• What Is Different About Streetwear Clothing From Avid Attire?

    Sometimes it seems that the urban fashion scene is cluttered with new companies vying for position in the streetwear landscape. Some companies strike a chord and have global success, becoming celebrity clothing brands that skyrocket; think Sik Silk. This article will take a look at how Avid Attire go about their work, and why we think they’re a bit different to other companies in the fashion business at the moment. The Avid Attire Vests Are Unique When you take a look at Avid Attire wear the first thing you probably notice is the vests. The vest range from Avid Attire is flamboyant and extravagant. The fashion designers really go to town with an urban feel that reverberates with colour and pattern. As a new brand this is their statement canvas; the clothing that really shows off the imagination of the designers. We love this about Avid Attire. They are able to create new and unique designs that people love the moment they see them. Staples That Just Work The majority of the Avid Attire range is more your kind of staple clothing to turn to day in day out. The sweaters and T-shirts are generally fairly conservative in design, but casually cool and vibrant. These are clothes that combine beautifully with other items from urban fashion brands, and mark you out as a discerning fashion conscious man who loves the active urban look. The designs resonate in the cityscape. They work! Quality and Style with Unexpected Twists Some brands cut corners as they enter the fashion market. This is not the case with Avid Attire. They manufacture in European factories and ensure their quality control processes are always up to scratch. The brand standards are extremely high. The materials they use often result in a fleecy fabric, particularly in their sweaters, joggers and hoodies, normally produced from a combination of 70% cotton and 30% polyester. As we have seen, the styles are normally reasonably conservative. However, they have unique twists, like zippers to the sides, a corrugated biker effect on the knee areas of joggers, and tab label branding on the Avid Attire urban tees. This is a fashion label that thinks very clearly about every design and every garment. A Focused, Growing Streetwear Company Avid Attire is a highly focused clothing company. They know what their market wants, and produce clothing to fit squarely into the gap that they are trying to fill. They have controlled their growth by limiting the range over the initial launch phase, but now are primed for growth and the release of more lines. We respect the way this company has taken a strategic approach to the launch of its business. At Thomas Gun we appreciate quality urban clothing, and love it when a company is focused on what they do without getting distracted. There are lots of things that make Avid Attire different to many of the other newcomers to the fashion scene, but this unified, clear vision is perhaps the most significant of them.
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  • What Next For The Bee Inspired Menswear Brand?

    One of the newest and most impressive additions to the UK urban menswear sector is Bee Inspired Clothing. You’ve probably already heard of them, in fact; we’d say it’s not that unlikely that you have something of theirs hanging in your wardrobe right now. But what many don’t know is the inspiring, passionate story that brought the company to our highstreets today, with such a wealth of success. Knowing where they came from gives a better idea of where this incredible company may be heading in the future. Sporting, Urbanwear Straight from the Football Field The beginnings of the Bee Inspired brand are the stuff of inspiring drama films: Mark Corcoran and Steven Robb were two, young footballers with a promising career ahead of them, when suddenly a unified dream struck them and they changed the course of their lives. The two men quickly spotted a gap in the modern urban menswear market for clothing that served a multitude of purposes and scenarios at the one time, without having to charge huge price leaps or drops in quality. And thus, Bee Inspired was born. What Makes Them the Best There are many, many aspects of running a successful business – it’s not possible to simply put it all down to one thing or another (otherwise, who among us wouldn’t be running their own multi-million pound business right now?). But, one of the key, universal principles of successful business is open communication with customers and potential customers alike. Bee Inspired knew this from the beginning, which is why their early days of sales  - back in October 2013 – were lived through Facebook alone, taking use of social media to generate brand awareness and excitement amongst their target audience. Shortly thereafter, the guys realized that they needed a bigger boat, so to speak, and thus the Bee Inspired website was born, and the company as we know them today began to flourish into something bigger than the pipe dream of two ex-footballers. However, still to this day, the boys retain their focus on customer service and interaction – something that is sorely missing from some of the bigger urbanwear brands operating today. The Future looks Bright So long as the team keep up their passion for quality, valued urban menswear, and never lose sight of their customer focus – there’s nothing but success ahead of this inspiring business.
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  • What Makes Bee Inspired Streetwear Different?

