Sunday, 12 October 2014

Baracuta's new collection for Autumn and Winter 2015 is arriving now, and looks to be one of the best yet! 

The original Harrington Jacket draws on it's British rainwear heritage this season with new colour ways and new styles in trench coats, parkas and of course the Harrington Jacket. 

The new colletion is available online here, but you can also check below for a quick preview of some of the key styles. 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Issue 4 of Up&Atom is out today! Out now and free with all orders of clothing and/or shoes!
The fab new issue features:

  • Atom is 10! October 2014 is the 10th anniversary of Atom Retro. We celebrate with a chat with Atom Retro's founder, a timeline of Atom history... oh, and a new retail shop has just opened in Malton, North Yorkshire! 
  • One Step Beyond: Atom Retro & Madcap England team up with artist John Sims (AKA Teflon) who designed the iconic 'Nutty Dancer' Ska man, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. 
  • Ready Steady Go! With DJ, presenter and actress Jacqui Carroll. 
  • A Pocket Full Of Pretty Green: Interview with Pretty Green's head of wholesale, Dean West. 
  • Pretty Green arrives at Atom Retro - our guide to your essential wardrobe. 
  • Whitey on Drums! Interview with Steve White, drummer for The Style Council among many other things. 
  • Down at The Cavern Club: Interview with Nick Robinson, the Cavern's merchandise manager and a resident Cave Dweller. 
  • Mr Cool's Dream: Author Iain Munn gives us the low down on his book, described by Paul Weller as 'The last word on The Style Council.'
  • A Pint With... actor Michael Smiley, who you might have caught in films The Worlds End, Svengali or as Tyres in Spaced.
  • Lois: Interview with indie rock band, Lois about their new album, The Polperro Horse Bus Company.
Want to get your mitts on a copy? Simply place an order at! Up&Atom is free with all orders of clothing and/or shoes, until stocks run out. (Some of the articles will also be featured on the Up&Atom blog - right here!)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

London is Our Muse...

There's a distinctive 'City of London' feel to this season's Fever collection, with smart tailored looks, vintage inspired classic heritage pieces and glam, beautiful 'occasion' dresses - just perfect for all those Christmas and New Years parties! (It'll be time before you know it!)

Themes include On the Thames, In the Townhouse and City Lights - plus some 1940s inspired Hollywood glamour for those beautiful silver screen worthy frocks. You'll be spoiled for choice!

Monday, 8 September 2014

There's a fantastic season arriving soon from Friday On My Mind this Autumn.

All the Friday On My Mind faves are back for the new collection -- Friday On My Mind staple Retro T-Shirt, the Sailor top is back in a 3/4 sleeve version for Winter, in Black/Cream and Red, and a fave from last winter - the Valentine Dress is also returning later on in the season. In addition to this the Valentine style will also be available as a shirt with lace shoulder detail.

The jackets for this season are particularly good. The Tammy Coat (pictured left) will be available in yellow and pink. Also The Audrey Jacket is a short jacket with a matching skirt for a supremely retro twin set look.

There's a bold 60s inspired floral theme running through the collection, with the 'Fleur' Daisy design appearing in knits, dresses and shirts.

As always, a high light of the Friday On My Mind collection is the dresses - ranging from the everyday - such as The Nelly Dress in blue check, through to the more dressy styles, which will be perfect for upcoming festive parties! The Betty Dress in black polka dot with lace back feature, 1950s style leopard print Kitty Dress and the Noella blue floral dress will all turn heads at the Christmas party!

Check below for pics of some of the new range.

Friday, 5 September 2014

 Coming soon to Atom Retro - Designer Duchess Faux Fur coats.

These fabulous coats have a supremely vintage 50s and 60s vibe - and all in soft and lovely faux fur. A relatively new brand, Designer Duchess was founded with the mission in mind to limit the use of real animal fur in fashion. Designer Duchess say, 'At Designer Duchess we believe that that the killing of animals for fashion is not only unethical but also devastating.... We do everything in our power to raise awareness and support the people and the foundations that fight to stop this from happening. We hope by raising awareness that people stop purchasing fashion items made with real fur.'

Designer Duchess will arrive at Atom Retro this autumn. Each beautiful faux fur coat will come with its own unique packing bag and coat brush, so you can keep your coat looking spruce and lovely.

