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AUTUMN / WINTER 17

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As we find ourselves in autumn/winter 2017, we’re thrilled to present our latest magazine and give you a taste of

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what’s to come this season. As ever, we are determined to provide you with the ultimate shopping experience, guiding you through the latest trends and introducing you to a range of new and established designers, not to mention inspiring your Christmas wish list! This year, we’ve taken the time to get to know our designers, to discover them in more detail and delve into the lifestyle and luxury of our designer offering. So, here you go - permission to take a break, sit down, leaf through the pages and be inspired. You’ll discover brands that you won’t see elsewhere, a new approach to everyday styling and a rebellion against the one-size-fits-all approach to fashion. From soft silhouettes and bold, eye catching womenswear, to clean cut tailoring and innovative men’s casualwear, Jules B offers everything your wardrobe needs under one, rather stylish roof. We have a stunning new Zen store in Kendal with a raft of stylish womenswear brands aimed at a new generation of women, inspired by the Jules B customer, who has been with us throughout our 30-year journey. It is for the woman with a style of her own; an individuality borne of age, experience and confidence. Whether you’re spending the winter on the slopes or in the city, we have you covered with a selection of outerwear ranging from the plush and luxurious to the technical and functional. We’ll also introduce you to some of our most exciting new designers; Nicole Benisti and Bogner among others, as well

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as reflecting on the people behind the brands. We talk to design duo, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, who make up the phenomenally hot RIXO womenswear brand, as well as one half of the talent behind shoemaker Jeffrey-West, namely Guy West, who talks to us about his ongoing desire to shape our strides with his glamorous designs. People like these, with their passion, drive and talent mirror the qualities on which Jules B prides itself. It is a pleasure to bring this magazine to you: it has been a creative adventure with our friends at Remember Media and we hope it will inspire and entertain you. Best wishes Julian, Rhona and Haley Blades

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All contents copyright ©2017 RememberMedia Ltd. All rights reserved. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, no responsibility can be accepted for inaccuracies, howsoever caused. No liability can be accepted for illustrations, photographs, artwork or advertising materials while in transmission or with the publisher or their agents. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited without written permission from the publisher. All information is correct at time of going to print October 2017.

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New Arrivals

WE’RE ALL ABOUT H A P P Y AT J U L E S B T H I S SEASON WITH MAKEYO U - S M I L E S W E AT E R S , C U D D L E S O M E C O AT S AND GORGEOUS GIFTS. S AY H E L L O TO O U R H OT NEW BRANDS

NOW HEAR THIS N IC OLE B E NIS TI Our new best friend. Canadian cosy-up brand Nicole Benisti delivers a range of this season’s must-have luxey coats. Loved by some of the most stylish stars like J-Lo, Meghan Markle, Jessica Mulroney, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Nicole Benisti is top of the it-list. Fur-fab jackets and coats with huge detachable Eskimo hoods, lusciously soft linings and deeply desirable colours, from plums and caramels, to teal and red. All the fur and much to flatter.

C HINTI & PARK ER

RIXO

Who doesn’t love some luxurious

womenswear world alight with

loungewear? Fans of the design duo

their vintage-inspired dresses and

Chinti & Parker number among them

separates, each with a unique

Alexa Chung, Olivia Palermo, Gwyneth

hand-painted design.

Paltrow, Kate Boswor th, Poppy

Dresses are made in small editions

Delvingne and Olivia Wilde.

so you’d be wise to see it, love it

The reason why is obvious. Softy

and buy it, because they are never

cashmere, happy slogans, darling details

repeated.

and chilled out separates combine in

Styles are feminine, slighty

clothes that, frankly, you never want to

bohemiam and most definitely

take off. More please.

made with love.

Fashion’s favourite people. Design duo Rixo have set the

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BAU M U N D P FED G ART E N The Danish fashion house is bright, bubbly and dare we say it, maybe a bit bonkers? Happy clothes, designed seriously well but definitely intended for fun. Statement-making furs, bold logo separates and look-at-me detail is what this sought-after brand is all about. We love their juicy colours, which give a wake-up call to winter.

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KATE SPADE NEW YORK

Devotees of Belstaff have real heritage history, bringing

The darling of the handbag world, Kate Spade left her job at Mademoiselle

performancewear to the catwalk. An A-lister fan club includes Liv Tyler, Kate Moss, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, David Beckham and Steve

to create the perfect handbag and has since given the world date-to-desk,

McQueen – not to mention pioneering aviatrixes Amy Johnson and

happiness in bags and accessories. Think unique styles, vibrant colours and

Amelia Earhar t.

utilitarian shaped bags for life.

An elite new range of teal and black coats and jackets have just landed

We’ve got puppy love for the Antoine Frenchie collection, a range of French

at Jules B. Keeping it casual, but never scrimping on style.

Bulldog-inspired clutches, bags, purses, key-rings, passpor t and card holders. Each

For a sensational and snug look, pop the padded jackets over a thick knit

item has pop out ear detail resembling the most fashionable doggy companion,

jumper and jeans.

with a white stripe and muzzle and a cute button nose. Hear t.

SOREL Alpine-inspired boots take you to slope or city with signature Sorel style. Stepping into Jules B this season the range of leather, suede and fur lace-up boots is made for rugged terrain. Slip into wedged boots that will carry you from office to after-work cocktails. Or adventure in a pair of sleek waterproofbreathable boots that will have you skipping through the snow and ice without a stumble. As seen on Angelina Jolie and her daughter Vivienne as they strolled around Colorado.

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In Conversation

COOL GIRLS B R A N D O F T H E M O M E N T, R I X O I S T H E D A R L I N G O F D R E S S E S . J O S H S I M S M E E T S T H E D E S I G N E R S “There are,” admits Henrietta Rix, cautiously, “so many friends that I wouldn’t in a million years set up a business with. It could be a recipe for disaster - and a lot of my family said we had to be really careful. But, you know, people often actually think me and Orlagh are twins. We live together. We hang out together. And so she’s someone I 100% trust. And that’s just as well, because the business has really become our lives.” Indeed, when Rix and friend Orlagh McCloskey set up Rixo just a couple of years ago - the name comes from conflating their surnames - they probably hadn’t expected it to do so well quite so quickly. But Rixo’s angle - vintage-inspired, allsilk, prettily printed, slightly bohemian dresses and blouses - seems to have tapped into an unexpected demand. “Whether you’re a mum looking for something to wear to your daughter’s wedding, or a young woman saving up to have something to wear to her graduation,” as Rix puts it. It was precisely their brief experience as fashion buyers for high street brands TK Maxx and Asos - brief because both are still in their early 20s - that convinced them there was a need for something more than fast fashion. “Ten years ago, the idea that you could buy something current and cheap, wear it out that night, and never wear it again seemed like a really exciting one,” explains Rix. “But if you shop that way, you soon get frustrated by seeing four other people out in the same top that evening. And customers are that much

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“ The duo hand- paint each of the prints they design in their kitchen”

more switched on now. They want better value - something

manufactured as a limited run, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

they can wear for years. But they also want something

It’s a bold and brave strategy - not least from a couple of

distinctive. There are so many brands out there now, you

young guns who were told they needed more industry

have to stand out.”

experience before launching their own brand. The duo

Rixo attempts that by offering romantic and decidedly

figured that free of family ties - and still with plenty of

feminine clothing at a price perhaps twice that of similar

energy - it was advice they could ignore.

high street products, but with a touch of hand-craft -

“Making everything in small runs and sticking to that has

the duo hand-paint each of the prints they design in

felt a bit risky at times,” Rix explains. “We already have

their kitchen, in a way such that no two of their all-silk

customers coming back to us saying, ‘that print from last

dresses will be identical - and exclusivity. Each garment is

season, I love it, can I get some more?’ And we just have

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In Conversation

to say ‘sorry, no’. That causes some frustration. But it does encourage customers to buy what they like quickly when they see it. “It would be easy to over-saturate the market with something successful, we saw that in fast fashion and the second season, around half of it ends up in the sale. We don’t do sales either. And I speak as someone who personally likes to wait it out for the sales too...” This is not to say that Rix and McCloskey have not had to scale a steep learning curve over the last couple of years. They’ve learnt the impor tance of staying on top of cash flow, for example. “When we set out, we were big on keeping care of overheads, really on doing everything on a shoe-string, but with a lot of common sense too,” says Rix. Ensuring stockists receive their deliveries on time quickly became an essential too, while the designers have also

increasingly finessed precisely what Rixo is about, all too aware that the notion of making ‘vintage-inspired’ frocks has come to be a somewhat loaded one following recent years’ interest in all things period. “There are a lot of those tea-stained, Betty Boop, vintagey brands out there, the kind of thing you see at the Goodwood Revival and similar events,” says Rix. “And we’re definitely not about that. We cer tainly look to the past - we both love the designs and prints of people like Ossie Clark, Pucci and Celia Bir twell, for example. But you have to make

