We wrote this during the time of the Covid-19 Lockdown
Hello and welcome to another instalment of the Jaunty Flaneur Newsletter.
Despite our exciting new newsletter format announced only in February, we are not running ‘business as usual’ and so it felt a little odd, almost inappropriate, to put together our normal assortment of news and introductions.
We have temporarily closed our doors, much like virtually everybody else, and our Savile Row space is empty. Our day-to-day operations are down to a dribble and we are only operating our postal service.
During this period, we are using our time to plan our comeback. We are working on the business with a view to identifying areas we can improve and looking for more services we can add to our repertoire. If you have any feedback to build in to our musings, please do reply to this email and let us know if there’s anything you want to see us do more (or less) to improve your experience.
Some of you are working from home, like us, and we hope you stay focused, stay active and stay safe.
Others, unable to carry on as normal(ish), do not despair and do not circle the drain of ennui. Learn Italian in the expectation that we will once again be able to travel. Knit a jumper for winter. Brush up on style blogs and podcasts (a few such as Shoe Gazing, Permanent Style, and Handcut Radio spring to mind).
Our team has also chipped in with with a few book recommendations to pass the idle hours:
Bec in Savile Row suggests The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Jayden in Jermyn Street suggests Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
PJ our patina artist suggests The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Tom our founder and mascot suggests Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
We close this newsletter with some pertinent illustrations by our former colleague and now full time artist, Fab Gorjian (also the mastermind behind our brand illustrations). Fab created these images for people to circulate to others. If you’re an Instagrammist, please do give Fab a follow, have a look at his other illustrations, and repost his public information images if you feel so inclined.
We hope you and yours stay well in the coming weeks, and we look forward to resuming normal service soon.
Very warmest regards,
The Jaunty Flaneur