Friday, 3 July 2015

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Review *

Last week I received a lovely email from Elliot Rhodes asking if I would like to come in to have the store experience and get to know the brand. Obviously I replied straight away as I absolutely love Elliot Rhodes and have admired their amazing collection of belts and buckles for ages. 

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

The founder, Justin Rhodes, opened his first store in 2004 and has expanded rapidly to form three central London stores, a concession stand at Harrods and also a store overseas in Japan. Each store has it's own on-site measuring service, where the wonderful staff personally fit your chosen belt to size. They also do all size alterations free of charge, so it doesn't matter if you gain or lose a few pounds. Perfect for Christmas eh.

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

I personally get bored of wearing the same belt every day but then again, I haven't done much to rectify this. I have worn the same loyal brown leather belt for the past 4 years. This is probably because I am a very picky individual and haven't found the right belt that fits me right and matches my style. However, Elliot Rhodes is a game changer. Not only do they have a wide range of belts to choose from (which is a challenge of it's own) but each belt has it's own interchangeable buckle system. 

Wearers can mix and match their leather with different buckles to match different outfits. What more can you want? The buckles are also perfect for birthday presents or Christmas stocking fillers too as they are really affordable.

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

During my visit, I was a very lucky boy and got to choose my own belt to take home with me. I was quite overwhelmed to begin with from the variety of colours and textures but slowly narrowed down my choices to a black or brown belt and a silver buckle. In the end, I chose a brown mock crocodile belt with a stylish matte silver viewfinder buckle. I absolutely love my choice and it has really smartened up my casual day look.

Elliot Rhodes Covent Garden Store Experience - Bearded Couture

I would really advise everyone to go and visit one of the Elliot Rhodes stores. Just a side note though, you may end up spending multiple hours there like I did. You can also have a browse of their collection online, here.

I think this is the start of a new obsession. My poor bank account.

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