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The Burlington brand of socks, with its unmistakable argyle tartan pattern of Scottish origin is an international, innovative, lifestyle brand that is owned by the Falke Group who acquired the Burlington trademark rights in April 2008.
Today Burlington’s argyle pattern represents both tradition and the modern spirit and even when it has set out in search of new directions and discoveries, it has never forsaken its origins.
Each Burlington piece symbolises both quality and luxury and manufactured to the most stringent of quality standards. It is both cosmopolitan and stylishly modern and undeniably fabulous.
In 1911 in Torino Italy, Walter Martiny started the production of rubber-soled footwear branded with the Superga logo. In 1925, his designs expanded to include footwear with vulcanized rubber soles and the Superga 2750 style was born! After the war, Superga restarted operations specializing solely in the production of high-quality footwear. In the 1970’s, Superga diversified to add sport shoes with technical attributes. Now, the collections include a vast array of styles and colors in addition to the original Superga Vulcanized and Sport lines. The 2750 has been an icon from the beginning. Long a favorite for taking Italians from the city to the beach to weekends away, it is easy to wear and designed to dress up casual sportswear. Superga 2750’s can be washed like your favorite jeans to create your own vintage look. Superga celebrates the fun lifestyle of the 2750 by offering a wide range of colors, fabrics, and prints each season for women, men and children.
The original, classic Superga plimsoll has gained iconic status since its inception in 1911. No longer the reserve of chic Italians who have worn them from the city to the beach for generations, this timeless design works with retro 1950’s looks like cropped trousers or tea dresses for the girls and with chinos and a classic polo for the boys.
The latest David Smith shirts have already arrived and are selling well. As always, statement shirts, never date, for the "Rock Star" in all of us. 100% Cotton in a 70's count yarn (thats technical speak, rather than the era), and using 100% All Natural Colours. Slim fit cut for you.
Born in Islington, North London in 1975 Peter Werth has been part of the British menswear landscape for 35 years and has become synonymous with great British design, high quality contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories.
Founded by Peter Werth, the brand started off specialising in the production of men's knitwear, made by factories in Leicester and Nottingham. The brand drew its early inspiration from the trend setting Italian knitwear brands and factories that were starting to make a name for themselves in London during the Swinging Sixties, the ones appropriated by the early Mods - the style conscious young modern jazz fans who dressed in sharp modern Italian clothes.
Peter Werth's early suiting with narrow lapels and tapered trousers, blazers and button down shirts reflected the look of this style tribe, and soon became the signature look for the brand. Never outlandish or loud, the look was always delivered with a sense of authority and understated style. Today this attitude remains the same.
Why not come and see for yourself?
Well, with Easter upon us, I guess we are all consumed with Chocolate Eggs, Hot Cross Buns and whatever else takes our fancy.
Being health conscious, (or supposed to be) we should be a little more aware of reading food labels and being sensitive to what we are shoving down our throats.
Our friend David Smith has taken this labelling one step further with his beautiful printed shirts!
David, no relation to Paul, (although I always joke that he is Pauls Australian cousin), designs and makes fantastic 70's count cotton printed shirts, although he has started using his sense of humour on his designs.
He adds the words "No Artificial Colours" onto his designs, I love this tongue in cheek humour in clothing design don't you?
Happy Easter Everyone!
With the ICC World Cup on today, my thoughts turned back to the era when the Aussies ruled the world at cricket at least.
In the mens fashion world, Gloweave also ruled the retail scene with innovative products, one of which, Ram, a real 'macho' knit label of polos tees and shirts is featured here in a 31 second TV spot, probably on Channel 9 here in Melbourne.
The date is 1973 and a crowd of raucous kids are jostling for position around an unassuming market-stall sheltering from the icy February drizzle under a railway bridge in the heart of Portobello Market, London. The buzz is palpable. Trecking by Tube, bus and bike from the far corners of London this motley crue has converged on the capital’s hippest clothing market in a bid to lay their hands on an elusive pair of the jeans that has had London’s most discerning fashion devotees swapping notes. It was there in 1973, under that bridge in Notting Hill, that Pepe Jeans was born.
To see the rest of the story, watch this video and feel the buzz.
We are pleased to annouce the arrival of Spring Court classic sneakers to Mitchell McCabe menswear, here in South Melbourne.
These French Style classic sneakers have been around since 1936, younger than us, and don't they look it?
Why not Play Fair, with Fair Play.
100% Cotton canvas upper with vulcanised rubber sole. Removable inner sole unit is impregnated with minty freshness! Enjoy!
Hey, you can even order them online here! Midnight
We've received our first deliveries of our Autumn selections from iconic English super-brand, SuperDry.
Mitchell McCabe was one of the first independant stores to recognise this brand when it was first available in Australia, and after watching it grow, we thought it was time to revisit it.
Known for its gutsy fabrics, unique washes and prints, SuperDry fuses British Design with the Spirit of Japan.
Our first drop consists of Tin Tab tees, original Heavy weight hoodies, henlys an dthe ever popular 'washbasket' shirts.
Come in and see why SuperDry is , well Super!
In 1963, the Ben Sherman brand was born, where the man himself opened his store, offering gents all over Britain the chance to try his original button down shirt.
With half a century of tradition and experience, Ben Sherman now delivers a total modern lifestyle, always striving for the best.
Ben's EC1 Trouser shop combines the heritage, the finest quality, tailored fits and their contemporary vision, all in a great fitting chino.
Why EC1? Well, thats the post code of teh original factory and design workshop, in London's East End.
Well, it's that time of year again.
You know when you give one of your parents breakfast in bed, a small gift of your affection, take them out to lunch or dinner, gather around your siblings and significant others, generally make a fuss of your parent and say how much you love them and appreciate what they have done for you!
No, we're not talking about Mothers Day silly, it's only Father's Day!
So it's time to go out and buy the cheapest present you can find, and if you don't, you can always blame Dad and say he didn't want anything anyway!
Excuse my tone, but maybe Dad deserves more than just socks?
On May 21st 2014 we officially christened the new store with an Autumn Festival.
With a selected group of VIP customers and friends, the winter collections were viewed, reviewed and celebrated.
With Mitchell McCabe’s signature mulled wine in hand, visitors were able to enjoy sights and sounds galore.
Refreshments were served by The Blue Room, our bar partners while specially produced, bespoke Mitchell McCabe and Ben Sherman cupcakes were served to guests courtesy of Burnt Butter, also of South Melbourne.
The occasion also marked a ‘going away’ party for Andrew, as he preparing to leave for the UK on a study tour.
“It’s a great way of gathering friends around and saying cheerio before I leave,” said Andrew, cupcake in hand.
“I’m excited about going to the UK to review trends, the retail scene and get some great ideas to bring back to the store and to our customers. This is a great way to introduce our new store, our new team and to celebrate the next chapter in our 114 history.”