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…

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…

Heady times as the great hat revival takes off

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

The Wish List

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

A festival for the fable-minded

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

Is Lewisham really so ’orrible?

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

The new Fiat 500 is overpriced and oversugared

It’s been improved in some ways, but really, this is like a Walls Cornetto to real Italian gelato

For the ultimate posh picnic, the sky’s the limit

Silver napkin rings £350, basket with bike attached £33,659… or come back down to earth with classy tin plates for £5.95

The Wish List

Sparkling jewellery

Not only fools and horses

Peter Robins on the rapid rebranding of Peckham

Fasten victim

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

Live blog: The Oscars

Sunday 28th February, from 11.30pm

Apparently, I’m the Basil Fawlty of the English country house

Thanks to personal and insulting attacks on TripAdvisor, I’m thinking of giving up the personal tours of my home I have been providing since I was 15 years old

Cool rider

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

Death as decor… the art of taxidermy

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

Vauxhall’s next for the hipster cavaliers

London’s least fashionable area is about to be invaded by brigades of men trying to look like D.H. Lawrence

Right on time

Beware being fashionably late or you may start losing your invitations

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

How to buy pre-owned watches

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

The Wish List

Exclusive timepieces

This car will accelerate your social advancement

The Range Rover Sport manoeuvres with the grace of a gazelle

What went wrong with the Brooks Brothers shirt?

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

The Wish List

Above: 1 Shard gold and garnet cuff, £7,500, Annoushka, 2 D’amour diamond bracelet, from £27,000, Cartier, 3 Paloma Picasso Olive…

Property: town mouse or country house?

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