NFL returns to London for the 2nd time in 3o days with home team Jacksonsville Jaguars taking on the San Francisco 49ers. As part of the build up to the game tomorrow, Nike UK tasked us with challenge to create an editorial piece around #gearupforfootball so instantly we took the route of a player’s mental/physical battle to prepare for game day. Location-wise, London is restrictive as the sport is still fairly new over here so finding an American Football field in London is near impossible. We opted for track and gym locations as NFL athletes are probably the most rigorous with their routines and have to be in top shape. It’s way more brutal than Rugby, even though you’re wearing pads and helmets – you’ll get clattered which makes me want to play even more haha. After the cut, have a gander at what we’ve come up with. Dipo & Adam taking over the words.
Bouldering? Say what. That was the reaction of Aaron, Adam, Derek and Tahirah on Saturday when I told them what we’ll be doing. It’s a sport that consists of a short sequence/moves that’ll help you climb up the wall, the sequences are usually referred to as problems. The only problem we had prior to arrival was the fact that we’d be climbing a wall up to 3-4 metres in height without any kind of safety harnesses. 4 metres is only about double the height of your room, doesn’t sound scary at all, right?
Boom. Time for another editorial from us, it’s been a whole minute since we’ve done a project of our own – the concept came to life after a random Y&Y meet-up over dimsum in Southbank. We wanted to do something solely with British brands and more than your average, standing on the street looking pensive hipster nonsense. The title will remind you of the film, our looks and chosen models will make you think otherwise. A stark contrast of reality, all shot around Upton Park. Right, I’ll leave it there as Aaron is going to take over after the cut with the narrative.
No, not mine but my cousin’s – you all know him already from the book review he wrote for the site over a year ago. The little man isn’t so little any more after turning 16 last weekend and as a present, I took him to his first ever football game. Unlike his brother, he saw the light from a very young age by deciding to switch allegiances from his father’s beloved Liverpool to the Arsenal. I asked him to share a few thoughts on what he thought of the whole experience after the cut.
It’s about damn time we shared another food feature, the last one was released all the way back in April when I headed down to Dante’s Fried Chicken pop-up in Shoreditch. Not quite sure why we haven’t done any more since then especially since I spend most of my monthly earnings eating out with my other half. It’s sad but true, however good food is always worth the money. When the good folks behind the Carribean inspired beach shack The Rum Kitchen spotted that piece on Dante – they asked us to come down and have a taste of what they had to offer. We were never going to turn down an invitation like that, come on now.
It has been a while since Derek and I dropped a big fashion post on you, so what better time to treat you all than during London Fashion Week. For this one we have teamed up with a great brand that you may or may not be familiar with, Pocket Square Clothing. Dedicated to both timeless and contemporary design, PSC does not limit it self to just the accessory in its title with a range of bow ties and neck ties vast enough to please even the fussiest of customer. It is their attention to detail and great eye for design, be it minimalist or extravagant, that ultimately shines through in the quality of every individual piece that they make. Because of this, it was easy for Derek and I to put together pocket square focused looks. Read on and see exactly what we put together.
Right, I’ve had to rejig the introduction for this one. Initially written by Eniola who was present for the original interview with Zaha which took place a good 6-7 months ago now, prior to his signing with the team that lost to Liverpool last weekend. When Nike Sportswear hit us up re: interviewing him again, who was going to say no? It was interesting opportunity to see if he had changed since the transfer move to the biggest club in the world. More on the reverse, starting off with the interview from 7 months ago.