A Day In The Life Of Mark Denton
Personalised tweed jeans (aka tweans), hairy hats and an umbrella called Excelsior... Welcome to Denton's world.
Mark Denton is adland's Godfather. Known for his sharp sense of style and wacky ideas - he adds stately home connoisseur to his unusually reputable skillset and invites shots to experience a day in his life.
06.00 All in order: Check last night’s email... I’m not sure why I’ve been briefed that I mustn’t wear jeans on my recce of two stately homes today. If they’re in such a state, surely it doesn’t matter..?
06.15-06.30 Morning prep: Ablusions… shit, shower... and shave.
07.00 Dressing made easy: Selecting a pair of my custom-made tweed jeans (I call them tweans). I know what they said but they must mean other people’s kind of jeans. Mine are not ripped at the knees.
07.15 Bowler hat fabulous: Decisions, decisions but why pick an ordinary bowler when you one can select a hairy one?
07.20 Singing in the rain: Choosing an umbrella. This morning I’m torn between 'Widow Maker' and 'Excelsior'.
08.00 Morning, sunshine: First one in for breakfast at my favourite Austrian restaurant, Fischer’s, in Marylebone High Street. I ordered the Bircher Muesli. I think it’s got organic Birch in it. For a bunch of Austrians, they make a rather fine cup of tea. G’day Cobbers.
08.43 Act fast: Time to leave.
09.15 Too many trains: Where am I going again? The existential question along with why am I here? Oh yes, Rickmansworth.
10:30 Pretty impressive: First location. Not bad... But is it posh enough?
10:45 Soaking in the culture: …it has got some arresting features. No wonder they called him Botticelli.
11.00 Luxury living: Not bad. But IS it posh enough?
11.30 Hmmm: Ornamental overload.
12.00 Scouting the local talent: This is how Grindr works, Tim.
15.00 Fit for a King: No, I’m not home yet, this is the second location.
16.30 At last...: Train journey back. Tim found fifty pence down the back of the seat. (R) Don’t worry Excelsior, we’ll be home soon.