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  • 15th July 2013: Grey Fox Blog:  Guest post: Menswear, British designed and made - Daniel Jenkins of Purposeful Activity 
  • "Daniel Jenkins of Purposeful Activity is on a mission to design and supply the best British-made menswear and to support British clothing manufacturers. 
  • Dan kindly agreed to share his enthusiasm with Grey Fox readers. Here he explains how he works the British menswear manufacturing industry, discusses the future and expresses his dislike of fake 'British heritage' menswear.
  • When I started my own business 6 years ago, the menswear retail world was quite a different place. The journey from then to now has been interesting. We've probably seen the biggest shift in how we approach the way we create, sell and market clothes since the end of WW2. . . . . ."

Daniel Jenkins

  • 13th July 2013: Grey Fox Blog:   British underwear for men - patriotic to the core!
  • "There was a time when a British gentleman's underwear would have been British-made. Alas, no more. 
  • However, Grey Fox, tireless as ever on your behalf, has searched the length and breadth of the country. Below, lucky reader, I share with you images of my intimate garments and give you information to enable you too to fly the flag with your boxer shorts. Grey Fox is also proud to announce that the last three pairs of boxers he has acquired have been British-made.
  • I've even found out that I live within a couple of miles of an underwear factory - how exciting is that?
  • You too can now show your patriotism by wearing underwear designed and made in Britain. Here are a few makers of genuine British boxer shorts.
  • I can only vouch for the first three names, as I own their products, as pictured above, but I have heard good things about the others.
  • Purposeful Activity - a company rooted in the British-made approach....."

Daniel Jenkins: Purposeful Activity Boxer Shorts

  • 2nd April 2013: Proper Magazine: Features: Purposeful Activity – Marlowe Boxer Shorts   "I’m not sure what kind of purposeful activity Daniel Jenkins has in mind but given the high quality of his new range of boxers I reckon wearing a pair could ensure an entire night of very purposeful ‘activity’ once your other half sees you parading round in them. Please can I have a pair Daniel? Please? Not one for making things for the hell of it/pure profit, these boxers have been made at the UK’s finest underwear factory (i.e. not Weatherfield) where most boxers that come out of there would cost you three times as much DJ has managed to keep the cost down to a very reasonable £25 a pair. These ‘elegant every day basics’ are worth every penny in my opinion and just like an ace pair of socks no self-respecting bloke should be without a pair of proper well made, smart boxer shorts. Buy them HERE 

Purposeful Activity - Marlowe Boxer Shorts - Claret / White Bengal Stripe

  • 2nd March 2013: The Holborn Magazine:  5 Best...Spring 'Wet Weather' Jackets   ".....The trick for the coming months then, is to stay dry, be cool and keep up appearances. A challenge no? So it is that The Holborn has assembled for you a few choices concerning men’s Spring Rainwear with an emphasis on keeping you one step ahead of that ever changing weather variable. Here’s our choices:
  • ii) Norsea Industries ‘Rudda’ Kagoule, £90 A more casual example for you, reminiscent of British and Scandinavian nautical jackets from yesteryear, Norsea Industries have put together this brightly coloured example cut from closely woven cotton canvas which is then washed to further tighten the weave of the cloth. The washing process further individualises the garment, and increases wind and rain resistance. Great for Sunday walks in the hills or along the beach.......Stay dry chaps."
                  

  • January 2013: British Fashion Council: Pinterest: #ManAboutTown   "Brit boy style. At London Collections: Men and beyond ...." 
  • Designers - Agape Mdumulla, William Richard Green, and Sam Cotton; 
  • E-tailer and owner - Daniel Jenkins; and
  • Editor and author - William Oliver
Men about Town

  • January 2013: Vogue: Street Chic | London Collections: Men   "The capital's coolest chaps were out in force this week as the fashion pack attended the second London Collections: Men. Gents in three-piece suits, trench coats and trilbies, and chunky knits all cut the mustard with our Street Chic snapper. Click through our gallery to see the looks that made our final edit ........ 01 / 20 Daniel Jenkins, buyer "I'm wearing a Purposeful Activity jacket with an Acne jumper and trousers, shoes by Crockett & Jones and a hat by Lock & Co."

