Friends old and new
For me, one of the great pleasures of visiting the trade fairs of the season is to hook up with old pals, like Simon Carter, who was showing for the first time at Jacket Required, my favourite menswear gathering of the moment.Simon and I swapped notes on cravat tieing techniques.
Also a JR debutante was Nigel Hall. Incredibly Nigel and I had never met in all our decades in the biz. I was extremely pleased to make his acquaintance, but I failed miserably to guess correctly how many of his old buttons are stuffed into the jar he is holding. Unbelievably, I was several hundreds out. I liked Nigel’s bold tie choice.
Also going into the Musgrave contacts book for the first time were brothers Richard (on the left) and Jonathan Tyler, who have been running their men’s accessories business since 2008. Even in the crowded accessories sector, the colourful, quirky and tasteful selection of Tyler & Tyler is very eye-catching. I was amused by the different attitudes towards neckwear displayed by Mr Tyler and Mr Tyler, although they seem to agree on footwear matters.
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- The Place London Men’s
- Croots England. Made in Yorkshire. Seen at Pitti Uomo 91
- Christopher Raeburn for Save The Duck at Pitti Uomo 91
- Z Zegna at Pitti Uomo 91
- Johnstons of Elgin at Pitti Uomo 91
- PS by Paul Smith at Pitti Uomo 91
- Pitti Uomo hits 91 not out