The Re-Kanken by Fjallraven

Fjallraven has come through with an impressive, wide-ranging collection for the autumn season including different levels outwear, overshirts, knits, fleecewear, shirts and accessories. Included within the latest delivery is the Re-Kanken; an environmentally-friendly update to the most celebrated Fjallraven backpack.

The Re-Kanken takes the same shape and design as the regular Kanken only this special version is crafted entirely from recycled polyester from eleven plastic bottles. The colouring is fashioned via SpinDye technology; a process that drastically reduces the amount of water, energy and chemicals used.



The Kanken is a go-to backpack to so many people for lots of reasons. A large zip front opening leads to a main compartment where there’s loads of space for belongings including a laptop. Additional features comprise of two side pockets, two ergonomic and adjustable shoulder straps, a top handle and a small zipped front pocket. The Kanken is finished with a hidden seat pad that stows away neatly to the back of the inside compartment and instead of contrasting branding, this sustainable version of the Kanken is complete with tonal branding above the front pocket.



The highly-functioning, ship-shape, eco-friendly, Re-Kanken can be found online now. Use it, love it and wear it forever.

Summer Sale Selects – Jackets

Our Summer Sale is still standing tall with a delightful ‘Further Reductions’ update last week and we now find ourselves back up to 50% off selected items. The summertime Sales are always a great chance to pick up outerwear at a great price. This kind of Investment might not seem logical now, but fast forward a few months and you’ll be laughing. We thought we’d do you a favour and pick out 10 of the best, scroll down and get involved.


Crafted from a lightweight reflective nylon fabric, lovely Equipment branding and a waterproof finish, it doesn’t get much better than that does it? This adidas Originals EQT windbreaker style jacket is now exactly half price at £60.


An ideal coat for the summer months, the Armor Lux 74724 Popover is an over-the-head style, smock jacket and is down to just £70.


Technically speaking not outwear but aside from this detail, the Edwin Demo Zip Overshirt is a handy bit of transitional wear and now only £60; available in two denim washes.


This ‘Fire Red’ Patagonia M’s Light & Variable Jacket is wind resistant, water repellent and stuffs into itself. Three excellent characteristics, don’t you think? Now only £40.


The Baracuta G9 Harrington. An original, an icon, and now £200.


Folk are the masters of the minimal, modern, menswear aesthetic and their Field Jacket is a sublime bit of craftsmanship and now just £132.


The Scout Anorak exemplifies the Battenwear ethos; functionality blended with great design. ‘Made In USA’ and now £225.


A summer update on the classic Norse Projects rain mac. The Thor Crisp Cotton Jacket is now £150.


Made In England goodness from Garbstore. Their M65 Coach Jacket is now £100 and available in olive and navy.


The Advisors Jacket from London-based label Albam is probably our pick of the pack. Now only £125 and available in clay and navy.

If that’s not enough to lure you in, view more of our Summer Sale here.


Norse Projects SS17 Finale

Take a closer look at our late-summer delivery from Scandinavian supremoes Norse Projects. A pastel infused palette of attire that is both stunning and striking in complexion. Throw in our exclusive Anton Oxford short sleeve shirt and it’s nothing short of spectacular.

The closing Norse Projects drop of the season is full of what you’d expect from the brand; everyday clothes constructed from the finest cottons, only refined for the summer months. Swipe down, click and enjoy.


Pictured above: 6 Panel Fine Stripe Flat Cap | The Hip Store Exclusive – Anton Oxford Short Sleeve Shirt | Aros Light Twill Shorts | Converse Chuck 70


Pictured above: Spring Light Twill Sports Cap | Jens Garment Dyed Twill Jacket | Aros Light Twill Chino | New Balance x Norse Projects 770


Pictured above: Spring Light Twill Sports Cap | Anton Oxford ShirtAros Light Twill Shorts | Jack Purcell Signature Ox


Pictured above: Skipper Double Dyed Jacket | Aros Light Twill Shorts | Converse Chuck 70

Pictured above: Jens Garment Dyed Twill Jacket | Spring Niels Logo T-ShirtAros Light Twill Shorts | Converse Chuck 70

Explore the entire Norse Projects SS17 collection here.

Holiday Checklist

Whichever type of holiday you have planned this summer, packing the right bits can often be an overwhelming task. One thing that’s certain is that you’re probably going to need plenty of t-shirtsshorts, a pair of sandals, some sort of headwear and potentially swim shorts. Our Holiday Checklist is designed to ease the packing process and fully equip you to enjoy your holiday from start to finish.

If you’ve a city-break planned this summer, a pair of sandals can combat that inner city heat. Let’s be honest, that sweaty feet feeling is far from ideal. For beach-bound folk sandals are crucial, that’s obvious though isn’t it. Japanese label Suicoke make some unreal, high-performance sandals that’ll be just the ticket, the Vibram sole gives gives you the added benefit of all-day comfort.