  • 21st December 2012: Selectism: Purposeful Activity - Made in Britain  "Challenging the idea that ‘Made in Britain’ automatically means a high price tag, Purposeful Activity, driven by Daniel Jenkins, brings together British materials, factories and mills to create a small, considered collection. Sourcing from the like of Hackney based London Cloth Company, the line is currently sold through Jenkins own store, already home to many fine UK labels including Lou Dalton, Martine Rose and Carolyn Massey. With all the chatter around ‘Made in Britain’, the project looks to turn talk into action. Luckily the clothes are just as admirable as the sentiment. “All cut to be as elegant as possible without being fussy and filled with useless menswear detailing.”

                  

  • 16th December 2012: Hypebeast: Purposeful Activity Challenges the Notion of Affordable London-Made Fashion   "While many aspects of London-made menswear are unrivalled in tailoring and construction, garments purchased from a long-established manufacturers often come with a hefty price-tag. In a response to this reality, Daniel Jenkins has founded Purposeful Activity, a label that addresses a demand for reasonably priced apparel made using British materials and with British makers. A welcome addition to the landscape of London men’s fashion, Jenkins designs with elegance and useful details in mind, creating clothing with the idea being that you wear it, rather than have it wear you. . . ." 

                

  • 13th December 2012: Lineage of Influence: Purposeful Activity  "Purposeful Activity are a new British made label from Daniel Jenkins, the man behind the eponymous Menswear store and supporter of new and emerging British talent. Now in addition to stocking UK based brands he’s decided to strike out and produce his very own.  . . . The shirts are cut and sewn in Somerset from cloth woven in Yorkshire and come in either washed navy/white or wine/white Bengal cotton. Finishing is superb inside and out and the shirts are designed to give a flattering fit by being curved slightly on the sides. Features include mother-of-pearl buttons, rounded single cuffs, a slightly curved collar, un-pleated back, and a one piece yoke. For more information on this great new label, or to buy online, go to the website here: Daniel Jenkins: Purposeful Activity. "

  • 8th December 2012: Style Salvage: Discovering London Cloth Company and Purposeful Activity  “Based in the heart of Hackney, the London Cloth Company in a wonderful surprise. Over the last few months, whispers of the existence of this flourishing micro mill located just a short jaunt from my flat have increased to sincere shouts to go and visit it . . . . . . "We prefer not to issue extensive swatch books as we tend to work directly with our customers to create bespoke fabrics" . . . . Helping me in this search could well be Daniel Jenkins who has just unveiled Purposeful Activity, a considered label made from British materials and with British makers . . . . . . Daniel Jenkins has always strived to offer a retail platform for the best of British menswear and the launch of this considered collection of wardrobe staples is a Goodyear welted step forward . ."

                           

  • December 2012: Notion Magazine: Issue 061: Made in Britain "There's a tendency to overlook the slogan "Made in Britain", especially when it's on a label attached to a piece of clothing. Despite a huge decline in British manufacturing and shift to secondary and tertiary industries (remember those Geography lessons?), this mark of quality is still something we take for granted. However there's a few champions of British-made garms battling away: one of which is the menswear retailer Daniel Jenkins. he's put together a range of classic white shirts and tweed blazers that's entirely Made in Britain, with horn buttons from the West Midlands, Yorkshire cotton linings, Welsh fabric labels, and, amazingly, tweed produced on antique foot-powered looms in Hackney. SL"

                                                   

  • 1st December 2012: Drapers: What menswear trends are you predicting for autumn 13? Industry insider's share their thoughts "Although AW13 is an age away I’m already excited. Largely in part because of what I’m doing with my Purposeful Activity project. However, this should be a season thankfully lacking bland heritage. Instead full of directional tailoring from Matthew Miller, messed up sportswear from William Richard Green and British swagger from Agi & Sam" 

