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Title: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 09, 2013, 09:32:12 PM
(http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/36479-1--450-auto.jpg)

Beams Plus short sleeve madras shirt

http://www.oipolloi.com/beams-plus-ss-button-down-madras-shirt-red-navy-yellow (http://www.oipolloi.com/beams-plus-ss-button-down-madras-shirt-red-navy-yellow)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 12, 2013, 01:24:17 PM
Nice! For too long I've been very snobbish about the collars on BD shirts but have finally bought some really nice Tuk Tuk/Gant and Suit DK shirts with smaller collars like that one
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hipshaker on March 12, 2013, 02:54:30 PM
I like a big collar too .... But also like that. However, this thread is going to be torture for me. After moving house in January a combination of the clothes mountain I had to shift plus a need to economise has led me to making 2013 a non clothes buying year! I've made it into march so far!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 12:36:32 AM
For those with a little less cash, Lands' End have a range of short sleeve Madras shirts for just £29.95

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Men%27s-Short-Sleeve-Colonial-Yellow-Madras-Shirt/P_24921,en_GB,pd.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on March 13, 2013, 12:37:22 AM
I vowed to make February a non clothes buying month for two reasons, one I was skint and two it is the shortest month. I managed it but have nearly spent my monthly allocation on new clothes already this month  :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 08:55:07 AM
(http://img01.zerogrey.com/upload/wp_store/images/131MBRCPS0017-BBWC1_1423_medium_131MBRCPS0017BBWC1.jpg)

I did mention this on the Facebook page, but thought I'd flag up here. Liking the way Baracuta going now, ditching the nasty shirts and polos, concentrating on the outerwear. This is designed by the man behind Beams Plus (see shirt at top of thread) and is a lot more interesting than the previous company spin-offs for me.

Saying that the maker has a shocking anorak on its new page too, so not all good!

http://www.wpstore.com/eshop/category/WP-Store-BARACUTA-preview-SS-2013.html/1/frmCatID/33366/ (http://www.wpstore.com/eshop/category/WP-Store-BARACUTA-preview-SS-2013.html/1/frmCatID/33366/)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 09:11:33 AM
Talking coats....

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2400/433c4/products/101/images/500/bpfront__81623.1359131042.1280.1280.png)

!960s Sierra Designs ‘60/40’ Mountain Parka
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
^^^^ John Simons? http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/brands/Sierra-Designs.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Felonious on March 13, 2013, 10:36:21 AM
For those with a little less cash, Lands' End have a range of short sleeve Madras shirts for just £29.95

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Men%27s-Short-Sleeve-Colonial-Yellow-Madras-Shirt/P_24921,en_GB,pd.html

Yes, Pretty good shirts but watch the sizing unless you're over 6'6" and heavy with it, don't buy TALL.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 12:48:12 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thanks for the tip. If anyone is interested they are doing 20% off on any order value at the moment.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: boss69 on March 13, 2013, 07:36:15 PM
For those with a little less cash, Lands' End have a range of short sleeve Madras shirts for just £29.95

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Men%27s-Short-Sleeve-Colonial-Yellow-Madras-Shirt/P_24921,en_GB,pd.html

I like the checks and cloth. Look like the ralph lauren custom fit checks. BUT the : -

 Traditional Fit: the classic American cut, with plenty of ease

 size description fills me with dread. This shirt sounds like it will flap in the wind.




Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 13, 2013, 08:35:51 PM
Lovely bit of summer kit.....

                                       (http://i48.tinypic.com/1124zg9.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
What is it?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 13, 2013, 08:37:52 PM
Here's the link http://www.oipolloi.com/universal-works-resort-jacket-blue-gingham
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Quigley on March 13, 2013, 09:11:36 PM
This could be my favourite thread...

I do sit on the more Albam, Oi Polloi side of the Mod fence these days with a bit of overpriced Japanese labelling... But a few things of desire are...

http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/copy-of-dark-blue-cord-shirt/

http://oliverspencer.co.uk/farringdon-mac-lynmouth-yellow-osj165c

http://www.oipolloi.com/yuketen-maine-guide-moc-light-blue-white-camp-sole
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 09:15:33 PM
Love the Farringdon mac, not sure I could pull off the orange variation mind!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Quigley on March 13, 2013, 09:18:35 PM
Love the Farringdon mac, not sure I could pull off the orange variation mind!

Let's be brave together... I've just told Emma (lewie100) how I would love to turn up in my new job wearing that!!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 09:20:42 PM
(http://www.mrporter.com/images/products/339992/339992_mrp_in_l.jpg)

Mackintosh does a Harrington-style jacket, way too expensive, but like it a lot.

http://www.mrporter.com/product/339992 (http://www.mrporter.com/product/339992)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 09:21:47 PM
Love the Farringdon mac, not sure I could pull off the orange variation mind!

Let's be brave together... I've just told Emma (lewie100) how I would love to turn up in my new job wearing that!!!

Don't mind a bold colour - but orange is something I run a mile from!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Quigley on March 13, 2013, 09:44:22 PM
The word parka sends shivers up most Modernist's spines but this beauty bucks the trend and a bargain sale price to boot...

http://www.albamclothing.com/product/18703/fern-green/sale-was-275-squall-parka.asp
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 13, 2013, 10:09:06 PM
For those with a little less cash, Lands' End have a range of short sleeve Madras shirts for just £29.95

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Men%27s-Short-Sleeve-Colonial-Yellow-Madras-Shirt/P_24921,en_GB,pd.html

I like the checks and cloth. Look like the ralph lauren custom fit checks. BUT the : -

 Traditional Fit: the classic American cut, with plenty of ease

 size description fills me with dread. This shirt sounds like it will flap in the wind.

Yes, I picked up on that too but have ordered a couple today but sized down to hopefully avoid any "sail like" qualities.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Hatch_and_Hatch on March 13, 2013, 11:35:13 PM
Those cufflinks are just great! Sadly they are gone - someone bought them before I made up my mind...

(http://img3.etsystatic.com/005/0/7338476/il_570xN.407833355_mrg2.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jack.92 on March 14, 2013, 01:29:54 PM
For those with a little less cash, Lands' End have a range of short sleeve Madras shirts for just £29.95

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Men%27s-Short-Sleeve-Colonial-Yellow-Madras-Shirt/P_24921,en_GB,pd.html

I like the checks and cloth. Look like the ralph lauren custom fit checks. BUT the : -

 Traditional Fit: the classic American cut, with plenty of ease

 size description fills me with dread. This shirt sounds like it will flap in the wind.

Yes, I picked up on that too but have ordered a couple today but sized down to hopefully avoid any "sail like" qualities.

Just ordered a madras myself, I've gone for my normal size though - hoping I'm not mistaken with the fit.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 14, 2013, 02:04:49 PM
Barbour x Tokito tartan jacket.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llt05z8oWW1qhwprc.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on March 15, 2013, 10:30:58 AM
Hate to rain on anyone's parade but...the old I'd Wear That thread was for clothes that were not strictly mod but a little left of centre so to speak...at least that's how i remember it.

I'd say only a couple of the posts so far reflect this.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on March 15, 2013, 11:54:07 AM
http://www.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=121&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33056&storeId=12555&productId=9132904&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=207200&parent_categoryId=207169&pageSize=20


This is the kinda thing i mean...i know it's topman but i'd wear it!

Meant to say earlier SteveP...like the Barbour also.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on March 15, 2013, 12:34:58 PM
Quite like that jacket woody 64, but not convinced with the bold breast pocket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ColinGlasgow on March 15, 2013, 09:25:29 PM
Barbour x Tokito tartan jacket.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_llt05z8oWW1qhwprc.jpg)
Top notch!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Richard Shimmy on March 19, 2013, 06:53:09 AM
YMC Blue Chambray Work Shirt.

http://enterase.com/ymc-blue-chambray-work-shirt/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on March 28, 2013, 06:50:32 PM
Anybody heard of this shirt company Olymp?

Seem to have a few decent patterns on their BD collection...

http://www.olympdirect.com/SELECT_Button_Down_Collar.htm
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Childof67 on March 29, 2013, 02:05:03 PM
Anybody heard of this shirt company Olymp?

Seem to have a few decent patterns on their BD collection...

http://www.olympdirect.com/SELECT_Button_Down_Collar.htm

My local traditional gents outfitters stocks them, or at least the more casual checked BDs, so have seen them close up. The patterns are quite appealing, looks reasonable quality if some towards the lightweight side. But they look quite generously sized, especially in the sleeve department for the half sleeved ones, and they have a small logo on the breast so I've never plumped for one.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on March 31, 2013, 04:34:56 PM
Possibly...

http://www.gloverall.com/shop-item?id=11

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 02, 2013, 12:50:00 PM
Possibly...

http://www.gloverall.com/shop-item?id=11

Definitely............ http://www.gloverall.com/shop-item?id=3
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on April 02, 2013, 02:48:04 PM
Edifice anorak:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html (http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: MWC on April 02, 2013, 02:52:26 PM
Possibly...

http://www.gloverall.com/shop-item?id=11

Definitely............ http://www.gloverall.com/shop-item?id=3

Love those.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 02, 2013, 06:47:41 PM
Edifice anorak:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html (http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html)

Lovely jacket...shame about the price...maybe come sale time ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 03, 2013, 12:04:53 AM
Edifice anorak:

http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html (http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/edifice-chambray-twill-hooded-jacket.html)

Lovely jacket...shame about the price...maybe come sale time ;)

It pains me no end that this time last year I was in Japan and didn't bring back a stitch of clothing like that - too much sightseeing not enough shopping ???
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on April 03, 2013, 12:26:30 PM
http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/saturdays-randall-double-stripe-tee-104751.html (http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/saturdays-randall-double-stripe-tee-104751.html)

Various colours of these Saturdays striped t-shirts, very '60s garage band.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 03, 2013, 08:05:25 PM
http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/saturdays-randall-double-stripe-tee-104751.html (http://www.endclothing.co.uk/latest-products/saturdays-randall-double-stripe-tee-104751.html)

Various colours of these Saturdays striped t-shirts, very '60s garage band.

Loving a lot of striped stuff lately, but not keen on highlighting the fact that I'm a bit of a shortarse, which horizontal stripes can tend to do.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 03, 2013, 09:18:57 PM
Sunspel button neck jumper

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/mens/knitwear/button-neck-jumper-9026.html

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 09:08:04 AM
I'm looking for something a bit smarter than my Barbour Sapper to wear in the colder months.  I love the look of pea coats, just not on me, I don't think duffle coats are quite what I'm after (besides, I think Paddington ruined them for me), so I'm now thinking about a mac of some sort, or perhaps one of these

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/coats-jackets-c23/waxed-jackets-c133/barbour-clothing-barbour-sl-bedale-smart-navy-jacket-mca0184ny71-p8962

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 09:41:51 AM
^^^ not for me that one. Why not buy a traditional mac. Jump the Gun have a decent priced range, and if you want to push the boat out then Crombie have a nice selection and will last you a lifetime too;
http://www.crombie.co.uk/coats/mens/beige-quilted-raincoat-classic-fit.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 09:44:44 AM
Weighing it up Steve, but do love the Crombie...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 11:02:03 AM
Weighing it up Steve, but do love the Crombie...

For me, and I know everyone is different with their budgets etc, there are a few key items in my wardrobe that were worth the extra. My raincoat, my Winter overcoat, my Winter boots etc that have all cost me quite a few £'s but they are all style classics and stand up year on year with regard to their job of keeping me warm & dry.
This is another stand out mac, not cheap, but it will look the business and do what it's supposed to do for a lifetime:
http://www.mrporter.com/product/339993
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 11:54:07 AM
Also very nice Steve.

I pretty much share the same philosophy re: paying that bit more for a few key items.  I have a pair of Alden x The Bureau Kudu boots & a Yuketen Mailman bag, both of which cost a few bob, but which should literally last a (my) lifetime.  Both the macs would definitely fit into that category.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 06, 2013, 01:33:15 PM
How about this mac for 99 notes (down from 299):

http://www.jaeger.co.uk/Contemporary%20City%20Mac/220035D,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_220035D_color=01500&dwvar_220035D_size=S&start=2&q=city%20mac


Not a mac, but I got one of these a few weeks ago (560==>199):

http://www.jaeger.co.uk/Covert%20Coat/220010D,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_220010D_color=07900&dwvar_220010D_size=S&start=2&q=covert%20coat

Very happy with it...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bandito on April 06, 2013, 01:47:41 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

I do like the mac, as well as the double face mac

http://www.jaeger.co.uk/Double%20Faced%20Mac/220024D,en_GB,pd.html?dwvar_220024D_color=07500&dwvar_220024D_size=S&start=10&cgid=men-outerwear-outlet

but the Crombie with the detachable quilted lining which Steve posted earlier is something I'd probably wear more given it's all-year round qualities, although it's a wee bit pricey
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 06, 2013, 01:51:42 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

Ha! I know what you mean - I can feel a little "over-dressed" with that on!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 06, 2013, 02:08:34 PM
From the NYC skate/street label, Supreme:

(http://image.buyma.com/imgdata/item/130311/0009409263/428_1.jpg)
(http://www.boo-bee.jp/blog/201303223.gif)
(http://www.supremenewyork.jp/uploaded/style/33641/Checkered_Sweater_Red-_2.jpg?1361902363)

There is an almost-not-there "S" (I think) stitched on the front, however...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 06, 2013, 02:09:44 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

Ha! I know what you mean - I can feel a little "over-dressed" with that on!

I have had a tailored Crombie for about ten years. Only wear it a few times a year and adore it.

Probably should wear it more but I know I will have it for the rest of my life so well worth what was paid for it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 06, 2013, 02:15:58 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

Ha! I know what you mean - I can feel a little "over-dressed" with that on!

I have had a tailored Crombie for about ten years. Only wear it a few times a year and adore it.

Probably should wear it more but I know I will have it for the rest of my life so well worth what was paid for it.

Yeah, that's a good point, Neil. Before ordering, my Mrs said to me "And how often are you going to wear that?". But as you say, it will always be there when the occasion arises/mood takes you...

Tough one, but any tips for dressing it down?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 06, 2013, 02:27:11 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

Ha! I know what you mean - I can feel a little "over-dressed" with that on!

I have had a tailored Crombie for about ten years. Only wear it a few times a year and adore it.

Probably should wear it more but I know I will have it for the rest of my life so well worth what was paid for it.

Yeah, that's a good point, Neil. Before ordering, my Mrs said to me "And how often are you going to wear that?". But as you say, it will always be there when the occasion arises/mood takes you...

Tough one, but any tips for dressing it down?

Had it made to go over a suit so only ever wear it with a suit. It was my mussus who paid for it as a Christmas pressie one year.

Generally it's my interview, funeral, wedding, mod night etc overcoat.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 06, 2013, 02:36:30 PM
I honestly don't think I'd get enough wear out of the latter, which deters me from looking at Crombie overcoats and such.

Ha! I know what you mean - I can feel a little "over-dressed" with that on!

I have had a tailored Crombie for about ten years. Only wear it a few times a year and adore it.

Probably should wear it more but I know I will have it for the rest of my life so well worth what was paid for it.

Yeah, that's a good point, Neil. Before ordering, my Mrs said to me "And how often are you going to wear that?". But as you say, it will always be there when the occasion arises/mood takes you...

Tough one, but any tips for dressing it down?

Had it made to go over a suit so only ever wear it with a suit. It was my mussus who paid for it as a Christmas pressie one year.

Generally it's my interview, funeral, wedding, mod night etc overcoat.

Bit late in the season now, but think I'll try it with thick sweaters, jeans, whatever next winter and see how it goes...

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 06, 2013, 02:38:25 PM
I'm looking for something a bit smarter than my Barbour Sapper to wear in the colder months.  I love the look of pea coats, just not on me, I don't think duffle coats are quite what I'm after (besides, I think Paddington ruined them for me), so I'm now thinking about a mac of some sort, or perhaps one of these

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/coats-jackets-c23/waxed-jackets-c133/barbour-clothing-barbour-sl-bedale-smart-navy-jacket-mca0184ny71-p8962

I know they're like Marmite, but Pretty Green have a 50% off their Black Label outerwear collection. Lots of coats down from £300 to £150...could be worth a look?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on April 07, 2013, 11:10:10 AM
This cracker from SmedleyxUmbro. Imagine the collar will divide people though.

http://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/specials/john-smedley-umbro-1/track-in-navy

(http://www.johnsmedley.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/428x408/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/3/s3585_001_main.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 07, 2013, 11:48:02 AM
like that very much jonny - very 'cycling top' without being too obvious and sport specific.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2013, 12:33:58 PM
This cracker from SmedleyxUmbro. Imagine the collar will divide people though.

http://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/specials/john-smedley-umbro-1/track-in-navy

(http://www.johnsmedley.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/428x408/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/3/s3585_001_main.jpg)

Very nice, not seen them before.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hipshaker on April 07, 2013, 09:11:12 PM
I'm liking that too. Duffer did something similar a good few years ago, higher neck though ... More like a turtle neck with buttons.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on April 07, 2013, 10:24:24 PM
I bought a grey herringbone crombie (branded crombie)  a fair few years ago.  I wouldnt have exactly coined the term Mod at the time, but my wardrobe has always had serious 60s overtones!  basically i found them half price in a sale Basically i paid and ran before my conscience/bank manager got the better of me.  eventually realised that whilst the arms were right, if was way too big in th e body.

it was ressurected 2 or 3 years ago as my first tailor altered garment (i paid about 30 notes), and now fits lovely!  im nt convinced the arms arent a shade too short now the body has been fitted but its one of those personal bug bear things.  i think that with the right choice of colour, fit and a bit of minerals they can cross over to casual use.  look at the young asian lad in the mid to latter episodes of spooks - he had a great fitting black cromby that he rocked with a turtle neck and jeans, and that looked pretty awesome.

not the best photo to support my arguement ill grant you

(http://spoilertv.co.uk/images/cache/archived-old-shows/spooks/season_5/110590_0_document_FULL.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on April 14, 2013, 12:46:52 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/65sqvt.jpg)

I really like this Vivienne Westwood suit.
The way the button fastening slopes shouldn't work but somehow does!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 14, 2013, 12:54:54 PM
Oh, very nice!
Position of the pockets a little different as well.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2013, 01:42:46 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/65sqvt.jpg)

I really like this Vivienne Westwood suit.
The way the button fastening slopes shouldn't work but somehow does!

I like it. Double breasted cut with single breasted fastening. Not seen that done before.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 14, 2013, 01:44:23 PM
Looks s**t with the check shirt though!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 14, 2013, 01:53:44 PM
This cracker from SmedleyxUmbro. Imagine the collar will divide people though.

http://www.johnsmedley.com/uk/mens/specials/john-smedley-umbro-1/track-in-navy

(http://www.johnsmedley.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/428x408/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/3/s3585_001_main.jpg)

Very nice, I like the black one a bit more.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 14, 2013, 02:33:39 PM
Looks s**t with the check shirt though!
Haha!...and the pocket square.
The jacket? Not sure about it, a quirky design detail added for the sake of it?
Or a clever detail that sets it apart from a lot of other jackets out there??
Not sure.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ken Gee on April 14, 2013, 02:58:09 PM
The jacket? Not sure about it, a quirky design detail added for the sake of it?
Or a clever detail that sets it apart from a lot of other jackets out there??
Not sure.

Fair point. But I think it stays on the right side of acceptable. If it was some "S" curve or "zig-zag" or something, then maybe it would stray into the "quirky" territory. As it is, it could almost go unnoticed.

As for the shirt, tie and pocket square combo, I've been blocking all that out with my two thumbs!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 14, 2013, 03:14:56 PM
The jacket? Not sure about it, a quirky design detail added for the sake of it?
Or a clever detail that sets it apart from a lot of other jackets out there??
Not sure.

Fair point. But I think it stays on the right side of acceptable. If it was some "S" curve or "zig-zag" or something, then maybe it would stray into the "quirky" territory. As it is, it could almost go unnoticed.

As for the shirt, tie and pocket square combo, I've been blocking all that out with my two thumbs!
Hahaha! Didn't think of that Ken, I should've tried it.
As for zig-zag button closures? You may be on to something there...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mr. B on April 14, 2013, 05:58:32 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/65sqvt.jpg)

I really like this Vivienne Westwood suit.
The way the button fastening slopes shouldn't work but somehow does!

Love the way this fastens, sure i've seen it done somewhere else though.  Fastens a bit too high for me, being a 44 chest i'd look ridiculous in it.  Would work great with a lower fastening, and bottom button undone, or maybe the bottom button omitted altogether.  Zigzag style was done in the 80s i'm pretty sure (not on the Mod scene i hasten to add, just part of the general nightmare that passed for fashion in those days).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 14, 2013, 06:12:50 PM
the shoulders are a bit harsh on it though - a bit 'Dallas/Dynasty'
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 14, 2013, 08:01:46 PM
Like it.

would do it a little different, like another fabric, but I'm digging it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: bjorn_late on April 14, 2013, 09:27:37 PM
Looks to me like they took jacket that was too large for the wearer and moved the top two buttons over a bit along a diagonal line to make it slimmer. I think it looks like a hack someone would do at home to get a vintage jacket to fit them without visiting a tailor for proper alteration.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: TomP on April 15, 2013, 07:26:55 AM
The jacket? Not sure about it, a quirky design detail added for the sake of it?
Or a clever detail that sets it apart from a lot of other jackets out there??
Not sure.

Fair point. But I think it stays on the right side of acceptable. If it was some "S" curve or "zig-zag" or something, then maybe it would stray into the "quirky" territory. As it is, it could almost go unnoticed.


As for the shirt, tie and pocket square combo, I've been blocking all that out with my two thumbs!
I agree, I think it creates that subtle 'there's something a bit different but I can't quite put my finger on it' feeling in people that sets the wearer apart. I love the look of the fabric, very swish. The thumbs trick works a blinder too!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 15, 2013, 09:01:05 AM
The jacket? Not sure about it, a quirky design detail added for the sake of it?
Or a clever detail that sets it apart from a lot of other jackets out there??
Not sure.

Fair point. But I think it stays on the right side of acceptable. If it was some "S" curve or "zig-zag" or something, then maybe it would stray into the "quirky" territory. As it is, it could almost go unnoticed.


As for the shirt, tie and pocket square combo, I've been blocking all that out with my two thumbs!
I agree, I think it creates that subtle 'there's something a bit different but I can't quite put my finger on it' feeling in people that sets the wearer apart. I love the look of the fabric, very swish. The thumbs trick works a blinder too!
It does indeed, I also agree about the fabric, it does look very nice.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: NorthStar on April 16, 2013, 11:41:09 AM
The new Uniqlo striped T shirts look good for the money - similar to last years LVC 60 inspired Ts.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/076783 (http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/076783)

Would look great with white jeans and a pair of Jack Purcell's.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 16, 2013, 11:55:32 AM
The new Uniqlo striped T shirts look good for the money - similar to last years LVC 60 inspired Ts.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/076783 (http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/076783)

Would look great with white jeans and a pair of Jack Purcell's.
Urgh! You had to post that didn't you... I'm broke already this month and there goes another few quid on Uniqlo t-shirts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 18, 2013, 12:45:39 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/65_076329001_large_zps40260b23.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/65_076329001_large_zps40260b23.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/076329001_sub1_zps32247142.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/076329001_sub1_zps32247142.jpg.html)

Forgot to add that this is 100% linen from Uniqlo for £30. No idea about the fit etc, just liked the look of the material and thought it would make an idea shirt to team with a pair of shorts at the beach.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 22, 2013, 08:15:26 AM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/65_076329001_large_zps40260b23.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/65_076329001_large_zps40260b23.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/076329001_sub1_zps32247142.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/076329001_sub1_zps32247142.jpg.html)

Forgot to add that this is 100% linen from Uniqlo for £30. No idea about the fit etc, just liked the look of the material and thought it would make an idea shirt to team with a pair of shorts at the beach.
The check's lovely isn't it Steve, very nice.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on April 24, 2013, 06:27:09 PM
What's folks opinions on those shoes?

http://outlet.marksandspencer.com/Collezione-Leather-Crocodile-Loafers-T03-6677I-S/dp/B00A494A4O?field_availability=-1&field_browse=1462505031&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&id=Collezione+Leather+Crocodile+Loafers+T03-6677I-S&ie=UTF8&refinementHistory=subjectbin%2Csize_name%2Ccolor_map%2Cbrandtextbin%2Cprice&searchNodeID=1462505031&searchPage=5&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=12
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 24, 2013, 06:29:29 PM
What's folks opinions on those shoes?

http://outlet.marksandspencer.com/Collezione-Leather-Crocodile-Loafers-T03-6677I-S/dp/B00A494A4O?field_availability=-1&field_browse=1462505031&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&id=Collezione+Leather+Crocodile+Loafers+T03-6677I-S&ie=UTF8&refinementHistory=subjectbin%2Csize_name%2Ccolor_map%2Cbrandtextbin%2Cprice&searchNodeID=1462505031&searchPage=5&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=12

Nigerian business men shoes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on April 24, 2013, 07:01:03 PM
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Nigerian business men shoes.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 24, 2013, 07:06:40 PM
What's folks opinions on those shoes?

http://outlet.marksandspencer.com/Collezione-Leather-Crocodile-Loafers-T03-6677I-S/dp/B00A494A4O?field_availability=-1&field_browse=1462505031&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&id=Collezione+Leather+Crocodile+Loafers+T03-6677I-S&ie=UTF8&refinementHistory=subjectbin%2Csize_name%2Ccolor_map%2Cbrandtextbin%2Cprice&searchNodeID=1462505031&searchPage=5&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=12

Nigerian business men shoes.


Just send to me your bank account details and I will sell them to you.

They are most excellent shoes.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on April 24, 2013, 07:21:39 PM
What's folks opinions on those shoes?

http://outlet.marksandspencer.com/Collezione-Leather-Crocodile-Loafers-T03-6677I-S/dp/B00A494A4O?field_availability=-1&field_browse=1462505031&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&id=Collezione+Leather+Crocodile+Loafers+T03-6677I-S&ie=UTF8&refinementHistory=subjectbin%2Csize_name%2Ccolor_map%2Cbrandtextbin%2Cprice&searchNodeID=1462505031&searchPage=5&searchRank=salesrank&searchSize=12

Nigerian business men shoes.


Just send to me your bank account details and I will sell them to you.

They are most excellent shoes.

Your on Laird... PM on it's way. ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on April 25, 2013, 03:55:49 PM
Currently besotted with these shoes from Gaziano & Girling.

Unfortunately no price on the website, plus it's under their bespoke section so I wouldn't doubt for a second they're over £1000. (The boutique, cheaper shoes, start from 739...) ::)

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bespoke

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/Bespoke_3819348.jpg?1648)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ColinGlasgow on April 25, 2013, 07:25:17 PM
Currently besotted with these shoes from Gaziano & Girling.

Unfortunately no price on the website, plus it's under their bespoke section so I wouldn't doubt for a second they're over £1000. (The boutique, cheaper shoes, start from 739...) ::)

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bespoke

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/Bespoke_3819348.jpg?1648)
Lovely
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: H0rw33nL0afer3r5 on April 25, 2013, 07:46:52 PM
Not my sort of thing, but you can't deny the craftsmanship that's gone into the shoes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 25, 2013, 07:54:49 PM
Currently besotted with these shoes from Gaziano & Girling.

Unfortunately no price on the website, plus it's under their bespoke section so I wouldn't doubt for a second they're over £1000. (The boutique, cheaper shoes, start from 739...) ::)

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bespoke

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/Bespoke_3819348.jpg?1648)
Lovely

Not for me sorry.
They remind of the shoes you see in shops on Rimini sea front. Sorry gents.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: jasonmorrismod on April 27, 2013, 05:23:43 PM
Currently besotted with these shoes from Gaziano & Girling.

Unfortunately no price on the website, plus it's under their bespoke section so I wouldn't doubt for a second they're over £1000. (The boutique, cheaper shoes, start from 739...) ::)

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bespoke

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/Bespoke_3819348.jpg?1648)

Stunning, it's nice to see something a little more creative being posted. Exotics were all the rage in the 60s and the 80s scene, things seem a little more conservative now.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on April 28, 2013, 08:08:43 PM
Aigle Fortytweed Jacket.

http://www.present-london.com/aigle/aigle-fortytweed-jacket-blue/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 28, 2013, 08:14:48 PM
Aigle Fortytweed Jacket.

http://www.present-london.com/aigle/aigle-fortytweed-jacket-blue/

Hmmm, can't quite make up my mind about this coat. I think it's the hood that's putting me off.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on April 28, 2013, 08:36:20 PM
Yes i'm with you on that one too, Although a tad expensive for the purpose, would make really nice garment for on the scooter on those chillier days.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on April 28, 2013, 08:44:11 PM
Another alternative to the "parka" from the same makers, a season allrounder for when on the scooter.

http://www.present-london.com/aigle/aigle-fishertail-jacket-green/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on May 11, 2013, 08:01:03 PM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/5bc06.jpg)

The polo shirt looks a bit tasty from the John Smedley 2014 Spring / Summer collection.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on May 14, 2013, 07:39:20 PM
Agreed! Like that a lot. (the orange always reminds me of the style council ( no bad thing in my book)

... So when are getting some in then Andy?

J
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bod on May 15, 2013, 08:25:43 AM
Also really like that
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on May 15, 2013, 08:24:15 PM
Liking this vintage smock, another that would look good on the scooter during the warmer months.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111069747065?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: McDermott on May 19, 2013, 09:23:46 PM
a lot of the new polo designs from the michael Bastian X Uniqlo collection...
Scroll to bottom.
http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/clothing/uq/polo/men/


Can picture the more sporty types rocking this on the Bicycle with pair of raybans. Simple and understated. like the 70s style collar, pity they seem not to currently have all the colours available. The only one they have is the worse IMO
http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/077849-01

the button down polos arent my thing at all but have some nice 'detail', flapped button pocket and V's on the sleeve with a button...Someone at the design team knows something.. For 14.99 can you complain..
(http://s8.postimg.org/8mjl0iztx/Mod_polo.jpg)
Ps. Actually i take it back about the button down collar on a polo. I might have this for summer, in a seersucker. Very nice. http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/077845#thumbnailSelect
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 19, 2013, 09:31:01 PM
Liking this vintage smock, another that would look good on the scooter during the warmer months.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111069747065?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648

Yes, that's cool, I like it but I'm not to sure about those fasteners. I reckon maybe toggles would be better...?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on May 21, 2013, 09:42:44 AM
http://shop.sixeightsevensix.com/products/petrel

extreme left of field ...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 21, 2013, 10:56:27 AM
I thought the same about the Bastian x Uniqlo polo's when I got the email. Definitely one for the holiday.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on June 07, 2013, 06:11:46 PM
Not a label that I am familiar with but this jacket has potential .

http://www.ranshop.co.uk/categories/outerwear-jackets/products/common-people-mackinaw-wool-jkt-navy
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dogtooth on June 07, 2013, 06:25:48 PM
Like the shawl collar & the cut of the jacket - just not sure about the button loops
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 08, 2013, 10:33:25 AM
Like the shawl collar & the cut of the jacket - just not sure about the button loops

Nice jacket Rocketman.
I don't mind those button loops myself, they have a certain charm about them that fits in well with the style of the jacket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on June 08, 2013, 11:35:01 AM
Found this jacket is also available in olive/grey , I to don't mind the button loops .
I often visit manchester and will definitely take a peep.

http://www.ranshop.co.uk/categories/outerwear-jackets/products/common-people-mackinaw-wool-jkt-olive
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on June 27, 2013, 12:30:52 PM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on June 27, 2013, 12:39:36 PM
That's truly awful!!! ... And for the money?!? F*ck me! It's a wonder matey-boy Simons even made it into the RAF!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 27, 2013, 01:01:25 PM
I feel very sick now having looked at that...I may now need to burn anything in my wardrobe with a Laurel Wreath emblem on it :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mdw1981 on June 27, 2013, 01:08:18 PM
WOW!!!!   :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 27, 2013, 03:56:19 PM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

Ha ha! Ace.
I'd maybe wear this shirt with these?:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adidas-Originals-ObyO-Jeremy-Scott-Mens-PENNY-LOAFER-Slim-V22822-UK-8-9-10-11-/170954921336?var=#vi-content
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dogtooth on June 27, 2013, 06:39:31 PM
Quote
http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

Looks like someone's given the model a wedgie - might explain the slightly dazed look on his face
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on June 27, 2013, 07:40:57 PM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

whoever wrote the marketing blurb for that must have been pissing themselves
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on June 27, 2013, 08:00:29 PM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

whoever wrote the marketing blurb for that must have been pissing themselves

They've got it all wrong. Should be a "green" range, recycling, assuming they've used cloth remnants to stitch it up.  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BigShaun on June 30, 2013, 11:43:59 AM
At first glance i thought he'd tucked his plain black shirt into his big pants. Awful.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Childof67 on July 01, 2013, 07:45:34 PM
At first glance i thought he'd tucked his plain black shirt into his big pants. Awful.

jings, I see what you mean! That little number is probably what they always call "witty" in the fahion press, and the rest of the world just substitutes a "sh" for the opening letter. Wonder if there are authentic skiddies at the back- oh no only in the authentic collection? A "Fred" should say "I'm hard, smart and clean", not "I'm a clownish little c***t".
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 01, 2013, 08:16:39 PM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

Okay, I admit I'm not familiar with Raf Simons, but how did someone who created this, get to design clothes??
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 03, 2013, 07:54:49 AM
Fred perry sale starts today , who would wear this beauty ?......(come on own up)

http://www.fredperry.com/sale/laurel-wreath-collection/men/short-sleeve-panel-shirt.html

Okay, I admit I'm not familiar with Raf Simons, but how did someone who created this, get to design clothes??

Unfortunate isn't it, but that's what RS has sort of become famous for. Loud designs and exaggerated styles. Sometimes his more simple stuff is really nice, but on the whole I avoid it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 03, 2013, 03:06:15 PM
Think this merits a 2nd look: http://www.endclothing.co.uk/sale/all/nigel-cabourn-cricket-oxford-jacket.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dogtooth on July 03, 2013, 03:11:19 PM
Quote
http://www.endclothing.co.uk/sale/all/nigel-cabourn-cricket-oxford-jacket.html

Yum...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 03, 2013, 04:09:07 PM
Quote
http://www.endclothing.co.uk/sale/all/nigel-cabourn-cricket-oxford-jacket.html

Yum...

Yes, my thoughts exactly. Could see this working well with a nice pair of madras shorts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 03, 2013, 04:57:38 PM
Think this merits a 2nd look: http://www.endclothing.co.uk/sale/all/nigel-cabourn-cricket-oxford-jacket.html

Yes, very nice, too bad I've blown my clothes budget for this (and probably next) month...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dogtooth on July 03, 2013, 05:01:35 PM
Quote
Yes, very nice, too bad I've blown my clothes budget for this (and probably next) month...

Ditto...Been told by my wife,  there's no point buying holiday clothes if we can't afford the bloody holiday ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 04, 2013, 05:44:58 PM
In 2 minds about this one. Like the design, colour and the lining too, but not mad about logo's and this one has 2. It's been reduced in the Oi Polloi sale. Whilst still not a bargain price wise, it's getting me thinking that it would make a nice alternative to a Harrington. Oh, and the zip pull would be removed.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-6--450-auto_zps77670e7c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-6--450-auto_zps77670e7c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-4--450-auto_zpsa9a0c9b3.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-4--450-auto_zpsa9a0c9b3.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-1--450-auto_zps3aa9e34b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-1--450-auto_zps3aa9e34b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rigsby on July 05, 2013, 08:28:52 AM
I hate when the logo is so pronounced. If it was the same colour as the jacket, then I would be tempted.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 05, 2013, 08:48:07 AM
I love the lining, such a shame it has a breast logo as well as a pocket one, without that I'd say it would be lovely!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on July 05, 2013, 09:10:26 AM
I've got a very very similar Peter Werth one that I picked up cheaply about 7 or 8 years ago, no logo either. Should wear it more often. It doesn't have such a lovely lining as that one mind  :(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on July 05, 2013, 09:49:25 AM
Would you wear these from Loake?

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/835/jyaa.jpg)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 05, 2013, 10:22:20 AM
^^^ God yes, in a heartbeat. The forecast would need to guarantee no rain though, but seriously a lovely looking shoe.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 05, 2013, 10:27:29 AM
A definite yes from me, providing I was walking on a carpet all night in the summer! Ideal for a an indoor function.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on July 05, 2013, 11:22:54 AM
Yes though I would be looking down every minute to be sure they were clean.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 05, 2013, 11:25:08 AM
Yes though I would be looking down every minute to be sure they were clean.

Not the footwear for an evenings wine tasting I guess.  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 05, 2013, 12:35:57 PM
Those are VERY nice, and I'd be tempted, but after dumping red wine on my light colored Smedley at a gallery opening... it's back to black for me... ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on July 05, 2013, 04:05:09 PM
I thought they may divide opinion a bit more than that! I'm after some lighter shoes for summer and they top the wants list. Roll on pay day.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on July 05, 2013, 04:42:51 PM
In 2 minds about this one. Like the design, colour and the lining too, but not mad about logo's and this one has 2. It's been reduced in the Oi Polloi sale. Whilst still not a bargain price wise, it's getting me thinking that it would make a nice alternative to a Harrington. Oh, and the zip pull would be removed.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-6--450-auto_zps77670e7c.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-6--450-auto_zps77670e7c.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-4--450-auto_zpsa9a0c9b3.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-4--450-auto_zpsa9a0c9b3.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/36271-1--450-auto_zps3aa9e34b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/36271-1--450-auto_zps3aa9e34b.jpg.html)

I have a very similar jacket to this which is also polo brand but without a lining , very much a copy of the baracuta g35 worn (in red) by James dean . Nice jacket to wear late summer/early autumn.
http://www.bbclothing.co.uk/acatalog/Baracuta_Jackets_ba3g35078115saf.html

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 05, 2013, 08:46:36 PM
^^^^^^^ Thanks for the link. Shame but it appears that's sold out  :(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 05, 2013, 10:30:00 PM
I thought they may divide opinion a bit more than that! I'm after some lighter shoes for summer and they top the wants list. Roll on pay day.

Nooooooooo, no... those are sharp! I would just make sure to give a good water/stain proofing before first wear.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on July 17, 2013, 12:41:31 PM
Saw this in the Kin range at John Lewis last night...

http://www.johnlewis.com/kin-by-john-lewis-merino-blend-button-neck-jumper/p471486?colour=Red

(http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/000469641?$prod_main$)

Good value and nice shoulder button detailing.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on July 19, 2013, 05:01:48 PM
Not necessarily the best details wise but though these Uniqlo trousers had a nice summery look to them. Plus something to match that burnt orange Smedley to.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/076734

(http://im.uniqlo.com/images/uk/pc/goods/076734/item/03_076734_large.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on July 29, 2013, 04:34:47 PM
Would you wear these from Loake?

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/835/jyaa.jpg)

definitely!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on July 29, 2013, 08:57:50 PM
those loakes are beauts, but knowing me I'd spill my drink/food/stand in a puddle while wearing them  ???
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on July 30, 2013, 07:20:33 PM
see if we can get something more divisive  ;)

probably much more ivy than mod... but velvet slippers anyone?

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj2ad4JeCQ1qg9lao.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on July 30, 2013, 07:35:50 PM
I love velvet slippers.

I believe I've seen a photo of Claudio sporting a pair from a while ago
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BrianB on July 31, 2013, 02:00:18 PM
I just happened to notice that UO is doing slippers in either black or leopard and with red quilted lining, for just $29. I imagine it's not the best quality, but maybe for someone who wants them for around the house.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 02, 2013, 09:12:23 AM
Quite tempted by this, made by Duffer. Just a bit unsure about the low buttoning, still quite like it though, especially the pockets and the notch in the lapel.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/Untitled_zps9d8cffe7.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/unvsw112/media/Work%20Pics/Untitled_zps9d8cffe7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BB Sedgley on August 02, 2013, 09:39:40 AM
ive got a similar one in navy made by selected Steve

wore it on a stag do the other week with JTG sta prest, DNA shirt and loafers.

it was only a p*ss up round southend so it's perfect for when you dont wanna get too dressed up.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 02, 2013, 09:46:28 AM
Nice one, yeah that's what I was thinking - ideal for around town or family meals etc. Down to £30 in the sale too, might be worth a punt? Only thing is the sizing, they're down as S, M or L ... and I take a 36, I could see even the small being a 38.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on August 02, 2013, 09:51:33 AM

Can't argue with the price Steve, but I do think the pockets are more Military/Norfolk Jacket style so dont work with that style of linen/casual jacket. It would have been better with simple patch pockets IMO. Looks like two jackets (a top half and a bottom half... no doubt something our old mate RAF Simons over at FP has been toying with...)

That said If anyone can carry it off it'll be you judging by the pics on the WAYW thread...

All the best, and simply my two pen'orth...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 02, 2013, 10:28:43 AM

Can't argue with the price Steve, but I do think the pockets are more Military/Norfolk Jacket style so dont work with that style of linen/casual jacket. It would have been better with simple patch pockets IMO. Looks like two jackets (a top half and a bottom half... no doubt something our old mate RAF Simons over at FP has been toying with...)

That said If anyone can carry it off it'll be you judging by the pics on the WAYW thread...

All the best, and simply my two pen'orth...

Ah kind words, thanks very much. Now you've said about the top/bottom half thing I can't unsee it! ha, I agree though. I'll think it over!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on August 14, 2013, 01:10:00 PM
Quite tempted by this, made by Duffer. Just a bit unsure about the low buttoning, still quite like it though, especially the pockets and the notch in the lapel.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/unvsw112/Work%20Pics/Untitled_zps9d8cffe7.jpg) (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/unvsw112/media/Work%20Pics/Untitled_zps9d8cffe7.jpg.html)

Saw something similar in Oxfam at Broomhill, Sheffield, very similar except with breast pockets too and a sand colour. Quite the safari explorer
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 14, 2013, 01:43:33 PM
Indeed, I think I would've gambled if they had a size 36, as opposed to "Small".
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on August 14, 2013, 05:54:36 PM
... Probably saved it from being cut in half though Steve!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 14, 2013, 06:00:56 PM
... Probably saved it from being cut in half though Steve!

