Tag Archives : menswear

Shop visit: The Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn in London

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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A label to watch: Kormákur & Skjöldur, Iceland

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIceland, that mysterious, faraway home of top kookster Bjork, erupting geysirs and corruptors of finance. Anything more? Yes, surprise home of the trendy capitol of Reykjavik, where amongst many things of the hip variety we find the unpronounceable menswear label Kormákur & Skjöldur. Like the country, the garments they produce are rugged and rough, with surprising twists and surprises. They…

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Shop visit: Universal works

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Reading Time: 7 minutesOn my recent visit to London, one of the around half a dozen destinations on my list was the Universal Works shop. While a few places now  stock Universal Works garments (such as Urban Outfitters, various left field and trendy menswear shops, and even a few of the online-only clothes shops), there is only the one dedicated Universal Works shop.…

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Shop visit: The SEH Kelly workshop

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Reading Time: 8 minutesOne of the places I was most keen to visit in London was the SEH Kelly workshop on saturday morning, as they’re usually only open at weekends. I’d never been to the Shoreditch area before (or so I thought, as it turned out I’d actually been quite close the year before, when I visited the interesting Boxpark trading area), and…

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