Well: here is an interesting article from the FT’s How to Spend It. A profile of a new generation of tailors taking classic British elegance into new directions. I love it! And it profiles Douglas Hayward, whose finely made, “loose but fitted”, double breasted jacket … Continue reading Mount Street vs Saville Row?
Three of my favourite winter staples – all classic British brands. The unimprovable Mackintosh – made with rubberised cotton, invented by Charles Mackintosh in Scotland in 1823. My new favourite brand Peregrine, to be found in stores nationwide, but specifically in Wolf and Badger in … Continue reading A British Winter wardrobe: A Mackintosh, a Peregrine wax cotton jacket and a Douglas Hayward blazer
For a small outlay, the simple nylon travel garment bag I found in TM Lewis for £30 has served me exceptionally well this past year. Weekend trips mean I have somewhere to fold and store a t-shirt and some smart evening wear, a small bag … Continue reading In praise of… travel garment bags (and Armani travel suits!)
Love the surfing bohemian vibe in Biarritz! So relaxed. Custom bikes galore – scramblers, smaller displacement mods, kids on mopeds in shorts and t-shirts with custom shelves to keep their surf boards affixed to the sides, monkey bikes, California inspired resurgence of the classic Suzuki … Continue reading Custom bikes of Biarritz
Starting a new job, one naturally wants to look the part. At a certain age, one can feel they’ve earned the right to certain things and for men a nice watch is key. Holidaying in the South West of France, I came across March LA.B., … Continue reading Wearing a March LA.B: Classic French Elegance and Styling Elan
Just taken a walk around what I think is one of London’s most beautiful buildings – inside and out. Crocket & Jones, Fortnum & Mason and Hermes stores, among many other great brands. Luxury Week, Royal Exchange, 13-18 May 2019
When one really covets a specific item of clothing, one can spend months, if not years waiting for the right piece to come along. In this case, that men’s staple, the ultimate classic: the navy blue blazer. And in my case, I wanted it double … Continue reading Douglas Hayward, Mayfair Blazer – My Find of the Week
From smart dinners, Sunday lunches, strolling around in the country or sloping around in Mayfair, it’s perfectly versatile. Happy to see TM Lewis and Moss Brothers offering a great range of suits, casual jackets and trousers with renowned Italian design houses such as Zegna, Vitale … Continue reading TM Lewin Antonio Jacket Review – Best of British And Italian
Amid fraying Brexit relations, here is a great Anglo-Italian pairing: Italian uber-brand Boggi, with its superlative patterned scarves, and British high street staple (and, unexpectedly cool in its own right), Clarks. Some recent SS’19 acquisitions: I love the Clarks shoes with their metal bar which … Continue reading Boggi x Clarks
A quote I learned of today, from British Methodist, John Wesley who said, ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all … Continue reading Do all the good you can
In the depths of winter, we took off to London Kings Cross for some respite from the cold and the Brexit gloom. After a fun Filipino tasting menu at nearby BBQ Dreamz (thank you Lee and team!), we headed excitedly over to the new Coal … Continue reading Winter/Spring ’19 at Wolf & Badger, Coal Drops Yard
How often do men comment on each other’s apparel?
Harrods remains one of London’s greatest shopping destinations. My wife and I visited during the post-Christmas sales, and, well – it really is a retail experience like no other. The menswear department on the lower ground floor is like visiting Mr. Porter if it had … Continue reading Harrods Men’s Superbrands – a Visit
I’ve only recently learned of Metisse, a small scale British manufacturer of – to my eyes – the most exquisite and perfectly proportioned motorbike I can recall seeing for some time. It’s got amazing sporting pedigree, Steve McQueen rode it – and if you check … Continue reading British bike maker, Metisse: the most exquisite motorbike?
Just spent the last 20 minutes watching Luca Rubinacci on Instagram, amazing, inspiring and life affirming videos, fun and wisdom! A pilgrimage to Milano is on the cards I think (or at least Mount Street in the first instance!).