Thursday 5 September 2013

The Gamage Brogue

Once upon a time in Arcadia about this time of year ladies and gentlemen keen to renew their wading equipment would take their size 8's and size 10's to the great Department Store 'Gamages' in Holborn in district of London known as E.C.1 where they could get kitted out in either The Brogue or The Gamage Brogue which was a cheaper version made with 'Canvas and leather uppers' but still with 'nails all riveted'.

Should you be a lady or a gentlemen abroad on the streets of London today in this the year of Our Lord and other Indian Summers 2013 and you are in need of getting kitted out in some small part as you might once have done at Gamages you are reminded that every Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm I have my stall at Spitalfields Antiques Market on Commercial Street in the district of London known as E.1 from which I sell Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul amongst which you will find original old pieces of wading kit and the occasional old brogue.