Return to Splendour. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, While recording a short interview for a film about Savile Row the other day I was asked what made me throw so much energy behind British bespoke tailoring? I believe the epiphany came at the Paris menswear shows … Continue reading

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Abdications etc. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Long time no write. Let me guess, you thought I was at the Davos Summit tearing a slice of Sloppy Giuseppe with Messers Cameron, Osborne and Johnson. The Davos World Economic Forum, that Alpine January jolly for the … Continue reading

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Hometime. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, As the legendary Liza often says, some things are just magical. Sometimes life is just magical. Apropos of this sentiment, I finally had an excuse to return to my University city Newcastle upon Tyne for the first time … Continue reading

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No 1 Savile Row December 2010

Dear Rowley, I can’t help but agree with you about the nonsense surrounding the way we eat in Britain. I walked past Pret-a-Manger on New Oxford Street yesterday and they’d erected huge plackards in what looked like solid oak inscribed … Continue reading

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