28 April 2014

John Simon Documentary by Jason Jules - Brilliant!

 John Simons Shop  on 46 Chiltern Street - Home of American Trad in London

"I think they were invisible to everybody else.  I think they looked incredibly conservative…incredibly conservative.  That's what was radical about it.  In fact, that's what was subversive about it." 
Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners

Jason Jules (Garmsville) was over for the Ivy exhibit at FIT and I invited him to drinks and dinner.  He's something of a low talker and I'm going deaf but he is one of the nicest people I have ever met.  You get the impression he'll give you the shirt off his back.  Actually, I gave him a pair of Jack Spade canvas trousers, a BB tie and I might have even given him the shirt off my back. I'm not sure…

You want to give Jules the shirt off your back.  He's that decent and humble.  He's also brilliant. The trailer is a documentary on the history of John Simon and his Ivy shop in London.  It's due this Spring and it looks…brilliant!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously, brilliant, judging from the trailer. Paul Weller of the Style Council came in there from out of the blue for a comment and made my morning. Love how you tied the Monty Python clip into it all.