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Staff Fit from Universal Works, Revolver, Converse & Master Piece Japan

They say all things move in 20 year cycles. Well it turns out that pretty much applies to shop boys too.

Around 18 years ago Syd's mum gave me my job here (she was pregnant with Syd) and his dad created a bit of Leicester's folklore. His dad co-founded (with our boss Pete and their friend Ed) the legendary local skate shop Casino (click the link to watch the vid). 18 years later, against all advice from his father, Syd has embarked on his first chapter of shop life. Meet Syd; the next episode.

With a couple of kick-flips under his belt and a flirtation with a life playing basketball (he's quite a lanky lad), Syd also has a keen eye for a good outfit. Selecting from our latest Autumn/Winter arrivals (yes the British fashion seasons are that wonky), Syd has mixed serious staples with contemporary classics and blended them up in an Autumnal colour pallet fit for the harvesting season ahead.

Blending fabrics & textures is nothing new, but something we've seen a lot of more recently when doing the rounds off showrooms this summer. Wacko Maria's playful mix of formal tailoring with casual layering pieces is an identifying factor in the brand's makeup. Stone Islands' dying techniques often results in crispy outerwear layered with soft cotton twills. The resurgence of corduroy has seen this exemplified by many brands, and Syd has joined the gang.

The Universal Works micro cord Everyday shirt in sand layers beautifully over a Revolver T-Shirt (possibly the greatest plain white t-shirt we have in the shop). The Universal Works Pleat Pant is a staff favourite; relaxed up top, tapered at the bottom, this carrot fit chino is top notch & sits beautifully pon de pair of kicks, especially a classic pair of Converse CT 70s. The addition of the super technical Master Piece Japan Delta Waist Bag is a great final touch. Syd we salute!