Who Wants To See What Amplified Have Planned?

On Wednesday a few of us Trufflers travelled to London to see what Amplified have in store for us in their next collection and so we thought we would share a few of the sneaky peek pictures with you. The Amplified Preview day was held in a perfectly “Amplified” building in Hackney called the Depositories which is where Dragon’s Den used to be filmed – how exciting!

What an amazing venue for the Amplified Preview day

As well as some amazing new bands and great new imagery we got to see the fab new shapes and styles Amplified have been working on and we just know you are going to love them. To see us through the cold winter months there are a collection of warm and cosy sweaters for men and ladies.

New men's sweaters in grey marl and oatmeal
We love this Run DMC design!

Our favourite item from the day was the new ladies speckled sweater with a new Ramones print which has just been introduced and is a great flattering fit, we think it is a great winter wardrobe necessity.

Ladies speckled sweater

Perhaps a little more suited for the spring/summer seasons are the new vest dresses featuring some of the best band designs that Amplified have to offer (although we are thinking we might get away with wearing them in the winter with some nice thick tights, warm boots and a chunky knit!)

Check out the brand new vest dress shape!

To finish off our day we were shown the new additions to the hugely popular Ikons range, with artists such as Axl Rose (Guns N Roses), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and Steve Tyler (Aerosmith) now featuring we can’t wait to get this new collection on the site.

New additions to the Ikons range!
We loved this new Beatles print!

With our first, brand new Amplified delivery landing at TruffleShuffle in 4 weeks time, we hope this has given you a little insight in to what you might like to add to your Christmas lists!

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The Big Fat Weekend Sofa Movie Challenge

If like me, you’re bored to the back teeth of trashy reality T.V then boy have we got a treat for you this weekend! Prepare to cosy up with us TruffleShufflers on the sofa and veg out big time out for a  full on old school movie master class.

Yes, I’ve quite literally challenged myself to watch as many retro movies as possible over the coming weekend. Don’t worry – I’ve only chosen movies available on freeview or terrestrial channels so everyone can join in with my square eyed extravaganza.

The amount of awesome movies on the old telly box is quite frankly incredible so here’s my very own old school TV guide for your viewing pleasure!

SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER

As most normal people don’t get out of bed on a Saturday before Noon, I’m starting with James Bond Live and Let Die which is on ITV4 at 12:30 – 3:00pm!

Here’s a taster of that famous crocodile scene to wet your appetite…

Complete with the awesome Paul McCartney theme tune that later was made even more awesome by Guns N Roses,  the legend that is Roger Moore and the weird voodoo stuff, it’s the perfect wake up call to start off the movie marathon.

OK so you’ve got half an hour to grab yourself a cup of tea and a quick bite of late lunch in preparation for the next in line, that modern day classic Men in Black which is on 5* at 3:30 – 5:25.

Men in black

Join Will smith and Tommy Lee Jones as they hunt down the scum of the universe – great for all the family too!

You might have to miss the last 30 mins though because next up, I’ve found a proper 80’s classic which really can’t be missed! It’s only flipping Brewster’s Millions which is on ITV4 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

For anyone who hasn’t seen it (really??!) the comedy legend that is Richard Prior has to spend 30 million dollars in just one month or he’ll lose get his inheritance. Cue loads of laughs and plenty of feel good moments – it really is a bloody brilliant film and my pick of the day!

Time for a tea and toilet break as you’ve got 30 minutes before the next instalment of my movie marathon which is the 2009 remake of Star Trek, on from 7:30pm-10pm on Channel 4.

For a more authentic experience, we recommend slipping into one of our Star Trek Dressing Gowns to prepare yourself for going boldly where no man has gone before!

Men's Star Trek Spock Bath Robe £40.00
Men's Star Trek Spock Bath Robe £40.00

Live long and prosper folks as we reckon that after all the movie mayhem, it’s definitely time for bed (although if you do feel like staying up, the cracking Eddie Murphy Raw is on Film 4 at 11:05pm-12:50am.)

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER

Never fear though as when you wakey wakey on Sunday – you’ve got a tonne of pure 80’s gold to look forward to!

