Tag Archives : menswear

The time I didn’t go to Pitti Uomo

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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

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Reading Time: 1 minuteRecently 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

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Reading Time: 3 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

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Reading Time: 4 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

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Reading Time: 5 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

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Reading Time: 5 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

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Reading Time: 3 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

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Reading Time: 4 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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Book review: From tip to toe – The essential men’s wardrobe

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Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve been a little lax in my book reviews of late, so I have a nice stack to be looked at over the coming weeks. To get started on the pile, I’ll be taking a look at the recently published “From tip to toe- the essential men’s wardrobe” from Gestalten in Germany. Fear not though, all 256 pages of this…

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A look into the lookbook: Realm & Empire AW15

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Reading Time: 3 minutesLookbooks are a strange thing. Brands spend time and money producing what amounts to a sort of picture book surrounding their collection, setting the look and mood of how they would like their product to be seen. Not the plain product photos you’ll see in the webshop, with all the details and such shown, but staged photoshoots, with props, weather and lifelike…

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