Style

Fasten victim

Harry Mount asks why he now has to struggle to find a three-button suit

23 Mar 2016

Cool rider

Electra’s Townie is at the top of my christmas list

11 Dec 2015

Death as decor… the art of taxidermy

Want a statement snake or an upside-down giraffe on the ceiling? Here’s where to look

5 Dec 2015

Right on time

Beware being fashionably late or you may start losing your invitations

5 Dec 2015
A restored Perrin Frères pocket watch that began Michel Parmigiani’s career

The art of restoration

Luxury watch restorers have moved into creating their own high-end models

5 Dec 2015

How to buy pre-owned watches

The timepiece market is booming… here’s how to find a bargain that will hold its value

5 Dec 2015

We don’t belong in the EU’s evil empire

How scathing exposé The Rotten Heart of Europe revealed the true purpose of monetary union

The Wish List

Exclusive timepieces

5 Dec 2015

What went wrong with the Brooks Brothers shirt?

The classic button-down is no more – unless you know where to look

30 Nov 2015

Property: town mouse or country house?

What you could buy in London – and elsewhere for the same price

30 Nov 2015

The best of Notting Hill – now in Shepherd’s Bush

It isn’t just Westfield that has transformed W12

30 Nov 2015

Is inflation really a thing of the past?

The editor of Money Week re-reads When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson

26 Sep 2015

A toast to grape Britain

A Prosecco shortage? Maybe try Grape Britain.

23 Jun 2015
A Frank Gehry building at Paddy McKillen’s architectural theme park in Provence

The house collectors

Gathering bricks and mortar, rather than oil and canvas.

20 Jun 2015

Buck fizz

Surely it should be OK to dislike Champagne?

20 Jun 2015

Glass distinction

Was it the Russians? The Saudis? Or Elton John, who once received a florist’s bill for £293,000? Someone’s to blame…

28 Mar 2015
Dahlia’s design for a plane bed

Wings of desire

When Lewis Carroll created Alice’s wonderland, he sent his diminutive heroine down rabbit holes and through looking glasses and in…

28 Mar 2015
Lotus has now made the car that featured in The Spy Who Loved Me a reality

Future Shop

Believe it or not, the concept of the future is a recent phenomenon. Sure, the past offers up one or…

30 Nov 2014

The Pick-up artists

You know how it is. You’re on holiday in the south of France, soaking up the rays and the fizz,…

30 Nov 2014

Driven by instinct

I first discovered Moravec’s Paradox when watching Brief Encounter on television. I was watching the film with my daughter, who…

30 Nov 2014
Prince’s Lodge at the Connaught hotel

Inside man

Fera, the restaurant that opened at Claridge’s this spring, looks at first glance like a space untouched since the 1930s:…

30 Nov 2014
Big Ben, 1959

Ding Dong!

In the 21st-century world of hand-held infotainment devices which pack more computing power than the space rockets of yore, the…

30 Nov 2014

Patron Saints

The Spanish Steps; the Trevi fountain; the old Cinecittà studios on the outskirts of Rome; 12 galleries of the Uffizi; Tintoretto frescoes…

30 Nov 2014
Vallée de Joux

Cows and clockwork

In a cosy attic above Junod, Lausanne’s oldest watch shop, there’s a museum which charts the story of Switzerland’s obsessive…

30 Nov 2014
Winner Arnold Schwarzenegger with Tom Parker Bowles and Mehmet Kurt

Smoke ring

The nominees for Spectator Cigar Smoker of the Year 2014 were: Ricky Gervais, Ralph Fiennes, Laurence Fishburne, Boris Becker, Jeremy…

30 Nov 2014
One of the five Jaguar C-X75s ever built.

Batteries Included

Boris, like Churchill, is a fountain of big ideas, some good, some not so good, some plain bonkers. Banning diesel…

20 Sep 2014