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Friday, 8 October 2021

Come And Get It! (UPDATED 27th Jan 2022)


Royale Studio - Solo Sailor in the Rigging 1

My on-going revision of the series of articles on the vintage, British images of Royale Studio continues with the addition of Navy Gash. More images and commentary have been added to the articles and I will add some completely new sets that were left out first time round. As an adjunct to this process I am making my entire Royale collection available to mitchmen readers through the mitchmen Royale Studio Open Archive.


Jan 27th - Three fully updated articles are now available to read as follows

Royale Studio - Solo Sailor in the Rigging 1

Royal Studio 01 - Sailors In The Rigging 

1st published Jul 2010, revised version July 2021 in 4 parts, Part 01d added Oct 2021 


Royale Studio - Navy Romeo 28

Royale Studio 02 - Navy Romeo and 'DTS'

1st published July 2010, revised version in 4 parts, Aug-Oct 2021

Royale Studio - Navy Gash 11

Royale Studio 03 - Navy Gash

1st published Aug 2010, revised version in 3 parts - Jan 21st 2022

 All the Royale Studio articles (old and new) can be retrieved for individual selection by clicking on the 'GIU/Royale' label at the foot of the post



You can access the current folders available at

The Royale Studio Open Archive at mitchmen blog

Royale Studio 01 - Sailors in the Rigging (v3, Updated Oct 7th 2021) 

Royale Studio 02 - Navy Romeo v1, (v1, Oct 11th 2021)

Royale Studio 03 - Navy Gash, (v1 Jan 22nd 2022)

I would encourage you to access the archive and let me know if you have any comments or difficulty with the download option. If you have images of your own to add or link in I would be glad to hear from you too. You can contact me via comments most easily but only an e-mail via my profile page will enable me to message you back. 


You can also read 'Guys in Uniform' posts (none of which have been revised or archived yet)

I've deliberately included this nice torso image with the 'Guys In Uniform' logo in the corner. Many of their images circulate with the tag 'MIU' (men in uniform) presumably because someone didn't know 'Guys' was the real ID and thought 'Men' sounded better. Sadly both options are virtually useless for internet search purposes, too commonplace as expressions, so maybe it's just as well that GIU is often confused with Royale Studio, even though they were 20 years apart.

The mitchmen GIU series starts at

Guys In Uniform 1 - Cane Stripes (none revised yet)

All these articles (old and new) can be retrieved for individual selection by clicking the 'GIU/Royale' label below


Anonymous said...

Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing this. So sad that they are difficult to find online today.