  • 28th November 2012: Proper Magazine: Favourite Fives: Daniel Jenkins "Passionate advocate and loyal flag flyer of British made menswear, fashion Oracle/expert and all round top bloke Daniel Jenkins is also the proprietor of a proper smart online shop. A shop whose wonderful wares are a tasteful and eclectic range of some of our favourite British brands such as Stansfield, Smedley, Tender & YMC. Though I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called…. Whilst I have a think about it, why don’t you have a look at Daniel’s tasteful favourite five for an insight into the cut of his cool and very British cloth. . . . . . . . . . Oh, oh that’s it! I’ve remembered now… www.danieljenkins.co.uk " 

                

  • 28th September 2012: Style Salvage: Autumn Favourites... Daniel Jenkins "Autumn is here. There was little adjustment period from the sun setting on Summer and instead we were treated to a cool slap and a damp downpour to wake us up to the return of our favourite season. Taking a break from throwing all manner of protective clothing in to my suitcase in preparation for a weekend trip to Manchester, I thought I'd treat you to another look of Autumn favourites. Here, Daniel Jenkins turns to trusted garments. He doesn't care for the whims and fancies of the season and instead focusses on seasonal staples that have long proved themselves. . . Daniel Jenkins on his seasonal favourites." 

                 

  • June 2012: theblitzclub.com: Summer in the City 2012 Review "At London Collections Men show space, in Hospital Club, on the ground floor. Is where I met Daniel Jenkins, owner and buyer of all things British. Dan told me “I sell Matthew Miller. Baartmans, and Siegal, and came here looking for some new labels”. A tough call, given there were only 31 exhibitors on site, and other designers showing at various locations. Making life difficult for press and buyers, let’s hope next season they all join forces and all show in one space." 
  • 15th June 2012: The Guardian: Fashion: Men at work "A new London showcase for men's fashion is on now – so what better way to celebrate than by seeing the UK's cool creatives modelling British-based labels?" Matthew Miller from Daniel Jenkins and Martine Rose from Daniel Jenkins. 

                 

  • 31st May 2012: GQ.com: Style London Collections: Men - Martine Rose "To give you an idea of what to expect at the first-ever London Collections: Men on 15-17 June - and to get you excited for it - over the next few weeks GQ.com will be bringing you preview Q&As with the movers, shakers and clothes-makers, plus mood boards and sketches. Next up: Martine Rose. . . . Who's the most stylish person you follow on Twitter? I follow a number of stylish gents: Charlie Porter, Daniel Jenkins, ItsNotAcyde. I couldn't possibly choose between them; that's like choosing your favourite child (well, almost)." 
  • 27th May 2012: Observer Magazine Fine and dandy: London Men's Fashion Shows "Next month the brightest talents in menswear will be showcasing their designs at London's first men's fashion week. Sibling, Lou Dalton, Agi & Sam and many more names will showcase their fantastic designs at London Collections: Men. Here's a preview of what to expect from the autumn/winter 2012 collections come June. . . . All by Matthew Miller from danieljenkins.co.uk" . . . . . (clothes on right) 

                              

  • 12th May 2012: Drapers The 'Fashion' Business: Switched on: The Twitterview   "What are you most excited about for London Collections: Men? It will be about emerging talent coming to the fore. Whether its Matthew Miller, William Richards Green, Agi & Sam. Future look of menswear now. @djenkinsltd, Daniel Jenkins, the eponymous menswear etailer."  

                       

  • 11th March 2012: Style Salvage blogspot: Treasured Items . . . Daniel Jenkins "Over the course of this series we've had all manner of cherished wardrobe item shared with us. Little surprises us. From Paul Vincent's indispensable tortoiseshell spectacles to Dapper Kid's long outgrown childhood sweater, Steve Sane's emblematic rings to Dal Chodha's treasured charity shop find, the picks, although devise are no less loved by their owners. Here, Daniel Jenkins manages to surprise us by picking an item that he no longer possesses. His first designer purchase might be lost but his tale proves that it is anything but forgotten. . . Daniel Jenkins and the ghost of the Paul Smith T shirt. .  " 
  • Spring 2012: TANK: Volume 7: Issue 4:  Tank reproduces the Observer O: Quarterly Fashion Supplement by Tank | Men's Fashion Spring/Summer 2012 - Native son article of 19th February 2012. 

