Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … 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┬ásal 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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Mitch. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the perks of my job is the tales of the unexpected I am privileged to tell. Though I don’t do an awful lot of journalism any more, I can always rely on my old mucker Ashley … Continue reading

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The Charmed Circle. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you that Henry Poole has acquired a new suite of rooms behind No 15 Savile Row to convert into a fit-for-purpose archive room? We’ve been slowly but surely re-binding the 120 plus customer ledgers dating … Continue reading

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Just What The Doctor Ordered. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever daydream about your ideal home? No, I’m not talking about the rustle of the bombazine as you drift through Apsley House imagining a past life as 1st Duchess of Wellington ordering new damasks and deciding … Continue reading

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