FLY53 Zine x Buzzcocks interview

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We are not long away from the launch of the new FLY53 Zine so to celebrate this we are looking back at some of the best interviews that may not have seen the light of day on the blog yet. Step up Buzzcocks! #fly53musicseries.
As part of the ‘Holy Trinity’ of Punk music (with The Sex Pistols & The Clash) Buzzcocks are as integral to the fabric of the UK music scene a s any band could possibly be.
They have come a long way from their format ion in 1976 to today and they have the stories and scars to prove it. Sitting down to chat with Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle backstage at a concert, we learn that their rider always contains Moet and Chandon Champagne. ‘No Moet – no showy, no Chandon – no band on’ says Pete with a smile Continue reading

FLY53′s Favourite Video Game YouTube Vloggers


You only have to take a look at our Coda T-shirt to see that we’re huge video game fans here at FLY53. One of the first places we always check out to discover games is YouTube, where there’s a huge community of video game vloggers who are always ready with a review, walk-through, play-along or parody of new, retro, indie or blockbuster video games. Here are some of the vloggers whose channels we regularly tune into. Aaron – @AzzyChill A self-confessed ‘geek’, AzzyChill (real name Aaron) loves three things: video … Continue reading

What Not to Buy Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day


What Not to Buy Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day Are you searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your other half? Yeah, aren’t we all? The so-called ‘most romantic day of the year’ can be a relationship minefield as even if you’ve been together for years, one bad gift can land you firmly in the bad books for long after February 14th. We’ve been there, and trust us, it’s UGLY. So take our advice and strike all of the items below off your list of Valentine’s Day gift … Continue reading

Black for Good: FLY53 Items That Will Never Go Out of Style

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Everyone likes it, it goes with everything, it’s an everyday staple and you don’t know what you’d do without it. No, we’re not talking about a pizza, we’re talking about the colour black – the lynchpin of every great wardrobe, and the colour you can wear all season, every season. The latest FLY53 collection is packed with must-have black T-shirts, sweatshirts, coats and more classics than you’ll be throwing on for years to come. Here’s our pick of the all-black bunch. Chirpy Hoodie, £30 Available in no less than five … Continue reading

Five UK Bands to Watch Out For in 2015


Is your music library in need of a proverbial kick up the backside? Refresh and revive it for 2015 with five UK bands who are on their rise to musical stardom. Your ears will thank us for it, but your downstairs neighbours probably won’t. Milk Teeth Bristol-based punks Milk Teeth will be lapped up by anyone with an affinity for grungy rock, ferocious female vocals, fuzzy guitars, or all three – at FLY53 HQ, we can’t get enough of them. While they’ve been a firm fixture on the UK punk … Continue reading

Plaid to the Bone: FLY53 Checked Shirts to Get You Through the Winter

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Just because the weather has gone slack doesn’t mean your style should too. At FLY53 we’re reaching for the checked shirts to layer up in until summer arrives, which is an easy task when we’ve got such awesome styles in our winter collection. Here’s how we’re wearing our current FLY53 favourites – snap up yours while you still can. FLY53 Heathwood Shirt With a contrasting corduroy collar and soft brushed cotton fabric, the FLY53 Heathwood shirt is already a winter winner, but it looks even better layered over our Trinity … Continue reading

FLY53’s Most Anticipated Video Games of 2015

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Fingers at the ready, because we’ve a whole new year of amazing video games to look forward to, and nobody’s more excited than us. We’re stocking up on snacks, slipping on our FLY53 Righteous sweatpants and shutting off our phones in preparation for 2015’s most anticipated video games. Take a look at what we’re putting on our pre-order list. Rise of the Tomb Raider A photo posted by Lara Croft (@rise_of_the_tomb_raider) on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:00pm PST We’ve all adored Lara Croft since we first met her back in … Continue reading

