The irony of it all

The global HR director for a UK cleantech once said to me: “It’s really hard to get young engineersĀ up north. They all seem to want to work around London or work for BAE”. Glad to see this person of authority believes the organisation they work for, is lesser than one that facilitates war and death. That lack of pride, ambition and self-belief is far less appealing than the prospect of working up north. I’m not surprised people are put off working with that organisation.


A work in progress


Life is always a work in progress – hence why I write all this down. The blog’s theme has changed, from sustainability, to marketing, to education and health, while now, it sits firmly in fashion… for the time being.

Some further work is at – a collection of handpicked, unique vintage clothing and accessories.

Secondhand smoking jacket


… all items will be presumed to be used. Many will be over 50 years old; if it hadn’t been used in that time, it would be an extraordinary waste of such extraordinary pieces… and we abhor waste.

Update: Pocket watches, hip flasks, mother of pearl cufflinks and tie clips, vintage grooming kits and shoe care – the must haves of the modern discerning gent, are the first items to be purchased. We’ll keep you posted.