Every Thursday we bring you The Daily Constitutional guide to the best of London shopping – independent, one man- and one-woman bands, unique boutiques, singular emporia and London institutions.
These are our favourite shops. To nominate your favourite shop for inclusion send us an email with a short description and a brief reason why you think it is the best shop in London.
What: Classic vintage clothing for men
Where: 2 & 4 Kensington Church Walk, Kensington W8
Why: Their slogan says it all: “Not fashion. Style.” They specialize in British classics, tweeds and bespoke suits from Savile Row, but always have a fair smattering of designer pieces and wild and wonderful odds and ends.
Web: Their website is at www.hornetskensington.co.uk. Their blog, espousing their philosophy of style and digging into the history of men’s clothing, is at www.hornetskensington.wordpress.com.
You can find Hornets along the route of the Old Kensington Walk every Thursday and Saturday.