Here’s a top tip for you. Should you find yourself hungry in central London at lunch time you could of course settle in in one of the many fine restaurants the capital has on offer. Or pick up a sandwich or salad in one of the many chain or otherwise sandwich places.
But, tucked away on a small street off Oxford Street is a mighty fine south Indian* restaurant by name of Rasa. They will happily sit you at a table covered in fine linen and wait on you and I highly recommend that you do indeed eat in at one of their fine establishments.
However they also offer a ‘lunch box’. And gloriously you can take their lunch box and eat it upstairs in the spacious upstairs room of their very own restaurant. And all this for a fiver. Rice, dal, curry, side dish, paratha and a dessert. Bargain.
*You know our penchant for all things Indian. After all our wonderful organic cotton men's shirts are made in South India.
Some years back, when he was but a lad, our Mark spent many happy hours running around in the mud as part of the CCF. (That's Combined Cadet Force to those not au fait with the acronym.)
Starting as a fresh faced thirteen year old he rose through the ranks and by the end of his schooldays had some stripes on his shoulder. Mind you, as his best man said at his wedding, "his men followed him mainly out of curiosity to see where he was going".
Alongside night manoeuvres and rifle practice there was an awful lot of messing around with kit, and parades and, of course, inspection. Shiny boots a must have.
That shoe polishing perfection has, ahem, gotten a little rusty over the years, so good to find this handy guide from the Art of Manliness:
On the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1,300 garment workers, the call for a Fashion Revolution is getting ever stronger. A different fashion industry is needed, one that respects rather than exploits garment workers.
Transparency is the starting point, knowing who makes our clothes. At Arthur & Henry we're proud to know the famers who grow most of our cotton
We've got in some new shirts. They are mainly being photographed and getting ready for presentation but we've taken some snaps ourselves of the new colour Fairtrade organic shirt (it's a gorgeous grey-ey, green-ey blue) and popped it up for sale now during Fairtrade Fortnight.