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Shopping for a gun? Aim high

On the shooting range, grouse moor or in the African bush, there’s nothing so much fun as a bespoke rifle or shotgun, says Aidan Hartley

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Rare books: a buyer’s guide

How to invest in rare and collectable books

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The smartest suit trends for 2017

Double-breasted jackets and denim will lead the sartorial way this year

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Forget tacky Christmas jumpers, go for a designer number this winter

The trend for Christmas jumpers has gone upmarket – here’s a guide to the best posh festive pullovers

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Unusual jewels – and where to buy them

This Christmas there’s a whole of array of colourful and bold jewellery to hunt out

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The real secret of Swiss watch craft: apprentices

Lots of people argue about what makes the Swiss watch business different. I think I’ve met the answer

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One’s watch

Even queens wear Patek Philippe, says William Cook

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Stuff your fancy earrings…this gift makes Caroline Bondy look cool to her kids

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The Wish List

Timeless watches

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Forget the fashion for flat shoes, high heels empower short women like me

51 per cent of women prefer flats, but heels are still vital to many

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Let’s throw kosher to the wind… and go veggie in Israel

Who needs meat when the alternative is so muscular?

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Surrey’s new rich

What happened to the quiet, leafy county Daisy Dunn once knew?

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The fight for Notting Hill

Some locals are determined to preserve its soul in the face of bankers, MPs and planners

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The wish list

Stunning pearl jewellery

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The King of Clubs

El Morocco, lined in zebra-stripes and known as Elmo’s to New York insiders, was the ultimate in glamorous nightspots, says Taki

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Stilettos, feminist? You’re fooling yourself

I have a pile of press cuttings about women who maim people with shoes; there have been 150 violent crimes…

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The fox: Friend or foe?

When you see a fox, what do you feel? More than any other animal in Britain, the fox can elicit a…

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Heady times as the great hat revival takes off

Everyday headgear is no longer the exclusive realm of the eccentric and attention-seeking

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The Wish List

Time is money… so why not mark its passing with a classic heirloom watch?

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A festival for the fable-minded

The annual shindig at Port Eliot in Cornwall mines a rich local seam of myth and eccentricity

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Is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

It’s scruffy and scary, but things are looking up