The poet Frederick Seidel recently wrote his poem The Blue Suit about a particularly vibrant blue worsted that we introduced to customers in 2018. As our blue suit grew in popularity, we were honoured to host Mr Seidel in our shop, and have him read the poem for us. Born in St Louis, Missouri in 1936, Frederick spent his younger days travelling Europe, meeting with T S Eliot and corresponding with Ezra Pound. Seidel’s work has often challenged the accepted perception of modern American poets; not afraid to offend, Seidel deals with current affairs or material possessions with equally powerful words and vision. His poem The Blue Suit was published in the London Review of Books in June 2018 and in his latest collection of poetry, Peaches Goes It Alone: Poems (Nov 2018).