Tag Archives : wool

Get your turtle on: Classic knitwear from Realm & Empire


Some guys have a real thing about knitwear. A real thing, as in they will go on and on about all the “knits” they have and the “knits” they need. I’m not there at all. Give me a good sweater and I’ll wear it, a lot, but I don’t obsess about it. That’s not to imply I don’t appreciate a…

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A glimpse into the past


Whilst on one of my recent prowls of the local thrift shops I came across a find that really set my interest in motion. In amongst the usual fayre of high street rubbish and outmoded suits there was a rather unassuming cotton shirt. Natural coloured, not even the usual bleached white. I almost went past it, but something called to…

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Waistcoat Wednesday! A fine layer of Universal Workness


Another Wednesday, another waistcoat! And another opportunity to sample one of the waistcoats from prodigious producer of limbless tops of various descriptions, Universal Works. I’ve previously displayed pleasure at their output on a couple of occasions (here and here), though this time I’ve selected a different style for review. As we enter into the colder period of the year it…

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There’s something about vintage Pendleton shirts…


Through Instagram I recently came to notice a new avenue of interest. Not that I needed one, mind you, as with a mind as brimming with curiosity as mine is, I don’t need further avenues to explore! This time though it was wool shirts that caught my eye, and not new ones either. We’re talking vintage wool shirts, from the 1930’s…

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The Copenhagen round-up!


A two day trip to Copenhagen on business provided me with the opportunity to look up a few of the places I’ve had on my Short List of Interesting Things to See in Copenhagen (and no, there is no clever acronym hiding in there, though thank you for noticing there might be). I’ve posted separately about my visits to Hansen…

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Harris Tweed update and book tips!


Regular readers will know that if there is a fabric of choice around these parts it’s tweed, of the Harris variety by choice (well, ok, we could be talking about denim as well, but not right now). I wrote a post about Harris Tweed almost a year ago, as a basic primer and intro to the wonderful woven wool. Since…

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The Waistcoat Project: Phase 2, getting real


So, moving on with the Waistcoat Project. Having proven in part 1 that it is feasible for a middle-aged man to sew a waistcoat at home, with little previous experience (I realise that for some, this comes as no surprise, yet for others this is a revelation of near biblical impact) I now want to make some adjustments to the…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 3


Welcome back to part three of my tips for what to wear this Autumn. If you haven’t already read part one, covering head and shoulders, and part two, which was all about the upper body, you might like to read them before continuing. General and above the shoulders  Upper body wear Legs and feet (this post) Or maybe a new backpack?   At…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 1


This summer I wrote a couple of posts (here and here) with my ideas on summer attire for the middle-aged man. From the feedback I received, which to be honest was overwhelmingly from significant others using my opinions to take their ill-dressed men to task, it was clear that a concise and clear guide to what is and isn’t acceptable…

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The H&M Mauritz Archive Collection is surprisingly good


Yesterday was an odd day. We’re currently in Bergen, and apart from being a delightful town, it offers some decent opportunities for shopping. I’ve previously written about the shops I consider good in Bergen, such as T-Michael, Lot 333, Twisted and Tilsammans. Today I visited the emporium I normally only trudge through, eyes down, when trailing WellDressedGirlfriend, or picking up…

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