Tag Archives : style

Review: “Ametora – how Japan saved American style”

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Reading Time: 6 minutesI 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

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Reading Time: 5 minutesToday 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

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Reading Time: 9 minutesOne 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

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Reading Time: 4 minutesLong 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

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 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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Denim trends going daddy style?

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe New York Times recently published a piece about how “Daddy-style” jeans are supposedly making a comeback. If you’re not sure what this style looks like, we’re talking stonewashed, high-waisted, baggy jeans, some say 90’s retro, though I seem to recall they made an appearance in the 80’s as well. Hell, let’s call it like it is, they’re around all…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, a linen number for the summer

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThis week sees me bringing out yet another Nigel Cabourn waistcoat from the Closet of Many Waistcoats here at the mansion. I’ve previously presented two variants of the Mallory in Harris Tweed, and a cheekily checked madras linen Notch Lapel version. This weeks could be considered a variation of the previously presented linen version, though stripped of the peacocking patterns…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Sand, more checked linen happiness

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAfter weather this Spring than can only be described as variable it feels terrific to see nature finally getting into the blooming and blossoming scheme of things. And what better way to celebrate that than wearing a waistcoat celebrating these joyful hues of nature? Well, in the greater scheme of things there are probably many more cerebral ways of celebrating,…

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Tips: Thoughts about shirts

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Reading Time: 10 minutesI thought I’d write a little about shirts today. Then it struck me, I don’t really have much actual knowledge about shirts. I don’t know all the technical words a tailor or stylist would use, or have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the minutiae of The Shirt. I do know mostly what I like and how I use shirts though, so…

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Book tip: Bespoke, by Richard Anderson

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOn a recent trip to London I made a point of seeking out the famous Savile Row. I’d watched the 3-part docu-series the BBC had made about Savile Row focusing on it’s changing fortunes and I was really curious about what the street was really like. I did a post on this visit a while back, it can be found…

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