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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Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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Black Magic. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever have those days when you feel like locking the door, pouring a gin, putting Hermione Gingold at the Café Royal on the record player and pretending the last sixty years never happened? Such trying times doing … Continue reading

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Farewell My Lovely. August 4th 2012.

Dear Rowley, On the night of the 4th of August 1962 Marilyn Monroe began her descent into darkness. We will perhaps never know how, who or when Marilyn’s life ended. Her death is arguably the greatest conspiracy theory of the … Continue reading

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Savile Row Protest. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Much excitement on Savile Row today as The Chap editor Gustav Temple mustered an army of tweed-clad ladies and gentlemen dressed in their retro bespoke best to protest about the opening of Abercrombie & Fitch Kids at No 3. … Continue reading

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