As always around this time of year, we find ourselves in the midst of a heatwave looking longingly to the nights drawing in and the temperature cooling so we can crack open our Autumn Winter collection. This year is particularly interesting for it seems that for both us and the majority of our customers,  inspiration is coming from a snow capped landscape. From Shackleton to Scott, Mallory to Bonington. The back drop moving as the era, from the Artic to Everest to the Cresta run of St Moritz, there is a growing fascination and interest. One that we are more than happy to indulge as it has been something that we have been hooked on for a while. So with London feeling decidedly muggy, try and stay cool and enjoy!

“Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” ….. “Because it’s there” George Herbert Leigh Mallory 1886 –1924

The Polar Explorer, Sir Ernest Shackelton File photo dated 1922.

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Sergeant John “Brummie” Stokes on the summit of Everest, the highest point on Earth (29,028ft)

Capt. Robert F. Scott of the British Navy, leader of the ill-fated 1912 expedition to the South Pole. His party of five reached the pole Jan. 17th., to find that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen had got there a month earlier. All of Scott’s party died on the return journey.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen stands left of picture, taken in 1926 some 15 after Amundsen beat Captain Robert Scott to be the first man to reach the South Pole.

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