Tag Archives : Wednesday

In case you missed them, the best of 2015 #2: Reviews

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFurther on from the index to all the guides I wrote in 2015, here is a handy index to my reviews of the year. I’ve grouped them in a hopefully logical order, to aid in your thorough perusal of posts. You might like to read the handy indices to 2014 as well, they can be found here and here! The reviews of 2015: Trousers: Wrangler…

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The week that was, in photos

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week saw me round up the Great Shaving Cream Investigation. Finally! The winner(s) have been announced, the results presented in tabular form, and wise observations uttered regarding the deeper meaning of it all. This week also saw the arrival of a singular waistcoat all the way from Japan. Opinion on this one is divided, with WDG on one side…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! A fine layer of Universal Workness

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnother Wednesday, another waistcoat! And another opportunity to sample one of the waistcoats from prodigious producer of limbless tops of various descriptions, Universal Works. I’ve previously displayed pleasure at their output on a couple of occasions (here and here), though this time I’ve selected a different style for review. As we enter into the colder period of the year it…

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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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Waistcoat Project v3: With added denim ruggedness

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAnother Wednesday, another waistcoat! As the waistcoat evolution goes forward, I am pleased to present another creation from my home workshop. This one is the third variant, this time with some added ruggedness through the use of raw denim for the back piece. Raw denim being the fabric du jour when it comes to being a bit beardy and manly.…

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Waistcoat Project v2, life is full of contrast

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Reading Time: 6 minutesThose of you following me on Instagram will already know that version 2 of the Waistcoat Project has been completed and approved. In fact, the comments posted on the sneak photos have been incredibly encouraging and gives me the motivation to continue the project, with yet more variants! Due to the winter darkness it’s bee a little tricky to take…

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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: 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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