Best of Britannia. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, An interesting week when one learns who is on side and who is off. Yesterday I was invited to an event called Best of Britannia at the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. It was a celebration of craftsmanship and … Continue reading

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Best of British. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I made the acquaintance of Jean Clark at James J Fox on St James’s Street: arguably the finest purveyor of cigars left in London. I wanted to include Fox in my The Perfect Gentleman book for Thames … Continue reading

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Golden Shears March 2011

Dear Rowley, Congratulate me darling. I’ve just been to a tailoring do at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall – the bi-annual Golden Shears Awards – and I am home with a bottle of Valpoliparrot at 9.30pm. Usually it’s 3am and Keith … Continue reading

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