Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Plectrum - Shop opening event in Leeds

Me and blogger friend Laura from TopStyleAdvice were invited to a shop opening event in Leeds last week. The shop was Plectrum, which is a menswear collection from Ben Sherman, and it's located in Thornton's arcade in Leeds city center. It is also in collaboration with the clothes shop HIP, which is right next to it. Plectrum is a very modern collection of menswear, and the style of the clothes is truly unique. I would call it something like "urban lumberjack" as a lot of the items are made of very rough or thick material, and the classic checked patterns show up on several of the items.

When walking around in the store it was kind of like walking in someone's wardrobe. Not because of the lack of space, but because there was pretty much only one of each item presented on the shelves and hangers. I quite liked the look of that - it looked very posh - but I can imagine it being a little bit annoying for a man to shop there since the staff would have to run up 2 floors to get the right size for every item he wanted to try on.

The event itself was unfortunately not that exciting. I had expected there to be a little fashion show of the new collection, or some kind of entertainment or presentation - but it was just about standing about and mingle for 2.5 hours. The cocktails were delicious though, and the bartender was a chirpy lad that entertained us as much as he could - but too bad we only got 2 drinks each. I really wanted to go to the after party at Sky Lounge, but I just couldn't bring myself to wait around that long. Here are some pictures from the event...

1 comment:

  1. How fun! And I'd love to buy those outfits for my fiance!