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.
Tuesday 14th April, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
First revealed in May 2014 the super lightweight Y-3 Yohji Boost in it's classic y-3 styled white and black colour way represented the iconic Y-3 look. Clean cut, forward thinking,great attention to detail and made from the highest quality of fabrics the Yohji Boost was an instant classic.
For spring/summer 2015 Y-3 have blessed it with some super fresh flavour by featuring their all over Hawaiian floral print that his a highlight of the Y-3 spring/summer collection.
Combined with the neoprene upper, black synthetics and a full length Boost sole we're going to put it out there that these are the trainers of the season. So fresh for the summer. Now to decide if wearing the matching track top is too much.
Wednesday 8th April, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Everyone at Xile Clothing was extremely saddened with news last September that long-time friends of the business Jim and Lisa Armstrong's 19 year old son Cameron had been diagnosed with advanced stage bowel cancer. This news was heart breaking as during the same period Cameron's younger sister Ellie, 14, had been diagnosed with another rare form of Cancer stemming from a small benign tumour she had from birth. Ellie’s treatment did not work and she sadly passed away in January 2015.
Cameron’s disease is usually associated with people in their fifties and over and extremely rare for a more than healthy young man. Up until last year Cameron had shown no signs of ill health. He was an extremely fit teenage boy who was a pro youth footballer for Falkirk FC, EOSFL with Spartans and lately Whitehill Welfare.
Cameron received treatment immediately having a substantial part of his bowel removed due to the damage from the tumour, but unfortunately the cancer was found to have spread into his liver. After several forms of Chemotherapy the treatment was found not to be helping and had now spread to his lungs. With no further treatment that can help, Cameron is now fulfilling his wishes with his family and beautiful girlfriend.
With the help of Jim, Lisa and Cameron we have commissioned a t-shirt featuring the Armstrong Family Coat of Arms “Invictus Maneo” to raise funds for Cameron. Available in all Xile stores and online with all profits going to Cameron, this T-shirt will be a lasting legacy for Ellie and Cameron and we want people to wear the T-shirt to raise awareness and as much money as possible via Cameron's Just Giving page...
Cameron has also decided to donate a portion of the funds to CCLASP, a local charity in Edinburgh who have helped Cameron's family throughout the last year and provided so much support.
Jim, Lisa and Cameron would also like to thank everyone who has taken time out to read their story and donate or buy a t-shirt.
Thursday 2nd April, '15 | Posted by Xile Clothing
Luke have chosen world renowned comedian and T.V presenter Russell Kane to be the face of their new Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Known as one of the top comedians in the country with memorable slots at the 'Royal Variety' and 'Live At The Apollo' Russell brings a sharp polished look to this seasons collection. Already spotted in Luke on a regular basis it was a natural progression to use him in the campaign.