Chin chin – sorry, Gin Gin!

I think if am asked what is my favourite spirit drink it would probably be gin. No, not due the present mania, whereby everybody is making the stuff – in kitchens, potting sheds and even a redundant camper van, but, due to a long-serving apprenticeship. The genesis of my gin-liking …

Evening Dress Accoutrements

I recently attended a watch award event in London, and, as it was a bit posh and in the evening, attire was to be black tie. This presented no major issue as I knew that my suit fitted, my shoes were replaced the previous year (after discovering that the patent …

Get Shirty about Watches

A few years ago I met a fellow watch enthusiast, who was wearing an interesting shirt. It was a business type, but on his left cuff there was a slight recess cut out in order to show off his watch better. I commented on this and it transpired that he …

Churchill’s Slip-On Subterfuge

I had known about George Cleverley & Co Ltd, the London bespoke shoemaker, for some time. However I had thought that their wares would really be beyond my fiscal means. Last year though I had read some articles about them in a couple of “lifestyle” magazines, piquing my interest. This …

Extreme Cigar Protection

Cigars, and in particular those of Cuban origin, can be expensive. This pearl of information is not of course seismic news to those who indulge, however, just how expensive may not be widely known. In this regard one needs to look no further than last October when  Phillips auctioned  a …