Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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A Load of Old Sequins. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well, like Mrs Overall,┬áJames Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide appears to have captured the hearts of the nation. The guys and gals at Spencer Hart absolutely rocked it out last night for the launch party. Having been to Ciao Bella … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you recall a number of years ago the neighbourhood witch put on a rather charming event on Savile Row? The entire street was turfed and fenced and sheep were driven down the Row by a shepherd and … Continue reading

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The Lost Princess. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Writing the Hall of Fame brief lives for Henry Poole & Co has considerably sharpened-up my Victorian history. The Prince of Wales’s patronage from 1861 led practically every royal male in Europe and Russia to the founding father … Continue reading

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Cleveland Street. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, It was worth the sign-up to Twitter alone for a message that pinged into my box this evening reading ‘Jack the Ripper is n0w following you’. Don’t panic, I’m not being trolled: well, not in the virtual world … Continue reading

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