Month: May 2010

Completing a summer holiday booking is a great relief. Despite the damage to the bank account, the troublesome process of coordinating flights and hotel availability is so vexing that when…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: Leather Sandals

Andrew’s recent article on branding awakened a frustration within me that I had long concealed. As a successfully detoxed label-hunter I know full well the apparent attractions of wearing other’s…

Read More ‘Luxury’ Luggage

The English summer has finally arrived and that means it is safe to bring out the white nubucks – or rather it would be if I could get hold of…

Read More In Search Of A Buck

I recently wrote about the persistent problem I have formally dressing a blazer  – an odd admission but if you read the article you’ll see where I’m coming from. I…

Read More Returning To Some Old Themes

This past week I traveled home from University, and must say I was more than a bit appalled by what I saw in the airports and on the planes. Now…

Read More The Inelegance Of Travel

Double breasted suits, for so long forgotten and marooned in dim and dusty menswear shops in Eastbourne, have made a remarkable return. They were hot in last year’s collections and…

Read More Rare Moment: The Open Double Breasted

I’ve just had confirmation on my tickets for this year’s Royal Ascot, one of the great horse racing events in the flat season. Our Royal Enclosure tickets will mean hiring…

Read More Dress Code: The Royal Enclosure

For me, history is one of the most important and meaningful benefits of existing. There is a lot of idiotic tripe spoken about the Past, Present and Future as though…

Read More Blast From The Past