Monthly Archives : October 2015

Get your fscked jeans darned well

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Nothing lasts forever, and especially not a pair of jeans that are worn day in and day out, rarely washed and only given tough macho love. Even more so if you’re the type of person that treats your jeans totally without mercy, all in the name of evolving the fades and getting that personal wear. This makes for a truly…

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Editorial: Autumn and armpits, an odorous life

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It’s Friday, it’s the end of October, and even the most ardent fans of Summer will no doubt be aware that Autumn is in full effect. This is my favourite time of year for talking a walk in the woods. Not just the colours, but the sounds, the smells and the views. Good stuff. And it offers up some great…

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Shopping: Things that are catching my eye this Autumn…

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Today I have taken a look around at what is available online and have picked out a few bits and pieces that have caught my eye. Something I may buy, a couple of items I already have, and more bits that I’ll just have to yearn for. SEH Kelly: Balmacaan in tobacco-brown Donegal tweed Described as a walking coat. This…

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Classic jackets: The M-43, the OG of field jackets

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Old army jackets have always been a style icon unto themselves. Through students, anarchists, hobos, de Niro in “Taxi Driver”, through to todays hipsters. The style, the utility and the value for money is quite remarkable. That is, if you like your jacket green, a bit crumpled and of unknown history. Because, let’s face it, that old surplus Army jacket…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day four – final stitches and all done!

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Last week I posted part four of my Harris Tweed jacket upcycling project. If you’re only just coming to find it, you’ll want to read back to the original idea outlined here, and part one here , part two here and part three here. I’ll wait patiently until you’re up to speed on what is going on here at the Laboratory of Total Tweedism. The previous part saw…

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Editorial: Tweed jackets, snake serum and pit fumes

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Another week into Autumn and I find the mornings are so quickly getting cold that I’ve already had to bring out the serious jackets. If the decline in temperature continues at this rate I’ll be all wooled up in the mountain parka by November and the expedition-grade down jacket by Xmas. A scary thought. Not only because it will be…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day three – steam and rework

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Last week I posted part three of my Harris Tweed jacket upcycling project. If you’re only just coming to find it, you’ll want to read back to the original idea outlined here, and part one here and part two here. I’ll wait patiently until you’re up to speed on what is going on here at the Laboratory of Total Tweedism. At the end of…

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Find inner happiness through folding your socks

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A word of warning: The next lines you read may provoke either a physical or mental reaction in you, or even both in extreme cases. Fear not though, keep reading and all will become clear. I will help you work through the trauma I about to induce in you. How often do you get both the poison and the cure…

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Travels, findings and musings – editorial

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As promised last week, I’m making an effort to get back on track with my pictorial posts. This is where I collate my favourite Instagram posts from recent times into an easy to ingest digest, and preface it with some editorial content. As a winning formula it’s not the worst I’ve come across. Right now I’m off to Copenhagen for…

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Tweed jacket upcycle project: Day two – the front room

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Last week I posted part two of my Harris Tweed jacket upcycling project. If you’re only just coming to find it, you’ll want to read back to the original idea outlined here, and part one here, ok? I’ll wait patiently until you’re up to speed on what is going on here at the Laboratory of Total Tweedism. So, the sun…

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