A beautiful pair of bespoke shoes by Amesbury. Co London.
With the original hand made trees.
Size 9 1/2 approx.
Jason Amesbury is possibly the greatest living bespoke shoe maker. A dapper Bon Vivant and habituate of some of the more interesting Soho watering holes, such as 'The French House'.
He is very much what people call an eccentric, he's not. He is like many of Hornets other customers, a very English and original gentleman, with immense style and dash. Also he has a beautiful and charming lady, who knows about shoes.
If shoe makers could be called artists, he would be one. He is in effect a great craftsman and already a legend.
Hector in the fifth Marquis of Bath's dark blue fur lined coat, with fur collar and cuffs.
The coat is one of our top professional hire/rent garments.
Some of them being.....
1920 Barbour coaching/riding cape
gold braided 1910 Ambassador's coat
1958 Huntsman Ambassador's coat
1900 Horse Guards full length red coat
"Vintage menswear from Hornets, the ‘oldest gentlemen’s vintage clothier in England’. The people living in Ezra Pound’s former house opposite leave cushions on the wall for visitors to sit on. Who said Londoners weren’t welcoming?"
Actually Hornets puts the cushions on the wall every day and Ezra Pound's house is around the corner, not opposite.
Go to the top of Kensington Church Walk, turn right down Holland Street, you come to Church Street, cross at the lights and there is a passage, walk through it and there is the Palace, Kensington Gardens and the famous Round Pond, all this history and green in the middle of London.
Oh, and of course you have all the countryside like quite in Kensington Church Walk with the formal garden, the two little parks and you can sit on the low wall to relax.
Hornets are not only unique shops, they are in a unique setting.