Friday, 15 November 2019

What A Blinder

written by @coombstw

It is fair to say that I have not finished season five of the BBC hit and that I was late to the party only catching up this year. It is also fair to say that I am obsessed with the Peaky Blinders. And even though I am obviously nowhere near this lifestyle they certainly had style, which got me thinking. Even though easy to get wrong but the waistcoat and baker boy hat are a great winter style and are not just for the 1920's.

A Drop of Red, BB&R

written by @coombstw

Now occasionally it is just recommended to treat yourself.  Whether it be that pair of shoes you have been eyeing for the last year or finally getting that cashmere scarf as we now come nearer to the icy months.  So with this in mind on a recent trip to London for work, a sadly rare occurrence, I popped to the 321 year old establishment, Berry Bros. & Rudd.

Wine Choice - SMWT Episode 5, Season 2

Saturday Mornings with Tom #WineChoice

From Saturday 02/11, I talk about a couple of bottles of wine I picked up from BB&R.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Fountain of Style, a Story of Ink

written by @coombstw

If you ask any historian they will surely come back with their own truth of when the first pen was invented, with hints to Ancient Greece, to an Englishman in 1806 to the use of one that was mentioned in a journal in 1663.  All I can say for certain is, at some point, we put away our quills and held the Fountain Pen up for all to see. These days less people use this writers sword and instead use a phone to text or if a pen is needed a rollerball.  After a recent visit to the local registrar's office to declare my upcoming wedding in which I was handed an ink pen to sign my name, it got me thinking that more men should have one ready to sign at all times.