IN THE PICTURE: WAYNE SOBERS III

IN THE PICTURE: WAYNE SOBERS III

June 27, 2018

Unlike some website owners, I have TOO MUCH original content. So I never know what to post.

Rummaging through my archive, waiting for inspiration to strike, I unearthed a 1962 black and white photograph of an early portrait, and its American subject who sat for me in Naples, Italy. I tracked him down on LinkedIn and discovered that he has treasured his painting to this day.

Watch the film to find out more about Wayne Sobers III. He’s now an unbelievably successful life and business coach and author of a wonderful new book entitled The Harlem Line: Lessons Learned Along The Way, which I encourage you to read. 

Wayne told my daughter “I don't know why your mom is surprised that I still have the painting. It is, in my estimation, a masterpiece. Obviously, I am a little biased.”

He wrote such a kind note, and shared colour photos (much better than the monochrome one from my Kodak Brownie) of the painting hanging at his home. I am beyond thrilled!




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How to measure your head for my leather cap

sketch of John Lennon by Helen Anderson 

 

 
A message from Helen about sizing: 
Hats are a bit like jackets and dresses: sizes are supposed to be universal but may vary from one manufacturer to another. I can’t guarantee you a perfect fit, but I can do my best to help.

My cap is available in 4 sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (XL). It’s an investment piece, so I encourage you also to invest three minutes to find the perfect fit.

Don’t just guess your size!
John Lennon’s head measured 23.5 inches. He was a size XL (big brain!). Here's how I measured it, back in 1964 - and how you can measure yours now.
  1. Don’t panic if you don’t have a tailor’s tape measure handy. You can also use a length of string or ribbon, and then measure it against a ruler.
  2. Place the string or tape around your head about 3mm above your ear, across the mid-forehead, completely circling your head. Hold the tape firmly, but not super-tightly.
  3. I’d like you to measure your head exactly where the cap will sit. If your measurement falls between sizes, choose the next size up.
Remember: If you have big hair, you’ll probably need the next size up!

SIZES

SIZE GUIDE

You will need to tell me your size at the time you order.

CHOOSE SMALL CHOOSE MEDIUM CHOOSE LARGE CHOOSE EXTRA-LARGE 

If you are in such a hurry to get hold of a cap that you don’t have time to measure your head, you could also check the size of another hat that fits: hat sizes are universal… in theory. Don’t see your size? Have a special request?

Email Me!