Tag Archives : menswear

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


The 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


Delving 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


Today’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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A look into the lookbook: Realm & Empire AW15


Lookbooks 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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Shop visit: The Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn in London


Visiting London at this time of year can be an immensely stressful experience. It’s likely to be warm, and it’s absolutely certain to be totally full of people. For this visit I wanted to keep is simple and I had almost nothing planned apart from a very short list of places I wanted to stop by. One of these was the Army…

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Book review: The Fashion Resource Book – Men


Over the past year and a half I’ve reviewed half a dozen more or less interesting books in the field of menswear, and thought I had a fair overview of what little is available. When visiting the UK recently though, I happened upon “The Fashion Resource Book – Men”, which I’d not seen mention of before. It was published in May…

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The best of Fruit & Menswear Volume 2


Following on from the previous instalment of “Fruit & Menswear”, I present Volume 2: With even more tanginess. For the uninitiated, this is a small art project by way of my Instagram account. Art? Some say it’s not art at all, but what do they know? All installations, concepts and photography by yours truly. Mail me about commercial opportunities or exhibition…

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The best of Fruit & Menswear Volume 1


The past few weeks have seen me present a small art project by way of my Instagram account. Art? Well, I’m sure that is quite debatable, but why not try a new, tangy twist to the tired sartorial photography? So, in the spirit of up-cycling, I present Volume 1 of “Fruit & Menswear”. All installations, concepts and photography by yours…

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