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Title: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: tommc666 on March 12, 2013, 10:38:42 PM
Ralph Lauren Prince of Wales check wool suit
and a pile of Lacoste polos and jumpers
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 12, 2013, 11:49:38 PM
Picked up in their sale, a 100% Lambswool cardigan with leather "football" style buttons. The box is a work of art too. Was £130 but was reduced to £30 so a bit of a bargain.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3431_zps0903780e.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3438_zpsc3e10c53.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3440_zpsf5b97625.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 13, 2013, 12:32:31 AM
Picked up a bargain from the Smedley outlet online store

(http://www.mrporter.com/images/products/312279/312279_mrp_in_l.jpg)

Should have been £130, got it for £50
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 12:38:11 AM
I saw that one Charlie, last week I think it was. Looks good.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 13, 2013, 12:57:22 AM
yeah - my only gripe with it is the little label on the hem, may have to pick that off
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DJ Penny Lane on March 13, 2013, 01:50:08 AM
That cardigan is lovely.

I guess time for the gals to chirp. I picked up three pairs of tights, in red, blue and black faint plaid.

:)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on March 13, 2013, 09:16:24 AM
Picked up a couple of cheap vintage Penguin knits at a friends shop near me (Preston) and replaced my completely worn out pair of Ben Sherman skinny cords.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Felonious on March 13, 2013, 10:42:29 AM
http://www.next.co.uk/g882304s4 (http://www.next.co.uk/g882304s4)

Penny round collar in Next.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on March 13, 2013, 11:08:43 AM
A nice white Jump the Gun Oxford button down. The best OTP fit I've ever had.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ian_B on March 13, 2013, 11:55:05 AM
http://www.next.co.uk/g882304s4 (http://www.next.co.uk/g882304s4)

Penny round collar in Next.

Actually bought a few nice tab collar shirts in Next last year - good fit (if not the best quality) & will more than do for work etc.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DenisW on March 13, 2013, 12:55:37 PM
Two pairs of DNA Groove trousers.Gianni style.Super cool.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 01:42:55 PM
A pair of suede driving mocs from Minnetonka
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/713-dusty-brown-mens-suede-driving-mocc_zpsd031f2bf.jpg)

A Madras shirt from Lands' End
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/430482_AG13_LF_63E_zpsfb7017ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on March 13, 2013, 04:54:11 PM
Just bought an olive green corduroy shirt from the new John Simons online store http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/copy-of-dark-blue-cord-shirt/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/copy-of-dark-blue-cord-shirt/).  Winging it's way to me as we speak - hope to have in time for the weekend.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 05:25:09 PM
I'd be intrested in learning what these are like .. perhaps a review on arrival with some better pics? The ones on the website are really poor.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on March 13, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
The pictures on the John Simons site aren't great, although have read good things about the shirts on other forums.  Will post some pix once I've got my hands on it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on March 13, 2013, 11:47:54 PM
Bought a couple of weeks back, but still waiting for them to arrive...

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/119903037

However, ready to these Florsheim women's loafers pick up next Wednesday... and I didn't have pay full price at the local shoe shop, either!  ;)

http://www.florsheim.com.au/shop/style/340297-009.html

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Metalflake on March 14, 2013, 03:05:11 AM
Two pairs of Ricetti loafers by Hudson from Zeeandco's online sale. One pair Burgundy leather the other Brown Suede. Half price getting delivered tomorrow
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ShalalalaLee on March 14, 2013, 03:12:06 AM
Got one of these le coq sportif cycling shirts. Love it!

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/35879-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on March 14, 2013, 04:37:51 AM
Got one of these le coq sportif cycling shirts. Love it!

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/35879-1.jpg)

Are these worth the high price chief? I wish I could afford 2 of every colour. They kick those Wiggo x Fred Perry collabs out the window.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on March 14, 2013, 06:50:17 AM
Yes love them! Definitely better than the FPs
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 14, 2013, 04:29:55 PM
I can't find this design? Oi Polloi had them but were out of stock in my size when I last looked. Seem to have replaced the design with this one now:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36823-1_zps5a1fa2e3.jpg)

I still like the look of the original, but at £60 still nicer than the Wiggo/FP range
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ojperry on March 14, 2013, 06:55:55 PM
Got one of these le coq sportif cycling shirts. Love it!

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/35879-1.jpg)

Are these worth the high price chief? I wish I could afford 2 of every colour. They kick those Wiggo x Fred Perry collabs out the window.

I've got the Burgundy version and they're the cat's whiskers - I've too many similar tops so had to hold back from buying the whole range.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mark65 on March 14, 2013, 07:39:42 PM
Are these worth the high price chief? I wish I could afford 2 of every colour. They kick those Wiggo x Fred Perry collabs out the window.
[/quote]

Got the navy one just after Xmas for £39 from Hanon - As ShalalalaLee said 'Love it'
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 14, 2013, 08:31:45 PM
Three DNA Groove shirts
JtG blue ocbd
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ShalalalaLee on March 14, 2013, 09:09:39 PM
Got one of these le coq sportif cycling shirts. Love it!

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/35879-1.jpg)

Are these worth the high price chief? I wish I could afford 2 of every colour. They kick those Wiggo x Fred Perry collabs out the window.

Yeah, They're great quality. Would have one in every colour if I could afford it!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: theoneandonlyjasetheface on March 15, 2013, 10:14:46 AM
The last thing  I bought was just a couple of weeks ago and its this  King Paisley late 60s style Kaftan that I had  made. Really  happy with it and perfect for any  Freakbeat style nights that I may go to. Also came with a matching scarf. Quality garment and quality service.

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/yelsid1/1361976296426.jpg) (http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/yelsid1/1361550292354.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ade on March 15, 2013, 01:42:42 PM
Just ordered two Mikkel Rude long sleeve shirts - pink and tartan - on the 2 for 1 deal thats on their website at the moment. A very welcome offer. And a whole lot more welcoming than the bloke modelling them whose expression suggests that, given half the chance, would quite like to punch my lights out.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: senorservo on March 15, 2013, 02:27:00 PM
Love the Kaftan- don't think I could pull it off (just turned 40) but would consider one in black or brown for myself   
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: theoneandonlyjasetheface on March 15, 2013, 05:59:24 PM
Love the Kaftan- don't think I could pull it off (just turned 40) but would consider one in black or brown for myself

I'm 43 but thought you  know what  I like  the style and I'm going to try it. My wife liked it and  my mates thought it was excellent  when I wore it  out the weekend I got  it.  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 15, 2013, 08:36:56 PM
Just ordered two Mikkel Rude long sleeve shirts - pink and tartan - on the 2 for 1 deal thats on their website at the moment. A very welcome offer. And a whole lot more welcoming than the bloke modelling them whose expression suggests that, given half the chance, would quite like to punch my lights out.

That made me laugh so much I almost spat my tea over the keyboard. They both look like a right pair of "wrong 'ens" don't they. I envisgae them being chased by Regan & Cater in an episode of the Sweeney driving a Mk 3 Ford Cortina, beige with a brown vinyl roof.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 15, 2013, 08:43:34 PM
Love the Kaftan- don't think I could pull it off (just turned 40) but would consider one in black or brown for myself

I'm 43 but thought you  know what  I like  the style and I'm going to try it. My wife liked it and  my mates thought it was excellent  when I wore it  out the weekend I got  it.  8)

Can I say that's stunning mate, really cracking design and colour. I'm pushing 50 so would struggle to pull off a Kaftan, but would wear a shirt in the same fabric.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: boss69 on March 15, 2013, 08:48:34 PM
Just ordered two Mikkel Rude long sleeve shirts - pink and tartan - on the 2 for 1 deal thats on their website at the moment. A very welcome offer. And a whole lot more welcoming than the bloke modelling them whose expression suggests that, given half the chance, would quite like to punch my lights out.

That made me laugh so much I almost spat my tea over the keyboard. They both look like a right pair of "wrong 'ens" don't they. I envisgae them being chased by Regan & Cater in an episode of the Sweeney driving a Mk 3 Ford Cortina, beige with a brown vinyl roof.

Maybe more Bodie and Doyle  :)
To be fair them blokes modelling the shirts, are just normal blokes as opposed to sickly, androgynous,young male models that you would see on an ASOS, or Fred Perry webpage. Makes a welcome change.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: JasonLeeming on March 16, 2013, 09:14:17 PM
Got a Hackett London Crombie for  £20 on eBay.
Like this one: http://www.hackett.com/catalog/product/view/id/19976/s/outerwear-cashmere-blend-coat/category/157/?color=59 (http://www.hackett.com/catalog/product/view/id/19976/s/outerwear-cashmere-blend-coat/category/157/?color=59)

Think mine is an older version though as it's 75% wool 25% cashmere, so even better that I got it for £20.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: theoneandonlyjasetheface on March 16, 2013, 11:03:25 PM
Love the Kaftan- don't think I could pull it off (just turned 40) but would consider one in black or brown for myself

I'm 43 but thought you  know what  I like  the style and I'm going to try it. My wife liked it and  my mates thought it was excellent  when I wore it  out the weekend I got  it.  8)

Can I say that's stunning mate, really cracking design and colour. I'm pushing 50 so would struggle to pull off a Kaftan, but would wear a shirt in the same fabric.

Thanks Steve. Rich who  makes  the  Shirts, could  definitely make you a more suitable design in that fabric. Whether  it  be a  penny  collar, a button down etc. His website  has  gone  live  now. He is also on facebook. Really  nice  bloke and really  helpful.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: thesmirker on March 17, 2013, 11:52:46 AM
Whats the website link pls?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: theoneandonlyjasetheface on March 17, 2013, 07:57:37 PM
Whats the website link pls?

www.kingpaisley.com
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on March 17, 2013, 08:37:34 PM
I can't find this design? Oi Polloi had them but were out of stock in my size when I last looked. Seem to have replaced the design with this one now:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36823-1_zps5a1fa2e3.jpg)

I still like the look of the original, but at £60 still nicer than the Wiggo/FP range

Here you go mate, gonna pick one up myself on payday.
http://www.size.co.uk/product/le-coq-sportif-tholon-cycle-polo/051098/
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rooster on March 19, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
1960's 3/2 roll Olive Sack Jacket. Tiss lovely!!

Is at the tailors at the moment to add a bit of waist supression.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/Rosman_01/KGrHqVhMFEFOUcCW3BRCmNr7rQ60_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on March 19, 2013, 03:42:56 PM
Pair of B. Weejun Penny Loafers (black) last night via ebay for 56 quid
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ade on March 21, 2013, 03:44:39 PM
Just ordered two Mikkel Rude long sleeve shirts - pink and tartan - on the 2 for 1 deal thats on their website at the moment. A very welcome offer. And a whole lot more welcoming than the bloke modelling them whose expression suggests that, given half the chance, would quite like to punch my lights out.

Shirts arrived from that there Continent this morning - and bleedin' 'ansome they are too.

Is it wrong to admit getting an extra tingle of excitement from the Danish stamps on the parcel?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on March 21, 2013, 04:58:07 PM
1960's 3/2 roll Olive Sack Jacket. Tiss lovely!!

Is at the tailors at the moment to add a bit of waist supression.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/Rosman_01/KGrHqVhMFEFOUcCW3BRCmNr7rQ60_12.jpg)

Not too much I hope?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rooster on March 21, 2013, 11:31:16 PM
Up to you what is too much, each to their own and all, but this it tonight.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/Rosman_01/IMG_0959.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on March 21, 2013, 11:39:48 PM
looks alright to me.  where you getting the tab collar shirts.  not something ive tried till now
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rooster on March 22, 2013, 09:06:52 AM
It's a DNA Groove tab collar. Have had it for a couple of years and unfortunately sleeves have shrunk slightly in the wash ( the jacket sleeves are a perfect length to show some cuff).
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on March 22, 2013, 09:18:39 AM
Up to you what is too much, each to their own and all, but this it tonight.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p289/Rosman_01/IMG_0959.jpg)

Cracking haircut, been trying to get mine similar for some time but it looks nowhere near that good.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rooster on March 22, 2013, 09:31:08 AM
Haha thanks! It hasn't changed for the last 5 years so think it'll be staying :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Hoxtonian on March 22, 2013, 11:45:50 AM
A pair of suede driving mocs from Minnetonka
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/713-dusty-brown-mens-suede-driving-mocc_zpsd031f2bf.jpg)

A Madras shirt from Lands' End
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/430482_AG13_LF_63E_zpsfb7017ad.jpg)
What's the fit like on those Madras shirts?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 22, 2013, 03:05:07 PM
Hello ye bunch of ......

First post as a newbie  ;) so be gentle.

Became a dad a few months ago for the first time so been a bit busy and not purchased much so had a bit of a splurge in the last week, purchased:

Pair of 1954 LVC 501s
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=150

White DNA Groove beagle collar shirt (same below but in white)
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/palermo121-man-2-4076-clothes.html

Art Gallery Black Polka Dot Scarf
http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/davies

Tan Bass Weejun Larson Loafers (not from teh below shop though)
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/dress-shoes-c75/bass-weejuns-bass-larson-cognac-tan-loafer-shoe-p1545

1977 Liverpool Top with number 7 on the back from Toffs
http://www.toffs.com/Liverpool-1970s-Home-Retro-Football-Shirt/productinfo/1702/

Got my first fitting on a new suit tomorrow. Dark Green Mohair two piece.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 22, 2013, 03:07:49 PM
Forgot I also got a few shirts from the Mikkel Rude sale a few weeks ago. Mikkel posted me out two shirt and one of them was not what I had ordered (lovely short sleeve check that fitted), he let me keep that and sent out the one I wanted. True gent.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on March 22, 2013, 04:17:44 PM
The 1954 501Z jeans are great - of all the LVC jeans I own, the fit is spot on - highly recommended, although the 1967 505s are a close second.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 22, 2013, 04:53:02 PM
The 1954 501Z jeans are great - of all the LVC jeans I own, the fit is spot on - highly recommended, although the 1967 505s are a close second.

Yep love my 505s, quite like the 1954 501s with the zip fly. Bit different. Decided not to get a turn up sewn in to them as well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 22, 2013, 09:34:02 PM
A pair of suede driving mocs from Minnetonka

A Madras shirt from Lands' End
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/430482_AG13_LF_63E_zpsfb7017ad.jpg)
What's the fit like on those Madras shirts?

Very good actually. I sized down just to be on the safe side. Not what you'd called fitted, but cerainly not baggy or "puffy" either.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Woody 64 on March 22, 2013, 10:32:15 PM
Hello ye bunch of ......

First post as a newbie  ;) so be gentle.

Became a dad a few months ago for the first time so been a bit busy and not purchased much so had a bit of a splurge in the last week, purchased:

Pair of 1954 LVC 501s
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=150

White DNA Groove beagle collar shirt (same below but in white)
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/palermo121-man-2-4076-clothes.html

Art Gallery Black Polka Dot Scarf
http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/davies

Tan Bass Weejun Larson Loafers (not from teh below shop though)
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/dress-shoes-c75/bass-weejuns-bass-larson-cognac-tan-loafer-shoe-p1545

1977 Liverpool Top with number 7 on the back from Toffs
http://www.toffs.com/Liverpool-1970s-Home-Retro-Football-Shirt/productinfo/1702/

Got my first fitting on a new suit tomorrow. Dark Green Mohair two piece.



Just wait till your wee one gets to 5/6 Neil...then the splurging will be curtailed. Well done bud,the best thing in the world.Best to Hannah.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on March 22, 2013, 10:32:57 PM
Just purchased this knitted crew in the sale from Zalando, with free P&P

http://www.zalando.co.uk/selected-homme-tye-jumper-green-se622i038-603.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 23, 2013, 07:30:55 AM
Hello ye bunch of ......

First post as a newbie  ;) so be gentle.

Became a dad a few months ago for the first time so been a bit busy and not purchased much so had a bit of a splurge in the last week, purchased:

Pair of 1954 LVC 501s
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=150

White DNA Groove beagle collar shirt (same below but in white)
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/palermo121-man-2-4076-clothes.html

Art Gallery Black Polka Dot Scarf
http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/davies

Tan Bass Weejun Larson Loafers (not from teh below shop though)
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/dress-shoes-c75/bass-weejuns-bass-larson-cognac-tan-loafer-shoe-p1545

1977 Liverpool Top with number 7 on the back from Toffs
http://www.toffs.com/Liverpool-1970s-Home-Retro-Football-Shirt/productinfo/1702/

Got my first fitting on a new suit tomorrow. Dark Green Mohair two piece.



Just wait till your wee one gets to 5/6 Neil...then the splurging will be curtailed. Well done bud,the best thing in the world.Best to Hannah.

Woody my old mate, will send your love to Hannah.

When the little fella gets to 5/6 will have to give myself a raise in wages to be able to carry on  ;)

Best to everybody.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 23, 2013, 12:41:23 PM
This morning I bought a lambswool V neck tank top in a stone colour from M&S. Will only wear it with a short sleeve shirt though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Wide-eyed Boy on March 23, 2013, 02:53:20 PM
Had an unsuccessful shopping trip this morning so this was my last purchase:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/96081553/IMAG0482_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 23, 2013, 10:56:01 PM
A new suit form Adam of London (plain charcoal) plus 3 of his shirts. Sky blue & white bd & a tab collar in pink, oh and a couple of lovely ties from KJ Beckett. http://www.kjbeckett.com/mens/accessories/ties.html?dir=asc&order=price
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ade on March 24, 2013, 03:50:49 PM
John White 'Westbury' chukka boots in chocolate suede.

(Fat lot of good they'll be in this snow).
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ross-wfc on March 24, 2013, 08:04:31 PM
Took a trip to Brick Lane today, popped in Mendoza but nothing took my fancy, but i did stumble across a Pretty Green sample and sale shop so got a couple of bargains in there a cord western jacket for £60 and a stripped knitted T-shirt for £20.Then had a nose around Rokit vintage shop and found these http://www.rokit.co.uk/product.php?product_id=NB-0025-0016                                                                          and as i had been looking for a pair for ages i treated myself, not sure of the quality but hand made in Northampton and they look ok.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 24, 2013, 08:42:38 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/557075_478530528842882_1415346657_n_zps427636a2.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/534735_478530752176193_917971359_n_zps88abd956.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/399422_478530778842857_633844529_n_zps6f1ec7ea.jpg)

Hope to have it by Thursday
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on March 24, 2013, 09:23:01 PM
Very nice Steve, From Mike?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 24, 2013, 10:13:45 PM
Very nice Steve, From Mike?

... Yes Paddy. Chest wise it may be 1" bigger than I'd usually buy but my tailor can soon sort that out. Hoping it won't need any alterations though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on March 25, 2013, 09:18:50 PM
I think you might be lucky looking at the pictures  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 26, 2013, 02:00:10 PM
I think you might be lucky looking at the pictures  :)

It's being posted today so hopefully I'll know more tomorrow.

Also picked these up yesterday for a tenner......

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/023-1_zps95596659.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on March 26, 2013, 02:40:25 PM
Just ordered a short-sleeved shirt in Indian Madras fabric from Claudio at DNA.

(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/8984-4165_zpsb213eb41.jpg)

Hopefully, we'll get a summer sometime soon so I can actually wear it!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Sharpen up on March 26, 2013, 04:28:47 PM
Lovely shirt.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ozzy on March 26, 2013, 09:58:41 PM
Claudio's shirts are THE best ! Taste !  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ozzy on March 26, 2013, 10:03:09 PM
& agree, that jacket is va nice  8)
Worth spending $ on to get fitting right for sure.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dangranger92 on March 27, 2013, 04:21:15 PM
had a few bits of Art Gallery in the past few months and a scarf from Peckham Rye
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on March 27, 2013, 06:17:10 PM
Got home from work only to be greeted with this DNA sorrento off the missus,

What a woman!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/2D59F428-9620-449B-B27C-ECA3D83B2B82-7351-000007B57DA5E975_zps287d5b74.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ThePersuasion on March 27, 2013, 08:23:18 PM
Olive Italian suede driving shoes
DNA short sleeved shirt for summer (colour works with shoes)
Tomorrow I get my hands on a blue mohair DB tailored suit which I intend to wear on- stage Good Friday at March of the Mods Teenage Cancer event in Liverpool.

Just can't figure out how to load pics? Such a dumbo!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on March 27, 2013, 11:44:13 PM
Long sleeved Relco shirt, navy pin-dot. I've heard some mixed reviews about Relco but I've been on the hunt for a decent navy blue pin-dot shirt with button down collar for a while with no success.

Uniqlo has a few polka dotted shirts and while I don't mind the quality and fit, the collars are loose :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:02:46 AM
Picked up in their sale, a 100% Lambswool cardigan with leather "football" style buttons. The box is a work of art too. Was £130 but was reduced to £30 so a bit of a bargain.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3431_zps0903780e.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3438_zpsc3e10c53.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3440_zpsf5b97625.jpg)

Fantastic bargain!  Love the leather football style buttons - Mikkel Rude did something similar a couple of years but sadly it's no longer available
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:06:13 AM
Got home from work only to be greeted with this DNA sorrento off the missus,

What a woman!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/2D59F428-9620-449B-B27C-ECA3D83B2B82-7351-000007B57DA5E975_zps287d5b74.jpg)

v nice!  lovely colour
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:15:46 AM
I've been looking for some footwear that will keep me upright during the icy winter months.  The best sole I've ever come across in this respect is the Air Wear, but I haven't really seen anything I liked - until I came across these. 

Not everybody's cup of tea, but they do the job, and for me they're a cut above the regular DM range

http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8703-dr-martens-pietro-boot.aspx (http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8703-dr-martens-pietro-boot.aspx)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 30, 2013, 08:25:15 AM
blimey that's pricey for a DM  :o
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:33:06 AM
It is - more than I expected to be honest.  But I'd rather pay the extra ton or so for something like that than settle for something I'm less than happy with.  And they do keep my standing, whilst others fall  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 30, 2013, 08:38:06 AM
They look a decent boot to be fair - hate to do this to you but you could have gone for similar in a solovair for half the price though

http://www.britboot.co.uk/engine/shop/product/SLB18/Solovair+%22Hawkins%22+Oxblood+Leather+Boot+%286+Eyelet%29

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:44:34 AM
They look a decent boot to be fair - hate to do this to you but you could have gone for similar in a solovair for half the price though

http://www.britboot.co.uk/engine/shop/product/SLB18/Solovair+%22Hawkins%22+Oxblood+Leather+Boot+%286+Eyelet%29

I was dreading clicking on that link...but...I'd still go for the DM's...just that bit smarter for me (OK, perhaps not £150-worth - but I know in the long run I'd end up replacing the Solovair's, thus costing me more)  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 30, 2013, 08:58:26 AM
Have to admit that the DM's look a better quality leather and hence a better all round boot. I'd wear both if I'm honest, in the right weather conditions. I may even pick up a pair of those solivairs in readiness for next winter. I've been giving my suede Diemme Roccia boots a really hard time this year in all this snow and ice. Thank the little baby Jesus for Tarrago suede nano spray protector
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 09:19:27 AM
Did you get this in the Factory Sale? I picked one up last year for dirt cheap but still unsure what to wear it with. Tried it with a red gingham check shirt but unsure what esle it goes with.

Picked up in their sale, a 100% Lambswool cardigan with leather "football" style buttons. The box is a work of art too. Was £130 but was reduced to £30 so a bit of a bargain.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3431_zps0903780e.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3438_zpsc3e10c53.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3440_zpsf5b97625.jpg)

Fantastic bargain!  Love the leather football style buttons - Mikkel Rude did something similar a couple of years but sadly it's no longer available
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 11:21:51 AM
Its payday and Easter all in one and seeing as I am having to work all day today and also at my in laws I deserve a bit of a splurge, just purchased:

Lacoste pumps to wear with my new LVC 1954 501's.
http://www.oipolloi.com/lacoste-rene-lacoste-og-off-white-green

Another Le Cop Sportif cycling top to go with the above pumps. Much prefer these to the Bradley Wiggins ones.
http://www.oipolloi.com/le-coq-sportif-tholon-cycling-jersey-chaux

And a few pairs of my fave socks.
http://www.oipolloi.com/burlington-preston-sock-navy
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: boss69 on March 30, 2013, 11:33:59 AM
I've been looking for some footwear that will keep me upright during the icy winter months.  The best sole I've ever come across in this respect is the Air Wear, but I haven't really seen anything I liked - until I came across these. 

Not everybody's cup of tea, but they do the job, and for me they're a cut above the regular DM range

http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8703-dr-martens-pietro-boot.aspx (http://store.drmartens.co.uk/p-8703-dr-martens-pietro-boot.aspx)

Nice.
But pricey. At that price do they include the free sole replacements? like on the 'Dm's for life' range.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 11:50:18 AM
No free sole replacements as far as I'm aware.

Definitely pricey, but I prefer to spend a lot of money on selected items that I really like, as opposed to spending a few quid here and there on things that I think are OK...which ultimately ends up with a lot of money being spent anyway (as far as I'm concerned at least).

So in terms of winter footwear, I now have two pairs of boots which I alternate - the DM's, and a pair of Alden x The Bureau Kudu boots, which cost significantly more than the DM's did.  But that's it, & the plan is that I won't buy any more for the next 15-20 years.  I'll let you know how that particular plan goes...  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 30, 2013, 12:08:42 PM
I bought this Merc polo from Atom Retro. It's extremely lightweight, perfect for the incredible summer we're definitely gonna get...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9899/merckb.jpg)

£65.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 12:20:14 PM
I'm liking the sound of that incredible summer...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 12:42:46 PM
I bought this Merc polo from Atom Retro. It's extremely lightweight, perfect for the incredible summer we're definitely gonna get...

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9899/merckb.jpg)

£65.

Quite nice, similar to a Duffer top I have.

Its still Merc though and don't think I could ever bring myself to buy anything by them
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 30, 2013, 12:57:18 PM
I'm interested in your avoidance of Merc. Is it because of the products themselves or a problem with the company?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 01:22:18 PM
I'm interested in your avoidance of Merc. Is it because of the products themselves or a problem with the company?

The products they produce, the label itself, what Merc is to the mod scene.

A range of reasons that to be honest stem from the mid 90's and first getting into the mod thing.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 30, 2013, 01:29:36 PM
I first visited Carnaby St. in '99. Coming from a northern town, it was all amazing to me. Even the shops selling pinbadges and patches felt like something from another planet. I still have Merc's '99 catalogue and the difference between then and now is massive, from the products to the way the models look.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 30, 2013, 02:06:33 PM
Did you get this in the Factory Sale? I picked one up last year for dirt cheap but still unsure what to wear it with. Tried it with a red gingham check shirt but unsure what esle it goes with.

Picked up in their sale, a 100% Lambswool cardigan with leather "football" style buttons. The box is a work of art too. Was £130 but was reduced to £30 so a bit of a bargain.

Fantastic bargain!  Love the leather football style buttons - Mikkel Rude did something similar a couple of years but sadly it's no longer available

Hi Neil, got it from their website in the January sale, along with a Harrington style jacket. That one was even more of a bargain as was reduced from £295 to £95. Not worn the cardigan too much but when I have I also teamed it with a red gingham shirt:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3455_zpse71ecbb1.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3432_zps84f0c07a.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3434_zpsea9f9b9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 03:02:55 PM
Steve / Neil

Where is Crombie stuff made these days?

Cheers
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 30, 2013, 03:23:56 PM
Steve / Neil

Where is Crombie stuff made these days?

Cheers

I would imagine the factory in Leeds.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 30, 2013, 08:07:10 PM
Steve / Neil

Where is Crombie stuff made these days?

Cheers

I would imagine the factory in Leeds.

Taken from their website :

Crombie remains an iconic British brand, trusted worldwide for the quality of its products and the timeless elegance of its designs.

Crombie continues to source only the finest raw materials to make its luxury products. To this day, the majority of fabrics used in our coats are milled in England and Scotland (otherwise in Italy). Likewise, 80% of our accessories are "Made in England", from five-fold silk ties hand rolled by English craftsmen, all the way up to handmade classic fur felt hats.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 08:44:03 PM
Cheers guys.

Steve - I was looking at the website for that info - clearly didn't look hard enough!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: boss69 on March 30, 2013, 09:41:55 PM
Did you get this in the Factory Sale? I picked one up last year for dirt cheap but still unsure what to wear it with. Tried it with a red gingham check shirt but unsure what esle it goes with.

Picked up in their sale, a 100% Lambswool cardigan with leather "football" style buttons. The box is a work of art too. Was £130 but was reduced to £30 so a bit of a bargain.

Fantastic bargain!  Love the leather football style buttons - Mikkel Rude did something similar a couple of years but sadly it's no longer available

Hi Neil, got it from their website in the January sale, along with a Harrington style jacket. That one was even more of a bargain as was reduced from £295 to £95. Not worn the cardigan too much but when I have I also teamed it with a red gingham shirt:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3455_zpse71ecbb1.jpg)









If you ever tire of the harrington and cardie, give me first refusual  ;) I think they look great. Minimal and neat
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 31, 2013, 03:49:48 AM
JtG gold tonic trousers
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on March 31, 2013, 10:43:41 AM
my chocolate eating bib
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Skaa on March 31, 2013, 06:20:28 PM
Levi's 501s. Classic and look good on a lass (of which I am). Coupled with navy suede Adidas Sambas and I'm on to a winner.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on April 01, 2013, 12:54:18 PM
I'm interested in your avoidance of Merc. Is it because of the products themselves or a problem with the company?

The products they produce, the label itself, what Merc is to the mod scene.

A range of reasons that to be honest stem from the mid 90's and first getting into the mod thing.

Funny you say that, I saw this polo by Merc the other day and was quite tempted by it if it wasn't for the logo. Reminds me of something DNA may do, although I suspect Claudio would be more imaginative with colour choice.

(http://images.esellerpro.com/2244/I/253/27/Merc%20SS13%20Block%20Stripe%20Knit%20Polo%20Shirt.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: RBsmallfaces on April 01, 2013, 02:29:37 PM
Recently bought some Clarkes/Jaguar Desert Boots. Half price at Schuh a couple of weeks back.

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20351017
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on April 02, 2013, 08:58:46 PM
Light Blue long sleeve Oxford and Blue, Sky Blue & Cream s/sleeve shirts from Mikkel Rude.

Two for one sale.

Nice.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 04, 2013, 05:24:12 PM
I shouldn't have really as I've got more than enough adidas to be getting on with, but I really liked these Size? exclusives:

(http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e2017d3d35fb88970c-pi)

(http://jdsports.scene7.com/is/image/JDSports/52047szd?wid=325&resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultImage=JDSports/sizeImageMissing) (http://jdsports.scene7.com/is/image/JDSports/52047szc?wid=325&resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultImage=JDSports/sizeImageMissing)
Tobacco in "Tabasco" brown leather.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Nicky B on April 04, 2013, 05:49:11 PM
I shouldn't have really as I've got more than enough adidas to be getting on with, but I really liked these Size? exclusives:

(http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e2017d3d35fb88970c-pi)

(http://jdsports.scene7.com/is/image/JDSports/52047szd?wid=325&resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultImage=JDSports/sizeImageMissing) (http://jdsports.scene7.com/is/image/JDSports/52047szc?wid=325&resmode=sharp&op_usm=1.1,0.5,0,0&defaultImage=JDSports/sizeImageMissing)
Tobacco in "Tabasco" brown leather.

Saw those today. They look very tidy
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on April 04, 2013, 09:15:20 PM
A few pairs of Pantherella from Woods of Shropshire:

http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/pantherella-vintage-socks/dark-olive-houndstooth-birdseye-check-marino-wool-vintage-socks.html

http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/pantherella-vintage-socks/navy-3-colour-birdseye-marino-wool-vintage-socks.html

http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/pantherella-vintage-socks/navy-cotton-socks-with-tiny-dot-design-from-pantherella.html

http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/pantherella-vintage-socks/dark-grey-cotton-socks-with-tiny-dot-design-from-pantherella.html

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on April 04, 2013, 09:21:15 PM
like them trainers!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on April 05, 2013, 12:39:03 AM
(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr322/leonardostrassi/yhst-29311525588944_2252_1768966.jpg)

Always had issues finding sunglasses, ordered these online and should hopefully keep me going through the summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 05, 2013, 10:31:32 AM
Had a little win on the horses yesterday so picked up one of the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins tops from the FP shop in Liverpool:
http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/gb-tipped-bradley-shirt.html

Might go back for this one in the sales:
http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/modernist-cycling-shirt.html

Sadly got my son this in white as well, couldnt resist:
http://www.fredperry.com/kids/my-first-fred-perry-shirt/my-first-fred-perry-shirt.html/
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on April 05, 2013, 12:48:20 PM
Had a little win on the horses yesterday so picked up one of the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins tops from the FP shop in Liverpool:
http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/gb-tipped-bradley-shirt.html

I've just called in to the Fred Perry Liverpool shop to buy the very same top in medium - apparently they had sold the last one earlier this morning!  I'm guessing that was you!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 05, 2013, 03:37:19 PM
Had a little win on the horses yesterday so picked up one of the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins tops from the FP shop in Liverpool:
http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/gb-tipped-bradley-shirt.html

I've just called in to the Fred Perry Liverpool shop to buy the very same top in medium - apparently they had sold the last one earlier this morning!  I'm guessing that was you!

Sorry.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ross-wfc on April 05, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
Took a trip to Bicester outlet village today, picked up a cpl of pairs of Paul Smith hexagon socks half price, very funky, and a pair of Clarks desert boots in brown leather for £45. has anyone brought any recently? I had to go up to a 8 1/2 and every pair of shoes i have brought for 30 years have been 8's.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on April 05, 2013, 06:10:03 PM
Had a little win on the horses yesterday so picked up one of the Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins tops from the FP shop in Liverpool:
http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/gb-tipped-bradley-shirt.html

I've just called in to the Fred Perry Liverpool shop to buy the very same top in medium - apparently they had sold the last one earlier this morning!  I'm guessing that was you!

Sorry.

No worries :)

Managed to get one online at http://www.northernthreads.co.uk/ with the added bonus of 10% discount for first order.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on April 05, 2013, 10:23:08 PM
Sadly got my son this in white as well, couldnt resist:
http://www.fredperry.com/kids/my-first-fred-perry-shirt/my-first-fred-perry-shirt.html/

Aww  :)

Nowt sad about that!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 09:15:55 AM
I've already got half a dozen of these, but I've added this colour option:

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/polo-shirts/riviera-polo-shirt-9133.html

While I was ordering I thought I'd get some basics (to keep me warm on the scoot next winter!)

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/tshirts/long-sleeve-crew-neck/long-sleeve-crew-neck-t-shirt-charcoal-melange.html

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/thermal-base-layer/thermal-long-john.html


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 06, 2013, 09:26:17 AM
Trying to steer myself away from the more casual side of clothing at the moment but just couldn't resist this

(http://www.prendas.co.uk/images/full/2013-02-15-molteni-retro-leisure-sweater.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 06, 2013, 09:34:18 AM
Trying to steer myself away from the more casual side of clothing at the moment but just couldn't resist this

(http://www.prendas.co.uk/images/full/2013-02-15-molteni-retro-leisure-sweater.jpg)

Nice, I'd probably have to pull that prendas thing off of the zip though, will you be wearing it whilst watching the Paris Roubaix tomorrow?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 09:40:55 AM
Trying to steer myself away from the more casual side of clothing at the moment but just couldn't resist this

(http://www.prendas.co.uk/images/full/2013-02-15-molteni-retro-leisure-sweater.jpg)

v nice indeed!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 06, 2013, 09:55:47 AM

Nice, I'd probably have to pull that prendas thing off of the zip though, will you be wearing it whilst watching the Paris Roubaix tomorrow?

Yeah - that will be going, may try and find another puller off something else but sure I can live without it if necessary. Only ordered it last night sadly so won't be getting an airing for 'l'enfer du nord' and due to planned imbibement of strong lagers and possibly a vin rouge I shall be mainly wearing scruffy clobber in front of the screen tomorrow  ;D

Prendas appear to be launching a new range of cycling related leisure wear so worth keeping an eye on. I know there is also a really rather nice jersey planned to be up for sale in the next month or so but I've been sworn to secrecy sadly. There goes some more of my clobber budget on lycra
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 06, 2013, 09:59:55 AM
Intrigued now.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 11:31:36 AM

Nice, I'd probably have to pull that prendas thing off of the zip though, will you be wearing it whilst watching the Paris Roubaix tomorrow?

Yeah - that will be going, may try and find another puller off something else but sure I can live without it if necessary. Only ordered it last night sadly so won't be getting an airing for 'l'enfer du nord' and due to planned imbibement of strong lagers and possibly a vin rouge I shall be mainly wearing scruffy clobber in front of the screen tomorrow  ;D

Prendas appear to be launching a new range of cycling related leisure wear so worth keeping an eye on. I know there is also a really rather nice jersey planned to be up for sale in the next month or so but I've been sworn to secrecy sadly. There goes some more of my clobber budget on lycra

I love Prendas...always something different and interesting and decent pricing too!

I'm out for a ride tomorrow and wearing this one before settling down for the Paris Roubaix:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/da807f81-da2a-42eb-9bf3-2ddb96f2ea60_zps3434cc96.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 06, 2013, 11:48:58 AM
^^ That's a beaut! I don't own a single piece of Rapha yet but I'm close to purchasing the winter gloves.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 01:14:28 PM
^^ That's a beaut! I don't own a single piece of Rapha yet but I'm close to purchasing the winter gloves.

I only have a few of their pieces. This long sleeve jersey, a couple of short sleeves and a drawstring hat. The quality is superb. Yes, you can buy cheaper but I love the understated designs, and would even consider wearing some of their stuff "off the bike" too. I did look at their white Summer gloves, as they look so cool, but at £100 I really couldn't justify adding them to the collection. For gloves, I've found the DHB range from Wiggle, very good. A good fit, warm and wash well too.
These are similar to mine which I bought last year: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-amberley-ii-glove/
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 01:47:45 PM

Nice, I'd probably have to pull that prendas thing off of the zip though, will you be wearing it whilst watching the Paris Roubaix tomorrow?

Yeah - that will be going, may try and find another puller off something else but sure I can live without it if necessary. Only ordered it last night sadly so won't be getting an airing for 'l'enfer du nord' and due to planned imbibement of strong lagers and possibly a vin rouge I shall be mainly wearing scruffy clobber in front of the screen tomorrow  ;D

Prendas appear to be launching a new range of cycling related leisure wear so worth keeping an eye on. I know there is also a really rather nice jersey planned to be up for sale in the next month or so but I've been sworn to secrecy sadly. There goes some more of my clobber budget on lycra

Is this the Prendas top to which you refer?

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/2013-02-15-prendas-ciclismo-leisure-sweater_zpsf5e5a503.jpg)

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ID=3292
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 06, 2013, 02:14:15 PM
Trying to steer myself away from the more casual side of clothing at the moment but just couldn't resist this

(http://www.prendas.co.uk/images/full/2013-02-15-molteni-retro-leisure-sweater.jpg)

Lovely top, that zip would have to go.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on April 06, 2013, 05:10:08 PM
Ralph Lauren polo trousers in white. Wouldn't wear a tie with them though

http://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/product/index.jsp?productId=13517561
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 06, 2013, 06:11:38 PM

Is this the Prendas top to which you refer?



that's the one Steve, not bad either that one but I'm not a fan of red, more of a blue myself  ;)

Rapha is great kit, I've one of their etape jerseys which is superb in v hot weather, a few other bits and pieces like winter collars and caps etc but the best piece I have is the rain jacket which I snagged in the sale for £110 down from £190. Worth every penny, really is a great item. Going for their shorts next I think after my assos ones have worn out
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 10:02:09 PM

Is this the Prendas top to which you refer?



that's the one Steve, not bad either that one but I'm not a fan of red, more of a blue myself  ;)

Rapha is great kit, I've one of their etape jerseys which is superb in v hot weather, a few other bits and pieces like winter collars and caps etc but the best piece I have is the rain jacket which I snagged in the sale for £110 down from £190. Worth every penny, really is a great item. Going for their shorts next I think after my assos ones have worn out

Did you get the Etape shirt when you did the ride or was it purchased. Only asking as a mate of mine did it a couple of years back (the Alps stage in 2011) and got given one. I almost bought the rain jacket as got a 20% discount code towards the end of last year. In the end I stuck with the one I had, but still regret passing it by. Their club jerseys are my favourite. Nicely cut, not too short in the body, with lovely large pockets. This is me after climbing the Puy de Dome last year, wearing one of these:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/024.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 06, 2013, 10:06:35 PM
Rapha rain jacket, softshell jacket or hardshell jacket? I'm thinking to get the rain jacket as its easier to layer and remove if necessary and use a long sleeve jersey for warmth, seems the most practical.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 10:06:47 PM
Just ordered a couple of Claudio's finest. I've tried loads of different shirts over the years, and for me, these can't be bettered. Yes the fit is spot on, but it's the fact that they are sold in very limited numbers, making the chance of seeing anyone else wearing one at the same time, highly unlikely, and at £60 each including delivery very good vfm too.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8571-4064_zps904b2c60.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8963-4160_zps16a7857e.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 06, 2013, 11:03:16 PM
Was bought as a present in the sale, didn't do the ride sadly.

Def can recommend the rain jacket. I had same dilemna and decided to go with the rain version as it made more sense as I already had a good giordana winter jacket so to buy something similar was a false economy.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on April 07, 2013, 10:11:17 AM
^^ That's a beaut! I don't own a single piece of Rapha yet but I'm close to purchasing the winter gloves.

Don't own a single piece yet. I'm trying to 'earn' it by cycling 100 miles before I splash out!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on April 07, 2013, 10:16:18 AM
Just ordered a couple of Claudio's finest. I've tried loads of different shirts over the years, and for me, these can't be bettered. Yes the fit is spot on, but it's the fact that they are sold in very limited numbers, making the chance of seeing anyone else wearing one at the same time, highly unlikely, and at £60 each including delivery very good vfm too.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8571-4064_zps904b2c60.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8963-4160_zps16a7857e.jpg)

The second shirt especially is a beauty.

Love Claudio's shirts, especially the Sienna range and the Taormina tab collars, plus his customer service is second to none.  Can't recommend highly enough.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 07, 2013, 10:50:47 AM
^^ That's a beaut! I don't own a single piece of Rapha yet but I'm close to purchasing the winter gloves.

Don't own a single piece yet. I'm trying to 'earn' it by cycling 100 miles before I splash out!

I did my first "ton" last October. Only been back riding for about 5 years now. Got fat and was too old for football, and hate gyms so cycling was perfect for me (dodgy knees make running painful) and I love it now. Met some new mates and the gear is great too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2013, 02:02:25 PM
You cant beat DNA Groove for off the peg shirts.

Been wearing them now since I first met Claudio in 2001. Think I must of purchased over 30 of his shirts and in my opinion for my build and shape they are the best shirts I have ever owned, that includes the tailored ones I have had made over the years.

Just ordered a couple of Claudio's finest. I've tried loads of different shirts over the years, and for me, these can't be bettered. Yes the fit is spot on, but it's the fact that they are sold in very limited numbers, making the chance of seeing anyone else wearing one at the same time, highly unlikely, and at £60 each including delivery very good vfm too.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8571-4064_zps904b2c60.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8963-4160_zps16a7857e.jpg)

The second shirt especially is a beauty.

Love Claudio's shirts, especially the Sienna range and the Taormina tab collars, plus his customer service is second to none.  Can't recommend highly enough.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 07, 2013, 03:51:06 PM
Brioni belt - 3.3cm wide:
(excuse the huge images!):

(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/s-specchio/cabinet/219401-219600/r219410_1.jpg)
(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/s-specchio/cabinet/219401-219600/r219410_2.jpg)
(http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/s-specchio/cabinet/232001-232200/r232166_2.jpg)

Slightly flawed, but significant discount...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rainey65 on April 07, 2013, 04:53:24 PM
These beauties arrive on Wednesday!
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Puglia15-man-3-4193-clothes.html#

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2013, 05:01:18 PM
These beauties arrive on Wednesday!
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Puglia15-man-3-4193-clothes.html#

Sorry bud, never said this about anything by DNA and I own a few pairs of DNA Shoes but those are not for me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2013, 05:04:25 PM
These beauties arrive on Wednesday!
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Puglia15-man-3-4193-clothes.html#

Sorry bud, never said this about anything by DNA and I own a few pairs of DNA Basket Weaves but those are not for me.

That said thank you for alerting me to the fact these are back in size 9s. Will be getting a pair n next few days:
http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 08, 2013, 05:39:55 PM
The last thing  I bought was just a couple of weeks ago and its this  King Paisley late 60s style Kaftan that I had  made. Really  happy with it and perfect for any  Freakbeat style nights that I may go to. Also came with a matching scarf. Quality garment and quality service.

(http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/yelsid1/1361976296426.jpg) (http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp333/yelsid1/1361550292354.jpg)

Quality  . . . I had something very similar made by my shirt maker 'DC Bespoke' last summer . . . I love it. M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 08, 2013, 05:45:14 PM
I going to pick up two new shirts from DC Bespoke in Friday . . . Two tab collar style.

I am with Neil on DNA Shirts . . . Awesome . . . Yet since I PUMP IRON they will always be slightly snug on me . . . They are the best of the off the peg shirts for a Mod.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 08, 2013, 06:09:55 PM
I going to pick up two new shirts from DC Bespoke in Friday . . . Two tab collar style.

I am with Neil on DNA Shirts . . . Awesome . . . Yet since I PUMP IRON they will always be slightly snug on me . . . They are the best of the off the peg shirts for a Mod.

Just had a disturbing image of you "pumping iron" Mike ;-)

Tried contacting DC Bespoke a few times but had no luck. Any ideas why?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 09, 2013, 06:55:23 PM
No Neil, how have you tried to get hold of them? I can give you Dave's mobile, he is a top lad for a Man City fan, PM me if you want his number. M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 09, 2013, 08:01:16 PM
No Neil, how have you tried to get hold of them? I can give you Dave's mobile, he is a top lad for a Man City fan, PM me if you want his number. M

I think I may of made contact.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markpaulnorton on April 10, 2013, 11:09:53 AM
Bough the Autograph navy blue funnel neck mac from M&S.  Have been getting some good comments from other stylish people! 

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Autograph-Stormwear-Funnel-Neck-Mac/dp/B003UQ3QKC?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_21&nodeId=43503030&sr=1-21&qid=1365592027

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on April 10, 2013, 11:33:13 AM
im in two minds about that.  i hanker after a proper mac, but i can see how that might look quietly awesome in the wrong hanfds
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on April 10, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
Picked up a couple of bargains at TK Maxx

Blue with pink polka dots knitted silk tie by Duchamp - £25 from £70.
(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Snapbucket/089FB617_zps6f100bac.jpg)

Seersucker shorts by Ralph Lauren - £40 from £95
(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Snapbucket/50386A8F_zpsf587f976.jpg)


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 10, 2013, 10:39:44 PM
I going to pick up two new shirts from DC Bespoke in Friday . . . Two tab collar style.

I am with Neil on DNA Shirts . . . Awesome . . . Yet since I PUMP IRON they will always be slightly snug on me . . . They are the best of the off the peg shirts for a Mod.


Ah pump Irn Bru if ah drink it too fast.


But tae get back oan track - bought a Lands End field jacket in thir sale fur the princely sum ay £12.50

(http://images.pricerunner.com/product/267x400/83413308/Lands-End-Canvas-Field-Jacket.jpg)







Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 11, 2013, 11:44:42 AM
Just taken delivery off another couple of beauts from Claudio.
The Madras one is really a work of art. Going to stash it away until we get some warmer weather. If you see it for sale on here in October with the tags still on you'll know we had another rubbish one  ;)
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps29570763.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps3cb05292.jpg)

This one is really difficult to photgraph as the sky blue is quite difficult to pick up with my rubbish camera.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/004_zpsb64fd6cb.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zpsba64bd9c.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/005_zps75fcf82e.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 11, 2013, 12:00:36 PM
That madras is fecking lovely!!!!!!!  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 11, 2013, 12:05:03 PM
That madras is fecking lovely!!!!!!!  8)

Indeed it is - and the other one is even better!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 11, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
That madras is fecking lovely!!!!!!!  8)

I'm really pleased with it too. The colours look so much more vibrant than they did on the website. Ordered on Sunday and delivered today which is great service I think coming from Spain. Going to Lords mid May for the New Zealand test, and hoping that might be it's first outing.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 11, 2013, 12:28:59 PM
That madras is fecking lovely!!!!!!!  8)

I'm really pleased with it too. The colours look so much more vibrant than they did on the website. Ordered on Sunday and delivered today which is great service I think coming from Spain. Going to Lords mid May for the New Zealand test, and hoping that might be it's first outing.

Mid-May, cricket, the UK, a short sleeved shirt - and a madras one at that! Are you insane?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 11, 2013, 12:37:53 PM
I am but this is a long sleeve shirt. That said I was thinking of matching it with navy shorts and mocs too.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 11, 2013, 01:01:28 PM
Ahh long sleeves - you'll be ok then, the long sleeves will protect you from the arctic winds and monsoon rains that will no doubt be the weather over that period  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on April 11, 2013, 01:36:23 PM
A waisted jacket from Barbour, sort of a hybrid between a Liddesdale quilted jacket and a flight jacket in my eyes, might not be to everyones taste but nice for a casual jacket. It fits a lot more snug that the photo and I liked the pockets on the breast, nowhere near that puffy when worn either ha.

http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Barbour-Bow-Quilted-Jacket.html  - the navy one.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 11, 2013, 03:14:02 PM
A waisted jacket from Barbour, sort of a hybrid between a Liddesdale quilted jacket and a flight jacket in my eyes, might not be to everyones taste but nice for a casual jacket. It fits a lot more snug that the photo and I liked the pockets on the breast, nowhere near that puffy when worn either ha.

http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Barbour-Bow-Quilted-Jacket.html  - the navy one.

Not normally a Barbour fan, Steve, but that's a nice jacket. Could see me wearing one of those on the scooter if/when milder weather appears!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on April 11, 2013, 03:26:13 PM
Not normally a Barbour fan, Steve, but that's a nice jacket. Could see me wearing one of those on the scooter if/when milder weather appears!

yeah same here mate Barbour do have the odd gem and it reminded me of a US military jacket. A bit different from the mainstream Barbour stuff anyway.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dave E on April 11, 2013, 03:44:11 PM
Got a lovely pair of tassled loafers from Marks & Spencers just before Easter, half price and very similar to Bass Wegens.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on April 11, 2013, 03:53:21 PM
Anyone received their '2 for 1' Mikkel Rude order yet?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 11, 2013, 04:12:26 PM
Just taken delivery off another couple of beauts from Claudio.
The Madras one is really a work of art. Going to stash it away until we get some warmer weather. If you see it for sale on here in October with the tags still on you'll know we had another rubbish one  ;)
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps29570763.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps3cb05292.jpg)

This one is really difficult to photgraph as the sky blue is quite difficult to pick up with my rubbish camera.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/004_zpsb64fd6cb.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zpsba64bd9c.jpg)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/005_zps75fcf82e.jpg)
The Madras one... drool.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on April 11, 2013, 04:54:05 PM
Got a lovely pair of tassled loafers from Marks & Spencers just before Easter, half price and very similar to Bass Wegens.

M&S do some really nice looking brogues. Excellent for the price (around £60 from memory).
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 11, 2013, 06:12:50 PM
A waisted jacket from Barbour, sort of a hybrid between a Liddesdale quilted jacket and a flight jacket in my eyes, might not be to everyones taste but nice for a casual jacket. It fits a lot more snug that the photo and I liked the pockets on the breast, nowhere near that puffy when worn either ha.

http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Barbour-Bow-Quilted-Jacket.html  - the navy one.

Not normally a Barbour fan, Steve, but that's a nice jacket. Could see me wearing one of those on the scooter if/when milder weather appears!

A quilted jaiket fur the milder weather?   ???


Whit ye wearin' noo?


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on April 11, 2013, 06:17:40 PM
Got a lovely pair of tassled loafers from Marks & Spencers just before Easter, half price and very similar to Bass Wegens.

M&S do some really nice looking brogues. Excellent for the price (around £60 from memory).

I like their blue desert boots with leather sole and heel, but not the orange stitching, I'd prefer white. M&S do some decent stuff if you look carefully
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 11, 2013, 08:01:04 PM
Got a lovely pair of tassled loafers from Marks & Spencers just before Easter, half price and very similar to Bass Wegens.

