Pockets of Embroidered Beauty

I suppose it’s natural for any collector of old clothes to go through the pockets of a newly-purchased garment, in hopes of finding something of interest that the vendor may have overlooked. In almost 50 years of collecting men’s garments it has happened only a handful of times. Luckily I don’t buy the things hoping to […]

A handy gift for Gentlemen

The Wallis Collection is open for visitors again – this time to examine some of my unusual pairs of historic men’s gloves. Gentlemen wore, gave and were given gloves throughout the period covered by my collection, circa 1690- 1890. They were often of fine (sometimes coloured) leather and made relatively cheap, convenient and sometimes sentimental […]