Year: 2011

I’ve just returned from another wonderful trip to Italy, sampling the delights of Florence, Sienna and the Tuscan countryside. They say travel broadens the mind, and I’m sure it does.…

Read More A Turn around Italy: A Thought or Two

Everyone I know, and possibly everyone I have met, is aware that comfort is not my priority in clothing. It is certainly something I consider; I wouldn’t inflict pain or…

Read More Sartorial Love/Hate: Men’s Uggs

One of the questions I am constantly asked: What is my favourite colour combination. When I sit down to contemplate it, I am unable to reach a well defined conclusion.…

Read More Favourite Colour Combinations

There are an awful lot of “how to polish your shoes” videos floating about the ether these days, and all of them seem to recommend a different routine. Some recommend…

Read More The Five Minute Shoeshine

England’s sudden cold snap brought home to me the fact I need to invest in a new overcoat. On average I find a good quality overcoat will last me nearly…

Read More A New Coat

I don’t watch much television. I find a lot of the ‘entertainment’ that is transmitted through the box to be banal, idiotic and depressing. ‘Reality’ television, which has eaten up…

Read More Mode Rage: Sewn in Pocket Square

I’ve decided I’m going green. An unusual pronouncement for a former policy advisor on aviation, so perhaps I ought to qualify that statement. Of all the colours present in my…

Read More Going Green