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You may have heard a rumour, you may not have, well either way here it is for you fine gentlemen to check out.
Have a read, sit back and get ready for the launch.
Bleu de Paname - Manufacture de Vetements
THe friends of Paris.
Well folks, gents, dressers, whatever you call your fine self, Its been a great start to the year for Offhand, been stung for customs import tax and learning the harsh lessons involved in the industry. It makes us feel a lot stronger in hindsight,
You learn a lot from mistakes and the beauty of a mistake is that when something positive happens your focus is magnified and you go about your business in a much more controlled and confident manner.
That is exactly what’s happened and what a result we have had come out of it.
We are set to launch a new concept bringing back both traditional and innovative methods which have been lost somewhere along the way. Confused???
No need, keep in touch and you will discover that there is a lot more to Offhand than you imagined. There are many guises and the art is to keep them apart until the time is right.
Now after you have digested that information please feel free to check out our friends in the link above for what is probably the best on offer on the internet.
We will be adding more links as we evolve.
Cool in Manner……….
We Like #176…
Elegant Nautical Chic..
They know the score - it really is that simple.
Remember last year, The sample sale over @ our friends Superdenim. Crammed full of Nigel Cabourn. Well its here again 1st February and from what I hear there are a few common folk sharpening their fingertips ready to strike. Nothing stokes the passion more than catching a glimpse of what Mr Cabourn has been designing, constructing and experimenting with over the last year.
I have seen what’s on offer and there are some ace bits, Once again Cabourn shows his creative flair and ideas with a very extensive collection of desirable sample pieces. Its certainly a highlight of the year so soon after some amazing sales.
There is a beautiful Surface which I doubt will be around for long. So whether or not you think its all a spin and his stuff aint worth much, then stay away and stick to what you know, that way it will leave more stock for those that appreciate his work.
See you there on the day online of course….
Grab your copy here:
Gentlemen, Vagabonds, Dressers, Individuals - Our second issue is available now for all crammed full of exclusive features, interviews and sense.
Bleu de Paname interview and first glimpse of their SS12 collection, Ryan Berger of Simple Threads Q&A, Albam competition, 189.com, Barena & lots more.
An essential read for those in the know. You heard it here first, We have secured a publisher to print our next issue in hard copy which will be limited and available from Offhandforum only.
We will also be giving away free copies with our next garment - Chambray multipocket shirt & 100% hemp cotton contrast pocket T shirts.
We have been picked up by the Nuji honcho’s for our style and selects. Come and follow us over on Nuji, Its a great virtual wishlist which links you with others and recommends similar attire.
We think its ace and the Nuji guys thinks our picks are even better. Its a great tool and offers you rewards as you tag products you like. Features some very cool stores too.
Give it a try.
Its nearly that time again gents, for the second drop of our digital fanzine, packed with some rather natty content. I wont give too much away except we have exclusive full SS12 collection by Bleu de Paname - Offhand exclusive.
Full interview with BDP guys, very interesting it is too, Albam competition, Ryan Berger of Simple Threads joins us and then for the intellects a focus on trends and concepts of brands.
Much more on offer with the usual, No art fart graphics, No advertising, No gimmicks just a decent read for the gentleman in us all.
There is also an insight into our next product and exclusive info on a very special label we have just landed.
1st February is the date, forum members will receive earlier.
Offhand - evolving culture and changing the minds……..
If you have been following this last few weeks you may have picked up on our plans to open a bespoke hard goods store. This set up and location really is something special. Based on the first floor of a rather cool building it promises to be unique to say the least. I have already secured some excellent brands which are not available anywhere in Sheffield. We will also be offering high quality second hands attire and mixing it up with quirky Nik Naks from around the globe. Another unique service will be a sourcing department. Let us do all the hard work using our vast knowledge and expertise to support like minded folk.
having already successfully worked on two rebranding strategies for online sites, we will also be offering more marketing and branding services to tailor your needs and maximize your potential. Look out for our promo shots soon and more info.
Offhand will also be bringing together all those in the industry and showcasing works and private sales. Thank you for the continued support.
#offhand sewa beanie hat (Taken with instagram)
A happy customer of our 1st product which sold out in half hour.
Thank you all and we are now on with our next piece which may just coincide with the opening of our hard goods store, mixing vintage and the best in todays attire including our own brand and showcasing lesser known labels throughout the year - Offhand a new concept in marketing and your shopping experience. Look out for exclusive pictures of our store next week.