Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for April, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

How To Be Lovely: How To Wear A Suit Part 1

Posted upon the 26th of April, 2008

This is a guide for all those men out there who don’t usually dress up, but want to. Why? Because I’ve been researching clothing history for years, and suits are still frankly BAFFLING. Suits are weird! Guides to wearing suits already exist on the net, of course, but they usually say things like “a navy […]

Neville, Stop Sniffing My Doilies

Posted upon the 19th of April, 2008

Here’s what people have been searching for when they’ve found FrillyShirt, these past few months. quadricycles – You better believe it! portrait of a certain gentleman – That’s delightfully vague. Did you find him? They’re mostly of me here, I’m afraid. do you wear opera pumps with white tie? – Can if you want to! […]

Lord Gilchester’s Practical Precepts for the Morally Lax!

Posted upon the 14th of April, 2008

“Tally-ho! I’m Lord Gilchester, and this is some life advice for young and old, pulled from the experiences of my many, debaucherous – some would say lecherous – years. – Tired of bills? A revolving collection of false moustaches gives you as many identities as you like. You can be Olaf Hunderson at your tailor’s, […]

A Bit of a Poll

Posted upon the 6th of April, 2008

Hullo, all and every! Bit of a quiet week – a windstorm here, some musical theatre there, but little worth writing about. Drinking gin and listening to hymns – well, one out of two isn’t bad. I have, however, been doing some more research on the fascinating Paterson family. I’m awaiting some documents from the […]