Billy Tannery and Crown Northampton introduce goat leather sneakers


When it comes to footwear I think I’m kind of known for going for solid stuff. You generally won’t see me in anything lightweight or made of synthetics or anything silly like flip-flops. I have running shoes for running, and a pair of old Crocs for taking out compost and collecting produce from the greenhouse (shock horror, top menswear blogger…

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Washing and reparing vintage wool clothes


There’s a couple of reasons people are put off buying vintage garments, be they wool or otherwise. Smell and moth-holes. Both are kind of instant an instant turnoff. The smell we know as  “le vintage”, the reek of a thousand army surplus garments that have been in a dank basement since D-day. And then that great wool greatcoat, all brass buttons,…

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5 things you don’t want on jeans


Today’s post is by Shaun. You can follow him on Instagram as @these_rough_notes There are many fantastic and good things about jeans and denim for men. Ruggedly well-made jeans, made from wonderful and distinctive denim, classic and traditional styles. It’s hard to go wrong with denim, or is it? As a service to you, here are 5 jeans problems to avoid. 1.…

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More ways to follow WellDressedDad – The social medias


I’m occasionally asked if there are more ways to engage with Well Dressed Dad, so I thought I’d post a quick guide of available social media to help you ponder which options best suit your lifestyle choices. Do you like instant gratification, the weekly update, more photos and witty captions, or be reminded of that which you have forgooten? Bookmark for future…

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The Garmsman Dozen #16: Pete from Australia


Welcome to the 16th instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Pete from Australia! 1. Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name’s Pete,…

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Fancy some almost unbreakable shoe and boot laces?


I have to admit, shoelaces can be a major frustration to me. You’d think the ones included with a pair of shoes or boots would be the absolute pinnacle of shoelace technology, to match the outstanding footwear supplied by the dedicated craftsmen that have carefully and lovingly designed, decided and crafted the footwear you are holding, using all their years…

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5 shoes I would never wear


These days I’m doing a fair bit of travelling for work, an arduous task that provides ample opportunity for doing a spot of people-gazing. Or as is more often the case in these days where you should not catch anyone’s eye, looking at what people are wearing on their feet. Seeing how many Norwegian men wear really awful shoes, even…

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5 points to consider before joining a Tweed Run


A tweed run is an idea almost childishly simple, something that I’m made acutely aware of whenever I mention to someone that we’re going on one this weekend. “We wear tweed and go cycling with a bunch of other similarly afflicted folks”. And indeed, that’s basically it. There is no strict demand that you even wear tweed, pretty much anything…

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Paladrin returns to the ring for round two


I wrote about Paladrin a year or so back when they were just starting out with their “Made by London” idea, where the clothes were designed and made in London, using British fabrics. Well, it’s no surprise that after the initial success they are back again with the sequel. You know how it is when you’re onto a good thing?…

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Trip report: Glastonbury and a bit of the South-West corner of the UK


Mid May it was time to visit the sceptred Isles of Great Britain for another getaway mini-break. Learning from previous experiences regarding the absolute density of experiences in the UK, we planned less travel and more local exploring this time. This also means spending less valuable time moving from overnight accommodation to new overnight accommodation, which again helps to avoid energy loss. This…

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