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Q&A with mohamed bouaziz, founder DE LA TERRE CO

Q&A with mohamed bouaziz, founder DE LA TERRE CO

when setting up the shop at the start, i always knew that i’d like to stock candles at some point to sit alongside the other clothes and accessories. i spent hours and hours scouring the internet and venturing all over the country looking for the right brand only to find that it was right on my door step all this time here in leicester! it’s all thanks to one of my good friends, iqbal, that i was introduced to mo. he was burning an incredible smelling candle at home that caught my attention and it turned out to be from...

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tender denim care

tender denim care

i have to admit that in the past i haven't been so good at looking after my clothes. partly because of ignorance, partly through laziness and partly because I haven't had the space or tools to do so. but over the years i've picked up lots of tips and tricks to keep my wardrobe in check and make sure that i get the best out of my clothes for as long as possible. i've decided to focus on all things denim for the first of my clothing care themed posts. this may seem like a curious choice because denim is renowned...

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Q&A with KINGSLEY WALTERS

Q&A with KINGSLEY WALTERS

                             i've been secretly hoping for a while now that KINGSLEY WALTERS might be interested in designing and making a little accessories collection for THE WILLINGALE SHOP. so when lockdown took hold i thought that it'd be the perfect time to ask him. it’s with a lot of joy that i can introduce to you his first exclusive unisex collection especially for THE WILLINGALE SHOP. KINGSLEY took our mutual love for vintage military wear and designed a small range of interchangeable leather accessories that can be worn...

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why do pocket tees have pockets?

why do pocket tees have pockets?

it might at first seem like a foolish question, but there's always a reason for every design detail in menswear; and it's one that a friend of mine asked recently. as soon as he asked, and as soon as i realised that i didn't know, i just had to find out the answer. i wear a t shirt nearly every single day. whether it's a base layer thermal in the winter or a vintage print tee in the summer, an active fit top for working out in or a classic white tee worn with that perfectly faded pair of jeans....

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marzipan banana bread

marzipan banana bread

like a lot of people it seems, i have quickly turned my hand to a spot of baking during these uncertain times. baking is a simple pleasure that i have rarely allowed myself the time to do. it requires a certain number of hours spent at home, not only to weigh out and mix all the ingredients together, but also to patiently wait for the cake to bake in the oven before allowing it to cool and even decorate. lets be honest, it can be a bit of a faff! but now we're all stuck at home for weeks on end...

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