 Styles include The Indiana Coat with 3/4 length sleeve (pictured above) in Foxy Brown. See below for more...

EDIT: Shop for Designer Duchess here! 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

US brand Tulle has a fabulous collection in store for Winter 2014. Playing on layering with some great vintage inspired and 60s mod influenced style, this seasons collection concentrates on what Tulle does best - fantastic women's coats and jackets and beautiful party dresses to kit you out for the festive season!

Here's a quick peek as what's coming in soon...

1. Fit and Flare Party Dress - this gorgeous dress features a vintage inspired lace overlay with contrast coral coloured lining. Flattering, in a on-trend shape, a simple chic party dress which embodies 1950s elegance.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Mademoiselle Yéyé's Autumn and Winter collection 2014 is themed by cakes, sweets and lovely treats!

The 'Cookie Collection' features dresses, tops and skirts all as pretty as a cup cake - but not as fattening!

Also back in the collection are a couple of Yéyé favourites - the Amelie dress is back in the newly updated 'Anise Bread' dress and Louise is back as the 'Choco Crinkles Dress' (Yum!)

Check underneath for the new pics!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Brutus was initially founded in East London by brothers Keith and Alan Freedman  in 1966, aged just 18 and 17 at the time! The name came about from the aftershave the brothers would wear called 'Brut' they then added the word 'us' and Brutus was born.

It all began with a single sweater, they then began to develop t-shirts, shirts, knitwear and even denim. Customers were seduced to purchasing 'figure hugging' jeans by Brutus' award winning adverts, one of them including singing along to David Dundas in 'Jeans On.' (The tune later went on to be a big hit in the UK reaching number 3!) The company managed to remain the forefront of British fashion for 30 years. The 'Trimfit' shirt in particular was very successful selling in their millions from the late sixties into the mid seventies, rightfully they are documented in numerous articles and books about British fashion.

No wonder then that Keith's son Jonathan Freedman revived the company in 2009 with the 'Trimfit' shirt at the forefront. He has chosen to do so in a low-key manner, cleverly reaching a new generation but also remaining a special memory for the older generation. Keen to make the company as authentic as possible Jonathan has returned to the very same Hong Kong factory that his dad and uncle used when first making the shirt, to ensure that every detail of it remains the same.

A perfect example of the 'Trimfit' is this one, in wide check. With smart roll collar and of course the trademark darted fit, a must for any mod. Striking in colour, mainly indigo with scarlet and also touches of black and white to enhance the check pattern. Short sleeved with the iconic cutaway vent. Also with a left breast pocket, the shirt comes with a complimentary red handkerchief.

Brutus have since expanded the range to include more modern Retro and Mod checks, plus a further range including unique prints.

One example being 'Hawaiian Tiki Girl' Shirt. Inspired by typical Hawaiian shirts however Brutus make this shirt a lot more wearable and smart. Patterned with 50's pinup girls in a striking graphic print. Also pleated at the reverse and of course a  pocket to the chest.

Another newer take on the 'Trimfit' is the Tartan Pocket shirt, the block colour being navy with stand out tartan patch pocket on the chest. The pocket adds a splash of colour to the shirt and makes it a more casual piece. The bright white trademark button up detail is matched on the button down collar and also on the sleeves.

New to collection are the limited edition 'Red Label' shirts, pristine white in colour making them perfect for summer. Available in a short sleeve and a long sleeve, both fashion an est. 1966 locker loop to back and iconic Brutus tab to the chest. Trademark Brutus fit, darted and shaped for the perfect mod fit. Box pleated to the reverse and also with left chest pocket, this shirt comes with complimentary red hankerchief and cardboard pocket square holder.

                                 'Brutus RED LABEL for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.'

                                            Check out the full collection at Atom Retro, Here!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Goldhawk Mod Regatta Stripe Boating Blazer by Madcap England is sure to add a touch of style to any Retro Clothing collection. You can buy the jacket online at Atom Retro.

Following on from other Boating Blazer designs within the Madcap England range, Goldhawk is perhaps a slightly more conservative piece. A garment that features a monotone fine textured stripe throughout as opposed to the slightly more extrovert multi stripe combinations in it's predecessors make up.