    Chances are high that you’ve heard of Bee Inspired Clothing, in recent months. This is because the company is making considerable waves within the larger men’s streetwear industry with their selection of carefully coordinated, stylish and affordable clothing to meet the wide range of needs of the modern man. But it’s one thing to simply say you’re different, and quite another to prove it. So what actually makes Bee Inspired different from the other urbanwear brands? The Roots of Bee Inspired Urban Wear The first major and substantial difference comes from the very nature and core of Bee Inspired Clothing. This urban wear company had very humble roots; beginning with a simple discussion between Mark Corcoran and Steven Robb (two, now ex-footballers), after noticing the types of clothes that their colleagues would wear, purchase or discuss in the changing rooms. The two men quickly realized that something was missing: a driven, passionate urban menswear company that could deliver where the industry had been lacking for decades – a combination of practical, efficient clothing that also met the increasingly complex stylistic needs of the modern man. No easy task, but Mark and Steven were never ones to back down from a fight. The Style and Design Philosophy The style of Bee Inspired’s menswear range is multi-faceted. It truly does defy any simple description, in that incorporates such a wide selection of different categories, styles, fits and cuts. This is all part of the wider philosophy of the company. Mark and Steven looked at what was on offer, from the big names operating in the UK, and they didn’t like what they saw: uninspired, bland, careless designs and ranges. Most of which lacked any kind of urban, streetwear authenticity and instead wanted to trade in on a bigger trend; that’s to say nothing of how efficient or practical this clothing was. Bee Inspired was designed for something different – to change the face of modern urban menswear. The Values of this Quality Streetwear Company The inherent value of such a company isn’t hard to see. With so many faceless, careless passionless clothing brands already monopolizing the menswear sector; the industry was (and still is, in many ways) in dire need of a refreshing, honest and unique company to come along and shake things up. Bee Inspired is that very company, with their daring designs, fantastic value for money and intrinsic passion for the industry – it’s difficult to envision anything but success.
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  • The People Behind Illusive London

    The grand title of hottest new brand to hit our streets, in more ways than one, definitely has to go to Illusive London – but you might be wondering who these guys are, and why you should care? Trust us, there’s a very good reason. Not just another pretender With the expansion of the internet and social media making it so much easier for entrepreneurs to start up brand new businesses from the ground up, with little in the way of investment; it seems that certain markets are suddenly being flooded with impersonators. The urban fashion sector is no different. But mark our words, Illusive London aren’t just another one of your friends from school, with a Facebook page and a few menswear T-shirts for sale. No, Illusive London are another beast all together. Streetwear kings Anybody who knows anything about menswear, street wear or hip hop fashion in this murky modern age, will know all about SikSilk – the hugely successful urban fashion range that took the global market by storm, and suddenly adorned our favorite DJs and hip hop stars with fantastic new threads. Well, from the team who brought you SikSilk: we now have Illusive London, their latest breakthrough in the world of streetwear and urban fashion. What’s different? This time around, the Illusive London fashion team want to set their sights on something a little more specific and crank out some enviable gear for a certain market: menswear. With this all new streetwear brand, the team are looking to create fantastic clothing ranges which focus heavily upon the male physique in terms of creating tight cut ranges, with muscular fits and in classic designs that anyone with an eye for urbanwear is sure to love. As with any important company within a specific market, success comes down to their passion and philosophy surrounding their given field. With Illusive London, you’re dealing with a company that not only knows the fashion industry inside and out, but one that cares about it, and really wants to push the envelope of what comfortable, form fitting, yet eye-catching modern menswear. With their staff experience of catering to different global markets, the Illusive London hip hop ranges won’t just be another typical street clothing impersonation; it’ll be the real thing, infused with different cultures and inspirations from around the world – you won’t find that on every street corner.
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  • The Perfect Fitting Urbanwear

    Are you on the lookout for a classy and stylish jacket that can manage to keep you warm through the waning days of winter?  Or are you on the lookout for a warm cardigan or hoodie that won’t skimp on practicality? If your priority is men’s designer clothes, with an emphasis on functionality, then you’ve come to the right place. Comfortable urbanwear Here at Thomas Gun, we have an urban fashion philosophy which is focused on ensuring all clothes in our men’s fashion range have the necessary edge to display the ethos and aesthetic of the modern, inner-city man. We have achieved this by stocking up on men’s designer clothes from Intense created with the very highest quality linens and fabrics, with a slant toward comfort. Intense Menswear Shirts Our Intense Menswear shirts also have tremendous variety in terms of the designs  on offer: we have everything from printed T-shirts to retro two-tone designs. All our designs are sleek, contemporary and unapologetically modern.  Take a look around our store for your own taste. Additionally, we always make sure that our customers get the very best value for money when they buy from our wide selection of Intense Menswear. We achieve this by ensuring only products with the best quality materials are on offer without a huge industry mark-up. Browse our sale section and you are sure to be pleasantly surprised. You’ll also find high quality designer  Intense men’s clothes paired with great deals, throughout our main shopping section, with something for everybody, regardless of what side of the fashion divide they find themselves on. From the young contemporary fashion lovers, to the upwardly mobile professionals, you’re guaranteed to find something perfect for you, here at Thomas Gun. Our stock of incredibly diverse Intense men’s designer clothes is just a click away; jackets, knitwear, stylish footwear and an unrivalled range of accessories – all just waiting to be seen. Place an order right away or give us a call with any questions you may have.
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  • Why We Chose To Stock Avid Attire Menswear

