I can hear you now…
‘MQT? Who are they. I have never heard of them before.’
Neither had I to be honest, until I discovered their jeans and shorts range through a friend and suddenly got excited about them. The main difference about these jeans is that they come from a family run business, which actually means that you are probably getting something that has taken generations to perfect.
Think of your grandads jeans, with a 2012 fashionable twist, and you have MQT.
Plus, they have this cool little video about it too…
Being the nosey person that I sometimes am, I headed down to Selfridges (one of the many stockists) to take a look and try some on. They fit well, look good, and made me feel like I was wearing something that didn’t come from a factory churning out 1000′s of the same item.
Plus, I am being a trendsetter by wearing them!
The only downside was that they didn’t have my size in stock in the colour I wanted. So I had to leave with a little dent in my excitement. Oh well, at least we can look at some pretty pictures of them instead until they come back in…
Having red hair is optional.
Whilst their website can give you more info, and you can buy them online at ASOS, you should head down to Selfridges and see for yourselves how nice these are. They are pretty good value for money too, and know they will last longer than other brands.
We can all be trendsetters!
You know the feeling just as much as the person standing next to you when looking for something specific.
Walking round the same store, looking at the same items, and still not being able to find something that you like. Eager to spend the money for once, yet you can’t find what you want.
Then you move onto the next store, to repeat eactly what you just did in the last, and walk out empty handed whilst getting annoying that ‘none of these bloody stores have what I want.’
Then, you find yourself back at home, trailing through the internet trying to find the same item. Again, nothing stands out. Frustrating is an understatement.
For me, one of the items I have been trying to find for a while is a decent Bomber jacket. You know, those jackets that were all the range back in the late 90′s, and have now come full circle and back on the must-have list for 2012. I have searched high and low and whilst there are some cool ones around the high streets, nothing has really stood out to me.
Until now that is.
I was introduced to the new premium collection from Miko Spinelli through a friend, and immeadiately fell in LOVE with it. Think ‘Italian fashion meets your grandmas porcelain china tea pot‘ and you have a collection that is eye catchingly good.
I know right, those patterns didn’t seem so cool when you visited the grandparents. On these jackets however, they look absolutely amazing. The delicate patterns contrast with the panelling and metal zips, whilst you can feel sporty with the cuffs and waistbands. Throw on one of the flat caps that use the same pattern and embroidery, and you are definately onto a winner.
Personally, I wouldn’t wear both the jacket and hat at the same time, but each of them individually can be added to make up an outfit.
So far, this eagerly awaited collection has gained some pretty impressive reviews, and I can see why. With only a handful of each jacket being made, it is definately a moment to grab something unique. His website (found here) showcases the currently SS12 collection too, and whilst the prices are a little higher than your Topman or River Island equivilents, its the quality and designs that make it worth the money.
Whilst bomber jackets may go out of fashion next year, you know they will come back round again like it has with the 90′s.
Plus, you are saving your energy by not having to walk around the high street in search of something that stands out. Another winner!