Tag Archives : buttons

Trouser Tuesday: Hansen Garments, relaxed hemp


Reading Time: 8 minutesSometime last year I was asking the question of why we weren’t seeing more hemp used in the clothes we buy. Given the environmental issues surrounding the use of cotton, there are good reasons to be looking at alternative materials to use for our fabrics. Hemp is a plant that has many advantages over cotton, yet it’s still quite rare…

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DIY: How to sew your own buttons


Reading Time: 9 minutesIf there is one task that our robotic helpers have never quite mastered it is the seemingly simple task of sewing buttons on garments. You can always tell when this has been done using machines, as … well, the buttons fall off. Sometimes it will take a while, other times almost before you have started using them. It starts with…

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Guide: How to get set up for braces


Reading Time: 8 minutesBraces and suspenders, a belting alternative: Braces, or suspenders if you like, are a mainstay of a gentleman’s attire. Sometimes you may be in luck and find the lucky pair of trousers that will sit on you without falling down, and hopefully without acting like a tourniquet round your vital parts. Mostly though, you will be in need of some aid…

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Trouser Tuesday: Thoroughstitch chinos, thoroughly classic style


Reading Time: 9 minutesAnother week and another review! Prepared to be truly trousered, chaps, as we head over to the Big Apple for this weeks superb strides. From a small New York based company by the name of Thoroughstitch we have a pair of truly awesome chinos. Never heard of Thoroughstich? Well, neither had I until I noticed them on Instagram, and from that moment…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Universal works, lovely, light and flawed


Reading Time: 8 minutesRoll up, roll up! Welcome back to another Waistcoat Wednesday, in fact the nineteenth in the series. Hard to believe it’s been this many, and even harder to believe the wall of waistcoats here at Well Dressed Mansion consists of this many. Maybe me son has a point when he says I’m a hoarder. Then again, it could be the…

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