Monthly Archives : January 2018

My first theme week on Instagram!


Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week I’m going to try something new on my Instagram feed, a whole week dedicated to a single theme. Yes, I know my more or less randomly selected images are hugely popular around the world, but this week I’ve set myself a challenge. The intention is both fun and to give my ideas a little focus. My chosen theme…

Read More »

The Garmsman dozen #3: Klaus from Germany


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the third instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first two weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss Jon or Shaun? This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Klaus from Germany! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Dr. Klaus, 45 Instagram: kbaier11272 Location: Aachen, Germany Job: I…

Read More »

Grooming: A sensible and low key take on male grooming


Reading Time: 9 minutesI’ve had a few emails asking me about my “grooming regime”. I take this to mean there are people curious about how much coconut water I drink, which mud-masks I prefer on a rainy Tuesday evening, which carefully formulated lotions and potions I enjoy slathering my skin with, whether I prefer hair tonic to gin & tonic, whither scents of…

Read More »

Making a waistcoat from a vintage army tent


Reading Time: 8 minutesSewing is not something I’m doing all the time, it’s a passion that can flail up, burn strong and then go back into dormancy. Really I’m more about the ideas than actually the actual cutting, assembling and sewing. Not to say I don’t enjoy it, there is a huge amount of satisfaction in seeing a project through from idea to…

Read More »

Finally a cycle helmet for the stylish man, or woman!


Reading Time: 7 minutesMany a moon has waxed and waned since I last touched upon the topic of bicycle helmets. This is not to imply that my quest for a helmet that didn’t make me look like a, well, helmet, ever stopped. Ever vigilant could be my superhero name, always with an eye open for the new and different, or old and different,…

Read More »

The Garmsman Dozen #2: Shaun from Scotland


Reading Time: 17 minutesAfter last weeks popular first instalment in this new series, we follow up with another case study of a modern gentleman. Whereas Jon last week was more into bespoke suits and vintage militaria, this week Shaun shares his insight into dressing well on a budget, through hunting elusive bargains on eBay and charity shops. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Shaun!…

Read More »

The Garmsman Dozen #1: Jon, from Great Britain


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the first instalment of a new series I’ve decided to call “The Garmsman Dozen”. Garmsman? Street-lingo for Garment Man, and dozen because I send out a list of questions and ask for at least a dozen to be answered. Enough waffle though and over to Jon aka Heavyjon on Instagram. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Jon! Who are…

Read More »

Introducing “The Garmsman Dozen”, a new weekly feature


Reading Time: 4 minutesOver the past almost five years, and over 500 posts, it’s pretty much been me and my whims that have provided the topics I’ve written about, which might be considered eclectic or wide-ranging, at least within the quite narrow scope of being more or less related to menswear. And that’s good, as it’s only my motivation that drives it, it’s…

Read More »