Engineered Garments SS17

Engineered Garments have come through with their latest offering for SS17. Quite typically the delivery features their distinctive American / Japanese charm in the form of contemporary casualwear. All of their wears are handcrafted in the USA using a combination of unique materials that really come together to make something extraordinary. The new collection features the Field Shirt which is just ideal for the summer months ahead as well lightweight outwear options and t-shirts. Engineered Garments continue to deliver the best blend of workwear and utilitarian style pieces crafted with pride direct from Manhattan, NYC. Their new update can be found online and instore now.




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Cape Heights X The Hip Store Hyak Shirt

Along with our SS17 Delivery of Cape Heights we’ve had a special addition of another collaborative piece between us and the New England brand; a spring version of the Hyak Shirt. The piece showcases the best of the American outdoors brand, effortlessly mixing style and substance. Made from 100% cotton this limited edition release has been presented in a rich indigo denim. With a classic pop-over style the short sleeve Hyak is ideal for the warmer months, it comes with a buttoned pouch and discreet side zip pocket.

The Hyak Short Sleeve Shirt is available instore and online now.



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New Balance x Norse Projects “Lucem Hafnia” 770

After the success of the Ranier pack New Balance have teamed up once again, with our Scandi favourites Norse Projects, bringing you the Lucem Hafnia 770. Inspired by the interior of Copenhagen’s 530 year old library, the pack comes in 2 colour ways of “Brown Navy” and “Rainy Olive”, both made from a full grain leather upper and smooth nubuck, premium quality and understated, synonymous with Norse.

Available online 13/5/2o17 00:01BST


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adidas Spezial SS17 by Mat Buckets

New season adidas Originals Spezial always gathers a lot of attention. We thought we’d take to the streets of Manchester with fashion and lifestyle blogger Mat Buckets and photographer Jake Millers to give the latest SS17 gear a run out. The range consists of the military inspired Haslingden II Jacket, the full Forest Gate tracksuit and the Mallison trainer, amongst others. Have a look at the results below…       

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The Haslingden II Jacket – This men’s jacket is made in CORDURA®, a technical material often favoured for military gear because of its durability and weather resistance. Multiple cargo pockets give it a utility-inspired look.

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The Pleasington Rain Jacket is an update of one that debuted from the 70s, the material has water repellent finish and zip kangaroo pockets

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Inspired by a vintage football top from the French team FC Nantes, the Two Elevens Shirt delves into the brand’s rich history of sportswear.


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The Mallison SPZL features styling from the AS700 shoe, but has been updated with a new colourway for this season.

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The actual inspiration for this shoe isn’t fully known, it was an early prototype that was never fully made. The Wensley SPZL features nylon and suede overlays, with a gum sole.

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The original Jogger reborn based on the Hawaii tooling, with a short T-toe overlay and retro suede upper.

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Part of Drop 1, the Garwen SPZL has already proved to be popular – based around the Brisbane the brand have produced a low version of this boot with this great article.

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After releasing the New York for FW15, the range explored other city series running shoes with the Atlanta SPZL. Originally released in 1983, the shoe’s colour is inspired by the City’s sports teams.

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Thanks to Mat and Jake for their work around the range, look out for it dropping online 24/3/2017 00:01GMT and instore 9am.


Win a pair of YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Black/Copper

We’re offering one person the chance to win a pair of YEEZY Boost 350 V2 Black/Copper in a size UK 8.5, from the drop back in November 23rd 2016. Just enter your details in the form below for your chance to win.


New Balance “Age of Exploration” Pack

New Balance brings us their “Age of Exploration” Pack, inspired by the great outdoors. Featuring the popular silhouettes of the 998 and 997, designed and crafted in New England, USA. Available instore and online here.

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6 essential shoes for summer


The beer gardens are full. The ice cream vans are out. Men are marauding Britain’s high streets in short-vest combos. They can only mean one thing – the sun has arrived.

It’s the time of year when are hardy-soled, sturdy-uppered boots and brogues are given a spring clean and placed in a safe place for a rainy day, to be replaced by the breathable, slip-on friendly shoes of summer.

To help you make this transition without any slip ups, we’ve pulled together six of the Hip Store’s must-have footwear styles for the season.

The penny loafer

Getting a smart shoe that will also keep your feet cool as the temperature rises is notoriously difficult to get right. At least it was, until Bass Weejuns invented the Penny Loafer. Hand-stitched, available in wine, black or cognac and signature penny-keeper strap, the Bass Weejun Larson and Logan loafer is a shoe that won’t look out of place in the office or the pub, no matter how hot it gets.


The deck shoe

Just because you’re hitting up the beach doesn’t mean leather and suede are out of the question, as shown by the following two perfect exponents of the deck shoe. Smart yet casual and today a true menswear classic, the deck shoe should have a place in every man’s wardrobe. Whether you go classic leather with the original Sperry Topsider, or suede with the subtle charm of Sebago’s deck shoes, hit the deck and pick up a pair today.


The canvas pump

Like many of the above, the canvas pump was born as a practical solution for a functional issue, before transcending its original purpose to become a style staple in its own right. Sported by tennis players the world over from the 30s onwards, the canvas pump is now synonymous with easy wearing summer style. Go for the original with new to the Hip Store’s Spring Court, or take a contemporary step with our favourites Novesta.


The sandals

Sometimes, the heat gets to such a level that those toes need to be freed. Worn correctly, the sandal is the perfect choice to keep cool and comfortable this summer. Leather Birkenstocks have been the go-to sandal for men in the know for as long as we can remember, while Suicoke of Japan’s Depa range are ones not to be mixed.


The luxury option

Who says sneakers can’t be smart? Common Projects trainers are about as luxury as trainers come, with their incredible build quality, detailing and durability. Go with the 1895 for the finest slip-on choice. Filling Pieces have also long been treading the line between high fashion and streetwear when it comes premium summer sneakers.


The casual option

Last but not least, the casual option is also well worth considering when you come to choose one of your many summer sneaker options. The undisputed kings in this field are of course adidas Originals and New Balance. Whether you go for the vintage, sporty styling of the former’s Racing 1, or the unnerving quality of the latter’s M577BDB, you won’t go wrong.