You can see here that Grant means business. Observe as he strides confidently towards his date with destiny, which in his case is named Robine and a famous beauty.
Photographer: Penny Evans.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was driven by Bond in the films Goldfinger andThunderball.
It’s stacked with Q’s spy gadgets and weaponry including hidden machine gun turrets, license plates with rotating numbers, a retractable bullet shield, a tracking device, an oil slick sprayer, a treadle spreader and a smoke screen device.
Apparently Bob Jones had one made identical to this and it is kept in a secret garage in Upper Hut. He occasionally can be seen in it at night, fighting crime.
As foretold in my earlier prophecy. Congratulations to Matt & K.J on their secret Venetian wedding.
What is warp and weft really? It’s just the way they name the woven threads that make up textiles. I would tell you more but there is a danger of you hitting your face on the keyboard as you lose conciousness.
The next time I see this suit the backdrop will have changed to the canals of Venice.
Brown suits are often maligned in NZ exposing a seam of childhood horror as we recall our fathers polyester/wool nightmares.
Those days are gone. Embrace brown, better yet, prove your enlightenment & let brown embrace you.
Matt sent me this just as the wedding season draws to a close for 2012. Making garments for weddings really is a privilege and seeing the wedding images is always a delight.
Sometimes it can be hard to justify the expense of tailor making but most are surprised to learn that it isn’t that much more than off the rack. The extra cost goes to ensure fit & cut plus a wide choice of cloth, not just in terms of colour/pattern but also in weight.
If you wear a suit to work every day then you can likely justify one of life’s more pleasant experiences.
Photographer: Anna Kernohan.
Earl & English appears on the cover of the new industry magazine Mr & Mrs. I am told there is a mention within as well, but I will have to wait until I get my copy.
Many thanks to Alex & Peggy.
Earl & English is excited to announce a new relationship with The New Zealand Whisky Company. “Who?” I hear you ask. Don’t worry, even they hadn’t heard of themselves until only recently. It seems that a large stock of superb whiskey has been unearthed in a long forgotten cellar in Oamaru.
We have several bottles of their finest in the studio for tasting including the amazing 1987. Please visit their excellent website and discover for yourself just how surprising and exciting this is.
Blue suits are big. Again. After many years in the wilderness they have made a strong return, particularly if the shade of blue tends toward the shade royal. The names of shades of blue are many and various and can cause confusion. Over the years I have myself become slightly confused about the variation between shades. Consequently I found this chart rather useful, just to reset my mind to the differences between them.
Are we witnessing a superstar in the making? Lately I have been wondering about the man this chap has yet to become. At age 26 it seems so much is possible. Only time will tell.
Alex donning his Earl & English 3 piece merino/cashmere suit.
I love the drama of this photo, the grooms tension might be similar to the matador except Alex faces something infinitely more beautiful than a raging bull.
Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park has clearer water than the renowned Te Waikoropupu (Pupu) Springs in Golden Bay, Niwa scientists have found.
The lake, about 25km as the crow flies from St Arnaud, can only be reached by a three-day tramp. Pupu Springs have a recorded visibility of 63 metres, but the visibility in Blue Lake ranges from 70m to 80m.
Blue Lake is characterised by blue-violet hues seen only in the very clearest natural waters. (Words/Photo courtesy of Stuff)
I’ve been here twice now and it is truly amazing. The first time was in winter, it was snowing when Brian & Jono decided to go for a swim in it. Being less brave I had retired to the hut to attempt lighting it’s firebox.
Brian returned to the hut earlier than expected to retrieve his camera, no doubt in order to document their courage. It’s only a short distance but walking barefoot in your undies on snow in near zero degrees after having emerged from freezing cold water is likely to induce first stage hypothermia. It didn’t bother Brian much though, off he went again clutching his nice Cannon.
They both arrived back a short while later and were clearly disappointed at my lack of progress, which ordinarily wouldn’t have been an issue.
I never did see any photos though. For all I know they went off for a shag.
I was back there last Easter. Anyone thinking of a decent tramp should consider a trip to this and nearby Lake Constance. Completely unforgettable.