Make no mistake though, Goldhawk is still an undoubtedly stand out blazer. The backdrop of dark navy blue is accentuated by a cool Retro burgundy stripe detail that is intersected by fine diagonal navy lines. 

Madcap England embrace their classic Mod cut and incorporate slim Retro notch lapels, 3 button fastening and right side ticket pocket. Finished with centre vent to reverse, non- working button cuffs and classic tonal burgundy lining. 

The Goldhawk Regatta Stripe Boating Blazer adds an impeccable edge to smart and sophisticated attire, but also works great as a more casual piece. Pair it with white stay press trousers, Chelsea Boots, neat button down shirt and a cool pair of Ray-Ban shades for an ultra-stylish ensemble.

The Goldhawk Boating Blazer from Madcap England is now online at Atom Retro, priced at £99.99 and available in sizes 36"-46" chest.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Time for the lowdown on this Seasons key festival trends as we look into festival must-haves for 2014.

Fashion and music are two of our fave entities. Bang them together and you've pretty much got festival season! Here's a few insights into what's been selling well in store at Atom Retro and styles we know are going to be hot looks for Festival Goers!

For the ladies the mini dress is a must. Fab floral and vintage patterned prints are going down really well and we’ve seen a real resurgence in the demand for Retro skater skirts this season. They look strangely great with wellies and let’s face it if you’re going to a UK festival, there’s a good chance you’ll need some wet weather attire. Lovestruck skater dresses (see Lucy dress below)  have done really well and the Florra, Pepe Jeans Boho vintage inspired shirt dress is another cute Retro piece.

Lovestruck Lucy Retro Floral Skater DressPepe Jeans Florra Boho Shirt Dress

… Which is why it’s also good to take a lightweight shower proof jacket and the great thing is pairing a cool Retro anorak with your festival attire is always a cool Indie look. If you want to go for a stylish Mod look then you could always opt for a lightweight parka. A traditional choice for 1960s Mods - parka's protect suits from oily scooters, and they could also protect your threads from festival mud and dirt! In terms of men's jackets we've seriously sold a shed load of Fly53 Burton Parkas and Zarco Nylon Jackets. We know this is going to be a killer look for the festival season.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The latest news from the Atom Retro World Cup Team.

Harry Predicts - Spain v Chile. Match kicks off 8pm BST, 18th June, 2014.  

Fresh from predicting the England v Italy result correctly and the U-turn on the decision to call it a draw in the Brazil v Croatia fixture, Harry looks to keep his 100% record in tact with his latest hunch as Spain take on Chile on Wednesday. A crucial encounter that Spain desperately need to win. Who will Harry predict?

(Picture: Harry Cat studies his complex algorithm, just one of his essential prediction tools.)

Using controversial Bowl Line Technology and slow motion instant replays to ensure there's no repeat of the confusion that surrounded the Brazil v Croatia prediction debacle, the 'Harry predicts' team have unashamedly embraced the hi-tech era of football.

Once again, it's a food based escapade, but this time with an expanded set of rules to benefit both the adjudicators and Harry Cat. The bowl that Harry chooses and eats from first will be the winner.

... and so to the game!

For no reason whatsoever, the mysterious, vanishing shaving foam is used to draw a line around Harry's starting position.

The bowls are put in place..... and we are all set for another episode of 'Harry Predicts'

So here goes, let's view the film!

'Harry Predicts' Spain v Chile.

So, there you have it. Harry has made his prediction. Let's wait and see if he's right. We can hardly contain our excitement!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

News Flash:

Here follows a news bulletin into allegations of widespread corruption in the Harry Predicts World Cup Feature.

An apology to Harry Cat from Atom Retro!


(Picture: An angry Harry Cat when first told of the adjudicators decision to call a draw.)

Those of you following Harry Cats World Cup predictions will be aware of the result given/published for the opening game of the tournament as hosts Brazil took on Croatia. The prediction was aired on the 12th June prior to the game and alluded to the fact Harry predicted a draw.

However, an internal investigation has since taken place into the conduct of several of Atom Retro’s independent adjudicators following the outcome of the match. It has been alleged that biased editing of the footage occurred, thus detrimentally altering the result of Harry Cat’s prediction. We can now confirm that following this investigation, we have accepted the resignation of one such adjudicator and another member of the panel has been banned from the football predicting adjudicating circuit for a period of 90 days.

