Tag Archives : Oslo

A day of gentlemanly activities in Oslo

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Recently I was invited to partake in a day of gentlemanly activities as part of promoting #HowToBeAGentleman at Paleet shopping centre in Oslo. The selection of participants made for a pleasantly eclectic group, consisting of rock musician and radio host Øystein Greni, top chef and vintage motorcyclist Even Ramsvik, cobbler and raconteur Asbjørn Dagestad, TV persona and blogger John Ødegård Jensen and me, your favourite…

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A seasonal reversal – the week that was

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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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Yes, another editorial and Instagram update!

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Getting back into the normal flow of things after a slow period over Xmas. Trouser Tuesdays are back on track with part 1 of a 4-part series of tweed trouser reviews. The idea is to present a mid-range pair, as in this weeks pair of Harris Tweed trousers from Toast, then a more reasonably priced pair, a splendidly exotic pair…

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All the stuff you missed: The best of 2014!

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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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The weekly pictorial journal

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And here we are again, another Friday morning and time for my little journal of what has been going on and what is coming up. Last Saturday saw us head up to Oslo to visit the new pop-up shop opened by the good people of Ætt and Livid Jeans. Bang in the middle of Aker Brygge, prime real estate in…

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That weekly Instagram journal

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Another Friday and another entry in my little weekly summary of the goings on here at WellDressed mansion. This week was marked by two small, yet groundbreaking, events: the entry of H&M into the underground trend of men dressing up as steam train operators and the arrival of my first design collaboration. The H&M business was the result of a…

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The bespoke shirt update: Is it splendid?

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A while back I wrote about my experience of being measured for a bespoke shirt by Oslo-based tailoring-firm Splendid & Fellows, and I did promise a follow-up on what the end result was like. Pardon my lateness in this respect, the shirt hasn’t actually taken this long to arrive! It did in fact arrive after the 6 weeks or so…

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Giving the idea of bespoke a try…

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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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Steel Feather, the ultimate Norse-Nipponese denim?

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Norway 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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Destination shops

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A shop isn’t always just a shop, although most are merely a place of retail, here and there are shops that transcend the purely mercantile function of exchanging goods for money. Sometimes I come across shops that are something more. Either through a singular selection of goods, a design that is something beyond the norm, or maybe it’s the people…

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