Tag Archives : made in britain

Review: The Drizzler, a retro classic reimagined by Harry Stedman


Reading Time: 7 minutesThe blouson jacket style is one of the true classics of menswear. Also commonly known as the Harrington or the Drizzler, there is some agreement that it dates right back to 1937, when Barracuta launched their G-9 style. A simple, boxy jacket with a shower-proof cotton outer and a tartan cotton lining. A stand-up collar, knitted cuffs, angled front pockets, and that’s about…

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Review: The CB Co Mk1 rolltop, the new backpack is black


Reading Time: 6 minutesA new laptop at work meant I was looking for a new backpack with the space to carry it. Packs with space for a full 17″ laptop are less common than the smaller capacity ones, and if you want it to look good as well, that narrows it down further. I frequently use my pack as a carry-on as well,…

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Trouser Tuesday: Tender 129, jeans with extra different


Reading Time: 13 minutesIf you find yourself looking at jeans and thinking “yep, that’s another pair of 5-pocket jeans”, then this review is for you. Like me you find yourself just a little jaded when it comes to the typical pair of jeans. You’ll have a mental checklist you can run through, but if you’re brutally honest as long as you can tick…

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Trouser Tuesday: Something a bit different from SEH Kelly


Reading Time: 9 minutesWelcome to part three of the 4-part mini-series presenting different takes on tweed trousers. So far we’ve had a look at a good pair from Toast, a reasonably priced pair from H&M, and today we will investigate an unusual pair from SEH Kelly. Unusual in which way, you may be thinking, we are talking two-legged trousers and how unusual can…

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This years gloves, by SEH Kelly


Reading Time: 7 minutesI have a small habit to confess to. It’s not a bad habit, per se, but a consistent one. You see, every Autumn when it starts getting cold in the morning, I fancy a new pair of gloves. And a decent pair at that. Genuinely good gloves tend to last more than a single season, if taken care of, so…

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Help! Cycling and trouser wear


Reading Time: 10 minutesTo my utter surprise and dismay I discovered yesterday that my H&M “Mauritz collection” trousers in Moon Tweed had worn through in the crotch area. While denim fans see the infamous “crotch blowout” as something of an expected war injury after a long period of hard use, it’s not something I expect after what I consider to be fairly gentle and…

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Trouser Tuesday: Hector Powe, the genuine vintage deal


Reading Time: 11 minutesFor the 10th instalment of this series of Trouser Tuesday trouser reviews, I thought I’d do something even more different than changing fabric and style. We’re going to go 70 years back in time and take a look at a pair of trousers that were made for my Grandfather by Hector Powe of London. Bespoke maybe, at least made to…

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“Made in Britain”, all it’s made out to be?


Reading Time: 14 minutesWhile in London recently I met up with the owner of a British garment brand of some note. A great chap, with a long career in the industry and today doing his own thing, after many years of working for some of the leading figures in British men’s fashion. He’s an outspoken chap, with strong and wide-ranging opinions, and hence…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Cro Jack, get it while you can!


Reading Time: 6 minutesThis weeks waistcoat is from a brand that I’ve been aware of for a while now, although without being curious enough to do more than have a brief look at their website, which really doesn’t give a very good impression. The oddly named Cro Jack (I have been reliably informed that the Cro Jack is a part of a sailing ship which…

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News: SEH Kelly reveals a limited number for knobbly knees


Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat with summer seemingly delayed ad infinitum this year, I’m sure the seasons short trousers haven’t been what most of us have been spending much time mulling over. Naturally enough really, as with the current ongoing chill our built-in survival instinct has most of us hitting Google to see what wooly goodness the next Autumn/Winter collection bring us! While we’ve…

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