The snap shots below show the key scenes. It is the existence of this footage that formed the foundation of Harry Cat's claim.

 Picture 1: Harry eats the Brazil Treats. Picture 2: The result is clearly called as Brazil.

With this news, we are glad to announce that Harry’s original prediction of Brazil to win shall stand, thus giving him a 100% record for his tournament predictions so far.

Harry’s official complaint centred around the claim that the rules of the game were not properly explained and the adjudicators used inappropriate tactics to undermine the original prediction. Harry assumed that the treats that he ate first would determine the result and the fact he went on to eat any other treats was irrelevant to the outcome of his prediction. Had this been fully explained in the guidelines he would not have eaten any additional sweeties.

A spokesperson for Harry said - “We are satisfied with the outcome of this internal investigation and welcome it’s findings. Harry is proud of his prediction record and is happy to draw a line under this matter. He will continue to predict the results as the tournament goes on”

Harry has refused to comment further on speculation that the results were rigged to benefit certain individuals in an as yet unnamed  syndi-cat who had managed to infiltrate the Atom Retro adjudicator panel.

We will keep you posted as and when any news on the identity of the mystery Syndi-Cat comes to light.

You can follow the predictions of Atom Retro's Harry Cat on the Atom Retro Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

Friday, 13 June 2014

 (Picture: Harry looks dejected as he contemplates his poor prediction record. What's that you called the referee Harry?)

Atom Retro’s black and white cat Harry has taken it upon himself to be the World’s foremost feline football predictor and statistician…. And as he’s quick to point out, he’s got a 33.3% chance of being right!

Harry Cat, who takes his name from Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry woke up one morning this week and asked himself one question: Do I feel lucky?

He decided the only reasonable way to find this out would be to predict the scores during the World Cup in Brazil. You can find out just how lucky Harry is by keeping tabs on his video diary.

Harry predicted a draw in the first game (Brazil v Croatia), but was left feeling dismayed by a poor refereeing decision and has vowed to carry on testing his luck. As Alister Poulton, a leading proponent of Harry Cat’s premonition skills says, “He was left devastated after Thursday's result, he went out and didn’t come back until the next morning. He was feeling a bit sorry for himself. He feels the penalty changed the whole complexion of the game and he was also a little disappointed at the disallowed Croatia goal. He says that goal would have stood in the Sunday League.”

So, how did Harry predict Thursday's scoreline for the tournament opener?

As Alister says, "He basically used his hungry belly as a mathematical instrument to weigh up the odds. He initially went for Brazil, which in itself was actually correct, but I think the nerves and his little tummy got the better of him and he went and devoured the Croatia treats as well. Unfortunately, because of his slightly greedy actions the independent adjudicator stepped in and called it a draw... and we also ran out of time to film the whole thing again, so the prediction stuck!”

With hindsight, Harry has come to realise using food as a barometer and predictive tool is not the best option. He’s got something else up his furry sleeve for his next foray into foretelling football results.

Stay tuned for the next chapter of Harry predicts, where he will use his mystical  powers to predict the scoreline of Saturdays match between England and Italy.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Atom Retro World Cup Competition

Back of the net! Win big with the Atom Retro World Cup 2014 competition.

We’re getting in the spirit of the World Cup with a fab big prize give away. Enter our competition for a chance to win £200 Atom Retro vouchers! There's runner up prizes too.

How to play: Simply choose the 2 teams from each group you think will go through to the next stage of the World Cup - (tick 2 per group on our simple form) then fill in your name and email address below and click 'Submit'. Then sit back and enjoy the World Cup!

After you’ve entered the fun doesn’t stop there! There’s even a cheeky discount code for use on your next Atom Retro purchase.

So, that’s a quick one two between the competition and discount page, sprint through, look up and pick out your fave items… then straight through to checkout! Score some great gear for the weekend! Result!

Go on, have a go!

… and then wait for the next round of fun!

