Meet Bernard’s Spring Summer 2013 collection has landed in store. Packed with vivid colours and graphic prints, our new collection has once again been sourced from all your favourite brands.
Our new Lookbook below, was shot at our home in Greenwich, featuring some key items from Sessun,Edwin, Vanishing Elephant, Penfield, Carhartt, Grenson, Pointer and Garbstore. All the looks were finished off with Edblad and Alex Monroe jewellery, Triwa Watches and Han Sunglasses.
All items are now available in store and will be online shortly. If you want to be kept up to date with all Meet Bernard’s news, join our mailing list today. Just fill out your name and email at the top right of this page!
The competition will run from Saturday 1st December till Sunday 18th December at 4pm. The winner will be drawn at random on the 18th December at 5pm and contacted via Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest or Tumblr.
The more social media platforms you follow us on/repost the competition picture, the greater your chance of winning. You can retweet, post, like and follow as much as you like!
At meetbernard.com we are very passionate about jeans with our favourite brands being Nudie, Edwin and Carhartt. As you may know, breaking in a pair of new jeans can be a challenge, but once you do, they are like a second skin. Regardless of your lifestyle, your jeans become a log of months gone by. Taking care of your denim is essential especially if you are going to invest in a great pair of jeans and want them to last, however there may be more than you think required to prolong the life of your most love jeans.
Clean freaks beware, the best advice to give about washing your jeans, is to not wash them! Or at least wait 6 months before washing them at all. In fact, scientists have tested the bacteria levels of jeans worn everyday for 15 months and another pair for 13 days and found the bacteria levels in both pairs after washing to be almost identical at a ‘normal’ level.
Before any washing instructions, you should know a little bit more about your special pair of jeans… Unwashed denim or ‘raw’ denim is unwashed denim fabric that has not been shrunk or exposed to water after the drying process. It is typically very dark, and made on old style shuttle looms. Selvedge denim, which is more often than not raw and is priced at a premium because of low production runs, the need to use older equipment and more fabric per pair, and the fact that it is made in higher labour cost countries. However, raw denim overall is more durable, and many raw denim advocates claim to wear their jeans thousands of times before they wear out, thus making them a strong value when you look at the number of wears vs the amount paid.
Even for the more liberal clothes washers out there, there comes a point where you just need to wash your jeans, whether it is due to a smell or the mere thought of the bacteria. We should state that we do not necessarily condone washing raw denim; we instead advise that you wear them for at least 6 months, thereby achieving the second-skin feel.
Typically with blue jeans, the indigo dye cannot be completely fixated onto the cotton fibres so after you wash your denim, you are losing that deep blue/black colour as well as the ridged feel due to starch loss. Hence you want to wash your jeans for at least 6 months prior to washing, but no longer than 1 year, otherwise the crotch in your denim will rip or ‘blow out’. But when you are ready to wash your jeans it is important that you follow strict instructions.
Our research shows that it is best to hand wash your jeans in bathtub if possible… The guys at Rawr Denim produced these videos:
Washing – do not be afraid to machine wash. Keep it at a low temperature, go easy on the detergent and turn them inside out. This will help the indigo dye stay within the denim.
Separate – Due to the natural indigo bleeding during washing, always wash your raw denim separate from other clothing pieces. If you are lucky enough to own more than one pair, then wash them together.
Water temperature – General rule of thumb: the hotter the water, the greater the shrinkage.
Drying – Always hang dry flat. Do not place on a heat radiator, use a dryer, or crumple when drying as it will damage the fabric and ruin the fit, fade, contrast and overall quality.
Spillage – if you ever spill any liquids etc. on your jeans, then try rubbing or dabbing with a kitchen towel. Do not use soap or any other cleaning solution since you will risk losing some indigo dye and create an uneven fade.
Smell – I you find that your denim starts to smell before the 6 month mark, then the best solution is to use a light cleaning spray such as Febreze and hang dry flat (preferably outside for 24 hours).
Hemming – do not hem your raw denim jeans prior to washing as the denim will naturally shrink in length.
This weekend, Bernard is teaming up with Carhartt! We’ll be giving away free gifts with every Carhartt purchase and the more you spend the better the gift. You could be walking out with a Carhartt speaker, book, lighter or even a new ‘U’ lock!
There are alot of freebies to give away, but get in quick, it’s just this weekend.
Meet Bernard’s Carhartt weekend starts this Friday 2nd November – Sunday 4th. Store opens from 10am-6pm
23 Nelson Road
Terms and Conditions:
Available exclusively to Meet Bernard store for a limited period. Offer available from Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November in-store only. Free gifts available upon any purchase of Carhartt product. Offer not available online. Free Gift allocation upon staff discretion, while stocks last. Any returns are subject to store returns policy.
Art rocks, right? So when we heard that art will be mixing with rock in Greenwich, we knew we’d be rubbing our hands in delight. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin IV, The Flood Gallery in Greenwich has commissioned 8 original art prints inspired by each song of the album. The prints will be exhibited at the gallery from 17th – 24th November.
Designed by a selection of the leading American poster artists. The posters are strictly limited editions of around 200 prints and each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The 8 original pieces will be unveiled from 7:30pm on the evening of Thursday 17th November and a number of the artists will be in attendance. The gallery will be open late on the evenings of Friday 18th – Sat 19th.