Monthly Archives : April 2013

Elementary shoe care: The Shoe Tree


Reading Time: 5 minutesSomething that should occur in your life shortly after buying a pair of nice shoes is to start wondering how you’ll best take care of them. Given how nice shoes usually cost a fairly decent lump of cash, you’ll most likely wish for them to stay in service for a while as well. So how do you go about doing…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: NN07 – No nationality, but nice waistcoat


Reading Time: 3 minutesAnd we’re back with Waistcoat Wednesday! Are you feeling inspired yet to don your favourite pieces of armless attire? This weeks waistcoat is by the Scandinavian brand NN.07, or decoded, the company called No Nationality formed in 2007. A popular upper mid-range brand, at least around these ways. I have a special fondness for their shirts, which are reliably sized…

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A label to watch: Hiut Denim, jeans from Wales


Reading Time: 10 minutesDenim is a tricky topic, it being almost all things to all men. There’s a denim to suit almost anyone, from young to old, poor to rich and for whatever kind of use you’d imagine. So, with all the choice available it can be hard to find the denim that will suit you. Today’s post is about Hiut, one of…

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Brace yourself – classic trouser suspension


Reading Time: 7 minutesI quite rarely find myself with a pair of trousers that doesn’t require some assistance in not dropping of their own accord. Given how my oldest offspring is now 24, even though I still think of myself as a young buck, I must start considering myself to be an adult, and hence striding around with my trousers hanging halfway off…

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News: Menswear hits Kickstarter


Reading Time: 3 minutesKickstarter, the popular and innovative website for seeking funding through crowd-sourcing has seen yet a new use today, as UK-startup Machiavellian is seeking funding to launch it’s new brand of high-end men’s sleepwear. Kickstarter started out being mainly about seeking funding for geeky gadgets, but has seen massive diversity in the projects seeking necessary funding. As far as I know, this…

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Favorite items: Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones


Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my occasional series (hey, this is post #2, which makes it a series, right?) of posts about my favourite items, I’d like to mention my well used and much appreciated headphones. I bought my Bowers & Wilkins P5s when they were first introduced, back in 2010. I spend over 2 hours a day on the train getting to work…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn Mallory waistcoat


Reading Time: 5 minutesMany thanks to the two readers that have asked about when part two of my much anticipated stroll through my collection of waistcoats would be unleashed! I hadn’t forgotten, merely neglected to follow up. For those that expressed muted appreciation for part one, fear not, here is part two, and for those that were surprised at me not going straight…

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Style: A backpack suitable for a stylish man?


Reading Time: 3 minutesNew for AW14: Even more stylish new backpacks! Click here for the latest post! Consider this posting a pre-post of a feature I’m currently working on. It’s really a request for help in both finding ideas for backpacks and asking your opinion on what might be considered a good blend of style and utility. I think we can all agree…

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Shop visit: Last of the Bergen shop roundup!


Reading Time: 6 minutesHaving already presented T-Michael and Lot 333 in this guide to men’s shopping in Bergen, I thought I’d just quickly finish up with 2 or 3 shops that I think also merit mention. As the process of becoming a Well Dressed Dad / adult male progresses, I find my interest in the common high street shops and their selections has…

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