Monthly Archives : February 2015

Shaving tips: Stop the bloodshed


Reading Time: 6 minutesAm I alone in having a vivid childhood recollection of my father, post shave, with his face dotted with small squares of toilet paper, held in place by dark spots of dried blood? Looking up from your morning cereal to encounter the visage of your dear dad looking like an extra in a truly low-budget splatter film? It’s probably the…

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Book review: “Denim Dudes”, another take on writing about denim


Reading Time: 6 minutesToday I’m taking a look at the new book “Denim Dudes: Street style. Vintage. Workwear. Obsession.”. It really aims to do exactly what the laughably poor “Denim Style” was trying to do, i.e. present the individual styles of personalities within the denim culture. The author is Amy Leverton, denim trend forecaster and generally vibrant denim enthusiast. Publishing a book on…

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The taboo of nasal hair and a solution


Reading Time: 10 minutesWe tend to think that around the end of our teens we stop growing. We’ve reached our cruising altitude, our various bits and pieces have extended fully and from here on out it’s all downhill. We’ll shrink, we’ll develop a gut and a balding pate. On the plus side, while it may take 20 years to assemble us fully, most of…

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To Bergen and back – This weeks pictotorial


Reading Time: 4 minutesMissed out on last weeks editorial and Instagram pictorial update, sorry! Headed to Bergen for a weekend of debauchery and mental goings on. Or maybe just a little shopping (Lot 333 is the only Norwegian stockist of Hansen Garments) and relaxation. I have an image to uphold, dontchanow. The much awaited indigo-dyed deadstock cotton shirts are now back from Thailand,…

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Trouser Tuesday: Extraordinary strides from Nigel Cabourn


Reading Time: 12 minutesWelcome to part four of the 4-part mini-series presenting different takes on tweed trousers. So far we’ve had a look at a good pair from Toast, a reasonably priced pair from H&M and a rather special pair from SEH Kelly. What could todays instalment possibly be? What possible angle could I find to justify the inclusion of another pair of wool trousers? Apart from boldly…

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