Monthly Archives : July 2013

Waistcoat Wednesday: Made in the shade, a surprisingly nice sales steal

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile I’ve previously mentioned that I’ve mostly given the sales a miss this year, I did find myself dragged along to town by WellDressedGirlfriend yesterday, where sales are mostly in final reductions most places (though not the place that has a pair of Grensons I’d like to get if they hit 70%). Whilst waiting around, I found myself outside a…

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Book tip: The Chic Geek, more clothing tips between covers

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my occasional series of book tips, I’ve this time picked up another tome dedicated to improving the style and clothes sense of men. This one is a spin-off from the British style website The Chic Geek, an independent website offering plenty of information and tips on how to improve your style since 2009. The book promises to be a…

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Why sales are a bad thing

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Reading Time: 13 minutesLast week an email from a friend in the garment industry prompted me to put my thinking cap on with regards to the business of sales and price reductions. It turned out to be a lot more difficult than expected to write something even halfway sensible about, as the more I thought about it, the wider the topic ranged, and…

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Karen Henriksen, properly stylish head-wear for men

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Reading Time: 3 minutesSo far on my investigations into improving my wardrobe I’ve covered the most obvious areas, such as shoes, trousers, underwear, shirts and jackets. I’ve briefly touched on the head, but only with regards to making sure you have a decent haircut and keeping your fine head of hair clean and tidy. Hats and caps are something I’ve really not given…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Scotch & Soda, another round please!

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile we’re all enjoying these lazy and warm summer days, what could be better than another round of Scotch & Soda? OK, so it’s not always easy to come up with an intro to ease into another eulogy to the wonders of the sleeveless garment we know as the waistcoat. This time round I’m back with another number from the…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, a linen number for the summer

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week sees me bringing out yet another Nigel Cabourn waistcoat from the Closet of Many Waistcoats here at the mansion. I’ve previously presented two variants of the Mallory in Harris Tweed, and a cheekily checked madras linen Notch Lapel version. This weeks could be considered a variation of the previously presented linen version, though stripped of the peacocking patterns…

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Mantiques: Tools redux, a finer measure

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWell, it’s time for another Mantique Monday and once more I’ve been rummaging in the workshop deep in the bowels of Well Dressed Mansion. I’ve previously brought up the matter of tools in my Mantiques series, and I’m back with another tool today. Why? Tools fascinate me. The combination of design and utility is unmatched, and when the combination really…

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