Rowing Blazers book launch at Ralph Lauren

Friday, June 6, 2014

Last night I attended the launch of Jack Carlson’s book Rowing Blazers at Ralph Lauren’s Bond Street store. I met Jack a while ago at a dinner with…

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100 Ideas That Changed Street Style – review

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I have often puzzled at the use of the world ‘alternative’ in regards to culture. It is often used to refer to a subculture or genre such as…

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The Ivy League book

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Ivy League (published by Assouline) is Daniel Cappello’s in-depth profile of the 8 universities that make up the prestigious academic group. Himself a Harvard alumnus, Cappello provides…

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Ronald Searle

Friday, January 6, 2012

The British artist and illustrator Ronald Searle died aged 91 on the 30th December 2011. Searle’s distinctive, scrawled style of illustration is instantly recognisable and is well known…

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A Privileged Life – review

Monday, August 15, 2011

Susanna Salk’s book ‘A Privileged Life – celebrating WASP style’ does exactly that. The lifestyle documented within has less to do with wealth or religion (as hinted by…

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Icons of Men’s Style – review

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In contrast to the ever changing trends of women’s fashion, men tend to rely more on a small canon of iconic pieces, some may call them wardrobe staples,…

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Take Ivy 8

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Sartorialist featured a photo of Shiro Itoh, in Florence this week, holding a book entitled ‘Take Ivy 8’. Apparently Itoh was involved in the original Take Ivy…

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Take Ivy – review

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take Ivy is a now legendary book which only became available in English translation in September 2010. The book is a study by four Japanese style enthusiasts, enamoured…

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True Prep by Lisa Birnbach

Sunday, June 12, 2011

True Prep by Lisa Birnbach is her follow-up to 80s offering The Official Preppy Handbook. It’s as silly and fun as the original, lighthearted and very tongue-in-cheek. She…

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