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Sew your own: Making a waistcoat from field pants

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Reading Time: 7 minutesA few weeks back I was doing a little thrifting and came across a pair of vintage Norwegian army field pants. Super condition, worn in and undamaged. Mine for a pound. Score! Only, in the same way I don’t wear denim jackets, I don’t really wear field pants either. A quirk of taste or a physical manifestation of an inner…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Whillas and Gunn, for the card sharps

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Reading Time: 6 minutesA week appears to have passed since last Wednesday, a fact which must mean it’s time for another Waistcoat Wednesday here at Well Dressed Mansion. Observing the rack of superb armless attire, my eyes alight on an item of striped goodness all the way from Whillas and Gunn in Australia. Whillas and Gunn are no newcomers around these days, having made…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! Everyone likes a piece of Toast

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Reading Time: 6 minutesSo, after a few months holiday, Waistcoat Wednesday is finally back, and back with a rather splendid piece of armless attire as well! I found this one whilst travelling in the UK this summer. Toast is not a brand I’ve really paid much attention to until now, but visiting Kilver Design Village in Shepton Mallet I found myself in the Toast outlet there,…

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The critical state of waistcoat buckles

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Reading Time: 10 minutesNow, anyone that has been following my blog for a while knows that around here we very much enjoy our waistcoats. This tends to lead to a certain amount of nerdy attention to detail, as shown in my series of waistcoat reviews for my ongoing Waistcoat Wednesday festivities. Details matter, otherwise all we have is an indistinguishable array of armless…

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Waistcoat Wednesday wicked wishlist

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s been a while since I bought a new waistcoat, so rather than rehash a previous waistcoat review (after all, I did give you the massive 20-strong compilation quite recently), I thought I’d do a little virtual window shopping and show you some of the armless finery I would like to buy. Consider me your personal shopper or butler. Does…

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In case you were wondering…

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Reading Time: 3 minutesDear 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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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, not knitted by your Granny

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWelcome back to the 20th edition of Waistcoat Wednesday! Whilst today is another unseasonally warm day here in sunny Norway, today’s waistcoat selection is really a number I’ve been saving for when it gets a little chillier. A woolly little number, and what I consider to be a vest. A knitted vest. Not usually an article that would would be…

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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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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: NN.07, a Scandinavian take on Harris Tweed

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Reading Time: 5 minutesBack again for installment number 12 of the epic bonanza of armless attire that is Waistcoat Wednesday, this time featuring a second waistcoat from Scandinavian brand NN.07. NN as in No Nationality, which is intended to convey a sort of esoteric and mysterious aspect to their garments, but appears to mostly mean that they don’t put the country of production…

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