henry farrar-hockley

An award-winning journalist with a background in men’s lifestyle publications, my specialisms are consumer technology, men’s style and grooming/fragrance.

Formerly an associate editor at Esquire magazine and Show Media, and assistant editor at How To Spend It, I’ve written for The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, WIRED, The Times, The Week, The Sunday Telegraph, Man About Town, Paul Smith and Mr Porter, as well as providing consultancy for Samsung Mobile, P&G and Estée Lauder Companies.

To enquire about potential editorial or consultancy work please email henryfh@me.com. Thank you for visiting.
Entente sartorial. Last winter Man About Town invited me to interview Berluti’s appropriately-named artistic director, Mr Alessandro Sartori. The venue? The Parisian marque’s former footwear atelier on London’s Conduit Street which Sartori has personally transformed into Berluti’s first head-to-toe, three-storey ‘Maison’. Click on image to expand article.

Entente sartorial. Last winter Man About Town invited me to interview Berluti’s appropriately-named artistic director, Mr Alessandro Sartori. The venue? The Parisian marque’s former footwear atelier on London’s Conduit Street which Sartori has personally transformed into Berluti’s first head-to-toe, three-storey ‘Maison’. Click on image to expand article.

Pop stars. The marketing hype tells us razor technology has never been so good but which disposable shaving systems are genuinely at the cutting-edge? My latest Wired test featured a lot of balloons and (mercifully for a haemophiliac) minimal blood-letting.
Photograph by Dave Lidwell.

Pop stars. The marketing hype tells us razor technology has never been so good but which disposable shaving systems are genuinely at the cutting-edge? My latest Wired test featured a lot of balloons and (mercifully for a haemophiliac) minimal blood-letting.

Photograph by Dave Lidwell.

Skype face. So you’ve been shortlisted for that six-figure post you’d set your heart on and being a considerate/lazy/technology-worshiping employer they’ve suggested your friendly interrogation take place via Skype. This would be where my Mr Porter guide to acing a video interview comes in.
Illustration by Nick Hardcastle.

Skype face. So you’ve been shortlisted for that six-figure post you’d set your heart on and being a considerate/lazy/technology-worshiping employer they’ve suggested your friendly interrogation take place via Skype. This would be where my Mr Porter guide to acing a video interview comes in.

Illustration by Nick Hardcastle.

White entertainment. A Monarch advertorial project I recently undertook for Yahoo’s Travel channel dealt with a pastime close to my heart: downhill skiing. Here’s my rundown of some of the best European resorts, all naturally accessible via a certain low-cost British airline.

White entertainment. A Monarch advertorial project I recently undertook for Yahoo’s Travel channel dealt with a pastime close to my heart: downhill skiing. Here’s my rundown of some of the best European resorts, all naturally accessible via a certain low-cost British airline.

Face value. Wired’s annual paean to all things horological this year includes the world’s first atomic pocket watch, the latest wearable tech put to the test and five timepieces that make light of the darkness. My mission? To get to the bottom of 2014’s penchant for diving watch design. Read it gratis on the Wired iOS app.

Face value. Wired’s annual paean to all things horological this year includes the world’s first atomic pocket watch, the latest wearable tech put to the test and five timepieces that make light of the darkness. My mission? To get to the bottom of 2014’s penchant for diving watch design. Read it gratis on the Wired iOS app.

Start choppin’. The latest issue of Land Rover’s Onelife magazine is a celebration of 21st-Century exploration and the tools that latter-day adventurers rely on to keep them alive. I was invited to search far and wide for the best gear for the great outdoors, from a revolutionary sleeping bag to the world’s first subsea limousine. I also got to interview Peter Buchanan-Smith, the founder of Best Made Company and a man with some serious axes to grind. Download the free iPad issue here.

Start choppin’. The latest issue of Land Rover’s Onelife magazine is a celebration of 21st-Century exploration and the tools that latter-day adventurers rely on to keep them alive. I was invited to search far and wide for the best gear for the great outdoors, from a revolutionary sleeping bag to the world’s first subsea limousine. I also got to interview Peter Buchanan-Smith, the founder of Best Made Company and a man with some serious axes to grind. Download the free iPad issue here.

Type face. My third interview with the affable Ian Callum, Jaguar’s chief of design, was our first face to face meeting. Mr Porter (literally) sent me to Coventry to profile the award-winning creator of the F-Type R Coupé at his company HQ. He didn’t disappoint. Read on for the modest Scot’s personal take on ugly boats, the brilliance of Marcel Breuer and the perils of driving an £8 million Ferrari around Dumfriesshire.

Type face. My third interview with the affable Ian Callum, Jaguar’s chief of design, was our first face to face meeting. Mr Porter (literally) sent me to Coventry to profile the award-winning creator of the F-Type R Coupé at his company HQ. He didn’t disappoint. Read on for the modest Scot’s personal take on ugly boats, the brilliance of Marcel Breuer and the perils of driving an £8 million Ferrari around Dumfriesshire.

Flights of fancy. Cutting-edge helicopter design has truly taken off over the last year, from luxury leather-clad air taxis to agile radar-jamming drones. I tracked down five exemplary rotors for the January 2014 issue of Wired.

Photograph by Antoine Gonin.

Flights of fancy. Cutting-edge helicopter design has truly taken off over the last year, from luxury leather-clad air taxis to agile radar-jamming drones. I tracked down five exemplary rotors for the January 2014 issue of Wired.

Photograph by Antoine Gonin.