Month: December 2011

One evening, I sat down for a drink with a friend and a female acquaintance of his outside one of the many restaurants squashed into the tiny and oddly un-English…

Read More A Case for Fashion Illustration

First there was the Dandy; then, there was the Dude. First there were trousers and riding jackets; then, there were thigh high boots and Glen Plaid pantaloons. Although they could…

Read More Forgotten Style Heroes: E Berry Wall

As strange as it may seem this time of year the big labels and retailers preview their spring and summer collections. As a blogger with a reasonably sized audience I…

Read More Looking Ahead

When I had shaved off my Movember moustache on the 30th of last month, I touched my naked upper lip with a sense of relief; as much as I admired…

Read More More than Movember

When someone asked me whether I was going to encourage the classic Yule purchase of small stocking fillers like mother of pearl shirt stiffeners or recommend instead something more serious…

Read More A Rather Useful Yule

One of my acquaintances recently asked me for advice on what to wear to a luxury hotel’s cocktail bar for an evening of martinis and mushy conversation with his new…

Read More The Cocktail Hour

One of the best things about a blog that appeals to an international audience is that it enables education and sharing of particular customs of a country. The emailed questions…

Read More The Fabric Lapel Flower

A few weeks ago I commissioned another piece of tailored clothing. I opted for a double breasted mallard green Harris Tweed jacket. The cloth has a herringbone weave with classic…

Read More Cream and Beige Tweed for City Gents