Monthly Archives : December 2013

The Waistcoat Project: The first effort

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Those of you that have follow my efforts for a while will have noticed that I have a certain fascination with waistcoats. I’ll not try to analyse just why I like waistcoats, but suffice to say they are stylish and practical, and add interest to your outfit. What’s not to like? Well, waistcoats are not in huge supply. While a…

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A suitable boat for a stylish man

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Occasionally I come across something that is just so cool that although it’s strictly speaking outside the scope of this blog, I have to mention it. This time it’s a boat. Am I a boat person? Hardly. I can appreciate the design and engineering of a fine boat, but I rarely have much interest in owning or otherwise interacting with…

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The Nielsen, a solution to the manbag problem?

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Sometimes you come across a solution to a problem you never realised you had. I wrote about such a problem a few months back, when I reviewed undershirts, and I was then led to realise that the solution actually did prove a problem existed. In the matter I am looking at today, I am very much less convinced. Is it…

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A pair of brogues with my name on them

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Over recent years I’ve gotten into the habit of stopping by the local Salvation Army shops nearby when passing. I’ve been lucky to have a fairly decent one both in the small town where I live, and right next to where I’ve been working for the past 4 years. The combination of doing my bit for charity and possibly finding…

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Some great jackets to see you through the Winter

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To follow up on my style guides for the Autumn and Winter, I thought I’d give you a few ideas for warm jackets to keep you snug and stylish through the freezing temperatures we must endure this time of year. I’ve picked out 6 jackets of various styles and types, from the simple and elegant tweed jacket through to the…

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The denim guide part 3 – principles of denim care

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Welcome to part 3 of my denim guide. Part 1 was about the history of denim, covering what denim actually is, and where it comes from. Part 2 took a look at the all important matter of washes and cuts, or to out it plainly: what it looks like. This part is about how to look after your denim, and what…

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The best of Fruit & Menswear Volume 2

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Following on from the previous instalment of “Fruit & Menswear”, I present Volume 2: With even more tanginess. For the uninitiated, this is a small art project by way of my Instagram account. Art? Some say it’s not art at all, but what do they know? All installations, concepts and photography by yours truly. Mail me about commercial opportunities or exhibition…

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Even more backpacks for the stylish man!

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It appears I have become something of the go-to site when it comes to backpacks for the stylish man. This is of course a huge honour for me! My campaign against the utterly horrible and style-less black nylon backpack has not gone unnoticed, and there may yet be some hope for this very overlooked aspect of our daily attire. Let…

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Waistcoat Wednesday wicked wishlist

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It’s been a while since I bought a new waistcoat, so rather than rehash a previous waistcoat review (after all, I did give you the massive 20-strong compilation quite recently), I thought I’d do a little virtual window shopping and show you some of the armless finery I would like to buy. Consider me your personal shopper or butler. Does…

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The denim guide part 2 – washes and cuts

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Welcome to part 2 of my denim guide. Part 1 was about the history of denim, covering what denim actually is, and where it comes from. This part will take a look at the all important matter of washes and cuts, or to out it plainly: what it looks like. [Disclaimer: Denim is a very serious business, with serious guys…

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