|Interview with :: Jimmy Jazz.|
|Interview with :: Red Bricks and Coal.|
|Interview with Vetusta Firm Spanish|
|Interview with Artyom Chernov Russia|
|Woodbank Polo Shirt :: Proper Magazine..|
|Northern Music Factory :: Sabotage Times.|
|Interview with :: 19sixtysix..|
|The Weir Hat :: Sabotage Times.|
|The Beat a Storm :: TheCagoule|
|The Beat a Storm :: Saggar Makers Social Club|
|The Beat a Storm :: Jimmy Jazz|
|The Weir Hat #2 :: Sabotage Times.|
|The Weir Hat #3 :: Oneupmanship|
|'Beat a Storm; Cagoule :: Freizeit FOTT Russia..|
|Interview with :: Offhand|
|Interview with Nuji :: Nuji's blog|
|Interview with :: Helmstyle Q&A|
|Most Wanted loves the Casual Connoisseur|
|Connoisseur Style :: Freizeit by FOTT Russia|
|World Cup Willie :: Freizeit by FOTT Russia|
|Connoisseur Shirts :: The High Rise|
|Connoisseur Shirts :: PROPER Magazine|
|Oneupmanship interview :: Original Life Spotter Moscow|
|Interview with :: Transmission Journal|
|Interview with :: Cant Use Scissors|
|Connoisseur Union shirt :: The Cool Hunter|
|Interview with :: Stand out from the Crowd|
|Connoisseur in Japan :: Pounds Magazine|
|Top 21 Stone Roses t-shirts :: Cool T-shirt Design|
|FAO Cardiff : 'Beat a Storm' :: Beat a Storm cagoule|
|Interview with :: Northern Aficionado|
|A Casual Man feature :: Connoisseur x Peter O'Toole|
|The Connoisseur manifesto : It's a simple one, The Connoisseur brand is just that. We're a brand, we're an identity, you could even say we're our own movement. This thing of ours has grown and developed since we started, starting out from nothing and with nothing but determined graft, building and progressing as we go. Our product isn't just an item. There is much more to us than that. We have worked hard to bring this independent brand forward and advance as the months and years pass. Our simple ethos right from the start being to offer something fresh, alternative, interesting and perhaps most importantly of all with our product to ensure it's produced the right way, is affordable and represents great value in a time where money is tight but prices are growing. You see, we've created a cult. Whilst anyone might say it's madness, we've always deliberately limited product numbers where we can. Our Weir hats have become famous worldwide, we could sell quadruple the quantities each year, we don't, we won't. We deliberately produce only 50 pieces per colour. When they have gone they've gone, that's it. Our cagoules are sought after and despite it even costing more to do smaller numbers also produce those only in limited numbers. Same with our pin-sets only ever 100 pieced produced when it would make perfect sense to cash in on the demand. No, as many if not more people can miss out than purchase. Is it silly? Is it daft? Potentially, it might nark some people who miss out and for that we apologise, but the demand for selected product is because it's limited, we've not cashed in, we've not sold out. BUT it's what we do, it's how we do it. We're not concerned by any other. We do get a bit irritated at having our new and our fresh ideas aped and poached but we can't do much about it. Innovate not imitate we say!
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|Oneupmanship feature :: A Continuous Lean|
|Oneupmanship on :: Valet Mag|
|Oneupmanship Clarks Oberon :: The Fader|
|Oneupmanship feature :: Mishka New York|
|Oneupmanship Top 18 :: The Fader|
|The Overlook hat :: The Overlook Hotel.|
|The Overlook hat :: Jack's Attic.|
|The Overlook hat :: Geekologie|
|The Overlook hat :: Screen Junkies.|
|The Overlook hat :: Io9.com|
|The Overlook hat :: SVPPLY|
|The Overlook hat :: Empire Magazine|
|The Resistance Smock :: Proper Magazine|
|Interview with :: Drei Striefen Madness Russia|
|Oneupmanship Greatest Outerwear :: Four Pins USA|
|Connoisseur x Peter O'Toole exhibition :: Faces & Laces|
|Connoisseur Shirts :: Helm Style|
|Interview with :: Proper Magazine|
|Established in the Summer of 2006 in the North West of England, The Connoisseur brand is a label inspired by various aspects of cult and popular culture. We buzz off the finer things in life. Art, film, music, football, the great outdoors, cask ales and everything that fills the gaps in between.
We reckon we've got a keen eye for detail we try to exercise that eye on the garms we put together. Our aim is ...to breathe fresh air into timeless style. We hook into the traditional working class values we were brought up with and give them
a coat of contemporary cool.
While we're quite chuffed with how things have gone so far, we know where we fit in. We're just two lads from the outskirts of a big city trying to spread a slightly warped strain of whatever it is that makes us tick. Some people seem to like it.
We keep things limited, believing those who deserve them the most will be rewarded. We could of course cash in and make mad money on bigger production runs, and tasteless tat but where's the fun in that?
Better to retain integrity. We are a cult, not a cash in. We sell our wares to everyone. Some of our likers are hikers and push-bikers. From top table lads to style-conscious Dads, students and their teachers; we have no person in mind when we design our clothing.
We're a tiny self-sufficient brand, with big ideas. We are a two-man team working hard at it ourselves and with regular collaborators, friends, cohorts and using professional expert craftsmen (and women) to help produce our workings, designs and ideas. We lead where others follow.
The Casual Connoisseur Ltd leave politics at the door on the way in, we are not affiliated to any other brands or groups or persons unless stated otherwise. Anything that may suggest so is merely coincidental. We have established our brand - our own look and imagery, including our own unique style.
Please beware of pale imitations. We are the Connoisseur brand.
We have made progress each year so here's to the future. Join us as we go...
We do what we like and we like what we do.