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
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.
I usually finish the valets with oil because it doesn’t obscure the close grain. It does however show the rich browns in the walnut beautifully, darker and sometimes a slightly cold colour at first, soon becoming warmer just from exposure to daylight.
The first image shows the Hatstand Valet in walnut with a dark bronze skull hat rest.
Available finishes on the valets with wooden screw threads like the Standard Valet are limited because of movement of the hangers over the thread. This white valet was a bespoke request made to match existing furniture in the client’s home. Continue reading →
A few months ago I decided to rethink my social media efforts. I’m now posting one photo a day on instagram etc, most days of the week. With only my cut out valet images, self taught photoshop and the internet I’m trying to get across a mixture of style and quality. Continue reading →