Monthly Archives : February 2018

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!…

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Anniversary- Well Dressed Dad is 5 years old!


Reading Time: 7 minutesDear readers and fellow garment gazers, we have reached an anniversary: a full five years of the Well Dressed Dad blog. No mean feat really, in a world where the only certain thing is that anything that seems utterly spot on and relevant today will be replaced by something entirely new within a surprisingly short time. When I started the…

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How Harris Tweed is made – From yarn to tweed – Part 2


Reading Time: 10 minutesIf you’d asked me a year ago how Harris Tweed was made, I’d have replied something close to this: The wool comes to the mill and is made into yarn. The yarn is transported to the weavers at their crofts and they weave it into tweed. The tweed is then transported and made into many wonderful things. Job done. Sounds…

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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…

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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…

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How Harris Tweed is made – From wool to yarn – Part 1


Reading Time: 10 minutesIf you’d asked me a year ago how Harris Tweed was made, I’d have replied something close to this: The wool comes to the mill and is made into yarn. The yarn is transported to the weavers at their crofts and they weave it into tweed. The tweed is then transported and made into many wonderful things. Sounds pretty plausible,…

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Consumer advocate: What is customer service?


Reading Time: 8 minutesI live in a fairly small town in Norway. It’s a place a lot of people visit, so it’s well served with hotels, both large and smaller. There is a certain amount of competition in the market, so they all try to offer the best possible experience. Except one, a small and apparently family run establishment. Ideally located in the…

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The “Country style” theme week summarised


Reading Time: 10 minutesTwo weeks ago I announced my intention to do a week-long theme week on Instagram, with “Country style” as the topic. The idea was to narrow the focus a little, so instead of lying awake all night trying to decide on what outfit to wear next day (I tell a lie, I sleep quite soundly, though sadly not soundlessly), I’d…

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