Haha touché! I'm never gonna hear the end of this am I!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 14, 2013, 06:21:14 PM
... Probably saved it from being cut in half though Steve!

Haha touché! I'm never gonna hear the end of this am I!

you should sell the halves to forum favourite raf simons. sure he could sort something  ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BrianB on August 15, 2013, 02:32:31 AM
The new Weejuns with wool top.....probably a nightmare to keep clean, but I really do like them;

http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html (http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 15, 2013, 08:33:58 AM
The new Weejuns with wool top.....probably a nightmare to keep clean, but I really do like them;

http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html (http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html)

Yeah, me too. Definitely only for dry and sober outings!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 15, 2013, 11:30:57 AM
The new Weejuns with wool top.....probably a nightmare to keep clean, but I really do like them;

http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html (http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/wool-weejuns_2250_002.html)

Very Nice, don't let the fabric stop you, I'm sure they could be water/stain proofed pretty easily...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on August 15, 2013, 12:27:50 PM
Really like these Govan Originals.
http://www.govanoriginals.com/shoes.php?id=16
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on August 15, 2013, 06:43:58 PM
Really like these Govan Originals.
http://www.govanoriginals.com/shoes.php?id=16

Very nice! But can't quite get over the HUGE gap at the centre of the shoes where they lace up.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on August 15, 2013, 09:23:35 PM
Really like these Govan Originals.
http://www.govanoriginals.com/shoes.php?id=16

nice!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 15, 2013, 09:52:22 PM
Really like these Govan Originals.
http://www.govanoriginals.com/shoes.php?id=16

Very nice! But can't quite get over the HUGE gap at the centre of the shoes where they lace up.

ahh i cant unsee that now!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on August 16, 2013, 10:15:17 AM
Those are undoubtedly a work of art.

But I'd question how practical they actually are.

As Jonny pointed out, the huge gap between the throat and the bottom lace is really big. It looks odd there and will look even odder when when the shoe is fastened.

I'd say they've done this for a reason though. Imagine another row of laces under the current bottom set. When the shoe is fastened then it looks like it would pull on that top line piece of leather which extends all the way around.

I think with continous wear that leather will become prematurely creased and the shoes will be very hard to keep looking good.

But again that's not going to matter too much when you consider how difficult the rest of the shoe will be to maintain. It's the sort of shoe you carry around in a bag waiting until you're indoors to wear.


Oh yeah and that heel design?  Looks lovely but you'd have to get used to it, which would mean you'd have to wear the shoes regularly.

For me Menswear is first and foremost about design through functionality. Any design details which do not have function or the illusion of functionality fall down immediately. Aesthetic beauty only in place of function doesn't scan well for me.

Tweed shoes are a terribly impractical idea. The topline/trim is lovely in a picture but fastened I doubt the lines would still be there and in time the throat trim would be creased and puckered. The heels would catch on steps and the pavement.

Aesthetics over the balance of design and function. No thanks.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on August 16, 2013, 03:18:55 PM
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9366/cnmw.png)

Available at Atom Retro.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on August 16, 2013, 04:49:09 PM
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9366/cnmw.png)

Available at Atom Retro.

Have you read the title of this thread..?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on August 16, 2013, 05:19:13 PM
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9366/cnmw.png)

Available at Atom Retro.

Have you read the title of this thread..?

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5803/3kq.gif)

Sorry. I've had an energy drink. I thought I'd stir it up a bit..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 16, 2013, 08:46:01 PM
not a chance!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 17, 2013, 03:08:31 AM
Jesus Christ!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Hoxtonian on August 17, 2013, 07:01:07 AM
Gordon Bennett !!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on August 17, 2013, 12:10:24 PM
I'd wear it.












..... if I ever had to convince a court I was not of sound mind.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: JTH on August 18, 2013, 10:29:41 AM
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9366/cnmw.png)

Available at Atom Retro.

Have you read the title of this thread..?

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5803/3kq.gif)

Sorry. I've had an energy drink. I thought I'd stir it up a bit..
Sort of thing your gran would buy you for Christmas."Oh,I know  much he loves his  moped"
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: MWC on August 21, 2013, 08:59:20 AM
now that's target tastic!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 21, 2013, 02:10:44 PM
(http://www.leatherfoot.com/designedit/cache/madetoordergallery/25/small_Show-L1003158.jpg)

These works of art. Probably quite far out of my current meager budget.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on August 21, 2013, 07:56:11 PM
gorgeous. I'm a big fan of whole cuts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 21, 2013, 08:35:23 PM
gorgeous. I'm a big fan of whole cuts.

unfortunatly at just over £1000 i dont think my feet will ever have the pleasure of this particular pair!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on August 26, 2013, 03:57:44 PM
Still dying for one of these Stansfield Hunting Jackets in a size 36 if anyone would happen to know where I could source such a wonderful outer garment.

(http://www.selectism.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/stansfield-hunting-jacket-01.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on August 31, 2013, 01:15:54 PM
(http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/images/john-smedley-john-smedley-roll-neck-striped-indigo-pullover-m28-p14054-36126_image.jpg)

Something very different from Smedley:
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054 (http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: charliebravo69 on August 31, 2013, 01:36:06 PM
I really like that smedley but wish it was a crew neck - really can't stand to wear roll neck jumpers
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on August 31, 2013, 04:25:59 PM
(http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/images/john-smedley-john-smedley-roll-neck-striped-indigo-pullover-m28-p14054-36126_image.jpg)

Something very different from Smedley:
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054 (http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054)

As said, would make a nice crew neck. As a roll neck it looks a bit 'Atom Retro'.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on August 31, 2013, 08:30:00 PM
I think the stripes and roll neck together are a tad much. Did buy a roll neck the other day though, its orange, so I can't really talk about things being 'a bit much'
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 02, 2013, 04:37:42 PM
I like it, tho I think J.Smedley is too expensive. Saw a photo of the same sweater but this time black with white and red stripes, nicer to me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on September 02, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
Too expensive?

Do you mean to expensive for you or just too expensive (ie not good value)?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 05, 2013, 06:26:32 PM
(http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/images/john-smedley-john-smedley-roll-neck-striped-indigo-pullover-m28-p14054-36126_image.jpg)

Something very different from Smedley:
http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054 (http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/roll-necks-c43/john-smedley-l-s-knit-polo-js-1009msigs-ind-jacquard-p14054)

Sweet, not sure I have the body to carry that off anymore though
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 06, 2013, 04:39:25 PM
Too expensive?

Do you mean to expensive for you or just too expensive (ie not good value)?

Mmmm interesting question. The Smedleys are quality & well made items, no doubt, but there's similar knitwear from less known labels that's cheaper (and made in the UE too). JS is too expensive in that sense (145 pounds for a cotton polo!?), though there are labels (Dolce Gabanna, Hugo Boss, you name it...) that are in fact thieves with their profit margins.

In my case, I like JS but I tend to search their clobber in the sale (they've got an outlet online) & skew the usual plain tops in favour of their riskier pieces.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on September 06, 2013, 04:52:56 PM
Thanks for the reply. I only ask because I haven't had anything from Smedley for about 4years and wasn't sure if something had gone in the quality control dept.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 06, 2013, 06:10:42 PM
You're welcome. Don't worry, good old Smedley's still spot on, in spite of the infamous logo .

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DenisW on September 06, 2013, 10:53:06 PM
They are investment pieces.Last forever and look and feel amazing.Their cotton feels like cashmere.I think that's what you are paying for.I have bought a few things in their sales.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on September 07, 2013, 09:43:35 AM
I'm quite liking a few of those Peter Werth knits, but the daft logo spoils them for me.

http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/knitwear?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Knitted%20Polo%20Shirt%20by%20Peter%20Werth&utm_content=The%20Knitted%20Polo%20Shirt%20by%20Peter%20Werth+Version+B+CID_63f9b57bb1ffcf32f9aaa7cb77bc76b8&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on September 07, 2013, 06:04:17 PM
I'm quite liking a few of those Peter Werth knits, but the daft logo spoils them for me.

http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/knitwear?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Knitted%20Polo%20Shirt%20by%20Peter%20Werth&utm_content=The%20Knitted%20Polo%20Shirt%20by%20Peter%20Werth+Version+B+CID_63f9b57bb1ffcf32f9aaa7cb77bc76b8&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software

don't mind the logo on these so bad, embroidered and fairly subtle, not a 'badge' or anything. However, peter worth seem to like putting them in odd places, maybe not on these, but on some of their shirts its halfway down the shirt. Looks like a speck of dust or a stain when its their.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on September 11, 2013, 08:02:34 PM
(http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e2019aff5377b0970b-800wi)

Armor-Lux Parka Pechure
http://www.hisknibs.com/2013/09/armor-lux-parka-pechure.html (http://www.hisknibs.com/2013/09/armor-lux-parka-pechure.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 12, 2013, 01:58:29 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png.html)

...the blurb..
Cut a dashing figure with this expertly tailored Crombie jacket. Crafted from 100% Italian-milled wool, this is a truly luxurious piece of casual outerwear. Designed to look sharp and slim, we have optimised the insulating wadding at 120 gr/mt., so you can ward off the British autumn-winter chill without looking bulky. Layer over contrasting knitwear for a modern look.

...only downside being the £700 price tag.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on September 14, 2013, 09:32:00 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png.html)

...the blurb..
Cut a dashing figure with this expertly tailored Crombie jacket. Crafted from 100% Italian-milled wool, this is a truly luxurious piece of casual outerwear. Designed to look sharp and slim, we have optimised the insulating wadding at 120 gr/mt., so you can ward off the British autumn-winter chill without looking bulky. Layer over contrasting knitwear for a modern look.

...only downside being the £700 price tag.

wasn't sure I liked it when you first posted the pic, felt maybe too 'fashion forward' for crombie, but actually its grown on me, I quite like it. Quite a lot. What a difference two days make!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 16, 2013, 04:10:23 PM

http://www.trunkclothiers.com/clothing/outerwear/torceo-costa-jacket-4526.html

knitted jacket
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 17, 2013, 02:26:46 PM

[/quote]

wasn't sure I liked it when you first posted the pic, felt maybe too 'fashion forward' for crombie, but actually its grown on me, I quite like it. Quite a lot. What a difference two days make!
[/quote]

I know what you mean re the "fashion" vibe re the padded fabric as Barbour seemed to bring this back a couple of years ago and every man & his dog was sporting one. I think this has died away a little, however, this jacket will stand the test of time purely on it's cut and quality....very versatile too. I'll keep my eye on it and by the time we get to December this should be a little more affordable.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on September 17, 2013, 02:35:48 PM
Quote from: Red Steve link=topic=5.msg11025#msg11025
...the padded fabric as Barbour seemed to bring this back a couple of years ago and every man & his dog was sporting one.


Literally!
(http://www.furfeatherandfin.com/product_images/Medium/DC04;Warehouse;Warehouse.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 17, 2013, 02:37:51 PM
Quote from: Red Steve link=topic=5.msg11025#msg11025
...the padded fabric as Barbour seemed to bring this back a couple of years ago and every man & his dog was sporting one.


Literally!
(http://www.furfeatherandfin.com/product_images/Medium/DC04;Warehouse;Warehouse.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 19, 2013, 12:37:22 PM


wasn't sure I liked it when you first posted the pic, felt maybe too 'fashion forward' for crombie, but actually its grown on me, I quite like it. Quite a lot. What a difference two days make!
[/quote]

I know what you mean re the "fashion" vibe re the padded fabric as Barbour seemed to bring this back a couple of years ago and every man & his dog was sporting one. I think this has died away a little, however, this jacket will stand the test of time purely on it's cut and quality....very versatile too. I'll keep my eye on it and by the time we get to December this should be a little more affordable.
[/quote]

yes, the cut and detail of that jacket makes all the difference..I've never liked the padded thing before.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 19, 2013, 12:40:05 PM
these look like an interesting twist on the Wallabee:

http://vip.zappos.com/clarks-wallabee-run-navy-nubuck?zfcTest=fcl%3A0 (http://vip.zappos.com/clarks-wallabee-run-navy-nubuck?zfcTest=fcl%3A0)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 19, 2013, 01:20:17 PM
Another one that I really like......shame it's out of my price range though;
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on September 19, 2013, 10:50:23 PM
Another one that I really like......shame it's out of my price range though;
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg.html)

that is rather nice. I'm also quite the fan of this, but alas this is out of my price range too

(http://cache.mrporter.com/images/products/361843/361843_mrp_in_l.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on September 21, 2013, 03:19:02 PM
Another one that I really like......shame it's out of my price range though;
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/AW13_HM4007010AAL_0AA_01_1_zps8fc36214.jpg.html)

Didn't Uniqlo do similar a few years back? Kicking myself for not buying one.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on September 25, 2013, 07:02:45 PM
(http://im.uniqlo.com/images/us/pc/goods/078799/item/38_078799.jpg)

print corduroy shirt from Uniqlo
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 27, 2013, 01:35:04 PM
(http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e2019aff5377b0970b-800wi)

Armor-Lux Parka Pechure
http://www.hisknibs.com/2013/09/armor-lux-parka-pechure.html (http://www.hisknibs.com/2013/09/armor-lux-parka-pechure.html)

Nice, need a souwester, wellies and a marmalade sandwich
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 30, 2013, 07:42:40 PM
something a little different from the usual loafer or brogue:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/I_5052724538289_50_20120903_zps2687bc38.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/I_5052724538289_50_20120903_zps2687bc38.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 17, 2013, 07:26:31 AM
Most of their stuff is very expensive, and on the whole a bit much but I saw the polos and thought they looked pretty nice.

Granted they do have an obvious logo, but I think it looks quite classy. All 3 of these I'd wear.

http://store.moncler.com/gb/men/topwear
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BB Sedgley on October 17, 2013, 07:37:06 AM
my mate has a couple of moncler polo's,

i'd wear them no problem
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 17, 2013, 07:45:15 AM
my mate has a couple of moncler polo's,

i'd wear them no problem

I'd heard of them but only recently saw them, glad someone else likes 'em!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on October 17, 2013, 01:22:16 PM
the moncler logo does bug me, as its not a particularly nice looking thing. but i do like that black top with the white collar and cuffs. heard the quality of moncler is good, but dont own one myself.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 19, 2013, 04:13:47 PM
the moncler logo does bug me, as its not a particularly nice looking thing. but i do like that black top with the white collar and cuffs. heard the quality of moncler is good, but dont own one myself.

That's the thing, I've never been one got logos, unless it's the Levi red tag
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mr. B on October 19, 2013, 06:19:58 PM
Hate the logo, it's awful.  Seen the odd Moncler item in TK Maxx now and then, certainly nice quality.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on October 23, 2013, 05:36:39 PM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/8567/products/Grenfell-Drizzler-edit_0012_IMG_6187_1024x1024.jpg)

Harry Stedman waxed drizzler jacket. Not prepared to pay £395 for it though....
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: MWC on October 23, 2013, 05:45:46 PM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/8567/products/Grenfell-Drizzler-edit_0012_IMG_6187_1024x1024.jpg)

Harry Stedman waxed drizzler jacket. Not prepared to pay £395 for it though....

I was gutted when I scrolled down to that price! Lovely jacket though.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Tomas on October 27, 2013, 05:55:51 PM

http://www.trunkclothiers.com/clothing/outerwear/torceo-costa-jacket-4526.html

knitted jacket

Saw these on the website the other day - they are amazing! Not cheap though  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on October 27, 2013, 11:03:06 PM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/60070jknv_zps1b93b6d1.png.html)

...the blurb..
Cut a dashing figure with this expertly tailored Crombie jacket. Crafted from 100% Italian-milled wool, this is a truly luxurious piece of casual outerwear. Designed to look sharp and slim, we have optimised the insulating wadding at 120 gr/mt., so you can ward off the British autumn-winter chill without looking bulky. Layer over contrasting knitwear for a modern look.

...only downside being the £700 price tag.

wasn't sure I liked it when you first posted the pic, felt maybe too 'fashion forward' for crombie, but actually its grown on me, I quite like it. Quite a lot. What a difference two days make!

ok so, this has REALLY grown on me, and i'm wondering if anyone has seen any cheaper alternatives? I've seen a few in a similar vein online since this posted but can't for the life of me remeber what site
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Nicky Cheese on October 28, 2013, 03:02:39 PM
Not cheap, but where else can you get shoes like these handmade in Derbyshire. They also say "if we don't have your size, we can make you a pair. "  8) :

http://www.mamnick.com/products/hibell-shoe
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on October 28, 2013, 06:20:55 PM
Wouldn't wear that casually but I'd love to have a pair for cycling to work.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on October 28, 2013, 06:36:34 PM
Not cheap, but where else can you get shoes like these handmade in Derbyshire. They also say "if we don't have your size, we can make you a pair. "  8) :

http://www.mamnick.com/products/hibell-shoe

They'd be splendid for walking around a cobbled European street of your choice on a hazy summer's eve.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 29, 2013, 10:18:14 AM
I think they are excellent value for money for a pair of handmade cycling shoes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on October 30, 2013, 04:29:26 PM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/016/0/6728680/il_570xN.465158606_mwdt.jpg)
40R. One size smaller and I'd snap it up.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/152831441/sharp-vintage-1965-blue-sharkskin-trad?ref=shop_home_active
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on October 30, 2013, 05:03:42 PM
Really cool mix of styles. I'd wear that too.

The lapel shape is especially nice.  I've a olive green sack jacket with very similar lapels but the overall shape of the jacket is more standard Ivy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on October 30, 2013, 05:24:06 PM
does it have a very slight checked pattern to it or is that just my monitor messing up? it's nice but wouldn't fit going by the measurements.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 30, 2013, 05:36:46 PM
Looks like a check to me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Liam Mac on October 30, 2013, 07:33:38 PM
I think you're right. A really interesting coat.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 01, 2013, 04:01:40 AM
Not cheap, but where else can you get shoes like these handmade in Derbyshire. They also say "if we don't have your size, we can make you a pair. "  8) :

http://www.mamnick.com/products/hibell-shoe

Interesting but very close in style to a pair of cycling shoes I have which rarely see the light of day. Just not really sure what occasion and outfit to bring them out. If I'm going for casual I tend to defer to dessies or Gazelles.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on November 01, 2013, 02:10:43 PM
I'd be happy wearing them for what they were designed for....just need to buy a classic steel framed bike and some pedals with cages first. As someone who no longer owns a single pair of trainers, they'd also do for me in a casual mode too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Willers on November 01, 2013, 06:25:33 PM
What is your opinion on wholecut loafers? Miles Davis looks good in them. http://gentlemenstandard.com/2013/04/30/brotherly-love-miles-davis/

There are similar ones on Yoox, which I'm considering in case they hit the sale: http://www.yoox.com/uk/44565021KL/item#cod10=44565021OP
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 01, 2013, 06:36:17 PM
Not my cup of tea. When I see them I can't help thinking of bedroom slippers, but I have to admit a young Miles Davis, in the 50s, could get away with almost EVERYTHING.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 01, 2013, 08:09:26 PM
Co-signing this post - carpet slippers with a leather sole, but Miles was the dog's bollocks back then. Dunno what happened to make him end up with the saturated coloured silk shirts and Jheri curl of his latter days.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on November 01, 2013, 08:46:10 PM
What is your opinion on wholecut loafers? Miles Davis looks good in them. http://gentlemenstandard.com/2013/04/30/brotherly-love-miles-davis/

There are similar ones on Yoox, which I'm considering in case they hit the sale: http://www.yoox.com/uk/44565021KL/item#cod10=44565021OP

Remind me of those gardening shoes you see old folks in, there's a place for them definitely, but personally I don't think I could pull them off, so I'd stray away purely because I'm not Miles Davis!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 02, 2013, 04:08:48 AM
love slippers. have two velvet pairs and would wear a pair in leather, or tweed which I've seen too. Maybe not so much a mod staple but I wear mine round the house and outside during summer too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Willers on November 03, 2013, 05:56:41 PM
The older I get the more I go back in time to look for inspiration. I started with flared corduroy and funky colours, but these days I'm leaning toward the first half of the 60s.

So I guess I'll keep thinking about them while I wait for the sale in January.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on November 08, 2013, 10:48:35 PM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn-fsg/unionmade/Images/Products/Wool_Silk_Lace_Doily_Print_Pocket_Square_in_Old_Gold_and_Navy_0.jpg)

Drakes London silk PS
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 08, 2013, 10:58:16 PM
^^Drool.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 08, 2013, 11:03:18 PM
that ps is very nice, drakes design's usually are.

I've actually been toying with the idea of marrying my art degree and my obsession with clothes and designing some silk handkerchiefs and getting them printed... but damn there's certainly stiff competition!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 14, 2013, 02:52:18 AM
so there's been a lot of talk of grey flannels recently... how about something a little more adventurous?  ;D

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/9b0785b865b5697845275511b816e169/tumblr_miflxlQfdT1qbcjkvo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 14, 2013, 04:51:08 AM
Source for them Mark? Might be tempted but I'd like to see them in the flesh.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on November 14, 2013, 11:55:22 AM
Source for them Mark? Might be tempted but I'd like to see them in the flesh.

Same. Those coppery brown ones at the bottom look promising.

Edit: They come from here - http://www.rotasrl.com/en/index.htm
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on November 14, 2013, 12:07:42 PM
Hard and Smart posted pictures from a Spanish Rolling Stone article in the media section of the forum that included this pic:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1876/ekz5.png)

It says by the image that the chinos are H&M but I can't find anything anywhere online and would love a pair the same as these - same colour/cut, etc. Does anyone know where I can get some? They don't have to be H&M, just as similar to these as possible.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on November 14, 2013, 12:30:58 PM
The chinos look pretty standard "slim/skinny" fit, but the low-rise, fabric covered fastener button and what looks like a wide belt loop look pretty unique, and really makes those standout... haven't seen anything with those details.
If your just after chinos in the same color/fit look at Bonobos, JCrew, Banana.. the usual suspects...

Hard and Smart posted pictures from a Spanish Rolling Stone article in the media section of the forum that included this pic:

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1876/ekz5.png)

It says by the image that the chinos are H&M but I can't find anything anywhere online and would love a pair the same as these - same colour/cut, etc. Does anyone know where I can get some? They don't have to be H&M, just as similar to these as possible.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on November 14, 2013, 01:48:27 PM
The chinos look pretty standard "slim/skinny" fit, but the low-rise, fabric covered fastener button and what looks like a wide belt loop look pretty unique, and really makes those standout... haven't seen anything with those details.
If your just after chinos in the same color/fit look at Bonobos, JCrew, Banana.. the usual suspects...

Thanks for the reply. I think I'll get in touch with H&M for stockists.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on November 14, 2013, 03:08:15 PM
Good luck!
I've noticed that a lot of these retailers provide  things for photo shoots which they never end up stocking/selling for some reason.. ???

The chinos look pretty standard "slim/skinny" fit, but the low-rise, fabric covered fastener button and what looks like a wide belt loop look pretty unique, and really makes those standout... haven't seen anything with those details.
If your just after chinos in the same color/fit look at Bonobos, JCrew, Banana.. the usual suspects...

Thanks for the reply. I think I'll get in touch with H&M for stockists.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 14, 2013, 05:00:23 PM
Good luck!
I've noticed that a lot of these retailers provide  things for photo shoots which they never end up stocking/selling for some reason.. ???

This really frustrates me, I don't shop at h&m etc often, but I've a nice jacket in a mens magazine, from h&m for a good price. So I go to check it out and nothing even remotely similar is in there. Not online either. It was, according to said magazine current season too. Bloody white whales with some made up price. Happened twice now with two separate high street stores.

Source for them Mark? Might be tempted but I'd like to see them in the flesh.

Same. Those coppery brown ones at the bottom look promising.

Edit: They come from here - http://www.rotasrl.com/en/index.htm

Yep! I've never seen them in person but they get mentioned on quite a few italian menswear blogs. I think yoox.com has had torusers by them before, unfortunatly not these ones though. Like you said the coppery ones are nice, actually slightly fond of the blue ones too but don't tell anyone  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on November 22, 2013, 10:47:34 AM
Reply from H&M:

I was unable to find this item currently on the site. If you're able to find an article number or order number for the item, please let us know as we could track it using that information. We are always constantly updating our site with new items. Keep yours eyes out for this item, and you would be able to order it over the phone with us or by logging into your My H&M account.

Seems you were right not stocking their own gear.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on November 22, 2013, 11:10:33 AM
Reply from H&M:

I was unable to find this item currently on the site. If you're able to find an article number or order number for the item, please let us know as we could track it using that information. We are always constantly updating our site with new items. Keep yours eyes out for this item, and you would be able to order it over the phone with us or by logging into your My H&M account.

Seems you were right not stocking their own gear.

I got a pair of Levis 566 Sta-Prest and had them tapered, check my last post on WAYW thread for what they look like. Might be an idea?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on November 22, 2013, 12:31:35 PM
Reply from H&M:

I was unable to find this item currently on the site. If you're able to find an article number or order number for the item, please let us know as we could track it using that information. We are always constantly updating our site with new items. Keep yours eyes out for this item, and you would be able to order it over the phone with us or by logging into your My H&M account.

Seems you were right not stocking their own gear.

I number of  years ago, I saw a Kenneth Cole Chalk Stripe, Navy DB suit w/waistcoat worn by Johnny Depp on the cover of GQ,
I happened to be at the KC flagship store in NY about a month or so later asking about it, and the manager told me something like : "Oh, a lot of people have been asking for it, we won't be getting it, they sometimes show items in magazine shoots that they never intend to market..."
it's pretty much just to get you in the store, I suppose...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 22, 2013, 12:53:59 PM
In the front advertising section of GQ magazine there was a scarlet red lightweight nylon trench coat. Would look great over a suit on a showery day.  I snooped around online and they were $600. Bollocks to that. Soon after I saw them on sale online for about $450. Still too high for me. Then they vanished. Impossible to see online anywhere. I've been roaming eBay, outlet malls, Hugo Boss shops etc and its as if they never existed. Nobody knows anything about them. This has since happened several times with things I've seen in magazines. Even Banana Republic's dodgy Mad Men displays will vanish if you blink.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 22, 2013, 08:00:26 PM
re: celebs wearing gear you can't find, a lot of them will get runway only stuff that never made it to production, so hey can stand out yet the brands name is still banded about
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on November 23, 2013, 11:48:51 AM
Reply from H&M:

I was unable to find this item currently on the site. If you're able to find an article number or order number for the item, please let us know as we could track it using that information. We are always constantly updating our site with new items. Keep yours eyes out for this item, and you would be able to order it over the phone with us or by logging into your My H&M account.

Seems you were right not stocking their own gear.

I got a pair of Levis 566 Sta-Prest and had them tapered, check my last post on WAYW thread for what they look like. Might be an idea?

Good idea. Just need to source a pair now.

They sent a second reply, so although I didn't get the answer I'd have liked, the customer service has been pretty good.

"Dear Christopher, Thank you for your email regarding the white chinos. I have searched through our many images that have been used in magazines such as rolling stone, but have been unable to find these chinos.Please be advised that despite our clothes being advertised in many supplements, we do tend to lend items to these magazines so we are not always aware of all items being used.  I can confirm that this is most likely H&M man or Divided piece and will be available in the majority of H&M stores. I wish you all the very best luck in finding these chinos. Have a lovely weekend. 

Kind regards, ThomasH&M Customer Service"
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 23, 2013, 08:38:58 PM
well, a shame about the result but nice to see customer services doing their job's well!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on December 10, 2013, 06:37:12 PM
hoping this might come up in a january sale, quite like it, double breast sets it apart a little i think

http://www.bosidengmenswear.com/uk/jackets-coats/overcoats/double-breasted-melton-coat-21839
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 10, 2013, 07:03:13 PM
Like the look of that - the slightly shorter length puts me in mind of the one Lazenby wore in OHMSS when he was visiting M.

You've got to be careful with the cloth on these type of coats.  As I mentioned on the other thread, there's a broad variance in quality.  I remember being in Uniqlo in New York a couple of years ago, curious to look at overcoats I'd seen on their website, but in reality they were threadbare and with a texture like a spud sack, although from what you can tell from pics this one seems a lot nicer.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Number 6 on December 10, 2013, 07:13:06 PM
Nice, though personally would prefer the db 6 with 3 to button.

It also brings to mind the coat Michael Caine wore in the funeral scene in the Italian Job, though that was knee length.

Can it be accurately described as a Chesterfield though?....





..I'll get me coat!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on December 11, 2013, 02:39:51 AM
ordinarily i'd agree on the buttoning, but quite like this would be a departure from 'the norm' (for me atleast!)

I hear that Rod, I don't have any experience with this brand but it looks decent. Not sure what 'heritage RAF wool' is though! I think they have a flagship store in london, I'm hoping this will be in a sale that coincides with me being in London so I can check it out. Might need some divine intervention to bring those circumstances together but we shall see...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 11, 2013, 04:23:06 AM
Yeah I'm not sure what 'heritage RAF' is supposed to mean - colour or quality/weight. You used to be able to get enlisted men's surplus RAF coats in Army and Navy shops and the quality was rough Melton wool. My Dad was an officer in the RAF and I have his greatcoat - it's very heavy but soft plush wool.  As an officer back then you weren't given stuff at the PX, you were given an allowance and sent to one of HM suppliers. His greatcoat has a Burberry tag and his flight overalls are from Austin Reed!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on December 11, 2013, 11:47:50 AM
Heritage RAF wool puts me in mind of old blankets from WW2 Nissen Huts, that the pilots would use to let the squadron black Labrador sleep on  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 11, 2013, 01:35:06 PM
Gerry came out of the sun. Eight bandits at 3 o' clock. Pranged me back end. Almost bought it over the drink. Had to scramble back to Blighty on one engine! Bad show!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on December 11, 2013, 02:27:45 PM
Gerry came out of the sun. Eight bandits at 3 o' clock. Pranged me back end. Almost bought it over the drink. Had to scramble back to Blighty on one engine! Bad show!

I say old chaps, has Biffo snagged the dog blankets to make into those damn overcoats again?
What a damn rotter, and this being 1940 Mods haven't been invented yet. Just not cricket if you ask me!

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/untitled_zps69acb8df.png) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/untitled_zps69acb8df.png.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 13, 2013, 12:51:14 AM
(http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/38639-1--450-auto.jpg)
http://www.oipolloi.com/rains-poncho-green#

Honestly I wish it rained a bit more here so I could justify the price tag. Cycling in the rain is one of my favorite ways to get to work  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on December 13, 2013, 12:43:05 PM
^^^^ "Perfect for cycling, festivals or just pretending you’re a tent" ^^^^
  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 13, 2013, 06:16:09 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on December 14, 2013, 01:53:38 AM
(http://www.oipolloi.com/cache/images/gallery/38639-1--450-auto.jpg)
http://www.oipolloi.com/rains-poncho-green#



Seen a whole gang ay young mods wearin' them the other day.















(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/original/56536.jpg)


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on December 14, 2013, 05:21:54 PM

Seen a whole gang ay young mods wearin' them the other day.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/original/56536.jpg)

Love the third fella's Tootal scarf . Matches his outerwear perfectly.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ian_B on December 15, 2013, 12:51:47 PM

Seen a whole gang ay young mods wearin' them the other day.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/original/56536.jpg)

Love the third fella's Tootal scarf . Matches his outerwear perfectly.

 ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 08, 2014, 05:33:45 PM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4486/4g2c.jpg)

What do you think? I'd love to get a pair of Playboy's chukkas but they're a little expensive, so this is the cheaper alternative, a new spanish brand named The Seeker.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on January 08, 2014, 05:35:40 PM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4486/4g2c.jpg)

What do you think? I'd love to get a pair of Playboy's chukkas but they're a little expensive, so this is the cheaper alternative, a new spanish brand named The Seeker.

They pop a crepe sole under a playboy sole?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 08, 2014, 05:51:10 PM
Very fast, Wayne & you're right, it's an odd detail, think I'll go down to the store and see them in the flesh
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on January 08, 2014, 08:53:47 PM
Clarks do something similar and without the "odd" looking sole:

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-cola-suede-boot-203558626-p14567

Cheaper too...........
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Spike on January 08, 2014, 10:21:38 PM
With the seekers, as I scrolled down I was seeing a beautiful pair of boots. Then that abomination of a sole. What were they thinking of ?.

This is a pet hate of mine when designers take a classic and decide that it needs a twist, and that they have the vision and style to pull it off.

Classics are classics for a reason and these add ons are invariably awful.

Now I'll take a sedative and go to bed.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on January 08, 2014, 11:39:10 PM
I'm liking this jacket but don't know much about this company - anybody?

http://www.bosidengmenswear.com/uk/jackets-coats/casual-jackets/wool-mix-padded-casual-jacket-24016
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Corduroy Underground on January 08, 2014, 11:40:18 PM
Delicious Junction do a Playboy version in a few colours they have called "The Bullitt" - costs  a little more than the Clarks one , though -haven't seen them in the flesh  http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/del-junction-bullitt-tan----delicious-junction-60s-thick-crepe-sole-suede-mcqueen-playboy-chukka-boot-sand.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/del-junction-bullitt-tan----delicious-junction-60s-thick-crepe-sole-suede-mcqueen-playboy-chukka-boot-sand.html) or http://www.deliciousjunction.co.uk/Bullitt--Brown%282926751%29.htm (http://www.deliciousjunction.co.uk/Bullitt--Brown%282926751%29.htm)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on January 09, 2014, 12:03:56 AM
I'm liking this jacket but don't know much about this company - anybody?

http://www.bosidengmenswear.com/uk/jackets-coats/casual-jackets/wool-mix-padded-casual-jacket-24016

they were briefly discussed previously in the thread but i dont think anyone had first hand experience. I saw them in a GQ feature, and they have a london flagship store so I would imagine it isn't complete crap... but only one way to find out!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BB Sedgley on January 09, 2014, 08:10:33 AM
Delicious Junction do a Playboy version in a few colours they have called "The Bullitt" - costs  a little more than the Clarks one , though -haven't seen them in the flesh  http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/del-junction-bullitt-tan----delicious-junction-60s-thick-crepe-sole-suede-mcqueen-playboy-chukka-boot-sand.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/del-junction-bullitt-tan----delicious-junction-60s-thick-crepe-sole-suede-mcqueen-playboy-chukka-boot-sand.html) or http://www.deliciousjunction.co.uk/Bullitt--Brown%282926751%29.htm (http://www.deliciousjunction.co.uk/Bullitt--Brown%282926751%29.htm)

fitzgeralds closet on facebook have some playboys in stock going well below RRP
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 09, 2014, 11:05:24 AM
Clarks do something similar and without the "odd" looking sole:

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-cola-suede-boot-203558626-p14567

Cheaper too...........

Steve, thanks for the tip, Stuarts didn't have my size (british 6, eur 39), but I've found them, even cheaper, in the Clarks website. I've seen the Delicious Junction boots too (thanx, Cord), but the Clarks ones have a stronger resemblance to  the Playboys, not just in the sole but in the 2 eyelets or the whole silhouette of the boot.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on January 09, 2014, 11:16:47 AM
You're welcome Greenstreet...glad you found what you wanted..always better than a compromise.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 09, 2014, 11:18:27 AM
Clarks do something similar and without the "odd" looking sole:

http://www.stuartslondon.co.uk/footwear-c67/casual-boots-c71/clarks-originals-desert-earl-cola-suede-boot-203558626-p14567

Cheaper too...........

The Clarks are lovely, prefer them to the Playboys I had. Got a pair in November and wore them all over Christmas.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 09, 2014, 11:23:54 AM
Right choice then, Neil. I've just made the purchase, only fear they're too narrow, but I've found Clarks sizing's usually generous.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 09, 2014, 11:28:34 AM
Right choice then, Neil. I've just made the purchase, only fear they're too narrow, but I've found Clarks sizing's usually generous.

My feet are wide and they are sound.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on January 09, 2014, 03:13:57 PM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4486/4g2c.jpg)

What do you think? I'd love to get a pair of Playboy's chukkas but they're a little expensive, so this is the cheaper alternative, a new spanish brand named The Seeker.

NO....
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on January 09, 2014, 05:17:22 PM
they look like those amphibious army vehicles that have a sort of boat hull and wheels underneath too
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on January 09, 2014, 05:33:48 PM
Does the crepe sole operate on hydraulics?  Could certainly slove the issue of hitting the deck whilst wearing crepe soles in the rain.   :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Willers on January 09, 2014, 09:52:56 PM
I'm liking this jacket but don't know much about this company - anybody?

http://www.bosidengmenswear.com/uk/jackets-coats/casual-jackets/wool-mix-padded-casual-jacket-24016

they were briefly discussed previously in the thread but i dont think anyone had first hand experience. I saw them in a GQ feature, and they have a london flagship store so I would imagine it isn't complete crap... but only one way to find out!

When I was in London last August I went to their flagship store. They seem to milk the current heritage trend, using models with iconic beards and Hipster tattoos. The irony is that they are a new Chinese brand and most stuff is made in China, but I think they also had English brogues.

There were no customers in the store and loads of items were on sale. I tried some tweed trousers. They were scratchy as hell and the cut didn't flatter me at all.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 13, 2014, 09:40:30 AM
Contentious as it will be, and I certainly would pay no more than of what they're asking for it but...

... I do quite like this for a summer T...

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-cream-barbarella-tee/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals&utm_content=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals+CID_c6f54c1d33b6a87dd8ceb791d4965dd7&utm_source=Newsletter%20PG
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 13, 2014, 10:17:47 AM
Contentious as it will be, and I certainly would pay no more than of what they're asking for it but...

... I do quite like this for a summer T...

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-cream-barbarella-tee/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals&utm_content=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals+CID_c6f54c1d33b6a87dd8ceb791d4965dd7&utm_source=Newsletter%20PG
Contentious is not the word. I almost brought up my pain au chocolat when I saw that.... :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 13, 2014, 10:28:58 AM
Hi Adam, in which case I suggest you avoid all food items and keep a bucket near by should you decide to check out the Fred Perry Scooterboy collection!! (See websites thread... With all due trepidation!!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 13, 2014, 01:01:54 PM
Brave man to post this in these parts.... ;)

Contentious as it will be, and I certainly would pay no more than of what they're asking for it but...

... I do quite like this for a summer T...

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-cream-barbarella-tee/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals&utm_content=Spring+Summer+New+Arrivals+CID_c6f54c1d33b6a87dd8ceb791d4965dd7&utm_source=Newsletter%20PG
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 13, 2014, 02:15:49 PM
Hi Adam, in which case I suggest you avoid all food items and keep a bucket near by should you decide to check out the Fred Perry Scooterboy collection!! (See websites thread... With all due trepidation!!)

Checked it out and I think the ambulance is on it's way to try and cure me of this terrible pain in the eyeballs I got when the pictures came up. (needed a wheelie bin rather than a bucket for that).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 13, 2014, 02:40:36 PM
The New Mojave desert shoe by Loake. Navy or Brown. Nice.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/mojave1Navy.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/mojave1Navy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 14, 2014, 05:50:37 PM
Indeed.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on February 19, 2014, 08:23:24 PM
Been looking for some in blue or navy with white stitching, leather sole and in 2 eyelet boots
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 20, 2014, 10:42:43 AM
Been looking for some in blue or navy with white stitching, leather sole and in 2 eyelet boots

"Suede with a leather sole". have you lost your mind........... ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 25, 2014, 01:39:27 PM
(http://clothesonfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Boardwalk-Empire_Steve-Buscemi-check-suit_Image-credit-HBO-1.jpg)

and accessorised just like that!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on February 25, 2014, 01:43:43 PM
(http://clothesonfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Boardwalk-Empire_Steve-Buscemi-check-suit_Image-credit-HBO-1.jpg)

and accessorised just like that!!

That's an easy YES from me. That's Nucky's suit from Boardwalk isn't it...

That's a dream for me. One day...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 25, 2014, 02:20:43 PM
Sure is... Not sure if pairing it with Levis and Dessies will quite cut it!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on February 25, 2014, 02:23:06 PM
Sure is... Not sure if pairing it with Levis and Dessies will quite cut it!

Haha nah, I'd pretty much copy his whole outfit - before Xmas I even picked out the boots from Russell & Bromley!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 25, 2014, 02:38:33 PM
A Quadrophenia bathrobe. Nothing could be more necessary in my life. Only £50 to look as cool as jimmy everytime you step out of that shower. The badges can be moved around too.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/5001-robe-thewho-quad-front_1.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/5001-robe-thewho-quad-front_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on February 25, 2014, 05:21:34 PM
And you had a pop about that PG T-shirt!!!

Dear God that is hideous!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 25, 2014, 05:35:54 PM
And you had a pop about that PG T-shirt!!!

Dear God that is hideous!!

That was creative criticism Mr SC. This bathrobe is a whole new level. Look good as a book cover I reckon.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on February 25, 2014, 06:59:03 PM
(http://clothesonfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Boardwalk-Empire_Steve-Buscemi-check-suit_Image-credit-HBO-1.jpg)

and accessorised just like that!!

That's an easy YES from me. That's Nucky's suit from Boardwalk isn't it...

That's a dream for me. One day...

