“There are times in one’s life when they must, having been asked to produce some pictures to push the sales of men’s boots in the Summer, bung two Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the back of a Land Rover and drive down to Box Hill on a snow day with a girl.”

Phil Knight told me so at a house party in Silverlake. He was mumbling. Well, he sounded like he was mumbling because there was a double-glazed door between us — I was in the back garden, not technically a part of the conversation, but that was the gist of it.

10th May 2023