Jewellery for Gentlemen. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, After a year’s work, my Jewellery for Gentlemen book is finished bar the choice of cover design. What I long to do is go straight to where my heart is warmest – Son Bou beach on the island of … 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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Nobody’s Perfect. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am merely curious but what, precisely, has David Beckham done to unleash the attack dogs of the tabloid press? From what I understand, old emails between he and a PR have been leaked suggesting that Beckham wanted … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadlies. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, You must have favourite paintings in London galleries that you revisit every month or so. My number one is the National Portrait Gallery Anne Boleyn in the Tudor Rooms but Bronzino’s Allegory of Venus & Cupid in the Sainsbury … Continue reading

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Making History. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Enjoying the Olympics? What about the diving! The synchronised final had me reaching for the sal volatile, Maud. Point of order though. Can Old Mother Balding not use the word ‘Medal’ as a verb? All this talk about Tom … Continue reading

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