Handmade Shoes-England vs Hong Kong

It used to amaze me that people would actually have shoes made. I mean there are great shoes off the rack, like Ferrigamo, Church, New and Lingwood, Crockett and Jones, JM Weston,  Tanino Crisci, Edward Jones, Berluti, Church and, my favorite, Alden. As my arches rose, so became my need for orthodics. This basically eliminated [...]

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Four Tailors Contest-Saville Row Contestant is a dud

No one should deny themselves getting clothes made for them, if only one time in your life. Looking at swatch books, discuss thread counts and then, being worked over like a S Class Mercedes with a top mechanic in Stuttgart is nothing short of heaven. It all started quite by accident with me, traveling with [...]

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A boutique Hotel with old fashioned insides and contemporary food

The trick to having a good hip, boutique hotel is simple to put together; interesting architecture, good food at restaurant, great bar scene, attractive employees, great service.While putting together is well, doesn’t seem very hard, sustaining it is another thing. Watching one of these hotels go down in quality is like watching some ageing actress [...]

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The best burger in London

Whether you’re a local or an America tourist who is up to his eyeballs in samosas and fish and chips, The best burger in London still belongs to the first Hard Rock Cafe at Hyde Park Corner (150 Piccadilly ).  The lore is that Peter Morton and Isaac Tigrett had two basic goals when they [...]

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