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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The Monroe Doctrine. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Can Strictly Come Dancing’s opening numbers get any camper? I’m just watching a hoedown number with all the boys in spray-on denim and cowboy boots and all the gals in pink gingham. Well, as Julian and Sandy would … Continue reading

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Suits You Sir March 2011

Dear Rowley, I’ve been reading a superb new biography of all the Empresses of Rome from Livia to the fall of the empire and feel quite an affinity with the Empress Livia, Augustus’s wife. The lady allegedly poisoned most of … Continue reading

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Ennui March 2011

Dear Rowley, A quickie as Terry Rattigan said to the chorus boy. In haste, just to let you know Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style is finished. Mrs T and I went in to see Thames & … Continue reading

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