The Rhodes Wood Blog

Children of the Night

Children of the Night

If you have read through the somewhat lengthy blurb on our website, you will have noted that we never discuss famous clients or indeed anyone, as business in or outside of the shop is private. What is said within the four walls of Rhodes-Wood, or your home or office,...

A Time For Giving

A Time For Giving

Christmas, it is often said, is a time for giving... It’s a joy to give to someone who is genuinely surprised and appreciates the thought that has gone into choosing or even making something special for a friend or loved one, or to show appreciation for someone who...

Dogger, Cromarty 4 … improving!

Dogger, Cromarty 4 … improving!

I haven’t a clue what that actually means, but if the last customer of Saturday has finished in time and I get to the car, I tune into the shipping forecast on radio 4 at just before 6pm. It’s …. Its, well it’s strangely comforting as I’m sure it is for sea fearing...

Twas the night before lockdown…

Twas the night before lockdown…

And all through the house...   Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.   Well it strangely felt like Christmas Eve to me, but without the excitement and boot full of presents.   I called into William & Victorias after work, for a well earned pint of...

The Winds Of Change

The Winds Of Change

I’m sure that’s a song title or a lyric from a song... I’m reminded of it as slowly ‘the winds change’ to my favourite time of year. There has been a distinct chill some mornings and I’ve even enjoyed the odd log fire on an evening... in August! That said, I’m still...

A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

A Summer to Remember and a Myriad of Measures

It’s late July and after 3 1/2 months of being locked down, we reopened our shop on the 15th June. A very busy first week followed by what can only be described as ticking over to date. Last Friday, the wearing of face masks became obligatory when visiting a shop,...

Ubuntu, lock it down, live long and prosper

Ubuntu, lock it down, live long and prosper

It doesn’t need me to state the obvious and tell you what strange times these are! But I will say it... they certainly are. When I was at school the summer break afforded me and my pals 6 whole weeks of getting up when we were ready , and doing more or less within...

7 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

7 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

1. The right trouser length Trouser length is important when perfecting men's ready to wear, made to measure and bespoke suits, so aim for an inch of break for a classic look. Ideally, the trouser edge should just skim the tops of your shoes. Trends are constantly...

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...