Name – Stanislas Boutoille
Age – 26
Where are you from – Lille, cutest town of northern France
Job Role – Store Manager
How long have you been working at Woodhouse – 2 years
Favourite Brands – Belstaff, Made & Crafted, Nudie, Stone Island
Why – I like anything from Belstaff, the collection is absolutely stunning. Cafe racer history and great quality, total swag! If I ever play and win the lottery, I would definitely be buying all their jackets and riding bikes all day. Oh yeah! SI because their ultra technical jackets are the best for British weather and a pair of Nudie jeans because you can get them repaired for free in Soho! Made & Crafted shirts are my favourites, and I love how the Levi’s ‘Arcuate’ is stitched behind the pocket-gradually appearing with wear.
Top places to go in London – Hanging out at Borough market and eat all day, go for an evening drink at Oblix on the 32nd floor of the Shard. Gordon’s wine bar, definitely romantic. If you want the best Turkish in town, Gökyüzü on Green Lane, gosh I sleep well after that. Fancy having too many pints? Hawley Arms in Camden, so rock and roll! Picnic at Hampstead Health, bring on the summer vibes.
Three things that nobody knows about you – I came to London 6 years ago speaking little to no English. Now I can barely speak proper French. No joke
Food and coffee is a big part of my life, I guess it’s my heritage. No offence but my mum is the best cook out there. I love cooking and my girlfriend says I collect coffee makers. I don’t, I only have 3.
Two wheels obsession: Pretty much anything dirt bikes, sports bikes, mountain bikes… You name it.
Name – Daniel Sharples
Age – Mentally 17, Legally 31!!
Where are you from – Bolton born & bread
Job Role – Assistant Manager and regular jobs-body
How long have you been working at Woodhouse – I started November 2013
Favourite Brands – Barbour, Grenson, Stone Island, MA.STRUM
Why – I’m massively into British Heritage Brands, mainly because of the history that they evoke. Most pieces have a story or lineage that you can trace back to a utilitarian purpose. For example, in the past Barbour have made uniforms for the military, where every pocket placement, every strap, every detail has been meticulously thought over. This ties in with my love for Italian fabrics and design, brands such as Stone Island use military grade fabrics and unique dying methods to achieve something truly original.
I like the dichotomy of using ‘old’ to make ‘new’.
Top places to go in London – Well I love a good Scotch Egg, and ‘Ottelenghi’ in Notting Hill has some of the best in Central Europe. ‘Labour & Wait’ in Shoreditch has a great selection of new and vintage items, from clothing to hardware. Richmond Park is the best place to relax away from the Big Smoke, Pembroke Lodge in particular do a cracking Bacon Butty. If you like a bit of old fashioned Blues then ‘Ain’t Nothin But…’ just off Carnaby Street should de-stress from a day’s shopping.
Three things that nobody knows about you – I have a Black belt in Okinawan Karate, I own 9 Barbour Jackets, (yes I have a problem) and I love a good bath and a cocktail.
Name – Alex Chamberlain
Age – 21
Where are you from – London
Job Role – Sales assistant
How long have you been working at Woodhouse – I’ve been working at the store for seven months.
Favourite Brands – Nudie, Barbour, Stone Island
Why – When it comes to clothes I love anything that has a little quirk to it whether that be company wise or on the garment itself. With Nudie I like the fact that they repair garments meaning that nothing I buy from them ever has to be thrown out. Stone Island is all about the technology I love the engineering that goes into their garments and the colour ways are always cool. Barbour is just a truly British brand that just does things in the right way.
Top places to go in London – Primrose Hill enjoy walking to the top of the park and watching the world go by, Hache restaurant Shoreditch is one of my favourite places to eat the burgers are great especially the aromatic burger and Foot patrol on Berwick street I am addicted to shoes and they always have something that catches my eye.
Three things that nobody knows about you – I get tattooed every time I go abroad kind of a tradition like a walking passport. I buy three bags of barbecue pop crisps a day they are the best try them before you knock them. I have a white t-shirt fetish I just can’t get another of them guess I was inspired by Paul walker in the fast and furious films.