My glasses: A journey in eyewear

August 2nd 2019

I’ve been short-sighted since I was young, and as a result have always worn glasses. Even when I switched to contact lenses as a teenager, I continued to have glasses as an alternative, both for style and health. Once you start to become inte...

My glasses: A journey in eyewear

I’ve been short-sighted since I was young, and as a result have always worn glasses. Even when I switched to contact lenses as a teenager, I continued to have glasses as an alternative, both for style and health.  On...

Glasses and jewelleryAugust 2nd 2019

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

July 22nd 2019

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear. Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (Old England, Arnys) and accordin...

Paris: A sartorial shopping guide – 2019 upda...

There are some interesting things going on in French menswear.  Although France has generally been the poor cousin to Britain and Italy here, in the last 30 years it seemed to get worse. Most of the good shops closed (O...

July 22nd 2019

Maison Bourgeat – finished bespoke glasses

May 6th 2016

*Since this article was written, Maison Bourgeat closed and Guillaume left the business. It has now re-opened under new management* A few weeks ago I received my finished bespoke glasses from Maison Bourgeat in Paris. The results are superb ...

Maison Bourgeat – finished bespoke glasses

*Since this article was written, Maison Bourgeat closed and Guillaume left the business. It has now re-opened under new management*   A few weeks ago I received my finished bespoke glasses from Maison Bourgeat in Paris....

Glasses and jewelleryMay 6th 2016

Accessories Symposium: The debate

January 21st 2016

A discussion in front of an audience cannot be long. Particularly when most of them are standing. An hour – max – minus 10 minutes or so for questions. So we had 50 minutes for the talk at our Accessories Symposium, shared out ...

Accessories Symposium: The debate

   A discussion in front of an audience cannot be long. Particularly when most of them are standing. An hour – max – minus 10 minutes or so for questions. So we had 50 minutes for the talk at our Accessorie...

January 21st 2016

Maison Bourgeat – bespoke glasses, Paris

January 4th 2016

*Since this article was written, Maison Bourgeat closed and Guillaume has left. The shop has now re-opened under new management* Maison Bourgeat is an old French glasses manufacturer that was relaunched last year as a bespoke outfit, with a beaut...

Maison Bourgeat – bespoke glasses, Paris

*Since this article was written, Maison Bourgeat closed and Guillaume has left. The shop has now re-opened under new management*     Maison Bourgeat is an old French glasses manufacturer that was relaunched last...

Glasses and jewelleryJanuary 4th 2016