M&S do some really nice looking brogues. Excellent for the price (around £60 from memory).

I like their blue desert boots with leather sole and heel, but not the orange stitching, I'd prefer white. M&S do some decent stuff if you look carefully

M&S is great for classics.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on April 11, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
M&S is great for classics.
[/quote]
Like the mac they have online - only 45 quid too. Will have a good look around next time I'm in one of their stores.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 11, 2013, 08:23:48 PM
M&S is great for classics.
Like the mac they have online - only 45 quid too. Will have a good look around next time I'm in one of their stores.
[/quote]

If I didn't have a couple of Aquascutums I would probably buy one.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on April 11, 2013, 11:08:49 PM
Picked these up the other day. Allen Edmonds custom order Black and "Merlo" calf

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8640653275_ab51110873.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/8640653275/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/8640653275/)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: TomP on April 12, 2013, 07:32:21 AM
Busy weekend at work so I decided to treat myself to a JTG long sleeved red gingham shirt. Decided to give slim fitting jeans a go, so plumped for a pair of Uniqlo slim fits bnwot off ebay for £16. Which was nice.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 12, 2013, 07:44:30 AM
Picked these up the other day. Allen Edmonds custom order Black and "Merlo" calf

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8640653275_ab51110873.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/8640653275/)

 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/8640653275/)

Love those!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 12, 2013, 11:26:12 AM
Quite a few Pantherellas from Woods of Shropshire.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 12, 2013, 01:06:24 PM
A waisted jacket from Barbour, sort of a hybrid between a Liddesdale quilted jacket and a flight jacket in my eyes, might not be to everyones taste but nice for a casual jacket. It fits a lot more snug that the photo and I liked the pockets on the breast, nowhere near that puffy when worn either ha.

http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/Mens-Barbour-Bow-Quilted-Jacket.html  - the navy one.

Not normally a Barbour fan, Steve, but that's a nice jacket. Could see me wearing one of those on the scooter if/when milder weather appears!

A quilted jaiket fur the milder weather?   ???


Whit ye wearin' noo?

a great big feck off parka. And long johns!!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 12, 2013, 05:48:58 PM
(http://images.esellerpro.com/2325/I/529/86/DSCF6417.JPG)

Just bought these . . . Nice an casual for the summer.

M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on April 12, 2013, 06:39:34 PM
(http://images.esellerpro.com/2325/I/529/86/DSCF6417.JPG)

Just bought these . . . Nice an casual for the summer.

M

Love these! Who's the maker, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on April 12, 2013, 06:45:48 PM
They are Nicolas Deakins. M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 13, 2013, 01:32:50 PM
Just placed an optimistic order for some vintage shades off Etsy...

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/007/0/6744852/il_570xN.363546620_9gbz.jpg)

A bit of a risk given that I've got a massive heeed, and glasses often end up splayed out on me, rather like a certain cartoon detective's side-kick...

(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_24468.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 13, 2013, 02:56:16 PM
Just placed an optimistic order for some vintage shades off Etsy...

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/007/0/6744852/il_570xN.363546620_9gbz.jpg)

A bit of a risk given that I've got a massive heeed, and glasses often end up splayed out on me, rather like a certain cartoon detective's side-kick...

(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_24468.jpg)


Well played, BA. These are one of the classic 60s frames for shades (in my opinion).

I've had a pair of Savile Row Berwicks [ http://www.algha.com/collections/berwick-dominor/OSRC15/ ] with photochromatic lenses for more than 20 years. I've tried lots of other shades in that time, but always go back to my Berwicks. Here they are in their "clear" state:

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a560/KenGee2/photo_zps1950086e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/KenGee2/media/photo_zps1950086e.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 13, 2013, 04:22:25 PM
Just placed an optimistic order for some vintage shades off Etsy...

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/007/0/6744852/il_570xN.363546620_9gbz.jpg)

A bit of a risk given that I've got a massive heeed, and glasses often end up splayed out on me, rather like a certain cartoon detective's side-kick...

(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/char_24468.jpg)


Well played, BA. These are one of the classic 60s frames for shades (in my opinion).

I've had a pair of Savile Row Berwicks [ http://www.algha.com/collections/berwick-dominor/OSRC15/ ] with photochromatic lenses for more than 20 years. I've tried lots of other shades in that time, but always go back to my Berwicks. Here they are in their "clear" state:

(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a560/KenGee2/photo_zps1950086e.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/KenGee2/media/photo_zps1950086e.jpg.html)

I'm really hoping they look good on.

I had a similar pair (think Weller circa Above The Clouds) that got left on the dashboard of the car, as I bailed out when the engine went on fire. Wore them with crazed lenses for a while  8) but have been on the search for 'the ones' for years.

Have found 'nearly the ones' many times, but they tend to have too-small lenses or be slightly wrap-around, which looks wrong on me.

Fingers crossed....

There was another cheaper pair their on Etsy, that might be a bargain for someone - http://www.etsy.com/listing/127945827/1980s-deadstock-vintage-metallic-gold?ref=shop_home_feat
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 14, 2013, 08:06:25 AM
Replaced my Clarks Desert boots after about 5 years of service, look at the state of the old ones, it was raining badly yesterday so they don't normally look that bad! Oddly I had to buy 1/2 a size up.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/wxtf.jpg)

ED-49 Regular Relaxed Dry 13.5oz

(http://i48.tinypic.com/29d5xg.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 14, 2013, 08:33:37 AM
Oddly I had to buy 1/2 a size up.

I think somebody on here mentioned Clarks changing their sizing recently. Or maybe I read it elsewhere.
I've always been a 1/2 size smaller in Clarks than most other shoemakers - maybe they've decided to standardize in line with everyone else...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2013, 08:36:09 AM
Oddly I had to buy 1/2 a size up.

I think somebody on here mentioned Clarks changing their sizing recently. Or maybe I read it elsewhere.
I've always been a 1/2 size smaller in Clarks than most other shoemakers - maybe they've decided to standardize in line with everyone else...

I buy a new pair each year and went down a size with my last pair???
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on April 14, 2013, 09:56:38 AM
RIP to those old dessies!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on April 14, 2013, 03:26:16 PM
2 sainsburys plain nan breads.  they had mould on em despite having a week to run oin the use by date.  took em back.  probably didnt break even on the petrol either.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on April 14, 2013, 04:50:05 PM
RIP to those old dessies!

I'm somewhat emotionally attached too them though, it's not going to be easy.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 14, 2013, 09:20:58 PM
Just ordered this evening:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3953_zoom-0_zpsff804366.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3953_zoom-0_zpsff804366.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/917t_taupe_zps679789d0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/917t_taupe_zps679789d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 14, 2013, 09:38:28 PM
that top is very 'Rapha' Steve but without looking too cycle jersey - where from? how much?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 14, 2013, 10:02:08 PM
that top is very 'Rapha' Steve but without looking too cycle jersey - where from? how much?

Hi Charlie, it is Rapha (good spot) and is from their City riding range. 100% Merino wool. £120 so on a par with Smedley or the DNA ones (albeit Claudio's are long sleeve).

I have their touring shorts (last years range) but similar and wear them when out for a leisurely ride into town for a mooch about and maybe a beer or two. Makes a nice change from "full on lycra" and doesn't put the regulars off their pints either

http://www.rapha.cc/touring-shorts-1-2
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 14, 2013, 10:13:08 PM
ahh had a look at Rapha site but not the city range, no wonder I couldn't find them :)

those shorts look VERY long - have you had them tailored or left them 'as is'? I'd need them above the knee but they look a nice short for the single speed
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 15, 2013, 08:31:11 AM
The shorts aren't too long, but I guess it depends how long your legs are :)

For me they come to just on the knee. I've dug them out earlier and will take some measurements for you later. They are, as with most Rapha garments, excellent. Small attention to details like the waist band adjusters for instance. You could easily wear them as a pair of shorts when not on the bike. There is no internal pad so for any longer distances I've worn a padded liner from an old pair of MTB shorts.That said they aren't designed with road bike saddles in mind I guess.

This is a photo from last October at the start of a 75 miles Charity ride. Can't recall why I went with these on the day, above my usual bike specific bib shorts, but they were fine. They should give you some idea.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/421192_499672900052686_56115157_n_zpsc4bbb5d0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/421192_499672900052686_56115157_n_zpsc4bbb5d0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 15, 2013, 09:07:06 AM
The shorts aren't too long, but I guess it depends how long your legs are :)


being a shortarse I think they'd be too long for me  ;D

chapeau for riding 75 miles with those on though - anything over 10 and its always lycra for me
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 15, 2013, 09:50:59 AM
The shorts aren't too long, but I guess it depends how long your legs are :)


being a shortarse I think they'd be too long for me  ;D

chapeau for riding 75 miles with those on though - anything over 10 and its always lycra for me

No problem, but if you wanted some measurements I'd be happy to supply them. The ride was due to be 50 miles but I rode to the starting venue in Bath from my home in Bristol and then back after the event, which took me just over the 75 miles.

They've brought this ride froward this year to August from the end of October which I think is a good move. Despite the picture showing the depart in bright sunshine it was bitterly cold and a lot of the country lanes were flooded. All good fun though, and a sense of achievement when I got home
http://www.bike-events.com/Ride.aspx?id=386
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 15, 2013, 11:21:59 AM
In all honesty I would never wear them, I live in a town centre so most singlespeed rides are short enough for regular jeans or shorts and the road bike means lycra lycra lycra  8)

don't know that area at all - need to do some riding in another area, getting stale on the roads around here
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dressy_slopper on April 16, 2013, 08:18:07 AM
Here come the basics: Black roll-neck John Smedley jumper.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on April 19, 2013, 06:44:30 AM
pocket flaps on shirts usually feature alongside epaulettes, barcodes and contrast colour hoods and i can't stand them....

but ive just added this tuktuk oxford shirt to my summer artillery and think the pocket flap really sets it off nicely...

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/tuktuk_zps27378cdf.jpg) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/tuktuk_zps27378cdf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 19, 2013, 04:52:43 PM
I like that - really nice. nice colour too. Must say I've become a recent convert to tuktuk and really rate their shirts, great quality
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 19, 2013, 07:06:18 PM
That's really nice, I like the pocket it compliments it. Do Tuk Tuk's have a button on the Back?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 19, 2013, 07:16:07 PM
Just looked and they don't  :( Still a lovely shirt  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on April 19, 2013, 08:02:16 PM
That's really nice, I like the pocket it compliments it. Do Tuk Tuk's have a button on the Back?

You can request it. Along with collar sizes & styles etc. Or at least you used to be able to.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on April 19, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
I think the option was only available on certain shirts before and has now been disabled, it now says bespoke option available soon so you should be able to add your own details again in the near future.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 19, 2013, 11:00:23 PM
Cool 8) I'm a bit OCD about my three button collars, I really need to get out more!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 20, 2013, 06:05:36 AM
Cool 8) I'm a bit OCD about my three button collars, I really need to get out more!

OCD is the mod way.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ian_B on April 20, 2013, 09:22:46 AM
Cool 8) I'm a bit OCD about my three button collars, I really need to get out more!

OCD is the mod way.

I'm not OCD - I'm CDO (In alphabetical order like it f***ing well should be  ;) )
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: AdamWard on April 21, 2013, 09:46:58 AM
First post!

I don't know if it counts but the parents went away and brought me back a couple of pretty green polo's, they got them a bit cheaper! But the last thing i brought was a Ben Sherman Harrington in grey, couldn't really pass on it, was only £49.  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 21, 2013, 12:07:29 PM
Got a pair of Jeffrey Wests on the way from eBay....

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-Jeffery-West-Muse-Leather-Shoes-SIZE-8-smart-mens-designer-casual-/00/s/NjQ4WDk3Mg==/z/QT4AAOxyY9VRWa3s/$T2eC16Z,!zoE9s5ngLlkBRW,3sUZkQ~~60_57.JPG)

Not totally convinced, but need a pair of shoes for work, so took a punt.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 01:02:06 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DBD683 on April 21, 2013, 01:32:46 PM
A pair of Joseph Cheaney " Crawley " suede boots and a pair of " Cleveland " brougue boots by the same maker. Got them both from TK Max .
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 21, 2013, 08:13:03 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 21, 2013, 08:43:23 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.

Cheers fella.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Childof67 on April 22, 2013, 06:24:48 PM
Last purchases were accessories, just went to Germany to visit the inlaws, and in the home country of Falke it would have been rude not to buy a load of their socks- brownish grey herringbone, fine red  and blue stripe, and a sort of two tone effect fine blue with dark red stripe. They had some bolder vertical stripe ones that were great but alas not in my size. Also bagged a couple of Burlingtons from a traditional hoisery shop there- argyles in sky, grey and cream and another in bright forest green and brown shades.

Previous to that, Circle of Gentlemen paisley pocket square in shades of organge, burgundy, yellow and cream, with a dark green border.

Last proper splurge was in February- DNA Barolo DB suit in grey flannel chalk stripe.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 23, 2013, 02:21:45 PM
J. Press "popover" shirt:

(http://www.breathnaigh.org/.a/6a0134856e869e970c014e895b75ca970d-800wi)

"New" but it's from a year or two back...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 23, 2013, 02:56:44 PM
^^ Very nice Ken.
Today I picked up a vintage beige Wrangler trucker jacket from an American Vintage store near where I work for £20.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ken Gee on April 23, 2013, 02:59:50 PM
^^ Very nice Ken.
Today I picked up a vintage beige Wrangler trucker jacket from an American Vintage store near where I work for £20.

20 notes? Nice one! Didn't think it was still possible to pick those up for that kind of money.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 23, 2013, 03:32:56 PM
^^ Very nice Ken.
Today I picked up a vintage beige Wrangler trucker jacket from an American Vintage store near where I work for £20.

20 notes? Nice one! Didn't think it was still possible to pick those up for that kind of money.
I know... and it fits!
I came across it by accident while I was looking for a 60s Pendleton shirt I saw in there a few weeks ago, sadly that had gone.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ColinGlasgow on April 23, 2013, 08:14:47 PM
Nice Ralf Lauren madras shirt from the Gretna outlet shop
Gant grandpa blazer
Levi stapress in black
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 23, 2013, 08:29:43 PM
A few J Press OCBDs (white, Bengal stripes in tan and sky blue). Having a sale at the moment.

Needed to size up for proper collar, may have them darted at the alterations tailors.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Childof67 on April 24, 2013, 08:25:58 PM
Splurged again on a tan made in England G4 and a sand coloured j-keydge ivy "slack" jacket from john Simons
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 25, 2013, 09:35:31 AM
Got a pair of Jeffrey Wests on the way from eBay....

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-Jeffery-West-Muse-Leather-Shoes-SIZE-8-smart-mens-designer-casual-/00/s/NjQ4WDk3Mg==/z/QT4AAOxyY9VRWa3s/$T2eC16Z,!zoE9s5ngLlkBRW,3sUZkQ~~60_57.JPG)

Not totally convinced, but need a pair of shoes for work, so took a punt.

Well they've arrived...

Quite nice actually, albeit they make my feet look a touch mahoosive - what with the 3" points disappearing away at the front of them...

(http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=3627422)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 25, 2013, 09:47:26 AM
I'm glad you said it  ;D

They did look rather long and pointy.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 25, 2013, 10:07:43 AM
I'm glad you said it  ;D

They did look rather long and pointy.

Fortunately I'm a rockabilly rebel on the quiet....

(http://fanart.tv/fanart/music/bd872e2f-3dce-4932-b8dc-91cf949cfbb5/artistthumb/leningrad-cowboys-5010a46238abe.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 25, 2013, 10:25:18 AM
I'm glad you said it  ;D

They did look rather long and pointy.

Fortunately I'm a rockabilly rebel on the quiet....

(http://fanart.tv/fanart/music/bd872e2f-3dce-4932-b8dc-91cf949cfbb5/artistthumb/leningrad-cowboys-5010a46238abe.jpg)

WTF!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BKP69 on April 25, 2013, 10:40:21 AM
A pair of clarks sand desert boots and a pair of converse chuck taylors
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Hoxtonian on April 25, 2013, 11:17:45 AM
Burgundy Larsons & a clutch of Uniqlo shirts
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 25, 2013, 03:57:00 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.

Arrived today while the wife was out ;-)

The best shoes I have ever owned. Stunning quality and better then the last basket weave I had from DNA.

Claudio you have done it again!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 25, 2013, 09:20:32 PM
After a weekend in London, including a visit to their shop, it's another Rapha buy for me today. I had to order it on-line as they didn't have my size in stock in the shop.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3925_zoom-06_zpsc99f4c49.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3925_zoom-06_zpsc99f4c49.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3925-04_zpse3246e05.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3925-04_zpse3246e05.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 26, 2013, 12:39:33 AM
nice - too much red in it for me though. I have an aversion to any red when it comes to being on the bike....I know not why  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 26, 2013, 12:22:00 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.

Arrived today while the wife was out ;-)

Very familiar Neil  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 26, 2013, 12:32:19 PM
nice - too much red in it for me though. I have an aversion to any red when it comes to being on the bike....I know not why  :-\

It's actually more orange than red. Saw it in the shop in London. Mine's been sent today so should get it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 26, 2013, 01:15:05 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.

Arrived today while the wife was out ;-)

Very familiar Neil  ;)

With a 5 month old son I have to be very careful on delivery of clothes.

Luckily a massive pay rise last year helps out, not that my wife sees it that way.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on April 26, 2013, 01:49:59 PM
Gents, this makes hilarious reading

- I took delivery of a new pair of Clarks Dessies last week and she still doesn't know I've got them. 

 :-*

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 26, 2013, 03:27:49 PM
Payday next week and had a good month so thought I would treat myself, couldnt resist seeing as Claudio had got them again in my size. Black Slip on Dna Groove calf skin loafer with think leather sole and 1" heel kangaroo basket weave front.

http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Molise01-man-3-1502-clothes.html
They're lovely Neil.

Arrived today while the wife was out ;-)

Very familiar Neil  ;)

With a 5 month old son I have to be very careful on delivery of clothes.

Know the feeling very, very well mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 26, 2013, 06:11:02 PM
J. Press "popover" shirt:

(http://www.breathnaigh.org/.a/6a0134856e869e970c014e895b75ca970d-800wi)

"New" but it's from a year or two back...

Should be sued for putting that out. Crimes against a once great clothier, in my book!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Wide-eyed Boy on April 26, 2013, 08:49:43 PM
J. Press "popover" shirt:

(http://www.breathnaigh.org/.a/6a0134856e869e970c014e895b75ca970d-800wi)

"New" but it's from a year or two back...

Should be sued for putting that out. Crimes against a once great clothier, in my book!!

Really nice shirt. Love the check. Needs tucking in though.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 27, 2013, 10:37:14 PM
Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on April 27, 2013, 11:12:18 PM
Originally went out to find a dopp bag that I could live with, but no so such luck....comforted myself taking a trip to the Levi's outlet store and picking up a pair of their "clean rigid" 501's...nice dark indigo color, and then walking over to the Clarks store for some bamboo socks.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 28, 2013, 12:58:43 PM
Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg.html)
Buy It!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 28, 2013, 12:59:14 PM
Picked up a nice paisley tie and black silk pocket square at Crombie factory sale yesterday.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 28, 2013, 01:08:13 PM
Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:


Buy It!!!

I'm trying to, but can't get a response from the chap who's selling it  :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 28, 2013, 02:30:28 PM
Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg.html)

I would...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 28, 2013, 02:47:53 PM
Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:


Buy It!!!

I'm trying to, but can't get a response from the chap who's selling it  :(

Yes you can, ya liar!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 28, 2013, 02:49:12 PM
Would show you what I last bought, but don't know how to put a pic up! Anybody help?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 28, 2013, 03:00:12 PM
It's nice, quite Robert Redford in style.

Not bought it yet, but giving this one some serious consideration:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324365_h0zr_zpsdcd43407.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312772_n4zv_zps814e5b4b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436312916_srat_zpscb53195c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_fullxfull_436324565_aokw_zps2a09ff9b.jpg.html)

I would...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 28, 2013, 03:22:04 PM
http://cinema.cornell.edu/Fall2012/graduate.html
More Dustin in The Graduate, Neil, perhaps? Or any old chance to get a glimpse of those legs?!!!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 28, 2013, 03:28:35 PM
http://cinema.cornell.edu/Fall2012/graduate.html
More Dustin in The Graduate, Neil, perhaps? Or any old chance to get a glimpse of those legs?!!!!!

No, seen a few photos of Redford in a similar jacket. Although Dustin is cool as well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on April 28, 2013, 06:50:55 PM
Just this minute purchased a Madras checked shirt made by J Lindeberg and at a fantastic discount.

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/J+Lindeberg+Madras+checked+shirt/164162085,default,pd.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 28, 2013, 10:04:01 PM
(http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/H0rw33n/Image_zpsc9508924.jpg) (http://s1365.photobucket.com/user/H0rw33n/media/Image_zpsc9508924.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 28, 2013, 11:28:34 PM
http://cinema.cornell.edu/Fall2012/graduate.html
More Dustin in The Graduate, Neil, perhaps? Or any old chance to get a glimpse of those legs?!!!!!

No, seen a few photos of Redford in a similar jacket. Although Dustin is cool as well.


Tell him tae stop oglin' yir legs n'aw - the dirty bassa.


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 29, 2013, 11:14:26 PM
http://cinema.cornell.edu/Fall2012/graduate.html
More Dustin in The Graduate, Neil, perhaps? Or any old chance to get a glimpse of those legs?!!!!!

No, seen a few photos of Redford in a similar jacket. Although Dustin is cool as well.

Taken from All The Presidents Men which would date this to 72 when the Watergate story broke, although the film wasn't released 'til '76

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/robert-redford_zps00a06889.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/robert-redford_zps00a06889.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 30, 2013, 07:57:31 AM
http://cinema.cornell.edu/Fall2012/graduate.html
More Dustin in The Graduate, Neil, perhaps? Or any old chance to get a glimpse of those legs?!!!!!

No, seen a few photos of Redford in a similar jacket. Although Dustin is cool as well.

Taken from All The Presidents Men which would date this to 72 when the Watergate story broke, although the film wasn't released 'til '76

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/robert-redford_zps00a06889.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/robert-redford_zps00a06889.jpg.html)

Cheers Ears.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 30, 2013, 11:21:00 AM
...you're welcome.  I've purchased the jacket by the way...got a mates 50th coming up and it's being earmarked for its 1st outing then. Need to co-ordinate the look which will be quite a new one for me as dipping my toe into the deep blue sea of "Ivy".

Thinking of a blue Oxford button down, but stuck on hold there at the moment. Could do with some assistance if truth me told  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on April 30, 2013, 11:34:22 AM
The world's your oyster with a jacket like that Steve.  Really beautiful. Congrats on snagging it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 30, 2013, 02:00:57 PM
The world's your oyster with a jacket like that Steve.  Really beautiful. Congrats on snagging it.

Cheers Liam, I was up most of the night going through the back pages over on the Talk Ivy forum. Very informative I must say. One things for sure though I wont be wearing a pair of grey loafers with it. ;)

I think as I approach 50 I'm re-evaluating my look, and this jacket is just the ticket to start with.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 30, 2013, 02:30:51 PM
Just got these today :-)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281347_248856951810242_7304024_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539917_538667712829163_2067697497_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dancress on April 30, 2013, 02:47:14 PM
Just got these today :-)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281347_248856951810242_7304024_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539917_538667712829163_2067697497_n.jpg)

The top one is lovely Paddy, where did you get it from, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 30, 2013, 02:52:32 PM
The world's your oyster with a jacket like that Steve.  Really beautiful. Congrats on snagging it.

Cheers Liam, I was up most of the night going through the back pages over on the Talk Ivy forum. Very informative I must say. One things for sure though I wont be wearing a pair of grey loafers with it. ;)

I think as I approach 50 I'm re-evaluating my look, and this jacket is just the ticket to start with.

Have a similar jacket Steve. Have done navy or brown trews. Blue OCBD as well.

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on April 30, 2013, 03:13:40 PM
Just got these today :-)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281347_248856951810242_7304024_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539917_538667712829163_2067697497_n.jpg)

The top one is lovely Paddy, where did you get it from, if you don't mind me asking?
I got it from Watch the cloth moth, I think they're both lovely ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on April 30, 2013, 03:30:25 PM
One things for sure though I wont be wearing a pair of grey loafers with it. ;)


Very sensible.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 02, 2013, 03:27:49 AM
Mikkel Rude's new oxfords, blue Bengal stripe.  I own several of his shirts, this one beats all the rest.  Step up in quality, 100% cotton.  Comes in a cotton sack, nice touch.  Thick oxford cloth, all the details.  Quite nice.

http://mikkelrude.co.uk/products/7-all-shirts/217-oxford-bengal-stripe-shirt-long-sleeve-blue/ (http://mikkelrude.co.uk/products/7-all-shirts/217-oxford-bengal-stripe-shirt-long-sleeve-blue/)

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on May 02, 2013, 09:23:21 PM
Sold out at the local LVC so I had to order online. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint when I finally see it in person.

(http://levistrauss.com/sites/levistrauss.com/files/LVC%20Sky%20Blue%20Bomber.png)

http://www.levisvintageclothing.com/products/1960s-sky-blue-bomber-jacket-70747.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DJ Penny Lane on May 03, 2013, 05:58:37 AM
I just got a crazy deal on two Fred Perry's - one of the few shops in our city that carries them is going out of business and had old stock at 70% off, new stock at 50%. The Wiggin line was 50%, but the two polo's I got were tagged as 'old' stock and I got two Polo's for less than the price of one. Was pretty stunned. One a nice soft pink and the other a pretty orange.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DJ Penny Lane on May 03, 2013, 06:14:30 AM
These just came in the mail the other day - I'm in love and the most comfortable pair of shoes I've gotten in a while..

(http://www.fluevog.com/code/images/colour_image/0000007032/composite.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 03, 2013, 08:26:54 AM
These just came in the mail the other day - I'm in love and the most comfortable pair of shoes I've gotten in a while..

(http://www.fluevog.com/code/images/colour_image/0000007032/composite.jpg)

Yeah, I like those Penny, they're lovely.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Helsbob on May 03, 2013, 12:33:53 PM
Sorry Random (it is Friday); had to buy this for £8 (the helmet) hmmmmmmm my new look urban explorer  ;D
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn42/helsbob/helsbels2.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/helsbob/media/helsbels2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 03, 2013, 05:58:08 PM
You taking the pith Hel? ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Helsbob on May 06, 2013, 07:24:42 AM
You taking the pith Hel? ;)
:D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: badtant on May 06, 2013, 05:24:04 PM
in burgundy:
http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/friends-of-fred/george-cox/george-cox-monkey-boot.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DJ Penny Lane on May 07, 2013, 04:30:52 AM
These just came in the mail the other day - I'm in love and the most comfortable pair of shoes I've gotten in a while..

(http://www.fluevog.com/code/images/colour_image/0000007032/composite.jpg)

Yeah, I like those Penny, they're lovely.

Thanks! I've been looking for years for a pair of 'girly' loafers, so when these went on sale, I had to grab them. Glad I did.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on May 07, 2013, 04:07:05 PM
The summer is nearly so I bought some M&S shorts in white ... and no, I wouldn't wear a long sleeve shirt with them  :-\ 

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Blue-Harbour-Cotton-Rich-Shorts/dp/B00AZC54N6?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_3&nodeId=344137031&sr=1-3&qid=1367942752&pf_rd_r=12TCQ3QBEMPHXXXAT1NP&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=344137031&pf_rd_p=321381387&pf_rd_s=related-items-3&currentColor=White
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on May 07, 2013, 04:17:05 PM
Got a pair of Jeffrey Wests on the way from eBay....

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-Jeffery-West-Muse-Leather-Shoes-SIZE-8-smart-mens-designer-casual-/00/s/NjQ4WDk3Mg==/z/QT4AAOxyY9VRWa3s/$T2eC16Z,!zoE9s5ngLlkBRW,3sUZkQ~~60_57.JPG)

Not totally convinced, but need a pair of shoes for work, so took a punt.

BINGOOOOOOO ......  :'(
Not taking the piss mate, but don't you think they are too long? Thats at least 4inches extra shoe at the tip there! Of course if you dig them thats what really counts, but dang them shoes are crazy long

 :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on May 07, 2013, 04:45:28 PM
i bought today 2 polos, one from ben sherman and one from fred perry and a grey cardigan from ben sherman.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Helsbob on May 07, 2013, 05:01:06 PM
Due to big birthday had some pennies; so had to buy something which I would have for ever and that I couldn't ever afford myself - had to have one of thesehttp://www.james-smith.co.uk/products/ladies-animal-heads (http://www.james-smith.co.uk/products/ladies-animal-heads) Just plain black with a plain resin head - couldn't afford the proper wooden one, anyway they were too long (ooh er  ;) )and I had to have one of these, wanted one since a child and have been eyeing them up for years http://www.carpetbags.co.uk/demo/bags/superglad.php (http://www.carpetbags.co.uk/demo/bags/superglad.php) Not mod I know; sorry more Mary Poppins (didn't go the whole hog and get a parrot brolly  :D but British made and I think quite posh ;) :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 08, 2013, 10:46:48 AM
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010026.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010026.jpg.html)
Navy suede Florsheim drivers - £35 from TKMaxx.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 08, 2013, 10:59:49 AM
BLIMEY!! That's a good price for a decent pair of drivers.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 08, 2013, 11:26:19 AM
That's exactly what I thought,  I was gonna get some D2 chinos and spotted them on the way to the till. Only pair in my size, so had to do it. It was 23 degrees yesterday when I bought 'em  - raining like hell today, so I'm breaking them in 'round the house. ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 08, 2013, 11:38:41 AM
I bought a pair of Herring Maranello Drivers for £80 last year, so just shows how much of a good deal yours were:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps97711960.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps97711960.jpg.html)

Yesterday I ordered a lightweight hooded jacket from Penfield. Can see me teaming this up with some white jeans and deck shoes for the Style Council "Long Hot Summer" look  ;D

http://www.penfield.com/uk/s13-gibson-navy
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 08, 2013, 11:55:54 AM
Very nice mate, liking the jacket a lot. The original price on the Florsheims was £85 so yes, a right bargain. I find that TKMaxx is like that - when you've got the coin there's nothing in, but when you're a bit skint you always find a handful of stuff! Got my cream jeans out the other day too - roll on the long hot summer, just don't hold your breath! ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 08, 2013, 12:00:31 PM
Your right Norm. We've got a TK Maxx in Bristol but apart from the odd pair of socks I've struggled to find anything I really wanted. Guess it's like you said, right place right time.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 08, 2013, 12:28:31 PM
Also got these Loakes off Ebay the other week. I can't decide whether I like them or not - they have been re-heeled and  now have one and a half inch heels! Wore em with a chocolate brown suit at the weekend and they looked alright, but have been struggling to find anything else that really goes with them. Think they might be too much in the 70s pimp style for me. Advice and thoughts please :-\(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010024.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010024.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Cooper 8686 on May 08, 2013, 01:13:53 PM
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010026.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010026.jpg.html)
Navy suede Florsheim drivers - £35 from TKMaxx.

They had them in my local Tkmaxx when I went the other day, unfortunately they had every size but mine  :(, great buy though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 08, 2013, 03:23:33 PM
Also got these Loakes off Ebay the other week. I can't decide whether I like them or not - they have been re-heeled and  now have one and a half inch heels! Wore em with a chocolate brown suit at the weekend and they looked alright, but have been struggling to find anything else that really goes with them. Think they might be too much in the 70s pimp style for me. Advice and thoughts please :-\(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010024.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010024.jpg.html)

I see what you mean...kind of a Saturday Night Fever vibe going on with a Cuban heel look. Personally not my cup of tea and would struggle to make them work with anything I have in my wardrobe.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 08, 2013, 03:31:28 PM
Ha ha that settles it Steve - think I'll sell them on, or give them to my dad (not that he was a 70s disco pimp) ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 08, 2013, 03:42:29 PM
Also got these Loakes off Ebay the other week. I can't decide whether I like them or not - they have been re-heeled and  now have one and a half inch heels! Wore em with a chocolate brown suit at the weekend and they looked alright, but have been struggling to find anything else that really goes with them. Think they might be too much in the 70s pimp style for me. Advice and thoughts please :-\(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010024.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010024.jpg.html)

I see what you mean...kind of a Saturday Night Fever vibe going on with a Cuban heel look. Personally not my cup of tea and would struggle to make them work with anything I have in my wardrobe.

Good lord no, they remind me of a pair I bought in the mid 90s from a shop in Liverpool called 69a. They had a buckle on them as well. I thought they looked ace till I looked in the mirror!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ColinGlasgow on May 08, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
A Burberry parka for the outlet shop £800 for £199 belter with detachable inner thermal jacket and lovely fur collar.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 08, 2013, 08:08:50 PM
picked this up from the tailor yesterday

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7345/8721613464_e23ef39a27.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/8721613464/)



Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on May 08, 2013, 08:58:32 PM
Got a pair of Jeffrey Wests on the way from eBay....

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NEW-Jeffery-West-Muse-Leather-Shoes-SIZE-8-smart-mens-designer-casual-/00/s/NjQ4WDk3Mg==/z/QT4AAOxyY9VRWa3s/$T2eC16Z,!zoE9s5ngLlkBRW,3sUZkQ~~60_57.JPG)

Not totally convinced, but need a pair of shoes for work, so took a punt.

BINGOOOOOOO ......  :'(
Not taking the piss mate, but don't you think they are too long? Thats at least 4inches extra shoe at the tip there! Of course if you dig them thats what really counts, but dang them shoes are crazy long

 :)

LOL

They're not actually too bad, now that I've got over the shock - and no-one has laughed and pointed as I've gone past (so far...).

Got the benefit of having small feet for a big fella - 6' 2" but only a size 8 - so they don't look too much like narrow-boats strapped to my feet.

Wouldn't wear with too narrow a trouser though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Michael on May 11, 2013, 05:51:09 PM
Just had this made by my sister, a half placket shirt with all the trimmings.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/931369_10201109043666878_297885571_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/163584_10201109043746880_1058943980_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: thesmirker on May 11, 2013, 07:19:34 PM
Nice one Michael
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 11, 2013, 11:23:58 PM
Nice one Michael

Very talented sister you have......is she taking commissions?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 12, 2013, 02:52:34 AM
nice one, v nice collar roll!!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on May 12, 2013, 09:48:34 AM
Whats your sisters number mate? ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 12, 2013, 09:54:16 AM
That's a nice shirt.

Not clothes but purchased today Quadrophenia on DVD. Bit of a strange purchase at my age  but was sorting out my DVDs and realised I only have it on VHS (along with loads of other stuff) and no longer have a VHS player. Also not watched it in over ten years. Must be due a re watch.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 12, 2013, 11:03:10 AM
Few arrivals this week, and a nice one that should be with me by the end of next week.

Not saying this is Mod, not saying it isn't...just needed a showerproof jacket for the Spring/Summer and have far too many harrington style jackets, so picked up this Penfield hooded number instead. Has a waxed cotton feel to it, with some nice touches (elbow patches, cork toggles etc) £110 seemed good value for money too, and I think it works well with my recently acquired DNA madras shirt. Off to Lords next Sunday for the Test match and feel this could be getting an outing then.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3596_zpsc795c15c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3596_zpsc795c15c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3597_zps4630db83.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3597_zps4630db83.jpg.html)

Next is a SBW for Fred Perry top. Had to send the original large one back for a medium, which was a surprise as my last FP in a slim fit was a large. Hey ho, no problems as free returns and only took a few days for the replacement to arrive. Usual FP quality, you either like them or you don't. As a cyclist and a SBW fan I really like this one.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3600_zpsdf5503db.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3600_zpsdf5503db.jpg.html)

The incoming is quite a nice one. A RL Seersucker jacket:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/T2eC16VzoE9s5nfFGBRjUFG2rpQ60_57_zpsfade8ad3.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/T2eC16VzoE9s5nfFGBRjUFG2rpQ60_57_zpsfade8ad3.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/KGrHqZrIFF0LUFzzMBRjUF0tTw60_57_zpsb5a69602.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/KGrHqZrIFF0LUFzzMBRjUF0tTw60_57_zpsb5a69602.jpg.html)

Just need some more sunshine!

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 12, 2013, 11:29:56 AM
have looked at that penfield jacket before, how is the sizing?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 12, 2013, 11:40:03 AM
have looked at that penfield jacket before, how is the sizing?

True to size. I bought from the Penfield website. I'm a chest 40" and am 6' 3" tall and the large is spot on. Really nice quality. Sits just belpw the waist. Has an internal draw dring if you wanted to adjust the line for a snugger fit but in fairness it's not baggy anyway so I've left mine as it is. Can do some pics tomorrow and post them up if you wanted.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on May 12, 2013, 12:06:13 PM
That RL jacket is a beauty - I now have major seersucker envy to go with my hangover! :P
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 12, 2013, 12:34:08 PM
Yeah Steve, be interesting to see it worn - although I'm the same size chest I'm a 5'8" shortarse compared to you so would obv be longer on me
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Michael on May 12, 2013, 05:52:46 PM
It is a lovely shirt, just looking forward to the warm weather now.
She hopes to make them to order soon but is busy at the moment with uni.

Heres one she made a couple of weeks ago, like the half placket it has a dropped hem at the back so it can be worn untucked.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/946718_10201114866692450_84930294_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970801_10201114866612448_2129552585_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 17, 2013, 05:00:49 PM
Picked up a few items today at the Smedley factory sale. Had to dig about a bit bit got 3 tops in the sale and 2 tops I have been after for a while in the normal Factory shop.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DAVID68 on May 17, 2013, 08:13:39 PM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 17, 2013, 08:21:27 PM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.

Saw Andy and had a quick chat, he seemed a bit stressed lol.

Picked up one of these for dirt cheap:
http://www.modculture.co.uk/john-smedley-newstead-long-sleeved-polo-shirts/

Also got a red long sleeve merino polo and a couple of stripey tips. One a very nice Henley style.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 17, 2013, 10:02:32 PM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.

Saw Andy and had a quick chat, he seemed a bit stressed lol.

Picked up one of these for dirt cheap:
http://www.modculture.co.uk/john-smedley-newstead-long-sleeved-polo-shirts/

Also got a red long sleeve merino polo and a couple of stripey tips. One a very nice Henley style.

Sorry Neil answered your question on the other thread before I read this one so it might have  sounded a bit weird. What time did you get across? I was there about 10.30 and Andy was on the edge of a breakdown then!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 18, 2013, 08:02:29 AM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.

Saw Andy and had a quick chat, he seemed a bit stressed lol.

Picked up one of these for dirt cheap:
http://www.modculture.co.uk/john-smedley-newstead-long-sleeved-polo-shirts/

Also got a red long sleeve merino polo and a couple of stripey tips. One a very nice Henley style.

Sorry Neil answered your question on the other thread before I read this one so it might have  sounded a bit weird. What time did you get across? I was there about 10.30 and Andy was on the edge of a breakdown then!!

Was in about 11:30ish. Had to have a right rummage to find anything.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 18, 2013, 08:27:01 AM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.

Saw Andy and had a quick chat, he seemed a bit stressed lol.

Picked up one of these for dirt cheap:
http://www.modculture.co.uk/john-smedley-newstead-long-sleeved-polo-shirts/

Also got a red long sleeve merino polo and a couple of stripey tips. One a very nice Henley style.

Sorry Neil answered your question on the other thread before I read this one so it might have  sounded a bit weird. What time did you get across? I was there about 10.30 and Andy was on the edge of a breakdown then!!

Was in about 11:30ish. Had to have a right rummage to find anything.

I've been to the factory sale before and got there about 9.30. There was already a big queue and some local entrepreneur selling bacon butties and coffee outside! He made a killing.
To be honest even at 10.30 I was struggling to find anything that I really wanted. I came away with a few "staples" but nothing that really excited me. The factory shop was stocked well though, and always great value.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 18, 2013, 09:17:42 AM
Love the Smedley factory shop Neil, i live in London so its a right slap but i've been twice, i usually call Andy and ask him to pull me stuff out. What did you get ? I managed to get the Troy short sleeve last week for £36, £115 in Selfridges. Im after a Seth now, lovely stuff.

Saw Andy and had a quick chat, he seemed a bit stressed lol.

Picked up one of these for dirt cheap:
http://www.modculture.co.uk/john-smedley-newstead-long-sleeved-polo-shirts/

Also got a red long sleeve merino polo and a couple of stripey tips. One a very nice Henley style.

Sorry Neil answered your question on the other thread before I read this one so it might have  sounded a bit weird. What time did you get across? I was there about 10.30 and Andy was on the edge of a breakdown then!!

Was in about 11:30ish. Had to have a right rummage to find anything.

I've been to the factory sale before and got there about 9.30. There was already a big queue and some local entrepreneur selling bacon butties and coffee outside! He made a killing.
To be honest even at 10.30 I was struggling to find anything that I really wanted. I came away with a few "staples" but nothing that really excited me. The factory shop was stocked well though, and always great value.

It was a bit of a "search" in the sale but I was happy with what I got. Also very happy with what I got in the shop. Well worth the visit for me.

Plus I seem to of gone back down to a medium in John Smedley! Diet seems to working!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 18, 2013, 10:02:59 AM
Also picked up a new suit from my tailors last week, usual style for me (not as forward think as Bespoke Gent) single breasted, butterfly cuff, 3 button fasten in dark green Ogden & Batemen mohair. Going to wear with light blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt, paisley tie and black DNA Basket Weave loafers.

Had it made for my friend Steve Brazils wedding to the lovely Mary Boogaloo next month.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-119.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-119.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-115.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-115.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-114.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-114.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-120.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-120.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DAVID68 on May 18, 2013, 02:10:44 PM
TK Maxx today, got a pair of Sperry's for £24.99, had them in most sizes as well, Kerrrching.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on May 18, 2013, 03:43:39 PM
A lovely Gant Rugger blue striped, short sleeved pullover shirt. I've heard them referred to as "Beach Boys" shirt & in fact it looks a lot like a shirt (not a pullover) the Wilson Bros wore circa 1962. Anyway a nice Ivy League item.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on May 18, 2013, 05:58:55 PM
Also picked up a new suit from my tailors last week, usual style for me (not as forward think as Bespoke Gent) single breasted, butterfly cuff, 3 button fasten in dark green Ogden & Batemen mohair. Going to wear with light blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt, paisley tie and black DNA Basket Weave loafers.

Had it made for my friend Steve Brazils wedding to the lovely Mary Boogaloo next month.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-119.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-119.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-115.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-115.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-114.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-114.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-120.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-120.jpg.html)

Nice suit , is it from a certain tailor ;)  in Sheffield ?
(He cut me a stunning jacket in Birdseye blue/black,with cloth buttons and a two tone silk feel lining that was bought in for Richard Harley - will send photo)
)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 19, 2013, 07:37:54 AM
Nope, never used a tailor in Sheffield sorry. It's one in Leeds.

Also picked up a new suit from my tailors last week, usual style for me (not as forward think as Bespoke Gent) single breasted, butterfly cuff, 3 button fasten in dark green Ogden & Batemen mohair. Going to wear with light blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt, paisley tie and black DNA Basket Weave loafers.

Had it made for my friend Steve Brazils wedding to the lovely Mary Boogaloo next month.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-119.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-119.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-115.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-115.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-114.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-114.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-120.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-120.jpg.html)

Nice suit , is it from a certain tailor ;)  in Sheffield ?
(He cut me a stunning jacket in Birdseye blue/black,with cloth buttons and a two tone silk feel lining that was bought in for Richard Harley - will send photo)
)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on May 19, 2013, 05:05:57 PM
Lovely Fred perry knitted cycling top

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Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on May 19, 2013, 08:07:27 PM
Also picked up a new suit from my tailors last week, usual style for me (not as forward think as Bespoke Gent) single breasted, butterfly cuff, 3 button fasten in dark green Ogden & Batemen mohair. Going to wear with light blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt, paisley tie and black DNA Basket Weave loafers.

Had it made for my friend Steve Brazils wedding to the lovely Mary Boogaloo next month.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-119.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-119.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-115.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-115.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-114.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-114.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-120.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-120.jpg.html)

Nice suit , is it from a certain tailor ;)  in Sheffield ?
(He cut me a stunning jacket in Birdseye blue/black,with cloth buttons and a two tone silk feel lining that was bought in for Richard Harley - will send photo)
)

I'd be intersted toknow of a decent tailor in Sheffield...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on May 19, 2013, 09:38:27 PM
No idea sorry, don't use one in Sheffield.

Also picked up a new suit from my tailors last week, usual style for me (not as forward think as Bespoke Gent) single breasted, butterfly cuff, 3 button fasten in dark green Ogden & Batemen mohair. Going to wear with light blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt, paisley tie and black DNA Basket Weave loafers.

Had it made for my friend Steve Brazils wedding to the lovely Mary Boogaloo next month.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-119.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-119.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-115.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-115.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-114.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-114.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/photo-120.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/photo-120.jpg.html)

Nice suit , is it from a certain tailor ;)  in Sheffield ?
(He cut me a stunning jacket in Birdseye blue/black,with cloth buttons and a two tone silk feel lining that was bought in for Richard Harley - will send photo)
)

I'd be intersted toknow of a decent tailor in Sheffield...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on May 20, 2013, 09:57:15 AM
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/495/62656444.jpg)

Bought 2nd-hand from eBay, but pretty much unworn, apparently. It's Jack Wills, which is a high quality build and for only £22.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bandito on May 20, 2013, 07:59:16 PM
Sanders Joel chukka
http://www.sanders-uk.com/shop/product/hi-top-6480ss

Crombie mac
http://www.crombie.co.uk/mens/raincoats/black-quilted-raincoat-classic-fit.html

Pantherella socks http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/navy-windowpane-check-sea-island-sock-from-pantherella.html
http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/mens-socks/pantherella-socks/navy-and-heather-graph-check-cotton-sock-from-pantherella.html
http://www.woodsofshropshire.co.uk/dark-grey-mix-graph-check-cotton-sock-from-pantherella.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on May 21, 2013, 09:55:04 AM
Just had this made by my sister, a half placket shirt with all the trimmings.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/931369_10201109043666878_297885571_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/163584_10201109043746880_1058943980_n.jpg)

very nice shirt indeed! Tallented sister
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 21, 2013, 03:49:50 PM
Just had this made by my sister, a half placket shirt with all the trimmings.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/931369_10201109043666878_297885571_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/163584_10201109043746880_1058943980_n.jpg)

very nice shirt indeed! Tallented sister

Erm, yeah, I'm a bit jealous Michael, fabulous shirt.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 22, 2013, 02:32:46 PM
Just collected a really nice Ralph Lauren Seersucker jacket sent to me by a member over on The Mod Generation forum.

In lovely nick, and fits perfectly too. Not owned one before but thinking of matching it with a white shirt and, and blue stay prest trousers. Think this tie works but have a wine and navy one in a similar style that would probably be 1st choice.

What do you reckon?

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/005_zps653947b6.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/005_zps653947b6.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zps24580f79.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/003_zps24580f79.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps78f61f22.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps78f61f22.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 22, 2013, 06:08:18 PM
Steve, I might be playing it on the safe side, but maybe if the tie was blue/white striped? jacket,trousers, shirt work... not sure about the tie.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 22, 2013, 06:40:01 PM
Steve, I might be playing it on the safe side, but maybe if the tie was blue/white striped? jacket,trousers, shirt work... not sure about the tie.

I'm not 100% on the tie Mike but wanted to add a little colour otherwise it would all be blue and white.

Thinking this one might look a little better:
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/wine-navy-striped-skinny-silk-tie_zps95a3c8b2.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/wine-navy-striped-skinny-silk-tie_zps95a3c8b2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 22, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
Steve, I might be playing it on the safe side, but maybe if the tie was blue/white striped? jacket,trousers, shirt work... not sure about the tie.

I'm not 100% on the tie Mike but wanted to add a little colour otherwise it would all be blue and white.

Thinking this one might look a little better:
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/wine-navy-striped-skinny-silk-tie_zps95a3c8b2.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/wine-navy-striped-skinny-silk-tie_zps95a3c8b2.jpg.html)


I think that tie will look better Steve, but do you really need to wear a tie with the jacket at all?
As it's a more casual style of jacket with patch pockets, I'd probably go with an open collar button down shirt and perhaps a pocket square, folded in a puff style to add a bit of colour. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 22, 2013, 08:20:19 PM
^^^ thanks for that ^^^

Not sure if it's my age/conservatism but I've never been comfortable with a jacket and an open neck shirt. Looks good on others, but I just feel like I'm at a managers meeting on a dress down Friday at the bank I worked for in the 90's  ;)

I'm also thinking a nice madras tie to take it down to a more casual look and will have a play at the weekend.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: John James on May 22, 2013, 08:28:03 PM
I think the ties cracking
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 22, 2013, 08:53:54 PM
^^^ thanks for that ^^^

Not sure if it's my age/conservatism but I've never been comfortable with a jacket and an open neck shirt. Looks good on others, but I just feel like I'm at a managers meeting on a dress down Friday at the bank I worked for in the 90's  ;)

I'm also thinking a nice madras tie to take it down to a more casual look and will have a play at the weekend.

A cotton tie, maybe?  Some lovely ones about in stripes and checks.  Casual.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lisa on May 22, 2013, 08:58:44 PM
I think a bright block coloured knitted tie would look good
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 22, 2013, 09:47:42 PM
I think a bright block coloured knitted tie would look good

How about this one Lisa, picked it up a few weeks ago. Knitted silk in navy, white & pink.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 23, 2013, 01:17:34 AM
I think a bright block coloured knitted tie would look good

How about this one Lisa, picked it up a few weeks ago. Knitted silk in navy, white & pink.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg.html)

yes, yes. I Like both this one and the blue/red combo...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on May 23, 2013, 05:04:40 AM
Totally agree about the Blue/Pink/White tie Steve, very nice and so are the others, Adam of London are they?.

I saw a lovely Seersucker jacket in TK Maxx the other week and didn't get it as I was wondering what I had to wear it with, I nearly thought sod it I'll just have to get some more clobber to go with it but was talked out of it by the missus.

Luckily it meant I had some cash to hand to buy a lovely Smedley from the Outlet online store (I would bung up a picture of it but don't know how!).  It is one of life's little luxuries when you put on a brand new cotton Smedley isn't it!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 23, 2013, 09:42:49 AM
Hi Iain, both the pink & navy repp stripe & the knitted silk one are from K J Beckett : http://www.kjbeckett.com/mens/accessories/ties.html

They have a sale on at the moment so have ordered a couple more yesterday. The pink, navy & white knitted one is really superb quality and makes all of my other knitted ties look cheap in comparison, but for £35 I would expect that.

The company are based up the road from me but won't allow visitors to their premises being an internet only retailer which is a shame as I'd probably by more of their stuff if I could look/feel beforehand. That said there service & delivery have been A1 so would happily recommend.

The navy & wine number should arrive today. This was more of a punt as I found it on line from a company who major in selling cufflinks so unsure how this one is going to turn out.

I don't know what it is about T K Maxx. The store in Bristol never has much in and I'm in there every other week or so. Guess it's the luck of the draw store wise as to who gets what. If you need a hand uploading photo's I'd be happy to walk you through it. Just need to set yourself up with a Photobucket account, and it really is a doddle from there.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on May 23, 2013, 11:25:29 AM
 seem to remmeber the Brizzle TKMAXX targeting a young, hip, and possibly chavvy audeince - at least in the mid 90s when i lived there
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 23, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
.......at the moment it's targeting the Eastern European Hooker chic look..........seriously every time I've popped in after reading about some other shop having Smedley this and Fred Perry that, it's been full of Eastern European women buying as much gear with "designer" labels as they can. Guess it all fetches a premium back home.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on May 23, 2013, 12:14:50 PM
Thanks for the link Steve, I can see some wedge flying their way soon.

Also thanks for the info on posting pics.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 23, 2013, 01:37:42 PM
The more I play with the jacket the more I like it. Can be dressed up or down quite easily.

Going to give it an outing tomorrow, a business breakfast meeting. Going with this:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps194f83c6.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps194f83c6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 23, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
The more I play with the jacket the more I like it. Can be dressed up or down quite easily.

