Month: February 2011

My last week or so has been a mess of snow, ice, rain, slush, and almost every form water can take on this planet. To say this has make footwear…

Read More Wet And Welted

I am a compulsive list maker. My latest is a quick note of those retailers I intend to visit and interviews that are still pending, and in some cases long…

Read More The New Year List

This post represents the last of my notes from Rome. Things which work well in one locality don’t always travel well to work in another – just ask anybody who’s…

Read More Notes from Rome Part 3

Recently, while wandering through a local department store , I noticed a table of post-holiday sale items. Novelty ties featuring Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus were piled indiscriminately on…

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“Oh, this would suit you”, “Grey is NOT your colour” and “this is a classic lifestyle look” are the typical phrases the companion chirrups but on this occasion, I happened…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: Pale Denim

In my last post on Rome I dealt in generalities and impressions, so in this post I’ll cover some specifics. Or more to the point, certain definable items that seemed…

Read More Notes From Rome Part 2

A Scandinavian friend of mine, as he was enthusiastically scouring the Regent and Oxford Street racks on one of his visits, told me something which, while a common enough assertion,…

Read More Zips vs Buttons

Well I made it back from Rome, with fewer brain cells, substantially less money and mercifully no criminal record. Suffice to say a very good time was had by all.…

Read More Notes from Rome Part 1

Oscar Wilde once noted that clothes should hang from the shoulder, not from the waist. To that end, I decided last week that I needed to find a quality set…

Read More Braces And A Neckerchief