Tag Archives : Shopping

Winding up the Barcelona trilogy – the savories

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You’ll no doubt have paid due attention to the first two instalments of my Barcelona trilogy, where I discover the most singular shoes I’ve ever seen and where I go on a pilgrimage to the awesome Companion Denim, so this is where I mention the rest and wind things up. So, if we are to delve into the rich heritage,…

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Shopping: Things that are catching my eye this Autumn…

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Today I have taken a look around at what is available online and have picked out a few bits and pieces that have caught my eye. Something I may buy, a couple of items I already have, and more bits that I’ll just have to yearn for. SEH Kelly: Balmacaan in tobacco-brown Donegal tweed Described as a walking coat. This…

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A weekend in Gothenburg

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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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Nigel Cabourn womens collection available

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Ok, so this may be only tangentially interesting on a blog dealing with menswear, but as a fan of Nigel Cabourn I couldn’t help but be interested when the much hinted at collection for women is finally available. At least some of it is available. And very nice it is too. Full details on their website, but a few preview…

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In case you were wondering…

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Dear Reader, in case you were flailing in thought, ponderously wondering, instigating investigations, all in search of the perfect present to your favourite mediocre menswear blogger, despair no more, here I will reveal what my heart is set on this Xmas… Given that my semi-popular and fairly regular feature Waistcoat Wednesday has been on a forced hiatus (due to running…

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Web-shops of distinction, a few tips on getting it right

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Being interested in clothes I occasionally peek around various shops on the web. Not that often though, and not really with very much joy either. Why, you may wonder? Well, while a lot of effort will usually go into creating a physical shop of distinction, the same effort is rarely put into creating a singular shop on-line. Why is this?…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 1

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This summer I wrote a couple of posts (here and here) with my ideas on summer attire for the middle-aged man. From the feedback I received, which to be honest was overwhelmingly from significant others using my opinions to take their ill-dressed men to task, it was clear that a concise and clear guide to what is and isn’t acceptable…

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Shopping: Are you being served?

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For most of my life, entering a clothes shop, all on my lonesome, has been a pretty traumatic affair and something best avoided. I’m well aware that many guys have an aversion to clothes shops, for a variety of reasons, others proclaiming shopping as too tedious (yet they will happily spend all day shopping for fishing gear or model trains).…

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Whillas & Gunn Nullarbor, a new favorite backpack

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Long term readers  will no doubt recall my quest a few months back to find a backpack suitable for a man of style. The point was to do away with the typical company-issued, black nylon backpack most people use to cart around their laptop and workday miscellany. This turned into quite a task, and resulted in not one, but two…

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Book tip: The Chic Geek, more clothing tips between covers

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In my occasional series of book tips, I’ve this time picked up another tome dedicated to improving the style and clothes sense of men. This one is a spin-off from the British style website The Chic Geek, an independent website offering plenty of information and tips on how to improve your style since 2009. The book promises to be a…

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