Going to give it an outing tomorrow, a business breakfast meeting. Going with this:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps194f83c6.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps194f83c6.jpg.html)

That works Steve.
Very nice and the tie really makes a statement.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 23, 2013, 01:48:46 PM
Love it. There's one on eBay at the moment (if anyone wants the link please ask) which I was just about to bid on but it's slightly too big for me, shame 'cos I'd love to add a seersucker jacket to my wardrobe.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lisa on May 23, 2013, 03:45:34 PM
I think a bright block coloured knitted tie would look good

How about this one Lisa, picked it up a few weeks ago. Knitted silk in navy, white & pink.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/011373_2_1_zps1510ba4c.jpg.html)

yes, yes. I Like both this one and the blue/red combo...

Really nice tie that is, i think that would work, looks good with the red and blue tie in the pictures you put on earlier, would normally always suggest a knitted tie with a seersucker jacket because of it been more casual, but that combination works really well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 23, 2013, 04:39:36 PM
The more I play with the jacket the more I like it. Can be dressed up or down quite easily.

Going to give it an outing tomorrow, a business breakfast meeting. Going with this:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps1979e2d7.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps194f83c6.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps194f83c6.jpg.html)

That's a big improvement on the last tie Steve. Very nice.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lewblooze on May 23, 2013, 05:07:19 PM
A pair of cream deadstock (still with tags) Confezioni 'LIALF' trousers. They got a kinda bias stripe stitching down then which is nice...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dlevahn on May 24, 2013, 04:00:35 PM
Chocolate brown Amanda Christensen silk knit tie with pink dots
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on May 24, 2013, 06:24:28 PM
Just purchased those espadrille's from the Hudson range...

http://www.hudsonshoes.com/belafonte-navy.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on May 24, 2013, 06:32:29 PM
Pair of Levi 511 from TKmaxx in amazingstoke.  first time ive tried the 511.  perfect fit.  demin quality has gone south a bit since i last bought levis about 8 yrs ago
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on May 24, 2013, 06:36:08 PM
tried on a gibson suit out of curiosity too.  looked like it had been hand tailored by a blind man
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on May 24, 2013, 11:42:34 PM
Charcoal grey wool hopsack suit.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 25, 2013, 02:46:53 AM
Pair of David Preston Brunswick boots, http://www.davidprestonshoes.com (http://www.davidprestonshoes.com).  Whilst they may not be everyone's cuppa, quality is top-notch.  Some of the best I've seen.  Pleasure to deal with as well.  David has some cord boots that I shall purchase in the future.  A few photos of my boots.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/8621ba20-1323-407e-b42f-f3cb902cad41.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/e1fad0f7-253e-4405-b8c4-b3c02d2a4b20.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45ea8fe2-684b-4395-a079-b7733e913ae5.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 25, 2013, 09:30:54 AM
Pair of David Preston Brunswick boots, http://www.davidprestonshoes.com (http://www.davidprestonshoes.com).  Whilst they may not be everyone's cuppa, quality is top-notch.  Some of the best I've seen.  Pleasure to deal with as well.  David has some cord boots that I shall purchase in the future.  A few photos of my boots.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/8621ba20-1323-407e-b42f-f3cb902cad41.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/e1fad0f7-253e-4405-b8c4-b3c02d2a4b20.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45ea8fe2-684b-4395-a079-b7733e913ae5.jpg)

Those cord Chukka boots on his site look mighty fine.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 25, 2013, 10:06:40 AM
Just purchased those espadrille's from the Hudson range...

http://www.hudsonshoes.com/belafonte-navy.html

Hope you wont blame me for that  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 25, 2013, 12:43:45 PM
Just looked at the site, seems like they don't make anything in a size 12, unfortunately...  :(

Pair of David Preston Brunswick boots, http://www.davidprestonshoes.com (http://www.davidprestonshoes.com).  Whilst they may not be everyone's cuppa, quality is top-notch.  Some of the best I've seen.  Pleasure to deal with as well.  David has some cord boots that I shall purchase in the future.  A few photos of my boots.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/8621ba20-1323-407e-b42f-f3cb902cad41.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/e1fad0f7-253e-4405-b8c4-b3c02d2a4b20.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45ea8fe2-684b-4395-a079-b7733e913ae5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on May 25, 2013, 02:50:28 PM
Just purchased those espadrille's from the Hudson range...

http://www.hudsonshoes.com/belafonte-navy.html

Hope you wont blame me for that  ;D

It's all your fault Steve.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DenisW on May 25, 2013, 04:06:58 PM
Tuktuk Oxford Mod S/S Shirt in pink and their Franklin Blue Floral L/S.Lovely shirts.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on May 25, 2013, 07:49:48 PM
Another bargain footwear buy today.

http://www.office.co.uk/mens/ask_the_missus/rose_brogue_lace_boot/41/9490/24935/1

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Post by: DavidWatts on May 26, 2013, 11:14:25 AM
Yesterday ..a yellow Baracuta harrington ..£30 ..cheers TK Maxx
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 26, 2013, 01:45:29 PM
Another bargain footwear buy today.

http://www.office.co.uk/mens/ask_the_missus/rose_brogue_lace_boot/41/9490/24935/1
£40! Lucky bugger.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on May 28, 2013, 10:41:02 PM
2 X Polos MB collection from uniqlo
Seersucker in Light blue, small V on the sleeves with a button, button down collar flapped pocket etc..nice !
(http://s4.postimg.org/3xoc37kr1/uniqlo_2.jpg)
And this one, In like a dark navy with white paisley style print
(http://s4.postimg.org/sfgfr3nbh/uniqlo_1.jpg)
This 70's knit, vintage
(http://s23.postimg.org/rrq6owsd7/70s_knit.jpg)

Summer time, bitches !!  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 30, 2013, 03:15:51 AM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 30, 2013, 02:58:58 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)

Nice. Different from the usual Dessies. Where did you get them from?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 30, 2013, 03:03:20 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)

Nice. Different from the usual Dessies. Where did you get them from?

Waiting in the queue for their first outing. Purchased online from Hanon Shop.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on May 30, 2013, 03:27:44 PM
2 X Polos MB collection from uniqlo
Seersucker in Light blue, small V on the sleeves with a button, button down collar flapped pocket etc..nice !
(http://s4.postimg.org/3xoc37kr1/uniqlo_2.jpg)
And this one, In like a dark navy with white paisley style print
(http://s4.postimg.org/sfgfr3nbh/uniqlo_1.jpg)
This 70's knit, vintage
(http://s23.postimg.org/rrq6owsd7/70s_knit.jpg)

Summer time, bitches !!  8)

Uniqlo have sold out of the seersucker frustratingly for me, looks a steal for 15 quid.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 30, 2013, 04:18:21 PM
2 X Polos MB collection from uniqlo
Seersucker in Light blue, small V on the sleeves with a button, button down collar flapped pocket etc..nice !
(http://s4.postimg.org/3xoc37kr1/uniqlo_2.jpg)
And this one, In like a dark navy with white paisley style print
(http://s4.postimg.org/sfgfr3nbh/uniqlo_1.jpg)
This 70's knit, vintage
(http://s23.postimg.org/rrq6owsd7/70s_knit.jpg)

Summer time, bitches !!  8)

Uniqlo have sold out of the seersucker frustratingly for me, looks a steal for 15 quid.

Was in Uniqlo yesterday, had a look at the polos. The stripey one comes three colourways. I do not believe they are seersucker, however.  Did not seem so to me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on May 30, 2013, 08:52:35 PM
Disappointing ! I was almost sure they were seersucker from the pics and colour ways..oh well.
I had to order from Japan. Worked out at £30 a polo but even still ? not too shabby...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on June 03, 2013, 01:48:17 PM
Picked up one of these Merc (I know) polo shirts after a few months of pondering. Hopefully the logo is embroidered so I can pick it off, but it's such a nice colourway.

(http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/3/8/3/7/3147383/white/image1xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 03, 2013, 02:17:46 PM
Ordered this morning from Claudio. It's a one off in this colour (a dark plum/burgundy) so a unique piece. Should arrive on Thursday;

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/0013_zpsc9615a03.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/0013_zpsc9615a03.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/0023_zps4e6047f7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/0023_zps4e6047f7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DAVID68 on June 04, 2013, 08:10:56 PM
Thats really nice steve, great colour.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on June 04, 2013, 10:13:52 PM
Nice one, Steve.
I'm not a short sleeve wearer, but that's very cool...

Ordered this morning from Claudio. It's a one off in this colour (a dark plum/burgundy) so a unique piece. Should arrive on Thursday;

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/0013_zpsc9615a03.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/0013_zpsc9615a03.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/0023_zps4e6047f7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/0023_zps4e6047f7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 04, 2013, 10:35:18 PM
Thats really nice steve, great colour.

Thanks David (and Mike). To be honest I'm not a huge short sleeve shirt fan. in fact I own exactly one. I originally ordered a long sleeve in this colour albeit a slighly different design (with long sleeves) but Claudio made an error with the listing on his website so the order had to be cancelled (I needed a large but it turned out to be a medium). I really loved the colour, and wanted a plain shirt to match a striped jacket, so the gent he is, Claudio had a dig around and found the short sleeve one. The photo's he sent were quick one's so don't do the colour justice, as you can see from the long sleeve version I initialy wanted:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/8911-4143_zps27f65be0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/8911-4143_zps27f65be0.jpg.html)

The nice thing is there was only one short sleeve made in this fabric, so there's no chance of seeing anyone else wearing the same shirt, which is a nice feeling. Should arrived on Thursday so I'll post up some better pics then.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Woody 64 on June 05, 2013, 12:02:49 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)

Nice though i don't think i would get much wear out of them...look a bugger to keep clean.

I bought these as an alternative to Wallabees.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MENS-HENRI-LLOYD-LEATHER-BROWN-BOOTS-SIZE-8-NEW-/230985772523?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=r9mssOdQbyKeYtWDb5hTiu1HZnk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 07, 2013, 11:17:36 AM
Arrived from Spain yesterday afternoon:

I think the white balance is a little out on my camera as the colour is a lot darker than the photo. Think more Ribena and that's the exact shade. Oh, and I won't be wearing this with a tie  ;)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/010_zps9e2d665a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/010_zps9e2d665a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 07, 2013, 11:45:07 AM
Arrived from Spain yesterday afternoon:

I think the white balance is a little out on my camera as the colour is a lot darker than the photo. Think more Ribena and that's the exact shade. Oh, and I won't be wearing this with a tie  ;)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/010_zps9e2d665a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/010_zps9e2d665a.jpg.html)

Nice one Steve. Ribena colour, had not thought of that.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on June 08, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Arrived this morning in time for the scorchio weather, courtesy of the Oi Polloi sale - Sperry Topsider CVOs in suede.(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Snapbucket/F74B2411_zpsab755bfe.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/NorthStar1232/media/Snapbucket/F74B2411_zpsab755bfe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 08, 2013, 11:06:45 AM
They're very nice...ideal for Summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 08, 2013, 04:00:30 PM
The summer is here so I bought navy suede deck shoes from M&S http://www.marksandspencer.com/Blue-Harbour-Suede-Stain-Defence/dp/B009G85LRO?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_27&nodeId=675596031&sr=1-27&qid=1370707081&currentColor=Navy

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DAVID68 on June 08, 2013, 09:00:26 PM
TK MAXX are selling those Sperry deck shoes for £24.99, got myself a cream pair.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 09, 2013, 03:50:39 AM
Pair of Levis 505 Bedfords, come up slimmer than the photo.

(http://www3.assets-gap.com/webcontent/0004/946/173/cn4946173.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: theoneandonlyjasetheface on June 09, 2013, 05:12:31 PM
Got a nice black Merino wool William Hunt long sleeved knitted polo in the clearance section of TKMaxx -perfect for a cool summer evening. Also just got some 501's off ebay which should be perfect as they've already been shortened professionally to approximately my shortish leg  length. :0) and Rich at King Paisley is in the process of  making me a Penny Collared shirt with "Bond" cuffs. That will be in an interestingly patterned fabric, that I must say I am really  looking forward to receiving. :0)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 15, 2013, 11:20:39 PM
A few purchases today:

Jack Purcells reduced in price from £46 to £30 from Office. Got the last pair in my size  8)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/29515021_t1_zps7d50acb1.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/29515021_t1_zps7d50acb1.jpg.html)

Smedley:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/isis_marine_main_zps5191c36a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/isis_marine_main_zps5191c36a.jpg.html)

Pair of trousers from Mendoza

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zps46620848.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zps46620848.png.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hatters on June 15, 2013, 11:42:02 PM



Pair of trousers from Mendoza

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zps46620848.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zps46620848.png.html)

Having never bought any trousers from Mendoza can I ask what the quality and fit are like compared to, say, Adam or JTG ?
I only ask 'cos they look fairly interesting.

Cheers,
Mike
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 15, 2013, 11:59:08 PM
Hi Mike, I'll let you know when they arrive as they are my first pair from Mendoza. Have bought loads of stuff from A of L and JTG but wanted something a little different.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hatters on June 16, 2013, 12:02:17 AM
Hi Mike, I'll let you know when they arrive as they are my first pair from Mendoza. Have bought loads of stuff from A of L and JTG but wanted something a little different.

Sounds like me. Thanks, I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on June 16, 2013, 08:17:57 AM

Pair of trousers from Mendoza



Those trousers look well smart.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 16, 2013, 12:53:53 PM
Hi Mike, I'll let you know when they arrive as they are my first pair from Mendoza. Have bought loads of stuff from A of L and JTG but wanted something a little different.

Did you size up?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 16, 2013, 02:28:38 PM
Hi Mike, I'll let you know when they arrive as they are my first pair from Mendoza. Have bought loads of stuff from A of L and JTG but wanted something a little different.

Did you size up?

No, I just went with their size guide. As I'm having the length altered by their in house tailor I might give them a call tomorrow just to check, but unlike JTG there was nothing I could see that indicated I needed to.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on June 17, 2013, 11:04:54 AM
Nice looking trousers Steve, just been measured up for a similar pair with Gill at Cock Of The Walk Bespoke.

A few purchases today:

Jack Purcells reduced in price from £46 to £30 from Office. Got the last pair in my size  8)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/29515021_t1_zps7d50acb1.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/29515021_t1_zps7d50acb1.jpg.html)

Smedley:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/isis_marine_main_zps5191c36a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/isis_marine_main_zps5191c36a.jpg.html)

Pair of trousers from Mendoza

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zps46620848.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zps46620848.png.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on June 19, 2013, 12:53:30 PM
Treated myself to a JTG Sky blue Oxford weave and a brown silk paisley handkerchief (from eBay). Both essential ingredients for the wedding reception I'll be attending next month.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2178/pnkn.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on June 20, 2013, 11:39:17 AM
After a few days searching online for the perfect shade of brown brogues, I found these at Debenhams :)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5374/41wi.jpg)

They've got the blue cross sale on, £90 down to £72.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 20, 2013, 02:21:53 PM
I can see the making of a nice new outfit coming together there  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on June 20, 2013, 02:40:47 PM
Slowly but surely!

That overtime last month is paying off. Just need a jacket now..
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 20, 2013, 02:45:55 PM
I can see the making of a nice new outfit coming together there  ;)

Amazing how we often build an outfit from shoes up.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on June 20, 2013, 03:41:26 PM
I can see the making of a nice new outfit coming together there  ;)

Amazing how we often build an outfit from shoes up.

This is true. Even though the shoes were only the second-last item bought, I chose trousers, belt and handkerchief based on the as-yet undiscovered brogues. The hunt is half the fun.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 20, 2013, 03:51:57 PM
Hi Mike, I'll let you know when they arrive as they are my first pair from Mendoza. Have bought loads of stuff from A of L and JTG but wanted something a little different.

Did you size up?

No, I just went with their size guide. As I'm having the length altered by their in house tailor I might give them a call tomorrow just to check, but unlike JTG there was nothing I could see that indicated I needed to.

Did you receive the trousers?  Quite curious how they come up.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 20, 2013, 04:20:52 PM
The Mendoza ones arrived today, but have gone straight back as despite asking for assurance re my size and not needing to size up, I needed to. Bit annoying really. That said the cloth is great and once I get the right size and then taken up to suit they'll be fine.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 20, 2013, 04:31:45 PM
The Mendoza ones arrived today, but have gone straight back as despite asking for assurance re my size and not needing to size up, I needed to. Bit annoying really. That said the cloth is great and once I get the right size and then taken up to suit they'll be fine.

Quite annoying that. Usually I assume go up at least a size. Mendoza seem slimmer than others from the website, do not own any.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on June 21, 2013, 10:56:13 AM
Just taken delivery of a Timex weekender
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/timex.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/timex.jpeg.html)
and ordered these Rocha brogues from debenhams
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/rocha.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/rocha.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on June 21, 2013, 01:08:41 PM
That watch is lovely Norm, where did you get it from?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on June 21, 2013, 01:30:41 PM
Just taken delivery of a Timex weekender

That watch is great - got the exact same one myself.  Loads of different styles of NATO straps available on ebay, so you can match your watch to your outfit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on June 21, 2013, 01:59:36 PM
That watch is lovely Norm, where did you get it from?
Cheers Iain, paid £32.50 for it online from Nigelohara.com. He is currently selling them on ebay for £29.43 including postage.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on June 21, 2013, 02:01:42 PM
Just taken delivery of a Timex weekender

That watch is great - got the exact same one myself.  Loads of different styles of NATO straps available on ebay, so you can match your watch to your outfit.
Nice one - that's exactly what I was gonna do. :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on June 21, 2013, 02:31:04 PM
Cheers Norm, I'll be checking that out once payday comes round plus a couple of extra straps.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 21, 2013, 05:26:41 PM
Designed a shirt with Modern Tailor. Sent me a photo before posting.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/1DD10590-F54F-4A6F-B98E-DBB3208E9EAB-16150-0000058241601170.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on June 22, 2013, 07:04:20 PM
Really nice shirt Wayne. Let us know what you think of it when it arrives. Very tempted to make a wee purchase myself.  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 07:34:52 PM
Really nice shirt Wayne. Let us know what you think of it when it arrives. Very tempted to make a wee purchase myself.  :D

My second order from Modern Tailor, this one.  First was spot on.  I measured up two different shirts, a DNA Groove and one other.  Used shirt measurements rather than body.  Will let you know how this one comes up.;
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on June 22, 2013, 08:38:49 PM
Just taken delivery of a Timex weekender
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/timex.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/timex.jpeg.html)
and ordered these Rocha brogues from debenhams
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/rocha.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/rocha.jpeg.html)

Weekender reminds me of my CWC g10.  Just purchased this strap for it, several leathers, colours, available.

http://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-watchband/ (http://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-watchband/)

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 22, 2013, 11:06:51 PM
Just taken delivery of a Timex weekender
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/timex.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/timex.jpeg.html)
and ordered these Rocha brogues from debenhams
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/rocha.jpeg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/rocha.jpeg.html)

Weekender reminds me of my CWC g10.  Just purchased this strap for it, several leathers, colours, available.

http://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-watchband/ (http://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-watchband/)

Wayne

Some nice stuff here Wayne, those shoes are lovely.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on June 26, 2013, 09:08:53 AM
Arrived yesterday from ebay seller in the states
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010029.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010029.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 26, 2013, 09:32:15 AM
Arrived yesterday from ebay seller in the states
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010029.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010029.jpg.html)

Very nice that, I've never pulled the trigger on a s/s jacket but I think I will when I next have the funds!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Nicky B on June 26, 2013, 10:43:59 AM
Arrived yesterday from ebay seller in the states
(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/P1010029.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/P1010029.jpg.html)

I quite like that Norm. Glad it turned out to be a good 'un. 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on June 26, 2013, 10:48:57 AM
Still a bit on the roomy side Nicky, but nowhere near the tent-like dimensions that were in the listing. A couple of nips and tucks from my tailor and it should be bob on.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on June 26, 2013, 03:01:54 PM
Now I know the brand isn't to everyone's taste however I've just taken delivery of a couple of Ben Sherman items that were on offer on the Secret Sales website.

This little beauty which is described as 100% cotton but which is in fact 100% knitted merino and fantastic value. There's a small "plectrum" badge type thing on the lower part of the polo which can probably be removed:

 http://secretsales.com/details/498919

and then there are these which are a lovely slim (not skinny) fit with a small EC1 embroidered just above the back pocket.

http://secretsales.com/details/498940

At £56 for both, the I only regret I've got is not buying a couple of each item!
 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 26, 2013, 04:40:20 PM
I have a couple of long sleeve merino wool tops from the Plectrum range. They are superb and easily on a par with Smedley. And yes the Plectrum badge thing is easily removed.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: cba on June 26, 2013, 04:50:10 PM
Just bought a pair of these Gant patchwork bermudas: (http://media2.gant.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/540x540/0dc2d03fe217f8c83829496872af24a0/2/1/21421_442_1.jpg)

Never thought that I'd wear Gant, nor bermudas, but they somehow grew on me passing that window display every second day.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on June 26, 2013, 05:11:40 PM
I have a couple of long sleeve merino wool tops from the Plectrum range. They are superb and easily on a par with Smedley. And yes the Plectrum badge thing is easily removed.

cheers Steve, I'll have a look at removing it later.

I genuinely thought that it would be cheap and cheerful knocking about stuff so was hugely surprised when I opened the parcel! Like I said, I'm just annoyed I didn't buy more
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on June 26, 2013, 10:22:11 PM
I noticed that BS have their Summer sale on now. 60% of some stuff:
Plenty of variety (some good, some not so).

This caught my eye: http://www.bensherman.com/clothing/plectrum/plectrum-polo.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Willers on June 29, 2013, 04:53:43 PM
It's not really the time to buy a Woolrich Arctic Parka, but found one for half-price in the sales.

(http://i.imgur.com/8pLYrvo.jpg)
I'm going for the Dr. Watson look next winter.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Greenie on July 03, 2013, 10:58:22 AM
Brought a few bits for my trip to Budapest to celebrate my 30th...

Hudson Pancho Weave Loafers.
http://www.mainlinemenswear.co.uk/product.php?xProd=45477&gclid=COH-j72Uk7gCFaXMtAodrkoA1g

Madras Linen Blazer
http://bananarepublic.gap.co.uk/browse/product.do?cid=62392&vid=1&pid=000409815F104-02605

Gant Rugger Shirt
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/shirts-c20/long-sleeve-shirts-c21/gant-rugger-gant-rugger-indigo-madras-solid-shirt-345670-p9365
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DenisW on July 07, 2013, 09:09:00 AM
Daniel Wellington Classic Oxford Watch in Rose Gold
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ThePersuasion on July 08, 2013, 05:57:09 PM
[img][/imhttps://www.dropbox.com/s/iud9to7jsnywb2v/2013-07-08%2018.48.04-2.jpgg] vintage Omega - same year I was born
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on July 09, 2013, 07:02:12 PM
http://www.suitableshop.nl/fred-perry/poloshirts/fred-perry-polo-graphite-marl-gold.html(http://)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on July 14, 2013, 08:18:14 PM
http://www.bensherman.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/60x80/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/c/mc00127a-d76-1.jpg(http://)

(http://www.bensherman.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/ma00487s-b74-2.jpg[img])

http://www.fredperry.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/1/460x550/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/K/2/K2224_A79_1.JPG(http://)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on July 14, 2013, 08:19:40 PM
http://www.bensherman.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/ma00487s-b74-1.jpg(http://)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on July 15, 2013, 03:25:05 PM
Other than Sperry CVOs and Jack Purcell's not usually a trainer fan.  However, picked up a pair of Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 trainers in the sales - reduced from £65 to £30.

(http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Snapbucket/232ECADF_zpsf6737771.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/NorthStar1232/media/Snapbucket/232ECADF_zpsf6737771.jpg.html)

Very simple style - not dissimilar to cycling/bowling shoes I think.  Should look good with white Fred Perry x Wiggins cycling shirt and black Levi boot cut cords.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on July 15, 2013, 04:47:39 PM
Smedley "Chatsworth" in dark brown/blue stripe, on sale

http://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/200x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/l/elvaston_001_grid.jpg (http://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/200x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/l/elvaston_001_grid.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dogtooth on July 17, 2013, 11:01:02 AM
Just got a pair of Oliver Peoples Dukes shades for £25 through ebay
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Oliver-Peoples-Sunglasses-rare-Duke-vintage-design-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/xLQAAOxyjNlR1p4Q/$T2eC16JHJIEFHSnDC6YwBR1p4QNlkg~~60_3.JPG)

Really pleased with them.

....Oh & Steve, thanks for the jacket - looks great on me!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on July 17, 2013, 12:38:32 PM
A pair of new old stock sunglasses and a pair of RL shorts for my holibobs in 3 weeks.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps2ae09588.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps2ae09588.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 17, 2013, 01:08:50 PM
Very nice indeed! On the subject of RL, always seems a strange one. For me a fairly classy brand but seems to have been brought down to high street far too much by chavs etc. I never buy trainers but this summer I wanted some canvas ones so went for these from RL, not much different to Superga's and a nice colour I thought but the logo probably puts some people off, didn't really bother me though.

http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,22/2307161008
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on July 17, 2013, 01:56:08 PM
I like those too Steve. I think in some cases, like Summer footwear, it's hard to get anything without a logo or branding of some kind. Even my Purcell's have a small logo on the heel.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 17, 2013, 01:57:42 PM
yeah I agree, in this heat it's hard to wear anything overly formal or stylish on your feet anyhow!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 17, 2013, 04:23:17 PM
Love those sunnies Steve.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on July 17, 2013, 04:59:57 PM
Yes Bobby, and better than I expected for the £20 paid. Got them from Asos with the shorts, but looks like they've sold out now: http://www.asos.com/Reclaimed-Vintage/Reclaimed-Vintage-Clubmaster-Sunglasses/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3108925&cid=6519&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=3&clr=Black
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on July 17, 2013, 05:05:10 PM
Last puchase for the Summer, been after one of these for a while.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg.html)

An original Breton jersey from here: http://www.bretonshirt.co.uk/gents.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on July 17, 2013, 07:37:56 PM
Those are nice ones, Steve, there's a lot of bad copies out there, best to go with the real deal...
Last puchase for the Summer, been after one of these for a while.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg.html)

An original Breton jersey from here: http://www.bretonshirt.co.uk/gents.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Cappuccino Kid on July 18, 2013, 12:58:46 PM
Just picked this Reiss blazer up in the John Lewis sale:

(http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/000519368?$prod_main$)

http://www.johnlewis.com/reiss-sunseeker-wool-linen-check-blazer/p523599?colour=Grey

In the flesh I'd say it's more of a 3/2, rather than the standard 3-button the picture suggests. Was actually marked down by another £50 in-store as well, so ended up being a bit of a bargain!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: karl on July 23, 2013, 01:02:28 PM
Two Baracutas in a day! Navy and beige. I found these hanging on a rack that said "70% off", which means they only cost me 930 Norwegian kroner each. That's around 100 £. Pretty good  8)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/9348905371_19cbf30c07_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on July 23, 2013, 04:54:42 PM
Bought a blazer in the next sale. wool, patch pockets, 3 button. Not incredibly exciting but versatile. should be good for autumn although im worried it a tad small...  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on July 23, 2013, 06:17:45 PM
Fred Perry "Wardour" Plimsolls

(http://www.selectism.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/fred-perry-02-selectism.jpg)

There's a tiny laurel wreath at the back of the heel that I can overlook. At least its not as obnoxiously obvious as some of their other shoes

(http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/5/6/0/7/1497065/image4xl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on July 25, 2013, 01:40:49 PM
Just got a pair of shoes from Hudson for me hols in Morocco. They're in the summer sale (£16.50 from £55) and they've got a lot of sizes available, just gutted they didn't have the tan ones in my size as well.

here's a link as I still can't fathom how to post images.

http://www.hudsonshoes.com/antara-navy.html

Also swagged a Madras shirt from LandsEnd.

Both items picked up after looking in the 'Clothes bargains...' thread, thanks to all posters there.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on July 28, 2013, 08:27:16 PM
i bought two pairs of levis sta prest and a fred perry polo
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on July 28, 2013, 08:38:32 PM
Just got a pair of shoes from Hudson for me hols in Morocco. They're in the summer sale (£16.50 from £55) and they've got a lot of sizes available, just gutted they didn't have the tan ones in my size as well.

here's a link as I still can't fathom how to post images.

http://www.hudsonshoes.com/antara-navy.html

Also swagged a Madras shirt from LandsEnd.

Both items picked up after looking in the 'Clothes bargains...' thread, thanks to all posters there.
Nice find Iain - ordered a navy pair for the hols :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on August 01, 2013, 01:25:41 PM
Cheers Norm, very comfy they are too.

Just bagged myself a couple of pairs of 'tailored' chinos from Gap, very nice fit and not bad for just shy of £40 each.

I must say after being very disapointed in what Gap have had on offer for years I was liking some of their current offerings, there were some very nice hooped jumpers that I was very tempted by for instance.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Martin G on August 01, 2013, 05:53:17 PM
A few days down on the coast so avisit to Brighton today. Nabbed a pair of JUMP THE GUN Sta-Prest style trousers. Back in hotel in Eastboune now tryng them on to the sound of The Spencer Davis Group  'Trampoline' and pretty happy with them despite going up to 36 waist but then even the bloke in JTG said the sizes are bonkers. I am usually a 32 waist
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on August 01, 2013, 06:19:44 PM
A few days down on the coast so avisit to Brighton today. Nabbed a pair of JUMP THE GUN Sta-Prest style trousers. Back in hotel in Eastboune now tryng them on to the sound of The Spencer Davis Group  'Trampoline' and pretty happy with them despite going up to 36 waist but then even the bloke in JTG said the sizes are bonkers. I am usually a 32 waist

Which pair did you go for?  Typically I am a 30 waist and in JtG I am a 34.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on August 01, 2013, 07:02:01 PM
I'm 28" waist normally, but with JTG I size up to 30s and they fit perfectly.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Martin G on August 02, 2013, 07:19:07 AM
I went for the standard sta-prest style with the frog mouth pockets.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: monday on August 06, 2013, 11:18:43 AM
Bright red Paul Smith socks in a sale for $8.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on August 06, 2013, 02:55:11 PM
pulled the trigger on this YMC bomber and polo

bomber was 70 quid down from 175 and the polo was 4 down from 115....

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/null_zps5f7ea35d.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/null_zps5f7ea35d.png.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mikeyg007 on August 06, 2013, 07:45:52 PM
pulled the trigger on this YMC bomber and polo

bomber was 70 quid down from 175 and the polo was 4 down from 115....

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/null_zps5f7ea35d.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/null_e YMCA .png.html)

I like both of those - the jacket is a nice blue and the polo is very classy. 
Incidentally, this book from the YMC site looks fun: http://www.youmustcreate.com/products/mens-books/clarks-in-jamaica/ Everyone knows about Rude boys influencing British street style but I wasn't really aware of Jamaican rude boys deliberately adopting an 'English' look, which makes the whole situation rather more complicated and interesting,
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bjoanmark on August 07, 2013, 05:45:10 PM
Finally ordered a Baracuta G9 from Stuarts of London, decided to charge it rather than wait any longer  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on August 08, 2013, 06:39:51 PM
a fred perry-cardigan, a trenchcoat und a longsleeve shirt.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on August 08, 2013, 06:57:43 PM
Taupe corduroy trucker from Levis

(http://levi.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pLEVI1-15926820t500x607.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on August 09, 2013, 07:31:21 AM
Taupe corduroy trucker from Levis

(http://levi.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pLEVI1-15926820t500x607.jpg)
Let's hope you're not wearing your new jacket in the same manner as this bloke in the pic.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 09, 2013, 08:38:07 AM
Vtg 60s knit made in Italy for an American company. Well chuffed with this one, especially what I paid for it!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VTG-mens-grey-jumper-knit-pullover-top-S-M-1960s-smart-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/ECoAAOxyzfNRwcc~/$T2eC16R,!wsE9suwydN7BRwcc-3!!g~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on August 09, 2013, 11:16:43 AM
Lovely piece of knitwear that Steve. Good find  :o
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 09, 2013, 11:17:35 AM
Vtg 60s knit made in Italy for an American company. Well chuffed with this one, especially what I paid for it!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VTG-mens-grey-jumper-knit-pullover-top-S-M-1960s-smart-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/ECoAAOxyzfNRwcc~/$T2eC16R,!wsE9suwydN7BRwcc-3!!g~~60_12.JPG)

What's the company, Steve?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on August 09, 2013, 11:38:56 AM
Last puchase for the Summer, been after one of these for a while.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/heavyweight-mff_zps555555b9.jpg.html)

An original Breton jersey from here: http://www.bretonshirt.co.uk/gents.html

Like breton tops but I looking for one with broader hoops, any recommendations?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 09, 2013, 12:18:22 PM
Lovely piece of knitwear that Steve. Good find  :o

Ta mate!

What's the company, Steve?

I'll have to check when I get home mate, will let you know!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on August 09, 2013, 03:14:38 PM
bought this polo shirt, pretty simple

(http://s24.postimg.org/doaodhbs5/KGr_Hq_YOKp0_FHh_B5w_B_LBR_le_DOo_Ig_60_57.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 09, 2013, 06:31:27 PM
What's the company, Steve?

'Filenes' of Boston so it says...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on August 09, 2013, 07:38:57 PM
What's the company, Steve?

'Filenes' of Boston so it says...

Topical!

http://m.bizjournals.com/boston/real_estate/2013/07/demolition-this-weekend-on-filenes.html?r=full

I've got a sack jacket with a Filenes store label on. Good stuff Steve
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hipshaker on August 13, 2013, 08:02:04 PM
well ..... i lasted til august without buying any clothes this year. gave in on holiday ....... august is sale time in italy. a pair of supergas and two pais of chino shorts from benetton, all half price:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/IMG_1319.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mano Paulo da Cuica on August 13, 2013, 09:37:32 PM
Vintage US 60s seersucker 3 / 2 roll jacket from Watch the Cloth Moth and vintage poly wool 60s 3 button sports coat in what looks like unworn mint condition from The Detroit Locker. Also a truly spectacular madras long sleeve button down from Fitzgeralds Clothiers.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on August 15, 2013, 09:24:13 AM
Incoming from the ivy league shop on etsy -
 (http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/jpress.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/jpress.jpg.html)
jpress herringbone jacket.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 15, 2013, 09:32:00 AM
I really like that, top drawer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on August 15, 2013, 09:40:36 AM
That's a cracker. It'll serve you well in the coming months.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on August 15, 2013, 10:36:42 AM
Lovely jacket that, about to pull the trigger on this below just waiting for some money to come in:
http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153841455/reserved-37-38r-32-roll-sack-cut-hooked?ref=col_view
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on August 15, 2013, 10:47:39 AM
Cheers lads, it's my first purchase off etsy (no doubt the first of many!) I'll post some pics when it arrives.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on August 15, 2013, 11:33:51 AM
Really like that one, Norm.

Incoming from the ivy league shop on etsy -
 (http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/jpress.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/jpress.jpg.html)
jpress herringbone jacket.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on August 15, 2013, 12:04:02 PM
Thanks Mike - I am already planning autumnal outfits around it and it hasn't arrived yet!
Hope it fits ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on August 15, 2013, 01:02:28 PM
On a similar theme to Norm's purchase above, just received this beautiful jacket in Magee tweed from Claudio at DNA.

 (http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Jacket_zps68b3a02d.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/NorthStar1232/media/Jacket_zps68b3a02d.jpg.html)

Looking forward to wearing it this Autumn
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on August 21, 2013, 02:31:52 PM
Finally got round to buying a new holdall after my old (free with a FP monkey jacket) Fred Perry gave up the ghost. Nothing so blatant about this and knowing the quality of their clothes, I expect it will last me years

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/53505457/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/IMG_9221-Edit.jpg)

And at 32.50 instead of 65.00.....can't go wrong

http://shop.wearetuktuk.com/product/canvas-navy-leather-holdall

looks like I had the last one too  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on August 21, 2013, 03:51:43 PM
I found these on Etsy for an excellent price (from FarFieldVintage):

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/2650/6kr.png)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on August 21, 2013, 04:09:59 PM
On a similar theme to Norm's purchase above, just received this beautiful jacket in Magee tweed from Claudio at DNA.

 (http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q790/NorthStar1232/Jacket_zps68b3a02d.jpg) (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/NorthStar1232/media/Jacket_zps68b3a02d.jpg.html)

Looking forward to wearing it this Autumn

Absolutely love this!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on August 23, 2013, 02:56:22 PM
New pair of chelsea boots for fall. Finding a decent pair that didn't break the bank proved harder than I thought.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on August 23, 2013, 08:49:29 PM
Right, been meaning to post these bits up.  Recent purchase from Claudio.  Two Bruno trousers, boot cut, black and brown.  Black basket weave shoes as well.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/1061A199-AE16-445A-931E-7CDDC2A2F28A-11520-00000495CE29716C.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/8F110519-3529-462E-B53E-09FD5087CA4B-11520-00000495D4000B43.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on August 24, 2013, 01:17:22 PM
Right, been meaning to post these bits up.  Recent purchase from Claudio.  Two Bruno trousers, boot cut, black and brown.  Black basket weave shoes as well.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/1061A199-AE16-445A-931E-7CDDC2A2F28A-11520-00000495CE29716C.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/8F110519-3529-462E-B53E-09FD5087CA4B-11520-00000495D4000B43.jpg)

Very Jealous.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on September 03, 2013, 11:00:32 AM
Just picked this up from ebay, a Harris Tweed from Abercrombie & Finch (?)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_049.jpg)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_054.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 03, 2013, 12:49:49 PM
Extremely jealous of the last two posts! Lovely stuff all round.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 03, 2013, 01:39:03 PM
Orange button down oxford shirt
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on September 03, 2013, 06:28:11 PM
Found this one on ebay, £25 ! Cashmere and wool early 70s DB overcoat. Fcking mint.  8)

(http://s24.postimg.org/ywsjcyvt1/70s_coat.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on September 03, 2013, 06:51:38 PM
Just picked this up from ebay, a Harris Tweed from Abercrombie & Finch (?)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_049.jpg)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_054.jpg)

Lovely that.

However...

You know the rules...

That should have gone up on the eBay finds thread, so we could all have had a go ;D

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on September 03, 2013, 07:20:50 PM
^interesting jacket and just what I was on about in the "tweed jacket" thread.

A mix of Ivy and Anglo style.

Ivy details like a natural shoulder, horizontal pockets, little waist suppression and (what looks like a 3/2 roll mixed with Anglo details like thu ticket pocket and darts.

An interesting cross pollination of styles and made for Abercrombie & Fitch when it was just a menswear store and not a global super-brand.

Thanks for posting that Mike.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on September 03, 2013, 07:42:33 PM
Mcdermott, looks like a nice coat that mate for 25 quid, after something similar for the approaching winter

And I like the tweed too. To use Liam's term I like that 'cross pollination'. Good stuff being posted!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: thesmirker on September 03, 2013, 10:12:37 PM
Nice find
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on September 04, 2013, 01:34:01 PM
Whilst it Canada, and mostly out of amazement that such a thing really existed, i purchased a "dickie".  fundamentally this is the collar and shoulders of a roll neck top, to be wore under something else, without getting stupid hot.  anyone who watches big bang will be familiar.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on September 04, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
I remember "Dickies" from Grade school.

The working man's "Ascot"

(http://www.melkmugs.com/assets/images/blk_dickie_outside.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on September 04, 2013, 08:17:12 PM
yep, thats the guy.  are these things...normal?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Razors on September 05, 2013, 12:20:42 PM
I once heard a story from a 60s mod about when it was in to wear a roll neck under a shirt.One night he was wearing  a dickie type of thing under a shirt when he took a tumble from his scooter. He wasn't badly hurt but was taken to hospital, he then had to take his shirt off in front of 2 young nurses who couldn't help but giggle when the dickie was revealed.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on September 05, 2013, 12:23:04 PM
yep, thats the guy.  are these things...normal?

Define "Normal"  ;D

they had their moment, in the mid 60's.

(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297237904568_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on September 05, 2013, 12:24:24 PM
I once heard a story from a 60s mod about when it was in to wear a roll neck under a shirt.One night he was wearing  a dickie type of thing under a shirt when he took a tumble from his scooter. He wasn't badly hurt but was taken to hospital, he then had to take his shirt off in front of 2 young nurses who couldn't help but giggle when the dickie was revealed.

No one likes nurses giggling at their dickie
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on September 05, 2013, 12:58:44 PM
depends if they are laughing with you or at you.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lewblooze on September 05, 2013, 04:04:26 PM
Recently these numbers: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7497/yqje.jpg
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 05, 2013, 04:21:23 PM
Recently these numbers: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7497/yqje.jpg

Very nice those.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on September 06, 2013, 04:07:38 AM
Recently these numbers: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/7497/yqje.jpg

Lovely
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 06, 2013, 10:55:16 AM
4 pairs of burgundy Italian wool socks. Lovely.

4 pairs to combat the fact people seem to wear them and wear them home when they stay at mine! Rascals.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 11, 2013, 03:25:56 PM
Just received (from Steve Williams above) a fantastic unworn Tootal shirt that Steve put up for sale on the forum a few weeks ago. Couldn't be more pleased. It really has the WOW factor. Compete in it's original box, cellophane wrapping, pins and all!

The collar & cuffs are a slightly lighter shade to the body of the shirt. Oh, and it fits like it was made for me too. Just given it a quick wash as it was a tad musty smelling, but it's now hanging up to dry, fresh as a daisy  8)

Early to mid 70's I think, I'll definitely be getting a lot of wear from this one. Hope you like it as much as I do.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/004_zps60e2bd97.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/004_zps60e2bd97.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps6866e25e.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps6866e25e.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/005_zps99e161f6.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/005_zps99e161f6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on September 16, 2013, 12:51:29 PM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on September 16, 2013, 01:36:02 PM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)
Nice one, well done!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 16, 2013, 02:37:55 PM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)

Smashing jacket, Paddy, where from?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on September 16, 2013, 04:11:27 PM
really nice brian, matched perfectly too
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on September 16, 2013, 09:35:31 PM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)

Smashing jacket, Paddy, where from?
Cheers guys.
Gonzo I got it from a shop in Carlisle called Strawberry fields, I've been in before but I'd never noticed that it had a downstairs! It's choc a block upstairs with army surplus and hippy stuff but downstairs I found this beauty. Twas a bargain too :-)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on September 16, 2013, 11:37:26 PM
That is a great find mate
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 17, 2013, 08:17:21 AM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)

Smashing jacket, Paddy, where from?
Cheers guys.
Gonzo I got it from a shop in Carlisle called Strawberry fields, I've been in before but I'd never noticed that it had a downstairs! It's choc a block upstairs with army surplus and hippy stuff but downstairs I found this beauty. Twas a bargain too :-)

Result!! Though I was hoping you'd say it was from an on-line retailer who had it in a selection of sizes, as it's exactly the sort of jacket I'm on the look-out for. Oh well, the hunt continues!!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on September 17, 2013, 11:22:22 AM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)


A wee touch ay the John Steeds there.

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/jadeb_/steed7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 17, 2013, 12:24:59 PM
I think the jacket is superb  8) Love the colours and the way you can play around with the tie colour too. What sets this apart for me is the chest pocket flap, just a great touch that. Oh, and it seems to fit you like a glove too. Just love the vintage shop finds like this. If you're a size 40" chest and want to sell it in the future, let me know  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 17, 2013, 01:59:02 PM
Agree with everyone else, lovely jacket that!

Not clothing but picked this up today, Corby of Windsor trouser press and it works perfectly, late 70s according to the old chap I got it from. Bit of a bargain!

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/d5c924d0f8a23e8d2d711ef51fd176c1_zpsf1121909.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 17, 2013, 02:22:31 PM
Not just me then that has one  :) Bought mine with my 1st ever pay-packet back in the mid 80's and gets used almost every day. A Mod essential if ever there was one!

Mine even has the original sticker with the Union Flag  8)
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/IMG-20130130-00055_zpse136ebb8.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/IMG-20130130-00055_zpse136ebb8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 17, 2013, 02:32:28 PM
Ahh nice! Mine has a sticker on the side with the home address of the individual who made it, but no union flag :(

Certainly going to be getting weekly use at a minimum!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on September 17, 2013, 02:37:49 PM
So if it breaks down you can just go up to the guys door and demand he fixes it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 17, 2013, 02:39:24 PM
So if it breaks down you can just go up to the guys door and demand he fixes it.

Haha spot on!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 17, 2013, 02:40:58 PM
So if it breaks down you can just go up to the guys door and demand he fixes it.

It's odd, but a lot of people used to knock British made stuff back in the day (yes the cars were poor, especially anything from British Leyland) buy a lot of electrical items were really well constructed and in a lot of cases over engineered. I've still got a beer fridge that's in my garage that was made by Hotpoint in the late 70's and is still going strong.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on September 17, 2013, 04:10:49 PM
Trying a new brand of socks...the quality is pretty good but the colors they have are really their selling point. Just got Lilac, maroon, and light blue, with orange, red, and lime on the way.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on September 18, 2013, 02:12:56 PM
I just got this Jacket, well chuffed :)
(http://api.ning.com/files/2xmvS7IAtKrMwaVfu5oYK5Pt2JdtHexHHqASCNXRHQQYeF9CaXI6hcw0vueQP8btMPghKvssXhcZ9cUa5ENRhA9tIDZwddnB/2013091122.18.16.png)
It's a John G Hardy of London jacket if that helps Gonzo.

Smashing jacket, Paddy, where from?
Cheers guys.
Gonzo I got it from a shop in Carlisle called Strawberry fields, I've been in before but I'd never noticed that it had a downstairs! It's choc a block upstairs with army surplus and hippy stuff but downstairs I found this beauty. Twas a bargain too :-)

Result!! Though I was hoping you'd say it was from an on-line retailer who had it in a selection of sizes, as it's exactly the sort of jacket I'm on the look-out for. Oh well, the hunt continues!!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on September 18, 2013, 02:17:24 PM
I think the jacket is superb  8) Love the colours and the way you can play around with the tie colour too. What sets this apart for me is the chest pocket flap, just a great touch that. Oh, and it seems to fit you like a glove too. Just love the vintage shop finds like this. If you're a size 40" chest and want to sell it in the future, let me know  ;)
Sorry Steve it's a 44" mate  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 18, 2013, 02:31:00 PM
I think the jacket is superb  8) Love the colours and the way you can play around with the tie colour too. What sets this apart for me is the chest pocket flap, just a great touch that. Oh, and it seems to fit you like a glove too. Just love the vintage shop finds like this. If you're a size 40" chest and want to sell it in the future, let me know  ;)
Sorry Steve it's a 44" mate  ;)

I best start drinking heavily and eating more pies in that case  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on September 18, 2013, 06:47:11 PM
Lol  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 23, 2013, 09:15:18 AM
Needs a bit of an alteration, but the seller is local, and with a quick bank transfer... I bought this!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8172675/il_570xN.502632167_ayal.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 23, 2013, 10:00:09 AM
Needs a bit of an alteration, but the seller is local, and with a quick bank transfer... I bought this!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8172675/il_570xN.502632167_ayal.jpg)
Wow! What a find Becky!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 23, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
Needs a bit of an alteration, but the seller is local, and with a quick bank transfer... I bought this!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8172675/il_570xN.502632167_ayal.jpg)
Wow! What a find Becky!

Cheers Bobby!

You know me, a true Mod Goddess!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 23, 2013, 01:22:00 PM
^^^ Indeed!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on September 23, 2013, 03:10:14 PM
Just got these from the lovely guys down at Discount Shoes in Victoria for work when there's soggy pavement days.

http://www.loake.co.uk/loake-shoemakers/brogue/sovereign.html (ftp://www.loake.co.uk/loake-shoemakers/brogue/sovereign.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 24, 2013, 12:58:54 PM
Same seller as previous purchase. Beautiful red and white, 1960s Sophia of Melbourne coat and dress set

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/021/0/8172675/il_570xN.503359993_kpy6.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on September 24, 2013, 01:06:50 PM
Same seller as previous purchase. Beautiful red and white, 1960s Sophia of Melbourne coat and dress set

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/021/0/8172675/il_570xN.503359993_kpy6.jpg)

Wow!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 24, 2013, 01:19:16 PM
Thanks MWC! It was a great find as it's a bit difficult at times to locate my size (6/8 UK) in vintage clobber in Australia, let alone anywhere!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on September 24, 2013, 05:42:20 PM
Hopsack Brooks Brothers blazer from Fitzgerald's Closet making it's way to me fairly soon - https://www.etsy.com/transaction/151410178?ref=fb2_tnx_image
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Cooper 8686 on September 24, 2013, 07:14:31 PM
Hopsack Brooks Brothers blazer from Fitzgerald's Closet making it's way to me fairly soon - https://www.etsy.com/transaction/151410178?ref=fb2_tnx_image

Really liking that, been looking for something similar myself, oh and thanks for the link, I'm liking the look of the "Japanese Wash & Wear Gingham Sport Coat"  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 24, 2013, 07:39:04 PM
Nice find that one Jack. I only ever find stuff like this from the States and the £20+ postage always puts me off. The seller has some nice ties too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 24, 2013, 09:30:44 PM
Needs a bit of an alteration, but the seller is local, and with a quick bank transfer... I bought this!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8172675/il_570xN.502632167_ayal.jpg)
Wow! What a find Becky!

Really like that Becky...the red one too. Been browsing Etsy this evening and came across this bag (the seller had a couple of nice ties) and thought of you...£15 plus whatever the postage is:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/il_570xN_491489524_t6rz_zps500e2fc3.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/il_570xN_491489524_t6rz_zps500e2fc3.jpg.html)

Cheers Bobby!

You know me, a true Mod Goddess!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 24, 2013, 11:23:23 PM
Thanks Steve, mate! Etsy's a God send at times! The bag is cute!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on September 25, 2013, 09:47:52 AM
Hopsack Brooks Brothers blazer from Fitzgerald's Closet making it's way to me fairly soon - https://www.etsy.com/transaction/151410178?ref=fb2_tnx_image

Really liking that, been looking for something similar myself, oh and thanks for the link, I'm liking the look of the "Japanese Wash & Wear Gingham Sport Coat"  :)
Nice find that one Jack. I only ever find stuff like this from the States and the £20+ postage always puts me off. The seller has some nice ties too.

No problem Cooper! Cheers Steve, postage can be a nuisance as well as customs charges (luckily only had that problem once!). Did go for a tweed sack from a US seller last month which set me back a bit more for shipping.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on September 25, 2013, 12:26:49 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)


Out of interest, how have you found these to wear?  I recently bought a pair in sand direct from Clarks (reduced to £59 at the moment) and am seriously considering returning them.  The upper is nice but I was unprepared for how thin the sole was.  Even compared to drivers or thin-soled trainers.  My intention was to wear them as an occasional alternative to dessies but I don't think I'll get much wear out of them on the unforgiving city pavements.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2013, 12:39:45 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/TIGERSHIRTCOLLAR_zps0e0a9226.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/TIGERSHIRTCOLLAR_zps0e0a9226.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/TIGERSHIRT_zps8d2f4a1d.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/TIGERSHIRT_zps8d2f4a1d.jpg.html)

A lovely vintage shirt in cream, complete with the original labels. £6
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on September 25, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
Bloody hell! that's a proper bargain. Where from Steve?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on September 25, 2013, 02:09:55 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)


Out of interest, how have you found these to wear?  I recently bought a pair in sand direct from Clarks (reduced to £59 at the moment) and am seriously considering returning them.  The upper is nice but I was unprepared for how thin the sole was.  Even compared to drivers or thin-soled trainers.  My intention was to wear them as an occasional alternative to dessies but I don't think I'll get much wear out of them on the unforgiving city pavements.

I don't wear them often, mind, however I do find them comfortable.  Understand your concerns, thus far I enjoy them when they get an outing.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on September 25, 2013, 02:19:25 PM
Same seller as previous purchase. Beautiful red and white, 1960s Sophia of Melbourne coat and dress set

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/021/0/8172675/il_570xN.503359993_kpy6.jpg)
Nice find Becky - that's a real bobby dazzler. :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2013, 03:21:27 PM
Bloody hell! that's a proper bargain. Where from Steve?

