Flashing on the Tube

There is a scourge afflicting London’s public transport. Other cities are not immune from this problem, but it seems all the more insidious, intolerable and inbelievable on the commuter lines of London. These perverts – some of whom you might call colleagues or even...

A word from Debrett’s

An extract from Debrett’s Guide for the Modern Gentlemen: “There is one essential rule for socks: they should always be long enough. That means that, when you cross your legs as you sit down, an inch or two of calf flesh should not suddenly appear...

Observations over a couple of bottles of lunch

Over the weekend, I was enjoying a couple of bottles of lunch with an old friend when into the restaurant sauntered a well-nourished gentleman in his middle age. The chap caught the eye, I can tell you! He sported a faded turquoise fleece, zipped to half-mast,...

Bertie Wooster check his eveningwear in New York

‘Jeeves,’ I said, ‘how many suits of evening clothes have we?’ ‘We have three suits full of evening dress, sir; two dinner jackets… We also have seven white waistcoats.’ ‘And shirts?’ ‘Four dozen, sir.’ ‘And white ties?’ ‘The first two shallow shelves in the chest of...

Choosing Socks’ Colour

First and foremost, I should point out that the below are not ‘rules’, nor even ‘guidelines’, but more thoughts that might help you make different decisions. Choosing socks to go with an outfit is not something that needs to be regulated; it is something to have a bit...