Portobello Market, hunting for goodies!

Updated on Aug 21, 2010
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Hey guys & gals!

Hope this post reaches you well, and that you have enjoyed a super weekend so far – long may that continue….Monday has a nasty habit of creeping up all too soon! (Hate the sound of my alarm clock first thing Monday morning, if there is a worse sound in the world – let me know..!!)

Me and my girlfriend decided to take a nice trip down to Portobello Market, which is near Notting Hill (No, I didnt see the blue door to the book shop…lolz)

This truly is an amazing place to shop. In the the early 20th century, this area had a thriving market dealing in groceries such as fresh fish, fruit, meats etc. But pretty much since the 1950’s, it has become a famous area for selling fashion. When I say that you can walk around all day, browsing stalls and shops and still manage to miss a few shops, well I am not kidding! I bet each and every one of you would love this place.

I brought a few items, more of them in later blogs…

My outfit for the day was very classic English, neat black waistcoat, chinos, oxford shoes, plain white shirt and striped bow tie! I got a fair few lovely comments – mainly while I was posing for the camera!! LOL!

I really enjoyed this outfit, the classic style of dressing has always been one of my faves – what do you guys reckon…?

A rather funny bit happened halfway during the day. We was in a pub, I was enjoying a thoroughly cold pint of beer (I am a Londoner, its very popular here) and my girlfriend – a soft drink, orange juice. Anyway, I digress. We ended up chatting to this married couple, they made a nice comment about what I was wearing and we began having a great laugh! The guy was like 63 and his wife was considerably younger – and very pretty! They were very happy together, and it was a joy to hear their stories about the area, them being locals and all! To top it off, a very well known boxer from the late ’60’s was drinking there. Apparantly (I am no fan or expert, of boxing) he was the World Champion for many years. I am not sure if I should publish his name in full here, but the initials was AK….

Anyway, thats me for the day. I am off to sleep!

Thanks guys, and I hope the photos look ok. I used my camera phone. Its 5MP so fingers crossed!

Kind Regards, and take care

Rob x

COMMENTS (46)

