Tag Archives : style

The Garmsman Dozen #8: Kris from Belgium


Welcome to the eighth 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 Kris from Belgium! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? I’m Kris, @kapiteinzeppos on Instagram, a…

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The Garmsman Dozen #6: Enoch from the USA


Welcome 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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The Garmsman dozen #4: Roland from Italy


Welcome to the fourth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier articles? There are links at the bottom of this page. This week we welcome Roland from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Roland, approaching relentlessly the 50ieth…

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The Garmsman dozen #3: Klaus from Germany


Welcome to the third instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response to the first two weeks has been tremendous. Did you miss Jon or Shaun? This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Klaus from Germany! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Name: Dr. Klaus, 45 Instagram: kbaier11272 Location: Aachen, Germany Job: I…

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The Garmsman Dozen #2: Shaun from Scotland


After last weeks popular first instalment in this new series, we follow up with another case study of a modern gentleman. Whereas Jon last week was more into bespoke suits and vintage militaria, this week Shaun shares his insight into dressing well on a budget, through hunting elusive bargains on eBay and charity shops. Welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Shaun!…

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Review: “Ametora – how Japan saved American style”


I tend to buy most of the books published within the scope covered on this blog, and they tend to follow a quite similar formula along the lines of “plenty of photos, a bare minimum of text, nice layout and a quality feel”. Most of them would be considered more for browsing than actually reading.This weeks book turns the formula…

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Book review: “Denim Dudes”, another take on writing about denim


Today I’m taking a look at the new book “Denim Dudes: Street style. Vintage. Workwear. Obsession.”. It really aims to do exactly what the laughably poor “Denim Style” was trying to do, i.e. present the individual styles of personalities within the denim culture. The author is Amy Leverton, denim trend forecaster and generally vibrant denim enthusiast. Publishing a book on…

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The sweatshirt lowdown


One of the simplest, yet most iconic, of all garments is the white t-shirt. Ah, but I’ve already done a post on that, so let’s go to another piece that is right up with it: The sweatshirt. A casual, loose-fitting sweater, usually in a thick cotton. The origins are most likely in the realms of sportswear, or rather before and…

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Whillas & Gunn Nullarbor, a new favorite backpack


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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Waistcoat Wednesday: Wings + Horns, it’s a jersey thing


In a slight departure from the norm, today’s waistcoat is more what I’d call a vest than a waistcoat, though the terms tend to be interchanged quite freely. For me, a vest is an undershirt and a waistcoat the pinnacle of armless attire, so going out of my comfort zone and actually describing an armless piece of clothing as a…

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