London, United Kingdom
Custom Barista Apron by Dawson Denim
- 13 oz black selvage denim
- Undyed British leather
- Steel Marine D-Rings
- Hemmed by a 1959 Union Special (Apparently it’s rare to find one of these in working order, they actually had to drag an engineer out of retirement to service it)
Dawson Denim is a young company steeped in traditional denim craft. This glossary of denim terms is pretty much their bible. The fabrics come from an old family run mill in Japan, and the products are crafted in the UK at their Brighton studio. Stay tuned for their collection of jeans launching any day now.
Color photo by Kenny McCracken at Create Studios
B/W photos by David Goldman for Jocks and Nerds Magazine
Daniel Speight, artist and art installer at Ace London, lives on a boat in the canals of the city, where it’s legal to tether in one spot for up to two weeks and then, like an urban nomad, move onwards. He gathers supplies along the way, living in the fluid, shifting intersection between the natural and industrial worlds and watching as they change through the seasons. This life has allowed him a unique point of view on a vibrant and vital urban hub, watched from a distance — a perspective best seen in his elaborate illustrations of London’s buildings and homes, screen printed onto the fore-edges of old books. He’s a nimble storyteller, unbound to one medium or method. London Foxes, printed in full below, is his personal account of London canal life.
Spending the afternoon exploring ISYS ARCHIVE’s What We Wore project, daydreaming our way onto the memory lanes and into the outfits of our now-neighbors, worn and loved long before there was an Ace Hotel in Shoreditch or anywhere else.
In 1954, Barbara Ruben and her best friend Pam worked as seamstresses in Spitalfields. They waitressed together for a summer in East Sussex, and bought matching bikinis for the beach. Barbara still lives and works in the neighborhood.