4everUSMC
4everUSMC on November 02
You look so very stylish and contemplatively intelligent in this garb...FOR SHOW!
Lunacha
Lunacha on September 19
Helloooo !!! this man lookin soo cool lovely outfit :))) bow tie.. wow.
KaileeBroadway
KaileeBroadway on September 12
nic
sabesabrina
sabesabrina on September 08
COOL ,super handsome
bcristinar
bcristinar on September 03
super handsome
londondude
londondude on September 04
- am blushing! Thanks, thankyou! : )
leslie0426
leslie0426 on September 02
LOOOVE this!! love the bowtie super chic!!
londondude
londondude on September 04
Thanks! Bowties are awesome aren't they?!! lolz!
krisco
krisco on September 01
classic. awesome.
londondude
londondude on September 01
Why thanks very much!
Ayaka
Ayaka on August 31
Cool!
londondude
londondude on September 01
: )
chelsofly
chelsofly on August 31
dapper
londondude
londondude on September 01
cheers!
awesomevegan
awesomevegan on August 29
Love your bow tie! :)
londondude
londondude on September 01
Thanks :D
MarioPajutanJr
MarioPajutanJr on August 28
i love the patterned bow tie.. lve the contrast of it to your preppy pieces..very English indeed! c;
londondude
londondude on September 01
cheers very much! Well I am English.. ; )
luce
luce on August 28
this looks very smart. very dapper!
londondude
londondude on September 01
Thanks!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on August 27
smart in a very cool way!! i like men who dare to be unique and this stylish!! Classic English indeed! A gentleman but not the average one!=) CHIC!!!!!!!
londondude
londondude on August 27
Thanks very much, very kind comment! : )
naunet
naunet on August 27
So classy and chic! Love the vest and bow tie!
londondude
londondude on August 27
Cheers! I do like the uniqueness of bowties, they arent as prevalent as standard neckties, and they are very preppy! : )
lyuda
lyuda on August 26
fab! very classy!
AnazSiantar
AnazSiantar on August 25
wow cool
londondude
londondude on August 25
nice one, very kind : )
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on August 24
love it! great outfit!!! :D
londondude
londondude on August 25
Thankyou very much
Betty_Buttons
Betty_Buttons on August 24
great outfit, fab bowtie. Thanks for the add:)
londondude
londondude on August 25
Thanks, and a pleasure! : )
prettycy
prettycy on August 24
cute tie! :)
londondude
londondude on August 24
cheers : )
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on August 24
wow, you're such a gentleman!! gorgeous outfit, you look simply FAB!!! looooove your style!! awesome!! chic voted <333
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 23
u look nice in ti :)
londondude
londondude on August 24
Thanks : )
HeadFirst
HeadFirst on August 23
very nice! and classy! The outfit looks very sophisticated, but not way too formal :)
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thankyou, I like the feedback : )
inspirafashion
inspirafashion on August 23
just love this outfit. super chic & classy! i specially like the bow tie! :) oo and notting hill reminds me of the julia roberts movie haha. wish i could visit london someday! sounds amazing! :)
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thanks : ) Glad you liked my bowtie! lolz, London is cool - guess I am used to it, so to me its just, well, home you know! But I do love it
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on August 23
dashing and chic!
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thanks very much! : D
charchelle27
charchelle27 on August 23
very very cool outfit! love how u wear it!
alinaceusan
alinaceusan on August 23
nice style!
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thanks : )
Lobosmouth
Lobosmouth on August 23
hey dude u look so nice!
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thanks :D, very kind!
myspace4jes
myspace4jes on August 22
very stylish! cool
londondude
londondude on August 23
thanks a lot : O
kiki_sandoval
kiki_sandoval on August 22
nice bow
londondude
londondude on August 23
cheers, it is always hand tied lolz! I like the personal touch!
pilachia
pilachia on August 22
so classic, love it~
londondude
londondude on August 23
why thanks, glad you like! : )
keogan42
keogan42 on August 22
such a dashing outfit!
londondude
londondude on August 23
thats very sweet of you, I appreciate that comment : )
scqkindy
scqkindy on August 22
totally cute!
londondude
londondude on August 23
thanks!
kenjs
kenjs on August 22
cute
londondude
londondude on August 23
thanks!
chelseypaige
chelseypaige on August 22
cute!
londondude
londondude on August 23
thanks : )
CambriaandJessica
CambriaandJessica on August 22
I quite adore this ensemble...you look very dashing and very sweet :)
londondude
londondude on August 23
Thankyou thankyou! Darn, some lovely feedback here! Thanks all of you! x
Lizuca
Lizuca on August 22
hmm...classy, love it!
londondude
londondude on August 22
Thankyou! Very kind : )
freespirit_fashion
freespirit_fashion on August 22
love the vest and bow tie! very classy, gentlemanly look =]
londondude
londondude on August 22
Thanks :D, I was aiming for that look, gracios!
angiekje
angiekje on August 22
looking so smart!! love the pants, love the vest and that bow... so stylish!! love it :) I agree with what you say about monday creeping :D I know about the sound... I loved portobello market :D where is that door anyway? never found it :D I know they all will love it :D like we did/do :) that picture looks like it has been taken in nottin hill by the way?? gorgeous house :) photos look okay :)
angiekje
angiekje on August 23
yes I have seen that :) I'm not looking forward to fall or winter :s never know what to wear then so I turn to borring sweaters :) will do some shopping in London to add pieces to my cool sweater wardrobe :D it is neccessary :) I have a lot of jackets, but I'll never miss them :p if I do I just wear them in summer or spring instead :)
londondude
londondude on August 22
monday mornings always remind me of that Garfield cartoon... Have you seen that? He hates mondays too! The picture was taken in a road up from Notting Hill Gate, on the walk to the market. The house was very nice, the house next door had a brand new Rolls parked in the drive... Thanks for the appreciation of my outfit : ) The waistcoat is one of my faves, am actually looking forward to Fall, and to some extent Winter. My wardrobe for those seasons is my preference, I like the cosy wrapped up'ness of those seasons! And I miss my jackets! lolz : (
Annebeth
Annebeth on August 22
I love a man in a dapper look! so chic :D
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on August 22
Love this! it`s really classic English and this bow tie gives a serious style to this look! Love Notting Hill, Portobello and Holland park area as well, it`s so bright there!
londondude
londondude on August 22
Thankyou, thankyou :D..I am a big fan of the classic English look. Its a great way for men to dress rather dapper : )
coldlight
coldlight on August 22
sounds like you had a lovely day- i would definitely love to go to the portobello market one day! loving your vest and bow tie :)
londondude
londondude on August 22
I just know you would love this area... : ) Thanks!
puddingandpie
puddingandpie on August 21
I like your bowtie! Because they are cool.
londondude
londondude on August 22
glad you agree! Thanks :)
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on August 21
I adore the bow tie..and the whole look :)
londondude
londondude on August 22
Thanks :D Appreciate the nice feedback, as always!
starryeyed
starryeyed on August 21
so posh.. nice bag :)
londondude
londondude on August 21
posh - lolz! thankyou : )))
irisanddaniel
irisanddaniel on August 21
the bag is great :) chic voted.
londondude
londondude on August 21
Thanks :D
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on August 21
cool!
londondude
londondude on August 21
Cheers! I hope your ok? Politics generally isnt great - the system doesn't work!!
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