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Pro tip when selecting backdrops for your top outfit photos: If you find you’re recycling yesterdays outfit, select a visually distracting background to divert the attention. A pretty young person works best, but if none are available just work with what is there.
A rainy morning in Great Britain. Time for some coffee. Pro tip: Wearing a hood in damp weather gives you a naturally styled barnet.
I notice everyone is busy posting manipulated images of their aged visage, so rather than hop on the bandwagon I’ll throw myself under it and offer up the clearest proof of time travel you’ve ever come across. Well, that or that I’m keeping quite well for a guy that’s pushing 400. Take your pick. I’ll point out that I was well into the heritagewear early on.
Just wanted to mention there’s a new article up on the blog today, about taking something and making it into something different. On this photo I’m wearing a waistcoat made from a vintage army tent. I’m now making a jacket. Link in bio, etc.
Field testing alternatives to pocket squares. The skein of contrasting wool is still being evaluated. On the plus side, it comes in many colours, is soft and comforting and combined with a crochet needle provides ample opportunity for killing time. On the minus side it may be a little bulky. What is your best alternative to classic pocket square?
Flashing back to Frome and there’s a new article out on the blog! Today I write about sustainability, recycling, reusing and the pesky problem of plastics. It’s a grim situation, but it helps to get wise! (Link in bio) And I’ll be back in Frome in 2 weeks time, looking forward to it!
Time to confess. I’m sitting here under a parasol, enjoying a book and a mug of tea (multiples thereof, if I’m totally honest). I’m about to nip out to the greenhouse to look after the plants and listen to a podcast. Believe me, thus photo of me yucking it up in camo printed Harris tweed is very much better than what I’m wearing right now. It’s blazing here!
Full height 877s contrasting with lush linen. A seasonal variation on the heavy selvedge denim. While they may say that a change is as good as a holiday, how many changes is an actual holiday worth? Philosophers have pondered this over many a pint. I’m off to Blighty in a week, so maybe I’ll see you there?
The week that was! The aggressive lawn games invitational challenge cup, featuring plentiful sporting sauce and refreshments, essy to remember rules and a mallet that doubles as a walking stick or even a crutch. There is some doubt as to the actual victorious winner, but there was a general agreement that it had been a glorious tournament. Remember: Solid shoes allow you to knock your opponents ball with greater force with no risk of personal injury. I often wonder how many people read captions, and if it’s worth making an effort. If you got this far maybe you could throw me a 👍🏼 in the comments? Featuring fine garms by @1stpatrn , @bucktrout , @yarmouth_oilskins , @tomsmarte , @curzonclassics , @josephcheaney , @cheaney.jp
A slow Sunday morning, so I’m busy finishing up some new articles for the blog. I hope you all enjoyed my more complex photo shoots this week! As a reminder, here is the winner of the International Tweed Showdown championship, post endurance heavy tweed wearing in blasting sun. After a cup of tea he was right as rain again, cracking the best dad-jokes, pounding puns and generally funning about. I often wonder how many people read captions, and if it’s worth making an effort. If you got this far maybe you could throw me a 👍🏼 in the comments? Featuring fine garms by @bucktrout , @curzonclassics and @mister_miller_caps
The Tweed Showdown has resulted in a winner! 4 hours and 27 minutes in four-piece Harris Tweed secured the title for Dick. What a guy! Swipe right to see the photo they tried to ban! Three hours in Dick started giving the referee the verbal and had to be corrected, with reference to The Book. It’s not often the referee will stand up and engage! Almost fully endorsed by @harristweedauthority , @thechapmag and @tweed_run_norway Harris Tweed suit by @bucktrout, cap by @mister_miller_caps and tie by @curzonclassics
