Tag Archives : Denim

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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The Garmsman Dozen #14: Chris from Great Britain


Welcome to the 14th 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 Christopher Laverty from Great Britain! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Christopher Laverty. York,…

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Paladrin – Workwear made by London


Think of huge clothing companies, you know, the like of H&M and Zara. They make billions of garments, employ thousands of people, make whopping amounts of money and have their product made in faceless factories wherever will make it cheapest. Then move your thoughts right down to the other end of the scale. Consider what it’s like if a company…

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Companion Denim unboxing and review!


I was recently reading a piece in the newspaper about internet trends and how the phenomena of “unboxing” was huge. Never one to let a bandwagon pass by, I thought “hey, I’m sure it’s not just kids that would like to see someone open a box and show them what’s in it!”. Heck, I know you’re gagging for my little…

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Blue Blooded, just another denim book?


Is it just me or has there been something of a deluge of denim-related books the past couple of years? And none of them really all that good? Like this really bad one or this slightly better one. At least from where I’m sitting there has been more enthusiasm than actual content, more styled and curated photography than actual words…

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A pilgrimage to Companion Denim


This summer I decided to go on a pilgrimage. Not in the traditional sense of seeking out a holy place of note and walking there, mind you. More in the way of a growing awareness of going to be quite near a destination of note for enough time to allow me to saunter by to say “hola!” kind of thing. You…

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Lyle & Scott recycled denim cardigan


Lyle and Scott are on a roll this season. Not just one, but two pieces that show that someone has been feeling the hot flushes of inspiration. The first piece is this cardigan. Yes, a cardigan, and it’s rally inspired. C’mon, it’s blue, it’s knitted it’s got buttons, so what is so inspired about that? Yes, it’s also a classic…

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Review: A couple of leather belts with “different”


For me leather belts are a bit like waiting for a bus. Not like in that I’d rather cycle, walk or drive a rorty vintage car, but more like in that I they’re not really a factor until several arrive almost at the same time. So this week I’ll take a look at two of the belts that are in…

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Review: “Ametora – how Japan saved American style”


I tend to buy most of the books published within the scope covered on this blog, and they tend to follow a quite similar formula along the lines of “plenty of photos, a bare minimum of text, nice layout and a quality feel”. Most of them would be considered more for browsing than actually reading.This weeks book turns the formula…

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