*The World Cup kicks off 12th June, 2014 with host Brazil taking on Croatia.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Up&Atom is back for it's third issue! Out now and free with all orders of clothing and/or shoes!
The fab new issue features:

  • With A Natural Flair: Interview with musician, Nic Armstrong 
  • Marmalade's designer, Magda Sokolowska talks fashion and vintage inspiration
  • The Original Modernist: The view from 'original modernist' Wayne Kirven
  • The British Invasion: The Cavern Club Beatles re-enact The Beatles arrival in the US
  • The Beautiful Game: Get ready for a summer of Football Fashion! 
  • More Madcap Laughs: Latest styles in stock from Madcap England 
  • A Pint With... Kevin Stone chats to author, Paolo Hewitt
  • Plus brand focus on Walsh Trainers, Ray-Ban, Boating Blazers and more.
Want to get your mitts on a copy? Simply place an order at! Up&Atom is free with all orders of clothing and/or shoes, until stocks run out. (Some of the articles will also be featured on the Up&Atom blog - right here!)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Get a sneak peak at Marmalade's spring/summer 2014 coming soon to Atom Retro!

Marmalade is definitely one of the front runners for the best sixties and mod dresses, the latest pieces are certainly not ones to disappoint! The new collection brings a fresh look on different shapes and styles of dress but keeps it's ever unique,vogue feel about it.The use of clean whites contrasting with vivid pop art colours definitely comes across as a strong theme for the collection, as well as simple cute touches which makes them perfect for many occasions day or night this spring and summer!  

Firstly, a very sixties inspired A-line dress, a classic from Marmalade however with a different take for the spring/summer collection with the use of colour. Bright white being the main colour with mint green contrasting it on the top of the dress, complimented by a V neckline, and across the bottom too. The dress also uses a vintage style zip pocket which makes it ooze in cuteness.Perfect for any kind of occasion this Spring/Summer!

Friday, 11 April 2014

It’s 20 years since the advent of Britpop. The all too familiar sound of the legendary Supersonic guitar riff blazing out of the stereo - released on this day in 1994. Atom Retro reflect on this era of music and it’s profound affect on society, fashion and style.

Forget the Blair-ite Cool Brittania crap that followed shortly after and all too often gets banged in with the Britpop boom, this was about music and the dawning of a new era in style not politics. The lynchpin of the movement being Oasis and the sheer Indie swagger of the lads from Manchester. Mod parkas, desert boots and the iconic Union Jack guitar. The rivalry with fellow Britpop legends Blur who I fondly think of in Retro track tops, Mod Harringtons and cool Indie trainers made the Britpop bang even louder and with everyone’s favourite Common People, Pulp revitalising the trend for skinny Mod blazers, tweeds and fab Seventies shirts, this was bound to be an unforgettable era in British music history.

It was a time where gigs, beer and amazing records flowed freely. A feel good factor gripped the nation. Let’s join together and remember this great time.

Who was your favourite Britpop era band/artist? What was your favourite gig?

Share your stories with us!

In the mean time here’s a jukebox of some of our favourite Britpop tracks from 1994.

1. Supersonic - Oasis 
Released: 11th April 1994

Released on the 11th April, 1994 this was Oasis' debut single. Peaking at the time at only 31 in the UK singles charts, the sales for Supersonic have since topped 215,000 making it Oasis' 13th biggest ever selling single, outselling number 1's The Hindu Times, Lyla and The Importance of Being Idle.
Sing-a-long bit: "I need to be myself, I can be no one else..." (Although, basically the whole song should be sung along to at high volume).

Sunday, 6 April 2014

How often do you hear a snippet of a song on an advert - a great tune, but what is it? The ad's gone before you can say Shazam! Here's some of of our fave tunes on TV ads currently.

1. Nissan Note Advert - 'The Ghost Train' 

Features: Evil Eye by Franz Ferdinand  
Originally Released: 2013  
Find it: On Franz Ferdinand's album 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'

The Advertising Standards Authority received 2 complaints about Nissan's use of Franz Ferdinand's 'Evil Eye' which contains the swear words 'Bastard' and 'Shit'. The complaints were quashed when Nissan pointed out they'd paid for a special 'clean' version of the song, replacing the words with 'basket' and 'schtick'. 'Evil Eye' was an overlooked single of 2013, which undeservedly failed to chart in the UK. One of the best indie rock songs of recent times in our book!  