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“ Things we really love were those that didn’t follow trends” “When we were buyers we both got fed up with not feeling as passionate about the product as we felt we should be,” says Rix. “And yet whenever we pulled some old thing out of the wardrobe, we did get excited. I think that’s when we realised that the things we really love were what you make in a modern way - in terms of the cuts or

those that didn’t follow trends, that weren’t par t of that

the colour combinations, for example. We’re not revivalist.”

cycle of big fashion brands dictating what we wear and

The past, in other words, informs the present, rather than

being ripped off by [the high street]. Clean vintage style

just giving an oppor tunity for recreation. Rix says that, at

up, make it more contemporary, and there’s a real

the behest of her fashion and interiors-obsessed

timelessness to it.”

grandmother and mother, since the age of 12 she has

It’s an idea Rix and McCloskey have more recently extended

spent most of her weekends hunting through flea markets

to swimwear - launching this autumn/winter - and also to

- “my mum says she trained my eye,” she laughs. And, like

knitwear and jersey pieces, which should be available next

McCloskey, over the years, she has amassed a tidy collection

year. “We’ve got plans. We want to grow,” says Rix. “But first

of vintage womenswear and accessories (some of which

of all we’re getting the business out of our living room -

Rixo also sells on).

and actually finding an office space.”

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Blazer Alice and Olivia £498.99

Trousers Alice and Olivia £358.99

Bracelet Vivienne Westwood £64.99


Jacket Stand £274.99

Dress Alice and Olivia £564.99

Shoes Senso £144.99

Bag Kate Spade New York £267.99


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THE PARKA A bit edgy, a bit retro. Always the perfect par tner to denim and boots – or a dare to wear over a sassy slip dress.

Parka Parajumpers Anthracite Long Kodiak Hooded Parka £809.99

Parka Mackage Black Trish Quilted Down Jacket £849.99

THE BOMBER

THE OVERCOAT

and the season’s boots. Add lavish detail with a flourish of faux fur, leather

is every bit as essential as that first macchiato of the day. Can you live

trims and rib cuffs.

without it?

Here to stay because it makes style sense. Super-flattering with skinny jeans

It works for work and it gets tamed for time-off. The classic overcoat

Bomber Canada Goose

Overcoat Armani Jeans

Navy Savona Bomber Jacket £749.99

Navy Oversized Wool Coat £398.99

Overcoat Creenstone

Bomber Nicole Benisti

Grey Wool Classic Coat £324.99

Black Fordham Bomber Jacket £1,244.99

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Outside Quilt Barbour International

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Red Rockingham Quilted Jacket £168.99

Back to nature with classic good looks for heritage hide and last-a-lifetime-leather which ages beautifully and works with everything – from floral midis to denim skinnies.

Leather Jacket Belstaff Green Leather Marving Jacket £949.99

THE QUILT

Baby it’s cold out there – time to hide away in a cosy quilt. It’s the season for huge fur-trims and hide-me hoods. Snuggle, stay warm and keep your locks tame. What’s not to love?

Leather Jacket Oakwood

Quilt Frocella

Grey Leather Video Biker Jacket £234.99

Burgundy B-211 Belted Parka £684.99

Faux Stand Multi Coloured Faux Fur Alexa Jacket £349.99

THE FAUX Unleash that inner lounge leopard with touchy-feely, statment-of-the -season animal print - all the fun of the faux guaranteed!

Faux Rino and Pelle Grey Tylia Faux Fur Easy Coat £144.99

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Beanie BKLYN Navy Merino Wool Beanie Hat £34.99

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Ilse Jacobsen

Sorel

Black Long Lace-Up Wellington Boots £119.99

Beach Suede Sneakchic Alpine Holiday Boots £179.99

Ilse Jacobsen

Sorel

Indigo Mid Length Lace-Up Wellington Boots £114.99

Caramel Suede Joan Of Arctic Shearling Boots £169.99

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In The Know

HA LEY B L A D E S

Wo m ens we a r B u ye r For me, autumn is the perfect time for buying great investment pieces. Fashion is so trend-led nowadays, i feel it’s key to stay on trend with wardrobe staples that have some longevity. At the top of my wish list this season, is the Fordham bomber jacket by Nicole Benisti. Its flattering cut, combined with tanned leather detailing and a voluptuous red hood, make it the ultimate investment piece to keep you looking stylish and wrapped up warm this winter. In close second we have the gorgeous cashmere rib detailed jumper by our new brand, Chinti and Parker, teamed with the cropped Mara jeans by fashion-forward premium denim label DL1961. Anyone who knows me well, will be aware that a good cashmere sweater and well-fitting pair of jeans are my go-to winter wardrobe staples; definitely ‘function over fashion’ in this case for me, I love to be cosy! Then it’s time to add some run-around fun with super snug Arctic boots by new footwear label Sorel and THE musthave winter accessory, the merino wool pom pom hat by BKLYN. Mix and match your pom pom to suit your outfit any day of the week - with a fashionable pom you can’t go far wrong!

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Earrings Toolally

Jacket Belstaff

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Sunglasses Le Specs £75.00

Bodysuit Solace London £184.99


In conversation Earrings Toolally £45.00

Shirt Victoria Victoria Beckham £534.99

Trousers Solace London £219.99

Shoes Alexander Wang £684.99

Bag Marc Jacobs £438.99

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Sunglasses Le Specs £34.99

Dress Victoria Victoria Beckham £514.99

Shoes Alexander Wang £684.99

Coat Stand £349.99


Earrings Toolally £65.00

Dress Rixo £264.99

Bodysuit Alexander Wang £159.99

Shoes Alexander Wang £684.99


Earrings Toolally £45.00

Top Solace London £224.99

Trousers Solace London £219.99


Trend Report

Shoes Alexander Wang Black Rie Studded Stiletto Heels £684.99

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Dress Solace London

Bag Sophie Hulme

Silver Diamond Drop Earrings £89.99

Black Kai Midi Dress £364.99

Black Small Cocktail Stirrer Bag £294.99

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Keyring Kate Spade New York

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Jumper Markus Lupfer £394.99

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Coat Dom Goor

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Dress Victoria Victoria Beckham £514.99

Bodysuit High £298.99

S TA N D O U T A N D S M O U L D E R I N BEJEWELLED PIECES AND THE BOLDEST BLACKS FROM THE BIGGEST NAMES. THE DARK SIDE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.

Dress Rixo £244.99

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Shirt Victoria Victoria Beckham £269.99

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R H O NA B L A D E S

O w n e r & Wo m e n s we a r B u ye r I love soft tailoring and luxurious fabrics, they are the subtle combinations that make up the ideal classic pieces that won’t date and feel so luxurious to wear. This season we’re seeing a lot of lovely tactile fabrics, in particular velvet which seems to be making a huge comeback. The velvet Lofi hooded puffa jacket by Annette Gortz is a particular favourite of mine, its super-soft velvet exterior exudes supreme comfort and subtle everyday glamour. One of the best things about luxury textiles is you can combine beautiful materials with comfortable styles, such as the metallic leather cross body bag by Majo or the appliqued military satin trainers by Ash, for a look that is polished and elegant but easy to wear, youthful and on-trend. The Skive tapered trousers by High are another flattering favourite of mine this season, especially teamed with the striped bow cuff shirt from Victoria Victoria Beckham, which fuses masculine elements with feminine features to offer a reinvented dapper style to inject individuality into one’s look. As far as accessories go, one of my top picks this season is the carefully and expertly handcrafted striped ebony cuff by Monies, if there is one piece that is going to add that unique edge to your attire this season, it is this - I love to invest in good, statement jewellery and Monies is a particular favourite of mine!

