Tag Archives : menswear

The Garmsman Dozen #6: Enoch from the USA


Reading Time: 9 minutesWelcome to the sixth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Enoch from the USA! Name: Enoch Bayrd aka Nucky, 37 Instagram: E_nucky Location: San Diego, Ca Job:  Re-Sale clothing shop Hobbies: History (military,…

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The Garmsman Dozen #1: Jon, from Great Britain


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the first instalment of a new series I’ve decided to call “The Garmsman Dozen”. Garmsman? Street-lingo for Garment Man, and dozen because I send out a list of questions and ask for at least a dozen to be answered. Enough waffle though and over to Jon aka Heavyjon on Instagram. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Jon! Who are…

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Pitti Uomo, my report from not going there ever


Reading Time: 2 minutesI have a terrible unawareness when it comes to the menswear tradeshows. I never seem to know when they are, I’ve never applied for a press pass and hence, I never get to go. I tell a small lie, I did in fact manage to apply once, to Bread & Butter in Berlin, and did get the press pass, but…

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A day of gentlemanly activities in Oslo


Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently I was invited to partake in a day of gentlemanly activities as part of promoting #HowToBeAGentleman at Paleet shopping centre in Oslo. The selection of participants made for a pleasantly eclectic group, consisting of rock musician and radio host Øystein Greni, top chef and vintage motorcyclist Even Ramsvik, cobbler and raconteur Asbjørn Dagestad, TV persona and blogger John Ødegård Jensen and me, your favourite…

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Book review: “F**k Ivy” by Mark McNairy


Reading Time: 4 minutesOk, let me just start by saying that I’m a little at a loss when it comes to this book. The provocative title, “F**k Ivy ** and everything else”, confirms my opinion of Mark as an enfant terrible of the menswear world. Which is strangely timely, given how much mention there has been of Ivy around here in recent times. And of…

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12 things you need to know about menswear and fashion


Reading Time: 5 minutes“12 things you need to know about menswear“. Indeed. I was looking through the trite articles on offer on a Norwegian fashion news site this afternoon and almost every title was click-bait offering to reveal some number of somethings you desperately need to know to know about making an outfit faux pas, or not making the impression you should be…

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Review: “Take Ivy” – your complete guide to vintage US style


Reading Time: 6 minutesThis weeks book is a natural follow-up to my recent review of “Ametora“, the book about how the Japanese adopted the Ivy style from the US, improved it and exported it back. Well, in few words at least, the story is twistier and more involved than that. Yet “Take Ivy”, in both film and book, was instrumental in the process,…

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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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Book review: “100 years of menswear” by Cally Blackman


Reading Time: 4 minutesDelving again into my stack of menswear books, today we have “100 years of menswear” by Cally Blackman. Cally is no novice when it comes to fashion, or writing about it, with at least 4 previous titles and a position as lecturer at institutions such as Central Saint Martins College. This professionalism is obvious when you take a look through…

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Book review: “Dressing the man” by Alan Flusser


Reading Time: 6 minutesToday’s book is a heavy one, and full of knowledge and facts. It’s clocks in at some 300 odd pages, profusely illustrated and lots of text. Published in 2002, this is a timeless tome indeed. And properly hefty, in it’s hardbound format. This is not a book to be taken lightly! The full title of the book is “Dressing the…

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