Thursday, 3 May 2018

NEW TEES


Three new t-shirts going online over this week and next.  We've got our Yuuurs tee, a new and the original version of the Paninaro striped tee and our new Shining tees.


First up our Yuuurs tee on Ecru and Orange, tonight at 7pm.


Paninaro tees new Gry stripe with raised pink print. Released Tuesday May 8th at 7pm.
And finally our Shining Connoisseur tees. On Yellow and Sky Blue. Released Monday 14th May at 7pm. 




Monday, 16 April 2018

MCR-PICCADILLY-LDN JACKET AND WEIR.


Next Tuesday at the usual time of 7pm see's the release of The Piccadilly anorak. 

This is a new popover style jacket we have made in collaboration with Weekend Offender - a further outing of the Weekend Connoisseur mashup of both brands. 
This takes name and inspiration from our surroundings, there's a Piccadilly in both London and Manchester. There's a 'trainspotting' theme throughout this one, but that doesn't mean you have to go and hang around stations drinking Tizer and taking notes.
Fabric is 100% cotton poplin bonded with yarn dyed chambray outer. Features two top chest pockets with 'Rite in the Rain' waterproof notepad. Sleeve pocket, two kangaroo handwarmer pockets, pocket to rear. Half zipper to side for easy removal over the head. Drawstring hem and waist, collaborative branding and press studs. In addition to the jacket we also have the Piccadilly Weir hat, which will be released as part of the collaboration. The hat and jacket will firstly be available in 50 pieces to purchase exclusively together on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm (from both websites) If there are any remaining they will go on separate sale the day after. Please note, the hat and jacket will not be allowed to be returned separately if for any reason you change your mind both will have to be returned as it is sold as one transaction. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

MERSEY TEES

Two new striped tees released next Monday at the usual time of 7pm (GMT)
Our Mersey 'Marina' style tees. A humourous nod to the famous river that not many people know actually starts right here in Stockport. We've got two new nice striped tees with a subtle chest print of 'Connoisseur England' which is a little homage to the stuff we wore back in the day. 

Monday, 26 March 2018

GEOMETRIC WEIR!

'Refuge' (noun) - a place or situation providing safety or shelter.
It's also the name of a suave (after extensive renovation) bar in town (Manchester), that this geometric patterned new guy just might have taken it's inspiration from. 
Like we always say, sometimes the strangest things catch your eye and you find yourself saying 'that would look good on a hat' and sometimes we do it and they just work. He's like a younger cousin of his much more famous Overlook brother. The colours work well, it's one of our favourites. It's online tomorrow night at 7pm GMT.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018

NEW McMURPHY BOBCAPS...


That's right, you asked for them so we made some more. New McMurphy hat's in the bobcap style in new colours, four in total. Online tomorrow at 7pm. 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

BEERY WEIRS


This week and next week see's the release of two new Weirs, both inspired by tipple.
We've got the Plum Porter Weir and the Neck Oil Weir,
First up is the Plum online this Tuesday at 7pm. The Neck one will follow next Tuesday 20th Feb.

Friday, 26 January 2018

MIDNIGHT OVERLOOK...



Our cult The Shining inspired Overlook hat was the very first time anybody had the idea of putting that geometric pattern into clothing, many have since followed our lead. BUT we're not done with that, following our recent shirts, shorts and summer hats and socks, the Overlook returns in a brand new special edition.
Things have got a little darker, Blue hues replace the famous garish carpet colours. It takes it's name 'Midnight' from the chilling final scene of the movie with the accompanying Al Bowlly and Ray Noble and His Orchestra song. It's finally here and online Tuesday 30th Jan at 7pm. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

NHS TRIBUTE WEIR...


Over the years we've carved out some rather unique ideas for our Weir hats, be it oscure or famous movie carpets, transport upholstery patterns or various random ideas from afar. This one is in that familiar CC vein but also with a bigger meaning behind it. This one pay's tribute to arguably Britain's greatest institution, The National Health Service.
The National Health Service began under Clement Atlee's Labour government in 1945. Founded and set up by then Health Minister Nye Bevan. The NHS was born out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. 
At its launch by Bevan on 5 July 1948 it had at its heart three core principles: 
That it meet the needs of everyone, that it be free at the point of delivery, and that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
A fantastic and solid idea that one would imagine would be championed and celebrated and without doubt be "the institution which more than any other unites our nation". 
Sadly, the NHS has been raped and destroyed by a Tory party hellbent on selling it off to the private sector and in the current climate the destruction thus far, has culminated in it's worse state it's ever been in. Even Thatcher didn't do as much damage as this current woeful government has. 
An absolute insult and crying shame to all the hardworking doctors, nurses and staff who provide amazing patient care going above and beyond expectations, whilst effectively having their pay cut over the last 7 years. Anyway you don't need me to tell you all that, it's clear for all to see. 
With that in mind, we felt this winter, we should pay tribute to the NHS and more so help raise awareness and join the campaign to to help save the NHS. The pattern is based on a standard NHS hospital gown which if you've ever been admitted overnight or for an operation you'll have had one of these on. 
We will be donating a share of the spoils as with previous fund raising Weirs to a registered NHS charity/fundraising group once all is sorted. Whilst this is merely a drop in the ocean, the hat may hopefully raise some extra awareness, every little helps. 
The hat will go online this Thursday at the usual time of 7pm (GMT) 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

SHERLOCK #6

 
Elementary! The classic Deerstalker hat returns for a sixth edition, and once again there's no messing about here! What can you say about this hat? Sherlock Holmes' famous 'ear-flapped travelling cap', an old school casual staple, an acquired taste? definitely! Casual luxury at it's finest.
We've done something a bit different once again, with a multi coloured glorious Donegal Tweed. Features include our small woven label to the peak, leather ties and of course fold down ear flaps and two peaks for the price of one. Just look at all those colours. Made just for us by long standing hat manufacturers (Est. 1898). Only the best will doodle do!