Marketed as “a gentleman’s umbrella” by the British company Swaine Adeney Brigg, their parapluie is certainly has been one of the hallmarks of an English gentleman. Ever since 1750, the luxuriously handmade [more…]
It always seemed to me that a second half was missing from the aphorism "If the shoe fits, wear it." I'll take liberties and suggest "If it doesn't, go bespoke." One day in St. James's I dropped in on what might be the longest-running dynasty in shoe making. [more…]
Recently I came across a marvelous documentary series which is called The Wonderful World of Albert-Kahn: Colour [more…]
This is a great documentary in three parts about the Panama Hat - approximately 30 minutes in length.