Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? (!) In the run-up to Christmas 2012, The Daily Constitutional will round-up the best of London shopping – unique boutiques, markets, one-man and one-woman bands, as well as the finest big London names.
Hornets is London’s classic vintage clothing shop for men.
Their slogan says it all: “Not fashion. Style.” Hornets specializes 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.
This Christmas, they are doing a special promotion every Sunday in December. On the 2nd there’s 20% off all hats (new hats); the 19th sees 20% off all cufflinks; then on the 16th there’s 20% off all tweeds. They’ve made a little film to promote them.
They also have a new range of stocks – classic English cravats – handmade by an up-and-coming Savile Row tailor. Something a bit different – very Hornets.
Hornets is at 2 & 4 Kensington Church Walk, Kensington W8.
Their blog, The Hornet, espouses their philosophy of style and digs into the history of men’s clothing, at www.hornetskensington.wordpress.com.
You can find Hornets along the route of the Old Kensington Walk every Thursday and Saturday.