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Why should PM Theresa May have all the fun?  True, she is precisely the only politician to own the allure of leopard, mainly in the shoe department, but this season opt for a leopard print silk cravat or slinky scarf to team with your suit. Release…


Well Shod – Jeffrey-West

I was recently invited to a reception at Searcy’s at the very top of The Gherkin in the city to witness a burlesque show.  Yes… tassels abounded but those were not the points.  The occasion was an unveiling of some very smart shoes and boots…


Peak Season

Switzerland may not be the first place to consider when planning a summer break. All those mountains and snow makes one instantly think of winter, skiing and the odd glass of gluhwein! Think again as Switzerland is a place for all seasons.  That dramatic backdrop…


Treasure Island

Mauritius – the opportunists dream: a magnetic, paradisiac retreat, enticing finance, industry and luxury. With the cold drawing in, it’s not hard to see why so many are jetting off in chase of some winter sun. However, in this increasingly globalised world it’s getting harder…


Of Cocktails and Other Concoctions

You may need to go to Raffles for an original Singapore Sling but there are other famous confections to be enjoyed at the hotels and bars that lay claim to their inventions – with some disputations here and there. Take, for example, the Mimosa, a…


Smell of a Bentley

The smell of a new Bentley is that wonderful mix of leather upholstery, find wood veneers and new carpeting and most men are only too happy to wallow in that aroma. But Bentley has now released a fragrance for men that may well persuade them…


Ben Cussons

A mutual passion for motorcars is what brought Ben Cussons and Henry Poole together. He is a racing driver and Chairman of the RAC Motoring Committee, and both Angus and his son Simon Cundey of Poole are, to say the least, keen on cars. “I’ve…


Hi-fidelity Headphones

These wireless headphones from Bowers & Wilkins will be a boon for anyone anxious to screen out seasonal songs and jollity. From the P5 Series 2 range, they give precision hi-fi sound, are made in quality leather and aluminium, and priced at £329.99.


The Pocket Kerchief

More and more men it seems are choosing to finish off their sartorial suiting with for some, seems an unessessary addition.  Not so.  The pocket kerchief, square or pochette is a visual delight – or can be depending on if you know what to do…


Travel Shorts

Orient Express saving The Orient Express continues to have pulling power, its iconic status undoubtedly boosted by Agatha Christie. Now known now as the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, it poses an expensive train ride to Venice, given that only one night is spent aboard. But for…