Just A Gigolo. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the nicest things about launching James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London was the opportunity to send personalised copies to the businesses in London I most admire and the people who have helped me along the way. Very telling, thank … Continue reading

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Ready for Take Off. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you adoring the story that former Home Secretary Jackie (or is she a Jacquie?) Smith has been redirecting convicts from their community service to paint her back bedroom? It just about says it all about New Labour’s … Continue reading

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Casta Diva. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Have you seen that ludicrous BBC ad promoting swimming: the big splash. It sounds like 2am in Soho when a chap doesn’t have a place to go except the doorstep of Trashy Lingerie on Old Compton Street. Big … Continue reading

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Larks at the Groucho February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you Inga, my right hand woman at the Gieves & Hawkes archive (now at Poole’s) is going to have a baby? She is such a sensational lady and rocks fishnets almost as well as Gail. … Continue reading

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Savile Row Book Cover July 2010

Dear Rowley, The hazards of the digital age darling. I’ve always said the pride before the fall really emerges when you find yourself Googling your own name in the twilight hours after one too many sherries. Well, I wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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