Dotsuit: The future is a bodysuit with dots on


Since the advent of the industrial revolution way back around 1760 to 1830, the garment industry has been pretty much business as usual. Some may argue that there has been immense innovation, but if you look at it with a realistic eye, it’s spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing that fills the days. Yes, fast fashion and offshoring might count as…

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Tweed jacket – How to buy vintage and secondhand


Today’s post about buying a tweed jacket is by Garmsman Shaun. You can follow him on Instagram as @these_rough_notes Tweed jacket – How to buy vintage and secondhand If you are reading this Blog regularly you will know about Tweed, its versatility, its longevity, its warmth, its ability to transcend fashion in the world of Menswear. You’ll probably understand the fact…

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5 things I just do not do


Those of you that have followed me for a while have a fair idea of the sort of things I like and do. Let’s face it, coming up to 6 years now, I’m pretty well documented! Today though, I’m going to go into the ever popular revelatory mode and give you a little insight into 5 things I just do…

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An unfashionable Kickstarter from Sweden


We’re pretty much all in agreement that fast fashion has to be taken out and put in the trashcan. The one for recycling, naturally. We all know that the current pattern of consumption is ludicrous and damaging to the environment and not sustainable at all, on any level. Producing clothes that are so cheap that you don’t even care if…

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Tønsberg, doing my bit for my hometown


This Saturday I was invited by the chamber of commerce in my hometown Tønsberg to add a little #dadstyle to their Autumn event. Not something I’d usually feel very comfortable with, but there isn’t much competition locally in the category “Middleaged male bloggers into traditional men’s style”, so it was down to me to represent the men of the town.…

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The Garmsman Dozen #17: Pythagore from New York


Welcome to the 17th instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Pythagore from the US! 1. Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? “My name…

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5 classic comfy shoes


Shoes can be all sorts of things. Yet when it comes down to it, the ones you love the most are the ones that manage to combine the magic properties of being both good looking (which isn’t that hard) and comfortable (which is harder). That elusive combination that makes for good looking comfy shoes is hard to find though, and…

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Billy Tannery and Crown Northampton introduce goat leather sneakers


When it comes to footwear I think I’m kind of known for going for solid stuff. You generally won’t see me in anything lightweight or made of synthetics or anything silly like flip-flops. I have running shoes for running, and a pair of old Crocs for taking out compost and collecting produce from the greenhouse (shock horror, top menswear blogger…

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Washing and reparing vintage wool clothes


There’s a couple of reasons people are put off buying vintage garments, be they wool or otherwise. Smell and moth-holes. Both are kind of instant an instant turnoff. The smell we know as  “le vintage”, the reek of a thousand army surplus garments that have been in a dank basement since D-day. And then that great wool greatcoat, all brass buttons,…

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5 things you don’t want on jeans


Today’s post is by Garmsman Shaun. You can follow him on Instagram as @these_rough_notes There are many fantastic and good things about jeans and denim for men. Ruggedly well-made jeans, made from wonderful and distinctive denim, classic and traditional styles. It’s hard to go wrong with denim, or is it? As a service to you, here are 5 jeans problems to avoid.…

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