Haven't seen Boardwalk but I'd also give it a big yes. I'm very fond of the double breast, luckily it's quite in fashion at the moment so it's not hard to find ones that are decent
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 01, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
Always liked the looked om DB suits, shame I can't carry one off anymore. I prefer an extended collar rather than peaked lapels though and I prefer buttons in a vertical line too. Like the DNA Barolos too  http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Barolo69-man-9-3927-clothes.html#
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Modculture on March 01, 2014, 06:27:19 PM
A Quadrophenia bathrobe. Nothing could be more necessary in my life. Only £50 to look as cool as jimmy everytime you step out of that shower. The badges can be moved around too.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/5001-robe-thewho-quad-front_1.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/5001-robe-thewho-quad-front_1.jpg.html)

I saw their catalogue the other day. It included a Who parka-like sleeping bag. Really.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on March 02, 2014, 02:00:29 AM
Always liked the looked om DB suits, shame I can't carry one off anymore. I prefer an extended collar rather than peaked lapels though and I prefer buttons in a vertical line too. Like the DNA Barolos too  http://www.dnagroove.it/en/Barolo69-man-9-3927-clothes.html#

I agree, for a suit atleast, I think for a blazer peaked lapels and the 6/4 buttoning works well. Someone said the burgandy checked jacket up there is from a suit, but i think that'd look good in its own right, maybe even better IMO
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 04, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
Been looking for a new shirt. Saw this and my trousers suddenly became a bit tight. Shame they don't do a club-tab in those colours. The only thing that I reckon is a bit iffy is the breast pocket; I prefer no pocket on those style of shirts.

http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041 (http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 04, 2014, 08:01:27 PM
Been looking for a new shirt. Saw this and my trousers suddenly became a bit tight. Shame they don't do a club-tab in those colours. The only thing that I reckon is a bit iffy is the breast pocket; I prefer no pocket on those style of shirts.

http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041 (http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041)

Paul Fredrick come up a tent and long enough for use as a toga.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 04, 2014, 08:04:36 PM
Been looking for a new shirt. Saw this and my trousers suddenly became a bit tight. Shame they don't do a club-tab in those colours. The only thing that I reckon is a bit iffy is the breast pocket; I prefer no pocket on those style of shirts.

http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041 (http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041)

Paul Fredrick come up a tent and long enough for use as a toga.

ooo  It might fit me then   :P
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 04, 2014, 08:19:21 PM
Been looking for a new shirt. Saw this and my trousers suddenly became a bit tight. Shame they don't do a club-tab in those colours. The only thing that I reckon is a bit iffy is the breast pocket; I prefer no pocket on those style of shirts.

http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041 (http://www.paulfredrick.com/Catalog/PFProductDetails.aspx?Category=Dressshirts&ProductId=4041)

Paul Fredrick come up a tent and long enough for use as a toga.

ooo  It might fit me then   :P

Hail Caesar!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 08, 2014, 02:26:41 PM
Not certain I would or not, seen these in the shop.  Do appreciate Clarks efforts to do a basket weave.  Thoughts?

(http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20357530_A_p.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on March 08, 2014, 06:21:11 PM
Not certain I would or not, seen these in the shop.  Do appreciate Clarks efforts to do a basket weave.  Thoughts?

(http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20357530_A_p.jpg)

Lovely until you get to the sole, haha. Look like the sort of thing I'd probably wear sockless with tailored shorts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 08, 2014, 06:24:00 PM
Yeah, not really the biggest fan of basket weaves anyway, but those soles kill it for me on any shoe...

Not certain I would or not, seen these in the shop.  Do appreciate Clarks efforts to do a basket weave.  Thoughts?

(http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20357530_A_p.jpg)

Lovely until you get to the sole, haha. Look like the sort of thing I'd probably wear sockless with tailored shorts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 08, 2014, 06:48:16 PM
Yeah, not really the biggest fan of basket weaves anyway, but those soles kill it for me on any shoe...

Not certain I would or not, seen these in the shop.  Do appreciate Clarks efforts to do a basket weave.  Thoughts?

(http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20357530_A_p.jpg)

Lovely until you get to the sole, haha. Look like the sort of thing I'd probably wear sockless with tailored shorts.

Agree, sole is not right.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on March 09, 2014, 02:19:28 AM
Yeah, not really the biggest fan of basket weaves anyway, but those soles kill it for me on any shoe...

Not certain I would or not, seen these in the shop.  Do appreciate Clarks efforts to do a basket weave.  Thoughts?

(http://assets.clarksmcr.com/products/2/0/3/20357530_A_p.jpg)

Lovely until you get to the sole, haha. Look like the sort of thing I'd probably wear sockless with tailored shorts.

Agree, sole is not right.

Wayne...
just, no?
It's an attempt at a formal...ish shoe from Clarks...
just no.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Spike on March 09, 2014, 11:37:10 AM
Another miss from me I'm afraid. There might be a decent shoe in there trying to get out, but the sole's hideous and clumpy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 09, 2014, 11:39:33 AM
It's a no from me, too. I am partial to a basket weave and as I scrolled down the pic I thought 'hmm, promising'. That was until I got to the sole. What the absolute feck is that about?? Hideous
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 09, 2014, 01:46:04 PM
No
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 09, 2014, 03:39:55 PM
Agree the sole is dreadful.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on March 09, 2014, 04:36:12 PM
the sole doesnt disgust me, however, is it good on that shoe? no, not at all
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 10, 2014, 02:48:42 PM
From the off, I'll admit I'm no fan boy of Fred Perry or anything with a logo on per se, however I do like these two offerings from FP. Both from their archive re-issue collection neither are cheap, but they are both Made in Italy and are a cut above their usual polo shirts.

The first is a textured "waffle knit" http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/twin-tipped-textured-knit-shirt-k4146.html

The other is a 60's inspired slim knit with a 4 button placket detail and longer style collar:
http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/broken-tipping-knit-shirt-k4148.html

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K4146_608_1_zps72e6d23f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K4146_608_1_zps72e6d23f.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K4148_608_1_zps5d46a1fc.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K4148_608_1_zps5d46a1fc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 10, 2014, 03:14:18 PM
Cheers Steve, I love Fred Perry waffle knits. My current three button jobs are coming to teh end of their life so this is great timing.

From the off, I'll admit I'm no fan boy of Fred Perry or anything with a logo on per se, however I do like these two offerings from FP. Both from their archive re-issue collection neither are cheap, but they are both Made in Italy and are a cut above their usual polo shirts.

The first is a textured "waffle knit" http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/twin-tipped-textured-knit-shirt-k4146.html

The other is a 60's inspired slim knit with a 4 button placket detail and longer style collar:
http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/broken-tipping-knit-shirt-k4148.html

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K4146_608_1_zps72e6d23f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K4146_608_1_zps72e6d23f.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K4148_608_1_zps5d46a1fc.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K4148_608_1_zps5d46a1fc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 10, 2014, 03:17:45 PM
Cheers Steve, I love Fred Perry waffle knits. My current three button jobs are coming to teh end of their life so this is great timing.

From the off, I'll admit I'm no fan boy of Fred Perry or anything with a logo on per se, however I do like these two offerings from FP. Both from their archive re-issue collection neither are cheap, but they are both Made in Italy and are a cut above their usual polo shirts.

The first is a textured "waffle knit" http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/twin-tipped-textured-knit-shirt-k4146.html

The other is a 60's inspired slim knit with a 4 button placket detail and longer style collar:
http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/broken-tipping-knit-shirt-k4148.html
]

No problem Neil. They're also available from End at the same price if the FP site doesn't have your size. I'm torn between the two.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 10, 2014, 03:19:23 PM
Cheers Steve, I love Fred Perry waffle knits. My current three button jobs are coming to teh end of their life so this is great timing.

From the off, I'll admit I'm no fan boy of Fred Perry or anything with a logo on per se, however I do like these two offerings from FP. Both from their archive re-issue collection neither are cheap, but they are both Made in Italy and are a cut above their usual polo shirts.

The first is a textured "waffle knit" http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/twin-tipped-textured-knit-shirt-k4146.html

The other is a 60's inspired slim knit with a 4 button placket detail and longer style collar:
http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/shirts/broken-tipping-knit-shirt-k4148.html
]

No problem Neil. They're also available from End at the same price if the FP site doesn't have your size. I'm torn between the two.

I'm getting both and the four button henley version in gold.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 10, 2014, 03:20:21 PM
Have a black Italian waffle knit with pink tipping, quite like it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on March 10, 2014, 05:43:22 PM
Nice but ouch on the price
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on March 10, 2014, 06:23:56 PM
I wish the logo wasn't there on the waffle knit, or maybe stitched with a thread color that matched the knit. Its almost a distraction from the really great texture of the knit.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on March 10, 2014, 08:13:36 PM
You'd have to be an utter fool to pay that. Nice though. I'll try and get one in the sale before they sell out in under a second.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 10, 2014, 08:30:34 PM
You'd have to be an utter fool to pay that. Nice though. I'll try and get one in the sale before they sell out in under a second.

Sales are the way forward.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on March 10, 2014, 09:14:06 PM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: forever_united on March 10, 2014, 09:25:55 PM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html
As a Bond fanatic I own one. It's so light and perfect for summer. Bought the sky one even though Daniel Craig wears a navy...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on March 10, 2014, 09:45:03 PM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html
As a Bond fanatic I own one. It's so light and perfect for summer. Bought the sky one even though Daniel Craig wears a navy...

Same as that, and they are lovely to wear. I've got the navy one and will look to get another lighter shade for this summer (assuming we get one!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 10, 2014, 09:54:27 PM
I like those Sunspel and they really got on the map with Casino Royale, but I detest pockets on t shirts even worse than logos. What can you put in that pocket anyway? Don't say sunglasses as they slide out the moment you dip your torso more than ten degrees off true , like leaning forward to flush the bog and watch them sliding down the pan. They only people I see using these type pockets are construction workers to keep a packet of fags. Without the pockets they'd be spot on.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 10, 2014, 11:18:14 PM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html

Already got a few Sunspels as well.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on March 11, 2014, 07:14:05 AM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html

Already got a few Sunspels as well.

Is there anything anyone else on here has that you don't?  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 11, 2014, 08:37:21 AM
Heavens! If I was going to pay that sort of money for a polo then I's probably stump for a Sunspel with absolutely no logos!

http://www.sunspel.com/uk/riviera-polo-shirt-navy.html

Already got a few Sunspels as well.

Is there anything anyone else on here has that you don't?  ;D

Long legs, i'm a short arse.

I have been around for years and its clothes I spend my money more than my scooter and records.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 11, 2014, 09:02:53 AM
come on guys, don't put Neil off buying more clobber! Half my wardrobe is made up of bits and pieces I've bought from him when he gets bored  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on March 11, 2014, 09:10:25 AM
come on guys, don't put Neil off buying more clobber! Half my wardrobe is made up of bits and pieces I've bought from him when he gets bored  ;D

Not bored, lacking space  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on March 11, 2014, 10:27:44 AM
I think that's one of the great Mod past-times... getting wardrobe turn-over...

.... my missus never understands why something has to go when I've 'only worn it a a couple of times'

Phrases like 'I've been seen in that!' just make her shake her head and look at me as if I'm mad...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on March 12, 2014, 12:03:12 AM
i have a high turn over too, mainly due to an unhealthy ebay obsession. 'worth a punt' the voice in my head says, and who am I to argue?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 12, 2014, 12:42:58 AM
I wish I had more turnover ... no thats not really true, im trying really hard to stop buying stuff but I do have a have a load of stuff set aside to try and flog. Unfortunately postage costs are taking the piss these days and most of you are in England so I doubt it would be worth it even if you did like what I'm getting rid of.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 25, 2014, 03:11:08 PM
What do you think, gents? I like the idea of the top, but the different sleeves' color puts me off

(http://i.imgur.com/bLuXP2ol.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on March 25, 2014, 04:16:29 PM
looks like its trying to be 4 different garments at the same time, way too much going on.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on March 25, 2014, 10:16:22 PM
What do you think, gents? I like the idea of the top, but the different sleeves' color puts me off

(http://i.imgur.com/bLuXP2ol.jpg)

Monk-hen-shirt?????
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on March 26, 2014, 12:47:06 AM
i dont dislike it too much, but i don't think i'd wear it
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on March 26, 2014, 07:06:19 PM
What do you think, gents? I like the idea of the top, but the different sleeves' color puts me off

(http://i.imgur.com/bLuXP2ol.jpg)

Na.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 27, 2014, 10:15:25 AM
Me neither I'm afraid. Just looks like there is too much going on really.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on March 27, 2014, 10:20:05 AM
Only just seen this, looks hideous. Where's it from? George by Asda?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 27, 2014, 10:33:57 AM
Only just seen this, looks hideous. Where's it from? George by Asda?

Oi! Don't knock George at Asda. I found a really nice pair of suede shoes there (think Clark Wallabees with the slimmer soles) that were great, especially for £20)...that was about 10 years ago though  :(

FP do a cycling style top which Wiggo "collaborated" on which to mind looks a lot nicer.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on March 27, 2014, 01:53:17 PM
I have one of those  ;) the cycling trainers are nice too (well i like them ;))

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/d4c926514fdc72050f0da7ba1e075dd5_zps002f7fd8.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on March 27, 2014, 04:57:58 PM
I have one of those  ;) the cycling trainers are nice too (well i like them ;))

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/lammyrider/d4c926514fdc72050f0da7ba1e075dd5_zps002f7fd8.jpg)

I'd wear these in a heartbeat, sans laurel.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 27, 2014, 04:58:37 PM
Only just seen this, looks hideous. Where's it from? George by Asda?

Oi! Don't knock George at Asda. I found a really nice pair of suede shoes there (think Clark Wallabees with the slimmer soles) that were great, especially for £20)...that was about 10 years ago though  :(

FP do a cycling style top which Wiggo "collaborated" on which to mind looks a lot nicer.
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3599_zps75eb138a.jpg.html)

Cheers Steve, in fact it's not a cycling top, but a "baseball tee" from Levi's S/S range, still think it would look fine if the sleeves were white.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 29, 2014, 04:52:19 PM
Interesting take on a John Smedley cardigan, I like the high button... not in my price range, though.
http://www.johnsmedley.com/us/mens/specials/view-all/ss14-senate-in-camel (http://www.johnsmedley.com/us/mens/specials/view-all/ss14-senate-in-camel)

(http://cdna.lystit.com/photos/2013/11/07/john-smedley-camel-senate-product-1-14761976-648534877_large_flex.jpeg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 01, 2014, 03:56:23 PM
Cashmere and silk..............the stuff of dreams.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on April 04, 2014, 11:53:32 AM
Scarily enough I quite like, big reduction in price for those similarly tempted...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Farrell-Camel-Cropped-Dispatch-Jacket/dp/B00GW123Q0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ap_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AG8AK476Y11SEATQ7AB

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713b4SwRaCL._SY606_.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 04, 2014, 01:35:46 PM
Scarily enough I quite like, big reduction in price for those similarly tempted...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Farrell-Camel-Cropped-Dispatch-Jacket/dp/B00GW123Q0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ap_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AG8AK476Y11SEATQ7AB

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713b4SwRaCL._SY606_.jpg)

Think this was first discussed in the 'Clothes Bargains' thread, J, and the consensus was that it was a little too 'busy'. At first glance, I quite fancied it, but the more I looked at it, the more it rang true that there was just too much going on. Less is more, and all that. However, if you dig it, fifty quid is a decent price. Quite how Farrell though they were going to get seven times that is a different matter!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on April 04, 2014, 02:34:15 PM
Hi Nick - understand what you mean but I do think it's nicely different - I've certainly seen worse celebrity-clothing collaborations than Robbie William's... not so fast Raf Simon's we can see you sneaking out....

I also like this (albeit possibly lacking another row or tow of buttons), but probably it's the appeal of the high break and rather natty tie!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-4-BUTTON-DOUBLE-BREASTED-60S-CUT-GABICCI-CAMP-FREDDIE-BOATING-BLAZER-L40-/351026873328?pt=UK_Men_s_Vintage_Clothing&hash=item51bad503f0

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/CLASSIC-4-BUTTON-DOUBLE-BREASTED-60S-CUT-GABICCI-CAMP-FREDDIE-BOATING-BLAZER-L40-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/~agAAOxy039TKJd1/$_12.JPG)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 04, 2014, 05:43:22 PM
Love how they describe that as a 'Camp Freddy' boating blazer.

In my yoof I would have totally worn his pink suit!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 04, 2014, 06:37:47 PM
Not a follower of ralph Lauren, but I think this crew-neck's a beauty, tho' I wouldn't pay 345 € for it!

(http://i.imgur.com/NgbOq3Gl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 04, 2014, 08:56:25 PM
Hi Nick - understand what you mean but I do think it's nicely different - I've certainly seen worse celebrity-clothing collaborations than Robbie William's... not so fast Raf Simon's we can see you sneaking out....

I also like this (albeit possibly lacking another row or tow of buttons), but probably it's the appeal of the high break and rather natty tie!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-4-BUTTON-DOUBLE-BREASTED-60S-CUT-GABICCI-CAMP-FREDDIE-BOATING-BLAZER-L40-/351026873328?pt=UK_Men_s_Vintage_Clothing&hash=item51bad503f0

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/CLASSIC-4-BUTTON-DOUBLE-BREASTED-60S-CUT-GABICCI-CAMP-FREDDIE-BOATING-BLAZER-L40-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/~agAAOxy039TKJd1/$_12.JPG)

Haha, I hear ya re Simons, ouch!!

Now THAT I do like! Like you say, another two rows of buttons and that's perfect, but I'd definitely wear it as is! And yeah, that tie has got it going on  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on April 05, 2014, 01:18:35 AM
Like that DB, don't think it needs more buttons personally, although i'd maybe have another row... not another 2 rows though  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 05, 2014, 12:26:05 PM
Even w/ 4 buttons, I'd do it! If it wasn't maybe just shy of the size I need...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on April 07, 2014, 09:49:38 AM
nice DB - the 4x2 high-stance buttoning makes it 'interesting' (prefer a 6x3 buttuning) IMO
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on April 07, 2014, 09:52:43 AM
http://anarchosartorialist.tumblr.com/image/40326905155

Does anyone dig button through cardignas under odd jackets? Something I do not do but if there is enough contrasting colour, pattern and texture then 'I'd wear that' 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on April 07, 2014, 11:00:15 AM
http://anarchosartorialist.tumblr.com/image/40326905155

Does anyone dig button through cardignas under odd jackets? Something I do not do but if there is enough contrasting colour, pattern and texture then 'I'd wear that'

Funnily enough I've got a 'cardigan' & 'suit jacket' outfit lined up for my next outing, I'll get a picture up when it comes to the night!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 07, 2014, 11:37:22 AM
Step away from the cardigan jacket combo and remain calm.
This is a sure sign of moving towards the 'well its comfortable and thats more important than looks' attitude which has as its logical conclusion, socks and sandles.
Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2014, 11:38:28 AM
Step away from the cardigan jacket combo and remain calm.
This is a sure sign of moving towards the 'well its comfortable and thats more important than looks' attitude which has as its logical conclusion, socks and sandles.
Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should.

Ha Ha, it's not a good look
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 07, 2014, 12:09:54 PM
It's a very popular winter look among certain regulars on Styleforum etc. but it's not for me. I moved to a warm climate cos I hate the winter, and as a result don't really 'do' knitwear much at all.  I don't think I've owned a cardigan since I was a toddler.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on April 07, 2014, 02:31:22 PM
Jonny - look forward to seeing your go at it.

Trotsky - lol! think if its done away form the formal-casual look of greys, browns, blues ... and try it with fair isles, colours, check etc could work. I havent done it yet but just saying
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 07, 2014, 06:02:02 PM
Not for me. Though I like cardigans, with a jacket I'd rather wear a BD shirt or a polo/roll-neck sweater.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on April 07, 2014, 09:38:18 PM
New cord shoes from Oi Polloi, seen on His Knibs earlier. Quite like navy and brown. Comes four colourways though sand dirties right quick and rainbow isn't an option for me.

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/39679-1.jpg)

(http://www.oipolloi.com/images/gallery/39678-1.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2014, 09:45:48 PM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on April 07, 2014, 10:06:50 PM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.

Was thinking brown more versatile but do like the blue as well.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 07, 2014, 10:37:56 PM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.

Was thinking brown more versatile but do like the blue as well.

Getting them to wear with LVC white jeans or LVC breige cords so brown was best option.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on April 08, 2014, 02:18:24 AM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.

Was thinking brown more versatile but do like the blue as well.

Getting them to wear with LVC white jeans or LVC breige cords so brown was best option.

Will look excellent.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on April 08, 2014, 07:28:23 AM
look lovely!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 08, 2014, 10:42:33 AM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.

Any chance of a review/pics of those FP's you'd ordered Neil? I'm tempted but they were quite pricey, and was hoping you could do a quick review?

Cheers,
Steve
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 08, 2014, 11:55:52 AM
Just got the brown ones, hoping they arrive in time for Rimini.

Any chance of a review/pics of those FP's you'd ordered Neil? I'm tempted but they were quite pricey, and was hoping you could do a quick review?

Cheers,
Steve

FPs?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 08, 2014, 01:19:11 PM
Yes, the two Fred Perrys mate. The waffle knit ones we discussed a week or so ago here:

http://modculture.org/index.php?topic=5.310

I was tempted but the price put me off. Just wondered what you thought of them, assuming you went ahead with the purchase?

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on April 08, 2014, 01:49:37 PM
Yes, the two Fred Perrys mate. The waffle knit ones we discussed a week or so ago here:

http://modculture.org/index.php?topic=5.310

I was tempted but the price put me off. Just wondered what you thought of them, assuming you went ahead with the purchase?

Only got the burgundy one do far. Waiting for the Henley in the sales.

Very nice, much better then some of what they have produced recently.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on April 30, 2014, 04:04:51 PM
I'd just wear everything on here ("Bench made" page.) So would you.

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bench-made
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 30, 2014, 04:25:17 PM
WOW! Too right, they're gorgeous.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 30, 2014, 04:35:10 PM
I'd just wear everything on here ("Bench made" page.) So would you.

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bench-made

Really dig these:
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/nice-fox-suede.jpg?1815)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on April 30, 2014, 11:36:51 PM
^^ Beautiful shoes, geat pick Mike, them, the loafers, the monks and the wholecuts are some of the nicest looking shoes i've ever seen
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 01, 2014, 08:13:08 AM
Definite shoe porn there. Though the prices are a little 'deflating'!!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 01, 2014, 10:26:35 AM
I'd like to be left alone with these shoes. Just me, them and a mirror.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on May 01, 2014, 12:28:03 PM
I'd just wear everything on here ("Bench made" page.) So would you.

http://www.gazianogirling.com/pages/bench-made

Really dig these:
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/nice-fox-suede.jpg?1815)

Did DNA Groove not do similar a bit back? (At a less than four figure price!) Might we worth looking on there.

These are the ones that do it for me. Any site that allows you to specify whether you want farmed alligator or sting ray leather is bound to be well priced, haha.

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0166/8454/files/Bespoke_3819348.jpg?1648)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 01, 2014, 04:30:08 PM
There's an alligator at the bottom of my garden that needs to be thanking its lucky stars I don't know any skinners and cobblers otherwise it wouldn't get to see old age.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lisa on May 01, 2014, 06:24:56 PM
Something a bit different, my final year uni collection i made based on the Duke of Windsor.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10308094_10152091681942503_777140540842533942_n.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 01, 2014, 08:09:35 PM
Something a bit different, my final year uni collection i made based on the Duke of Windsor.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10308094_10152091681942503_777140540842533942_n.jpg)

Wow! All looks great to me Lisa.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 01, 2014, 09:43:33 PM
So I'm guessing you're a fashion student Lisa and if so good luck to you, but the problem with fashion in general, and illustrated in your pics, is that by necessity it has to keep on reinventing the wheel (remember the famous Oscar Wilde quote?), when in reality the wheel has evolved to a point that it needs little if any further intervention/evolution.

So - double breasted with notches (huuuuuuge notches!) has been tried in the eighties and I doubt will resurface again any time soon but the effort can be forgiven, but I can't envisage any time, any place, any planet when any person will ever need a sleeveless overcoat.

Not trying to score points here, I wish you luck as you finish your degree. 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lisa on May 01, 2014, 10:10:21 PM
Thank you Bobby much appreciated!

Yes Rod i appreciate it isn't to every ones taste and i myself believe that no one would need to wear a sleeveless overcoat, but when i left school and was pushed towards university to make my school appear better in league tables i chose to do a degree i would enjoy while learning skills at the same time, it was only in my second year when i realised what i actually wanted to do, but having put so much money and effort into the degree already i decided to finish it, so then i could pursue my career. But as this is the degree i have chosen i have to follow certain criterias within my work and make and design things i wouldn't normally want to make, the collection i have made isn't something i'd expect most people to wear but it ticks boxes with my tutors. But most of all i am very proud of what i have achieved considering three weeks ago all of that was just a few piles of fabric.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 02, 2014, 08:10:15 AM
While the makro look might not be to everyones taste, I'd like to see more of the details up close. eg how you've done the buttons or pocket trim. That is more in keeping with the Mod aesthetic I think. There are many views on what the essential theme of Modism is but one is that of blending in while standing out on the details.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 02, 2014, 09:28:59 AM
Agree with you Trotsky.

I think they're all pretty class, nicely laid out and photographed too - I'm pretty impressed!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 02, 2014, 10:43:59 AM
The DB suits screams Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire, I'd wear it in a flash!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 02, 2014, 10:45:15 AM
The DB suits screams Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire, I'd wear it in a flash!!

haha great shout! What a guy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lisa on May 02, 2014, 11:33:14 AM
haha thanks! Heres some close ups of the details, there's a lack of belt loops and button holes due to time constraints!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/123461938@N02/

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 02, 2014, 11:38:47 AM
Some fantastic work there IMO, I'd definitely wear something made by you!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on May 02, 2014, 01:05:16 PM
Very nice, and 100% appreciate the fact that often with creative degrees especially you do get sort of swept into it, and are encouraged to 'push the envelope' perhaps a bit more than your own personal taste might ordinarily dictate; but with that said I still like the look of them, shot very well, and it's certainly a showcase of talent!

LOVE the cuff detail on the shirt in the link above.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 02, 2014, 01:15:56 PM
Yeah the detail pics show some nice touches. Check out the Conneryesque cocktail cuffs. And nice pattern matching on the overcoat.

It seems a pity your career is moving in a different direction - with work like this you might pick up a few clients from this board for tailoring jobs!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 02, 2014, 01:26:25 PM
Yes, I'd agree with the above comments too. Neat stitching.
Nice mini-pocket on the trousers. I've always liked having a secret mini-pocket just inside the trousers on the other side from yours so its hidden from bouncers/ plod but then that's just me and my dodgy ways.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 02, 2014, 01:35:04 PM
Yes, I'd agree with the above comments too. Neat stitching.
Nice mini-pocket on the trousers. I've always liked having a secret mini-pocket just inside the trousers on the other side from yours so its hidden from bouncers/ plod but then that's just me and my dodgy ways.

More convenient than up your arse I suppose! haha
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 02, 2014, 01:42:24 PM
Yes, it is a bit more classy than the original hidden pocket you refer to.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 02, 2014, 05:20:21 PM
You've definitely got a great talent Lisa. Put me on the list when you start to take commissions (obviously at mates rates  ;))
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 03, 2014, 09:57:07 AM
Loving all the little details on the cuffs, collars and the checked trousers. In fact, the more I see the DB suit, the more I want it! Great stuff, Lisa, and good luck!!  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lisa on May 03, 2014, 06:49:40 PM
Thanks all really appreciate it!

That trouser pocket idea came from my tutor not knowing what a ticket pocket was and asking why i had a silly little pocket on the jacket above the main pocket and telling me to scrap it because it was pointless?! So i put a 'silly little pocket' elsewhere so i could get away with having one on the jacket.

haha Steve i'll pop you on the list but you'll be waiting a while yet!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 03, 2014, 06:59:52 PM
Whoaaaa hang on a minute Mr Bolt! I'm definitely top of that list I was first! ;) haha
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 04, 2014, 06:26:50 PM
Thanks all really appreciate it!

That trouser pocket idea came from my tutor not knowing what a ticket pocket was and asking why i had a silly little pocket on the jacket above the main pocket and telling me to scrap it because it was pointless?! So i put a 'silly little pocket' elsewhere so i could get away with having one on the jacket.

haha Steve i'll pop you on the list but you'll be waiting a while yet!

I can't believe your tutor didn't have an idea of what a ticket pocket is! Doesn't he know ANYTHING about clothes? I know most people thinks clothes are there just to cover our bodies, but being your project about clothing isn't the man in  charge supposed to know about the stuff?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 06, 2014, 02:11:07 PM
I know it's from the brand whose name we never mention, but I quite like the look of this one:

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-stone-lennon-jacket/

Any thoughts yea or nay?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 06, 2014, 02:34:24 PM
I know it's from the brand whose name we never mention, but I quite like the look of this one:

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-stone-lennon-jacket/

Any thoughts yea or nay?
You're correct. It's a name that never shall be uttered  ;)

I do like the style of these types of jackets, not sure if I could pull it off at my age...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 06, 2014, 02:37:31 PM
I was thinking the same thing Mike, but it's one of their few pieces that caught my eye recently. I'm quite partial to a little bit of corduroy every now and again, and it's not mad stupid money either, with very limited branding just on the button edges so doesn't shout the name that we never mention too much  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 06, 2014, 02:50:12 PM
I was thinking the same thing Mike, but it's one of their few pieces that caught my eye recently. I'm quite partial to a little bit of corduroy every now and again, and it's not mad stupid money either, with very limited branding just on the button edges so doesn't shout the name that we never mention too much  ;)

Right, I like the corduroy. They usually sell out of these quick too... noticed they've  had  price drop over the last year or so, also....
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Cappuccino Kid on May 06, 2014, 03:14:17 PM
I have a similar styled jacket that I bought off a fellow member of this very forum, albeit not in cord, but I have to admit I find it really hard to wear. Basically, I feel like a bit of a dick when I put it on. If you can pull it off, go for it, but it takes confidence!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 06, 2014, 04:38:36 PM
I have a similar styled jacket that I bought off a fellow member of this very forum, albeit not in cord, but I have to admit I find it really hard to wear. Basically, I feel like a bit of a dick when I put it on. If you can pull it off, go for it, but it takes confidence!
A few years back, I had a similar black jacket by Calvin Klein (who would have guessed) that I wore. As long as you don't go "overboard" with what you're pairing it with, I like the look.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 06, 2014, 05:47:04 PM
Agree I coundn't pull it off at my age, but I really like another (just this) of their pieces:

(http://i.imgur.com/qhBEQbgl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 06, 2014, 06:41:18 PM
That looks like something Roger Moore would wear open necked, around the time of Moonraker.

You can decide for yourself whether or not to take that as a compliment!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 06, 2014, 06:55:34 PM
That looks like something Roger Moore would wear open necked, around the time of Moonraker.

You can decide for yourself whether or not to take that as a compliment!

Nah, If it were from that period, the collar would be 3X the length... I like that piece, but it's pricey for fake suede.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 07, 2014, 07:59:33 AM
That looks like something Roger Moore would wear open necked, around the time of Moonraker.

You can decide for yourself whether or not to take that as a compliment!

That made me laugh out loud! Guess you're not a fan then Rod. To be honest when I saw it I was in two minds but the more I look at it the more it looks ok, but with a new Levis Bedford jacket on it's way, it's not something I'd buy at the moment.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: forever_united on May 07, 2014, 02:08:52 PM
Agree I coundn't pull it off at my age, but I really like another (just this) of their pieces:

(http://i.imgur.com/qhBEQbgl.jpg)

I think this one has a nice Rubber Soul look, but way to pricey.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 07, 2014, 05:22:31 PM
I know I posted this before, but I picked up the Levis Trucker  jacket last year for around the same price.


(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2683685.jpg?1399149777)
(Amazon)

Agree I coundn't pull it off at my age, but I really like another (just this) of their pieces:

(http://i.imgur.com/qhBEQbgl.jpg)

I think this one has a nice Rubber Soul look, but way to pricey.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 07, 2014, 06:01:58 PM
I know I posted this before, but I picked up the Levis Trucker  jacket last year for around the same price.


(https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/2683685.jpg?1399149777)
(Amazon)

Agree I coundn't pull it off at my age, but I really like another (just this) of their pieces:

(http://i.imgur.com/qhBEQbgl.jpg)

I think this one has a nice Rubber Soul look, but way to pricey.

That's EXACTLY the jacket I want, Mike. LEVIS Europe had it in stock for a year or so, but it never went down the 400 € mark, too pricey. The fact is I can't buy Levis stuff directly from Amazon US, suppose this greedy lot have an agreement so they won't lose  customers in the Levis EU brand shops or in their webstore when Amazon offers discounts. This happens with some brands, Levis & Ben Sherman for sure.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 07, 2014, 06:58:23 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 07, 2014, 09:42:39 PM
I know it's from the brand whose name we never mention, but I quite like the look of this one:

http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-stone-lennon-jacket/

Any thoughts yea or nay?
(http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/The-Nehru-Jacket-in-Austin-powers.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 07, 2014, 10:28:38 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be too worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on May 07, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be to worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Agree. Glass of red wine down the back in a crowd. I'd never wear it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 07, 2014, 10:44:25 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be to worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Agree. Glass of red wine down the back in a crowd. I'd never wear it.

 ;D A glass of red! Round my way it's more likely to be a pint of cider (and that's just the women)  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on May 07, 2014, 11:03:49 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be to worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Agree. Glass of red wine down the back in a crowd. I'd never wear it.

 ;D A glass of red! Round my way it's more likely to be a pint of cider (and that's just the women)  ;D

Not far off round my way either!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 08, 2014, 08:31:11 AM
Oh, c'mon, just make sure you don't wear it to the pub  ;) Anyway I'd grab it if it was under the 200 € mark; keep dreamin'... The fact's that ASOS has a similar jacket (real suede it seems) for 175 €, but it's got 2 side pockets, which ruins a little the streamlined look of the truckers. Maybe if they reduce the price...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on May 08, 2014, 10:30:36 AM
http://www.lyst.com/clothing/brooks-brothers-suede-jean-jacket-brown/

I bought this Suede Trucker from Brooks Brothers Outlet last year reduced to £125.00. I wish I'd held out a while longer, 2 days later it was reduced again to £87.50!
 
Ouch!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 08, 2014, 11:26:40 AM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be too worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Yes Steve, suede, and you're right about being worried, I ruined a Smedley with red wine a year ago... also, no rain!

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/brooks-brothers-suede-jean-jacket-brown/

I bought this Suede Trucker from Brooks Brothers Outlet last year reduced to £125.00. I wish I'd held out a while longer, 2 days later it was reduced again to £87.50!
 
Ouch!

That's a STEAL,even at that price D. I looked at the Brooks one first, but I think they wanted $600 at the store for it...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 08, 2014, 02:28:57 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be too worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Yes Steve, suede, and you're right about being worried, I ruined a Smedley with red wine a year ago... also, no rain!

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/brooks-brothers-suede-jean-jacket-brown/

I bought this Suede Trucker from Brooks Brothers Outlet last year reduced to £125.00. I wish I'd held out a while longer, 2 days later it was reduced again to £87.50!
 
Ouch!

That's a STEAL,even at that price D. I looked at the Brooks one first, but I think they wanted $600 at the store for it...

You can always use the smedley to polish your E-type.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 08, 2014, 06:02:03 PM
I found it on the Levis website last year, GS.
 looked like a clearance (although still full price) so I grabbed it. Because they don't offer them too often...

That's the suede one I guess? I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but then would be too worried about wearing it out for fear of a beer or fag (not mine) related incident. Just lovely. 8)

Yes Steve, suede, and you're right about being worried, I ruined a Smedley with red wine a year ago... also, no rain!

http://www.lyst.com/clothing/brooks-brothers-suede-jean-jacket-brown/

I bought this Suede Trucker from Brooks Brothers Outlet last year reduced to £125.00. I wish I'd held out a while longer, 2 days later it was reduced again to £87.50!
 
Ouch!

That's a STEAL,even at that price D. I looked at the Brooks one first, but I think they wanted $600 at the store for it...

You can always use the smedley to polish your E-type.

Then what will I do with my old Burberry??
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on May 08, 2014, 07:08:49 PM


That's a STEAL,even at that price D. I looked at the Brooks one first, but I think they wanted $600 at the store for it...
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Cheers Mike, I am really pleased with it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 12, 2014, 01:23:22 PM
A Wallabee style driver:

(http://vip.zappos.com/images/z/2/7/3/5/0/6/2735064-p-4x.jpg)

(Excuse gigantic image)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 12, 2014, 10:57:40 PM
Huv ye goat them in that colour, but a couple ay sizes smaller?


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 13, 2014, 07:59:19 AM
Like those, Mike, where from?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on May 13, 2014, 08:38:22 AM
http://www.tsubo.com/men-casuals/beale-/1006466.html?dwvar_1006466_color=DSND#icid=home_main_men&start=11&cgid=men-new-arrivals

There by the looks of things, can't say they're to my taste though - especially for that price.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 13, 2014, 09:40:28 AM
Cheers, Steve. I'd wear them, but not at that price!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 13, 2014, 12:50:10 PM
Cheers, Steve. I'd wear them, but not at that price!

Yikes! I didn't even notice the price...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 13, 2014, 12:56:51 PM
Cheers, Steve. I'd wear them, but not at that price!

Yikes! I didn't even notice the price...

Ones to watch out for in the sales, Mike!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Spring Heeled Jack on May 15, 2014, 07:09:59 PM
https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wallaceandbarnes/PRDOVR~04903/04903.jsp (https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wallaceandbarnes/PRDOVR~04903/04903.jsp)

(http://i.imgur.com/tqAP5gC.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 16, 2014, 10:00:24 AM
To me it looks like the Levis one, but more than doubles the price.  :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 16, 2014, 10:44:51 AM
To me it looks like the Levis one, but more than doubles the price.  :o

You're right ; http://www.oipolloi.com/levis-slim-trucker-jacket-sandbar
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on May 16, 2014, 04:38:48 PM
(http://www.sehkelly.com/images/shop/dark-navy-blue-linen-jacket-blazer-1.jpg)
http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/jackets/dark-navy-blue-linen-sb3-jacket/

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 16, 2014, 05:47:26 PM
(http://www.sehkelly.com/images/shop/dark-navy-blue-linen-jacket-blazer-1.jpg)
http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/jackets/dark-navy-blue-linen-sb3-jacket/

Very nice.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on May 17, 2014, 08:47:35 AM
http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/jackets/dark-navy-blue-linen-sb3-jacket/

Very nice. I'm after a lightweight jacket for summer an'all..

Edit - probably a bit more heavyweight than I originally thought, but still a beauty.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 04, 2014, 12:11:55 PM
First tasteful thing I've seen from FP in a while... their track record lately wasn't very encouraging...

http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email (http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on June 04, 2014, 02:53:58 PM
First tasteful thing I've seen from FP in a while... their track record lately wasn't very encouraging...

http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email (http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email)

And only a mere $300. Another bargain from FP. ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 04, 2014, 02:55:22 PM
First tasteful thing I've seen from FP in a while... their track record lately wasn't very encouraging...

http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email (http://www.fredperry.us/laurel-wreath-collection/men/jackets/made-in-england-tennis-bomber-j3174.html?utm_campaign=fred1423c&utm_term=week1423&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email)

And only a mere $300. Another bargain from FP. ;)

Exactly what I thought, ridiculously priced!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 04, 2014, 03:35:15 PM
To be fair this thread is about whether you'd wear something not buy it. It's £175 in the UK and Stuarts of London only have 1 left in stock, so I guess people both like them and are buying them too. Do I like it? Yes. Would I buy it? Probably not at £175 but it's still a nice looking jacket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 04, 2014, 03:53:06 PM
Good point in fairness.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on June 04, 2014, 04:00:49 PM
Agreed. Just that FP do wind me up with their nonsense most of the time.  No I wouldn't wear it even if it was free... ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on June 04, 2014, 04:23:40 PM
Made from the finest English polyester
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on June 04, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
Made from the finest English polyester

Probably shipped in to China!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 04, 2014, 04:33:49 PM
Made from the finest English polyester

It's only 65% Polyester, don't exaggerate !  ;D

 I just thought it wasn't a bad looking jacket, compared to the designs they've been coming out with lately...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on June 04, 2014, 04:46:23 PM
;D I should add that I do like the jacket  :) I'm just sick of the "Made in USA" or "Made in England" as a marketing ploy to inflate the price of an item

Not as worse as Ben Sherman's "Designed in England" (made in china) nonsense though

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 04, 2014, 04:55:53 PM
;D I should add that I do like the jacket  :) I'm just sick of the "Made in USA" or "Made in England" as a marketing ploy to inflate the price of an item

Not as worse as Ben Sherman's "Designed in England" (made in china) nonsense though

Yes, it wouldn't be that expensive, if they actually made the entire run of the lines in the US or UK... instead of a couple of items here and there.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on June 04, 2014, 05:11:44 PM
Actually 175 isn't too bad compared to the Baracuta nonsense. It isn't cheap to make here..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 04, 2014, 05:30:45 PM
Actually 175 isn't too bad compared to the Baracuta nonsense. It isn't cheap to make here..

But what if they were mass produced in the UK (or US)? It would be more expensive maybe than China, but would it be double or triple the price retail?
I'm always wondering about this, I know brands like FP are owned by big conglomerates, who want to maximize profit, but at what point is it just price gouging...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 05, 2014, 08:40:57 AM
If you think £175 is pricey, check out this one from Crombie for nearly £600

http://www.crombie.co.uk/jackets/jacket-60126jknv-60126jknv-114-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on June 05, 2014, 09:08:48 AM
Actually 175 isn't too bad compared to the Baracuta nonsense. It isn't cheap to make here..

But what if they were mass produced in the UK (or US)? It would be more expensive maybe than China, but would it be double or triple the price retail?
I'm always wondering about this, I know brands like FP are owned by big conglomerates, who want to maximize profit, but at what point is it just price gouging...

