A few weeks ago I travelled down to Manchester to shoot with a company I've mentioned on my blog before, Phix Clothing. Being invited down to Manchester to shoot their new collection was an awesome expereince. I caught a train and arrived around lunchtime, I headed straight to Jimmy's bar where the shoot was taking place.

Joey's huge collection of killer sunglasses.

Jimmy's has the ultimate rock 'n' roll backdrop. It was the perfect place to start the shoot, with its fluorescent neon lights, old chesterfield sofas, and killer leopard print walls. It has the all around cool vibe. It's becoming quite a favourite of mine, everytime I visit the city I always make sure to stop by for at least one . . . or several.

When I arrived the gang from Phix were already there, along with their in-house model Tom. We got the beers in (positive of shooting in a bar) and started getting ready. All of the clothes that Phix design are extremly cool, they just nail that 70's rockstar vibe! It was the first time I've seen the collection in real life, rather than just online and I can tell you now I want to own it all! It certainly lives up to expectations.

After meeting the guys I was up to shoot next, I was given a red velvet 1962 jacket first, it looked killer, I already own the black paisley jacket, but this is my new favourite! The jacket is made from a premium velvet material, which is soft to the touch. The colour is also top notch, it's a deep, rich burgundy. It has two chest pockets & epaulets, held in place by complimenting tortoise shell buttons. The red velvet 1962 has the same interior to my black jacket, featuring a knock out red paisley pattern. 

However, my favourite jacket of the day has to be this one, it's a part of their new capsule collection. It's this sweet blue cord jacket with a rounded vintage collar. This jacket actually makes you feel cool as you put it on, paired with owner Adam's Ray Ban sunglasses, I felt a little like a Las Vegas gambler from the 70's. The front of the jacket has three classic silver YKK zips, one down the middle and the other two on the statement front pockets. This makes the jacket look really unique and very bloody cool. 

The fit of the 1969 jacket was perfect for me, I was given a small, and it was like it had been specially tailored to suit my shape! It's a very cool jacket with a deep 100% cotton shell. It's tulip rounded collar looks awsome worn either open, or zipped to the top. It wouldn't be a Phix jacket without a 70's inspired lining, and this one doesn't dissapoint. The jacket features a sweet beige and navy lining which adds a distinct finishing touch.

I love this jacket so much. Everything from the cordoroy material, to the pattern of it's linining, it's absolutley awesome. This was also my favourite shoot of the day, as you can see the photographs turned out well and I'd say we're both looking pretty bloody cool! This jacket is a real stand out piece and can be worn all year round, it's certainly top of my shopping list! After shooting in Jimmy's we hit the streets of Manchester, all rocking our clothing from Phix.

It felt like we were in the newest indie rock band, searching for that perfect debut album cover! Saying that- I think we got it! The Northern Quarter has that cool industrial vibe, any photographs took in the area look effortlessly cool. After an awesome day shooting in Manchester's Northern Quarter, we finished the shoot by all having a pint together. 

To see all the rock & roll garments Phix Clothing stock, click here.


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