Bowes & Idle. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, With the prospect of a very late summer holiday disappearing into the distance like Roadrunner fleeing the Wily Coyote, I thought it best to take stock of how to endure another winter in London with sanity vaguely intact. … Continue reading

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Fine and Dandy. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, About six months ago a rather amusing if incongruous American writer/photographer duo called Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams came to see me in Bloomsbury Towers. Natty was rather a glamorous New York Neo-Dandy and Rose a pretty bob-haired … Continue reading

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Savile Row Rules. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Timing I believe is everything: knowing when to arrive, knowing when to leave and understanding when one’s life needs a gear shift. I find it all too common in London that we’re all so immersed in projects and … Continue reading

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Open A New Window. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing you do this year I would urge you to find a box set of the Timothy West Edward VII. Weighing in at 13-hours, it is historically accurate in script and costume. We’ve just got … Continue reading

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Frockage. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, I fear we are rather out of synch with my photographs. I told you all about the Costume Gallery at the Bowes Museum in my last letter and only now am I sending you my snaps. Vanity, I … Continue reading

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