We'll blow me, this day didn't turn out as expected when I got up this morning.
Like some of you, I was happy to get an email today from Matchless saying that a London store was now open. Sure enough, as it was a lovely sunny day and the shop (Mayfair) isn't far from where I work (Westminster) I decided to take a walk over.
The store was everything I'd hope it to be, with loads of Matchless jackets all hanging there waiting to be tried on. But the surprise was that aside from me and the one sales assistant, the only other two people in the store were .... Michele and Manuele Malenotti themselves ! I was very surprised to see them and had a great chat about Matchless, quality of leathers and wax cottons, the Osborne, Craig and others, the Pope, my collection etc. Michele even posed for this photo for me. And as I was leaving Michele gave me a personal present "Something you can't buy" he said. Turns out it was a matchless leather card holder, very cool.
My best memory was when we were discussing new Belstaff and he said "For us it's all about the passion not the fashion".
Belstaff Hero, Police, Brad, Ethan, M, Legend, Indy, Button, Panther, Seven, Denim, Patterson, Roadmaster, City, Lawrence, Duke of York, Cople, Sammy, Sandway Matchless Osborne, Roadfarer, Baker, Fulham, Craig, Silverstone TNO Surrogates, Indy IV Kelso Relic BR DH4 Royale Quantum RRL Owens, Farley, Moorhouse Lot78 199 RL Bradford, Harrington, Sutter, Barracuda, Biker Baracuta G9