Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Neighbourhood Butcher Of Distinction

There are loads of online stores out there.


If you can't walk.

Are afraid of people.

Or live in the sticks.

I swang by A Butcher of Distinction earlier.

Sale? Yep.

Better still though they've pulled out all sorts of goodies that have gone un-noticed including forgotten gems from Dominic's old Rushmoor label. Looking at them now is testament to how good that stuff was/is.

Retail is hard right now. But if we don't support our independents we'll be left with faceless crud churning out identikit nothings.

Your choice.

They don't survive on thin air .

11 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery
London, E1
020 7770 6111

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pitter Patter

Left the Reynolds frame at home this morning and got the 8 spoke out.

Samuel Fox's frame was a major Victorian break-through; prior to his revolutionary frame umbrella's were huge, whale bone made bulky affairs.

The Fox frame was slender enough for men to use as both a cane and umbrella. A far more dignified proposition than constantly swapping hands as you went about your everyday business.

If you're dodging the rain, or worse still cowering under a shabby folding effort* a detour to Bloomsbury needs to be taken. James Smith come complete with Umbrella Service Centre in the basement too (don't cha'know).

* If this is your only option, you have no option; enjoy the rain.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Fat Lady Aint Sung

Sorry about all this Autumn chat...

More of this eh?



(*Many thanks G. Rizzi Trust (Gigi, Carlo & Friend with Riva, Cote d'Azur 1962))

Made in Maine.

Autumn and good winter days, it's gonna be all about Kevin and Kirsten's black bluchers.

In business, with one family since 1909 and an LL Bean maker when that was worth something too.

There is so much more I could say but, most importantly when the Metro and the other seat rubbish are onto their next churned-out-imitation-thing, they'll still be in Perry focusing on the essentials - quality and craftmanship.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Say Hello, Say Goodbye.

AW09 is arriving in the shops in London already.

Just as summer seems to be settling in too.

Anyway, eyes forward; track down the Paraboot moccasins in all black, they're nice.

Checks/plaid all over the place again too. RL in Liberty looking good, see a previous post for new stuff from Stansfield. It's all about boiled wool for me...

Look Book #1:

Love this weather now though, it feels like it's just got warm so much of this will need to wait...