Sing-a-long bit: "What's the colour of the next car? Red, yer... um basket, red yer basket..."

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The new Man From U.N.C.L.E remake, directed by Guy Richie, has just announced it will be released in January 2015. More exciting for us at Atom Retro are the promo shots from the set showing star Armie Hammer (who plays Illya Kuryakin) wearing a Baracuta jacket on the back of a Vespa - because Atom Retro supplied a few of the Baracuta jackets used in the film!

The new film is a remake of the 1960s TV show of the same name. Most of the plot details seem to top secret currently, but it appears the new film is set in the Sixties and in the hands of Guy Richie its surely bound to be a slick, stylised affair. The film also stars Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo, Hugh Grant and David Beckham is also rumored to appear!

The film looks like it also features some rather sharp tailoring, as you can see from the pictures on the official facebook page

Pic via

Monday, 31 March 2014

In Spring 2013, Bettie Page hosted a 'Bring it Back' contest, encouraging Vintage clothing fans all over the world to submit their favorite vintage photos featuring their loved ones and their dresses. Bettie Page's Spring 2014 features the winning dresses and they're in stock now at Atom Retro.

The Marie Dress

A pretty red dress inspired by a 1950s original - with flared skirt, retro oversized collar and sleeves and cute vintage look button decoration down the front.

The Jeannie Dress 

Inspired by a photograph from 1960, this 50s vintage inspired dress in light blue is perfect for Summer! With full circle skirt and gorgeous collar detail this dress is a real show stopper.

The Shirlee Tegge Dress

Shirlee Tegge was the first Miss USA, crowned in 1949 - except they didn't actually have a crown back then! This pretty green floral dress was inspired by the original dress worn by Shirlee Tegge when she won.

The Loretta Dress 

1950/60s style wiggle dress inspired by a dress owned by the mother of the four daughters who submitted it. This is a classic, timeless dress featuring asymmetrical contrast and neckline looks like it could be part of a modern collection!

View all of Bettie Page here.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

photo credit: Paul Easton via photopin cc
"For The Who, Radio Caroline was an angelic force… without Caroline we would not have sold a single record."
- Pete Townshend

It was 50 years yesterday that Radio Caroline first began to broadcast, from a ship in international waters. Launching at midday on Easter Sunday - the 28th March 1964, Radio Caroline would revolutionise British radio.
The first track played was The Rolling Stones' Not Fade Away.

Set up by Ronan O'Rahilly, Radio Caroline managed to circumvent record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the United Kingdom. O'Rahilly had failed to obtain airplay on Radio Luxembourg for his client, Georgie Fame's records. Radio Luxembourg's airtime was committed to sponsored programmes promoting the major record labels; EMI, Decca, Pye and Philips. The only other radio station available at the time was the BBC's light programme - considered dated and frumpy, and not particularly interested in broadcasting pop music. Radio Caroline changed that - instantly popular, it provided exposure and airtime for bands like The Who, The Move, Led Zeppelin, Cream and more.

Radio Caroline broadcast from 5 different ships from 1964 - 1990 and then via satellite from 1998 to 2013. Radio Caroline currently broadcasts 24 hours a day via the Internet, playing music from the 1960s right up to today.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

Baracuta Trench Coat
The Baracuta Spring 2014 collection is now online at Atom Retro. Featuring new fresh spring colours in G9 and G4, this seasons collection also comprises a new trench coat in three colours, plus limited edition G9 jackets in suede and oiled leather.

The classic G9 is available in limited edition colours corn yellow and Mc Queens Stone, plus the G4 is available in spring colours, light blue and corn. Additionally, for the budget conscious mod, the G9 Original Garment Dyed jacket is back in new colours faded black, dark red and electric blue - all essential colours!

The new Baracuta trench coat is already proving to be a must-have item. Harking back to Baracuta's roots as a raincoat and outerwear manufacturer, the water resistant coated cotton trench is modeled on the famous G9 design - featuring harrington style button flap pockets, concealed button fasten, button tabs to cuffs, raglan sleeves and the iconic 'umbrella' style vented back. Available in 3 colours - Dark Navy, Tan and Navy, the coat is very light in construction, making it perfect for summer wear. Take your Baracuta trench coat with you and don't get caught out in the inevitable summer rain!

