Tag Archives : Norway

A seasonal reversal – the week that was


An early Spring is a strange occurrence indeed. I yearn for Spring and tend to let Mother Nature trick me every time she stages a fake Spring, believing those sunnier and warmer days are here to stay. I still shudder at the thought of growing up in the North of Norway, where a late Spring could easily lead into an…

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Trouser Tuesday: Steel Feather, Norse design meets Japanese craft


Norway is not the first country you think of when it comes to rare denim. It’s fair to say that it probably struggle to make any list of most likely countries to even have much of an interest in the less common denim variants. Yet there are in fact two jeans companies of note, Livid Jeans and Steel Feather. I…

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The story of a simple field jacket


Those of you that follow my Instagram have been seeing unsubtle little teasers for this one for a  while now. It’s been in the works, the really slow works, for months. Now though it has sprung forth, not unlike one of those butterflies you see on the high-definition nature channels. Yes, the big colourful butterflies that remind you of jackets.…

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To Bergen and back – This weeks pictotorial


Missed out on last weeks editorial and Instagram pictorial update, sorry! Headed to Bergen for a weekend of debauchery and mental goings on. Or maybe just a little shopping (Lot 333 is the only Norwegian stockist of Hansen Garments) and relaxation. I have an image to uphold, dontchanow. The much awaited indigo-dyed deadstock cotton shirts are now back from Thailand,…

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A weekend in Gothenburg


While I am quite happy to enjoy a weekend at home in the mansion, with a fire roaring in the fireplace, a mug of tea at hand and good book, I also like travelling and visiting new places. And by visit I mean “go somewhere for a walkabout”. Last weekend saw me getting restless and once it was determined that…

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All the stuff you missed: The best of 2014!


Sitting here at the start of a new year, it appears the world at large is more interested in looking back at 2014 than forward to what the new year will bring. So, not wishing to disappoint my dear readers, I will of course also offer an opportunity to revisit some of my more lavishly interesting posts from the past…

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A glimpse into the past


Whilst on one of my recent prowls of the local thrift shops I came across a find that really set my interest in motion. In amongst the usual fayre of high street rubbish and outmoded suits there was a rather unassuming cotton shirt. Natural coloured, not even the usual bleached white. I almost went past it, but something called to…

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The “back to reality” Instagram round-up


Since last weeks round-up I’ve made my way back from the chaos of India to the relative peace and calm of my home in Norway. Apart from obvious things like the temperature being about 20C colder and it raining almost all the time, I think it may be the silence and calm that makes the most difference. Cycling past what…

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Giving the idea of bespoke a try…


Regular readers will be well aware of the issues I have with garment manufacturers and their sloppy and inaccurate sizing, and how this makes it difficult to predict the sizing of clothes based upon their information. Argh, I feel my ire rising just thinking about it. In a recent piece I ended with the questions “Is bespoke the only way to…

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The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Intro


I recently experienced an old-man moment. You know what I’m talking about, right? When you observe the younger generation making their mistakes or doing silly stuff, and you just shake your head and really want to say something, but you don’t, as you know that nothing good will come from it. What was it I observed this time? A young…

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