John Lobb is one of my favourite brands and I love this hand-drawn film they have produced for their 2015 collection.
It is set in an urban landscape of London, displayed in a new, refreshing way, covering Portobello Road market, East London’s bustling riverside, Primrose Hill, a pun-packed art gallery, a Beatles-esque psychedelic interlude and a fish and chip shop (inevitably called The Sole Plaice), while displaying a wide range of Johh Lobb’s signature shoes.
From the Jodhpur II to the William II taking in the Wareham, the Livonia and the Yardley….the shoes appearing ‘as themselves’ only …
Switch / Board / Room is a new exhibition of unique collages and paintings by Gavin Hurley.
The works feature gatherings of men, collectively concentrating upon the switches, dials and readings of large clunky computers, listening attentively hunched around board room tables or leaning casually back on office chairs.
Spectacles, waistcoats, linen and ties - measuring instruments, pencils and paper.
In the late 1860’s, William Henry Penhaligon left his native Penzance on the picturesque south west coast of England, and came to London to establish himself as a barber.
By 1870 William had a thriving business supplying perfumes, toilet waters and pomades to the aristocracy.
He secured his reputation by creating scents for the nobility. Blenhiem Bouquet, created for the Duke of Marlborough, was to become a particular favourite of another distinguished member of that family, Winston Churchill.
Gentlemen’s scents up to this time were usually rich and floral; Blenheim Bouquet was one of the first citrus scents …