Shoes Made To Measure The 21st Century Way

What is it with shoes? Carrie fantasises over them in SATC. Men spending around 800 to buy a pair at Berlutti in London’s Conduit Street automatically join a club whose members meet up in Paris salons at night to spray Champagne onto their purchases before vigorously polishing them off. And for me, one of my…
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Bulletproof Fashions: Lusso Cover Shoot

Everyone likes adding on a few extras when they order their new car, that’s half the fun. The question is, where do you stop? If you’re buying a new 7-series direct from BMW, pay another £600 and you get a phone in the back – a good idea because in a car like this, you’re…
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David And Goliath: The Swiss Watch Industry

Once upon a time, long before the wristwatch was invented, the best clocks in the world came from England. The trouble was that they were rather big. This did not matter if their function was to act as a ships chronometer but it did get slightly awkward if, like all fashionable men, you tried to…
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Peking Paris Rally

The race went ahead without any assistance, through countries where there were no roads or road maps, camels carrying fuel set up at stations along the route, which followed a telegraph wire so that the newspapers could cover it; each car having a journalist as a passenger, wiring in copy along the way. Now, from,…
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