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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Welcome to My Lovely Home. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, On a lighter note! I realise that after all these years of corresponding with you, I have prattled away about Bloomsbury Towers and you have never seen it. So now’s your chance. Many moons ago when I decided … Continue reading

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Detox. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well my dear, the party’s over, it’s all over my friend. So said Kenneth Williams in one of my favourite┬áRound the Horne sketches. It’s the way he tells them, I find. Needless to say, the Spencer Hart launch … Continue reading

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Cleveland Street. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, It was worth the sign-up to Twitter alone for a message that pinged into my box this evening reading ‘Jack the Ripper is n0w following you’. Don’t panic, I’m not being trolled: well, not in the virtual world … Continue reading

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The Tweed Run April 2011

Dear Rowley, There’s a Kirsty McColl song called Thank You for the Days that came to mind on Grand National Saturday. It has now become something of a tradition that I gather-up a picnic and scads of Prosecco from John … Continue reading

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