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In the wake of news that Manchester's Oi Polloi is closing, the M.E.N's Damon Wilkinson tells the story of how the Northern Quarter menswear boutique became an institution.
Some time around 2004 I started noticing lads in town wearing these really smart, very plain white canvas pumps. I looked round all the usual shops, but couldn’t find a pair anywhere.
Eventually I stopped a fella outside the Arndale and asked where he'd got them. "A shop on Tib Street," he said. "They're in a basket by the counter."
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About 10 minutes later I walked into Oi Polloi for the first time. It looked more like a specialist field sports or hiking store than a menswear shop.
There was loads of stuff I recognised, Lee Jeans, Lacoste polos, Ralph Lauren shirts, but there were also lots of things I didn't, such as very expensive cagoules from Scandinavian brands I'd never heard of, fishermen's jumpers, bulbous German orthopaedic shoes and quilted Barbour body warmers.
In the basement there was a barber's chair and the walls were lined with second-hand Adidas trainers. It was cool but a bit odd and somehow that only added to its charm.
I bought two pairs of the pumps I was after straight away – they were no label, military surplus things selling for about a tenner each. And later that month, when I'd been paid, I went back and bought a woven Anderson's belt and a YMC mac, which, it still pains me to write, I left in the pub a few years ago.
Ever since then Oi Polloi, which long since moved to a bigger, better shop on Thomas Street, has been my starting point when it comes to clobber. My wife would probably say it's been a bit of an obsession.
Even so I surprised myself by being
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An iconic Northern Quarter store which boasted the Gallagher brothers as regulars has announced it will be closing. It has been reported today (March 9) that Oi Polloi's founders are currently in talks with the owners of the company, JD Sports, over the future of the brand.
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KISS goodbye.Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer announced on Howard Stern that there are are just 21 shows and festival dates remaining on their long-running ‘End of the Road’ Tour.And, in a fitting tribute to their storied six-decade career, the band will play their final two shows in their home New York City at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 1 and Dec.
KISS is going to rock and party across the country … one final time. On Wednesday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers announced the final 19 dates of their End of the Road tour.
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KISS is going to rock and party across the country… one final time. On Wednesday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers announced the final 19 dates of their End of the Road tour.The band -- Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer -- shared that their final shows will take place where it all started 50 years ago, New York City. «KISS was born in New York City. On 23rd Street.