Tag Archives : fashion

Book review: “100 years of menswear” by Cally Blackman


Reading Time: 4 minutesDelving again into my stack of menswear books, today we have “100 years of menswear” by Cally Blackman. Cally is no novice when it comes to fashion, or writing about it, with at least 4 previous titles and a position as lecturer at institutions such as Central Saint Martins College. This professionalism is obvious when you take a look through…

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Editorial: Into the woods we go, wearing coats


Reading Time: 6 minutesYes, I seem to be spending a lot of time in the woods of late. It’s a great place to be this time of year, even though it’s a bit nippy and most of the trees are stripped for winter. Suddenly you can see what’s around you, instead of being in a sea of green.   Keeping a lookout from…

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Book review: “Dressing the man” by Alan Flusser


Reading Time: 6 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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Editorial: Fine reading, lookey looks and and torrid tweed – The week that was


Reading Time: 5 minutesAutumn, a time for deep contemplation, catching up on reading and taking photos of colourful, fallen leaves, naked trees and certain men showing their daily outfits? Yes, those Instagram photos keep appearing on a regular basis. If you don’t follow me, I’ve included them below for your viewing convenience. Speaking of reading, I’ve noticed the stack menswear-related titles has been…

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Book review: From tip to toe – The essential men’s wardrobe


Reading Time: 5 minutesI’ve been a little lax in my book reviews of late, so I have a nice stack to be looked at over the coming weeks. To get started on the pile, I’ll be taking a look at the recently published “From tip to toe- the essential men’s wardrobe” from Gestalten in Germany. Fear not though, all 256 pages of this…

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Searching for the unique menswear shop


Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you ever noticed how similar menswear shops are? Not the ones your father would go to, or the one you would take your young son into, but the sort of proper one the sorts like you and me would visit. The ones that tend to carry less suits and more timeless, quality pieces. You know the sort, right? I…

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The power of the branding


Reading Time: 8 minutesWe like to think we’re rational and sensible people, capable of seeing right from wrong, the real from the fake, not allowing ourself to be tricked or conned. Yet when your partner asks your opinion on some new item they have purchased, are you able to answer a straight yay or nay? Or do you find yourself needing more parameters than…

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


Reading Time: 3 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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Trouser Tuesday: A vintage style from a surprising source


Reading Time: 10 minutesAnd… we’re back! After the last run of trouser reviews you probably thought there was no more to be said about a pair of trousers, and you were almost right. Well, apart from being wrong, as will be proven as I work through a fresh stack of two-legged attire suitable for the colder season. This will most likely include some…

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Book review: Contemporary menswear


Reading Time: 8 minutesI love books. In a world where information is so freely available, so continuously updated and so prolific as to be almost worthless, there is something more definite and permanent about the print on paper. Whereas a blog-post can be infinitely edited and updated, when you put something in print the material should be considered and final, once it’s out…

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