Tag Archives : winter

Going back to the source – The Gloverall “Monty”


Reading Time: 6 minutesWhen it comes to duffle coats there are many many makers, but when if comes to The Duffle, it all comes down to Gloverall. They didn’t invent them, but they were there when the British Navy wanted to offload their supply of surplus duffles in 1951. A new company was established with the catchy name Gloves & Overalls, which transformed into…

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The Pea Coat, definitely a hot number for the cold season


Reading Time: 10 minutesA couple of weeks ago I predicted that the Deck Jacket would be a dead cert for the upcoming colder season. My reasoning was solid, in that if you stick to the classics you will always be golden, and even occasionally “in fashion”, whenever whatever spurious whims  decide what happens to be fashion. This time we have another classic on the…

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Update: How have the Winter boots worked out so far?


Reading Time: 8 minutesWhilst giving my winter boots a little attention before retiring them after another season of use, it struck me that maybe it would be interesting to hear how a few of the things I use have worked out long-term. A review will almost always be based on first impressions and a limited amount of use, so just like other aspects…

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Guide: Some boots to see you through the winter


Reading Time: 9 minutesFor me winter means boots. I know some people feel it appropriate to stride through the cold and dark, over the ice and snow, wearing the same flimsy, slippery and chilly footwear they use the rest of the year. Around here though we see winter as an opportunity to boot up. And boots must be real boots, no zips and…

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Outerwear: The “Panton Pilot Jacket” by Realm & Empire


Reading Time: 6 minutesI’m always looking for things that have that added ingredient of different, be it a vintage car, a strange back-street caffe, or another jacket for the collection. Realm & Empire have been mentioned here a few times before, as one of a handful of British companies worth keeping an eye on. By some incredibly fortuitous dealings, R&E have managed to…

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Editorial: Into the woods we go, wearing coats


Reading Time: 6 minutesYes, I seem to be spending a lot of time in the woods of late. It’s a great place to be this time of year, even though it’s a bit nippy and most of the trees are stripped for winter. Suddenly you can see what’s around you, instead of being in a sea of green.   Keeping a lookout from…

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Trouser Tuesday: Rapha, proper trousers for cyclists


Reading Time: 13 minutesRegular readers will not have missed my tear-jerking piece about cycling-induced holes in my tweed trousers recently, and ensuing discussion about: a) how silly I am to be cycling in tweed trousers and b) how I should abandon my fetish for tweed and consider more appropriate cycle-wear, such as c) a pair of Rapha cycling jeans. So, never one to…

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Some great jackets to see you through the Winter


Reading Time: 10 minutesTo follow up on my style guides for the Autumn and Winter, I thought I’d give you a few ideas for warm jackets to keep you snug and stylish through the freezing temperatures we must endure this time of year. I’ve picked out 6 jackets of various styles and types, from the simple and elegant tweed jacket through to the…

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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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