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Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Initiative Bags “Handmade with Love” in Kenya


Last week I was asked to take some photographs for the Leeds branch’s “Handmade with Love” in-store event. The focus was around Vivienne Westwood’s ethical collections which are handmade by local artisans in Kenya. The event featured a new collection of beautifully colourful and vibrantly patterned bags including an event-specific bag that allowed customers to choose their own patterns, straps, designs and colour schemes.

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Below I have attached a copy of the interview from the London Conduit Street store with Marketing Director of Ethical Fashion Initiative, Robin McAndrew. The interview was hosted by journalist and TV presenter Billie JD Porter and talks about the brand’s “Handmade With Love In Kenya” ethos.

A big thank you to the staff at the Vivienne Westwood Leeds store for hosting a fun event. Also, if you would like to learn more about this project you can click this link to take you to the Vivienne Westwood website where they have spoken about the materials, the artisans and the history of the project as well as shop the latest collection of “Handmade with Love” in Kenya bags:
http://www.viviennewestwood.com/en-gb/content/artisan-fashion

GQ @ LFWM Autumn Winter 17


gq-australia-day-3-3For those of you who know me, you will have heard me joke at some point that GQ never feature me because my looks are too ‘wacky’ or I don’t fit the ‘gentleman’ demographic. Then, the first season of London Collections: Men where I had cut off my locks, I ended up being featured in GQ… Just the back of me sadly. Well fret not! It would appear that international editions of Gentlemen’s Quarterly have a different aesthetic and this season I was featured numerous times in both GQ Spain and GQ Australia.  gq-spainGQ Spain successfully managed to make me look like a busy member of society (or a cellphone addict depending on your outlook on life) as both feature me in mobile action. Starting with quite a bold orange check suit from Asos on Day 1 to a more stripped back striped double-breast bespoke suit that I got made when I was working in China on Day 3. Both carrying my ol’faithful black leather envelope bag from Reiss. My day 1 tie was a bold renaissance style print tie from Vivienne Westwood and on Day 3 I wore a 70’s tie that was given to me from my late Granddad. I think my looks span from Porn Shop to Wall Street all with a 70’s flavour.
In the photo featured on the GQ Australia‘s Instagram account, you can see that I adapted my attire into more of a ‘Peaky Blinder’ feel by pairing it with a brown worn-leather flat cap from Laird Hatters.

If you want to have a gander at the other people featured in GQ Spain’s run down of daily street styles, have a look at the links below:
Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4

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GQ Australia – Photographer: Sarah Jane Barnes
GQ Spain – Photographer: Pablo García

TOPMAN: London Street Style: The Capital’s 6 Biggest Trends


This was a rather fun post to have found whilst having an online browse for some new clobber. Turns out i’m somewhat of a “Trendy Wendy” this season and I must say I have been quite shocked on the impact this simple little orange checkered suit has had on the fashion press. Maybe it’s the bold colours in a rather depressing January filled with Tube Strikes and the ever-looming threat of Donal Trump… Who knows? Either way, its fun to be on the sunny side of life.
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If you want to have a browse of Topman’s suggested trends to shop, have a click on the link here to get some grand ideas for your wardrobe: http://www.topman.com/en/tmuk/category/london-street-style-the-capitals-6-biggest-trends-6243896/home

WWD @ LFWM


They Are Wearing: London Fashion Week Men’s Fall 2017

‘Street style at London Fashion Week Men’s fall 2017’ – WWD

Street style at London Fashion Week Men's fall 2017.

Street style at London Fashion Week Men’s fall 2017. Kuba Dabrowski

Shot by Kuba Dabrowski. A talented photographer, have a look at some of his work here – http://www.kubadabrowski.com
Alternatively, gander at his blog here – http://kubadabrowski.blogspot.co.uk

#OOTD – LFWM AW17 Day 1 by Joseph Kent


In a rather cold and depressing January (especially with looming threat of Donald Drumpf potentially destroying the world and causing an apocalypse), I felt it was only appropriate to try and brighten spirits and clear the grey skies with a somewhat ‘jazzy’ suit. Though its a relatively simple cut suit, the bold burnt orange check drew me in and then paired with a vintage peaked collar yellow shirt and statement tie I was ready to go.  The suit was from Asos and didn’t cost me that much. In fact, it was my first purchase from Asos and I have to say I was incredibly impressed with the quality of fabric and how comfortable it was to wear. I definitely will be making more purchases in the near future. On a side note, a presenter from Pause magazine asked me how I would describe my look and the first thing that came to my head was 70s Porn Shop.
These photos were taken by my good friend Joseph Kent who is an incredible photographer and always captures street style beautifully. I would suggest you have a gander at his website to see what he’s got going on.
You can check his blog here – Unlimited By JK
Harry J Bartlett by Joseph Kent

