We have taken over the window at the Belgraves Hotel in Knightsbridge.
The ‘April Showers’ installation is based on the contrasting weather we experience at this time of year. As warmer air starts to build, the jet stream moves towards the UK bringing in strong winds and rain across from the Atlantic. These big temperature contrasts from the ground up, makes the air incredibly unstable. The bigger the contrast in pressure, temperature and humidity (the 3 main drivers), the more dramatic the weather. The result? Classic April Showers.
The window reflects the science of April Showers with 3 contrasting shapes of well-suited city gentlemen. Tailored in Tweed, Pinstripe & Herringbone with distinctly different body types. All 3 characters go about their day in the same way but all have their own style, taste & behaviour. The window will be on display for the duration of April.
We’ve made these rather fetching umbrellas for Richard James. Available in 2 options, the Green & Orange Faze prints are stitched to our signature Maple Solid Stick and Steel Frame.
Both Umbrellas are available exclusively online and in store through Richard James, Savile Row.
Images © Richard James
We have launched a Personalisation Service with our new range of City Lux Umbrellas, with the option of Monogramming up to 4 initials on the special Leather Fastener.
Available in Navy, Khaki, Red & Yellow, the umbrellas themselves comprise of a thick cotton Canope, Malacca Wood handle, Beech Wood Shaft and heavy duty Steel Frame. The Leather Strap fastens to a Solid Brass clog ball creating a beautifully simple elegant umbrella. The London Undercover City Lux retails at £125.
Initials can be embossed with a choice of Gold, Silver, Black, White or Blind embossing and is done at our flagship store on Hanbury St, Spitalfields, E1. The service will be complimentary until the end of the month (May) with a £25 charge thereafter and can take up to 3 working days.
Umbrella Personalisation is also available for Online customers. Please email shop[at]londonundercover.co.uk with your request and we will get back to you right away.
We’re hosting a sample sale in store at our Hanbury St shop. This Friday & Saturday. 11am-6pm.
20 Hanbury St / Spitalfields / London E1 6QR – Nearest Stations: Shoreditch High St / Liverpool St
Our NEW Oxford City Gents are now available to buy online and in store.
They come in 3 styles: Oxford Stripe / Oxford Mid Stripe / Oxford Wide Stripe.
Made from exclusive woven cotton, the umbrellas have the identical look and feel of a traditional Oxford shirt. Available on our City Gent frame with Malacca Handle & Beech Wood Shaft. Hand Crafted in London, England, they retail for £125.
Our special guest brand in store this month is the iconic Anglepoise®.
In the 1930’s Britain produced a rational, modern lamp for mass production. It was intended as a functional light for both the office and home. The Anglepoise® was the result of a collaboration between Herbert Terry & Sons and George Carwardine, an automotive engineer and a director of Carwardine Associates of Bath.
The 1227 lamp was modelled on the ergonomics of the human arm, with springs instead of counterweights to hold the arm in position. The lamp has sold an enormous quantity since it’s release and represents an independent British tradition of rational design.
The window of our Hanbury Street store current features a Giant1227™ which was originally created for the Roald Dahl museum as a tribute to the lamp he used at his writing desk. We are selling a selection of Original1227™ lamps in store. Prices start at £160.
Moscot is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear. The brand infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship.
Hyman Moscot arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side. The family business grew until the Moscot’s opened their first retail store on Orchard Street. 4th Generation Kenny & Harvey Moscot are still there with two additional retail units in New York.
We are very pleased to be one of the few Moscot stockists in London. We carry a range of optical eye & sunglasses in our Spitalfields store (London Undercover, 20 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR)
Prices from £175.
Our 3rd collaboration piece with Maharishi uses the brand’s new 10th anniversary camouflage, DPM Lunar. The design features the Bonsai Forest infiltrated by a textural photographic moon surface within the pre-existing heavenly cloud shapes, from which magical bonsai trees grow, all aided by the moon’s bio-dynamic forces.
These elements reinforce the concept that camouflage has its roots in nature, natural history and art rather than the military; a concept that Maharishi’s founder Hardy Blechman has spent nearly a decade researching.
The umbrella itself is made using natural Beech Wood with a natural Bamboo handle on our premium steel frame. It is available to buy exclusively Maharishi.