Billionaire Boys Club was established in 2005 by Pharrell Williams [of The Neptunes & N.E.R.D fame] & Nigo [Founder of A Bathing Ape]. The infamous ‘Starfield’ pattern (originally created by Japanese Designer SK8THING) was an obvious choice for our collaboration.
The end result is an incredibly striking piece with a Dark Navy Exterior and Starfield Interior on our much-loved City Gent Umbrella. Hand Made in London, England, the Umbrella also features BBC’s Wealth Mantra etched onto the Tip Cup & BBC logo on one exterior panel.
The London Undercover x Billionaire Boys Club Umbrella launches online on 22nd November 2016 at 11am. It will be available to buy in store at London Undercover Spitalfields & BBC stores in London, New York & Tokyo.
We have joined forces with VANS to produce a special weather-friendly collection of their iconic Sk8-Hi’s as part of the exclusive Vault by Vans range. The four-piece [men and women's] footwear series features premium water-resistant suede, warm orange linings and a heat retention layer [between the sicklier and outsole] to keep feet warm and dry. Each shoe comprises of genuine London Undercover Waterproof Umbrella Fabric which corresponds with an offering of three umbrellas.
A Vans constructed lug outsole takes advantage of over 20 years of snow boot history, infusing timeless style and modern technology into footwear that embraces the cold seasons. The Sk8 Hi MTE Cup LX comes in x2 Camouflage & x2 Optic Checkerboard options.
The Vault by Vans x London Undercover collection retails from £130 / $160 and launches online on 22nd October 2016 at Midnight & in store at London Undercover 20 Hanbury St, London E1 at 11am.
The collection will also be available at select accounts (including the below)…
USA: Blends, Nice Kicks, Sole Classics, Undefeated, Need Supply
Canada: SSENSE, Off The Hook, J2 Sneakerbox, Roden Gray
Europe: End, Footpatrol, Caliroots, Backdoor, Suppa, Vier, Veteran Shop, Titolo
Asia Pacific: Highs and Lows, Billy’s, Juice Shanghai, Vans Lab Store
Learn More about Vault by Vans
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Our Third collaboration with our friends at Carhartt is NOW AVAILABLE. We have released x2 Automatic [Open & Close] Compact Travel Umbrellas. The umbrellas comprise of a Strong 8-Rib Frame, Push Button, Black Wooden Handle with Carhartt Engraving & Paracord Strap.
The Umbrellas are available in store at all Carhartt Work In Progress Stores, London Undercover (20 Hanbury St, London E1) and selected Retailers. Available in Green Camouflage & Solid Navy. £43.
We are proud to unveil our forthcoming collaboration with iconic British outerwear company Baracuta.
Drawing from the Manchester company’s rich rain protection heritage, the inspiration for the umbrella comes from both the seminal G9 leisure jacket and the iconic G10 single-breasted raincoat.
The former has a long history with both Hollywood A-listers and Ivy-League university students, along with British post-war youth tribes from rockabillies to mods, skinheads to punks whilst the longer G10 raincoat is remastered from their rainwear archive and crafted to protect the wearer from inclement weather.
Both the G9 jacket and G10 raincoat feature the brand’s signature “umbrella” back vent which conducts rain away efficiently. As a nod to both garments waterproof character, and the curved yoke evocative of an umbrella canopy it made perfect sense for London Undercover to pay back the favour almost 80 years on. The waterproof exterior and trademark Fraser tartan lining are all present, along with the instantly recognisable woven tags. The umbrella will be part of LU’s 2016 classics range and will feature the same 100% recycled PET plastic canopies, 75% recycled aluminium frames and laser-etched maple shafts.
On sale 26th August. Priced £75. Buy Online HERE and in store at London Undercover 20 Hanbury St, London E1 & Baracuta London Store at 14a Newburgh St, London W1.
Fei Wang aka Slowboy has a wholly distinctive yet familiar style. His work takes onboard a lineage from the playfulness of Herge’s Tintin, the meticulous detail and paper doll flatness of Kazuo Hozumi’s iconic Ivy Boy and all the way back to the gentle exaggeration of Leslie Ward (aka Spy’s) caricatures for Vanity Fair, all the while adding a finishing touch of modernity alongside the classicism. Overall, there was a sense of style, substance and fun which felt simpatico to London Undercover’s design ethos.
When we suggested to Fei that he might like to create a series of portraits based on the broad range of our brand’s customers, he grasped the essence of the project immediately delivering a set of whimsical portrayals showcasing our brollies in the hands of our punters in different locations. From a dressed down weekend at the seaside to the dandified gentleman enjoying an evening in Soho, the pictures are full of his trademark attention to detail and lightheartedness.
We felt they were so successful, that we have printed a series of numbered, limited edition gilcee prints which are available to Buy Online or in store at 20 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1.
Inspired by French field workers’ indigo-dyed brollies from the early 20th century, our D-LUX Umbrellas feature a specialised cotton based denim twill canvas which has been created to offer the same waterproof defence one would expect from a conventional umbrella canopy. Available in Navy, Blue-Grey & French Blue Denim Varieties on a Solid Hickory Wood Stick. All Umbrellas also have the option to be personalised with up to 5 initials in Gold Foil on the Leather Strap. All Umbrellas are Made in London, England and Available Online & In Store [ London Undercover, 20 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR ] Now for £185.
The first drop of Our Multi-CG Umbrellas are out today. Each Umbrella is Hand-Made in England and each Multi-Coloured Handle is Hand-Moulded from Recycled Plastic. This means every single umbrella is completely unique.
Attached to our 24″ City Gent Steel Frame, the umbrella comprises of a Beech Wood Shaft and a Polyester Canopy. Available NOW Online & In Store. £145
Black Multi-CG: Buy Here
Dark Navy Multi-CG: Buy Here
We have taken over the window at the Belgraves Hotel in Knightsbridge.
The ‘April Showers’ installation is based on the contrasting weather we experience at this time of year. As warmer air starts to build, the jet stream moves towards the UK bringing in strong winds and rain across from the Atlantic. These big temperature contrasts from the ground up, makes the air incredibly unstable. The bigger the contrast in pressure, temperature and humidity (the 3 main drivers), the more dramatic the weather. The result? Classic April Showers.
The window reflects the science of April Showers with 3 contrasting shapes of well-suited city gentlemen. Tailored in Tweed, Pinstripe & Herringbone with distinctly different body types. All 3 characters go about their day in the same way but all have their own style, taste & behaviour. The window will be on display for the duration of April.
We’ve made these rather fetching umbrellas for Richard James. Available in 2 options, the Green & Orange Faze prints are stitched to our signature Maple Solid Stick and Steel Frame.
Both Umbrellas are available exclusively online and in store through Richard James, Savile Row.
Images © Richard James