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PAUSE of The Week: Cashmere Sweater

By November 4, 2012Fashion News, Style
Hailing from the streets of Manchester, this Jonny Wolf introduces us to Awake And Dressed ‘s new range of t-shirts. Using quirky slogans and recognisable imagery, the classic white t-shirt is reinvented as a fun way to express yourself through style. Here’s what happened when we picked at the brand owner’s brain.


Awake and Dressed
uses various photographic prints as well as a Jonny Wolf signature, what would you say inspires the photographs selected?

“The selection behind the images is anything that really catches my eye, and that I can work with and turn into a good print. I usually research images as well as pictures I have taken. I try to add my own unique style of design and hopefully this shows in the work I have produced. I work with a photographer Lucy from Starwinkle photography, who has a similar style and take as me. We work well together. ”

We can  see the strong presence of skulls in your work, do they have a specific meaning to you?

“Skulls don’t really have a specific meaning to me really. I have found them interesting to use within the designs. Death and skulls can be quirky and the use of them allows you to explore the subject in a different way. Rather than looking at particular areas and avoiding them I want to push them boundaries and I captured how skulls can be fashionable and incorporated.”

How did the collaboration with Leo B Stanley and his printing company come about?

“When coming up with the line I really wanted to use direct to garment printing. The new technology was something that felt I need to use to get in order to achieve the best results. Having searched around for a company that did it I came into contact with Leo. We hit off and lets just say the rest is history!”

Printed t-shirts are very popular, especially in high street retailers. Are there any stores that are currently producing t-shirts that you could see fitting in to your collection?

“I like the graphic tees that All Saints produce. And also brands such as The Cuckoo’s Nest, they do some great-shirts which interpret design. Blood Brothers also makes good use of graphics. It is important to appreciate other designs to ensure I am developing my creativity.”

Do you have a personal favourite item from the collection?

“I genuinely love the whole collection (I am aware I’m biased) so it’s difficult to choose one. Saying that, if I was to choose one it would be the ‘last bank job’ design. I think this is purely based on a T-shirt that would catch my attention and it has turned out really well.”

What can we expect from the brand in the next couple of months?

“You can expect to see another collection of t-shirts building on the previous collections. As well as branching into knitwear and jumpers (keeping us stylishly warm in the winter) We have explored possible beanie and snapback hats. We also want to push the brand forward into more retailers and spread the word of Awake and Dressed..

Offering high quality cotton that is immune to cracking and fading, we at PAUSE know that one of these would be a great addition to your wardrobe that will last you through wind, rain and sunshine. Go online to get your hands on a tshirt.

 

By Joyce LaBelle


Hailing from the streets of Manchester, this Jonny Wolf introduces us to Awake And Dressed ‘s new range of t-shirts. Using quirky slogans and recognisable imagery, the classic white t-shirt is reinvented as a fun way to express yourself through style. Here’s what happened when we picked at the brand owner’s brain.


Awake and Dressed
uses various photographic prints as well as a Jonny Wolf signature, what would you say inspires the photographs selected?

“The selection behind the images is anything that really catches my eye, and that I can work with and turn into a good print. I usually research images as well as pictures I have taken. I try to add my own unique style of design and hopefully this shows in the work I have produced. I work with a photographer Lucy from Starwinkle photography, who has a similar style and take as me. We work well together. ”

We can  see the strong presence of skulls in your work, do they have a specific meaning to you?

“Skulls don’t really have a specific meaning to me really. I have found them interesting to use within the designs. Death and skulls can be quirky and the use of them allows you to explore the subject in a different way. Rather than looking at particular areas and avoiding them I want to push them boundaries and I captured how skulls can be fashionable and incorporated.”

How did the collaboration with Leo B Stanley and his printing company come about?

“When coming up with the line I really wanted to use direct to garment printing. The new technology was something that felt I need to use to get in order to achieve the best results. Having searched around for a company that did it I came into contact with Leo. We hit off and lets just say the rest is history!”

