Author Archives: Dave Allan-Petale

James Bond at the Barbican

Bond. James Bond. A licence to kill. Shaken, not stirred. The sharp words of the novelist Ian Fleming, spoken by the iconic character he created, have burrowed so deep into our cultural lexicon they have become larger than the books and movies themselves. They are shorthand for cool, charm and deadly efficiency. But Bond is […]

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Why buy a Savile Row suit?

The phrase ‘why not?’ was uttered a lot as I attempted to justify my purchase of a Savile Row suit for my wedding earlier this year.  It became a sort of mantra, repeated over and over as I defended this very expensive purchase to my bride-to-be and most importantly to myself. Why not? I’ll tell you. As […]

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