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Okay we’re stating the obvious here but if you’re off to someplace with a pool or a beach then swim shorts are a basic fundamental. The Patagonia Baggies are a classic part of the Patagonia product roster every summer season and handy features include side pockets, a snap rear pocket and a quick drying fabric that makes them ultra dependable.

With the sun beating down on you all day long, holiday headwear is essential. The sun takes it’s toll on that old cranium of yours, it’s important to look after things like ones head. Our cap offering is plentiful with a selection of different styles from Filson, Norse Projects, Fjallraven and Patagonia.

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If you’re anything like us then packing the right number of t-shirts is high up on the agenda; one for each day and one for every evening – that’s basically a stack of tees. The Our Legacy Perfect T-Shirt is, as the brand say themselves, just perfect and it’s ideal for any holiday. One not enough? Shop all t-shirts.


Gifting For Dad

It’s less than a week until Father’s Day so we pulled together some bits that we feel would be a great gift for dad. Whether it’s the classic new pair of socks or something a little bit special, show some appreciation for your old man.

From the everyday dad uniform to posh grooming goods from Marvis and Baxter of California we have something for every dad out there.


For the Rad-Dads out there we have Patagonia t-shirts and for a Sunday best option we have shirts from Portuguese Flannel and Cape Heights to Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirts. Our new Andersons belts can act as that tangible hint to dad that he needs to wear his pants at the appropriate level on his hip. We are not short of trainers that your dad can probably just about get away with wearing for example, the Spring Court G2 Canvas, the adidas Originals Stan Smith and the Bata Bullets.


Socks are a classic gift for any man whatever the occasion. We have some outrageously comfy ones from Anonymous Ism. Alternative accessories ideal for your dad include a timeless collection of timepieces from Timex to a quintessentially British umbrella from Barbour.


Aesop can act as that gentle reminder to your dad that looking after your skin is crucial as the years go by. Also we’ve dad caps galore including the iconic Polo Ralph Lauren cotton cap as well as some new age Norse Projects headwear.

There you have it. We’re pretty sure that’s enough to inspire you. If not, head over to our site and see what’s new.


Update Your Short Sleeve Shirts

You know summer is around the corner when you start thinking about getting the short sleeve shirt out. For us, this modest item of clothing is a highly essential summer staple and can be worn on its own or over a plain t-shirt on the cooler days. The short sleeve enthusiasts amongst us will be happy to learn that our new season offering Portuguese Flannel has arrived. These guys craft their shirts using the best materials and make it all in their own back yard.

The Portuguese Flannel SS17 delivery is online now and we advise you check it out whilst you still can.


Portuguese Flannel Shirts

Portuguese Flannel Shirts

Portuguese Flannel

Carhartt WIP SS17

Carhartt WIP has landed instore, so we went out around Leeds to show you the key pieces we have bought into.  A mixture of stripes, classics and spring pastel tones – it has us longing for summer now.

Shop Carhart WIP first drop online now.


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A.P.C. U.S Range

Spring Summer 2017 sees the debut of A.P.C. U.S.

A small collection of jersey pieces all produced in the U.S. In Jean Touitou’s words: “If you want to cook French cuisine, better to use French ingredients”.

The capsule of American sportswear follows the same principal, available to shop online now at The Hip Store.

APC US Range

APC US Range

APC US Range

Style Lessons From The Silver Screen

We all need a bit of style inspiration every now and again and where better to take it from than some of the best movies of all time?


An all time classic, Pachino in Serpico is American workwear at its very finest… also a pretty good excuse to wear a beanie anywhere, anyhow.


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My Own Private Idaho

A bit of a cult classic and a true homage to the late great River Phoenix.

My Own Private Idaho documents the journey of discovery taken by two young, very well dressed, American teens. From cord shirts to leather jackets and pretty special sunglasses this film has it all and more to boot.


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Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family.

Love it or hate it, Trainspotting is one of the best films of recent times. The style perfectly epitomises that early 90’s city grime… and we can’t get enough of it.


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The Great Escape

One of the biggest sartorial icons of all time, Steve McQueen is renowned world wide for his effortless style, weather wearing a roll neck under a perfectly tailored blazer or jeans and a tee his dressing was nonchalant but perfectly styled.

The Great Escape is a prime example of this, and a life lesson in how to make a navy T-Shirt and a pair of Chinos look super cool.


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Annie Hall

Woody Alan is the perfect anti hero, someone whose meandering monologues, at one point or another, we can all relate to.

Not your typical style icon there was definitely always something to him and Annie Hall epitomises it, just look at that chambray.


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Rebel Without A Cause

The ultimate bad boy and undeniable king of cool, James Dean, shows us how to make the iconic Harrington look like the coolest jacket there ever was. Plus, anyone who can pull off jeans and t-shirt like this has to go down in the style hall of fame.

LOS ANGELES - 1955: Actor James Dean poses for a Warner Bros publicity shot for his film 'Rebel Without A Cause' in 1955 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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The Hip Store Selects – Jackets AW’16

It looks like the winter weather has finally decided to rear its head and that can mean only one thing… a new jacket is in order.

If you’re struggling to decide what to go for we’ve picked out a few different styles from our latest collections.


