Monday, 26 March 2012

Looking Ahead to Goodwood Revival 2012

Goodwood Revival 2012 - Over-The-Road Map
Over-The-Road Map
Regent's stand at this years Goodwood Revival has been confirmed, Jason and Will are looking forward to returning to Goodwood, near Chichester, for their third year at the Revival event. The historic motorsport show this year will be held on the 14th - 16th September. The stand will remain in the Over-The-Road area of the show, this year Regent have got a bigger space in a great spot between the vintage fairground and the Bonhams auction hall. Click here to see the map in detail. 
Historic Motor Racing at Goodwood

The Revival is a chance to step back in time, everyone (well nearly everyone) makes the effort to dress up in outfits from the 1940's, 50's and 60's and watch cars from from the era racing on the track. Whilst if you wander away from the track you will be greeted by live music, dancers, the mods and rockers having a scrap outside Tesco (all for the crowds entertainment of course) and a car park on the edge of the Over-The-Road area full of historic road tax exempt cars. The Spitfire flypast is for many one of the biggest highlights of the day.
Vintage Cars at Goodwood Revival

Regent can of course help you with your outfit requirements ahead of the show, whether it is a boating blazer and cravat for the men or a polka-dot dress and clutch handbag for the ladies. If you have an outfit in mind that you can't find on the High Street, with enough time Jason and Will can always help, offering advice on styling and putting Regent's made-to-measure tailoring service to use.

Spitfire Flypast at Goodwood Revival
Bonhams always have a great collection of cars for auction, for those that maybe can't afford to join in the bidding there is at least an opportunity to have a look over some of the finest examples of vintage cars that are still on the road. To find out more about this years auction you can visit Bonhams here.

To find out more about the show and purchase tickets you can visit Goodwood's website here. To see where else you can see Regent this year have a look at the events calendar on the website.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Aigle for the Spring and Summer is here

Aigle's collection for spring / summer 2012 has arrived at Regent, including jackets, trousers and footwear for ladies and men. Aigle are known for their focus on the use of innovative design, materials and production techniques that lead to durable, functional, fashionable clothing, shoes and boots. Available in store now, the full collection will soon be online too through Regent's website.

Aigle Omyx Sailing Jacket
 The men's Omyx jacket (£370), available online now, designed as a sailing jacket is packed full of features to keep you warm and dry whether you are out on the boat or have got both feet on dry land. The MTD laminate and taped seams ensure water and wind are kept out whilst remaining breathable. Adjustable internal sleeves and a hood with visor are amongst the other features included.

The men's collection also includes the Sixtyfourty jacket (£200), the centrepiece of Aigle's Home Camp theme for this summer, an outdoor inspired parka that is extremely light and practical with multiple pockets. The Lobelo jacket is a timeless and elegant design with a high collar with button fastening. The Canosty trousers, available for £80 are 55% cotton, 45% linen, giving them a feeling of freshness and softness. Their casual chic design makes these trousers suitable for work or recreation.

The men's shoe collection includes the Longlake, a blue suede driving shoe for £95, the Walden Mid, a leather high-top trainer and the Geodesy, a cotton canvas trainer for £60. All of these classic designs will make a good addition to the wardrobe for this summer.

Aigle Trailhead Dress
The Trailhead dress (£110), a twill linen dress, is part of Aigle's boathouse theme for ladies this summer. A knee-length dress with half-buttoned front opening and belt. Aigle's Bimtal (£145) safari jacket combines comfort with functionality, water repellent and with UV protection it is ideal for leisure or business travel.

The Trenchy (£210), available from Regent in night (a dark navy blue), is a timeless trench coat, tailored to a mid-thigh length. Waterproof and breathable thanks to Aigle's MTD laminate, not only will you look stylish wearing this coat you will also be protected from the elements. The finishing touches include genuine leather belt buckle and inserts.

Aigle Longlake Suede Driving Shoes
Aigle Longlake Shoes
Aigle Walden Mid Shoes
Aigle Walden Mid Shoes

Aigle Trenchy Coat
Aigle Trenchy Coat

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Kitchen Sessions - Part I

We hope this will be the first of many entertaining music sessions, recorded in our kitchen at 73 New Street, Salisbury. Click on the image to watch the video.

Andrew Walworth, resident artist at Regent called in with some ideas on a piece he wanted to paint for the new front room in the shop, the next we knew he had picked up the guitar that has sat in the shop for the last year (neither Jason or Will can play the guitar so it doesn't get much use!) and started playing a tune. A tune of his own, no less!