Another exciting highlight is the re-launch of the Baracuta G9 for women this season. Already online in classic red, Atom Retro is one of the few websites to stock the women's Baracuta harrington. All the essential Baracuta G9 features are here - for the mod girl who must have the authentic, original harrington!

More information on Baracuta's new 2014 range, plus all our info on picking your perfect harrington jacket can be found on our dedicated Baracuta info page (or don't be shy! Send us and email or pop in to our online chat if you have any questions!)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The trailer for the upcoming James Brown biopic movie, Get On Up, has just been released...

The film, due to be released on the 1st of August depicts James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to international fame and stardom as 'The Godfather of Soul'.

James Brown is played by Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis (who previously played Aibileen Clark in The Help) plays James Brown's mother, Susie Brown. The film is directed by Tate Taylor who also directed The Help. The film concentrates on Brown's difficult childhood, his time in prison and rise to fame and also his relationship with his estranged mother, who abandoned him when he was 6 years old.

What you have heard is only the beginning...

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Some good light reading comes in the form go GQ’s new Collectors Edition magazines: Bailey’s Heroes.

The March 2014 issue sees Bailey reflect on time spent with John Lennon. He discusses the sense of tension between John and Paul during a legendary Bailey photo shoot, his lukewarm feelings to early Beatles music and seeing John at London’s fashionable Ad Lib Club.

"I didn't like the Beatles - I liked John. The Beatles were a boy band. I thought they were square as houses…"

Also featured in the issue, Yoko Ono tells a very unique apple story and it’s nothing to do with their famed Apple Corps…

"One of my strongest memories of John was the first time he made me laugh. He just grabbed an apple that was in my exhibition [in 1966, at London's Indica Gallery, Ono showed her avant-garde work which contained an apple on sale for £200] took a bite out of it and just looked at me. I was very, very upset because it was my work. I thought, How dare he, what a rude person! And I just looked at him and he could see that I didn't like it and he registered this and did a shy little smile and put it back on the pedestal”

You can just about picture the scene!

So, if you fancy a good read, check out Bailey’s Heroes in the March 2014 edition of GQ magazine.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Vesper Dresses are due to arrive at Atom Retro next week!

British brand, Vesper consists of a collection of - absolutely beautiful - figure sculpturing dresses. Cut from luxe, super stretchy fabrics, each dress is designed to flatter and enhance the female form.

Quite a new brand, Vesper is already a fave of celebs including Myleene Klass and Kimberley Walsh. What's even better is this first collection of dresses to arrive at Atom Retro will all retail for less than £60!

Check below for a sneak preview...

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A quick look at some of the styles coming from Friday On My Mind this season.

Firstly, you'll all be glad to know the very mod Bibi Dress will be back - and in 3 colour ways! The Bibi Dress sold out almost right away. Well, good news, girls! Bibi is back - in Black/White with green collar or with coral collar (pictured) in short sleeve, and new long sleeve option in black/white with jade green collar. Each one looks divine, so make sure you grab your fave!

Away from the Bibi Dress, Spring/Summer sees some more Friday On My Mind faves return - the Paige polka dot Shirt is back in a new Navy/White colour combo, the Lucy Dress has an update as the new Mary Dress, also in Navy/White and popular tees such as the Anchor T-Shirt and some new Sailor Tees are back too.

New styles include the Minnie Sweetheart Dress in black/white polka dot, new 'Bonnie' cute print in a shirt and day dress options, cute crochet knit jumpers in mint and blush pink, and a must-have stripey jacket - 'Trinity'. Check below for pics of some of the new range.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Fila launched it's first tennis collection in 1973, the Fila White Line - and it's really this which forms the basis of the iconic Fila Vintage Retro Sportswear Collection. Summer 2014 will be no different, with all your favourite Fila styles back in new colours. Fila revolutionised sportswear in the Seventies, introducing new, bold colours and iconic design. It quickly became the clothing of choice particularly among Italy's playboys and discerning sports men and women.

To kick things off, here is the famous Fila Match Polo in classic 70s colours - Gardenia - the shade of off white-cream which Fila used most often in place of a bright white, with Retro themed blue, navy and red. 

