Tag Archives : Casual

The denim guide part 1 – history


If there ever was a type of clothing that never goes out of fashion, it has to be denim. The styles and looks change over time, but the fact is that the popularity of denim, or blue jeans, has been near constant for the better part of 60 years. The basic sturdy blue cotton fabric has shown quite amazing persistence and…

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Denim trends going daddy style?


The New York Times recently published a piece about how “Daddy-style” jeans are supposedly making a comeback. If you’re not sure what this style looks like, we’re talking stonewashed, high-waisted, baggy jeans, some say 90’s retro, though I seem to recall they made an appearance in the 80’s as well. Hell, let’s call it like it is, they’re around all…

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Robert Owen, the undershirt solution


Sometimes in life you’re not aware that you have a problem until one day someone offers you a solution. This is one of those times. Out of the blue I received an email from Robert Kay, owner of new menswear brand Robert Owen. He wrote to let me know about his new venture, undershirts for gentlemen. Now, much as I’m…

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Style: Summer attire part 1, a few of my personal recommendations


Summer has finally arrived most places. At least according to the calendar. Around here we’re still short a few degrees to make it truly pleasant, but that hasn’t stopped most guys from getting out their summer wardrobe. This is the season where sartorial inelegance meets hairy white flesh in an uneasy mix that will make you want to study the…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Scotch & Soda, more than cheese and clogs


Another Wednesday and another instalment of my much lauded series of presentations of armless attire. This weeks waistcoat is from the, relatively speaking, young Dutch company Scotch & Soda. My impressions of Scotch & Soda indicates that they have their sights on the youngish to middle-aged man, at a price range a few steps up from the cheap companies. They…

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