Sunglasses. The great equalizer. Celebrities wear them to blend in, the rest of us wear them to stand out. Either way, you can tell a lot about a person by the sunglasses they wear. 50 Shades (no, not that one) was published this November, and we added it straight to the Ben Sherman coffee table. Featuring fifty photographs of the last century’s most iconic figures in the coolest sunglasses of the age.
Whilst we eagerly await the opening of our Marshall pop-up at the end of this week, we take a look back at the history of another British brand celebrating 50 years in the business. Supplying sound to icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend, they are a brand with a rich heritage in music. 50 years of LOUD.
We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a photography exhibition within our London Portobello store. Roadside Britain by Sam Mellish shows the traditional and quintessential aspects of British trunk-roadside culture, with emphasis on location and environment. Depicting the people and places of a threatened livelihood, the images are warm, nostalgic, quirky and melancholic, giving immediate appeal to anyone who has ever driven any distance along the country’s A and B roads.
Yesterday marked the start of Movember, originally called November but now a single, yet significant strip of facial hair has taken over with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer. In celebration of this we have pulled together our top lip-spiration and a guide on the the weird and wonderful types of moustaches.
Last week we set aside thoughts of winter and looked forward to sunnier days as we hosted our Spring Summer 2013 press day. Our favourite ..
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us tomorrow, but here at Ben Sherman we couldn’t wait to get the festivities started. Last weekend in our Carnab..
Last week we caught an early morning flight over to Germany ahead of our Plectrum Sessions in Berlin and Cologne. On Wednesday night In Golden Tears played to a packed store in Cologne and on Thursday Grey Television played to a bustling store in Berlin. Crowds and key members of the press enjoyed Veltins beer whilst they watched a forty minute set, shopping our new winter arrivals as they prepared for the cold temperatures.
This weekend our Carnaby Street store turns ten, for a decade we’ve been keeping our central London visitors sharply dressed and to celebrate we’ve enlisted the talented folks at Biscuiteers to turn our wardrobe staples in biscuit form. We’ve taken the EC1 chino, sand desert boots, Harrington jacket classic checked shirt, tailored suit, AW12 favourite the leather sleeved canvas parka and packed the biscuit tin to the brim with our sartorial essentials.
Halloween is just around the corner and competition is getting fierce at Ben Sherman HQ as to who will have the best costume come the weekend. On Tuesday we met with Leanne Hicks from our Carnaby Street store, who by night works as a special effects artist. Giving us a slight advantage on everybody else we learnt how to perfect the art of applying a bullet wound to the forehead, warning this post should be avoided by the squeamish.
Thursday night at The Union Square Ballroom, NYC, we hosted a showcase of British music with the British Consulate-General of New York City for this year’s CMJ music marathon. Alveraz Kings, Tango in the Attic and Dignan Porch played to a pack crowd, who enjoyed London themed gin cocktails from Bulldog Gin. We grabbed five minutes with each band before their set, and second in our three part series is an interview with Tango In The Attic.