After a bit of gentle arm twisting we convinced Andrew to let us film him playing and so the first Kitchen Session was underway. We have a few musicians in our sights who we would like to perform but if you want to show us what you've got, we'd love for you to come in and play for us!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Suits You, Sir - by Karl Splash, Valley News

Sometimes we get stuck in our old ways, wearing the same clothes day in day out whether it be same style or even just the same clothes! When is it time for a change?In an ever increasing image conscious world it seems to be becoming More and more important making an initial impact, don’t they say the first 5 minutes of meeting somebody can decide your future?! Whether your trying to clinch that big business deal or get that job you have always wanted, confidence and presentation is everything, you may know it all but do you look like you do? As said you have to look the part its not a style thing, but just something the modern world demands of you.

Having started Valley News right from the beginning with my business partner David Parker, perhaps this was the case with me, the business evolved but my wardrobe hasn’t evolved as fast. Now were in a high street office where I am seen ever more day in day out by the public through the office window and people can come and see us of the street. I am meeting more and more potential decision makers.
With this in mind, I popped in to Regent Tailoring on New Street, I am firm believer in where possible shop local even if it means paying that bit more we need to keep our small businesses alive as thats where the growth began for the vast majority of businesses.

Regent Tailoring is the prime example of this, a true local brand started from scratch by Jason Regent.

I have known Jason since I was 15 when he was manager of Repertoire in Salisbury, he worked in London for Ede and Ravenscroft, the Royal tailors for about 10 years. From there he developed his own brand in his own premises. (To read the full story behind Regent Tailoring click here.)
I told him I was looking for a fresh look, especially after being told I looked like a scruffy journalist on a previous occasion, although maybe not true, its good to have criticism makes you aspire to be better.
Not being all that flush I suggested we do a before and after Karl marketing manager at the Valley News, as it would make a nice feature and I would benefit in having some fresh eyes on my appearance. And perhaps I would be persuaded to purchase a suit. I was astounded by how well the clothes fitted me on the day. I’m certainly no model but I felt like one.

I have to confess I have never been a fan of spending a lot of money on clothes, but if they fit as well as the clothes I tried on, on the day and give you that look and feel that your a very important person to be reckoned with, I might just yet be persuaded to have my very own tailored suit. (To learn about Regent's made-to-measure suits visit the website here.)
Its amazing how Jason knew what would fit and suit me well without having anything tailored for me. A unique talent! I can now truly say I have been converted to a suit person! A Regent suit person, the highest quality materials I have tried on. Off-the-peg suits cost from £550 and made-to-measure suits from £650, high value products at reasonable prices. Some may think this is a lot to spend on a good suit but if it means you walk in brimming with confidence and comfort its a small price to pay for a greater chance of success.
Pictures by Dominic Parkes

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Regent - Rejuvenated and Refreshed

Over the last couple of weeks the Regent shop at 73 New Street, Salisbury has seen a number of changes with rooms being re-arranged and the walls getting a lick of paint in places too. The work is coming to a close in the shop with a small front and big behind with all three floors open again to the public.
The ladies room has now moved to the top of the shop, with wonderful views across the rooftops towards the Cathedral it is a lovely space in which to browse and shop. You will find Regent's collection of clothing and accessories including tweed jackets, boating blazers and cowhide handbags. Beaumont Organic, Monkee Genes, Aigle and People Tree can all be found here too.

A new country room has been created on the ground floor for the men. Whether you are looking for a three piece shooting suit, an outfit for Cheltenham Festival or just a corduroy jacket and some moleskins to wear to the local pub you will find it here in the country room. You will also find a broad selection of accessories to complete your outfit, right down to the Sheep Dip whisky for your new hipflask.

Visit the Regent website to see more photos of the new rooms and find out more about everything Regent have got to offer including made-to-measure tailoring for ladies and gentlemen.

Friday, 16 March 2012

KiCKS - A Short Film

Regent recently had the opportunity to work with Wilky Photography to produce a short film, KiCKS is the result of a day spent on location at Druids Lodge Polo Club near Salisbury. To watch the film on Regent's You Tube channel, click here. You can find links to other films featuring clothing by Regent through the Regent website.

The project was a great opportunity for Will Wilkinson to show us what he could do with film, as well as with his great photography, whilst Regent could have some fun styling some different outfits using items from their own collection along with pieces from People Tree and Monkee Genes.