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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Perfect Gentlemen. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, As Mary Queen of Scots said (in a cod French accent) ‘in my end is my beginning’. There must be more than a few hookers down Half Moon Street who embroidered a sampler with that one. Granted, the … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe in Florence. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, If prosecco is drunk in sufficient quantities, it is really rather remarkable how fluent I am in Italiano. I’m interacting like a native this season’s Pitti Uomo in Florence even though I suspect I sound like a gibbering … 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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Firenze. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, What better way to chase the New Year blues away than hopping on a Malpensa to Florence for the January edition of Pitti Uomo? The bi-annual Florentine men’s fashion foundation puts on the best fashion exposition bar none … Continue reading

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