A new home for a new year.

Remember when our Queen had her ‘Annus horribilis’? The year was 1992 and Prince Andrew divorced Fergie after she was caught sucking her boyfriend’s toes, then Diana spilt the beans about Charles & Camilla in her tell-all book, Princess Anne divorced Captain Mark Phillips and to cap it off, Windsor Castle caught fire. Well, December…

Michelsberg Debating Competition

Hats off to Yorkshire’s legal eagles who yesterday stuck two fingers up at the weather and bravely stomped through the snow to take part in the grand final of the Michelsberg Debating Competition. Twenty eight trainees from fourteen of the biggest legal firms in Yorkshire took part, with Adam Roney & Pete Mills (Eversheds), Maria…

It’s Coming Home

Shears are being sharpened and the knives are out as the young guns of the tailoring trade prepare to do battle in the next “Golden Shears” tournament. It’s a bi-annual competition and I’m proud to say that we made it to the final in 2009. This year I have two young ladies on board who…

Sins of Summer

When it comes to the most inhospitable place on Earth, El Azizia in Libya, or, Death Valley in California are up there. Yesterday, I found a serious contender. The Northern Line, London. I was down South visiting the agent of an Italian manufacturing business. Riding the tube, or as I call it, ‘the land of…

Saxon sheep and ladys of the loom

What a month. I’ve been out and about more than Paris Hilton or a Tory politician. It kicked off with an evening at the Bradford Club, watering hole to Yorkshire’s textile community since 1857. Gone are the days when the Rollers would line up outside waiting for the mill owners to finish their port and…

Legal Eagles

I’m buzzing. Last night was the the inaugural “Michelsberg Debating Competition” and if I say so myself, it rocked. All the biggest law schools in Yorkshire took part including BPP Law, College of Law York, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds University. After running internal competitions to select their best debaters, the finalists congregated at the…

Costa del Couture

Another year begins and it’s started off in style. Location: Puerto Banus, Spain. Taken there as a child on holiday, I remember watching in awe as wannabees with mullets cruised along the port in Porches, peroxide blondes by their side with a-ha’s “Take on Me” blaring out of the radio. Not much has changed. It’s…

Friends Reunited

It’s two fingers up to the world of work and hello Christmas holidays. Yesterday was my last day in the office for 2009 which culminated in the delivery of this rather divine overcoat to one of my best customers. Isn’t she a beauty? It’s possibly one of the most dapper and dashing coats we’ve ever…

Dare to be different..

One of the great things about my job is getting to know people from all walks of life. From the great and the good, to the bad and the downright dodgy, a passion for bespoke tailoring can be found. This means that I often get to deal with some of the more colourful members of…