Whither Fashion? February 2018.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when a gaggle of Chinois wearing black culottes, Doctor Martin boots, shaved pudding bowl haircuts and black T-shirts down to their knees herald London Fashion Week being upon us. We see metallic … Continue reading

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Chapeaux. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just watching the Cheltenham Festival on Channel 4 after lunch in the courtyard. You have to doff your cap to Clare Balding. She is a superlative racing correspondent and Rishi is no slouch either. I do love jump … Continue reading

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These Old Broads. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Still basking in a vintage Academy Award broadcast, aren’t you? Having perused YouTube for red carpet interviews I was most impressed by Piers Morgan…not a line I ever thought I would write this side of Heaven. But he … Continue reading

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London Collections: Men

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when Bloomsbury Square is littered with Asian fashion bloggers in clothing that Lord Redesdale would describe as ‘pointless’ queuing outside Victoria House to view the fashion shows collectively known as London Collections: … 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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