Purchased a Jack Wills umbrella today for the simple reason that the JW brand makes such a whopping big deal about being British. I figured that if JW couldn’t create a perfectly English umbrella which does NOT snap apart at the first hint of a quintessentially British springtime 90mph gale force, sleet infested wind then who can? Not Radley I assure you!
I LOVE your blog, and I was just wondering what your favorite designers/brands are, and what your favorite high street shops are? Xxx
My favourites seem to swap and change to be honest, so it’s always difficult to say. I adore APC, but so many of their items are either too large (coats, shirts) or boxy fitting/shapeless. However much I’m drawn to these details aesthetically, they just don’t suit my proportions.
I’m fond of Aubin&Wills, YMC, Toast, Margaret Howell…although only select items from each brand really work for me. Oh and I LOVE Jaeger bags!
As for high street: I kind of like Zara’s ideas, but the sizing and quality is so random that I have banned myself from shopping online. I also like Massimo Dutti, Uniqlo, Whistles, Abercrombie…..
I’m kind of down on a lot of the hugely hyped, higher priced brands right now, especially after seeing them in the ‘flesh’. Very fond of Chanel though - smashed my head into the Chanel window display today in Selfridges trying to get a closer look at the legendary flats! Feel concussed..;)
This is kind of interesting: one kind lady took it upon herself to work out the basic clothing measurements of a large section of UK and US stores (mostly high street). Just plot your measurements on the sliders at the top of the page to find out what size you are most likely to be in each store (regardless what the store tells you!).