I'm no expert on China as we don't make anything there but I would expect a jacket like that to be maybe half to two thirds the cost to make in China than the UK. Although this would be on a very large production. I don't think you would get such a good deal from China if you were only making 1000 jackets. Also, even though there is quality from china it still doesn't often match european production.
You need to almost double retail price on low production, made in uk products that look similar to mass produced chinese stuff due to the manufacturing cost, but long term the items are often worth the extra cash. Smedley is probably a good example.
So the FP jacket is not really too bad, considering their overheads etc. If it said JTG on it instead of the FP logo I would still struggle to get half the money, even if it was the same jacket. Power of branding eh.  The Baracuta for nearly 300 quid is in my opinion just overpriced hipster stuff. They have done a great job of making a basic jacket very desirable to a trendy crowd, well done them. Don't get me wrong though. the Baracuta is a lovely well made , great looking jacket but overpriced, in my humble opinion.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 05, 2014, 11:27:16 AM
Luckily I got mine before they went greedy, and tho' I like it I don't really need more than one harrington in my closet.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on June 05, 2014, 03:29:35 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/jhwsoy.jpg)

Custom Made Tricker's Winston Boot for a customer of The Shoe Healer in Doncaster - Taupe Shrunken Grain Leather with a Blue Dainite Sole. Not everyone's cuppa but I'd wear them.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 05, 2014, 04:18:53 PM
yeah, the multi colored sole kills it for me.


Custom Made Tricker's Winston Boot for a customer of The Shoe Healer in Doncaster - Taupe Shrunken Grain Leather with a Blue Dainite Sole. Not everyone's cuppa but I'd wear them.



Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on June 05, 2014, 11:31:33 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/jhwsoy.jpg)

Custom Made Tricker's Winston Boot for a customer of The Shoe Healer in Doncaster - Taupe Shrunken Grain Leather with a Blue Dainite Sole. Not everyone's cuppa but I'd wear them.


Ah'd wear them - but no if it meant havin' tae walk roon Doncaster.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 06, 2014, 10:52:07 AM
Quite like the jacket Wiggo was wearing on Breakfast TV this morning, although he could have sorted the collar out
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 12, 2014, 12:15:56 PM
Recently I discovered this french trainers/deck shoes brand, what do you think?

(http://i.imgur.com/226u6ibl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1aSj9p0l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hln0EbIl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 12, 2014, 12:17:36 PM
Nothing too spectacular but I'd wear the middle ones on holiday!

YMC do something similar, nice summer style.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 12, 2014, 01:53:10 PM
Not sure about those laces... ZARA has a similar, slightly more subtle:

http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/shoes/sneakers/fabric-blucher-c358062p1807041.html (http://www.zara.com/us/en/man/shoes/sneakers/fabric-blucher-c358062p1807041.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 12, 2014, 02:35:34 PM
Mike, for me it's just the laces and the leather patch that gives them the edge. Anyway they don't come cheap, I'll check them out in the sales or better try to find them in my holidays in the basque coast of France  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 12, 2014, 03:50:40 PM
Like those canvas deck shoes GS
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 12, 2014, 03:54:37 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 12, 2014, 04:12:39 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

I have a couple, (if I were in the neighborhood more, I'd have another  ;)) I like them, nice fit on me for OTP, they're nice quality...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 12, 2014, 04:15:55 PM
Mike, for me it's just the laces and the leather patch that gives them the edge. Anyway they don't come cheap, I'll check them out in the sales or better try to find them in my holidays in the basque coast of France  8)

Fair enough GS, but for me, I can just see my trousers constantly getting caught on them  :)

BTW, that does sound like a great holiday...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Spike on June 12, 2014, 07:33:16 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

The quality is v similar to a JTG suit - I think they might even be made by the same company. Personally I prefer JTG's because of their "short" jacket fit. AoL's seem to fit more like a JTG "regular". It's not a preference in terms of quality, it's just about the fit.

I think many on here would agree they're both among the best OTP mod suits available. 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 12, 2014, 09:10:11 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Very good quality, trousers a little bit 'floaty' for my tastes but I got them taken in. Jacket waists are gorgeous, lovely and nipped in.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 13, 2014, 09:22:27 AM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 13, 2014, 09:32:41 AM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(

I love the cut of the trousers personally. Nicely fitted through the hip and thigh with a slick kick flare at the bottom. I'm using them as a template for a couple of pairs of lightweight summer trousers I'm getting made tomorrow.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 13, 2014, 09:37:02 AM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(

If you go on Yoox mate, they have a pair on there in blue I think down to £25/35 sort of price?

edit - here's the link, £35. http://www.yoox.com/uk/44616985FI/item?dept=men#sts=sr_men80&cod10=44616985FI&sizeId=
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Number 6 on June 13, 2014, 12:57:48 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(

I love the cut of the trousers personally. Nicely fitted through the hip and thigh with a slick kick flare at the bottom. I'm using them as a template for a couple of pairs of lightweight summer trousers I'm getting made tomorrow.

I'd concur with this; the trousers are about 18" at hem cut straight from the knee with a 33" waist size - but with size 10 plates I don't find them too wide.  Worn just touching the top of the shoe with as little break as possible.

AOL suits are my default suit for work, and I am suited every day therefore I have a few both button 3 and button 2.  I know 2-button suits aren't to everyone's taste here but the trousers (as do the lapels) seem to be narrower than the 3-button suits, tapering to about 16" hem.

For me AOL suits are the best fitting/quality I have had outside of bespoke and can easily carry over outside of work into 'best'.  As StevePW mentioned they are nicely waisted, which is hard to find OTP, half-canvassing, decent quality cloth, nice lining etc.

To the best of my knowledge JTG are very similar in cloth and construction, but slightly less waisted, perhaps shorter jackets and more tapered leg on the trousers.

Personally my favourite AOL suit at the moment is a 2-button blue wool/kid mohair mix which always gets positive comments.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 13, 2014, 01:09:19 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(

I love the cut of the trousers personally. Nicely fitted through the hip and thigh with a slick kick flare at the bottom. I'm using them as a template for a couple of pairs of lightweight summer trousers I'm getting made tomorrow.

I'd concur with this; the trousers are about 18" at hem cut straight from the knee with a 33" waist size - but with size 10 plates I don't find them too wide. 

This is why I love the cut too. Size 10 feet. 6' 3" and not an ounce of fat, I always look "odd" with narrow leg (at the bottom) trousers.

I love Jump the Gun's stay prest trousers (lovely quality, good price too) but they're just a tad too narrow around the ankles and make my feet look "clownish" I feel, and again it's just a personal thing that I look better, in trousers especially, not so much denim. where there is a little more width around the shoes.

As Steve W said, the jackets are fitted, not skinny, but nipped in at the waist, which for a skinny git like me adds some shape if that makes sense...if not the pic explains better than words can;

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/012_zps13cb3e3b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/012_zps13cb3e3b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on June 13, 2014, 01:39:31 PM
AoL and JtG suits are similar, main differences have been noted above.  Reason I prefer JtG (aside from the shorter jacket length) is Adam and Jonathan can always sort me with odd requests.  For example, I wear a 36s jacket but in their trousers a 34 (nip the waist in quite a lot but need the room in the thigh for the footballer thighs!) and they sort me every time.  AoL was not as accomodating as in his trousers I buy size 33.

Wayne
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 13, 2014, 02:28:36 PM
Anyone ever bought a suit from Adam Shener? What did you think? I've only ever bought his shirts  http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/

Agree with Steve, trousers a little wide in the bottom, but an overall great fit (for OTP, of course) and good quality.

BTW Steve, I saw the YMC deck shoes and I liked them very much; in fact, I'm tempted by a pair in dark green suede, but out of my budget at the moment  :(

If you go on Yoox mate, they have a pair on there in blue I think down to £25/35 sort of price?

edit - here's the link, £35. http://www.yoox.com/uk/44616985FI/item?dept=men#sts=sr_men80&cod10=44616985FI&sizeId=

Cheers, Steve! They're not the ones I fancy, but thanks anyway. THESE are the YMC I like:

(http://i.imgur.com/SS9gpZMl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ewRQyDXl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KEqvGbal.jpg)


I've spotted some gorgeous chukka shoes in their website too, but out of my reach at 165 pounds.  :'(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on June 13, 2014, 02:58:31 PM
Cor yeah £165 isn't the sort of money I'd blow on a pair of summer shoes! The £35 ones I like actually, might nab a pair in a month or so.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 13, 2014, 07:54:47 PM
AoL and JtG suits are similar, main differences have been noted above.  Reason I prefer JtG (aside from the shorter jacket length) is Adam and Jonathan can always sort me with odd requests.  For example, I wear a 36s jacket but in their trousers a 34 (nip the waist in quite a lot but need the room in the thigh for the footballer thighs!) and they sort me every time.  AoL was not as accomodating as in his trousers I buy size 33.

Wayne

I see most of their suit trousers are 15.5" bottoms. I wouldn't be able to get my legs in those, not with my Popeye calf muscles
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 13, 2014, 08:27:25 PM
I've said it before Red Steve the quality of your whistles always looks good. The strides on that one fit you well but again the jacket looks too big across the shoulders, (note vertical ripples on your ipper chest) and my preference is for jackets to have more open quarters and hug around the hips not flare out like yours does here. You should try the next size down and see if it works better, (but of course that might throw off hem lengths me sleeve length etc.)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 13, 2014, 10:05:19 PM
I agree on the hem width, the AoL suit trouser hem is my minimum width now...

This is why I love the cut too. Size 10 feet. 6' 3" and not an ounce of fat, I always look "odd" with narrow leg (at the bottom) trousers.

I love Jump the Gun's stay prest trousers (lovely quality, good price too) but they're just a tad too narrow around the ankles and make my feet look "clownish" I feel, and again it's just a personal thing that I look better, in trousers especially, not so much denim. where there is a little more width around the shoes.

As Steve W said, the jackets are fitted, not skinny, but nipped in at the waist, which for a skinny git like me adds some shape if that makes sense...if not the pic explains better than words can;

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/012_zps13cb3e3b.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/012_zps13cb3e3b.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 16, 2014, 11:37:32 AM
Been looking for a broad ,equal hooped polo shirt in red and white. A bit like this only without the crappy logos on it. http://www.myntra.com/buyhatke/buyhatke/buyhatke/251711/buy?semp=eoss&utm_source=aff-omg&utm_medium=aff-omg&utm_campaign=logo=aff=368059  Any Ideas?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 16, 2014, 12:41:45 PM
I've said it before Red Steve the quality of your whistles always looks good. The strides on that one fit you well but again the jacket looks too big across the shoulders, (note vertical ripples on your ipper chest) and my preference is for jackets to have more open quarters and hug around the hips not flare out like yours does here. You should try the next size down and see if it works better, (but of course that might throw off hem lengths me sleeve length etc.)
The shoulders on the suits do tend to do that I've noticed, even with the proper size... I need a 41/42" jacket, but I usually get the 40", it's a tad snug in the chest, and the shoulders still look a bit over sized... not sure why, maybe because they taper the waist?   
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 16, 2014, 12:56:15 PM
That's quite an old pic, and since then I've taken the jacket to my alterations chap.

On a separate issue, I was in Marks & Spencer getting a Fathers Day pressie, and saw this lightweight mac in a dogtooth fabric. Looked great, although I was in a rush so didn't try it on. If the fit was ok, I'd definitely consider it:
http://www.marksandspencer.com/bonded-dogtooth-mac/p/p22288312
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: JTH on June 16, 2014, 07:12:36 PM
I like that Steve.The double buttons on the cuffs are a nice touch.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mdw1981 on June 16, 2014, 07:26:54 PM
That is nice Steve. Theirs a few pieces in M&S I quite like at the moment. A few weeks back I tried on this blazer which caught my eye. If it was a three button job, I would have nabbed it. Still might to be honest.

http://m.marksandspencer.com/mt/www.marksandspencer.com/big-and-tall-pure-linen-puppytooth-jacket/p/p22270158
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 17, 2014, 09:30:36 AM
I'll be honest and say I've not been in an M&S store for years. In fact it's been so long I got lost on the way out and ended up in the ladies lingerie dept...very reminiscent of the scene from Father Ted  :D

I had plenty of time to browse the menswear as although they open at 10 you can't buy anything until 11. I was very surprised at some of their stock (in a good way). They had a lovely pair of suede Chukka boots that caught my eye, along with the mac I mentioned.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 29, 2014, 04:38:42 PM
Loving these gloves, nice one Claudio  http://www.dnagroove.it/en/XGuanti02-man-3-4635-clothes.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 29, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
Loving these beauties, shame they're not available yet:

(http://i.imgur.com/EJ9d3dVl.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/b8D7cJcl.png)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leftofthedial on June 29, 2014, 06:42:23 PM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on June 29, 2014, 07:39:19 PM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.

Not heard of them either but that is a lovely top - and the purple one is nice too! I would never pay £215 for it though!  :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on July 03, 2014, 04:20:52 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/11rq001.jpg)

Definitely wear this Mark Powell Denim Tab Spearpoint. Lovely.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 03, 2014, 04:39:38 PM
Like the colour, hate the collar!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 03, 2014, 05:44:54 PM
Too long and pointy for me too. Besides, I think it'll be unwearable with a regular tie; please post pics if you try  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on July 03, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2prd6vq.jpg)

I think the collar makes the shirt. These Wise Guys seem to like it too 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on July 03, 2014, 07:14:31 PM
Oh I think they can get away with wearing just about any collar they want ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 04, 2014, 10:03:21 AM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.

Not heard of them either but that is a lovely top - and the purple one is nice too! I would never pay £215 for it though!  :o

Down to £64 but only in an XL
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dlevahn on July 04, 2014, 10:12:54 AM
Too long and pointy for me too. Besides, I think it'll be unwearable with a regular tie; please post pics if you try  ;)
agreed, would be interested to see if it works with a tie as it is a lovely fabric
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 04, 2014, 12:16:30 PM
Too long and pointy for me too. Besides, I think it'll be unwearable with a regular tie; please post pics if you try  ;)

Probably looks like this with a tie, not for everyone, but not a bad look IMO:
(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-03-23-MPport.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on July 04, 2014, 12:28:46 PM
Got no issues with the collar myself, a bit different to the usual which is never a bad thing!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on July 04, 2014, 01:14:48 PM
not for me at all... pushing the boundaries of collars the other way recently hah  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Dlevahn on July 04, 2014, 01:22:21 PM
Obviously the spearpoint works with a tie, just not sure whether the fabric is too casual for that.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on July 14, 2014, 03:27:08 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/11rq001.jpg)

Definitely wear this Mark Powell Denim Tab Spearpoint. Lovely.

Beautiful, would imagine it looking perfect with a bigger lapel, high fastening DB suit.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on July 14, 2014, 06:43:19 PM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.

Not heard of them either but that is a lovely top - and the purple one is nice too! I would never pay £215 for it though!  :o

Seems you don't have to, now down to £43.00! Seems they are produced by S.T. Dupont.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 14, 2014, 08:07:31 PM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.

Not heard of them either but that is a lovely top - and the purple one is nice too! I would never pay £215 for it though!  :o

Seems you don't have to, now down to £43.00! Seems they are produced by S.T. Dupont.

Yeah but when you click on the size, they're all sold out!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on July 15, 2014, 05:16:42 PM
Was in Harvey Nics today and spotted this

http://www.harveynichols.com/sale/85180-blue-striped-fine-knit-polo-shirt/

Never heard of the brand but this and a few other bits and piece by them I'd wear.

Not heard of them either but that is a lovely top - and the purple one is nice too! I would never pay £215 for it though!  :o

Seems you don't have to, now down to £43.00! Seems they are produced by S.T. Dupont.

Yeah but when you click on the size, they're all sold out!

What a bugger! I was going to go for one when I get some cash from a job at the weekend.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on July 27, 2014, 11:33:14 PM
I can't say I definitely would, but there's something kind of interesting about this:

(http://www.atomretro.com/xlarge/ben_sherman_harrymac_moon7.jpg)
You have to keep the neck buttoned up though, loses all appeal "open neck".
(http://atomretro.com/xlarge/ben_sherman_harrymac_moon3.jpg)

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=13922&d=BEN-SHERMAN-HARRYMAC-HARRINGTON-MAC-JACKET-MOON (http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=13922&d=BEN-SHERMAN-HARRYMAC-HARRINGTON-MAC-JACKET-MOON)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 28, 2014, 08:33:41 AM
I can't say I definitely would, but there's something kind of interesting about this:

(http://www.atomretro.com/xlarge/ben_sherman_harrymac_moon7.jpg)
You have to keep the neck buttoned up though, loses all appeal "open neck".
(http://atomretro.com/xlarge/ben_sherman_harrymac_moon3.jpg)

http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=13922&d=BEN-SHERMAN-HARRYMAC-HARRINGTON-MAC-JACKET-MOON (http://www.atomretro.com/product_info.cfm?product_id=13922&d=BEN-SHERMAN-HARRYMAC-HARRINGTON-MAC-JACKET-MOON)

Spotted this over the weekend, I think I'd probably wear it on the scooter when the weather cools. Agree re the neck, looks awful unbuttoned
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: babyshambler on August 13, 2014, 10:10:54 AM
Just looks like a scrappy anorak opened up, yeah.

I really regret not buying the Gibson 'Callan' mac when it was in stock at AR:

(http://i59.tinypic.com/s2he2b.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on August 13, 2014, 10:12:18 AM
very nice IMO
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on August 13, 2014, 10:16:28 AM
Nice design, but looks a bit plastic-y and slightly medical. I'd prefer to spend a little more and get something from Austin Reed or another of the mid-price brands.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on August 13, 2014, 12:20:55 PM
I saw the Ben Sherman Harrington/Mac and tried it on the other day having seen it on here. Done up to the neck it does indeed look the business but aside from that just doesn't work in my opinion. They were flogging off their 'Macs' from last season for £62 from about £120 these are a 'shortie' thing in Nylon not too differnt to the Gibson. I already have a similar from M&S so my Uncle, a 1960s 'Original', got one from us as an early Christmas gift so I hope come Dec 25 weather is suitably grim for him to enjoy it!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 13, 2014, 12:26:02 PM
I'm giving BS points for coming close, though. Best thing they've put out in while IMO.

I saw the Ben Sherman Harrington/Mac and tried it on the other day having seen it on here. Done up to the neck it does indeed look the business but aside from that just doesn't work in my opinion. They were flogging off their 'Macs' from last season for £62 from about £120 these are a 'shortie' thing in Nylon not too differnt to the Gibson. Although not quite for me my Uncle, a 1960s 'Original' got one from us as an early Christmas gift so I hope come Dec 25 weather is suitably grim for him to enjoy it!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 13, 2014, 12:33:12 PM
Nice design, but looks a bit plastic-y and slightly medical. I'd prefer to spend a little more and get something from Austin Reed or another of the mid-price brands.

"Medical" that's pretty accurate.

Red Steve posted a link to a Crombie DB Mac last year, I have the picture at home still. no belts, epaulets, or anything. just very clean looking.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on August 14, 2014, 06:13:38 PM
Not keen on those capes on macs though. Don't mind belted macs and strapped sleeves but no capes
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 20, 2014, 02:52:56 PM
Love this cable knitted top, not at 100 € though. I tried one of them in the flesh during my french holidays, reduced to 55 €!, but they didn't have my size  >:(

(http://i.imgur.com/LC8GzWal.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 20, 2014, 05:17:56 PM
Like that a lot. (Would change the buttons though)

Love this cable knitted top, not at 100 € though. I tried one of them in the flesh during my french holidays, reduced to 55 €!, but they didn't have my size  >:(

(http://i.imgur.com/LC8GzWal.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 20, 2014, 05:25:29 PM
Not keen on those capes on macs though. Don't mind belted macs and strapped sleeves but no capes

Found it ! This is the Crombie Steve flagged before... I wished I would have sprang for it at the tIme:

(http://www.crombie.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1104x1527/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/0/60069jkbe_1_3.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on August 20, 2014, 07:33:54 PM
Like that polo but agree would swop the buttons for white.

That looks way to short of a Mac to be of any use in a shower. Doesn't even reach his crotch. Looks more like a DB blazer made of Mac material. Just like that Harrington Mac posted earlier, it seems I'm not much into 'hybrid' tackle!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 29, 2014, 09:41:46 AM
I'd fancy this FP beauty for my monkey jackets' collection, but at 320 € it's way too expensive:

(http://i.imgur.com/e7KSACLl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on August 29, 2014, 09:10:04 PM
nice one. wish there was a version without the laurel wreath though. Looks fine on polo shirts but almost looks out of place on a jacket like this
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 30, 2014, 10:18:34 AM
Guess you're right Dan, but you know FP stamps the bloody logo even in their underwear  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on September 02, 2014, 10:01:04 PM
Liking this...

(http://s4e5229b965ad9.img.gostorego.com/809E82/cdn/media/s4/e5/22/9b/96/5a/d9/catalog/product/cache/1/image/450x450/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/b/sb403_main_1000x1395.jpg)

Reduced too...

http://diversoonline.com/latest-arrivals/sb403.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on September 04, 2014, 12:11:04 PM
I know there are a few shoe lovers out there and these suede loafers are rather nice. Not my thing but check it out....................


http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/footwear/shoes/nesbitt-sand-loafers.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 11, 2014, 11:31:08 AM
Really like the look of these.

http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/florsheim-suede-boot/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 11, 2014, 12:12:03 PM
I like the look of them Steve. I have a couple of pairs of Clark's dessies but the shape seems to vary from pair to pair so I'm careful to get them with a slightly narrower toe to a kid the duck billed look.

Clark's will always be the original dessies kings but these seem to have a great narrow toe shape. Take note all of you praising those Cornish Pastie shoes on the other thread!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 11, 2014, 12:17:39 PM
 ;D Rod, yes we called those style of Clark's Pasties too.

I like Clarks Dessies and have several pairs. You're right about them varying too. The newer ones seem to be a lot stiffer as well. They were much nicer when they were made at their old factory in Street, Somerset. My last two pairs were made in Vietnam I think.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 23, 2014, 06:56:53 PM
Talking of dessies I saw some Loakes slim profile dessies with leather soles in TK Maxx (Sheffield) for £90 last Saturday. Considered buying some but I've already got about 6 pairs of dessies
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 30, 2014, 06:39:51 PM
Kenneth Cole shoes:
(http://kcp.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pKCP-18930700v239x245.jpg) (http://kcp.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pKCP-18930680v383x392.jpg)

Unfortunately... not available in my size, AGAIN!  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 30, 2014, 07:50:12 PM
They're not half bad, especially coming from the maker of those hideous square toed plasticky platypus slip ons that seemed to be everywhere you looked a couple of years ago!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 30, 2014, 07:55:41 PM
They're not half bad, especially coming from the maker of those hideous square toed plasticky platypus slip ons that seemed to be everywhere you looked a couple of years ago!

I've been able to find a pair from them every now and then that do look nice...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 02, 2014, 03:47:47 PM
Like a lot this coat, the blue thread is a nice detail, and it's not too expensive at 450 € (it's made in Portugal)

(http://i.imgur.com/LZmFLe2l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/M7WdxAKl.jpg)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 04, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
Like the pattern GS, but I think it's a coat that's not going to hold it's shape too well, especially if it rains
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2014, 02:20:06 PM
I forgot it's always pouring down there! Not a problem here though (95 % sunny days)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on October 06, 2014, 03:00:11 PM
Quite a nice jacket going for £114

http://www.gibbsmenswear.co.uk/coats-jacket-c5/aigle-sunriver-check-jacket-p78

(http://www.gibbsmenswear.co.uk/images/aigle-sunriver-check-jacket-p78-284_zoom.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on October 08, 2014, 11:26:35 AM
Don't personally like the pockets, hood and collar. Would prefer it in a Harrington style or even a monkey jacket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on October 08, 2014, 10:20:27 PM


Mibbe needs some cropped troosers in matchin' fabric tae show it tae it's best effect.


N' a pair ay big clown shoes.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 09, 2014, 02:44:39 PM
Some nice bits on this page from these guys, I'm uhmming and ahhing over a purchase, not sure they're very "me" but I think I'd wear them...

http://instagram.com/lelaboureur
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on October 09, 2014, 05:33:33 PM
Some nice bits on this page from these guys, I'm uhmming and ahhing over a purchase, not sure they're very "me" but I think I'd wear them...

http://instagram.com/lelaboureur

Nah all a bit hipster work wear for me. The jacket Trotsky put up is nice though.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on October 09, 2014, 05:51:19 PM
have to agree with jonny there, looks like the sort of thing that's been coming out of streetwear blogs for ages, not for me. Especially object to that jacket/pocket square combo!

Not a fan of the other jacket trotsky posted either... I'm a miserable b*stard, clearly  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on October 10, 2014, 12:00:38 AM
Some nice bits on this page from these guys, I'm uhmming and ahhing over a purchase, not sure they're very "me" but I think I'd wear them...

http://instagram.com/lelaboureur

I like this:
http://instagram.com/p/t73dbCtblv/?modal=true
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on October 10, 2014, 07:23:42 AM
Some nice bits on this page from these guys, I'm uhmming and ahhing over a purchase, not sure they're very "me" but I think I'd wear them...

http://instagram.com/lelaboureur

I like this:
http://instagram.com/p/t73dbCtblv/?modal=true

Me too, that was the main one that caught my eye, others looked a bit too 'high street', but still wearable to knock about in I'd say.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on October 29, 2014, 03:46:22 PM
im going to take some s**t for this....

http://www.marksandspencer.com/fair-isle-socks-with-wool/p/p22331644#
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on October 29, 2014, 03:56:51 PM
or these...
http://www.next.co.uk/x54516s5#665443x54
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leftofthedial on October 29, 2014, 05:51:05 PM
Can't remember what thread boots recently came up on but these look alright for the price, quite like the slender shape.

https://secretsales.com/details/alex-tan-leather-laced-ankle-boots-803510?page=1&gender=men
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mdw1981 on October 29, 2014, 07:50:41 PM
or these...
http://www.next.co.uk/x54516s5#665443x54

Ha ha. I have these socks!!! My nephew gave me them as a gift. (Honestly). It's the thought that counts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on November 01, 2014, 11:32:05 PM
Lol.  Bless em.  Ive been wearing a pair of Best Dad socks that i think the kids bought in thier own size rather than mine
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on November 02, 2014, 07:48:03 PM
http://www.tkmaxx.com/jackets+coats/long-brown-checked-coat/invt/24059831


If I didn't have 6 overcoats I'd be investing in one of these.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on November 02, 2014, 08:11:29 PM
I nearly bought that a few weeks back but talked myself out of it  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on November 02, 2014, 09:03:21 PM
Th epaulets make it look rather military in a first world war kind of way.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 02, 2014, 11:05:01 PM
Czech military issue?

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on November 03, 2014, 07:29:47 AM
Red army
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 03, 2014, 05:39:50 PM
Like the pattern but not the epaulettes, anyway they don't have my size  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on November 03, 2014, 06:43:05 PM
http://www.tkmaxx.com/jackets+coats/long-brown-checked-coat/invt/24059831


If I didn't have 6 overcoats I'd be investing in one of these.

100% up my street, definitely up for finding one of those in a 36.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on November 03, 2014, 06:49:40 PM
They had a nice blue one too,been on for quite a while now
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on November 03, 2014, 07:43:21 PM
http://www.tkmaxx.com/jackets+coats/long-brown-checked-coat/invt/24059831


If I didn't have 6 overcoats I'd be investing in one of these.

100% up my street, definitely up for finding one of those in a 36.

http://www.tkmaxx.com/mens-designer-gold-label-clothing/green+blue-woollen-plaid-jacket/invt/37078662

I'll keep a look out for you Jonny....like this jacket also...don't mind the 2 button either.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: forever_united on November 04, 2014, 09:23:14 PM
Lovely suede bowling shoes, unfortunately, at 9,5 US, too large for me. Also I wouldn't normally wear bowling shoes.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209600148/vintage-suede-hyde-bowling-shoes-mens-95?ref=br_feed_21&br_feed_tlp=men (https://www.etsy.com/listing/209600148/vintage-suede-hyde-bowling-shoes-mens-95?ref=br_feed_21&br_feed_tlp=men)

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/050/0/10127083/il_570xN.676532682_qtwx.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 05, 2014, 11:08:27 AM
The same seller offers these in leather, nice but too big for me too:

(http://i.imgur.com/5onFijol.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mdw1981 on November 05, 2014, 01:25:57 PM
Both nice. The suede ones in particular. Not sure if I'd wear them, or what I'd wear them with. 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 05, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
Jeans or cord pants, maybe chinos.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 07, 2014, 05:10:23 PM
Lovely suede bowling shoes, unfortunately, at 9,5 US, too large for me. Also I wouldn't normally wear bowling shoes.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209600148/vintage-suede-hyde-bowling-shoes-mens-95?ref=br_feed_21&br_feed_tlp=men (https://www.etsy.com/listing/209600148/vintage-suede-hyde-bowling-shoes-mens-95?ref=br_feed_21&br_feed_tlp=men)

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/050/0/10127083/il_570xN.676532682_qtwx.jpg)

these remind me of these asics weightlifting shoes

(http://image.rakuten.co.jp/g-zone/cabinet/f4/tow727_4.jpg)

for any discerning mod weightlifter out there ;) or fans of the DRPK who's team use them  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on November 10, 2014, 09:46:25 PM
Can't decide if I like these...

Or if they're absolutely bloody horrible.

Thoughts...?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TULSE-KG-KURT-GEIGER-LEATHER-TAN-MENS-SHOE-/380856850747?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&var=&clk_rvr_id=728674792676
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mohairsam on November 10, 2014, 10:12:59 PM
Can't decide if I like these...

Or if they're absolutely bloody horrible.

Thoughts...?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TULSE-KG-KURT-GEIGER-LEATHER-TAN-MENS-SHOE-/380856850747?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&var=&clk_rvr_id=728674792676

Interesting, kind of upmarket monkey boots. Not liked that style on me since I was 13 but maybe worth a punt at that price.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on November 11, 2014, 08:19:45 AM
The top is OK but the sole takes it into walking boot territory.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: markrulesok on November 11, 2014, 06:17:42 PM
i agree looks a bit 'bearded urban rambler' if you ask me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on November 12, 2014, 05:56:48 PM
Can't decide if I like these...

Or if they're absolutely bloody horrible.

Thoughts...?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TULSE-KG-KURT-GEIGER-LEATHER-TAN-MENS-SHOE-/380856850747?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&var=&clk_rvr_id=728674792676

I'd run a mile from anything with soles like those  :) Unless you live in the Artic I can't see when I'd ever need to wear anything like these. If the weather was that bad I'd stay in.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: McDermott on December 01, 2014, 12:46:46 AM
I wouldnt wear this, but think it might hold a certain appeal. Surely some one here...
 size 38'' ish..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-VTG-60s-Mod-Double-Breasted-Orange-Shirt-Button-Down-Collar-Short-Sleeve-/271681378477?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Clothing&hash=item3f4178d8ad
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: SuaveCollective on December 01, 2014, 12:25:44 PM
...possibly the wrong colour Liam...

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01768/TheMonkees_1768640i.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on December 02, 2014, 11:43:27 PM
Double breasted wi' short sleeves?


Nah.


N' dinnae get me started aboot the colour.............. ;D


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 03, 2014, 01:10:59 AM
(http://img.poptower.com/pic-8458/masaharu-morimoto.jpg?d=600)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on December 05, 2014, 06:47:06 AM
I-tailor doing some new suit designs, not had a good look but some interesting patterns there. Used them for work shirts, decent price and service  http://www.itailor.com/designsuits/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 10, 2014, 03:44:42 PM
I'm not sure I'd wear it but it is an interestingly different take on a Harrington jacket.
Not really a winter jacket though.

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/duckie-brown-lace-harrington-jacket-503337086.html?utm_source=gcdL/ATRVoE&utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=gcdL_ATRVoE-Ss8oMmBv0eVfNTtRf8APeg
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 10, 2014, 03:48:42 PM
These are genuinely lovely but a bit pricey:    Franceschetti   Side-Zip Chelsea Boots

http://www.shopstyle.com/p/franceschetti-side-zip-chelsea-boots/463713512
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 10, 2014, 04:33:13 PM
I'm not sure I'd wear it but it is an interestingly different take on a Harrington jacket.
Not really a winter jacket though.

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/duckie-brown-lace-harrington-jacket-503337086.html?utm_source=gcdL/ATRVoE&utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=gcdL_ATRVoE-Ss8oMmBv0eVfNTtRf8APeg

I don't like this jacket at all Trotsky.
I like the style but the fabric is way to hippy-dippy for my tastes.
I notice it's been reduced from $2,995 to $749.
Good lord!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on December 10, 2014, 05:21:44 PM
is it me or does that have Liam Gallagher written all over it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 10, 2014, 07:19:59 PM
is it me or does that have Liam Gallagher written all over it.

 I was thinking more , John Lennon during his I am the Walrus , period. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Number 6 on December 11, 2014, 02:06:23 PM
I'm not sure I'd wear it but it is an interestingly different take on a Harrington jacket.
Not really a winter jacket though.

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/duckie-brown-lace-harrington-jacket-503337086.html?utm_source=gcdL/ATRVoE&utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=gcdL_ATRVoE-Ss8oMmBv0eVfNTtRf8APeg

Erm, 'Duckie Brown' shouldn't that be 'Hello Duckie'?  Not a Harrington to wear down the boozer or the match  :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Jonny on December 11, 2014, 07:21:24 PM
is it me or does that have Liam Gallagher written all over it.

It's the sleeves that come down to the knuckles I think.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 12, 2014, 10:43:11 AM
I'm not sure I'd wear it but it is an interestingly different take on a Harrington jacket.
Not really a winter jacket though.

http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/duckie-brown-lace-harrington-jacket-503337086.html?utm_source=gcdL/ATRVoE&utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=gcdL_ATRVoE-Ss8oMmBv0eVfNTtRf8APeg

Erm, 'Duckie Brown' shouldn't that be 'Hello Duckie'?  Not a Harrington to wear down the boozer or the match  :D

...or anywhere for that matter.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mr_duderino on December 12, 2014, 11:54:58 AM
is it me or does that have Liam Gallagher written all over it.

It's the sleeves that come down to the knuckles I think.  ;)
;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on December 12, 2014, 02:19:04 PM
These are genuinely lovely but a bit pricey:    Franceschetti   Side-Zip Chelsea Boots

http://www.shopstyle.com/p/franceschetti-side-zip-chelsea-boots/463713512

lovely boots indeed Trotsky
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 12, 2014, 04:20:37 PM
Trots, you've got a similar style, don't you? I recall a pic on the WAYW and I liked them but I'm too lazy to go searching the pic,  ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 12, 2014, 05:26:06 PM
Yes from Jones the Bootmaker but at a third of the price and a third of the quality. OK for day wear but not for dressing up. I've been looking at Loakes for a replacement as they do some nice ones but they have the normal elasticated sides. I like the zip as it doesn't wear out like the elastic and gives you more leather for appearance sake.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on December 12, 2014, 06:03:14 PM
Not certain they suit me, these Herrings remind me of ones Claudio did recently.

(http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/_shop/products/Herring-Herring%20Chaucer%20II-Brown%20suede-8992-2711-1_med.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 12, 2014, 06:53:33 PM
Not certain they suit me, these Herrings remind me of ones Claudio did recently.

(http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/_shop/products/Herring-Herring%20Chaucer%20II-Brown%20suede-8992-2711-1_med.jpg)

Very sleek. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 13, 2014, 06:02:38 PM
^^^Hmmmm, I like the style but they're suede.
I've never been a fan of suede dress shoes. Don't know why, I'm just not.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on December 13, 2014, 06:21:52 PM
I love a suede brogue, super smart.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on December 13, 2014, 07:29:45 PM
They are similar to the dna ones i have,square toe on claudio 's  :)
I saw these on the link above and thought they were hideous and bloody dear!!
http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/marsèll-burnished-lace-up-boot-502819740.html?utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-WgXtUrBFyp.rop_9Y4YQJg&utm_source=J84DHJLQkR4
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 13, 2014, 07:47:43 PM
They are similar to the dna ones i have,square toe on claudio 's  :)
I saw these on the link above and thought they were hideous and bloody dear!!
http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/marsèll-burnished-lace-up-boot-502819740.html?utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-WgXtUrBFyp.rop_9Y4YQJg&utm_source=J84DHJLQkR4

Blinking heck! They are terrible looking boots
Reduced from $1,015 to $609 as well.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on December 13, 2014, 09:01:51 PM
They are similar to the dna ones i have,square toe on claudio 's  :)
I saw these on the link above and thought they were hideous and bloody dear!!
http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/marsèll-burnished-lace-up-boot-502819740.html?utm_medium=affiliate&siteID=J84DHJLQkR4-WgXtUrBFyp.rop_9Y4YQJg&utm_source=J84DHJLQkR4

Yes, was those DNAs I was speaking of.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on December 14, 2014, 02:11:37 AM
Everything up to the toes looks like them  ;D then they spoil it  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 14, 2014, 12:35:54 PM
Those boots look like clown boots for a down and out clown.

This is nice but not with the cuffs folded back as in the photo. Look beyond that and its quite neat. I would wear this.
http://bananarepublic.gap.co.uk/browse/product.do?cid=61447&vid=1&pid=000129423U014-17573

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 14, 2014, 12:46:37 PM
This is nice but not with the cuffs folded back as in the photo. Look beyond that and its quite neat. I would wear this.
http://bananarepublic.gap.co.uk/browse/product.do?cid=61447&vid=1&pid=000129423U014-17573

CPO shirts are great but you'll hate yourself for paying that much. With some patience you can find yourself an authentic piece that is a quarter of that price, and 100% wool too. They won't have those handy side pockets though  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 01:10:33 PM
^^^Yes, CPOs are pretty easy to come by. I would suggest visiting an Army surplus or an American Vintage store. They're in abundance in these sort of shops and pretty cheap too.
I'm wearing a nice 1950s, US made number today as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 14, 2014, 02:40:38 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 03:30:08 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 14, 2014, 06:16:01 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 07:03:10 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 14, 2014, 08:49:59 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 08:57:10 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .

Oh yes, import tax.
I'm sure some of the rates I've paid over the years has depended on what mood whoever it is who decides them is in.
Still, unfortunately for me and my bank balance, my finicky tastes in clothing has never stopped me from paying these rates. If I gotta have it, I gotta have it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 14, 2014, 09:56:44 PM
Unfortunately , I know exactly what you are talking about , Steve. .  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on December 15, 2014, 12:32:23 AM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket


They look very like Pendleton board shirts.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 15, 2014, 09:59:27 AM
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mutley on December 15, 2014, 11:34:14 AM
Gotta say I'm with you Trotsky - I can't see the attraction.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on December 15, 2014, 01:39:41 PM
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!
With Mutley and Trots on this also, in fact I almost hunted one down here (nothing left in my size on line) as they were doing a 40% off full price yesterday... but self control won out (this time).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 15, 2014, 05:26:57 PM
CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .

Oh yes, import tax.
I'm sure some of the rates I've paid over the years has depended on what mood whoever it is who decides them is in.
Still, unfortunately for me and my bank balance, my finicky tastes in clothing has never stopped me from paying these rates. If I gotta have it, I gotta have it.

I'm sure these taxes are random, tho' they're supposed to be legally established. When I do online USA shopping I usually buy in webstores that employ an intermediary to solve the taxes issue (pre-paid taxes, I mean), they seem to apply always the same standard and before the checkout I know what I'm going to pay and if it's worthy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on December 15, 2014, 05:32:49 PM


It's totally random at US customs. Some of the merchants I've dealt with in the UK, list the item as "gift" on the declaration, which makes it duty free... in fact I was told to do that when sending items to the UK (by my local post office) so there's that option, if the seller is willing.

CPO shirts ?

Chief Petty Officer shirts??

Yep, CPO.

Obviously not an item worn by British CPO's , so l take it , this was something worn by the shermans. .
More Americana to be honest Simon. From the late 1930s and through WWII the CPO shirt was standard issue to Chief Petty Officers of the US Navy. Although referred to as a shirt, this garment could be more accurately described as a shirt-jacket due to its substantial material content and construction:
http://www.vintagetrends.com/vintage/thumbnails.asp?MC=Vintage&CA=men&SC=jackets%2Fcoats&ST=CPO+Jacket

Aye , an overshirt. .


Vintage Trends are good . I recently got a coat from them for my son , however despite the fact that the VT guys had written "gift" on the contents section , I still got hammered with import duty and along with the postage it accounted for nearly half the final value of the order. .

Oh yes, import tax.
I'm sure some of the rates I've paid over the years has depended on what mood whoever it is who decides them is in.
Still, unfortunately for me and my bank balance, my finicky tastes in clothing has never stopped me from paying these rates. If I gotta have it, I gotta have it.

I'm sure these taxes are random, tho' they're supposed to be legally established. When I do online USA shopping I usually buy in webstores that employ an intermediary to solve the taxes issue (pre-paid taxes, I mean), they seem to apply always the same standard and before the checkout I know what I'm going to pay and if it's worthy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 15, 2014, 05:36:29 PM
I've found many (US) sellers that won't, Mike, they even state it in the Terms & Conditions page.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on December 15, 2014, 05:49:46 PM
I've encountered that to Greenstreet.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 15, 2014, 07:16:26 PM
The point being that my last order to the US {the one that has sparked this discussion} was marked as "gift" and yet it still incurred , import duty. It would appear that , they just slap import duty on everything now, perhaps some EU requirement because it didn't used to be like this. .

The other aspect that pissed me off was the cost of the postage , especially when , Parcel Force sent me a letter telling me my item was there for collection and l should bring the money for the import duty . They had actually made no attempt to deliver the item to my house. So I had to make a 30mile round trip. . c**ts. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 15, 2014, 09:37:37 PM
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

The plaid CPOs I would consider more Americana than Mod. I wouldn't expect anybody on a mod forum to appreciate a shirt that resembles, as The Laird states, a Pendleton.
I like CPOs, board shirts and Pendletons, but that's the way I like it. I haven't considered myself a mod in roughly 30 years.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 15, 2014, 10:36:43 PM
I like the navy blue CPO that started this off but all the rest are a bit lumberjackey for my tastes.
Timbeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

The plaid CPOs I would consider more Americana than Mod. I wouldn't expect anybody on a mod forum to appreciate a shirt that resembles, as The Laird states, a Pendleton.
I like CPOs, board shirts and Pendletons, but that's the way I like it. I haven't considered myself a mod in roughly 30 years.

