Tag Archives : classic

Going back to the source – The Gloverall “Monty”

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhen it comes to duffle coats there are many many makers, but when if comes to The Duffle, it all comes down to Gloverall. They didn’t invent them, but they were there when the British Navy wanted to offload their supply of surplus duffles in 1951. A new company was established with the catchy name Gloves & Overalls, which transformed into…

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The Pea Coat, definitely a hot number for the cold season

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Reading Time: 9 minutesA couple of weeks ago I predicted that the Deck Jacket would be a dead cert for the upcoming colder season. My reasoning was solid, in that if you stick to the classics you will always be golden, and even occasionally “in fashion”, whenever whatever spurious whims  decide what happens to be fashion. This time we have another classic on the…

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Deck jackets are totally “on point” and “in” this season

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Reading Time: 8 minutesThe thing about the really classic jackets is that while they may be deemed “on point” and terribly in vogue at random intervals of time, the true greatness of them is that outside the fickle and pointless world of fashion, they are always great. Now I could have spent some time trying to work out what was deemed the “in”…

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Book review: “Dressing the man” by Alan Flusser

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Reading Time: 4 minutesToday’s book is a heavy one, and full of knowledge and facts. It’s clocks in at some 300 odd pages, profusely illustrated and lots of text. Published in 2002, this is a timeless tome indeed. And properly hefty, in it’s hardbound format. This is not a book to be taken lightly! The full title of the book is “Dressing the…

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Shop visit: The Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn in London

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Reading Time: 3 minutesVisiting London at this time of year can be an immensely stressful experience. It’s likely to be warm, and it’s absolutely certain to be totally full of people. For this visit I wanted to keep is simple and I had almost nothing planned apart from a very short list of places I wanted to stop by. One of these was the Army…

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Morgan Motor Cars, worth a visit

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Reading Time: 9 minutesA while back I posted a couple of reports from this summers holiday in the UK. Basically we drove around the South and then drove some around the North, and in between we stopped here and there and looked at interesting things. In part one of the road trip I mentioned that we’d stopped off to visit the Morgan Motor…

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Book review: “Icons of men’s style” by Josh Sims – round two!

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Reading Time: 2 minutesThis is a book I reviewed almost two years ago and here I am again, with a  brand new copy in my hands. In a physical way it’s entirely different, though the content is exactly that same as the previous edition. What I’m really saying  is that it’s now been re-released in a physically smaller version, with the same decent…

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Iconic footwear: Paraboot Michael, classic French

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Reading Time: 10 minutesWhenever we’ve been talking footwear, my mate Scratch has been going on about his Paraboot shoes. Whenever I’ve done a post about footwear recommendations for the upcoming season, he’s been there, telling me that I must include Paraboot. And each time, I’ve taken a look at them and thought they looked a bit odd, but knowing that Scratch does know his…

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A label to watch: Hansen Garments

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMy interest in clothes has evolved over time. From finding items I kind of liked in highstreet shops, to actively seeking out the really special items. A lot of my old favorites have been moved progressively further into the darker realms of my closets, as they have been replaced by truly great items. I’m not saying the things I like…

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