House of Nutter. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, I have followed Savile Row’s mischievous sprite Tommy Nutter from workshops and showrooms to Compton’s and the Kobler Clinic so do feel proprietorial having written extensively about he and his adventures on and off the Row. Tommy was … Continue reading

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Cilla. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was just digging out Cilla Black’s greatest hits to wish a fond farewell to the carrot-topped Liverpudlian chanteuse who’s been a star of British music and, later, television for over fifty-years. I was distracted however by a … Continue reading

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Best in Show. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did we get away with the Savile Row cocktail party in the Burlington Arcade for London Collections: Men? To be frank, it was a blur to me. Not from an excess of Savile Row Collins cocktails but because … Continue reading

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Cha-Cha Heels. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, Much excitement this week filming a pre-record at the Design Museum’s 20th anniversary exhibition celebrating Christian Louboutin for ITV This Morning. Paying homage to Louboutin’s early years as a best boy backstage at the Follies Bergere, the centrepiece … Continue reading

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Look Back in Langour. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, An appointment with the Royalty today as Eliza Doolittle would have it. Came an invitation from Row tailoring house Chester Barrie to tear a pheasant wing at the Banqueting House to attend the UKFT export awards in the … Continue reading

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