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Attention seeking Hatstand Valets

Attention seeking valets

Attention seeking valets, the Hatstand Valet in oak.

The golden boy of valet stands, the Hatstand Valet in oak.

When I first introduced the Hatstand Valets I wondered what kind of homes they would find their way into. They make a statement in any bedroom or dressing room, especially the skull option.

Not long after the skull started to sell I noticed he was becoming a regular choice for men who ordered valets for their office, lawyers and businessmen who maybe have him as a vailed threat to potential adversaries.


Red velvet hat rest on an oak clothes valet.

The velvet flock hat rest can be a little more gentle. Whether blending in with its surroundings or going for a complete contrast. On the website it’s listed black as standard but a there’s a selection of colours available as a bespoke detail.

Take on your world with the Hatstand Valet

Take on your world with the Attention seeking Hatstand Valet

Then there’s the globe option with a beautiful, handmade globe made by traditional British globe makers Lander and May. Something from the study in your dressing room.

If you’re looking for a valet that adds a bit of interest in your room, have a look at the hatstand valets. There’s plenty to choose from and the bespoke service if you have something different in mind.


Sam Brown

Plan your next trip with a globe hatstand valet

The continuing daily social whirl

The continuing daily social whirl of promoting the valets 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

The new shape Gentleman’s Retainer
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

Bespoke details… colour matching.

Over the last few months we’ve made a few bespoke Gentleman’s Retainer valets which particularly featured colour matching. Because the retainer doesn’t involve any moving parts like the valets with the wooden screw thread. It can be available in a wider range of timbers and finishes. Continue reading

Bespoke details… Etching

Bespoke details… Etching
This is one of my a recent bespoke commissions. The client wanted the valet colour matched to other furniture in their bedroom. As it was an anniversary gift she also wanted her husband’s initials and their wedding anniversary etched. Etching is done by laser so there’s a good range of fonts available. You might even be able to add that tattoo you were afraid to have yourself. Continue reading

Bespoke clothes rail

Bespoke clothes rail.

I made this oak clothes hanging rail last year to replace an old metal one. An unusual commission but a lot of my work comes from people trying to upgrade something in their homes. Something that does the job but now they want a more attractive version.

The ubiquitous metal hanging rail does its job well so there had to be some improvements. This one has the rail of course, but also a shelf on the bottom for shoes and bags, an umbrella stand, a hook for coats or bags on the opposite end and a top shelf with bowls for smaller items like keys, change and phones. Continue reading