Tag Archives : Wednesday

Waistcoat Wednesday: Sand, more checked linen happiness


Reading Time: 5 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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Waistcoat Wednesday: Scotch & Soda, more than cheese and clogs

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAnother Wednesday and another instalment of my much lauded series of presentations of armless attire. This weeks waistcoat is from the, relatively speaking, young Dutch company Scotch & Soda. My impressions of Scotch & Soda indicates that they have their sights on the youngish to middle-aged man, at a price range a few steps up from the cheap companies. They…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Universal Works, almost universal approval


Reading Time: 6 minutesFor this weeks Waistcoat Wednesday I’m featuring a cheeky little number by Universal Works. I’m not sure what the model is known as, possibly the “suit” waistcoat, but since buying it this Spring I’ve been using it a lot. This weeks shots are the result of a happy combination of sunny weather, working from home and the self-timer on the…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Sir Plus, if you like your cabbage up-cycled


Reading Time: 6 minutesFrom an incredibly wet and un-summery Norway I’m back for another edition of the almost transcendental series of waistcoat verbiage I have titled Waistcoat Wednesday. In fact, I was going to feature this fine waistcoat last week, but the lashing rain and howling wind put paid to that feature. This week I would not be foiled and while the raindrops…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: ARN Mercantile, let’s play shop!


Reading Time: 3 minutesA sunny, but surprisingly windy, Wednesday and I’m back with another waistcoat in celebration of the now obligatory Waistcoat Wednesday. This weeks cheeky little number is a canvas shop waistcoat from ARN Mercantile, the family business I’ve previously written about in my series of labels to watch. ARN are very passionate about what they do, how it’s done, the materials…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn, not for the shy


Reading Time: 4 minutesQuite a special waistcoat this week. One I’ve had for a while, but not really been confident to wear until now. Bought it a size too small by mistake, and only thanks to losing weight I can now get properly into it. A very distinctive waistcoat, courtesy of Nigel Cabourn. Three different colours, in quality Madras checked linen, again based…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Spellbound, hobbit-style from Japan


Reading Time: 4 minutesIn response to the clamouring from waistcoat aficionados worldwide, I’m back with another instalment of my popular mid-week special, Waistcoat Wednesday. Now I know for a fact that at least one reader has taken up what could become a huge thing, wearing a waistcoat on Wednesday, and I urge others to join in, and please send a photo so I…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Whillas & Gunn, Australian outback style


Reading Time: 5 minutesTo kick of the long anticipated stroll through my collection of fetish-clothing waistcoats, I’ve selected an oddball starter. I know a few of you were expecting me to go for a number in Harris Tweed, but they will keep for now. Today’s waistcoat is by the Australian company Whillas & Gunn, an interesting company that has been operating since 1972,…

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