WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY

Dad shoes? I bet that you would never of expected this to be a key trend of 2018 would you, go on?  This trend started way back in the late 90’s and early 00’s with chunky trainers being a must, however for years fashion became dominated by clean cut, lightweight trainers with the best examples being Common projects with all designs being incredibly plain but consisting of high quality and coming in an array of colours to match all outfits.

However times are changing and trend come back around again, so with ‘chunky’ trainers dominating the high-end street style scene of today. As the fashion cycle always goes high-end brands such as Balenciaga and Gucci were the first to showcase these thick designs back in 2017.

To honour this trend we thought it was only necessary to highlight some of these key shoes that are dominating our timeless industry! The trend first came back to the limelight in Balenciaga’s AW17 menswear show and since then have been played a massive role in the sneaker market with many of those who would never has experimented within high-end fashion now doing so through a mutual love of sneakers.

Balenciaga Triple S

Possibly the shoe of the year the Triple S Balenciaga’s were the ones to first influence the resurgence of Chunky trainers and priced £615.00 they don’t come cheap, after the dominating year in which they have had this doesn’t come as a surprise to us, with a large amount of new colour ways having been released this year. However our favourite is one of the first colour ways, which was released, The Greys.

Gucci Rhyton sneakers ‘Fake logo’

On first view these shoes look incredibly basic with an off white colour way being the most popular however keeping to tradition Gucci love to outrageously brand absolutely all of their products and this one is no exception! On both the outsides of each Sneaker can be found Gucci’s classic Colours and name.

Yung 1’s

The most recent release out of all of these trainers as well as being on the lower end of the pricing are the Adidas Yung 1’s, these were originally released in 1997 however have recently been released in both a red and orange colour way, with the most anticipated white colour way yet to been released, however keep your eyes peeled as they are on route!

Air Monarchs

In our eyes this is as Dad as Dad is ever going to get and these are a pair of shoes, which you will be able to wear forever thanks to a combination of basic design, and simplistic colour ways allowing the monarch to go with almost everything! You are able to pick a pair up for as cheap as £38.00, which makes them the cheapest sneaker on our list by a mile.

Yeezy 700’s

Now something in particular for the Hypebeasts of today, the Yeezy 700’s, these were the first pair of sneakers created Kanye which adopted a different style then we originally seen within his Adidas Yeezy collections, however the chunky sole likened them to the Dad shoe trend and soon after release they entered this category. If you are a Dad who loves his Supreme and Palace then these are the shoes for you.

Raf Simon Ozweego

The Raf Simon Ozweego’s in particular have been a love or hate shoe since there first releases, this silhouette was first seen in 2013 with it adopting a shape never seen before with it the sneaker almost doubling up looking as though it has two separate layers, however thanks to the release the of Triple S this high-end design has taken a back seat.

 

This Trend has been helped progress by celebrities such as Jayden Smith, Ian Connor, Travis Scott and the list could go on, however now at its strongest. If your wanting to impress the youth of today why not bust out a pair of your old Monarchs or showcase a crisp white pair straight from the box. Let us know what you favourite pair are in the comment section below!

 


Influential figures in the world of fashion are joining forces with the Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) in a bid to overhaul the shopping habits of the nation and change their wardrobes through sustainable fashion. Founded in 2O13, GFX makes an impact through innovative clothing swap events, curated talks and cultural activations around the world. UK citizens, alone, throw away over 300,000 tonnes of textiles every year and, on average, wear each piece of clothing for only seven days and only 16% of clothes are being reused, with the other 84% being either burnt, dumped in landfills or sent to other countries to only reuse buttons and zips.

GFX founder Patrick Duffy is highlighting the environmental damage fashion is having through a series of ground-breaking pop up talks and sustainable fashion swaps across the country, to highlight the environmental damage fashion is having on our environment. Over the years, GFX has helped save 22 tons of clothes (over 40,000 pounds) from going to landfills through events held on three continents, in four global cities.

According to the not-for-profit global movement, Fashion Revolution, 25% of the carbon footprint of clothes come from the way we care for them; for example, one million tonnes of synthetic fibres discharge into waste water every year – the equivalent of approximately 53,000 plastic bottles coming off our clothes in the wash. Fashion Revolution has teams in over 100 countries around the world. The organisations campaigns for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

As such, if everyone wore their clothes more, we could reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by up to 30%. To put things into perspective – most people wear their clothing for an average of seven days, when the average should be three years.

