[28 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Selvedge denim – the colour of quality

Denim is working hard again this season, with dungarees, flares and A-line button-up skirts all key tools in the 1970s revival kit. Though unlike other throwbacks – crop tops, suede and sheepskin trim – it’s never really stopped to put its feet up.

Nearly everyone owns a pair of jeans. But for some denim is a more serious business; serving its original purpose as workwear or marking allegiance to a subculture – bikers, mods, rockabillies. Which is where selvedge denim comes in. A premium product identified by the colour of thread used and visible in the turn up.

Here we talk to two brands who have the traditional craft all sewn up – Brighton-based Dawson Denim and Edwin Europe:

What is selvedge denim?

Edwin: Selvage Denim is a high premium fabric made in a tradition way. A shuttle loom spins one continuous thread, creating a self-edge that doesn’t fray. Producing denim in this way is a lot more time consuming and the fabric width is limited to 30 inches but the end result is a tightly woven, hard-wearing denim with a coloured thread.

Dawson: Selvedge is the oldest form of denim fabric still in manufacture today, up until the 1970s it was the only type of fabric you could buy.

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment]
East Grinstead VE Day street party

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, East Grinstead will recreate the town’s original 1945 Victory in Europe (VE) Day street party on 10 May.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes, Win »

[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – House of Bricks sunglasses

Fifties’ cats eye, Sixties’ circles or Eighties’ hearts – whatever shape best frames your face House of Bricks have got it covered with their colourful range of retro sunnies.

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[12 Apr 2015 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Kathryn Cheston

Vintage trader and Fifities frock fan Kathryn Cheston answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and shares the sad fate of her first and favourite vintage find…

Decor, Featured »

[5 Apr 2015 | One Comment]
Fish + Liquor on Madeira Drive

VW, scooter and motorbike enthusiasts regularly unite at Madeira Drive and thanks to the new vintage-themed fish and chip restaurant Fish + Liquor can now stay a while longer.

Fashion, Headline »

[28 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Selvedge denim – the colour of quality

Denim is working hard again this season, with dungarees, flares and A-line button-up skirts all key tools in the 1970s revival kit. Though unlike other throwbacks – crop tops, suede and sheepskin trim – it’s never really stopped to put its feet up.

Nearly everyone owns a pair of jeans. But for some denim is a more serious business; serving its original purpose as workwear or marking allegiance to a subculture – bikers, mods, rockabillies. Which is where selvedge denim comes in. A premium product identified by the colour of thread used and visible in the turn up.

Here we talk to two brands who have the traditional craft all sewn up – Brighton-based Dawson Denim and Edwin Europe:

What is selvedge denim?

Edwin: Selvage Denim is a high premium fabric made in a tradition way. A shuttle loom spins one continuous thread, creating a self-edge that doesn’t fray. Producing denim in this way is a lot more time consuming and the fabric width is limited to 30 inches but the end result is a tightly woven, hard-wearing denim with a coloured thread.

Dawson: Selvedge is the oldest form of denim fabric still in manufacture today, up until the 1970s it was the only type of fabric you could buy.

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[7 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Vintage and antiques shops in Rye

Rye is one of those perfectly picturesque Sussex towns where every third person seems to own a vintage or antique shop. From the wood-paneled lock-ups down at the Quayside to mid-century Americana on the High Street, here are five of our favourites.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[1 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Coco Fennell Spring/Summer15

An Elvis-esque jumpsuit with sequined stars, polka-dot maxi and dirndl embroidered mini dresses – all with boho balloon sleeves – grace the range of Coco Fennell’s dance-floor fillers you’re unlikely to see anyone else in at the party.

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Take part in a vintage study – and win £50!

A lecturer from the University of Sussex is offering people working in vintage businesses in East and West Sussex the chance to win £50 by taking part in a study into the economic growth of the sector.