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‘I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman’ BOOK LAUNCH IN LONDON

'I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman' BOOK LAUNCH IN LONDON

‘I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman’ Book by Rose Callahan (Author, Editor) & Nathaniel Adams (Editor) is clearly in the top of my Christmas wish list!

I visited the book launch in London that took place in Gieves & Hawkes Shop on the Savile Row. It was such an amazing & inspirational evening.

One could sit and stare all night at all these flamboyant dandies!

Follow the link to see more pictures from this night:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.441021626017541.1073741829.234318223354550&type=3

Photographer: Heather Amos

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British Craftsmanship

Do you still remember the times when one used to have a few sets of clothing carefully tailored & maintained that would last for decades?

Clothing used to be your second skin clearly differentiating you from the others.

Now I feel that fashion made us all to loose our skins and put similar uniforms instead. Why do we listen? Why do we all want to be the same?

Consumerism made us to forget about the craftsmanship and formed rather a negative attitude towards it: ‘ this is just what my grandpa would care about’.

I believe that if we keep continuing to be ignorant to the fact that there is less and less skillful craftsmen left we will soon see their work in the museum behind the glass.

Lets bring it back! Lets make people to admire the craftsmanship again!

I simply do not want to see the British heritage vanishing.

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One Must Always Want to Contribute to ‘Human Spirit’

 

Yesterday I was working late in my office (lame Friday night) and I overheard a historian, David McCullough, on TV giving a speech about J. F. Kennedy. Here is the quote that got into my mind:

 

“…I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – John F. Kennedy

 

The reason I picked it up instantly because earlier that day I had a very similar thought:

 

 

A man in his life should aim to do something useful to society. Ignoring world around you and doing a meaningful monotonous job everyday makes you a boring and lazy person.

All the work I am doing now and aim to do in the future is to contribute to the society with something meaningful & not just to earn money.

 

 

At the end, I always thought  that not the money would bring me happiness but the fact that my work or thoughts have influenced  someone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Henry Poole & Co Interview

Henry Poole & Co is a bespoke tailoring company that has originally established the Savile Row in 1806.

I have made an interview with Henry Poole & Co about the company’s history and beuty of a bespoke suit.

An exclusive interview with founders of Savile Row: Henry Poole & Co

Brought together by Julija Hunt, FOXHUNT

Film & Direction Micaela Alcaino

Henry Poole & Co was established in 1806, 15 Savile Row, Mayfair, London.

In 1806 James Poole with his wife Mary started working as tailors stiching military tunics. 40 years later Jame’s son Henry Poole started working on the family business and managed to become a celebrity tailor. He started to serve Emperor Napoleon III, Queen Victoria, King Edward VII.

Savile Row in Maifair London is the last street in the city dedicated entirely to unique craft: male suit & elegance.

Henry Poole & Co was the first tailoring company to come to the row.

My Opinion:

I was amazed with their history and could not stop thinking if there ever going to be another clothing company that would have such an impact on not just the art & music & society but also on politics & country’s culture?

Even 200 years later they are doing the same, a bespoke & individual suit. They never tried to be fashionable because this is not what they sell. Everyone can sell fashion but not the style. This is why you should go to a craftsmen to get yourself a suit and not to buy one at the food shop.

I am not saying that only people on Savile Row could make you a nice jacket, there are a lot of skillful tailors in the city.

The point is, man’s clothing should be made FOR him.  You should not be walking around the shops and trying to fit in different suits made by children in Bangladesh.

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