Jewellery for Gentlemen. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Well, the manuscript for Jewellery for Gentlemen is finished and at the last count we have about 500 pictures in the files; many of them shot especially for the book by Andy Barnham. I’ve gone cross-eyed checking thousands of Academy … Continue reading

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Just A Gigolo. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the nicest things about launching James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London was the opportunity to send personalised copies to the businesses in London I most admire and the people who have helped me along the way. Very telling, thank … Continue reading

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Palazzo Pitti. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Despite being the only person with English as a mother tongue at the Chaumet summit at Le Meurice, my lecture did seem to please. It is always something of a challenge to present a ‘state of the nation’ … Continue reading

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Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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London Collections: Men

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when Bloomsbury Square is littered with Asian fashion bloggers in clothing that Lord Redesdale would describe as ‘pointless’ queuing outside Victoria House to view the fashion shows collectively known as London Collections: … Continue reading

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