Tag Archives : retro

Norris Tweed: Into the un-Googleable world of vintage


Reading Time: 6 minutesAnyone who has followed me for a while will know that I am very much into things that are a little off the beaten track. The stuff that most have forgotten, or stuff that has yet to attract the attention of the braying masses, or even just odd things. Hence why I love poking around vintage markets and jumble sales. You…

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For properly parky days, the Monitaly Mountain Parka “US Tent” version


Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen it comes to parkas, there are three companies that immediately come to mind (to me, others will argue at length why they have a different list), and all three have certain similarities. Engineered Garments, Battenwear and Monitaly. All have a Japanese designer, produce their goods in the USA, and have at least one parka design that is incrementally changed…

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That weekly Instagram journal


Reading Time: 4 minutesAnother 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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Trouser Tuesday: A vintage style from a surprising source


Reading Time: 10 minutesAnd… we’re back! After the last run of trouser reviews you probably thought there was no more to be said about a pair of trousers, and you were almost right. Well, apart from being wrong, as will be proven as I work through a fresh stack of two-legged attire suitable for the colder season. This will most likely include some…

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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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Shop visit: Last of the Bergen shop roundup!


Reading Time: 6 minutesHaving already presented T-Michael and Lot 333 in this guide to men’s shopping in Bergen, I thought I’d just quickly finish up with 2 or 3 shops that I think also merit mention. As the process of becoming a Well Dressed Dad / adult male progresses, I find my interest in the common high street shops and their selections has…

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