I know how you feel. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 16, 2014, 01:01:51 AM
Well this is a thread for posting items that may not fit into the mod mould/mold
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 16, 2014, 09:52:22 AM
Well this is a thread for posting items that may not fit into the mod mould/mold

'Tis indeed Hopsack but I think while a lumberjack shirt may inspire one or two individuals on this forum the majority may think it is a step to far.
I like the idea of an item that, at first glance, wouldn't be considered mod but on closer inspection would just about fit in to a progressive mod's wardrobe.
A buffalo plaid board shirt? Hmmmm, It could or it couldn't?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 16, 2014, 01:20:27 PM
I actually wear a green checked shirt that looks like one of the lumberjack shirts but its strictly for gardening in. Not for posing.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 16, 2014, 02:52:35 PM
I actually wear a green checked shirt that looks like one of the lumberjack shirts but its strictly for gardening in. Not for posing.

Whist on the other hand I actually own a whole bunch of Pendletons, CPOs etc. that are for posing.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 16, 2014, 08:48:11 PM
'Tis indeed Hopsack but I think while a lumberjack shirt may inspire one or two individuals on this forum the majority may think it is a step to far.
I like the idea of an item that, at first glance, wouldn't be considered mod but on closer inspection would just about fit in to a progressive mod's wardrobe.
A buffalo plaid board shirt? Hmmmm, It could or it couldn't?

mod or not, a navy cpo, a OCBD, jeans/chinos, and loafers/DBs is pretty damn classic, though probably too understated for those on the far end of the peacock spectrum.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 16, 2014, 09:35:19 PM
'Tis indeed Hopsack but I think while a lumberjack shirt may inspire one or two individuals on this forum the majority may think it is a step to far.
I like the idea of an item that, at first glance, wouldn't be considered mod but on closer inspection would just about fit in to a progressive mod's wardrobe.
A buffalo plaid board shirt? Hmmmm, It could or it couldn't?

mod or not, a navy cpo, a OCBD, jeans/chinos, and loafers/DBs is pretty damn classic, though probably too understated for those on the far end of the peacock spectrum.

Sounds like a rundown of an outfit I would be found in from time to time Hopsack. Have you got me under surveillance?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on December 17, 2014, 01:14:52 AM
(http://www.bbcattic.org/labrats/images/index_promo1.jpg)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on December 17, 2014, 10:34:50 AM
(http://www.bbcattic.org/labrats/images/index_promo1.jpg)

Oh, sh*t!
You have!!!

Hmmm, my question to you Hopsack is are you wheelchair bound and were you queing up outside the disabled bathroom?
I may have seen you last week...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on January 19, 2015, 08:22:25 PM
Quite like this jumper, think it would be better without the gold motif

http://www.thehut.com/knitwear-clothing/men/clothing/farah-vintage-men-s-elderidge-knit-jumper-black/10938053.html

(http://s4.thcdn.com/productimg/0/960/960/53/10938053-1411054965-137311.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on January 19, 2015, 08:42:07 PM
Even better without the navy wool. And the grey wool too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 19, 2015, 08:44:54 PM
Quite like this jumper, think it would be better without the gold motif

http://www.thehut.com/knitwear-clothing/men/clothing/farah-vintage-men-s-elderidge-knit-jumper-black/10938053.html

(http://s4.thcdn.com/productimg/0/960/960/53/10938053-1411054965-137311.jpg)

It's not bad, better examples out there though by Smedley etc
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 20, 2015, 07:20:34 PM
Just saw this on the A of L site, like the coat, not sure about the higher pockets but they're not a deal breaker:

(http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/images/products/large_374_P-Coat_black-_lar.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on January 20, 2015, 07:27:20 PM
Buttons look a little strange too Mike.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 20, 2015, 09:00:11 PM
I'm with Harry; coat looks great, buttons look wrong
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 20, 2015, 09:06:15 PM
It's nice but somehow wrong
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 20, 2015, 10:09:45 PM
I'm with Harry; coat looks great, buttons look wrong

Hmmmm, to me the coat looks wrong the buttons look right.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on January 20, 2015, 11:09:14 PM
Just saw this on the A of L site, like the coat, not sure about the higher pockets but they're not a deal breaker:

(http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/images/products/large_374_P-Coat_black-_lar.jpg)


How's that fella gonnae dae up aw them buttons when he's goat nae hauns?


 ???

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: OCBD on January 20, 2015, 11:11:54 PM
Just saw this on the A of L site, like the coat, not sure about the higher pockets but they're not a deal breaker:

(http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/images/products/large_374_P-Coat_black-_lar.jpg)

The whole thing looks mental
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 21, 2015, 09:43:20 AM
Just saw this on the A of L site, like the coat, not sure about the higher pockets but they're not a deal breaker:

(http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/images/products/large_374_P-Coat_black-_lar.jpg)


How's that fella gonnae dae up aw them buttons when he's goat nae hauns?


 ???

He's magic Laird... look!
He's floating!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on January 21, 2015, 10:26:33 AM
I tried one on the other day. The fit is great,( slim cut and quite waisted) cloth is good, higher pockets worked fine. Buttons can be changed (agreed).
Length is nice too. Not an overcoat and longer than a Pea coat.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 21, 2015, 12:20:59 PM
I tried one on the other day. The fit is great,( slim cut and quite waisted) cloth is good, higher pockets worked fine. Buttons can be changed (agreed).
Length is nice too. Not an overcoat and longer than a Pea coat.

Now the buttons didn't bother me, because they're an improvement over the typical P Coat giant buttons with anchors on them, but I can see different ones. also think it's a good length IMO.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on January 21, 2015, 12:56:04 PM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 21, 2015, 01:02:12 PM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.

I have a  Schott  "Slim Fit" I bought a few years back.which is a really nice fit, except for the nautical themed buttons, having a hard time finding a plain replacement, since the button holes are huge.

(https://www.schottnyc.com/images/800x800/377_598.jpg?a=1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 21, 2015, 01:59:42 PM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.

Pea coats should have "anchor" buttons, its part of the style.

I've got a US Navy Issue 740N. Got it in a New York army & navy store on my honeymoon a few years ago. Its getting plenty of wear this winter.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on January 21, 2015, 02:56:06 PM
Anchor buttons are good with me. Original USN coats are great. Our Stirlingwear one (USN contractor) is IMO probably the best new one out there, apart from the hugely expensive Buzz Rickson one which I'm sure is pretty good. The Schott ones are good too of course.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: OCBD on January 21, 2015, 03:50:28 PM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.

Pea coats should have "anchor" buttons, its part of the style.
Agreed.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on January 23, 2015, 09:04:54 AM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.

I have a  Schott  "Slim Fit" I bought a few years back.which is a really nice fit, except for the nautical themed buttons, having a hard time finding a plain replacement, since the button holes are huge.
I think that's a replica of the original USN pea coat isn't it Mike?

(https://www.schottnyc.com/images/800x800/377_598.jpg?a=1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 23, 2015, 01:32:24 PM
The only pea coats i know of with anchor buttons are the USN ones.

I have a  Schott  "Slim Fit" I bought a few years back.which is a really nice fit, except for the nautical themed buttons, having a hard time finding a plain replacement, since the button holes are huge.
I think that's a replica of the original USN pea coat isn't it Mike?





Yes Harry, I believe so.
Schott has a "traditional" cut one (740 N Classic), this one looks the same but is slim fitting, much nicer look I think.
What I liked about the Adam coat was the fit and the slightly longer length, made it a little "dressier". Looks like the buttons weren't a hit, though  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 23, 2015, 07:53:20 PM
Some beautiful new FP reissues (check their webstore) but they're are way overpriced  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2015, 11:04:47 PM
Some beautiful new FP reissues (check their webstore) but they're are way overpriced  >:(



Sadly , this is the case with a few FP items , tho' , TK Max I see, have started selling FP items . . :P
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on January 23, 2015, 11:23:39 PM
I would've loved one of those knitted tipped T's years ago.

Wouldn't be bad for a cycling top now but eh I can wait for a sale.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: I am the sea on January 24, 2015, 05:28:18 PM
Some beautiful new FP reissues (check their webstore) but they're are way overpriced  >:(



Sadly , this is the case with a few FP items , tho' , TK Max I see, have started selling FP items . . :P

Only children's items on the website....
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 24, 2015, 08:26:58 PM
Some beautiful new FP reissues (check their webstore) but they're are way overpriced  >:(



Sadly , this is the case with a few FP items , tho' , TK Max I see, have started selling FP items . . :P

Only children's items on the website....

I never go on the website , Chief , so l wouldn't know . .


What I can say is the items in the store go quickly. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: I am the sea on January 24, 2015, 08:50:31 PM
Ah I'll check the store in Hereford next time I'm in. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 24, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
Some beautiful new FP reissues (check their webstore) but they're are way overpriced  >:(



Sadly , this is the case with a few FP items , tho' , TK Max I see, have started selling FP items . . :P

Only children's items on the website....

I never go on the website , Chief , so l wouldn't know . .


What I can say is the items in the store go quickly. .

I heard an interesting story the other day why Fred Perry upped its game in the last ten or so years with the Italian and Japanese ranges. In relation to the three button slim fits, waffle knits and monkey jackets etc.

An ex mod compiled a history of Fred Perry and archive for them in the late 90s. Then his mate starting working for them as a designer and introduced all the heritage styles.

I was drinking with the lad who had compiled the archive.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 25, 2015, 05:46:23 PM
They're making a good job in the reissues field (if you forget the price tag), but the rest of the designers have lost their way.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2015, 08:39:46 PM
They're making a good job in the reissues field (if you forget the price tag), but the rest of the designers have lost their way.

Just stick with the reissues.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on January 25, 2015, 09:09:07 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: WayneK on January 25, 2015, 09:49:07 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

According to the description they use the "discharge printing technique."   ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2015, 10:34:26 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: StevePWilliams on January 25, 2015, 10:43:16 PM
Haha classic!

I've probably still got one under the bed somewhere! (Ewww not a nice mental image I do apologise!!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2015, 10:59:23 PM
Haha classic!

I've probably still got one under the bed somewhere! (Ewww not a nice mental image I do apologise!!)

No mum don't wash my socks or old t shirts!!!!!! Shouts the 15 year old me in shame
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 25, 2015, 11:08:10 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.

Probably the only good use for a FP in my opinion.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2015, 11:17:57 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.

Probably the only good use for a FP in my opinion.

It was a mixture of jam t shirts. Would never soil my waffle knits and original 3 button Perry's!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 25, 2015, 11:20:09 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.

Probably the only good use for a FP in my opinion.

It was a mixture of jam t shirts. Would never soil my waffle knits and original 3 button Perry's!

Ha ha ha!
Not unless you were totally minted Neil.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on January 25, 2015, 11:21:56 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.

Probably the only good use for a FP in my opinion.

It was a mixture of jam t shirts. Would never soil my waffle knits and original 3 button Perry's!

Ha ha ha!
Not unless you were totally minted Neil.

No mate back in the 90s I got my hands on quite a few pieces of dead stock 60s Fred Perry's for dirt cheap.

Now all sadly no longer with me. Either too small now or dead.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 26, 2015, 09:43:57 AM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

As s teenager I had a few t shirts that looked like that. For other reasons though.

Probably the only good use for a FP in my opinion.

It was a mixture of jam t shirts. Would never soil my waffle knits and original 3 button Perry's!

Ha ha ha!
Not unless you were totally minted Neil.

No mate back in the 90s I got my hands on quite a few pieces of dead stock 60s Fred Perry's for dirt cheap.

Now all sadly no longer with me. Either too small now or dead.

I know how it goes Neil  :'(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 26, 2015, 12:50:09 PM
So I decided to have a look at the Fred Perry website and found this awful beast. I am truly shocked that this exists and that someone is out there wearing it. I feel polluted.

http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/men/new-styles/splatter-print-pique-shirt-m6142.html

This must be the "Ralph Steadman X Fred Perry" line   ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 26, 2015, 12:55:10 PM
Please, FP, stick to the reissues  :-[
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ThePersuasion on February 22, 2015, 04:54:13 PM
Might be of interest to some with spring on the horizon?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5214433640026&parentid=NEW-IN-MENS-EU#/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on February 22, 2015, 05:38:20 PM
Might be of interest to some with spring on the horizon?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5214433640026&parentid=NEW-IN-MENS-EU#/

I'm normally a sucker for a nice blue against white but the wide white band at the bottom makes it appear as if it has shrunk in the wash.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 22, 2015, 08:03:16 PM
Might be of interest to some with spring on the horizon?

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/uk/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=5214433640026&parentid=NEW-IN-MENS-EU#/

I only do vertical stripes , that reminds me of a particular  group of soapdoggers, ,
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on February 28, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
What a lovely colour. Nice to see something different to dark blue or beige.

http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/coats-and-jackets/twyford-bonded-cotton-mac.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 02, 2015, 09:23:32 PM
I, along with many other MC members, was pretty scathing about this lot when they first appeared, but I have to say I really like this. And no sign of that horrendous badge they felt the need to adorn everything with

https://davidwattsclothing.com/knitwear/union-long-sleeve-cardigan-navy.html (https://davidwattsclothing.com/knitwear/union-long-sleeve-cardigan-navy.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on March 02, 2015, 10:01:23 PM
That is nice,like the one in the ladbrokes ad
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 03, 2015, 03:30:16 PM
Yes that isn't bad. Generally I think their stuff is a bit naff but top marks for trying to bring colour back in their knitwear. Again, I'm not about to buy any but I do like to see the boundaries being pushed a bit out of the normal blue/black of mens fashion.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ThePersuasion on March 03, 2015, 10:22:30 PM
That Union Jack parka......... .? Shudders and quickly closes website
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 04, 2015, 09:19:14 AM
That Union Jack parka......... .? Shudders and quickly closes website

Haha, it was feckin horrendous!! And they still carry it as part of the range, which suggests there are tw*ts out there who are wearing them!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 04, 2015, 09:41:30 AM
I'd quite like to see some photo's of that happening - (in an OMG kind of way).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: banjo on March 04, 2015, 10:38:22 AM
A Union Jack parka for £65! Bargain!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 07, 2015, 03:26:27 PM
I'd quite like to see some photo's of that happening - (in an OMG kind of way).

OK. What about this twit:
https://36.media.tumblr.com/302c464a6d404247bb6b0320a70ba945/tumblr_n1hbx8bHiB1tqfc7ho4_400.jpg
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2015, 06:30:36 PM
Townshend looked better.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 07, 2015, 06:46:44 PM
I'd quite like to see some photo's of that happening - (in an OMG kind of way).

OK. What about this twit:
https://36.media.tumblr.com/302c464a6d404247bb6b0320a70ba945/tumblr_n1hbx8bHiB1tqfc7ho4_400.jpg

Ha, Ha! That has made me laugh out loud. What was the man thinking of?

I tried to find photo's of the jacket in the flesh but came up with nothing. Perhaps people buy it and keep it for those nights when they're on their own and can sing along loudly to Quadrophenia with the curtains closed. Can you imagine someone going around town with it on or taking their loved one on a date wearing it?
 Its thoughts like this that make me think the end of days is upon us.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2015, 07:17:19 PM
But someone out there is buying them, I mean, there's a demand for them or they wouldn't be in the market.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ThePersuasion on March 08, 2015, 12:26:09 PM
Probably a job lot for NF/BNP/Britain First/Ukip xmas party conference season. Could see Farage entering the TV debates to Rule Britiannia in his
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 08, 2015, 03:01:10 PM
Townshend looked better.

...debatable.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 08, 2015, 09:33:44 PM
Probably a job lot for NF/BNP/Britain First/Ukip xmas party conference season. Could see Farage entering the TV debates to Rule Britiannia in his

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 14, 2015, 06:21:07 AM
This has a certain something about it and its at a reasonable price too of £34.99.

http://www.tokyolaundry.com/tokyo-laundry-kepler-jacket
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on March 14, 2015, 08:57:11 AM
Not 1 of my favourite labels but saw this jacket in pretty green recently , if I did not already own a trucker in same/black cord I would 'have it'.
http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-black-lennon-jacket/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2015, 12:22:23 PM
This has a certain something about it and its at a reasonable price too of £34.99.

http://www.tokyolaundry.com/tokyo-laundry-kepler-jacket

I like that, Uniqlo has something similar, but I like the pockets and finish on the tokyo laundry one better

http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/men-pure-blue-japan-denim-work-jacket-142003.html#69~/men/featured/pure-blue-japan/shirts/~ (http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/men-pure-blue-japan-denim-work-jacket-142003.html#69~/men/featured/pure-blue-japan/shirts/~)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2015, 12:28:53 PM
Not 1 of my favourite labels but saw this jacket in pretty green recently , if I did not already own a trucker in same/black cord I would 'have it'.
http://www.prettygreen.com/shop/product/ss14-black-lennon-jacket/

Don't be put off by it being from PG.
Confession: I have one, get compliments on it all the time.
It's a good casual jacket for a T or roll neck,  it is Chinese made but it fits good and is decent quality.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on March 14, 2015, 12:34:04 PM
Some nice striped tops on the uniqlo site,shame they are not on the UK version  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 14, 2015, 04:57:19 PM
The tops I see on their US site don't do that much for me, to be frank, but now that's getting warmer down here there are some new checked shorts (at the british webstore too) that I fancy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on March 16, 2015, 06:24:22 PM
Looks like a Mao suit
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 17, 2015, 02:36:36 PM
Looks like a Mao suit

Well, I did say it was "Chinese made"...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 17, 2015, 03:33:30 PM
That's for sure, but I'd swore Mao applied a very strict dress code (and not only for him): everything was olive green or, if he felt flamboyant enough, khaki. Very stylish.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 17, 2015, 04:15:58 PM
Back to the thread, I like this wool polo from Rapha, with a 50s cycling vibe, but 125 pounds are excessive for a polo shirt, maybe on the sales...

(http://i.imgur.com/sUL2Kk4l.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 17, 2015, 05:43:29 PM
Very suave , Sidney . .that is actually a reasonable price , for Rapha. .

It reminds me of the first cycling  club I rode for in the mid-7ts , they gave me a jersey like that but the pockets on the front had been sown up . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 20, 2015, 10:30:26 PM
I like this as a day to day boot.
 http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/mens/boots/blundstone-boots-rough-wear-boot-8000214733

The contrasting stitching is rather nice.

(http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/images/catalog/product/1280x1280/8000214733_01.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 21, 2015, 12:07:35 AM
I like this as a day to day boot.
 http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/mens/boots/blundstone-boots-rough-wear-boot-8000214733

The contrasting stitching is rather nice.

(http://www.jonesbootmaker.com/images/catalog/product/1280x1280/8000214733_01.jpg)

Lacks the finesse you would usually find in a mod's wardrobe IMO Trotsky and the branding on the heal is the turd in the very rugged rose patch for me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 21, 2015, 10:49:59 AM
I'm with you, Steve, it has something of a Dr Martens shoe combined with a Chelsea, and this kind of hybrids usually don't look right.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 21, 2015, 11:17:16 AM
What do you think about this knitted top, fellas? To my eyes it's kind of a minimalist take on the italian 60s/70s knitwear, maybe too stripped down?

(http://i.imgur.com/LoqJdwFl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 21, 2015, 03:41:45 PM
^^^I think maybe a step to far in to the realm of minimalism for me GS. Maybe if there was a contrasting band on the sleeve as well as the neck I wouldn't mind it. Also the hem seems to come up rather high... that'd do my head in!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 24, 2015, 03:42:49 PM
I don't really do suede shoes but if I did these would be the ones.

http://www.wildsmith.com/shoes/piccadilly-brown-suede-oxford#.VRGFYNKp61s (http://www.wildsmith.com/shoes/piccadilly-brown-suede-oxford#.VRGFYNKp61s)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 24, 2015, 04:12:44 PM
Sweet ^^.

I have some similar sniff suede punch caps but mine are derbies not oxfords. I don't own oxfords at all.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on March 24, 2015, 05:12:32 PM
Sweet ^^.

I have some similar sniff suede punch caps but mine are derbies not oxfords. I don't own oxfords at all.
I hope you mean snuff. ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 26, 2015, 05:16:25 PM
I quite like this APC mac, but the price...


(http://i.imgur.com/G4a60dPl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on March 27, 2015, 11:57:50 AM
I would probably wear this http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/raf-simons/raf-x-fred-perry-knitted-shirt-sk6162.html
but at that price would look elsewhere. The rest of this collaboration is just awful.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 27, 2015, 01:43:34 PM
Decent enough polo shirt but as you say , the price is silly especially when it is only cotton. .


I'd want a bespoke wool jacket for that kind of money. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on March 27, 2015, 01:44:03 PM
I would probably wear this http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/raf-simons/raf-x-fred-perry-knitted-shirt-sk6162.html
but at that price would look elsewhere. The rest of this collaboration is just awful.


How can you think it isn't worth almost £200 when it "Evokes and recalls a spectrum of unique African Vivid dry hand feel palettes as well as being a little continental".  ( not an exact quote from their website).  Sorry but this should be in the "things that piss me off" section.... and it's probably made in China.... ;)
Looks ok though..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 27, 2015, 01:48:19 PM
I would probably wear this http://www.fredperry.com/laurel-wreath-collection/raf-simons/raf-x-fred-perry-knitted-shirt-sk6162.html
but at that price would look elsewhere. The rest of this collaboration is just awful.


How can you think it isn't worth almost £200 when it "Evokes and recalls a spectrum of unique African Vivid dry hand feel palettes as well as being a little continental".  ( not an exact quote from their website).  Sorry but this should be in the "things tha :Dt piss me off" section.... and it's probably made in China.... ;)
Looks ok though..

 ;D

It must be getting close to the time for a wee lie down. . :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 27, 2015, 01:56:51 PM
£195.00!!
Ha ha ha ha!
Good god.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 27, 2015, 03:32:18 PM
£195.00!!
Ha ha ha ha!
Good god.

I had looked at the top but had missed the price. Good God indeed!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 27, 2015, 03:45:17 PM
It's even worse in €, it must be the "F**k the continental customers" tax: 250 €! (well, look at the exchange rate)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 27, 2015, 04:13:29 PM
It makes me wonder how much these brands such as Fred Perry, Addidas, Levis etc. cater for collectors.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 27, 2015, 06:59:40 PM
Indeed , they obviously wanted to keep the price under the £200 mark . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 27, 2015, 11:45:43 PM
Decent enough polo shirt but as you say , the price is silly especially when it is only cotton. .


I'd want a bespoke wool jacket for that kind of money. .


Hink mibbe the "Raf" is shorthand fur "Raffles the Gentleman Thief".



Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 29, 2015, 09:05:46 AM
Levi's has got this season a beautiful white trucker jacket in selvedge denim, to commemorate the anniversary of this or that (I don't remember the reason now). Anyway, it's nice tho' pricey too:


(http://i.imgur.com/FPSVgbel.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 29, 2015, 12:49:55 PM
Levi's has got this season a beautiful white trucker jacket in selvedge denim, to commemorate the anniversary of this or that (I don't remember the reason now). Anyway, it's nice tho' pricey too:


(http://i.imgur.com/FPSVgbel.jpg)

Years ago we used to call white Levi's jeans , Skinners. I think Levi's have been trying to skin us , ever since . .


. .nice jacket , all the same. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 29, 2015, 02:31:32 PM
Don't step on these!

http://www.russellandbromley.co.uk/boots/tailor/invt/567929
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 30, 2015, 02:47:16 PM
An interesting shirt that gets me thinking of sun and beaches. It has a hidden button down collar.
http://www.nigelhallmenswear.com/shirts/printed-short-sleeved-cotton-t-shirt-shelter-navy-jacquard.html

(http://www.nigelhallmenswear.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/h/shelter_sh1335naja1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 30, 2015, 04:10:20 PM
^^^No...



                                          Just, no.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: I am the sea on March 30, 2015, 04:50:06 PM
Can't say I'm a fan either.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 31, 2015, 07:58:41 AM
I don't mind that shirt at all. Could see me wearing it with chinos and suede drivers
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on March 31, 2015, 08:39:30 AM
I'm just puzzled as to why it has a hidden button down collar?
To me that is some fussy detail that's just part of this shirt's design for the sake of it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 31, 2015, 09:05:50 AM
I like a hidden button down collar, Steve, but I'd agree it probably works better on a formal shirt than on this which, I presume, is meant to worn as casual gear
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 31, 2015, 10:38:06 AM
It would presumably be worn with the top button undone so the hidden button down keeps the collar trim and tidy. Is there a special word for collars that splay out?
It isn't a big collar anyway but I personally would never wear a shirt which has a collar which isn't tethered in some way.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 31, 2015, 11:13:05 AM
It would presumably be worn with the top button undone so the hidden button down keeps the collar trim and tidy. Is there a special word for collars that splay out?
It isn't a big collar anyway but I personally would never wear a shirt which has a collar which isn't tethered in some way.

Agree; button down, collar pin, tab, it has to be tidy!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 31, 2015, 03:17:37 PM
Ah yes , Baracuta even make button down collars on their short sleeved polo's. .

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: I am the sea on March 31, 2015, 03:30:10 PM
I'm wearing a button down polo right now!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 31, 2015, 03:55:52 PM
Still a bit cold for me to don one of mine. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mutley on March 31, 2015, 03:57:00 PM
Ah yes , Baracuta even make button down collars on their short sleeved polo's. .



Have to say on the button down Baracuta front I found them disapointing - faded badly and went drastically out of shape after a few washes. Guess I just needed to get that off my chest lol.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 31, 2015, 05:20:39 PM
Ah yes , Baracuta even make button down collars on their short sleeved polo's. .



Have to say on the button down Baracuta front I found them disapointing - faded badly and went drastically out of shape after a few washes. Guess I just needed to get that off my chest lol.

No problem , you have a point , young man . Mine one that what a nice magenta colour faded badly but my black one seems to be holding up okay and also a white one . .
I got them out of TK Maxamus so not too bothered about the premature fade (glad I didn't pay full wack for them). . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on March 31, 2015, 06:39:29 PM
I think the Baracuta range of shirts, knitwear etc that found it's way into TK Maxx is the old stock from when BMB Menswear had the license for Baracuta.
Towards the end of their ownership, they lost their way a bit, and tried to produce as many menswear products as they could, but didn't seem too fussed about quality.
WP Lavori who now own the brand seem more concerned with flogging the "Heritage" side of the G9 & G4 Harrington market to wedged up Hipster types to concentrate on shirts. Not enough margin in it for them!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 31, 2015, 07:24:56 PM
As I have probably mentioned before , as far as I'm concerned Baracuta have priced themselves out of the market as far as a casual , cotton jacket is concerned , oh wait , have they started using gold thread . . ::)






edited by Tom for language
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on March 31, 2015, 08:48:05 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 01, 2015, 09:56:48 AM
Their prices are ridiculous nowadays, considering that, as Simon points out, jackets seem to be of the same make as before.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on April 02, 2015, 09:47:44 AM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on April 02, 2015, 09:48:41 AM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!

here's the link http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/?utm_campaign=fred1514a&utm_term=week1514&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 02, 2015, 10:29:36 AM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!

here's the link http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/?utm_campaign=fred1514a&utm_term=week1514&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email

Most of it seems very decent apart from the chequered board shirt , that is rank. It is the likely candidate for TK Max I reckon , along with their other oddball productions like the polo's that must be intended for golfwear and the other polo's that are specifically designed for birds but birds don't seem to want them. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on April 02, 2015, 10:54:44 AM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!

here's the link http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/?utm_campaign=fred1514a&utm_term=week1514&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email

I agree with you 100%. Always a bit nearly but not quite with them.

Most of it seems very decent apart from the chequered board shirt , that is rank. It is the likely candidate for TK Max I reckon , along with their other oddball productions like the polo's that must be intended for golfwear and the other polo's that are specifically designed for birds but birds don't seem to want them. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 02, 2015, 01:13:48 PM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!

here's the link http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/?utm_campaign=fred1514a&utm_term=week1514&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email

Most of it seems very decent apart from the chequered board shirt , that is rank. It is the likely candidate for TK Max I reckon , along with their other oddball productions like the polo's that must be intended for golfwear and the other polo's that are specifically designed for birds but birds don't seem to want them. .

The black and yellow checkerboard, or the gray on gray one?
The gray on gray isn't bad, although not for me..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 02, 2015, 01:37:49 PM
I would wear some of this stuff, cycling tops are nice, prices as usual a bit over the top. Lets hope some make their way into TK Max!

here's the link http://www.fredperry.com/men/bradley-wiggins/?utm_campaign=fred1514a&utm_term=week1514&utm_source=defacto&utm_medium=email

Most of it seems very decent apart from the chequered board shirt , that is rank. It is the likely candidate for TK Max I reckon , along with their other oddball productions like the polo's that must be intended for golfwear and the other polo's that are specifically designed for birds but birds don't seem to want them. .

The black and yellow checkerboard, or the gray on gray one?
The gray on gray isn't bad, although not for me..

I never even noticed the grey one , which would probably suit some young dude . .

The black and yellow one might have been ideal for Neville Staples , circa 1979 . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 18, 2015, 08:35:15 AM
I know its getting warmer but this is rather fetching. £275 and its yours.

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Aquascutum+Raleigh+checked+pea+coat/204382171,default,pd.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 18, 2015, 12:18:44 PM
Dunno about that one , Leon . I think I'd need to try it on first . .

Aquascutum  is never cheap but I think for that kind of money I'd probably be wanting a pair of carbon fibre handlebars. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on April 18, 2015, 01:34:16 PM
Tend to agree with Simon here, i'd swerve that one.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on April 18, 2015, 07:23:07 PM
Like the cut of the coat, would look much better in a plain solid colour in my humble opinion
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 18, 2015, 09:21:24 PM
Like the cut of the coat, would look much better in a plain solid colour in my humble opinion

I would tend to humbly agree . .


It doesn't seem to have the classic Aquascutum lining. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on April 18, 2015, 11:22:04 PM
(http://i61.tinypic.com/10za0kw.jpg)

I quite like it, but I do like a loud Aquascutum. These are a couple of mine.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 23, 2015, 11:37:50 AM
Personally, not a fan of the traditional  seersucker (white and light blue) but I did see this one which I'm tempted:

http://www.ctshirts.com/mens-outerwear/mens-sport-coats-%26-blazers/Navy-and-black-stripe-seersucker-Slim-fit-jacket?q=usddefault||sa205nav|||||407,|||||||| (http://www.ctshirts.com/mens-outerwear/mens-sport-coats-%26-blazers/Navy-and-black-stripe-seersucker-Slim-fit-jacket?q=usddefault||sa205nav|||||407,||||||||)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 23, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
Looks quite smart that DM. I'm gonna be in New York again next week and always stop by CT so I'll have a look it in the flesh. I do wish they wouldn't do full linings on hot weather jackets like linens and seersuckers, it kinda defeats the purpose eh?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 23, 2015, 12:48:45 PM
yes Rod, I agree on the lining, must be a "tailor thing", because I can't believe it would make the jacket uncomfortable in hot weather...
Let me know what you think if you see one in NY, I'm in the market for a summer jacket..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 27, 2015, 10:59:46 PM
OK DM went by Tyrwhitt on Madison Avenue and asked about the seersucker. The fella said its actually fine striped navy and black but dissolves into navy from a few feet away. They didn't have it in the shop as he says its offered online only, but he confirmed that it's got the butterfly lining only across the shoulders so it should wear cool for the summer. Looks nice.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 28, 2015, 11:23:22 AM
thanks for that Rod, I'm still on the fence because I have a number of items on my list, and only so much in the finance department...also Bachrach has a 20% MTM sale till May 3rd, and I'm thinking of getting something like this made:
(http://www.prettygreen.com/media/__DYNAMIC__/BNXJ-3178-8202-BONE_1_jpg_300x300_q85.jpg)

can't decide if I need a jacket in that color, though... ???
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on April 28, 2015, 05:02:57 PM
Bit Randal & Hopkirk for me ;-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 28, 2015, 05:28:09 PM
Bit Randal & Hopkirk for me ;-)

Hold it, I'm a Yank, gonna need a explanation... ??? ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on April 28, 2015, 05:35:47 PM
O sorry Mike i forgot, its a 60's Tv series (http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag221/Harrypalmer777/RANDAL_zpsznhggqqw.jpg) (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/Harrypalmer777/media/RANDAL_zpsznhggqqw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on April 28, 2015, 05:41:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBveK3teswg

US guys may be more familiar with it as this!

As it goes Mike Pratt wore a bit of decent gear in this and his son Guy was a member of an early Mod band called Speedball.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 28, 2015, 05:46:45 PM
I have a picture on my blog of a three button single breasted jacket in that exact colour. Got it a few years ago for about $90. It's all silk. Very nice jacket but not very versatile so it only comes out rarely during the festive season. One red wine mishap and it will be a distant memory!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 28, 2015, 06:09:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBveK3teswg

US guys may be more familiar with it as this!

As it goes Mike Pratt wore a bit of decent gear in this and his son Guy was a member of an early Mod band called Speedball.
Oh now I get it, he's a ghost, so he's dressing like late 60's Lennon...  ;)

I have a picture on my blog of a three button single breasted jacket in that exact colour. Got it a few years ago for about $90. It's all silk. Very nice jacket but not very versatile so it only comes out rarely during the festive season. One red wine mishap and it will be a distant memory!

Yeah, I had a practically brand new Smedley in a very light "oatmeal" that I dumped red wine on...knew I should have stayed with the beer that night.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 28, 2015, 09:40:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBveK3teswg

US guys may be more familiar with it as this!

As it goes Mike Pratt wore a bit of decent gear in this and his son Guy was a member of an early Mod band called Speedball.

Must admit , I loved that series , when I was , er , younger . I watched an episode in more recent times and was actually a bit stunned at just how well turned out Mike Pratt was which led me to believe that they spent all the budget on his wardrobe and there was nothing left to spend on decent stunts. . :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 29, 2015, 12:02:05 AM
Didn't he drive a Vauxhall Viva?
I loved all those old ITC serieses. I think my favourite was The Champions and IIRC Stewart Damon was always turned out in very sharp looking suits. Alexandra Bastedo was probably my first childhood crush!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 29, 2015, 07:41:53 AM
I believe the car was a Vauxhall Victor , which was a bit bigger than the Viva . The Victor was perhaps the Insignia of its day. .

Yes , the Champions was superb , back in the day . Yes , Bastedo was well loved by many a young man back in the day . The show was a great concept , I thought but has aged a little now , even tho' it is still great fun. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 29, 2015, 09:48:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBveK3teswg

US guys may be more familiar with it as this!

As it goes Mike Pratt wore a bit of decent gear in this and his son Guy was a member of an early Mod band called Speedball.
Oh now I get it, he's a ghost, so he's dressing like late 60's Lennon...  ;)

I have a picture on my blog of a three button single breasted jacket in that exact colour. Got it a few years ago for about $90. It's all silk. Very nice jacket but not very versatile so it only comes out rarely during the festive season. One red wine mishap and it will be a distant memory!

Yeah, I had a practically brand new Smedley in a very light "oatmeal" that I dumped red wine on...knew I should have stayed with the beer that night.

Red wine + white clothes= sartorial nightmare. In fact I spilled a generous quantity of red wine on a long sleeved polo months ago, but it was dark green/grey, fortunately.

Alexandra Bastedo was a stunning sight, I concur, I guess she must be of spanish descent with that surname...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 29, 2015, 11:34:27 AM
Indeed , Bastedo's  Canadian-born father was of Spanish, Dutch, Scottish and native Indian extraction. .

Who would have thunk it ? I think , back in the day tho' , her descent was of little interest. . ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 29, 2015, 01:58:45 PM
I vaguely remember "The Champions"  (I think it aired on CBC Ch. 9 out of Windsor, ONT. on Saturday afternoons) so I googled Alexandra Bastedo... Now I remember!

Wow.

Wished I would have caught it more often!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 29, 2015, 02:03:03 PM
Likewise - wow.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 29, 2015, 02:08:04 PM
Yeah I just wiki-ed her and saw she died of cancer last year which I'm sorry to learn.

Destined to be a top star but I think she preferred a more languid lifestyle so never got caught up on the glamour etc. which is a lesson a few of today's pop tarts could learn well from.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 29, 2015, 03:06:25 PM
Yeah I just wiki-ed her and saw she died of cancer last year which I'm sorry to learn.

Destined to be a top star but I think she preferred a more languid lifestyle so never got caught up on the glamour etc. which is a lesson a few of today's pop tarts could learn well from.

It was a different time back then, as they say...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 29, 2015, 10:38:08 PM
Didn't he drive a Vauxhall Viva?
I loved all those old ITC serieses. I think my favourite was The Champions and IIRC Stewart Damon was always turned out in very sharp looking suits. Alexandra Bastedo was probably my first childhood crush!


Alexandra Bastedo wis amongst the earliest visions ah conjured up whilst abusin' masel'.

She almost inspired me tae become a champion.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ian_B on May 04, 2015, 12:49:38 PM
Alexandra Bastedo went to school with my older sister & used to come round to ours for tea when I was far too young to appreciate her talents !

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 04, 2015, 10:46:16 PM
Alexandra Bastedo went to school with my older sister & used to come round to ours for tea when I was far too young to appreciate her talents !

Nice one. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 15, 2015, 09:44:10 AM
I quite like this shacket from the COS by Mr Porter collection, but the fact I purchased a similar D&G one just some months ago is preventing me from pulling the trigger. Thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/VAdQhYfl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 15, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
I'd probably like a slightly bigger collar but, yeah, I'd wear that, GS. Perfect for Northern Ireland summer evenings, when it's too warm for a coat but often not warm enough for short sleeves.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 15, 2015, 03:41:14 PM
I quite like this shacket from the COS by Mr Porter collection, but the fact I purchased a similar D&G one just some months ago is preventing me from pulling the trigger. Thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/VAdQhYfl.jpg)

Are those buttons or press studs ? I have a similar item I sourced from GAP but it has a zip fastener , similar to a Harrington . . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 15, 2015, 03:52:33 PM
My thoughts too, Gonzo, collar a tad too small but it's a minor quibble.

Simon, I'm not sure but I guess they might be press studs, I'll have another look.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 16, 2015, 01:18:44 PM
I'm also not crazy about that collar size, GS...

Do like this Art Gallery piece:
(http://www.artgalleryclothing.co.uk/cache/product/9154/300x444/holyman-22-05-15-x-small-navy-blue.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 17, 2015, 10:48:26 AM
Good choice, Mike, for me this top is the nicest of their current spring/summer range, but I prefer the coffee colourway, maybe I pull the trigger on that.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 20, 2015, 02:26:48 PM
An interesting mac for anyone who wants something different to keep the rain off....

http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/clothing/coats-and-jackets/navy-twyford-bothroyd-check-mac.html

(http://www.peterwerth.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/1/p1m10018_navy_2.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 20, 2015, 09:21:12 PM
I'm getting really sick of seeing macs in striking colours and then finding that they are barely longer than a blazer.
I realise there isn't much of a market for ankle length duster coats right now, but if the main purpose of a mac is to protect you from rain, let it at least cover SOME of the bottom half, otherwise I might as well not bother. At least half way to the knees or I'm out. Shame really.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 20, 2015, 11:47:18 PM
Valid point , Rod. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 21, 2015, 08:53:24 AM
Sometimes you can't tell them from a windcheater or a Harrington. Hybrids usually don't work, be it on aesthetic and/or practical terms. The ultra-short macs in vogue nowadays are a case in point. Truth is I don't like them below the knee, but that's only 'cos longer macs look ridiculous on a fairly short gentleman.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 21, 2015, 01:04:10 PM
I'm getting really sick of seeing macs in striking colours and then finding that they are barely longer than a blazer.
I realise there isn't much of a market for ankle length duster coats right now, but if the main purpose of a mac is to protect you from rain, let it at least cover SOME of the bottom half, otherwise I might as well not bother. At least half way to the knees or I'm out. Shame really.

But the only reason for a mac is to look good right?
I mean, who said a mac was a utility item specifically designed to protect one's better clothes from the outside dribble?

You'll find that if you're in the market for one of these short macs the weather and what it has got to chuck at you is the last thing on your mind.
I personally have an old London Fog jobby that more or less reaches the fricking floor.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 21, 2015, 02:27:08 PM
I'm getting really sick of seeing macs in striking colours and then finding that they are barely longer than a blazer.
I realise there isn't much of a market for ankle length duster coats right now, but if the main purpose of a mac is to protect you from rain, let it at least cover SOME of the bottom half, otherwise I might as well not bother. At least half way to the knees or I'm out. Shame really.

But the only reason for a mac is to look good right?
I mean, who said a mac was a utility item specifically designed to protect one's better clothes from the outside dribble?

You'll find that if you're in the market for one of these short macs the weather and what it has got to chuck at you is the last thing on your mind.
I personally have an old London Fog jobby that more or less reaches the fricking floor.

I think you are spot on there , young Steve . .

Personally , I have two ,one is of the traditional Harry Palmer type , from Jeff Banks and a black one from Ted Baker , for clandestine operations , obviously. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 22, 2015, 08:21:34 PM
I like these Suede boots. Nice stitching.

http://www.arthurknightshoes.co.uk/arthur-knight-shoes/1947/brown-suede-mens-italian-chelsea-boots

(http://www.arthurknightshoes.co.uk/images/brown-suede-mens-chelsea-boot-side.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 22, 2015, 08:48:15 PM
One of these days I'm going to have to break into your house while you're asleep Trots, and surreptitiously inject you with the secret antidote to cure of this affliction you have for bicycle-toed footwear.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on May 23, 2015, 02:15:37 AM
Says the button down-aphobe ;-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 23, 2015, 09:18:04 AM
One of these days I'm going to have to break into your house while you're asleep Trots, and surreptitiously inject you with the secret antidote to cure of this affliction you have for bicycle-toed footwear.

While you're in can you do a bit of washing up?
And whatever you do don't wake the kids.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 23, 2015, 07:35:04 PM
Says the button down-aphobe ;-)

 :D Check the blog, the ice has been broken!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 23, 2015, 07:36:01 PM
One of these days I'm going to have to break into your house while you're asleep Trots, and surreptitiously inject you with the secret antidote to cure of this affliction you have for bicycle-toed footwear.

