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The Garmsman Dozen #7: Even from Norway


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the seventh instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Even Ramsvik from Norway! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Even Ramsvik, 34…

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The Garmsman Dozen #6: Enoch from the USA


Reading Time: 9 minutesWelcome to the sixth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Enoch from the USA! Name: Enoch Bayrd aka Nucky, 37 Instagram: E_nucky Location: San Diego, Ca Job:  Re-Sale clothing shop Hobbies: History (military,…

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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 Garmsman Dozen #5: Daniel from Sweden


Reading Time: 13 minutesWelcome to the fifth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Daniel from Sweden! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Hi! I’m Daniel, otherwise not…

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The Garmsman dozen #4: Roland from Italy


Reading Time: 13 minutesWelcome to the fourth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Roland from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Roland, approaching relentlessly the 50ieth…

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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…

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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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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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When “eco fashion” means “con-oaf, he is”


Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s been a while now since I last posted a rant. You might be forgiven thinking that my more Meldrewesqe tendencies have been under control, my life has been utterly copacetic (such a great word, aren’t great words just the greatest?) and there was nothing around to make me shake my fist in annoyance. Yet, as I wander around, observing,…

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Someone asked: That poor John Elliott shirt, how did that go?


Reading Time: 7 minutesSomeone dropped me a note the other day asking whatever happened with the ill-fated John Elliott shirt I bought in Edinburgh last year. It’s nice to be reminded, and it’s a clear hint that updating the original post about developments in such a thrilling story doesn’t reach out all that may be interested. So, while you could easily go back and…

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