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.
EG MTO Henley
This stunning shoe from Edward Green is without doubt the finest kiltie brogue that we have seen. This version, for SJH in Navy Cordovan and Midnight Blue Suede on the square-toed 888 last, is the ultimate statement shoe.
A big thank you to the guys at Wallpaper* for featuring us in their latest City Guide Melbourne.
Inspecting the merchandise - Petronius Cravatte.
These beautiful ties are the handiwork of a small, family-owned Milanese company that has been producing some of the world’s finest neckwear since 1926.
At Double Monk we have a range of Petronius’ ties in silk, cashmere, wool and linen as well as a selection of knitted silk ties.
EG MTO Hove
An ornate variation on the traditional single monk, Edward Green’s Hove is an elegant, classic shoe. This MTO for SJH is made on the slim, round-toed 82 last in Nightshade Antique calf.
Alden in black Shell Cordovan reinvigorated for YK.
We can’t wait to receive our first shipment of Alden in the coming months.
What’s old is new again
One of the marvels of quality Goodyear welted shoes is their infinite capacity for refurbishment. With Crockett & Jones you can send your shoes back to their Northampton factory for a full refurbishment. At Double Monk we are proud to facilitate this process of renewal and the results never fail to astound.