At first glance, Utility Clothing is quite a niche area and perhaps it’s not surprising that no-one has ever published a decent book on the subject. But in actual fact the audience for such a book is wider than you might think. Collectors of Utility Clothing may not fill Wembley Stadium but the interest in clothing fashions is huge and there is no doubt that Utility Clothing, for 10 years, had an impact on British fashion that has never been repeated.
Sometimes there are stories that must be told, truths that must be uncovered and books that must be published. In researching and writing this book, Mike Brown has finally put to rest many of the lies, misconceptions, and half-truths that have been spouted in the past. It’s a book that had to be published and I’m genuinely proud to be the publisher.
I’ve received a couple of advance copies from the printer and am delighted with the colour photos and design. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping I will have them here for the launch on 14th November. I’ve been absolutely assured that they’ll be delivered on time!
Mike is launching the book on Friday 14th November (7pm) with an illustrated talk at Sevenoaks Library in Kent and you are welcome to come along and meet him. I’m keen to support the library service and the £2 ticket price for the evening goes directly to them and will help support the library services. Tickets need to be ordered in advance from Sevenoaks Library on 01732 585300 or by email email@example.com
I hope to see you there.