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Rockabilly - Behind The StyleRockabilly - Behind The Style As we continue our look through all different Gothic styles, this month we feature Rockabilly for the people who love fifties style clothing with an extreme edge, and we find out more from Kates Clothing about this amazing style. What are the origins of the Rockabilly style? Inspiration is drawn from 1940's and 50's style and taken to the extreme. With a resurgence...

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Adidas Skateboarding CollectionAdidas Skateboarding Collection The Adidas Skateboarding shoe was originally endorsed by Robert Haillet, but later renamed after tennis great Stan Smith, becoming one of the best selling shoes of all time, selling well over 30 million pairs. With a lightweight yet durable upper and an outsole with amazing board feel, the Stan Smith quickly found its way onto the feet of many a skateboarder. It was...

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Sin Star Clothing T-ShirtsSin Star Clothing T-Shirts Sin Star Clothing is a new brand that appeals to a broad audience, including the band scene, urban sports fans such as BMX and Parkour, and the everyday Average Joe. The brand’s message is ‘Armour Against Authority’ as they know that life is not easy, and they urge fans to realise their dreams in life. Sin Star Armour T-Shirt. British flag bearing the brand...

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Kill Star Womens T-ShirtsKill Star Womens T-Shirts Kill Star is a new British clothing company with a twist of darkness, channeling emotional power and raw energy into a range of must-have graphical print and slogan t-shirts for women. Kill Star was formerly known as To Kill A Star. Kill Star A Star Cross T-Shirt. Black girl's extra length, fitted T-Shirt, with Pink foil inverted cross front print and 100% Cotton. Kill...

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Alternative Winter CoatsAlternative Winter Coats If you are sick of the same old High Street brands and want to grab something unique packed full of attitude then take a look at a winter coat from an alternative fashion brand such as Hell Bunny, Living Dead Souls or Poizen Industries. So whether you want to look retro, ravishing, or devilishly dark there is a cosy winter coat for you! Poizen Industries Juku Coat....

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In 1917 the Converse Rubber Shoe Company began making their now world famous Converse All-Star basketball shoe. In 1921 the basketball player Charles H. Taylor was given a job promoting the shoes as a salesman and ambassador (after walking into Converse complaining of having sore feet). After he joined the company, the brand really took off and in 1923 Mr. Taylor’s signature was added to the logo on the shoes and the Chuck Taylor All-Star Converse, that millions worldwide know and love, was born.

Until 1947, the only colour available was black, however, now Converse is available in any colour of the spectrum and more shades than you can imagine. Over the years, Converse has brought out various limited edition shoe designs, such as Kurt Cobain and their Sailor Jerry range. Recently there have been 3 new designs created for the converse range, inspired by The Who.

Converse has played a part in popular culture for many years, worn by various musicians for both comfort and as a fashion statement while performing on stage. Their most notable appearance recently, is in the popular sci-fi television series, Doctor Who, where David Tennant (The Doctor) is frequently seen wearing a pair of Chucks, the colours of which vary between episodes.

 

 

 

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Kate blogs:

When I was eight years old, my mum bought me my very first pair of Converse trainers. They were bright red All-Stars and I wore them until they wore out. From that moment on, I’ve loved this style of trainer!

Why are Converse so good?

Firstly the style of them has never gone out of fashion. Even though the trainer has been on the go since the middle of the twentieth century, they look as good today as ever.

Secondly, you can wear them anywhere. Okay – you can’t run a marathon in them, but whether you are out shopping, in a club or hanging out with friends, they never look out of place.

Thirdly, the price is right – you can expect to pay sixty pounds or more for a pair of trainers from most shoe companies, but you can get a good pair of Converse for half that price.

Finally, there are so many styles, you can have lots of pairs to suit your mood. From bright colours to funky prints, heck, if you live in America you can even design your own pair on the Converse website!

All in all, Converse do some pretty darn good shoes. Check them out now, you’ll thank me for it!