Great tailoring has always been central to effective retro fashion, creating those striking silhouettes that signify each era of 20th century fashion. These Mia Tailored Trousers from Whistles need nothing else to create an instantly fifties feel for any occasion.
Special Edition Miniature Books Tin from Tank Books
Cigarette packaging has long been a rich vein of design insipration – notably in the opening credits of indie flick Thank You For Smoking and now in this Miniature Books Tin from Tank Books.
Six literary classics including Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde come in miniature form (but complete and unabridged), packaged in flip-top cartons complete with clear cellophane wrapping and silver foil. The carton designs use iconic cigarette branding to re-imagine each book's design.
Individual titles are £7.65 each or you can buy the full set, boxed in a tin, for £42.35.
Find out more at the Tank Books website.
Peter Blake fag packet prints: reduced in price until 22 January
Here's something of a bargain, though how much a bargain it is depends on both your definition of the word and the size of your wallet. Opus Art are selling a limited edition of Peter Blake screenprints, each print showing a different cigarette packet he collected on a 1956 trip through Europe.
The bargain bit comes with the news that, though the prints are normally priced at £2620.25, they're now selling for £1762.50 until 22 January – that's this Friday! If you've got a bit of cash you want to invest in a Blake print, it's a great saving. If that's still out of your price range, the web site has a wide selection of Blake screenprints available for browsing.
Buy through Opus Art