! It'll be Wotsit rolls all round for lunch today in the Xile office.
Monday 29th December, '14 | Posted by Xile Clothing
With New Year approaching we decided to pick out our 5 favourite New Year related films. This wasn't as easy as it sounds but we managed a connection with these great cinema moments...
Tuesday 23rd December, '14 | Posted by Xile Clothing
As the sports heritage look continues to grow in popularity we look at one of the key brands that are driving this fashion forward. Ellesse is an Italian sportswear brand, founded in 1959 by Leonardo Sevardio. The brand exploded in popularity in the 1970’s with an on-trend selection of ski-wear and tennis apparel that caught the public imagination due to its bright colours and eyecatching designs.
Italian sportswear became hugely popular in the UK as travelling football fans picked up rare and unknown labels in the late 70’s and 80’s – proudly showing their new pieces off on the terraces the following week. As a result of this increase in interest Ellesse began to be sold throughout the UK and became synonymous with youth culture, football and fashion.
This season sees the return of a number of classic designs from the archive. Our favouroite is the Lugiano TT – presented in dress blue colourway with bold orange detailing. This retro inspired style is a sure fire winner and at £55 makes a keen investment.