Budd Shirt Makers
John Jones were delighted to work with Budd Shirt Makers to frame a selection of vintage children’s shirts, collars, shorts and pattern cuttings for display in their Mayfair premises. These hand-made items represent the rich heritage and history of this bespoke shirt makers.
The John Jones artwork presentation technicians stitched each of these delicate garments in place using archival techniques, designed to ensure the fabrics will be safely supported within the frames for years to come. Each custom made wooden frame has been cut and sanded by hand in our London framing workshop, finished with rich, dark tones to complement the high quality of the bespoke garments. Selected pieces have also been presented against deep red felt fabrics. This provides a bold contrast to the crisp, pale cotton of the clothing, and reflects the luxurious atmosphere of the Budd store. Finally, protective low glare frame glazing with a water white coating has been fixed to each bespoke frame. This choice of frame glass does not have the green tint associated with normal picture framing glass, and will reduce glare and reflections up to 90%.
Budd has been located in the Piccadilly Arcade in Mayfair since the company’s inception in 1910, and is one of the few remaining West End shirt makers to have its own cutting room on the premises. The company produces all of its shirts by hand in English workshops, supporting British craft and workmanship of the highest quality. These values also lie at the heart of John Jones, and we were delighted to celebrate and showcase the heritage of Budd through our hand-made frame designs.
If you have a collection of vintage clothing, saved for financial, cultural or sentimental value, please contact our frame design and conservation team to discuss how to protect and present these garments long-term.