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Garmology: A slow fashion chat – With Sam Binstead (S03 E05)


This week, Sam Binstead is back for a laidback chat about the world of slow fashion, local makers, mending, vintage, bond villains, the outdoorsy life, promoting the susty message on Instagram, the real way forward and making shoes from odd materials. You can find Sam Binstead on Instagram as @SamBinstead and on YouTube here. Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of…

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A visit to see Michael May’s pocket knives in Sheffield


HebTroCo makes their Barlow pocket knife in the workshop of Michael May in Sheffield,  and I found myself there by their invitation on a windy Tuesday in March. This is the second in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Whenever I arrive in a new place, I like to go walkabout. Get a sense…

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Mantiques: Tools redux, a finer measure


Well, it’s time for another Mantique Monday and once more I’ve been rummaging in the workshop deep in the bowels of Well Dressed Mansion. I’ve previously brought up the matter of tools in my Mantiques series, and I’m back with another tool today. Why? Tools fascinate me. The combination of design and utility is unmatched, and when the combination really…

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A label to watch: Mamnick – small, but exquisite


In my series of presentations of labels I consider worth keeping an eye on, today has brought us to the tiny Northern label of Mamnick. Situated in the defunct steel town of Sheffield in Yorkshire (a town I also have family ties to), Mamnick is named after a road in the Peak District, just outside of Sheffield. Mamnick isn’t so…

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