Tag Archives : menswear

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


Reading Time: 5 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


Reading Time: 5 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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Shop visit: The Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn in London


Reading Time: 5 minutesVisiting 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: “Icons of men’s style” by Josh Sims – round two!


Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is a book I reviewed almost two years ago and here I am again, with a  brand new copy in my hands. In a physical way it’s entirely different, though the content is exactly that same as the previous edition. What I’m really saying  is that it’s now been re-released in a physically smaller version, with the same decent…

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Book review: The Fashion Resource Book – Men


Reading Time: 10 minutesOver 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


Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing 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


Reading Time: 2 minutesThe 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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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, a linen number for the summer


Reading Time: 5 minutesThis week sees me bringing out yet another Nigel Cabourn waistcoat from the Closet of Many Waistcoats here at the mansion. I’ve previously presented two variants of the Mallory in Harris Tweed, and a cheekily checked madras linen Notch Lapel version. This weeks could be considered a variation of the previously presented linen version, though stripped of the peacocking patterns…

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Book tips: Vintage menswear – A collection from the Vintage Showroom by Sims,Luckett & Gunn


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Vintage Showroom is both a collection and a shop in London. This book is written by Josh Sims (who we already know though “Icons of Men’s Style”) and the proprietors of The Vintage Showroom, Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, and what a book it is! As with “Icons of men’s style” it perfectly illustrates that almost everything being done…

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