Tag Archives : fashion

The Garmsman Dozen #13: Michael from Italy (Michael_Pretolani)


Reading Time: 6 minutesWelcome to the 13th instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Michael Pretolani from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? MY NAME IS…

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The Garmsman Dozen #8: Kris from Belgium


Reading Time: 17 minutesWelcome to the eighth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Kris from Belgium! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? I’m Kris, @kapiteinzeppos on Instagram, a…

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The Garmsman Dozen #7: Even from Norway


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the seventh instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Even Ramsvik from Norway! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Even Ramsvik, 34…

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The Garmsman dozen #4: Roland from Italy


Reading Time: 13 minutesWelcome to the fourth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Roland from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Roland, approaching relentlessly the 50ieth…

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The Garmsman dozen #3: Klaus from Germany


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the third instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first two weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss Jon or Shaun? This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Klaus from Germany! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Dr. Klaus, 45 Instagram: kbaier11272 Location: Aachen, Germany Job: I…

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The Garmsman Dozen #1: Jon, from Great Britain


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the first instalment of a new series I’ve decided to call “The Garmsman Dozen”. Garmsman? Street-lingo for Garment Man, and dozen because I send out a list of questions and ask for at least a dozen to be answered. Enough waffle though and over to Jon aka Heavyjon on Instagram. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Jon! Who are…

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Book review: “F**k Ivy” by Mark McNairy


Reading Time: 4 minutesOk, let me just start by saying that I’m a little at a loss when it comes to this book. The provocative title, “F**k Ivy ** and everything else”, confirms my opinion of Mark as an enfant terrible of the menswear world. Which is strangely timely, given how much mention there has been of Ivy around here in recent times. And of…

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Coming up to the three year milestone…


Reading Time: 5 minutesComing up to the three year anniversary for the blog, I find myself pondering the direction forward. One option would be to call it a day, though I feel that would be a shame, given how many good folks read it, and how much I enjoy writing it. Another option would is to evolve. Reading an article about blog trends…

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12 things you need to know about menswear and fashion


Reading Time: 5 minutes“12 things you need to know about menswear“. Indeed. I was looking through the trite articles on offer on a Norwegian fashion news site this afternoon and almost every title was click-bait offering to reveal some number of somethings you desperately need to know to know about making an outfit faux pas, or not making the impression you should be…

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Review: “Take Ivy” – your complete guide to vintage US style


Reading Time: 6 minutesThis weeks book is a natural follow-up to my recent review of “Ametora“, the book about how the Japanese adopted the Ivy style from the US, improved it and exported it back. Well, in few words at least, the story is twistier and more involved than that. Yet “Take Ivy”, in both film and book, was instrumental in the process,…

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