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It's been a while....

It's been a while....

Has it really been November since I last wrote? I guess we should start by wishing you a happy new year, though I feel we've missed that window. Christmas is always busy but 2022 was the first Christmas we spent as a fully-fledged seller of clothing as the orders to meet…

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Bo Carter Fashion Show

Bo Carter Fashion Show

A week and one day has passed since our first fashion show, which is more than enough to reflect. First and foremost, we must thank Bo Carter for inviting us along and letting us play witness to how a truly talented, independent designer does their thing better than anyone. Please…

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The Journal

The Journal

We hit a big milestone this month on the back of our AW22 release. A balance tipped that saw our revenue shift heavily to our clothing sales over our re-waxing service. This was better still as October 22 was our busiest month ever with re-waxing. We never set out to…

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Paninaro 004

Paninaro 004

Scotland is somewhere I'd never been before January this year, yet there I was stood outside Belle & Sebastian's studio getting snapped by legendary Glasgow photography, Sweeney. Sweeney used to shoot for the NME, alongside many other publications and artists, and I was only too keen to hear stories of the…

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"The times they are are a changing"

"The times they are are a changing"

It's been a tough old couple of months. Everyone that runs their own business will always tell you first and foremost that it's hard. Rewarding, but hard. You get the rhetoric about bumps in the road, highs and lows and every cliche in-between and it's all true.Imposter syndrome creeps in, dampening…

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Heatwave. Who's even thinking about jackets?

Heatwave. Who's even thinking about jackets?

Well, you are.. judging by the jackets we've had in recently. It has slowed down over the heatwave though and it really is fascinating to see the amount of jackets that get booked in when the rain shows even for a shower. We've been busy prepping' our AW22 range and it's something…

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The Next Chapter

The Next Chapter

2022 is still pretty young but in terms of our journey we have already aged quite a bit this year. Understanding and then navigating the fashion industry is something that has tested our knowledge and expectation. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved. To see people walking around wearing…

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'Why I hate sharing pictures of me' - Ryan Mallinson

'Why I hate sharing pictures of me' - Ryan Mallinson

I am writing this to get it off of my chest as much as anything. I am new here, with 'here' being the fashion industry. If you are reading this you'll likely know our story but if not, you can read it here. I want to talk to you now about…

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A brief look into how we started

A brief look into how we started

Mallin & Son started through needing to wax a jacket and realising there was a gap in the market. Wax jackets date back to when the first northern seafarers repurposed their sails to fend off the elements of the harsh seas. A wax jacket is a lifetime investment and if…

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It's been busy..

It's been busy..

It seems an age since we last shared anything but I have promised myself to do this a little more often. Hopefully it offers the reader some insight into the 'cogs' of a growing business otherwise I shall put it down to cathartic narcism.Here at Mallin & Son, we act…

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