Mike Anderson. Bought loads of stuff from him. Jackets, shirts, cufflinks etc etc. He's a real old school gent. Sends the stuff "on approval" so you don't pay him until you know it fits looks right etc. He runs a facebook shop here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Detroit-Locker/139869842729266?fref=ts

but if there is anything you want specifically I just drop him a line and he finds something within a day or so. Can't speak highly enough of him.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on September 25, 2013, 03:34:15 PM
Cheers Steve - I don't, nor ever will, do Facebook, but I'll have a cheeky look using my wife's account. ;)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2013, 04:09:55 PM
Cheers Steve - I don't, nor ever will, do Facebook, but I'll have a cheeky look using my wife's account. ;)

It's worth it. He just listed up this beauty for just £16:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/996019_542518492464397_941467204_n_zps88437f0e.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/996019_542518492464397_941467204_n_zps88437f0e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on September 25, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
Clarks Wallabee Soft.  They are, well, soft.  Seem unlined, very soft suede.  Nice thin crepe sole.  Quite comfortable.

(http://www.hanon-shop.com/image.php?type=B&id=37335)


Out of interest, how have you found these to wear?  I recently bought a pair in sand direct from Clarks (reduced to £59 at the moment) and am seriously considering returning them.  The upper is nice but I was unprepared for how thin the sole was.  Even compared to drivers or thin-soled trainers.  My intention was to wear them as an occasional alternative to dessies but I don't think I'll get much wear out of them on the unforgiving city pavements.

I don't wear them often, mind, however I do find them comfortable.  Understand your concerns, thus far I enjoy them when they get an outing.

Cheers, I'm undecided at the moment but I'll have a think about these as I do like the look of them.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on September 26, 2013, 02:34:56 AM
Thanks norm! Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 26, 2013, 02:15:39 PM
This is cheating a little bit 'cos I only reserved it but definitely buying it, a lovely 1950s Japanese jacket, probably get it made into a 3 button. Can't wait to pay for it!

(http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/1/7928267/il_570xN.503027585_7c5l.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Soulstar on September 26, 2013, 02:34:39 PM
Well done! I was admiring this too  - but thought it would be a bit too close fitting for me.
It's got a lovely shape and lapel roll and - whilst I favour a 3 button - I wouldn't be surprised if this looks great as it is.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Ematt on September 26, 2013, 02:41:15 PM
I would leave the jacket as a two button Steve, a cracking jacket.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on September 26, 2013, 02:43:06 PM
I would leave the jacket as a two button Steve, a cracking jacket.

Moi aussi ...... nothing wrong with it as it stands Steve and messing about with it won't make it any better. Nice find and you can spend what you were intending at the tailors, down the pub instead.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 26, 2013, 02:45:13 PM
Cheers, I was thinking that too - I'll see how it looks when I get it. Will look great with some cream sta-prest I think.

Soulstar if it's too big for me I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Soulstar on September 26, 2013, 03:59:12 PM
Soulstar if it's too big for me I'll let you know.

Does that include squaring it with my missus?  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on September 26, 2013, 06:25:07 PM
Soulstar if it's too big for me I'll let you know.

Does that include squaring it with my missus?  ;)

Haha you're on your own with that one!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Childof67 on September 26, 2013, 06:33:33 PM
Newish model Sky blue oxford button down from John Simons, with a slightly bigger roll to the collar that their shirts previously had, orange and olive striped canvas belt also JSA. Prior to that navy cable knit shawl collar cotton jumper from North Sea Clothing.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Greenie on September 27, 2013, 11:27:55 AM
Gant Herringbone Blazer from there outlet store in Hatfield cost about £140 reduced from £350

Looks a bit like this one but with out the patches

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/gant-tweed-jacket-grey-1/ (http://www.lyst.com/clothing/gant-tweed-jacket-grey-1/)

To go with it I also brought a black cashmere, wool mix polo neck from Uniqlo for £30
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 27, 2013, 01:32:52 PM
The last thing I bought is not exciting. It's just a white shirt with forward point straight collar with plastic stays. No button down, pins, tabs or anything
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 27, 2013, 01:47:21 PM
Uniqlo merino wool v-neck for £20. Hadn't bought knitwear from them before, took a bit of a punt size-wise, fits like a glove. Going back for more!!  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on September 27, 2013, 04:18:46 PM
Lovely cotton Smedley cardigan in their outlet, ice-cream color whatever that means (in fact, beige or cream) with tipping at the bottom & the cuffs.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on September 27, 2013, 05:41:46 PM
Bought one of these today from the John Smedley Factory Shop for £49.00. It was a slight second, the only fault being a stray red thread that was kindly removed for me by the nice lady at the counter.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/378350?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Affiliates-_-ProductFeed-_-John_Smedley-_-378350&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-J3q146wKh_iFBbSRIdAYBw
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Martin G on September 27, 2013, 06:08:51 PM
Diabolik! That is bloody nice mate. A bit 'OUR MAN FLINT' and also various Villagers in THE PRISONER. I like anything that sort of nods towards those kind of clothes. You must be well please. Fantastic jumper mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on September 27, 2013, 06:18:38 PM
Diabolik! That is bloody nice mate. A bit 'OUR MAN FLINT' and also various Villagers in THE PRISONER. I like anything that sort of nods towards those kind of clothes. You must be well please. Fantastic jumper mate.


Cheers Martin.
I know the orange and blue colourway of this style was mentioned in the "I'd wear that" thread and it didn't go down too well with some on here, but I love this.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on September 27, 2013, 06:24:14 PM
Bought one of these today from the John Smedley Factory Shop for £49.00. It was a slight second, the only fault being a stray red thread that was kindly removed for me by the nice lady at the counter.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/378350?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Affiliates-_-ProductFeed-_-John_Smedley-_-378350&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-J3q146wKh_iFBbSRIdAYBw

That top is lovely.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on September 27, 2013, 08:42:46 PM
New pair of grey flannel trousers and a pair of oxblood brogues....getting ready for fall.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on September 28, 2013, 12:33:11 PM
Diabolik! That is bloody nice mate. A bit 'OUR MAN FLINT' and also various Villagers in THE PRISONER. I like anything that sort of nods towards those kind of clothes. You must be well please. Fantastic jumper mate.

Exactly my first thought as well when I first saw that Re: Our Man Flint!  Nice!

Got some paisley pocket squares from Michelsons this week, decent quality at a very reasonable price. 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on September 28, 2013, 01:22:16 PM
Bought one of these today from the John Smedley Factory Shop for £49.00. It was a slight second, the only fault being a stray red thread that was kindly removed for me by the nice lady at the counter.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/378350?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Affiliates-_-ProductFeed-_-John_Smedley-_-378350&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-J3q146wKh_iFBbSRIdAYBw



That top is lovely.

Really nice & that was a great find!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on September 28, 2013, 03:55:29 PM
Bought one of these today from the John Smedley Factory Shop for £49.00. It was a slight second, the only fault being a stray red thread that was kindly removed for me by the nice lady at the counter.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/378350?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-Affiliates-_-ProductFeed-_-John_Smedley-_-378350&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-J3q146wKh_iFBbSRIdAYBw

That top is lovely.
I second that, the top's great, mate, more so in this color scheme, but I can't afford it full price, I'll have to wait for the e-sale  :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on September 30, 2013, 12:42:00 PM
Another thumbs up from me on that top Diabolik, I really like that - great bargaining!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on September 30, 2013, 01:08:22 PM
Cheers Fellas, seemed too good to miss.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on September 30, 2013, 03:21:11 PM
A nice discounted Brooks Bros BD, pale blue with pale pink stripes. At 39 € I just couldn't resist, specially cos the full price was 98 €!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bjoanmark on October 03, 2013, 12:17:07 PM
Just bought a pair of Loake Bedale boots. Sitting at home wearing them!  ;D
http://www.loake.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/e/bedale_1.jpg (http://www.loake.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/e/bedale_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 03, 2013, 01:48:20 PM
Just collected some navy trousers from the tailors. Nothing exciting, single rear pocket, to slashing pockets. I chose navy because it compliment the variety of jackets I have.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on October 03, 2013, 02:35:24 PM
Bjoanmark- really like those, I think the tan leather is my favorite.

Lord Mulberry - Be interested in seeing those, I have had a renewed interest in the classic basics. Items like navy trousers seem to fly under the radar even though they can be workhorses.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 03, 2013, 03:18:29 PM
Love the Loakes. Wanted a pair myself, but whilst my heart said yes, my wallet said no, so got a pair of look-a-likes from Hudson instead:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3474_zps8c7918f1.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3474_zps8c7918f1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on October 03, 2013, 03:35:07 PM
Surely that should be 'Loake-a-likes' Steve. I thank you!

.......... I'll get me coat
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 03, 2013, 03:41:31 PM
Ashamed to admit that raised a smile! haha

Steve are they leather soles? My leather soled suede chukkas have just about died so was thinking of a brogue boot next and they look smart...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on October 03, 2013, 04:40:07 PM
love the boots gents, would love a pair of decent brogue boots myself but im (trying) to save some pennies at the moment unfortunatly
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bjoanmark on October 03, 2013, 04:53:35 PM
It's the tan colour I got in the Loakes. I have been thinking about them for a number of weeks and I just couldn't resist them in the end despite the price. The boots are so comfortable and I have to say look the DB!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 03, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
Ashamed to admit that raised a smile! haha

Steve are they leather soles? My leather soled suede chukkas have just about died so was thinking of a brogue boot next and they look smart...

Hi Steve...yes the Loake-a-like pun was very funny  :D and yes the Hudsons have a leather sole, but I've had a chap stick on one of those slim rubber soles to make them fully waterproof. Not sure if they still do them in their current range though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on October 04, 2013, 07:04:49 AM
SteveP, I think Debs are doing something similar to them by Jeff Banks? Might have the name completely wrong but saw some when looking for my winter shoes on their website, they're about a oner but might be worth a look?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 04, 2013, 07:10:14 AM
Thanks chaps, I'll check both out come payday!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on October 04, 2013, 12:21:27 PM
Incoming from the ivy league shop on etsy -
 (http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh253/NORMROC/jpress.jpg) (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/NORMROC/media/jpress.jpg.html)
jpress herringbone jacket.
Update - after sending weeks of emails to no avail, I had to open a case and get a refund from paypal. The seller took my money but didn't send the jacket or respond to my messages. I've managed to get his shop closed down on Etsy, but am gutted at not getting the jacket. >:(
On a brighter note I have put the money towards a new mountain bike and am off out on it now. Managed to lose nearly a stone since July with a combination of cycling and juicing. ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 04, 2013, 12:31:28 PM
Sorry to hear about all your hassle over the jacket, but I would have definitely traded it for the bike and the lbs's shed too. Well done.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on October 04, 2013, 12:40:51 PM

Update - after sending weeks of emails to no avail, I had to open a case and get a refund from paypal. The seller took my money but didn't send the jacket or respond to my messages. I've managed to get his shop closed down on Etsy, but am gutted at not getting the jacket. >:(
On a brighter note I have put the money towards a new mountain bike and am off out on it now. Managed to lose nearly a stone since July with a combination of cycling and juicing. ;D
[/quote]

Shame you didn't receive the jacket - I think a few posters on FNB forum have had similar issued with the Ivy League Shop on Etsy.  They had some nice items in the past but service seems to have been hit and miss to say the least.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 04, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
that's a real shame, Norm. But when dealing with online places like ebay, or etsy there is that possibility.

When I finally received this jacket from an ebay seller... notice the sleeve length on the mannequin?

Yeah, that's how it looked on me. How can you size an off the peg jacket as "Medium", with those length sleeves? had to pay a tailor an extra $65 to take 2 inches off the sleeves (working buttons, so he had to make 4 new button holes)

Anyway, congrats on the bike and weight loss!


Just picked this up from ebay, a Harris Tweed from Abercrombie & Finch (?)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_049.jpg)

(http://photos.queencitytrader.com/aug2013/5/9/0805_9_054.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on October 04, 2013, 02:28:51 PM
Cheers gents, just got back - wet, muddy & knackered, but strangely happy. Gonna crack a beer or two - have a good weekend.

By the way, nice jacket Mike - annoying as these things are, I'll bet you're pleased with it now. Obviously made for someone with ape arms.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 04, 2013, 02:38:14 PM
Picked these up today, very chuffed indeed. First time I've gone for a cuffed hem, will look lovely with brown shoes.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/bf3af86d3e8bb258adec789019497930_zpseba9e102.jpg)

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/db232461eacaf31b84015a706db5a017_zpsd154fa69.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 04, 2013, 07:07:18 PM
Picked these up today, very chuffed indeed. First time I've gone for a cuffed hem, will look lovely with brown shoes.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/bf3af86d3e8bb258adec789019497930_zpseba9e102.jpg)

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/db232461eacaf31b84015a706db5a017_zpsd154fa69.jpg)

Really like those Steve.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 04, 2013, 09:43:19 PM
me too. Were they m 2 m?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on October 05, 2013, 01:36:38 AM
Terrific Steve, if you ever get a bit porky for them, give me a call. My latest purchase, a splendid example of vintage italian styled knitwear.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8769/2fyf.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on October 05, 2013, 09:18:49 AM
^
Was that from eBay?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 05, 2013, 09:25:06 AM
me too. Were they m 2 m?

Indeed they are, fit like a treat. Wore them tonight got a lot of compliments!



Lovely top Jonny!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Col Wolfe on October 05, 2013, 03:34:00 PM
Terrific Steve, if you ever get a bit porky for them, give me a call. My latest purchase, a splendid example of vintage italian styled knitwear.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/8769/2fyf.jpg)

nice
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on October 05, 2013, 06:22:25 PM
^
Was that from eBay?
Indeed mate, you probably would've seen it if you did a search for DNA Groove in the last 10 days.

me too. Were they m 2 m?

Indeed they are, fit like a treat. Wore them tonight got a lot of compliments!



Lovely top Jonny!

Cheers, where did you get them made or is it closely guarded?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on October 06, 2013, 12:19:29 AM
^
Was that from eBay?
Indeed mate, you probably would've seen it if you did a search for DNA Groove in the last 10 days.

Every other day, at least :)

Lovely garment.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 06, 2013, 05:19:50 PM
Levi 501s in indigo, shrinking right now
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on October 07, 2013, 02:22:35 PM
I hope you 'gave them a real proper wringing out this time!'
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: roel on October 08, 2013, 10:43:51 AM
a scarf from peckham rye and a shirt from merc.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on October 08, 2013, 05:41:55 PM
(http://www.clubmonaco.com/graphics/product_images/pCMUS1-15895873_lifestyle_t240x400.jpg)
Striped cardigan.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on October 08, 2013, 10:32:44 PM
Club collar shirt.

(http://houseoffraser.scene7.com/is/image/HOF/I_176243041_00_20130226?wid=288&hei=384)


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 09, 2013, 11:24:03 AM
A few Autumn & Winter bits have arrived in the last few days. A pair of 100% wool black trousers from Adam of London. These, for me at least, are the best fitting off the peg trousers and will match up with a couple of jackets. Plus 4 ties. A nice vintage polyester number with gold stripes, and 3 100% wool ties with very small micro patterns. Lovely warm texture, again to my mind, will suit the colder months ahead.

The wine one was from TM Lewin and the green & beige ones were from Marks & Spencer.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps4710134c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps4710134c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zps78814b66.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/003_zps78814b66.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 09, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
very nice, Are the A of L trousers the same cut as their suit trousers?

A few Autumn & Winter bits have arrived in the last few days. A pair of 100% wool black trousers from Adam of London. These, for me at least, are the best fitting off the peg trousers and will match up with a couple of jackets. Plus 4 ties. A nice vintage polyester number with gold stripes, and 3 100% wool ties with very small micro patterns. Lovely warm texture, again to my mind, will suit the colder months ahead.

The wine one was from TM Lewin and the green & beige ones were from Marks & Spencer.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps4710134c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps4710134c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zps78814b66.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/003_zps78814b66.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 09, 2013, 02:23:20 PM
very nice, Are the A of L trousers the same cut as their suit trousers?

A few Autumn & Winter bits have arrived in the last few days. A pair of 100% wool black trousers from Adam of London. These, for me at least, are the best fitting off the peg trousers and will match up with a couple of jackets. Plus 4 ties. A nice vintage polyester number with gold stripes, and 3 100% wool ties with very small micro patterns. Lovely warm texture, again to my mind, will suit the colder months ahead.

The wine one was from TM Lewin and the green & beige ones were from Marks & Spencer.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsf7c80112.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps4710134c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps4710134c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zps78814b66.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/003_zps78814b66.jpg.html)

I believe so.  Cloth may be a bit different, looking at the ones I have.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 09, 2013, 02:30:40 PM
very nice, Are the A of L trousers the same cut as their suit trousers?

A few Autumn & Winter bits have arrived in the last few days. A pair of 100% wool black trousers from Adam of London. These, for me at least, are the best fitting off the peg trousers and will match up with a couple of jackets. Plus 4 ties. A nice vintage polyester number with gold stripes, and 3 100% wool ties with very small micro patterns. Lovely warm texture, again to my mind, will suit the colder months ahead.

The wine one was from TM Lewin and the green & beige ones were from Marks & Spencer.

Hi Mike, yes they are cut the same as the suit trousers. As Wayne says, the cloth can vary. I have their plain navy suit which the fabric is the same as these black trousers (100% wool) and quite a heavy weight fabric. On the other hand I have their plain grey suit which was much lighter as is a pair of their plain grey trousers too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 09, 2013, 04:07:23 PM
Steve, thanks for that.
I was going to order some M to M trousers , I completely forgot about the A of L ones.
It was cool enough a couple of weeks ago to pull out one of my A/L wool chalk stripe suits, I forgot how much I like the cut of their trousers...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 11, 2013, 07:00:22 PM
Two pair DNA trousers, navy wool and dark grey flannel.  My opinion, best off the peg trousers available. Cloth is top-notch as is the fit.

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on October 11, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
Two pair DNA trousers, navy wool and dark grey flannel.  My opinion, best off the peg trousers available. Cloth is top-notch as is the fit.

Wayne

Wayne, I recently got a pair of his grey flannels as well. Haven't regretted it for a moment :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on October 11, 2013, 08:56:51 PM
Two pair DNA trousers, navy wool and dark grey flannel.  My opinion, best off the peg trousers available. Cloth is top-notch as is the fit.

Wayne

What length do you have them? I can't seem to get the 'flare' of the trousers to look right, either too high so it 'flutters' or too low so there's too much of a break in the bottom.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on October 11, 2013, 09:11:16 PM
just received this sc from ebay. 2 button but im sure i'll cope  8)

(http://s21.postimg.org/fndeukjuv/KGr_Hq_RHJDg_FIr3_IO95_GBSSBYB_ITg_60_57.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 11, 2013, 09:12:07 PM
Two pair DNA trousers, navy wool and dark grey flannel.  My opinion, best off the peg trousers available. Cloth is top-notch as is the fit.

Wayne

What length do you have them? I can't seem to get the 'flare' of the trousers to look right, either too high so it 'flutters' or too low so there's too much of a break in the bottom.

Not certain, alterations tailor working on them this week. Nips at them here and there. Will see when I have them back.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mikeyg007 on October 14, 2013, 12:00:15 AM
I remember "Dickies" from Grade school.

The working man's "Ascot"

(http://www.melkmugs.com/assets/images/blk_dickie_outside.jpg)

I've just realised I've kind of got a scaled-down, modern version of this - Wool collar from Velobici. http://www.velobici.cc/tivoli-seamless-collar-3408-p.asp   It makes a good alternative to a scarf with certain things, tucked it into a coat collar it gives a rollneck look. They've got a new heavier weight one now, for some serious turtle neckage! http://www.velobici.cc/cable-warm-collars-4513-p.asp
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 14, 2013, 07:01:10 PM
£35 of vintage M & S :)

100% wool grey herringbone with black & blue windowpane check, leather buttons and ticket pocket. Sellers pics:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/KGrHqVHJFQFIhlF0332BSO-rgL0g60_57_zpsbb020695.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/KGrHqVHJFQFIhlF0332BSO-rgL0g60_57_zpsbb020695.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/T2eC16dHJIIFHJoRg5oIBSO-rOEt60_57_zps5f2f3370.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/T2eC16dHJIIFHJoRg5oIBSO-rOEt60_57_zps5f2f3370.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/KGrHqJHJFEFI6Ye0YGuBSO-soFww60_57_zps16a33d8a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/KGrHqJHJFEFI6Ye0YGuBSO-soFww60_57_zps16a33d8a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/T2eC16FHJFoFH5PeQh-7BSO-r3P60_57_zps683d8e40.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/T2eC16FHJFoFH5PeQh-7BSO-r3P60_57_zps683d8e40.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 14, 2013, 07:04:57 PM
£35 of vintage M & S :)

100% wool grey herringbone with black & blue windowpane check, leather buttons and ticket pocket. Sellers pics:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/KGrHqVHJFQFIhlF0332BSO-rgL0g60_57_zpsbb020695.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/KGrHqVHJFQFIhlF0332BSO-rgL0g60_57_zpsbb020695.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/T2eC16dHJIIFHJoRg5oIBSO-rOEt60_57_zps5f2f3370.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/T2eC16dHJIIFHJoRg5oIBSO-rOEt60_57_zps5f2f3370.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/KGrHqJHJFEFI6Ye0YGuBSO-soFww60_57_zps16a33d8a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/KGrHqJHJFEFI6Ye0YGuBSO-soFww60_57_zps16a33d8a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/T2eC16FHJFoFH5PeQh-7BSO-r3P60_57_zps683d8e40.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/T2eC16FHJFoFH5PeQh-7BSO-r3P60_57_zps683d8e40.jpg.html)

Nice one!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: paddy67 on October 15, 2013, 12:05:52 AM
Very nice Steve  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 18, 2013, 06:20:21 PM
Nicholson and Walcot scarf just arrived in the mail:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7444/10348989114_5ed905897c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/10348989114/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93991589@N03/10348989114/)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 23, 2013, 12:33:29 PM
Not clothing but didn't know where else to put this.

2 vintage chrome clothes brushes. Made in England lovely design, and a 1940s Tallent chrome cigarette case. Picked up nice and cheap.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/Untitled_zpsf4302a2e.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on October 23, 2013, 01:44:32 PM
lovely scarf mate
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 23, 2013, 02:20:03 PM
Nice cigarette case. Could do with something like that to stash my rollies in.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 23, 2013, 02:34:36 PM
Nice cigarette case. Could do with something like that to stash my rollies in.

eBay for Tallent Cigarette Case and Art Deco and plenty on there for under a fiver mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 23, 2013, 02:47:03 PM
Nice cigarette case. Could do with something like that to stash my rollies in.

eBay for Tallent Cigarette Case and Art Deco and plenty on there for under a fiver mate.

Thanks Steve. Should really knock 'em on the head....my cycling might improve then.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 23, 2013, 03:14:49 PM
Nice cigarette case. Could do with something like that to stash my rollies in.

eBay for Tallent Cigarette Case and Art Deco and plenty on there for under a fiver mate.

Thanks Steve. Should really knock 'em on the head....my cycling might improve then.

The fact you cycle is all the more reason to carry on! Probably doing you no harm at all...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on October 23, 2013, 03:54:01 PM
they should print THAT on the packets
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 23, 2013, 04:16:01 PM
Picked up a jacket from my tailor this morning after dropping it off with him on Saturday. Just needed a few minor adjustments to get the fit right for me. I bought it from e bay for £30, and the alterations cost me £15. It's an M&S 100% wool Herringbone, with a blue & black overcheck. Leather "football" buttons, with ticket pocket.

Hopefully it will have its first outing on Friday...I'm giving a business presentation to about 40 people so need to look smart, yet not too formal and am hoping this will do the trick.

Thought about a sky blue shirt, but then picked up a pink tab collar from the wardrobe which seemed to work better, as adds another tone. Now just deciding on either a burgundy wool tie, with small black & blue dots or a navy silk knitted number. Decisions, decisions. The odd thing is I'm more concerned about this than preparing the 30 minute presentation itself....once a mod always a mod I guess  ;D

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3773_zpsbf17d897.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3773_zpsbf17d897.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3775_zpsb9972339.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3775_zpsb9972339.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3781_zpsda9ca1bf.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3781_zpsda9ca1bf.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3786_zps8c6a9e05.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3786_zps8c6a9e05.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 23, 2013, 04:24:52 PM
I like the navy tie Steve.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on October 23, 2013, 07:14:04 PM
I second the navy tie...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on October 23, 2013, 07:24:54 PM
definitely blue Steve.

incidently, as I'm a Somerset boy myself, can you share where you get your alterations done?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 23, 2013, 10:54:17 PM
It's the blue knitted then  :) which was my choice too.

Re the alterations, I use Tony here:

http://www.alterationstationinbristol.co.uk/

He's open all week, including Saturdays. Most of my jobs he does in a few hours. He's done quite a bit for me over the years..taking up trousers and jeans, taking up shirt sleeves, jacket adjustment to narrow the fit and length, tapering jeans etc. Lovely chap too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on October 24, 2013, 06:26:56 AM
It's the blue knitted then  :) which was my choice too.

Re the alterations, I use Tony here:

http://www.alterationstationinbristol.co.uk/

He's open all week, including Saturdays. Most of my jobs he does in a few hours. He's done quite a bit for me over the years..taking up trousers and jeans, taking up shirt sleeves, jacket adjustment to narrow the fit and length, tapering jeans etc. Lovely chap too.

many thanks for that link Steve - the next time I need any alterations I'll give him a try.

Good luck with the presentation today!

Just out of interest, what trousers are you wearing with the jacket?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 24, 2013, 07:34:50 AM
I like the burgundy myself, the pocket square has dark pink & light pink so tie & shirt brought well together by it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 24, 2013, 08:52:28 AM
Trousers!! Forgot about them  ;D Best wear some I suppose or my presentation will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.

.....probably plain navy or black wool. Will see which matches up best later this afternoon. Probably go with the blue.

The PS was just one I quickly dug out, so may not be what I go with, but like you said Steve it does have the right elements to it. Should be able to get a few photos when I get back home tomorrow lunchtime.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 24, 2013, 09:06:37 AM
Just realised I replied after only reading p61, so I was probably a bit late on that one! ha. Look forward to seeing the whole outfit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 24, 2013, 12:05:45 PM
A couple of non clothing items recently arrived at chez Steve.

A new pair of glasses, from Specsavers for just £25 including lenses.

A new watch from Creation Watches in Singapore. This is an automatic, with a clear case-back so you can see the movement. Nice and simple dial which the date window, and all for just £59. Orient are a subsidiary of Seiko for those that don't know, and can only be purchased from outside of the UK. Great build quality with Seiko reliability.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps11e58a30.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps11e58a30.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/008_zps12a48556.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/008_zps12a48556.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/005_zps8a6a8ff5.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/005_zps8a6a8ff5.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/006_zps89b5bbbd.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/006_zps89b5bbbd.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/003_zps2ecedfc1.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/003_zps2ecedfc1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 24, 2013, 01:26:53 PM
Love that watch Steve. I've never owned a decent timepiece so I might have a look at them.

Pulled the trigger on a Saint James Breton Binic II jumper. It's about time I added one to my wardrobe, classic item really ideal for winter.

(http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/images/saint-james-saint-james-binic-ii-navy-wool-jumper-2131-51-p14591-38325_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on October 24, 2013, 02:13:54 PM
a staple of the winter wardrobe there Steve, wore mine to the match the weekend
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 24, 2013, 02:20:24 PM
a staple of the winter wardrobe there Steve, wore mine to the match the weekend

Indeed pal, I can imagine it looking good at football. I'll be wearing mine at the snooker club (good disguise of pub there) this weekend.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 24, 2013, 02:43:04 PM
Love that watch Steve. I've never owned a decent timepiece so I might have a look at them.

Pulled the trigger on a Saint James Breton Binic II jumper. It's about time I added one to my wardrobe, classic item really ideal for winter.

(http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/images/saint-james-saint-james-binic-ii-navy-wool-jumper-2131-51-p14591-38325_thumb.jpg)

Lovely item, be warned though you will wear it all winter. I know I do.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on October 24, 2013, 02:57:09 PM
Couple shirts from JtG. Plan to wear first one under navy v neck jumper. Plan to wear the ochre with a jacket that has a yellow/gold over check.

Wayne

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/A3101912-1A80-4C09-89B1-C1071F838C1D-5987-000003673E451D52_zpsfe34dfc6.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/0345C185-1EEE-47A9-87D9-36EFD0CDD9CB-5987-00000367476C9065_zpsfa72a3c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 24, 2013, 03:27:46 PM
Love that watch Steve. I've never owned a decent timepiece so I might have a look at them.

http://www.creationwatches.com/

I've bought a few from them, and their service is excellent. 5 days to get delivered from Singapore and postage is included in the price too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 24, 2013, 03:47:13 PM
Love that watch Steve. I've never owned a decent timepiece so I might have a look at them.
http://www.creationwatches.com/
I've bought a few from them, and their service is excellent. 5 days to get delivered from Singapore and postage is included in the price too.

Sounds great, had a look they're nice indeed. Might add one on my letter to Santa...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on October 25, 2013, 06:55:29 AM
after many a working hour wasted oggling the sheer beauty of this jacket,

i can finally say, it's mine!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/null_zpse4f49199.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/null_zpse4f49199.png.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on October 25, 2013, 08:42:21 AM
^^^Well done!
The jacket looks beautiful.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on October 25, 2013, 08:44:44 AM
cheers Bob,

the fun bit will be deciding what to wear with it!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 25, 2013, 09:40:56 AM
Lovely jacket, which I can see working really well with cream or charcoal grey trousers. Looks like a DNA one from the tags.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on October 25, 2013, 10:56:53 AM
Yes Steve its a Claudio special,

I was thinking cream myself with pink BD shirt and navy tie.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on October 25, 2013, 10:58:38 AM
cheers Bob,

the fun bit will be deciding what to wear with it!
Indeed!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dancress on October 25, 2013, 01:31:13 PM
after many a working hour wasted oggling the sheer beauty of this jacket,

i can finally say, it's mine!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/null_zpse4f49199.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/null_zpse4f49199.png.html)

Lovely, I've been in two minds over that one myself!

I look forward to seeing a photo in WAYW
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on October 25, 2013, 02:39:32 PM
Love that watch Steve. I've never owned a decent timepiece so I might have a look at them.

http://www.creationwatches.com/

I've bought a few from them, and their service is excellent. 5 days to get delivered from Singapore and postage is included in the price too.

definatly checking this out, my watch has given up the ghost, doesnt self wind very well anymore so loses too much time, and it's not expensive enough to bother having repaired
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on October 25, 2013, 04:41:14 PM
(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 25, 2013, 07:24:57 PM
after many a working hour wasted oggling the sheer beauty of this jacket,

i can finally say, it's mine!

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/null_zpse4f49199.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/null_zpse4f49199.png.html)

sweet
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on October 26, 2013, 12:55:52 PM
(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.

I don't like the cut on those new repro 519s. They are less mid 60s 'white' levis and more late 60s 517 Sta Prest.

How do they work out in reality Dan? Did you try last year's 519?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 26, 2013, 01:13:18 PM
Hi Liam,

I got a pair in the summer from Hip in Leeds. They are quite slim fitting and tapered.

I really like them and don't normally like tapered cords/ jeans.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.

I don't like the cut on those new repro 519s. They are less mid 60s 'white' levis and more late 60s 517 Sta Prest.

How do they work out in reality Dan? Did you try last year's 519?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 26, 2013, 01:24:51 PM
Not posted recent sales for a while so cant remember what I posted last but recently:

Pair of Prince of Wales check trousers tailored by Cock Of The Walk
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1000561_10151940048656163_1469861787_n.jpg

Black leather Cycling shoes by Mamnick
http://lineageofinfluence.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mamnickshoef_webcol-88.jpg?w=600&h=901

LVC 519 Cords
http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/36354-1--450-auto.jpg

Blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt
http://www.dnagroove.it/img/products/medium/5729-3355.jpg

Waiting on a new chalk strip suit from Cock Of The Walk, photos to follow.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on October 26, 2013, 01:49:26 PM
Not posted recent sales for a while so cant remember what I posted last but recently:

Pair of Prince of Wales check trousers tailored by Cock Of The Walk
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1000561_10151940048656163_1469861787_n.jpg

Black leather Cycling shoes by Mamnick
http://lineageofinfluence.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mamnickshoef_webcol-88.jpg?w=600&h=901

LVC 519 Cords
http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/36354-1--450-auto.jpg

Blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt
http://www.dnagroove.it/img/products/medium/5729-3355.jpg

Waiting on a new chalk strip suit from Cock Of The Walk, photos to follow.

I spoke to gill ( cotw ) at a presentation in Manchester in the summer , and I am sure she told me that she was leaving Manchester and setting up shop in hull , do you know of her current whereabouts/premises ?  Ta
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 26, 2013, 01:53:47 PM
Not posted recent sales for a while so cant remember what I posted last but recently:

Pair of Prince of Wales check trousers tailored by Cock Of The Walk
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1000561_10151940048656163_1469861787_n.jpg

Black leather Cycling shoes by Mamnick
http://lineageofinfluence.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mamnickshoef_webcol-88.jpg?w=600&h=901

LVC 519 Cords
http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/36354-1--450-auto.jpg

Blue DNA Groove tab collar shirt
http://www.dnagroove.it/img/products/medium/5729-3355.jpg

Waiting on a new chalk strip suit from Cock Of The Walk, photos to follow.

I spoke to gill ( cotw ) at a presentation in Manchester in the summer , and I am sure she told me that she was leaving Manchester and setting up shop in hull , do you know of her current whereabouts/premises ?  Ta

Hi fella, she works from a place in Hull but still travels over to Manchester a lot.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on October 26, 2013, 02:01:18 PM
Hi Liam,

I got a pair in the summer from Hip in Leeds. They are quite slim fitting and tapered.

I really like them and don't normally like tapered cords/ jeans.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.

I don't like the cut on those new repro 519s. They are less mid 60s 'white' levis and more late 60s 517 Sta Prest.

How do they work out in reality Dan? Did you try last year's 519?

Thanks Neil. I wonder if you got the year previous LVC before the cut changed? I think they were more tapered. Well they had the same hem width as the new ones but a bit more room in the thigh.

Also the older style had a slightly higher rise which was also a plus in my book.

I'll need to see these new ones in the flesh I think but I think the thigh would be too tight on me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 26, 2013, 02:02:45 PM
I tried a 34 waist that were to tight on the thigh so went for a 36 that are perfect.

Hi Liam,

I got a pair in the summer from Hip in Leeds. They are quite slim fitting and tapered.

I really like them and don't normally like tapered cords/ jeans.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.

I don't like the cut on those new repro 519s. They are less mid 60s 'white' levis and more late 60s 517 Sta Prest.

How do they work out in reality Dan? Did you try last year's 519?

Thanks Neil. I wonder if you got the year previous LVC before the cut changed? I think they were more tapered. Well they had the same hem width as the new ones but a bit more room in the thigh.

Also the older style had a slightly higher rise which was also a plus in my book.

I'll need to see these new ones in the flesh I think but I think the thigh would be too tight on me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 28, 2013, 12:50:11 PM
Went to an indoor flea market yesterday. A little thin on the ground on the clobber front,  although I missed out on a Crombie overcoat one of the sellers had sold earlier for just £7...just hoped it wasn't in my size. Cheered myself up a little with a lovely vintage wool college scarf for the princely sum of £2

Washed and dried this morning and has come up a treat. Just needs a gentle iron now.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zpsd692f830.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zpsd692f830.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/004_zps87dd3ff8.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/004_zps87dd3ff8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Liam Mac on October 28, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
Great colours. Wonder what school it belongs to.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 28, 2013, 05:55:00 PM
Great colours. Wonder what school it belongs to.

Not sure Liam, but I'm sure I can find it with the help of Google.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on October 28, 2013, 08:11:01 PM
Great colours. Wonder what school it belongs to.

Not sure Liam, but I'm sure I can find it with the help of Google.

Hog warts.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 29, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
Better to have them on my Hog, than anywhere else.....
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on October 29, 2013, 11:36:48 AM
Brilliant! Ha! Ha!

Speaking of college colours it reminds me of an older (50’s?) joke about a young chap who sees a shop sign for three brand new striped ties for a fiver. Thinking this a bargain he goes in, peruses the colours on option and selects three brand new striped ties, pay’s his fiver and leaves as pleased as Punch with his purchase! So pleased in fact, he throws away his current tie and puts on one of his natty new ones. He doesn’t get more than a few hundred yards up the road before he is accosted by an older chap who admonishes him saying ‘You were far too young to have served at El Alamein, how dare you wear that tie!’

Suitably embarrassed, the young chap apologises profusely and immediately hands over the tie and replaces it with another from his shopping bag.

Five minutes later, waiting for the bus, he gets a tap on the shoulder from another old boy saying ‘Ah Parachute Regiment eh… best years of my life what!’ He apologises saying sorry you must have mistaken me for someone else. The old feller says ‘So you’re not in the Para’s then? - How dare you wear that tie!!’ Once again the young man is terribly embarrassed, hands over the tie and runs of down the street.

Just then he spies a Regimental Outfitters and in an effort not to repeat his faux pas decides to go in and relaying his story to the assistant shows him his third and final tie.

‘Ah!’ Say’s the assistant, ‘Sir certainly wouldn’t want to wear that tie!’

‘Oh dear’ say’s the young man’ ‘To which Regiment does the tie belong to?’

‘Roedean Girl’s School sir’
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 30, 2013, 08:19:19 PM
Talking of college scarves. I got myself one of these about 12 years ago when I was a mature student at Sheffield Hallam University. Looks good with a Crombie. Didn't pay anywhere near £25 for mine though .. inflation eh?  https://www.shu.ac.uk/gift-shop/index.php?p=product&ProductId=43
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on October 30, 2013, 11:41:17 PM
Enjoyed that one SC.

I think £25 isn't too excessive these days LM. I've seen some on the web for £80! Just looking forward to a couple of colder days to get some wear from mine now. Tried it on with my overcoat, and yes they do work well together.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on October 31, 2013, 06:23:20 PM
Went to an indoor flea market yesterday. A little thin on the ground on the clobber front,  although I missed out on a Crombie overcoat one of the sellers had sold earlier for just £7...just hoped it wasn't in my size. Cheered myself up a little with a lovely vintage wool college scarf for the princely sum of £2

Washed and dried this morning and has come up a treat. Just needs a gentle iron now.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zpsd692f830.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zpsd692f830.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/004_zps87dd3ff8.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/004_zps87dd3ff8.jpg.html)

I don't mind a college scarf every now and then.
The colours are pretty nice with this one and quite versatile too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 01, 2013, 08:27:05 PM
Got a nice college scarf off eBay last winter in royal blue with red stripes. It was supposedly Leicester University (or was it Warwick?) something like that. Anyway I think the seller had many more to sell, they can be had for bargains. I have another in navy and cream that I doubt I'll wear again now. Need to set up an eBay selling shop to get rid of some of my unworn stuff. Anyone on here done that?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on November 01, 2013, 10:50:44 PM
Picked up another lambswool sweater from uniqlo today (no brainer at 15 quid) as well as some grey flannels (Gibson) at John Simons - got to be the best spot for shopping by a mile
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 01, 2013, 11:16:58 PM
Tassled Bass Weejuns for 40 quid from TK Maxx. Had to look twice at the price! Strange sizing, though; on plain Weejuns, I have to size down but, with these, I had to size up  ???

Edit: this should maybe be in the 'bargains' thread, as I've just been told they're online too!  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 01, 2013, 11:39:43 PM
Picked up another lambswool sweater from uniqlo today (no brainer at 15 quid) as well as some grey flannels (Gibson) at John Simons - got to be the best spot for shopping by a mile
Indeed it is.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 02, 2013, 09:09:50 PM
Latest one from Modern tailor:

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/get-attachmentaspx.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on November 03, 2013, 01:02:28 PM
Tassled Bass Weejuns for 40 quid from TK Maxx. Had to look twice at the price! Strange sizing, though; on plain Weejuns, I have to size down but, with these, I had to size up  ???

Edit: this should maybe be in the 'bargains' thread, as I've just been told they're online too!  :)

Bought mine on line on Wednesay after a heads-up on the forum. I was concerned as someone told me about sizing issues and that I could receive  a US size 10 not a UK one. Shouldn't have worried as they arrived yesterday and are spot on.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture009_zpsba52eb34.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture009_zpsba52eb34.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on November 03, 2013, 06:54:00 PM
Latest one from Modern tailor:

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/get-attachmentaspx.jpg)

Nice one Wayne. Mind sharing the collar type? Is that just the basic button down collar?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on November 03, 2013, 06:56:33 PM
Just wanted to add that I also had to size up to 36, and I normally wear anywhere between a 33 and 34 for jeans. They looked like 511s on me at size 34.

I tried a 34 waist that were to tight on the thigh so went for a 36 that are perfect.

Hi Liam,

I got a pair in the summer from Hip in Leeds. They are quite slim fitting and tapered.

I really like them and don't normally like tapered cords/ jeans.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/33991-6.jpg)
Snapped up a pair of new 519s for about 107 usd.

(http://www.moderntailor.com/items/common/fabric/201309/T583-s.jpg)
Modern Tailor BD collar shirt in the above fabric. My first order from them in about 3 years. Here's to hoping they improved their collar roll.

I don't like the cut on those new repro 519s. They are less mid 60s 'white' levis and more late 60s 517 Sta Prest.

How do they work out in reality Dan? Did you try last year's 519?

Thanks Neil. I wonder if you got the year previous LVC before the cut changed? I think they were more tapered. Well they had the same hem width as the new ones but a bit more room in the thigh.

Also the older style had a slightly higher rise which was also a plus in my book.

I'll need to see these new ones in the flesh I think but I think the thigh would be too tight on me.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 03, 2013, 09:14:16 PM
Latest one from Modern tailor:

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/get-attachmentaspx.jpg)

Nice one Wayne. Mind sharing the collar type? Is that just the basic button down collar?

Is their "large" button down option.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 04, 2013, 12:34:59 AM
I've been tracking these for a while and just saw they are on sale 40% off.  Ordered!

(http://cdnc.lystit.com/photos/2013/08/02/ralph-lauren-brown-slaton-suede-captoe-shoe-product-1-12315260-834125297_large_flex.jpeg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 04, 2013, 12:39:45 AM
I also have this summer jacket, off to the seamstress to get the sleeves shortened:

(http://www.clubmonaco.com/graphics/product_images/pCMUS1-14905499_alternate6_dt.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on November 04, 2013, 04:07:35 AM
whered they come from mate?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 04, 2013, 05:17:30 AM
Shoes are from Ralph Lauren website. I don't get sucked in by designer brands usually but these are rebadged, made in USA by Allen Edmonds.

Jacket was $49 from Club Monaco website, obviously sale item left over from the summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 04, 2013, 06:46:35 PM
Another from Modern Tailor.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/7C69948D-4DDD-45B7-9129-EF165F39BFC0-6164-000002F7910E935C_zpsae839f93.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DanDy on November 05, 2013, 10:56:28 AM
(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/109793157/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk183_a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/95566805/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk148__a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/96352759/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk145_a.jpg)

These from We are Tuk Tuk, fantastic fit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Stax on November 09, 2013, 10:31:22 AM
A pair of Bass Larsons. Thanks to the Secret Sales tip-off in another thread  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on November 09, 2013, 10:38:22 AM
Is that in the 3 for 2 offer?

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/109793157/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk183_a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/95566805/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk148__a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/96352759/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk145_a.jpg)

These from We are Tuk Tuk, fantastic fit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on November 09, 2013, 05:27:20 PM
A pair of Bass Larsons. Thanks to the Secret Sales tip-off in another thread  :D

Another pair coming my way. My first pair of Bass loafers (usually opt for the slimmer shape of Bally) so I hope they live up to their hype.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on November 10, 2013, 07:11:05 PM
Got a pair of tasselled Bass loafers in TK Maxx.

However comma, have had to stick them at the back of the wardrobe, only to be brought out in a few months, accompanied with my best "New shoes? No love. Had these ages" look....
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on November 10, 2013, 07:14:12 PM
Got a pair of tasselled Bass loafers in TK Maxx.

However comma, have had to stick them at the back of the wardrobe, only to be brought out in a few months, accompanied with my best "New shoes? No love. Had these ages" look....

The mod lie!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 10, 2013, 07:28:47 PM
Got a pair of tasselled Bass loafers in TK Maxx.

However comma, have had to stick them at the back of the wardrobe, only to be brought out in a few months, accompanied with my best "New shoes? No love. Had these ages" look....

 :D :D

Haha! That's hilarious! I thought it was just me. I have the pair pictured above plus two other pairs waiting to be snuck out at an opportune moment.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on November 11, 2013, 12:30:05 AM
Got a pair of tasselled Bass loafers in TK Maxx.

However comma, have had to stick them at the back of the wardrobe, only to be brought out in a few months, accompanied with my best "New shoes? No love. Had these ages" look....

 :D :D

no chaps, it's me as well....................i've not seen those trousers before - no love, you wouldn't have as they were in a case in the loft which I'd forgotten all about along with this tie.

shameful - and she's in the CID
Haha! That's hilarious! I thought it was just me. I have the pair pictured above plus two other pairs waiting to be snuck out at an opportune moment.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on November 11, 2013, 06:39:59 PM
(http://d18wt1cx5xv09o.cloudfront.net/client/nittygritty/dynamic/images/4884_4692f9fae3.jpg)

Classify this one as "I'd Wear That." Planning to pair this with levi's, a nice thick chambray shirt, and clunky brogue boots.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on November 12, 2013, 09:17:18 AM
really like that Dan,

like the navy one with the white collar as well,

out of my prince range though unfortunately.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 12, 2013, 10:00:26 AM
AoL tab collar shirt. Arrived yesterday, lovely fit (though I better watch the mince pies at Chrimbo!). Went with the pink in the end, but now I know how they fit, I'll be going back for the ivory. Many thanks to Steve P, Red Steve et al for the tips and info, much appreciated chaps!  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on November 12, 2013, 11:03:03 AM
AoL tab collar shirt. Arrived yesterday, lovely fit (though I better watch the mince pies at Chrimbo!). Went with the pink in the end, but now I know how they fit, I'll be going back for the ivory. Many thanks to Steve P, Red Steve et al for the tips and info, much appreciated chaps!  :)

Nice one Doc.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 12, 2013, 11:30:10 AM
AoL tab collar shirt. Arrived yesterday, lovely fit (though I better watch the mince pies at Chrimbo!). Went with the pink in the end, but now I know how they fit, I'll be going back for the ivory. Many thanks to Steve P, Red Steve et al for the tips and info, much appreciated chaps!  :)

Nice one Doc.

Really pleased with it, Steve; lovely collar, sleeves a perfect length, fit neat without feeling like I need a girdle! However, it does look and feel like my missus is going to absolutely hate ironing it. To save my ears, I may have it done professionally!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Nicky B on November 12, 2013, 12:56:33 PM
I've clearly lost my marbles.
Just had one of these made for me by an independent milliner.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/blog/blog-29-9-11-serpico-2.jpg)

the hat by the way, not the beard.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on November 12, 2013, 01:29:22 PM
Ah, the curse of the Adam of London shirt Dr. G.

I too have a tab collar one and it is a lovely, lovely shirt but an absolute pig to iron, even doing it when wet doesn't help much and you'll still have to give it a good once over before wearing it. My missus always knows when I'm going to wear mine due to the swearing coming from wherever I'm doing the ironing. Their spearpoint ones are the same too - but again a lovely shirt.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 12, 2013, 02:25:38 PM
Ah, the curse of the Adam of London shirt Dr. G.

I too have a tab collar one and it is a lovely, lovely shirt but an absolute pig to iron, even doing it when wet doesn't help much and you'll still have to give it a good once over before wearing it. My missus always knows when I'm going to wear mine due to the swearing coming from wherever I'm doing the ironing. Their spearpoint ones are the same too - but again a lovely shirt.

This is not good news, Iain!! I've told her cool wash and iron when wet, I can see me getting smacked up the face with said shirt and told to 'feckin well do it yourself'!! Which might actually save a lot of aggro in the long run. I fancy a spearpoint, but may err on the side of caution till I see how we go with this bugger!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Iain F on November 12, 2013, 04:59:22 PM
Sorry, I didn't want to put you off, once it is on any ironing hassle does seem worth it - I always get good comments about them when worn.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 12, 2013, 05:09:06 PM
Sorry, I didn't want to put you off, once it is on any ironing hassle does seem worth it - I always get good comments about them when worn.

The one AoL shirt I own is absolute buggery to iron. Looks amazing once on. Similar issues with some of my JtG shirts as well. My DNA shirts just about iron themselves.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ThePersuasion on November 12, 2013, 06:48:18 PM
DNA Groove shirts iron great. As do Brooks Brothers
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on November 12, 2013, 09:45:39 PM
Picked up another pair of DNA Lazio's for the collection. Possibly from a forum member selling on eBay? Any suggestions as to what to wear them with would be appreciated though!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY3CpwlIMAA18Ov.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DanDy on November 12, 2013, 09:53:13 PM
Is that in the 3 for 2 offer?

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/109793157/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk183_a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/95566805/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk148__a.jpg)

(http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/96352759/max_h-300+max_w-300/tuk145_a.jpg)

These from We are Tuk Tuk, fantastic fit.

Certainly was, can't resist a 3 for 2 offer
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 12, 2013, 11:25:27 PM
What's the crack with those AoL shirts like? How are they any harder to iron that 'normal' shirts?

Back on topic, just received my white David Watts monkey jacket. Will post pics when I get round to it (when the missus is out so I don't get gyp from her for buying more tackle when we're supposed to be moving house soon!). On the down side I was expecting the material to be a smooth poplin type cotton (like my FP Harrington) but it's actually a bit more rougher chino twill, on the up side it fits me perfectly, even the arm length is about right (FP Harrington sleeves are a bit long).

Blouson type jackets can either give you the pregnant belly look in front or have all that material blousing at the back above your arse and then gathered in by the lower hem, but both of the above jackets are cut slim so avoid both these issues.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on November 12, 2013, 11:56:05 PM
A o L shirts, and specifically how difficult they are to iron has been discussed at length....Steve Williams even designed an ironing device which he hopes to patent.  ;)

To be honest Rod, I haven't a clue, why they are such bas**rds to launder, but believe me they are. I've tried everything. Cold wash, wool wash, fabric conditioner, iron damp, iron dry, hot iron, cool iron, damp cloth, hi steam, med steam no steam, spray-on conditioners, THE LOT.

No matter how you wash & dry them they still look like a crumpled old rag, so you know you're in for a battle to get the creases out. My good lady flat refuses to touch them...the devils shirts she calls them.

The best I can do is a cold wool wash (short cycle) loads of fabric conditioner and no spin. Hang up on a decent wooden hanger and drip dry. Iron when almost dry on a hot max steam setting. Never 100% perfect but as good as you'll get and believe me I've tried every which way.

It's odd though. I don't own any other shirt maker that's any way near as bad (to iron) as AoL. My JTG ones have all been fine, needing just a quick once over to look perfect. Most of my DNA ones are easy too, with the exception of a couple of Madras ones (I guess the fabric isn't designed to be as iron friendly),

The odd thing is, most of the shirts that I have which give me the "ironing blues" are all solid colours...plain whites, blues, pinks etc... not sure if this has a bearing?

A couple of DNA one's almost iron themselves.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on November 13, 2013, 01:51:12 AM
I'd go dress trousers, suits, not sta prest, chino or denim, though...


Picked up another pair of DNA Lazio's for the collection. Possibly from a forum member selling on eBay? Any suggestions as to what to wear them with would be appreciated though!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY3CpwlIMAA18Ov.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on November 13, 2013, 08:14:00 AM
A o L shirts, and specifically how difficult they are to iron has been discussed at length....Steve Williams even designed an ironing device which he hopes to patent.  ;)

One day... ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 13, 2013, 12:34:33 PM
A o L shirts, and specifically how difficult they are to iron has been discussed at length....Steve Williams even designed an ironing device which he hopes to patent.  ;)

To be honest Rod, I haven't a clue, why they are such bas**rds to launder, but believe me they are. I've tried everything. Cold wash, wool wash, fabric conditioner, iron damp, iron dry, hot iron, cool iron, damp cloth, hi steam, med steam no steam, spray-on conditioners, THE LOT.

No matter how you wash & dry them they still look like a crumpled old rag, so you know you're in for a battle to get the creases out. My good lady flat refuses to touch them...the devils shirts she calls them.

The best I can do is a cold wool wash (short cycle) loads of fabric conditioner and no spin. Hang up on a decent wooden hanger and drip dry. Iron when almost dry on a hot max steam setting. Never 100% perfect but as good as you'll get and believe me I've tried every which way.

