Month: April 2011

I was happy to bear witness to a miracle recently: An entire weekend of 20º+ sunshine. In London. In April. Though the evenings were reassuringly chilly, the sunshine hours were…

My lovely and generous wife gave me this beautiful Swaine Adeney Brigg document case for my 40th birthday. After much anticipation, it finally arrived last week (my birthday was in…

As the sun breaks through my window, and the breeze carries the unmistakable spring-fresh air into the room, I am suddenly compelled to remove the woolly burgundy tie from my…

A year ago, my fellow columnist Stephen Pulvirent wrote an interesting piece about Phineas Cole, the fictional ‘errant son’ of the Paul Stuart brand; a jet-setting dandy with a penchant…

One of the favourite pastimes of the English is to mock those we consider, euphemistically speaking, ‘inappropriately attired.’ This ranges from light taunting and regional stereotyping to harsher critiques about…

This is a slightly different article to the one I’d intended to write. Originally I was going to highlight a rather unfortunate, and extremely irritating, problem with new online retailer…