Favourite Fives: Andrew Wetherell

Before you ask this isn’t a spelling mistake, nor is he a tribute act to the legendary DJ/Producer (who has already done us a favourite five), no this AW is the proprietor of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Clothing. A North Eastern based purveyor of some of the finest vintage gear that we’ve seen in quite some time. Intrigued by his wares we decided to find out what makes Mr Wetherill tick by getting him to tell us all about his favourite fives (keen eyed readers will note Andrew has gone for bars instead of the usually art choice)

 Item of clothing 

Being 6ft 7″ it can be a bit of a mission finding a good fitting garment. I had this heavy indigo cotton shirt made by my favorite tailor. It features a under collar latch button and pearl buttons from the 1950s. It takes influence from early American work wear and constructed using authentic processes. It seems to get better with age.

Bar

My favourite bar has to be Eden garden, Koh Phagnan, Thailand. This little gem is hidden away and is a far cry from Full moon cattle market. It’s only accessible by boat and once you arrive you why it’s called Eden garden. Top place, cool people wicked tunes.

Music

Has to be my Docking station by English speaker manufacturers Bowers and Wilkins. My Zeppelin air is my favourite gadget for anyone with an iphone and spotify its a must have. No pissing about having to get up every time you want to change songs. You can fire anything from any apple device wirelessly to the system and fills a big room with crisp sound and well rounded bass. If you have one blast out Harold Melvin and the blue notes – The love I lost or Jake Bugg – Simple as this.

Book

Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, The Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, *Vintage Menswear *now makes this unique resource available in book form. Great guys to do business with too.

 

Scooters

Vespa 1958 VB1. Had my eyes on one of these for a few years now. My last three ended up as ash and scrap metal so hopefully a bit more luck with this. Be good if we could get a decent British summer to enjoy them a bit more

 

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Clothing

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