Garmology video: The rare Barbour Barra jacket


Back in 2013, Barbour did a design collaboration with the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons owned by Patrick Grant. The collaboration consisted of a limited range of jackets and knitwear, all in a very rugged and purposeful style. The outer fabric was thicker, in fact so sturdy that the lore says the factory had to invest in stronger machines…

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Garmology video: The Monitaly Mountain Parka


The Monitaly mountain parka is one of the finest jackets around. Released year after year, Yuki Matsuda gently tweaks the design, making it into one of the truly great pieces of outerwear. In this video, I walk through the design features of both the AW and SS version of this classic jacket and give some tips on buying one. I…

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Garmology video: The Grenfell Shooter for Cordings of Piccadilly


In this video, I take a closer look at the classic shooting jacket by the British maker Grenfell. This Grenfell Shooter has been recreated for Cordings of Piccadilly, one of the true giants of British country clothing, having been in business for around 200 years. I walk through the details, talk about Grenfell cloth and bring out a viable and…

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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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