Drake’s London Autumn Winter 2015

Drake’s London launched their new autumn winter collection 2015 – it’s available now.  It has been heartening to see they used an older male model for the promotional shots.  Well at least the model looks older than the norm – he might not be that old or feel old; it’s all relative – but either way it’s a good thing. Drake’s was founded by… Read More »

J. Simons Ivy League

I hadn’t realised that J. Simons had recently celebrated 60 years in retail – or rather John Simons.  Fortunately I was checking recent articles on www.ivy-style.com, one of the blogs I refer to, when I can across the “Big John: J.Simons Celebrates 60 Years In Retail” article which itself referred back to a John Simons interview published… Read More »

Wish List – Harrys Of London Shoes

Summers almost gone for another year and Harrys of London have a new “back to work” range that include shoes with colourful Vibram soles adapted from a design used for performance windsurfing shoes. Harrys Of London produce original high quality shoes founded in the best traditions. “Taking inspiration from the growing trend of ‘barefoot’ shoe construction and barefoot… Read More »

Universal Works Autumn Winter 2015

A couple of days ago now I received the eagerly awaited email saying that the Universal Works autumn winter 2015 collection was arriving in-store and online.  Universal Works is a brand that in the last couple of years I’ve taken a real shine to.  I was going to say fallen in love with but we don’t want to be… Read More »