The pages of the magazine come to life.
The party goers' attention to detail in their clothes and look was impressive. Everyone was friendly and happy to be there in their acutely considered clothes. It was a pleasure checking out what everyone was wearing.
I was glad that earlier in the day I'd popped into Andreas Sallas for a fresh Flat Top, as the quality of the male grooming was of an exceptional standard. There were hairstyles from almost every decade up to the '70s. The women all looked glamorous, whether their inspiration was the '30s, or '50s rockabilly.
After The Real McCoy's, we trundled over to the Nigel Cabourn store, which was heaving. Nevertheless, we managed a quick chat with photographer and the editor-in-chief of Men's File, Nick Clements. Nick is a fellow obsessive, and should be credited for identifying and promoting the revisionist movement. He's been a supporter of The Obsessive since we first met in '09, when I shared the concept; he then kindly asked me to write for the first two editions of Men's File.
The Nigel Cabourn store is a dangerous place for an obsessive, as it's tempting to buy everything in sight; in fact, you feel the urge to live your life in the Cabourn style. The clothes are of an exceptional quality in design, material and manufacture. This, of course, is reflected in the price, but every garment is an investment, and is going to last a life time. Old principles, but good ones.
Unfortunately, we didn't manage to get to the Edwin store because, all too soon, it was time to take Andy up to Marylebone station for his train home. After dropping him off, I drove home in the cozy cab of 249 through my beloved North London. Everything was beginning to freeze as the temperature dropped: what a wonderful evening.
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