An original 1959 sketch of John Lennon by fellow student Helen Anderson. Copyright Helen Anderson. All rights reserved.

JOHN LENNON AT 17

June 26, 2018

As a student at Liverpool College of Art, I took my work very seriously. Unlike some students, including John Lennon, who mostly horsed about, making people laugh.

In this clip from the new film Looking For Lennon, I describe John in all his teenage glory right down to the greased-back Teddy Boy hair, glasses of John LennonBuddy Holly … and zits. I also share a couple of sketches I did of John in 1959.

Looking for Lennon clip is reproduced by kind permission of Evolutionary Films; you can download the film from iTunes, Amazon or Google Playin the UK and soon, I hope, the world.



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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?

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