Shirt Victoria Victoria Beckham

Trousers High

Jacket Annette Gortz

Bracelet Monies

Bag Majo

Shoes Ash

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£824.99

£294.99

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Zen Wardrobe

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Zen Wardrobe

“The Zen woman not only loves fashion but also her home, so the idea is to create a mixture of fashion and interior design products. “I love Christmas and have always wanted to have a shop selling decorations, so this year in the Kendal store, we will have a dedicated room just for Christmas decorations which I’m very excited about.” Rhona Blades In a world of mindfulness, inner peace and all manner of

These are clothes that have a subtle nod to a style that is

Scandi-inspired calm-creating ‘inspo’, it seems that comfor t

assured and confident.

is having a moment.

Says Rhona: “Zen has been born to satisfy the demand of a

We want to wrap ourselves in indulgent fabrics, feel the

very par ticular type of woman who has been shopping at

softness of natural materials and be inspired by clothes

Jules B for many years.

that are timeless.

“The Zen woman is quietly confident, emancipated and

Lovely gentle clothes that become friends and favourites

doesn’t need a designer label to give her a sense of identity

over the seasons – and work for lifestyles that aren’t

or belonging; she is more focused on comfor t, wearability,

defined by a timetable.

quality and of course, style.”

Zen Wardrobe brings this together in a fabulous

Products in Zen are sourced globally and are handpicked for

womenswear collection curated by Jules B co-director and co-founder, Rhona Blades, offering covetable, wearable clothing complemented by a beautiful selection of homewares. With unrivalled experience of womenswear buying for Jules B, Rhona has spent a lifetime tapping into trends that she knows will be perfect for her customers. She has lived through the shouty-shoulders of the 80s power-suit, watched denim become designer and seen us all relax into a calmer and more assured way of dressing. Today those first Jules B customers are the emancipated, knowing and confident mid-lifers who can rock a sneaker with their tailored trousers and have learned a love of layering. Guided by Rhona’s savvy buying, they have embraced a cool all of their own, creating a quietly stylish army of funky forty-fifty-sixty-somethings. Zen Wardrobe is in Kendal and Jesmond where distinctive brands such as Oska, Grizas, Rundholz, and Eileen Fisher offer up relaxed shapes, soft colour palettes, detailed textures and intricate detail.

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their distinctive design, ethos and quality.

very much a lifestyle-led brand and that’s a really essential

Rhona continues: “Layering the look is very much a par t

element for us.

of the style we are promoting, par ticularly with the erratic weather patterns we are now experiencing in England!

THE ZEN STORE, KENDAL

“Unlike a lot of high fashion brands, the Zen look is

Zen by Jules B is a show-stopping new store in the market

easy, flowing, accommodating – an elegantly casual look

square in Kendal, which opened in September 2017.

that works equally well with a pair of nice trainers as it

The new business is housed in a beautiful four-storey stone

does with a pair of heels. Our Zen customer is all about

building, which dates back to 1670.

accessories – she knows that a statement necklace will

For Jules B owner Rhona, the new home of Zen is perfect:

instantly elevate her look.

“It has an amazing ambience with lots of natural daylight and a great ‘feng shui’”, she says.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ZEN OUTFIT The perfect Zen outfit can carry you seamlessly from daytime to evening. For example, you might wear a pair of Oska wide leg trousers with a Xenia taffeta hem top and Candice Cooper trainers for running around in all day, but then you can slip a pair of heels on and add some of our statement jewellery and head out to a cocktail par ty. Zen is all about ease and confidence, the brand exists to make the customer feel and look younger in the most sophisticated way.

ZEN WOMEN In the public eye, we very much envisage someone like Instagram traveller Cour tney Adamo falling in love with our website equally as much as women like broadcaster Kirsty Young or actors Kathleen Turner and Diane Keaton. Zen is

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“You feel relaxed and at home the moment you walk

“We always say it’s how a woman carries herself as much as the clothes she is wearing; a simple outfit can look ultra luxurious if worn with confidence.”

through the door and we know our customers are going to love it,” she adds. The store will not only sell fashion but also a covetable range of lifestyle products from room diffusers and fragrances to furniture and interior design pieces, which give a homely feel to the store. Brands include Oska, Crea, Grizas, Backstage, Ralston and Xenia as well as wide selection of shoes, handbags and accessories. Zen has been born to satisfy the demand of a very

par ticular type of woman who has been shopping at Jules B for many years, and the owners now feel that their customers in Kendal deserve a larger space and larger, more relaxed shopping experience. Jules B launched the first Zen store last October in Jesmond, Newcastle and it has been a huge hit with customers. “The Zen woman not only loves fashion, but also her home, so the idea is to create a mixture of fashion and interior design products”, says Rhona. “I love Christmas and have always wanted to have a shop selling decorations, so this year we will have a dedicated room just for Christmas decorations which I’m very excited about!”

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ZEN

Jacket Oska £318.99

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Shirt Crea Concept £144.99

Trousers Crea Concept £148.99

Dress Crea Concept £148.99

Shoes Candice Cooper £214.99

Trousers Oska

Earrings Monies

£208.99

£134.99

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Jacket Oska £318.99

Top Oska £158.99

Trousers Oska Dress Xenia Design

£198.99

£564.99

Tunic Eileen Fisher £314.99

Jacket Rundholz

Coat Ralston

£264.99

£264.99

Trousers Eileen Fisher Tunic Grizas

£179.99

Bracelet Monies

£184.99

£334.99

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Trend Report Ash Black Pony Hair Cult Star Trainers £178.99

Crime London Ash

Rose Gold Java Pom Pom High Top Trainers £188.99

Red Velvet Nak Arms Trainers £154.99

T H E

Kendall And Kylie

STATEMENT

Purple Foil Leather Tyler Trainers £158.99

S N E A K E R

Kendall And Kylie

Candice Cooper

Multi Coloured Suede Reign Platform Trainers £148.99

White Leather Roberta Fur Trainers £274.99

Ash Multi Coloured Metallic Leather Majestic Trainers £168.99

Crime London Black & Silver Faith Low Top Trainers £148.99

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Global Appeal

WOMEN’S BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL Inspired by Barbour International’s motorcycle heritage since 1936, this collection is modern, contemporary and stylishly casual. Borolo and khaki are the season’s stand-out colours, with a core foundation of black and marl grey showcasing a relaxed casual day look of motor cycle baffle sweats, printed tees and fashion knits that work to perfection with moto skinny jeans. Flattering midi black and crepe dresses provide the perfect solution for a girl’s night under the essential leather jacket. A versatile wardrobe designed to transition from day to night with ease. Edgy and biker chic, this is a wardrobe for today’s confident and discerning woman

Barbour International Rockingham Quilt Jacket

who loves to express herself.

MEN’S BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL Barbour International Originals The ultimate in biker style celebrating Barbour International’s heritage since 1936. Rugged wax cotton outerwear in olives and blacks with shoulder overlays and four pocket detail are designed to be worn over knitwear and shirts in chambrays, indigo and rich blues. Graphic tees complete the line up in this stylish collection. Barbour International Sport Sportswear meets casual wear this season for an on-trend look to appeal to all. Barbour International’s heritage since 1936 is celebrated with the use of the original black and yellow branding. Green highlights and an ice colour palette

Barbour International Gauge Wax Jacket

add freshness. Biker graphic tees strong in look and feel dominate in a collection that is both cool and edgy.

Barbour International Black and Yellow Hudson Sports Cap

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New Arrivals

T U N E I N T O T H E S E A S O N ’ S H O T N E W B R A N D S AT J U L E S B F R O M U P D AT E D A N O R A K S T O G R O O M I N G E S S E N T I A L S A N D S O M E B E A U T I F U L E U R O P E A N C L A S S I C S

NOW HE A R T HIS BOGNER Good enough for Bond, Bogner stirs up the style stakes with a range of practical yet stylish outwear. Bogner’s outerwear has featured in four James Bond films, dressed the German Ski Association since 1952, clothed the summer and winter Olympians and numerous golfers. This season’s Bogner Man collection offers up a coarsely knit spor ts coat with a nylon back or the Shetland vest with a herringbone pattern and padded nylon back.

