Tag Archives : vintage

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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5 points to consider before joining a Tweed Run


A tweed run is an idea almost childishly simple, something that I’m made acutely aware of whenever I mention to someone that we’re going on one this weekend. “We wear tweed and go cycling with a bunch of other similarly afflicted folks”. And indeed, that’s basically it. There is no strict demand that you even wear tweed, pretty much anything…

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The Garmsman Dozen #15: Mirko from Italy


Welcome to the 15th 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 Mirko from Italy! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Hi there, my name…

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