Monthly Archives : June 2013

Waistcoat Wednesday: NN.07, a Scandinavian take on Harris Tweed


Back again for installment number 12 of the epic bonanza of armless attire that is Waistcoat Wednesday, this time featuring a second waistcoat from Scandinavian brand NN.07. NN as in No Nationality, which is intended to convey a sort of esoteric and mysterious aspect to their garments, but appears to mostly mean that they don’t put the country of production…

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Hansen Garments AW13, looking good


Well, with summer well under way it’s natural to raise our eyes and look towards the autumn and winter looking ahead of us. Or at least that’s how the garment industry would like us to do, and hence they’re starting to send out their AW13 collections to the shops. Since I’m really into showing all my readers a good time…

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Style: Summer attire part 2, a few of my personal recommendations


Moving on down the body we arrive below the waistline and it’s time for shorts. Now, to be fair, shorts are a practical and pleasant garment to wear during the summer. They keep your legs nice and airy and, well, that’s about it. The downside is that it shows off your legs, which at the start of the summer are…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Brandstad, another thrifty bargain


Well, we’re up to post 12 in Waistcoat Wednesday and yes, I still have a few waistcoats left to go. This weeks waistcoat is another of my thrift-shop finds. It’s quite strange really to find nice waistcoats in the Salvation Army shops now, as waistcoats have been a bit out of fashion for a while. Naturally, suit-style waistcoats are always…

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Style: Summer attire part 1, a few of my personal recommendations


Summer has finally arrived most places. At least according to the calendar. Around here we’re still short a few degrees to make it truly pleasant, but that hasn’t stopped most guys from getting out their summer wardrobe. This is the season where sartorial inelegance meets hairy white flesh in an uneasy mix that will make you want to study the…

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Mantiques: My WW2 bomber compass


Welcome to Mantique Monday (an opening that sounds better in my head than it reads on the screen, but these are desperate times so I’ll not discard a serviceable pun). Today’s item is again from deep in the vault here at Well Dressed Mansions. This is an item I was given by my grandfather around 25 years ago,  something he’d…

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Book tip: Zero History by William Gibson


In a slight departure from my previous book recommendations I’m not presenting a book about style or menswear today, but rather a novel. I will start by saying that the author, William Gibson, is one of my very favourite authors, and there’s nothing he’s written that I’ve not read multiple times. Not that you should let that colour your impression…

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Style: More backpacks for the stylish man


As a follow-up to my previous post about backpacks for the stylish man, I’ve found a few more that are worthy of a mention. Some maybe a little predictable, others a bit more oddball. A common point is that any of them would add style where other backpacks (read: traditional black nylon commuting backpack) only detract. Also, a further selection…

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Book tip: Dads are the original hipsters


After enjoying popularity as a Tumblr site the book of Dads are the original hipsters is finally out. Was it worth the wait? Well, considering it’s all about how our fathers were putting the hip in hipster well before we were born, and that we’re nothing but johnny come latelys in this respect, it does a fine job of showing…

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