Monthly Archives : October 2014

All the colours of the Autumn in technicolour Instagram

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A cold and grey Autumn morning sees me making my way out into the world again. In Norway the trees that still have some semblance of leafiness are brown and shutting down, unless they are already stark and bare. Great opportunities for shameless comparisons with tweed and colourful wool garments. Due to other commitments last week only saw the single…

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Book review: Contemporary menswear

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I love books. In a world where information is so freely available, so continuously updated and so prolific as to be almost worthless, there is something more definite and permanent about the print on paper. Whereas a blog-post can be infinitely edited and updated, when you put something in print the material should be considered and final, once it’s out…

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Waistcoat controversy on Instagram!

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Friday just isn’t the same without my little weekly round-up of all that is good and not so good in the world, right? Where else do you have the opportunity of enjoying a finely curated selection of thirteen prime photographic captures from the Instagram account of what Esquire magazine selected as one of the 20 most stylish men on Instagram.…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Kapitally tweedy and oriental

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And… there! Welcome back to another Waistcoat Wednesday, and given how it’s the season finale, I’ve saved a right corker for this weeks expedition into the world of armless attire. Fellow followers of the waistcoat scene are well aware of its global nature, and how one may have to look around for the most singular specimens. So far my revered rack of great…

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The bespoke shirt update: Is it splendid?

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A while back I wrote about my experience of being measured for a bespoke shirt by Oslo-based tailoring-firm Splendid & Fellows, and I did promise a follow-up on what the end result was like. Pardon my lateness in this respect, the shirt hasn’t actually taken this long to arrive! It did in fact arrive after the 6 weeks or so…

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The Thoroughstitch CPO-shirt in Harris Tweed

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It’s no secret that around these parts we (a royal “we”, i.e. me) have a certain fondness for tweed, and especially of the Hebridean Harris type. We, ok, I also have a fondness for garments that are in some way special, as in properly made, well designed, in some way interesting and so forth. And today I’m looking at a…

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How many Instagrams to a kilogram?

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Welcome back to another of my weekly compilations of Instagram output. After an unusually warm and pleasant Autumn we now have proper weather with a vengeance, lots of vicious winds and drenching downpour. Great times for chaps with good jackets. The inclement weather and short days have made it more difficult than usual to stage my incredibly advanced photo sessions, but I…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Earl of Bedlam, from South of the river

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South of the River Thames in London is an area I seldom venture into. Nothing personal against it geographically speaking, but it does seem like all the good stuff is on the other side of the river. Well, apart from the Imperial War Museum, which is a truly great museum and well worth the trip. It’s even good from a menswear…

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The opportunities of Autumn, a pictorial

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Oh yes, Autumn is definitely here now. After a month of teasing the weather has finally started it’s journey towards winter. It’s as if the trees all suddenly got the memo about yellow and brown being the new green and have all decided to get with the programme. Plus a drop in temperature and plenty of rain to go with…

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The sweatshirt lowdown

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One of the simplest, yet most iconic, of all garments is the white t-shirt. Ah, but I’ve already done a post on that, so let’s go to another piece that is right up with it: The sweatshirt. A casual, loose-fitting sweater, usually in a thick cotton. The origins are most likely in the realms of sportswear, or rather before and…

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