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In shopping on November 16, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Congratulations Walthamstow, we have now crossed the hipster event threshold.

Understated exterior

Understated exterior

When this shop opened it was dropped on from a great height by many local commentators (and defended by a lot). It is basically a hipster shop supplying all a gentleman’s hipster needs. Beard oil, cold press coffee, Italian leather coin purses and many, many beard care products. It’s dark wood interior may be enough to tell you it is a manly shop but there are expensive surplus military pouches for sale (top tip: Eastman Surplus on the high street). There is an old voltmeter on a shelf; my partner who is an electrical engineer was most fascinated but found it was not for sale and part of the decor to give this middle class establishment some sort of ‘real working man’ superficial cachet.

I’m a big stationery geek; I was mildly distracted by the pencil case with two unbranded pencils, sharpener and eraser. For fifteen quid. Bollocks to that, I’m importing better pencils from Japan for less.

They have a barbers chair. Having being bald since I was 25 it is hardly a service I’d partake of. Not even for a cutthroat shave.

If you’re a local resident who craves sock suspenders to achieve his ideal of looking like a Victorian pimp, this shop is for you.

 

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