Garmology S01 E19: Yarmouth Oilskins workwear – with Sophie Miller


There are a fair few companies around that claim a long and continuous history of making, some with a genuine history, others with what might, with more than a little good will be described as a “continuation history”. British makers that are still making in Britain are rarer still though, not quite of the hen’s teeth grade, certainly not at…

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The paradox of sustainability and socks


Yesterday I bought a pair of socks in a fast-fashion outlet. They caught my eye, and as a teen of the formative years of computing, it was hard to resist the lure of the Pac-Man design. The original school of video games, all innovation in graphics and gameplay, eeking every cycle of computing power out of the chips and the…

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Garmology S01 E17: Will secondhand outsell fast fashion? – With Lewis Hull of Marrkt


Already up to episode 17 of the Garmology podcast, quite the rollercoaster output! I’m working my way down a long list of great guests, both confirmed and potential. In today’s episode, I talk to Lewis Hull of online reseller Marrkt. We talk about the business of reselling secondhand, used, pre-loved, premium and pre-loved high-end menswear on consignment, whether fashion is…

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The answer to shirts that don’t fit


A while back I was talking about shirts and how hard it was to find a shirt that fit the two most important criteria of shirts, that it was a shirt I liked and that it fit me. The first part of this is pretty open, there are almost infinite amounts of shirts available, in any number of fabrics, styles…

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Garmology S01 E16: Raketa watches of Russia, with David Henderson-Stewart


Already up to episode 16 of the Garmology podcast, quite the rollercoaster output! I’m working my way down a long list of interesting guests, both confirmed and potential. This week I talk to David Henderson-Stewart of the Russian watch company Raketa. With a history of making timepieces going back 300 years, there is undoubtedly a magnificent history of craftsmanship to be…

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Garmology, a podcast about menswear and stuff


We live in strange and interesting times. Staying at home most of the time, having more time available for doing stuff, yadda yadda. Fear not, this isn’t another chunk pandemic prose, I’m as sated on it all as you are. What I really wanted to tell you about was my latest venture: The podcast! Yeah yeah yeah, I know, everyone…

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DIY: Making your own face mask


I’m not sure I’ve ever felt the need to start an article with a disclaimer, but I do today. Pandemics and viral infections are deadly serious, and I lay no claim to being any sort of expert in how to protect myself (or you) from airborne, or otherwise, virus. I do know enough to know when it’s time to seek…

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The “Landgate” rainproof smock, a new sewing project


I know, the moment you saw the rainproof smock and sewing as the title of this article, you thought one of three things: Hang on, I’m sure Nick announced that on Instagram ages ago Right, yes, another project started with lots of gusto and never heard of again Ooh, nice one, that will be interesting to read about! And yes,…

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