Chris Cotonou

Chris Cotonou is a London-born and bred journalist. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Rake, Mr Porter, PORT, and Robb Report (oddly alliterate)—covering menswear, culture, and travel. He collects matchbooks, watches Pingu, and resolutely believes the scotch egg to be the apex of human culinary creation.

All Articles From Chris Cotonou

How “Simpsons” Nostalgia Found a Second Life on Instagram

As the TV show marches on, its golden age is being memorialized via cleverly themed fan accounts on social media

How “Tokyo Drift” Became a Misunderstood Cult Classic

The third installment of the "Fast" franchise is nothing like the others. And that's why, 15 years later, it still resonates.

Jeremy Clarkson’s Agrarian Redemption Story Is Must-See TV

“Clarkson’s Farm” shows a new side to the ex-”Top gear” curmudgeon, and it’s just been picked up for a second season

Is the British Pub Really Dying?

With 2,500 having closed up shop in 2020, the existential threat facing a national institution has never been more imminent

Meet the Oligarch's Son Who Just Became F1's Public Enemy No. 1

Russia's Nikita Mazepin isn't the only "daddy driver" in motorsport, but he's certainly the most controversial

Nottingham’s Robin Hood Society Weighs in on the GameStop Kerfuffle

The official voice of the Prince of Thieves has gained some 60,000 new followers over the past week

The Cult of Seiko’s Coveted Anime Watches Is Growing

With anime programs growing more popular in the West, a niche corner of the watch world is gaining traction

This Winter, Do as the British Do: Master the Art of Making Toast

Get some bread. Get some beans. You're good to go.

Chaz Bono Spent Isolation Learning to Make Custom Watches, As You Do

The actor is now selling modded, bespoke Seikos via Zoom consultation

Vincent Pastore and the Many Food Afterlives of the “Sopranos” Crew

Big Pussy dishes on his new sauce and the show's enduring legacy in the culinary world

Sixty Years On, How “La Dolce Vita” Changed Star Scandals Forever

Fellini's iconic film still resonates 60 years later

Has the Volume Been Turned Down on London's Iconic Soho District for Good?

A handful of storied family businesses fight for survival and the neighborhood's soul