While you're in can you do a bit of washing up?
And whatever you do don't wake the kids.

 :D Fine, but I don't do windows!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 09:04:35 PM
One of these days I'm going to have to break into your house while you're asleep Trots, and surreptitiously inject you with the secret antidote to cure of this affliction you have for bicycle-toed footwear.

 ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 09:13:25 PM
I like these Suede boots. Nice stitching.

http://www.arthurknightshoes.co.uk/arthur-knight-shoes/1947/brown-suede-mens-italian-chelsea-boots

(http://www.arthurknightshoes.co.uk/images/brown-suede-mens-chelsea-boot-side.jpg)

Just out of interest Trotsky, do you own any footwear other than a chelsea boot?
Also, I would don a pair of f*cking Crocs or even worse Doc Martins if it would prevent Rod creeping around my house at night.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 23, 2015, 09:35:41 PM
For smart wear no, just boots. A pair of black leather chukkas is the nearest I get. Obviously walking boots, sandals and trainers for function but I do like me boots.

Come on though, they are a tasty pair of suedes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 09:44:00 PM
Hmmm, I like the box they come in.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 23, 2015, 09:53:40 PM
You better lock up your kegs drawer Steve!

Brown suede Chelseas are something I've been pondering for a while, I'm just half-looking in case I see the perfect pair. These ones are a nice colour but I really don't like the way the seams go. I dunno who came up with the idea to make bicycle toed shoes but they're not at all flattering to me. They seemed to be everywhere a few years ago but maybe they're on the decline now.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 23, 2015, 09:54:07 PM
From Rodsblog:

"Some Americans, either through sloppiness or slavishness to a fad, don’t even bother to fasten the collar leaf buttons. Brooks-type button-down shirts also usually come with a pocket on the left chest, something I find completely pointless, and they became a lynchpin of the ‘uniform of the unimaginative’ which I mentioned in a previous post about business casual.  Also that ubiquitous pale blue Oxford cloth does no favours to a light-skinned blondie like me, and the unstitched open box pleat at the yolk may provide the perfect flare for someone whose waist is wider than their chest but that particular pear-shaped morphology group doesn’t include me."

 ;D

 "It may have seemed like a small step but it’s always interesting to examine our prejudices and make adjustments."

Bravely done that chap. (Though I think French cuffs would have finished it off proper  ;))
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 11:04:00 PM
You better lock up your kegs drawer Steve!

Brown suede Chelseas are something I've been pondering for a while, I'm just half-looking in case I see the perfect pair. These ones are a nice colour but I really don't like the way the seams go. I dunno who came up with the idea to make bicycle toed shoes but they're not at all flattering to me. They seemed to be everywhere a few years ago but maybe they're on the decline now.

Rod, you better make sure you've had your jabs before you go rifling through my kegs... It's nasty... Real nasty.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 11:05:45 PM
Actually, if you find yourself thumbing through my kegs I would have a good chat with yourself.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 23, 2015, 11:10:25 PM
From Rodsblog:

"Some Americans, either through sloppiness or slavishness to a fad, don’t even bother to fasten the collar leaf buttons. Brooks-type button-down shirts also usually come with a pocket on the left chest, something I find completely pointless, and they became a lynchpin of the ‘uniform of the unimaginative’ which I mentioned in a previous post about business casual.  Also that ubiquitous pale blue Oxford cloth does no favours to a light-skinned blondie like me, and the unstitched open box pleat at the yolk may provide the perfect flare for someone whose waist is wider than their chest but that particular pear-shaped morphology group doesn’t include me."

 ;D

 "It may have seemed like a small step but it’s always interesting to examine our prejudices and make adjustments."

Bravely done that chap. (Though I think French cuffs would have finished it off proper  ;))

Surely a french cuff with a BD is an oxymoron?
It's like mixing a chelsea boot with a shell suit.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 24, 2015, 01:40:41 AM
We've been through this before Steve. It's not unheard of but not common. I've even seen a pic of Cary Grant thus attired. I agree it's a bit of a contradiction but Trotters gets a lot of his clobber tailor made and it's a particular idiosyncrasy of his, which is all good really.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 24, 2015, 05:56:11 AM
We've been through this before Steve. It's not unheard of but not common. I've even seen a pic of Cary Grant thius attired. I agree it's a bit of a contradiction but Trotters gets a lot of his clobber tailor made and it's a particular idiosyncrasy of his, which is all good really.

...a mod trait if you like Rod, yes I am aware of mod's creative mix and match approach.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 24, 2015, 09:37:58 AM
Welcome to the club, Rod!! And I bet it didn't hurt, did it ? ;D.

I checked your blog yesterday but you hadn't posted the BD post yet. A fine didactic approach, as expected, but let's get to the point, that is, your BD choices: the H&M one reveals you're not trained on the subject, even for small chaps like me that collar wouldn't do, it's diminutive and has no roll at all, the only redeeming feature the stripes design. Things get better with the Uniqlo number, that is similar to a cheap BD shirt I own, a traditional colour and an acceptable roll on the collar. If I was in your shoes (btw, I wish they were Allen Edmonds  8) ), I would have purchased the Kamakura first: they're not expensive and they tick all the right boxes (the details like the rear button, the substantial, hard cloth). That said, you should try them in the flesh cos' they have a couple of fits (Tokio and NY) and to find the right one may be tricky. I was lucky with mine, that my brother purchased while in New York.

Now you're ready to deal with another phobias; what about BD popover shirts? Well the important thing is you made up your mind at last. Will we see pics of Trots in loafers or brogues? Only time will tell...

BTW Trots, the last boots you've posted are fine but the seam (not so much the shape of the toe) is a deal-breaker for me too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on May 24, 2015, 05:10:56 PM
I'm with Steve here, imo French cuff and BD don't sit well. Like a Frank Lloydd Wright with a thatched roof. Well if you catch my drift  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on May 25, 2015, 08:39:04 PM
I'm with Steve here, imo French cuff and BD don't sit well. Like a Frank Lloydd Wright with a thatched roof. Well if you catch my drift  :)

Wow! Now there's a vision Harry,
I'm a person who likes classic clothing and I like to keep certain items how they should be... it's what makes a lot of these items classic.
But I can appreciate creative mixing and matching. I can imagine it was this cultural and sartorial pick and mixing that created the overall mod aesthetic all those years ago in the 50s and 60s.
Having said all of that I think that a button down should always have a barrel cuff. Always.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 26, 2015, 07:33:01 AM
This is a website covering various shirt bits that may be of interest....

http://suitesuit.com/the-shirt-guide/?ckattempt=1
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 28, 2015, 09:57:19 AM
Here's one addressed especially to Martin; being a fan of 60s tv, he'll surely appreciate this t-shirt Uniqlo's selling for less than 6 pounds:

(http://i.imgur.com/RvyClwCl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 29, 2015, 12:17:04 PM
I've just discovered this brand (IOU project), that uses authentic indian madras and seems to be a sustainable communal enterprise that has its origins in India. They commission their fabrics from indian craftsmen and make the clothing (hand made, or so they say) in Europe. Not only the project is very interesting -take a look at their website- , some clothes look damned cool. Next are the images I could copy but to me they're not the best checks on offer. What do you think, gents?

(http://i.imgur.com/iXwJGAol.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2I5T8ePl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9IWYRqzl.jpg)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 29, 2015, 03:00:48 PM
I haven't really come around to Madras yet. That green blazer might be OK if the price is right, but would much prefer a hot weather jacket to be unlined.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 29, 2015, 03:11:18 PM
I like the look of madras blazers but I agree they're hard to pull off for, ahem, elder gentlemen. Nonetheless, that unstructured, narrow lapels, natural shoulders, 3 button numbers have an undeniable classic appeal (lining's no problem for me as it seems very light).

Anyway what I'm really liking are the Harringtons and the shorts. None of the IOU Project products are cheap, but they don't seem expensive neither.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on May 29, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
Blimey GS I am now on the hunt for one of those 66 Batman T shirts now. Thanks for the heads up
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 29, 2015, 06:18:18 PM
you're welcome, Martin, be quick cos' things seem to vanish in the Uniqlo site in a blink.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 29, 2015, 08:04:40 PM
Blimey GS I am now on the hunt for one of those 66 Batman T shirts now. Thanks for the heads up

I'm disappointed you don't already have one Martin.

I'll be back in New York on Monday, staying right round the corner from Uniqlo (in the same midtown Hilton where they recently found a dead pimp stuffed under a mattress!) so tell me your size and I'll see if they have them in the shop.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Lad Craig on May 29, 2015, 10:30:36 PM
Let us know if you find a dead pimp under your mattress as well!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 30, 2015, 02:02:25 AM
Let us know if you find a dead pimp under your mattress as well!  ;)

Always the first thing I check for right after checking in!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on May 30, 2015, 07:57:15 AM
Cheers GS and Rod. I ordered one online so thanks for the pointer and the offer too. My sister and her family are actually arriving back from NY right about now funnily enough so I am hoping they maybe found one and brought me one back too (A dead pimp I mean BTW) I find you can never have too many of those actually!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on June 14, 2015, 03:23:24 PM
We don't generally discuss more relaxed fashions but I was rather taken by this............

http://www.johnlewis.com/boss-kimono-robe-navy/p763552

(http://johnlewis.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/000733069?$prod_exlrg$)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on June 14, 2015, 04:41:16 PM
Very Noel Coward
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: I am the sea on June 14, 2015, 09:33:19 PM
Could do without the logo.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 14, 2015, 11:07:53 PM
This.

Although I never use them anyway.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on June 15, 2015, 06:41:05 AM
Could do without the logo.

Indeed , it reminds one of what Hugo Boss did during WWll . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on June 15, 2015, 03:12:46 PM
Could do without the logo.

Indeed , it reminds one of what Hugo Boss did during WWll . .

 ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on June 15, 2015, 03:14:12 PM
Could do without the logo.

I like the logo and dislike the rest ha ha ha!



Actually, thinking about it... I don't like the logo either.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on June 22, 2015, 04:10:13 PM
http://www.markpowellbespoke.co.uk/product-category/shirts

Mark Powell now has an online store. I like a lot of his stuff generally, but particularly love his Spear-tab shirts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on June 22, 2015, 05:21:44 PM
Nice shirts , however , a bit out of my price range , for a shirt. . :o

The spear-point does look rather splendid. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 22, 2015, 05:53:58 PM
http://www.markpowellbespoke.co.uk/product-category/shirts

Mark Powell now has an online store. I like a lot of his stuff generally, but particularly love his Spear-tab shirts.

very nice I think, always wondered if there would ever be an on line shop.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 22, 2015, 05:59:56 PM
Nice shirts , however , a bit out of my price range , for a shirt. . :o

The spear-point does look rather splendid. .

Speaking of price point, just got a look at some of the jackets, I like 3 or 4 of them, but the price...Ouch!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on June 22, 2015, 06:08:09 PM
Nice shirts , however , a bit out of my price range , for a shirt. . :o

The spear-point does look rather splendid. .

Speaking of price point, just got a look at some of the jackets, I like 3 or 4 of them, but the price...Ouch!

Indeed , I'd want a suit for that kind of money . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 22, 2015, 06:15:37 PM
Nice shirts , however , a bit out of my price range , for a shirt. . :o

The spear-point does look rather splendid. .

Speaking of price point, just got a look at some of the jackets, I like 3 or 4 of them, but the price...Ouch!

Indeed , I'd want a suit for that kind of money . .

I guess compared to what he would charge you for a suit, it's all relative...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 23, 2015, 08:44:38 AM
Very nice shirts, but with the exchange rate I'd be paying 200 + € for them !
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on June 23, 2015, 02:50:16 PM
The shirts had lovely cotton - I wanted to stroke it and hold it next to my cheek.

The jackets were a bit steep but more importantly what awful presentation! It doesn't take much effort to get a model or even a shop dummy. Check out the wonky arms on this baby.....

http://www.markpowellbespoke.co.uk/product/suit-34

Come on Mr Powell sort it out or we'll stop buying your clobber!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on June 28, 2015, 10:45:33 AM
Kitten Testicle Hippy Atheist Shoes

Yes, you read that right and I find myself strangely drawn to them...

http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/kitten-testicle-grey-ich-bin-atheist-sole-182.html (http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/kitten-testicle-grey-ich-bin-atheist-sole-182.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 28, 2015, 11:08:57 AM
If they lost the massive black dot then, yeah, I think I'd wear them
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 29, 2015, 11:11:49 AM
Name aside  :o , they seem a cross between a cycling shoe and a Camper sneaker/shoe. Not bad, but I would'nt pay 155 € for them.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 29, 2015, 01:58:58 PM
I actually really like those. Not enough to spring that much for them but if I was able to handle them and try them on I could be tempted. Don't like the black spots but otherwise looking really good.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on June 29, 2015, 02:58:32 PM
You could give them your pet, if you like....

http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/turnyourpet.html (http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/turnyourpet.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 29, 2015, 03:32:59 PM
It's got to be a joke...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on June 29, 2015, 05:15:20 PM
I watched a TV program where people had their dead pets freeze dried and then put them back in their houses as preserved animals. Like being stuffed but without having the insides removed. People do funny things when it's a loved pet so I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a joke. Look at how much money people pay to get their pet cloned for example.

The kitten testicle thing is still making me smile. Nice to see some humour alive and well in fashion land.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on June 29, 2015, 08:18:46 PM
It's got to be a joke...

These Vegan-friendly ones are made from recycled TV sets

http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/portobello-cognac.html (http://www.atheistberlin.com/shoes/portobello-cognac.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on July 03, 2015, 05:10:44 PM
It has an appeal - worth a post on here i think.

http://www.menlook.com/uk/duffle-coats/beige-duffle-coat-carven-99118.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Harry on July 03, 2015, 05:56:32 PM
Sorry Lurker mate, that's hideous
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lurker on July 03, 2015, 06:43:56 PM
Sorry Lurker mate, that's hideous

Never said it was a good appeal. ;)

TBH, yeah!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 04, 2015, 02:01:16 AM
How is that a duffel coat?
Duffel coat - Melton wool, thigh length, hood, wooden toggles.
That has none of the above = not a duffel coat!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 04, 2015, 09:25:10 AM
Yes, it's the weirdest duffel coat I've seen; more of a seriously flawed car coat.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on July 04, 2015, 09:36:11 AM
I imagine one might wear it over Leiderhosen (and not in a good way).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 04, 2015, 09:59:05 AM
You've read my mind, Trots. That and and a Tyrolean hat and voilà! the perfect Alps-mod look.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 13, 2015, 04:25:31 PM
Liking the looks (especially the colour) of this The Kooples' trucker suede jacket. But with a 645 € price tag, I think I'll stick to my Levis' one.

(http://i.imgur.com/2dWZCr2l.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on July 24, 2015, 07:14:32 AM
Saw these polo shirts in H & M yesterday and thought they looked interesting. They're pique but the white hoops are that sort of tacky stuff you see on workwear and when you touch you go urgh! If the white was normal pique Id've bought one straight away, no worries

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/02992?article=02992-B
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 28, 2015, 08:44:55 AM
Well, this one's kind of an oddity but one I'd wear happily next winter if not for the forbiding price tag (800 + €). It's a collab between Junya Watanabe and Levi's, no less than a tweed trucker jacket!

(http://i.imgur.com/3jckphWl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on July 28, 2015, 04:46:47 PM
Well, this one's kind of an oddity but one I'd wear happily next winter if not for the forbiding price tag (800 + €). It's a collab between Junya Watanabe and Levi's, no less than a tweed trucker jacket!

(http://i.imgur.com/3jckphWl.jpg)

Waiting for the Harris Tweed version in a nice check
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on July 28, 2015, 11:19:37 PM
I suspect you may have been joking with your suggestion  ;)  but It has made me wonder what such a jacket would look like. Is there someone out there willing to go a bit off track with such a classic design? I could see myself wanting one with vertical stripes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 29, 2015, 10:50:37 AM
Why not? The trucker jacket is so basic a design that it could work with some risky patterns. Anyway tbh I think it looks better with a plain colour scheme.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 29, 2015, 11:09:59 AM
Trucker jacket in tweed might start to approach the look of those hideous 'blanket jackets' my mates in college would wear - a blouson style jacket made in a rough wool texture, usually worn with baggy jeans and nylon and suede running trainers. **shudder**.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 29, 2015, 03:32:36 PM
Do you mean something like this beauty, Rod?  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/w12jMoWl.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 29, 2015, 06:34:27 PM
Argh! That's a bit of an extreme example. I'm thinking more like something Jerry might have worn in 'Seinfeld'.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on July 29, 2015, 07:53:53 PM
It looks native american to me maybe zuni of something
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on July 29, 2015, 09:28:53 PM
After the shock had worn off (I'm still a bit shaky) I looked a bit closer. The half-unzipped fleece was a really bad choice IMO. It adds nothing but scruffiness to the ensemble.
School boy error.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mutley on July 30, 2015, 10:49:26 PM

My EYES - ahhhh
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on August 02, 2015, 08:34:15 PM
These are interesting and might go with a pair of white levi's perhaps. I feel a bit nautical looking at them. They are in a sale for £66 down from £110 if that makes any difference to you.
http://www.timberlandonline.co.uk/en/mens-earthkeepers-kempton-oxford-9007B.html?catID=sale_men_footwear&dwvar_color=484&dwvar_footwearSize=5110#sz=60&start=51&cgid=sale_men_footwear

(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/sits_pod16/dw/image/v2/AABC_PRD/on/demandware.static/Sites-tbl-uk-Site/Sites-MasterCatalog/default/dw25d1834a/product-shots/hi-res/9007B_484.jpg?sw=600&sh=600&sm=fit)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 03, 2015, 09:14:12 AM
I like them as a very casual oxford, in fact I should get me a pair of casual black leather oxfords for everyday use, maybe a touch more formal than these ones. Anyway, those look comfortable and it's a good price.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on August 14, 2015, 08:10:20 PM
Almost bought these , a great looking ,lightweight,summer dessie/chukka.
http://www.drmartens.com/uk/Men%252527s-Boots/Dr-Martens-Mayport-Boot/p/16516410
But as summer seems to be ebbing away I am probably gonna look for a non fabric/suade option, anything interesting out there ?

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2015, 01:19:39 PM
Those are very ugly.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on August 15, 2015, 06:50:19 PM
Talking of blue M&S had some in not unlike those but with a nice leather sole and heel. The only thing that put me off was the fact they had orange stitching. White or blue and I would've been in like flint
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 25, 2015, 10:59:11 PM
I'd wear that...(if I was wealthy, that is!)
(https://d39gado5yqmy2b.cloudfront.net/images/410x620/P2505_TOBACCO_STILL1.jpg?493139252)

Schott Perfecto suede in "tobacco" $850!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 26, 2015, 05:56:41 PM
Beautiful jacket, Mike, but £550 for a casual jacket is STEEP!!!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on August 27, 2015, 11:18:06 PM
Beautiful jacket, Mike, but £550 for a casual jacket is STEEP!!!!


Similar jaiket here fur a mere £300.



(http://shop.carhartt-wip.com/medias/sys_master/8898249228318.jpg)


http://shop.carhartt-wip.com/gb/men/jackets/I017810/detroit-suede-jacket (http://shop.carhartt-wip.com/gb/men/jackets/I017810/detroit-suede-jacket)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on August 28, 2015, 07:52:15 AM
I'd wear that...(if I was wealthy, that is!)
(https://d39gado5yqmy2b.cloudfront.net/images/410x620/P2505_TOBACCO_STILL1.jpg?493139252)

Schott Perfecto suede in "tobacco" $850!

Nice find. It has a certain smooth simplicity which is very appealing and it looks like there has been some care and attention applied to its design so I don't mind the price. There seems to be some things on the sides which you can see poking out on by the pockets which look a bit funny. The website says the following:

"Classic 1950's Biker Jacket in heavy weight lamb suede. The skin is oil treated and roughed up to give it that "old friend" look. Vintage Cotton mini floral lining, three front zipper pockets, zipper covered wrist gussets and adjustable side tabs. Made in USA"
https://www.schottnyc.com/products/hamilton.htm?catID=4

How would an 'adjustable side tab' work in that position I wonder?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 28, 2015, 09:21:16 AM
Why do they add details to the clobber for the sake of it? Sometimes it's the details that give the edge to a garment, but most of the time they just ruin them, especially when these details are not practical or when we're talking about basic staples, that is, a BD shirt, chelsea boots or a bomber/trucker jacket.

Talking of which, I've just spotted these loafers in the GB Bass website, and I must admit I don't dislike them, tho' I'd dispense with the tassels (or change the laces). Thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/VTIVi9Ql.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on August 30, 2015, 09:21:13 AM
Why do they add details to the clobber for the sake of it? Sometimes it's the details that give the edge to a garment, but most of the time they just ruin them, especially when these details are not practical or when we're talking about basic staples, that is, a BD shirt, chelsea boots or a bomber/trucker jacket.

Talking of which, I've just spotted these loafers in the GB Bass website, and I must admit I don't dislike them, tho' I'd dispense with the tassels (or change the laces). Thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/VTIVi9Ql.jpg)

I like them but I'm not sure why. The tongue, if it is a tongue, is a little high for loafers and I've never been a fan of tassles. I'd wear them though
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 30, 2015, 06:22:43 PM


How would an 'adjustable side tab' work in that position I wonder?

I would think it'd make the coat look "waisted", if you tightened them enough.
I've a number of Schott's coats, the fitted Pea Coat I have looks great, and the quality is really excellent. It's a little out of my price range, but I do like this the more I look at it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 03, 2015, 10:08:42 AM
I've just spotted two interesting items, first this Lyle & Scott cagoule which I definitely like, a shame they haven't got my size cos it's heavily reduced:

(http://i.imgur.com/GPtTQILl.jpg)

Second, and I'm not really sure about them, these loafers:

(http://i.imgur.com/G3VMKT9l.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 03, 2015, 10:52:29 AM
Sydney you do love your hybrid items don't you?
That looks like a Harrington in Oxford cloth but with a hood added. Change the zip for a popover set of buttons and it's the Greenstreet Holy Grail!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on September 03, 2015, 11:23:28 AM
Hate them both with a pssion.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 03, 2015, 04:14:50 PM
Sydney you do love your hybrid items don't you?
That looks like a Harrington in Oxford cloth but with a hood added. Change the zip for a popover set of buttons and it's the Greenstreet Holy Grail!

 I like just some hybrid garments, Rod, most of them just mess up the two things they're are mixing, but now that you mention it, the three buttons set of a popover would look fine on this jacket  ;).

The shoes I can see them looking fine on a younger chap with a lot of self-confidence (Clarks made something similar with the dessies a while ago and I thought: "they're not for me, but I don't dislike them").
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 03, 2015, 05:33:21 PM
I'd definitely wear the cagoule if I wore jeans more often. The shoes look like something a snooker player might wear, not for me!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 03, 2015, 07:19:34 PM
No to those shoes , they look destined for Birds. .


I don't buy jackets with hoods , tooooo many youngsters and not so youngsters going around with hoodees . so no hoods . .





. .well apart from the ones on my Ronnie Barker. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 04, 2015, 09:29:39 AM
No to those shoes , they look destined for Birds. .


You read my mind, I noticed too they have a certain femenine element, so they could fit in the androgynous mod approach to clothes  ::) .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 04, 2015, 04:37:29 PM
No to those shoes , they look destined for Birds. .


You read my mind, I noticed too they have a certain femenine element, so they could fit in the androgynous mod approach to clothes  ::) .

Ah now , you see the current hairstyle I'm forced to adopt makes the androgynous approach to Mod , less likely as an option . . ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 05, 2015, 10:56:27 AM
Welcome to the club, mate!  :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on September 05, 2015, 01:44:21 PM
No to those shoes , they look destined for Birds. .


You read my mind, I noticed too they have a certain femenine element, so they could fit in the androgynous mod approach to clothes  ::) .

Ah now , you see the current hairstyle I'm forced to adopt makes the androgynous approach to Mod , less likely as an option . . ::)


Somebody else note that the shoes looked like somethin' a snooker player wid wear - so might look okay wi' a cue ball hairstyle mate.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 06, 2015, 11:21:50 AM
My snooker playing days are over Laird, not that I was very good at that anyway  :-[.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on September 06, 2015, 02:29:16 PM
http://www.fredperry.com/shop The Nigel Cabourn collection, I think I like the 50's style Polo and the track top is not bad either. Mad prices as usual!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 06, 2015, 04:56:24 PM
The goalkeeper jumper is nice but those prices...  :(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 06, 2015, 09:46:56 PM
The goalkeeper jumper is nice but those prices...  :(

I would be inclined to concur , Sr Sydney. . :(


Often times , the prices now are just a tad steep and the collars on those button-downs are just toooo small . .
Trompetas. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Number 6 on September 21, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
Well, this one's kind of an oddity but one I'd wear happily next winter if not for the forbiding price tag (800 + €). It's a collab between Junya Watanabe and Levi's, no less than a tweed trucker jacket!

(http://i.imgur.com/3jckphWl.jpg)

Belated reply to this as just catching up with old threads....However, I've long admired the jacket worn by the fella to the front right of this photos of THE KIRKBYS ('It's A Crime' is a great track!).  From a better res version of this picture (which I can't find online) it appears to be a herringbone tweed trucker-style jacket.  Would love to see a fuller photo of it.



(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/53ifCjHZi5o/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 21, 2015, 03:22:44 PM
I concur: It's a crime is a great power pop song.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2015, 08:31:15 AM
Similar to the above but a lot less ££'s

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Levis-tops-July15-SS15-06-02_zpsngdw5tw7.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Levis-tops-July15-SS15-06-02_zpsngdw5tw7.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Levis-tops-July15-SS15-07-02_zpscdgwgk9h.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Levis-tops-July15-SS15-07-02_zpscdgwgk9h.jpg.html)

£125 from Oi Polloi
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 25, 2015, 09:28:53 AM
I like the last range of Orlebar Brown + Mr. Porter tops, it's got a nice Smedley/classic surfwear vibe. Out of my price range at the moment, tho', so waiting for the next sales  :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/h84Q6oQ.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/5GHHI2Y.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/t8KBQO0.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on September 25, 2015, 11:08:03 AM
Like the one beardy man is wearing, must investigate.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on September 25, 2015, 12:21:55 PM
It is nice but it's a different collar than I first thought. The model is wearing his dark blue shirt collar up which makes it look like a zip neck jumper. A bit steep at £195 though.

http://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/orlebar_brown/palmer-striped-wool-sweater/581807
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on September 25, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
It is nice but it's a different collar than I first thought. The model is wearing his dark blue shirt collar up which makes it look like a zip neck jumper. A bit steep at £195 though.

http://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/orlebar_brown/palmer-striped-wool-sweater/581807

Yeah, I can see it now you pointed out, zip neck would be better.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on October 20, 2015, 11:10:28 PM
Adam of London cord jacket:
(http://www.adamoflondon.com/aol_newshop/images/products/large_427_CJ16_tan_cord_jacket_large.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 21, 2015, 06:44:58 AM
 Aye. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on October 21, 2015, 07:31:38 AM
That is a lovely looking jacket. Nice buy.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 21, 2015, 08:00:39 AM
Glorious jacket, Mike!!  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 21, 2015, 09:22:48 AM
I didn't know AoL offered cord jackets. Not bad, but I find it too structured for a cord jacket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 21, 2015, 11:21:49 AM
Would love to see pics of the real thing Mike.
It really narks me the way AoL pose their jacket pics with all three buttons fastened, and the hourglass shape makes it look extremely feminine. Hope they aren't like that in real life.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 21, 2015, 12:32:56 PM
Would love to see pics of the real thing Mike.
It really narks me the way AoL pose their jacket pics with all three buttons fastened, and the hourglass shape makes it look extremely feminine. Hope they aren't like that in real life.

If the jacket is anything like their suit jackets then they will be quite fitted around the waist with a structured shoulder line. They are also quite long in the body too (which I quite like).

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/012_zpsiuzxlyaw.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/012_zpsiuzxlyaw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on October 21, 2015, 12:59:24 PM
Would love to see pics of the real thing Mike.
It really narks me the way AoL pose their jacket pics with all three buttons fastened, and the hourglass shape makes it look extremely feminine. Hope they aren't like that in real life.

Yeah Rod, see Steve's pic above. For some reason it looks like they pin the jackets back on the photos, really exaggerating the waist.
If these jackets are cut from the same patterns as the suits I have from them (I suspect they are) they are waisted, but not overly so...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 21, 2015, 02:52:17 PM
Would love to see pics of the real thing Mike.
It really narks me the way AoL pose their jacket pics with all three buttons fastened, and the hourglass shape makes it look extremely feminine. Hope they aren't like that in real life.

Yeah Rod, see Steve's pic above. For some reason it looks like they pin the jackets back on the photos, really exaggerating the waist.
If these jackets are cut from the same patterns as the suits I have from them (I suspect they are) they are waisted, but not overly so...

From my experience, Mike & Steve are right, the jackets are waisted but well proportioned. But length-wise, if I'm not mistaken they offer their suits' jackets in two cuts, regular and short.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on October 23, 2015, 09:15:13 PM
Black leather 3 button jacket. Yours for £750.
I'm not sure quite how you would wear this without looking like a gangster but I think you'd look great on the way to provide protection to those restaurants. They don't protect themselves you know.

http://www.huntergather.com/black-single-breasted-leather-blazer

(http://dmimhvayilhiz.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/427x641/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/u/hunter_gather_single_breasted_leather_blazer_2_1.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 24, 2015, 03:04:05 PM
I've had a jacket just like that since the late nineties but it rarely sees the light of day. In fact I'm struggling to remember when I last wore it. It probably needs tailoring as it will have been bought during the last period when three button jackets were readily available, but the style was very shapeless and boxy.
Hard to know what I would wear it with now, in those days it was probably a long sleeved polo and chinos to fit with a business casual gig I had then.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 24, 2015, 06:47:21 PM
Leather jackets & coats (excepting suede) are a no-no for me, I don't know why,  maybe they remind me of my youth's gangs of greasers  :(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 24, 2015, 08:03:14 PM
I'm gonna try to change your mind Syd - watch this space when the cold weather comes!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 24, 2015, 10:38:08 PM
I've had a jacket just like that since the late nineties but it rarely sees the light of day. In fact I'm struggling to remember when I last wore it. It probably needs tailoring as it will have been bought during the last period when three button jackets were readily available, but the style was very shapeless and boxy.
Hard to know what I would wear it with now, in those days it was probably a long sleeved polo and chinos to fit with a business casual gig I had then.

I had one like that made to measure when I was about 19 . It also had a ticket pocket with flap and the top button was a wee bit higher than the one in the photo . It also had side vents , 5 inches long . . of course. .

The leather was very soft but it fitted me like a glove . I no longer have it because I grew out of it. . ;) but it looked great with a nice pair of white Levis Sta-prest . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 25, 2015, 10:24:56 AM
I'm gonna try to change your mind Syd - watch this space when the cold weather comes!

Eagerly waiting for those pics, Rod!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 30, 2015, 10:30:40 AM
At the risk of becoming a drag with the popover bussiness, I'd like to point out that Claudio is offering -at last- 2 gorgeous cord popovers in the DNA page. Here's my favourite:

(http://i.imgur.com/7EpCRso.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on October 30, 2015, 11:25:18 AM
kind of like that, too bad it's not my size...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 27, 2015, 09:56:59 AM
I discovered by chance this french shoes brand -M Moustache- and I'm liking their Marcel derby, most of all the simplicity of the diagonal strap and their stylized look, they seem comfortable too.

(http://i.imgur.com/aU8NMNL.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PUcAH4Q.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on December 14, 2015, 03:26:19 PM
This is probably something that might be of interest to someone on here.....

http://www.nigelhallmenswear.com/long-sleeve-patterned-polo-penrose.html?utm_source=Master+List&utm_campaign=8d044c39dd-Party_Style12_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_357c40c384-8d044c39dd-36136189

(http://www.nigelhallmenswear.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/e/penrose_kn1445abwo2_fr.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 14, 2015, 03:40:07 PM

That is a decent enough item , Leon but you can get very similar items at the jumble sale known as TK Max for around £25. .so, if you don't mind having a rummage you can save yourself a ton. . ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 14, 2015, 04:31:18 PM
I like it, but I have to agree with Simon, lots of similar and cheaper alternatives everywhere: AGC, JtG, Merc, David Watts...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on December 15, 2015, 07:07:37 PM

That is a decent enough item , Leon but you can get very similar items at the jumble sale known as TK Max for around £25. .so, if you don't mind having a rummage you can save yourself a ton. . ;)

The Cambridge TKMaxx's do actually stock Nigel Hall!  They don't wash very well in my experience.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 15, 2015, 07:52:35 PM

That is a decent enough item , Leon but you can get very similar items at the jumble sale known as TK Max for around £25. .so, if you don't mind having a rummage you can save yourself a ton. . ;)

The Cambridge TKMaxx's do actually stock Nigel Hall!  They don't wash very well in my experience.

I think they all do , Colonel. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 18, 2016, 04:37:41 PM
Browsing through the net I discovered by chance the Chapal french brand, a luxury clothing company with a history dating back to XIXth century. Nowadays they make leather goods inspired by aviation and car racing, among them shoes styled after the ones race pilots wore in the 60s; some of them are stunningly similar to vintage bowling shoes and boxing boots, but the model that grabbed most my attention was this, the "Portobello":

(http://i.imgur.com/BZs2oGj.jpg?1). 

(http://i.imgur.com/s6CDPRP.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/yI7Meq7.jpg?1)

I don't see myself wearing these days the black leather version (tho' I'd have killed for something like that in the 80s), but the grey suede pair is a classy casual shoe/boot. The downside: the 550 € they command.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 20, 2016, 07:51:43 PM
Agree re the grey suede ones, Sidney but, at that price, I'd want the racing car too!!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 20, 2016, 11:06:21 PM
Agree re the grey suede ones, Sidney but, at that price, I'd want the racing car too!!  ;)

Indeed!

And a full tank of fuel as well (including the Green Shield Stamps obviously) !
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 21, 2016, 12:02:37 PM
That's the price to be chic, you know  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on January 21, 2016, 05:23:33 PM
Grey shoes?  Why?  Not for me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 21, 2016, 05:31:28 PM
Not my favourite colour for shoes either, Adam, but I don't mind a pair or two of casual grey suede (of course; leather won't do) shoes in my wardrobe; in fact, I'm pretty satisfied with my grey FP chukkas.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on February 02, 2016, 02:51:57 PM
Whilst on the search for a pair of blue desert boots (a colour I don't own) I came across these (also made by Clarks) for a knocked down price of £45

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/5324630580060_041_b_zpsicoqlyra.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/5324630580060_041_b_zpsicoqlyra.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/5324630580060_041_g_zpsbvnm8jbx.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/5324630580060_041_g_zpsbvnm8jbx.jpg.html)

Make a nice change to the usual style I think.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 02, 2016, 03:34:07 PM
Whilst on the search for a pair of blue desert boots (a colour I don't own) I came across these (also made by Clarks) for a knocked down price of £45

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/5324630580060_041_b_zpsicoqlyra.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/5324630580060_041_b_zpsicoqlyra.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/5324630580060_041_g_zpsbvnm8jbx.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/5324630580060_041_g_zpsbvnm8jbx.jpg.html)

Make a nice change to the usual style I think.

Like those, I've a pair in dark tan from Polo I picked up last year..
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on February 02, 2016, 04:45:53 PM
Yes, they have got something about them Mike which I really like. They do them in a rust colour too for the same price

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/5324630580061_020_b_zpserhdon2s.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/5324630580061_020_b_zpserhdon2s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 02, 2016, 04:56:35 PM
Boots are nice, but not with this soles.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 02, 2016, 05:24:43 PM
Just noticed that they're not available on the US site...I really don't get, how with online ordering, why companies won't offer their products worldwide? They're already importing styles X & Y, why not  send a pair of "Z" to a customer?
It's the same thing I was complaining about with Loake last week !

 >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 03, 2016, 09:52:18 AM
Mike, I think it has to do with the market surveys they make; apparently a lot of american/spanish/ british... wherever.. consumers aren't interested in certain products, so they simply don't offer them in their "national" webstores but offer them in another country's page. It's frustrating for people like us; with our very specific tastes, we surely don't fit in the mass market strategies' categories.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 03, 2016, 09:19:49 PM
Mike, I think it has to do with the market surveys they make; apparently a lot of american/spanish/ british... wherever.. consumers aren't interested in certain products, so they simply don't offer them in their "national" webstores but offer them in another country's page. It's frustrating for people like us; with our very specific tastes, we surely don't fit in the mass market strategies' categories.

You are right on the money there ,Sydney. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 04, 2016, 05:08:25 PM
Some interesting pieces for the upcoming season.

First, an APC collab with Louis Wong, tho' it looks really more appropiate for winter:

(http://i.imgur.com/gU1kd48.jpg?1)

Second, one of these surf henleys that drive me nuts, this time from YMC:

(http://i.imgur.com/nUMNn9S.jpg?1)

And last but not least, a high end fashion designer take on mod clothing (of sorts...). This kind of turtleneck was commonplace in the 60s but rare as hen's teeth nowadays. Oh, it's a Prada silk/wool number, yours for just 500 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/fXkGQlM.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 04, 2016, 05:14:47 PM
Some interesting pieces for the upcoming season.

And last but not least, a high end fashion designer take on mod clothing (of sorts...). This kind of turtleneck was commonplace in the 60s but rare as hen's teeth nowadays. Oh, it's a Prada silk/wool number, yours for just 500 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/fXkGQlM.jpg?1)

 I'm in . Reminds me of some great tv show from the 6ts , somehow. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 04, 2016, 09:26:23 PM
Yep, I'd defo wear the turtleneck
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 05, 2016, 12:40:04 AM
Some interesting pieces for the upcoming season.

And last but not least, a high end fashion designer take on mod clothing (of sorts...). This kind of turtleneck was commonplace in the 60s but rare as hen's teeth nowadays. Oh, it's a Prada silk/wool number, yours for just 500 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/fXkGQlM.jpg?1)

 I'm in . Reminds me of some great tv show from the 6ts , somehow. .


The Val Doonican Show?     ;)


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 05, 2016, 10:54:23 AM
Some interesting pieces for the upcoming season.

And last but not least, a high end fashion designer take on mod clothing (of sorts...). This kind of turtleneck was commonplace in the 60s but rare as hen's teeth nowadays. Oh, it's a Prada silk/wool number, yours for just 500 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/fXkGQlM.jpg?1)

 I'm in . Reminds me of some great tv show from the 6ts , somehow. .


The Val Doonican Show?     ;)

One could certainly Walk Tall , whilst wearing that number. .  ;)




Poor old Val, I do miss his shows. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcRug1saTY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcRug1saTY)



. .oh Annie. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 07, 2016, 12:37:25 AM
Some interesting pieces for the upcoming season.

And last but not least, a high end fashion designer take on mod clothing (of sorts...). This kind of turtleneck was commonplace in the 60s but rare as hen's teeth nowadays. Oh, it's a Prada silk/wool number, yours for just 500 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/fXkGQlM.jpg?1)

 I'm in . Reminds me of some great tv show from the 6ts , somehow. .


The Val Doonican Show?     ;)

One could certainly Walk Tall , whilst wearing that number. .  ;)




Poor old Val, I do miss his shows. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcRug1saTY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcRug1saTY)



. .oh Annie. .

(http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/multimedia/archive/00934/52b7c1d2-20eb-11e5-_934563c.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ThePersuasion on February 07, 2016, 12:49:05 PM
http://www.austinreed.com/sb2-grey-herringbone-overcheck-0108115223--1?categoryId=110114&utm_source=AR07Feb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AR_20160207_M
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 07, 2016, 01:09:47 PM
http://www.austinreed.com/sb2-grey-herringbone-overcheck-0108115223--1?categoryId=110114&utm_source=AR07Feb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AR_20160207_M

Nice one . I think I'll hang on for the sales, right enough even though it is 100% lambswool .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ThePersuasion on February 07, 2016, 02:35:39 PM
http://www.austinreed.com/sb2-grey-herringbone-overcheck-0108115223--1?categoryId=110114&utm_source=AR07Feb&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AR_20160207_M

Nice one . I think I'll hang on for the sales, right enough even though it is 100% lambswool .

Definitely Simon. AR seem to be in a permanent state of "sale". Never a good barometer of business success
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on February 09, 2016, 04:46:12 PM
NICE that turtle neck, real nice
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 11, 2016, 02:00:21 AM
While off work sick a few days ah noticed this Steve Furst fella oan that crappy Matthew Wright show.

No an obvious moddy type like Martyin Freeman, n' he's goat a face made fur radio, but ah sense his tastes definitely tend towards the look.

Dresses well fur a baldy bloke.


(http://www.stevefurst.com/communities/1/004/013/294/641//images/4625640468_210x315.jpg)

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_k2hIdCS2RI/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://www.themodcast.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/0.jpg)(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Tk8zUkdcp34/hqdefault.jpg)

(http://llstaging.engine6.netdna-cdn.com/london-live/image/upload/s--5DZ0zFHD--/c_fill,g_faces,h_640,q_65,w_1280/v1423815942/e325042b53456cbd4d6871e4beda02ed.jpg)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 11, 2016, 08:56:39 AM
Good spot, Laird, I've wondered about him myself on the rare occassion I've been subjected to that sh*te
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 11, 2016, 11:06:48 AM
I confuse him with Jonathan Slinger,

(http://www.kino.de/wp-content/gallery/paradox-2009/paradox-jonathan-slinger-4-rcm260x260u.jpg)

. .I hope that doesn't sound gingeriest. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on February 11, 2016, 12:25:33 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2j4dfkm.jpg)

Although sometimes maybe a little over the top!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on February 11, 2016, 02:47:22 PM
Good spot, Laird, I've wondered about him myself on the rare occassion I've been subjected to that sh*te

He does consider himself to be a mod.  He was a DJ on one of those Thames boat parties a few years ago.  Possibly an Acid Jazz boat?  They all blur into one, really...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 19, 2016, 01:19:22 PM
Planning ahead your summer holidays? I know they're still far  :-\, but I've found some pieces that might help you to look the part in a cool French Riviera spot. First, this matelot shirt/vareuse in linen/cotton mix by D&G:

(http://i.imgur.com/Lo6aYoL.jpg?1)

The main setback is the price: 450 €!!!!

