The North Sea Clothing “Adventurer” smock


North Sea Clothing is a company with a strong background in the vintage garment trade. Dealing in classic vintage gave them the idea of have small runs of their own designs, improving and modernising vintage garments. Initially, this meant knitwear, like their great remake of the Royal Navy Submariner sweater, but increasing in range over time to result in some…

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Mountain White, another interesting Kickstarter


I find the whole idea of crowdfunding to be utterly fascinating. While the Internet has given us so much, both good and awful, the overused term “disruptive” is seldom more appropriate than when it comes to websites like Kickstarter where you can see the support of the world at large to help fund your grand idea. True, not every idea…

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More small brands you might be interested in…


I often find myself liking what the smaller brands are up to. Smaller brands are leaner, more dedicated, less desperate to take over the world. I might be hopelessly blue-eyed, but think of it like this: If I convert my grand vision of the most sublime waistcoat ever into being and make 50 of them, I only need to find…

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The Garmsman Dozen #18: Paul from Minneapolis


Welcome to the 18th 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 Paul Buttenhof from the US! 1. Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name…

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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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