Tag Archives : England

My favourites of 2015: The Gloverall “Racing Monty”

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Reading Time: 6 minutesSo, my next favourite of 2015, what might that be? I’d have to say that Gloverall and their 1951 collection was one of the high points of the Autumn/Winter collection. The combination of vintage auto racing, the mod-styles and the generally classic looks with lots of duffle, tweed and classic cuts really does it for me. I’ve already reviewed my…

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Hen parties galore and massively historic – a weekend in Liverpool

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Reading Time: 11 minutesFor most people Liverpool means football and the Beatles, and that’s about it. This pretty much rules me out then, as I have no interest at all in either sport or mop-topped musicians. With a long weekend to be spent in Liverpool meant I would have to come up with something more than the obvious stuff. This is my brief notes on…

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This years gloves, by SEH Kelly

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Reading Time: 6 minutesI have a small habit to confess to. It’s not a bad habit, per se, but a consistent one. You see, every Autumn when it starts getting cold in the morning, I fancy a new pair of gloves. And a decent pair at that. Genuinely good gloves tend to last more than a single season, if taken care of, so…

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Trouser Tuesday: Toast does Harris Tweed

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThis is the first part of 4 where I’ll be taking a look at tweed trousers. I’ll feature a mid-range pair, a low-end pair, and rather unusual pair, and an expensive pair, which also happen to be maybe the silliest trousers around. To start things off I’ll go with the mid-range, then we’ll work our way along, week by week.…

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Bored of London? There’s much more to England! (part two)

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Reading Time: 11 minutesThe first part of my grand holiday recollections left us at a grand old Bed & Breakfast in the quite insignificant village of Pickmere (it has a village pond), near Knutsford in Cheshire, just south of Manchester. Nearby Knutsford is a historic old village, very much trading on it’s viking links from way back, and named after the viking king Knut.…

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I know you’ve got sole – my first brogues redone

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Reading Time: 4 minutesA while back I wrote a couple of posts about my Church brogues. First about discovering them in a local charity shop and discovering how appropriate they were for me, and then the process of having them resoled to make them more usable to me. Being utterly enchanted with the result of the freshly ruggedized fancy shoes, I was in no doubt…

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Trouser Tuesday: Common People, a little out of the ordinary

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWelcome to the absolutely final review of this round of Trouser Tuesdays. Rounding off a full bakers dozen of reviews we today arrive at Scottish brand Common People. Common People is the brainchild of Kestin Hare and is only some 4 years old. Still fairly small and under the radar, there is a single shop in Edinburgh and it’s available…

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You really must visit Mr Dagestad when you're in Oslo…

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Reading Time: 11 minutesOslo is the capital and largest city in Norway and by Norwegian standards there are a lot of people living there and the surrounding areas. A big city, in one of the richest countries in the world. Yet in many respects it’s a provincial little town, and perhaps especially when it comes to good shops. Apart from the usual stuff you…

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How I learnt to love a trouser press

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Reading Time: 5 minutesEvery hotel room in the world appears to have one, at least all those I´ve visited do. They´re mounted on the wall, always just at the edge of your vision, slightly anonymous, yet also mysterious. An odd-looking device, somewhat technological, but also a little furniture-like. The mystery is compounded by the fact that there is never any real indication of…

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Outerwear: Nigel Cabourn Mallory jacket in Harris Tweed

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Reading Time: 6 minutesFor as long as I can remember I’ve wanted a proper tweed jacket. Not one of those thin looks-like-tweed jackets that you typically find in the shops, more a blazer than a jacket, and certainly not for wearing outdoors, but a rugged, thick and proper jacket. Every time I’d see something tweed-like, I’d feel it, and every time it was…

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