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The Garmsman Dozen #11: Lee from Great Britain (Bespokeaddict)


Reading Time: 20 minutesWelcome to the eleventh 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 Liam from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? I am Lee…

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Gloverall 1951 – more lookbook goodness


Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are a few British company names that strike me as being incredibly evocative. Barbour is one, Gloverall is another. The story behind Gloverall is so quintessentially quirky and British that I shake my head in wonder every time I think of it. Way back after WW2 the company was called Gloves & Overalls Ltd. in 1951 though bought a…

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Mantiques: A tool with a past


Reading Time: 3 minutesToday’s “mantique” is a simple little piece, yet a piece which means a lot to me. It’s one of just a couple of items I own that belonged to my grandfather, Joe. One of the other pieces I have is the bespoke suit he had made in 1945. This piece is one of his old tools. A regular flat-headed screwdriver,…

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Mantiques: It’s a guy thing…


Reading Time: 5 minutesI recently came across the word “mantiques” whilst doing my daily trawl of the Interweb. It was used to describe antiques that men were collecting. That is of course the short description of it. The longer description would include words such as obsession, toys, old crap, collectables, historical and so forth. For most women the critical words here are most…

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