Three Faces of Florence. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, I must admit to have arrived in Florence for Pitti Uomo No 86 with a certain degree of litost. Roughly translated from the Czech, litost is a word introduced to me by author Milan Kundera meaning a touch of the blues. … Continue reading

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Stendhal Syndrome. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know the Liza song ‘I happen to like New York’? Well, I happen to like Florence. How to put it? The city somehow agrees with me. This city still encourages a well-dressed man to give it some … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nights. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the saying goes ‘nostalgia ‘aint what it used to be’. I had a conversation last night with Better Half who is rather a wise owl when all said and done. ‘Why’, I asked him ‘does it … Continue reading

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Rakishness June 2011

Dear Rowley, No, darling, it’s not a photograph of my latest civil partnership. The chap at my side is Alexander Kraft who hosted the Sotheby’s Monaco Real Estate launch in Paris last week. I was there in my capacity as … Continue reading

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Savile Row Book Cover July 2010

Dear Rowley, The hazards of the digital age darling. I’ve always said the pride before the fall really emerges when you find yourself Googling your own name in the twilight hours after one too many sherries. Well, I wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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