These tops from the Armor Lux new season are cheaper (and more they'll be in their frequent sales)

(http://i.imgur.com/HDzYePI.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/enVphij.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ufsprhj.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 01:56:33 PM
I like the two S/S numbers, sidney, not really fussed on the L/S. And €450 is taking the piss!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on February 19, 2016, 02:44:23 PM
Im in agreement  ;) liking the s/s's a lot  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 02:54:06 PM
Staying with the striped theme, I saw this in the window of H&M Belfast yesterday, but didn't have time to go in and check quality, fit etc. Still looked decent for 25 nicker

http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0340654002.html (http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0340654002.html)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 19, 2016, 04:21:41 PM
 Steady. .







. .I only do vertical stripes. . ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: lammyrider on February 19, 2016, 06:32:33 PM
Selected by beckham, im out  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on February 19, 2016, 06:43:28 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 08:02:03 PM
Selected by beckham, im out  ;)

Sh*t, lammy, didn't spot that bit!! *hangs head in shame*  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 08:03:20 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

cheers for the heads up, Woody, I'll maybe give that a swerve
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 19, 2016, 11:58:44 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

The long sleeve with the red hoop is the right colours , I just need the vertical hold adjusted and then. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 20, 2016, 04:05:14 AM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.


If yir oan holiday ye could jist lie oan yir side.




The long sleeve with the red hoop is the right colours , I just need the vertical hold adjusted and then. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 20, 2016, 09:46:00 AM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.


If yir oan holiday ye could jist lie oan yir side.




The long sleeve with the red hoop is the right colours , I just need the vertical hold adjusted and then. .

That is a good tip , Laird but the problem arises when I try to lie on the bar , I've been flung oot fur that before. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 21, 2016, 04:21:59 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

Et voilà, mon ami!

https://www.armorlux.com/fr/430-homme

But if I were you I'd wait for the sales or some reduction in the shipping costs. Anyway, oddly they only stock them in L size now!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 21, 2016, 05:47:39 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

Et voilà, mon ami!

https://www.armorlux.com/fr/430-homme

But if I were you I'd wait for the sales or some reduction in the shipping costs. Anyway, oddly they only stock them in L size now!

No use for the small faces . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on February 22, 2016, 11:29:55 AM
Good spot, Laird, I've wondered about him myself on the rare occassion I've been subjected to that sh*te

He does consider himself to be a mod.  He was a DJ on one of those Thames boat parties a few years ago.  Possibly an Acid Jazz boat?  They all blur into one, really...

He has been on Eddie Pillar's Modcast show talking about his love of Mod and Northern Soul
 http://www.themodcast.co.uk/mod-blog-4-steve-furst-on-northern-soul/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 22, 2016, 11:43:39 AM
Good spot, Laird, I've wondered about him myself on the rare occassion I've been subjected to that sh*te

He does consider himself to be a mod.  He was a DJ on one of those Thames boat parties a few years ago.  Possibly an Acid Jazz boat?  They all blur into one, really...

Good piece, that. I'm pretty sure I heard him on the modcast without actually realising who he was!

He has been on Eddie Pillar's Modcast show talking about his love of Mod and Northern Soul
 http://www.themodcast.co.uk/mod-blog-4-steve-furst-on-northern-soul/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on February 22, 2016, 09:40:45 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

Et voilà, mon ami!

https://www.armorlux.com/fr/430-homme

But if I were you I'd wait for the sales or some reduction in the shipping costs. Anyway, oddly they only stock them in L size now!

Merci GS

I always buy a few new stripey tops for the summer. Like good quality ones that keep their shape.
I'm a medium but will keep a look out for sales.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 22, 2016, 11:33:12 PM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

Et voilà, mon ami!

https://www.armorlux.com/fr/430-homme

But if I were you I'd wait for the sales or some reduction in the shipping costs. Anyway, oddly they only stock them in L size now!

Merci GS

I always buy a few new stripey tops for the summer. Like good quality ones that keep their shape.
I'm a medium but will keep a look out for sales.


That should come in handy if yir lookin' fur deadstock bargains Woody.

 ;)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 23, 2016, 07:50:03 AM
GS,

You got a link to the ss tees?

On H&M,I've only ever bought a couple of items from them. Don't wash well and lose shape very quickly.

Et voilà, mon ami!

https://www.armorlux.com/fr/430-homme

But if I were you I'd wait for the sales or some reduction in the shipping costs. Anyway, oddly they only stock them in L size now!

Merci GS

I always buy a few new stripey tops for the summer. Like good quality ones that keep their shape.
I'm a medium but will keep a look out for sales.


That should come in handy if yir lookin' fur deadstock bargains Woody.

 ;)

You have certainly  goat the spirit of the thing. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 26, 2016, 07:39:05 PM
My usual pre-weekend research has lead me to these Le Coq Sportif 2 new numbers, allegedly Made in France. I know they're overdone sportswear staples, but they look fine anyway. First a white tennis/monkey jacket:

(http://i.imgur.com/mluGRi7.jpg?1)

And second a white pique polo with an unusual collar and minimal details:

(http://i.imgur.com/8NOmjWe.jpg?1)

 A shame about the logo, but I would wear both anyway.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 26, 2016, 09:20:24 PM
Love that jacket Syd. Not happy about the logo - wonder of it could easily be removed (or covered with one of Simon's badges!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 27, 2016, 12:19:52 PM
+1 on that jacket. I don't actually mind a logo on this sort of jacket and, whilst not subtle, I think the jacket would look a little 'bare' without it. A bit like the Fila 'tennis' jackets that were/are hugely popular with the casual/indie crowd. The badge just kinda works for me
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 27, 2016, 01:44:19 PM
Good point on the Fila link, Doc! It reminds me of some of their stuff too, but Le Coq Sportif is classier, I own some of their cycling tops and they're good quality. The best white monkey jacket I've seen was made by Gant Rugger 3 or 4 seasons ago, a beauty, but I didn't find it in my size.

I don't think you can remove easily one of these embroidered logos, Rod  :'(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on February 28, 2016, 11:14:58 AM
I could happily live with LCS jacket. The logo (the Gallic Cockerel or Rooster) is quite endearing and certainly emblematic on a classic French brand.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mdw1981 on February 28, 2016, 04:20:22 PM
Logo wouldn't bother me. Maybe the cycling connection or summit. I have another of there polo's, and the buttons are stupid rubber jobs. Nice shirt, especially the collar, but the buttons annoy me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on February 29, 2016, 06:15:45 PM
Richard Ashcroft on the latest nme cover , has me interested in a alpha industries bomber.
http://www.nme.com/features/richard-ashcroft-a-legend-returns-the-full-nme-cover-interview
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 01, 2016, 02:22:38 AM
Richard Ashcroft on the latest nme cover , has me interested in a alpha industries bomber.
http://www.nme.com/features/richard-ashcroft-a-legend-returns-the-full-nme-cover-interview


Jist get a job workin' security oan the doors somewhaur.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on March 01, 2016, 08:00:09 AM
Richard Ashcroft on the latest nme cover , has me interested in a alpha industries bomber.
http://www.nme.com/features/richard-ashcroft-a-legend-returns-the-full-nme-cover-interview


Jist get a job workin' security oan the doors somewhaur.

There are no doors on my vespa  8) .. Just looking for something more loose/casual for the spring ride.  (any other considerations welcomed)
http://www.alphaindustries.com/mens-flight-jackets/mens-flight-jackets.htm
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 01, 2016, 08:40:25 AM
Richard Ashcroft on the latest nme cover , has me interested in a alpha industries bomber.
http://www.nme.com/features/richard-ashcroft-a-legend-returns-the-full-nme-cover-interview


Jist get a job workin' security oan the doors somewhaur.

There are no doors on my vespa  8) .. Just looking for something more loose/casual for the spring ride.  (any other considerations welcomed)
http://www.alphaindustries.com/mens-flight-jackets/mens-flight-jackets.htm

So I take it that Ashcroft is wearing that D-tec effort. I generally detest  the hoody so I'm out on that one . It does have the older style pockets, without the flaps which reminded me of my 1964 vintage MA-1 which I got from here  https://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=MA%2D1+flight+jacket  , the older ones have wool batting inside them also, as opposed to the modern fabrics. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 06, 2016, 11:56:07 AM
Now this is truly a beauty, tho' only for the most daring and affluent gents here, I'm afraid. And just for the tall ones. Being a cape, not a coat or mac, a chap as short as me would look like a bolivian coffee picker in it. It's an italian designer piece and you won't get it for less than 1.000 $.

(http://i.imgur.com/IBL3z8K.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on March 06, 2016, 12:22:19 PM
Now this is truly a beauty, tho' only for the most daring and affluent gents here, I'm afraid. And just for the tall ones. Being a cape, not a coat or mac, a chap as short as me would look like a bolivian coffee picker in it. It's an italian designer piece and you won't get it for less than 1.000 $.

(http://i.imgur.com/IBL3z8K.jpg?1)

I just absolutely howled at the Bolivian coffee picker comment GS. Genius!

As for the cape - I'm not sure
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 06, 2016, 05:34:15 PM
Well, Ian, as I said it takes a lot of self-confidence -and stature, yes- to get away with a cape, but I'm sure that a tall, slender guy would look sharp in it. For us coffee pickers a cheap poncho will suffice  ;).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 06, 2016, 08:28:19 PM
That would have been ideal for John Stead , in his day. . :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 07, 2016, 02:37:49 PM
That would have been ideal for John Stead , in his day. . :o

Nah he was a s**t striker for us. Only scored a couple of goals. Don't think wearing some weird cape would have improved his shocking return on investment. May he rot in the lower leagues!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 07, 2016, 06:54:33 PM
(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/english-actor-patrick-macnee-as-john-steed-in-the-tv-series-the-picture-id166894096)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 07, 2016, 10:08:54 PM
Ah you mean the debonair master of spies John STEED. I thought you meant hapless journeyman footballer JON Stead, currently plying his trade at Notts County!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 07, 2016, 10:33:21 PM
 Major The Hon. John Wickham Gascoyne Beresford Steed MC, OM , actually . . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 08, 2016, 09:44:26 AM
I agree, such a cape would have suited him well... if he could afford it with Her Majesty's Secret Services wages, that is.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 08, 2016, 11:17:45 AM
Certainly not with the kind of money they paid in the lpcress File . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 08, 2016, 04:25:42 PM
Certainly not with the kind of money they paid in the lpcress File . .

Yeah, but mr Caine managed to look dapper in spite of the circumstances  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Darren on March 12, 2016, 02:25:05 PM

Has any one seen or can anyone recommend a decent pair of sunglasses, either on line or on the high street?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 12, 2016, 03:07:45 PM

Has any one seen or can anyone recommend a decent pair of sunglasses, either on line or on the high street?

You're going to have to be more specific. I have 24 pairs in my rotation not including those for skiing, running, etc.

Also you have to try them on, like hats. Some might look good in a picture but don't fit your face. I tried some Persol 409s like Steve McQueen made famous and even the smaller size looked huge on me. And my missus reckons I have a large napper. (I gave them to her and they look just fine!!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 12, 2016, 04:23:43 PM
Sunglasses wi' a cape?


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 12, 2016, 05:29:17 PM
You could do worse than Ray Ban Wayfarers. Yeah them and their lookalikes are common but that's for a reason. They look classic and modern at the same time. Match just as well with shorts on the beach as when you're suited and booted, and there are various sizes, colours and lens options available.
I actually prefer the 'New Wayfarer' style. Number 2132 as opposed to 2140. They're a bit narrower and don't have the seven barrel hinges but I reckon they suit my dish a bit better than the originals. Anyway I have three of each!
Get them cheaper on eBay if you want to risk counterfeits, or else eyesave.com usually has them a bit cheaper than retailers.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 14, 2016, 10:22:42 AM
I'm with Rod on this one...you need to try before you buy. That said you can't go far wrong with a pair of these:

Randolph Aviators. Come in a variety of frame and lens colours. I got mine from Adam at Jump the Gun but this seller shows all the various options:

http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp/Randolph_Engineering-pakfnfn/lb.html

I also like Rayban Clubmaster, but for some reason can't wear Wayfarers as always seem too large. Horses for courses though.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2016, 12:16:33 PM
Speaking of shades... can anyone identify these?
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/600f63e4c97999e573a74d954b83edaa/tumblr_nuy7waWyaj1rl2u51o5_500.jpg)

Looking for a pair, frankly I'm surprised PG hasn't done a version (given their Lennon appreciation)...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 14, 2016, 12:59:18 PM
Yup I have three pairs of Randolphs - Concorde, Crew Chief (similar teardrop shape but with spring hinges) and the US pilot version with square lenses and straight temple blades which I bought to wear under a helmet but they're not very good above 50 mph as the wind gets underneath and makes your eyes tear up. They're very well made and good value for money. If you buy 'em through their web store wait patiently as they have a sale every few months (next one on Father's Day?) with significant discounts.

I've always been intrigued by those in the Lennon pic so interested to learn what they are called. Pretty sure my Dad had a pair like that when I was a nipper, and think I've seen Weller in a similar pair many years ago too (Style Council period?).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2016, 01:16:19 PM
I saw Martin Freeman with these in "Rake". The credits say they're "vintage Polo sunglasses" not exactly the same... kind of a cross between Rayban "Olympian" and Berkshire's Savile Row "Sport"...
(http://therake.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/151029_Shot_06_00262_RET_03_flat.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 14, 2016, 02:26:35 PM
and think I've seen Weller in a similar pair many years ago too (Style Council period?).

Yes, a very similar pair, seen here in a still from the Shout to the Top video:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/eDhzaWRpMTI_o_the-style-council---shout-to-the-top_zpshj0mfg4h.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/eDhzaWRpMTI_o_the-style-council---shout-to-the-top_zpshj0mfg4h.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on March 14, 2016, 05:57:06 PM
Speaking of shades... can anyone identify these?
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/600f63e4c97999e573a74d954b83edaa/tumblr_nuy7waWyaj1rl2u51o5_500.jpg)

Looking for a pair, frankly I'm surprised PG hasn't done a version (given their Lennon appreciation)...

Last year I had to sell Mr PG some AO's (same as Randolphs really),  Not sure I've seen him wearing them so it's probably safe to get them out this summer.  Love mine... ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 14, 2016, 08:27:26 PM
Speaking of shades... can anyone identify these?
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/600f63e4c97999e573a74d954b83edaa/tumblr_nuy7waWyaj1rl2u51o5_500.jpg)

Looking for a pair, frankly I'm surprised PG hasn't done a version (given their Lennon appreciation)...

Last year I had to sell Mr PG some AO's (same as Randolphs really),  Not sure I've seen him wearing them so it's probably safe to get them out this summer.  Love mine... ;)

Yes , you wont go far wrong with a pair of AO's , as long as you get the right size . I'd recommend the gold frame over the silver one too. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 14, 2016, 08:48:02 PM
Disagree. Both Randolph and AO claim to be the authentic supplier to US pilots (maybe something like how Victorinox was the 'original' and Wenger the 'genuine' Swiss Army knife?) AFAIK due to the government contract flip flopping between the two.

I had a pair of the AO square pilot ones several years ago and they didn't last long at all, the frames were coated in black but the coating soon rubbed off to reveal the blue oxidation beneath, and the hinges and frames seems much less robust than the RE ones. Just my experience like.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2016, 10:54:58 PM
I've a pair of Rayban Caravans from the 60's, which look similar to the AO's. Those shades Lennon sported looked  just a little different enough to pique my interest.

(http://www.reemclothing.com/product_images/ray%20ban%20orb3136%201_330.jpg)

(http://blogg.optikbutiken.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/300001.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 14, 2016, 11:37:04 PM
Disagree. Both Randolph and AO claim to be the authentic supplier to US pilots (maybe something like how Victorinox was the 'original' and Wenger the 'genuine' Swiss Army knife?) AFAIK due to the government contract flip flopping between the two.

I had a pair of the AO square pilot ones several years ago and they didn't last long at all, the frames were coated in black but the coating soon rubbed off to reveal the blue oxidation beneath, and the hinges and frames seems much less robust than the RE ones. Just my experience like.

US government contracts certainly change supplier. MA-1's and parkas were made by various companies over the years and I don't doubt that it has been the same with the sunglasses. Personally had no problems with my AO's but possibly different factory from the where your ones were made . The worst quality Levi's I ever had were made in the US , hard to believe but true. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on March 15, 2016, 09:18:18 AM
I think AO defiantly have a bit of history with the military (they say that Neil Armstrong had some on Apollo 11) and Randolph are a much younger company so maybe not as much heritage.
I've owned both and never had any problems with them over the last 10/15 years or so. Those coated ones might be a bit of a fashion thing and liable to flaking (i'm not sure). 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 15, 2016, 11:41:30 AM
(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/1002159_1694834567451879_3427730680976068778_n_zps3yiejsiq.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/1002159_1694834567451879_3427730680976068778_n_zps3yiejsiq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 15, 2016, 12:29:58 PM
Those look close to these:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31IqJS8ye0L.jpg)

Which I like, but need t find a "deal" on them... they retail for about $500
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on March 15, 2016, 03:27:08 PM
Yes Mike very similar but the price tag .. GULP!  :-[
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 15, 2016, 06:16:00 PM
Yes, even more expensive than Tom Ford . . :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 23, 2016, 02:52:05 PM
I like this but I'd like to see it with the front open.

https://www.reiss.com/p/double-collar-coat-mens-wolf-in-navy/?_%24ja=tsid%3A59394%7Ccid%3A300298379%7Cagid%3A21520655819%7Ctid%3Apla-138886615019%7Ccrid%3A83440132979%7Cnw%3Ag%7Crnd%3A11805507106231610814%7Cdvc%3Ac%7Cadp%3A1o2&gclid=CM_F9YCH18sCFQtAGwodlBYGYw
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 24, 2016, 01:26:00 PM
It's pricey, but I kind of like this:
http://www.fredperry.com/us/shop/collections/men/nigel-cabourn/nigel-cabourn-short-sleeve-pullover-sm8009-907.html (http://www.fredperry.com/us/shop/collections/men/nigel-cabourn/nigel-cabourn-short-sleeve-pullover-sm8009-907.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 25, 2016, 09:07:12 AM
I like that myself, Mike (bar the 'fat' laurel wreath, much prefer the 'skinny' one), but I wouldn't pay £120 for it
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Corduroy Underground on March 25, 2016, 12:38:15 PM
Along similar lines, but much cheaper (and made of merino wool, which is interesting ) - Adaptor seem to be doing some really nice stuff at the moment http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 25, 2016, 04:17:44 PM
Along similar lines, but much cheaper (and made of merino wool, which is interesting ) - Adaptor seem to be doing some really nice stuff at the moment http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html)


Definitely worth a punt.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on March 26, 2016, 01:26:59 PM
Along similar lines, but much cheaper (and made of merino wool, which is interesting ) - Adaptor seem to be doing some really nice stuff at the moment http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html)
Those are nice, especially at that price...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on March 27, 2016, 09:51:16 AM
Along similar lines, but much cheaper (and made of merino wool, which is interesting ) - Adaptor seem to be doing some really nice stuff at the moment http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html (http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-ss16-sports-111-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-tipped-sports-top-(7-co.html)
Those are nice, especially at that price...

Yes, I picked up a mustard one a few weeks back, can vouch for the quality, washes up well and looks the business - recommended.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 28, 2016, 04:06:25 PM
And here's the best seller  ;D from AC in action, a pic from my Easter holidays. I have to point out it's not made entirely of wool, tho', it's a wool/acrylic blend.

(http://i.imgur.com/SJB2WAk.jpg?2)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 28, 2016, 09:19:55 PM
Decent enough but a wee bit on the long side for my tastes . . I am after all , one of the small faces. . 8) though that photo reminds of seeing Marriott in a top like that , with that length. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 29, 2016, 10:31:29 AM
Yes, it's not easy for us, tiny folks, to find small tops in just the right lenght, I admit this one is a bit long.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 29, 2016, 04:47:42 PM
Not a designer that usually grabs my attention, but these two Jil Sanders tops are nice, shame about the price!

(http://i.imgur.com/tepu4DO.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/j6cUW2U.jpg?1)



And for the ice cream man crowd, this Valentino jacket has to be a beauty:

(http://i.imgur.com/FPMnZP0.jpg?2)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 29, 2016, 09:46:24 PM
The long sleeves striped number is Ace, in my humble opinion , at any rate. .

Good find Snr Sydney. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 29, 2016, 09:50:04 PM
Yes, it's not easy for us, tiny folks, to find small tops in just the right lenght, I admit this one is a bit long.

The best knitwear for length I have procured came from either GAP or Claudius . .both were good quality too tho' the GAP merino gear was always procured in the sales . . :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 30, 2016, 08:38:52 AM
Good shout, Simon. I'll take a look at El Corte Ingles, as they're selling GAP gear since some weeks ago. Is Claudius a british brand? I hadn't heard from them, the only Claudio I know in the trade is our beloved mr. Rossi  8).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on March 30, 2016, 09:53:25 AM
Talking of Claudio I just snagged that purple linen blazer from DNA. It's at the tailor right now being tweaked but I can't wait to get it out in the wild. Quality is great and fit pretty close to optimal for me. Stay tuned for upcoming pics.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 31, 2016, 10:13:37 PM
Good shout, Simon. I'll take a look at El Corte Ingles, as they're selling GAP gear since some weeks ago. Is Claudius a british brand? I hadn't heard from them, the only Claudio I know in the trade is our beloved mr. Rossi  8).

Yes that is he. All round good egg and first class distributor of Mod Cloth . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 01, 2016, 09:06:22 AM
Back to the track...

One of the most elusive items in my wardrobe "wants" list have been a pair of Chelsea shoes, ie, a very low pair of Chelseas, akin to those Long John Baldry is sporting in his first LP cover. While I own a suede pair that resembles them (though they're still too boot-like to be perfect, I'm afraid), I'm always on the lookout for the real thing. These Guidi shoes are almost there, minus the round toe. I wouldn't mind grabbing me a pair, tho', if it wasn't for the 700 € they command:

(http://i.imgur.com/EEBiB2h.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y4Ny1ik.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: BrianB on April 01, 2016, 12:47:10 PM
Clark's and Hardy Amie's did a collaboration on a Chelsea boot....and a low top shoe version...might be worth looking at.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 01, 2016, 12:52:50 PM
Ha! Another hybrid item from Syd.
When I was a little lad in the early seventies these were very popular as school shoes. I had a couple of pairs of 'Clarks Commandoes' - one smooth one brogued.
They came with a little book telling you some tips about the outdoors - how to make a bonfire, leave signals, find north using your watch or the North Star, keep warm by putting your feet in your ruck sack etc.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 02, 2016, 12:51:25 PM
Ha! Another hybrid item from Syd.
When I was a little lad in the early seventies these were very popular as school shoes. I had a couple of pairs of 'Clarks Commandoes' - one smooth one brogued.
They came with a little book telling you some tips about the outdoors - how to make a bonfire, leave signals, find north using your watch or the North Star, keep warm by putting your feet in your ruck sack etc.


The Clarks Commandos had a wee compass under the insole at the heel.

So if ye wur lost in the wilderness ye had tae take yir shoe off n' stand oan yin leg tae work oot whit way tae go.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 02, 2016, 08:23:51 PM
Grey suede trucker jacket £325 from Reiss. If you like a tactile facet to your clothes then this is for you. As soft as a very soft thing. I was in their Regents street shop today and had a feel as I went past. If I was ever to get a grey jacket this would be the one.
https://www.reiss.com/p/suede-jacket-mens-bastian-in-grey/?category_id=10394

However, this is the jacket I fell in love with today (£225). It looks much better on than in the pictures here. They do the same jacket in dark blue which is also gorgeous but I already have a dark blue jacket and I can't justify the buy (yet). When I tried it on I got the same feeling as Harry Potter in the wand shop. The jacket chooses the man.
https://www.reiss.com/p/zipfront-jacket-mens-horizon-in-brick/?category_id=217

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 04, 2016, 03:37:08 PM
Sometimes Reiss offers nice classic garments, but it's usually hit or miss (and on the expensive side). I like both jackets, Trots, but I'd go for other colours. Anyway, enjoy your find!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on April 09, 2016, 02:47:40 PM
I saw a geezer wearing one of these the other week. I do like that dark brown suede colour. A bit pricey but good quality.

https://www.oliversweeney.com/jackets-and-blazers/taylor-western-jacket?colour=Chocolate
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 09, 2016, 10:02:51 PM
I saw a geezer wearing one of these the other week. I do like that dark brown suede colour. A bit pricey but good quality.

https://www.oliversweeney.com/jackets-and-blazers/taylor-western-jacket?colour=Chocolate

I got one like that out of TKMaxx a couple of years ago that has a zip instead of the buttons. It is not made by Oliver Sweeney or Reiss tho' and indeed has no logos on the outside. .



. . it is made by Lam*retta. .😄


. . and cost a tenth of the Oliver Sweeney number. . ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 12, 2016, 06:06:54 PM
Okay, now before anyone says it, the laces have got to go! But I wouldn't mind these in oxblood, or thesuede one:
(https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/a2O9Avr0p-kqJKQ2cucufGtB1AQBC1Y3UVcGMpMZs6gwyfSqNSj-K0h7s_tfqcBGa1I3edKFhmS_JQShW3P4XMGJu5R27cB3NGujCmW2Sa4At7GXmsR2dwqRdxnQVPz1okzXsw6d3RJ5XfLRUeqULEB-3gtUs0hFG_AyDjEkH6Km=s0-d-e1-ft#http://i2.cmail20.com/ei/y/99/C8D/A3F/000618/csfinal/modshoes-exclusive-jw-oxblood-wine-coloured-brogue.jpg)
(https://ci6.googleusercontent.com/proxy/envAmk7MOIcJFT6wvojm6d1d43_gINeeDBNvPTv5JBchPaYDFD6c1jJTfNSTbPZTVPO3h7vHVP0fPin5iWa_YB6QErRGebUHxmCcjbcDngMr_ZcFDHf4XPs4s80s6hY9QxawzzApqFDbcXiXzFk91s8u5K7SRmuOhJEeV3eQ83Fn=s0-d-e1-ft#http://i4.cmail20.com/ei/y/99/C8D/A3F/000618/csfinal/modshoes-exclusive-jw-black-coloured-suede-brogue-.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on April 13, 2016, 07:07:42 AM
Yes, those laces are straight off of a ghillie brogue. . 8)

Nice shoe tho'. I have a similar pair to the leather by Ted Baker in a slip on . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 13, 2016, 08:10:53 AM
+1, those laces are an abomination, but the shoes are lush!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Spike on April 14, 2016, 03:37:14 PM
I come to speak in defence of the tassle. If you lose the laces, you lose the tassles no?. Shurely shum mistake.

OK they look silly on the leather ones but, I for one quite like them on the suede ones. Maybe shorten the laces and re-attach the tassle?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on April 14, 2016, 04:43:16 PM
Brogues are becoming High Street fashionable again, so naturally I'm going off them. I'm heading more towards 2 eyelet derbys and pennies these days
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on April 14, 2016, 05:12:15 PM
I come to speak in defence of the tassle. If you lose the laces, you lose the tassles no?. Shurely shum mistake.

OK they look silly on the leather ones but, I for one quite like them on the suede ones. Maybe shorten the laces and re-attach the tassle?

On the suede, not "terrible" and I agree, the laces look wa-a-a-a-a-a-y too long
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on April 18, 2016, 03:50:52 PM
Nice take on the cycling shirt from Adaptor

http://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-cycle-116-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-ss-horizontal-stripe-cycli.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 18, 2016, 03:58:58 PM
Like the look of them leeboy but not impressed with the dull colours, (unless you're a Villa or West Ham fan!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on April 19, 2016, 05:18:44 AM
Like the look of them leeboy but not impressed with the dull colours, (unless you're a Villa or West Ham fan!)

agreed Rod, I could do with a brighter red for a Gooner!

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2016, 11:20:09 AM
Like the look of them leeboy but not impressed with the dull colours, (unless you're a Villa or West Ham fan!)

agreed Rod, I could do with a brighter red for a Gooner!

Or you could consider paying an extra £25 and get yourself the real thing? Made in the UK too.

http://www.juracycleclothing.co.uk/short-sleeve-cycling-jersey

I've got a couple of their long sleeve version and they are sublime. Don't wear them cycling...far too nice for that :-)





Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 19, 2016, 12:44:48 PM
Oof. They look sweet Steve but at 80 quid I'll stick to Madcap!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 19, 2016, 02:00:07 PM
Oof. They look sweet Steve but at 80 quid I'll stick to Madcap!

I'll let you know if they have a sale Rod as I'm on their mailing list. The rear pocket is quite discreet, so are suited to casual wear as well as actual riding.

Found a couple of pics wearing my navy & ecru long sleeve:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/IMG_20150103_144146_2_zps61c8cf34.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/IMG_20150103_144146_2_zps61c8cf34.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/Picture3889_zpscf5b5ef8.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/Picture3889_zpscf5b5ef8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 22, 2016, 10:28:20 AM
I like the minimalist vibe of this t-shirt:

(http://i.imgur.com/NANa2Ac.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 22, 2016, 03:52:11 PM
And what do you think about this ltd edition Rapha polo? A thing of beauty, innit?.

(http://i.imgur.com/aeHQ0Ms.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on April 22, 2016, 05:03:12 PM
Lovely
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ian_B on April 26, 2016, 02:11:50 PM
And what do you think about this ltd edition Rapha polo? A thing of beauty, innit?.

(http://i.imgur.com/aeHQ0Ms.jpg?1)

.. and in West Ham colours ;) COYI!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 26, 2016, 03:24:12 PM
It was unintentional, I promise!  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 27, 2016, 09:26:54 PM
Back to the track...

One of the most elusive items in my wardrobe "wants" list have been a pair of Chelsea shoes, ie, a very low pair of Chelseas, akin to those Long John Baldry is sporting in his first LP cover. While I own a suede pair that resembles them (though they're still too boot-like to be perfect, I'm afraid), I'm always on the lookout for the real thing. These Guidi shoes are almost there, minus the round toe. I wouldn't mind grabbing me a pair, tho', if it wasn't for the 700 € they command:

(http://i.imgur.com/EEBiB2h.jpg?1)

Not quite what you're looking for, but these are quite low-slung by Chelsea boot standards...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Delicious-Junction-Kings-Brown-Chelsea/dp/B00TE8LTU4/ref=sr_1_64?ie=UTF8&qid=1461791957&sr=8-64&keywords=delicious+junction



(http://i.imgur.com/Y4Ny1ik.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 28, 2016, 09:39:08 AM
Yes, in fact they look like my sand suede Chelseas, but you're righ,t what I'm after is more "shoe" than "boot".
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 28, 2016, 11:22:42 PM

A pair ay "Shoots" then?


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ian_B on April 29, 2016, 05:44:00 AM

A pair ay "Shoots" then?

Or Booes ?  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 03, 2016, 01:39:12 PM
These look rather fetching in the brown suede version. The others may appeal to the dandies amongst you. You know who you are.........

http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/wolseley/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 03, 2016, 02:38:02 PM
Like those Trots, even the "Amber" ones... under the right circumstances
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 05, 2016, 01:56:37 PM
A simple blue jacket for £70 from river island. I'm already maxed out on simple blue jackets unfortunately.

http://www.riverisland.com/men/coats--jackets/jackets/blue-zip-up-harrington-jacket-290144
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on May 05, 2016, 01:59:32 PM
Or this white one for only £40 from BHS

http://www.bhs.co.uk/en/bhuk/product/men-1021239/coats-jackets-1021242/natural-cotton-harrington-jacket-5389792?bi=0&ps=40
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 05, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
Or this white one for only £40 from BHS

http://www.bhs.co.uk/en/bhuk/product/men-1021239/coats-jackets-1021242/natural-cotton-harrington-jacket-5389792?bi=0&ps=40

I like the 'non-Harrington' collar on that jacket, would certainly wear that
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 05, 2016, 02:45:36 PM
And don't forget the arrow detail in the pocket. Nice.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on May 07, 2016, 12:13:22 AM
Back to the track...

One of the most elusive items in my wardrobe "wants" list have been a pair of Chelsea shoes, ie, a very low pair of Chelseas, akin to those Long John Baldry is sporting in his first LP cover. While I own a suede pair that resembles them (though they're still too boot-like to be perfect, I'm afraid), I'm always on the lookout for the real thing. These Guidi shoes are almost there, minus the round toe. I wouldn't mind grabbing me a pair, tho', if it wasn't for the 700 € they command:

(http://i.imgur.com/EEBiB2h.jpg?1)




(http://i.imgur.com/Y4Ny1ik.jpg?1)


These low enough?  (Unfotunately the price isnae very low).


http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/classic-collection-c3/cheaney-lennon-low-cut-chelsea-boot-in-plough-suede-p398 (http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/classic-collection-c3/cheaney-lennon-low-cut-chelsea-boot-in-plough-suede-p398)


(http://www.cheaney.co.uk/images/cheaney-lennon-low-cut-chelsea-boot-in-plough-suede-p398-3211_image.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 07, 2016, 08:37:40 AM
Nice find, Laird! They're gorgeous, but the f***ng price isn't  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 07, 2016, 10:11:15 AM
Nice find, Laird! They're gorgeous, but the f***ng price isn't  >:(
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Steady on , Sydney. . :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 11, 2016, 09:33:59 AM
Finnish company Lean Garments is offering their new batch of popovers for pre-order (they should be shipping them in early july). Apart from a reworking of the OCBD pale blue one, there's this nice flannel number, perfect for autumn:

(http://i.imgur.com/eWFqE27.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/3ysRP4W.jpg)

The price/quality relationship in these is unbeatable (less than 55 €), so hurry up cos' till now they've sold out each new batch in minutes! Oh, a 10% discount code: EN6S7ND
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on May 11, 2016, 11:46:52 AM
Nice find, Laird! They're gorgeous, but the f***ng price isn't  >:(

Not for me and I also find that expensive, however hand made shoes in England are just not cheap anymore . I assume that also these are completely UK made and have not had the uppers imported which adds to the price.  Shame but true.  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 11, 2016, 03:28:49 PM
For that price, even the cow's ancestors should be at least five generations of pure british origin!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 11, 2016, 04:45:33 PM
  the soles turn me off, they'd look better in black leather (not that I would put out 5 bills (US) for them, either way).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 11, 2016, 06:31:23 PM
My concern with boots like that including my own Loake ones is that you have to be careful that when you stand up, that your trouser cuff doesn't get snagged on the top of the boot or you will end up looking like a nob . .I bet Leon has some sort of solution to this problem due to his love of the Chelsea boot. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 11, 2016, 07:18:06 PM
My concern with boots like that including my own Loake ones is that you have to be careful that when you stand up, that your trouser cuff doesn't get snagged on the top of the boot or you will end up looking like a nob . .I bet Leon has some sort of solution to this problem due to his love of the Chelsea boot. . 8)

It happens all the time (less so with boot cut, like DNA "Bruno" style) with me. No trick , you just learn to check your foot every time you get out of a chair  ;)
(Beatwear makes a boot they call "Lennon", it goes mid calf zip up. Now if someone did a high, zipper boot... problem solved!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 11, 2016, 07:41:49 PM
That is fair enough mike. So l just need to buy some Dan-Dares. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 12, 2016, 08:48:49 AM
I was concerned with that inconvenience too, so much that I finally made my mind up and cut the pull up tabs of my suede Chelseas (the black leather pair oddly doesn't give me trouble); problem solved. Believe me, Simon, it's the best you can do: no one will notice the mutilation, as the trousers cover the boots; and I can put the boots on without difficulties.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 12, 2016, 10:24:11 AM
I did this sort of surgery to a pair of Chelsea boots in the past ,Sydney, however because my Loake's have tighter elastic or something , I feel that certainly at the moment I still need said tabs . I am tucking the tabs into the boots , so lets see if that is any better. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 13, 2016, 09:33:49 AM
Not something I would wear personally, but I know there are many chelsea boots/basketweave fans here, and I had never seen something similar:

(http://i.imgur.com/DbPAbDW.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/AyaI8bF.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 13, 2016, 11:13:52 AM
These are more to my tastes: made in Spain loafers.

(http://i.imgur.com/jDGWNp1.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on May 13, 2016, 11:15:43 AM
Are they womens shoes?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on May 13, 2016, 11:41:03 AM
Are they womens shoes?

Was just gonna say that, maybe play golf in them too?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 14, 2016, 09:41:58 AM
I'd wear those basketweave boots, sidney, where are they from?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 14, 2016, 11:53:56 AM
Found them by chance browsing through Amazon Buy Vip, Amazon's spanish clothing outlet.  They weren't expensive either (less than 100 €), but unfortunately they've sold out. The link below is to the maker's store, but you'll have to pay full price (200 €)  :-\

http://www.melvin-hamilton.com/brad-6-classic-woven-tan-binding-tan-elastic-brown-ls.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2016, 02:57:34 PM
Found them by chance browsing through Amazon Buy Vip, Amazon's spanish clothing outlet.  They weren't expensive either (less than 100 €), but unfortunately they've sold out. The link below is to the maker's store, but you'll have to pay full price (200 €)  :-\

http://www.melvin-hamilton.com/brad-6-classic-woven-tan-binding-tan-elastic-brown-ls.html

I think they would be popular with pimps. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 14, 2016, 03:19:19 PM
Yeah, Rod thinks I love hybrids for the sake of it, but in the Chelsea's case there's too much going on there; maybe it's the same with the loafers too, with the kiltie plus the buckle. I've got to stick to the Miles Davis "less is more" motto  8).

Coincidentally, I'm reading -devouring would be a more adequate term- the memories of Iceberg Slim, a proper Chicago pimp, and yes, I can picture him with something like these boots. The guy's "ladies" painted his feet's nails and he powdered his face, in the 40s!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 14, 2016, 06:38:24 PM
Found them by chance browsing through Amazon Buy Vip, Amazon's spanish clothing outlet.  They weren't expensive either (less than 100 €), but unfortunately they've sold out. The link below is to the maker's store, but you'll have to pay full price (200 €)  :-\

http://www.melvin-hamilton.com/brad-6-classic-woven-tan-binding-tan-elastic-brown-ls.html

I think they would be popular with pimps. .

Just what are you suggesting, Mr B???  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2016, 08:54:24 PM
Found them by chance browsing through Amazon Buy Vip, Amazon's spanish clothing outlet.  They weren't expensive either (less than 100 €), but unfortunately they've sold out. The link below is to the maker's store, but you'll have to pay full price (200 €)  :-\

http://www.melvin-hamilton.com/brad-6-classic-woven-tan-binding-tan-elastic-brown-ls.html

I think they would be popular with pimps. .

Just what are you suggesting, Mr B???  ;)

                      ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 16, 2016, 04:42:58 PM
 Admiral Harrington in Sainsbury's for £40 . It looks like a quality item and has the proper open umbrella effect on the back . Is a heavier feel than the Baracuta item and has a lovely lining. .

https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone (https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mutley on May 16, 2016, 09:10:54 PM
Admiral Harrington in Sainsbury's for £40 . It looks like a quality item and has the proper open umbrella effect on the back . Is a heavier feel than the Baracuta item and has a lovely lining. .

https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone (https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone)

Does it hang a bit funny though Simon? Doesn't seem to be that elasticated around the waist.
Have you eyballed it in the flesh? If so what is the cut / sizing like?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on May 16, 2016, 09:34:31 PM
Admiral Harrington in Sainsbury's for £40 . It looks like a quality item and has the proper open umbrella effect on the back . Is a heavier feel than the Baracuta item and has a lovely lining. .

https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone (https://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/p/Admiral-Stone-Harrington-Jacket/129558822-Stone)

Does it hang a bit funny though Simon? Doesn't seem to be that elasticated around the waist.
Have you eyballed it in the flesh? If so what is the cut / sizing like?

I really couldn't fault it Mutley. It fitted me like my Baracuta's but obviously is a fraction of the cost . It actually seemed better finish than a Baracuta too , it is more like the Ben Sherman Harrington which happens to fit me better than a Baracuta but also even half the cost of the Ben Sherman . .

Maybe Baracuta are a wee bit overpriced now. . ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 17, 2016, 08:46:53 AM
I like the Smedley-ish vibe and colour of this Paul Smith top, but the the prices are also smedley-like  :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/RsNSz2O.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 17, 2016, 11:08:25 AM
I like that too, GS. The 4th button is a nice touch.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 17, 2016, 11:47:28 AM
Nice top that. What are they asking? £150?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on May 17, 2016, 02:34:13 PM
I'm making some knitwear at the moment which is also four button. There is however no need to extend the placket so far. Much nicer if the buttons are just closer together rather than half way down your chest. IMO of course.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 17, 2016, 03:10:14 PM
On the subject of 4 button knitwear, I'm really drawn to this, but will have to take a gamble that they still have it in my size when they have their Summer sale:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 17, 2016, 03:49:49 PM
Nice top that. What are they asking? £150?

Almost there... 140.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on May 17, 2016, 04:08:48 PM
Nice top that. What are they asking? £150?

Almost there... 140.

About the going rate to be fair. Might be worth a look come sale time.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on May 23, 2016, 06:50:16 PM
On the subject of 4 button knitwear, I'm really drawn to this, but will have to take a gamble that they still have it in my size when they have their Summer sale:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg.html)

I like that too. I wish they'd do a long sleeve version with a fully buttoned front but with a placket that matched the hoops
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Leer R. on May 24, 2016, 11:46:58 AM
I totally fell into Uniqlo last week... and ordered all that - I am totally looking forward to see it in the flesh! I'd definitely wear it all ;)

The Seersucker together with Chinos, white bucks and a knit tie, or dark trousers and loafers... T-Shirt and shorts together, the chambray for a 50s kind of look - white T underneath, dark jeans, sneakers...


