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    A wardrobe staple for everyone, a quality vintage shirt in a flannel check is perfect for buttoning up to go anywhere requiring a smart-casual look.


    Once you've got one, realising the layering potential of the vintage staple will change your wardrobe a million times over (or, as we're showing you, at least four ways.)

    Whether you're getting bored of your own clothes or need a reason to justify buying another shirt, this styling blog has you covered. Go nuts buying more check patterns, because here's four ways to wear a shirt that will never go out of style. 

    UNBUTTONED

    What can we say - it's a classic! Unbutton the shirt and pair it with your fav band tee, plain white tee or whatever happens to be clean. Shop our selection of vintage t-shirts here.

    OVER A HOODIE

    A more winter friendly on the unbuttoned shirt look, popping your favourite vintage shirt over a comfy sweater adds a grunge edge to the usual hoodie and jeans style. You can buy the yellow Champion hoodie Mitchell is wearing here.

    UNDER DUNGAREES

    Traditionally worn with a tee underneath, we've updated your overalls with a shirt underneath to give a more adult vibe. As we speed towards winter, a flannel shirt is so much warmer under your dungarees than a plain tee. Shop our selection of mens dungarees here.

    UNDER A TEE 

    SSo you've heard of wearing a shirt over a tee, what about wearing your vintage shirt under your fav t-shirt. We know, it's genius. This style was found everywhere during 90's grunge and can be your new look too. Shop our selection of sick vintage t-shirts here.

    4 WAYS TO STYLE A FLANNEL SHIRT

      A wardrobe staple for everyone, a quality vintage shirt in a flannel check is perfect for buttoning up to go anywhere requiring a smart-casual look. Once you've got one, realising...

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  • This month's playlist will go hand in hand with carnival season in the UK, with reggae anthems also featuring UK Funky, Jungle, Garage and Dub.

     

    THE AUGUST PLAYLIST

    This month's playlist will go hand in hand with carnival season in the UK, with reggae anthems also featuring UK Funky, Jungle, Garage and Dub.  

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  • Our gifted intern Meena went behind the scenes of our most recent drop with Brooklyn Sade to get some secret snaps of how we run a womenswear shoot for the site. Combining studio shots of the garments themselves with outside content, we make sure these vintage clothes are showcased in the best way possible - with clear and crisp clothing shots and styling inspiration out and about in Manchester's Northern Quarter. 

    This particular shoot we worked with two styles - 90's grunge and 90's sportswear - to get a complete contrast in vintage styles in order to offer the biggest range in different clothing for our customers. Check out the BTS pics below and shop our latest womenswear drop here.

    BTS: WOMENSWEAR

    Our gifted intern Meena went behind the scenes of our most recent drop with Brooklyn Sade to get some secret snaps of how we run a womenswear shoot for the site....

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    All our customers have been absolutely smashing it out this season with killer looks featuring our best vintage bits. Seeing how our customers style their Cow clothing always makes us smile and gives us the biggest inspiration for upcoming shoots - so we wanted to spread the love and share our absolute favs to inspire you too.

    These summer vintage looks come courtesy of Megan, Helena, Mickey, Ramario, Bethany, Toni and Joey. Make sure ya let us see your best Cow vintage looks by tagging us on Instagram at @wearecow and check out our choices below!

     

    CUSTOMER STYLE ICONS

      All our customers have been absolutely smashing it out this season with killer looks featuring our best vintage bits. Seeing how our customers style their Cow clothing always makes...

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    It's one of our best sellers, the Ollie dress is handmade from vintage Ralph Lauren shirts into a one of a kind strappy slip dress. Always made in the UK, always in a different shirt style from the next, this bit of rework has seen us through summer in style and with ease, because there's nothing worse than being layered up during the heat. 

    A slip dress is one of our favourite styles to see back on trend this year, as styling the simple dress can be done in so many ways - each to a customer's unique fashion point of view. For this styling series on the blog, we're getting members of our team (this time photo assistant Toni McCoy-Hopwood) to show off different ways to rock some of our best vintage pieces. 

    OVER A TEE

    Go for the 90s look by placing your slip dress over a cute tee, for a pop of colour and a more casual kind of style. You can buy this vintage lime crop top here.

    WITH A BELT 

    This styling choice is all about the accessories - by bringing in a belt you can change the slip style of the Ollie dress to fit in at the waist. Piling on patterned accessories is a great way to contrast with the block colour of this particular Ollie, and you can buy the leopard print denim jacket Toni wore here.

    TUCKED INTO SHORTS

    When you're tired of strutting your stuff in an Ollie slip dress, remember you can always access a bit of versatility from your purchase by tucking it into shorts or jeans. This way your pretty little dress can become the perfect vest for rocking as part of jeans and a nice top. Or in this case, shorts and a cute top. You can buy the JNCO shorts Toni wears here.

    3 WAYS TO STYLE AN OLLIE DRESS

      It's one of our best sellers, the Ollie dress is handmade from vintage Ralph Lauren shirts into a one of a kind strappy slip dress. Always made in the...

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  • Summer time, and the living is full of bops - listen to our party tracks in the park with tinnies in your hand

     

    THE JULY PLAYLIST

    Summer time, and the living is full of bops - listen to our party tracks in the park with tinnies in your hand  

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  • Our summer campaign Rush just dropped and we're here to fill your feed with BTS pics of what goes on when you're not looking. Get up to date with the killer film photos our photography assistant Toni McCoy-Hopwood shot on set and on the streets of our summer shoot. The behind the scenes snap some of the looks from our best vintage drop yet and you can shop the 90's rave inspired collection here.



    BTS: SUMMER CAMPAIGN

    Our summer campaign Rush just dropped and we're here to fill your feed with BTS pics of what goes on when you're not looking. Get up to date with the...

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    The Cow playlist returns with a mix of pop and garage to help ya bop your way through the start of summer 

     

     

    THE JUNE PLAYLIST

      The Cow playlist returns with a mix of pop and garage to help ya bop your way through the start of summer     

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    Head to the beach with our babe intern Toni McCoy as she travelled to Southport to get sunset snaps of some of our menswear selection. See the film photos below and if you want to loan clothes for a shoot, send an email to cow@wearecow.com

     

    FEATURING: TONI MCCOY

      Head to the beach with our babe intern Toni McCoy as she travelled to Southport to get sunset snaps of some of our menswear selection. See the film photos...

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    In line with our reuse and recycle ethos outlined in our eCow promise, our rework collection takes out of date vintage and updates it to new styles, all handmade in the UK. Customising your style with one of a kind pieces is reflected in everything we do and most recently, in our collaboration with Donk, a Manchester based design house. 

    The launch of the collab this month in our Manchester store went down a storm and we're working on getting Donk to the masses before the end of the summer. 

    To see more from Donk follow the brand on Instagram and check out the video below for a BTS on how they turn boring vintage into bang on trend looks. 

     

    COW x DONK

      In line with our reuse and recycle ethos outlined in our eCow promise, our rework collection takes out of date vintage and updates it to new styles, all handmade...

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