Saturday, 22 March 2014

ACM Re-launch | New Website

We Have Moved!

From blog to Online Publication. 

We have gone all fancy, professional and interactive with our new website. We'll still be bringing you all the great articles we have done in the past, just this time with a better layout and browsing experience for you, our readers. 

New articles will be updated frequently, as normal. You can stay connected with us via Facebook & Twitter so you never miss an article.

You can now find us at

We hope you enjoy the new site and thank you for your time.

The ACM team.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Clarks Originals by Oi Polloi | Wallabee Ridge

Clarks Originals is one of Oi Polloi’s favourite footwear brands, so it seemed logical that they would once again team up with them to create a new version of one of their most iconic models.

It’s a new take on their classic Wallabee boot, called the ‘Wallabee Ridge’and inspired by the archive ‘Caravan’ shoe. The original was part of a 60s collection known as ‘Deep Country’. It’s similar in shape to the classic Wallabee Boot but boasts a thicker crepe sole and upper made of suede, making them extremely comfortable. The hand-stitch detail around the outside of the shoe makes this one stand out from the crowd.

The Wallabee Ridge by Oi Polloi comes in both Cola and Maple suede and is available exclusively in-store and online.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Indigo People | The Raw Nature Of Blue

Indigo People is a young Dutch accessory brand, who's concept is founded on the affection for traditional craftsmanship and the love of natural indigo.

They combine contemporary design with authentic techniques and each product is hand woven and customised with integrity, by a master artisan. The base material are hand selected and dyed in indigo following a labour intensive process. Indigo People aim to create unique products for indigo lovers.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Carhartt WIP x Ikku | SS'14

Carhartt Work In Progress have teamed up with future friendly accessory brand
Ikku to produce a collection of sleeves for mobile devices. All four items feature
Carhartt WIP’s “Camo Stain” pattern, blending perfectly with the blue “Deep Night” organic cotton canvas.

With durability being a shared value at the heart of the both brands, the sleeves combine functional protection with timeless design and environmentally friendly quality. Ikku is the first Dutch brand to collaborate with Carhartt WIP, marking the first instalment of a fresh and exciting partnership. The 4-piece collection consists of sleeves for MacBook 13’’, 15’’, iPad and iPad mini. The sleeves are made from organic canvas, derived from cotton crops without harmful toxins. This also guarantees exceptional durability thanks to fibres that are not weakened by chemicals.

Available from February 2014 at selected international retailers, and

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Unit Portables

Unit Portables are the Swiss Army Knifes in the bag world. Multifunctional, great in design, innovative and durable.

In the modern world we are surrounded by technology, it plays a huge part in our lives and we always want to be connected, even when on the move - via laptops, phones or tablets. The amount of gadgets we use on a daily basis is growing, and with that in mind how do we carry all of our pricey bits of tech together, yet keep them safe? Unit Portables realised this and tackled the problem head on by creating an elaborate system of various bags and cases, that can be attached to each other as you choose and protect your gadgets from the harsh elements of the external world.

The Unit 01 is their first unit, a well designed and durable bag that is designed for your most valuable assets - your computer. Unit 01 comes with two small attachable covers - Unit 02/03, which can be conveniently attached to the outer of the bag to hold your phone, wallet or charger. Due to the durable and special material that the Unit 01 has, it means that Unit 02/03 can be attached internally as well as externally, so you can change the design of the bag depending on your needs - that's the beauty of Unit Portables.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Marshall Artist | AW'14 Collection

Marshall Artist embark on a journey of exploration and celebration, pushing the boundaries of contemporary British tailoring and presenting an impressive array of technically advanced fabrications for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Such fabrics include 'Compact Cotton/Polyamide' which when over dyed at a specific temperature shrinks to create a beautiful worn-in vintage look. The collection also includes several 'Micro Technical Shell' fabrics that are specifically produced to a high technical standard to allow water resistance to 5000mm and 3000GR/M2 bonded to a hydrophilic breathable lamination membrane for complete protection from the elements. The 'Teflon Coated Bushed Cotton Twill' is equally impressive with it's waterproof and stain resistant qualities, adding a softer more tailored feel to this technically advanced premium collection.

An exciting range of new silhouettes are introduced for Autumn/Winter 2014. A well balanced arrangement of progressive shapes married with British classics from a well thought out collection. With a strong focus on outerwear the collection includes a range of impressive new styles: 'The Cold Weather Compact parka' with removable thermal insulate lining is a stand out piece, as is the 'Dura-wax Nylon RAF Jacket' with it's intense and complex colouration finish.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Southwestern Distillery | Artisan Spirits Handcrafted in Cornwall

Southwestern Distillery are an independent, family company hand-crafting Gin and Pastis in tiny batches (the old-fashioned way) by the coast of north Cornwall.
At the heart of their process lies a special, flame-fired, copper pot still called Tamara, goddess of the Tamar. Together with a harmonious balance of precision and flair, they are able to produce spirits that are truly exceptional. Tarquin, the founder, pioneer and head distiller is so proud of what they create, that he puts his name on every bottle.
Dry Gin 
A contemporary take on a classic London Dry, Western Distillery use fragrant hand-picked Devon violets and fresh orange zest to deliver an aromatic sensation unlike any other. They like to think the result is comparable to stumbling upon a beautiful orange blossom in the middle of a crisp, dry pine forest.
Only the best and most pure spirit (the heart) makes it into Tarquin’s Gin, which is diluted to bottling strength at 42% with Cornish spring water.
Cornish Pastis 
Cornish Pastis is a modern take on the French anise classic, and the first of its kind to be created in the UK. Foraged gorse flowers from the Atlantic cliff-tops and fresh orange zest help to deliver its fresh, invigorating and unique aroma.
Distilled just like their gin and then finished off with a touch of liquorice root for colour, the drink is silky smooth and absolutely spectacular.
It's great to see small distillery's such as this one, which shows great quality, craftsmanship and passion, as well as keeping methods from the past alive. If you head on over to the Southwestern Distillery website, the story unfolds much further, giving you detailed information on their aim, vision, techniques and Botanicals used, which will hopefully help you further understand why this distillery is so special.