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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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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Far Pavilions. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Brighton Royal Pavilion has to be the singular most peculiar residence ever commissioned by an English prince. The Nash exterior is an Indian palace decorated with domes, minarets and filigree arches but is painted to resemble Portland stone. … Continue reading

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Chiswick House. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Seeing as the chance of occupying grand houses in London are now only restricted to Candy brothers, Russian gangsters and Cambridge Dukes and Duchesses, one has to resort to sightseeing and dreaming apropos Mrs T and I took … Continue reading

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Follow The Bear. June 2013.

Dear Rowley, It’s the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation and in the absence of an invitation to Westminster Abbey to sing a hymn and wave a flag I’ve spent the day in the company of a large brown bear. … Continue reading

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