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Garmology podcast: A life for design – With Mark Larese-Casanova


This weeks guest is Mark Larese-Casanova, an old friend of mine from the heady days of menswear forums. Mark is a fellow fan of well-made, well designed and interesting menswear, so much so that he has recently changed from being in front of students to becoming a student. We talk about making garments and how knowledge changes your perspective on…

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Well Dressed Dad on God Morgen Norge!


Well, yesterday was a strange day. As some of you may have gathered already, I was on Good Morning Norway, the national breakfast TV show, talking about menswear, tweed and how small the planes that fly to the Hebrides are. To be honest, I was pretty nervous about the whole thing and barely remember what I said. It turned out…

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My interview in the Norwegian newspaper VG / MinMote


I was interviewed for MinMote, the style section of VG, one of the largest newspapers in Norway last weekend. Given the positive feedback and interest shown, I thought I’d share a translation.   The original can be read in MinMote here. And yes, it was pretty strange to be near the top of the front page of a newspaper roughly…

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Garmology podcast: Sewing bees – With Liz Grylls and Matt Gage (S02/E14)


Arguably, one of the most compelling television shows in recent years is The Great British Sewing Bee, a fierce, yet friendly, competition between keen hobbyist sewers, with warmth, humour and great opportunities for learning. I can only imagine countless new sewers being inspired to thread their machine and start creating. My guests are Matt Gage and Liz Grylls from the…

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Garmology video: The Nigel Cabourn Mallory jacket


In this episode of “Garmology: Fun with outerwear!” I take a look at the Mallory jacket. First introduced as part of Nigel Cabourns “The ascent of Cabourn” in 2003, an inspired collection that arguably did ensure a big rise in Cabourns popularity, the Mallory has proven an enduring design, returning season after season in a variety of fabrics. I talk…

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Garmology video: The Norwegian Rain single-breasted raincoat review


Continuing my theme of “Fun with outerwear”, today I’ve arrived at Norwegian Rain. As the name implies, it’s a Norwegian company. They’ve been going since 2010 and consist of T-Michael, tailor and creative vision, and Alexander, business manager and realist. Hailing from Bergen claimed to be the rainiest city in Europe, raincoats seem an appropriate idea. In this video, I…

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