The next swap will be taking place on Sunday 23 September and will be available for all to experience.

There was a time when travel use to always be associated with Romance, mystery and luxury. Now thanks to the likes of Budget Airlines and profits coming above customer experience, yes you may experience mystery, but it’ll more than likely be, you questioning, “Where the hell am I?” After a horrendously delayed flight which has been diverted to some Godforsaken airport in the middle of nowhere. Plus, you may very well have paid pennies for your flight, but add on Tax, luggage fares, the cost of not printing your boarding pass, priority board (which the entire flight seem to have also bought) and your budget airline deal isn’t looking so budget after all.

So, as our thoughts start to slip to a sun kissed beach and of cocktails being sipped while watching a spectacular sunset, you need to think and be smart, don’t get caught out by these sneaky, hidden charges. Swedish retailer ARKET, have your best interests in mind. As part of its travel range of functional packing systems dedicated to people on the move. The luggage bags come in two styles – the 48-Hour Tote and the 72-Hour Duffle – sized to perfectly fit essential items required for a two- or three-day trip. Both bags are made from durable and water-repellent nylon and trimmed with
tonal straps, embroidered with a unique ARKET ID number. The 72-Hour Duffle is a multi-purpose bag and can be worn in three ways – on the back, with a shoulder strap, or carried by hand.

This series in question includes CORDURA nylon luggage, ultralight packable bags and a set of minimal travel accessories that fit compactly inside and are specifically designed to optimise the standard carry-on dimensions. Plus the range is available in five netrual colourways – black, olive, navy, burgundy, and beige – with prices ranging from £10 – £130. So don’t worry if you want to do a little more shopping in your final destination, you aren’t going to be stung, as you’re sorted with carry on luggage.

WORDS BY KEANU ADORABLE

Right now the World Cup fever has gripped the nation as England have reached the semi-final stage since that tearful night in Turin during Italia 1990. Today, the new England heroes are trying to emulate the heroes of 1966 and bring the World Cup home, and they have been donning the classic white home kit and red away kit in Russia. But today, we’re looking back to the past, and there have been so many great World Cup jerseys in the tournament’s 88-year history. And we here at CMTM we chose some of the most stunning kits, for each taking into consideration its originality, beauty and representation of a country’s culture and football tradition.

PERU 1970

1970 has been Peru’s best performance at the World Cup so far. In that year’s competition, the Peruvian side reached the quarterfinals. You can see this World Cup jersey has a very clean design, with a twist. Peru’s kit is striking in that it is one of the few World Cup jerseys ever to have used a diagonal stripe across the chest.

ARGENTINA 1986

Need a more emblematic and iconic kit than this one? Diego Armando Maradona won the 1986 World Cup in this stunning jersey. It was the away kit that Maradona wore when he scored two of his most famous goals against England: one dribbling past the entire defence and goalkeeper, the other scored with the hand, the notorious “mano de Dios” (“hand of God”). However, it is the home kit that he wore in the final.

ITALY 1982

Marco Tardelli and THAT celebration. Not only is it one of the most iconic Italian football images of all time, it’s one adored by fans of the beautiful game the world over. So it’s little wonder, therefore, that the 1982 Italy World Cup-winning jersey is recognised as one of football’s most iconic tops.

WEST GERMANY 1990

Adidas reimagined the 2018 World Cup kits for Germany which is reminiscent of 1990’s designs, though their success did not live up to expectations in Russia, it is impossible not to feature Germany’s 1990 uniform Geometrical patterns in black, red and yellow contrasted beautifully with the white in the background. An absolute 90s classic!

FRANCE 1998

France won the 1998 World Cup wearing this amazing uniform. In this jersey, Zinedine Zidane lead “Les Bleus” to their one and only World Cup title so far. It has a V-neck, predominantly blue background, and red and white stripes that beautifully evoke the French flag. In the jersey, you can also see the lingering 90s designs giving way to the new millennium fashion standards.

Brazil 1970

Brazil’s squad, loaded with the finesse and explosive firepower of Pele, Gerson, Rivelino and Jairzinho, was one of the finest ever assembled. Its stylish, flamboyant play style was as if choreographed by Cirque du Soleil. This was the first World Cup to be broadcast in colour, lending the television footage an evocative quality which captured the warmth of Brazil’s classic golden shirts in all of their finery.

