Bid for Bedlam bespoke to benefit "I Can" the children's communication charity

There's a host of great things to choose from on this link not least a bespoke suit by us! It can be for a lady or gentleman, and in a country tweed or city  cloth by Huddersfield Fine Worsted who with typical generosity and good sportingness are donating the fabric.

Once you've bid (and won) that, you can throw your hat in for a watercolour by HRH the Prince of Wales, a night out with Sir Paul McCartney, all sorts of covetable treats.

We were honoured to attend a concert by the children of the charity's Meath School with the London Chamber Orchestra at St. James' Palace last month, part of the "Million Lost Voices Appeal". Here's us eavesdropping on Ma Butler chinwagging with the Duchess of Cornwall afterwards. Earl of Bedlam sits snug in the Duchy of Cornwall in Kennington so Camilla is our den mother (one could say??).


Latest drop of silky swag

Latest drop of silky swag

We collected the latest silky swag off the night train from Sussex - Schiaparelli Pink, Madder Rose (it gets madder?!?!), Squeeze of Lime, Five-Alarm Scarlet and Violent Violet. 

Bamboo silk is eco-friendly and has anti-bacterial properties, that is to say, anti-glow for the ladies, anti-perspiration pong for the gentlemen.

Use as a lining or order a shirt, order one in every colour!

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London Collections: Men Jan 6th / 7th It's gonna be Bedlam in Hanover Square

Next week sees the fashion circus roll into town for the London Collections: Men. Barclays Bank has invited us to stage an exhibition in the foyer of our branch in Hanover Square on Monday and Tuesday Jan 6th and 7th. Situated just behind the Apple Store at Oxford Circus we'll be plum in the middle of the action. We will be there from 9.30 to 5.00 each day so please come in if you're passing, or even make a special expedition just to see us.

Here's a map. You must supply your own compass.


Daily Mail - Bedlam is their "Best of British"

Delighted to be the filling in the John Smedley / John Lobb sandwich in Liz Jones' piece on "Best of British" in the Daily Mail today. They wanted British firms, making in the UK, using British materials. We tick all the boxes, you'd be shocked at who doesn't!

Press Conference

We've enjoyed a bit of a press flurry in the last few weeks. Firstly GQ, following on from Nile Rodgers'  spotlight on us in their August issue, put our cape in the October issue as "Winter's Must Have - no longer a cartoon accoutrement".

Then Women's Wear Daily, for long the pre-eminent global trade paper of the fashion industry, did a feature on us (only accessible with a subscription).

Now the Guardian is graced by Mr Wesley's photograph in the Grey Fox fashion blog.  Written for grown up gentlemen, it advises, "For those seeking more daring designs, try... the wonderful designs produced by Earl of Bedlam."


Les Fool'ards de Bedlam

We are taking pre-orders on our first series of silk scarves, neckerchiefs and pocket squares. Printed in Sussex on the finest silk crepe are portraits by Scottish artist Anna McNeil of exuberant characters who find / found untinctured life a little dull or diffuicult. The hems are hand rolled by a lady in Hull (try saying that twenty times quickly). 

The characters depicted are: 

Clara Bow; Errol Flynn; Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott); Keith Richards and Syd Barrett.


The classic 90 x 90cm dimension is £250; 

the 60 x 60 cm neckerchief (long enough to allow for satisfyingly floofy ends is £120;

and the 35 x 35 cm pocket squares are £50.