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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The Pearl in My Oyster. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the V&A last night for the opening gala for the new¬†Pearls¬†exhibition. The show is co-sponsored by the Qatar Museum Authority and Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa opened the exhibition hence a police presence better suited to an Arsenal … Continue reading

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CASTLES IN THE AIR. FEBRUARY 2012.

Dear Rowley, Boris Johnson’s mailshot urging me to vote him in again as Mayor of London couldn’t have come at a more apposite moment. Walking back to Bloomsbury Towers from my art director Pete’s studio in Bermondsey I happened to … Continue reading

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Shopping April 2011

Dear Rowley, A rather frustrating day late last week with a visit to the National Archives in Kew. We were led to believe that the National Archives had a substantial amount of material relating to Henry Poole & Co so … Continue reading

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