Photo: Alamy/Homer Sykes Archive
Homer Sykes is Canadian born British documentary photography. He has produced one of the most iconic and comprehensive visual archives on the British way of life.
His extensive online photo library can be viewed here.
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1995 Barbour advertisement for country footwear for men. Barbour began making footwear in the early 1920s.
Coinciding with a major exhibition at London’s Design Museum dedicated to the British designer Paul Smith, comes the release of an iPad App.
In four immersive sections, the app invites you to discover Paul Smith’s universe, explore his inspirations and understand the method behind his magic.
Using your iPad camera you can see the world through Paul eyes, using the colours around you to create custom Paul Smith patterns; take a virtual tour of the staircase in Paul’s London studio, where the walls are bursting with a pictures and paintings from his own collection; flick through some of Paul’s mottos before sending him your own hand-written note or doodle and understand the connection between Paul’s love of photography and his unique design process.
The app will be available later this winter.
Visit the exhibition “Hello, my name is Paul Smith” at the Design Museum from 15th November 2013 – 9th March 2014.
Photo of H.R.H. Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales via I Love the British Royals
On being voted been voted one of Gentleman’s Quarterly’s Best Dressed Men in March 2012: “It wasn’t so long ago I was voted by another panel of judges the Worst Dressed. In the past I have been named both in successive years.It was probably this experience that made me decide I simply had to go my own way and stick to what I felt suited me.
Clothes have to combine style with sustainability and I find British-made tailoring more than meets that challenge – much to the amusement of my staff, who are sometimes surprised to find that what I am wearing turns out to be as old as or even older than they are.”
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