Tag Archives : jeans

The technical guide to trouser cuffs


Reading Time: 10 minutesToday I thought I’d say a few words about turn-ups, or cuffs. As in, what do we do about trousers that are too long for our legs and have no tools at to hand. If you stopped to ask your mother, she’d tell you to get them hemmed. Hemming is the proper way to deal with excess length, just cut…

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Indigo and tweed- the week that was


Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week has been mostly in the hue of indigo. We’ve had amazing weather with the sky being blue, and with  nature on the cusp of springing out in all it’s glory, the colours outside are totally complimentary to the denim and tweed I’ve been wearing. Summer is coming in too fast though and I really don’t feel I’ve been…

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Trouser Tuesday: Steel Feather, Norse design meets Japanese craft


Reading Time: 12 minutesNorway is not the first country you think of when it comes to rare denim. It’s fair to say that it probably struggle to make any list of most likely countries to even have much of an interest in the less common denim variants. Yet there are in fact two jeans companies of note, Livid Jeans and Steel Feather. I…

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Spring is the thing – Pictotorial


Reading Time: 5 minutesBy the end of last week I was quite worn out by trying to post the anniversary post as number 300. So much so that I neglected to post my weekly Friday editorial. The one where I get to rerun the best Instagram photos of the week, hint at future posts, and generally get to mention stuff that is on…

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Trouser Tuesday: Hansen Garments, relaxed hemp


Reading Time: 8 minutesSometime last year I was asking the question of why we weren’t seeing more hemp used in the clothes we buy. Given the environmental issues surrounding the use of cotton, there are good reasons to be looking at alternative materials to use for our fabrics. Hemp is a plant that has many advantages over cotton, yet it’s still quite rare…

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A few tips for the current sales


Reading Time: 4 minutesIt is the season for sales, I thought I’d give a few tips for places I tend to browse while mentally squandering the massive inheritance that should be coming any day now from the estate of my unknown uncle in Africa. Seriously though, there are lots of nice things to be had, so if you’re thinking of getting some new…

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Trouser Tuesday: Rapha, proper trousers for cyclists


Reading Time: 13 minutesRegular readers will not have missed my tear-jerking piece about cycling-induced holes in my tweed trousers recently, and ensuing discussion about: a) how silly I am to be cycling in tweed trousers and b) how I should abandon my fetish for tweed and consider more appropriate cycle-wear, such as c) a pair of Rapha cycling jeans. So, never one to…

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Book review: "Denim style" by Horst Friedrichs


Reading Time: 7 minutesThe big denim news at the moment has been the release of the book “Denim style”, by photographer Horst Friedrichs. About 90 pages long (“about” as in “they forgot to number the pages and I’m not about to count them”), it’s a collection of photos of various British denim-fans wearing their denim outfits. Friedrichs is a professional photographer and has previously done…

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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?


Reading Time: 13 minutesNorway 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: SOSO denim, not so so-so


Reading Time: 8 minutesToday’s trousers come from Swedish up and coming denim company SOSO Clothing. I have to admit, given the unfortunate name of the company and a website that aggressively promotes their discounts, I wasn’t expecting their goods to be very good. Which just goes to show how easily preconceptions can be misleading, as I will proceed to show you as I present the…

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