    At Thomas Gun we try to stock the best established urban wear brands, but also many of the up-and-coming stars in the streetwear fashion industry. Clearly this is where we consider Avid Attire. This article will take a look at why we have chosen to stock Avid Attire menswear as part of our collection. After reading this you should have the idea of the merits of this quality, fresh up-and-coming fashion label. Our Experience with Urban Menswear It is worth us first establishing our experience working with Urban menswear. Since 1982 we have been identifying rising stars in the industry and helping to propel them forwards as main players. Around 2000 we went online and have since then been stocking new and fresh brands that we believe add something different to the streetwear fashion scene. We have a long history of selecting companies that have gone on to become not just big UK brands, but big worldwide brands as well. Avid Is Quality The first thing to say about the Avid Attire menswear brand is that it is a quality brand. The company has chosen to keep all design and development in-house, and then to use European factories for the manufacture of goods. Unlike some companies that then ship direct from the manufacturer, Avid Attire choose to receive the goods, package them and ensure that quality control is at the heart of what they do. The materials, manufacture process and quality control that Avid Attire follows ensures a quality product to the consumer every time. Avid Is Fresh Avid Attire is also a fresh brand. It is modern yet has a traditional urban feel about it too. The designs are the kinds of clothes that you have as staples in your wardrobe to turn to again and again. The fresh designs combine beautifully with other urban fashion brands, enabling you to create a unique look. The vests from this company are sometimes quite flamboyant. However, most of the clothing is more conservative, yet distinctly urban and active in feel. This brand fits nicely into the current mesh of the urban fashion scene. Avid Is Keen To Impress One thing that is clear with Avid Attire is that they are eager to impress. Their quality control, quality designs and quality marketing standout amongst newcomers to the streetwear scene. This is a fashion label that plans strategically and understands the marketplace. At Thomas Gun we are always looking for companies that do things the right way. Avid Attire is a company that we believe do so.
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  • The Illusive London/ Pukka Up Collaboration

    An exciting revelation within the urban wear fashion world sees a huge collaboration between Pukka Up and Illusive London, both joining with Statement Clothing, to create one of the hottest ranges of men’s streetwear! How did this fashion designer allegiance come about? For starters, Pukka Up and Statement Clothing put their heads together back in the summer of 2015 to start churning out some of the finest street wear that global fashion markets have ever seen. After having a long summer of success, they’ve seen the fashion light and set their sights on teaming up with the aptly named Illusive London brand – but these unrivalled fashion designers might not be quite as illusive as you think. Who are Illusive London? Illusive London stems from the same team of menswear designers that dominated the fashion world with SikSilk. This time around, the guys wanted to set their targets on something a little different, exciting and more specific: the male physique. Illusive London specialise in menswear that focuses on the male body with tight cuts, muscular fitting fabrics and some top of the range classic-fused-with modern designs. A unique collaboration We can’t talk about this huge collaboration enough – the urban fashion scene has been begging for something like this for years, and now here it comes in a bigger way than any of us could have predicted. If the past success of SikSilk is anything to go by, the streetwear market is in for an upheaval of the greatest order. The guys over at Illusive London seem to eat, drink, breathe and live urban wear, going by their huge range of incredible designs that range from the average customer on the street, all the way to A-listers and DJs sporting the SikSilk and Illusive London name. With the news of this huge team up, and the promised threads coming our way, who can fail to be excited? What can we expect from the collaboration? This new super team of fashion designers, between Illusive London, Pukka Up and Statement Clothing aren’t taking their new position lightly – they’ve already promised us some of the best hip hop wear you can imagine, with four brand new designs set to hit shelves soon. They promise us that the four new pieces will sweep this year’s Ibiza street scene by storm, with laid-back, adaptable looks fit for the club, the street or just relaxing throughout the day. Illusive have you covered!
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  • Some Of The Best Streetwear Gym Wear On The Market From ‘The Kid’

