Monthly Archives : June 2014

The week in Instagram

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And we’re back with another fine summary of the week that was, by way of another prominent pictorial revue offering highlights of my humble existence. Without further ado, this is what you missed by not following my every footstep on Instagram the past 7 days. Select any hue, as long as it's blue. The combo is vivid and partially livid. An…

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Feelgood fashion, even more genuinely so

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While on our usual Saturday morning trip to town this week, I joined WDG in visiting the new local ethical clothes shop. Ethical clothes shop? Sounds really lame and hippie-like, right? I could have come up with a more enticing and juicy description instead of  a really poor, though short, description, so your derision is entirely my fault. Something along the…

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Trouser Tuesday: Pike Brothers 1942 Hunting Pants, vintage perfected

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As I’ve mentioned before, one of the joys of writing a blog is in discovering new things. Travelling to a new place, finding new and interesting things, talking to people and hearing their stories and opinions. Todays review, which is almost the final review of the bakers dozen in this round, is from a brand that first came to my…

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How I almost appeared on British TV…

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I’ve mentioned before how I occasionally get really strange mails in relation to my blogging. Mails that seem so ill-researched that sometimes I have to wonder how on earth I came up in their results. At the end of January I got such a mail. I can only imagine Agnes, the researcher at Princess Productions in London, had googled “dad”…

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Another week on Instagram

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As another week comes to close, it’s time for the weekly roundup of the photographic art, or shameless self-promotion if you like, I’ve published on Instagram since last Friday. Sorry that the book “Denim Style” features on 3 of the entries, it really is pretty awful (read my review here). Livid Jeans also featured well, their review is here. I’m quite humbled by the fact…

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Book review: "Denim style" by Horst Friedrichs

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The big denim news at the moment has been the release of the book “Denim style”, by photographer Horst Friedrichs. About 90 pages long (“about” as in “they forgot to number the pages and I’m not about to count them”), it’s a collection of photos of various British denim-fans wearing their denim outfits. Friedrichs is a professional photographer and has previously done…

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Trouser tuesday: Livid Jeans, handcrafted in Norway

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Following on from my post about Norwegian denim brand Steel Feather a few days ago, I’m back with another piece about Norwegian denim. You may wonder if this is turning into Norwegian Denim Week, but unfortunately there is little basis for that. Livid and Steel Feather are the sum total of Norwegian denim, and while they have the Norwegian part…

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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?

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Norway is a relatively small country, and when it comes to the clothing industry the two main focus areas are heritage clothing and utilitarian basics for the army. Mostly though, almost all the production equipment has been packed down and shipped off to Eastern Europe, where people will work for less money, and see a future in the garment industry.…

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My week on Instagram

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As part of my being a sharing and including person, I thought I’d be a little more regular in posting the solid work I do almost daily on Instagram. My mother recently texted me to say I was a “good looking SOB” in my daily snaps, though I suspect she may be biased. In any case, I do try to create…

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Trouser Tuesday: Hector Powe, the genuine vintage deal

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For the 10th instalment of this series of Trouser Tuesday trouser reviews, I thought I’d do something even more different than changing fabric and style. We’re going to go 70 years back in time and take a look at a pair of trousers that were made for my Grandfather by Hector Powe of London. Bespoke maybe, at least made to…

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