  • 19th March 2012: TRACE: Rising Stars of British Menswear: "Daniel Jenkins selects his 'Six Young UK Men's brands bound for glory' this season in O: Man and guess what. . . two of those brands were our very own talented Matthew Miller and Baartman and Siegel. Watch this space."  

  • 24th February 2012: Because Magazine - O: Man - Meet the Man | Daniel Jenkins   "Once upon a time, one young Welshman had a crazy dream: to exclusively sell young British menswear brands, and make enough money to eat in the process. Five years later, his dream has come true. Maybe Daniel Jenkins can teach a few people how to celebrate British menswear by actually selling it. . . . Daniel Jenkins selects six young UK men's brands bound for glory . . . " 
  • Because Magazine re-produces the Observer article of 19th February 2012

  • 19th February 2012: Observer Magazine O: Quarterly Fashion Supplement by Tank | Men's Fashion Spring/Summer 2012 - Native Son " Welcome to this issue's O:Man, devoted to the nicest menswear your money can buy and the British boys and girls who made it. We get a sneak peak at menswear from London Fashion Week and hear about the UK's all-new menswear week, London Collections, which will debut in June. We speak sandals with Kim Jones, the well-travelled Brit now in charge of menswear at Louis Vuitton in Paris (page 88). We get knitted with Alistair Carr (page 84), the newly installed designer at Pringle of Scotland. We meet Daniel Jenkins (page 90), who sells new British designer fashion to men - and makes it pay, where so many before him didn't. None of them have a magic formula for success, but all of them care an awful lot and - via ultra-loud Argyle jumpers, half-remembered tribal checks and, just as important, the smell of sheep - they've all helped us find a kind of domestic bliss."

  • 4th October 2011: Style Salvage blogspot - Details . . . Flag waving "Here's Daniel Jenkins wearing his heart on his sleeve, chest and back in a celebratory outfit of London designers for Menswear Day. Polka dot shirt by Martine Rose, tuxedo trousers by Omar Kashoura and zip detailing jacket by Lou Dalton." 24th August 2011: Style Salvage blogspot: Unpicking the seams . . . Lou Dalton's White Noise Knit ". . . Since the labels inception in 2005, Lou Dalton has designed her collections with the same man in mind and has built up a strong following with the help of key early stockists including Daniel Jenkins and oki-ni. This season, Lou’s hard work and well crafted menswear has been given the recognition it deserves with a place in the well stocked shelves of Liberty's menswear basement space. The more men who discover this design talent the better. . ."
  • Autumn Winter 2011: Fashion Beans: Matthew Miller Duffle Coat / Fisherman Jacket   "Duffle coats remind you of being five years old and forced into clothes by your mother at the slightest drizzle of rain. Right? Wrong. After a golden début at LFW, Matthew Miller has reinvented many British classics, and this Fisherman Jacket is a stand out piece. A fine example of Miller’s finesse for adding a hardened edge to heritage-inspired clothing, it’s a welcome form of protection against the upcoming winter months, and continues to justify the designer’s warm critical reception.  . . . . Don’t let winter transform your wardrobe into typical tedium territory. Make a wise decision and head on over to either Daniel Jenkins or Selfridges now to avoid disappointment."

  • 5th July 2011: Style Salvage blogspot - Details: Wrist stacking "Daniel Jenkins in Paris wearing a Sibling skull breton, &i houndstooth shorts, Seiko kinetic watch and two 'links' friendship bracelets that he pinched from his mate. One is a black and grey woven bracelet with little silver skulls and the other is woven with what he's decided to call silver dolly mixtures."

