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The calming effect of valet ownership

Why you need a valet no. 2.

Enjoy a calm, organised start to your day

If you find yourself trying to get a start on tomorrow by hanging your clothes over a chair or from the door of your wardrobe then you’ve probably reached the point in your life where you should think about investing in a valet.

Shirt, tie everything perfect and ready to go

Shirt, tie everything perfect and ready to go

And it is an investment, think of those panicked mornings when the shirt you want is in the laundry, the tie has a souvenir from dinner and you haven’t the time to think of a good alternative. This is where you could use a little help from yourself last night, when that minute of planning and setting things out could have meant breakfast calmly sat at the table instead of running for the train.

Now that you might be seeing the light, do you want to ferret around car boot sales or eBay looking for something that’s biggest plus is that your grandfather may have had one. Modern taste is so varied whether it’s modern or retro, everybody has their own style and a valet has to be part of that and not just be the thing in the corner no one else likes the look of.

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Plan your next trip with a globe hatstand valet

The continuing daily social whirl

The weekday social media onslaught continues. It’s very spontaneous, I don’t know from one day to the next what I’m going to post. At best I might have posts ready a day or two in advance but it’s more likely to be a last minute rush to get it ready for the lunch time deadline. Continue reading

New Gentleman's Retainer Suit Stand

The new shape Gentleman’s Retainer valet

This is the new shape Gentleman’s Retainer introduced at Maison&Objet in Paris in January’16. It’s a more interesting, angular and masculine shape but like all the valets it’s still a very tactile piece of furniture. Continue reading

Top details on a gentleman's retainer.

Bespoke details….. new detail on a gentleman’s retainer.

Whenever I’m thinking about new valets or changes to the existing ones, I try to imagine details to suit as many people as possible. So it always surprises me when a bespoke client comes up with a request I just couldn’t see coming. Continue reading