DC ON HEELS must seriously be needing to take a trip across the pond and head on over to London.
Last week we told you all about the British fashion accessory store at Union Station here in DC , called Accessorize. Who could forget that posh travel tote?!
And just this morning I was reading an article that basically was saying that Prince Harry is now officially the hotter Prince compared to his more restrained, soon to be married and now obviously balding brother Prince William.
It went on to read how Harry is the more adventurous and rebellious Prince–even comparing him to his late mother, the lovely Princess Di and even said that Prince William is starting to look more and more like his father everyday. Ahh newsflash that’s not a compliment and it was a pretty mean article =( Poor William.
Sorry Charles, your’e no Adonis, but we will give you style points on how you dress.
There is something so alluring about a well dressed proper English gentleman. Here’s what you need: A crisp clean shirt and tie, proper cufflinks and square pocket, throw in that British accent and a dash of sarcasm and there you have it. If you don’t have any of these elements don’t worry, I’ll point you in the right direction.
Just the other week I bumped into some blokes who were visiting here in the States for a trunk show. Turns out they were from Harvie & Hudson, the 60-year-old family owned and operated mens fashion store located on Jermyn Street.
The company is the last remaining family run shirtmakers on the street, with the third generation involved in the day to day business, ensuring the traditions, upon which the brand is founded, continue to be observed.
H&H pride themselves on maintaining great quality, as well as stylish London clothing with their own unique twist.They are known first and foremost for their finest quality poplin shirts that are ready to wear and mostly made in luxurious 2 fold weaves and cotton twills. They enjoy a great reputation in London and Europe with a history of making bold statements such and large pink gingham checks and bold stripes or powerful plains.
Harvey and Hudson has served Stars such as Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, David Niven right the way through to cult figures such as Nick Cave (of bad seeds fame) Brian Ferry and latter-day figures such as Hugh Grant and Colin Firth Orlando Bloom to name but a few.
Historically speaking , H&H has always marketed towards the States because of the American appreciation of old world quality. They have retained the skills with a workroom and cutters which many firms have let go. And it truly shows in the quality of the clothes. “We feel very much appreciated by our loyal customers.” Well said Harvey &Hudson. We yankees appreciate you brining your sense of style and craftsmanship on over to us.
Alright gentleman take note, you can order online but don’t forget about the conversion of pounds to dollars, and though it doesn’t work in our favor, these custom made clothes are worth every penny. And if you haven’t got a penny a ha’ penny will do!
Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One ha’ penny,
Two ha’ penny,
Sorry I got carried aways there bursting out into old English nursery rhymes. My parents are British what can I say, it’s in the genes!
Vanessa Camozzi is the founder of DC on Heels.