Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Royals/ King George V and KIng Edward Viii

Here is the stamp of King Edward aka Duke Of Windsor, who was more of a 'style' icon than a respected one. He succeeded his father King George V throne. They were being produced before he abdicated the throne to be with Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. Hugh Cecil took the photograph that now became a new reproductive technique which allowed stamps to be printed from photographs rather than engravings.
His shocking abdication on 10 December 1936 was a major crisis for the British monarchy.
The government issued orders to destroy all the images.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

'Dad Dont Go!'

This photo caught my eye last night whilst clicking away through the pages of Google.
It is extremely truthful, painful, (if you're sensitive), frightfully comparable and also has some warmth to it.
There is quite an understanding with the people in this photo too. The mum acknowledges her sons urgency and shares the emotions he displays but in a different manner. She accepts the rules as to walk beside the soldiers but also accepts that her son would not apprehend these rules because; his father is there so why should he not be allowed to run to him? The line of soldiers behind smiling and connecting to the situation without interfering and the way the father turns to his son smiling and has simultaneously changed hands with his Rifle in order to clasp his boys hand for what could be the last time. A heart grabbing moment frozen for all time...

On The Road Last Year!

Old Military Details

1930s Brooklyn Bike Shop Sign

Friday, February 19, 2010

Shop On Hackney Road

I have wanted to post this one for a while now, but procrastinated because i did not manage to get the information needed to promote it properly. I got to visit this vintage shop with Mr Jules. This Store was beautifully curated and had lots of flavour from trinkets to clothes and furniture. With a main floor and basement it screamed elegance and simplicity. Both of which i believe to be most important for any shop. You are already drawn in by the time you see the window display.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Overalls and Dungarees

Dungarees will be huge this summer, i guarantee it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mans Quotes On Dress

Thousands upon thousands of perceptions within the Mans thoughts on dress, here are only a few of those i have come across...

'Today, good taste is often erroneously rejected as old fashioned because the ordinary man, seeking approval of his so-called personality, prefers to follow the dictates of his own peculiar style rather than submit to any objective criterion of taste.''

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”

Im not endorsing this behaviour but it was witty enough to make me laugh...
“Don't spend two dollars to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for seventy-five cents.”

'A Gentlemen will take care that his clothes are of the best quality, well made and suitable to his rank and position.' Prince Albert

'Costly thy habit as thy purse and buy, But not expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.'

Take note
'Everything a man of fashion puts on his body must be broken in, nothing should appear new.'

'All men are equal. All men, that is, who possess umbrellas.' E.M Forster

'Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.'

'I have come to believe that male dress was always essentially more advanced than female throughout fashion history, and tended to lead the way, to set the standard.'

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here are the shots of the styling gig i put together. Dennis Golonka on the Camera!
On Left: Navy jacket from Label. Creme cardigan from 1940s. Chambray shirt 1950s/1930s wide brim panama hat/ Adam Rogers Corduroys.
On right: Adam Rogers Military Jacket (The Antiquated Mindset title sketch) / British Umbrella 1930s/ Adam Rogers Corduroys/Paul Smith Boots.
1940s hat/ 1940 satchel/ 1940s Over coat/ 1940s Knit Gloves/USSR 1930s watch/White dress shirt
On Left: Adam Rogers window pane jacket/1930s Pipe/ T.M Lewin shirt/Green tie/USSR Watch. On Right: Adam Rogers Trousers and 1960s braces.
On left: 1950 German glasses/ white wife beater/Uni-qlo tracksuit bottoms/Amy Drayson overcoat. On right: Adam Rogers DB herringbone jacket/ N collegiate sweater/ 1930s tweed trousers.
1940s Donegal Tweed Coat/Gieves and Hawkes Tie/1930 Flatcap/White Shirt T.M Lewin/ Dunhill Collar pin.
Summer stripe linen coat/Cardigan single rib/Waist Coat independent Cutter/white french workwear pants.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Howard Tangye

Howard is a very lovely man who works at my old school, London's Central Saint Martins. I have always had a strong admiration for him without being too obvious, (because showing anything of such can scare some people!). With regards to that and being slightly contrary, i still managed to find myself complimenting and praising his 'old' style which he did so well during our passing in the corridors of the premises. We would have a brisk conversation some of which would just be complete silence with a nod of acknowledgement and the never knowing if it was to one another or just a one way appreciation from me to him!

He is a very talented illustrator and designer and i would love to share you his humble work...

A beautiful fluent quote from Howard on his thoughts on his art...

'...I draw for myself and if im not doing it physically i am mentally casting. its demanding, and not always a happy experience, a bit like falling in love, but unrequited. '

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Preview To A Personal Photoshoot

Last week i spent my whole Saturday styling two models with clothing i have made and collected over the years. I was lucky to work with a very talented, authentic and unique menswear fashion photographer to get the story so on point. More details and pictures to follow from inspiration behind the story...
Courtesy of D.K

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Favourites From Shpy website