Author Archives : nick

Garmology video: The Serac T2 review


In this video, I take a look at the high-end hybrid jacket from the Norwegian brand Serac. The model is the Serac T2 from the first collection by acclaimed designer Tore Mortvedt, formerly outwear designer at Helly Hansen. The Serac T2 combines innovative fabrics, innovative functionality and advanced construction to create something unique. Limited to 100 jackets of each type…

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Garmology video: Buying a vintage Barbour


In this Garmology video, I talk about buying a vintage Barbour, specifically a Border or Northumbria. Most of the features and differences are covered, as well as how to clean and rewax the waxed cotton. Read more about rewaxing a waxed jacket here. If you’d like to have your waxed jacket waxed or repaired, I recommend Ryan at Mallin &…

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Garmology: Raedical reuse – With Christopher Raeburn (S02/E07)


Award-winning British fashion innovator Christopher Raeburn joins the podcast to talk about how he got involved in upcycling military surplus, creating high fashion from vintage escape maps and parachutes, how change is happening even in huge companies such as Timberland and how the spread of ideas and inspiration is as valuable as producing a saleable product. We also get into…

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Garmology video: Fun with outerwear preview


Garmology is now launching “Fun with outerwear” as a companion to the Garmology podcast. A wide range of outerwear will be presented, reviewed and inspected, with opinions and historical facts. Subscribe now, and you might also like to check out the Garmology podcast and the WellDressedDad Instagram.  

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Garmology: Podcast therapy – with my sister Emma (S02/E06)


A slight diversion guest-wise today, as it’s my sister Emma, a psychologist, that picks up the phone for a fly on the wall style chat about topics within the Garmology sphere. We talk about the psychology of social media, why retail therapy has become a thing, peak hipster, why women get poorer clothes, the issues and pitfalls of ordering online,…

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Garmology: From the isles comes the cloth – Harris Tweed with Lorna Macauley and Rebecca Hutton (S02/E05)


This weeks episode is all about Harris Tweed, a legend among cloths and arguably the most socially significant of fabrics. My guests this week are Lorna Macaulay and Rebecca Hutton from the Hebridean Islands. Lorna is CEO of the Harris Tweed Authority, promoters and protectors of the tweed, and Rebecca Hutton, an independent single-width weaver at Taobhtuath Tweeds. We talk…

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Garmology: Optically inclined – with Jason Kirk (S02/E03)


My guest this week is Jason Kirk, director of the family firm Kirk and Kirk eyewear. We talk about how we go about buying glasses, why they can be so expensive, the differences in the material used for frames and the varieties of lenses, whether it matters where things are made, buying from the behemoths of the optical world versus…

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