Monthly Archives : May 2014

Trouser Tuesday: SOSO denim, not so so-so


Today’s trousers come from Swedish up and coming denim company SOSO Clothing. I have to admit, given the unfortunate name of the company and a website that aggressively promotes their discounts, I wasn’t expecting their goods to be very good. Which just goes to show how easily preconceptions can be misleading, as I will proceed to show you as I present the…

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Destination shops


A shop isn’t always just a shop, although most are merely a place of retail, here and there are shops that transcend the purely mercantile function of exchanging goods for money. Sometimes I come across shops that are something more. Either through a singular selection of goods, a design that is something beyond the norm, or maybe it’s the people…

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You really must visit Mr Dagestad when you're in Oslo…


Oslo is the capital and largest city in Norway and by Norwegian standards there are a lot of people living there and the surrounding areas. A big city, in one of the richest countries in the world. Yet in many respects it’s a provincial little town, and perhaps especially when it comes to good shops. Apart from the usual stuff you…

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Trouser Tuesday: Whillas & Gunn "Charles", unusually retro


Working our way around the world reviewing trousers sees us arriving in Australia today. Whillas & Gunn, a family company supplying fine, rugged menswear since 1972, are something of a favourite of mine, having made both one of the very favourite waistcoats (which says something) and the backpack I use on a daily basis. Todays offering is a pair of…

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Trouser Tuesday: Thoroughstitch chinos, thoroughly classic style


Another week and another review! Prepared to be truly trousered, chaps, as we head over to the Big Apple for this weeks superb strides. From a small New York based company by the name of Thoroughstitch we have a pair of truly awesome chinos. Never heard of Thoroughstich? Well, neither had I until I noticed them on Instagram, and from that moment…

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Sartorial Selection: Raincoats for the summer season


We find ourselves entering a season where a man’s sartorial thoughts quite naturally tend towards garments of a nature that will withstand weather of an inclement nature. We may try to convince ourself that it is a time for bare arms and legs, but deep within we know that nature is a cruel and fickle trickster, just waiting to unleash…

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Trouser Tuesday: Hansen Garments "Sverre", trousers with a singular seam


Today’s instalment of Trouser Tuesday takes us to Copenhagen, home of Hansen Garments. I’ll admit right now that Hansen make some of my very favourite trousers and I have several pairs in my trouser rotation already. There is always something subtly different about Hansen’s trousers, something that give them that little something, that makes them actually discussable. Today’s pair are a…

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There's something about vintage Pendleton shirts…


Through Instagram I recently came to notice a new avenue of interest. Not that I needed one, mind you, as with a mind as brimming with curiosity as mine is, I don’t need further avenues to explore! This time though it was wool shirts that caught my eye, and not new ones either. We’re talking vintage wool shirts, from the 1930’s…

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