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Editorial: Tweed jackets, snake serum and pit fumes

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnother week into Autumn and I find the mornings are so quickly getting cold that I’ve already had to bring out the serious jackets. If the decline in temperature continues at this rate I’ll be all wooled up in the mountain parka by November and the expedition-grade down jacket by Xmas. A scary thought. Not only because it will be…

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Shock of the new – Adventures in Gore-tex!

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Reading Time: 14 minutesEh? What is this rubbish I hear you wail. Gore-tex? GORE…TEX? I visit this joint to read about artisan selvedge denim and tweed jackets, not dayglow jackets what train spotters wear. Indeed you do, but bear with me dear reader. I raise my hand and say I like a Cabourn Mallory coat as much as the next man and yes,…

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Outerwear: Natural Selection, the Mackinaw evolved?

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Reading Time: 8 minutesMen are creatures of habit and occasional innovation. We will continue doing what we do for as long as it works, then modify to make it work again. Mens jackets are a case in point, with certain established styles being tweaked and improved decade after decade. It could be argued that every possible style has already been created and named,…

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Sartorial Selection: Raincoats for the summer season

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Reading Time: 12 minutesWe find ourselves entering a season where a man’s sartorial thoughts quite naturally tend towards garments of a nature that will withstand weather of an inclement nature. We may try to convince ourself that it is a time for bare arms and legs, but deep within we know that nature is a cruel and fickle trickster, just waiting to unleash…

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Some great jackets for spring and summer

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Reading Time: 15 minutesWith the incredible amounts of rain falling from the skies these days, it’s obvious that something seasonal is going on. And a change in seasons means a change of wardrobe, at least if you’re listening to what the fashionistas are saying. Anyhow, be it as it may be, if you are actually looking for something new this season, I thought…

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Some great jackets to see you through the Winter

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Reading Time: 10 minutesTo follow up on my style guides for the Autumn and Winter, I thought I’d give you a few ideas for warm jackets to keep you snug and stylish through the freezing temperatures we must endure this time of year. I’ve picked out 6 jackets of various styles and types, from the simple and elegant tweed jacket through to the…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 2

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Reading Time: 15 minutesWelcome back to part two of my tips for what to wear this Autumn! This is a three-part post: General and above the shoulders  Upper body wear (this post) Legs and feet Or maybe a new backpack? With head-wear and scarves covered, let’s move on to the upper body. Here it becomes more interesting, as with the upper-body we get the…

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News: Nigel Cabourn AW13 available

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Reading Time: 6 minutesA brief write-up is on order to cover the freshly released AW13 Nigel Cabourn garments. I have a number of Cabourn’s previous pieces, and have covered them in a series of posts, both the Cameraman jacket, the Mallory jacket, one Mallory waistcoat, and another Mallory waistcoat, a linen waistcoat, and another linen madras waistcoat and an unfortunate knitted vest. So…

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Tip: How to get buttoned up

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Reading Time: 6 minutesSomething I’d never really considered before I started trying to dress better were the complicated and seemingly well known, yet largely unwritten, rules of how to button up the various types of garment. To me it seemed quite obvious that if there was a button and a corresponding button-hole, then it intended to be buttoned up. Easy-peasy, nothing to worry…

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News: Nigel Cabourn starts selling direct to customers

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Reading Time: 2 minutesLatest 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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