Monthly Archives : May 2013

Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, herringbone Harris Tweed finery


Today’s waistcoat is another Mallory by Nigel Cabourn, and yes, it’s the second of it’s kind I’m presenting. The first, in a brown Harris Tweed was number 2 in the series of Waitcoat Wednesdays. This one is the same, yet completely different, at least to me! If you’ve not come across Nigel Cabourn before, he and his company is based…

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News: Say, what was the product again? Bunad tie?


Whilst whiling away a working day, I occasionally come across something that can be so remarkable that I sit up and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Today I’d like to share one of these findings with you. But first, we need to back up just a little… May the 17th is coming up, and this is the Norwegian…

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Review: Stylish underwear for the mature man


For the longest time I’ve harboured a, mostly unexpressed, jealousy towards women. That’s women in general, not really any specific females, at least not in this case. You may wonder why I’m jealous (or not, in which case I’ve probably lost your interest anyway)? Now, I’m quite certain I’m not alone in feel a little jealous, although I’ve resisted Googling…

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News: Universal Works socks, most welcome freebies


Today I’m working from home, one of the perks of having an above average commute. One of the advantages of working from home is that I get to be first to the mailbox when the postman silently rolls by in his little electric van. Both WellDressedGirlfriend and myself are avid mail-orderers, so the daily delivery is always eagerly anticipated. Possibly…

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Favorite items: A boy and his Red Wing Supersoles


I encountered Red Wing Shoes some 23 years ago when I first moved to London as a wide eyed and caustically mouthed young man. This story will mainly be an ode to the Supersoles, but I also have a deep appreciation for other models from Red Wing, so read on if you like your rugged American workboots! I fell in…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: ARN Mercantile, let’s play shop!


A sunny, but surprisingly windy, Wednesday and I’m back with another waistcoat in celebration of the now obligatory Waistcoat Wednesday. This weeks cheeky little number is a canvas shop waistcoat from ARN Mercantile, the family business I’ve previously written about in my series of labels to watch. ARN are very passionate about what they do, how it’s done, the materials…

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A label to watch: Home of Millican, bags and bags of style


In a slight deviation from the typical “label to watch” post, this time I’m taking a left turn away from makers of fine and interesting garments and instead taking a look at a company making travel bagssuitable for a Well Dressed Dad. I’ve ventured this way before, when I was looking for a backpack suitable for a stylish man, and…

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