Sugar Coated

This is not sugar coated, it is a bitter pill, when the temperature drops and you realise that you don’t have a decent new coat for this winter; don’t come crying to me with tears frozen to your cheeks begging me to sell you a coat to keep you warm.

The coats will have already gone!

Feast your eyes, these will keep you warmer than a toasted marshmallow.

Navy Blue Padded Coat with Brown Nylon insert and Brown Alcantara trimming

Navy Blue Barberis Flannel Pea Coat lined in Eco Fur

All Coats below are available to order

Grey Loro Piana Rain System Cashmere Reversible Raincoat –  SOLD OUT only available to Order

Grey Loro Piana Rain System Cashmere Reversible Raincoat (Nylon side) – SOLD OUT only available to Order

Blue Loro Piana Rain System Cashmere Reversible Raincoat

Blue Loro Piana Rain System Cashmere Reversible Raincoat (Nylon side)

Grey Loro Piana Rain System Padded Jacket in Pure Cashmere

Blue Loro Piana Rain System Padded Jacket in Cashmere and Silk

Tripping the Light Fantastic

I have, as I always have; been tripping the light fantastic.

There is some new stock, but this newsletter is merely window dressing, a little foreplay before the main event, call it a drip feed.

I could employ a ‘fluffer’ to keep you all entertained, plumping pillows, stroking cashmere, but already I can feel your minds starting to wander. In a future life I may come back as a goldfish, anyway, where was I? Whoa… stop: side of the bowl!

Empire State

Empire State

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

To begin the beguine, I would like to thank everyone for their support on my little trip to New York. It was a pleasure to see you all, some old friends, and some new.

And I fell in love, her name is Erica, she’s not yet 2 and adorable. Sorry Henry!

As you can gather I will be planning many more jaunts to quench my thirst for wanderlust, and for those of you who are unsure, ‘wanderlust’ is not a cocktail. I can already see this newsletter will be full of explanations, definitions and double entendres, and that’s starting to confuse the spell checker.

I could sit around all day reading philosophy, pretending I understood Seneca, but as a goldfish I swim in shallower water. The world’s sfumatore is a grey mist, I am a child of blue skies, and talking of blue skies, I was back in Ibiza at the weekend.

Neil world famous tattooist invited me out for a few days cycling, he is a changed man, his days of partying are behind him, now it’s all carbon fibre (fiber for the Americans amongst you), gear ratios and black Lycra.

Two great, long rides in two days, the first included a stop for lunch at Puertas del Cielo. I may have had a slight accident afterwards, whilst I was standing still. Why are there always paparazzi around at moments like this?

Tumbling Dice

Tumbling Dice

The second ride was on the beautiful island of Formentera. I had always assumed that the island was entirely flat! Well it is; apart from the long climb up to the lighthouse at Pilar de la Mola.

Creative writing moment… I climbed the hill up to La Mola, my legs still heavy from the previous day’s exertions and the tarmac was dragging on my tyres in the heat, I navigated bend after bend as I made swift progress towards the summit. My thighs were starting to burn and I changed through the gears to keep my cadence steady, beads of sweat forming on my forehead, each turn led to another, the air thinning and filled with the scent of the pine trees, the tight Lycra clinging to me, fifty shades of blue, not much further… OK that’s enough, my mum might be reading this!!!

Torpedoes away

Torpedoes away

The Hills have Hills

The Hills have Hills

The Hills of Formentera

The Hills of Formentera

Neil always carries a spare banana in his Lycra… Stop it!

On the way down to El Faro de la Mola he ate the banana and discarded the skin at the side of the road. We stopped at the lighthouse and took some photos, Neil drank a ‘Red Bull’, tucked the empty can into the pocket on the back of his shirt, we turned round to head back to the village, and a well-deserved beer.

We had cycled a few hundred metres when I was passed by a Police car, lights and siren on. There must have been some sort of emergency, perhaps a lost dog; you know one of those toy ones which live in a handbag, maybe it had locked itself out!

BUT no, they were pulling Neil over.

The older policeman who had been driving was lecturing Neil about the illegal dumping of a banana skin. Neil was saying as it was ‘residuos biodegradables’ (hablo español), he didn’t think there was anything wrong with it and then produced the empty ‘Red Bull’ can from his pocket which he was going to recycle!

The younger policeman in the passenger seat was laughing the whole time.

He’d noticed that Neil was smoking a joint.

This could only happen on Ibiza.

