Just back from a week in London, where I spent far too much of my scarce funds on clothes. Some of the stuff I bought is more apropos for the streetwear forum, but I thought I'd just post here. I will try to supplement this post with photos later, if anyone is interested. Among the shops I visited were: Harvey Nichols: found a designer called Nigel Hall whose sweaters and casual buttoned shirts fit me wonderfully. I picked up a blue shirt with light blue contrast stitching along the seams and pocket. Also picked up a Y3 track jacket at discount. Paul Smith, Floral Street: What a store! So much more on offer than in the NY store, including a line called "The British Collection." I bought a blue striped shirt featuring a 3-button cuff and a longer straight collar, a wallet and an umbrella, as the weather didn't cooperate for much of the visit. Harrod's: Bought a Drake striped scarf and a pair of bright blue Y3 trainers. Ozwald Boateng, Vigo St: OK, I had to stop by after seeing "House of Boateng," and I'm glad I did. Some of the items there, I'd never buy. But I did buy a charcoal grey suit with very thin and subtle pinstripes in purpple and lime green. It's 2-buttoned with a high stance. Orange lining. The trousers feature pockets cut more like on jeans. I didn't think I'd care for that, but it looked good. Also bought a shirt and tie. As an aside, I asked the salesman about the status of setting up US stores. He claimed that stores in NY and LA are forthcoming in 2007. I'll believe it when I see it. Richard James: a purple checked shirt. Unfortunately, they didn't have the suits I liked in my size. Very disappointed with that! Also stopped by Lewin, Tyrwhitt and Pink and found nothing to my liking. T&A had many things to my liking, but alas, I had to exercise some self-control. All in all, a successful, if possibly bankruptcy-inducing, visit.