DELAN LEATHER In 1974 Angelo Del Duca founded the prestigious Delan leather, later inherited by his three children Davide, Fabio and Valeri. Caramels, camel and tan leathers are the focus of this range, cosy and classic at the same time. Sizzling shades in aviation-styled leathers that will team beautifully with a black or brown rollneck, dark jeans and ankle boots for a high-end Italian look.

CRIME LONDON Going underground for inspiration, this footwear brand from sisters Lisa and Jessica Kistermann is inspired by the alternative and edgy rock scene of Shoreditch and Camden Town, mixed with the cultural clash of Brick Lane. Lust over stylish high-tops in premium Italian leather, laced up and detailed with intricate stitching. Detail is everything, mixing fabrics and colours to create a high-end grungy shoe that keeps the cool in check this season. 

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SCHOTT The Schott family have been creating dreamy and durable jackets that have become ingrained in American style. Born in New York City, the hand-made and effor tlessly good-looking bomber jackets, wool pea coats and motorcycle jackets are the perfect picks for men-on-the-go, designed to keep you toasty and looking sharp as the weather turns chilly.

SCHNEIDERS German efficiency and classic styling join forces for the easy-wear, high-performance outwear collection from Schneiders. Light-as-a-feather quilts belie their tip-top effectiveness in the stay-warm stakes making them easy to wear, as well as good-looking. Try classic down and field jackets which will work for weekends as well as handling the day job of home-to-office to after-hours.

BALDESSARINI Immaculate European style in a menswear collection which features rustic, rugged and masculine pieces with some soft and subtle detailing. Explore weekend separates in a very stylish mix of fabrics, from textured tweeds to deep-wash denim and weather-friendly corduroys, or be wowed by daring deep blue velvet for maximum eveningwear impact. Modern shapes for a continental approach with style, polish and charm.

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preoccupied by sin MENS SHOES AND ACCESSORIES | WWW.JEFFERY-WEST.CO.UK


In Conversation

J E F M A S W O N

F R E Y- W E S T B O O T S A R E D E F O R W A L K I N G W I T H A A G G E R . J O S H S I M S M E E T S E H A L F O F T H E P A I R “Believe it or not,” says Guy West, one half of the men’s footwear design duo Jeffery-West, “at one factory the workers actually refused to make our shoes. I suppose it’s like any industry - when you’ve been doing something the same way for so long, and someone wants to do it differently, there’s resistance. ‘I’m not making that shoe with the weird pointy toe!’”

SOUL TO SOLE Thirty years on, however - Jeffery-West was established in 1987, delivering its first collection the following year attitudes have mostly changed. And yet Jeffery-West - with its signature Victoriana meets Steampunk aesthetic, “with a touch of military in there and a lot of Glam - some Bowie and Roxy Music”, says West - remains on the periphery, not the choice, as West puts it, of men who care much what ‘GQ’ says they should be wearing this month. “Most men don’t much care for what we do,” says West candidly, “so we’re still very much niche. We’re selling to men who appreciate the humour, irony or difference, who don’t

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“We be ne f ite d f rom s t ar ting ou t when pe op le we r e just g e t t ing inte r e sted in Br it ish-ma d e t hings”

want just another pair of brown brogues.” The company might not be the best known - compared to the global brand giants that dominate much of men’s fashion now - but it can certainly lay claim to having, in its own quiet way, revolutionised English shoemaking. Many of the industry’s biggest makers have, post Jeffery-West, adopted a more style-driven position to cater for those growing numbers of generations to whom an interest in dressing is second nature. “And even with the factories who initially had reservations about working with us, well let’s just say that in time some of their own styles started to look rather like our best-sellers,” laughs West. Perhaps some job or other in the shoe business was inevitable. West, the son of motel managers, and Mark Jeffery, whose father once owned a shoe factory, had known each other since they were 10, growing up together in Northampton - the epicentre of men’s Goodyear-welted shoemaking in the UK. “Northampton’s only association with the fashion I was into as a teenager - the end of punk, the mod revival, the new wave coming through - was in its shoes, so I’d always wanted to work in the industry,” says West. “And with Mark’s background it was probably inevitable he would, though I think he perhaps regrets not going to work in the City or something - he’s very talented with numbers.” That they would set up a company together when quite

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so young, however - both were barely into their 20s - was another thing. It was one reason why the factories they approached to make West’s designs at first blanched at the opportunity. But youth perhaps also gave them a readiness to try something new. “I was working for a shoe importer and could see that the Italians were more or less taking an English look and selling it back to us,” explains West. “And you could see that Northampton was pretty stuck in its ways. We still wanted to make use of all of its skills, but make the kind of thing we wanted to wear, something more flamboyant.” The insistence on quality manufacturing was something of a risk in itself - the benefits of Goodyear-welting are better known today, but three decades ago was little understood or appreciated. “Of course, all the old guys who always wore Goodyear-welted shoes knew that they lasted, that they could be resoled, that they moulded to your feet and so on, but our first customers probably only understood that eventually by wearing them,” says West. “But we benefited from starting out at a point when people were also just getting interested in British-made things, and paying attention to the likes of provenance and authenticity, which is far more commonplace now.” The initial knock-backs, and the gamble they were taking, didn’t deter West and Jeffery however. “We just wanted to still be in business in three months’ time,” says West of the scale of their early ambition. Growth, thankfully, came slowly but most surely, and was entirely self-funded. One of the footwear businesses West had worked for had gone bust, and so too had Jeffery’s parents’ business - so there was a natural resistance to borrowing. “We were lucky in that we were young, still living at home, no families, so that helped, but we also had a sense that it was best to keep our heads down,” says West. “We didn’t want to go to the banks, especially at the kind of interest rates that were being offered then. But we’ve always thought that way. We have the shop in New York. But for us to take the business to the next stage would take an awful lot of money and I don’t think we have the appetite for it.” West and Jeffery have, for example, thought about launching clothing - and the company has been approached many times with that very proposal too. “But we’re a small company. There’s only two of us, so it would mean big

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changes,” says West. “Clothing is really a very different business. Plenty of clothing brands launch shoes and then find out how hard it is. And I’m sure the opposite is true too. I think we’ll stick with shoes and all the usual leather accessories that go with it.” In other words, having built a sizeable, reliable business, the duo don’t feel a need to rock the boat. It’s true that times are not easy right now: the company, like many others, is having to adapt to a new retail landscape that incorporates online sales and social media, while also coping with a rapacious rent and rate drive that has, for example, seen the former double on their Piccadilly store, and the latter rise by 40 percent. “It’s worrying,” says West. But the thinking is that Jeffery-West has a sufficiently loyal clientele that, as long as these customers come back and buy a pair every three years or so, the business is viable and sustainable. The brand even has its collectors now. “If 30 years ago you’d have told there would be men who

resistance to difference. Having their own shops has allowed

collected shoes I’d have laughed,” says West. “It’s good to

Jeffery-West to showcase the kind of shoes that West, as

know that it’s our shoes they’re collecting though.”

designer, has confidence there’s a market for, but which

Retail has, however, been important to the company’s

would be a hard sell to some store buyers.

success, in part in helping weather what at first seemed to

“We did these particularly Victorian looking shoes with

be the style consumer’s wholesale switch over to wearing

Cuban heels, for instance, and no buyer would touch them.

trainers - and with it the unrealistic expectations that all

But we believed in them and our shops gave them a place

shoes should be as soft and as instantly comfortable as a

to go,” says West. We don’t necessarily fit into whatever

favourite pair of Nikes - but also in fighting that ongoing

fashion’s current line of thought is. Some people might be surprised that we’ve lasted this long.” Fashion, is indeed, something West has always eschewed in favour of his own brand of dandyism. If Jeffery has typically stayed behind the scenes, West is there in a slimline trouser (which just tends to work best with a Jeffery-West shoe), some vintage tailoring, a dapper cravat or silk scarf. “I grew up in a time, and a place, such that I didn’t know any of the fashion brand names. “There was always a spirit of doing your own thing, of customisation. I remember buying this pair of plastic-soled Ravel shoes, and then painting the soles all different colours. That kind of thing was just what you did. “Music and style went hand in hand and it was all dynamic,” he adds. “And I think that shaped our readiness to go into business. I don’t know if we were products of the Thatcherite era too, but we had this ‘can do’ attitude. If you wanted to launch a business, you just got on with it. So we did.”

