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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BAFTAs & Bespoke

Dear Rowley, It’s BAFTA night so rather a relief that I’m in the middle of a series of four duvet days due to a slight chill caught recklessly walking home from the MTBA black tie dinner on Thursday. The MTBA … Continue reading

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Vivat Savile Row 2011

Dear Rowley, If I had to pick a day to remember for the rest of my life, it would be yesterday. In the morning, the word came through from the Savoy that we have all agreed terms and I can … Continue reading

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Savile Row at Hatchards October 2010

Dear Rowley, I love Hatchards, don’t you? I have been buying all of my books from this 18th century galleon of bookshops on Piccadilly for the longest time; not least because the staff are better read than the customers. I’m … Continue reading

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Suits Ewe Sir August 2010

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Stephen Sondheim prom on telly last Saturday? The man is a genius. I know everyone went totally gaga for Dame Judi’s Send in the Clowns but I thought the absolute stars of the show … Continue reading

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