I was in town today, and on my way out of Jermyn Street I walked up Princes Arcade. There is a splendid shop which has just opened, a branch of one which has been mentioned here before. It is Old Hat, run by David Saxby whose original shop is still in Fulham. The shop is full of really excellent stock, from hats to shooting jackets. Perhaps the best things are the waistcoats, which are quite the best I've ever seen. David specialises in Edwardian and Victorian styles, with silk backs, full floating canvas fronts and buttons which can be changed. They really are works of art. There are also some moleskins in stunning colours, cut closely in true English style. Well worth a look when in London.
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12/14/04 at 9:02pm