STRAWBERRY FIELD FOREVER - VIDEO

STRAWBERRY FIELD FOREVER - VIDEO

November 16, 2019

Strawberry Field" - not Fields! - Forever... John Lennon got the name wrong in this famous Beatles song - or did he?! (You’re listening to a fab new cover version here, by Javier Parisis from Argentina, also pictured, who came along with me for a sneak preview.)

The famous red gates of Strawberry Field, John Lennon’s childhood playground, just reopened to the public, with a new sense of purpose. Their very special 8-week vocational trade and skills courses for disadvantaged teenagers help them to develop a career path and find their place in society.

The wonderful new visitor centre you see here features an exhibition, gallery, cafe and shop (where you can buy my iconic 1964 John Lennon leather caps and now T-shirts too!).

It's really a wonderful place and I encourage you all to visit if you're in Liverpool. Thanks to Alejandro Luisi for working with me to craft this film. 




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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!