London: A sartorial city guide

August 12th 2015

I’ve had quite a few requests by readers over the past year for city guides, so this is the first in a series. In London, there are so many options that it makes sense to group some together. Also, if I leave too many out I’ll...

London: A sartorial city guide

   I’ve had quite a few requests by readers over the past year for city guides, so this is the first in a series.  In London, there are so many options that it makes sense to group some together. Also, if I leav...

August 12th 2015

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

April 5th 2013

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of craft days; and this...

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of ...

StyleApril 5th 2013

Christys’ hat video

December 28th 2012

Following yesterday’s post on my visit to Christys, to see the making of a fedora, here is a video made last year by Christys showing the same process with a little more movement (and a thumping beat).

Christys’ hat video

Following yesterday’s post on my visit to Christys, to see the making of a fedora, here is a video made last year by Christys showing the same process with a little more movement (and a thumping beat)....

HatsDecember 28th 2012

How a felt hat is made: Christys’ factory visitc

December 27th 2012

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How a felt hat is made: Christys’ factory visitc

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HatsDecember 27th 2012

Christys’ hats, Witney

December 21st 2012

Christys is one of a handful of hat makers left in the UK. It supplies Lock & Co and Bates (neither of whom make their own hats) as well as having its own label. For much of its history Christys was the largest hat maker in the UK, with over...

Christys’ hats, Witney

Christys is one of a handful of hat makers left in the UK. It supplies Lock & Co and Bates (neither of whom make their own hats) as well as having its own label. For much of its history Christys was the largest hat ...

HatsDecember 21st 2012