Tag Archives : design

Review: Wallet innovation from Minimum Squared

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Reading Time: 4 minutesI have to confess, my wallet game has been sorely lacking, at least compared to the guys that put some effort into it. A few years back I was seduced by one of those technical type of card holders with a little lever underneath that serves up your cards, and protects you from electronic snooping. Kind of handy, but really…

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Outerwear: The Monitaly Mountain Parka

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Reading Time: 6 minutesAs far as business models go, building an appliance that lasts forever is considered a poor idea. From the producers side, that is. From a consumer side it’s a bloody marvellous idea, as it saves us replacing the piece of shit washing machine every few years or so,. Less money, less hassle, and have does anyone even slightly enjoy trying…

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Review: “The Vintage Showroom – an archive of menswear” by Gunn & Luckett

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Vintage Showroom is a small vintage clothes dealer just by Seven Dials in London. The owners are Doug Gunn and Roy Luckett, and given the number of small vintage clothes shops around the world, or even London, the story could just as well have ended there. Except, Doug and Roy are finders and collectors extraordinaire, so the shop is…

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Classic jackets: The M-43, the OG of field jackets

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOld army jackets have always been a style icon unto themselves. Through students, anarchists, hobos, de Niro in “Taxi Driver”, through to todays hipsters. The style, the utility and the value for money is quite remarkable. That is, if you like your jacket green, a bit crumpled and of unknown history. Because, let’s face it, that old surplus Army jacket…

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Unleash your inner freak with some sock innovation – part 1

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Reading Time: 8 minutesWell, I have kind of set the tone of this post already, right? It’s all about socks, and different ones at that. Not the wearing of a pair that doesn’t match, but finding socks that are a little outside the standard mono-coloured, no added flavour, will do the job and not be noticed kind of socks. Granted, novelty socks are…

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Introducing the Fracap X WDD tweed and leather winter boots

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Reading Time: 6 minutesIt is with a certain amount of pride I’d like you to meet the result of my first design collaboration, the Fracap X WellDressedDad winter boots! When the opportunity was there to have boots made to my own design, I didn’t have to consider the matter for long. Taking the bespoke idea another step further! Fracap are a long-established Italian family shoe…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Everyone likes a piece of Toast

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Reading Time: 6 minutesSo, after a few months holiday, Waistcoat Wednesday is finally back, and back with a rather splendid piece of armless attire as well! I found this one whilst travelling in the UK this summer. Toast is not a brand I’ve really paid much attention to until now, but visiting Kilver Design Village in Shepton Mallet I found myself in the Toast outlet there,…

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Iconic outerwear : Goggle jacket

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Reading Time: 7 minutesIn my very occasional series featuring iconic outerwear, I’ve today arrived at a jacket I’ve had very mixed feelings about. Initially I thought it quite ludicrous that a parka would have a hood with a pair of hinged goggle-lenses fitted in it. Surely they could have no function at all? Granted it’s hard to come up with new design features, and…

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Cold & Heggem – a true Scandinavian spectacle

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen wandering around Copenhagen you have the wide streets, the smaller streets and the very small streets. And then you have the alley-like passages you almost miss, unless you know they are there. And luckily I had an idea where I was going, thanks to a tip-off from Frans at Maritime & Antiques. What I found was very much worth…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Version 4 is all about the stripes

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Reading Time: 5 minutesI know, I’ve been late in delivering the next iteration of the Waistcoat Project. To be honest, this one caused me so much trouble it almost sunk the entire project. The Singer just totally refused to do the buttonholes for me. So much so that I’ve since invested in a vintage Singer for future buttonhole duties. The issues with the…

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