Tag Archives : menswear

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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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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Garmology Podcast: Devoted to menswear – With Sarmilla of MenswearByAWoman podcast (S02/E12)


Sarmilla is a freelance menswear designer based in London. We talk about her background, ideas and experiences, how menswear and womenswear differ, the importance of style over fashion, clothes brands wanting to become lifestyle brands, and launching a podcast featuring women working in menswear, Menswear By A Woman. Oh, and will showing dresses on runways and boyband celebs make more…

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Garmology video: The TEN-C Snow Smock reviewed


TEN-C is a company started in 2010 by Paul Harvey and Alessandro Pungetti. Their background is from Stone Island and CP Company, but when they saw an opportunity to use a new variety of Japanese fabric, they started TEN-C. The OJJ fabric, for Original Japanese Jersey, is very different from the usual jacket fabrics. The plan was also to make…

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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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