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21/10/2015
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Back to the Future at Northern Threads

GREAT SCOTT! We hope you’ve got your hoverboards charged and self-tying sneakers on because today (Wednesday, 21st October 2015) officially marks the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel(ed) forward to in the hit sequel Back To The Future II! At precisely 4:29pm the Delorean landed and we here at Northern Threads have been celebrating its arrival in our own special way. Fans of the hit blockbuster will know exactly what we’re talking about in these pictures. Those of you that don’t get it… Where have you been?? Get... Read More

13/12/2014
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Film | Dumb And Dumber To

Dumb and Dumber To is the follow-up to 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels, reprising their roles once more after twenty years. A slapstick action comedy which follows the escapades of Lloyd Christmas (Carey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels). Since the events of the first film, Lloyd has been committed at a mental institution ever since his doomed romance with Mary Swanson. The cross-country comedy begins as Harry turns up to bail Lloyd out of his predicament. Unfortunately, Harry turns out to have developed a medical issue regarding his liver, and... Read More

20/11/2014

Cinephile | Horrible Bosses 2

A New Line Cinema production, directed by Sean Anders. Horrible Bosses 2 stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. Dale, Kurt and Nick, fed up of answering to their higher-ups, deciding to start their own business, but a slick investor by the name of Burt Hanson, played by Chris Pine, soon throws a spanner into the works. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap Hanson’s adult son and hold him to ransom in an attempt to regain... Read More

Cinephile | Inception 15/08/2013

Cinephile | Inception

As far as iconic, stylish films of the past few years go Christopher Nolan’s mind-bender of a sci-fi thriller, Inception is certainly up there with the best of them. Nolan’s films are known for being great to look at and a large part of that comes down to the costume design and especially for Inception the individual costume choices for each character were forcefully independent. Ultimately you have a film featuring six main men and dressing them all differently was of vital importance for character identification and to breed a... Read More

Cinephile: Ferris Bueller's Day Off 09/05/2013

Cinephile: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

There’s a lot of late 80s/early 90s films that hold a lot of meaning for people – childhood memories and all that. The Goonies, E.T… you get the idea – well Ferris Bueller’s Day Off falls firmly into this category. One of the guys in the office watched it recently, making us relive the best moments and it opened up our eyes to how well dressed the characters are. Often the clothing in American films can be bland and unimaginative but thankfully this isn’t the case with Ferris Bueller. It’s... Read More

Cinephile: Trainspotting 20/08/2012

Cinephile: Trainspotting

Aaaand we’re back. After a bit of a break since our last Cinephile – here’s the latest instalment and it’s a good one! It’s time to dip back into the 90s with a trip through Edinburgh and the drug/rave scene around that time. Pretty much everytime this film is mentioned it’s always with reference to drugs and whether it promotes a good or bad image so there’s no need to dedicate yet more column inches to it. Let’s focus on the fashion of the film and how it acts as... Read More

Cinephile Awaydays 06/07/2012

Cinephile: Awaydays

If you’re going to make a film based around the football casuals scene then it goes without saying that you need to make sure the brands your characters are decked out in perfectly match the genuine article. It’s easy to go wrong or for it to come across as too much of a caricature version, but Awaydays doesn’t fall into this trap. Yep, it’s that time again where we take a look at films that have defined fashion tastes (previously we’ve looked at Drive, This Is England and Tinker, Tailor…).... Read More

Cinephile: Tinker, Tailor... 21/05/2012

Cinephile: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

We’ve taken a look at 2011’s Drive and Shane Meadows’  This Is England, now we move onto a British film that recently graced our screens and had everyone falling over themselves to say how amazingly stylish it was. 1970s Britain during the Cold War isn’t exactly the first era to spring to mind when we think of big fashion moments but this film’s costume designer Jacqueline Durran very simply worked out that MI6’s 1970s spies probably shopped in London’s West End. Once this simple idea was in place it opened up an... Read More

Cinephile: This Is England 27/04/2012

Cinephile: This Is England

Here’s the second in our series where we take a look at iconic films that have defined eras while setting fashion trends. The first instalment was 2011’s Drive which featured quintessential 1980s Americana styles, but this time we are firmly rooted in 1983 with Britain’s Skinhead scene. Shane Meadows’ iconic film This Is England made waves when it first came out back in 2006 and has since spawned two spin off TV series. It comes up time and again in conversation just how spot on the style of the film... Read More

Cinephile: Drive 11/04/2012

Cinephile: Drive

In this new series we take a look at films (or movies if you will) that have defined eras and set trends. We threw a few ideas around the office, scribbled the real gems down onto a piece of paper, resulting in a list of mouth watering works of cinema genius. Each couple of weeks we aim to bring you a choice pick from the list we’ve compiled, starting with 2011’s critically acclaimed Drive. One word springs instantly to mind: slick. There’s hardly a male pundit or columnist in Britain... Read More