Penhaligon's was founded by William Penhaligon an Englishman living an age of excess who was witty, wildly creative and inspired by the unusual. 135 years later and we are now stocking his famous products including the recently released Sartorial. This fragrance has been created to create the perfect illusion of a tailors workroom drawing on the scent of beeswax, the oiled flash of shears cutting cloth, the rub of fabric beneath fingers, tobacco tinted cabinetry, puffs of chalk in the air and old paper patterns vanilla with age. There has even been a short film made by Quentin Jones called "The tailors and the nose" which can be viewed on you tube. Link Here
For many of us, what we wear day-to-day is becoming more relaxed - and if you’ve traditionally been a steady dress shirt wearer, this can pose something of a challenge. At Crane Brothers we’re often asked what are some key pieces to consider building a contemporary wardrobe around, especially with this new paradigm in mind...
John Rykenberg ran a store front and photography studio of Auckland photographers from the late 1950s through until the late 1970s. During that time the studio captured Auckland's daily life and produced a particularly interesting Queen Street series in the 1960s - it probably comes as no surprise thatthere are road works visible in some of...
The Dambusters were legendary for their wartime heroics and a constant source of inspiration for me as a child, raised on a diet of Commando Comics & Airfix Models.