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Off the record: October 10 2015

Sheep on Savile Row, a moment for menswear and 60 years in style – just your average week in fashion then!

Jim Chapman talks all things Burberry at the Harrods menswear takeover

Jim Chapman talks all things Burberry at the Harrods menswear takeover

It’s a man’s world

To tie in with the launch of Harrod’s first ever month-long menswear takeover for October, Burberry hosted an evening with vlogger and brand ambassador Jim Chapman in celebration of men’s style. Held in the department store’s Burberry boutique on Friday October 3, the event was also marked the launch of the luxury brand’s 28 piece capsule collection, designed exclusively for the Harrods Man “Cover to Cover” campaign. Standout pieces included a camel tailored trenchcoat and fine-knit jumper sporting the unbelievably cute Thomas Bear.

Sheep on the Row for UK Wool Week 2015

Sheep on the Row for UK Wool Week 2015 with models – minus crooks

Having a field day

To mark the start of the Campaign for Wool’s fifth annual UK Wool Week (October 5-10) a flock of 30 Devon Bowmont Merino and Exmoor Horn sheep invaded London’s Savile Row to show the tailors what they’re made of – literally. In honour of the Sheep on the Row event the famous heartland of tailoring was transformed into a green pasture, designed to represent the landscapes of wool growing countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. The sheep were joined on the pasture by models sporting the latest in bespoke menswear. While they looked good, their shepherding skills left a little to be desired…

The team at Base

The team at Base

Making it look like child’s play

Kidswear retailer Base celebrated the relaunch of its website in Shoreditch, east London last week. Director Marc Granditer (right) and relaunch project manager Natasha Strong (second from right) treated guests to cocktails and prosecco. They included Tom McCaul, managing director of digital agency Tom&Co (left) and Freed Mirza his digital design colleague (second left), who moved the six-store business on to a Magento ecommerce platform.

Shani celebrates 60 years

Shani celebrates 60 years

Many high street returns

High street supplier Shani turned 60 last week. The family-owned firm established by Martin Hollis (centre) in 1955 decks out the likes of John Lewis and Marks & Spencer in outerwear and is now run by brothers Barry Hollis (left) and Mark Hollis (right). Congratulations guys and here is to 60 more!

The team at Oliver Sweeney

The team at Oliver Sweeney

Silver celebrations for Oliver Sweeney

Congratulations to footwear brand Oliver Sweeney, which has hit 25 years. Celebrating its first quarter of a century at its Covent Garden store were head of retail Ken Tatham, chairman Maurice Helfgott, deputy store manager Ridian El-ahmadi, head of brand creative, marketing and PR Camilla Treharne, chief executive Tim Cooper and store manager Julian Jones.

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