Saturday, 9 December 2017

The right trousers

In which G.M. Norton pockets a new pair of trousers.

Ever since I first read about them in The Chap magazine a few years ago, I’ve been longing for a pair of leg warmers from Spencers Trousers.
If you’ve not previously heard of them, Spencers are a factory based in Yorkshire that make trousers to your exact measurements. Just a week after placing your order, they’re made up and sent to you, wherever you are in the world. 

Unhappy with the fit of my trousers, my longing to get my first pair from Spencers has only increased when seeing all the dapper chaps on Instagram wearing them. The way I see it, if trousers are being worn by men as far as Denmark and Germany, they must be pretty darn special.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Norty's Christmas gift ideas

In which G.M. Norton puts on his Christmas thinking cap.

Hurrah, for it is December!

I absolutely adore this time of year. The cool mornings, hot food, the need to wrap up warm and the festive excitement.

What I can't abide though are the busy shops, which is why I try to do most of my Christmas shopping online. Rather than shop at the big stores, where I can, I do like to give my money to the little independent enterprise or maker instead.

If you're stuck for Christmas ideas for the fellow in your life, or would like some ideas for treating yourself, then please allow me to suggest a few things.

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