RECOMMENDED VIEWING: CHARLOTTE PERRIAND IN JAPAN

Charlotte Perriand at the Meguro Museum of Art.

OMERSA – YES WE CAN!

Dimitri Omersa and his wife Inge arrived in England in 1955 settling in a sanctuary for refugees in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

ROLAND PENROSE – CAMOUFLAGE

On ‘Home Guard Manual of Camouflage’ by Roland Penrose.

EXISTENCILISM

Not to be confused with the more famous philosophy movement, and the likes of Camus, Sartre and Kierkegaard.

COCKLESHELL HEROES

This one has the broad arrow on the label and interestingly is dated 1953.

HOW TO TACKLE A GIBSON GIRL

These USAAF World War II-era survival radio transmitters were given the nickname because of their “hourglass” shape.

AUSTERITY GAMES

Olympic and Paralympic Games in London – 1948 and 2012.

GOOD THINGS COME IN TWO’S

While three’s a crowd, some things are just better in pairs.

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

Credibility, dependability and loyalty…

THE URSULA SUIT

The Holy Grail of wax cotton jackets known as an Ursula Suit or Admiralty Suit.

TORN FROM MY COAT I SEND TO THEE…

“Torn from my coat I send to thee this war worn piece of old khaki”

ALL YOU POW’s – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

“If you should be captured, these are your rights”

WAXED JACKETS

We have a real weakness for old wax jackets.

KEEP THEM FLYING!

Some recent finds inspired the following…