NEED A SHINE?

Need a shine? Come to our Earlham Street Store in Covent Garden tomorrow Friday for a masterclass in shoe shining by world champion Yuya Hasegawa. He will be shining shoes in our store for £10 per pair. See you there!

Update:

And here are some pictures of the Brift H. trunk show in our Earlham Street store from last Friday. A big thank you to the Brift H team, hopefully we can do this again!

H. HUNTSMAN & SONS

With London sat at 30 degrees, Wimbledon just days away and Henley Royal Regatta around the corner, (and undoubtable inspired by messers Daniel Kearn’s and David Beckham’s recent Kent&Curwen collection), we thought we would share some recent finds:

ONE NEVER KNOWS

I have always seen the Pearly Kings and Queens as one of those beautiful London eccentricities. However, it should not be forgotten that they represent over a hundred years of collecting for those in need, and for helping with charitable causes.

5374 – A DENIM ARCHIVE

Our latest book is a collaboration with Orta Anadolu. Over the last 6 years we have worked together on a number of projects with them and at the same time have helped to establish and develop their fantastic denim archive in Istanbul. 

DIVING SUIT

The painting above first triggered an interest in The Royal Navy’s open submersibles. Painted by George Horace Davis (1881-1963), these two charioteers in an open submersible or ‘Human Torepedo’ inspired a new search for these extremely hard to find suits. Our fascination with all thing submersible which saw years of hunting down elusive “Ursula Suits” and other related clothing used by submariners found a new direction in our quest for these fascinating suits.

MR FISH

Michael Fish, the man behind the brand Mr Fish, set a new standard for men’s tailoring in the 1960’s. His designs were colorful, controversial and were as much referencing to historical tailoring as they were forward thinking. It quickly established a cult following consisting of the rock and pop aristocracy of London.

RECOMMENDED READING: SPAIN 1969

“In the spring of 1969 on the outskirts of Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol in Spain, a young photographer, Paul Carter, came across a small blue van. It was home to the Whitfield family who were passing through on their journey around Europe. Over a few days he took photos of the family, the local people living and working around  them, the tourists and the new high rise apartments.”