Posted on: 19 December 2012 - 3:27pm

Because there are some things a chap ought to know... Photo: Pakeman Catto & Carter I was having a jar with my friend Dave a couple of days ago, when he revealed one of his house mates had got himself into a bit of a bind. Having been so long since his last black tie event he had forgotten how to tie his bow tie.

Given it’s nearly Christmas and the party season, I figured other men may be finding themselves similarly afflicted....

Posted on: 9 October 2011 - 12:00am
Carreducker bespoke shoes being made by James

You wouldn’t necessarily pick a former English teacher and a former PR executive both with a love of Radio 4 as revolutionaries, but that is the impression I got of Deborah Carré and James Ducker.

Perhaps it would be better to call them small ‘s’ subversives. Other than an obvious dedication to the artistry and craft of English shoe making in its purist form, nothing about Deborah and James is what you’d expect from bespoke shoemakers...