  • 1st June 2011: Planet Notion - www.planetnotion.com - Fashion/Menswear Special: Daniel Jenkins interview "In our second day looking at the changing climate of menswear in the British Fashion Industry, we talk to retailer, and menswear expert Daniel Jenkins. Daniel’s business is dedicated to supporting emerging British Menswear talent, stocking unique labels that you wouldn't find in every store. We chatted to the dapper Mr. Jenkins, and are excited to share his eloquent and provoking thoughts on menswear Fashion. . . . ."
  • 18th April 2011: Style Salvage blogspot In discussion: Unsung designers continued "Earlier this month we started the conversation around the great unsung of menswear design. . . . Here, we continue the conversation with the thoughts of the ever opinionated Daniel Jenkins. ------- Each season the same few (designers) are talked about. Who do you think deserves a little more love, old and/or new and why? . . . "
  • 22nd March 2011: Selectism.com News The Orphan's Arms 'St Martins Must Burn' T Shirt   "Looking to impress that fashionable person you like? Wear this. It’s like sex panther, 60% of the time, it works every time. And it’s also a very nice tee also . . . " 25th February 2011: David_M_Watts blogger via Twitter " #Follow Friday . . A man working it for Menswear! @djenkinsltd"
  • 16th March 2012: Centre for Sustainable Fashion: London College of Fashion Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion at the House of Lords  "The Centre for Sustainable Fashion partnered with MADE-BY yesterday at a meeting prior to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion, convened by Baroness Lola Young at the House of Lords. The meeting explored the contribution that forward thinking UK fashion and textile businesses make to local economies, communities and the environment. . . ."
Close to Home / Made in the UK
  • 5th January 2011: The Fashion Philosopher Mens Fashion Forward   " . . . . The support for women's fashion in London has changed a lot in the last 10 years but men fashion is traditionally slower as we all know. I refer to the article by i-D's contributing editor Charles Porter a in i-D's ' Back to the Future' issue from December 2010 and Style Savage's Steve's post 'Men's fashion 2010 and beyond with it's featured thoughts by retailer Daniel Jenkins. . . ."

  • 31st December 2010: Style Salvage blogspot British menswear in 2010 and beyond   ' . . . As I have enjoyed so many discussions with menswear retailer Daniel Jenkins this year, it was fitting to hear his thoughts on the subject . . " What is the point of British menswear? Now I must confess to being redhanded and place my cards upon the table. . . "

  • 8th December 2010: Fashion 156 blog Carolyn Massey's Top 10 Men with Unique Style "Carolyn Massey is a designer who has guest contributed to Fashion156 in the past . . . . considering we see Carolyn as a definitive menswear designer redefining and re-interpreting the fundamentals of menswear, we asked Carolyn to name 10 men she feels have a unique sense of style. The are 10 men whose unique sense of style I admire in no particular order are . . . 8. Daniel Jenkins. Passionate British menswear e-tailer, and makes a superb cup of tea. . ."
  • 6th December 2010: Style Salvage blogspot Advent Day 6 "Daniel Jenkins has been running a menswear store solely based on young British menswear for over three years now. As a retailer, Jenkins has a clear vision on menswear and the designers he wants to sell which is why we chose him to take part in our advent calendar (and why we like to hang out with him and talk fashion). . . ."

  • 28th November 2010: Selectism.com Features Seven Days Autumn/Winter 2010 " . . . The main premise remains the same, what we'd wear over a week. It's not quite workwear, not quite classic, not quite fashion and definitely not preppy . . . " Credits - Model: Dan Jenkins wearing various looks including Tim Soar Mesh Jumper, Tim Soar Padded Jacket (we stock the navy version), and Lou Dalton Blackwatch Coat.

  • 19th November 2010: twitter.coDavid_M_Watts of David's Couture blogspot "≠Follow Friday . . . . . For unwavering support of many British Menswear Fashion Designers . . . @djenkinsltd."
  • 13th October 2010: Suitored.com Omar Kashoura - Sponge Jacket " . . probably one of the softest blazers out there. . "
  • 7th October 2010: Selectism.com Lou Dalton  Blackwatch short mac, zip trousers, and more -
  • 31st August 2010: Style Salvage blogspot In discussion: Time Travelling Style II " . . . How about simply living in the moment? . . . Daniel Jenkins, Retailer focusing solely upon British fashion talent. . . "
  • 28th July 2010: Sabotagetimes.com The Great Online Shirt Hunt "Finally a tremendous Stansfield work shirt (which is from a previous season) via Daniel Jenkins who sends things out double quick too, and sublimely packaged. "
  • 22nd July 2010: F.Y.I.Blog - Fashion Youth Indulgence Blog Bigger is Not Always Better: My love for Daniel Jenkins Ltd " . . Daniel Jenkins really does offer some of my absolute favourite menswear designer brands. . . I think what attracts me most to this site is it's personality. It's not a big online power house like ASOS or My Wardrobe but a more personalised and exclusive shopping experience . . "

