Year: 2008

The suit is cleaned and hung, the shirt has been starched, the bow tie neatly laid on the dressing table; all of this perfection is reflected in the dazzling shine…

Read More Evening Scarf

Of the most celebrated fictional secret agents, John Steed (later knighted for services to the country) is one of the most beloved. While Bond is the womanising, martini-swilling superman, Steed…

Read More Style Icon: Sir John Steed

There is no doubt that I prefer the sole trader to the chain. While I am a strong supporter of the much improved stores of the high street, there is…

Read More Glove Problems

When I was once asked what I believed to be the most aristocratic overcoat, after lengthy discussion on the many types available, I countered the question with a statement; “It…

Read More Aristocratic Overcoat

Although I am most certainly a follower of Irving Berlin and his music, I must take issue with him on the absurdity of his lyrics. In a particular number; “Let…

Read More Return of the Mac

On a recent excursion to the shops, accompanied by a friend, we found ourselves in the luggage section of a large and famous department store rather by accident. We had…

Read More Return to Old Briefcases

“But those trousers” she said “don’t match your jacket.” I happened to be socialising with a group of friends when a young lady in our company uttered these words. She…

Read More The Odd Trousers

Many a time I have felt the wind nipping keenly, I have turned to accessories to shield my skin from the cold. Scarves, gloves and upturned collars have provided sweet…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: The Flat Cap