I am now doing a lot of research on competitor brands, currently looking at:
- Brooks Bros
- Turnbull & Asser
- J. Press
Vintage monogrammed undergarment courtesy of WGSN
Although much of the material I am looking at is not directly related to my project I feel that looking at unrelated objects can bring about unexpected inspiration.
I put together an inspiration board that had a lot from the Sartorialist, magazines like Bazaar, FT, GQ. I found I gravitated to images that were more subtle in message; I especially liked grainy black and whites; you can never have too much of Grace Kelly.
I have yet to open my Steve McQueen book, which I got from Taschen the other day. Currently he is mischievously grinning at me from my bookshelf.