, a Japanese blogger who criss-crosses the world, meeting tailors and shoemakers, has met-up recently with Nicholas Templeman
(I seem to remember, DY has “done” NT previously):
The text (admittedly in a computer translation) left me somewhat confused:
In the 82-year, 7 years at the John Robb, he worked as a last-maker, independent of the 15 years, Nicholas Templeman (Nicholas Temple Man) 's.
So, this Templeman-guy has been working for the last 82 years as lastmaker: 7 years at John Lobb, 15 years independent; which leaves another 60 years elsewhere. (Not even the eminent Terry Moore
can clock-up eight decades in the profession.) That must make the Templeman-guy somewhere around hundred years of age. Well, I must admit, he doesn’t look his age at all!
Presumably he has some ‘Dorian Gray’ type portrait tucked away up in the attic.