A quick note to let everyone know what's happening behind the scenes at Student Tailor HQ as per usual! Well, before returning to the world of work permanently (more on that later - its really quite exciting) I have decided to use my last free week as an unemployed graduate to throw caution to the winds and do two very important things. The first of those, is to go and pay a visit to a dear friend who is studying in the sartorial heartland of
Italy; the bella Firenze.
The second of those is to take some time whilst out there to make a tour of the
wealth of interesting and talented tailors, shoemakers and outfitters that
populate the place, I'm thinking of it as a working holiday! I hope to write some great features about the trip when I return.
The friend I'm visiting is Mr Brendan Fitzpatrick, a talented artist and a gentleman to whom I owe personal thanks, because he has recently agreed to be one of several keen photographers who will help elevate the currently questionable photography on this blog over the coming weeks, bringing a professional eye and camera to proceedings. As a fellow dandy, he will be accompanying me to sartorial appointments in
shooting for the blog. I also owe him my thanks for photographing the Drake's
Factory which we were shown round last week - a feature on that will be
published soon and a taster can be seen above.
Other exciting features will soon be emerging, including some detailed insight into Gieves & Hawkes' stunning and powerful new autumn/winter collection, a piece on London Based luxury shoe brand Wildsmith - a name which can be credited with the creation of the modern, unlined apron loafer - and the next column in the 'tailoring technicalities' series.
In the meantime, you can keep up with the "Student Tailor's" sartorial travels this week by following me on social media - I promise to deliver a regular stream of (hopefully) intriguing and enlightening tailoring related snippets and snaps for you, so please do consider following my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Until I return, very best wishes to everyone - as always,