  • 21st July 2010: Selectism.com Carolyn Massey Summer Parka " . . The best thing about this (aside from the lowered price) is it’s pack-away-bility. . "
  • 14th July 2010: Style Salvage blogspot In discussion: Moments of style Daniel Jenkins tells us about his most stylish moment or memory; and the least.
  • 22nd May 2010: Style Salvage blogspot In Discussion: Tell us about the most stylish man you've ever known    " . . words from the ever inspiring retailer, Daniel Jenkins. As a store owner Jenkins has a clear vision on menswear and the designers he wants to sell. He believes that there is an awful lot of decent men's clothing being designed on these shores that people just are not given the opportunity to try. His store rectifies this and his current offering includes the exciting likes of and i, Martine Rose, Sibling, Universal Works, Lou Dalton, Carolyn Massey and Stansfield to name but a few. Ever since we interviewed him way back in June 2008 we have remained in close contact, at first as men's fashion allies and then as friends. Here, Daniel Jenkins tells us of the influence of his father on his own style . . "

  • 10th March 2010: Brand Alley Blog The Six Nations of Cool "The coolest store and best-dressed man in Wales is definitely Daniel Jenkins in Monmouth, who remarkably is only 24 and has his own store selling the best LFW/British menswear designers such as Martine Rose" says Elliott James Sainsbury, Senior Fashion Writer for Buck Style. "Wales is having a fashion moment mainly thanks to the dedication of this rather dashing young chap."
  • 15th January 2010: Selectism.com News Top 5 Albums of 2009 - Daniel Jenkins "In the last of our series, we asked Daniel Jenkins to compile his top 5. Recently featured in UK Esquire’s top 5 indie stores, When he’s not sitting in front of fireplaces like a bawse, he’s listening to music. Which explains why he took the longest to get back to us (in case you’re wondering, Scott Sternberg was the quickest). Daniel’s selection was as considered as you’d expect with everybody from Fuck Buttons to Omar S getting a look in. Take a leap and have a listen."
  • 14th January 2010: Esquire.co.uk Style Top Fives, Where to Buy Top five independent men's clothes shops - Part 2 "The response to our Twitter appeal for Best Independent Men’s Clothes Shops in the UK was so enthusiastic that we feel compelled to publish another Top Five – or Part 2, if you prefer. So here we showcase the best in men’s outfitters from Wales, Norwich, west London, Leeds and beyond. . . . Daniel Jenkins, Monmouth: Opened in 2007, Daniel Jenkins is housed in a converted 1724 grade II listed building. The ethos is simple: if Daniel Jenkins wouldn’t wear it, he doesn’t stock it. British labels are the order of the day, but things have expanded somewhat to showcase the likes of Carolyn Massey, Satyenkumar and Lou Dalton, all exclusive to the store . ."

  • 6th Jan 2010: Esquire: The Best Independent Menswear Shops   "Our guide to the best independent menswear shops in the UK features places from all over the country. . . . Daniel Jenkins, Monmouth: Opened in 2007, Daniel Jenkins is housed in a converted 1724 grade II listed building. The ethos is simple: if Daniel Jenkins wouldn’t wear it, he doesn’t stock it. British labels are the order of the day, but things have expanded somewhat to showcase the likes of Carolyn Massey, Satyenkumar and Lou Dalton, all exclusive to the store. The brand mix of YMC, Passarella Death Squad and ARN Mercantile will continue next season. Coming soon: full collections from Norsea Industries, and Arn Mercantile; as well as exclusive new pieces from Carolyn Massey, and Lou Dalton. (94 Monnow Street, Monmouth - www.danieljenkins.co.uk)"
  • 19th December 2009: Style Salvage blogspot On the . . Oh man it is so cold day of Christmas   "We have a real treat for today's advent calendar entry. Our favourite shopkeeper in Monmouth and beyond, Daniel Jenkins has just received new stock from the ever wonderful Lou Dalton. We asked him to give us a few exclusive shots on his pick of the new stock and he has chosen something that will warm you on this cold, mid December evening . . "