Five FLY53 Items You Need for Your Snowboarding Trip

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Whether you’re jetting off to Whistler or taking to the slopes in Chamonix, you’re going to need to be wrapped up warm to make it through your next snowboarding trip – and we don’t mean in a onesie. At FLY53 we’ll gladly fill your suitcase with stylish, winter-ready gear for your snowboarding escape that will have you looking cool from the moment you step onto the snow, to when you’re propping up the bar at the end of the night. Check out five FLY53 items you shouldn’t leave home without … Continue reading

Start Screaming of a White Christmas with FLY53


From all of the team at FLY53, we’d like to wish all of our fans a killer Christmas. We hope you all unwrap loads of FLY53 clothing goodies, even if you have been bad this year – and don’t forget to share your new FLY53 gear with us on Instagram by tagging @fly53official. Have a bloody good Christmas, and a New Year that slays. We’ll see you back here in 2015…

Jingle Bell Rock and Roll: FLY53’s 12 Days of Christmas


Quite frankly, we wouldn’t know what to do with a partridge in a pear tree, we have absolutely no interest in any swans-a-swimming, and if we want to see nine ladies dancing, we can just go down the local on a Saturday night. Here are the gifts we’d much rather receive on the 12 Days of Christmas, and unlike 12 drummers drumming, we’ll still appreciate them on a hangover. FLY53 Funtime Sweatshirt A photo posted by Fly53 (@fly53official) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:48am PST Roll up, roll up for … Continue reading

Three Ways to Rock the FLY53 Roeburn Shirt

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We’re probably biased, but we think the FLY53 Roeburn shirt is a bit like a sartorial Swiss Army knife – it’ll go everywhere and do everything, though we admit it probably won’t save you from ravenous snakes in the jungle. This long sleeved red, grey and navy checked shirt with denim collar and cuffs suits everyone, and is one of our absolute favourites from the new FLY53 collection. Here are three ways that we’ll be wearing our Roeburn this winter. For off-duty style, throw on the Roeburn over a pair … Continue reading

Five Things to Do in Manchester This December


With so many cool bars, awesome restaurants, legendary gig venues and world-class shopping, Manchester is a great place to visit at any time of year, but it’s especially worth taking a trip this December. Here are five reasons why FLY53 will be hitting up Manchester before the New Year – and no, it doesn’t all involve Christmas gift buying. Get Festive at the Christmas Markets Alright, so maybe we lied a little bit when we said we wouldn’t talk about Christmas gifts, but there’s much more to do at Manchester’s … Continue reading

Chill Out This Winter in the Latest FLY53 Loungewear


There’s no excuse for wearing plaid pyjamas this winter – except maybe those bought for you by your sweet old grandma. Even those will pale in comparison though to our newest collection of FLY53 men’s loungewear, featuring enough zip-through hoodies, crew neck sweatshirts and joggers to see you through the bitterest season. Chirpy Hoodie in Oxblood, £30.00 Nothing’s going to get you through this winter like our Chirpy Hoodie in Oxblood. With an oversized draw-cord hood, front pouch pockets and a soft fleecy lining, you won’t have this festively coloured … Continue reading

FLY53 Music Series: Mount Hood and Tokolosh, another sell-out show

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If you missed our last Music Series event on 14th October at Sound Control, Manchester, or you’re ready to relive the moment, then this blog’s for you! As always the event was free, live and buzzing and a SELL-OUT. It was great to introduce Mount Hood who were playing their debut show and bringing their unique style of ‘sun-drenched Mancunian pop’ get the crowd going. This may have been their first performance, but it definitely won’t be the last. Mount Hood  are wearing (from left); Platoon TShirt, Bunker Jacket, Scarface … Continue reading

FLY53 Winter Parka Jackets You Need to Own Now

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We don’t care how cool you probably look; that vintage denim jacket or lightweight leather bomber is just not going to get you through the winter. The only thing that’s going to cut it this season is a seriously warm and stylish parka jacket, and lucky for you we’re fully stocked up here at FLY53. Taking inspiration from the football terrace fashion trend that was huge during the 90’s, our collection of men’s winter parka jackets offers classic casual style with more than just a hint of mod, thanks to … Continue reading