I’m pleased to say that the next in our series of talks at Mortimer House will be with Oliver and Carl from Rubato, on March 31st.
These events have a really nice atmosphere, with everyone milling around, browsing the products and chatting to the speaker(s) and each other. Then we normally hang around for a afterwards couple of beers as well, often picking up on topics from the talk.
I’m sure readers will be interested to hear about how and why Oliver and Carl founded Rubato, but they’re also very thoughtful about style in general – some of the most interesting discussions I’ve had recently have been with them over dinner, about the links between art and style, or modern trends around comfort and simplicity.
As per usual, the event will start at 6:30pm, with the talk itself beginning at 7pm. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to attend – it’s essential so we have names on the door.
That talk will be on the Friday of our pop-up on Savile Row – the week when Permanent Style will be there with its products, alongside Rubato.
As a result we won’t do an opening party for the pop-up (two parties in three days seems a little emuch!) But we will be doing some more events in the coming months, so there’ll be no lack of opportunities to socialise. Details soon.
There are also some updates on the pop-up. The dates, first, to confirm are:
- Fox (next week): 13-18 March, Monday to Saturday (opening times on their site)
- Marrkt and Abbots: 22-24 March, Thursday to Saturday
- Permanent Style and Rubato: 29 March-April 1, Wednesday to Saturday
- L.E.J: April 17-May 13 (four weeks)
And the updates and details:
- Fox will be running a series of events during their week, as well as an archive sale throughout. They can all be seen in detail on the Merchant Fox website. Opening times vary there too.
- Marrkt will have a small collection of my clothes again, alongside their pre-owned clothing, and I’ll be there on the Thursday for questions about them.
- Abbots pre-owned shoes will be joining Marrkt for the duration, which brings in a good range of Goodyear-welted shoes, all refurbished for sale. Their site is here.
- Rubato will have stock and try-ons: pretty much all things available to try-on, just not rollnecks; and stock in most things, just not always every size and every colour. They also have new launches: outerwear and a new colour of the officer’s chino (a nice paler khaki) plus the cardigans etc they just launched online
- L.E.J have had to delay their pop-up dates so stock has time to arrive. So just note the opening is two weeks later, although the whole event is still running for four weeks.
I think that’s it, though any questions please do ask. I’ve tried both the Rubato cardigans (below) and the new trouser colour if anyone has any questions about those.
Looking forward to seeing everybody.