Printed t-shirts are very popular, especially in high street retailers. Are there any stores that are currently producing t-shirts that you could see fitting in to your collection?

“I like the graphic tees that All Saints produce. And also brands such as The Cuckoo’s Nest, they do some great-shirts which interpret design. Blood Brothers also makes good use of graphics. It is important to appreciate other designs to ensure I am developing my creativity.”

Do you have a personal favourite item from the collection?

“I genuinely love the whole collection (I am aware I’m biased) so it’s difficult to choose one. Saying that, if I was to choose one it would be the ‘last bank job’ design. I think this is purely based on a T-shirt that would catch my attention and it has turned out really well.”

What can we expect from the brand in the next couple of months?

“You can expect to see another collection of t-shirts building on the previous collections. As well as branching into knitwear and jumpers (keeping us stylishly warm in the winter) We have explored possible beanie and snapback hats. We also want to push the brand forward into more retailers and spread the word of Awake and Dressed..

Offering high quality cotton that is immune to cracking and fading, we at PAUSE know that one of these would be a great addition to your wardrobe that will last you through wind, rain and sunshine. Go online to get your hands on a tshirt.

 

By Joyce LaBelle


As the climate rapidly gets colder, we are all reminiscing on warmer days when we took the weather for granted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your winter wardrobe.

Coming in a cool wolf grey and silver design, these new Air Max 90s and their leopard print will help kick in your wild side and get you fired up for the end of the year.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Along with the release of new colours, patterns and styles; Nike has treated us to the ‘Holiday Pack’.
Equipped with the introduction to the mix of this season’s most moved materials, the Air Max 1 comes in duo colours including mint green and grey, navy and white, as well as red and black.

PAUSE definitely recommend Nike ’s latest addition, be sure to get your mitts on these exclusive trainers before the season ends – without having to break the bank.

By Joyce LaBelle.

Hailing from the streets of Manchester, this Jonny Wolf introduces us to Awake And Dressed ‘s new range of t-shirts. Using quirky slogans and recognisable imagery, the classic white t-shirt is reinvented as a fun way to express yourself through style. Here’s what happened when we picked at the brand owner’s brain.


Awake and Dressed
uses various photographic prints as well as a Jonny Wolf signature, what would you say inspires the photographs selected?

“The selection behind the images is anything that really catches my eye, and that I can work with and turn into a good print. I usually research images as well as pictures I have taken. I try to add my own unique style of design and hopefully this shows in the work I have produced. I work with a photographer Lucy from Starwinkle photography, who has a similar style and take as me. We work well together. ”

We can  see the strong presence of skulls in your work, do they have a specific meaning to you?

“Skulls don’t really have a specific meaning to me really. I have found them interesting to use within the designs. Death and skulls can be quirky and the use of them allows you to explore the subject in a different way. Rather than looking at particular areas and avoiding them I want to push them boundaries and I captured how skulls can be fashionable and incorporated.”

How did the collaboration with Leo B Stanley and his printing company come about?

“When coming up with the line I really wanted to use direct to garment printing. The new technology was something that felt I need to use to get in order to achieve the best results. Having searched around for a company that did it I came into contact with Leo. We hit off and lets just say the rest is history!”

Printed t-shirts are very popular, especially in high street retailers. Are there any stores that are currently producing t-shirts that you could see fitting in to your collection?

“I like the graphic tees that All Saints produce. And also brands such as The Cuckoo’s Nest, they do some great-shirts which interpret design. Blood Brothers also makes good use of graphics. It is important to appreciate other designs to ensure I am developing my creativity.”

Do you have a personal favourite item from the collection?

“I genuinely love the whole collection (I am aware I’m biased) so it’s difficult to choose one. Saying that, if I was to choose one it would be the ‘last bank job’ design. I think this is purely based on a T-shirt that would catch my attention and it has turned out really well.”

