How great things age: The Belgravia loafer from Edward Green

Read MoreSep 20th 2019

  Last week, I realised I had worn my Belgravia loafers three out of the five working days.  Ever keen to look after them, I never wear them on consecutive days (the leather will not fully dry out - and wears quicker when damp)...

How great things age: The Belgravia loafer from Edward Green

  Last week, I realised I had worn my Belgravia loafers three out of the five working days.  Ever keen to look after them, I never wear them on consecutive days (the leather will not fully dry out - and wears quicker when damp)...

Sep 20th 2019

How great things age: Edward Green 1

Read MoreMay 10th 2010

Following on from my recent post on Globe-Trotter suitcases, this is a look at how my Edward Green Oundles are being refurbished at the company’s factory in Northampton. They were probably my first pair of really good shoes, bought about five ye...

How great things age: Edward Green 1

Following on from my recent post on Globe-Trotter suitcases, this is a look at how my Edward Green Oundles are being refurbished at the company’s factory in Northampton. They were probably my first pair of really good shoes, bought about five ye...

May 10th 2010

How great things age: Edward Green 2

Read MoreMay 12th 2010

Following on from a previous post on the refurbishment of Edward Green shoes Once just the upper and insole remains, both are tacked together in a couple of places around the toe. Everywhere else on the shoe the two are already tacked together, b...

How great things age: Edward Green 2

Following on from a previous post on the refurbishment of Edward Green shoes Once just the upper and insole remains, both are tacked together in a couple of places around the toe. Everywhere else on the shoe the two are already tacked together, b...

May 12th 2010

Bruce Boyer's A&S jacket: How great things age 

Read MoreJan 15th 2021

When Bruce read our article on Nicoletta Caraceni’s 50-year-old jacket recently, he was spurred to send an example of his own: the Anderson & Sheppard jacket worn above.  And really, there are few people better placed to talk about how tail...

Bruce Boyer's A&S jacket: How great things age 

When Bruce read our article on Nicoletta Caraceni’s 50-year-old jacket recently, he was spurred to send an example of his own: the Anderson & Sheppard jacket worn above.  And really, there are few people better placed to talk about how tail...

Jan 15th 2021

How great things age: Edward Green 3

Read MoreMay 28th 2010

Well, my favourite pair of shoes, the Oundles from Edward Green, are back from refurbishment and looking pretty darn good. As requested, here are a few pictures of them in their new, refreshed state. The upper is unchanged, save for a few layers of ...

How great things age: Edward Green 3

Well, my favourite pair of shoes, the Oundles from Edward Green, are back from refurbishment and looking pretty darn good. As requested, here are a few pictures of them in their new, refreshed state. The upper is unchanged, save for a few layers of ...

May 28th 2010

Armoury workwear chinos: How great things age

Read MoreDec 30th 2020

We all know different materials age in different ways.  Leather is probably the most beautiful, and certainly the most varied. As a skin, if untreated it darkens when exposed to dirt or hands, yet lightens where it’s exposed to sunlight. It wil...

Armoury workwear chinos: How great things age

We all know different materials age in different ways.  Leather is probably the most beautiful, and certainly the most varied. As a skin, if untreated it darkens when exposed to dirt or hands, yet lightens where it’s exposed to sunlight. It wil...

Dec 30th 2020

How great things age: Nicoletta’s 50-year-old jacket

Read MoreNov 30th 2020

In the coming months I will be writing more posts again in our ‘How great things age’ series, which aims to illustrate the beauty of quality clothing over time.  Basically, it’s an antidote to the new clothing that it’s much easier to wri...

How great things age: Nicoletta’s 50-year-old jacket

In the coming months I will be writing more posts again in our ‘How great things age’ series, which aims to illustrate the beauty of quality clothing over time.  Basically, it’s an antidote to the new clothing that it’s much easier to wri...

Nov 30th 2020

How great things age: Bespoke leather jacket

Read MoreSep 28th 2015

   The 'How Great Things Age' series celebrates and examines how quality menswear ages over time. Often, it becomes more beautiful, though different materials from leather to cotton to board age in very different ways.  The last two we featured ...

How great things age: Bespoke leather jacket

   The 'How Great Things Age' series celebrates and examines how quality menswear ages over time. Often, it becomes more beautiful, though different materials from leather to cotton to board age in very different ways.  The last two we featured ...

Sep 28th 2015

How great things age: Tod's driving shoes

Read MoreJan 20th 2012

For the next in my series on How Great Things Age, here are my beloved gommino driving shoes from Tod's. I've had them for three years and wear them almost every day. They are my default shoe when I come home from work and usually for any time aro...

How great things age: Tod's driving shoes

For the next in my series on How Great Things Age, here are my beloved gommino driving shoes from Tod's. I've had them for three years and wear them almost every day. They are my default shoe when I come home from work and usually for any time aro...

Jan 20th 2012