Saturday, 31 May 2014

Real-life dandy: Sir Royston Buckingham-Hurst

In which G.M. Norton shines the sartorial spotlight on another eccentric dandy. 


What time is it, chumrades? Dandy o’clock, of course!

I am tickled pink to introduce you to the splendidly-named Sir Royston Buckingham-Hurst. 

Thankfully, as well as boasting a rather natty name, Sir Royston is also a rather natty dresser and worthy of being the latest incumbent to Norton of Morton’s ‘Real-life dandy’ feature.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Cat, mouse and Kipling

In which G.M. Norton issues a rallying cry for votes.


Since the beginning of May, I’ve been on the campaign trail, urging people to vote for this periodical in the National Vintage Awards. 

Keen to be crowned the Best Vintage Blog in Blighty, I’ve been fortunate to still be in the running as we approach the final seven days. 

Like an elaborate game of Cat and Mouse, the top four has chopped and changed so many times, with only a handful of votes separating 1st and 4th.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

A modern magazine for old fashioned people

In which G.M. Norton proudly reveals his involvement in a brand new vintage publication.


I am pleased to report that there is a new lifestyle magazine to feast your eyes on for both men and women, featuring everything old fashioned or retro styled. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you In Retrospect.

What’s more dear reader; I am one of the writers!

Available online at the moment, with burgeoning dreams of becoming a fully-fledged printed publication, In Retrospect covers everything. Don’t believe me? Well the first corker of an issue covers vintage fashion and style, dancing, history, opinion, culture and transport.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

The art of wooing a lady

In which G.M. Norton guides chaps through the confusing, uncharted wooing waters.


That chance encounter can happen anywhere - on public transport, standing in a queue, walking around an art gallery, at work, in a bar. The moment you meet an exquisite creature that stirs up a strong desire to overwhelm her with the 'bold move', all too often the incident runs as follows. 

The fair maiden - all cherry lips and eyes you get lost in. You - all nerves, incoherence and slobbering. Don't be this man. With just a little effort, you can exude David Niven-like panache. 
Panache aplenty
Ever mindful that you can meet the girl of your dreams anywhere; always be prepared. Just as you may have your best underwear on should you be knocked down by a moving vehicle (chances are a mobility scooter), always be presentable. If you look good, you will feel good and confidence is the key to opening Pandora’s Box (or Catherine’s, or Jenny’s...).

Saturday, 3 May 2014

The only chap in the vintage

In which G.M. Norton is the last man standing and needs your vote. 


Awards, awards, awards. Lately, dear readers, that is all I have been hearing (apart from the little voice in my head – who sounds remarkably like Sir Noël Coward – that repeatedly encourages me to do the most caddish of things).

Last weekend my beloved and I travelled from our home in Manchester down to Londinium. The reason? Well, two in fact. One was a little meeting with a film director and the other was the small matter of a UK Blog Awards ceremony where this very periodical was challenging for the ‘Most Innovative’ crown.
Last man standing