Neil was let off with a reprimand and offered to go back and pick the discarded skin up.

Meanwhile he had sent me the location of a dead hedgehog we’d seen at the side of the road; someone would be back for that later, to add to Neil’s menagerie in formaldehyde!

He was in London at the end of last week for a Tatttoo Convention, a great success and I know he was here to pick up a few special things!

Sadly we missed each other as I was preforming live on stage, well not on stage per say, more I was approached by a number of groupies to produce my best Robin Williams impersonation.

Judge for yourself!

Batman or Robin?

Batman or Robin?

 

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Luggage

Following last month’s newsletter, I have had a note from my accountant asking me to stop wasting jokes. He said it costs too much money and I should know better.

Oh, what a joyless life I live!

Then that’s the problem with accountants, they are always ganging up on me, apparently there is safety in numbers!!!

I have set up new collaboration with a luggage maker in Italy.

The first pieces have now arrived, and the results are spectacular.

Made in a very soft brown calf leather and trimmed with orange leather handles and stitching they are limited to 3 pieces in each design.

Inside they are lined with brown cotton canvas and orange leather trim.

So firstly; for the man who has everything, a shirt carrier at £295

Shirt Carrier

Shirt Carrier

Shirt Carrier Inside

Secondly: a computer bag at £450

Computer Case

Computer Case

Thirdly; a carry-on wheelie at £750

Carry On

Carry On

Then there is of course the wedding photo!

Wedding Photo

Wedding Photo

And finally the Roll Bag, that isn’t a Roll Bag, but a suit carrier priced at £690. Sadly these are either all sold or on hold for people. I may make some more, in the same colour because of demand, but it will only be another 3, we will then change the colour combination.

Not a Roll Bag

Not a Roll Bag

It's a suit carrier

It’s a suit carrier

 

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You can never have enough hats, scarves and gloves………

Some last minute deliveries of new stock and some possible Christmas Gifts, if you may have forgotten….. Shame on you.

And no photos of Santa Lycra, this time!

Cashmere Scarves followed by silks if you would like to make them reversible.

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Some new knitwear merino and cashmere blend.

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Some cashmere and cotton blend.

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And some scarves and hats, and gloves.

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A little more new stock

Proof that “Il Capo” can sew, and my! Buttonholes by hand, or as the Italians say “Asole a mano”, whatever!

Buttonholes by hand or Asole a Mano

Buttonholes by hand or Asole a Mano

And then a beautiful made to measure cashmere overcoat.

Overcoat MTM

Overcoat MTM

Finally 3 new quilted jackets…..

Brown Nylon Quilt

Brown Nylon Quilt

Navy Nylon Quilt

Navy Nylon Quilt

Orange Nylon Quilt

Orange Nylon Quilt

 

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New Shirts

A new delivery of shirts, including the super soft, brushed cotton 3115. We are also offering a made to measure service on the Thomas  Mason cotton and cashmere blend from £190.

As you can imagine I am wearing one myself right now; despite the warm weather.

A current trend on shirts is to have elbow patches.

We will be adding some to the collection in self patterns and some contrasts. Photos will follow once they are delivered.

2012 col 3

2012 col 3

2012 col 5

2012 col 5

2041 col 3 and 6

2041 col 3 and 6

2092 col 3 and 4

2092 col 3 and 4

2102 col 3 close up

2102 col 3 close up

2102 col 3

2102 col 3

2112 col 4 close up

2112 col 4 close up

2112 col 4

2112 col 4

3050 col 4

3050 col 4

3115 col 1

3115 col 1

3115 col 3

3115 col 3

3115 col 5

3115 col 5

3115 col 6

3115 col 6

3116 col 1

3116 col 1

3116 col 4

3116 col 4

3116 col 6

3116 col 6

 

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Finally, some new stock

Once the weather changes you may find one of these helpful!

Red Gilet -With removable hood

Red Gilet -With removable hood

Blue Gilet - with removable hood

Blue Gilet – with removable hood

Green Gilet - with removable hood

Green Gilet – with removable hood

Microfibre Coat - with removable liner

Microfibre Coat – with removable liner

Puimino - SOLD OUT

Puimino – SOLD OUT

Grey Quilted Jacket

Grey Quilted Jacket

Beige Quilted Jacket

Beige Quilted Jacket

Brown Quilted Jacket

Brown Quilted Jacket

Camouflage Quilted Jacket - camouflage gilet

Camouflage Quilted Jacket – camouflage gilet