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.
With the arrival of Valet no.9 earlier this year, I now make 4 different wall mounted valets. Add all the various options of timber, trouser hanger, accessory trays and hat rests and there’s 65 possible variations before any bespoke details are added into the equation. I won’t pretend I’m 100% certain of that figure, I only have 10 fingers and now a sore head from trying to work it out.
Some of man’s best friends are more dependable than others. Valet no.9, very good for your suits, cute puppies not so much so.
Valet no.9 is my first valet with hangers which lift off the valet in normal use. Its styling is intended to blend with the look of a room, working just as well in a contemporary or traditional style of room. Continue reading →
The more simple an object is, the more styles it can work in. Valet no.9 works well in rustic rooms or polished modern backgrounds and has been getting a great reaction since I recently showed it here for the first time. Continue reading →
Valet no.9 is the first of two new valets I’m introducing this year. It’s a slight change in direction from some of my other valets. Function is still every bit as important as always but instead of demanding attention like some of the valets the look of this one is simple and graphic to co-ordinate with a wider range of homes, hotels and offices. Continue reading →
This was the Gentleman’s Valet Company’s first excursion to the Maison&Objet exhibition in Paris. Attended by interior designers and retailers from all over the world, it’s one of the few opportunities I get to put valets in front of the people who might source them for clients. Continue reading →