Monthly Archives : February 2016

The anniversary quiz and giveaway!

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Reading Time: 2 minutesWell, it’s time for another anniversary celebration here at Well Dressed mansions. The fire is roaring, as per usual, the G&T’s are flowing freely and the hounds are running wild. Good will to all mankind, fireworks, overwhelming feelings of accomplishments and all that malarkey. Wish you were here, all of you, seriously. In lieu of filling the mansion with denim…

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If you like cheap clothes, you should watch “The True Cost”

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Reading Time: 5 minutesI could make this a one-line post and just point back to the title. Get the message across in just a few words, make life easier for myself, stop waffling on for maximum verbiage. Yet, it’s early Sunday morning, the birds are singing, the dog is sleeping (nothing new there) and the coffee is strong and good. So let me…

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Coming up to the three year milestone…

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Reading Time: 4 minutesComing up to the three year anniversary for the blog, I find myself pondering the direction forward. One option would be to call it a day, though I feel that would be a shame, given how many good folks read it, and how much I enjoy writing it. Another option would is to evolve. Reading an article about blog trends…

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Review: 5 quite different pomades

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Reading Time: 8 minutesWhen you come to a certain age you either have hair or you don’t, and if you don’t your options are few. If you do have hair you can either style it or not, and if you decide to go freestyle then this post is not for you. In this post I’ll be taking a look at the 5 different…

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Review: A couple of leather belts with “different”

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFor me leather belts are a bit like waiting for a bus. Not like in that I’d rather cycle, walk or drive a rorty vintage car, but more like in that I they’re not really a factor until several arrive almost at the same time. So this week I’ll take a look at two of the belts that are in…

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Review: Wallet innovation from Minimum Squared

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Reading Time: 4 minutesI have to confess, my wallet game has been sorely lacking, at least compared to the guys that put some effort into it. A few years back I was seduced by one of those technical type of card holders with a little lever underneath that serves up your cards, and protects you from electronic snooping. Kind of handy, but really…

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12 things you need to know about menswear and fashion

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Reading Time: 4 minutes“12 things you need to know about menswear“. Indeed. I was looking through the trite articles on offer on a Norwegian fashion news site this afternoon and almost every title was click-bait offering to reveal some number of somethings you desperately need to know to know about making an outfit faux pas, or not making the impression you should be…

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Review: “Take Ivy” – your complete guide to vintage US style

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThis weeks book is a natural follow-up to my recent review of “Ametora“, the book about how the Japanese adopted the Ivy style from the US, improved it and exported it back. Well, in few words at least, the story is twistier and more involved than that. Yet “Take Ivy”, in both film and book, was instrumental in the process,…

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