Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … 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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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 United Arab Emirate of Knightsbridge. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every so often I have to pop to the Chelsea & Westminster hospital on the Fulham Road for a check-up. I have learned to love the Fulham Road. Where else in London would have a standalone Le Creuset shop, … Continue reading

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Immigration. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve said it before and will do again please don’t go on about politics. If you must go into them. As a Twitter devotee, I notice how much anger is directed towards the ruling classes. And yet it … Continue reading

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