It's odd though. I don't own any other shirt maker that's any way near as bad (to iron) as AoL. My JTG ones have all been fine, needing just a quick once over to look perfect. Most of my DNA ones are easy too, with the exception of a couple of Madras ones (I guess the fabric isn't designed to be as iron friendly),

The odd thing is, most of the shirts that I have which give me the "ironing blues" are all solid colours...plain whites, blues, pinks etc... not sure if this has a bearing?

A couple of DNA one's almost iron themselves.

While I am not certain, it may have to do with the fabric itself. I own shirts which are single ply cotton and others which are double ply. The single are the buggers. Seems they wrinkle and are more difficult to iron out than the double ply. I would gather, by feel only, that AoL are single ply.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on November 13, 2013, 03:53:25 PM
Picked up another pair of DNA Lazio's for the collection. Possibly from a forum member selling on eBay? Any suggestions as to what to wear them with would be appreciated though!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BY3CpwlIMAA18Ov.jpg)

one of my fave pairs I have Jonny - I've worn them with raw denim (wider leg not too narrow) with a generous turn up; suits, linens in summers, flannels in sunny spring-winter days, think I even worn them with bermudas, baggies  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/dnagroove/ME/me231.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on November 14, 2013, 01:43:43 PM

one of my fave pairs I have Jonny - I've worn them with raw denim (wider leg not too narrow) with a generous turn up; suits, linens in summers, flannels in sunny spring-winter days, think I even worn them with bermudas, baggies  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/dnagroove/ME/me231.jpg)

Thanks, a lot more potential than the original 'only can be paired with black or white' fears I had.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 16, 2013, 11:46:27 AM
Bought a white turtle neck cotton jumper. Thinking of wearing it with a mid blue cardy (pocketless) with white and grey piping, black and white dogtooth sta prest and desery boots
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 12:42:08 PM
New jacket, was having a bit of a play with shirt and ps.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/4D1D5503-6212-49B2-99EC-D12E873ACC09-8751-000004997AF50304_zps66e32cca.jpg)

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45CC5843-294C-40A2-A717-E51DE37AF340-8751-00000499813809B9_zps3fbf6842.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 18, 2013, 12:49:54 PM
 Both look fine but I like how the yellow shirt makes the over check in the jacket pop.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 12:52:26 PM
Both look fine but I like how the yellow shirt makes the over check in the jacket pop.

Cheers. The shirt is JtG, ochre. Colour matches the over check perfectly.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on November 18, 2013, 04:14:33 PM
Got to be the JTG shirt, Wayne. Works perfectly. Is that a Gibson blazer? Pretty sure it's the one I've been keeping tabs on.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 04:18:15 PM
Got to be the JTG shirt, Wayne. Works perfectly. Is that a Gibson blazer? Pretty sure it's the one I've been keeping tabs on.

Yes, Gibson. Was inspired by someone on another forum.  Was thinking navy trousers.  The JtG shirt was made for the jacket, my opinion.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on November 18, 2013, 04:34:27 PM
Yeah, navy trousers would work great. Just the footwear now mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on November 18, 2013, 04:36:24 PM
Something tells me it'll be the David Preston boots.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 04:47:03 PM
Something tells me it'll be the David Preston boots.

 :).  Which ones mate, have black and brown!  Possibly a nice brogue as well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 18, 2013, 05:58:31 PM
New jacket, was having a bit of a play with shirt and ps.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45CC5843-294C-40A2-A717-E51DE37AF340-8751-00000499813809B9_zps3fbf6842.jpg)

Like this Wayne, was thinking of having similar made but with a centre box pleat on the patch pockets and a single button on the pocket flaps. Button down breast pocket too ...and maybe a half belt
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on November 18, 2013, 06:40:01 PM
Another trip to the John Smedley Factory Shop - Slight second once again, but I can't see a flaw in the one I bought - £49.00.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/qohv6x.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 07:27:35 PM
New jacket, was having a bit of a play with shirt and ps.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/45CC5843-294C-40A2-A717-E51DE37AF340-8751-00000499813809B9_zps3fbf6842.jpg)

Like this Wayne, was thinking of having similar made but with a centre box pleat on the patch pockets and a single button on the pocket flaps. Button down breast pocket too ...and maybe a half belt

This specific jacket is OTP Gibson, what you mention sounds quite nice, however.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on November 18, 2013, 09:16:18 PM
that jacket looks really nice, on the market for something similar as still not replaced the one that got nicked
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on November 18, 2013, 09:24:29 PM
that jacket looks really nice, on the market for something similar as still not replaced the one that got nicked

Decent quality and value for money.  Really like the fit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on November 19, 2013, 12:08:16 AM
just arrived in the mail today from JtG:
(http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/ProductPhotos/25b22c14-b645-4805-96bb-add5e6dc7851.main.jpg)

Also a navy polka dot tie and matching pocket square...

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on November 19, 2013, 12:44:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5k6dWq9.jpg)

vintage D&G jumper
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on November 19, 2013, 12:54:24 AM
just arrived in the mail today from JtG:
(http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/ProductPhotos/25b22c14-b645-4805-96bb-add5e6dc7851.main.jpg)

Also a navy polka dot tie and matching pocket square...

You're not planning on wearing square and tie at the same time are you?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on November 19, 2013, 08:43:58 AM
Missed this the first time round so snapped it up quickly this time, John Smedley Newstead in bitter orange £49 down from £105.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/30vg0ty.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on November 30, 2013, 10:26:48 AM
I got these Sergio Rossi Oxford's from eBay - to make their debut at our Christmas party next week.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img29/6410/k584.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img96/984/746r.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on December 02, 2013, 05:38:59 PM
A couple of 100% cashmere roll necks from Uniqlo last week for 69 quid each (navy and charcoal grey).  As others have pointed out on here Uniqlo are hard to beat in respect of value for money when it comes to knitwear.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 02, 2013, 08:14:08 PM
A few items over the weekend:

A-2 deck jacket.
(http://www.uswings.com/images/USWA2DJODaction_DETAIL.jpg)

BB popover. Not too excited about the grosgrain ribbon under the placket, but I can always return it.
(http://cdna.lystit.com/photos/2013/07/16/brooks-brothers-blue-solid-oxford-popover-sport-shirt-product-3-11809296-251376038_large_flex.jpeg)

Lands end moleskin trousers
(http://bowtiesandboatshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LandsEndMoleskin.jpg)

JTG Scoot Smock
(http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/ProductPhotos/0e79fd69-7d74-4d86-b1b5-daba1bdfebdf.category.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 02, 2013, 11:24:47 PM
Some nice tackle there fellas.

I'm no expert, but I've heard that cashmere comes in different grades depending on how long the fibers are, and that cheaper shorter fibers can cause the jumpers to pile, so I'd be interested to see how those Uniqlo ones hold up over time. It's hot where I live so I don't have much use for knitwear, but I've been to the Uniqlo shops in New York several times and in the early spring they knock those sweaters out on sale for about $60 = about GBP 40.  There's a beautiful purple colour they have which if you look closely has orange threads running through it - I'm tempted by the colour alone even though it would only get worn maybe once a year!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on December 03, 2013, 09:39:11 AM
A few items over the weekend:

A-2 deck jacket.
(http://www.uswings.com/images/USWA2DJODaction_DETAIL.jpg)

BB popover. Not too excited about the grosgrain ribbon under the placket, but I can always return it.
(http://cdna.lystit.com/photos/2013/07/16/brooks-brothers-blue-solid-oxford-popover-sport-shirt-product-3-11809296-251376038_large_flex.jpeg)

Lands end moleskin trousers
(http://bowtiesandboatshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LandsEndMoleskin.jpg)

JTG Scoot Smock
(http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/ProductPhotos/0e79fd69-7d74-4d86-b1b5-daba1bdfebdf.category.jpg)

Some nice stuff here Hopsack.
I think my least favourite would be the BB pop over... not a fan of that pattern inside the placket but I'm digging your deck jacket.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Hoxtonian on December 03, 2013, 11:59:45 AM
One pair of 32 waist, medium weight, dark grey flannel 'Marco' strides from DNA. Cos' Chrimbo is almost upon us & I deserve a little perk I reckon (that's my justification anyway). The subterfuge with the missus commences once again!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: CB1973 on December 03, 2013, 07:57:20 PM
A few items over the weekend:

A-2 deck jacket.
(http://www.uswings.com/images/USWA2DJODaction_DETAIL.jpg)

BB popover. Not too excited about the grosgrain ribbon under the placket, but I can always return it.
(http://cdna.lystit.com/photos/2013/07/16/brooks-brothers-blue-solid-oxford-popover-sport-shirt-product-3-11809296-251376038_large_flex.jpeg)

Lands end moleskin trousers
(http://bowtiesandboatshoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LandsEndMoleskin.jpg)

JTG Scoot Smock
(http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/ProductPhotos/0e79fd69-7d74-4d86-b1b5-daba1bdfebdf.category.jpg)
[/quote

Really like the deck jacket. Where did you get it?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 03, 2013, 08:11:48 PM
Really like the deck jacket. Where did you get it?

Hi CB,

Deck jacket is from here: http://www.uswings.com/deckjacket.asp . They do ship internationally.

Ordered the small but I reckon it'll be a loose fit on my 38 frame. I'll report back with fit once I receive it in the mail.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 04, 2013, 06:07:14 PM
New pair of chukka boots by Kurt Geiger. Thanks to Jonny for helping me with the order.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/c851f30f826f1d10492bfe7dc52edc81_zpsfc1d517d.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 04, 2013, 07:08:45 PM
New pair of chukka boots by Kurt Geiger. Thanks to Jonny for helping me with the order.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/c851f30f826f1d10492bfe7dc52edc81_zpsfc1d517d.jpg)

Really like those.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 04, 2013, 09:35:04 PM
Yeah sweet. I like the look of chukkas like that, a bit more formal than Dessie's but still a bit rustic for a smart casual autumn winter outfit. Nice find.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 05, 2013, 08:05:10 PM
Cheers, yeah I liked them 'cos they looked very versatile!

Just got a pair of these too, couldn't save the photo off their site for some reason but these;

http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/lace-ups/oxford-f/invt/527222

*edit* - managed to get the pic

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/Untitled_zps032396d7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 05, 2013, 08:23:52 PM
Recent purchase, arrived in the post yesterday.  David Preston boots in Bordeaux.  Proper use of the 25% code.

(http://davidprestonshoes.com/dps2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Fitzroy-Bordeaux-leather-outside-400x400.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 05, 2013, 08:26:02 PM
Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 05, 2013, 08:39:07 PM
Gorgeous!

Cheers Steve.  Own several boots from Mr. Preston.  It's a bugger of a time finding comfortable shoes, its as if he custom made them for my knackered feet!    ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: HaveYouEverSeenMe on December 06, 2013, 11:07:08 AM
(http://picthost.net/pic_s/68ae503d16c8c14e40f046c59ce94754.jpg)[/url]]

This mac from Asos.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 06, 2013, 11:31:28 AM
ive been eyeing that one up myself,

very nice for 60 quid, no nonsense detailing just a plain, classic mac
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: HaveYouEverSeenMe on December 06, 2013, 11:40:33 AM
ive been eyeing that one up myself,

very nice for 60 quid, no nonsense detailing just a plain, classic mac

Exactly mate! Should be getting delivered today, will report back with info on quality etc.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 06, 2013, 11:42:59 AM
ive been eyeing that one up myself,

very nice for 60 quid, no nonsense detailing just a plain, classic mac

Exactly mate! Should be getting delivered today, will report back with info on quality etc.

That is smart - be interested to see what it's like, who's it by?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 06, 2013, 01:09:01 PM
ive been eyeing that one up myself,

very nice for 60 quid, no nonsense detailing just a plain, classic mac

Exactly mate! Should be getting delivered today, will report back with info on quality etc.

That is smart - be interested to see what it's like, who's it by?

Yes, let us know as I was looking at this myself but unsure of the fit or the quality
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: HaveYouEverSeenMe on December 06, 2013, 02:09:59 PM
ive been eyeing that one up myself,

very nice for 60 quid, no nonsense detailing just a plain, classic mac

Exactly mate! Should be getting delivered today, will report back with info on quality etc.

That is smart - be interested to see what it's like, who's it by?


It's an Asos own branded item.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on December 06, 2013, 03:04:21 PM
Recent purchase, arrived in the post yesterday.  David Preston boots in Bordeaux.  Proper use of the 25% code.

(http://davidprestonshoes.com/dps2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Fitzroy-Bordeaux-leather-outside-400x400.jpg)

So enivious...  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 06, 2013, 03:15:27 PM
Recent purchase, arrived in the post yesterday.  David Preston boots in Bordeaux.  Proper use of the 25% code.

(http://davidprestonshoes.com/dps2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Fitzroy-Bordeaux-leather-outside-400x400.jpg)

So enivious...  :D

I have such issues buying shoes, very excited when I find ones that fit well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: HaveYouEverSeenMe on December 06, 2013, 06:41:21 PM
Mac came through the post, I'm really pleased with it.

Quality is what you would expect for £60, there's no lining to it, and the buttons feel a little precarious but the positive of the simple styling far outweighs the negative.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on December 06, 2013, 07:52:41 PM
Mac came through the post, I'm really pleased with it.

Quality is what you would expect for £60, there's no lining to it, and the buttons feel a little precarious but the positive of the simple styling far outweighs the negative.

Did you have to size down with them? I quite fancy one.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: HaveYouEverSeenMe on December 06, 2013, 09:01:12 PM
Mac came through the post, I'm really pleased with it.

Quality is what you would expect for £60, there's no lining to it, and the buttons feel a little precarious but the positive of the simple styling far outweighs the negative.

Did you have to size down with them? I quite fancy one.

I did size down yeah. I normally wear a small in most stuff and got an XS in this as I know macs can easily look like a rent a tent.

It does feel a little tight around the top of the arms, but nothing too bad, and it doesn't look too tight either.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 06, 2013, 09:01:52 PM
that asos mac looks nice, good price too

john lewis have some similar plain mac's for 99 quid, they had a really nice one similar to this but belted, which i can't find online so maybe its an old line, shame!

http://www.johnlewis.com/kin-by-john-lewis-cotton-bonded-mac/p359478?colour=stone
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 07, 2013, 11:15:30 AM
that asos mac looks nice, good price too

john lewis have some similar plain mac's for 99 quid, they had a really nice one similar to this but belted, which i can't find online so maybe its an old line, shame!

http://www.johnlewis.com/kin-by-john-lewis-cotton-bonded-mac/p359478?colour=stone

I love that, particularly in stone - very Caine like. I was desperate to get my hands on one of these seemingly-out-of-stock-everywhere Gibson macs..

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2cdd74k.jpg)

..but that JL one seems a particularly nice alternative. Roll on pay day.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on December 07, 2013, 02:27:19 PM
Really nice!
But seems so shiny... pearl white?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on December 07, 2013, 03:01:00 PM
Haven't checked of late but I know M&S did a nice looking Mac a while back, good price at around 40 quid too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on December 10, 2013, 12:58:43 AM
Couldn't wait until after Xmas...

TWO vintage Mary Quant scarves in the ONE week...  ;) That'd make my Mary Quant scarf collection a total of four now...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mary-Quant-Vintage-Silk-Scarf-/350937813261?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=R5TUVO5v57OtedtfIv2SLLEDNRQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mary-Quant-Vintage-Silk-Scarf-/350937813261?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=R5TUVO5v57OtedtfIv2SLLEDNRQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-60S-MARY-QUANT-HEAD-NECK-SCARF-FLOWER-POWER-MONOCHROME-/131060305853?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=R5TUVO5v57OtedtfIv2SLLEDNRQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-60S-MARY-QUANT-HEAD-NECK-SCARF-FLOWER-POWER-MONOCHROME-/131060305853?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=R5TUVO5v57OtedtfIv2SLLEDNRQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lurker on December 10, 2013, 05:04:27 PM
This...!

As Harringtons go, i think this from Sunspel is as nice as they get, i'm also impressed with the box length finish. £220.00 well invested.



http://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/harrington-jacket-charcoal.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 11, 2013, 09:31:33 AM
Mmmm, seems a nice windcheater in its own terms but I don't see any resemblance with a Harrington.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 11, 2013, 01:29:06 PM
ive been after something similar, thats a bit too pricey for me at the minute so ive been eyeing up this JTG pit jacket...

(http://i827.photobucket.com/albums/zz198/briansedgley/23CC472A-7B6E-4041-A376-F1A7D12F84E2_zpsdopmorvj.png) (http://s827.photobucket.com/user/briansedgley/media/23CC472A-7B6E-4041-A376-F1A7D12F84E2_zpsdopmorvj.png.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 11, 2013, 01:51:26 PM
Mmmm, seems a nice windcheater in its own terms but I don't see any resemblance with a Harrington.

Agreed. Semantics I know, but a bit cheesy of them to reference Elvis and McQueen in their spiel when everyone knows they wore Baracutas. This is a nice looking jacket but the details make it not a Harrington. More like what Craig nicked from the assassin's cupboard after the knife fight in QoS.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on December 11, 2013, 02:11:01 PM
Obviously I love the JTG pit jacket but it is quite a summer number as it's cut short and unlined. Great shape though.
This Merrow clothing smock looks great, even though it's not that cheap, but I still like them.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/merrow-british-clothing-smock-jacket-yellow_0.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/merrow-british-clothing-smock-jacket-yellow_0.jpg.html)

http://www.merrowclothing.co.uk/shop
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 11, 2013, 02:13:02 PM
My favourite "Harrington" jacket is by Crombie. The quality is superb, and the fit sublime.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3432_zps84f0c07a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3432_zps84f0c07a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3434_zpsea9f9b9a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3434_zpsea9f9b9a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3696_zpsa43b39ca.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3696_zpsa43b39ca.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 11, 2013, 03:18:24 PM
It looks gorgeous, Steve, the baracutas are OK but a little baggy. Pity Crombie's out of my price range.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 11, 2013, 05:10:50 PM
At £395 rrp it was WAY out of my price range too, but I found it in their Christmas sale last year and paid just £95

One of the main reasons I like this one is that it's fitted (not keen on the billowy/baggy ones), plus it doesn't have the tartan lining which makes matching it to what you wear underneath a right balls-ache.

I have Crombie on my homepage and check every other day for their next big sale, as would love one of their slim fit overcoats, but at £800 they need to come down a little...fingers crossed  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on December 11, 2013, 07:38:53 PM
Obviously I love the JTG pit jacket but it is quite a summer number as it's cut short and unlined. Great shape though.
This Merrow clothing smock looks great, even though it's not that cheap, but I still like them.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/merrow-british-clothing-smock-jacket-yellow_0.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/merrow-british-clothing-smock-jacket-yellow_0.jpg.html)

http://www.merrowclothing.co.uk/shop

Like that a lot. Would go for the more sober blue myself.

The Heroes of Telemark is my reference point for winter wear, so the fact that this looks a direct copy of Kirk Douglas's parka means I'm a fan.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: bertie on December 11, 2013, 08:01:26 PM
My favourite "Harrington" jacket is by Crombie. The quality is superb, and the fit sublime.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3432_zps84f0c07a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3432_zps84f0c07a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3434_zpsea9f9b9a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3434_zpsea9f9b9a.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3696_zpsa43b39ca.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3696_zpsa43b39ca.jpg.html)

lovely jacket Steve, that's going to be my next purchase from Crombie,I got this coat about 3 weeks ago when I was in London
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc64/thejam007/crombie1.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/thejam007/media/crombie1.jpg.html)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc64/thejam007/crombie.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/thejam007/media/crombie.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 11, 2013, 08:08:23 PM
really like both, lovely stuff
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on December 11, 2013, 08:44:49 PM
Like both, too.
Should do my A levels good so I earn enough money later on...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 11, 2013, 08:49:04 PM
Like both, too.
Should do my A levels good so I earn enough money later on...

don't wanna be a debbie downer but I went to university and since being forced out of my last job and having to move cities (my hours got reduced and didnt cover rent anymore) i've just recieved some rejections for xmas temp work that i could do in my sleep... trying hard to stay positive  :-\
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 11, 2013, 08:50:14 PM
That's gorgeous Bertie  8) I've got a nice navy blue wool overcoat, bit it's not in that league. In my mind I've kind of set a budget of around £400 so they will need to do 50% off in their Christmas sale which is a possibility....just a waiting game.

Is yours a fitted one, and if so how fitted? I want fitted but need to wear a suit/jacket beneath so am wondering about the sizing. Love to see a photo of it on if you can.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 11, 2013, 08:55:23 PM
Bertie, I love that coat!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: bertie on December 12, 2013, 06:45:28 AM
That's gorgeous Bertie  8) I've got a nice navy blue wool overcoat, bit it's not in that league. In my mind I've kind of set a budget of around £400 so they will need to do 50% off in their Christmas sale which is a possibility....just a waiting game.

Is yours a fitted one, and if so how fitted? I want fitted but need to wear a suit/jacket beneath so am wondering about the sizing. Love to see a photo of it on if you can.
It's the silm fit overcoat size 38 there's enough room to wear a jacket, I would stick to your normal size,the staff in the shop gave me a blazer to wear underneath the coat, will get a picture up soon now that the weather is getting colder.


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on December 12, 2013, 10:35:30 AM
Postman Pat has just turned up with my Christmas season shirt...

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm77/Bingo_Accent/shirt_216114.jpg) (http://s293.photobucket.com/user/Bingo_Accent/media/shirt_216114.jpg.html)

Fits like a glove.

Anyone interested in a shirt with five sleeves?

B'doom-t'sh!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 12, 2013, 11:16:13 AM
very nice,

how much would modern tailor charge for that then just out of interest?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bingo Accent on December 12, 2013, 11:29:04 AM
very nice,

how much would modern tailor charge for that then just out of interest?

Came to $62.16 which translates to £37.90 including delivery.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 12, 2013, 12:25:24 PM
nice one, might give them a blast
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on December 12, 2013, 12:49:00 PM
Just bought a pair of Clarks DB's online at Oi Polloi, 20% off for another ten minutes and had a 30 quid voucher after buying a Gloverall Duffle a few weeks back.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 13, 2013, 06:51:06 PM
I just purchased a white Bulldog Orlebar Brown's swim short; it's been more than a year trying to find the damned thing on the web at a reduced price, but my efforts have been awarded.

Being pricky, my goal was to get a white Setter (shorter trunks with a late  50s vibe), but the Bulldog's OK, specially when I got them at more than half the actual price!!!  ;D

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5015/84dq.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 14, 2013, 04:11:20 PM
They look nice but if you're wearing them alfresco for swimming you better watch your tadger on that zip!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 14, 2013, 06:07:28 PM
I'll be VERY careful  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Willers on December 15, 2013, 03:09:57 PM
I just purchased a white Bulldog Orlebar Brown's swim short; it's been more than a year trying to find the damned thing on the web at a reduced price, but my efforts have been awarded.

Being pricky, my goal was to get a white Setter (shorter trunks with a late  50s vibe), but the Bulldog's OK, specially when I got them at more than half the actual price!!!  ;D
Where did you find them for this price?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 16, 2013, 09:11:22 AM
Yoox, of all places: not only the garment was reduced, besides they ship for free to EU and they have a 15 % discount code. If you're interested, they've got the same short in blue in 2 sizes.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Willers on December 16, 2013, 09:43:18 PM
These Yoox price drops and discount codes are highly addictive, aren't they?

I was actually after short shorts and eventually bought these Paul Smith's (http://www.menlook.com/uk/swimming-trunks/khaki-swimming-trunks-106697.html), because I wanted to spend my store credit (and never deal with this store).
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on December 17, 2013, 10:00:20 AM
A pair of brand new Larson Bass Weejuns tassle loafers in black for the princely sum of £34.99 - Thank you the Gods of TKMaxx Farnborough... And apologies to Mr Duderino as he's local and would no doubt have spotted them too!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 17, 2013, 11:31:50 AM
These Yoox price drops and discount codes are highly addictive, aren't they?

I was actually after short shorts and eventually bought these Paul Smith's (http://www.menlook.com/uk/swimming-trunks/khaki-swimming-trunks-106697.html), because I wanted to spend my store credit (and never deal with this store).

 Be careful with Menlook, I purchased something from them & they asked for a copy of my credit card and ID, of course I cancelled the order at once.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Willers on December 17, 2013, 12:32:54 PM
Another thing is that they have a 30 days return policy, but after 7 days it's store credit you receive. This vital piece of information is hidden somewhere in the fine print. You can probably guess what happened. I ended up buying a couple of inoffensive basics and decided to stay away from them.

To be fair, though, there were some proper bargains to be had. They are legit, but their customer service is a bit too laissez-faire.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: narinder.bahra@hibu.com on December 17, 2013, 12:58:08 PM
White Levi's 501's from modclothin
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 17, 2013, 02:14:02 PM
Some troos from our mate Raf Simons collab with Fred Perry, off ebay. Here's a photo from the listing...

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Fred-Perry-X-Raf-Simons-Slim-Fit-Mens-Trouser-/00/s/MTE5NVgxNjAw/z/iJwAAOxyVaBSpv88/$_12.JPG)

 Not received em yet, so hoping the good people at Fred Perry kept him reigned in and I won't find one trouser leg is wildly shorter, or made from leopard print or something  ::) will post better pic when they arrive, if they pass quality control!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 17, 2013, 03:03:30 PM
They look tasty mate! Very different too, hope they turn out alright for ya.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 17, 2013, 06:10:37 PM

Basic but nice Pringle 3 button tweed jacket from Ebay as I like the colour of the check

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/ianeggbert/tweed1_zps66d3d96d.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/ianeggbert/media/tweed1_zps66d3d96d.jpg.html)

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/ianeggbert/tweed2_zpsb17fe070.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/ianeggbert/media/tweed2_zpsb17fe070.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 18, 2013, 02:48:38 AM
(http://s28.postimg.org/go2izlnjh/untitled_4931.jpg)

My first order from luxire.com and I am completely satisfied. 60 usd is a steal.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 18, 2013, 03:28:37 AM
Let's try again...

Basic but nice Pringle 3 button tweed jacket from Ebay as I like the colour of the check

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/ianeggbert/Modculture/tweed1_zps66d3d96d.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/ianeggbert/media/Modculture/tweed1_zps66d3d96d.jpg.html)

(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/ianeggbert/Modculture/tweed2_zpsb17fe070.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/ianeggbert/media/Modculture/tweed2_zpsb17fe070.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 18, 2013, 04:16:27 AM
(http://s28.postimg.org/go2izlnjh/untitled_4931.jpg)

My first order from luxire.com and I am completely satisfied. 60 usd is a steal.

Quite nice. Did you go with their standard size options or did you do the custom measurements?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 18, 2013, 01:35:39 PM
Lovely Jacket Ian. I'd wear that in a heartbeat. The pop-over looks good too. I had a Gant one but it cam up a little too short in the body for me so I sold it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 18, 2013, 03:17:31 PM
Ordered this yesterday and should be with me tomorrow. Went out on Sunday in driving rain and my current jacket just isn't up to really harsh Winter weather. This one will be:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on December 18, 2013, 03:37:38 PM
Pair of toffee cords in a "vintage straight" fit.....need the hem tailored, but happy with them
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on December 18, 2013, 04:33:19 PM
Ordered this yesterday and should be with me tomorrow. Went out on Sunday in driving rain and my current jacket just isn't up to really harsh Winter weather. This one will be:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg.html)

Nice. Yet another item I need to find that spare £300 I've left somewhere to buy!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dlevahn on December 18, 2013, 05:26:52 PM
Ordered this yesterday and should be with me tomorrow. Went out on Sunday in driving rain and my current jacket just isn't up to really harsh Winter weather. This one will be:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-10_zps6d333d6b.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/4403-21_zps588c3f75.jpg.html)
Like this a lot!

Not worth a picture as it's a pretty ugly thing, but the Craft skull cap which is the last thing I bought passed the Swedish winter test yesterday. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 18, 2013, 05:51:15 PM
A JTG gold silk paisley scarf. Beautiful!

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2964/0eql.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 18, 2013, 06:16:28 PM
that scarf is lovely
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 18, 2013, 06:20:36 PM
I think I'm going to order the burgundy polka dot one next.

(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/4370/c70e.jpg) 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 18, 2013, 07:26:11 PM
Quite nice. Did you go with their standard size options or did you do the custom measurements?

Custom measurements from a well fitting shirt. I asked for a back collar button, locker loop over the back pleat, and they were able to accommodate at no additional cost. Fairly quick turn around time from them as well; it was approximately 13 days from order date to delivery.

Placed an order for this one last night :) Standard placket this time, but same collar and details as before.
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0109/6372/products/red-blue-stripes-oxford-B_1024x1024.jpeg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 18, 2013, 07:58:42 PM
Quite nice. Did you go with their standard size options or did you do the custom measurements?

Custom measurements from a well fitting shirt. I asked for a back collar button, locker loop over the back pleat, and they were able to accommodate at no additional cost. Fairly quick turn around time from them as well; it was approximately 13 days from order date to delivery.

Placed an order for this one last night :) Standard placket this time, but same collar and details as before.
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0109/6372/products/red-blue-stripes-oxford-B_1024x1024.jpeg)

May take a punt.  Did you askf or a specific collar size?  I also quite like their spearpoint collar option.  Did you have to request a box pleat and/or darts, etc.?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 18, 2013, 09:02:19 PM
May take a punt.  Did you askf or a specific collar size?  I also quite like their spearpoint collar option.  Did you have to request a box pleat and/or darts, etc.?

Just replied to your PM, but in short, supply plenty of reference photos for any "extras" you want.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 18, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
Ordered this yesterday and should be with me tomorrow. Went out on Sunday in driving rain and my current jacket just isn't up to really harsh Winter weather. This one will be:


Nice. Yet another item I need to find that spare £300 I've left somewhere to buy!

I had £50 worth of gift vouchers from my birthday earlier this year, so it actually cost £140 which is on a par with most decent jackets. For me Rapha is the perfect match between performance & looks, plus their fit for me is spot on. I've tried other brands but always find little niggles, so I end up not wearing it, which is a waste of money. That said I do like Wiggle's own in house brand DHB. Their Winter bib-tights are superb and have kept me warm and dry(ish) over the last month.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on December 18, 2013, 10:58:23 PM
Their Winter bib-tights are superb and have kept me warm and dry(ish) over the last month.

I find that last sentence a bit disturbing! Have I strayed onto a "specialist" site by mistake? :o
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 18, 2013, 11:46:21 PM
Yeah. This is not the place to discuss things of a spandex nature, or else I'm turning in my boating jacket and returning to the YouTube forum!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on December 19, 2013, 11:54:26 AM
I ashamed to say it was a pair of desert boots from Peacocks of all places. They're ok actually, good stitching around the sole and a nice profile with a decent point towards the toes. They look better than some of the round-toe dessies I have.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 19, 2013, 12:19:53 PM
Their Winter bib-tights are superb and have kept me warm and dry(ish) over the last month.

I find that last sentence a bit disturbing! Have I strayed onto a "specialist" site by mistake? :o

 ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 19, 2013, 12:59:49 PM
I ashamed to say it was a pair of desert boots from Peacocks of all places. They're ok actually, good stitching around the sole and a nice profile with a decent point towards the toes. They look better than some of the round-toe dessies I have.

Why ashamed?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on December 19, 2013, 01:03:06 PM
I ashamed to say it was a pair of desert boots from Peacocks of all places. They're ok actually, good stitching around the sole and a nice profile with a decent point towards the toes. They look better than some of the round-toe dessies I have.

Why ashamed?

Because Peacocks are not known for quality and some of the styling of their clobber is a bit off key. But is you have a look around Peacocks, H&M etc you might find something with a bit of style once in a blue moon
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 19, 2013, 02:32:30 PM
I ashamed to say it was a pair of desert boots from Peacocks of all places. They're ok actually, good stitching around the sole and a nice profile with a decent point towards the toes. They look better than some of the round-toe dessies I have.

Why ashamed?

Because Peacocks are not known for quality and some of the styling of their clobber is a bit off key. But is you have a look around Peacocks, H&M etc you might find something with a bit of style once in a blue moon

Ahh, for a moment I thought you were talking about desert boots in general  :o
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 19, 2013, 02:58:45 PM
Finally got my current holy grail prince of wales suit with blue overcheck. Been scoping this out for well over a year. Also a couple of ties. Pics to follow when my life settles down and I can find the camera! I love New York but my bank balance is suffering.

That's it! I'm finished with buying clothes.

And I really mean it this time!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on December 19, 2013, 04:39:26 PM
Couple of pairs of socks from Richmond Socks.

A pair of Patherella blue fairisle ones for Xmas day, and a red pair of Wolsey ones.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on December 20, 2013, 05:40:02 PM
Navy wool mix pea coat from Uniqlo half price (thanks whoever pointed that one out) and a Oxford shirt both for less than £54 delivered with the £5 discount code QU5. Hoping they both fit well, I've had a few items from them and I've always been a medium but I bought one of the extra fine merino jumpers and it buried me, I'm hoping they'll exchange it as I threw away all the packaging and return note etc.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lisa on December 20, 2013, 06:02:52 PM
This Burberry jacket

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1503813_10151849322007503_154031478_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 20, 2013, 06:46:59 PM
(http://www.fredperry.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/306x366/67cd8e61a4de27154c79e478b9458195/J/3/J3172_834_1.JPG)

Haven't given FP much of my money these past few seasons, but this looked basic and inoffensive enough.

FP15EXTRA on fredperry.com for those that haven't checked your inboxes yet.

Reminds me a bit of my "lost love:" an APC bomber from a year ago that was out of my financial reach at the time. The APC had a richer wool though, nice tweedy browns and grays.
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9mvxsNRs51ref0r0o1_400.png)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 21, 2013, 07:06:59 PM
Finally got my current holy grail prince of wales suit with blue overcheck. Been scoping this out for well over a year. Also a couple of ties. Pics to follow when my life settles down and I can find the camera! I love New York but my bank balance is suffering.

That's it! I'm finished with buying clothes.

And I really mean it this time!
Are you sure?... ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on December 21, 2013, 10:51:33 PM
Burgundy merino crew neck from Austin Reed. Sadly, the small store local to me is closing down, so picked it up for £35!! Also picked up a pair of black leather ankle boots with a cleated sole in the Clarks sale. Now that the good old Scottish weather is changing, I felt it was time to tuck my leather soled work shoes away for the winter.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 22, 2013, 12:38:46 PM
Short sand mac from the Cortefiel Heritage Collection. Made here in Spain, it's a single-breasted mac, a very simple design (based on a 70s archive piece) but with lots of details. I'll post pics when I receive it. Best of all, it was reduced from 270 to 134 €!!!!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 22, 2013, 05:03:59 PM
2 fina grenadine ties in eggplant purple and rust.
Also got the holy grail prince of wales suit I was after - a bit disappointed that the blue overcheck isn't more prominent. Back from the seamstress already with sleeves adjusted and vents closed. Fits lovely. Pics to follow when I can find my camera.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 22, 2013, 11:17:19 PM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0109/6372/products/Red_blue_Stripes_oxford_1024x1024.gif)

I have to wait two more days for the delivery, but it looks like my new Luxire shirt made it on their order page for Red Blue oxford cloth.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on December 23, 2013, 12:04:06 AM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0109/6372/products/Red_blue_Stripes_oxford_1024x1024.gif)

I have to wait two more days for the delivery, but it looks like my new Luxire shirt made it on their order page for Red Blue oxford cloth.

Nice one. Took a punt and ordered one this afternoon.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bjoanmark on December 23, 2013, 05:04:45 AM
Not to everyone's taste but I like it and waiting for it to be delivered
[url]http://www.marksandspencer.com/Collezione-Wool-Blazer-Cardigan-Cashmere/dp/B001UU7VNS?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_15&nodeId=43472030&sr=1-15&qid=1387774909[url]
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 23, 2013, 12:30:55 PM
Uniqlo selvedge denim slim fit jeans.

Bargain at 35 sheets
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 23, 2013, 01:10:50 PM
Just had a marketing e mail for these. Am tempted purely on the price alone, but need another pair of jeans like I need a hole in the head  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 23, 2013, 01:28:19 PM
Not a new purchase per se, but I've just had my favourite Omega wrist**tch come back from my watchmaker. The watch had simply stopped running, so I sent it to a chap I use in West Yorkshire who received it from me on the 2nd of October (he's a perfectionist and won't cut corners so you accept it's not going to take a few days to get the work done).

Anyway, Mr Postie knocked the office door at 10am with a Special Delivery bag that's made my Christmas  8)

Apparently the mainspring needed replacing, but he's stripped the whole movement down, cleaned and lubricated it before re-assembling. He's also fitted a genuine Omega crown (the plating was flaking a little on the old one) and also sourced a new crystal which replaced the slightly scratched old one. These aren't expensive as they are plexi-glass but do mark quite easily. He also gave the case a light polish.

Including the Special Delivery postage the bill came to £90.45 inc VAT which represents excellent value for money. Good watchmakers, not just the ham fisted market traders who can just manage to put a new battery in a £10 quartz, are as rare as hens teeth these days.

If I'd sent this back to Omega at their workshops in Bienne, Switzerland I wouldn't have expected much change out of £350, so £90 is a bargain given the amount of care and attention that has gone into the work.

For those who have a love of wrist watches as I do, this is the e mail he sent me before posting the watch back:

Hi Steve,
I posted your watch this afternoon, so it should reach you tomorrow. Tracking no. is SC790763630GB

I put the watch on the timing machine after running overnight and it's settled down OK. The amplitude figures are exceptionally good (>300° dial-up) and the positional errors are within COSC spec, which is amazing given the age of the watch. I`ve serviced one of these 1030s before and that gave a good performance. It's basically the hand-wound version of the 1010/1020 automatics which were Omega's last in-house mechanical movement until recent years. They get a lot of criticism from the purists and there are a couple of odd features about the design, but in my experience they perform better than the much-loved 550/560 automatics and 600 hand-wound. Maybe I`ve been lucky!

The condition of your watch is excellent; on the wrist it looks like new. I wore it today on a black lizrd strap for a few hrs and it looked great. One tip to remember: the lugs are quite shallow and the watch won`t take a thick strap. If the strap's too thick it'll foul up on the case (between the lugs). Use thinner spring bars (1.4- 1.5mm) to gain a little more clearance.

 I didn`t weight the case, but there's not a lot of gold in it. I reckon there's less than 10grams. The lugs are probably hollow, so I wouldn`t advise polishing the hell out of it.....which I`m sure you won`t do!

I`ve a couple of jobs to finish then I`m taking a break over Christmas. I`ll crack on with your Roamer and Kings watches during the first week of Jan.

A few pictures of the end result, which due to the lack of natural light aren't the best.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps40271292.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps40271292.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/009_zps64929db0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/009_zps64929db0.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on December 23, 2013, 01:28:52 PM
never bought uniqlo jeans before and i know these normally sell out fast so i decided to pull the trigger..........then went back and a few pairs of socks to my order as well  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 23, 2013, 02:48:28 PM
Santa's delivered a couple of days early...........

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/010_zpsb89799bb.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/010_zpsb89799bb.jpg.html)

New addition to the Red Steve household  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 23, 2013, 03:13:06 PM
Santa's delivered a couple of days early...........

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/010_zpsb89799bb.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/010_zpsb89799bb.jpg.html)

New addition to the Red Steve household  ;D

He or she is beautiful, Steve, stunning eyes!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on December 23, 2013, 03:23:45 PM
never bought uniqlo jeans before and i know these normally sell out fast so i decided to pull the trigger..........then went back and a few pairs of socks to my order as well  :D

Cheers for this, the amount of times I've been too late that my size was out of stock!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 23, 2013, 03:34:47 PM
Not a new purchase per se, but I've just had my favourite Omega wrist**tch come back from my watchmaker. The watch had simply stopped running, so I sent it to a chap I use in West Yorkshire who received it from me on the 2nd of October (he's a perfectionist and won't cut corners so you accept it's not going to take a few days to get the work done).

Anyway, Mr Postie knocked the office door at 10am with a Special Delivery bag that's made my Christmas  8)

Apparently the mainspring needed replacing, but he's stripped the whole movement down, cleaned and lubricated it before re-assembling. He's also fitted a genuine Omega crown (the plating was flaking a little on the old one) and also sourced a new crystal which replaced the slightly scratched old one. These aren't expensive as they are plexi-glass but do mark quite easily. He also gave the case a light polish.

Including the Special Delivery postage the bill came to £90.45 inc VAT which represents excellent value for money. Good watchmakers, not just the ham fisted market traders who can just manage to put a new battery in a £10 quartz, are as rare as hens teeth these days.

If I'd sent this back to Omega at their workshops in Bienne, Switzerland I wouldn't have expected much change out of £350, so £90 is a bargain given the amount of care and attention that has gone into the work.

For those who have a love of wrist watches as I do, this is the e mail he sent me before posting the watch back:

Hi Steve,
I posted your watch this afternoon, so it should reach you tomorrow. Tracking no. is SC790763630GB

I put the watch on the timing machine after running overnight and it's settled down OK. The amplitude figures are exceptionally good (>300° dial-up) and the positional errors are within COSC spec, which is amazing given the age of the watch. I`ve serviced one of these 1030s before and that gave a good performance. It's basically the hand-wound version of the 1010/1020 automatics which were Omega's last in-house mechanical movement until recent years. They get a lot of criticism from the purists and there are a couple of odd features about the design, but in my experience they perform better than the much-loved 550/560 automatics and 600 hand-wound. Maybe I`ve been lucky!

The condition of your watch is excellent; on the wrist it looks like new. I wore it today on a black lizrd strap for a few hrs and it looked great. One tip to remember: the lugs are quite shallow and the watch won`t take a thick strap. If the strap's too thick it'll foul up on the case (between the lugs). Use thinner spring bars (1.4- 1.5mm) to gain a little more clearance.

 I didn`t weight the case, but there's not a lot of gold in it. I reckon there's less than 10grams. The lugs are probably hollow, so I wouldn`t advise polishing the hell out of it.....which I`m sure you won`t do!

I`ve a couple of jobs to finish then I`m taking a break over Christmas. I`ll crack on with your Roamer and Kings watches during the first week of Jan.

A few pictures of the end result, which due to the lack of natural light aren't the best.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps40271292.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps40271292.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/009_zps64929db0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/009_zps64929db0.jpg.html)

That's a beauty Steve and what a brilliant email from the watchmaker!

I've just had to fork out £95 for a strap repair plus general maintenance and service for my 15 year old Oris automatic. Although it has been done through a friend who's a jeweller I couldn't tell you much about the guy he uses so fingers crossed everything will be ok and it'll be running as new again. The one issue I have got however is that I (stupidly went swimming with it on and had apparently failed to tighten the bezel fully so a small amount of water got in. This has resulted in some "mottling" to the luminous paint on the hands and he is unable to fix this. Nightmare!

 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on December 23, 2013, 04:30:29 PM
It's a shame there are so few old craftsmen like that around any more, in this throw away society. I have a few watches one of which was my Dad's Pulsar. Nice looking quartz. Took it in for a battery change and the fella said it was a great movement and asked how old as the watch was like new. My Dad died in 1982 and he'd had it a few years so its at least 35 years old. I inherited my Mam's Parker fountain pen which works new out of the box, had an expert tell me it was made in 1955 so was probably a wedding present to her from my Dad. Much nicer to use than a Bic biro.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on December 23, 2013, 05:13:01 PM
Santa's delivered a couple of days early...........

New addition to the Red Steve household  ;D

who makes this???
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on December 23, 2013, 05:20:22 PM
I got one of those kittens from Uniqlo but it was a bit small.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 23, 2013, 05:23:50 PM
Not a new purchase per se, but I've just had my favourite Omega wrist**tch come back from my watchmaker. The watch had simply stopped running, so I sent it to a chap I use in West Yorkshire who received it from me on the 2nd of October (he's a perfectionist and won't cut corners so you accept it's not going to take a few days to get the work done).

Anyway, Mr Postie knocked the office door at 10am with a Special Delivery bag that's made my Christmas  8)

Apparently the mainspring needed replacing, but he's stripped the whole movement down, cleaned and lubricated it before re-assembling. He's also fitted a genuine Omega crown (the plating was flaking a little on the old one) and also sourced a new crystal which replaced the slightly scratched old one. These aren't expensive as they are plexi-glass but do mark quite easily. He also gave the case a light polish.

Including the Special Delivery postage the bill came to £90.45 inc VAT which represents excellent value for money. Good watchmakers, not just the ham fisted market traders who can just manage to put a new battery in a £10 quartz, are as rare as hens teeth these days.

If I'd sent this back to Omega at their workshops in Bienne, Switzerland I wouldn't have expected much change out of £350, so £90 is a bargain given the amount of care and attention that has gone into the work.

For those who have a love of wrist watches as I do, this is the e mail he sent me before posting the watch back:

Hi Steve,
I posted your watch this afternoon, so it should reach you tomorrow. Tracking no. is SC790763630GB

I put the watch on the timing machine after running overnight and it's settled down OK. The amplitude figures are exceptionally good (>300° dial-up) and the positional errors are within COSC spec, which is amazing given the age of the watch. I`ve serviced one of these 1030s before and that gave a good performance. It's basically the hand-wound version of the 1010/1020 automatics which were Omega's last in-house mechanical movement until recent years. They get a lot of criticism from the purists and there are a couple of odd features about the design, but in my experience they perform better than the much-loved 550/560 automatics and 600 hand-wound. Maybe I`ve been lucky!

The condition of your watch is excellent; on the wrist it looks like new. I wore it today on a black lizrd strap for a few hrs and it looked great. One tip to remember: the lugs are quite shallow and the watch won`t take a thick strap. If the strap's too thick it'll foul up on the case (between the lugs). Use thinner spring bars (1.4- 1.5mm) to gain a little more clearance.

 I didn`t weight the case, but there's not a lot of gold in it. I reckon there's less than 10grams. The lugs are probably hollow, so I wouldn`t advise polishing the hell out of it.....which I`m sure you won`t do!

I`ve a couple of jobs to finish then I`m taking a break over Christmas. I`ll crack on with your Roamer and Kings watches during the first week of Jan.

A few pictures of the end result, which due to the lack of natural light aren't the best.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zps40271292.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zps40271292.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/009_zps64929db0.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/009_zps64929db0.jpg.html)

beautiful watch, im envious
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 23, 2013, 05:25:28 PM
red one of these from the Austin Reed online store as there is an additional 20% off today plus free delivery over £100 or if you have it delivered to a store 

http://www.austinreed.co.uk/fcp/product/austinreed/Coats/Nick-Hart-Plain-Stone-Mac/12332
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on December 23, 2013, 06:26:35 PM
Another one to snap up the new Uniqlo Selvedge jeans and before my last order has even arrived!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on December 24, 2013, 12:53:58 PM
Short sand mac from the Cortefiel Heritage Collection. Made here in Spain, it's a single-breasted mac, a very simple design (based on a 70s archive piece) but with lots of details. I'll post pics when I receive it. Best of all, it was reduced from 270 to 134 €!!!!!!

Here's the beast. Not so short as I expected but it fits me right. The downside is that I found out the mac is made in Morocco, not Spain. Anyway lots of details, like the adjuster on the cuffs, a back dart with a button or hand sewn hems. Some of the pics are crap but you get the idea.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img545/2850/6nrb.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/4164/kch6.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img834/967/0brs.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img23/6577/4ftv.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DenisW on December 26, 2013, 12:13:37 PM
Oliver Spencer Bunker Coat in rannerdale grey in the sales online.I like a double breasted coat with a bit of a twist.Hopefully its nice and fits when I get it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 26, 2013, 03:18:50 PM
(http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/ianeggbert/Modculture/IMG_0603_zpsff886cb8.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/ianeggbert/media/Modculture/IMG_0603_zpsff886cb8.jpg.html)

I hate people buying me clothes as presents however I have made an exception for these lovely Hudson boots from Mrs Eggbert  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on December 27, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
Santa's delivered a couple of days early...........

New addition to the Red Steve household  ;D

He or she is beautiful, Steve, stunning eyes!

It's a she, named Lily after one of my favourite Who tracks. Unfortunately we had to have one of our cats put to sleep a week or so ago...she was only 3 and her sister was missing her badly...we're hoping Lily will be a good replacement and so far they've been getting on really well together.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on December 27, 2013, 05:42:41 PM
Short sand mac from the Cortefiel Heritage Collection. Made here in Spain, it's a single-breasted mac, a very simple design (based on a 70s archive piece) but with lots of details. I'll post pics when I receive it. Best of all, it was reduced from 270 to 134 €!!!!!!

Here's the beast. Not so short as I expected but it fits me right. The downside is that I found out the mac is made in Morocco, not Spain. Anyway lots of details, like the adjuster on the cuffs, a back dart with a button or hand sewn hems. Some of the pics are crap but you get the idea.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img545/2850/6nrb.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/4164/kch6.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img834/967/0brs.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img23/6577/4ftv.jpg)

Like it, been after one for a while but I want one white is as white as possible
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on December 28, 2013, 04:55:20 PM
Navy & burnt orange scarf
Butternut squash turtleneck jumper
Marvin striped LS collar shirt

All purchased from the John Smedley outlet in Derbyshire, only half an hour down the road from me so I'll be returning again in a few weeks.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/4gl0e8.jpg)

Also arrived in the post yesterday Uniqlo navy pea coat, selvedge denim jeans & ocbd shirt...can't beat wearing a new set  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on December 31, 2013, 06:00:47 PM
had a look round the high street sales and came away with two pairs of grey 'flannels' though they're cotton not wool. 16 quid a pair in next sale, and despite being 'skinny' fit they're not spray on tight like I thought they might be. Quite pleased and didn't really expect to find anything good

(http://puu.sh/64Nb8.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on January 01, 2014, 10:40:38 AM
Spent some of my Christmas pennies on the much vaunted Uniqlo Pea-coat in Navy. Down from £85 to £40 and am very pleased with it! Arm's are indeed 'long-ish' and I'm six feet tall so anyone shorter may find them over-long. That said this time of year a decent cuff and glove (Dents in black leather) overlap is no bad thing!

Also picked up 3 x pairs (double-packs) if Pantherella socks from TKMaxx after returning a woeful double-collared shirt that the in-laws thought I would like ?!?!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 02, 2014, 10:31:55 PM
Got some great stuff in the sales, picked up:

Bass Weejun Larkin black leather Tassle Loafers in TK Maxx
& 4 pairs of Pantherella socks
& Lee 101 henley grandad top

Clarks Cola Desert Boots in Aspecto Sale
http://www.aspecto.co.uk/clarks-originals-clarks-originals-desert-boots-p-h%2Fdesert-bt-(walnut)-c-mushroom.html

LVC Sherpa Trucker from Style Creep sale
http://www.stylecreep.com/Levis_Vintage_Clothing?page=7&product_id=1691

2 pairs of Levis Cords from Debenhams sale
http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_280010106478?CMP=SSH&tmcampid=28&tmad=c&sku=7384365&gclid=COPj-8jF4LsCFTHLtAodikoAzw

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_280010106460?CMP=SSH&tmcampid=28&tmad=c&sku=7384344&gclid=CLi-5NbF4LsCFTMdtAodsUcAyg

Happy shopping.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 03, 2014, 01:59:30 AM
Love those Cola DBs.

(http://i.cubeupload.com/fdHTUl.jpg)

Deadstock army green harrington, unlined.
Deadstock 6 button oxford.

Both from the 'bay.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 03, 2014, 03:54:07 AM
Think they are my tenth pair in 15 years lol

Love those Cola DBs.

(http://i.cubeupload.com/fdHTUl.jpg)

Deadstock army green harrington, unlined.
Deadstock 6 button oxford.

Both from the 'bay.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on January 03, 2014, 08:41:04 AM
Love those Cola DBs.

(http://i.cubeupload.com/fdHTUl.jpg)

Deadstock army green harrington, unlined.
Deadstock 6 button oxford.

Both from the 'bay.

