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  1. Johanna Johjo permalink
    April 28, 2010 3:07 pm

    LOVE YOUR BLOG…man after my own heart…I’m a …bit-older-than-you-something.. woman, also a Northern Monkey, living near London & also think too much about clothes! I’m an artist & textile designer also…starting up again. I saw your link through John Smedley post on Face Book today, you are really inspiring and i can’t wait to look at more… stopped me doing work today!….call it research!……… I’ll spread the word!

  2. taylorius permalink
    July 12, 2010 9:40 pm

    You should add the feature where people can subscribe via email. Helps with us scatterbrained peeps.

  3. October 12, 2010 7:06 am

    Love your blog, you’ve inspired me to start my own, blindamericanicons, we share many of the same interests especially early 90’s skating and being old ‘heads’. Keep up the good work.

  4. Harry permalink
    November 10, 2010 6:37 pm

    Hi! So glad I came across your blog!! Love it ! The reason I spotted it was due to my search on the Grenson Fred Boot and you had an article on it! Out of curisoity, have you made the purchase? How is the fit ?

  5. December 23, 2010 11:41 pm

    really enjoying your blog, good work, i have added a link to lineage of influence on my blog

  6. Pedro permalink
    January 11, 2011 2:37 pm

    i met up with you during the queuing of the nike dave white pack at size? carnaby street on a cold december in the last decade. ok you may not remember me but i’m loving the blog. always looking forward to the next instalment. please dont let that flame die. peace out bro and keep on running….

    • January 11, 2011 3:36 pm

      Hello chap, I think I do remember actually, I certainly remember how cold it was that night! Ah, the time when queuing for trainers was worth it. I bought the 87’s and the 90’s that night, although I sold both pairs a few years ago, along with my 87 Amsterdam’s (still miss those) and some other bits.

      Thanks for the kind words about the blog, glad you like it & hope you’re keeping well.

  7. January 31, 2011 2:16 pm

    Hello.Im an avid follower of your blog.I thought to say hi and show some appreciationAlways really interesting posts.You were definitely in my list of the top blogs of 2010.

  8. March 27, 2011 9:47 am

    Mate, i know you’re a skateboarding fan from reading through and I’ve just seen this not 10 minutes ago and was going to blog it, and thought you might get a kick out of it as well.

    Probably the most impressive skateboarding I’ve seen in 5-10 years.

  9. Vern permalink
    April 18, 2011 5:46 pm

    thought you might like to know that apc opened a new store on redchurch street.

  10. JohnP permalink
    April 22, 2011 11:20 am

    Hi, having problems contacting you via above email address,

    . It’s not being recognised, cheers John

  11. June 6, 2011 8:28 pm

    Hey Rob,
    I’m going on my annual museum/shopping spree this summer in London. What are the not to miss stores for some good menswear this year?

  12. August 5, 2011 1:48 pm

    Love your blog Rob.

    Was wondering if you might be into some of our gear. Take a look at

  13. Louis James permalink
    August 10, 2011 3:05 pm

    absolutley love this blog. read it every week. I have one question!
    I’m looking for an affordable travel bag. Iv’e looked everywhere and it looks like im gonna have to pay £250 plus for something that’ll last. you got any recommendations?


  14. Simon permalink
    August 22, 2011 1:24 pm

    Firstly just wanted to say how much I love your blog. I’ve been following it for a while now and it truly is my favourite for men’s fashion – you can tell you have such a passion for it and your taste is so spot on.

    I know you’re from London, but I’m headed to New York for a few weeks next month, and I was wondering if you’d recommend any men’s fashion stores you think I should check out?

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks so much,

  15. Martyn permalink
    September 8, 2011 4:26 pm

    Really enjoyed the Cabourn intv. Cracking site and lots of hard work obv. Will def return.

  16. September 23, 2011 2:42 am

    LOVE YOUR BLOG…man after my own heart…I’m a …bit-older-than-you-something.. woman, also a Northern Monkey, living near London & also think too much about clothes! I’m an artist & textile designer also…starting up again. I saw your link through John Smedley post on Face Book today, you are really inspiring and i can’t wait to look at more… stopped me doing work today!….call it research!……… I’ll spread the word!

  17. Silverback permalink
    October 20, 2011 6:03 pm

    Hi, I got here in search of the coat worn by this cowboy. Some of the coats on this site where in the same general direction but none came close enough.
    Wouldn’t you say this exact coat should return sometime soon (preferably this winter)?
    It’s driving me nuts I can’t seem to find it so any tips to this exact same coat would be appreciated 🙂

  18. December 1, 2011 2:28 pm

    Really enjoyed the blog!

  19. January 26, 2012 7:34 pm

    Hey, I’ve never seen you do a post on S.N.S. Herning. What are your thoughts on them? Do you like their designs and output?

    I recently researched these guys a bit more and I think they are another great Danish label. Apparently a season’s garments production is no more than 3000 in total, made all the more special by the fact that only 5 people work in their mill.

