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First Rate, Part II

After a great response to the initial drop in our First Rate collection a couple of weeks ago, we're excited to release an additional two T-shirts. The first is the Desert Island tee, which comes in a light blue shirt with pink print, and a black shirt with white print.  As always, it's a limited production run so get in quick to secure your size. The final graphic in this summer's First Rate collection is Towers, a four colour front print on black and white tees (and a literal handful of crewneck sweats - don't sit on these).  Both graphics are online now. Like the caps? Get one here.Photographs by: Inès Elsa Dalal Worn by: Vik Chandla

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Provide x Birmingham Bears: Blackout Collection

We are pleased to announce a new 3 piece headwear collaboration with our friends and neighbours, Birmingham Bears. Our relationship with the city's T20 cricket team began this time last year, growing out of mutual appreciation for local brands that hold a strong sense of identity. The Bears are known as pioneers within the sport for being the first team in the league to create a new, designated T20 brand with a city name. For a sport with such deep historical roots, we loved this forward thinking decision and the consequent push the Bears have made to get stuck in with the community here in Birmingham. This shared love of the city led us to suggest working on some collaborative ideas,...

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First Rate, Second City

Introducing a new range for summer, photographed in the streets around our studio by Inès Elsa Dalal and modelled by Vik and Sheerah. Believe it or not, despite turning 5 this September this is the first time we've produced a photo shoot for new products. Vik wears: Factory Unstructured Cap (Pale Blue), First Rate Crewneck Sheerah wears: First Rate Unstructured Cap (Pink), Factory CrewneckThat's because despite being a clothing brand, the idea of constructing images to sell products that we believe should sell themselves is often frustrating. Lots of small brands' fashion photography can look forced and disingenuous, and this is something we've tried to avoid at all costs. Sheerah wears: The Arch TeeVik wears: The Arch Unstructured Cap However, now that we are largely selling...

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If These Walls Could Talk - limited editions

In December 2016 we published Curtis McNally's first photo book, If These Walls Could Talk, which documented the city and people of Birmingham over a 5 year period (2011-16). The book was hugely popular, and sold out on its day of release.  Now we're pleased to present a series of 3 limited edition prints (50 of each) and a T-shirt featuring images from the book, exclusively at Provide.  Built in 1962 and designed by Birmingham-born architect James Roberts (most known for the Rotunda), Ringway Centre on Smallbrook Queensway is generally regarded as one of Birmingham's finest examples of mid-century urban design. At 152m the BT Tower is the tallest building in Birmingham. Taken from the foot of the Tower, Curtis' photograph...

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Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Ideas

It's getting to about that time when panic starts to set in - if you need some ideas for smaller gifts, come and see us at our Best of Brum pop up in Great Western Arcade, or have a browse below. The Best of Brum pop up is open until 6pm every day until Christmas Eve. (4pm on Sunday and 3pm on Christmas Eve) Copper + Solder HomewaresHand made, each piece with subtle differences. You won't find these on the High Street!£8-£14 - click here to viewBrutal Key RingsKeep one of these attached to your keys - they should be safe from the Council's bulldozers there.£8 - click here to viewHaslucks Beeswax CandleJust arrived in store! These organic, 100% beeswax candles...

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