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Monday, 18 July 2016

GarconJon meets Henrietta Street, London

To celebrate Covent Garden After Hours, a series of parties and events this July, I've photographed seven characters from five of my favourite outfitters on the street named Henrietta.

As the likes of Club Monaco, Oliver Sweeney and Albam Clothing will be keeping their doors open late, Covent Garden will come alive with food, drink, live music and art. There's a real sense of community in the area, particularly since Henrietta Street has grown to become a cluster of likeminded menswear. I regularly stop by the likes of The Real McCoys and Nigel Cabourn, so this is a real treat.

Don't forget to head down to Henrietta Street for Covent Garden After Hours on Thursday 21th July as it's one for the boys with late night opening hours, live music and drinks until 9pm. 

Ben. The Real McCoys, 15 Henrietta St.

Jack Norman. Club Monaco, 29 Henrietta Street.

"I love London because you can create an identity here. Fashion is so diverse and therefore expressing yourself isn’t limited. Just be yourself and be great at it!"

Mark McGowan. Albam Clothing, 31 Henrietta Street.

"There are many people that I draw inspiration from but I look up to people like my dad. He was an engineer when I was growing up so had this calm, logical way of thinking. At the same time, he wasn't afraid to be creative and forward thinking. I suppose he's the reason I had the balls to leave the small Irish town that I grew up in."

Matthew Schembri. Albam Clothing, 31 Henrietta Street.

"I don't really have any role models or aspirational figures. I just want to be a good person, an informed person, an educated person and a compassionate person. I relate to people like Jerry Garcia and Jeff Bridges. Just trying to spread the love and stay cool and mellow. Stop, Listen and Be True."

Richard Humby. Nigel Cabourne, 28 Henrietta St.

Marc Ellwood. Edwin Store, 25 Henrietta Street.

"It's better to be late in this world than early in the next. Something my dad always said to me when I lived at home and I was driving somewhere and was in a rush. It's so true."

George Bebb. Club Monaco, 29 Henrietta Street.

 "My Grandfather, Roy was the hardest working and most caring man I knew. Also the only man I knew that could eat twelve sausages in one sitting."