Shoes for the rain: reader question

January 24th 2014

Hi Simon, Today’s soggy London weather has reminded me of a conundrum I’ve been stuck on for a while: what sort of shoes do you wear on a rainy day if you still want to look smart? I don’t want to wear leather-soled sh...

Shoes for the rain: reader question

Hi Simon,  Today’s soggy London weather has reminded me of a conundrum I’ve been stuck on for a while: what sort of shoes do you wear on a rainy day if you still want to look smart?  I don’t want to w...

ShoesJanuary 24th 2014

Me in Dartmoor; Michael in suede; Thomas joins G&G

September 23rd 2013

These photos were taken at the Gieves party for Rose Callahan’s book I Am Dandy last week. Michael ( Browne, Chittleborough & Morgan) and I were rather underdressed, perhaps deliberately so, for an evening of fops and costume drama. Mi...

Me in Dartmoor; Michael in suede; Thomas joins G&G

These photos were taken at the Gieves party for Rose Callahan’s book I Am Dandy last week. Michael ( Browne, Chittleborough & Morgan) and I were rather underdressed, perhaps deliberately so, for an evening of fops...

StyleSeptember 23rd 2013

JM Weston, Elia Caliendo and Globe-Trotter

June 22nd 2012

Some hopefully enlightening and entertaining posts on The Rake, including the French chestnut tanneries of JM Weston (above), the cute patch pockets of Elia Caliendo (below) and the making of a Globe-Trotter suitcase.

JM Weston, Elia Caliendo and Globe-Trotter

Some hopefully enlightening and entertaining posts on The Rake, including the French chestnut tanneries of JM Weston (above), the cute patch pockets of Elia Caliendo (below) and the making of a Globe-Trotter suitcase....

June 22nd 2012

The statement piece

February 10th 2012

We’ve talked rather a lot in recent weeks about building up the basics in a wardrobe, but less about the statement or accent pieces that can set an outfit apart. This is because statement pieces are so much harder to get right. They exist outsi...

The statement piece

We’ve talked rather a lot in recent weeks about building up the basics in a wardrobe, but less about the statement or accent pieces that can set an outfit apart. This is because statement pieces are so much harder to g...

StyleFebruary 10th 2012

A few new gems at Leffot

April 2nd 2009

Leffot, the shoe store I described as “a gem in New York” almost a year ago now, is going from strength to strength. Back then it had only been open a month and was still finding its feet. Now it is expanding its offering (quite impressiv...

A few new gems at Leffot

Leffot, the shoe store I described as “a gem in New York” almost a year ago now, is going from strength to strength. Back then it had only been open a month and was still finding its feet. Now it is expanding its off...

ShoesApril 2nd 2009