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Shirt Eton £139.99

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JULIA N B L A D E S

O w n er & M e n s we a r B u ye r I’m always on the lookout for something fresh and exciting, we pride ourselves on finding those eye-catching one-off pieces that give our customers a unique edge. Building a strong relationship with our suppliers is key, we never stock a brand unless we feel it is truly good value for money, and we get a real kick when we discover new, up and coming talent that we can introduce to our customers. This season is very much about investment pieces. A particular favourite of mine, is the tan leather Onda jacket by one of our new brands, Delan Leather. Their leather is second to none and it’s a great investment piece that only gets better with age. I’d wear it with a Filippo De Laurentiis roll neck, Tramarossa jeans and Jeffery West suede Dexter boots for the perfect off-duty ensemble. The eye-catching blue tweed check jacket by Circolo, offers excellent tailoring with a casual approach. Dress it up with a crisp Stenstrom’s shirt and Hackett trousers for a more formal outfit or dress it down with a pair of Jacob Cohens at the weekend and complete the look with a Stetson cap. You never get a second chance to make a good first impression and it’s the one-off pieces that set you above the rest.

Jacket Circolo 1901

Jacket Delan Leather

Shoes Jeffery-West

Jacket Mackage

Jeans Tramarossa

Hat Stetson

£409.99

£679.99

£304.99

£1,049.99

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Jacob Cohen

Brown Slim Fit Comfort Jeans £314.99

Grey Slim Fit J06 Jeans £154.99

Charcoal Skinny Fit Tattenhall Jeans £224.99

Belstaff

D E N I M

Armani Jeans

Black 734 Skinny Fit Stretch Jeans £118.99

Hugo

True Religion

Tramarossa

Ace Rocco Skinny Super T Jeans £228.99

Blue Slim Fit Leonardo Jeans £274.99

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A DVERT ISEM ENT FEAT U R E

TO P F L I G HT S TY L E E V O LV I N G F R O M TO P L E V E L P O L O E Q U I P M E N T M A N U F A C T U R E R TO O N E O F T H E W O R L D ’ S M O S T C O V E T E D L U X U R Y L I F E S T Y L E B R A N D S , L A M A R T I N A C O N T I N U E S TO I N S P I R E A N D C O N Q U E R I N T H E W O R L D S O F S P O R T A N D F A S H I O N . It’s a brand which approaches business in the same way a

Other famous fans of the brand include English aristocrat,

high-goal plater tackles the challenge of polo; with devotion

George Spencer-Churchill (one of La Martina’s handpicked

and a total commitment to excellence.

brand ambassadors), along with world-class athlete, Simone

And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. A true leader in the organisation

Moro, who spoke at a special brand and retail summit in Milan

and support of polo, La Martina works with, and is supported

in 2016, in celebration of the company’s 30th birthday.

by, a number of big-name brands, such as Bentley, Cartier,

Though still passionately committed to producing unrivalled

Perriet-Jouët and BMW - all of whom are proud to be

polo equipment for the worldwide polo community, today,

associated with the La Martina name as regional partners.

the family-owned company also masters the luxury ‘athleisure’

Global partners, meanwhile, include the likes of Maserati,

fashion market with a range of smart-casual ready-to-wear,

Cambridge University Polo Club and Guards Polo Club, of

fused with the essence of sportswear, that has helped earned

which HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is President.

it international appeal.

It’s a royal partnership that’s been going strong for many

When it comes to shopping, the brand’s philosophy is simple:

years; La Martina is the sole polo store at the Royal Family’s

walk into a La Martina store anywhere in the world and you

Windsor estate and HRH Queen Elizabeth, along with HRH

will find yourself in the heart of polo.

Prince William and HRH Prince Harry, all attended the official

The first store to showcase the brand’s concept of an original,

opening of the La Martina store at Guards Polo Club back

classic polo style, inspired by the equestrian individualism of

in 2014.

Argentine countryman, was ‘La Casona’, which opened in Buenos Aires in 1985. Since then, La Martina has taken the retail world by storm, with over 75 stores in nearly every corner of the globe, from London and Milan, to Dubai, Bangkok and Johannesburg. Jules B joined forces with La Martina in 2012 and remains one of the brand’s most valued partners and stockists in the UK; a trusted interpreter of La Martina’s unique, luxury style and taste. Find the label’s renowned, heritage-rich polo shirts, luxurious jumpers and knitwear, pristine casual shirts and more in-store now - the perfect garments for fashion-forward gentlemen.

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P L AC E TO H I D E J U S T L I K E G R E AT W I N E G E T S B E T T E R W I T H A G D O W N W I T H S O M E S U P F O R T H E W I N T E R

, L E E . S P L E D AY

AT H E R E T T L E S T Y L E S

Photographer: Chris Davis - Specular Stylist: Julian Blades - Jules B Hair: Mr Sam Wall Make- Up: Jo Leversuch - Make-up by Jo

Jacket Delan Leather

Scarf Stenstroms

Jeans Jacob Cohen

Shoes Joss

£679.99

£105.00

£359.99

£169.99


Jacket Delan Leather £604.99

Jumper Filippo De Laurentiis £128.99

Jeans Jacob Cohen £314.99


In conversation Jacket Schott £674.99

Jeans Tramarossa £239.99

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In conversation Jacket Parajumpers £1,439.99

Jumper Barbour International £84.99

Shirt Barbour International £74.99

Trousers Hackett £99.99

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In conversation Parka Mackage £1,049.99

Jumper Filippo De Laurentiis £128.99

P E R F O R M A N C E F A B R I C S F E AT U R E S , D E S I G N D E T A I W I N T E R O U T W E A R I S A S A S I T I S F U N C T I O N

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THE PARKA The cool cover-up that works with everything, from jeans to the work suit.

Parka Parajumpers Dark Brown Long Kodiak Parka £829.99

Parka Mackage Navy Edward Down Parka £1,049.99

THE OVERCOAT

Sharp, tailored and classic. Overcoats are perfect for dressing up weekend denim or as everyone knows, staying sharp for the workday commute.

Overcoat Boss Bomber Parajumpers

Grey Wool Check Camlow1 Jacket £419.99

Teal Hooded Gobi Bomber Jacket £704.99

THE BOMBER Go all-out fur to bring some fun to the slopes. The bold bomber is definitely your go-to for on-trend warming.

Overcoat Schott

Bomber Canada Goose

Dark Navy Wool Cyclone2 Pea Coat £274.99

Royal PBI Blue Chilliwack Bomber Jacket £724.99

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Outside Down Jacket Geox lack & Grey Quilted Camo Print Jacket £189.99

Wax Jacket Belstaff Cardinal Red Wax Trialmaster Jacket £794.99

THE WAX JACKET Our love affair with the waxed jacket is never going to wane. They work for everyone and simply get better with age.

Wax Jacket Barbour International Waxed Duke Jacket £189.99

Ski Jacket Napapijri

THE DOWN JACKET

Skidoo Anorak £394.99

We love a bit of down-time. These jackets manage to feel light-as-a-feather to wear, yet make you feel as snug-as-a-bug!

Down Jacket Handstich

Ski Jacket Bogner Black Fur Trim Lars3-D Down Jacket £434.99

Red James Hooded Down Jacket £609.99

THE SKI JACKET The slopes will be alive with the season’s joyous flashes of colour. They bring cheer on the dark days and dazzle beneath a sunny sky on snowy peaks.

