The history of Thomas Mason shirting is really a walk through the history of Menswear. From Jermyn Street, Piccadilly and Carnaby Streets to the North Sea where their product developments saved countless airmen’s lives during World War 2.
A cornerstone of all that is great about British elegance and style Thomas Mason have been supplying shirt makers and tailors the world over for over 200 years.
Founded in 1796 at the height of the Industrial Revolution Masons mechanized approach to weaving was in itself “revolutionary”. When Mason founded one of the first cotton fabric factories in Leeds cotton …
I am looking forward to this evenings Prime Rocks featuring the Dance Exponents and recent Crane Brothers model Jordan luck.
I am old enough to remember the Exponents when they still had the word Dance in their name and even luckier to have grown up around Jordan and his many sisters.
This will be a story about New Zealand, about how hopes and dreams can be realised and how being tenacious and working hard can result in great achievements.
It will be sprinkled with tragedy ( no doubt ) as the story is a long and at times difficult one but it …
I had the oppurtunity to read my copy of Bulletin today.
For those of you unfamiliar with this publication it is published by the Christchurch City Gallery and like most things they do it is done with a level of professionalism and polish that seems to be sadly lacking from other institutions that shall remain anonymous.
Jenny Harper is a great Director who has made the most of adversity and embraced the challenges the gallery faces by developing some really exciting initiatives.
The Bulletin is a well produced magazine and their website is streets ahead of any other institution; try …
War Games is a brand new exhibition that has just opened at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.
It explores the role of warfare in children’s games from 1800 to the present day across the sections Playing at War, On the Battlefield, Reality to Fantasy and Secret Weapons.
As a child I was obsessed with war and it dominated all aspects of my play, whether it was the thousands of Airfix soldiers I diligently collected, painted and played with or the Spitfires, Lancasters and Stukas I made and destroyed.
It is something that has stayed with me …
Rolex have released their new model GMT-Master.
Not much has changed and this is still by far one of the best looking watches around.
I love the new two tone cerachrome bezel in black and blue.
Read all about it here.
Karen Inderbitzen Waller and Avril Planqueel had the opening of their exhibition Smoke and Mirrors.
Dedicated to Chris Abbott.
As Karen so succinctly puts it: “Our work is an exploration of nostalgia and difficult beauty.
We wanted to cut a path between the real and the imagined, interior and exterior, the light and the dark, the new and the faded.”
Try and make it along, it runs till June 27 at the Saatchi Gallery,Level 3 The Strand