So as you have probably noticed we have been away for a bit. Trying to fit all my Utile work along with the full time job got a bit too much. So I took a bit off time out to concentrate on the day job.
Though Utile is still active and we have decided that going forward we will be concentrating on the bags and accessories side of the business.
We have just sourced a lot of beautiful leathers and cottons and are in the process of creating three new designs. These will be different to what we have done to date when collaborating with the guys at Shackleton but still very much with our signature simplicity. we hope to sell these bags through our online web store and a few other well chosen outlets.
I will keep you all up to date with movements regarding the brand through the blog.
Watch this space …
A little book we have worked on with photographers James Pearson Howes and Will Robson Scott. Please pop down for a beer on Thursday @ Mother, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch st, E2 7DD. Rsvp to the below address for entry.
Hope to see you all there x
If you are at a lose end on your day off next. Please head down to the design museum at Shad Thames to witness the impact Sir Terence Conran has had on modern life in Britain.
From his own early design work through to his retail empire and restaurants his impact has been huge and his approach consistent throughout. As his quotes below express, keeping it simple has been the key ! I wont say too much more other than get yourself down to see the sheer volume and quality of his work right up until this day!
“My philosophy is best summed up by the phrase. Plain,simple and useful.Such things may not win design pizes, but neither do they go out of fashion.”
“If offered something well designed, well made and of decent quality at a price they can afford, then people will like it and buy it. This is the abiding principle to which I hold, whether as designer, retailer or restauranteur.”
On from 16 November – 04 March 2012
28 Shad Thames,
London SE1 2YD
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A couple of weeks ago we handed our two new products and a couple of old favourites to Hot & Cool duo, photographer Theo Sion and stylist Alice Goddard.
They went about shooting our latest garments at the grounds of Kenwood House, Hampstead. We are very excited by the images they have created and feel they have captured us as brand perfectly – we couldn’t believe it when they showed us the shots.
Watch out for these two and their magazine, they are going to be big in whatever they do!!
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Our friend Brent and his lovely Danish girlfriend finally opened their new Chase and Sorensen store at 238-B Dalston lane, E8 1LQ. If you haven’t been yet get yourself down there for a browse through their ever expanding range of Danish furniture,Which is sourced from the danish motherland every couple of weeks.
They have also installed a nice coffee bar coupled with an array of nordic sweet treats and sandwiches.
We are hoping to be stocking some of our clothes in there soon!
Our Sion Raincoat is something we have been working on for a while now and we are more than happy with the finshed article.
It is constructed in a heavyweight Olive green cavalry twill with one piece sleeves for a relaxed and effortless look. Each coat has been garment washed for added chararcter and comfort.
These will be available from our online store tonight @ £250.
Our latest product, the Chipperfield Blazer is our take on the informal blazer or chore jacket as often known. It is constructed in Mid weight navy cotton twill.
It has two internal hidden pockets and tapered sleeves for a neat finish and look.
These will be available from our online shop for purchase from this evening @ £195.Check the site for more info.
We have just had a restock in three of the colour ways of our ever popular tote bag.
The mint green/ navy, yellow/navy and red/navy options are all available in our online shop from tonight.
Last week the latest issue of GQ stlye came out, the big hitting bi annual counterpart of the monthly edition. Luckily for us we had our Rushton over shirt featured. Worn and chosen by all round nice guy, journalist and well dressed man about town Mr Tony Sylvester.
The article outlines the classic and preppy approach to dressing, it shows a few modern men who follow the ‘less is more’ mantra and why . A few familiar faces adorn the pages including Jason Jules and Miles Better of Frith street tattoo studio. Anyway go grab yourself a copy for the full article.
Here is the chosen image and a few of the unused ones from the shot.
A Big thank you to Tony who made it all happen.
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We have just had a a re stock of our two most popular styles from the last drop, the Jules Jacket and Rushton overshirt.
We have had small runs made up in these styes in sizes medium right through to x large. Be quick as judging by last time these will go quickly.
Also we have two new styles coming in the next week or so. First we will have a classic single breasted rain mac in a lovely Olive cotton twill and a lovely dark navy chore jacket in a clean cotton panama.
Keep your eyes peeled for these !!
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