Tag Archives : Shopping

Why sales are a bad thing


Reading Time: 13 minutesLast week an email from a friend in the garment industry prompted me to put my thinking cap on with regards to the business of sales and price reductions. It turned out to be a lot more difficult than expected to write something even halfway sensible about, as the more I thought about it, the wider the topic ranged, and…

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Style: Summer attire part 1, a few of my personal recommendations


Reading Time: 7 minutesSummer has finally arrived most places. At least according to the calendar. Around here we’re still short a few degrees to make it truly pleasant, but that hasn’t stopped most guys from getting out their summer wardrobe. This is the season where sartorial inelegance meets hairy white flesh in an uneasy mix that will make you want to study the…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Scotch & Soda, more than cheese and clogs


Reading Time: 4 minutesAnother Wednesday and another instalment of my much lauded series of presentations of armless attire. This weeks waistcoat is from the, relatively speaking, young Dutch company Scotch & Soda. My impressions of Scotch & Soda indicates that they have their sights on the youngish to middle-aged man, at a price range a few steps up from the cheap companies. They…

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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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Review: Stylish underwear for the mature man


Reading Time: 12 minutesFor the longest time I’ve harboured a, mostly unexpressed, jealousy towards women. That’s women in general, not really any specific females, at least not in this case. You may wonder why I’m jealous (or not, in which case I’ve probably lost your interest anyway)? Now, I’m quite certain I’m not alone in feel a little jealous, although I’ve resisted Googling…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, not for the shy


Reading Time: 4 minutesQuite a special waistcoat this week. One I’ve had for a while, but not really been confident to wear until now. Bought it a size too small by mistake, and only thanks to losing weight I can now get properly into it. A very distinctive waistcoat, courtesy of Nigel Cabourn. Three different colours, in quality Madras checked linen, again based…

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Backpacks for the stylish man – Summary


Reading Time: 14 minutesPlease note, this post is getting old, you may want to check out these instead: New for Winter 2015: Another 15 backpacks for the stylish man! Click on Part 1 and Part 2! New for Autumn 2014: Even more stylish new backpacks! Click here for the latest post! Note: I’ve since done another post with a stylish selection. You will want…

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Book tips: Fuck yeah menswear


Reading Time: 5 minutesI picked up this when I was in Urban Outfitters recently. I normally stop by their book section for a browse, as their eclectic selection always has something or other that catches my eye. This time, I was in a menswear frame of mind, and hence the provocatively titled “Fuck Yeah Menswear” stood out. A quick browse, and yes indeed,…

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Elementary shoe care: The Shoe Tree


Reading Time: 5 minutesSomething that should occur in your life shortly after buying a pair of nice shoes is to start wondering how you’ll best take care of them. Given how nice shoes usually cost a fairly decent lump of cash, you’ll most likely wish for them to stay in service for a while as well. So how do you go about doing…

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Favorite items: Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones


Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my occasional series (hey, this is post #2, which makes it a series, right?) of posts about my favourite items, I’d like to mention my well used and much appreciated headphones. I bought my Bowers & Wilkins P5s when they were first introduced, back in 2010. I spend over 2 hours a day on the train getting to work…

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