Thursday, 27 September 2012

Shoe Shining - The Knowledge

1) Turn up on time.
2) Smile.
3)Shine your shoes.

These are the three "must dos" I was told to abide by as a young man making my way into this world and by inlarge Iv'e done my best to stick to these basic foundatations in behaviour. It amazed me the day I realised that there are many out there who simply cannot/will not fulfil even one of these suggested points.

In the last year or so since I have worked with Gieves and Hawkes' resident knowledge on shoe shining, Mr Justin Fitzpatrick, is that there is shining your shoes and then there is Shining your shoes. The latter being what Mr Fitzpatrick specialises in. 

I won't spoil the rest, I'll let you hear it from the man himself.  Remember though, It really does make a difference...

Take "Ivy Style"

Monday, 13 February 2012

Label Inspiration: 2

1) 2)










1-2) Mens's Dress Reform Party

3) Vase

4) Staircase

5) Bauhaus teapot

6) Rodchenko

7) Rodchenko worksuit

8) Unknown image

9) Biological poster

10) Unknown image

11) Bookcase

Thursday, 9 February 2012