As we do live in the UK, a waterproof jacket is a must but luckily we’ve got a great selection this season.

Norse Projects have joined forces with Danish rainwear experts Elka to bring you this Anker Classic Jacket. Elka fabrics are designed to stand the test of time whilst we all know that Norse Projects’ simple design will keep you looking good no matter what the weather may throw at you.

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The ‘Night Watch’ collection takes classic Barbour styles and gives them a good shake-up with the use of technical fabrics and detailing. The Four Bell Jacket is equipped for the worst kinds of weather and features waterproof zips, stowaway outer hood and a quilted lining for extra warmth.

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A pretty classic style for any occasion it’s hard to go wrong with a parka. Whether you’re looking for an iconic design or any update of a classic we’ve got a few great options this time around.

Designed with outdoors in mind the Battenwear Northfield Denim Parka takes its inspiration from the classic parka designs of the late 70’s. This style is cut from a premium denim cotton and features a faux shearling lining for added warmth and comfort.

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When it comes to making products suited to the great outdoors, Fjallraven are up there with the best of them and the Greenland is a true brand classic when winter rolls around. Crafted from the Fjallraven’s signature G-1000 fabric it is durable and built to last whilst the pile fleece lining ensures warmth. This style is clean cut and simple and the perfect option for those rainy, cold winter days.

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Down Filled

If you’re looking for the ultimate in warmth then a down option is the one to go for.

A warmer update of Patagonia’s classic down sweater the Hi-Loft Down Sweater Hoody is crafted from a 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell with a DWR finish which is designed to block wind and weather whilst the durability will resist tears and abrasion.

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A great jacket for winter the Penfield Bowerbridge is made from a nylon water-resistant and windproof outer and has an 80/20 premium down inner with a 550 fill power meaning that it’s going to keep you warm and dry which is always a bonus when winter crawls around.

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Warm and smart, a wool coat will see you through years of winters to come, here are a couple of favourites.

For over 100 years, Filson USA has produced the highest quality and most durable menswear products around. The Mackinaw Cruiser is an iconic style dating back to 1941, crafted from 100% virgin wool, it’s designed for maximum comfort whilst also having a natural rain repellency and insulating warmth in any weather conditions.

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Another piece of classic design from the team at Universal Works, the Melton Battle Jacket is crafted from a Melton wool mix and features a removable shearling collar for extra warmth. Staying true to the Universal Works aesthetic it’s fairly crisp in its design with two lower patch pockets and a single one at the chest.

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If you’re feeling a bit adventurous and want to go for something slightly different then cord is a good route for winter.

An iconic field jacket from Bleu De Paname the Vest De Chase is crafted from a beautiful cotton cord. It’s the ideal jacket for the festive season, layered up with some thick knits and winter accessories. 

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The Bedford Jacket is a classic style from the team at Engineered Garments but there’s something a little different about this seasons iteration… it’s crafted from a super special 11W corduroy cotton. The Bedford is a classic fit making it the perfect shape for that smart/casual crossover.

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Shop our full range of jackets here. 

YMC x Padmore & Barnes

Padmore and Barnes have been hand crafting beautiful shoes from their Kilkenny factory since 1934. Responsible for the production of the classic Clarks Wallabee  until 1987 when Clarks moved their production overseas, not to be deterred, the team at Padmore and Barnes decided to keep doing what they do best and have been making their own quality footwear ever since. To this day they are recognised as leaders in the field of design, innovation and production and continue to create some of the most sought after casual shoes in the market.

YMC were the UK sales agents for Padmore and Barnes when they first started over 20 years ago and join forces this season to re-issue some of their favourite, iconic styles.

The Trail Shoe

An original Padmore & Barnes suede upper wrapped in a textured rubber sole from heel to toe, the Trail shoe is hard wearing style, designed to last. They’re crafted from supple suede and completed with tonal laces and leather ankle trims.


The Trail Boot 

An adaption of the Padmore and Barnes original moccasin the Trial Boot features a suede upper wrapped in a textured rubber sole from heel to toe, the Trail shoe is hard wearing style, designed to last. They’re crafted from supple suede and completed with tonal laces and leather ankle trims.


One Piece Shoe

The One Piece Shoe is crafted from a supple black leather with a unique side lace construction, these hand stitched lace ups are placed on Plantation crepe soles and are finished with tonal laces and moccasin stitching around the toe.


Red Wing 8884 Camouflage Classic 6″ Moc Toe

Red Wing Shoes was built in line with the great American dream; if you worked hard enough, you could achieve anything. Since 1905, that ethos has been engrained into every cut and stitch that crafts a Red Wing boot, combining the finest leathers and quality materials with uncompromising craftsmanship,

The 8884 stays true to the classic Moc Toe design with the 6-inch triple-stitched leather upper, Traction Tred rubber outsole, and Goodyear welt construction but now features the Mossy Oak® camouflage pattern of autumn leaves in homage to the forest floors of the brand’s home in southern Minnesota.

Available in store and online soon.