For the best part of this year I have been searching for the one stop accessories store. While wandering the great and wonderful Jermyn Street I stumbled across a discreetly positioned shop, Smart turnout.

Pulled in by the wild and wonderful windows. Once through the door I was pleasantly greeted by very sartorially dressed young man, I then looked through the fantastic selection of items.  There were bow ties, braces and watches- pieces that all men should own.  Saying that, I ended up walking out with a very fine watch.


I have always been a huge timepiece man, I’ve collected all shapes and sizes so I thought I’d give the Smart Turnout Phantom model a spin. I opted for the leather strap from their extensive selection and silver bezel.

Having worn the watch for a number of weeks now, it’s neatly slotted into my wardrobe. The diversity of my job requires me to be dressed in types of wear at different times of the day. Sometimes I’ll be wearing working trousers and a T-shirt and then hop into White tie. I’m able to wear this watch with pretty much all of my outfits as it’s very versatile.


Within the quaint walls of the princes arcade, the shop has sat there for a couple of years, dressing gents for all occasions. It has one of the largest selections of bow ties I have seen for day wear and for evening wear; lots of options to choose from, to suit all your neck wear needs and more.

Smart Turnout ( 2-4 Princes Arcade, London, SW1Y 6DS)

[By Timothy Lord, contributor]