J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

October 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium .) I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year anniver...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

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Thanks, yes I've seen those labels before. I think there is quite a bit that's still handwoven, as in it's not too hard to find, even if it's of course a tiny proportion of the market. Crofts in Lewis and Harris are the ...

Casual clothing - DenimOctober 24th 2022

Filson briefcase: How great things age

June 3rd 2022

  Of all the things we cover in the ‘How great things age’ series , a bag such as this probably has the most potential – because it is made of canvas, leather and brass. All those three materials age differently. Bras...

Filson briefcase: How great things age

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Thanks Simon. Enjoy your trip....

BagsJune 3rd 2022

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

September 8th 2021

  Five bags might seem like a lot – certainly compared to shirts or ties, as featured previously in this series . But given you’ll need some kind of suitcase, plus a day bag, and probably a backpack for cycling, walking or s...

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

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Thanks Edwin. Let me know how you get on, it would be nice to have a cotton version...

BagsSeptember 8th 2021

The appeal of workwear, and my favourite pieces

November 12th 2018

Although tailoring is my primary passion, I’ve always worn clothing that these days would be grouped under the term ‘workwear’ on the weekend. Good denim, obviously, but also sweatshirts, waxed boots and canvas trousers. Some of th...

The appeal of workwear, and my favourite pieces

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Thanks. I guess when they just feel too warm to wear. It's hard to be consistent in the UK as the weather varies so much, but probably late March some time, and usually get winter things out in October...

Bags - Casual clothingNovember 12th 2018

Five paradigms of casual clothing: Which do you w...

February 28th 2018

Although casual clothing is far more susceptible to fashions than tailored clothing, it is possible to organize it into certain groups, or paradigms. These groups, such as preppy clothing or workwear, often have their roots in particular parts of th...

Five paradigms of casual clothing: Which do you w...

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They can absolutely be stylish Ayush, yes. There are many types of style, and ones such as workwear can be lovely. If you want to be a little more elegant or smart though, you can be one step up from others and perhaps n...

Casual clothing - DenimFebruary 28th 2018

Ten bags over ten years

June 1st 2015

One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It’s particularly useful when we emphasise – as we do, day after day – the value of inv...

Ten bags over ten years

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No worries Eoghan, it's normally fine, I just happen not to have that bag anymore...

BagsJune 1st 2015

Filson bags

February 16th 2015

I’ve known Filson bags for quite a few years now, but only got to know the management back in January when I met the President, Gray Madden (above). The aesthetic of Filson bags has a lot to recommend it, with its rugged mix of bridle le...

Filson bags

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I have several Filson bags that were bought just when Filson started making them: a medium twill field bag which I use as a camera bag - it has been back to Filson for repairs, and a pullman bag which is perfect for over...

BagsFebruary 16th 2015