Baubles, Bangles & Beads. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Invariably, anyone who says they are ‘a bit mad’ or ‘eccentric’ turns out to be the bore of the century. Similarly, men who pronounce themselves ‘rakish’ do so at their peril if they are happily married and sprogged-up. … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance? December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Christmas? Couldn’t have liked it more. The day began with the last ten minutes of the service at St George’s Mayfair and a handshake with Rector Roddy who rather likes my new look. Then on to the Beaumont … Continue reading

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Jewellery for Gentlemen. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, After a year’s work, my¬†Jewellery for Gentlemen book is finished bar the choice of cover design. What I long to do is go straight to where my heart is warmest – Son Bou beach on the island of … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the¬†sal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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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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