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Chambray is a fabulous fabric that offers the unique texture and appearance of denim but without the density and weight. Denim shirts have been popular over the decades and can produce some very interesting fades, but, wearing denim shirts can mean sweating uncontrollably during the summer months.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 20:00

From The Bazaar – The Desert Boot

Written by Jason Disley

A timeless classic, a pair of Desert Boots is an item, that arguably most well-dressed men, has for those slightly more casual days, in their shoe collection. It is a form of boot that is similar to a Chukka Boot. (A boot that usually has three pairs of eyelets, and derives its name from a period of play in the sport of Polo)

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:35

The Modcast

Written by Andrew Calderbank

In these strange, unprecedented times, there has never been more of a need to escape the harsh realities of life. And for me, and many others, the world of podcasts is as good as any place to start. And for those of a modernist persuasion, or simply those who love a bit of culture, Eddie Piller’s Modcast is the place to be.

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:37

Rolling With The OCBD Shirt.

Written by Jason Disley

When you read about Mods, and many other cultural styles, such as Skinheads, and those that like to adopt a Preppy or Ivy style. You will sometimes read the acronym “OCBD shirt”. This stands for Oxford Cloth Button Down. It is quite possibly the most popular style of shirt in the last century, in that it is stylish, and can be worn both casually and formally. Here I look into the history of the style. It’s origins and the popularity of this versatile and seemingly timeless garment.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 13:13

The Harrington Jacket, and The Roll Call Of The Cool

Written by Jason Disley

When, it comes to the Harrington Jacket, I feel a sense of pride. I am from the North West of England. I was born in Salford and was brought up in Greater Manchester. For those that don’t know – the versatile and simply smart casual jacket originated in the form as we know it, in Manchester, the metropolis that was at the centre of England’s textile industry and had been, since the industrial revolution.

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