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Current Mood - off on holiday to the mountains of Portugal . With my son and his Godfather . I'm taking 2 books . 1 is Paul Bowles Up above the World . Looking forward to do some reading . The other is Lawrence Osborne " beautiful animals ".

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We meet many good people at Wilderness festival . We learn a great deal about many different things which gives us great knowledge . We get to meet some very focused young creative movers and shakers #eastlondon Many older customers too some #cameraman some #architects #barristers #dentists #practingpreachers and many many more ! The point is that people you get to meet some are really open minded , clever people with new and different ways of thinking . There is a sense of celebration everywhere . @axeandpaddle passed by our tent having worked for Filson over the weekend at Wilderness . #wildernessfestival2017 #wildernessfestival

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Playing around putting internal pockets on a indigo jacket ,

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There is so much to take , my father is for ever shaking his head probably because I store everything in his garage . Also because everything is so heavy , the tables the rails the lights , I wouldn't have it any other way . #tents #militarytent #wildernessfestival #workhousengland #outerlimitsjapan #equipment

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Preparing for Wilderness Festival . Thinking how to put the tent up , how to change things , thinking about lighting . So I've a new canopy idea followed by a black Parasol and some old wooden garden furniture . It's all a bit fuzzy and always so colourful . #wildernessfestival #summerfestivals #workhouse #hackneyunionworkhouse #GLAM

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Mood board for Workhouse England travels to Morocco 🇲🇦 #tailoredcasual #summercollections #linen #cotton #denim #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #outerlimitsjapan

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Tonight late night #midnight

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The vibe for Next Summer .. Morocco 🇲🇦, English and American artists , authors and composers . #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #linen #summercollections #madeinengland #tailoredcasual

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The Club Jacket in Irish white Linen . It's my favourite jacket based on a hand made bespoke SB found in a basement in Bombay by a British Vintage dealer who I recently have met here in London . #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #workwear #tailoredcasual #cotton #denim #linen

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The Club Trouser . A peg pleated front trouser in light weight summer black denim . Pegged Trousers are trousers cut full in the waist and thigh area, and tapering but in this case we kept them wideish This style was extremely popular in the 1950s and 1980s. #denim #tailoredcasual #workwear #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #madeinengland

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The Club shirt made in cotton Cambric . A smooth closely woven Cotton, similar to a Lawn but much heavier, in a natural cream colour. #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #workwear #tailoredcasual #cotton #denim #linen

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Back view , love the casual feel to this outfit . What summer is all about . #cloth #denim #linen #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #workwear #tailoredcasual

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There is a art in deciding what Garment goes with what . It's all done on the day of the shoot !! Ha yep .. I'm not that calculated when deciding the collection . I then had to ask @noahs_pain to try everything on to see what worked with what . He pretty much could wear everything which made things much easier . #cloth #denim #linen #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #workwear #tailoredcasual

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There is a art in deciding what Garment goes with what . It's all done on the day of the shoot !! Ha yep .. I'm not that calculated when deciding the collection . I then had to ask @noahs_pain to try everything on to see what worked with what . He pretty much could wear everything which made things much easier . #cloth #denim #linen #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #workwear #tailoredcasual

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The " Croquet " hat and the Tuareg shorts in blue denim cloth and The " Club jacket in Dark Grey Linen @noahs_pain doing a excellent job #denim #clogs #shorts #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #outerlimitsjapan #madeinengland #craftmanship #mensdesign #cultbrand

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One of the pictures from yesterday's shoot . It's the fit , cloth choice , weight of cloth , shapes that make this collection the most exciting summer collection we have ever made. Love ❤️ the idea of wearing Clogs for summer !! . #cloth #denim #clogs #shorts #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #outerlimitsjapan #madeinengland #craftmanship #mensdesign #cultbrand

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One of the pictures from yesterday's shoot . It's the fit , cloth choice , weight of cloth , shapes that make this collection the most exciting summer collection we have ever made. Love ❤️ the idea of wearing Clogs for summer !! . #cloth #denim #clogs #shorts #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #outerlimitsjapan #madeinengland #craftmanship #mensdesign #cultbrand

