Fresh from Southern California, Nick Waterhouse plays R&B like it's new again - rhythmic and current, without irony and shy of revivalism. His take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday. At just 25, he joins the ranks of a growing cabal of similar acts and producers of recent times - Mark Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, Sharon Jones, Aloe Blacc, Amy Winehouse et al - that are all moving forward into the past, yet all quite different.

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Cast your mind back to the 90s: Clarissa was busy explaining it all, Alisha was busy ruling the world, curtains weren't just for windows, and everyone was actually still looking forward to partying like it's 1999, except for those Y2K doomsayers.

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To celebrate the launch of our new AW12 90s MASHUP COLLECTION this week, we tried to cajole team Rokit into submitting pictures of themselves wearing dodgy 90s clothes. Unsurprisingly, not many of us were willing to publicly shame ourselves in this way, but the three (yeah, THREE) that did agree have done us proud...

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The first N1 Deck Jacket was introduced by the US Navy in the mid 40s; early blue versions were quickly replaced by the more practical khaki colour and its classic design has made it the longest serving jacket in US Navy history. So if it's good enough for generations of sailors, you can guarantee it's going to keep you warm as winter comes creeping around the corner. Don't get the wrong idea about the N1 though - it might be a functional classic but it's also an incredibly cool jacket loved by style icons such as Paul Newman and Alex Turner...

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Still searching in vain for the perfect Halloween costume? Worry not, you've still got a whole nine (count'em) days to go... that's as many days as there are circles of hell according to Dante (early Renaissance literature fact of the day for you there) which is of course ample time to knock together an outfit.

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