We’ve got a breakfast treat for you as we’re starting with War games, an early 80’s classic which is on from 11:00am-1:20pm on ITV1


The film follows David Lightman (the awesome Matthew Broderick), a young hacker who unwittingly accesses WOPR, a United States military supercomputer programmed to predict possible outcomes of nuclear war. Lightman gets WOPR to run a nuclear war simulation, originally believing it to be a computer game but it causes a national nuclear missile scare and nearly starts World War III. Definitely worth waking up early (well early-ish) for!

Most excitingly of all though, on channel 5 from 2:00-4:00pm, you’ve only got The Goonies to enjoy! Perfectly timed to coincide with the Sunday Roast, prepare for some proper family fun with Chunk and the gang! And don’t forget to join in for the Truffle Shuffle scene in our honour…..

Preferably wearing our Men’s How To Do The Truffle Shuffle Goonies T-Shirt from Fame and Fortune Good god we love this film!

If time travel was actually possible I would then watch Back to the Future which is on from 5:55pm-8:00pm on ITV2 meaning it it overlaps with Transformers Revenge of the Fallen which starts at 6:40pm-9:00pm Channel 4.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Men's T Shirt from American Classics £19.99
How has no-one invented time travel yet?

Which to choose? Well don’t know about you but I’m going to leave it up my magic 8 Ball!

Finally, to top off our weekend long movie marathon, finish up with  Trading Places which is on from 9:00pm-11:15 on Film 4. More Eddie Murphy this time alongside Dan Aykroyd

Pheweeeeeee……..that old school movie combo should definitely quench your movie thirst and tingle those celluloid taste buds for another week. Bring it on!

FYI….
If I succeed in this challenge I’ll be sure to let you all know and if you choose to join in, let us know how you fared and if there are other movies I may have missed!

Oh and of course, if you’re in need of more 80’s movie nostalgia head on over to our main site where you’ll find an awesome selection of tees for movie buffs!

Men’s How To Do The Truffle Shuffle Goonies T-Shirt
from Fame and Fortune

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Great Amplified Styles Just Added!

We are loving the new range of rocking Amplified tees and hoodies which we have sneakily been adding to the site over the last couple of weeks!

If you love the Brit rockers Led Zeppelin and enjoy nothing more than flexing your air guitar muscles whilst listening to classic tracks such as ‘Stairway to heaven’ and ‘Whole Lotta Love’ you should definitely check out our fab new Mothership tees!

Ladies long line Mothership tee £25.00, Men’s Mothership tee £25.00

Maybe you like it a bit more raucous, thrashing guitars, tons of attitude… This Metallica tee may be right up your street! We’ve been waiting for Metallica tshirts for what seems like a lifetime and this wicked retro print of the ‘Justice For All’ album takes some beating!

Metallica tee £25.00

We know there is much love for the toasty, cosy Amplified hoodie out there and what joy, when these brand new beauties arrived. With new additions in luscious green and athletic marl, these make are a must for any Amplified fans and come with your fave Rolling Stones and Stone Roses distressed prints!

Ladies green Rolling Stone hoodie £45.00, Men’s grey Stone Roses hoodie £45.00

We know you rock chicks love a bit of glitz and glamour and we would never deny you! With Bowie, AC/DC, Guns N Roses and Rolling Stones tees all given sparkling, gleaming, diamantes, chain-mail and foil print embellishments, this Xmas you really can dazzle!

Guns N Roses Foil Print tee £25.00, Bowie Rainbow stud tee £25.00, Bowie Space Oddity Chain-mail tee £25.00, AC/DC Chain-mail tee £25.00
For a relaxed, laid back look (and something with a bit of added warmth) these fab long sleeved baseball tees are a fab choice, featuring all the best selling Amplified prints. Here’s a little taster!
Ladies Rolling Stone baseball tee £30.00, Men’s Stone Roses baseball tee £30.00
Whether it’s a little treat for yourself or a gift for a music lover, these new Amplified goodies are just the ticket! AND, there is still time to get them by Xmas! Woo!