Dandy of Brook Street
Brian of Brook Street, on the corner of Brook Street and South Molton Street, was opened just under two years ago by Brian Landau. He designs all the clothes; they have an up-dated turn-of-the-century look about them. The shop is filled with modern versions of the stock or cravat shirt, plus masses of stylish suits for day and evening, and a rich jewellery selection.
Leisure suit in cream needlecord with a single button fastening at the waist, long centre vent; £28 10s. The high cut trousers have slightly-flared bottoms. Light tan cotton twill shirt, 5gns, it fastens with pairs of buttons, has two-button cuffs, and a welted patch breast pocket. Fine silver chain with tasselled amber detail, from the jewellery selection.
For a party - light grey slubbed silk shirt, stock style cravat tied in a knot, with very full puffed sleeves. Matching flared trousers and irregularly-pleated cummerbund. £30. Circular brooch, from the selection.
Grey flannel three-piece suit with a long flared jacket; two button, long centre vent. The six-button waistcoat has two flapped pockets, the high-cut trousers have slightly flared bottoms. £42. White cotton stock style-shirt shirt, Tattersall checked in red and black, with button cuffs, 5gns. Silk handkerchief, £1 2s 6d. Gilt filigree brooch, from a selection.
All images and original text scanned by Sweet Jane from Queen magazine March 1969. Original article by Erica Crome, photographer uncredited.