James Adkin (Closed on Monday)
James is a husband, father and co-owner of gentleman’s grooming range Closed on Monday. Established in Brockley in 2014, Closed on Monday is named after the day British barbershops typically close due to weekend trading. It was created to bring something new and innovative to the male lifestyle market with the award-winning product range currently compromising six products: Deluxe Pomade, Strong Pomade, Matte Paste, Deluxe Wax, Beard Balm and Matte Moisturiser. All products are designed and manufactured in Britain.
I love Brockley and the surrounding area’s green spaces, community spirit and growing number of bars and restaurants. I am relatively new to the area having only moved here in February 2014 – however, fortunately, I have quickly established a solid network of local friends, collected via my NCT group and the husbands of my wife’s yoga friends.
Our regular ‘dads meet ups’ centre around local food establishments which have ample space for pushchairs – Brockley Market, Jam Circus and The Ten Thousand Hands Cafe in Ladywell Fields are favourites. If you see a group of dads with babies please don’t stare, instead come and say hello!