Tag Archives : retro

The Garmsman Dozen #12: Iain from Great Britain (Trickett_England)


Reading Time: 16 minutesWelcome to the 12th instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Iain Trickett from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name…

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The Garmsman Dozen #11: Lee from Great Britain (Bespokeaddict)


Reading Time: 20 minutesWelcome to the eleventh instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Liam from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? I am Lee…

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The Garmsman Dozen #9: Michael from the UK


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the ninth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Michael from England! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name is Michael, aka…

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The Garmsman Dozen #6: Enoch from the USA


Reading Time: 9 minutesWelcome to the sixth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Enoch from the USA! Name: Enoch Bayrd aka Nucky, 37 Instagram: E_nucky Location: San Diego, Ca Job:  Re-Sale clothing shop Hobbies: History (military,…

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Peaky Blinders, how to buy the style


Reading Time: 7 minutesIt’s impossible to ignore the influence of the Peaky Blinders these days. Season four of the BBC series recently ended and there a fifth season has been promised, so the Blinders will no doubt be part of the public consciousness for a while yet. Unless you’ve been living in a dark cave, with only your little fishies for companionship, it’s…

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All sewn and delivered – the Lane Fortyfive review


Reading Time: 6 minutesA few weeks back I wrote a piece about the new Made in Britain brand Lane Fortyfive. At the end of the piece I mentioned that I had ordered some garments for myself and promised to report back in due course. Well, those that follow my Instagram will already have noticed and appreciated that the garments arrived and look the…

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Review: The Crowder ATP watch, for a life less hectic


Reading Time: 6 minutesThe smartphone has to be the curse of modern times. One dip in to your pocket and you know if anyone has phoned you, texted you, mentioned you, poked you, prodded you or in any other way attempted to annoy you. Also if anything has happened in the world, your car is unlocked or whether the book you reserved at the…

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Heroic menswear from the Shackleton Company


Reading Time: 6 minutesShackleton Company – providing heroic menswear for today’s man Ernest Shackleton. Now that is a name indeed. You can sort of imagine a child with a name like that going one of two ways, either an antarctic explorer of heroic nature, or a Wallace (as in “… & Gromit“). In this case though we know Shackleton turned out the heroic…

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Gloverall 1951 – more lookbook goodness


Reading Time: 7 minutesThere are a few British company names that strike me as being incredibly evocative. Barbour is one, Gloverall is another. The story behind Gloverall is so quintessentially quirky and British that I shake my head in wonder every time I think of it. Way back after WW2 the company was called Gloves & Overalls Ltd. in 1951 though bought a…

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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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