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Summer clothes are often hard to design and with no real theme in mind it often becomes just a remake of a Maritime theme . This collection started very different . We started thinking about what famous artists wore when they painted their pictures , Dali , Picaasso , Miro and César Manrique . It felt romantic and yet very exciting to think about such a thing . We quickly moved to North Africa and immediately thought of the English and American’s ,one was Paul Bowles he was an American author and composer who in the 50 ‘s and 60’s made Morrocco his home . It's their wardrobe that has inpired this Spring Summer Collection 2018 #hackneyunionworkhouse #outerlimitsjapan #springsummercollection2018 #mensdesign #craftmanship #madeinengland #cultbrand

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Selecting Card various weights and shades of whites . So we can print Workhouse England Parcel Labels . Will print some extra words about the unposed photographs of street kids a 100 years a go that I really love .It's here wear I base my Garment Research on . They wear formal tailoring but wear it informally . #mensdesign #Garmentdesign #menscollection2017 #swingtickets #swingticket #mensdesign #Garmentdesign #menscollection2017 #swingtickets #swingticket

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Hand painted banner done by my good friend Roland . Designed by the brilliant JD Gilston @thunkgood . It will be sent to Outerlimits Tokyo soon to be used in the Showroom helping to launch the new Spring Summer 2018 collection . #banner #showrooms #showroom #britishdesigners #hackneyunionworkhouse #outerlimitsjapan

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Bill deep in thought .. #oilpainting #charcoaldrawing #lifedrawing #somerset #weekendaway #spontaneous Thanks @billleyshon for your encouragement and for passing on your skill and knowledge . I would really love to come back and paint more !

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Learning to mix colours using just 3 colours , Red , yellow and Blue . Learning how the colour wheel works , colour balance and preparing 4 shades of a similar colour . . #oilpainting #charcoaldrawing #somerset #weekendaway #spontaneous #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse thanks @billleyshon

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Learning to draw then to paint in oils for the very first time . The best thing I've done in a very long time . A spontaneous trip to Somerset to and learn from the wonderful and free spirited teacher Bill Leyson . #oilpainting #charcoaldrawing #somerset #weekendaway #spontaneous thanks @billleyshon WIDE SCREEN VERSION BEST VERSION

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Learning to draw then to paint in oils for the very first time . The best thing I've done in a very long time . A spontaneous trip to Somerset to and learn from the wonderful and free spirited teacher Bill Leyson . #oilpainting #charcoaldrawing #somerset #weekendaway #spontaneous thanks @billleyshon

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Off to meeting in Covent Garden with Outerlimits @satoshiyoshida1979 @jun190 @smiyata . This is Cockfosters underground station . I love the classic English style . I am sure somebody soon will decide it needs repainting 😡!

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Taking a day off , hanging out at The Suffolk Show an agricultural show which has over 90,000 visitors a day . Blistering hot so kept close to the bar and helped out on a friends Flower stall . Wearing my Vivienne Westwood trousers I bought at Worlds End circa 1984 ! #bestpurchase #suffolkshow #flowers #floristy #agriculturalshow #agriculturalshow2017

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Best hammer action ever

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The Shred Jacket hand cut , it feels like a thing of beauty . #busystudio #summercollection2018 #sampling #denim #whitelinen

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I made a mistake uploading yesterday , Instagram cropped Graham completely OUT . Now you can see the Master at work . #patterncutter #savilerow .. The summer collection is looking very exciting . I'm very happy to be making it ! @satoshiyoshida1979 @jun190 @smiyata @chanyamachan ..

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Hand stamped : hand painted the Hackney Union swing tags are a work of art . Beautifully made by my wife Ryoko . The AW production is arriving in the studio every week now so we are getting ready to pack our orders . #hackneyunionworkhouse #swingtickets #swingtickets #handstamped #mensfashion #artisan

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I had to check 4000 + buttons which took 4 hours today . There was small imperfections small holes , dents it's all part of the Garment making process . Has to be done ,

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I found the travel guide , it's the one I wanted at the right price . £0.50 . Created in 1974 still it's the Medina in Marrakech I am heading for to shoot the Spring summer collection . Hopefully with @fore_ground #workhousengland #hackneyunionworkhouse #fashionblogger #fashionphotography #fashiophotographer

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Making the Fisherman coats ., Made in England . Good to back working with my Trusted Friend , best coat maker in London . #hackneyunionworkhouse #workhousengland #garmentsforlife #menscoats #goodfactory