England 1966

It’s only appropriate to close this list with what is, without a doubt, the most iconic kit of all time (not biased, promise). The red England Away kit from 1966 remain veritable grails for British football fans and sports memorabilia collectors around the world.

For one, England won the World Cup on home soil in 1966 and that victory stands as the country’s last silverware in international or European competition. That alone should be enough to elevate the kit worn to grail status. But it’s the simplicity of the kit, a plain red cotton shirt with the England crest on the chest and white numbers on the back, that makes it stand out.

p.s – IT’S COMING HOME

The 2018 World Cup has arrived, and 3.4 billion people around each globe are currently glued to their screens, cheering on their country… and judging some of the horrendous hairstyles in motion. We’re not trying to be cruel but, historically, football players have been guilty of sporting some truly hellish hairstyles while playing the great game. From dye jobs to rat-tails, mohawks to mullets; experts in the field of ensure you look at your best in the hair care stakes are, Murdock London who have take a look at some of the World Cup footballers that will be remembered more for their tragic haircuts than their fancy footwork.

Chris Waddle, England, 1990

The first crime against style is our very own Chris Waddle, sporting a mullet that would make Billy Ray Cyrus jealous back in 1990! Though Waddle experimented with many styles over the years, it’s his trademark mullet which will forever be remembered in the footballers’ haircut hall of shame.

Rudi Voller, Germany, 1990

Rudi Voller’s permed mullet gave him the nickname “Tante Kathe” in his native Germany, which loosely translates to “Aunt Kathy” in English. If that wasn’t bad enough, the centre-forward’s hair also made headlines after a memorable falling out with Frank Rijkaard in a match at the 1990 World Cup. After an argument over a foul and subsequent free kick, Rijkaard famously spat in Voller’s luscious locks… and did so again as the pair were leaving the pitch after being sent off. Some sources also say that Voller’s mullet took a third phlegm-ing on the touchline afterwards.

Ronaldo, Brazil, 2002

Before the World Cup in 2002, Ronaldo asked his barber for a short back and sides… and middle, top and, well, everywhere except that iconic fringe at the front. The legendary striker later said that he was trying to divert press attention away from his groin injury… though, it may have worked a little too well as his hairdo is often better-remembered than the eight goals he scored for his country!

Lionel Messi, Argentina, 2006

Whilst Messi might be considered to be the ultimate heartthrob by both women and men across the world in 2018, 2006 was a different story altogether. For his debut World Cup, the youngster sported a crop that was reminiscent of something that your mother might style using a bowl and pair of scissors. Luckily the Argentinian sensation quickly got the chop and is now considered one of the most stylish players in the world!

Taribo West, Nigeria, 1998

The Nigerian defender’s neon green dreadlocks that matched his kit really does encapsulate everything that we remember about the 90’s. Though this look was a definite style-faux-pas, you really have to admire his dedication to stand-out hairstyles throughout his World Cup career – even despite his impending baldness!

Jose Perlaza, Ecuador, 2006

At Germany’s 2006 World Cup, José Luis Perlaza sported a hairstyle which had even the most experienced barbers scratching their heads. Was it a mullet, or would you describe it as “short front and sides”? Either way, the burnt curl fringe, cropped top and long locks at back certainly got people talking.

Roberto Baggio, Italy, 1990

Roberto Baggio’s iconic rat-tail-inspired style at the 19990 World Cup became so famous that the Italian footballer was given the nickname ‘Il Divin Codino’. This loosely translates into English as ‘the divine ponytail’ – but I’m afraid the jury is still out on that one!

Carlos Valderrama, Colombia, 1994

As well as being regarded by many as Colombia’s greatest player ever, Valderrama is also well-known for his iconic ‘do at the 1994 World Cup. Serving up ‘Sideshow Bob’ inspired style, it’s safe to say that all eyes were on him as soon as he stepped onto the pitch.

Trifon Ivanov, Bulgaria, 1994

Whilst the bearded centre-back helped Bulgaria to the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup, he’s better remembered by many for his dishevelled look on the pitch. Best known by his nickname ‘The Bulgarian Wolf’, Trifon Ivanov certainly showed the other countries who to be afraid of.

Romania Team, 1998