3 Mar 2010

Mr Start & Mr. Guy

Philip Start & Alistair Guy
Philip Start the Shoreditch retailer with London fashion photographer Alistair Guy.

Many years ago Philip gave me my first job in fashion when I was 16. Then he ran a 26 strong chain of London shops, before he founded the much bigger chain Woodhouse.

Philip now runs Start with his wife Brix Smith-Start (the former guitarist of Eighties cult band The Fall, and who is also currently working on a new season of the UK's popular fashion TV series "Gok's Fashion Fix" )

Philip and Guy are both wearing suits from Mr. Start, Philips made-to-measure shop.


Anonymous said...

the jacket of the guy on the right fits amazing!

Anonymous said...

a great couple.....

davidikus said...

I would be surprised if they were a couple! More to the point: I think very little of London Fashion in general but Philip Start has been very instrumental in improving the fashion scene in London over the years. Also, these suits are very well cut, showing that London's only longstanding fashion tradition, bespoke tailoring, remains strong (I would still get my suits from Ede and Ravenscroft, though!

Thanks a lot for sharing.