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Waistcoat Wednesday: Version 4 is all about the stripes


I 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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Waistcoat Wednesday: Levis, ruggedly good looking


Another instalment of Waistcoat Wednesday is here for you to peruse in a sartorial light. This week I’m presenting a piece from the more mainstream garment industry in the form of Levis. Given how the menswear community has such an fetish for small production, quirky brands and fastidious Japanese reproductions of arcane workwear items, it may seem odd that I’m…

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The critical state of waistcoat buckles


Now, anyone that has been following my blog for a while knows that around here we very much enjoy our waistcoats. This tends to lead to a certain amount of nerdy attention to detail, as shown in my series of waistcoat reviews for my ongoing Waistcoat Wednesday festivities. Details matter, otherwise all we have is an indistinguishable array of armless…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Cro Jack, get it while you can!


This weeks waistcoat is from a brand that I’ve been aware of for a while now, although without being curious enough to do more than have a brief look at their website, which really doesn’t give a very good impression. The oddly named Cro Jack (I have been reliably informed that the Cro Jack is a part of a sailing ship which…

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Karen Henriksen, properly stylish head-wear for men


So far on my investigations into improving my wardrobe I’ve covered the most obvious areas, such as shoes, trousers, underwear, shirts and jackets. I’ve briefly touched on the head, but only with regards to making sure you have a decent haircut and keeping your fine head of hair clean and tidy. Hats and caps are something I’ve really not given…

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News: Nigel Cabourn starts selling direct to customers


Latest news from the Nigel Cabourn camp is that they are now not only selling via select retailers, but also selling directly through their own website at www.cabourn.com. This is a trend in the industry now, with traditional retail outlets under great pressure from the large online fashion retailers. With Nigel Cabourn clothing being stocked and dropped by a number…

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A label to watch: Hansen Garments


My 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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Inspired by an icon – Cameramanesque


Being the creator of an iconic jacket like the Cameraman must fill the designer with pride. Over 10 years it’s been regarded as a jacket to aspire to, a modern classic with a nod to the vintage style. Without a doubt instantly recognisable as a Cabourn Cameraman. So, how can it feel to have designed such a piece and to…

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Icons: Nigel Cabourn, the Cameraman jacket


One of the most iconic jackets of recent years has to be Nigel Cabourns Cameraman jacket. It was first introduced in 2003 as 1 of 12 pieces designed & released as the Ascent of Cabourn collection to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hilary ascent of Everest. It’s a jacket that has been available every summer and autumn since then,…

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