Category Archives: Outwear

Mont Bell

My attention has recently been drawn to lightweight, technical outdoor Japanese brand Mont Bell. The brand was founded by climber Isarmu Tatsura in 1975 and they produce garments that focus on an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. New menswear label and store … Continue reading

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E.G. SPECIAL PART THREE: BAL COAT

  What happens when Bet Lynch meets Travis Bickle? The answer? This season’s Engineered Garments Bal Coat. Ain’t it something? Sadly this version is Japan only, but the Bureau are carrying a nice selection of more wearable options over here. … Continue reading

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E.G. SPECIAL PART TWO: FW JACKET COLLECTION

There’s a good overview of the FW jackets from Engineered Garments over at nepenthes.co.jp. Nice to see a focus on one particular type of garment. Re-presented here for viewing ease (the nepenthes site is quite slow).

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S.E.H KELLY – MADE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

On a crisp Thursday evening a (good) few weeks ago, I paid a long overdue visit to S.E.H Kelly’s Boundary St HQ. I was welcomed into a warm and cosy studio-cum-showroom complete with cosy lighting and some soothing jazz that … Continue reading

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“ONE WEEK COORDINATES OF DAIKI SUZUKI”

The March issue of Popeye Magazine landed on these shores recently and it focuses on street style snaps of ‘City Boys’ in their day-to-day gear. One such ‘City Boy’ is Engineered Garment’s Daiki Suzuki with a feature on his week in … Continue reading

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WARDROBE STALWARTS

I thought I’d start this year by making a post about a subject closest to the heart of this blog: enduring quality. Tried and tested clothing. The majority of the garments featured have been worn week in, week out in … Continue reading

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HENRY & FRANK

Some of the awesome new Nigel Cabourn Limited Edition 2 (Scott’s Last Expedition) line is starting to show up in stores and Coggles have my two choice pieces in stock: the Frank Debenham Seaman Coat and the Henry R. Bowers Deck Jacket – the former in white being … Continue reading

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THE END OF THE BOWERY BLUES

These images are from Quit Mad Stop’s (x!.) SS11 and FW11 collections and although they’ve been knocking around a while I’ve not seen them do the rounds too much so I thought they were still worth a post. With a … Continue reading

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GOLDEN GARB Nº2 (CHRISTMAS EDITION): KEVIN McCALLISTER

He’s quite possibly the inspiration for many of Daiki Suzuki’s key A/W looks and the prototype for the landscape of today’s menswear. Classic and relaxed plaid button downs are teamed with great cable knits, fatigue pants, monkey boots and traditional … Continue reading

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