Tag Archives : Xmas

Editorial: New Year, and the way forward


Well, the Yuletide celebrations are winding down here at the mansion and with the fireworks of the start of another New Year still shimmering on my retinas. A time for pondering over a mug of tea, the good and bad of the year that passed, and what possibilities the shiny new one holds.   Like a beacon of hope in…

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Merry Xmas!


Looking out the window as I write this it’s pitch dark, rain gently drizzling down. In the distance I can see the neighbours festive lights swaying in the wind, in a desperate bid to install some yuletide cheer to all. Still, in the cosy little world of mens wear and related issues, it’s almost business as usual. I’ve got a few…

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Tips: Xmas presents for your chap, or me


This time of year I find myself constantly harassed, or occasionally asked, if there is anything I’d like for Xmas. “Peace and quiet, well-behaved children, and a pint of G&T” is rarely accepted as a response, as the asker was invariably after either something that could be purchased, or something that could be crafted on the basis of an empty…

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Editorial: Into the woods we go, wearing coats


Yes, 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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The weekly journal of photos and fabric education


Another week comes to an end, Xmas looming large in the horizon. Tomorrow I will post my Xmas guide to what you might like to buy yourself for Xmas. An excuse for me to go window-shopping around the world. Last weekend I posted a fairly brief summary of our UK tour this summer. It’s difficult to keep pieces like that…

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In case you were wondering…


Dear 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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