The Business End. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, Well, we’ve finally got to the business end of the Henry Poole book. The main texts are written and all that is left is to study each of the Hall of Fame great and good’s orders to fill … Continue reading

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Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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Follies. January 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t let anybody tell you advertising is a waste of money. I was dragging my tired, battered old bones past my local vintner The Grapes of Wrath¬†and there was a chalk board outside reading, ‘January detox? F*** it. … Continue reading

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