Nice.  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on January 03, 2014, 05:50:36 PM
Recently, my first DNA purchase:
2 pair "Bruno"  slacks

(http://www.dnagroove.it/img/products/medium/9700-4347.jpg)  (http://www.dnagroove.it/img/products/medium/9959-4406.jpg)

Claudio is extremely helpful, if anyone who hasn't done business with him is considering buying from his site I highly recommend it!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 03, 2014, 09:33:17 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Rugby-Sportswear-Short-Coat-Size-36-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/7oEAAOxyVaBSskzZ/$_57.JPG)

Slow week at work means lots of time to shop eBay. Only 40 dollars shipped! Really like the slim-ish lapels.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 07, 2014, 04:01:25 PM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/a3/3d/ad/a33dad6421b8312c091bc40424609013.jpg)

had my eye on this down from £329 to £99 on the Wolsey website, then found one in the tk max sale for 37 quid, fairly pleased with that!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 07, 2014, 05:30:45 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 07, 2014, 05:36:05 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

I generally pop in for pretty bland items, socks, underwear, plain knits etc but ever since I got some weejuns for 30quid i've always had a look if im after a new jacket or coat. It's kind of like a thrift store at times, and a lot of the stuff is actually made by tk maxx and branded to sound trendier but i've had a few good finds there in the last 6months. Makes up for all the 'vintage' stores here now selling stuff at stupid prices that only stupid people will pay!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 07, 2014, 05:37:03 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

Do you know why they have a different name over here?

Its because of Liverpool based shop called 'TJ Hughes'. They felt the name was to similar when they launched in the UK so changed it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 07, 2014, 05:51:03 PM
Had no idea - mental!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on January 07, 2014, 06:41:49 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

Keep in mind the shops/brands TJMaxx buy in from for massive discounts in the US.  That said, there is nothing for me in there.

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on January 07, 2014, 07:06:55 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

Agreed Rod, TK Maxx here is just a clearance store for low quality leftovers. And the weird thing about Nordstrom Rack is,  I never recognize any of the supposed "Brands" they stock... except for the Ben Sherman items... which still don't look like any BS clothes I'd ever seen?!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 07, 2014, 07:28:07 PM
there's definatly a hierarchy i've noticed in the uk; some, namely out of town centre ones the clothes are really, really poor. Big cities tend to have good stuff in the stores there. You can get some really premium brands in the city centre one here.

I have noticed though, the out of town ones generally have much better home wares, when I worked as a chef the tk maxx on a retail park just out of town was the first port of call for knives, you'd get some good ones at very good value.

like any jumble sale, gotta be prepared to wade through all the crap for the occasional gem.  and the so named 'Mod Box' section of the shop is very misleading  ::)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 07, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
Aye something I've learned is that many clothing brands have a line exclusively for outlet mall / remnant shops.

Lauren (dark green label) is largely rubbish and IIRC not even owned / made by RL, it's just an outsourced cheapo line.

When I lived in Texas there was an outlet mall not far off and much of the stuff in J Crew, Banana Republic, Brooks etc. was NEVER for sale in their upscale mall shops.  I only went there for the sale priced lacoste polos!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 07, 2014, 09:25:37 PM
there's definatly a hierarchy i've noticed in the uk; some, namely out of town centre ones the clothes are really, really poor. Big cities tend to have good stuff in the stores there. You can get some really premium brands in the city centre one here.

I have noticed though, the out of town ones generally have much better home wares, when I worked as a chef the tk maxx on a retail park just out of town was the first port of call for knives, you'd get some good ones at very good value.

like any jumble sale, gotta be prepared to wade through all the crap for the occasional gem. and the so named 'Mod Box' section of the shop is very misleading  ::)

I was sorely tempted to set fire to the one in the Belfast store!! Oh dear dear dear, what utter sh*te there was on the rails, worn only (in my experience) by hipsters and Joey feckin' Essex  >:(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 07, 2014, 09:51:58 PM
Aye something I've learned is that many clothing brands have a line exclusively for outlet mall / remnant shops.

Lauren (dark green label) is largely rubbish and IIRC not even owned / made by RL, it's just an outsourced cheapo line.

When I lived in Texas there was an outlet mall not far off and much of the stuff in J Crew, Banana Republic, Brooks etc. was NEVER for sale in their upscale mall shops.  I only went there for the sale priced lacoste polos!

that's a great point about tk maxx, and outlets in general, a lot of it is knockdown made for outlet only, or tk maxx have stuff made and labelled up as something that sounds more desirable (not that its always bad stuff, just misleading as it has a high rrp to tempt people). I think these places are fine for the savvy chap, if you know your stuff otherwise you could end up being ripped off. My local tk maxx has the green label lauren shirts the same price as rl polo ones, on the same rack, you can tell they just aren't as good. I guess a lot of shoppers just want the name in the shirt regardless of quality
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on January 08, 2014, 10:31:52 AM
Planning for summer - just ordered a Levi's Trucker Jacket from Oi Polloi -

http://www.oipolloi.com/levis-slim-trucker-jacket-sandbar (http://www.oipolloi.com/levis-slim-trucker-jacket-sandbar)

Was looking at buying the LVC version -

http://www.americanclassicslondon.com/product_info.php/cPath/29/products_id/394 (http://www.americanclassicslondon.com/product_info.php/cPath/29/products_id/394)

but out of my price range post-Christmas!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 08, 2014, 11:23:33 AM
Saw that this morning, nice jacket. Would go for it myself but have the LVC version.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on January 08, 2014, 12:30:19 PM
ive spent months looking for one of these so as you can imagine i was overjoyed to recieve the email from oi polloi last night, finger straight on the trigger!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 08, 2014, 12:33:58 PM
ive spent months looking for one of these so as you can imagine i was overjoyed to recieve the email from oi polloi last night, finger straight on the trigger!

I was selling one last week for £40
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on January 08, 2014, 12:37:39 PM
ive spent months looking for one of these so as you can imagine i was overjoyed to recieve the email from oi polloi last night, finger straight on the trigger!

I was selling one last week for £40

i did see that one Neil, this ones a darker shade though unless i'm mistaken?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 08, 2014, 12:47:06 PM
ive spent months looking for one of these so as you can imagine i was overjoyed to recieve the email from oi polloi last night, finger straight on the trigger!

I was selling one last week for £40

i did see that one Neil, this ones a darker shade though unless i'm mistaken?

To be honest I cant tell from the photos. Mine sold within a few hours TBH.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on January 08, 2014, 04:57:27 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

I got lucky in tk maxx the week before Xmas , found a pair of Lvc 505 (big E) jeans on the final clearance rail for  £12 !!!!            (These are over £150 pair in oi polloi)


https://www.dropbox.com/sc/8r772fgy69nklsf/XXqxMwTDJG
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 08, 2014, 05:10:34 PM
Result! ^^

I see a few people on here seem to have luck with TKMAxx.  Over here they're called TJMaxx, and on the rare occasions I enter i'v enever seen anything decent.  I realise you can't score every time with these places bu tneve rhad much luck.  They also have Nordstrom's Rack and Nieman Marcus Last Call which are  abi tmore upscale I think, but I haven't had much luck there either.

I got lucky in tk maxx the week before Xmas , found a pair of Lvc 505 (big E) jeans on the final clearance rail for  £12 !!!!            (These are over £150 pair in oi polloi)


https://www.dropbox.com/sc/8r772fgy69nklsf/XXqxMwTDJG

 :o Lucky bugger.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on January 08, 2014, 05:44:38 PM
Yeh , very lucky unbelievable they where not snapped before reaching the clearance rail, perfect fit as well, but I am concerned about their shrink to fit notice (that u may need to size up).   Although found this great site for advice -

http://denimhunters.com/a-z/denim-care/lvc-501-shrink-to-fit-wash-and-wear-guide

My advice regards tk maxx would be to browse frequently as nice bargain item's do filter through occasionally.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 08, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
Yeh , very lucky unbelievable they where not snapped before reaching the clearance rail, perfect fit as well, but I am concerned about their shrink to fit notice (that u may need to size up).   Although found this great site for advice -

http://denimhunters.com/a-z/denim-care/lvc-501-shrink-to-fit-wash-and-wear-guide

My advice regards tk maxx would be to browse frequently as nice bargain item's do filter through occasionally.

What size did you get? And what size are you?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mightymax on January 08, 2014, 08:56:29 PM
They put that label, confusingly, on the whole line, even the sanforized denim, which will never shrink.

They shouldn't shrink at all, as they have been pre-washed by the look of things.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 09, 2014, 12:58:34 PM
Have got a bit sick of my Converse and Spring Court and my vintage style La Coste pumps have died so have bought a pair of Sperry CVO Topsiders.

http://www.oipolloi.com/sperry-cvo-reverse-out-cement-suede

Anybody else got a pair and what do you wear them with?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: NorthStar on January 09, 2014, 02:31:54 PM
I bought the same shoes last summer from Oi Polloi and very nice they are too.  Wore them with madras shorts or Levi's bedford cords.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 09, 2014, 04:10:49 PM
I bought the same shoes last summer from Oi Polloi and very nice they are too.  Wore them with madras shorts or Levi's bedford cords.

Ahh, my LVC Bedfords, good shout.

Might have to get some Madras shorts for summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on January 10, 2014, 10:47:19 AM
(http://media.countryattire.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f78b5c3789eeed6b0c8d7f39c831fa2d/c/o/corby-double-breasted---black-1_2.jpg)

In black. Would have preferred a white one, though
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on January 10, 2014, 12:38:41 PM
^^^ Still, really nice in black !^^^
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on January 10, 2014, 12:48:10 PM
^^^ Still, really nice in black !^^^

Agreed, extremely jealous!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 10, 2014, 08:22:32 PM
2014, Year of the eBay.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vtg-50s-60s-Penneys-TOWN-CLAD-Mens-37R-VLV-Copper-Black-Sport-coat-Jacket-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNDU0/z/AaQAAOxyLN9Sfa4R/$(KGrHqR,!ngFJj,PTF5gBSf,4Rc7gg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on January 10, 2014, 09:22:24 PM
I truly envy you...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 10, 2014, 10:43:13 PM
2014, Year of the eBay.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vtg-50s-60s-Penneys-TOWN-CLAD-Mens-37R-VLV-Copper-Black-Sport-coat-Jacket-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNDU0/z/AaQAAOxyLN9Sfa4R/$(KGrHqR,!ngFJj,PTF5gBSf,4Rc7gg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)

Love it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 10, 2014, 10:47:24 PM
I don't like showing off what I've bought but I am pretty excited about this lucky Etsy find I received today:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/FLORSHEIM_01.jpg)
1970s NOS Custom made by Florsheim for Shelby's in black... and...
1970s NOS Florsheim scotch grain Royal Imperials.
Made up.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 10, 2014, 11:56:46 PM
I don't like showing off what I've bought but I am pretty excited about this lucky Etsy find I received today:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/FLORSHEIM_01.jpg)
1970s NOS Custom made by Florsheim for Shelby's in black... and...
1970s NOS Florsheim scotch grain Royal Imperials.
Made up.

Nice sh*tkickers, B
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on January 11, 2014, 12:05:44 AM
Royals and blakey's ...... Take me back to my school days , barathea or blazer ?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 11, 2014, 11:26:37 AM
Royals and blakey's ...... Take me back to my school days , barathea or blazer ?

If I had the choice it would be barathea but I haven't so it'll have to be blazer... or jeans.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on January 11, 2014, 07:20:33 PM
Those scotch grain Florsheim numbers are truly the Monica Bellucci of shoes!!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 12, 2014, 11:50:50 AM
This, which was either flagged up on here or the MC site:

http://www.asos.com/Ben-Sherman/Plectrum-By-Ben-Sherman-Long-Sleeved-Button-Thru-Polo/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3152996&WT.ac=rec_viewed

Would have liked the collars a little bigger, and it has a single button cuff, but a nice piece nonetheless. Wouldn't have paid full price for it, mind!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 12, 2014, 12:08:35 PM
My last post wasn't factually correct, I have subsequently picked up a rather splendid navy pinstripe suit from our very own Suave Collective (cheers Jason  8)). Could have been made for me, bar a few minor tweaks to the trousers. Will post pics when it get's it's first outing
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 15, 2014, 05:42:29 PM
It's payday, so I snapped up a pair of these Gibson Puppytooth's as modelled here by Jase the Face..

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/74/6a/30/746a303ef3f3b0042ed35d319d3143f3.jpg)

..and I've also bought these, dirt cheap, on eBay. The similarity to those worn by Jase was coincidental/possibly subconscious(!) but I'd had my eye on them  while.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/842/tik7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 15, 2014, 06:44:24 PM
It's payday, so I snapped up a pair of these Gibson Puppytooth's as modelled here by Jase the Face..

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/74/6a/30/746a303ef3f3b0042ed35d319d3143f3.jpg)

..and I've also bought these, dirt cheap, on eBay. The similarity to those worn by Jase was coincidental/possibly subconscious(!) but I'd had my eye on them  while.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/842/tik7.jpg)

The material of those trousers looks nice. Not keen on those shoes though, not for me sorry.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 15, 2014, 07:14:17 PM
Agreed - nice strides but don't like those blunt toed skids.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 15, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
Agreed - nice strides but don't like those blunt toed skids.

Bit Frankensteins Monster?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 15, 2014, 07:36:21 PM
also have to agree... don't like the blunt toe, the trousers look nice, and the double monks in that pic look good also.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 15, 2014, 07:40:23 PM
also have to agree... don't like the blunt toe, the trousers look nice, and the double monks in that pic look good also.

I would say they do look a bit long though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Spike on January 15, 2014, 10:15:22 PM
Yep love the trousers but would maybe look better with a chisel toe.... Although I tend to think any clothes look better with chisel toes.

I think Neil may be right about the trouser length unless thats to do with the angle of the shot.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 15, 2014, 10:56:22 PM
with you on the length too, although I think i wear my trousers shorter than many, so I'm not one to comment on an inch extra (ooh err)  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 16, 2014, 12:53:24 AM
I'll be sure to wear my new shoes next Halloween then  ;)

I've never owned a pair like them before, myself, and it may be an effort to make them work, true. If I fail, I'll sell 'em on.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 16, 2014, 12:12:47 PM
New levi's cords. New pantherellas. New Clarks boots.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/842/lpt48.jpg)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/835/wbc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on January 16, 2014, 12:14:21 PM
We're those the Clarks I found? They look great and work well with the socks & cords too. Sweet.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 16, 2014, 12:21:26 PM
Love the boots, Steve. Thanx again, mate  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on January 16, 2014, 12:24:48 PM
I'm glad it paid off. They were definitely the best of what you were looking for. I have a pair of those Levis cords in the same colour and think the boots are a superb match....might have to consider a pair myself now (damn and I've been so good this year too).  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on January 16, 2014, 12:32:17 PM
Boots look excellent. Seem to be a rare find with stockists though, have not seen many.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 16, 2014, 12:35:09 PM
We're those the Clarks I found? They look great and work well with the socks & cords too. Sweet.

You bloody found?

I've had since last year, why I..... ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 16, 2014, 12:37:43 PM
It's fair... Thanks to you too, Neil   ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 17, 2014, 10:49:08 PM
just recieved a Madcap "sunrise" shirt.  mad mad pattern.  actually its a swop for one i got for xmas that was too small.  their sizes tend to be all over the place. hit and hope time. i likes it as something different, but the cut is really strange.  quite roomy in the collar, but the wrists are way tight.  take your watch off tight.  you aint going to be reading it anyhow once the wrists are buttoned.  theres something not quite right when you kinda hunch your shoulders, like its too tight in the pits...but it isnt, but the shoulders are really roomy.  as i say im keeping it cause the pattern amuzes me, but odd, frankly.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 17, 2014, 10:53:02 PM
just recieved a Madcap "sunrise" shirt.  mad mad pattern.  actually its a swop for one i got for xmas that was too small.  their sizes tend to be all over the place. hit and hope time. i likes it as something different, but the cut is really strange.  quite roomy in the collar, but the wrists are way tight.  take your watch off tight.  you aint going to be reading it anyhow once the wrists are buttoned.  theres something not quite right when you kinda hunch your shoulders, like its too tight in the pits...but it isnt, but the shoulders are really roomy.  as i say im keeping it cause the pattern amuzes me, but odd, frankly.

Madcap indeed.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 17, 2014, 11:20:03 PM
Lol.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on January 17, 2014, 11:25:04 PM
Sounds a hassle. Madcrap as I call it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 17, 2014, 11:52:51 PM
Got a couple of their button neck jumpers.  Always get favourable comments butnot expensive enough to get too precious about. On the lash wear. Shirts are of dubious fabric and cut, but have to weigh that against the fun pattern I decided.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 18, 2014, 02:42:34 AM
Madcap is one of those brands I really want to like, I just wish they invested a bit more in better materials. Bought one of their cream colored short sleeve mock neck jumpers a few years ago and it pilled up like mad after half a day of wear.

Wouldn't have minded paying 3x more if it was a nice cotton or merino rather than acrylic.

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dlevahn on January 18, 2014, 11:14:29 AM
Hmm 'The home of Mod' including 'boating blazers...flares.. and a John Lennon inspired Beatles hat'       -  no Austin Powers teeth?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 18, 2014, 11:33:38 AM
^
I love a good Boating blazer. Some of the colour combinations are great.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Dlevahn on January 18, 2014, 12:16:18 PM
Agreed, a 'good boating blazer' can indeed be great, these (Madcap) looked (and probably) feel like overpriced costume pieces.
Not wishing to sound sniffy but the quality and prices of a lot of this 'entry level' stuff seems a bit cynical.
 Or maybe it's just that chap's hair on the website that put me in this mood
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 12:33:50 PM
Lol.  I do agree to an extent,  but haven't been as unlucky with the jumpers.  I like the concept of "costume pieces".  I shall use that term in future!  Certainly some judgement is required to weed out the passable from the comedic, but I could level that accusation at a number of more expensive brands too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 12:35:39 PM
What is Madcap?

As for boating blazers, nice when done well. The Paul Smith one from a few years ago is lovely. Alas only worn mine three times.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 12:37:56 PM
What is Madcap?

As for boating blazers, nice when done well. The Paul Smith one from a few years ago is lovely. Alas only worn mine three times.

Just googled em, Ha Ha.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 12:38:48 PM
I like the idea o  boating blazers, but haven't got the minerals to pull one off.  Bit too....I'm not sure..but not me
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 12:42:38 PM
I like the idea o  boating blazers, but haven't got the minerals to pull one off.  Bit too....I'm not sure..but not me

Love mine but those on that Madcap site are s**te.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 12:45:22 PM
Don't disagree.  Find the ones on adam of London's website equally scary, from memory.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 01:02:50 PM
Don't disagree.  Find the ones on adam of London's website equally scary, from memory.

Should have patch pockets and not the usual "suit jacket" style pockets as the ones on that website do.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on January 18, 2014, 01:41:30 PM
I like the idea o  boating blazers, but haven't got the minerals to pull one off.  Bit too....I'm not sure..but not me

I get very tempted sometimes to buy one, but then I think the same... not sure why... in my younger days, maybe??

here's the last one that I almost, from Brooks Bros. "Gatsby":
(http://www.ivy-style.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/stripe9.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 02:05:03 PM
Very similar to the one I got a few years ago:

http://littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/menswear-monday-gentlemans-blazer.html?m=1

I got it for a lot less in a Paul Smuth outlet shop.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 18, 2014, 02:25:34 PM
like that brooks bros one and the paul smith one is nice too. Not sure I'd end up wearing a boating blazer but it's one of those items I do umm and ahh over.

As for madcap; some of the knitwear looks quite nice, but something about the whole setup, website n all doesn't fill me with confidence
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on January 18, 2014, 02:58:37 PM
Just have bought these and hope they'll arrive until the next Hip City Soul Club.

(http://s1.directupload.net/images/140118/ukrec2rt.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 04:45:50 PM
Dunno.  I've seen people make boating blazers look good, and I love the Victorian English overtones, but I think I might end up feeling like dick van dyke in Mary Poppins.  Madcap I believe are owned by atom retro who I have used a lot - including having to return stuff as those jumpers sizing is a lotto, and have found them really helpful.  I can see people from here having mixed feelings about the shirts.  Fine tailoring they are not.  The mock turtle type jumpers are of a quality of any high street brand I guess and probably are best compared to simular garments from Ben Sherman's..btw does anyone else find Mary Poppins strangely hot?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 04:49:50 PM
Dunno.  I've seen people make boating blazers look good, and I love the Victorian English overtones, but I think I might end up feeling like dick van dyke in Mary Poppins.  Madcap I believe are owned by atom retro who I have used a lot - including having to return stuff as those jumpers sizing is a lotto, and have found them really helpful.  I can see people from here having mixed feelings about the shirts.  Fine tailoring they are not.  The mock turtle type jumpers are of a quality of any high street brand I guess and probably are best compared to simular garments from Ben Sherman's..btw does anyone else find Mary Poppins strangely hot?

They have the same style branding as Atom Retro. Will give em a miss.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 18, 2014, 04:59:21 PM
I would guess Edwardian rather than Victorian but never mind.

I love the way sixties mods revived this otherwise forgotten bit of kit, and appropriated it from the hooray Henries of upper crust universities. I totally get that there's more than an air of identikit revivalist about them so you have to choose carefully.

I have four, unfortunately very seldom worn as you need the right occasion. I had aspirations of becoming a university lecturer at one time and thought these would be great to wear on a casual Friday and I could masquerade as an eccentric professor from England, but my career took me in a different direction and they mostly gather dust now, especially since I've got a few cotton or linen summer weight blazers that do the same job but are much more versatile.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 05:22:23 PM
I would guess Edwardian rather than Victorian but never mind.

I love the way sixties mods revived this otherwise forgotten bit of kit, and appropriated it from the hooray Henries of upper crust universities. I totally get that there's more than an air of identikit revivalist about them so you have to choose carefully.

I have four, unfortunately very seldom worn as you need the right occasion. I had aspirations of becoming a university lecturer at one time and thought these would be great to wear on a casual Friday and I could masquerade as an eccentric professor from England, but my career took me in a different direction and they mostly gather dust now, especially since I've got a few cotton or linen summer weight blazers that do the same job but are much more versatile.

The best reason I have ever heard to buy an item of clothing. Love it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 07:28:20 PM
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-9.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-9.jpg.html)

Thought I may as well stick up a photo of my new suit, taken still in tailors before delivered today. Not sure where the trousers where.

Chalk stripe, single breasted, gauntlet cuff, 3 button front with side vents. Really happy.

Not sure if I have stuck up a photo of my POW trousers but will do later.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 07:29:09 PM

Shirt, pocket square & tie not mine.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 18, 2014, 08:41:42 PM
Very nice! Really like chalk stripe, but those lapels even more so, dammn  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 08:58:38 PM
Few snaps of the jacket cuffs, lining and a pair of POW trousers I picked up from the same tailor today.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-11.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-11.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-10.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-10.jpg.html)



(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-12.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-12.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Also got a new pair of LVC Big E 1947 Rigid 501s this week.

As this missus is out I'm jumping in the bath in em tonight.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on January 18, 2014, 10:29:46 PM
Stunning suit Neil!!! Love the cuff detail.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 10:34:38 PM
Stunning suit Neil!!! Love the cuff detail.

Cheers, also had a fitting today on a seer sucker jacket they are making me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 10:38:21 PM
Nice jacket.  Make suoe Michael elphicks don't catch you in the bath
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 18, 2014, 10:40:51 PM
Nice jacket.  Make suoe Michael elphicks don't catch you in the bath

More about the missus catching me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on January 18, 2014, 11:24:21 PM
Understood
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 19, 2014, 11:55:33 AM
Loving the suit, Neil and those gauntlet cuffs are the dogs!!!  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 19, 2014, 12:19:08 PM
Love the buttons. What colour is it? Seems different on the close-ups.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 01:37:16 PM
Very very dark midnight blue with white chalk stripes.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 19, 2014, 07:43:56 PM
Almost looked brown on the close-up!

'Tis a beauty. Bet you feel godlike when you finally get it on :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 08:14:07 PM
Almost looked brown on the close-up!

'Tis a beauty. Bet you feel godlike when you finally get it on :)

I do anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on January 19, 2014, 08:15:46 PM
Knowing Neil he probably feels God-like even before he's got it on! ;0)

... To be fair today was the first outing of the Sanders Playboys I bought off him a few weeks back (finally stopped raining) so, many thanks Neil!

... And the suit jacket is a corker (loving the bolero front)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 08:19:12 PM
Knowing Neil he probably feels God-like even before he's got it on! ;0)

... To be fair today was the first outing of the Sanders Playboys I bought off him a few weeks back (finally stopped raining) so, many thanks Neil!

... And the suit jacket is a corker (loving the bolero front)

Maybe more like modlike lol

Cheers Jason, that scooter you posted wasn't to shabby.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 08:22:09 PM
Knowing Neil he probably feels God-like even before he's got it on! ;0)

... To be fair today was the first outing of the Sanders Playboys I bought off him a few weeks back (finally stopped raining) so, many thanks Neil!

... And the suit jacket is a corker (loving the bolero front)

Need to message you a link to those suede shoes.

Also recommend the Clarks version of playboys.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 19, 2014, 08:28:58 PM
Knowing Neil he probably feels God-like even before he's got it on! ;0)

... To be fair today was the first outing of the Sanders Playboys I bought off him a few weeks back (finally stopped raining) so, many thanks Neil!

... And the suit jacket is a corker (loving the bolero front)

Need to message you a link to those suede shoes.

Also recommend the Clarks version of playboys.

Desert Earl.
That's if you're lucky enough to track a pair down. They seem to be getting harder and harder to get.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 08:33:59 PM
Knowing Neil he probably feels God-like even before he's got it on! ;0)

... To be fair today was the first outing of the Sanders Playboys I bought off him a few weeks back (finally stopped raining) so, many thanks Neil!

... And the suit jacket is a corker (loving the bolero front)

Need to message you a link to those suede shoes.

Also recommend the Clarks version of playboys.

Desert Earl.
That's if you're lucky enough to track a pair down. They seem to be getting harder and harder to get.

Glad I got mine when I did then. I thought Schuh still had some?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2014, 08:35:39 PM
http://www.schuh.co.uk/mens-brown-clarks-originals-desert-earl/3201706050/

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-black-suede-shoe-60395099-p14569?gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg%3Fcid%3DGBP&gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg#62799
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on January 19, 2014, 10:00:55 PM
Thought I saw some Playboys available, may have been Detroit Locker, not certain.  Can no longer find them.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 20, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
http://www.schuh.co.uk/mens-brown-clarks-originals-desert-earl/3201706050/

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-black-suede-shoe-60395099-p14569?gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg%3Fcid%3DGBP&gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg#62799

This is what I mean Neil... only available either in black or sz10.
Getting pretty scarce.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 20, 2014, 05:10:59 PM
I bought this a couple of weeks ago but it needed a couple of tweaks and picked it up today.
Vintage Aquascutum Corduroy overcoat. Absolutely perfect nick, I'm very pleased with it.
(http://i40.tinypic.com/29z526u.jpg)
(http://i39.tinypic.com/2up66ti.jpg)

This does however mean that one of my other Aquascutum overcoats is going to have go (I've currently got another 5 so I'm running out of places to hide them from the wife!) Unfortunately, I think this fella is going to go!
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2em2zwo.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 20, 2014, 05:44:28 PM
The cord coat is beautiful! I made a thread a while ago highlighting my want of one. What size is the other?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 20, 2014, 06:38:12 PM
That cord overcoat is nice Andy.

Considering getting a "Graduate" style cord one made in the future.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 20, 2014, 07:52:37 PM
The cord coat is beautiful! I made a thread a while ago highlighting my want of one. What size is the other?


Cheers Babyshambler. The POW fits me perfectly and I'm a 44" Chest.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 20, 2014, 08:07:03 PM
That cord overcoat is nice Andy.

Considering getting a "Graduate" style cord one made in the future.

Cheers Neil. I have a RL cord jacket that has a "Graduate" look to it.

As a mutual bit of backslapping, the jacket and trousers from Gill look great. I particularly like the lapel on the suit jacket. I look forward to seeing you wearing them both together! Clashing stripes and checks it's the future!! :o
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 20, 2014, 08:09:47 PM
That cord overcoat is nice Andy.

Considering getting a "Graduate" style cord one made in the future.

Cheers Neil. I have a RL cord jacket that has a "Graduate" look to it.

As a mutual bit of backslapping, the jacket and trousers from Gill look great. I particularly like the lapel on the suit jacket. I look forward to seeing you wearing them both together! Clashing stripes and checks it's the future!! :o

The check trousers are to go with a suede coat lol

Is the RL Cord jacket still available?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 20, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
That cord overcoat is nice Andy.

Considering getting a "Graduate" style cord one made in the future.

Cheers Neil. I have a RL cord jacket that has a "Graduate" look to it.

As a mutual bit of backslapping, the jacket and trousers from Gill look great. I particularly like the lapel on the suit jacket. I look forward to seeing you wearing them both together! Clashing stripes and checks it's the future!! :o

The check trousers are to go with a suede coat lol

Is the RL Cord jacket still available?


Doh!
I was hoping to lure you and Bobby into a mis-matched clobber fight at the Mojo!!! ;D

RL isn't for sale mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on January 20, 2014, 10:40:56 PM
Lovely coat Andy - in the pic I see the storm front is buttoned up, does it open up into lapels like a pea-coat too?

I'd also bite your arm off for the Aquascutum mac save for the fact I have the exact same one (see what did you get married in thread pic) but I can say, without hesitation, that anyone who's considering buying off Andy should do so - he's a top feller all round and you wont be disappointed!

Neil (also top chap on sales front too!) have you tried Mike (bespoke gent) I seem to remember him having a similar honey-coloured cord Ivy jacket?

 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 20, 2014, 10:44:34 PM

Neil (also top chap on sales front too!) have you tried Mike (bespoke gent) I seem to remember him having a similar honey-coloured cord Ivy jacket?


Hi Jason,

Forgot Mike was our mutual friend. I am having a pint with him on Saturday hopefully so can ask him then.

Will probably end up getting one made after my seersucker.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 21, 2014, 12:48:34 PM
http://www.schuh.co.uk/mens-brown-clarks-originals-desert-earl/3201706050/

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-black-suede-shoe-60395099-p14569?gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg%3Fcid%3DGBP&gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg#62799

This is what I mean Neil... only available either in black or sz10.
Getting pretty scarce.

Bobby, Stuart's has lots of sizes in cola too...

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-cola-suede-boot-203558626-p14567
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 21, 2014, 01:34:36 PM
http://www.schuh.co.uk/mens-brown-clarks-originals-desert-earl/3201706050/

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-black-suede-shoe-60395099-p14569?gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg%3Fcid%3DGBP&gclid=CKTsgMWLi7wCFazHtAod5SUAYg#62799

This is what I mean Neil... only available either in black or sz10.
Getting pretty scarce.

Bobby, Stuart's has lots of sizes in cola too...

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-cola-suede-boot-203558626-p14567

Stuart's! of course. Thanks GS.
I'll be nabbing me a pair of those when I get paid at the end of this month.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 22, 2014, 02:25:27 PM
Just picked up a Saint James Meridien top.

Delivered today and the bloody missus was home! f**king collared.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on January 22, 2014, 02:39:04 PM
Just taken delivery of my second pair of spring courts in two weeks - "yes love I will sell some of my adidas italia's to make way for these"  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 22, 2014, 02:41:40 PM
Just taken delivery of my second pair of spring courts in two weeks - "yes love I will sell some of my adidas italia's to make way for these"  ;)

Green & White kangaroo leather italias?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on January 22, 2014, 03:27:57 PM
^^^ Definitely best colour-way!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 22, 2014, 03:33:08 PM
^^^ Definitely best colour-way!!

The only colour way. Just like Adidas Japan should only be in red & white.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on January 22, 2014, 05:08:17 PM
no - not a fan of green. Blue and silver, red and white and light blue and white in the original 2000(?) colour ways. Must be about time to do another lot surely. Last lot were what? 2008/9?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 22, 2014, 05:11:16 PM
no - not a fan of green. Blue and silver, red and white and light blue and white in the original 2000(?) colour ways. Must be about time to do another lot surely. Last lot were what? 2008/9?

Sorry Colin those colours were the repos mate that came out about a year after the Green & White Kangaroo leather ones.

Sorry for being an arsey mod.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 22, 2014, 05:15:24 PM
no - not a fan of green. Blue and silver, red and white and light blue and white in the original 2000(?) colour ways. Must be about time to do another lot surely. Last lot were what? 2008/9?

Sorry Colin those colours were the repos mate that came out about a year after the Green & White Kangaroo leather ones.

Sorry for being an arsey mod.

Still remember running to Hip in Leeds to get mine the day Weller was interviewed while wearing them.

So sad lol
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on January 22, 2014, 06:33:24 PM

Sorry Colin those colours were the repos mate that came out about a year after the Green & White Kangaroo leather ones.

Sorry for being an arsey mod.

lol - no worries. I knew they were the later colours but I just don't do green. Don't think I've got one bit of green clothing. Don't know why, I always love the look of a green and white gingham button down though.

re the weller thing - I think (hope) we've all passed that stage now - certainly how he chooses to dress nowadays anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Becky_Moffitt_83 on January 23, 2014, 01:24:38 AM
1960s-inspired Marc Jacobs coat. A steal at $125!  ;D

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171215390455?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171215390455?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on January 23, 2014, 09:32:30 AM
I'm sure I have a pair of the Kangaroo ones in my loft and never worn. If anyone is interested e mail me at work as I cant seem to respond to PMs. I also have a pair of those tiger ones in Blue with a Red dot on the side. Both pairs are boxed and unworn and size 9 I think. Sorry but not an expert in trainers.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 23, 2014, 11:08:34 AM
I'm sure I have a pair of the Kangaroo ones in my loft and never worn. If anyone is interested e mail me at work as I cant seem to respond to PMs. I also have a pair of those tiger ones in Blue with a Red dot on the side. Both pairs are boxed and unworn and size 9 I think. Sorry but not an expert in trainers.

I will have the Italias off you if unworn.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on January 23, 2014, 11:13:08 AM
ok Neil, e mail me at  adam@jumpthegun.co.uk and I'll pull them out the loft and check the size.
Adam
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 23, 2014, 03:23:08 PM
First pair of (white) Jack Purcells for me, 46 €. Becky, nice coat, it would be great if the -admittedly small- female quota in the forum would contribute a little more  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 24, 2014, 02:15:59 AM
(http://i.cubeupload.com/jq60K8.jpg)

Nice Etsy find under 30 USD.

Hook vent, double sleeve buttons, 3 button front, flap pockets, half lining. Just needs a quick steaming.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on January 24, 2014, 07:05:49 AM
First pair of (white) Jack Purcells for me, 46 €. Becky, nice coat, it would be great if the -admittedly small- female quota in the forum would contribute a little more  :)

These are on my 'to buy' list for my holiday in the USA in March. Ideally white leather, where did you buy yours from?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on January 24, 2014, 09:18:19 AM
They're reduced in a specialist spanish online store, Si Vas Descalzo (roughly, "if you're barefoot"),  they ship worldwide (cheap, 10 € to the UK) & have got a lot of sizes, tho' in canvas, not leather. Here's the link:

www.sivasdescalzo.es/‎

Good hunt, fella...

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 24, 2014, 11:05:12 AM
(http://i.cubeupload.com/jq60K8.jpg)

Nice Etsy find under 30 USD.

Hook vent, double sleeve buttons, 3 button front, flap pockets, half lining. Just needs a quick steaming.

Please give us some pics when it arrives.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 24, 2014, 12:14:42 PM
(http://i.cubeupload.com/jq60K8.jpg)

Nice Etsy find under 30 USD.

Hook vent, double sleeve buttons, 3 button front, flap pockets, half lining. Just needs a quick steaming.

Please give us some pics when it arrives.

That's my photo, lol. The Etsy listing had terrible photos but the measurements were spot on for me so I took a gamble. Came in the mail today and is in great condition save for the wrinkles.

Here's a photo from the seller for reference. Funny how a lack of care and presentation can make something look so different
(https://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/6710141/il_570xN.454197893_q33g.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Hoxtonian on January 24, 2014, 03:06:18 PM
Flush from the sale of my scoot, have just secured the first item on my hit list: A Gloverall (fitted, herringbone) Chesterfield.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on January 24, 2014, 08:24:08 PM
Considering buying a Uniqlo Duffle in camel. Anyone know what these are like for size and fitting?  Long/short, tight for offical size etc?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 24, 2014, 11:06:53 PM
Don't do it man. Mods in duffel coats? Isn't that what the original boys were rebelling against? Trad jazz fans in duffel coats with scruffy beards and thick wooly jumpers. I prefer to not revere Paddington Bear as my style icon! ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 24, 2014, 11:55:27 PM
Duffels are great, buy one in each color
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 25, 2014, 12:05:18 AM
not a huge fan of that uniqlo duffle... or duffle coats in general. Popular with girls and those hip urban lumberjack types who seem to think its cool and twee to look like a dork. Not that those things should put you off if you do like 'em, just not for me really.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 25, 2014, 12:10:00 AM
This comes around time after time! If you like them, fine, but personally I can't think of a more unattractive coat, apart from a parka!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2014, 07:29:53 AM
This comes around time after time! If you like them, fine, but personally I can't think of a more unattractive coat, apart from a parka!

I know one of your best mates who has one Andy  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on January 25, 2014, 10:11:19 AM
This comes around time after time! If you like them, fine, but personally I can't think of a more unattractive coat, apart from a parka!

I know one of your best mates who has one Andy  ;)

That's the reason he has a red face Neil! (Or maybe that's his medication!) ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2014, 10:48:09 AM
This comes around time after time! If you like them, fine, but personally I can't think of a more unattractive coat, apart from a parka!

I know one of your best mates who has one Andy  ;)

That's the reason he has a red face Neil! (Or maybe that's his medication!) ;D

Ha Ha
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on January 25, 2014, 01:52:43 PM
Duffels are great, buy one in each color

Nothing wrong with a duffle!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 27, 2014, 08:32:35 PM
another super cheap ebay find. Sort of a purple-ish/burgundy kind of color in a hopsack :) weave, 3 buttons and looks great as a 3/2. Gold lining. Cant say I recognize the maker: the inside label says "Sagner North Park | The Bon Marche"

(http://i.cubeupload.com/mq5nuN.jpg)

(http://i.cubeupload.com/gPQszO.jpg)

Probably the slimmest lapel on any jacket in my closet now.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on January 27, 2014, 08:53:14 PM
another super cheap ebay find. Sort of a purple-ish/burgundy kind of color in a hopsack :) weave, 3 buttons and looks great as a 3/2. Gold lining. Cant say I recognize the maker: the inside label says "Sagner North Park | The Bon Marche"

(http://i.cubeupload.com/mq5nuN.jpg)

(http://i.cubeupload.com/gPQszO.jpg)

Probably the slimmest lapel on any jacket in my closet now.

Very nice that, Dan. Don't often search for Ivy on ebay and when I have the results have been minimal. Might have to have a look more often after seeing this!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 27, 2014, 09:59:00 PM

Very nice that, Dan. Don't often search for Ivy on ebay and when I have the results have been minimal. Might have to have a look more often after seeing this!


Patience, lots of patience and pestering sellers for measurements. Try not to filter down to too many categories because you may miss a gem, or something that is in your size that's been marked as a size bigger or smaller.

For jackets, I'm really just looking at jacket length, sleeve length, and shoulder to shoulder measurements. Everything else can be tailored easily.

Also, vintage Ivy is obscenely easy to come across here
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 27, 2014, 11:22:43 PM
^^^ thats a great jacket

I scour ebay obsessively and totally related to pestering for measurements! Even so had a few mis**ts. But I also sell on ebay so I often take a punt and if not, move it on. I bought a d&g patch pocket blazer recently, looked lovely in the pictures but something just not quite right about it for me. Still hoping I can flip it because of the brand name. The hunt goes on!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 28, 2014, 12:40:42 AM
^^^ thats a great jacket

I scour ebay obsessively and totally related to pestering for measurements! Even so had a few mis**ts. But I also sell on ebay so I often take a punt and if not, move it on. I bought a d&g patch pocket blazer recently, looked lovely in the pictures but something just not quite right about it for me. Still hoping I can flip it because of the brand name. The hunt goes on!

Yeah I get a few misses every so often as well but its all a part of the game. Its exciting when it flips for more than you bought it for though!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 28, 2014, 09:22:55 AM
another super cheap ebay find. Sort of a purple-ish/burgundy kind of color in a hopsack :) weave, 3 buttons and looks great as a 3/2. Gold lining. Cant say I recognize the maker: the inside label says "Sagner North Park | The Bon Marche"

(http://i.cubeupload.com/mq5nuN.jpg)

(http://i.cubeupload.com/gPQszO.jpg)

Probably the slimmest lapel on any jacket in my closet now.

Very nice that, Dan. Don't often search for Ivy on ebay and when I have the results have been minimal. Might have to have a look more often after seeing this!

Narrow lapels, raised seems, 3/2 button closure and a nice high stance too...
Great find, how much if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on January 28, 2014, 05:09:52 PM

Narrow lapels, raised seems, 3/2 button closure and a nice high stance too...
Great find, how much if you don't mind me asking?

About 34 USD shipped
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on January 28, 2014, 05:35:09 PM
I told myself January was to be a strict month on the clothes purchasing side of things as I'm saving for spending money for my trip to America in March however...

Loake Burford in tan, £110 half price from Canopy in Derby.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2egd1c5.jpg)

Barbour waxed cotton and leather mailbag. Saw it in Outdoor & Country in Newcastle-Under-Lyme for £119.95 but found a new one on eBay for £75 + £5 postage.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/uwp06.jpg)

Went to the John Smedley outlet today too.. AGAIN and bought a very nice maroon grandad top for £36 reduced from £45 in their current sale.

So much for not buying any clothes this month then eh  ???




Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 29, 2014, 12:19:53 PM

Narrow lapels, raised seems, 3/2 button closure and a nice high stance too...
Great find, how much if you don't mind me asking?

About 34 USD shipped

Lucky bugger. ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on January 29, 2014, 01:13:28 PM

Narrow lapels, raised seems, 3/2 button closure and a nice high stance too...
Great find, how much if you don't mind me asking?

About 34 USD shipped

Lucky bugger. ;)

2nd that! Also lucky bugger to GoldenGaze for those half price Burfords!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on January 29, 2014, 05:17:25 PM
Quote
Also lucky bugger to GoldenGaze for those half price Burfords!

Cheers mate, I very nearly didn't even try them on as I'm usually a size 10 sometimes 9 1/2, but these are a 9 and fit perfectly.

It's a great shop incidentally, first time I've been in but found the customer service and range of stock first-rate, worth popping in if you live round them parts.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 29, 2014, 05:27:14 PM
Just picked up a pair of BNWT kangaroo leather (suede toe) green & white Adidas Italia.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-15.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-15.jpg.html)

My pair from 2001 have died and they are rare as anything so well pleased. Cheers Adam.

P.S. that's not my shirt in the photo.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on January 29, 2014, 05:43:09 PM
Like them a lot, not too dissimilar to my Tokio's.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 29, 2014, 06:06:00 PM
Like them a lot, not too dissimilar to my Tokio's.

Similar.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on January 29, 2014, 08:07:56 PM
Green on white check shirt from DNA, and 3 x deadstock 70s polos off Etsy.

Really pleased with the lot.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on January 31, 2014, 12:10:06 AM
Like to piss some people off with recent finds  8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111141467951 £50 took a punt. Looks what i was after., tweed style jacket, centre vent patch pockets 3 button. Will need some serious altering but should be spot on.

Vintage Nelson 70s antishock watch. Fully working cleaned etc £10 and postage, so about £25 quid.
(http://s22.postimg.org/a2w5k5zod/nelson_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a2w5k5zod/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/hk5czdp7h/nelson2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hk5czdp7h/)

OG vietnam jungle greens. Got a pair already but there a bit battered and these are in better nick. £30 inc postage

(http://s22.postimg.org/oon68ewgt/OG_green2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oon68ewgt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/fi4vl4r8d/OG_greens_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi4vl4r8d/)

Proof its out there, you have to look !
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 31, 2014, 07:53:22 AM
Like to piss some people off with recent finds  8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111141467951 £50 took a punt. Looks what i was after., tweed style jacket, centre vent patch pockets 3 button. Will need some serious altering but should be spot on.

Vintage Nelson 70s antishock watch. Fully working cleaned etc £10 and postage, so about £25 quid.
(http://s22.postimg.org/a2w5k5zod/nelson_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a2w5k5zod/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/hk5czdp7h/nelson2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hk5czdp7h/)

OG vietnam jungle greens. Got a pair already but there a bit battered and these are in better nick. £30 inc postage

(http://s22.postimg.org/oon68ewgt/OG_green2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oon68ewgt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/fi4vl4r8d/OG_greens_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi4vl4r8d/)

Proof its out there, you have to look !

What? s**te?

The watch is ok but why would you wAnt those greens?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on January 31, 2014, 09:16:24 AM
Like to piss some people off with recent finds  8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111141467951 £50 took a punt. Looks what i was after., tweed style jacket, centre vent patch pockets 3 button. Will need some serious altering but should be spot on.

Vintage Nelson 70s antishock watch. Fully working cleaned etc £10 and postage, so about £25 quid.
(http://s22.postimg.org/a2w5k5zod/nelson_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a2w5k5zod/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/hk5czdp7h/nelson2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hk5czdp7h/)

OG vietnam jungle greens. Got a pair already but there a bit battered and these are in better nick. £30 inc postage

(http://s22.postimg.org/oon68ewgt/OG_green2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oon68ewgt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/fi4vl4r8d/OG_greens_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi4vl4r8d/)

Proof its out there, you have to look !

What? s**te?

The watch is ok but why would you wAnt those greens?
(http://s9.postimg.org/vfeyhnltb/The_Smithies.jpg)
Each to their own, but a bit of a classic skinhead then later suedehead piece of kit. Fatigues popular with the ivy league boys as well. Look great with boots, just a alternative to jeans worn back in the day get from surplus shops to knock about in.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 31, 2014, 03:22:42 PM
Like to piss some people off with recent finds  8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111141467951 £50 took a punt. Looks what i was after., tweed style jacket, centre vent patch pockets 3 button. Will need some serious altering but should be spot on.

Vintage Nelson 70s antishock watch. Fully working cleaned etc £10 and postage, so about £25 quid.
(http://s22.postimg.org/a2w5k5zod/nelson_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/a2w5k5zod/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/hk5czdp7h/nelson2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/hk5czdp7h/)

OG vietnam jungle greens. Got a pair already but there a bit battered and these are in better nick. £30 inc postage

(http://s22.postimg.org/oon68ewgt/OG_green2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oon68ewgt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/fi4vl4r8d/OG_greens_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi4vl4r8d/)

Proof its out there, you have to look !

What? s**te?

The watch is ok but why would you wAnt those greens?
(http://s9.postimg.org/vfeyhnltb/The_Smithies.jpg)
Each to their own, but a bit of a classic skinhead then later suedehead piece of kit. Fatigues popular with the ivy league boys as well. Look great with boots, just a alternative to jeans worn back in the day get from surplus shops to knock about in.

Outside toilets were also popular back then, much prefer my inside loo now.

Bit too scooter boy for my liking.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 31, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
Each to their own indeed McDermott but you're not really helping your case for me, posting what looks like a picture of scruffy looking teenage urchins from the seventies!
I've got a pair of camo combat strides, but only wear them on those occasions when style is forced to be trumped by utility.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on January 31, 2014, 06:20:00 PM
Like to piss some people off with recent finds  8)

OG vietnam jungle greens. Got a pair already but there a bit battered and these are in better nick. £30 inc postage

(http://s22.postimg.org/oon68ewgt/OG_green2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/oon68ewgt/)

(http://s22.postimg.org/fi4vl4r8d/OG_greens_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/fi4vl4r8d/)

Proof its out there, you have to look !

Not sure about those Fatigue trousers, don't see any cargo pockets with exposed buttons and I believe Mk1's had leg strapping. Unless they are dress fatigues, if there's such a thing, but why bother if you had proper dress gear anyway. I have some mark 3s myself which I use for walking
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on January 31, 2014, 07:15:49 PM
Army greens are fine. I lived in them when I was a SCOOTERBOY.  Maybe not too good with a shirt and tie though.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on January 31, 2014, 08:24:06 PM
Army greens are fine. I lived in them when I was a SCOOTERBOY.  Maybe not too good with a shirt and tie though.

The clues in the answer!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on January 31, 2014, 08:32:35 PM
Never said they were strictly Mod fellas..neither is the watch, from that period as well.

Scooterboys seem to wear those generic camouflage DPM ones, or the British lightweights. I donth think they care about the details.
These are BA lightweights later addition but without the thigh pocket hold a nice crease. Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow
(http://s9.postimg.org/9bldls7xr/BA_lightweights.jpg)
The OG greens are two button back pocket no horrible thigh pockets or anything. Lightweight not meant for ceremonial purposes.
Those scruffy 70s kids are my kind of style, hey ho each to his own. Id rather wear a pair of them then those horrible 2'' bottom drainpipe jeans some people call Mod.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on January 31, 2014, 08:40:53 PM
While I might not go for a pair myself, certainly really appreciate McDermott's style, maybe it's because a few years ago I was really into the skin/suede thing, more power to you I say

Latest thing I bought was a grey cashmere v neck. Nothing remarkable but it's so soft and comfortable I'm considering having pure cashmere underpants made  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on January 31, 2014, 09:26:28 PM
Oh yeah, there's room for us all in here, no snark intended. I'm not much into the seventies styles as I lived through them (the decade that fashion forgot!) but that said, I'm still always on the lookout for ideas I might want to adopt in, which is why I like the photo threads so much, you can see what you think might or might not work.

When I was still in shorts my older sister fancied this lad who lived briefly in our street. He had a Blackburn hair cut, wore two tone strides, red socks and heavy soled brogues with a Crombie. I thought he looked the dog's bollocks. Must have been early seventies. Even now I have most of those items and in hunting for a new barber in my new city yesterday I even ended up with something like a Blackburn. Not really intentionally but it will save me going back for an extra couple of weeks!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on January 31, 2014, 09:29:34 PM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow

I believe my eyebrows were both thoroughly raised at that watch! I even asked for first refusal if you ever decided to sell it  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on January 31, 2014, 09:52:13 PM
I'm into the 70s gear but it's hard to get the good stuff here in Berlin.
2nd hand shops are empty because of all the hipsters, the nice things on eBay.co.uk are mainly UK only and reproductions ... are reproductions.

So I had to buy a pair of dark brown Rowland Brothers penny loafers(worn twice) for 30€.  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 01, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


When did you post it? I've been away for a while and now I'm back.

The bags lovely and the top is half decent but that watch and those trousers no thanks. Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.

I would of gone for a different colour of laces in my boots as well.
 
Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on February 01, 2014, 11:01:25 AM

Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

We need Mr Millingtons forthright views back again  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 01, 2014, 11:13:08 AM

Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

We need Mr Millingtons forthright views back again  ;D

My old mate Steve I'd on the top secret wyaw Facebook page.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: boss69 on February 01, 2014, 11:26:00 AM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.



Fair play to this chap for following his own path and branching out down a different route. I like this look, looks very authentic too.
Surely 'trying to hard to be 70's', would be wearing an oversized afro wig, large black shades, flares and striking a John Travolta pose.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on February 01, 2014, 11:34:33 AM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


When did you post it? I've been away for a while and now I'm back.

The bags lovely and the top is half decent but that watch and those trousers no thanks. Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.

I would of gone for a different colour of laces in my boots as well.
 
Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

Not sure to be honest...a while back at least.

I dont mind different colour laces on other people but only have one pair with a yellow and I never wear em. Prefer neutral colored.
Theres plenty of people on here I could say smacks of trying to hard to be the 60's. Whats your point ?

I love authentic stuff its nice to get the details right though I dont regard myself as being a time traveller. Those greens were worn early skinhead days 69. so  really only a candystripe or plain shirt wouldve been worn, But I wear a check with them. Its nice to know the details but I see it as a inspiration and following rather then strict guidelines. It also takes time and effort to hunt down the gear and speak to people, anyone can stroll into a shop and buy whatever the latest 'mod' thing is...I dont know, maybe we should all post pictures of us in Jump the gun suits and fred perry X collaboration latest marketing bollocks s**te, so we can be proper dressers...


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 01, 2014, 11:51:19 AM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


When did you post it? I've been away for a while and now I'm back.

The bags lovely and the top is half decent but that watch and those trousers no thanks. Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.

I would of gone for a different colour of laces in my boots as well.
 
Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

Not sure to be honest...a while back at least.

I dont mind different colour laces on other people but only have one pair with a yellow and I never wear em. Prefer neutral colored.
Theres plenty of people on here I could say smacks of trying to hard to be the 60's. Whats your point ?