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Foundations

“ T H E E F F E C T A W E L L - T A I L O R E D S U I T C A N H A V E O N A M A N ’ S C O N F I D E N C E I S E X T R A O R D I N A R Y. It is one of the best ways to define his personality and character. A properly tailored suit transforms a man; he walks taller, holds himself better and instantly becomes a more confident human being. Once a customer realises the psychological effect good tailoring can have, he very rarely goes back to buying off-the-peg. “I’m incredibly proud of my heritage and my forefathers’; tailoring and style are engrained in the Blades’ DNA. I am passionate about it, it’s what drives me.” J U L I A N

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Foundations

T H E R E ’ S A S A R T O R I A L G E N E S P A N N I N G F I V E G E N E R AT I O N S O F T H E B L A D E S F A M I L Y. T A I L O R I N G R E A L L Y I S I N T H E B L O O D , A S J U L I A N B L A D E S E X P L A I N S …

IN 1882 WILLIAM’S SON CHARLES PERCY BLADES WAS BORN and he followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a master tailor who eventually built up a thriving business in Chelsea, London. Unfortunately Charles had a penchant for gambling and according to family records lost almost everything - including a fine house in the heart of Chelsea. IN 1900 HE BECAME A FATHER to Charles Hilton Blades who served in both World Wars, suffering breathing problems from being gassed in the trenches. He made a move to the North East for its clean sea air. A ‘dapper’ chap, Charles had also honed his tailoring skills from a young age from his father and set up his own tailor’s shop on Ifracombe Gardens in Whitley Bay. HE SOON ACQUIRED A LOYAL FOLLOWING, later opening a larger store in the town centre called ‘Charles Blades Continental’ selling the latest ready-to-wear fashions of the day for men, as well as continuing with his tailoring. One of the first such stores of its time, it was a huge success. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT ALL BEGAN OVER 150

CHARLES RETIRED AT THE AGE OF 60, leaving the

YEARS AGO IN INDIA. A young soldier called William

store to his two sons Alan and John, who had both learned

Hilton Scott Blades served his time in the 11th Hussars as

their tailoring craft from their father.

regimental master tailor to Lord Raglan (of Charge of the Light Brigade fame).

TIMES WERE CHANGING AND JOHN TOOK

In 1815 when Lord Raglan lost an arm in combat, it fell to

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young William to make dressing easier – and to do this he

John set up a new side to the business, targeting a younger

created what is known today as the ‘raglan sleeve’. Lord

demographic and opened a store called ‘Young Blades’,

Raglan’s tailor innovatively began to make garments with

directly below a vibrant music venue called the Sands Club

a sleeve that extended to become part of the shoulder,

in Whitley Bay where the music scene was really taking off.

creating a diagonal seam from the underarm to the collar. This allowed much easier movement for Lord Raglan as he

CUSTOMERS INCLUDED FAMOUS NAMES like

adjusted to his disability whilst maintain his army duties.

the Animals, Bryan Ferry, Joe Brown, Georgie Fame and

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North of England. John had two children (Julian and Heidi) to his German wife Gerda, who was equally dynamic, setting up and eventually selling a successful fashion business importing famous fashion brands from Germany like Escada and Mondi. JULIAN SPENT HIS YOUTH WORKING IN HIS FATHER’S BUSINESS and at 18 headed to Germany to become an agent there for the eponymous English brand Barbour. Fluent in German, he developed his business skills selling to prestigious stores throughout Europe. When he returned to the UK he met his wife Rhona, at that time, a lecturer in fashion. THE PAIR FOUNDED JULES B IN 1985; their first store in the leafy suburb of Jesmond in Newcastle upon Tyne. Very soon the yearning to continue the family’s heritage of tailoring became a reality and for the past 30 years, Jules Alan Price. John however decided that he wanted a more

B has been making suits for the great and the good of the

exciting life eventually and left the family business to

North East and Cumbria. In all, the company has seven

become a professional racing driver following the Grand

beautiful stores selling men’s and women’s fashion.

Prix circuit around the globe with the likes of Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and James Hunt.

TODAY THE BRAND CONTINUES WITH DAUGHTER HALEY who has joined as a buyer after

JOHN RETURNED TO HIS TAILORING ROOTS after

working her way through all the company departments to

eventually retiring from the fast world of motor-racing. A

learn the ropes.

keen ‘shot’ and country man, John opened a business in the

Haley casts a younger eye over the womenswear side of

market town of Morpeth in Northumberland and started

the business, bringing in vibrant brands for a new generation

making shooting suits for the sporting fraternity, specialising

of customer. In turn, Rhona has developed the Zen brand

in tweed.

for Jules B which is aimed at the woman who has grown up with a Jules B wardrobe, going from the power-suited 80s

HE DRESSED THE SPORTSMEN, GAMEKEEPERS

and 90s to a more relaxed and fluid way of dressing, which

and employees of some of the large country estates in the

reflects the popular Scandinavian trends of the moment.

THE JULES B TAILORING ‘GENE’ that continues

“For t he p ast 30 yea r s, Jule s B has be e n ma king suits fo r the gr e a t and the good”

today is about the finest cloth from all the best Italian and British mills, as well as various options of fabrication, soft Italian Neapolitan construction for the connoisseur, all hand finished in Naples as well as fully and half canvassed suits and jackets. Jules B has a highly qualified team of tailors in each store who are extremely well rehearsed in helping and advising the customer achieve the desired effect for whatever occasion.

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Shirt Hugo

£479.99

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Jacket Boss £479.99

Bow Tie Hemley £34.99

Shirt Eton £127.99


Coat Hackett £720.00

Suit Hackett £745.00

Jumper Hugo £129.00

Shoes Magnanni £279.99

Umbrella Barbour £36.95


Blazer Baldessarini £413.99

Jumper Stenstroms £119.99

Trousers Hackett £214.99

Shoes Loake £214.99


Want, Need, Love Fragrance Murdock London £69.99

Socks Barbour £27.99

T-Shirts Boss

Belt Pampeano

£35.99

£64.99

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Is it a myth that chaps are notoriously tricky to shop for? In our opinion you just have to crank up the wishlist magic. So, (drum-roll), here you have it: the menswear must-buys

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that will get beards-a-twitching with excitement.

Cufflinks Paul Smith

Glasses Izipizi

£84.99

£28.99

Wallet Ettinger

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Boxers Calvin Klein

Fragrance La Martina

£37.99

£74.99


Want, Need, Love Hat Napapijri

Glasses Izipizi

£34.99

£28.99

Hat Stetson

Shoes Geox

£58.99

£89.99

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Socks Paul Smith £39.99

Belt Barbour £29.99

Scarf Paul Smith

Thermo Flask S’well

£94.99

£24.99

Hip Flask Ettinger £84.99

Polo Shirt Psycho Bunny

Bag Victorinox

£74.99

£59.99

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Want, Need, Love Jacket Belstaff

Shoes Jeffery West

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Jacket Mackage

£439.99

£889.99

Shoes Oliver Sweeney £278.99

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Jacket Corneliani

Suit Boss

£1,224.99

£579.99


Want, Need, Love Hat Stetson £78.99

Belt Pampeano £64.99

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Shoes PS By Paul Smith

Shirt Gant

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£134.99

£84.99

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Gilet Hackett £224.99


Want, Need, Love Gilet Stenstroms

Shirt Barbour International

Jumper Stenstroms

£254.99

£64.99

£119.99

C A L L T H E M YO U R N E W B E S T F R I E N D S . WA R M I N G T I M E - O F F B U Y S W I T H Q U I E T LY C O N F I D E N T G O O D L O O K S

Jeans Boss

Jacket Oakwood

£128.99

£309.99

Polo Shirt Fred Perry

Sunglasses Le Specs

£64.99

£48.99

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JULES B JESMOND THE STORE

Cocktails: SOHE is just around the corner to Jules B should

The Jules B menswear store in Jesmond sits on Acorn Road

you need to ponder your purchases over a pina colada and

neighbouring the womenswear store.

platter of sushi. A cool hangout with Asian-influenced food.

Its style is elegant, polished and welcoming. Quality fittings, an airy atmosphere and the Jules B tradition of service mean

MEET THE MANAGER

that whether you’re buying a pair of brogues or stocking up

Alex Butler heads up the menswear Jules B store in Jesmond.

on an entire new season wardrobe, the experience will be

He’s been involved in the fashion industry since owning a

comfortable and unhurried. Over two floors the menswear

vintage shop in the centre of Newcastle and a small boutique

store stocks an unrivalled collection of designers and of course

in Camden Market, which specialised in heritage and Italian

includes a bespoke tailoring department.

menswear. He has been with Jules B for a year.

The skilled menswear team are able to advise on the ultimate made-to-measure suit thanks to the dazzling collection of

FASHION FEELING

luxurious exclusive Italian and European fabrics.

My two passions have always been fashion and music. I have performed all over the country. I think it’s important that your

THE PLACE

clothes say something about your personality, this is especially

Jesmond is a hive of daily buzz and activity, a village-like

the case when you are making a statement on stage.

atmosphere close to the city of Newcastle. The affluent suburb

Whether a customer is looking for a refined and sophisticated

is home to professionals, families and students and enjoys a

business ensemble or something altogether more outlandish

relaxed feel at any time of the day.

and extravagant, I take great pleasure in making it happen.