    Fresh Ego Kid might be the new ‘kid’ on the block, but the company has taken on the task of revolutionizing the urban fashion scene with aplomb. Their range of street styled gym wear is a perfect example of what the company stands for. Joggers Here at Thomas Gun, we’ve been hard pushed to keep the Fresh Ego Kid joggers in stock, due to their high demand. The popularity isn’t surprising, though, when you account for their vibrant, standout design statements. The joggers from Fresh Ego Kid are distinctly urban in both look and feel.  Their tight fitting nature and elastic ankle bands make them a must have for any urban man.  The material used in the manufacturing is guaranteed to withstand wear and tear of regular gym workouts; this extra durability and comfort is aided by the choice of material - 65% cotton and 35% polyester. T-shirts Fresh Ego Kid t-shirts are made from 100% cotton, meaning they guarantee you comfort all through your gym session. The shirts are not just practical, however, but also incredibly stylish, with eye-catching design work across the full range. Additionally, much like the rest of Fresh Ego Kid’s gym wear, the choice of materials ensures that long lasting, regular usage won’t wear these shirts out any time soon. Do you have any questions about Fresh Ego Kid gym wear? Or are you looking for some wardrobe advice? Get in touch with us today and we’ll respond to any and all of your questions. You can trust us, here at Thomas Gun, to spot a future industry leader when we see one – Fresh Kid Ego have a bright future ahead of them, whether that’s on our shelves or in your wardrobe. Select your gym wear from Fresh Ego Kid today and give yourself the perfect lift you need to appear stylish at all times; even sweating it out in the gym.
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  • Taking Streetwear Fashion To A Softer Level

    Here at Thomas Gun, menswear is our passion. We are always looking at latest fashion trends to see which celebrities are wearing what, and where their fashion directions are taking them. This helps to make sure we are always on top of the game when providing our customers with the very best and the very latest in men’s urban fashion. The Milan Men’s Fashion week is one event we keep an eye on for these trends. In the latest installment; design and production was taken to an entirely new level.  Some of the biggest men’s fashion designers in the world took center stage and the runway to show off the latest industry designs. Men’s appearance on the runway is no longer as emasculating as it was thought in the past. The Alpha male of today enjoys relaxing baths, skin moisturizing and his own fair selection of fashion to choose from. This is part of what makes the Fashion Week such a huge success in our modern time. Rich and Decorative patterns reign supreme Missoni was the center of attention, as they went for the middle-eastern/Asian blend. This combination is a perfect mix of themes, styles and designs emerging from Marrakech and India. Some of their collection featured rich patterned, decorative coats and suits as well as knitted clothing wear – all popular, modern offerings. Industry titans Gucci had only a few days to prepare for the event, but they still wowed the audience with a delicate 70s look. This aesthetic included silk blouses, trimmed frills and Victorian high collars.  The offerings from both designers were a perfect summation of what was to come throughout the rest of the night – daring, new and bold fashion statements. No designer had their models hitting the run way with smart jeans and a simple t-shirt, admittedly, but here at Thomas Gun, we have confirmation that our colorful and softer toned t-shirt designs from the Thomas Gun range are a perfect reflection of modern men’s fashion. So, with that in mind, feel free to look beyond the standard dark or muted color t-shirt designs we have on offer, to some of the more colorful designs which are working toward a new idea of modern masculinity.
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  • What Next For Avid Attire Urbanwear?

    As a lover of urban clothing it is always difficult to choose which new and up-and-coming brands to have in your wardrobe. Some brands come and go, whilst others stand the test of time and end up being mainstream fashion labels that bring connotations of a strong fashion consciousness and a quality discerning taste to those who wear them. At Thomas Gun we are always looking for the latter type of company. Although it is early in the journey of Avid Attire we are sure we have found a company that is going to make waves in the urban fashion scene. In other articles we have outlined just what Avid Attire stands for, and why we think they are so good. In this article we will take a look at the future of this company. Where Now It is hard to look at the future of a clothing company without first acknowledging where they stand at this point in time. Avid Attire has been in the marketplace a couple of years and now has a clothing range that includes hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts and joggers. Every item in the clothing range is high-quality and has its own distinct active urban look. Most of the clothing is fairly reserved, rather than being flamboyant. The summer collection from Avid Attire also includes vests, which are a little bit more ‘out there’. In Avid Attire vests you see the fashion designers’ imaginations coming to life. There is not a large Avid Attire clothing range at this stage, but what they do they do very well. Social Media of Avid Attire The main social platforms that Avid Attire focus on are Facebook and Twitter. On Facebook the company has over 14,000 likes, and on Twitter over 23 ½ thousand followers. This demonstrates a social media presence that is primed for growth. If they continue to deliver the same quality attire, and interesting designs to the marketplace then they are sure to get an expansion in this social media presence as more and more people take note of what they are doing. Future Developments For Avid There is no doubt that Avid Attire currently takes the view that doing a limited range in a great way is better than spreading itself too thin. However, we’re sure to see the clothing range expand over the coming years as the company produces more and more clothing. With European-based factories it is going to be possible for them to get clothing to the market very fast, and the fashion designers obviously have a knack for producing designs that resonate in the UK marketplace. We should look for development into more overseas markets and perhaps Avid Attire can even break the US in the future.
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