Tag Archives : Norway

The Great Shaving Cream Investigation – Intro


Reading Time: 12 minutesI 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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Trouser tuesday: Livid Jeans, handcrafted in Norway


Reading Time: 12 minutesFollowing on from my post about Norwegian denim brand Steel Feather a few days ago, I’m back with another piece about Norwegian denim. You may wonder if this is turning into Norwegian Denim Week, but unfortunately there is little basis for that. Livid and Steel Feather are the sum total of Norwegian denim, and while they have the Norwegian part…

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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?


Reading Time: 13 minutesNorway is a relatively small country, and when it comes to the clothing industry the two main focus areas are heritage clothing and utilitarian basics for the army. Mostly though, almost all the production equipment has been packed down and shipped off to Eastern Europe, where people will work for less money, and see a future in the garment industry.…

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You really must visit Mr Dagestad when you're in Oslo…


Reading Time: 13 minutesOslo is the capital and largest city in Norway and by Norwegian standards there are a lot of people living there and the surrounding areas. A big city, in one of the richest countries in the world. Yet in many respects it’s a provincial little town, and perhaps especially when it comes to good shops. Apart from the usual stuff you…

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While in Copenhagen… A visit to Hansen Garments


Reading Time: 10 minutesOne of the places I was most looking forward to visit while in Copenhagen was the world HQ of quality menswear brand Hansen Garments. I’ve been a fan for a few years now and have enjoyed following their ascent from being a tiny and almost unknown brand to where they are now, a little larger, yet still as dedicated, still…

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Me, one of the most stylish men on Instagram


Reading Time: 2 minutesYesterday brought a very nice surprise by way of Esquire UK. Quite out of the blue they included me in their list of the 20 most stylish men on Instagram! Looking at the other names on the list you can understand why this was so surprising: They are mainly professional players in the field of fashion, menswear and music. Editors, models,…

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A label to watch: Ætt, retro-styled goodness from Norway


Reading Time: 9 minutesIt’s not every day I discover something new and exciting, but the past weeks there has been an increasing buzz around a tiny new company called Ætt (pronounced “Aett”) here in Norway. They are based in Bergen. I almost say “of course”, as this is where the increasingly successful Norwegian Rain also hail from (no pun intended) and Bergen is…

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Worn by Norwegians since 1853, made by Lithuanians in 2013


Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s no secret that I find brand identity quite interesting, and also the matter where things are produced, such as in the matter of “made in Britain“. Following up on this, here are my musings following my purchase of a woolly jumper. I recently found that I needed a good wool jumper, something thick and warm for the upcoming colder…

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News: Say, what was the product again? Bunad tie?


Reading Time: 4 minutesWhilst whiling away a working day, I occasionally come across something that can be so remarkable that I sit up and wonder what the hell were they thinking. Today I’d like to share one of these findings with you. But first, we need to back up just a little… May the 17th is coming up, and this is the Norwegian…

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Brace yourself – classic trouser suspension


Reading Time: 7 minutesI quite rarely find myself with a pair of trousers that doesn’t require some assistance in not dropping of their own accord. Given how my oldest offspring is now 24, even though I still think of myself as a young buck, I must start considering myself to be an adult, and hence striding around with my trousers hanging halfway off…

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