The Rhodes Wood Blog

Notes from my parents, but I’m puzzled…

Notes from my parents, but I’m puzzled…

There was a time when my mother and father advised that a pair of shoes would or should roughly cost a weeks wages and a suit, a months salary. Of course today, that’s not always the case... some people earn so much that all the crocodile in the world couldn’t fashion...

Burlington Bertie, Changing Times and Carving out a Niche

Burlington Bertie, Changing Times and Carving out a Niche

Walking down the Burlington Arcade as I have when in London since turning 18, has without doubt, changed somewhat. The layout is generally the same with uniformed commissionaires manning both entrances. But, 40 years ago it was predominantly a cashmere and luxury...

SLOW PLEASURES IN A HECTIC WORLD – Guest blog by STIG

SLOW PLEASURES IN A HECTIC WORLD – Guest blog by STIG

Change today happens so fast and on such scale that it can play tricks on the mind. There is no better example of this than the ubiquity of social media. Such has been their explosive growth and all-pervasive influence on every aspect of life that the temptation is to...

The big screen and picture books

The big screen and picture books

Many people have asked me over the years... ”What is it that has influenced you and where does your inspiration come from?”The answer is simple, it’s all around us, if we open our eyes and look.I love observing,... I would never swap a chair in a city square (for a...

A TASTE OF HONEY!!!!… Guest blog by STIG

A TASTE OF HONEY!!!!… Guest blog by STIG

When you have had a consuming interest in a particular aspect of life, it is sometimes hard to remember precisely where it all began!!! And I have, I confess, a passion for style and menswear that belies my upbringing in a mining village in Yorkshire. My grandad was a...

Antiques, Art, London , style and work…..mmm that is work!

Antiques, Art, London , style and work…..mmm that is work!

Soon there will be a bank holiday Monday, and like the Sabbath we are closed!... I look forward to a rest.The Summer, despite the intermittent sunshine, has been very busy.Our wedding business has been buoyant and our London business is steady with some lovely regular...

A Week and a Day

A Week and a Day

Friday last, I went under the knife... not for any vain cosmetic lifting of jowels and eyelids, but to have a BCC (mild skin cancer) cut out of the side of my forehead. ...OK, I may have told a few people, “that, three ruffians tried to mug me, and I fought them off...

Weddings, arrests and peacocks…

Weddings, arrests and peacocks…

Oh what a Summer!... "what Summer?": I hear you say   Despite my best intentions to write a more regular blog and upload videos about ‘how to’ dress well, tie ‘the’ knot of your favourite tie, dress guidelines when ‘tying the knot’ in a matrimonial sense...the...