Neck Adornment

Once, I interviewed the wonderful designer, Paco Rabanne.  During the interview, it appeared that he had an aversion to ties and so did not design them.  The reason?  They were, in his opinion, the symbol of the hangman’s noose.  This called to mind a restaurant… Read More

Don’t Throw it Away…

I was once at a nightclub with the resplendent Pete Burns of Dead or Alive fame.  He was sporting a dress/tunic of deepest black onto which were pinned myriad safety pins configurated to look like steely blooms. And a thought began… Far be it from… Read More

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… Read More

Flowers in Fashion

It might be a given but floral motifs are everywhere this season.  And it might be worth remembering that actually, flowers have never been far from the prevailing trend, no matter what the season.  In the eighteenth century, for example, whole suiting was covered in… Read More

Street Rivalry

It might be thought that if there were to be a statue to the legendary dandy Beau Brummell anywhere, it would be in Savile Row. But not a bit of it. He holds court across Piccadilly from the Row, in Jermyn Street, where the Regency… Read More