What can we expect from the brand in the next couple of months?

“You can expect to see another collection of t-shirts building on the previous collections. As well as branching into knitwear and jumpers (keeping us stylishly warm in the winter) We have explored possible beanie and snapback hats. We also want to push the brand forward into more retailers and spread the word of Awake and Dressed..

Offering high quality cotton that is immune to cracking and fading, we at PAUSE know that one of these would be a great addition to your wardrobe that will last you through wind, rain and sunshine. Go online to get your hands on a tshirt.

 

By Joyce LaBelle


As the climate rapidly gets colder, we are all reminiscing on warmer days when we took the weather for granted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your winter wardrobe.

Coming in a cool wolf grey and silver design, these new Air Max 90s and their leopard print will help kick in your wild side and get you fired up for the end of the year.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Along with the release of new colours, patterns and styles; Nike has treated us to the ‘Holiday Pack’.
Equipped with the introduction to the mix of this season’s most moved materials, the Air Max 1 comes in duo colours including mint green and grey, navy and white, as well as red and black.

PAUSE definitely recommend Nike ’s latest addition, be sure to get your mitts on these exclusive trainers before the season ends – without having to break the bank.

By Joyce LaBelle.

Smart enough to compliment more formal attire yet casual enough to work well with jeans, sildenafil the brogue boot has earned its place as a autumn/winter stalwart. Sturdily classic, the brogue has it’s origins in utility and the word brogue / brog is translated as shoe in Gaelic.

Long before becoming a style icon, the shoe was favoured by celtic agricultural workers, farming bogs and marshland.
From here it became adopted by country gentlemen before eventually being re-appropriated as a golf shoe in the 1920s by radical royal, Edward, Prince of Wales.
By wearing the shoe to society events, the Prince almost single handedly initiated it’s transition from country wear to urban apparel.

Recognising the shoe’s iconic status and enduring appeal, American brand Original Penguin have released a premium footwear collection for A/W which revolves around contemporary re-workings of the traditional brogue.

Sensibly priced, the collection includes a selection of boots and brogues in hardwearing traditional styles with contemporary shapes and detailing. All in all, a fitting tribute to one of the most distinctive shoes in the male wardrobe.

PAUSE favourite is the Fair Hope High Boot which retains the brogue’s characteristic pits and serrated edging against an elegant flash of herringbone tweed.

Go online to view all available styles.

 

By Peter Brathwaite
@ALYRICLIFESTYLE

Hailing from the streets of Manchester, this Jonny Wolf introduces us to Awake And Dressed ‘s new range of t-shirts. Using quirky slogans and recognisable imagery, the classic white t-shirt is reinvented as a fun way to express yourself through style. Here’s what happened when we picked at the brand owner’s brain.


Awake and Dressed
uses various photographic prints as well as a Jonny Wolf signature, what would you say inspires the photographs selected?

“The selection behind the images is anything that really catches my eye, and that I can work with and turn into a good print. I usually research images as well as pictures I have taken. I try to add my own unique style of design and hopefully this shows in the work I have produced. I work with a photographer Lucy from Starwinkle photography, who has a similar style and take as me. We work well together. ”

We can  see the strong presence of skulls in your work, do they have a specific meaning to you?

“Skulls don’t really have a specific meaning to me really. I have found them interesting to use within the designs. Death and skulls can be quirky and the use of them allows you to explore the subject in a different way. Rather than looking at particular areas and avoiding them I want to push them boundaries and I captured how skulls can be fashionable and incorporated.”

How did the collaboration with Leo B Stanley and his printing company come about?

“When coming up with the line I really wanted to use direct to garment printing. The new technology was something that felt I need to use to get in order to achieve the best results. Having searched around for a company that did it I came into contact with Leo. We hit off and lets just say the rest is history!”

Printed t-shirts are very popular, especially in high street retailers. Are there any stores that are currently producing t-shirts that you could see fitting in to your collection?

