I do not know how to start with this man, or know how i managed to find any picture of him! He is one of my closest alliances in the so-called Fashion industry. We are both enamoured by vintage mens clothing, work wear and some independent or up-coming designers. I first met Jason at his personal Vintage shop SELLOUT in London's Soho. We had an instant connection and he started selling some of my customized clothing in store which i named EYEKNOW. The pieces sold well and from this cosigned business relationship, our personal relationship grew too.
Jason is the reason behind theantiquatedmindset blog. We were discussing one evening on the underground during his short visit to NY where i could possibly exhibit some of my ideas and inspiring ways without telling the world too much and voila it happened shortly after he returned to Blighty. He has a great blog which i am often visiting called Garmsville, (The Name is great) and writes beautifully and is indeed a cognoscenti when it comes to quality clothing. An avid reader of Free and Easy and many more books i could promulgate but would have to charge for that kind of information! I adulate him every time he passes my vision! Nice one Jay Cheers mate!
Reading upon a book which i am ashamed i didn't manage to write down for reference, (because i was in transit i only managed to take a picture of it not scan it into the Hardrive.) was a write up on the Psychology of fashion. It was very interesting that even back in the twenties, when this perception was illustrated, the same cycle occurs...
I have posted Cyril Bird's illustration below of the way people on the streets became/become easily influenced upon one another and gang up on the one individual who stands out against the mass of ubiquitous men until the style captivates them forcing them to change with the times or the particular look they were once against!
Cyril Bird was an official war artist. He has many works which are worth to be viewed but i wanted to share one of my favourites...
London Based Tie makers Drakes helped produce my final collection ties for my show. They are one of the most renowned tie makers out in the Business. They have also got one of the most beautiful array of fabrics.
As a grandson of a Prisoner Of War, Jim Rogers who was captured by the Nazis and wrote a book about his captivity, 'Tunneling into Colditz', i cannot praise these men nor express enough gratitude for the fight these men fought to keep many proud and alive.
The queen will be leading the Country through a two minute silence tomorrow for the 'Passing of a generation'.
Bill Stone died at 108 in January followed by Henry Allingham, 113, and Harry Patch, 111, in July. The silence will be observed around the UK at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month as it marks the moment four years of war ended with the signing of Armistice Treaty by Germany and Allies.
i love the way the country supports and stands together through these memorials.
Me and a good friend and working partner headed to the JJ Hats store to fix up his old English Derby hat that he purchased in a very reasonably priced vintage store. My friend at JJ hats Marc helped us polish and cleanse the old 1940s piece and left it looking new. JJ Hats store is a great hat shop based on 5th Ave practically next door to the Empire State. The customer care there is very inviting and warm and they all have great knowledge within the Hat world...