Tag: Redchurch Street


Hostem Bespoke at The Chalk Room – Spring 2013

Posted on 20th February, by Colin Chapman in Designer profiles, Fashion launch. No Comments

One of the joys of being involved in men’s fashion is being able to have meaningful conversations with people about clothes that go well beyond a personal shopping agenda. And this morning at the launch of Hostem’s Bespoke offering there was much to learn and discuss with some of London’s most talented artisan menswear designers, including Sharpened Lead favourite Casely Hayford and master shoemaker Sebastian Tarek.

Through the pioneering Redchurch Street boutique, Casely-Hayford are offering made-to-measure suits and shirts, with prices (for a suit) starting at an approachable £1200. As Charlie was keen to remind us, the benefit of something made to measure is that it will be created to accommodate the quirks of an individual body (we all have them, … Read More »



All about Aesop

Posted on 17th December, by Colin Chapman in Mens Grooming, Toiletries. 5 Comments

“Blessed” with a seasonally-induced giant zit last weekend, the last thing I felt like doing was browsing skincare products. So, [cue more ironic quotes] “imagine my surprise” when I should find myself in the new Aesop store on Redchurch Street being talked through their products by a charming sales assistant. I swear we were literally sucked in by the super-cool store design, already high on loveliness after a visit to next-door Caravan.

Already a destination for cool antique stores, quirky low-key eateries and (OMG) Jeanette’s boutique, Aesop is a very fitting and quite exciting addition to Redchurch Street, formerly a somewhat scuzzy Shoreditch backstreet.

Once drawn inside I learnt two things: 1. Aesop is an Australian brand, and 2. it’s … Read More »

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