Three Faces of Florence. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, I must admit to have arrived in Florence for Pitti Uomo No 86 with a certain degree of litost. Roughly translated from the Czech, litost is a word introduced to me by author Milan Kundera meaning a touch of the blues. … Continue reading

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Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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Pitti Final. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Wouldn’t you just die without Florence and Pitti Uomo twice a year to look forward to? I am sitting on the rooftop terrazzo of the Tornabuoni Beacci hotel with a bottle of prosecco and an acqua frizzante at … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitti Uomo 2. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, I do love Florence, don’t you? My last letter left you with a bit of a cliffhanger apropos what the message was from this season’s Pitti Uomo men’s fashion extravaganza in Florence. You will be thrilled to hear … Continue reading

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