Finding Prince Albert. July 2018.

Dear Rowley, Sometimes it is gratifying when your past catches up with you. Not always, granted, but sometimes. About a month ago, I had a call from TV director Ian Denyer. Ian was the man behind the three one-hour documentary … Continue reading

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Rumour Has It. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, Would you agree that more tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones? The epigram tinged with melancholy was the title for Truman Capote’s never-completed novel Answered Prayers that destroyed the writer socially, financially and mentally. When a … Continue reading

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Jewelry for Gentlemen. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the greatest pleasures for an author is the moment when advance copies of work that has taken the best part of a year to write and photograph finally lands in Thames & Hudson’s office in London. … Continue reading

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Judy. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, In a weaker moment, I happened to see some of the BBC’s Big Weekend music festival from Cardiff the other weekend. It is a sign of ageing when you disconnect from contemporary pop music which must make me … Continue reading

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House of Nutter. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, I have followed Savile Row’s mischievous sprite Tommy Nutter from workshops and showrooms to Compton’s and the Kobler Clinic so do feel proprietorial having written extensively about he and his adventures on and off the Row. Tommy was … Continue reading

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