Best of British: Buy your personalised copy

November 26th 2015

My third book this year, published by Prestel and in bookstores worldwide, is now available. It is called Best of British: The Stories Behind Britain’s Iconic Brands. The book covers 14 British manufacturers that are over 100 years’ ol...

Best of British: Buy your personalised copy

   My third book this year, published by Prestel and in bookstores worldwide, is now available. It is called Best of British: The Stories Behind Britain’s Iconic Brands. The book covers 14 British manufacturers that ...

November 26th 2015

Drake’s factory sale

July 14th 2015

A reader asked earlier in the week when the Drake’s factory sale was. The answer is, Thursday! The sale is being held at the Haberdasher Street location, from Thursday to Saturday. Opens at 10am Thursday. Also featuring Mackintosh. See ...

Drake’s factory sale

   A reader asked earlier in the week when the Drake’s factory sale was. The answer is, Thursday!  The sale is being held at the Haberdasher Street location, from Thursday to Saturday. Opens at 10am Thursday. A...

July 14th 2015

How a Mackintosh is made

December 10th 2014

How is a Mackintosh made? With an odd, perhaps appealingly simple process: cut out pieces of bonded cotton and stick them together with blobs of glue, using your fingers. A few weeks ago Luke and I visited one of the two Mackintosh factories. This ...

How a Mackintosh is made

  How is a Mackintosh made? With an odd, perhaps appealingly simple process: cut out pieces of bonded cotton and stick them together with blobs of glue, using your fingers. A few weeks ago Luke and I visited one of the ...

Casual jackets - Factory visitsDecember 10th 2014

Postcard from Mackintosh – drawing on the tables

November 4th 2014

Often the most charming aspect of a factory is the way its industrial environment has been altered by the employees. Usually that amounts to no more than photos of children on desks, or the scores of the five-a-side competition on the pinboard. The...

Postcard from Mackintosh – drawing on the tables

  Often the most charming aspect of a factory is the way its industrial environment has been altered by the employees. Usually that amounts to no more than photos of children on desks, or the scores of the five-a-side ...

CoatsNovember 4th 2014

Drake’s Christmas sale now on

December 5th 2013

Those of you with long memories will have fond recollections of the annual scrum that was the Drake’s Christmas sale at the old factory. After a brief stay at the Music Rooms, the sale is now being held at the new factory on Haberdasher Str...

Drake’s Christmas sale now on

Those of you with long memories will have fond recollections of the annual scrum that was the Drake’s Christmas sale at the old factory. After a brief stay at the Music Rooms, the sale is now being held at the new ...

December 5th 2013