A visit to the William Lennon & Co. boot factory in Stoney Middleton


Reading Time: 11 minutesHebTroCo makes their Moto and Chukka boots at William Lennon & Co in Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire and I found myself there by their invitation on an overcast Wednesday in March. This is the first in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Stoney Middleton. It’s such a typically British name. Not uniquely so though, as…

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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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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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Peaky Blinders, how to buy the style


Reading Time: 7 minutesIt’s impossible to ignore the influence of the Peaky Blinders these days. Season four of the BBC series recently ended and there a fifth season has been promised, so the Blinders will no doubt be part of the public consciousness for a while yet. Unless you’ve been living in a dark cave, with only your little fishies for companionship, it’s…

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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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How Harris Tweed is made – From loom to shop – Part 3


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 #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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