Hanger detail on gloss Gentleman's Retainer

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Gentleman’s Retainer with a mirror gloss finish

This is part of a recently finished an order of three bespoke Gentleman’s Retainers. One of which was to be given a mirror gloss finish. It’s a beautiful finish that highlights all the curves of the valet. Seeing mirror like reflections on all the surfaces adds another dimension to the look and quality of the valet.

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Close up under accessory tray of mirror gloss Gentleman’s Retainer

There’s a few different ways to achieve a good gloss finish. The one thing they all have in common is that they involve a lot of preparation between the many coats of lacquer.

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Hangers and accessory tray in gloss finish

Having gone through the process a few times now. It’s very clear that it will always involve a lot more time than any of the other finishes I offer.

Bespoke mirror gloss finish on valets

Detail of gloss on the back of the jacket hanger

I can only offer it as a bespoke detail on some of the valets. It isn’t available on any of the valets with the wooden screw threads.

Accessory tray and tie bar in gloss

Accessory tray and tie bar in gloss

The rule of thumb guide to the cost of a gloss finish is that it will double the normal price of the valet. Any other additional bespoke details are factored into the price before the gloss finish is added.

Shoe bars

Shoe bars

I’m sorry to show a beautiful finish and then break the discouraging news about the cost. The reason I do it now is that it took the same amount of time to make all three valets. Finishing the first two in satin and matt lacquer as it took to finish the third in full mirror gloss.

Base of gloss Gentleman's Retainer.

Base of gloss Gentleman’s Retainer.

Please contact me before placing your order if you’re interested in a gloss finish.

Sam Brown