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.

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Conventions, like crème brulée, are made to be broken.

Posted upon the 15th of July, 2006

Like any discipline, the practice of sartorial physics is bound by certain rules. It is imperative that these rules be widely known and understood, else breaking them would pass unnoticed, and the truly well-dressed must at some point break every rule that they can find. ‘Bosh’ and ‘pshaw’ readers cry; let me give bulk to […]

Teacup in a Storm

Posted upon the 26th of June, 2006

In which Sir Frederick shares the fruits of his Counter-Enlightenment with members of the public, addressing their queries on matters of Good Behaviour and Rational Dress. To: Sir Frederick Chook From: Irving Wellington Tinker (Mrs) Dear Mr Sir Chook. How do you do. My husband and I are good Presbytarian sorts and we don’t go […]