Tag Archives : Japan

Waistcoat Wednesday! Kapitally tweedy and oriental


And… there! Welcome back to another Waistcoat Wednesday, and given how it’s the season finale, I’ve saved a right corker for this weeks expedition into the world of armless attire. Fellow followers of the waistcoat scene are well aware of its global nature, and how one may have to look around for the most singular specimens. So far my revered rack of great…

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The week that was, in photos


This week saw me round up the Great Shaving Cream Investigation. Finally! The winner(s) have been announced, the results presented in tabular form, and wise observations uttered regarding the deeper meaning of it all. This week also saw the arrival of a singular waistcoat all the way from Japan. Opinion on this one is divided, with WDG on one side…

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Trouser tuesday: Livid Jeans, handcrafted in Norway


Following on from my post about Norwegian denim brand Steel Feather a few days ago, I’m back with another piece about Norwegian denim. You may wonder if this is turning into Norwegian Denim Week, but unfortunately there is little basis for that. Livid and Steel Feather are the sum total of Norwegian denim, and while they have the Norwegian part…

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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?


Norway is a relatively small country, and when it comes to the clothing industry the two main focus areas are heritage clothing and utilitarian basics for the army. Mostly though, almost all the production equipment has been packed down and shipped off to Eastern Europe, where people will work for less money, and see a future in the garment industry.…

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Trouser Tuesday : Mister Freedom "El Americano"


Well, what do you know, it’s Tuesday again, and on Tuesdays we talk about trousers! Today I want to talk about one of my most recent additions to the Vault of Two-legged Garments here at WellDressed Mansion, the “El Americano” by Mister Freedom. I’ll admit that until I visited Maritime & Antiques in Copenhagen, I’d not really paid that much…

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Trouser Tuesday: Iron Heart Beatle Busters 21oz jeans


Welcome to the first post in what is intended to be a substantial run of trouser reviews. I intend to cover a variety of trousers, both with regards to style and materials. My aim is to help my readers become more informed and aware of what goes into a pair of trousers (and I don’t mean your legs, though that is obviously…

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Review: "My rugged 211" by Minouru Onozato


I recently managed to source the book “My Rugged 211” by Minoru Onozato. Onozato-san is Editor in chief of the Japanese magazine Free & Easy, and hence very influential in what may be considered the retro and heritage clothes culture in Japan. Free & Easy magazine is Japanese-language only, but well illustrated, and is quite popular in the West, even if…

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Unfashionable fashion and DadStyle


A recent book purchase has proved to be a valuable source of inspiration and food for thought to me. The book in question is “My Rugged 211” by Minoru Onozato, editor in chief of the Japanese magazine Free & Easy. Free & Easy is one of several Japanese magazines covering the retro and heritage clothes culture in Japan. Quite popular…

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Even more backpacks for the stylish man!


It appears I have become something of the go-to site when it comes to backpacks for the stylish man. This is of course a huge honour for me! My campaign against the utterly horrible and style-less black nylon backpack has not gone unnoticed, and there may yet be some hope for this very overlooked aspect of our daily attire. Let…

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News: Nigel Cabourn AW13 available


A 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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