I love authentic stuff its nice to get the details right though I dont regard myself as being a time traveller. Those greens were worn early skinhead days 69. so  really only a candystripe or plain shirt wouldve been worn, But I wear a check with them. Its nice to know the details but I see it as a inspiration and following rather then strict guidelines. It also takes time and effort to hunt down the gear and speak to people, anyone can stroll into a shop and buy whatever the latest 'mod' thing is...I dont know, maybe we should all post pictures of us in Jump the gun suits and fred perry X collaboration latest marketing bollocks s**te, so we can be proper dressers...

I'm being a bit of a c**t to be honest so ignore me. Raging hangover and twenty minutes till im back out.

P.S. I don't own anything by Jump The Gun. (I dont have a problem with the shop btw and Adam is a top lad)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on February 01, 2014, 11:56:06 AM
Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


When did you post it? I've been away for a while and now I'm back.

The bags lovely and the top is half decent but that watch and those trousers no thanks. Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.

I would of gone for a different colour of laces in my boots as well.
 
Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

Not sure to be honest...a while back at least.

I dont mind different colour laces on other people but only have one pair with a yellow and I never wear em. Prefer neutral colored.
Theres plenty of people on here I could say smacks of trying to hard to be the 60's. Whats your point ?

I love authentic stuff its nice to get the details right though I dont regard myself as being a time traveller. Those greens were worn early skinhead days 69. so  really only a candystripe or plain shirt wouldve been worn, But I wear a check with them. Its nice to know the details but I see it as a inspiration and following rather then strict guidelines. It also takes time and effort to hunt down the gear and speak to people, anyone can stroll into a shop and buy whatever the latest 'mod' thing is...I dont know, maybe we should all post pictures of us in Jump the gun suits and fred perry X collaboration latest marketing bollocks s**te, so we can be proper dressers...

I'm being a bit of a c**t to be honest so ignore me. Raging hangover and twenty minutes till im back out.

P.S. I don't own anything by Jump The Gun. (I dont have a problem with the shop btw and Adam is a top lad)

 To be honest I dont like 'nicey nicey' either, but if youve a opinion to say phrase it in a nice way 'Thats not my cup of tea, not very keen on it' would have done, instead of coming across like your on your blob.. Im pretty sure not everyone will like everything Ive posted, most of it isnt mod anyway but a offshoot..

I actually like JTG and own a pair of staprest from them but thats it. Using them as example of a ready to wear mod approved brand, of which theres many. Thought I should clear that up too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 01, 2014, 12:01:11 PM
I will be honest I have been on this forum since the day it started over a decade ago and I have always posted the same way so I cant see that changing anytime soon.

In my best scouse accent "calm down"

I would also add its quite well known I am a bit of a c**t.

Posted this in the WAYW thread and no one raised a eyebrow


When did you post it? I've been away for a while and now I'm back.

The bags lovely and the top is half decent but that watch and those trousers no thanks. Smacks of trying to hard to be 70s.

I would of gone for a different colour of laces in my boots as well.
 
Been too much nicey nicey bollocks on this forum recently.

Not sure to be honest...a while back at least.

I dont mind different colour laces on other people but only have one pair with a yellow and I never wear em. Prefer neutral colored.
Theres plenty of people on here I could say smacks of trying to hard to be the 60's. Whats your point ?

I love authentic stuff its nice to get the details right though I dont regard myself as being a time traveller. Those greens were worn early skinhead days 69. so  really only a candystripe or plain shirt wouldve been worn, But I wear a check with them. Its nice to know the details but I see it as a inspiration and following rather then strict guidelines. It also takes time and effort to hunt down the gear and speak to people, anyone can stroll into a shop and buy whatever the latest 'mod' thing is...I dont know, maybe we should all post pictures of us in Jump the gun suits and fred perry X collaboration latest marketing bollocks s**te, so we can be proper dressers...

I'm being a bit of a c**t to be honest so ignore me. Raging hangover and twenty minutes till im back out.

P.S. I don't own anything by Jump The Gun. (I dont have a problem with the shop btw and Adam is a top lad)

 To be honest I dont like 'nicey nicey' either, but if youve a opinion to say phrase it in a nice way 'Thats not my cup of tea, not very keen on it' would have done, instead of coming across like your on your blob.. Im pretty sure not everyone will like everything Ive posted, most of it isnt mod anyway but a offshoot..

I actually like JTG and own a pair of staprest from them but thats it. Using them as example of a ready to wear mod approved brand, of which theres many. Thought I should clear that up too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: banjo on February 03, 2014, 08:53:41 AM
I won my claim against HFC Bank for mis sold PPI so am on a bit of a spree at the moment.
So far I've purchased a pair of grey flannel trousers and a herringbone tweed jacket both courtesy of George Dyer at Threadneedle man. A pair of Loakes Taunton (double soled brown Royals) and stocked up on a few bits and pieces.
Just waiting for some fabric to arrive then I'm back to George for a new suit.
Not a bad way to start the year!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 03, 2014, 11:58:45 AM
I won my claim against HFC Bank for mis sold PPI so am on a bit of a spree at the moment.
So far I've purchased a pair of grey flannel trousers and a herringbone tweed jacket both courtesy of George Dyer at Threadneedle man. A pair of Loakes Taunton (double soled brown Royals) and stocked up on a few bits and pieces.
Just waiting for some fabric to arrive then I'm back to George for a new suit.
Not a bad way to start the year!

It's always a good feeling being on a spree. Spend well and enjoy!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: banjo on February 03, 2014, 05:49:27 PM
Cheers Neil. I did waste some of it by putting it in a savings account!  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on February 04, 2014, 01:08:27 PM
Spring's near so... Gant Rugger's selvedge madras pink shirt

(http://imageshack.com/a/img585/4153/9agz.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img819/3475/hlmb.jpg)

Sorry for the winkles, it has just arrived and has to be properly pressed.

Just bought two pairs of Emilio Cavallini socks, too. The company has a curious story behind & a certain mod pedigree. Il signore Cavallini spent the 60s in London working for Mary Quant in her stockings and pantyhoses collections. In fact, the mod girls out there should check out his online store (http://www.emiliocavallini.com/), cause some of the clobber on offer has a definite 60s black and white vibe. Not cheap, though, but they make everything in Italy so quality's guaranteed.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img829/1191/ns0n.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img542/3299/2vmc.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 04, 2014, 06:29:59 PM
Cheers Neil. I did waste some of it by putting it in a savings account!  ;D

Take the George Best route - I spent it on booze and women and wasted the rest.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 04, 2014, 07:25:08 PM
I seem to remember a classic bit of footage where our man George, fresh from pouring a Champagne tower, with a Miss World on one arm and a Miss Great Britain on the other, when a reporter with the classic plummy late 1960's BBC voice thrusts a microphone under his nose and say's 'So George... Where did it all go wrong?'
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on February 04, 2014, 07:50:49 PM
I seem to remember a classic bit of footage where our man George, fresh from pouring a Champagne tower, with a Miss World on one arm and a Miss Great Britain on the other, when a reporter with the classic plummy late 1960's BBC voice thrusts a microphone under his nose and say's 'So George... Where did it all go wrong?'

Ha Ha love it
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 04, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
Coming soon to a WAYWR post ...

Last things I bought were rust wool trousers from Epaulet New York

Two wool ties, one rust and one in grey melange

Two pairs of strides from Howard Yount - one tan tropical weight to go with blazer in summer months, the other grey on black four seasons houndstooth so a bit more subtle than the usual black on white version.

One pair of off white levis M and C selvedge for the summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on February 05, 2014, 10:41:15 AM
Ooh i hate it when JTG get mentioned next to that FP collaboration stuff. It's like mentioning us in the same sentence as that shop in Carnaby st that begins with an S. I can't even say it......  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 05, 2014, 10:44:25 AM
S?......hmm..
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on February 05, 2014, 10:53:32 AM
S?......hmm..
;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 05, 2014, 11:36:47 AM
The one that hasn't changed its website in about five years?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on February 05, 2014, 03:00:02 PM
The one that hasn't changed its website in about five years?

I just had a look, and it looks the same as the last time...

Curious as to how they stay in business as I have never really heard a kind word spoken about them here.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 05, 2014, 04:05:23 PM
Location location location - they're in a very convenient spot.

Darrin is a nice bloke. I got some nice boating blazers from there but they lean more toward the 'airfix' type mod I think. Nothing wrong with that, who among us didn't go through that phase at some time?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on February 05, 2014, 04:48:12 PM
Darren has left and is now a partner in Immidiate clothing down here in Brighton. Normal people will miss him up there I rekon.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 05, 2014, 04:58:16 PM
didnt that place used to have more of a hard rock learning in the late 80s early 90s (asks the man going to see the Quireboys tonight)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on February 06, 2014, 12:41:55 PM
Got a cracking tie from Adam @ Jump the Gun a few weeks back.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/9bc4d6ff-6313-4fb5-a34a-e9109c199b93_main_zps0d3ebc09.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/9bc4d6ff-6313-4fb5-a34a-e9109c199b93_main_zps0d3ebc09.jpg.html)

and just ordered a pair of those Clarks Playboys from Stuarts this morning.

Been away from the forum for a while due to the death of my father in law and the dad of a very close friend also passed away the day before, so January was Sh*t with a capital "S". 2014 can't really get much worse I hope.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 06, 2014, 01:36:05 PM
Condolences Stevo
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on February 06, 2014, 04:02:48 PM
Sorry to hear that Steve hope the year turns out a good'un
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on February 06, 2014, 04:14:22 PM
Very sorry, Steve, hope things will get better in 2014  :)

I've just ordered from the US this Nat Nast jumper. I didn't know the label, seems they make mainly vintage-looking bowling shirts (not my cup of tea really), but they got some terrific (and a little pricey) cardigans and knitwear. This was reduced 70 % so I couldn't resist the temptation (not sure if my missus will take it as a valid excuse)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img838/738/ipi7.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: heikki k on February 13, 2014, 04:51:47 PM
Kamakura vintage ivy chambray shirt

(http://kamakurashirts.com/contents/vintageivyshirts/img/th04.jpg)

+ a pair of burgundy Puma Suede trainers.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on February 14, 2014, 02:46:11 AM
While looking for some new trousers, I seem to have aquired three new shirts. I may have to change my tactics.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on February 14, 2014, 10:43:34 PM
Kamakura vintage ivy chambray shirt

(http://kamakurashirts.com/contents/vintageivyshirts/img/th04.jpg)


Did you go with the NY or Japanese fit?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on February 14, 2014, 11:12:47 PM
Kamakura vintage ivy chambray shirt

(http://kamakurashirts.com/contents/vintageivyshirts/img/th04.jpg)


Did you go with the NY or Japanese fit?

Japanese fit is much slimmer than New York.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on February 15, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
I just get rid of one overcoat and Ebay entices me with another!
Ralph Lauren 3/4 Length suede overcoat. May need a nip & tuck when it arrives, but for £55.00 I'm quite happy.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/6qzh44.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on February 15, 2014, 06:03:55 PM
Looks like that could be a bargain!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on February 15, 2014, 07:36:37 PM

Did you go with the NY or Japanese fit?

Japanese fit is much slimmer than New York.

Is the NY fit fairly blousy? Would the Japanese fit be close to a BB x-slim or slim?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: forever_united on February 15, 2014, 10:18:06 PM
I just get rid of one overcoat and Ebay entices me with another!
Ralph Lauren 3/4 Length suede overcoat. May need a nip & tuck when it arrives, but for £55.00 I'm quite happy.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/6qzh44.jpg)

Love it! Haven't been on a Ebay hunt since forever, I need to start up again.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hatters on February 16, 2014, 10:32:51 AM
I just get rid of one overcoat and Ebay entices me with another!
Ralph Lauren 3/4 Length suede overcoat. May need a nip & tuck when it arrives, but for £55.00 I'm quite happy.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/6qzh44.jpg)

For £55 that looks like theft. :D  Nice one.

Mike
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on February 18, 2014, 11:12:21 AM
JTG got the brown sta prest back in stock, so I just ordered a pair of those.

I see these an'all..

(http://imageshack.com/a/img829/3280/2y0n.jpg)

..but my pay packet wasn't as healthy as I'd have liked. Next month then.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on February 18, 2014, 11:55:08 AM
JTG got the brown sta prest back in stock, so I just ordered a pair of those.

I see these an'all..

(http://imageshack.com/a/img829/3280/2y0n.jpg)

..but my pay packet wasn't as healthy as I'd have liked. Next month then.

Definitely my next purchase. Didn't spot them!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on February 18, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
Those troosers stretch fabric?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hatters on February 18, 2014, 01:23:33 PM
JTG got the brown sta prest back in stock, so I just ordered a pair of those.

I see these an'all..

(http://imageshack.com/a/img829/3280/2y0n.jpg)

..but my pay packet wasn't as healthy as I'd have liked. Next month then.

Just got a pair of those myself. JTG strides get more wear than anything else at work.
Tempted to get a backup pair.

Mike
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on February 18, 2014, 02:50:38 PM
Those troosers stretch fabric?

A bit of give but not stretch.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 18, 2014, 10:55:02 PM
Father Christmas has been and gone Adam.  I suspect you'll be on the OTHER list next year.  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 19, 2014, 01:48:26 AM
New York on the job.  Got a pair of dark blue but not quite navy wool strides from Tyrwhitt, and a red with narrow navy hoops Breton long sleeve top from American Apparel.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on February 19, 2014, 12:04:30 PM
Don't forget the Easter bunny.   ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 19, 2014, 10:02:39 PM
Good point, well made.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on February 21, 2014, 02:21:46 PM
This Norman Jay Gabicci collaboration that I've wanted for a while.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img19/6310/dzd5.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on February 21, 2014, 03:10:37 PM
Nice that mate, I like the little brown line on cuff & hem, nicely finished.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on February 21, 2014, 04:57:51 PM
^^^ Nice but a bit itchy from my memory of those type of Gabiccis.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rocketman on February 21, 2014, 09:03:46 PM
A bit to damp for dessies  so went for a pair of Chelsea's.

http://www.clarks.co.uk/p/20358935
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 21, 2014, 10:43:07 PM
Hmmm. Zip boots remind me too much of the seventies.

I have no business buying any more footwear but started pondering the possibilities of some elastic sided Chelseas. Not in any hurry and they're gonna have to be just right. Black leather I think as I have chilli jodhpurs boots, and with a rubber sole for use in wet weather.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on February 22, 2014, 12:16:53 AM
Have been lending my creative talents to a local charity shop as a VM, and decided to pull these wool ties out instead of the awful polyester ones that had hanging up already

(http://puu.sh/75dVR.jpg)

actually ended up buying the grey-blue knitted one (which is a wool, mohair, alpaca blend) and the brown/cream/grey number closest to the camera, which is 100% wool. Decent.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on February 22, 2014, 10:37:40 AM
^^^ Nice but a bit itchy from my memory of those type of Gabiccis.

Yeah, it does look fairly raw, if you know what I mean. I'll report back on its itchiosity when it arrives.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on February 22, 2014, 06:21:56 PM
Hmmm. Zip boots remind me too much of the seventies.

I have no business buying any more footwear but started pondering the possibilities of some elastic sided Chelseas. Not in any hurry and they're gonna have to be just right. Black leather I think as I have chilli jodhpurs boots, and with a rubber sole for use in wet weather.

Crockett and Jones have the nicest Chelsea boots around at the moment IMO.  I quite fancy a pair of these (am waiting for the sale!!):

(http://www.crockettandjones.com/cdn/products/5887XRS-29R/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 22, 2014, 07:12:24 PM
That's a sweet looking shape there. When do they have sales?

*looks on pediwear for price*
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Number 6 on February 22, 2014, 07:56:32 PM
That's a sweet looking shape there. When do they have sales?

*looks on pediwear for price*

January, unfortunately, then probably not until summer...   BTW sales are only in-store, I think, but there's a store in Manhattan.

These are well smart as well, with a nice low profile and last shape.  In fact I probably prefer the suede to the style I posted before:

(http://www.crockettandjones.com/cdn/products/5942-12/main/1.jpg)
(http://www.crockettandjones.com/cdn/products/5942-26X/main/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 22, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
Cheers mate I'd forgotten about their manhattan shop. Due back there with work in a month so will have a butchers!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on February 22, 2014, 10:39:04 PM
Jeff banks chelsea boots for work.  Sod all decent in the shops today for shoes. http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_084010166560_-1
Oh and a couple marks shirts a ocbd and a tailored cut white button down.  I was desperate!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on February 23, 2014, 07:03:51 PM
Black and white Bretton T shirt, will probably wear with white trousers, desert boots, tan and brown dogtooth jacket in the summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on February 23, 2014, 07:12:04 PM
For Chelseas, quite like these by David Preston.  Have them in brown, but black was mentioned here.

(http://davidprestonshoes.com/dps2013/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Hawthorne-Black-800x800.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 24, 2014, 01:58:10 AM
Not bad but I like the C and J best of all the ones I've seen so far. Of course they had to be the most expensive I've come across too!

I just broke down and got a green with white and blue striped raw silk tie from Lands End for $28 including shipping.

That's it! I'm done! No more purchases from me. And I really mean it this time!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on February 24, 2014, 02:20:12 PM
Just priced checked the C and J boots...
Ouch!

they are really nice, though....
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on February 24, 2014, 05:18:41 PM
Just received the "vintage weekender" I've auctioned on eBay ...
... and it's faux leather.  >:(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on February 24, 2014, 07:02:33 PM
I guess its still sales season...

(http://bringhub.com/ShopWindow/images/profiles/119/products/uploads/5530029e336ba65313326c15ca5e2ea1.jpg)
J. Press tweed herringbone harrington

(http://www.indyco.co.uk/media/catalog/product/o/r/original_penguin_workwear_jacket_dark_saphire_navy_1.jpg)
Original Penguin coat. That odd patch will be removed. Not sure how their outerwear fits but this may be going back if its slim fit.

Some madras and seersucker shirts from Lands end.
And an armful of undershirts, underpants, and socks from uniqlo.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on February 25, 2014, 09:57:26 AM
Just priced checked the C and J boots...
Ouch!

they are really nice, though....

Yeah I've just had exactly the same reaction!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on February 25, 2014, 08:05:17 PM
Is that a Mao suit? Hans, you're breaking my balls here, Hans, you're breaking my balls!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on February 26, 2014, 01:19:28 AM
Yeah it kind of looks like one all buttoned up like that lol. I think its based off a chore coat.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on February 26, 2014, 01:49:16 AM
Is that a Mao suit? Hans, you're breaking my balls here, Hans, you're breaking my balls!

Aaaaaaaaah Mister Bond, we've been expecting you. How kind of you to join us.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Trotsky on February 28, 2014, 04:46:03 PM
I've just bought a  Farrell Slim Fit Camel Latch Harrington Jacket for £29 instead of the £175 you would normally pay. Result! I've had my eye on it for a while but when I went to Oxford st before Christmas to try it on Debenhams (who apparently stocked it) didn't have any. I put it on the back burner until a chance looksie on the net beings up http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GW7Y8TY/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item.

Lets hope it fits properly.

£29!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on February 28, 2014, 06:57:05 PM
A real bargain, pity they don't have it in small. It's an interesting take on the Harrington.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on February 28, 2014, 11:03:24 PM
Just picked up a pair of leather Jack Purcell for £35 from Drome. Bargain!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on March 01, 2014, 07:13:36 AM
Just picked up a pair of leather Jack Purcell for £35 from Drome. Bargain!

Is that deal online too?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on March 01, 2014, 07:18:24 PM
Recently....Kamakura vintage ivy in white, DNA shirt in a blue and brown check, brown leather Clarks Wallabee runs, and a cheapo guayabera for the upcoming summer.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Trotsky on March 01, 2014, 07:30:08 PM
A real bargain, pity they don't have it in small. It's an interesting take on the Harrington.

Its on sale for £85 at House of Fraser http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Farrell+Latch+harrington/D423199,default,pd.html if you do want one in small. It seems lots of places are getting rid of it. Do they know something we should?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 01, 2014, 07:32:42 PM
Just picked up a pair of leather Jack Purcell for £35 from Drome. Bargain!

Is that deal online too?

They're about the same price in a spanish web, but the canvas not the leather ones: www.sivasdescalzo.es

Trotsky, I'll take a look tho' my clothing budget for march is already finished!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 01, 2014, 09:09:33 PM
A real bargain, pity they don't have it in small. It's an interesting take on the Harrington.

Its on sale for £85 at House of Fraser http://m.houseoffraser.co.uk/Farrell+Latch+harrington/D423199,default,pd.html if you do want one in small. It seems lots of places are getting rid of it. Do they know something we should?

I did a quick search and the label is something to do with Robbie Williams in memory of his Grandfather. There is a lot on amazon being sold by Moss Bros too. Some reasonable knits, coats and jackets too
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 01, 2014, 10:05:23 PM
This, from Art Gallery Clothing, in chocolate. Have a few of their pieces; good quality, wash well, great customer service

http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/kenny
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on March 02, 2014, 09:23:06 AM
Marks & Spencer Collezione leather buckle monk shoes for £18.00 off eBay, £59 in store so thought they'd be worth a punt at this price.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2po7ct5.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on March 02, 2014, 10:10:48 AM
Just picked up a pair of leather Jack Purcell for £35 from Drome. Bargain!

Is that deal online too?

Yeah, I got mine online.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on March 02, 2014, 03:02:30 PM
Just picked up a pair of leather Jack Purcell for £35 from Drome. Bargain!

Is that deal online too?

Yeah, I got mine online.

Only in size 7,11 now but a great price nonetheless. I ended up buying some leather converse in plain white leather from Selfridges in Manchester.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 02, 2014, 06:35:13 PM
These for £14 off ebay,so comfy  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/9b3a9b52db8a82cd0c6539996722a2ba_zps0757cba5.jpg)

And some paul smiths with a very similar style,also ebay

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/Facebook/870f05933271d9ba92a4d629ae302d17_zps36598282.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 02, 2014, 06:42:07 PM
2 pairs of lovely shoes there Neil - three if you include the DNA ones!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 02, 2014, 07:26:47 PM
This, from Art Gallery Clothing, in chocolate. Have a few of their pieces; good quality, wash well, great customer service

http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/kenny

What's the sizing like on the knitwear? Size chart on the website make them seem huge.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 02, 2014, 07:36:04 PM
I'm a small usually but the AG's XS fits me right, so size down? I'm with Gonzo in the quality dept, the cloth -be cotton or wool- is fine and washes well. Some of the designs are crying out loud "mod", but they're usually tasty and fair priced too.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 02, 2014, 08:33:36 PM
Shhh walls have ears  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 02, 2014, 09:34:25 PM
This, from Art Gallery Clothing, in chocolate. Have a few of their pieces; good quality, wash well, great customer service

http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/product/kenny

What's the sizing like on the knitwear? Size chart on the website make them seem huge.

I'm usually an XXL but have sized down with some of their stuff. My only gripe with AGC would be the lack of size consistency, but their customer service is excellent, no dramas with returns/exchanges
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 03, 2014, 11:03:51 AM
Hot from the courier: leather swear boots. I wouldn't have bothered at full price, but they were reduced more than 60 per cent in a US e-store, a bargain even with the taxes and shipping.

(http://i.imgur.com/TYfvJhPl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8NXhglpl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sCxHTlOl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Trotsky on March 04, 2014, 08:55:39 PM
So about the Farrel Harrington...........well the latch bit is interesting. I should have seen it coming, but the strap sticks out rather too far for my liking and kind of dangles out in front. Not a good look. If you look at the photo's on the website they are taken from the front or with the top done up and the strap through the buckle. Now I see why.
So I've decided to sew the strap into the collar. It is kind of Neru done up but otherwise, now I think it looks quite tasty. There is a nice red lining to the sleeves which is a subtle bit of colour.

(http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag58/trotsky2/IMG_3881_zps3ba2981a.jpg)
(http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag58/trotsky2/IMG_3875_zpsb961be54.jpg)
(http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag58/trotsky2/IMG_3879_zps21db8e99.jpg)
(http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag58/trotsky2/IMG_3880_zpse3db5b95.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 04, 2014, 09:10:54 PM
Hot from the courier: leather swear boots. I wouldn't have bothered at full price, but they were reduced more than 60 per cent in a US e-store, a bargain even with the taxes and shipping.

(http://i.imgur.com/TYfvJhPl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8NXhglpl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sCxHTlOl.jpg)

Which e-store?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 05, 2014, 09:30:11 AM
Hi, fella. MY HABIT, the Amazon outlet, maybe they still got a couple of sizes. Now and again interesting things pop out in these massive outlets.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 05, 2014, 12:32:17 PM
Hi, fella. MY HABIT, the Amazon outlet, maybe they still got a couple of sizes. Now and again interesting things pop out in these massive outlets.

Cheers
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 05, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
Just picked up this cheeky little number - single breasted London Fog mac in off-white from E-bay

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Ng==/z/dpcAAOxyGwNTCjNY/$_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/MTEzNlg4NTI=/z/ksIAAOxy0bRTCjNF/$_12.JPG)

Really nice seller and a good price (sub £20) - I have in mind the passage in Absolute Beginners re the Modernist and his white Mac, although when I tried it on in the office, they all said 'You look like a butcher' arf! arf!

Love a good mac - they are definitely the thinking-Mods parka!


p.s. not me in the pic - I would have made the bed at least...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 05, 2014, 12:57:27 PM
Looks excellent that SC.
Very reminiscent of Weller in the early Style Council days. I was looking for one similar and had some success with one from eBay. Mine's a bit shorter and a bit more beige but I've never actually worn it as I'm so rarely ever out in rain. Thought it would be perfect for when I go to New York on the job but the one time the forecast was rain I took it and it was sunny. (The next time I went the forecast was dry so I left it and it pissed down!) It might get worn this spring.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 05, 2014, 01:22:50 PM
Looks excellent that SC.
Very reminiscent of Weller in the early Style Council days. I was looking for one similar and had some success with one from eBay. Mine's a bit shorter and a bit more beige but I've never actually worn it as I'm so rarely ever out in rain. Thought it would be perfect for when I go to New York on the job but the one time the forecast was rain I took it and it was sunny. (The next time I went the forecast was dry so I left it and it pissed down!) It might get worn this spring.

Ah, New York weather. Daily mystery for me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 05, 2014, 01:59:57 PM
That's really nice SC, and you don't see the light colored ones too often...

Just picked up this cheeky little number - single breasted London Fog mac in off-white from E-bay

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Ng==/z/dpcAAOxyGwNTCjNY/$_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/MTEzNlg4NTI=/z/ksIAAOxy0bRTCjNF/$_12.JPG)

Really nice seller and a good price (sub £20) - I have in mind the passage in Absolute Beginners re the Modernist and his white Mac, although when I tried it on in the office, they all said 'You look like a butcher' arf! arf!

Love a good mac - they are definitely the thinking-Mods parka!


p.s. not me in the pic - I would have made the bed at least...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on March 05, 2014, 02:39:15 PM
The Mac looks great Jason.
 
I dug out a similar style Baby Blue Aquascutum mac that I've had in my wardrobe, new and unworn for a good few years not so long ago. It's really lovely, but I've never had the opportunity (or if I'm honest, the balls!) to wear it! Seems strange to say that given some of the stuff I have worn over the years!!
I really should try it again. It's reversible with the Aquascutum House check on the inside so I could flip it if my confidence takes a turn! I might just give it another go this Spring, assuming we see some decent weather of course!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: norm on March 05, 2014, 02:44:18 PM
Agreed - that Mac is a thing of beauty, mind you don't spill anything on it ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 05, 2014, 03:14:07 PM
Cheers gents - early Style Council is to my mind one of the most 'Mod' looks (despite it being an anachronistic statement)...

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/The-Style-Council-Paul-Weller-Cafe-Bleu-Original-Vintage-Collectors-Poster-/00/s/MTA4MFgxNjAw/z/cOgAAMXQBwlROKaQ/$(KGrHqN,!n0FD+OMiEWQBROK,QccQw~~60_35.JPG)

Having bought a rain-coat I'm sure the people of Somerset are now breathing a huge collective sign of relief...


Andy - I have some matching baby-blue Clarks desert boots, if you want to go the full Les Sapeurs look around York
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 05, 2014, 04:14:10 PM
That was back when Weller had a decent spike rather than the bedraggled dinner lady barnet he's been sporting lately.

I actually proposed to my missus in Paris at the Trocadero Palace with the Eiffel Tower in the background, right where a lot of the early Style Council publicity shots with Weller in said mac were taken.  Didn't realise till later.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 05, 2014, 06:01:32 PM
COS knitted top. Seems they're expanding this spring from their usual minimal (& sometimes boring) designs. This top has a nice Smedley-ish vibe.

(http://i.imgur.com/kP8hKSDl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5tx1null.jpg)

And a Le Coq Sportif monkey jacket. Electric blue's not my fave colour (sorry, Rod) and logo's too big, but at 30 € I just couldn't resist.

(http://i.imgur.com/0MKVGDIl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 05, 2014, 06:02:28 PM
Just picked up this cheeky little number - single breasted London Fog mac in off-white from E-bay

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Ng==/z/dpcAAOxyGwNTCjNY/$_12.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-London-Fog-Mac-Ivy-League-42-Regular-/00/s/MTEzNlg4NTI=/z/ksIAAOxy0bRTCjNF/$_12.JPG)

Really nice seller and a good price (sub £20) - I have in mind the passage in Absolute Beginners re the Modernist and his white Mac, although when I tried it on in the office, they all said 'You look like a butcher' arf! arf!

Love a good mac - they are definitely the thinking-Mods parka!


p.s. not me in the pic - I would have made the bed at least...

Been looking for one for ages, just can't get my size. Will just about go with all suits
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 05, 2014, 06:45:41 PM
COS knitted top. Seems they're expanding this spring from their usual minimal (& sometimes boring) designs. This top has a nice Smedley-ish vibe.

(http://i.imgur.com/kP8hKSDl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5tx1null.jpg)

Uh, nice! Never heard of "COS", can you help me?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 05, 2014, 07:31:28 PM
http://www.cosstores.com/

I'm pretty sure they got stores in Berlin, they're even in Valencia! It's a swedish brand, basic-nordic design at mid-price, I love above all their socks but the bulk of their stuff is OK. Be careful if you use the internet store, cos' they vary wildly in their sizing, but the top I bought the SMALL one and is true to size (I,m a 36" chest).
Cheers, Dani.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 05, 2014, 07:53:48 PM
Can't wait to have my a-levels done so I have time for a job again... money  :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 05, 2014, 08:24:34 PM
HaHa Greenstreet - I like that monkey jacket but it's a bit loud innit - pity about the logo, I probably could have stomached a Lacoste croc or an adidas originals trefoil.  Anyway I have a white monkey jacket and a darker blue harrington (and a black MA-1)  so can't see myself in the market for another similar jacket.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mr_duderino on March 05, 2014, 08:32:00 PM
Actually...I'm liking the French overtones...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 06, 2014, 11:19:07 AM
Picked up a couple of Uniqlo OCBD's which arrived this morning. White & light blue. For £14.90 each they are superb. Really fitted, and a good quality cotton too. Oh, and a few pairs of their plain colour socks. Can't have too many pairs of socks can you  8)

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/088587/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6th-mens-march&media_type=owned&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=2359001&utm_content=11445846446&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailvision
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 06, 2014, 12:09:41 PM
Picked up a couple of Uniqlo OCBD's which arrived this morning. White & light blue. For £14.90 each they are superb. Really fitted, and a good quality cotton too. Oh, and a few pairs of their plain colour socks. Can't have too many pairs of socks can you  8)

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/088587/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6th-mens-march&media_type=owned&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=2359001&utm_content=11445846446&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailvision

How is the collar?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 06, 2014, 12:41:58 PM
You can't beat Uniqlo for socks. I always nip in there when I'm in New York with work as I usually stay a few blocks away. Might even check out their selvedge next month. I also have a couple of their linen shirts for the summer, all good value.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on March 06, 2014, 12:43:35 PM
Picked up a couple of Uniqlo OCBD's which arrived this morning. White & light blue. For £14.90 each they are superb. Really fitted, and a good quality cotton too. Oh, and a few pairs of their plain colour socks. Can't have too many pairs of socks can you  8)

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/088587/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6th-mens-march&media_type=owned&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=2359001&utm_content=11445846446&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailvision

How is the collar?

Saw these online earlier and have to ask how is the collar?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 06, 2014, 12:50:04 PM
^^^ Nice but a bit itchy from my memory of those type of Gabiccis.

Yeah, it does look fairly raw, if you know what I mean. I'll report back on its itchiosity when it arrives.

Arrived this morning, and you're right, it's a little itchy.  Beautifully made, though. The suede collar and pocket make it, for me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 06, 2014, 12:54:41 PM
Looks excellent that SC.
Very reminiscent of Weller in the early Style Council days.

Had this as my phone's wallpaper for a while. Love this look. Great mac.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img580/378/uhy9.png)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 06, 2014, 01:18:37 PM
Picked up a couple of Uniqlo OCBD's which arrived this morning. White & light blue. For £14.90 each they are superb. Really fitted, and a good quality cotton too. Oh, and a few pairs of their plain colour socks. Can't have too many pairs of socks can you  8)

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/088587/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=6th-mens-march&media_type=owned&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=2359001&utm_content=11445846446&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Emailvision

How is the collar?

Saw these online earlier and have to ask how is the collar?

Think I got what you meant, Wayne, from the pics at Uniqlo you can't see the width of the roll or if it has a back collar button.
Steve, I'm with you in the socks dept, you never have enough of them.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 06, 2014, 01:19:15 PM
Looks excellent that SC.
Very reminiscent of Weller in the early Style Council days.

Had this as my phone's wallpaper for a while. Love this look. Great mac.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img580/378/uhy9.png)

White socks included?  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 06, 2014, 02:34:41 PM
....for all those that enquired re the collar, I've just snapped a quick couple of pics (apologies in advance to those who don't like Fair Isle knits, but I do  ;D)

Two fingers roll, well two of my fingers anyway. I would add this is straight out of the bag so not been ironed yet.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/022_zps385cba30.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/022_zps385cba30.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/020_zps7ae9ab6f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/020_zps7ae9ab6f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 06, 2014, 02:56:22 PM
I'd rather like to know where to get fair isle knitwear on the cheap.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 06, 2014, 03:03:51 PM
I'd rather like to know where to get fair isle knitwear on the cheap.

This one was also from Uniqlo a couple of years ago I think it was. Again, a cheap buy, and not to everyone's taste I know. But hell, it would be sooo dull if we liked the same thing, and for me, well, I just love them  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 06, 2014, 04:46:48 PM
In terms of the good old tank-top (fair isle tank-tops remind me of Paul McCartney for some reason... probably as that's what his wife's sausages tasted like - arf arf!) I got mine from TK Maxx.

If you want a cheap and cheerful fair-isle style sweater then Atom Retro had some in the sale recently:

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=7750&d=MADCAP-THUMBCATCH-RETRO-INDIE-FAIR-ISLE-JUMPER

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=9923&d=GABICCI-VINTAGE-BRAY-RETRO-BIRCH-KNIT-JUMPER

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=11923&d=FARAH-VINTAGE-HEREFORD-RETRO-ROLL-NECK-TOP-NAVY

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=9346&d=PETER-WERTH-EDGAR-RETRO-INDIE-FAIR-ISLE-JUMPER

...be warned though available sizes can be hit and miss and there are also the jumpers of doom (you'll know when you see them) on the site. Customer services though are good and returns have been painless in my experience in the past!



Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 06, 2014, 05:04:46 PM
Looks excellent that SC.
Very reminiscent of Weller in the early Style Council days.

Had this as my phone's wallpaper for a while. Love this look. Great mac.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img580/378/uhy9.png)

White socks included?  ;)

Yep!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on March 06, 2014, 05:27:51 PM
^^^ Nice but a bit itchy from my memory of those type of Gabiccis.

Yeah, it does look fairly raw, if you know what I mean. I'll report back on its itchiosity when it arrives.

Arrived this morning, and you're right, it's a little itchy.  Beautifully made, though. The suede collar and pocket make it, for me.

Told you so! ;)
Still, the quality and weight makes up for it, just don't go dancing in it 'cos you will either die of heat exhaustion or itch to death.
Is the little 'G' logo still made out of gold on those polos?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 06, 2014, 10:30:41 PM
I'd rather like to know where to get fair isle knitwear on the cheap.

Proper authentic fair isle won't be cheap.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Cappuccino Kid on March 07, 2014, 10:27:08 AM
A couple of unexpected bits off the high street I picked up this week:

Check trousers from M&S:
http://www.marksandspencer.com/wool-rich-flat-front-checked-trousers/p/p22282367

And a nice t-shirt with vertical stripes and a button collar from Zara, of all places:
http://www.zara.com/uk/en/man/knitwear/striped-button-neck-top-with-collar-c358055p1667511.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2014, 10:43:20 AM
I'm going NOW to the the Zara next door to see if they got it already, The bomber collar's an interesting detail too; anyway 25 € is a bargain. BTW I see a pair of nice-looking light jackets in their web

 Cheers Kid.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 10:47:40 AM
Agreed very nice top.


Also whilst you're in Zara, see if you can pick up one of these(!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/new-this-week/man/skirt-over-pants-c363010p1722551.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2014, 11:36:10 AM
got it!!! Shame I've not found the skirt (?), Steve, would have grabbed two (one for my missus)
No trace of the zip cardis, tho'  :(

I didn't want to buy it on the zara website cos' they have very odd sizing (the only brand I take a medium is zara). Have to say that it fits me alright and the knit seems of reasonable quality, let's wait for the washing proof. Well here it is...

(http://i.imgur.com/2ojje8Cl.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/kBpVtS5l.jpg)

Everything else in the store was utter rubbish, by the way.


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 07, 2014, 11:37:34 AM
Agreed very nice top.


Also whilst you're in Zara, see if you can pick up one of these(!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

http://www.zara.com/uk/en/new-this-week/man/skirt-over-pants-c363010p1722551.html

FFS, who, bar the mentally impaired, would wear that monstrosity?? Actually, I know; bearded, be-quiffed hipster f**kwits!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 11:47:09 AM
That top does look really nice! If we had a Zara round our way I'd definitely be going to get one!

And yeah that skirted thing - proper X Factor material ain't it! Shameful. Still, at least it makes the rest of us look even better...?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Spike on March 07, 2014, 12:45:34 PM
That top does look really nice! If we had a Zara round our way I'd definitely be going to get one!

Actually you probably wouldn't be able to Steve. Your size is v similar to mine and this, like most Zara tops, starts at a medium upwards. Not usually a problem as a lot of their stuff is cack but they do have the odd nice bit... but never in my size.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Spike on March 07, 2014, 12:47:21 PM
Note to self. Learn how to keep the message outside the quote box.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 12:52:50 PM
Note to self. Learn how to keep the message outside the quote box.

Haha I did check on the website and yeah starting at medium probably rules me out anyway!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 12:55:26 PM
Just picked up one of these (a Swank one), as my Dad (late fifties jazz-fan... but not a Mod) said how everyone wore them when the Italian look came in with the narrow ties. These were used to pull in the collars of your shirt tighter to the knot, whilst lifting the knot out a bit. They simply clip to the collar with a spring like motion.

He say's that everyone used these and no-one had pin through collars back then (rightly or wrongly) - it's obviously a more universal solution in so much it'll go with a broader range of shirts - anybody else use these?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Large-Gold-Tie-Collar-Bar-Pin-WOW-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/l8sAAOxyRhBSvcz3/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 01:03:23 PM
Just picked up one of these (a Swank one), as my Dad (late fifties jazz-fan... but not a Mod) said how everyone wore them when the Italian look came in with the narrow ties. These were used to pull in the collars of your shirt tighter to the knot, whilst lifting the knot out a bit. They simply clip to the collar with a spring like motion.

He say's that everyone used these and no-one had pin through collars back then (rightly or wrongly) - it's obviously a more universal solution in so much it'll go with a broader range of shirts - anybody else use these?

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Large-Gold-Tie-Collar-Bar-Pin-WOW-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/z/l8sAAOxyRhBSvcz3/$_12.JPG)

Yup, had these for years use mine all the time with 2button collared shirts, they pull in nicely like a tab collar - definitely a good purchase!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 01:18:51 PM
Coolio - that's a good enough recommendation for me!

He also said they were like cuff-links, a bit of a bugger to fit until you got used to it...

... actually I think if anyone ever asks me to define Mod, I'd probably say 'it's the ability to put ones own cuff-links on without assistance!'
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on March 07, 2014, 01:27:38 PM
Coolio - that's a good enough recommendation for me!

He also said they were like cuff-links, a bit of a bugger to fit until you got used to it...

... actually I think if anyone ever asks me to define Mod, I'd probably say 'it's the ability to put ones own cuff-links on without assistance!'

I prefer a bird to put my cufflinks on, whilst I drink a whisky   ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 01:28:43 PM
Nah they're pretty easy! Just don't try putting them on a smaller collar, one side 'pings' off all night! (speaking from experience!)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on March 07, 2014, 01:29:35 PM
We sell a lot of the collar bars to go with Spearpoint collars. The ball end one is probably the most popular. I love them.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/L1050878.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/L1050878.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 01:33:58 PM
Coolio - that's a good enough recommendation for me!

He also said they were like cuff-links, a bit of a bugger to fit until you got used to it...

... actually I think if anyone ever asks me to define Mod, I'd probably say 'it's the ability to put ones own cuff-links on without assistance!'

I prefer a bird to put my cufflinks on, whilst I drink a whisky   ;)

I can picture that Adam, cigar in other hand waving foppishly about. She, dressed only in our of your shirts is struggling to do them up, so you say 'You're useless at that Luv, why don't you get back in the bedroom' Then you follow her out of shot, with a knowing look on your face to the sound of her kittenish giggles and retreating footsteps....
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Adam on March 07, 2014, 01:40:12 PM
Coolio - that's a good enough recommendation for me!

He also said they were like cuff-links, a bit of a bugger to fit until you got used to it...

... actually I think if anyone ever asks me to define Mod, I'd probably say 'it's the ability to put ones own cuff-links on without assistance!'

I prefer a bird to put my cufflinks on, whilst I drink a whisky   ;)

I can picture that Adam, cigar in other hand waving foppishly about. She, dressed only in our of your shirts is struggling to do them up, so you say 'You're useless at that Luv, why don't you get back in the bedroom' Then you follow her out of shot, with a knowing look on your face to the sound of her kittenish giggles and retreating footsteps....
;D  More like she locks herself in the bedroom and calls the police. But I do prefer your version.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 01:41:16 PM
ha ha!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 01:54:52 PM
SuaveC - did you write 50 Shades of Grey?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 02:01:18 PM
Anastasia's eyes were like fire, siren like in her desire, she pushes Steve back towards the bed, with a look more animal than woman...

.... she starts to loosen his knitted silk tie, but her passion is overwhelming her and she's now tearing at his immaculately pressed shirt...

'Woah woah woah luv' said Steve, 'I've said not unless you have a trouser-press... blimey is that the time, pass us remote luv' Boardwalk Empire's just starting...'

He looks up at her retreating frame 'If you're heading for the kitchen, makes us brew eh?'
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 07, 2014, 02:17:11 PM
Anastasia's eyes were like fire, siren like in her desire, she pushes Steve back towards the bed, with a look more animal than woman...

.... she starts to loosen his knitted silk tie, but her passion is overwhelming her and she's now tearing at his immaculately pressed shirt...

'Woah woah woah luv' said Steve, 'I've said not unless you have a trouser-press... blimey is that the time, pass us remote luv' Boardwalk Empire's just starting...'

He looks up at her retreating frame 'If you're heading for the kitchen, makes us brew eh?'

hahaha best post I've ever seen! Love it, made my day!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 07, 2014, 02:26:12 PM
 ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 07, 2014, 03:10:48 PM
Coolio - that's a good enough recommendation for me!

He also said they were like cuff-links, a bit of a bugger to fit until you got used to it...

... actually I think if anyone ever asks me to define Mod, I'd probably say 'it's the ability to put ones own cuff-links on without assistance!'

I prefer a bird to put my cufflinks on, whilst I drink a whisky   ;)

I can picture that Adam, cigar in other hand waving foppishly about. She, dressed only in our of your shirts is struggling to do them up, so you say 'You're useless at that Luv, why don't you get back in the bedroom' Then you follow her out of shot, with a knowing look on your face to the sound of her kittenish giggles and retreating footsteps....
;D  More like she locks herself in the bedroom and calls the police. But I do prefer your version.  ;D

You are Oscar Postorious and I claim my five pounds.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 07, 2014, 03:15:02 PM
SC's version read like an entry in Roger's Profanisaurus from Viz:

"Lavinia was powerless to resist. Adam's eyes burned into hers like zirconias and his long muscular arms enfolded her quivering body as she felt herself being swept away in a monsoon of passion.

Then he pulled her on like a fisherman's sock!"
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 07, 2014, 03:17:39 PM
ha ha!

Still love a bit of Viz - although fashionable to say not as funny as it was... nostalgia ain't what it used to be eh?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
Note to self. Learn how to keep the message outside the quote box.

Haha I did check on the website and yeah starting at medium probably rules me out anyway!

Steve, I'm a 36" chest myself and the top fits me just right, Zara's medium is often a small.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: babyshambler on March 07, 2014, 05:29:54 PM
SC's version read like an entry in Roger's Profanisaurus from Viz:

"Lavinia was powerless to resist. Adam's eyes burned into hers like zirconias and his long muscular arms enfolded her quivering body as she felt herself being swept away in a monsoon of passion.

Then he pulled her on like a fisherman's sock!"

 ;D

I saw Viz's Simon Donald at Leeds University for The Who's gig there in 2006.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on March 07, 2014, 06:28:12 PM
Note to self. Learn how to keep the message outside the quote box.

Haha I did check on the website and yeah starting at medium probably rules me out anyway!

Steve, I'm a 36" chest myself and the top fits me just right, Zara's medium is often a small.

yeah, zara's medium is bloody tiny. On a related note, I went to the local zara today for said polo shiort and it wasn't there :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 08, 2014, 12:55:10 PM
I said I was finished buying clothes but got sucked in to a herringbone topcoat off eBay for $95. It's off to get altered now, pics to follow. Great quality Hickey Freeman and looks unworn to me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 08, 2014, 07:13:20 PM
Got meself a chunky Sherwood Green V neck in lamswool. Looks a cert for crown/tan jumbo cords
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: GoldenGaze_85 on March 09, 2014, 06:58:20 AM
Sperry Top Sider boat shoe
Geox suede loafers
Converse All Star white leather mono
Persol 'Steve McQueen' Special Edition with light havana frame

(http://i59.tinypic.com/34811mp.jpg)

All coming to America with me next week  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: forever_united on March 10, 2014, 01:05:03 PM
Just got back from my London weekend with this.

Swimming trunks from Orlebar Brown in sky, the same pair as Daniel Craig wears in SkyFall, based on the Dr. No trunks.
Orlebar Brown terry cloth polo based on the Dr. No polo.
Navy canvas espadrilles from Office. Can't wait for summer vacation. Basing my look on Sean Connery in Dr. No and Thunderball and Jude Laws character Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Two cord shirts from John Simons in sky and beige.
A John Simons harrington in neutral.
A white and blue paisley shirt from Pretty Green.
A sky blue oxford shirt with wooden buttons from Joy.
A burgundy polka dot shirt from Pop Boutique.
Two plain oxford shirts from Uniqlo.
Two plain button down polos in navy and sky from Uniqlo.
A Beatles cap in beige cord.
And a Temples t-shirt!

I think that's it.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 10, 2014, 01:34:57 PM
Errrr pics or GTFO as the kids these days say.

Seriously, love to see pics of some of that swag. The early Bonds remain a big inspiration for me style-wise, and Jude Law has some great threads in TTMR, nicely juxtaposed against Damon's baggy, nerdy trad stuff.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 10, 2014, 01:37:11 PM
Jude Law? Talented Mr. Ripley?

Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet in "Purple Noon"!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 10, 2014, 01:57:50 PM
Haven't seen that yet. They don't do much on European films over here. Too many durned furriners in them!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 10, 2014, 02:24:27 PM
Jude Law in TTMR is the nuts of a look, good call. Hard to pull off but looks great when done well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: forever_united on March 10, 2014, 09:20:08 PM
Errrr pics or GTFO as the kids these days say.

Seriously, love to see pics of some of that swag. The early Bonds remain a big inspiration for me style-wise, and Jude Law has some great threads in TTMR, nicely juxtaposed against Damon's baggy, nerdy trad stuff.
I know, reading about clothes ain't that fun. It was so many items and not everything's online but here's a few links.

Orlebar Brown, swimming trunks. http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/bulldog/sky (http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/bulldog/sky)
Orlebar Brown, the towelling polo in terry cloth. http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/terry/sky (http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/terry/sky)
John Simons, light blue cord shirt. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/light-blue-cord-shirt/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/light-blue-cord-shirt/)
John Simons, beige cord shirt. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/tan-cord-shirt/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/tan-cord-shirt/)
John Simons, Harrington jacket in natural. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/john-simons-apparel-company-harrington-natural/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/john-simons-apparel-company-harrington-natural/)
Pretty Green, blue paisley shirt. http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-blue-merton-paisley-print-shirt/ (http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-blue-merton-paisley-print-shirt/)
Uniqlo, oxford shirt in both blue and white. http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086627 (http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086627)
Pop Botique, polka dot shirt in burgundy. http://www.pop-boutique.com/buy/men/tops/spot_shirt (http://www.pop-boutique.com/buy/men/tops/spot_shirt)
Sherry's, a beige cord cap. http://www.sherrys.co.uk/men/men_hat_and_ties.html (http://www.sherrys.co.uk/men/men_hat_and_ties.html)

Couldn't find the rest.

Early Bond and the Daniel Craig movies as well for me. And I genuinely think that Ripley is great mod film but never gets talked about on the mod scene. I also like Ripley's ivy league gear.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 10, 2014, 09:43:26 PM
Some nice tackle there - I really like the trunks but $240 for shorts I would wear only a few times a year - and I live in Florida! Just too much!

*sneaks off to eBay to sniff out some bargains!*
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 10, 2014, 10:36:08 PM
Errrr pics or GTFO as the kids these days say.

Seriously, love to see pics of some of that swag. The early Bonds remain a big inspiration for me style-wise, and Jude Law has some great threads in TTMR, nicely juxtaposed against Damon's baggy, nerdy trad stuff.
I know, reading about clothes ain't that fun. It was so many items and not everything's online but here's a few links.

Orlebar Brown, swimming trunks. http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/bulldog/sky (http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/bulldog/sky)
Orlebar Brown, the towelling polo in terry cloth. http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/terry/sky (http://www.orlebarbrown.co.uk/terry/sky)
John Simons, light blue cord shirt. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/light-blue-cord-shirt/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/light-blue-cord-shirt/)
John Simons, beige cord shirt. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/tan-cord-shirt/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/tan-cord-shirt/)
John Simons, Harrington jacket in natural. http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/john-simons-apparel-company-harrington-natural/ (http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/john-simons-apparel-company-harrington-natural/)
Pretty Green, blue paisley shirt. http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-blue-merton-paisley-print-shirt/ (http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-blue-merton-paisley-print-shirt/)
Uniqlo, oxford shirt in both blue and white. http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086627 (http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/086627)
Pop Botique, polka dot shirt in burgundy. http://www.pop-boutique.com/buy/men/tops/spot_shirt (http://www.pop-boutique.com/buy/men/tops/spot_shirt)
Sherry's, a beige cord cap. http://www.sherrys.co.uk/men/men_hat_and_ties.html (http://www.sherrys.co.uk/men/men_hat_and_ties.html)

Couldn't find the rest.

Early Bond and the Daniel Craig movies as well for me. And I genuinely think that Ripley is great mod film but never gets talked about on the mod scene. I also like Ripley's ivy league gear.