Check under the cut to preview more coming soon. 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Here's a quick preview of what's coming from Mademoiselle Yéyé for Spring and Summer this year.

Centering on a 'Summer in Paris' theme, the designers at Mademoiselle Yéyé have split the collection in to two parts - 'Daytime' and 'Midnight' - 2 different looks.

'Daytime' is as you'd expect - casual Mod and Sixties style for days spent in the Paris sunshine, featuring cute tops, pencil skirts and day dresses.

'Midnight' is the dressier side of the collection. For nights on the tiles and summer dance floors, featuring devine Mod Dresses in Sixties influenced black and white contrasts, you will have a hard time choosing which one you want!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Introducing new women's brand, Darling, arriving soon at Atom Retro for Spring and Summer 2014.

Darling range is the vision of London based designers, Nadia Moraes. Ultra feminine, vintage inspired and quintessentially ‘English’, Darling offers affordable luxury clothing with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail.

Celebrity ‘Darlings’ include Kelly Brook, Anna Friel, Peaches Geldof, Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

Here's a quick peek at some of the styles expected to arrive this Spring - catering for everyday wear right up to dressier pieces.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Fever London's collection for Spring 2014 is one of their best yet. As with all Fever collections, it's inspired by vintage finds from across the globe - however it's Italy - Milan, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento which forms the main theme for the collection, as well as the location for the photo shoot.

As usual, Fever's spring collecton is split into three mini-collections - City, Heritage and Occasion, featuring statement prints, mod 50s and 60s inspiration and vintage glamour.

Read on for a preview of Fever's new dresses and tops - all either in stock now or arriving very soon!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Harrington Jacket in Tan
Merc's coming collection for Spring and Summer 2014 is possibly one of their best yet!

As you might expect, all the traditional and essential Merc elements are here - it's Retro, it's Mod and it's Indie, but it's bang up to date and still on trend. The classic Merc Harrington Jacket will be available in new colour, Tan for Spring and there is also a new colour in the Merc Card pique polo - pink with blue and white tipping, pictured below the cut, under the new Campbell Monkey Jacket in plum (also will be available in Navy).

Click the link below to view more of Merc's new range...

Monday, 20 January 2014

 Here's a sneak preview of Gloverall for Spring/Summer 2014. Gloverall you might think of traditionally as a Winter brand, with all their fantastically cosy Duffle Coats, Reefers and Overcoats, but don't discount them totally for Spring! After all, in these rainy isles, you definitely will still need a -albeit lighter- coat to keep you dry and warm in those early months.

Gloverall have taken a nautical theme to their Spring collection, centering around 2 special pieces - the rain resistant Windbreaker (pictured) - a traditional classic Retro anorak style in a bright yellow for Spring, made from a treated cotton to make this a perfect transitional jacket - and a short denim duffle, which possesses all the famous Gloverall Duffle specs, but in a lightweight, partially lined, waist length coat specially for Spring.

One other special style worth mentioning is this rather eye-catching Gloverall Duffle coat in a camouflage print (pictured). This is sure to be in great demand and short supply so make sure you bag yours early on! The jacket features the traditional Gloverall Duffle coat specs in a short, waist length and with large patch pockets and a contrasting cord collar and trim to cuff.

This season as well, we're extending our Gloverall range to include a couple of shirts - designed to match your Gloverall Duffle coats (and to basically just look the bees knees!) Included in this are an army style overshirt (pictured underneath the Camo Duffle coat), a Retro 60s style Paisley 'Bandana' Shirt (think Hawaiian style shirt with a more grown up - and defiantly mod print) and a traditional 'Striped Sailor Shirt' - a white and navy classic 60s Breton top - Brian Jones would love it!

Look out for these styles arriving soon - or if you can't wait a moment longer, check out our current range of Gloverall Coats here.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy new year everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve - and the hangover isn't too bad this morning!

You might be thinking of making some new year's resolutions today -  what are they? Save more, spend less? Eat healthier and lose weight? Or just generally improve your world, live life to the fullest and enjoy every day?! (That's my fave!)

Here's 15 inspirational quotes (in no particular order) to consider as we start afresh in 2014!

1. "When you were born, you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Try to live your life so that at the end, you are the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying."- Ralph Waldo Emerson