Clothing

“Jeeves” For the Modern Dandy.

The other day at a job interview I was called a “Dapper Dandy” by one of the interviewers. Now the fact that she actually said this to me after I walked in the room, was pretty questionable, and considerably unprofessional, but the fact is I was dressed up for a hot summer day. While the other candidates in the waiting area were all wearing black wool suits, I was wearing a seersucker jacket, light grey pants, white shoes, shirt and tie. Did I mention it was 100 degrees outside? It was, and the heat index was close to 110? Sorry, I am not going to wear a black wool suit on a 100 degree day for anyone unless they are dead and I’m attending their funeral. So, I guess I was a bit of a “Dapper Dandy”, and I’m cool with that.

All of this brings me to the object below. The “Jeeves” valet. Incase you don’t know what a clothes valet is, a valet is usually a floor standing wooden rack designed to hold your wrinkle prone clothing while you are not wearing them. For the most part they are the same uninspired piece of furniture your grandfather might have had in his bedroom or office.

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So the Jeeves Valet a much better looking version of the afore-mentioned clothes valet. Jeeves is a functional, beautiful,high-end luxury piece of furniture your clothes would love to rest on. And since I am such a dandy, I’m trying to justify how I could willingly drop between $400.00 and $1000.00 on an item to hold my linen sport coat or suit. Frankly I can’t, but it doesn’t stop me for lusting after this sculptural piece of furniture with its clean lines, geometric shape, and beautiful finishes.

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If you  are in need of Jeeves, and have the means in which to acquire it, I think you should because it’s a pretty amazing upgrade to an old standard.

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Slow Motion Color. Barbour Meets Pantone.

What happens when you take a few beautiful young people and shoot them with a Phantom Flex 4K camera with the frame rate cranked up to a couple hundred frames per second? You get the ad below for Barbour clothing. Produced by , the long form one minute and thirty second spot introduces a new line of clothing featuring Pantone colors. The spot has some really nice slow motion cinematography with the beautiful young people being pelted with handful’s of colored powder. No voice over, no editorial, no call to action, just people turning through the clouds of colored dust and emerging at the end to reveal the new line all set to a catchy pop tune.

EDITING: Vee Pinot
FLAME: Mark Beardall, Stephen Miller, Andrew Curtis
COLOUR: Ben Rogers
POST PRODUCER: Magda Krimitsou

Full Circle. A Visually Deceptive Short Film.

Callum Cooper has produced a deceptively simple video for New London / Melbourne apparel maker Klezinski. I say “Deceptively Simple”, because while this looks like it would be easy to do, I can tell you it is very complex and requires great skill at both shooting and editing.

This film is a creative collaboration between film-maker Callum Cooper, sound artist John Kassab and Klezinski. Full Circle is a showcase of hand-crafted fashion pieces from its initial range.

If you get a chance, go to Cooper’s site and check out  some of his other work. You might also get an idea of how they made this film.

Visuals: Callum Cooper
Audio: John Kassab

Producers:
Willow Berzin
Callum Cooper
John Kassab
Tim Tropp

Foley Artist:
Adrian Medhurst