Ten bags over ten years

June 1st 2015

One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It’s particularly useful when we emphasise – as we do, day after day – the value of inv...

Ten bags over ten years

  One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It’s particularly useful when we emphasise – as we do, day after day R...

BagsJune 1st 2015

Luxury hiking boots in the FT

December 10th 2013

My latest article in the Financial Times, on luxury hiking boots, was published this weekend. If you’re interested, the post can be found here.

Luxury hiking boots in the FT

My latest article in the Financial Times, on luxury hiking boots, was published this weekend.  If you’re interested, the post can be found here....

ShoesDecember 10th 2013

How to buy a quality leather bag

March 12th 2013

Leather bags are unique among men’s accessories. A good one will last a lifetime and, if treated well, will look better at the end than the beginning of your life together. Only leather has this attribute, gaining an individual patina from t...

How to buy a quality leather bag

   Leather bags are unique among men’s accessories. A good one will last a lifetime and, if treated well, will look better at the end than the beginning of your life together. Only leather has this attribute, gaining...

BagsMarch 12th 2013

Profile piece in How to Spend It, Spain

January 25th 2013

The Spanish version of How to Spend It, Fueria de Serie, interviewed me and did a photo shoot when I visited Jose Maria’s Club Aristocrata last year. The piece came out today. Unless your Spanish is a lot better than mine, you won’...

Profile piece in How to Spend It, Spain

The Spanish version of How to Spend It, Fueria de Serie, interviewed me and did a photo shoot when I visited Jose Maria’s Club Aristocrata last year. The piece came out today. Unless your Spanish is a lot better th...

StyleJanuary 25th 2013

Louis Vuitton Alzer, hand painted

December 7th 2012

This is a shot from a feature coming up in The Rake next year – on the VIP painting service at Louis Vuitton. I love my Alzer case. Hard-sided cases are one of the few things made by hand by Vuitton, at the old Asnieres facility in France. ...

Louis Vuitton Alzer, hand painted

This is a shot from a feature coming up in The Rake next year – on the VIP painting service at Louis Vuitton. I love my Alzer case. Hard-sided cases are one of the few things made by hand by Vuitton, at the old Asn...

BagsDecember 7th 2012

How to pack a suit jacket: Reader question

September 27th 2012

Hi Simon, First of all let me say I’m a massive fan of your blog. In fact I’ve even cancelled my GQ subscription because of your blog. Doesn’t mean you should start charging us though! I was wondering if you could do a p...

How to pack a suit jacket: Reader question

Hi Simon, First of all let me say I’m a massive fan of your blog. In fact I’ve even cancelled my GQ subscription because of your blog. Doesn’t mean you should start charging us though! I was wondering i...

Alterations and care - JacketsSeptember 27th 2012

Louis Vuitton: The Art of Packing

May 9th 2012

The Louis Vuitton press day last week had much to recommend it. I find that fans of classic style often dismiss fashion designers a bit too readily: a handful of them including Marc Jacobs are often worth perusing for their fresh ideas, particularly ...

Louis Vuitton: The Art of Packing

The Louis Vuitton press day last week had much to recommend it. I find that fans of classic style often dismiss fashion designers a bit too readily: a handful of them including Marc Jacobs are often worth perusing for th...

BagsMay 9th 2012

Look at me! I’m a banker

April 3rd 2009

The G20 has revealed a lot about bankers’ sartorial taste. It has shown uniformity and a complete lack of awareness of what ‘normal’ people wear. As protests were announced for the day before the G20 meeting in London, City workers ...

Look at me! I’m a banker

The G20 has revealed a lot about bankers’ sartorial taste. It has shown uniformity and a complete lack of awareness of what ‘normal’ people wear. As protests were announced for the day before the G20 meeting in Lon...

StyleApril 3rd 2009