Passionate advocate and loyal flag flyer of British made menswear, fashion Oracle/expert and all round top bloke Daniel Jenkins is also the proprietor of a proper smart online shop. A shop whose wonderful wares are a tasteful and eclectic range of some of our favourite British brands such as Stansfield, Smedley, Tender & YMC. Though I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called…. Whilst I have a think about it, why don’t you have a look at Daniel’s tasteful favourite five for an insight into the cut of his cool and very British cloth.
Item of clothing
Even though I own far more clothes than is healthy there is one item that stands out. My Crockett and Jones Pembroke’s. I’ve wanted a pair for years, nose pressed up against Burlington Arcade window. This year finally gave in and bought a pair. They’ve not been off my feet since. Comfortable straight out of the box. So well made I intend to leave them in my will.
Favourite record changes on a weekly basis, favourite track by the hour. However, the album I’ve listened to the most this year is Cian Ciaran’s Outside In. Dennis Wilson if he was Welsh with a dash of Plastic Ono Band era Lennon. Perfect combination.
I read a lot and across too many topics just to pick one. Last 4 that resonated were: Martin Gayford – Man with a Blue Scarf, Voltaire – Candide, Ned Beauman – The Teleportation Accident, David Peace – GB84
Before I got mixed up in menswear I studied history at university. Despite not being at all religious my specialist topic was the English reformation for its impact upon the day to day lives of us the ‘great unwashed’ My taste in art is quite influenced by that. Instead of picking one piece I’ve gone with the medieval galleries at the V&A. Whenever I need a spark of inspiration I find a quick walk round here, it has never failed to move me.
Going for a walk. Love a bit of a flaneur me. I walk pretty much everywhere. Get the most work done when out walking. In fact if I don’t physically have to be tied to my desk I’m most likely out walking. Exploring the city. Relieves stress, free and good for you.
Oh, oh that’s it! I’ve remembered now… www.danieljenkins.co.uk
Those shoes are lushness