Monthly Archives : February 2014

Some great jackets for spring and summer


Reading Time: 15 minutesWith the incredible amounts of rain falling from the skies these days, it’s obvious that something seasonal is going on. And a change in seasons means a change of wardrobe, at least if you’re listening to what the fashionistas are saying. Anyhow, be it as it may be, if you are actually looking for something new this season, I thought…

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Bear Creme, traditional Norwegian shoe polish


Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen visiting the Ætt pop-up shop in Bergen recently, I was made aware of part of their exhibition that dealt with the locally produced products. With the way the world is today, almost all of these were now dead in the water or with production outsourced to low cost countries. One shining exception is the locally made brand of shoe…

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Me, one of the most stylish men on Instagram


Reading Time: 2 minutesYesterday brought a very nice surprise by way of Esquire UK. Quite out of the blue they included me in their list of the 20 most stylish men on Instagram! Looking at the other names on the list you can understand why this was so surprising: They are mainly professional players in the field of fashion, menswear and music. Editors, models,…

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Harris Tweed update and book tips!


Reading Time: 8 minutesRegular readers will know that if there is a fabric of choice around these parts it’s tweed, of the Harris variety by choice (well, ok, we could be talking about denim as well, but not right now). I wrote a post about Harris Tweed almost a year ago, as a basic primer and intro to the wonderful woven wool. Since…

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A mantique addition to the Waistcoat Laboratory


Reading Time: 8 minutesRegular readers will no doubt have noticed that there has been something of an upsurge in the art of sewing here at Well Dressed Mansion, even going so far as to establish the Waistcoat Laboratory. The Waistcoat Lab is on a mission to evolve and improve the common waistcoat through a series of increasingly elaborate garments designed and assembled by…

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Waistcoat Project v3: With added denim ruggedness


Reading Time: 7 minutesAnother Wednesday, another waistcoat! As the waistcoat evolution goes forward, I am pleased to present another creation from my home workshop. This one is the third variant, this time with some added ruggedness through the use of raw denim for the back piece. Raw denim being the fabric du jour when it comes to being a bit beardy and manly.…

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Why cheap fashion must die


Reading Time: 10 minutesMost human endeavours are in some way aimed at improving the human existence. Be it through culture, engineering, medicine or other ways that make life easier, safer or more pleasurable, we progress as a species. I quite often feel a real sense of pride in observing the innovations in science and technology. The complexity and sheer dedication going into the…

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