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NEW POST - Store Visit | Twisted Time Watches, Boxpark, London

#boxpark #london #retail #watches #twistedtime #design #stores #menswear #fashionblogger

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I can imagine that most people in London have heard of Boxpark, but for those outside of the city and beyond, it's a retail concept made up from black shipping containers, stacked outside Shoreditch High Street station. If you're in the area, you really can't miss it.
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Last Saturday, myself and Ruth from Willow Lane and Rosanna from Silver Brogues met up for our inaugural Blogger Brunch. We to one of my usual haunts, Established, for some coffee and catching up. I thought it the ideal ...
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Buckets & Spades in Jigsaw Magazine
I'm mega excited to share with you this feature I was involved in for new issue of Jigsaw's printed magazine. There's a short interview with me, plus a shoot which I styled myself on location in Notting Hill. All the pieces are from Jigsaw's SS15 collection, which you can see here.
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On The Road with Mr Porter x Belstaff
W atch J. G. Francis, a vintage car restorator, navigate his way across the Californian desert , in a Mercedes-Benz 1973 250C Coupé. What a sweet life to live. For Mr Porter's On The Road series.   Find us on   Twitter    Facebook  - Bloglovin'  -  Instag...
Watch J. G. Francis, a vintage car restorator, navigate his way across the Californian desert, in a Mercedes-Benz 1973 250C Coupé. What a sweet life to live. For Mr Porter's On The Road series. Find us on - Twitter - Facebook - Bloglovin' - Instagram - Pinterest. Posted by Matthew Pike at 09:27 ...
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NEW POST - Buckets & Spades in Jigsaw Magazine

#menswear #mensstyle #jigsaw #mensfashion #magazine #ss15 #styling  
I'm mega excited to share with you this feature I was involved in for new issue of Jigsaw's printed magazine. There's a short interview with me, plus a shoot which I styled myself on location in Notting Hill. All the pieces are from Jigsaw's SS15 collection, which you can see here.
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I did a quick-fire Q&A with Trace Publicity

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20.04.2015. Categories. Digital · Lifestyle · TRACE Presents. Tags. BloggerBuckets & SpadesDigiCrushMenswear. Digi Crush: Buckets & Spades. This weeks #DigiCrush is Mat from fashion, design and lifestyle blog Buckets and Spades. Started in 2008, Buckets & Spades is about sharing design, ...
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Store Visit | Twisted Time Watches, Boxpark, London
I can imagine that most people in London have heard of Boxpark , but for those outside of the city and beyond, it's a retail concept made up from black shipping containers, stacked outside Shoreditch High Street station. If you're in the area, you really ca...
I can imagine that most people in London have heard of Boxpark, but for those outside of the city and beyond, it's a retail concept made up from black shipping containers, stacked outside Shoreditch High Street station. If you're in the area, you really can't miss it.
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Mountain Milk

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I'm a big fan of milk, I was promised that if I drank milk, ate all my greens and bread crusts I'd grow up to be big and strong. It didn't really pan out that way, still to this day I drink a load of milk and eat my greens but I'm still pretty slim, the only thing that came out of eating crusts ...
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NEW POST - On The Road with Mr Porter x Belstaff

#cars #vintagecar #california #mrporter #menswear #vintage #belstaff  
Watch J. G. Francis, a vintage car restorator, navigate his way across the Californian desert, in a Mercedes-Benz 1973 250C Coupé. What a sweet life to live. For Mr Porter's On The Road series. Find us on - Twitter - Facebook - Bloglovin' - Instagram - Pinterest. Posted by Matthew Pike at 09:27 ...
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This fine looking razor by OckhamRazorCo is worth a closer look http://bit.ly/1JxsEgV

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Buckets & Spades in Jigsaw Magazine
I 'm mega excited to share with you this feature I was involved in for new issue of Jigsaw's printed magazine. There's a short interview with me , plus a shoot which I styled myself on location in Notting Hill. All the pieces are from Jigsaw's SS15 collecti...
I'm mega excited to share with you this feature I was involved in for new issue of Jigsaw's printed magazine. There's a short interview with me, plus a shoot which I styled myself on location in Notting Hill. All the pieces are from Jigsaw's SS15 collection, which you can see here.
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It seems like every other weekend we have things going on this year; a trip to the forest, spending time in Brighton, family get-togethers for Easter...That's the beauty of this time of year though, and I'm never really one for sitting around and relaxing, so it's been suiting me just fine.
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Writer of Buckets & Spades - Fashion, Design & Lifestyle Blog
Introduction
Buckets and Spades is a Fashion, Design & Lifestyle blog by Matthew Pike.