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TYPICAL DAY

Breakfast: With your healthy hat on, head right next door to

As a proud and pristine sartorial gentleman, I rise early and

Jules B and find Clean & Press for the best healthy food and

begin grooming my moustache to the soundtrack of some of

snacks, smoothies and cold pressed juices.

my favourite soul records. After ironing a crisp shirt, I whip my

Lunch: For a nice, casual bite to eat with friends, head to Arlos

tie into a small teardrop shaped knot and I’m ready to go...

on quirky Brentwood Avenue. The menu features everything

After putting on my suit of course.

from super salads to hunger-busting burgers.

My day usually consists of fittings and appointments. I take a

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I think a high quality camel coat is a wardrobe essential, the best example I have seen this season is the Hackett Mayfair double breasted version.

MY WARDROBE MUST-HAVES I think most people would say I have a slightly eccentric style. I would describe my style as being heavily influenced by dandy fashion. I wear tailoring nearly all of the time, inside and outside of work. I enjoy wearing bold checks and love to experiment with the use of colour in the suits I design for myself. I usually complete my look with a matching wide brimmed hat. My current favourite suit is a bright blue window pane check made up in an Italian Cerruti fabric.

THE JULES B TEAM Julian has many years of experience in the world of fashion and a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. We still see him in the store almost every day. He’s a great character to have around and has a very strong and passionate vision for the business.

WHAT I’M WEARING A Jules B made-to-measure suit made up in a Cerruti fabric. Shoes, Loakes brown suede Cadogan Oxfords, £215. Shirt, by Eton. Jules B silk tie. series of measurements, to ensure the suit will fit the client’s

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body shape perfectly. After the fitting process is complete, I

Fronting the buzzy Osborne Road, Jules B womenswear has a

talk the customer through the vast and beautiful collection of

catwalk-worthy position in leafy Jesmond.

fabrics we have to offer. Our suits are entirely custom-made;

The two-storey building with seductive lighting, glossy fitting

my job is to make our customer’s tailoring dreams become

and acres of space invites customers of feel, touch and try the

a reality.

fabulous designs which fill the rails and shelves. Staff know their stuff when it comes to advising customers –

THE JULES B MENSWEAR CUSTOMER

be it for a special occasion piece, a reliable, confidence-inducing

We see a wide array of customers in store - everyone from

dress for work or a truly wow-them outfit.

refined worldly older chaps to cutting edge fashionable guys in

But when it comes to downtime, this is also the store. A place

their mid twenties!

of denim dreams and cashmere crushes. Where you find

We meet some of the region’s most successful and interesting

easy-going casual pieces which are worn with confidence for

businessmen and local personalities. A lot of the men who

Saturday drinks and Sunday morning sports sidelines.

shop with us live fast-paced lifestyles and enjoy the one-on-one service we offer in our stores.

MEET THE MANAGER

Some of our customers have a very clear vision of what they

Alexandra Stoppard has been with Jules B Jesmond for a year.

want. Others are a little more unsure. Staff have an unrivalled

As a professional dancer and model in theatre and on TV she

knowledge of the current trends and enjoy advising anyone.

has worked all over the world.

SEASON’S STORE PICKS

FASHION FEELING

I really love the Swedish brand Stenstroms. The subtle detail of

My mum used to take me to designer stores as a child and

the mother of pearl buttons on their shirts is truly sensational.

treat me to nice things, which is probably why I’m such a

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from Citizens of Humanity or Velvet, with a smart shirt from

nightmare now and spend most of my wages in Jules B!

Victoria Beckham, a gorgeous statement jumper from Markus

TYPICAL DAY

Lupfer or a classic cashmere from 360. I love a heel so you’ll

My day starts with a coffee and usually runs on it all day.

usually find me in a heeled boot from Kendal and Kylie.

The most difficult task is choosing what to wear that day. I love

Outside of work my clothing style doesn’t change but I just

that I get to spend every day in ‘dress up’. During the day I’m

relax the look with a trainer.

usually all over the place but when I do get time to spend with my customers, it’s the best part.

THE JULES B TEAM

I love having a chat with them and catching up on their lives,

Julian and Rhona have created a culture where they have seen

whilst helping them look fabulous.

repeat customers since the day they opened their first shop and we work hard every day to continue that.

THE JESMOND JULES B CUSTOMER

The family is very present in everything that happens within

Our customers like the nicer things in life. They like amazing

the business and in this day and age of retail, that’s a very rare

quality items and brands that are exclusive. We have trend-led

and special thing.

customers, brand loyal customers and customers who want to be guided and what we think would look good on them. That’s

WHAT I’M WEARING

the most fun part, putting our customers in items they may not

Rag and Bone pink Ace Cashmere jumper £375, with velvet

necessarily go for normally.

Berdine faux leather leggings £175, shoes my own.

We also get visitors from out of town who have perhaps shopped on our website and want to visit the flagship store.

SEASON’S STORE PICKS Rixo has been huge for us. The brand is so distinctive yet effortless and stylish. It has the versatility to be worn dressed up and down and that’s what draws a lot of customers to it. I am particularly excited by our new outerwear brand, Nicole Benisti. It oozes style and quality and is fun with the bright colour furs.

MY WARDROBE MUST-HAVES My style is mostly pretty classic but I do like to have fun. Rixo was a brand that I would have said was out of my comfort zone but once on and styled, I love wearing it. At work you find me in a skinny fit jean or leather-look legging

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JULES B YARM

THE STORE Yarm’s Jules B store is something of a tardis of shopping secrets. Its high street display windows always look bold, bright and inviting – showcasing inspiring outfits and seasonal trends. Over two floors of designer fashion be swept away by, three distinctive areas paying attention to the wealth of designers. Thanks to insightful buying from the Jules B team, ranges work together to suit every woman’s lifestyle – be it the boardroom, the yoga studio, the school run or a glamourous fund-raiser. Staff are great at helping you achieve the look you want, either for a special occasion or business event where you want to ‘nail it’ , looking and feeling perfect in your own skin. The team can cast an eye to create the perfect capsule wardrobe or get it right for that ‘all eyes on you’ outfit.

THE PLACE Yarm is a great destination for a day out with a dash or

welcome, the morning papers and perfect coffee – from house

shopping or a fashion spree with added cocktails.

to guest blends, all roasted locally. They are coffee geeks with

The quaint market town combines a high street

a helping of home-made cakes and scones. The artisan-baked

neighbourliness with the buzz of cocktail bars, cool delis and

sourdough toast is second-to-none, and the fruit smoothies

smart cocktail stops-offs.

make for a virtuous start to the day. Lunch: Muse on the high street is about good gastro lunchy-

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brunchy food, a definite ladies-who-lunch destination. Prawn,

Breakfast: Mint Hobo right next to Jules B offers a fine

courgette and saffron risotto with courgette crisps and

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gremolata anyone? Or pop in for a pastry mid-afternoon. Cocktails: Buzzy and bright, Lotus Lounge is perfect for a spot of sass – and is another neighbour to Jules B. Something of a ‘be seen’ spot with the glamour quota ramping up after dark. An impressive drinks menu, good music and bistro classics.

MEET THE MANAGER Clare McBride heads up the Yarm store. She has worked in fashion for 15 years – and before that travelled the world as cabin crew.

FASHION FEELING I love clothes, I love talking to people – and I love finding them the right thing in store. It’s great to see new trends then

Customers are local but they also come from York, Harrogate,

translate them. Fashion is massive part of my life – at work

the Lakes – even Australia. We have what you might call ‘hot’

and at home – but I love being able to work with amazing

brands – like Rixo, Self Portrait – and some people clamour for

international designer brands yet still be in friendly Yarm.

those names. Then we have the business owner who might come in for a

TYPICAL DAY

couple of knock-out Isabel de Pedro dresses.

I’m up at 6.30. I like really thinking about what to wear for

The Oska customer loves the laid-back Scandi vibe of this

work. I wear classics with a twist maybe a skirt, boots and a

cosy but quirky brand. Our yummy mummies have the time to

clashing print. Current favourite is a Rixo star-print skirt.

spend shopping – they love slouchy cashmere sweaters, quality

I get my little boy ready for school then come into the shop,

jeans and Ash trainers.

