Hornets Visitor’s Book.
Lester Bowden of Epsom (Surrey) 1898. Closed on the 21.2.2020.
My grandmother lived in a big house on a hill overlooking Epsom, so I knew this long established traditional
Gentlemen’s Outfitters building well, as a boy I was fascinated by the huge spread eagle over the door.
By luck I came across this old unused customer’s order book marked LB 10, it is now our Visitor’s Book. Please sign it with any comment you care to make and a contact and become part of Hornets history.
(It’s at the back of the shop on the mantle piece above the fire place)
A Ralph Lauren heavy cotton canvas country jacket, cotton lined with a four button fly front, two large flapped and buttoned pockets, a flapped top pocket, a game pocket across the back, buttoned at both ends with zipped access from the inside and corduroy trim to the collar and buttoned cuffs. size L 42/44.
With all the pockets it’s a very useful jacket, with the usual RL style.
Jean Paul Gaultier for many years l’enfant terrible of French designers has retired, we’ll miss him.
A JPG double breasted blazer/coat in dark blue, with six brass buttons and a double pleated back. size 42
Workwear again, another Ralf Lauren cord jacket, a Levi’s (very useful, very tough) shirt, 1940’s Polka Dot rayon square and a Macclesfield Silk handkerchief ( silk woven in Macclesfield Cheshire from the late 1600’s) also in my top pocket a crocodile vintage glasses case.
Have a good weekend.
This is the greyfoxmobile, a work Land Rover, it takes the Fox all over the Lake District, often with his ‘dog’ dog (not a pampered pooch) Harry, who looks and is the real thing. Also the Fox is always carrying on about watches, he should do as he’s an expert, a mine of knowledge on their style and mechanism.
Loads of men online have a flash car, an over fussed spoilt dog, or dogs, and a vulgar expensive watch and they think ‘this is style’, well gentlemen it isn’t. All three of the above should be part of you, blend in with you, reflect and show
who you are in a direct and simple way as they do with the Grey Fox.
Don’t turn the things that are part of you into fashion accessories. A car should be practical beautiful ( beauty is in the eye of the beholder) and fun, enjoy it, your dog is a dog that comes from a long line of dogs and as your friend deserves your respect as a dog and your watch is above all for telling the time, with this in mind remember all three should still have style, but it must be your style.