Tag Archives : vintage

Garmology S00 E30: Cold weather vintage – With Nick & Dachi


This weeks episode sees Garmology regular Dachi back to discuss vintage opportunities for the coming cold and wet season. Topics covered include vintage sizing, cashmere loungewear, old quality brands, vintage weight Harris tweed, rainwear perverts, making for profit or quality, how flimsy modern workwear is and how hard-earned heritage is being sacrificed for quick cash, the difference between hoarding duplicates…

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The Garmsman Dozen #21: John B from the UK/USA


Welcome to the anniversary 21st instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session.  Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we extend a warm welcome to John B from the UK/USA! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? John B, Brooklyn, 50 Instagram: johnbbrooklyn I grew…

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The Garmsman Dozen #20: Bryan from USA/Taiwan


Welcome to the anniversary 20th instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session.  Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we extend a warm welcome to Garmsman Bryan Shettig (Aka The Rite Stuff) from the USA/Taiwan!   Bio: My name is Bryan Shettig, I’m 34 years old, my Instagram handles…

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Making a jacket out of a vintage army tent


There is something about the simplicity and honesty of an old army tent that really gets my creative juices flowing. It’s a 3-pack really, a diamond-shaped shelter fabric, two short tent-poles and some pegs. Not that I’ve found an actual use for the wood poles and metal pegs yet, though at some point they’ll no doubt find some use. The…

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Sustainability, recycling, reusing and.. plastic


The topic of sustainability is constantly evolving, with both consumers and makers getting involved to a greater or lesser degree. Hence, I wanted to do a followup piece with some new ideas and information. It’s very easy to become confused or swayed when reading or listening to pundits or companies go on about the ethical and environmental aspects of the…

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The Garmsman Dozen #19: Dachi from Brighton


Welcome to the 19th 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 Dachi from the UK! Name: Dachi, 32 Instagram: @nei.nor Location: I grew up in Denmark/Georgia, but I now live in Brighton, England.…

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The North Sea Clothing “Adventurer” smock


North Sea Clothing is a company with a strong background in the vintage garment trade. Dealing in classic vintage gave them the idea of have small runs of their own designs, improving and modernising vintage garments. Initially, this meant knitwear, like their great remake of the Royal Navy Submariner sweater, but increasing in range over time to result in some…

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Tweed jacket – How to buy vintage and secondhand


Today’s post about buying a tweed jacket is by Garmsman Shaun. You can follow him on Instagram as @these_rough_notes Tweed jacket – How to buy vintage and secondhand If you are reading this Blog regularly you will know about Tweed, its versatility, its longevity, its warmth, its ability to transcend fashion in the world of Menswear. You’ll probably understand the fact…

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Washing and reparing vintage wool clothes


There’s a couple of reasons people are put off buying vintage garments, be they wool or otherwise. Smell and moth-holes. Both are kind of instant an instant turnoff. The smell we know as  “le vintage”, the reek of a thousand army surplus garments that have been in a dank basement since D-day. And then that great wool greatcoat, all brass buttons,…

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