Wrist Candy

On my twenty first birthday I was given an Omega De Ville watch by my parents and have to say it is one of my most treasured possessions. I’ve spoken with people who have said they don’t bother with a watch as they have the time on their mobile but to me this is madness.…

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Mohair & No hair

When a client called to say he was heading to Vegas and wanted some new threads, inspiration came in the form of the character Sam “Ace” Rothstein, in one of my favourite films, “Casino.” When it comes to mobsters and gangsters there is one cloth that is de rigeur and that my friends is a…

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I feel the need, the need for Tweed

It’s that time in the year when we can start to kick back a little and tuck into the joys of corporate hospitality. The Grand Prix, glorious Goodwood, The Open and York races all lie temptingly before us. Even as I write, the cash registers are going mental in the Champagne tents at Henley and…

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Hats off to days gone by

I was recently invited to the 40th birthday party of Big Al Matchett (pictured above and resplendent in velvet), dress code – “The Roaring 20’s.” This was a wonderful era which I would love to have experienced. The horrors of the first World War had made many people realise that life was for living. It…

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Getting Shirty

At last, our first proper sniff of the summer to come. My god it feels so good to have the sun’s rays beating down on my dome-like forehead. There is something truly wonderful about this time of year. Beers outside after work, the taste of that first steak on the barbie, young ladies in flouncy…

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White Lines

Pete Doherty and I both get a kick when we look into a mirror and see lots of white lines that are perfectly lined up… I do feel a little cruel using this picture of Pete as in my past I have stumbled out of clubs like Back-to-Basics and SW1 at five in the morning…

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Gone Surfin’

Like Frank Bough, I am happiest in life when I am dressed from head to toe in rubber. Whilst bespoke tailoring gets me fired up, it is surfing that calms my soul and here I am near Croyde Bay in North Devon having a well earned rest after what has been a hectic start to…

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Michelsberg. James Michelsberg…

Is it just me that’s stood in front of a mirror before a black tie dinner, raised an eyebrow and in a shocking Scottish accent uttered the immortal words, “..the name’s Bond. James Bond.” Tonight I am attending an awards dinner as I have been included in the “42 under 42” run by Insider Magazine…

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