"Great Wall of Lobb"
Shot with a Leica 28mm Elmarit lens on an M2 using Tri-X film.
Photo Credit: David Stevens.
GJ Cleverley MTO
Here we have the Aiden tasselled loafer in Whisky Antique calf for BS. The Aiden is an elegant tasselled loafer on a perfectly balanced round-toed last, a great all-season shoe that looks equally good with a suit or with jeans or chinos.
The Aiden is available at Double Monk in Dark Brown Antique calf.
Jacket and shirt 100% cotton - P Johnson Tailors
'Armi' pocket square 100% silk - Rubinacci (available at Double Monk)
Black ‘7’ Tie 100% linen - Al Bazar (available at Double Monk)
Arcimboldo silk pocket square
Unlined three-fold silk tie
Hand-crafted lapel button
A well-worn monk.
Crockett & Jones’ Malvern is a classic single monk on the slim round-toed 341 last. Crockett & Jones use only the finest calf hides to ensure that each pair develops patina and character over the years (as seen with this pair in chestnut burnished calf). The Malvern is available at Double Monk in both black and chestnut.
D.R. Harris - Fragrances with a noble heritage
Introducing Double Monk’s range of shaving soaps, aftershaves and colognes from English perfumer and chemist D.R. Harris. For almost 225 years D.R. Harris has been the gold standard for elegant and well-to-do Englishmen. They currently hold the Royal Warrant from both HRH the Prince of Wales and Her Majesty the Queen, fitting testament to the ongoing quality of their products.
Introducing our wide range of winter gloves from Dents Glovemakers in England. Our selection includes a range of unlined deerskin driving gloves as well as both cashmere and silk-lined gloves for extra warmth.
Eight & Bob
Albert Fouquet was the son of a Parisian aristocrat who concocted his own perfumes in an upper room of the family chateau. At social events he would astonish guests with samples of his exquisite perfumes. At one such party, in 1937 on the Côte d’Azur, he met a young John F. Kennedy and introduced him to his newest sample. JFK was captivated by the scent and Albert left him a sample with a note attached reading: “In this bottle you will find the dash of French glamour your American personality lacks.”
Upon returning home JFK requested eight more samples “and if your production allows, another one for Bob.” While Albert didn’t fully understand the request, he was determined to fill the order in an elegant style befitting the scent he had created. He ordered his butler to source the finest glass perfume bottles in Paris and decorated each box with the pattern from JFK’s shirt on the night they met. Finally, for his own amusement, he labelled each bottle in reference to the American’s peculiar request: ‘Eight & Bob’.
In the ensuing years ‘Eight & Bob’ became the preferred fragrance of style icons such as Cary Grant and James Stewart, introduced to the fragrance at decadent Hollywood soirees. While Albert died in an automobile accident in 1939 and ‘Eight & Bob’ fell out of production, his butler passed on the unique recipe to his family, allowing it to once again become one of the world’s great colognes.