Monthly Archives : August 2014

Instagrammed and documented

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Another week that was. This one saw me head to London, walk around a lot, talk to many people, see many interesting things and return home again. Really quite eventful, hence more photos than usual. Also many details observed, both small and large. Some have been added to the images. Sorry this collection arrives a couple of days later than…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 4

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Welcome to round 4 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation! At this point you may well be wondering how many rounds there will be, and if the excitement can continue to escalate at such a fearsome rate. Well, dear shaving cream aficionados, I can exclusively reveal that there will be at least another 2 rounds after this one and I…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Pike Bros show their stripes

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Well, hello there! And welcome back to another instalment of Waistcoat Wednesday, your weekly guide to what is going down in the world of armless garments. This week sees the return of Pike Brothers of Germany, presenting another addition to their series of vintage style 1937 Roamer Vests. The Roamer Vest is a staple piece in their selection and now…

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Another week Instagrammatically

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Another Friday, another compilation of graphical snippets from the week that was. I’m travelling at the moment, so I’ll keep the verbosity to a minimal level. The shaving cream project is ongoing and the Mighty Garment Review Season has been kicked off with a new Waistcoat Wednesday. So much wonderment! The candidates for todays thrilling installment of the Great Shaving…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Everyone likes a piece of Toast

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So, after a few months holiday, Waistcoat Wednesday is finally back, and back with a rather splendid piece of armless attire as well! I found this one whilst travelling in the UK this summer. Toast is not a brand I’ve really paid much attention to until now, but visiting Kilver Design Village in Shepton Mallet I found myself in the Toast outlet there,…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 3

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Round 1 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation saw Billy Jealousy soundly trounce Gentleman’s Tonic, with both seeing points lost for unsound ingredients. Round 2 saw Kiehl’s lose soundly to Body Shop, with Body shop going into the lead with no deductions and Kiehl’s getting maximum deductions for unsound ingredients. Which was ironic given how they profile themselves on using only…

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The end of summer comes to Instagram

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Another Friday and another collection of the past weeks postings to Instagram. An odd week, as it proved to be the end of the quite extraordinary summer we have been having, with too much sun and too much heat. And we will miss it far too much as well. Temperature has now dropped off noticeably and we’ve had days on…

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Giving the idea of bespoke a try…

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Regular readers will be well aware of the issues I have with garment manufacturers and their sloppy and inaccurate sizing, and how this makes it difficult to predict the sizing of clothes based upon their information. Argh, I feel my ire rising just thinking about it. In a recent piece I ended with the questions “Is bespoke the only way to…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 2

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Round 1 of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation saw Billy Jealousy soundly trounce Gentleman’s Tonic, with both seeing points lost for unsound ingredients. The huge difference in the products made my job quite a bit easier though. Will I have as much luck this time? A week of rest and active accumulation of fresh stubble and I’m ready to take a…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Round 1

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So, last Saturday saw the first round of the Great Shaving Cream Investigation go down in the hallowed den of beard removal here at WellDressed mansion. From an initial selection of four shaving lubricants, two variants were selected. This meant that my old faithful over the past years, brash US brand Billy Jealousy goes head to head with sophisticated newcomer (to me,…

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