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Summer jackets for 2019: Frahm jackets


The summer of 2018 in Europe was an absolute disaster for both farmers and garmsmen. Crops failed massively in the dry heat and menswearists that usually layering their clothing enthusiastically were struggling to cope with the fact that even a single layer was one layer too far. So far it looks like 2019 is a different tote of terror, hence…

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Commemorative silk escape map scarves from the IWM


If you read my recent review of the Taktonik messenger bag, you’ll have noticed that the inside of the lid was lined with a silk escape map. This was a type of map provided during WW2 to servicemen that risked being stranded behind enemy lines and might need guidance to find their way home. The history of the silk escape…

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The Hövding, a totally different bike helmet solution


Please note: This is a review where I’m not going to test the Hövding airbag for cyclists in full. Don’t feel a surge of disappointment, the reason why will become apparent. A few years ago I was dead set on finding a cycle helmet that didn’t make me look like a dork. I did find one, the Dashel, that I…

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Summer jackets of 2019: The Cordings Wayfarer


The summer of 2018 in Europe was an absolute disaster for both farmers and garmsmen. Crops failed massively in the dry heat and menswearists that usually layering their clothing enthusiastically were struggling to cope with the fact that even a single layer was one layer too far. So far it looks like 2019 is a different tote of terror, hence…

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Rolling Dub Trio: Boots on sincerity


Over the soon 7 years I’ve been writing this blog, I have been on something of an adventure. Or a treasure hunt, if you like. I’ve built up a decent collection of pieces and sold or passed on a fair number as well. It would also be fair to say that there has been an escalation in what catches the…

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Taktonik, a messenger bag with lots of different


I’m a backpack guy. Always have been, ever since my school days. Backpacks are super handy for carrying stuff, with no hands involved and giving an equal distribution of weight on the shoulders. It’s the perfect solution really to all your lugging stuff around needs. Yet here I am with a messenger bag, on the one hand wondering how this…

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Visiting the Grenson shoe factory


Northampton is home to most of what remains of the traditional British shoemaking industry. Evocative names still have their factories here, some in their original buildings, some in modern ones. Some have changed owners, some are still family owned. Some have existed since the 1800s, others a bit newer. What hasn’t changed though are the traditional ways of making quality…

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The dotsuit part 2: The verdict


One of my more memorable outfits of 2018 was the now infamous dotsuit, or to use it’s real name, the ZOZOsuit. To read the original article, click here, but the short version of it is that using a body fitting suit with coded dots applied to it, an app on your smartphone can make quite accurate measurements of your body,…

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Review: The Serac T2 Hybrid coat, up close and personal


It’s a strange thing, blogging about menswear. At least to me. I get easily bored, so I’m always keeping an eye out for things that are new and interesting, both for my own interest, but also because a menswear blog that is always writing about the same thing quickly gets a bit boring. That is also a thing, as to be…

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