“I like the graphic tees that All Saints produce. And also brands such as The Cuckoo’s Nest, they do some great-shirts which interpret design. Blood Brothers also makes good use of graphics. It is important to appreciate other designs to ensure I am developing my creativity.”

Do you have a personal favourite item from the collection?

“I genuinely love the whole collection (I am aware I’m biased) so it’s difficult to choose one. Saying that, if I was to choose one it would be the ‘last bank job’ design. I think this is purely based on a T-shirt that would catch my attention and it has turned out really well.”

What can we expect from the brand in the next couple of months?

“You can expect to see another collection of t-shirts building on the previous collections. As well as branching into knitwear and jumpers (keeping us stylishly warm in the winter) We have explored possible beanie and snapback hats. We also want to push the brand forward into more retailers and spread the word of Awake and Dressed..

Offering high quality cotton that is immune to cracking and fading, we at PAUSE know that one of these would be a great addition to your wardrobe that will last you through wind, rain and sunshine. Go online to get your hands on a tshirt.

 

By Joyce LaBelle


As the climate rapidly gets colder, we are all reminiscing on warmer days when we took the weather for granted, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your winter wardrobe.

Coming in a cool wolf grey and silver design, these new Air Max 90s and their leopard print will help kick in your wild side and get you fired up for the end of the year.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Along with the release of new colours, patterns and styles; Nike has treated us to the ‘Holiday Pack’.
Equipped with the introduction to the mix of this season’s most moved materials, the Air Max 1 comes in duo colours including mint green and grey, navy and white, as well as red and black.

PAUSE definitely recommend Nike ’s latest addition, be sure to get your mitts on these exclusive trainers before the season ends – without having to break the bank.

By Joyce LaBelle.

Smart enough to compliment more formal attire yet casual enough to work well with jeans, sildenafil the brogue boot has earned its place as a autumn/winter stalwart. Sturdily classic, the brogue has it’s origins in utility and the word brogue / brog is translated as shoe in Gaelic.

Long before becoming a style icon, the shoe was favoured by celtic agricultural workers, farming bogs and marshland.
From here it became adopted by country gentlemen before eventually being re-appropriated as a golf shoe in the 1920s by radical royal, Edward, Prince of Wales.
By wearing the shoe to society events, the Prince almost single handedly initiated it’s transition from country wear to urban apparel.

Recognising the shoe’s iconic status and enduring appeal, American brand Original Penguin have released a premium footwear collection for A/W which revolves around contemporary re-workings of the traditional brogue.

Sensibly priced, the collection includes a selection of boots and brogues in hardwearing traditional styles with contemporary shapes and detailing. All in all, a fitting tribute to one of the most distinctive shoes in the male wardrobe.

PAUSE favourite is the Fair Hope High Boot which retains the brogue’s characteristic pits and serrated edging against an elegant flash of herringbone tweed.

Go online to view all available styles.

 

By Peter Brathwaite
@ALYRICLIFESTYLE
Often referred to as the ‘jewel of textiles’, cashmere is the timelessly tactile fabric that remains the number one choice of the knitwear aficionado. Every man should own at least one cashmere sweater. Aside from the obvious luxury, this is one garment that will stand the test of time and that will actually improve with the passing of the years – as long as you care for it in the right way.

Brands like Loro Piana, Burberry and Ralph Lauren Purple Label all offer fine examples. However, our PAUSE of the week is this understated crew neck cashmere sweater from Japanese high street label Uniqlo. Also available in a v-neck style, the simple sweater speaks for itself and is available in a variety of 16 colours.

Remember these PAUSE tips and you’ll be sure to get full mileage out of your investment:

Don’t hang, always fold (keeping folding to the minimum to avoid distorting the garment’s shape).

Hand wash only, turned inside out.

Don’t over wash.

 

By Peter Brathwaite
@ALYRICLIFESTYLE

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