Monthly Archives : March 2015

Four new backpacks for the stylish man!

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It’s been a while now since I presented any new backpacks, though I’m always on the outlook for suitable specimens. As for the previous posts (here, here, here and here), the parameters are basically the same: We need a replacement for the awful black standard-issue nylon backpack your company have provided you with. And it must be a nice one,…

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A seasonal reversal – the week that was

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An early Spring is a strange occurrence indeed. I yearn for Spring and tend to let Mother Nature trick me every time she stages a fake Spring, believing those sunnier and warmer days are here to stay. I still shudder at the thought of growing up in the North of Norway, where a late Spring could easily lead into an…

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Shock of the new – Adventures in Gore Tex!

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Guest post by Dave Scratch Eh? What is this rubbish I hear you wail. Gore tex? GORE…TEX? I visit this joint to read about artisan selvedge denim and tweed jackets, not dayglow jackets what train spotters wear. Indeed you do, but bear with me dear reader. I raise my hand and say I like a Cabourn Mallory coat as much…

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Trouser Tuesday: Tender 129, jeans with extra different

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If you find yourself looking at jeans and thinking “yep, that’s another pair of 5-pocket jeans”, then this review is for you. Like me you find yourself just a little jaded when it comes to the typical pair of jeans. You’ll have a mental checklist you can run through, but if you’re brutally honest as long as you can tick…

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How to lace and tie your shoes

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Shoes are an ancient and established piece of technology in most of our lives. Those of us over the age of 5, with normally developed skills and faculties, are also well acquainted with shoe laces, both from the perspective of lacing the shoes and from tying the laces. Given that everyone clearly manages well enough in this respect on a…

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Ripples, turn-ups and feminism – The week that was

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Weekend is almost upon us, and it’s time for the regularly scheduled editorial and Instagram collation. This week has been mainly about the lower end of the legs, both in the photos and the subjects covered. What with the calendar mercilessly progressing forward the opportunity for Winter to make a swift and unwanted return, the season has almost quite definitely…

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The technical guide to trouser cuffs

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Today I thought I’d say a few words about turn-ups, or cuffs. As in, what do we do about trousers that are too long for our legs and have no tools at to hand. If you stopped to ask your mother, she’d tell you to get them hemmed. Hemming is the proper way to deal with excess length, just cut…

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Ripple soles – fun or function?

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A while back I wrote a post about shoe soles, listing up the most important types and ranting a bit about ones I consider to be confusingly misnamed. One sole I decided not to include in that post was the ripple sole. Why? In my ignorance I considered it a bit of a novelty sole. In my defense it’s not one…

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Indigo and tweed- the week that was

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This week has been mostly in the hue of indigo. We’ve had amazing weather with the sky being blue, and with  nature on the cusp of springing out in all it’s glory, the colours outside are totally complimentary to the denim and tweed I’ve been wearing. Summer is coming in too fast though and I really don’t feel I’ve been…

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Trouser Tuesday: Steel Feather, Norse design meets Japanese craft

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Norway is not the first country you think of when it comes to rare denim. It’s fair to say that it probably struggle to make any list of most likely countries to even have much of an interest in the less common denim variants. Yet there are in fact two jeans companies of note, Livid Jeans and Steel Feather. I…

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