Monthly Archives: April 2020

Underneath in Scotland

Deep in the thickets of Victorian antiquarianism, Scottish menswear explained: “The belted plaid was the original dress. It is precisely that of a savage, who, finding a web of cloth he had not skill to frame into a garment, wrapt … Continue reading

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A coming storm

Up till now, I have been fairly optimistic about the coronavirus pandemic but I am increasingly discouraged by events.  Specifically, what is it going to look like on the other side, once we get through this?  Some commentators talk of … Continue reading

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