Fashion. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have been immersed in Savile Row bespoke tailoring for many a year. I am also very old so many of the editors today who look young enough to me to be in kindergarten, do … Continue reading

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Old Buddha. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every Easter I think of my ex-niece Ella (long story) who, when given a Lindt chocolate rabbit, would bash it repeatedly with a pastry fork shouting ‘Spank the bunny! Spank the bunny!’ Her mother and I used to … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Do you recall seeing Fritz Lang’s¬†Metropolis (1927)? Metropolis¬†is a pioneering science fiction film set in 2026 that depicted a dystopian city where the masters lived at the top of Towers of Babel and the poor serviced the machines … Continue reading

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Sadness in His Eyes. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Kay Burley, the Sky News presenter and ubiquitous autocutie, wasn’t really on my radar until the Paris Massacre on Friday. She certainly wasn’t the first celebrity or civilian to take to Twitter to offer her sympathies but hers … Continue reading

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A Napoleonic Interlude. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having not been in Paris since the launch of The Perfect Gent at Ralph Lauren’s flagship on the Boulevard Saint Germain, it was something of a pleasure to return at the invitation of Chaumet to speak to their … Continue reading

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