Treasures. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, To Paris this week as a guest of Cartier to tour the workshops above the original boutique on the Rue de la Paix and view the Al Thani Collection of Mughal to Maharaja jewels at the Grand Palais. … Continue reading

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Diva Fever. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, A number of years ago, a writer called Suzy Boyt published a memoir called┬áMy Judy Garland Life. She and I were working for Weekend FT then: she as a columnist and I as a fashion correspondent. I recall … Continue reading

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Boylesque. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, My Mother and I had a conversation about how contented we can be in our own company. We’re both very sociable people but also I think quite self-contained. Mum had been to the country fair at Chatsworth while … Continue reading

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A Napoleonic Interlude. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having not been in Paris since the launch of The Perfect Gent at Ralph Lauren’s flagship on the Boulevard Saint Germain, it was something of a pleasure to return at the invitation of Chaumet to speak to their … Continue reading

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Life Is A Cabaret. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Enclosed the promised snap of my masseur Santiago. Only kidding (more’s the pity), this picture is a salutary reminder that the lion’s share of British men living in London should not under any circumstances dare to bare when … Continue reading

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