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Happy New Year!

Around the world, 2016 has been in many ways a strange, sad and alarming year  .

But looking back on my own year brings many good memories and moments of achievement. I survived the grilling that came with passing the halfway point of my PhD and had a productive – and fun- research trip to Nashville. A definite high point was having a Dandy & Rose shirt put on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s ‘Featured Western Wear Designer’ exhibit. It’s such an honour: I don’t think I’ll get my head around it until I see it in person, which I hope to do in 2017.

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I wrote a lot of words and made a lot of shirts in 2016.

Now for 2017!

Wishing followers of this blog a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!


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Danny Wilson’s blooming shirt

Angelica Garla for Danny Wilson Front left


Here at Dandy and Rose the flowers are blooming both in the garden and on Danny Wilson’s latest shirt.

He’ll be wearing the shirt over the summer at gigs to promote Danny & The Champions of the World’s brand new album, What Kind of Love. It’s a life-affirming slice of country soul and I highly recommend that you give it a listen – you can stream it at The Line of Best Fit:


Fearless as ever, Danny has chosen a riotous floral – Liberty’s ‘Angelica Garla’. I’ve made the yoke scalloped and added a smile pocket. I’ll be delivering it before The Champs’ gig at Islington Assembly Hall tomorrow evening. I can’t wait to see how it looks on Danny!