Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Old School Men's Shops Of London Part 1

A highlight of our trip to London was our afternoon with London dandy, Ray Frensham.  We toured the menswear shops of Jermyn Street, St. James's Street, Savile Row, and the surrounding streets and arcades. Here is the first of a few posts highlighting some of our dandy tour.

John Lobb Bootmaker:

If you look closely you can see a shoemaker in the reflection of the mirror.

Ahhh, spats.  The long-lost dandy accessory.  Unfortunately this was display only.

We loved these official seals.

Lock & Co. Hatmaker:

A hat for everyone!

The archival displays were incredible.

Every type of cap imaginable.

New & Lingwood Shirtmakers:

Since 1865, yet so contemporary.

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Unknown said...

Jermyn Street, St. James's Street, Savile Row a treu dandy paradise

Old School said...

Thanks for taking us to London.

Brummagem Joe said...

Nelson's hat with the built in eyeshade at Locks.....these stores in the Jermyn street area are wonderful.....I've bought my shirts from Harvie and Hudson for over forty years and since they are just about the only family owned business left hopefully they'll get a plug......and don't forget Cordings....saved for the nation by Eric Clapton.

Dandy Wellington said...

just peed myself!!! Amazing

Speedmaster said...

Fantastic post and pics!

Rose said...

Thanks for taking us thru your fabulous insiders view of London!

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