Monthly Archives : October 2016

Serious Trouser Suspension – For Holding Up The Trousers

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Reading Time: 3 minutesWelcome to another unboxing video, aka me trying not to mess up a single take video too much while talking and opening a box of something I’m pretty keen to show you. This time it’s a pair of suspenders from Copenhagen-based For Holding Up The Trousers and yes, I do adore the company name, it’s literalness is utterly smile-inducing. If…

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All sewn and delivered – the Lane Fortyfive review

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Reading Time: 5 minutesA few weeks back I wrote a piece about the new Made in Britain brand Lane Fortyfive. At the end of the piece I mentioned that I had ordered some garments for myself and promised to report back in due course. Well, those that follow my Instagram will already have noticed and appreciated that the garments arrived and look the…

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Ley Clothing – more quality, small-scale production

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Reading Time: 3 minutesLey Clothing is Ollie. Just Ollie, operating out of the spare room in his flat, self-taught and dedicated to his art. He first came to my attention when I noticed the shirts he was showing on Instagram. In a fantastic looking brown deadstock vintage corduroy. I’m not sure which of those hashtaggable words it was that caught my attention, but…

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My daydream holiday destinations

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe other day I found myself thinking about places I’d like to travel to. “Like” is not really a strong enough word, though. Maybe “urge” is more descriptive. Places or things I feel I have to experience, and soon, as some of them probably won’t be there forever. My destinations might not be what most consider proper “holiday” destinations though. My current top…

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Are you looking after your pits? The deodorant investigation

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Reading Time: 7 minutesI mentioned a while back that I intended to test various “safe” deodorants, where the safe part means they are supposedly without substances that cause allergic problems, meddle with your hormones or contain aluminium (which is linked to dementia, and is also the real cause of those yellow armpits on your expensive white t-shirts). If you ever bother to google the ingredients…

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Time for some sewing again… Merchant & Mills jacket!

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter a long and basically threadless Spring and Summer (bare the occasional button that needed sewing, naturally) it’s time to see about firing up the sewing machine again. Yes, I know, the blue corduroy waistcoat is still unfinished, and every time someone asks I think that it must surely be time to finish it. And it will happen, I promise! In…

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