The Garmsman Dozen #15: Mirko from Italy


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the 15th 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 Mirko from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Hi there, my name…

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Work & War – Rugged rags for brutal men – From England with love


Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s no secret that I tend to be a fan of the small brands. The brands that start out with a wish to do something different, pulling inspiration from somewhere outside the mainstream, and maybe without a primary goal of becoming a global brand. Just for the sake of doing something cool. There are a number of brands like this…

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Adventures in Yorkshire – Visiting HebTroCo in Hebden Bridge


Reading Time: 14 minutesIf you’ve followed the previous two Yorkshire-based posts, you’ll know that HebTroCo is the Hebden Bridge trouser guys and I found myself there by their invitation on a drizzly Monday in March. This is the third in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. I was recently given the opportunity to spend a week in…

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The Garmsman Dozen #14: Chris from Great Britain


Reading Time: 15 minutesWelcome to the 14th 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 Christopher Laverty from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Christopher Laverty. York,…

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A visit to see Michael May’s pocket knives in Sheffield


Reading Time: 10 minutesHebTroCo makes their Barlow pocket knife in the workshop of Michael May in Sheffield,  and I found myself there by their invitation on a windy Tuesday in March. This is the second in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Whenever I arrive in a new place, I like to go walkabout. Get a sense…

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Review: Gloverall Summer Monty mid-length coat


Reading Time: 6 minutesYes, it’s out there, it’s well known, impossible to deny, I do like Gloverall. Their winter duffels are arguably the continuation of the original navy duffels, but in addition, they do other styles and even a summer collection. I’ve got a Gloverall Summer Monty duffle from two years ago, a lightweight cotton version of the classic duffle in a wonderful…

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The Garmsman Dozen #13: Michael from Italy (Michael_Pretolani)


Reading Time: 6 minutesWelcome to the 13th 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 Michael Pretolani from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? MY NAME IS…

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A visit to the William Lennon & Co. boot factory in Stoney Middleton


Reading Time: 11 minutesHebTroCo makes their Moto and Chukka boots at William Lennon & Co in Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire and I found myself there by their invitation on an overcast Wednesday in March. This is the first in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Stoney Middleton. It’s such a typically British name. Not uniquely so though, as…

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The Garmsman Dozen #12: Iain from Great Britain (Trickett_England)


Reading Time: 16 minutesWelcome to the 12th 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 Iain Trickett from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name…

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