And... Game on! Welcome to the final round of the inaugural Summer Tweed Showdown (someone reportedly referred to it as the «sweatdown», we are not amused). The Finns have endurance sauna, Norwegians take it up a notch. We’re down to two sturdy tweedthusiasts sporting 4-piece Harris Tweed in the blazing sun. The referee is sitting idly by, waiting for the winner to become apparent. The competition is fully endorsed by @harristweedauthority, @thechapmag and @tweed_run_norway Harris Tweed suits by @bucktrout, caps by @andsonsuk and @mister_miller_caps, straw hat by @tomsmarte, tie by @curzonclassics, shoes by @josephcheaney / @cheaney.jp. @getpivo
Today’s ALG champion was legendary bounder, explorer, tomato grower and long distance cyclist, Dirk. The trophy was accepted with grace, finesse and the merest hint of a smile. Dirks signature look is the quirkily offset neckerchief. A real rebel. #menswearblogger #menfashionstyle #styleaddict #mensfashionpost #currentlywearing #welldresseddad #gooutcasuallydressed #아메 #styleno #メンズスタイル #男装时尚 #ootd #스타일 #gocd #croquet #mensstyle #styleblogger #패션 #vintage #dadstyle #menwithstyle #ruggedstyle #メンズファッション #selvedge #빈티지 #고아드 #男士风格 #남성 #fblogger #menswear
When the going gets tough, the tough stand up straight for a photo while the meticulous brother measures up to work out the odds of someone or other will take home this year's trophies. Who do you think is the top mallet wielder? Corduroy jacket by @1stpatrn, linen trousers by @bucktrout , workwear jacket by @yarmouth_oilskins, Harris Tweed cap by @curzonclassics , straw hat by @tomsmarte, shoes by @josephcheaney / @cheaney.jp . @getpivo #fblogger #menswearblogger #아메 #남성 #croquet #menwithstyle #welldresseddad #男装时尚 #vintage #styleno #menswear #menfashionstyle #selvedge #ootd #gocd #mensstyle #mensfashionpost #メンズスタイル #빈티지 #currentlywearing #男士风格 #gooutcasuallydressed #ruggedstyle #styleaddict #스타일 #패션 #dadstyle #メンズファッション #manymemonday #styleblogger
Every Summer a day of aggressive lawn games is held in the grassy grounds of the Garms Lab. Mainly croquet, though petanque and other off-brand games have been known to happen. Mainly though, loose rules, no mercy, a bucket of Pimms and much witty banter and cutting commentary ensues. Sounds like fun? Tag someone who would enjoy this! Or yourself! Garmsmen are pre-qualified!
Exploration day one: The sun is high and the brothers are lost. After cinnamon buns for lunch, followed by a nap in the shade, it is discovered that the silk escape map covers Central Europe, not the including Southern parts of Norway at all. This does not bode well for a prompt return to civilization before dinnertime!
Whilst researching the explorer theme I came across a selection of photos of my late grandfather, noted discoverer of modern, yet lost, civilizations and tweed cults, Bill Blissed Dadde. Reminds me terribly of one of my brothers, so clearly a case of the genetics favoring the stern look and questing nature.
When exploring there is strength in numbers, or so the handbook says. My brothers made up the numbers, but I’m uncertain about how much strength was added! All good fun though and as usual they only asked for cinnamon buns. Linen jacket Vintage @belstaff, linen trousers @nigel_cabourn , shirt @barbour , shoes @marcusdeshoes , hat @tomsmarte , silk map @lovarzi_official @getpivo #manymemonday
Today I’ve gone exploring. A little safari, a little Attenborough and maybe just a whisper of Professor Jones?
It’s appalingly hot outside and a t-shirt does not an intersting photo make. So today I offer you some corduroy versus brick wall contrast.
Summer jackets for 2019? A new series has started on the blog, featuring jackets for the reality we live in, ie rain and cold. First out the Hawthorn tweed jacket and Collins wool donkey jacket from @gloverall. Link in bio or just refresh WellDressedDad.com. «A true garmsman recognises no seasons» (Book of Garmology ch 3)
Summer jacket reviews coming on the blog tomorrow. Jackets suitable for this years summer, that is! More info to follow.
In case you’d forgotten, or maybe were never aware, there are currently 569 articles available on the blog. Many are even pretty good! Let me know if you’re one the true and hardy garmsmen that have read it all and I’ll add you to the hall of fame! Sorry, no audio book yet. Link in bio or just point your browsing device to WellDressedDad.com
A little something for everyone today. Rupert has stepped up to add some Glamour. I’ve added a contrasting vintage tie of historic importance and a wonky knot, to lure in the sprezzatura afficinados and infuriate the tie rule judges. And to add a tasty morsel of detail, I’ve placed a car on me, but what is it?
No idea how many of these Rupert had staged over the year, but it’s quite clear it’s his signature pose. Who said dogs ain’t got smarts?