  20. March 2, 2012 12:55 pm

    nice blog, please check mine. Will add you to my fave links.

  21. rikki permalink
    May 30, 2012 6:17 pm

    just found your blog… i like it… check out this brand if you haven’t already… think you may like it… descendant of thieves ( which is from NY.

  22. fred permalink
    July 4, 2012 8:33 pm

    It seems like since you ‘ve added the wordpress footer theme overlay, it really slows down the scrolling of the site (noticed on Macbookpro). thx, Fred

    • July 4, 2012 9:07 pm

      This is a wordpress thing that I unfortunately can’t do anything about. Trust we when I say I’m less than happy about it!

  23. August 31, 2012 11:16 pm

    Be nice to see a shared link to Offhand, seen as they are portrayed as the best online gents culture forum which spawned many a forum after its influence, know their members look on here. Great blog this and welcome addition.

  24. Steve permalink
    September 16, 2012 12:58 am

    Just found this blog, shame it took me so long, will be a regular reader from now on!

  25. October 4, 2012 9:19 am

    Hi there, been reading your blog for as long as I can remember. It kicks the &^&^$%^£%$” out of anything out there; totally love it. Im the founding partner of a fashion based consultancy and would LOVE to have a chat with you in the real world!

    You have my email address so please please please get in contact.



  26. renny permalink
    November 23, 2012 8:36 pm

    Great site mate, a lot in common and nice to see a local (to me!) clothes shop getting a mention (Ideology) I have blogged once and it wasn’t even planned it just came over me but this is a great read. Have a look and tell me what you think. Thanks.

  27. Toby permalink
    January 13, 2013 6:58 am

    Excellent blog you’ve got, really wish I’d found it years ago. Love your Cabourn posts especially.

  28. January 19, 2013 12:31 pm

    hi! i write you from San Sebastian in north of Spain.. Your blog is really nice! i want to let you know our existance! its a studio and shop of interior design, man clothes and furniture. MONTES+MUGICA Hope you like it!! Thanks

  29. Lori permalink
    February 5, 2013 7:35 pm

    Hey! love blog! I’m from South Africa, a heavy men’s fashion admirer and in the process of writing an essay on …. the changes that are evident in Men’s Fashion today ? If you are interested It would be great if you could give me your opinion as you are a mens fashion enthusiast. My real question is… who/ what do you think has influenced men to be so fashion conscious for the 2013 collections ?
    Thanks so much
    I hope I hear from you!

  30. March 19, 2013 4:01 pm


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  31. November 30, 2013 11:03 pm

    Loving your blog. It’s up there with the best of them. I’m a designer from the South West and am always up for an honest critique. any comments or advice much appreciated.

  32. Matías permalink
    September 25, 2016 8:16 pm

    Hi Rob
    Funny to fid your blog after 5 years surfing the web and getting and education in everything that refers to clothing.
    The story is a bit like this…..I am a 40 years old Chilean and at the age of 35 I went to study my LLM to the UK. I lived in Goodenough College which is a residential accommodation for international students that is located 5 minutes from Lambs Conduit Street. Until that time my experience with clothing was always unsatisfactory as it was very hard for me to find clothes that I like as the offer in my country is very poor…..or at least for my taste. I spent basically my 20s and till my mid 30s dressed in Benetton and some random pieces that I bought when abroad like Muji, Steven Alan, French Connection, Gap, H&M etc. Always thought that I was just too picky and it was really my problem, not the industry.
    The thing is that in 2011 and 2012 Oliver Spencer and Folk were doing excellent collections and I was drooling every time I entered both stores almost on a daily basis. For the first time in my life I found people who were doing stuff just like I wanted. I could have bought a 100 pieces but the budget was limited so I only got some items on sale. I also realized that Albam had some fabulous clothing but I was hypnotized by my neighbors.
    When I came back to Chile I realized how important clothing was for me and how little I knew about it so I started researching through blogs and specially the Sartorialist where I found amazing pictures and quite a few comments of people in the know.
    Now I buy via ebay with excellent results as i know exactly the brands that I like and there are some convenient prices every now and then. My last crush is Our Legacy…..It took me a long time to understand their aesthetic but I now think that they are brilliant designers, I have a soft spot for their simple tees or sweatshirts but I have an appreciation as well for their more tailored items.
    I think you have very good taste in clothing and always looked for a blog that could sum up the most interesting stuff out there. Your work is gold for anyone who is initiating in the world of clothing and needs a lamp in the dark…I made that journey alone as none of my friends is interested in clothing and everything in the Chilean media is dull or over designed and a bit gay here when it comes to fashion.
    Well, enough waffle…..Just receive my greetings from this corner of the world and my gratitude for your work.

  33. February 23, 2017 9:47 pm

    My name is George from , we are also a Men’s Lifestyle and Fashion blog.
    I am just wondering if you would be kind enough to link to us on your sidebar of the site under Sites I like.
    I am definitely happy to add your site to ours if that works.
    Any help would definitely be appreciated.

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