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.