  • 7th November 2009: Australian Fashion Review Blog The Top Online Clothes and Fashion Stores - International  "British designer clothing online retailer including labels such as Raf Simons, April 77 and Fred Perry." 2nd October 2009: Sharpened Lead.com You're so zeitgeist Autumn '09 "That red waxed coat by Lou Dalton. My temptation of the season. . . from Daniel Jenkins' lovely store."
  • 9th September 2009: Itsmenswearwordpress.com: Menswear's Top 100 Favourite Things for A/W09: 35. Carolyn Massey at Daniel Jenkins "Carolyn Massey, now ready to buy at Daniel Jenkins! What more could you want?"
  • 3rd September 2009: Style Salvage blogspot Exclusive: Carolyn Massey AW09 at Daniel Jenkins " . . We know how frustrating it can be when you see something on the runway, tell yourself that your life is incomplete without it but then find out it is near impossible to buy it. We had this feeling after watching Carolyn Massey AW09 show back in February. So when we heard that Daniel Jenkins would be offering a selection of exclusive pieces online and in store (the only physical store in the UK to do so) we were more than a little excited . . "

  • 20th July 2009: Selectism: Style Salvage | Carolyn Massey Spring/Summer 2010   "We’re more than a little jealous of Style Salvage, who got to rummage around Carolyn Massey’s studio last week. They got a thorough look at the SS10 collection, which has a mountaineering influence. . . . While everyone loves Scandinavian fashion, half the reason there’s so many young labels out there doing well is because stores aren’t afraid to take a risk and stock them in stores. We’re a little shocked that a collection like Massey’s is only available at ASOS and Daniel Jenkins (who does a great job in stocking labels that many stores won’t). . . ."

  • 6th July 2009: Style Salvage blogspot: Guest Post: Daniel Jenkins' thoughts on Paris  "We were so happy with the results of our interview with Daniel Jenkins that we couldn't resist asking him whether he would report on Paris fashion week for us... and were pleased as punch when he agreed! The following post is Paris fashion week from an interesting point of view: that of a consumer, admirer and purveyor of men's fashion. The rest of this post is Dan's. . . . Last week having donned my frippery and finery, packed as much hand luggage as is possible and gotten through security, I headed off for Men’s Fashion week in Paris. Like Euro 2008 but slightly more exciting and this time the British are invited. Milan is lovely, New York is splendid but the real action takes place in Paris. . . ."

  • 18th May 2009: Style Salvage blogspot: Style Stalking . . . Daniel Jenkins (Part Two)     "As we enjoyed last Thursday's sartorial stalking of Daniel Jenkins so much it really is about time we administered the second dose. Here we follow Dan as he meets up with one of his favourite design talents - Satyenkumar - in London, explores the Welsh countryside, works at his Monmouth store and he even finds time to take us on a night out. . . . ."

  • 14th May 2009: Style Salvage blogspot: Style Stalking...Daniel Jenkins (Part One)  "The small Welsh town of Monmouth was not known for providing great menswear but Daniel Jenkins has single-handedly put the town on the men's style map. As a store owner Dan has a clear vision on menswear and the designers he wants to sell which is why we chose him to continue our Style Stalking. Stocking great pieces from the likes of Lou Dalton, Satyenkumar, Siv Stodal, and i and Stansfield (to name just a few of our favourites) the store does not stock anything that Dan would not feel happy in himself but let's find out what he wears over the course of a week . . here are the first four days: . . "