Suit: Asos
Shirt: Vintage
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Glasses: Bailey Nelson
Pocket Square: J. Crew
Belt: Topman

Shoes: Vivienne Westwood

London Collections: Men SS17 – Day 2 #OOTD


TrashedPhotography: Bart Pajak

Navy Blue Trilby: Laird Hatters
Blazer with Waistcoat: Vivienne Westwood

Shirt: Reiss
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Collar Pin & Tie Pin: Peckham Rye
Trousers: River Island
Black Leather Envelope Bag: Reiss
Shoes: Dr Marten’s

London Collections: Men SS17 – Day 4 #OOTD


Only recently been able to find some of the street style photos from LC:M SS17. Thank you to Kristin Sinclair for this photo and for the many photos she has taken of me from previous seasons.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 13: Photographer Harry J Bartlett wears Joshua Kane sunglasses, Topman trousers, Versace shoes, Vivienne Westwood T shirt, and a Reiss bag on day 4 of London Collections: Men on June 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

Gold Sunglasses: Joshua Kane
Shirt: Richard Nichol
Prince Charles T-Shirt: Vivienne Westwood
Black Scarf with Gold Tassels: Joshua Kane
Gold Arm Garters: Thomas Farthing
Black Leather Envelope Bag: Reiss
Black Trousers: Topman
Black Velvet Slippers: Versace
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Also found this montage image of myself and some other faces at London Collections: Men SS17 (source unknown)

London Collections: Men AW16 – Day 2 @ Velsvoir Presentation


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A couple of snaps of my Day 2 attire at LC:M AW16. These images were taking at the Velsvoir presentation at the Lights Of Soho gallery. As always the guys put on a bloody brilliant event with some stunning must have accessories (and cocktails a plenty).

harry j bartlett x velsvoir 1Suit: Topman
Sweater Vest: Vivienne Westwood
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Bag: Reiss
Hat: Thomas Farthing
Shoes: My Grandad’s Wedding Shoes

London Collections: Men AW15 – Illustrated by Trystan Matthey


London Collections: Men AW15 has proved to be a very exciting season, this time round I had the pleasure of collaborating with a very talented illustrator. Trystan Matthey has drawn each outfit I wore at LC:M.
Trystan’s illustrations of mythical beings fascinated me and I loved the idea of having my attire illustrated in a similar fashion.
I hope you like the illustrations as much as I do and if so, I would strongly suggest checking out his Instagram – @tribandej
For other enquires, go to his Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/tribandejoyceart
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Jake Hold x Harry J Bartlett


It was an absolute pleasure to meet up with the ever charming and handsome #KingOfTheGingers (aka Jake Hold) at London Collections: Men before he jetted off to Milan. I have followed Jake’s modelling career for a while now so it was great to be able to go for a pint and have a moment of calm during the very busy week. After talking about Jake’s tattoos, I felt there had to be a shot where I could capture them… This of course means getting the boy naked in the toilets of the pub. 
Jake Hold 1
When did you coin the phrase #KingOfTheGingers?
I made the name ‘kingofthegingers’ up just over a year ago now as a bit of fun and it seems to have caught on.
Jake Hold 2What has been your favourite runway collection to walk in?
I’d have to say Vivienne Westwood hands down every season. Vivienne and Andrea are always so creative and fun which I love as I’m also a creative individual. When we try the looks at the fittings they always ask my opinion, taking into account my own style. I find this nice as it makes it more personal, making me feel a part of the brand and less of a mannequin.
Jake Hold 3If you could be the face of any ad campaign, what would it be and why?
I’d really like to shoot for Diesel (let’s make it happen?) I think I fit their aesthetic really well. I do dress smart at times but those who know me know that I’m a rebel and a rogue through and through.
Jake Hold 4Out of your many tattoos, which one means the most to you?
Although I’ve had tattoos for particular reasons, I don’t necessarily treat them as deep and meaningful. I just prefer to enjoy them aesthetically as a whole. At present, I really love my more recent Leonardo da Vinci back-piece. It is a large work in progress but I like it looking unfinished as you never know how it will turn out. It tells a nice visual story to the viewer.
Jake Hold 5Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
In ten years’ time I see myself looking happy and content with life. A mind full of wisdom and knowledge from my travels. A head full of crazy memories with friends. Nice moments with family. A heart full of love. Mistakes learnt from and head held high looking to an even brighter future.