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!
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:
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.
Michael Fish, the man behind the brand Mr. Fish, set a new standard for men’s tailoring in the 1960s. 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.
“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.”
Don’t know what you lot are thinking of, but we’re talking of course about his black leather La Rocka ‘pirate’ jacket worn by Mr Sheen in the seminal 1986 John Hughes high school truancy flick ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’.