Covering men's fashion, style, graphic & packaging design, photography, art and anything else that interests me.

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Featured in Susie Bubble's book - Style Feed: The World's Top Fashion Blogs
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Stoke Newington, London, United Kingdom
Matthew Pike's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Making my Nike iDs
heavydenim.blogspot.com

I've been lucky recently, to say the least. About a year ago, I owned a single pair of Nikes (Nike Free 5.0 in black, if you're asking). Now

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: The...
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With Liverpool being a city close to my heart, I was very pleased to hear that my friends at IDMC° (Independent Map Company) are about to re

Google Lat Long: A new way to navigate the streets of Google Maps
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:36 AM. Over the years, we've updated Google Maps to make it more accurate, comprehensive and useful. From image

Universal Works x Walsh: City Runner Project
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Bolton. Not a town you'd associated with trainers. More likely Peter Kay, Championship football, and a town gradually being swallowed by Man

Ben's Cookies | That perfect post-lunch boost
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Okay, it's an odd one for a blog with this title, but sometimes you have to shout about those things that fall outside of the editorial remi

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Wha...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

I'm not one to shy away from the fact that I'm not gifted in the technical department when it comes to photography. But what I lack in skill

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: UNI...
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I've been itching to share this one with you for what feels like ages! I do love travelling - it's a huge plus of working as a freelancer -

Geek Hour | Dancing with Gorbachov: In pursuit of graphics
heavydenim.blogspot.com

Homer: 'How can you love a box or a toy or graphics? You're a grown man.' - The Simpsons, 4F11: Homer's Phobia When I went back home for Chr

Barbour x Deus-Ex Machina | Menswear meets motocycles
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2014 was a year of collaborations for Barbour - they turned the level up to the max, picking to work with some straight-up menswear brands a

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Exp...
www.bucketsandspadesblog.com

Getting my pose on with Natural Selection in London last week. And that my friends, is about the most "fashion" thing I've ever said. I firs

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: ASA...
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Cast your minds back to just before Christmas and you may remember me mentioning that I'd been challenged by ASAP54 to pick an outfit out, b

Sperry Top-Sider + Band Of Outsiders | Made in...does it matter?
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A tale I may have misheard from a dusty lecture hall many years ago features the words, ‘Made in Germany’. We’re talking history here…but I’

Men’s Grooming | The Bearded Man Co.
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Beard oil. Is it something I ever thought I need? No. Is it something I ever wanted? Not really. Is it something I like now I have some? Def

Keeping Fit | Original Penguin: Vintage Gym Collection
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I do love me some gym gear. Even my first post for Buckets and Spades, all those twelve months ago, was on a selection of clothes for the gy

Store Visit | Percival, London
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Any time I visit London, my “downtime" blurs into my “uptime” (is that a word?). It seems like it’s a done-deal now that Nik and I will no d

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Shi...
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By nature I'm a curious person, and with that comes thousands of bookmarked pages from years of having access to the internet. As a self-con

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: Har...
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With Harry Stedman being no strangers to old blog Buckets (see here + here), I was chuffed to hear the team were planning a visit to my home

Buckets & Spades - Men's Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Blog: ASA...
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I've always been interested in how + why things are made (you can read more about my thoughts on this subject here). Maybe it started with L

Garconjon: Drakes Lookbook AW14
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The past few months have been a whirlwind. If you've been following my Instagram you'll see I've been hopping across Europe, shooting a bunc

The Merging Tide Of Marketing & Technology | LinkedIn
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“The future does not fit in the containers of the past” I urge you to just think about that fantastic quote DigitasLBI & Razorfish Chairman

Loved it here, excellent food, warm and funny bar staff, best view going. Expensive but worth it.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
A bobby dazzler of an Indian, better than any I've had, even compared to actually full on restaurants.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Great independent menswear store located in the heart of Liverpool. Top brands and top folk, well worth a visit.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Decent little place, rooms are really nice and better than a lot in terms of design for the price. Nice big windows. Walls were a little thin so didn't sleep well and breakfast was so-so. Great location.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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Sweet little place serving loads of chicken. Interesting meun, lots of unexpected things and combinations to try. Great daily salads. Fast service and natural staff.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Never visit Brighton without popping into Peggs and son, tha's the rule.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
One of my favourite menswear stores in the UK. Best selection of denim I've found; both larger and smaller/independent brands from across the world. Great mix of both men's heritage and street brands. Knowedgleable staff, will be back soon.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago