Kings and Queens
The story of how we came across Kings of Carnaby started due to Tin's particular (read: extremely picky) taste in clothing. He loves his shirts and even after leaving the corporate world he still chooses to wear shirts whilst making coffees, never mind the coffee stains. Whilst most girlfriends like to dress their boyfriends up, I never had that duty with Tin. He would poo-poo my purchases for him and they would sit gathering dust in the corner of his wardrobe, well then more shopping money for me!
Whenever he finds an item and takes a liking to it, he would make sure he really loves it before purchasing. So the day that he came across the Hooper Shirt , he was insanely obsessed with it. It was a perfect fit for him and it was loud...matching his semi obnoxious personality. And boy did he get compliments, to the point I would have to roll my eyes as I knew his head grew with each compliment and almost refuse to wear any other shirt.He went online and read up about Kings Of Carnaby and immediately fired off an email to Nick & Michael because he had this crazy idea to dress all our staff in their gorgeous attire. To his surprise and excitement, Nick & Michael were also so excited by the idea of it. So the idea was born.When we met up with Nick, we learnt so much about their business and their passion behind it. When we meet other small business owners that are truly without-a-doubt bursting at the seams passionate about what they do, we love it. We click with them instantly because we can relate.
Kings of Carnaby are not a huge label (yet) but they have some gorgeous designs with a 1960's London mod era inspiration behind it. The heart behind each piece makes it special and when you wear their stuff you're bound to get compliments - this is what stood out to us because everyone would almost always comment on the clothes and c'mon who doesn't love a compliment or two? I think the current count on the Generation Trench Coat Tin won't ever take off is currently sitting at 22 - a guy even stopped him on the street whilst he was in a car to ask him where he got it from - no joke. Tin almost thought he was going to be asked to supply something other than cupcakes...