  • 23rd March 2009: ItsMenswearWordpress.com: The Power of Provenance  ". . . . It’s an attitude echoed by one of the label’s stockists, Mr. DANIEL JENKINS, who is only selling British labels from his Monmouth store. I’m not the most patriotic guy in the world, but when you realise that most of these excellent young labels do fantastically across the world but are hardly stocked in the UK, and given our economic situation, that’s to be celebrated. . ."
  • 2008: Fashion 156 - Land and Gentry by John Michael O'Sullivan  " . . . A new tradition for rural fashion may in the end come from unlikely sources - retailers like Daniel Jenkins, whose Monmouthshire-based store embodies the spirit of the modern countryside - practical, witty, and gently eccentric. . . "
  • 20th December 2008: Western Mail: WM: Weekend: Shop News   "From spring/summer next year Daniel Jenkins in Monmouth will be the first and only physical online store in the UK stocking solely British design talent. It'll make the boutique a destination for fashion insiders, and cement its reputation as the place to discover design talent and edgy pieces. In stock now is this hand-finished silk blouse with a pleated fan around the neck by Peter Jensen. Daniel Jenkins is the only UK stockist of the label outside London. A treat at £200."
  • December 2008: Guardian Courvoisier The Future 500   The full list of this year's new The Future 500 members Daniel Jenkins, company director, Daniel Jenkins Ltd. An exclusive network of pioneers, entrepreneurs and revolutionary spirits from the arts, social enterprise, business, science, gastronomy, fashion and beyond.

                        

  • 19th December 2008: Style Salvage blogspot Advent - Day Nineteen  " . . . His passion for menswear and his vision for his own boutique in deepest, darkest Wales is both contagious and inspiring. . . Nadolig Llawen, Blywyddyn Newydd Dda"
  • 10th December 2008: Bored and Beautiful Daniel Jenkins - Monmouth "Edgiest store ever."
  • 25th October 2008: Style Salvage blogspot Daniel Jenkins on British men's fashion  " . . As a store owner Daniel Jenkins has a clear vision on menswear and the designers he wants to sell. As a passionate, intelligent chap he has insightful thoughts on the current state of men's fashion in Britain so here they are! . . "

  • 20th September 2008: Style Salvage London Fashion Week Comes To A Close  ". . . It was a strange crowd who were crammed into the NCP Car Park on Brewer Street including, Erin O'Connor, Jefferson Hack, Charlie Porter, Daniel Jenkins (who I got to meet for the first time and we discussed the state of menswear before and after the show), countless fashion students and erm, Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen...very strange indeed. . ."
  • 22nd June 2008: Telegraph 50 best boutiques in Britain "Daniel Jenkins Monmouth: This new shop in a pretty 18th-century listed building specialises in hard-to-find labels, many of them British . . "

                            

  • 12th June 2008: Style Salvage blogspot Style Salvage speaks to Daniel Jenkins  " . . Daniel Jenkins is a thoroughly nice bloke. A nice bloke with a HELL of a lot to say about men's fashion. ."
  • 15th May 2008: Style Bubble In the town of Monnow " . . it was interesting to chat to someone who had some very strong views about the state of British Fashion and how it is distributed in this country, especially when talking about menswear . . a collection of labels that aren’t widely available and for me sum up an aesthetic in British menswear that is accessible and fashionable but not intimidating . . menswear labels that have ‘something for everyone’ yet aren’t run of the mill are staples for Daniel Jenkins . . There’s nothing ostentatious about the brands but Daniel is smart enough to know that modern British menswear is about original subtlety . . "

  • March 2008: Arena Magazine- Welsh Gold: Ex-Cricketer comes home to mine ‘intelligent fashion.’ Daniel Jenkins is something of a pioneer. After a stint working at WAG shopping mecca Cricket while studying at Liverpool Uni, he moved back to his native Wales and decided to try his hand at high-end retail. “it’s about time someone treated consumers this side of the border with respect,” he says, “Why should you have to travel to London to find cool stuff?” Why indeed? His new venture isn’t as flashy as Cricket, though: instead he caters for “intelligent blokes who happen to like their clothes."

  • 30th November 2007 : WM Magazine : The WM Fab 40: The hottest trends, the coolest people | 32 Daniel Jenkins: One to Watch   "He's only 22. He's a fashion wonderkind, who's already worked for some of the biggest names in fashion retail, like Cricket and Flannels. And now he's opened an elegant eponymous menswear boutique in Monmouth, carrying labels like ACNE, YMC, John Smedley, Stayenkumar, and many other impossible-to-find-elsewhere-in-Wales brands. Neath born Daniel told WM's men's editor Matt Thomas: "I must have been the only straight kid who'd sit watching The Clothes Show with his mum like it was Match of the Day. We're going to provide men in Wales with the sort of store they've been deprived of previously." 
  • "One of the most fabulous things in Wales . . . "

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