The business of the day might mean emails, new-season deliveries or sorting outfits for fashion shoots or catwalk shows

SEASON’S STORE PICKS

and helping customers make decisions!

Big names include BKLYN for fabulous fur-trim hats with interchangeable pom poms – great fun!

THE YARM JULES B CUSTOMER

I love the Nicole Benisti luxey outwear brand – beautiful

Is a WAG, a yummy-mummy, a businesswoman, a grandma.

attention to detail in trims, linings and leather detail. Velvet is very big - I love the Alice & Olivia velvet tux.

MY WARDROBE MUST-HAVES For weekends, definitely jeans! I wear my True Religion jeans to death - with trainers and an oversized cashmere sweater. I love getting dressed up for work, but I don’t do ‘dressy-dressing’ so my go-to outfit would be leather leggings.

THE JULES B TEAM It’s like being part of a big family. It’s a big and exciting business. I like that we champion smaller quality brands rather than obvious brands, which are not necessarily the best quality. I think our stores look polished and luxurious and there’s always some chilled fizz in the fridge!

WHAT I’M WEARING Victoria Beckham dress – red is definitely the colour of the season, £515, with over the knee boots, Kendall & Kylie £195.

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most sumptuous food, with a special twist. Great ambience.

Kendal’s Jules B stores boast one of the most stunning

Cocktails: For the post-work cocktails, wine and tapas hit,

locations in the UK. With a menswear, womenswear and

head over to Slate. Kick back with a well-earnedglass of rose or

lifestyle store in the market town, Jules B is almost a ‘mini-

maybe a stylish cosmopolitan.

empire’. The luxurious ladieswear store is home to noteworthy

MEET THE MANAGER

chic brands. The best possible customer service is a given –

Lisa Jackson is general manager of both the newly-opened

with the desire to ensure that customers have an amazing

Zen lifestyle store and Jules B Ladieswear, Kendal. She has

experience. Everything from lighting, music, aspirational displays

been with Jules B for nine years and ‘lives and breathes’ the

and inspiring mannequins create that perfect, welcoming

company.

atmosphere.

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I love fashion, I love all of the brands we sell, and I love helping

Kendal is a pretty market town, something of a ‘gateway’ to the

our customers find that perfect outfit, whether it be casual day

Lake District in a beautiful landscape with a backdrop of the

wear, or luxury designer eveningwear.

Lakeland fells.

It’s an overwhelming feeling, seeing how much confidence and

The historic town has a bustling community, pavement cafes

happiness it gives to our customers when they have decided

and, because of its tourists, a relaxed sense of ‘time off ’.

on that perfect look.

Independent retailers, restaurants and bustling arts centre all add to the quirky yet contemporary vibe.

TYPICAL DAY The alarm goes at 6.30 and I’m up sharp, dressed in my

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sportswear to take our dog Hudson out for a 30-minute walk.

Breakfast: Pick up a freshly made pastry at Babaganoush. Try a

Quick shower when I return and then mummyhood kicks in. I

warm cinnamon bun and fresh strong coffee.

get my two children ready for school. I like to plan what I wear

Lunch: A new Turkish café called Olive, which offers the

the night before. My wardrobe looks like a mini snapshot of

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both Zen and our ladieswear store. I come and open up the stores. I start with emails, picking items off our websales orders, followed by deliveries and then one-to-ones with our customers.

THE KENDAL JULES B CUSTOMER Ladies who have saved for that special something, businesswomen, retirees and people on holiday. Mums, grandmas, the list really is endless. With having so many designers in both Zen and Jules B Ladies, we appeal to a wide age range and customer style. When new brands come into store at the start of the season, we personally try everything on, (a bit like a mini fashion show) so we can pick out items and give the customers a call, tell them what we think would suit them.

SEASON’S STORE PICKS I am absolutely loving Alice and Olivia this season; the beautiful velvet textured high shoulder suit is simply stunning! Equally, one of my very favourite brands is Annette Gortz –

are always listened to, and we are very much involved in what

beautiful prints, luxurious fabrics and attention to detail.

is happening next at Jules B

We have a display of the BKLYN bobble hats, right at the front of the shop, which is a real show-stopper... they are flying out

WHAT I’M WEARING

of the shop.

Annette Gortz black shift dress £355, black leather United

Nude boots, £185

MY WARDROBE MUST-HAVES For weekends, my Citizen of Humanity jeans which I absolutely

JULES B MENSWEAR KENDAL

love, Hudson boots and nice Crea jumper. I like to dress up for

Located at the bottom of Finkle Street, just off the main high

work but nothing too short, so my Annette Gortz dress with

street in Kendal. On the ground floor, find classic brands such

stylish United Nude boots or a fabulous Isabel de Pedro figure-

as Barbour, Hugo Boss and Fred Perry. Upstairs are brands

hugging dress with some Senso shoes are my go-to.

such as Circolo 1901, Mackage and Belstaff. This is where the tailoring department is - browse through quality pima cotton

THE JULES B TEAM

shirts from Eton and Stenstroms, and suits from the likes of

We really are like one big family. Everybody will do anything

Paul Smith, Hackett, Boss and Baldessarini.

and everything to help each other out. Our opinions and ideas

It is here where you can get fitted for a unique made-tomeasure suit and choose from more than 250 different cloth designs,.

MEET THE MANAGER James Butterworth, made-to-measure specialist and ‘tailoring geek’.

FASHION FEELING Most of my styling inspiration comes from a young Michael Caine. He wore suit jackets that were cut shorter, yet had over-sized lapels to give the impression of a strong chest. And no one can pull off a suit and flat cap combination like him!

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TYPICAL DAY A normal day starts the night before. I have rails of suits, shirts and trousers, so take the time to iron, press and steam my uniform ready for the next day. I could never just throw something on! My day could consist of multiple fitting appointments typically lasting from one to two hours. If I have no appointments due, my duties are on the shop floor, assisting customers.

imagine. From blue checked suits to a polo shirt from the International Snow Polo Championships, I have something for my many different moods!

THE JULES B TEAM I’ve been a part of the Jules B family for just over a year now. I use the word family instead of ‘company’ as, like all families, we each bring a little something to the table. We’re only a small team in Kendal menswear, it’s my second family!

WHAT I’M WEARING A Jules B made-to-measure suit

THE JULES B MENSWEAR CUSTOMER We attract many different customers, from curious tourists to faithful returning shoppers. We cater to some of the area’s most successful business owners in Kendal. We know their style and what brands they like. We also get customers who buy the whole wardrobe for that year in one afternoon!

SEASON’S STORE PICKS In winter I get ever-more excited about layering up and wearing proper clothes again! Long peacoats over a flannel or tweed suit with a lovely thick cashmere scarf accompanied winter brogues or boots. That said, the Kendal man also requires a strong weatherproof jacket that can be relied on when the weather turns particularly sour. A waxed Barbour jacket has been the staple choice for many, but do not dismiss the likes of Handstich and Schneider jackets. Both brands offer superior comfort and functionality and can be easily dressed to create a very sophisticated ensemble.

MY WARDROBE MUST-HAVES The most eclectic blend of menswear clothing you can possibly

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A FABULOUS CHINTI & PA R K E R C A S H M E R E S W E AT E R F O R YO U TO W I N

SAY ‘ OOH LA L A’ TO A WI NNI NG WIN T ER To celebrate the arrival of Chinti & Parker here at Jules B, we have a fabulous competition for you. Bring a bit of French chic to your winter wardrobe with a cheeky cashmere Ooh la la sweater – our prize worth £275.99. The gorgeous brand creates classic knitwear with a cheery twist with its witty slogans and quirky designs. Beautiful yarns are used to create the softest woolen sweaters and accessories in cashmere and merino wool, which are now available at Jules B. Chinti & Parker womenswear was launched in London in 2009 with the label’s co-founder cousins, Rachael Wood and Anna Singh, bringing a new level of tactility to contemporary womenswear. Guaranteeing luxury craftsmanship and experimental prints and patterns, the Chinti & Parker collection is a beautiful and cosy choice to update your winter knits. We have one Chinti & Parker Ooh la la sweater to win in our prize draw.

To enter send your name and email address to social@julesb.co.uk The winner will be drawn on 20th December 2017. For terms and conditions, visit www.julesb.co.uk/competitions

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