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"The times they are are a changing"

"The times they are are a changing"

It's been a tough old couple of months. Everyone that runs their own business will always tell you first and foremost that it's hard. Rewarding, but hard. You get the rhetoric about bumps in the road, highs and lows and every cliche in-between and it's all true.Imposter syndrome creeps in, dampening…

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Heatwave. Who's even thinking about jackets?

Heatwave. Who's even thinking about jackets?

Well, you are.. judging by the jackets we've had in recently. It has slowed down over the heatwave though and it really is fascinating to see the amount of jackets that get booked in when the rain shows even for a shower. We've been busy prepping' our AW22 range and it's something…

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The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

2022 is still pretty young but in terms of our journey we have already aged quite a bit this year. Understanding and then navigating the fashion industry is something that has tested our knowledge and expectation. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. To see people walking around wearing…

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'Why I hate sharing pictures of me' - Ryan Mallinson

'Why I hate sharing pictures of me' - Ryan Mallinson

I am writing this to get it off of my chest as much as anything. I am new here, with 'here' being the fashion industry. If you are reading this you'll likely know our story but if not, you can read it here. I want to talk to you now about…

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A brief look into how we started

A brief look into how we started

Mallin & Son started through needing to wax a jacket and realising there was a gap in the market. Wax jackets date back to when the first northern seafarers repurposed their sails to fend off the elements of the harsh seas. A wax jacket is a lifetime investment and if…

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It's been busy..

It's been busy..

It seems an age since we last shared anything but I have promised myself to do this a little more often. Hopefully it offers the reader some insight into the 'cogs' of a growing business otherwise I shall put it down to cathartic narcism.Here at Mallin & Son, we act…

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How we built a menswear brand in the middle of a global pandemic

How we built a menswear brand in the middle of a global pandemic

Let's make it clear from the start. We do have the right but our pathway into the industry during a global pandemic is far from conventional. Mallin & Son as a brand was born from the idea of re-waxing an old Barbour jacket. That was in 2019. From there we worked…

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We wish you a Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!

I am sure you are a lot like us in never being more ready for a break! 2021 has been extremely kind to us alongside you, our customers. We have just launched our end of year sale which sees 40% off of our bestselling AW21 pieces. We have now signed off…

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We are moving and improving

We are moving and improving

You may have recently noticed that our postal address has changed. To confuse matters further, we're moving again. Here's why:Mallin & Son started from the kitchen table before moving to the attic and then the garage/workshop. We needed to take on an official postal address to deal with the amount…

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Blurring the lines between vintage & new

Blurring the lines between vintage & new

Growing up in Leeds, I would spend my Saturday afternoons trawling through Blue Rinse to find some amazing vintage leather jackets and tracksuit tops. Shopping vintage or 'to thrift', wasn't as 'mainstream' as it is these days. With the rise of sites such as Vinted and Depop, secondhand shopping has officially…

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