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post #14431 of 18619
When John Simmons opened the Squire Shop in Brewer St , London...It truly revolutionised mens cloth shops...You walked in and saw shelfs of shirts ...jumpers and Trousers hanging up, you could hold them in your hand...All the Shoes was on a table in the middle of the shop...All the panelling around the shop looked antique...and the shop had a smell that i can remember now.

Walk into any Ralph Lauren Shop anywhere in the World these days and you will be reminded of the Squire Shop and later The Village Gate in London.
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

When John Simmons opened the Squire Shop in Brewer St , London...It truly revolutionised mens cloth shops...You walked in and saw shelfs of shirts ...jumpers and Trousers hanging up, you could hold them in your hand...All the Shoes was on a table in the middle of the shop...All the panelling around the shop looked antique...and the shop had a smell that i can remember now.

Walk into any Ralph Lauren Shop anywhere in the World these days and you will be reminded of the Squire Shop and later The Village Gate in London.

That's how I remember it too. The dark paneling, the colours of the shirts and jumpers, the shoes on the central table. I remember going in, looking round, and making a bee-line for that blue shirt with the yellow check...
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Was this type of store layout something new and revolutionary for the time or just something new to you guys personally and if so what were stores like before? Was it just the classic circular and rectangular racks in rows and rows miles long that we still see today before these types of stores or was it something else?

post #14434 of 18619
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Just found this Village Gate pic - I don't think we have seen it before. This was the way to wear that Smooth / Suedehead look eh? https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/162839_170627319642117_1559932_n.jpg

The jacket that the lad on the right is wearing was popular with the Girls as well.i had a brown ,very,very lightweight nylon one.You could screw it up an. It would fit in your pocket.I think we got them from Chelsea Girl?
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1970. Chelsea vs QPR ?

 

 

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post #14436 of 18619
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The jacket that the lad on the right is wearing was popular with the Girls as well.i had a brown ,very,very lightweight nylon one.You could screw it up an. It would fit in your pocket.I think we got them from Chelsea Girl?

They were the ones I was talking about-a few hundred pages back.My Sister had one and they came in a few different colours.
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

Was this type of store layout something new and revolutionary for the time or just something new to you guys personally and if so what were stores like before? Was it just the classic circular and rectangular racks in rows and rows miles long that we still see today before these types of stores or was it something else?

When John Simons created the Ivy Shop in Richmond(`64),it was quite revolutionary to us.I believe it was styled on the New England Menswear Shops-or so I think.What we had up to then were "Gentlemens Outfitters" which were rather staid.They did have racks of Trousers,Jackets,Blazers and Shoes.Shirts,Ties,Pocket Handerkerchiefs etc..,came in glass Counters -which the Assistant would pull out and show you the item..I worked in one after I left school.They were more interested in their-older Customers-with Off the Peg and Bespoke Tailoring.The Old School Tie ruled.On the other hand you had the new Boutiques of Carnaby Street etc.,which were bright,brash and throwaway.They were vibrant and colourful.John Simons came along and went for the middle "Look" which suggested quality but with a younger perspective. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

1970. Chelsea vs QPR ?


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Chelsea supporters with their tickets QPR vs Chelsea, FA Cup 6th Round 21 Feb 1970....Chelsea went on to win the Cup.
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When John Simons created the Ivy Shop in Richmond(`64),it was quite revolutionary to us.I believe it was styled on the New England Menswear Shops-or so I think.What we had up to then were "Gentlemens Outfitters" which were rather staid.They did have racks of Trousers,Jackets,Blazers and Shoes.Shirts,Ties,Pocket Handerkerchiefs etc..,came in glass Counters -which the Assistant would pull out and show you the item..I worked in one after I left school.They were more interested in their-older Customers-with Off the Peg and Bespoke Tailoring.The Old School Tie ruled.On the other hand you had the new Boutiques of Carnaby Street etc.,which were bright,brash and throwaway.They were vibrant and colourful.John Simons came along and went for the middle "Look" which suggested quality but with a younger perspective. smile.gif

That is interesting I just had to ask because I was born in an age with all manner of stores you could imagine and I'm not so sure if such stores were as new on the American landscape anyway but I wasn't around so I couldn't tell you for sure.

 

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John Simons modeled his stores on the New England Ivy League shops for sure.Late 40's they were in evidence.Re;The photo of Chelsea fans.Whats up with the young kid in the front.Hes got a B & W checkerboard patch on his overcoat.Anyone know what that is?

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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

John Simons modeled his stores on the New England Ivy League shops for sure.Late 40's they were in evidence.Re;The photo of Chelsea fans.Whats up with the young kid in the front.Hes got a B & W checkerboard patch on his overcoat.Anyone know what that is?

 

 

 

Looks like a QPR match program or something of the sort.  Thought it was a patch myself, then saw "Queens Park..." on it.

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Looks like a QPR match program or something of the sort.  Thought it was a patch myself, then saw "Queens Park..." on it.

Correct Botolph
Its the match program....That Season the front of the program had different colour checks for each match ...the QPR vs Chelsea Program was like a light Red..
Edited by Lasttye - 8/30/13 at 4:05pm
post #14443 of 18619
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

John Simons modeled his stores on the New England Ivy League shops for sure.Late 40's they were in evidence.Re;The photo of Chelsea fans.Whats up with the young kid in the front.Hes got a B & W checkerboard patch on his overcoat.Anyone know what that is?

Cheers Yankmod for the info regarding J Simmons modelling his shops on American New England Ivy League Shops, makes sense...and theirs me thinking Ralph Lauren copying J Simmons,biggrin.gif:,biggrin.gif
post #14444 of 18619
Lasttye...Good to see you putting up posts again....I have been looking at A2s and Ma1 jackets online this week,some interesting reading...i was thinking about your post where you said that you wear your A2 with chinos,brogues and raybans...check out some pictures of the American general Macarthur,he sometimes had a similar look,A2,khaki uniform trousers,ray bans and officers shoes ( i bet his were better than the issue shoe,maybe even cordovan)...i dont recommend his pipe or the officers hat that he wore though !...About John Simons,i have read that he was a window dresser ( something that has sadly disapeared these days ),so he would have known how important it was to display clothes well,i dont know where he got his idea on shop layouts it would be interesting to know.
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I know this pic has been posted, But it shows on the front a guy with what seems a leather MA-1.

If so, they were around in the late sixties. Any originals here wore them? Were they common ?

 

 

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I think this next picture hasn't been posted before. No idea of when it was shot.

The skinhead in white shirt and the one in black harrington look to be twins. And notice the old bill's pointed shoes.

 

 

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Edited by Clouseau - 8/31/13 at 6:27am
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