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!

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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!

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA ­ – AT LAST

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We are very pleased to announce we are now stocking Japanese brand Timeworn Clothing. Established in 2010 by Kei Hemmi, Timeworn encompasses several labels under the same umbrella. At Last & Co. represents the classic workwear pieces and denim, whilst Butcher products covers military and sportswear inspired pieces.

EIGHT PIECES OF EIGHT

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Here are some new jewellery pieces we are currently holding at the showroom, a strange brew of Mexican, Navajo and WWII. Please email for more details – info@thevintageshowroom.com

SILVER GRADUATED LINK ALBERT CHAIN/ £210
The Lion Stamps on each link indicate this is Sterling Silver. The fob is Sterling Silver too and was made in Birmingham.

H.G. THE DUKE OF BEANFORT

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A new addition to our growing collection of Peal and Co footwear, this amazing pair of early 20th riding boots have taken pride of place. The Peal family had been shoemakers for 8 generations before sadly closing the family business in 1965. The trading name was picked up by Brooks Brothers who still produce a classic English line under that  name. Beautifully made riding boots.
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NOW STOCKING – SAINT JAMES COLLECTION

27.11.2013

We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking a selection of the SAINT JAMES collection in our Earlham Street shop.

“Around 1850, Saint-James, a commune in Lower Normandy, located 20 kilometers from Mont Saint-Michel experienced a real industrial adventure.  The Legallais family started to spin and dye locally produced wool. This was then resold as skeins and balls of wool to the haberdasheries of Brittany and Normandy, later as underwear : real woolen shirts which gave birth to the fisherman’s sweater. In 1950, Julien-BONTE, from Roubaix (France), took control of the Company and gave up the traditional activity to concentrate on the manufacture of cardigans, sweaters, including the famous “Real Breton Fisherman’s Sweater” knitted in Pure Wool. With such thick and tight knitwear, they are considered almost waterproof… Knitted very close to the body, this sweater becomes “the seafarers’ second skin”.

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GEORGE CLEVERLEY – 'GRECIANS'

25.11.2013

To be brutally honest, we were ever-so just slightly stumped when it came to these. They look like slippers, but hard leather heel and soles didn’t seem right – who would wear hard leather soles around the house? Well, having consulted our historical shoe oracle and stylist phenomenonata David Nolan, it would appear the Greeks are who wear their hard-soled slippers around the σπίτι (house). These are indeed house shoes, also known as a ‘Grecian’ slipper, and a nice example in tan too. £poa.

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