Bit of a binge??  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 10, 2014, 10:55:27 PM
One of these  ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fred-Perry-Tipped-Knitted-Polo-Shirt-BNWT-New-36-38-40-42-Porcelain-RRP-95-/231148896866?pt=UK_Men_s_Tops_Casual_Shirts&var=&hash=item35d18c4262
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 11, 2014, 12:04:26 PM
Got myself this nice piece of knitwear:

(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/57lng98mehd0.jpg)

And a mustard shirt with an huge beagle collar.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Trotsky on March 11, 2014, 12:24:13 PM
No disrespect intended but I cannot imagine how you would think that cardigan/tank top combo is a sensible choice of clothing. What would you wear it with?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 11, 2014, 12:26:58 PM
I don't mind that actually - not something I would personally wear, but the tanktop/cardi combo can work well as a layer under a blazer/jacket as the lack of sleeves aren't seen! The only complication would be which colour to pair it with (which may have been your main gripe Trotsky!)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 11, 2014, 12:34:02 PM
Haha, I'm also not sure bout the colours but will combine it with bootcut trousers and brogues and only wear it at soul allnighters.
But only paid 1€.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 11, 2014, 12:58:28 PM
At last I got that elusive beast: an Oxford BD with the right details -the cloth, the pocket, the box pleat at the back with a locker loop, the back collar button, the right fit- for just 20 €. One minor quibble for you the Ivy purists may be the roll on the collar (just three fingers wide), but as I'm on the short side, small collars look better on me. Now I'm searching for a nice lookin' chinos for the spring/summer, like the Levi's version for the season (with flap rear pockets) but I'm worried about their sizing (guess I'll take a 28")

(http://i.imgur.com/a2iibjRl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nMKylT0l.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 11, 2014, 05:23:07 PM
Not sure which is the most true colour but I much prefer the colour in the second pic.
Also it looks like a lot of extra cloth there (look at the waist on your left side) that you could pay a seamstress. $20 to take in for a much improved fit. May not be worth it to you, I don't agonize too much over work shirts as I never take off my jacket in public, but if you're wearing it all fresco it might be worth the extra bit dosh to have a perfect fit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 11, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
Picked up these today at almost 1/2 off.. I know, I know, they have the big "Docs" sole, but I  like these in bad weather, scooter riding, and anything that would generally destroy my good shoes:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2525323.jpg?1394144614)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 11, 2014, 06:35:16 PM
Got myself this nice piece of knitwear:

(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/57lng98mehd0.jpg)

And a mustard shirt with an huge beagle collar.

a beret? 

(http://www.wallpaperist.com/wallpapers/TV/Frank-Spencer-thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 11, 2014, 07:18:23 PM
Picked up these today at almost 1/2 off.. I know, I know, they have the big "Docs" sole, but I  like these in bad weather, scooter riding, and anything that would generally destroy my good shoes:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2525323.jpg?1394144614)

Like those as well for similar reasons.  Docs or Solovair?  Where did you find them?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on March 11, 2014, 08:17:48 PM
Greenstreet - where did you pick up the button down if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on March 11, 2014, 08:30:25 PM
At last I got that elusive beast: an Oxford BD with the right details -the cloth, the pocket, the box pleat at the back with a locker loop, the back collar button, the right fit- for just 20 €. One minor quibble for you the Ivy purists may be the roll on the collar (just three fingers wide), but as I'm on the short side, small collars look better on me. Now I'm searching for a nice lookin' chinos for the spring/summer, like the Levi's version for the season (with flap rear pockets) but I'm worried about their sizing (guess I'll take a 28")

(http://i.imgur.com/a2iibjRl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nMKylT0l.jpg)

Three finger roll's good.
As far as the fits concerned it depends on what look you're hoping to achieve with this shirt. If you're looking for that 'natural shouldered look' then I think it's fine.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 11, 2014, 08:34:29 PM
Picked up these today at almost 1/2 off.. I know, I know, they have the big "Docs" sole, but I  like these in bad weather, scooter riding, and anything that would generally destroy my good shoes:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2525323.jpg?1394144614)

I like them  :D I have a pair of these in black,bought them 10yrs ago from the old samples doc shop we had in town,now long gone :-(  just breaking them in now,really soft apart from across the foot.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 12, 2014, 09:28:31 AM

- Rod, I see no point in doubling the cost of the shirt with the adjustments you suggest, anyway there's not so much extra cloth as it seems (guess it's caused by my posture). And the true color's that of the second pic, in fact the store had the shirt in a pale blue tone too but I wanted a more intense blue.

- Bobby, that's just the look I'm aiming for  ;), maybe I take in the sleeves a bit but that's it.

- Jack, I found them (they got 'em in pink, white & pale blue too) in a store called Sfera, owned by the biggest spanish chain of department stores, El Corte Inglés (translates "The british cut"), no chance of finding them in the UK, I suppose, but they sell online: http://www.elcorteingles.es/  Dunno if they deliver abroad, tho'. Good luck, mate.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 12, 2014, 02:52:52 PM
Found them on the US Doc Marten's  website Wayne, on sale for $84.95, limited sizes, though...

Picked up these today at almost 1/2 off.. I know, I know, they have the big "Docs" sole, but I  like these in bad weather, scooter riding, and anything that would generally destroy my good shoes:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2525323.jpg?1394144614)

Like those as well for similar reasons.  Docs or Solovair?  Where did you find them?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 12, 2014, 03:26:22 PM
Not to my usual taste, but for Winter wear I could be temped with a pair. My Brogue boots have a leather sole (albeit with a thin rubber one added) but these would be much better for really inclement weather, which we've had far too much off in the South West of England recently.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 12, 2014, 03:40:36 PM

Oh, we're getting hit again today... 8" of snow possible, on track for beating the all time seasonal record of 92" from the 1800's...
But I digress. Yes, these do hold up to the elements. I still want to find a nice, thin soled pair in burgundy someday...

 
Not to my usual taste, but for Winter wear I could be temped with a pair. My Brogue boots have a leather sole (albeit with a thin rubber one added) but these would be much better for really inclement weather, which we've had far too much off in the South West of England recently.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 12, 2014, 04:07:06 PM
Found them on the US Doc Marten's  website Wayne, on sale for $84.95, limited sizes, though...

Picked up these today at almost 1/2 off.. I know, I know, they have the big "Docs" sole, but I  like these in bad weather, scooter riding, and anything that would generally destroy my good shoes:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2525323.jpg?1394144614)

Like those as well for similar reasons.  Docs or Solovair?  Where did you find them?

Cheers Mike!  Excellent price, purchased them.  Ordered two sizes and they often come up a bit odd by style.  For the price, don't mind the return to much.  We've been hit quite hard all winter with snow!

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 14, 2014, 01:48:59 PM
Had a waffle knit cardigan and knitted polo from farrell turn up today,must say the quality is really good (esp at the price i payed)  ;D no way i'd of spent £125 on them but £19 was a bargain  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 14, 2014, 03:00:05 PM
Thanks to all the advice in my recent thread, these arrived this morning. The fit is spot on, just need an inch or 2 off the length which I'll sort with my alterations guy tomorrow. For £21.65 including postage I'm well chuffed and looking forward to the warmer weather to give them their 1st outing:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps234ea29f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps234ea29f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 14, 2014, 03:07:16 PM
Thanks to all the advice in my recent thread, these arrived this morning. The fit is spot on, just need an inch or 2 off the length which I'll sort with my alterations guy tomorrow. For £21.65 including postage I'm well chuffed and looking forward to the warmer weather to give them their 1st outing:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zps234ea29f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zps234ea29f.jpg.html)

Excellent! 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 14, 2014, 03:25:50 PM
They are Wayne. I was lost to be honest with all the variations having not owned a pair of Dockers before. This is why the forum is great...so much knowledge on tap.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 14, 2014, 03:56:15 PM
They are Wayne. I was lost to be honest with all the variations having not owned a pair of Dockers before. This is why the forum is great...so much knowledge on tap.

Absolutely, no help Dockers has four main styles, all with several variations.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jack.92 on March 14, 2014, 04:11:12 PM

- Rod, I see no point in doubling the cost of the shirt with the adjustments you suggest, anyway there's not so much extra cloth as it seems (guess it's caused by my posture). And the true color's that of the second pic, in fact the store had the shirt in a pale blue tone too but I wanted a more intense blue.

- Bobby, that's just the look I'm aiming for  ;), maybe I take in the sleeves a bit but that's it.

- Jack, I found them (they got 'em in pink, white & pale blue too) in a store called Sfera, owned by the biggest spanish chain of department stores, El Corte Inglés (translates "The british cut"), no chance of finding them in the UK, I suppose, but they sell online: http://www.elcorteingles.es/  Dunno if they deliver abroad, tho'. Good luck, mate.

Cheers mate!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 14, 2014, 10:50:41 PM
Posted this in the WYAW thread as well, but I have just purchased them so just taken delivery of some new trousers from Gill at Cock of the Walk. Also have 2" x 1" belt loops. Its a midnight blue barathea with paisley lining.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-28.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-28.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-27.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-27.jpg.html)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-26.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-26.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 17, 2014, 11:49:15 AM
Loving the pocket, Neil, but is it practical?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 17, 2014, 11:52:25 AM
Loving the pocket, Neil, but is it practical?

Yes, easy to slip your hand in or anybody elses  :o

Seen a few photos from Saturday night when I wore them and I appear to have my left hand in the pocket quite a bit.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on March 17, 2014, 06:10:40 PM
Very nice trousers Neil.
I do like the paisley lining too, not that you will be flashing that about too often I hope.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 17, 2014, 06:12:34 PM
Very nice trousers Neil.
I do like the paisley lining too, not that you will be flashing that about too often I hope.

The lining is on the inside of the hip pockets as well, so could show you them.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 18, 2014, 06:27:32 PM
All three for 15€!  8)

(http://s7.directupload.net/images/140318/idtde7c2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 19, 2014, 04:47:18 PM
Another DNA shirt just arrived at chez Red Steve;

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsdd901ce9.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsdd901ce9.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/002_zpsd4de17df.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/002_zpsd4de17df.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on March 19, 2014, 04:49:24 PM
Thats quite a collar. How long are the collar points?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 19, 2014, 05:29:21 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 19, 2014, 05:38:20 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 19, 2014, 06:00:15 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.

Have a look here, need to request catalogue but she can likely do the BS shirt.

http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/ (http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/)

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 19, 2014, 06:13:57 PM
Thanks Wayne, looking into it!

4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.

Have a look here, need to request catalogue but she can likely do the BS shirt.

http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/ (http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/)

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 19, 2014, 06:16:17 PM
Thats quite a collar. How long are the collar points?

I do think that my photo's make it look a long longer than it really is. Put it this way they're not as long as some of the Mendoza offerings:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on March 19, 2014, 06:20:41 PM
Thats quite a collar. How long are the collar points?

I do think that my photo's make it look a long longer than it really is. Put it this way they're not as long as some of the Mendoza offerings:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png.html)

Love that classic 10 finger collar
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 19, 2014, 06:58:17 PM
Thats quite a collar. How long are the collar points?

I do think that my photo's make it look a long longer than it really is. Put it this way they're not as long as some of the Mendoza offerings:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/timthumb_zpsdc535dba.png.html)

Would never wear that.  Ears of an actual Beagle?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 19, 2014, 07:14:53 PM
............ears of an African Elephant I think.  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 19, 2014, 07:18:33 PM
............ears of an African Elephant I think.  ;D

Quite possibly...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 19, 2014, 10:03:59 PM
Could hide a packed lunch behind them in case of emergency  ;D love the DNA tho :-)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on March 20, 2014, 03:31:42 PM
Recently;
DNA Tab Collar
DNA Trousers in dark blue
AGC short sleeve knit
Clarks Wallabee Runs
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Woody 64 on March 20, 2014, 03:39:31 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.

Have a look here, need to request catalogue but she can likely do the BS shirt.

http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/ (http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/)

Wayne

Had a couple of shirts made from Lil at Trimfit.

Just sent her one to copy and fabric i'd bought.Very happy with the end result.

I'm sure Neil Lee will vouch for her as well.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 20, 2014, 03:43:22 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.

Have a look here, need to request catalogue but she can likely do the BS shirt.

http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/ (http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/)

Wayne

Had a couple of shirts made from Lil at Trimfit.

Just sent her one to copy and fabric i'd bought.Very happy with the end result.

I'm sure Neil Lee will vouch for her as well.

Is there a correct email for her?  I seem to remember two but not which is correct.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Woody 64 on March 20, 2014, 03:47:07 PM
Wayne,

It's been a while since i had a shirt made and can only see the one on the link.

She also has a Facebook Page
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on March 20, 2014, 04:14:25 PM
4" when measured from the tip to the very top of the collar where it buttons up.

Nice shirt, Steve.
I really like the 4" collars, have some of the old Ben Sherman's "Candy" BDs with them.
sadly, can't get a good fit with OTP shirts, so I'm still looking for a shirtmaker that can copy those.

Have a look here, need to request catalogue but she can likely do the BS shirt.

http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/ (http://www.trimfituk.co.uk/)

Wayne

Had a couple of shirts made from Lil at Trimfit.

Just sent her one to copy and fabric i'd bought.Very happy with the end result.

I'm sure Neil Lee will vouch for her as well.

Not had a shirt from Lil for a few years but was very happy with work she did for me in the past.

Have not actually heard from her for a while, is she still in Leeds?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on March 20, 2014, 04:43:11 PM
I did send Trimfit a request for a catalog, shirts pictured on facebook look good!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on March 20, 2014, 06:50:26 PM
Never used Lil/trimfit myself but a lot of the lads i used to know in the leeds skinhead scene had, some really nice copies of old shirts
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on March 20, 2014, 08:17:07 PM
Never used Lil/trimfit myself but a lot of the lads i used to know in the leeds skinhead scene had, some really nice copies of old shirts

Have had loads of shirts made by Lil, she is very good, especially on Skinhead details. Not spoke too her for a while, but would love to catch up with her.

DC BESPOKE is my shirt maker of choice at the mo, he is awesome,. M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bespoke Gent on March 20, 2014, 08:18:48 PM
2.5m of Super 130's & Cashmere and a set of vintage Reid & Taylor buttons for the blazer I am having made . . . Also picking two pair of bespoke trousers tomorrow.

M
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 20, 2014, 10:42:52 PM
Been on the hunt for a 'holy grail' royal blue shirt with some texture since last summer. Just ordered one from Uniqlo of all places in linen. Only $20 - result!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 21, 2014, 01:26:04 AM
Couple trousers from Claudio. Beige and sand/stone.  Sand/stone are Loro Piana sourced fabric. Both are excellent, ready for summer as they are lightweight.

Wayne

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/0C460EEE-AD06-4945-AF48-292F9F3B1597.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 21, 2014, 02:09:55 AM
Great colours there Wayne and I reckon you'll find them both very versatile.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 21, 2014, 02:31:26 AM
Great colours there Wayne and I reckon you'll find them both very versatile.

Absolutely. Really like them. Off to the tailors in a week to nip and hem.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 25, 2014, 03:15:56 PM
Polo shirt from Bianchi (made in Italy, I just couldn't believe it), pity almost every pique polo I buy is too long for me, so it's now in the tailor to take it in.

(http://i.imgur.com/w3AZ3jJl.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on March 25, 2014, 10:55:03 PM
Oof! Not sure that conspicuous branding will earn you many 'likes' - I get s**t for having a small crocodile on my polos. How much is this Bianchi fella paying you to advertise his wares there mate?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 25, 2014, 11:52:05 PM
Oof! Not sure that conspicuous branding will earn you many 'likes' - I get s**t for having a small crocodile on my polos. How much is this Bianchi fella paying you to advertise his wares there mate?

What logo?  There's a logo on the polo?   :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on March 26, 2014, 12:51:25 AM
i like that bianchi polo a lot, i think the branding will go down ok because both cycling and italy are incredibly cool, right?  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 26, 2014, 01:22:09 AM
By the time he gets it taken in it will only say "IAN".


Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on March 26, 2014, 02:04:31 AM
I would like to see a fred perry + bianchi collab, with the classic FP polo in the trademark bianchi green with white tipping and laurel.

I mean, i wouldn't wear it personally  :) , but it would be a cool collector's piece for sure.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 26, 2014, 02:30:44 AM
Possibly not for everyone, new David Preson loafers. Fit is spot on.

(http://i529.photobucket.com/albums/dd338/wetland10/Socks/4C2696DF-BBDC-4073-9E77-8DBF7706AB72.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 26, 2014, 09:27:21 AM
i like that bianchi polo a lot, i think the branding will go down ok because both cycling and italy are incredibly cool, right?  8) 8) 8)
That's just what I was thinking, big logos usually put me off, but the Bianchi one has a real heritage background; classic cycling tops are, for me at least, an exception to the 'no logo' rule.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on March 26, 2014, 09:30:47 AM
Have had loads of shirts made by Lil, she is very good, especially on Skinhead details. Not spoke too her for a while, but would love to catch up with her.

Just tried to contact her via e-mail about a week ago but she did not answer yet.
Does she post UK only?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 26, 2014, 10:47:06 AM
i like that bianchi polo a lot, i think the branding will go down ok because both cycling and italy are incredibly cool, right?  8) 8) 8)
That's just what I was thinking, big logos usually put me off, but the Bianchi one has a real heritage background; classic cycling tops are, for me at least, an exception to the 'no logo' rule.

Another one in the YES camp for me, although maybe not that one. There is a difference, to me at least, between the manufacturers logos or branding, i.e the Lacoste croc, FB Laurel Wreath etc and the company name as in this this instance Bianchi or Campagnolo, or indeed Lacoste or FP.

I have worn in the 80's Lacoste clothing with the small croc logo on, but would have never worn anything with LACOSTE written across the middle of the garment. I do own 2 FP's with the Laurel Wreath branding, but would run a mile from those TK Maxx specials that have FRED PERRY plastered all over the garment.

Oddly, and I'm guess it's because I'm a cyclist and have ridden a Bianchi that I don't object to this polo, although I'm not blown away by it and have seen better examples. Strange as it may seem I won't wear anything that the company itself makes (it's just too corporate).

Back in the day cycling clothing was really just a basic shirt with the manufacturers/sponsors logos had sewn onto the garment, in the days before sporting clothing fabrics or manufacturers even existed. It's that kind of garment, either an original or a replica than I would wear.

A perfect example would be this one, although at £120 it's outside of what I would want to spend.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20120516-bianchi-campagnolo-wool-jersey-by-santini-for-felice-gimondi-2012-gran-fondo_zps37c21a7d.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/20120516-bianchi-campagnolo-wool-jersey-by-santini-for-felice-gimondi-2012-gran-fondo_zps37c21a7d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 26, 2014, 02:39:43 PM
I love this one too

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/Facebook/71bfc0fdd18010b99391194aebbfa3bc_zps90cf0217.jpg)

Bit rich for me tho  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 26, 2014, 06:46:43 PM
I love this one too

Bit rich for me tho  ;)

Dig that one too...any link to the supplier?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 26, 2014, 08:02:31 PM
US only i think,Cheaper now tho but only if your a big lad ;-)
http://www.bianchiusa.com/store/vintage-wool-celeste-jersey-bianchi-short-sleeve.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 26, 2014, 08:15:03 PM
There used to be some lovely ones here but the range is a lot smaller now.loads of vintage looking wool jerseys about now.i dont even ride and i love them lol
http://www.vintagevelos.com/en/unique-wool-jerseys/37-cream-tricolore-wool-jersey.html
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on March 27, 2014, 10:26:52 AM
Sadly I've given up on buying anything from the States, as I've always been hit for import tax, plus the postage is usually a tad expensive. I did see a few vintage jerseys at a clothing fayre last year but they were all designed for Italians with 34" chests...unfortunately I don't meet that criteria yet  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on March 27, 2014, 01:51:42 PM
Yeah know what you mean,been stung on vw stuff before,now get it sent to a mates in san diego.gives us a good excuse to go over  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 27, 2014, 05:04:47 PM
I love this one too

Bit rich for me tho  ;)

Dig that one too...any link to the supplier?

You can buy them from Italy, direct from the company:

http://www.bianchi.com/it/store/prodotti/abbigliamento-tecnico
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on March 27, 2014, 06:38:50 PM
Polo shirt from Bianchi (made in Italy, I just couldn't believe it), pity almost every pique polo I buy is too long for me, so it's now in the tailor to take it in.

(http://i.imgur.com/w3AZ3jJl.jpg)

Nice, I'm after one of these, but I'm far too tight to spend 164 Euro on one! Wait until I mix gin and tonic with eBay next payday, then we'll see...

(http://www.bianchi.com/Data/Images/0c7f2071-d6e8-4399-908c-1efc47365cffV1-420C300.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on March 28, 2014, 10:03:46 AM
This repro polo's beautiful but way too expensive  :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on March 28, 2014, 07:25:16 PM
Fred perry reissue.

(http://www.modculture.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/fred2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on March 29, 2014, 07:57:16 PM
Nice top that Wayne. Picked up a couple of standard FP's last week. Also just ordered a Brutus Trimfit from TK Maxx for £16.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 01, 2014, 02:44:42 PM
A benefit of living stateside, trip to the Bass outlet Sunday.  Purchased a pair of burgundy Weejuns, similar to Logans but were called something else.  Must be specific to outlets.  Paid $69, round £41.

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 01, 2014, 03:34:08 PM
Not a bad price Wayne, but I can slightly better that with my pair from TK Maxx at just £39.99  ;D

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 01, 2014, 04:06:47 PM
Not a bad price Wayne, but I can slightly better that with my pair from TK Maxx at just £39.99  ;D

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture002_zps5b7a6c52.jpg.html)

You got me there!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: MWC on April 02, 2014, 12:29:59 PM
Managed to get a pair of burgundy Weejuns for £45 last week. Not quite as cheap but still a bargain...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on April 02, 2014, 01:13:44 PM
Nice pair of brown herringbone levi 511 from tk maxx only chucked them in the order to get the free postage,they look and fit great  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 12, 2014, 06:46:04 PM
Visit to York Designer Outlet today for some last minute Rimini supplies.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-42.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-42.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 12, 2014, 08:09:56 PM
That knitted tie going with the seersucker, Neil?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 12, 2014, 08:29:31 PM
That knitted tie going with the seersucker, Neil?

The pocket square is, not sure on the tie yet. Was only £3.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BB Sedgley on April 14, 2014, 05:28:06 PM
perhaps not for everyone but just ordered a pair of Clark's London cola suede and a pair of mustard burlingtons to meet the old free postage threshold.

the idea of wearing Clark's cola suedes and being able to show a bit of sock has always appealed to me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 14, 2014, 06:00:06 PM
perhaps not for everyone but just ordered a pair of Clark's London cola suede and a pair of mustard burlingtons to meet the old free postage threshold.

the idea of wearing Clark's cola suedes and being able to show a bit of sock has always appealed to me.

I like the London's.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: dani4ka on April 14, 2014, 06:05:16 PM
Me too!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2014, 08:39:42 PM
perhaps not for everyone but just ordered a pair of Clark's London cola suede and a pair of mustard burlingtons to meet the old free postage threshold.

the idea of wearing Clark's cola suedes and being able to show a bit of sock has always appealed to me.

They had a pair in the Clarks outlet at York on Saturday. tried them on, not for me.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: SuaveCollective on April 14, 2014, 08:47:00 PM
I prefer the Clark's Jink for a lower cut shoe if they still do them?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on April 15, 2014, 03:47:10 PM
Sure,now there are at least 5 models of Jinx in the Clarks' european website, including the cord suede type, tho' I would wait for the sales.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on April 18, 2014, 06:16:59 PM
(http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/shoes_iaec1344560.jpg)
I wanted some nice spring/summer shoes.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on April 18, 2014, 11:07:29 PM
So why not post a picture of some instead of those monstrosities?

Just kidding of course HD but mod or not mod, makes no difference, the attraction that people have for those wallaby type shoes leaves me totally bemused. Maybe they remind me too much of the Clark's Nature Trek shoes ('pasties' we called 'em, cos they looked just like the mince and diced carrot filled baked goods) that seemed to be worn by every female scrubber and male geography teacher when I was in my early teens.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 19, 2014, 12:33:31 AM

This suit tho' obviously that isnae me modellin' it.


(http://imagesdki.ctscdn.com/images/534/712/45ae4376-168b-4f66-8f90-b6e04185909f.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on April 19, 2014, 12:44:13 AM
So why not post a picture of some instead of those monstrosities?

Just kidding of course HD but mod or not mod, makes no difference, the attraction that people have for those wallaby type shoes leaves me totally bemused. Maybe they remind me too much of the Clark's Nature Trek shoes ('pasties' we called 'em, cos they looked just like the mince and diced carrot filled baked goods) that seemed to be worn by every female scrubber and male geography teacher when I was in my early teens.

I'd like to think of my personal style as somewhere between female scrubber and male geography teacher

and no, not mod at all. But these days I find myself less and less concerned with asking myself "is this mod?" when picking up new pieces.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2014, 09:54:46 AM
Just arrived in the post this morning. A lovely 100% Italian merino wool jersey from Jura Cycle Clothing, in navy and ecru.

Whilst it has a discreet rear single zipped pocket, it can be easily worn off the bike too, as the cut is more retro (ie not longer at the back), as modern cycling jerseys are. Ribbed cuffs and hems, the quality is superb, a lovely cut too.

Stock photo as my camera is in the office, but I'll be wearing it tomorrow for a short ride into town to watch the Amstel Gold race live from my favourite cycling cafe, and may get a few pics up then. For £85 inc free postage this is right up there with Smedley quality Merino jerseys I have.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on April 19, 2014, 10:22:59 AM
Just arrived in the post this morning. A lovely 100% Italian merino wool jersey from Jura Cycle Clothing, in navy and ecru.

Whilst it has a discreet rear single zipped pocket, it can be easily worn off the bike too, as the cut is more retro (ie not longer at the back), as modern cycling jerseys are. Ribbed cuffs and hems, the quality is superb, a lovely cut too.

Stock photo as my camera is in the office, but I'll be wearing it tomorrow for a short ride into town to watch the Amstel Gold race live from my favourite cycling cafe, and may get a few pics up then. For £85 inc free postage this is right up there with Smedley quality Merino jerseys I have.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/3200-500x500_zpsf93ca05d.png.html)



thats nice Steve - where are these made?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on April 19, 2014, 10:27:50 AM
^^yeah that's really nice, i would certainly wear it just a casual top
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2014, 11:09:19 AM
I've just stuck it on and snapped a couple of quick pics. It could do with a light iron as it was just delivered this morning but it should give you an idea.

To answer your question Claudio this is what I could find out : Designed in Britain, the merino wool is spun in Italy and manufactured in Turkey.

I purchased it from this company, and they do a variety of long & short sleeves:

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3889_zpscf5b5ef8.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3889_zpscf5b5ef8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on April 19, 2014, 11:14:09 AM
Very nice  :D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2014, 11:42:03 AM
Very nice  :D

Thanks, I'm very pleased with it and at £60 less than a long-sleeve Smedley, this is a bit of a bargain too. So nice in fact I'll probably pick up a short sleeve one too. The quality of the wool is top notch and being designed for cycling there are no nasty itchy seams either. Overall a quality piece of knitwear.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: claudio on April 19, 2014, 01:05:11 PM
Nice on Steve - well cool
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on April 19, 2014, 04:00:15 PM
So why not post a picture of some instead of those monstrosities?

Just kidding of course HD but mod or not mod, makes no difference, the attraction that people have for those wallaby type shoes leaves me totally bemused. Maybe they remind me too much of the Clark's Nature Trek shoes ('pasties' we called 'em, cos they looked just like the mince and diced carrot filled baked goods) that seemed to be worn by every female scrubber and male geography teacher when I was in my early teens.

I'd like to think of my personal style as somewhere between female scrubber and male geography teacher

and no, not mod at all. But these days I find myself less and less concerned with asking myself "is this mod?" when picking up new pieces.

Don't give a damn if a nice piece of clothing/shoes is mod or not but I'm afraid I'm with Rod here, the Wallabees aren't to my taste.

Steve, see you got the top already! Nice one, mate, looks beautiful. Good ride  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hipshaker on April 19, 2014, 04:44:06 PM
I've been back buying again for a few weeks …… mostly cheaper end stuff and/or from ebay:

blue superga 2951
(http://www.shopshoenow.com/images/3/72939/113952_350_A_03.jpg)

ecru superga 2950
(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/pict/2714295302774040_1.jpg)

paul smith leather bag
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Paul-Smith-Mini-Seat-Back-Man-Bag-/00/s/MTAwMFg3NTA=/z/~DQAAOxy4dNSsKxn/$_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on April 19, 2014, 05:30:44 PM
Don't give a damn if a nice piece of clothing/shoes is mod or not but I'm afraid I'm with Rod here, the Wallabees aren't to my taste.

Yeah, wasn't expecting a warm reception to my interesting footwear choice but I wanted something a little different. I've always been a fan of Wallabees but found the overall shape a bit too bulky for my feet. Went with Runs because it has that classic Wallabee look along with a more tapered toe box and thinner crepe sole.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Woody 64 on April 19, 2014, 09:02:58 PM
Thumbs up from me Dan,I've got a pair of those also.

Nice with jeans,cords or chino's.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2014, 10:13:14 PM
Thumbs up from me Dan,I've got a pair of those also.

Nice with jeans,cords or chino's.

That makes three of us ;D I'm not a great fan of the standard W'bees, as I do find the sole a little too thick making the shoe very "heavy" looking if that makes sense. However, I do like the slimmer sole variant, and as a non-trainer wearer, find them the ideal summer shoe, which I find work well with shorts too.

I do prefer them in a ligher colour. and preferably in suede:


(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3465_zps1126dc95.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3465_zps1126dc95.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2014, 10:20:27 PM

Steve, see you got the top already! Nice one, mate, looks beautiful. Good ride  ;)
[/quote]

I've got you to thank for this find. Yes, as soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect for what I was looking for and will serve a dual role too. The service was top notch. I called the company mid afternoon on Thursday and asked if I ordered immediately could they post out to me which they did. Yesterday was a Bank Holiday so no post, but it arrived early this morning.

Going out tomorrow for a shortish ride and then chilling out with a beer or two in a cycle cafe to watch Amstel Gold...Sunday's don't get much better  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on April 20, 2014, 01:20:42 AM
(http://www.shoes.com/ProductImages/shoes_iaec1344560.jpg)
I wanted some nice spring/summer shoes.

Got the same pair as well :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mr. B on April 20, 2014, 07:15:44 PM
Unfortunately these are the chavs shoe of choice in the s**t holes of the Bigg Market when they're punching f**k out of each other on a weekend.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Stax on April 22, 2014, 10:08:11 AM
Just bought a lilac l/s window check shirt from Jump the Gun for a wedding i'm going to in Cuba. Quite tricky trying to decide what to wear for a beach wedding.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on April 22, 2014, 08:17:36 PM
Ebay purchase.  Ben Sherman Weller candy stripe, likely for the collection rather than wardrobe.

Wayne
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on April 24, 2014, 06:18:57 PM
Lovely pair of Burgundy Bass Weejun Larson, TK Maxx find. Not sure if they're stocking them again or if my local one is 6 months behind the times. (Very likely the latter.)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Modculture on April 24, 2014, 07:34:37 PM
Beams Plus button-down.

Massively overpriced (no doubt down to being imported from Japan), but the fit is perfect for me. If I could get the same fit and detailing elsewhere at half the price, I'd be a much happier man.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on April 24, 2014, 08:30:39 PM
Lovely pair of Burgundy Bass Weejun Larson, TK Maxx find. Not sure if they're stocking them again or if my local one is 6 months behind the times. (Very likely the latter.)

That's the thing about TK Maxx, you just just have to keep calling in because you never know what you'll find. Once saw a a nice shirt and ummed and ahhed over it, went for a coffee, decided to buy it and went back and it had gone. Never seen the same shirt again.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on April 28, 2014, 09:58:41 PM
Had loads of really great finds recently most likely be appearing in the WAYW thread soon..
bought a 3 piece pinstripe original 60s suit in brown that I dont think has ever even been worn and with a bit of altering will look the nuts,
(http://s11.postimg.org/834w9rqyn/57_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/834w9rqyn/)
but was excited about this one..bespoke, cool sleeve detail :
(http://s16.postimg.org/bqs1pofdd/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/bqs1pofdd/)
(http://s9.postimg.org/89szaep7f/suit_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/89szaep7f/)
Original 70's cord harrington :
(http://s16.postimg.org/9v59eiqj5/cord_harrington.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/9v59eiqj5/)
Unique little bit of sleeve detail on this 60s candystripe
(http://s16.postimg.org/clelbpn81/shirt.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/clelbpn81/)
and some more unusual details on this one..
(http://s16.postimg.org/lhpdfndu9/shirt_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/lhpdfndu9/)

(http://s16.postimg.org/6uoexzf81/shirt_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/6uoexzf81/)

Also some nice tab collars, a brooks brothers plain white and a Sears light brown thin striped one.. found loads of really nice gear for mates too, been on a roll ! chuffed  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on April 29, 2014, 12:45:47 AM
great finds! were they bagged online or actually thrifted or both?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on April 29, 2014, 04:44:47 AM
great finds! were they bagged online or actually thrifted or both?

Those were all online but had alot from shops etc as well. Key with vintage shopping is to get to know all the owners and be dead friendly, so they put stuff to one side for you  ;) 8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on April 29, 2014, 08:46:25 AM
Some nice finds there McD! Especially like the 2nd suit down and the 1st shirt down - great little details on them.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on April 29, 2014, 11:27:55 AM
Just received three work shirts from Tyrwhitt for $30 each. I should have taken a quick pick before pulling all the packaging off and putting them in the wash. (Anyone else do this? I always wash new clothes before storing / wearing).
Anyway two look better than expected (royal panama and large grade herringbone) and one a bit disappointing in being such a washed out colour.
Also you never know with Tyrwhitt of they're going to be that crisp 'hard' textured cotton or the more softer jersey-like sort. These all lean towards the latter and I would have preferred the former but they will be fine for work. Pics to follow when I get home and iron them!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: northernkoolgent on April 29, 2014, 08:31:50 PM
Ordered on Friday and arrived yesterday,http://www.cheaney.co.uk/classic/206/victor-in-burnished-chestnut-with-mahogany-grain# Well pleased!!

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 01, 2014, 04:01:49 PM
Should arrive by Tuesday next week...my wedding anniversary present:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/38807-1_zpsd02e6824.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/38807-1_zpsd02e6824.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/38807-2_zps5809daad.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/38807-2_zps5809daad.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on May 01, 2014, 04:33:33 PM
I was scoping one of them out in the Levis shop the other day. Is that Bedford Cord? I don't really like corduroy stuff at all but the one I saw the wales were so fine you had to be right up close on it to be able to tell.

Great looking jacket but I have levis ones in blue and white denim and a Harrington and a monkey jacket. I think I'd struggle to find an occasion to wear this on the few times I even need to wear a short jacket.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 01, 2014, 05:29:48 PM
A few recent ebay purchases.

Aquascutum Mac
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2j2eoo3.jpg)

Mark Powell Tab Collar
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2wqfpmd.jpg)

Crockett & Jones Loafers.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2nuio08.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Lord Mulberry on May 01, 2014, 05:43:57 PM
Great jacket Red Steve. I once had a Levi jacket in green leather, bloody brilliant that was.

Today I bought a 2 button orange polo shirt (marcus Law)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on May 01, 2014, 06:51:31 PM
I was scoping one of them out in the Levis shop the other day. Is that Bedford Cord? I don't really like corduroy stuff at all but the one I saw the wales were so fine you had to be right up close on it to be able to tell.

Great looking jacket but I have levis ones in blue and white denim and a Harrington and a monkey jacket. I think I'd struggle to find an occasion to wear this on the few times I even need to wear a short jacket.

If it's the cord one (pic is too bright to see), not only it's a beauty but I was lucky to get mine heavily discounted and it fits me like it was tailored for me, even the sleeves, no need for alterations. I too have a blue denim one & a vintage white, but since I bought the cord one they languish in the closet (well, almost...).
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Rod on May 01, 2014, 09:35:45 PM
I love that blue Mac Diabolik. Let me knowif you plan on selling it on. A nice change from the usual beige. I have a Harry Palmer style one but love that colour blue.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: McDermott on May 01, 2014, 10:05:48 PM
I love that blue Mac Diabolik. Let me knowif you plan on selling it on. A nice change from the usual beige. I have a Harry Palmer style one but love that colour blue.

Agreed ! A very nice colour..
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 02, 2014, 09:29:36 AM
Yes, count me in for another fan of the mac...and I'll take second place in the queue behind Rod if you want to find a new home for it in the future.

Re the Levi's Jacket. Yes, it's the Bedford cord one. I had a similar jacket (a Sta-Prest one) which I sold on here a week or so back as it was just a tad too small. Hopefully this one will be spot on.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mohairsam on May 02, 2014, 10:01:02 AM
Reminded me to dig out my blue mac, have a vintage Burton Breakwater in more or less the same colour lurking at the back of a wardrobe.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 02, 2014, 02:40:30 PM
Reminded me to dig out my blue mac, have a vintage Burton Breakwater in more or less the same colour lurking at the back of a wardrobe.

Blimey, the back of your wardrobe must be like blinking Narnia Mohair  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Razors on May 02, 2014, 04:44:48 PM
Found a pair of LVC 505's on the clearance rack in TKMaxx today £30.00.
There're a really pale blue wash, almost white. Which I thought would be something a bit different from usual indigo.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: ThePersuasion on May 02, 2014, 06:45:58 PM
A few recent ebay purchases.

Aquascutum Mac
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2j2eoo3.jpg)

Mark Powell Tab Collar
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2wqfpmd.jpg)

Crockett & Jones Loafers.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2nuio08.jpg)

Some nice pieces there Andy. Perfect for spring in beautiful York. I do miss my old city!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: BrianB on May 02, 2014, 07:00:38 PM
Apparently whenever I am looking for trousers, I buy shirts...

(http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr322/leonardostrassi/10672-4572.jpg) (http://s496.photobucket.com/user/leonardostrassi/media/10672-4572.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on May 02, 2014, 11:35:37 PM
(http://www.polaroideyewear.biz/main/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/620x325/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/l/plp_0104a.jpg)

picked up some of these for just under 20 quid today, needed some new shades and while i love wayfarers the saving on these swayed it. bigger on my face than im used to but i'll just start pouting and bringing out my inner diva

also picked up some farah chinos, nothing too exciting but the fit is basically perfect, roomy enough in the seat and thigh but tapered neatly to the ankle, i thats your sort of thing i'd whole heartedly recommend.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on May 03, 2014, 01:23:48 PM
Like those Gregory's. Just picked up a nice Ralph Lauren short sleeved shirt in TK Maxx. Was tempted with a pair of Burgundy Weejuns for £40, but resisted.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 03, 2014, 06:21:47 PM
I was a naughty boy today and got these. Skint doesn't even begin to describe it...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/79885a32640adae471639389c0e69ace_zps2dd80aea.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 03, 2014, 07:35:30 PM
I was a naughty boy today and got these. Skint doesn't even begin to describe it...

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Mobile%20Uploads/79885a32640adae471639389c0e69ace_zps2dd80aea.jpg)

Cheaney do some beautiful shoes, I have a few pairs myself.
They'll last you years Steve and to some extent... money well spent.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 03, 2014, 09:18:25 PM
Yeah they're definitely made to last. Unlike my overdraft. Ha
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 04, 2014, 08:08:29 AM
Yeah they're definitely made to last. Unlike my overdraft. Ha
;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: OCBD on May 05, 2014, 07:56:28 PM
Love those shoes Steve. Nice one.

Not everyone's bag but I bought a Gloverall Duffel Coat at a local carboot sale today. £15
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 05, 2014, 08:12:23 PM
Love those shoes Steve. Nice one.

Not everyone's bag but I bought a Gloverall Duffel Coat at a local carboot sale today. £15

Wow! Now that is some going. Well done. Flicks?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: OCBD on May 05, 2014, 08:31:21 PM
Love those shoes Steve. Nice one.

Not everyone's bag but I bought a Gloverall Duffel Coat at a local carboot sale today. £15

Wow! Now that is some going. Well done. Flicks?

(http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t323/conorthemod/P1010852_zpsa7d8ab37.jpg)

There you are Bobby. Not the best of photos.

Its in Grey. Would have preferred Navy Blue, Black or Camel but for £15 you can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 06, 2014, 10:59:40 AM
Love those shoes Steve. Nice one.

Not everyone's bag but I bought a Gloverall Duffel Coat at a local carboot sale today. £15

Wow! Now that is some going. Well done. Flicks?

(http://i512.photobucket.com/albums/t323/conorthemod/P1010852_zpsa7d8ab37.jpg)

There you are Bobby. Not the best of photos.

Its in Grey. Would have preferred Navy Blue, Black or Camel but for £15 you can't go wrong.
Well, considering you could have payed over £250.00 for it new, I wouldn't be to bothered what colour it came in  ;D
I would pick that tag off the front but that's my hang up. Top find nonetheless.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on May 06, 2014, 05:37:54 PM
A gorgeous Gant BD popover that will appear in due course on the WAYW thread; in fact, when I get the sleeves shortened; btw, am I the only one -Michael Caine aside- that thinks shirtmakers use monkey's measures to do their stuff? Seems we're living in Planet of the MOD apes  :)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 06, 2014, 05:45:44 PM
A gorgeous Gant BD popover that will appear in due course on the WAYW thread; in fact, when I get the sleeves shortened; btw, am I the only one -Michael Caine aside- that thinks shirtmakers use monkey's measures to do their stuff? Seems we're living in Planet of the MOD apes  :)

Hey! I resemble that remark!  ;)
My exact opposite problem is that most sleeves on OTP shirts are about an inch too short!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on May 06, 2014, 05:48:34 PM
A tougher problem, I reckon!  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mohairsam on May 06, 2014, 08:37:10 PM
Just picked up this vintage summer shirt for six quid, just need some bloody sun now!
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/studioevents/shirt1.jpg)
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/studioevents/shirt2.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 06, 2014, 09:01:13 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mohairsam on May 06, 2014, 09:14:09 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)

These the Size 10 pair that were on eBay? Was gutted they weren't a size 9  :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 06, 2014, 09:18:46 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)

These the Size 10 pair that were on eBay? Was gutted they weren't a size 9  :(

That's them, mate! Been looking for a pair for a long time now, couldn't believe it when they popped up on there. More so that no-one pulled the trigger on them before I did!!
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Mohairsam on May 06, 2014, 09:39:05 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)

These the Size 10 pair that were on eBay? Was gutted they weren't a size 9  :(

That's them, mate! Been looking for a pair for a long time now, couldn't believe it when they popped up on there. More so that no-one pulled the trigger on them before I did!!

Well done, top purchase that! I know they were not exactly a bargain but have seen people pay much more for them. Looks like my search for a pair will have to carry on, Hudson really missing a trick not making these again.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 06, 2014, 09:53:11 PM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)

These the Size 10 pair that were on eBay? Was gutted they weren't a size 9  :(

That's them, mate! Been looking for a pair for a long time now, couldn't believe it when they popped up on there. More so that no-one pulled the trigger on them before I did!!

Well done, top purchase that! I know they were not exactly a bargain but have seen people pay much more for them. Looks like my search for a pair will have to carry on, Hudson really missing a trick not making these again.

Great shoes. Do you mind me asking what they went for, just out of interest.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: charliebravo69 on May 07, 2014, 08:08:09 AM
Hudson have changed hands since they made shoes like this and they've thrown out all the old lasts/templates that they had for this range. They did used to knock some old styles up to order for a few years but won't/can't do it any more :(
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 07, 2014, 08:24:41 AM
Waiting (im)patiently for these to arrive. Nothing like the bargain price that Red Steve snared a similar looking pair for, but worth it. They spoke to me!  ;)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hudson-Dagger-Tassle-Loafers-Black-Leather-Size-UK-10-RRP-155-top-mod-weller-/00/s/NTAwWDM3Mw==/z/Le8AAOxykmZTPCyO/$_12.JPG)

These the Size 10 pair that were on eBay? Was gutted they weren't a size 9  :(

That's them, mate! Been looking for a pair for a long time now, couldn't believe it when they popped up on there. More so that no-one pulled the trigger on them before I did!!

Well done, top purchase that! I know they were not exactly a bargain but have seen people pay much more for them. Looks like my search for a pair will have to carry on, Hudson really missing a trick not making these again.

Great shoes. Do you mind me asking what they went for, just out of interest.

£85, Steve. Not cheap (well, not for me anyway) but I've had Hudsons before and they wear well and last. And they spoke to me, which is my main criteria! No more 'oh, that's a bargain, I'll have that', it's quality over quantity in these fiscally challenging times
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 07, 2014, 11:13:05 AM
Just a slight word of caution with the Hudsons, make sure you use shoe-trees or pack them well after wearing them. I had a pair for a while (tried to convince myself that I could live with tassled shoes) and found that they did crease quite easily.
How do you find them Red Steve?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 07, 2014, 12:19:48 PM
I love mine. I don't use tree shoes as they don't have a hard life, maybe worn once every other week. The tassles on mine are in perfect shape. I've had a stick on rubber sole applied by a local cobbler, which will help make them last.

Re £85 Doc, I think that's a fair price, and I would certainly buy another pair for that money. A really good find, and maybe with a lot of tlc you could even get your money back if you decided to flog them in the future.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 07, 2014, 01:00:37 PM
Diabolik, I do that with all my 'good' shoes; don't have shoe trees but lots of packing, then bagged and boxed!

Steve, the seller claimed the RRP was £155 and, whilst I didn't check, that didn't sound unreasonable. As such, £85, whilst a fairly sizeable outlay for me, was a sum I was prepared to pay for such gems! They'll be well looked after, though it's unlikely I'll want to part with them! Top tip re the rubber sole, by the way, I'll be visiting the local cobbler asap  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on May 07, 2014, 09:39:07 PM
DNA ebay find

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/IMAG1274_zps1c55d725.jpg)

Reduced mendoza shirt

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/17ae1997256c9180bd2d8b47ea1214d6_zpsc446a759.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on May 08, 2014, 04:38:23 PM
vintage jackets

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058867_o.jpg?nc=193)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/037/0/9060154/il_570xN.574881145_tssq.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 08, 2014, 06:12:36 PM
Well done guys some lovely finds there. Be careful in a strong wind with that collar though  ;)

Seriously I'd wear all of those (assuming they were my size that is)  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on May 08, 2014, 06:15:30 PM
 ;) i did take a risk with them.looks nice under a jacket tho  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 08, 2014, 07:38:39 PM
DNA ebay find

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/IMAG1274_zps1c55d725.jpg)

Reduced mendoza shirt

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/17ae1997256c9180bd2d8b47ea1214d6_zpsc446a759.jpg)

Like that shirt, especially the collar...
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 08, 2014, 08:55:07 PM
vintage jackets

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058867_o.jpg?nc=193)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/037/0/9060154/il_570xN.574881145_tssq.jpg)

Dig those especially the top one.
Any ideas as to what you are going to team it up with Hopsack?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: hopsack dan on May 08, 2014, 09:29:56 PM
maybe light grey/cream colored slacks, burgundy weejuns, light blue tab collar, repp tie/knit.

Have yet to see it in person but it is described in the auction as a gold-brown. Here it is close up:
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058913_o.jpg?nc=307)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Red Steve on May 09, 2014, 06:29:06 AM
I think that jacket would work well with quite a few colours Dan. I'm thinking navy/cream/or a mid brown would make a base for a great outfit. Nice find and hope it fits well too.

Just had a new watch arrive from Hong Kong. It's a homage (not a fake) of a classic Panerai. Only cost £50 inc delivery when the real deal would be 100 times that. Hand wind with a glass case back to view the movement. Decent quality leather strap too.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/001_zpsda73a105.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/001_zpsda73a105.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: greenstreet on May 09, 2014, 03:59:22 PM
maybe light grey/cream colored slacks, burgundy weejuns, light blue tab collar, repp tie/knit.

Have yet to see it in person but it is described in the auction as a gold-brown. Here it is close up:
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058913_o.jpg?nc=307)

Nice jacket. Got a mohair suit in a very similar color, maybe a shade darker and looks fantastic, easy to combine too. I think the colors you mention will work well, only not so sure about the cream slacks.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: markrulesok on May 09, 2014, 05:26:48 PM
vintage jackets

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058867_o.jpg?nc=193)

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/037/0/9060154/il_570xN.574881145_tssq.jpg)

bravo on these finds, that first one... ooof  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Jonny on May 10, 2014, 08:10:05 AM
vintage jackets

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058867_o.jpg?nc=193)


One of the nicest I've seen a while. Looks like it's straight out of Sinatra's wardrobe!  8)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 10, 2014, 09:14:03 AM
maybe light grey/cream colored slacks, burgundy weejuns, light blue tab collar, repp tie/knit.

Have yet to see it in person but it is described in the auction as a gold-brown. Here it is close up:
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/3/5/7/3/6/2/webimg/754058913_o.jpg?nc=307)

Yup! It certainly sounds as though you've got it worked out Dan, I would probably do much the same, deffo with light grey trews but also maybe black.
I have an old Towncraft sports jacket in a dark to mid green in very much the same style as this one here. Having an unusual-ish colour to play with is always fun.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: Diabolik on May 10, 2014, 02:06:43 PM
This turned up today, needs an iron but it's straight out of the package. It's a Nigel Hall "modern" version of a 50's Style shirt. I bought it from an online "vintage" clothing site when I was flicking around the net. £12.95 + a few quid for p&p and it's in perfect nick. Not strictly a traditional "mod" item I guess (as if that matters!), but I love it. It will great with the tan and white loafers I recently bought. I must be channelling my inner Rockabilly Rebel!! 

(http://i58.tinypic.com/10rmyo3.jpg)

Really digging the oval buttons.
(http://i57.tinypic.com/30w5wzs.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 14, 2014, 12:33:49 PM
Never bought from ZARA before, but I see they do offer free returns, so when they do arrive...:
(http://static.zara.net/photos//2014/V/1/2/p/2701/302/103/2/w/1920/2701302103_2_2_1.jpg?timestamp=1395775514561)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 14, 2014, 01:22:52 PM
Never bought from ZARA before, but I see they do offer free returns, so when they do arrive...:
(http://static.zara.net/photos//2014/V/1/2/p/2701/302/103/2/w/1920/2701302103_2_2_1.jpg?timestamp=1395775514561)

They're a bit different from the norm, Mike, like them. How much, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 14, 2014, 02:04:19 PM
 Dr. G, $99 w/ free shipping.
and with the free returns I can always send them back if they don't work.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 14, 2014, 02:06:52 PM
Dr. G, $99 w/ free shipping.
and with the free returns I can always send them back if they don't work.

Looking at two pairs of shoes on the site.  May take a punt, also seem to have a shop close enough if I have an opportunity to head over there.  Curious about their sizing as they only do whole sizes.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: detroitmike on May 14, 2014, 02:14:15 PM
Dr. G, $99 w/ free shipping.
and with the free returns I can always send them back if they don't work.

Looking at two pairs of shoes on the site.  May take a punt, also seem to have a shop close enough if I have an opportunity to head over there.  Curious about their sizing as they only do whole sizes.
Yes, sizing sort of limited my choices on there (most styles seemed to only go to 12). Typically I have to go to a size 13 (US) as most shoe brands don't do 12.5 , and they didn't have many 13's.
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 14, 2014, 02:28:55 PM
Dr. G, $99 w/ free shipping.
and with the free returns I can always send them back if they don't work.

That's not bad at all, Mike. Now, can I get another pair of shoes sneaked into the house without the missus spotting them??  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: WayneK on May 14, 2014, 02:33:22 PM
Dr. G, $99 w/ free shipping.
and with the free returns I can always send them back if they don't work.

Looking at two pairs of shoes on the site.  May take a punt, also seem to have a shop close enough if I have an opportunity to head over there.  Curious about their sizing as they only do whole sizes.
Yes, sizing sort of limited my choices on there (most styles seemed to only go to 12). Typically I have to go to a size 13 (US) as most shoe brands don't do 12.5 , and they didn't have many 13's.

My size changes depending on the shoe.  I assume their whole sizes come up smaller rather than larger and would likely go for an 8 rather than a 7. 
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on May 14, 2014, 02:42:37 PM
 ;D my wife bangs on about my shoes all the time,ignoring her own collection i might add. At least i wear mine  ;)
She tried to show me up on facebook the other day about some new trousers and shoes that had appeared in the house still in their bags,she looked silly when she realised the were my work uniform  ;D
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: mdw1981 on May 14, 2014, 05:37:39 PM
Lammy, that made me laugh out loud. 😂😂😂
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: lammyrider on May 14, 2014, 05:46:11 PM
 ;D
Although she did over hear me saying to friends i'd snuck some stuff in under the radar a few days earlier when i hadnt hung up my phone, oops  :-[  she knows about everything just maybe not the full cost  ;)
Title: Re: Whats the last item you bought?
Post by: DanDy on May 16, 2014, 11:25:37 AM
In anticipation of a blistering summer....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t1.0-9