Thursday, 24 July 2008

New Shoe Brand

As of July 2008 we are now selling in store and online a new shoe brand. We are very excited to be working with Barker shoes. A respected, established and excellent English handmade shoe maker. They have a comprehensive catalogue and some wonderful products with an exceptionally high quality control.

They can be purchased online in our new online shoe shop or instore.

July - A summary

Hi all,

July has been a busy, BUSY month. It all started with the School Prom Season, which was manic busy! And then the wedding season swung into action and now we are going hell-for leather to complete all of those wedding orders.

This is (by-fay!) the busiest year I have ever known! It is exciting but allot of hard work. We are now no-longer booking 'Brown Wedding Suits' until October and we are no longer booking any wedding suits for most weekends in August and a couple in September. We are now appointment only on Saturdays and we no longer offer an alteration service on suits which are not from Jack Bunneys.

I would like to thank everyone involved with the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards for our Special Recognition Award which we received this month. I was very proud and honoured to accept this award on behalf of all the Bunneys past and present. I can only apologise for the dodgy acceptance speech! I was not expecting to find myself in that position and as such was not prepared.

So I will thank everyone now. Thank you first of all to Mr Jack Bunney, who founded our shop in 1958. He retired in the early Eighties but our shop has worn his name with pride. Unfortunately Jack himself is no longer with us. Secondly I should thank Terry and Peter, these guys bought the shop from Jack when he retired and they are the guys responsible for our success. Terry retired 2 years ago. I should also thank every single customer we have! Who not only pay our wages but (most of which) are jolly nice chaps too!

July has been a great success. Lets see what happens in August ;)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

And the Winner is ............

The Results of the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2008:

Special Achievement Award: Jack Bunney Ltd.

Shortlisted and runner-up for Retailer of the Year: Jack Bunney Ltd.

The Special Achievement award was presented by Barking and Dagenham Enterprise together with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as a means to reward Jack Bunneys for an outstanding contribution the Business Community.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Interview with ROB

Rob is one of Jack Bunneys Company Directors. Rob has worked in the clothing industry throughout his career and he is the creative driving force behind the recent success of Jack Bunneys. Rob has designed some of Jack Bunneys most successful outfits including the "Brown Wedding Suit" and countless others designs, Bespoke.

Q: How long have been a Director Jack Bunneys?

I have been a director for e few years now.

Q: How would you describe you day to day role?

My day to day role at jackbunneys is much the same as the rest of the staff, making sure that all runs smoothly and the customers remain happy.

Q: What motivates you professionally?

What motivates me most professionally? I think it’s making sure that all our customers receive a high level of service. I feel that is something that is not found.

Q: How would you describe Jack Bunneys?

Jack bunny’s is a well established menswear company with excellent customer service. Truly a one off unique experience.

Q: How would you describe your style (dress sense)?

I would say my dress sense is simple yet smart.

Q: Would you say your style and the style of Jack Bunneys is similar?

There are similarities in my dress sense and some of the areas of the company.
This is mainly due to the work done in the company from contributing to the buying to merchandising. I think it’s only natural that your own style should be seen in what you do and that is one of the qualities of the company.

Q: How did you find your own style?

I would probably say that my simple style is a product of wearing some very bad fashion disasters in the late 80s early 90s. Not a good time for fashion I feel.

Q: What items of clothing are important to you?

My most important item of clothing is a good suit. I also think a well fitted shirt is also important.

Q: Do you have a favourite item of clothing?

The moment my favourite item of clothing is a recently made made-to-measure suit "nice".

Q: What item of clothing would you recommend as essential to your clients?

All clients I deal with already have a good suit because that’s my job.

Q: What item of clothing do you consider essential in your wardrobe?

My essential item in my wardrobe is a suit. Can you see a pattern? If not that then a black t-shirt.

Q: Are accessories important to you, in regards to your style?

Accessories are important; an outfit can be changed by the use of a simple accessory.

Q: Have you got any favourite accessories?

My favourite accessory at present is a pair of cufflinks given to me by my niece and nephew. Accessories with a meaning are always the best kind.

Q: How do you feel about man-bags?

Don’t do man bags.

Q: How do you feel about male grooming?

Male grooming is fine, we need to take care of ourselves, however there is a fine line between male grooming and generally being a bit of a tart. Be aware and stay on that line.

Q: What is your favourite all time item of clothing or accessory?

My all time favourite item of clothing is a BLACK T-SHIRT.

Q: Can you remember any of your style disasters?

One of my worst style disasters involved a very bad fitting shirt with zips (not small ones). Also a pair of fila boots in a very bad shade of green. Remember late 80s early 90s a very bad time for clothing.

Q: What are your predictions for the future of Jack Bunneys?

The future of Jack Bunneys is looking very bright with lots of new things on the horizon. Keep watching.