Year: 2012

Next month sees the release of ‘Skyfall’, the 23rd installment of the James Bond series. It will also be the third film to star Daniel Craig as 007 which, in…

Read More The Sharpness of Bond

What’s in a name? If you asked Bond Street, plenty. If you asked Wall Street, they’d probably agree. The reason why is that Main Street, the commercial avenues of the…

Read More The Designer Name

One of the most pleasant ideas of buying clothing and accessories is that, after they have ceased to be useful for the purchaser, they find renewed purpose with another. We…

Read More My Father’s Coat

Public transport over a long distance can be a fascinating experience and so it proved when I recently took a long-distance train journey that provoked some interesting thoughts. The first…

Read More Don’t Get Too Comfortable

“You’ve written a lot of articles about morning dress!” a friend exclaimed to me recently, as he scrolled through my column on his phone. “Is it your favourite topic or…

Read More Rare Moment: Bow Tie Morning Dress

A dear friend recently asked me what I believed to be the difference between a suit jacket and a blazer. “I know what the literal difference is” he smiled “I…

Read More The Odd Suit Jacket

When holidaying in Ravello six or seven years ago, I remember overhearing a conversation between a lacemaker and an American tourist in a little cobbled street between the town square…

Read More Brand Review: Doucal’s

After being informed that someone has placed a bid on an item of clothing that has been hanging in my wardrobe for the better part of three years I feel…

Read More Letting It Go

Is a smart phone a menswear accessory? It’s an interesting question. It’s as necessary as any other item we allow a well dressed man: cufflinks, pen, wallet, watch, lighter, cigarette…

Read More A Man and His Technology

The month of August is quickly fading away. The depressing march to the howling winter will soon begin, away from careless innocence and onwards to hard reality. However, this change…

Read More The Silver Lining to Summer’s End