Last week was a big’n – I was on tour all around the UK because my book came out on Wednesday (if you haven’t heard, it’s called 147 Things and you can get a copy here)! I took tons of photos from each day and have posted a few on my Instagram already, so I thought I’d show you what else I else I got up to.
An article about me in the Times came out on Monday morning written by a great guy with great name; Harry Wallop. Turns out it was a really nice piece, so thanks Harry!
I had my first meet and greet at Jarrold’s in Norwich on Sunday, so I spent the day working on my film and hanging out with my mum, who is a total legend but a massive distraction (there are only so many cups of tea a man can drink). It was so lovely to be home though. I don’t get to go enough and it was much needed.
I was supposed to be in Glasgow on Tuesday but had to cancel it due to a scheduling error. I was absolutely gutted – letting you guys down sucks and I was really looking forward to meeting you all in Scotland.
However, it did mean that my evening was free to go to a really cool event with M&S about their tailoring. I was seriously underdressed (everyone else was in suits) but I did only find out I was going 15 mins before!
I am wearing a jacket from Oliver Spencer, my jumper is a crew neck number from Burberry, my shirt is from Reiss, trousers from Brunello Cucinelli, suede boots from Russell and Bromley, watch from IWC, my sunglasses are Taylor Morris, and dog is my own.
All packed up and ready to head to Manchester for more book signings. My bag is by Bennett Winch, t-shirt is M&S (it’s actually part of the David Gandy collection, which I am loving), and my coat is Private White VC and it is my new favourite thing to wear. It is a beautiful pea coat with a shearling lined collar, and they kindly lengthened the arms for me. Private White VC is really cool British brand, and you should definitely check them out – They own one the last few remaining factories in Manchester which means everything is made in UK. Despite our history as a powerhouse in clothing manufacture, home grown products are a rarity now and, in my opinion, are to be celebrated. My jeans are Levis 501 CTs with a tapered leg and boots are AMI.
Still in Manchester, I started my morning on BBC breakfast and spent most of my day on the sofa doing interviews. Downstairs at reception they had a reconstruction of the sofa, so I took my photo there. As you can see in the second photo, the mugs are stuck down… clearly they like to go walkabouts.
If you watched me on TV, you’ll know that this isn’t what I wore on when I was on Breakfast. I wanted to put my best foot forward so when the smarter side of smart-casual. After that though, I changed for something a little more relaxed to see the rest of the day through. I am wearing the same Levi jeans, but the t-shirt is a Paul Smith number – I love dinosaurs!
I couldn’t do a blog post about this week without featuring at least one picture from the book tour. This one was taken at my penultimate signing in the Bluewater shopping centre. I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to see me – I am always grateful for your support.
Thanks so much for reading, and I’ll see you next week.