Raleigh 75


Just finished customising this 1975 Raleigh Sirocco road bike.
The frame has it’s original copper brown metallic paint work which looks a treat. This Sirocco had some pretty old parts on it when I bought it so I have added a new seat post, front Miche Performance brake & track pedals.
The bike has been changed to a single speed rear free wheel. On top of all that I hand crafted the antiqued tan brown leather bar tape to match the Brooks “Swift” honey leather saddle with copper studs.

Danish Bull


Found this beautiful carved wooden bull at an antiques & collectors fair in Bolton at the weekend.
Made from Rosewood, not sure of the origin/date maybe 50’s – 60’s, Scandinavian possibly German?

Project Past


Stunning vintage Noris 8 synchromer 8mm home movie projector, manufactured by the German factory Plank KG, cir 1954.
Runs great for being nearly 60 years old. I have a few home movies which can be a bit random, but totally take you back in time. I am currently trying to source one from Manchester city centre, however any footage for cities is increasingly hard to get your hands on.

Noris 8 projector

Close up of film feed and film speed light. The whole thing is made from a beautiful silver grey mottled cast steel with red detailing. I also have the original green hounds-tooth carry box which is in immaculate condition considering it’s age.

Projector Bulbs

Above is some of the packaging for the film reels and the large bulbs used to project the film.

noris 4

 Man with shades and camera on holiday, screen shots taken from an English amateur home holiday movie cir 50’s – 60’s.

Bionic Seven

de Lacy is proud to be stocking bespoke leather wallets and accessories in Manchester’s best menswear vintage boutique “Bionic Seven”. The wallets are hand crafted using the finest leathers and lined beautifully in Liberty of London print fabrics, on top of this customers can also choose the leather & fabric from in house swatches to create their own unique colour way for just an extra £5 on top of the wallet prices! Bionic Seven is also stocking my amazing handmade key fobs and leather tassel key rings.

Bionic Seven is run by Nick and Imran – two fashion conscious guys from Manchester who began their vintage empire a few years back but have recently moved around the corner to a bigger shop unit in Manchester’s ever evolving hip Northern Quarter. Bionic Seven is now situated opposite Port St Beer House at number 60 Port St, Manchester.
The store sells a wide range of great hand picked vintage wears from hats to shoes to Barbour jackets to Levis 501’s you will find it all hear laid out beautifully over 2 floors. The on trend clothing is carefully chosen and sourced from places such as Paris, and the U.S. so you can be sure to find a treat that no one else will be rocking! The guys also understand that certain vintage items sometimes need a little altering to achieve the best fit – fear not whether you need the Dockers chinos taking up or the sleeves of a Levis jacket taking in they have their own trusted personal tailors to do just this.

Barbour jackets from £80.

Denim shirts from £25

Amazing Vintage Karrimor red framed rucksack with Union Jack £70. Levis 501 jeans £30. Dockers chino’s £40.
 As all the items are hand picked the condition of each piece is excellent and everything is very well priced, plus there are some great timeless heritage labels – Barbour, Berhaus, Rapha, Levis, Dockers, Adidas, Gloverall and more. A must visit on any Manchester shopping trip, de Lacy Online wallets and accessories will be available from Bionic Seven throughout the Christmas period and into the new year.