Year: 2011

They don’t call it the party season for nothing. As soon as November is all but over, we turn our minds to the blinding glitter and deafening din of December;…

Read More A Formal Question (or Two)

There was something rather sad about the way Donatella Versace introduced the latest designer collaboration with the high street giant H&M. Normally, these collaborations are mutually beneficial affairs; the Giant…

Read More Versace Loves H&M

It is comforting to see that season after season, year after year waistcoats still adorn the mannequins in stores up and down the high street. So much for the fashionistas…

Read More Rare Moment: Velvet Waistcoat

As I mentioned in my last post, when I travel I invariably have a list of items to purchase from said destination.  And so here were the things which I…

Read More The Little Things in Life

It is always an entertainment when I observe the reactions of my less sartorially inclined friends to the prices of bespoke and designer clothing. Their responses are usually a loud…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: Crocodile Shoes

Vigo Street was once one of my favourite thoroughfares; snaking from my favoured shopping boulevard, Regent Street, brushing the southern tip of Savile Row and turning into Burlington Gardens. It…

Read More Why the Fuss? SuperDry

One of my friends recently told me that he wanted three things from all garments of clothing he purchased; quality, versatility and style. If one of these ingredients was missing,…

Read More The Velvet Blazer

I’m not an easy traveller and don’t really do holidays except under duress – liberally applied by my girlfriend Westie. One thing that does motivate me to leave the country…

Read More A World Wide Wardrobe

There is a brief scene in War of The Roses when Kathleen Turner wanders through her carefully and expensively assembled home, tweaking pillow cushions and rearranging ornaments, finding things to…

Read More The Burgundy Suit