Tag Archives : style

Icons: The brogue – from marshwork to gentlemans footwear


Reading Time: 8 minutesBrogues are seemingly everywhere these days. While long being the quintessential shoe for the proper tweedy gentleman, available through shoemakers and expensive outfitters, nowadays you’re as likely to find them in the lower end high street shoe shops, vying with trainers and dessert boots for the attention of man with an aspiring taste on a more limited budget. So what…

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Book tips: Vintage menswear – A collection from the Vintage Showroom by Sims,Luckett & Gunn


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Vintage Showroom is both a collection and a shop in London. This book is written by Josh Sims (who we already know though “Icons of Men’s Style”) and the proprietors of The Vintage Showroom, Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, and what a book it is! As with “Icons of men’s style” it perfectly illustrates that almost everything being done…

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A label to watch: Kormákur & Skjöldur, Iceland


Reading Time: 5 minutesIceland, that mysterious, faraway home of top kookster Bjork, erupting geysirs and corruptors of finance. Anything more? Yes, surprise home of the trendy capitol of Reykjavik, where amongst many things of the hip variety we find the unpronounceable menswear label Kormákur & Skjöldur. Like the country, the garments they produce are rugged and rough, with surprising twists and surprises. They…

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Tips: Frosty cycling


Reading Time: 7 minutesThe life of an all-season cyclist in Norway covers everything from fine warm summer days to bitingly cold winter says. Not extremely cold right now, only -10C when it could be -25C, but enough to make pretty frost on my spokes! In case anyone is curious about what to wear when cycling in the cold, here is a quick guide…

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