(http://uniqlo.scene7.com/is/image/UNIQLO/eugoods_05_163532?$pdp-medium$)
(http://uniqlo.scene7.com/is/image/UNIQLO/eugoods_49_172845?$pdp-medium$)
(http://uniqlo.scene7.com/is/image/UNIQLO/eugoods_33_174286?$pdp-medium$)
(http://uniqlo.scene7.com/is/image/UNIQLO/eugoods_64_169521?$pdp-medium$)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on May 24, 2016, 01:04:15 PM
I checked out that Uniqlo jacket, Leer, the price is certainly right! Might have to take a second look at one.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on May 24, 2016, 02:05:49 PM
Pleated shorts? Good god man, where's your dignity? ;D

That seersucker looks nice. I have a seersucker suit but hardly ever wear it. I have a Uniqlo unlined and unstructured pincord jacket which I think I've posted pics of. Pretty sure I converted it successfully from two to three buttons. Gets lots of wear in the summer.

For anyone interested I paid $90 for a Uniqlo Lemaire navy cotton three button blazer earlier this year and I see they are now half price. Also available in chambray.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on May 24, 2016, 03:21:51 PM
That Lemaire + Uniqlo collab is certainly interesting. I liked the jackets Rod has mentioned, and was tempted by the chambray jacket you've picked up, Leer, but I really don't need another casual jacket (nor the seersucker, I'm ok with one bespoke seersucker jacket  8)). In the end I just grabbed a short sleeved shirt with yellow vertical stripes (I'm pretty sure I posted a pic here), very Riviera chic.

If you know what Lemaire charges usually, the Uniqlo prices are derisory.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on June 01, 2016, 09:39:39 PM
I really really like this. At first I saw the original £399 price tag and thought "What could justify that?" but then I got to thinking about what a silk/cashmere smedley would feel like. Has anyone ever tried one on / bought one to vouch for the sensation? Is it worth £399?

https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/mens-1/mens-final-clearance-771/dunglass-in-teal

(https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/u/dunglass_teal_main.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 02, 2016, 02:27:28 AM
399 would get me a very nice suit from Suitsupply. I rarely use the word 'never' but would never pay that for a jumper, even a tasty looking one like that!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Leer R. on June 02, 2016, 09:38:51 AM
Folks, that stuff arrived... The Seersucker job is really nice, but slightly boxy in the back. Well, not much of a problem, this isn't a tailored job. Sleeves are slightly long, too. All in all it looks pretty nice.

Shorts are very good, and yes - I do have some pleated trousers. If you look through my blog, you will find some stuff ;) - good enough for James Bond, goo enough for me ;)

T-shirt is cotton pique`, very nice! And the chambray jacket is super cool - not really Mod, but really really well done. Looks pretty cool...

I will blog about that stuff when I have the time!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on June 02, 2016, 01:01:29 PM
I really really like this. At first I saw the original £399 price tag and thought "What could justify that?" but then I got to thinking about what a silk/cashmere smedley would feel like. Has anyone ever tried one on / bought one to vouch for the sensation? Is it worth £399?

https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/mens-1/mens-final-clearance-771/dunglass-in-teal

(https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/u/dunglass_teal_main.jpg)

I've had a think about this one. I guess it depends on a lot of factors and not just disposable income, but perceived value etc. £400 for a jumper is, to my mind at least, a considerable sum. However, I've spent nearly £100 on a tie when a £10 M&S job would do, over £130 on a polo shirt when a £10 one would do the same, and over £350 on a winter coat when a £50 one would have kept me just as warm and dry.

The same applies to shirts, jeans, trousers, jackets, suits etc etc. What I mean is that we're kind of different to your usual punter who would think a £30 polo shirt was 3 times what he'd pay at Primark etc. I know I spend too much on my clothes as my wife tells me, but I make sacrifices in other areas so I can justify what I buy.

Would I spend £400 on this sweater. No I wouldn't, but that's just because I would look for one in the sale with 50% off or shop around for something similar from another retailer I liked. Would I knock someone who did buy it? Absolutely not. If they have the money and feel it would add something special to their wardrobe, then I'd say go for it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 02, 2016, 01:15:59 PM
Oh yeah, the point being that we all have our limits as to what we feel we would spend on certain items. Those limits being flexible and subject to change as a result of a complex equation involving factors such as disposable income, need versus want, how rare or tasty an item might be, the likelihood of successfully slipping it by the missus without her noticing, what gap it would fill in the wardrobe and how long we've been lusting after such an item!

I remember the first time I spent more than $20 on a tie and thought I must be mental. I have a few now that we're more than $100! Progress or madness - you decide!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on June 02, 2016, 04:40:31 PM
I really really like this. At first I saw the original £399 price tag and thought "What could justify that?" but then I got to thinking about what a silk/cashmere smedley would feel like. Has anyone ever tried one on / bought one to vouch for the sensation? Is it worth £399?

https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/mens-1/mens-final-clearance-771/dunglass-in-teal

(https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/u/dunglass_teal_main.jpg)

I've had a think about this one. I guess it depends on a lot of factors and not just disposable income, but perceived value etc. £400 for a jumper is, to my mind at least, a considerable sum. However, I've spent nearly £100 on a tie when a £10 M&S job would do, over £130 on a polo shirt when a £10 one would do the same, and over £350 on a winter coat when a £50 one would have kept me just as warm and dry.

The same applies to shirts, jeans, trousers, jackets, suits etc etc. What I mean is that we're kind of different to your usual punter who would think a £30 polo shirt was 3 times what he'd pay at Primark etc. I know I spend too much on my clothes as my wife tells me, but I make sacrifices in other areas so I can justify what I buy.

Would I spend £400 on this sweater. No I wouldn't, but that's just because I would look for one in the sale with 50% off or shop around for something similar from another retailer I liked. Would I knock someone who did buy it? Absolutely not. If they have the money and feel it would add something special to their wardrobe, then I'd say go for it.

At that price I'd frame it and put it on my wall.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on June 03, 2016, 12:50:47 AM
I really really like this. At first I saw the original £399 price tag and thought "What could justify that?" but then I got to thinking about what a silk/cashmere smedley would feel like. Has anyone ever tried one on / bought one to vouch for the sensation? Is it worth £399?

https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/mens-1/mens-final-clearance-771/dunglass-in-teal

(https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/u/dunglass_teal_main.jpg)


At that price ah'd jist wear it indoors n' constantly fondle ma moobs thru the fabric.


Nah.......too dear fur a jumper.  Mibbe via a sale outlet if it had 50% off.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 03, 2016, 10:16:20 AM
Sometimes the mixing of a sound financial situation and a capricious temperament may be a dangerous weapon. That said, I have my own limits; for instance, I wouldn't usually spend more than say 130 € in a knitwear number or a shirt, and with few gaps in my wardbrobe the risk of mindless purchasing decreases. Cashmere has a gorgeous soft touch but IMO that doesn't justifies the price tags (besides there are italian brands that offer cheaper, and quality, cashmere sweaters). If you are ready to spend that money, why not  do it in style with this roll neck?, it's just 800 €: 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/6ncgxwt.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 03, 2016, 10:22:41 AM
Back to the track...

Barena unusual (not BD) popover:

(http://i.imgur.com/3VOs0YO.jpg?1)

JCrew henley:

(http://i.imgur.com/L3sJqw8.jpg?1)

And Michael Kors top:

(http://i.imgur.com/mfx1gg3.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on June 03, 2016, 10:00:41 PM
I really really like this. At first I saw the original £399 price tag and thought "What could justify that?" but then I got to thinking about what a silk/cashmere smedley would feel like. Has anyone ever tried one on / bought one to vouch for the sensation? Is it worth £399?

https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/mens-1/mens-final-clearance-771/dunglass-in-teal

(https://www.johnsmedleyoutlet.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/u/dunglass_teal_main.jpg)


At that price ah'd jist wear it indoors n' constantly fondle ma moobs thru the fabric.


Nah.......too dear fur a jumper.  Mibbe via a sale outlet if it had 50% off.

Laird, that was exactly my thinking regarding the fondling. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.   ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Leer R. on June 05, 2016, 05:44:43 AM
Folks, that stuff arrived... The Seersucker job is really nice, but slightly boxy in the back. Well, not much of a problem, this isn't a tailored job. Sleeves are slightly long, too. All in all it looks pretty nice.

Shorts are very good, and yes - I do have some pleated trousers. If you look through my blog, you will find some stuff ;) - good enough for James Bond, goo enough for me ;)

T-shirt is cotton pique`, very nice! And the chambray jacket is super cool - not really Mod, but really really well done. Looks pretty cool...

I will blog about that stuff when I have the time!

http://maennergarderobe.blogspot.co.at/2016/06/ein-veritabler-kaufrausch-bei-uniqlo.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 05, 2016, 09:02:10 AM
Like the look of these pleated shorts, Leer, but for some reason pleated trousers look very wrong in me, maybe pleats and slender frames don't get on too well  8), Bond apart (he's got more muscles after all) . The rest is (almost) classic stuff with a reasonable price tag. Glad you're happy with it.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Leer R. on June 06, 2016, 07:47:50 PM
Like the look of these pleated shorts, Leer, but for some reason pleated trousers look very wrong in me, maybe pleats and slender frames don't get on too well  8), Bond apart (he's got more muscles after all) . The rest is (almost) classic stuff with a reasonable price tag. Glad you're happy with it.
A first wearing pic is in the WAYW thread...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on June 07, 2016, 11:16:25 AM
Like the tipped henley GS, but I swore I would not buy anything the entire month of June (just to see if I could).  Goin' cold turkey! ;D

Back to the track...

Barena unusual (not BD) popover:

(http://i.imgur.com/3VOs0YO.jpg?1)

JCrew henley:

(http://i.imgur.com/L3sJqw8.jpg?1)

And Michael Kors top:

(http://i.imgur.com/mfx1gg3.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 07, 2016, 05:17:45 PM
Yeah, we should kick the habit, Mike, but it's easier said than done! ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on June 13, 2016, 04:04:01 PM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 13, 2016, 07:29:54 PM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

I'd certainly wear the basketweave in brown. And if I wore jeans more often, I'd probably buy the bowling shoes, too. If you dig 'em, buy 'em. Just don't wear either with white socks and an M51 with a target on the back!!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on June 13, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on June 14, 2016, 07:57:44 AM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

I'd certainly wear the basketweave in brown. And if I wore jeans more often, I'd probably buy the bowling shoes, too. If you dig 'em, buy 'em. Just don't wear either with white socks and an M51 with a target on the back!!  ;)

I have never owned an M51 or any sort of parka except one of those snorkel fur lined things all school kids had in the mid-late 70's. I do have to confess I had white socks and loafers when I was into the two tone thing at school - not sure where that came from historically - but we thought it looked good at the time! Always understood the appeal of the parka if you had a scooter and wanted to protect your clobber but as I never wanted a scooter I thought it would look daft.

Think I might go for the bowling shoes - I have a pair of black ones that are looking a bit shoddy and these look a little different to the others that are around.   
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on June 14, 2016, 10:12:25 AM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co)

Good cover of "Kids" also not a bad stab at "Floor boards" ! Do you know them Simon?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on June 15, 2016, 12:54:58 PM
I don't know why but I am having a yearning for some tassel loafers after looking at DJ's new Basketweave line - haven't had a pair since 1979. The bowling shoe ones also look strangely attractive as an alternative to my Adidas - am I losing it or is it just the Mod life crisis kicking in?

http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b34bbd6d9e368beb55873336b&id=bb8903d55a&e=e814d1138b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTAfKJuJ9Co)

Good cover of "Kids" also not a bad stab at "Floor boards" ! Do you know them Simon?

Yes , I have seen them a couple of times and they great renditions of Substitute and also All of the Day and All of the Night. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 17, 2016, 11:30:04 AM
Not the most adequate weather for cardis, I know, but these two have grabbed my attention:

Beams plus:

(http://i.imgur.com/0vnh6Lm.jpg?1)

Gucci (with a price tag to go with the brand, of course)

(http://i.imgur.com/ouoi1SB.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 17, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
Does the second one come with a bag of toffees and a pipe?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 17, 2016, 02:22:59 PM
I know what you mean, Rod, but that's just what I like about it, it's classic and kind of comfy, like something out of a 40s/50s Xmas movie. Out of that context, it could look ok with a t-shirt or a white BD shirt and jeans.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on June 17, 2016, 04:33:56 PM
Way too Val Doonican* for my tastes, but it doesn't look too far away from one worn by Lazenby as Bond masquerading as Sir Hillary Bray in OHMSS, in which he manages not to look too much like my old grandad!

*Irish crooner bedecked in roll necks and cardigans, with perennial BBC Christmas TV specials hosted from his rocking chair.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 17, 2016, 05:53:53 PM
Well, if it's good enough for Bond... 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 19, 2016, 09:24:05 AM
Some tasty pieces in the Reiss sale, especially in the basic wardrobe dept (think polos & cardis). Among them I liked the most these two:

This polo looks the part, but they only stock it in grown men sizes (maybe something for you, doc  ;) )

(http://i.imgur.com/r164dJH.jpg?1)

Meanwhile, this cardigan (more colours in their website) is classic gear:

(http://i.imgur.com/zdBhxLs.jpg?1)

Anyway, the REISS sale lasts long and it's better to wait for their last discounts, as they can be up to 80 %.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on June 24, 2016, 12:21:03 PM
Among some nondescript/crap gear aimed at the high end market of streetwear, danish brand Wood Wood has some interesting pieces that mix scandinavian minimalism with obvious 60s leanings. A pity they're overpriced:

(http://i.imgur.com/HdG6gzO.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/krMlSkd.jpg?1)

And my favourite one:

(http://i.imgur.com/fYsyRPR.jpg?1)



Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: hopsack dan on July 10, 2016, 02:12:11 PM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0392/0497/products/SW-16SU306_1024x1024.jpeg)

https://snowpeak.com/collections/mens-apparel/products/sw-16su306
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on July 10, 2016, 02:34:33 PM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0392/0497/products/SW-16SU306_1024x1024.jpeg)

https://snowpeak.com/collections/mens-apparel/products/sw-16su306

120 $?!?! 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: mark65 on July 13, 2016, 07:54:47 PM
On the subject of 4 button knitwear, I'm really drawn to this, but will have to take a gamble that they still have it in my size when they have their Summer sale:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg.html)

Here you go Steve - 50% off if you're a size 40

http://www.bbclothing.co.uk/en-gb/fred-perry-re-issues-light-ecru-striped-knitted-polo-shirt-ss16k8115760.html

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rocketman on July 14, 2016, 11:32:39 AM
Liking the look of these t shirts (especially the stripe and half zip)
https://www.iffleyroad.com/collections/men
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on July 14, 2016, 04:28:37 PM
Liking the look of these t shirts (especially the stripe and half zip)
https://www.iffleyroad.com/collections/men

Nice but overpriced.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 15, 2016, 09:12:02 AM
On the subject of 4 button knitwear, I'm really drawn to this, but will have to take a gamble that they still have it in my size when they have their Summer sale:

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_3_zps1hcksubh.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/K8115_760_5_zpsdaihum09.jpg.html)

Here you go Steve - 50% off if you're a size 40

http://www.bbclothing.co.uk/en-gb/fred-perry-re-issues-light-ecru-striped-knitted-polo-shirt-ss16k8115760.html

Thanks Mark, yes 40" is my size, just off to check my bank balance :-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on July 15, 2016, 09:50:45 AM
 ;D Just enough to cover this one. Appreciate the heads up! This is why I love this place 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on July 15, 2016, 10:30:03 AM
Nice looking bit of kit that Fred Peril! I can't justify it really as I have a very similar but not quite so tasty looking polo from J Crew otherwise od jump on myself.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 24, 2016, 12:37:30 PM
Liking the new Le Coq Sportif's "Revival" collection (yeah, bit of an obvious name, but the garments are nice). I saw part of it some days ago in one of their french stores, not the one pictured below but a sweater with the same vertical hoops, and it looks the part. A bit on the expensive side, though.

(http://i.imgur.com/YbLFLRw.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 24, 2016, 03:57:36 PM
everyone see this (via the weekly newsletter)?

(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/iDmEHuInMDmPSv_9Njit1jgmxzW7NJXN_uPVnRcM5_cWNx_jClttTK_9lhV3GN_6wguf7SueAOQrLg5cDAVbRGAGSSHAu3mbaXfvsNTcF-elLbYbbQEmyHTZ8MqKIHOUy53FhyHWgHIyN8lJ3VELmP3Rx8AZfwPaOaddZd4=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/11213f257687d643403c9b7c3/images/99c668e9-c5d9-4bd7-8e7d-0f172802da08.jpg)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YUDGSYU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00YUDGSYU&linkCode=as2&tag=northernmods (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YUDGSYU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00YUDGSYU&linkCode=as2&tag=northernmods)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 24, 2016, 07:40:33 PM
everyone see this (via the weekly newsletter)?

(https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/proxy/iDmEHuInMDmPSv_9Njit1jgmxzW7NJXN_uPVnRcM5_cWNx_jClttTK_9lhV3GN_6wguf7SueAOQrLg5cDAVbRGAGSSHAu3mbaXfvsNTcF-elLbYbbQEmyHTZ8MqKIHOUy53FhyHWgHIyN8lJ3VELmP3Rx8AZfwPaOaddZd4=s0-d-e1-ft#https://gallery.mailchimp.com/11213f257687d643403c9b7c3/images/99c668e9-c5d9-4bd7-8e7d-0f172802da08.jpg)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YUDGSYU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00YUDGSYU&linkCode=as2&tag=northernmods (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YUDGSYU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00YUDGSYU&linkCode=as2&tag=northernmods)

Just been looking at them, Mike, decent for not a lot of cash. Tempted by the burgundy
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 30, 2016, 05:44:11 PM
Not usually a fan of Nigel Cabourn garments, that workwear chic thing doesn't do much for me. But there are always interesting pieces in his seasonal collaborations with Fred Perry. Case in point this sweater, with a nice early 60s t-birds vibe:

(http://i.imgur.com/077dRf4.jpg?1)

COS is an uneven brand too, its aesthetic scandinavian asceticism bordering on the bland & boring most often than not, but I really like this cardi, texture reminds me of the old mohair/alpaca cardigans (difficult to find nowadays, even in the vintage market), and the one button detail is appealing. Even the pairing with a roll neck top is alright with me:

(http://i.imgur.com/fE2ns6s.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 30, 2016, 08:45:19 PM
Not fussed on that COS number, sidney, looks to me like a 70s imagining of clothing of the future, but I do like that Nigel Cabourn/Fred Perry jumper
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 31, 2016, 10:22:28 AM
Not fussed on that COS number, sidney, looks to me like a 70s imagining of clothing of the future, but I do like that Nigel Cabourn/Fred Perry jumper

Well put, doc! But the cardi still reminds me more of a 60s than a 70s futuristic design (70s space age designs were in fact busy and gaudy as opposite to simple and minimalist lines; just remember David Bowie's outfits!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on August 31, 2016, 10:43:03 AM
Not fussed on that COS number, sidney, looks to me like a 70s imagining of clothing of the future, but I do like that Nigel Cabourn/Fred Perry jumper

Well put, doc! But the cardi still reminds me more of a 60s than a 70s futuristic design (70s space age designs were in fact busy and gaudy as opposite to simple and minimalist lines; just remember David Bowie's outfits!)
I think it's the White on Grey that's giving you that "Space Age" vibe ...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 31, 2016, 12:08:35 PM
Not fussed on that COS number, sidney, looks to me like a 70s imagining of clothing of the future, but I do like that Nigel Cabourn/Fred Perry jumper

Well put, doc! But the cardi still reminds me more of a 60s than a 70s futuristic design (70s space age designs were in fact busy and gaudy as opposite to simple and minimalist lines; just remember David Bowie's outfits!)

Good point re 70s gaudiness, sidney; wrong era, but the sentiment remains.  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 31, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
Not fussed on that COS number, sidney, looks to me like a 70s imagining of clothing of the future, but I do like that Nigel Cabourn/Fred Perry jumper

Well put, doc! But the cardi still reminds me more of a 60s than a 70s futuristic design (70s space age designs were in fact busy and gaudy as opposite to simple and minimalist lines; just remember David Bowie's outfits!)
I think it's the White on Grey that's giving you that "Space Age" vibe ...

That's it, Mike, makes me think of Logan's Run, Space 1999 or even Star Wars!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on August 31, 2016, 12:16:17 PM
Sorry to be a TV Geek but I am what I am. The vibe I think you guys are seeing is LOST IN SPACE for the Fred Perry and Jeff Tracy in THUNDERBIRDS for the cardigan thing.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 31, 2016, 03:06:40 PM
Sorry to be a TV Geek but I am what I am. The vibe I think you guys are seeing is LOST IN SPACE for the Fred Perry and Jeff Tracy in THUNDERBIRDS for the cardigan thing.

Is that what the 'G' stands for, Martin???  ;)

I never really watched Lost in space, but I can definitely see where you're coming from with the Thunderbirds!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on August 31, 2016, 04:05:53 PM
Google John Robinson LOST IN SPACE or indeed any of the cast and you'll see what I mean

Can't post an image at work I'm afraid and yeah Geek works as does Gimp!


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 31, 2016, 04:12:25 PM
That's exactly what I meant, fellas! Thanks Martin, I share your fondness for the Thunderbirds & other 60s tv shows. I know Lost in Space too, but I'm not sure if it was aired on spanish TV back then. Here's a telling image:

(http://i.imgur.com/0AaFfJF.jpg?1)

RE the cardigan, I'll take a look in our local COS store and try it in the flesh, with this kind of jackets the fit has to be perfect to work.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on August 31, 2016, 04:24:08 PM
... And for those non-believers in the sartorial excellence of the Thunderbirds here's something to think about...

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/thunderbirds-tv-show-menswear-style
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on August 31, 2016, 05:49:11 PM
Spot on Greenstreet! Exactly the sort of image I'd have used to illustrate the styling. All jokes aside though the early 1960s Gerry Anderson puppet shows really did have a 'Mod' style to much of what the puppets wore as well as other aspects. All of which will be discussed in depth in the new Tony Beesley book MOJO TALKING!

 http://modernistsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/talking-under-influence-of-mod.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on August 31, 2016, 09:57:11 PM
Spot on Greenstreet! Exactly the sort of image I'd have used to illustrate the styling. All jokes aside though the early 1960s Gerry Anderson puppet shows really did have a 'Mod' style to much of what the puppets wore as well as other aspects. All of which will be discussed in depth in the new Tony Beesley book MOJO TALKING!

 http://modernistsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/talking-under-influence-of-mod.html

It was certainly the added appeal of these shows back in the day as were the original Avengers . As for Dr Zackary Smith , l could quite happily have punched him , back in the day . . :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on September 01, 2016, 12:50:01 AM
... And for those non-believers in the sartorial excellence of the Thunderbirds here's something to think about...

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/thunderbirds-tv-show-menswear-style


There will be quite a few oan here that take The Hood as inspiration fur thir hairstyle n'aw.



(http://www.tv-nostalgie.de/sound/Thunderbirds/Hood.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 01, 2016, 07:52:34 AM
... And for those non-believers in the sartorial excellence of the Thunderbirds here's something to think about...

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/thunderbirds-tv-show-menswear-style

That first picture, sidney!! Aside from a couple of dodgy neckwear choices, I'd wear everything the lads are sporting. Great attention to detail from Anderson, loving the puppets' footwear. Great stuff!  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 01, 2016, 10:30:32 AM
Spot on Greenstreet! Exactly the sort of image I'd have used to illustrate the styling. All jokes aside though the early 1960s Gerry Anderson puppet shows really did have a 'Mod' style to much of what the puppets wore as well as other aspects. All of which will be discussed in depth in the new Tony Beesley book MOJO TALKING!

 http://modernistsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/talking-under-influence-of-mod.html

That's Part 2 of Sawdust Caesars, isn't it? Do you know when will it be published, Martin?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 01, 2016, 12:29:09 PM
Hi mate yes it is indeed a sort of 'SAWDUST' Volume II. I am simply a contributor to a number of chapters and Tony himself is the man in the know but I believe perhaps some time into 2017 is the date he is looking at. I was chuffed to be asked to get involved and hope my contribution will give a bit of a different spin on things beyond stories of fights with rockers/Skins/casuals, the cut of the trousers you wore in 59,65 or 79 and how good/bad/ indifferent your particular scooter was or is. Not that there is anything wrong at all with those type of stories and the book will be jammed with them. Indeed I welcome them and enjoy hearing that stuff but Tony's aim with this next volume is to go beyond the 'norm' drawing into observation the influence on and from Modernism in relation to film, telly, literature, design and even family life in general. Great to see you guys appreciation of this stuff too and how there is a definite reflection of what people were wearing on the streets to how those little puppet characters were dressed on the shows. Good to know the whole 1960s thing is embraced and not just the scooters and clobber. Brilliant! Love The Hood shot too. Agreed I see many a guy at gigs and scooter shows not unlike him!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 01, 2016, 04:07:30 PM
It sounds we're in for a treat then. In fact, if Tony gets it right (not an easy task), this multidisciplinary approach to Modernism can be really interesting to 60s nuts like us.

IMO, somehow, after two "definitive" opus as Sawdust Caesars and especially Smiler's The new religion, it seems hard to find a fresh take on the "mod" topic.

Another one for my 2017 list!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 01, 2016, 04:22:46 PM
Yes mate! Tony was flooded with similar stories and variations on a theme and felt they were stories that needed to be heard. New photos to be seen too from 1960s, '70s and onwards too. However he was determined not to simply publish 'more of the same' despite how great some of these stories are so put feelers out to guys with a specific interest in certain aspects of 1960s/Modernist culture to provide a perhaps different slant on things. I hope you enjoy it mate. If I were not involved it would still be on my 'To Buy' list for next year too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 06, 2016, 04:47:23 PM
Well, maybe I wouldn't wear this, as I don't usually do headwear, but maybe some gents here will appreciate these couple new hats from M&S, as they certainly nail the early 60s look and are well priced:

First a trilby with narrow brim

(http://i.imgur.com/m41jJxC.jpg?1)

And the equally classic pork pie hat:

(http://i.imgur.com/OONSEd5.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on September 06, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
Well, maybe I wouldn't wear this, as I don't usually do headwear, but maybe some gents here will appreciate these couple new hats from M&S, as they certainly nail the early 60s look and are well priced:

First a trilby with narrow brim

(http://i.imgur.com/m41jJxC.jpg?1)

And the equally classic pork pie hat:

(http://i.imgur.com/OONSEd5.jpg?1)

They are very nice. Fancied a pork pie hat for some time
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on September 06, 2016, 09:09:23 PM
https://www.newyorkhatco.com/product/251

I've got one similar to this only in a camel colour.

Wear hats/caps a lot now.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 06, 2016, 09:28:28 PM
The Jaxton hats mention by Steve a couple of months ago are good value . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on September 07, 2016, 12:52:36 AM
Goorin Brothers hats ur a good option n'aw.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 07, 2016, 02:35:40 PM
The Jaxton hats mention by Steve a couple of months ago are good value . .

Indeed they are Simon. Wore mine quite a bit on holiday. Apologies for the PG "T" but I've had it a while and it's ok for knocking around in  :-[

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/073_zpsg2ctqw3k.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/073_zpsg2ctqw3k.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 07, 2016, 03:53:26 PM
https://www.newyorkhatco.com/product/251

I've got one similar to this only in a camel colour.

Wear hats/caps a lot now.
I'm a part time hat wearer  ;) but that's a nice one Woody. I've a Panama and grey wool Fedora from this company, It's a good value for the money...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 07, 2016, 08:16:58 PM
A thumbs up from me for all the hats, gents. I've been hankering after one for a while, just not found the right one. Not sure a hat is something you can buy 'on spec', needs to be tried on. Will be visiting my local M&S to see if any of those two fine samples sidney posted 'speak to me'!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 07, 2016, 08:24:18 PM
You are spot on in your assumption. Hat sizes seem to vary widely and one that looks great in a picture might not look anywhere near as good perched on your pyet. You really need to try them on. I recently got a nice sage green Panama from JJs Hat Centre in New York. I went in intending to buy a different colour but this one was better. Plus they came in two brim sizes/styles and one looked much better on me than the other, even though side by side there didn't seem to be much difference. Anyway good luck on the search, the world needs more hat wearers!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 08, 2016, 10:48:37 AM
Well, maybe I wouldn't wear this, as I don't usually do headwear, but maybe some gents here will appreciate these couple new hats from M&S, as they certainly nail the early 60s look and are well priced:

First a trilby with narrow brim

(http://i.imgur.com/m41jJxC.jpg?1)

And the equally classic pork pie hat:
(http://i.imgur.com/OONSEd5.jpg?1)

Doesn't it put people off the fact that these hats are now being made and worn by evryone and their brothers? I do not like these particular ones to be honest, but this 'craze' has been around and around, and made me 'move on',  mainly far away. The panama ones are ok although again, everywhere you look they are worn and sold, from sleezy summer vacation spots like LLoret de Mar to Blackpool. I am fully aware that one is to wear something that one feels comfortable in and should not care what pubblic think or wear etc etc fashions chnage style is for ever bla bla  .... But where has the individuality gone? Sorry gents having a bit of a moment and so apologiese (not aimed at anyone), but where is the 'coolness' in wearing the same exact 10€ hat a 15 year old wears to his local dance party, or sporting the same hair cut as hundreds of other punters at a national rally (cough wellercut cough cough),  flinging a tootal scarf over your fred perry polo and desert boots and think 'right, I'm now sorted'? All these items (except the zara 10 bob plasticy wool hat) are fine individually, or maybe matched with different garments, or worn with variating looks, and a weller cut can be acceptable if one is very sussed and stylish etc ... but you put all these items together on one individual, and it's hurts my teeth! 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 08, 2016, 11:12:43 AM
another scenario: the Fred Perry tennis polo top worn in hot climes! This is an especially 'lazy' piece of garment in it's classic form per se, but it's the single most 'summer' garment that is everything BUT cool, in the sense that it instantly makes you sweaty, unconfortable, sticky, smelly and just generally wrong wrong wrong for summer (same goes for jeans in summer heat). BUT, because it's considered 'mod' then all's well and acceptable (and at the same time a perfectly stylish and cool - in all sense - LINEN shirt is a no no "because it creases")?

Example: I recently saw a photo of two youngish (for this day and age, about 28yrs old) mods who consider themselves movers and groovers of the scene (not saying which country) and which indeed when kitted out in eveningwear are always very elegant, but when casual are often in plain standard fred perry (or lacoste or penguin or whatever), denims cut short with a sewn in turn over, and adidas trainers or something along those lines.  How can someone so elegant and smart in the evening go to being so plain and un immaginative during the day (this is at a rally)? Why is it that one needs to 'identify' with a certain look at all costs, not wanting to 'risk' not being recognised as a 'mod'. Why not just wear a lovely stylish unmarked shirt, summer smart shorts, and summer loafers, shoes whathave you  (plenty of these items out there for all pockets so no excuses)? Only becasue they are not instantly recognisable as 'mod' then they are often disgarded, and this in my humble opinion is loosing the point of it all. Remember the 'keep them guessing' thing the originals (and many in the 80s) were doing, how once something caught on with the mainstream (mods or atherwise) it was left for something new or different the next week (or so the legend goes)? Where has that ethos gone I ask?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 08, 2016, 11:16:30 AM
luckily it's not all like this and there are plenty of refreshing and interesting looks about, many on this very forum (Greenstreet you seem to always look for new, left of field stuff and always interesting to see how you dress so again, these posts are not amied at you just because you mentioned that ugly as zara hat :) )
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 08, 2016, 12:18:12 PM
You raise some valid points (as usual Claudio).

I guess some of it could do with age, and maybe disposable income too?  I have 2 FP polo's in my wardrobe, but haven't worn either this Summer having found some nicer alternatives such as the Portuguese maker La Paz and the traditional  British Sunspel neither of which carry any branding. I'm a big fan of linen and have picked up a few shirts earlier this year which have seen a lot of wear :

I also have one of your linen shirts and a jacket both of which I love, despite my initial fear of creasing, and again they have seen a lot of use during our short Summer months.

I don't own any trainers (Adidas or other brands) but have a couple of pairs of canvas "pumps" for when the need arises, such as the all day festival I attended last weekend (worn with a pair of your shorts I hasten to add). I did consider loafers but felt that being leather, they could have been ruined in the mud. Canvas was the way to go as I just threw them in the washing machine the following day. If they were wrecked it wouldn't have been a big loss.

Again, cut down denim shorts are something I've never entertained.

Personally I find dressing "smarter" for evenings out or business attire is easier for me, than the "casual" daytime or weekend vibe, and maybe the younger guys opt for the "safe" option of Fred Perry and trainers and the like.  For me it was something I did wear as a teenager, so can see that maybe things haven't really moved on in that respect?

Anyway, off out now and think this jacket could be appropriate  ;)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/14264247_10154334715360155_2604521971016103616_n_zpsu7gbzgjs.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/14264247_10154334715360155_2604521971016103616_n_zpsu7gbzgjs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 08, 2016, 01:37:48 PM
LOL (the jacket at the end)!



Not a matter of money as there is an (over) availability of cheap everything that looks nice (well, much better than a bog standard FT top, croped denim and adis). Thats actually what I'm on about: many prefer a uniform rather than not be instantly recognisable as a mod, and a uniform goes against what Modernism was and is about, and that is totally missing the point, especially if you are meant to be as sussed as these 2 fellers should be. Of course the opposite also holds true, people who are wearing great looking clothes but with totally bad taste/fit/size/match etc
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 08, 2016, 01:56:12 PM
Well, Steve, let me check my closet, i think i can beat your jacket ;)

Anyway... I agree with the idea that "evening wear" is easier to put together than something you wear to a festival or rally...although was the evening attire the usual suspect "mod" staples Claudio, or was it more " adventurous"?
Also, I'd cut them some slack because of their age, too. A guy in his 20's can get away with that FP/cutoff look easier than when you get into your 30's, 40's, 50's +... At that point your casual wear should really be more refined. I know the photos of people my age at scooter rallies in FP and parkas always send a shiver.

Now, about the much maligned Weller cut....
I was in London once for a week, so I saw a lot of those (in the states, they are very rare), and think the problem with those are the majority of them are badly executed (I,on the other hand, have a good one, which I've sported on and off since being a teenager, and will give up when nature inevitably takes it course! ;D ), and again "accessorized" by the usual textbook mod items (FP's Tootals, parkas... all worn simultaneously)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 08, 2016, 03:32:27 PM
I love the juicy debate. Claudio I think you should get off the fence and tell us what you really think!

I've got loads of pictures on my blog of me in my 'off duty' clothes which are very often polo shirt (Lacoste or FP) jeans and adidas gazelles, and I'm in my fifties so guilty as charged. I don't feel it's a uniform as I can't recall ever seeng anyone dressed like that here in Florida - the state where putting on long trousers is considered 'dressing up'!

I do take the point though, that if this is a common site when you're out and about then it's time to consider alternatives. I almost never wear shorts unless I'm at the beach, but when it's too hot for jeans (and remember I don't really feel the heat much) my next 'go to' kit is linen strides which can be had for $20 off season at Macy's) and a selection of brightly coloured linen shirts ($20 from Uniqlo) usually with driving mocs. Shorts and Mocs looks awful to me, I don't want to see bony ankles and chicken legs. I did just get a pair of Izod seersucker shorts - will problies wear them with linen Seavees.

As for the hats - I rarely see anyone wearing hats in real life aside from ubiquitous baseball caps. On the internet I find those newsboy caps to be more cliched than brimmed hats like panamas, which at least are functional when worn in the sunshine. Newsboy caps look like cosplay to me, like the wearer is playing dress-up after having binge-watched Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders!

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 08, 2016, 04:05:08 PM
Mike - very 'Mod' evenign wear but smart, flawless (the blokes I mean). I don't know, can't get my oldish head around it to be honest. I've had 40 year old Italian that I barely knew in FP, denims clarks and parka questioning me 'why have you changed your (personal) style' what with the longer hair, the 'stach, the baggier trousers etc etc (in a 'thats not mod kind of tone) and couldn't reply as the only true answer was to be different from him.

Rod - your case is different in that you are almost always 'out of uniform' what with cool clothes that are slightly left of field or not obviously 'Mod' and so when you wear shorts and a Polo its a natural day out for you in Florida, not trying too hard to be part of anything as let's face it, there ain't anyhting to be part of in FL, you in the sticks mate :)

Weller cuts are a hit and miss ... there is another young popular geezer (very cool) that has his hair like early Marc Bolan, soooo spot on as NOBODY had it like this (today) before he did (and still is the only one). I mean so many people actually got hair today, why didnt nobody come up with a MArc Bolan cut (which is more of a combed back french cut IMO) instead of the too over inflated weller/marriot cut? Somethign similar to this http://www.marcbolanmusic.com/MyImages/MB%20Town%202use.jpg (or the picture on the 'if you can't beat them join them' article in Barnes book 'Mods'.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 08, 2016, 04:52:23 PM
luckily it's not all like this and there are plenty of refreshing and interesting looks about, many on this very forum (Greenstreet you seem to always look for new, left of field stuff and always interesting to see how you dress so again, these posts are not amied at you just because you mentioned that ugly as zara hat :) )

Wow, Claudio, I didn't expect to start so hot a debate based on two hats I really wouldn't wear!  ::)

Seriously you have a point here, and I basically agree with you. I guess the mod-by-the-numbers syndrome has a lot to do with: a) the guy's age and b) his (not talking about ladies, their tastes are much less stereotyped) closeness with the scene. In my 50s and out of any organized scene, I disregard cliches and rules, I wear clothes you can associate with modernism for a simple reason: I like them (that explains also why I'm always seeking for unusual pieces -left field, as you say- with that period flavour but without that hideous Austin Powers/Quadrophenia vibe). Furthermore, a young person who is part of the scene could be afraid of being seen wearing something that isn't mod enough, it's a very teen attitude.

But of course I can't see myself conforming to any mod book of what's or not acceptable. I've got enough common sense and taste -me think, at least- to know what's good for my age and circumstances and that's my only rule of thumb. BTW I own some FP clobber (mainly from the reissues line) and (reverse argument here) I see no reason for not wearing it just because it's a garment every average mod owns. And that applies to other usual suspects (be it DBs, Levi's or Harrington jackets)

I think you being one of the movers&shakers of the international 60s/mod scene for so long maybe is becoming now a source of pressure, lots of kids might think: "how come Claudio dare to change his style and take risks...is he becoming a mod anti-christ or what ;D?". Well, the problem is theirs'.

For my part -and I'm sure I'm not the only one from this forum that shares this point of view- I find your explorations stimulating, tho' not always to my tastes (hell, why should they be?!). You breath style, mate, and know your stuff. I almost always find lots of interesting details in your pics.

Not sure if I'm entitled to give my opinion about Weller cuts, cos' I'm in the wrong side of the hair fence  ;D, but I'd say: forget it if you're older than, say, 35. As Claudio states, there are lots of sharp early 60s haircuts that look better in a middle aged folk.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 09, 2016, 09:33:29 AM
Back to the thread, another average mod item!  ;D From Armor Lux's new collection:

(http://i.imgur.com/FLYMrkR.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 09, 2016, 12:20:24 PM
With regard to the early Bolan/Feld haircut I am quite sure I know the young lad you refer to Claudio. If I do I will attest that he is 100% one of the sharpest kids, or indeed male full stop, on the London scene. HOWEVER......I can confirm that a little more than a year ago he was a typical young kid with the Weller/Gallagher haircut, Fred Perry, Skinny jeans and Desert boots type of lad. More sort of 'Indie' style than truly 'Mod'. BUT..... he clearly became very sussed very quickly and as stated is now a stand out at events I have attended (Am I right Claudio to say he models and is also a recent 'star' of a short film??) What I think it shows is it is not now how long you have been into this whole Mod/'60s thing but your attitude and own personal take on things. There are blokes I've seen for many years at rallies, gigs, weekenders whatever who simply do not 'get it'. They can't get past the idea of what is regarded as Mod By Numbers or even what some call Comedy Mod. Does it bother me? Not at all. If anything the more straggly 'Weller cuts', Harringtons and Fred Perrys the better as it makes the better dressed bunch look even better.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on September 09, 2016, 12:27:15 PM
https://www.adaptorclothing.com/brands-wigan-casino/

There are some potentially nice designs here but whilst I acknowledge the history behind the fist logo, I think most of the designs would look better without it.

 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 09, 2016, 01:30:48 PM
https://www.adaptorclothing.com/brands-wigan-casino/

There are some potentially nice designs here but whilst I acknowledge the history behind the fist logo, I think most of the designs would look better without it.

 

Like the white polo top left https://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/wc2022-wigan-casino-northern-soul-skin-mod-horizontal-stripe-2-button-pique-polo-shirt.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 09, 2016, 02:14:00 PM
What I think it shows is it is not now how long you have been into this whole Mod/'60s thing but your attitude and own personal take on things. There are blokes I've seen for many years at rallies, gigs, weekenders whatever who simply do not 'get it'. They can't get past the idea of what is regarded as Mod By Numbers or even what some call Comedy Mod. Does it bother me? Not at all. If anything the more straggly 'Weller cuts', Harringtons and Fred Perrys the better as it makes the better dressed bunch look even better.

Good point Martin. I occasionally see pictures of Mod gatherings and as I'm so separated from any kind of scene, for a minute I'm a bit envious that I can't participate. But then I notice a lot of the pics are of identikit Mods who have not developed any sense of individual style and so the whole thing reminds me of those sad as f**k Teds' gatherings I used to read about. People can feel free to like or dislike any or all of the pics I put up here and on my blog, that's fine, but I hope if nothing else I come some way to achieving my goal of being influenced by the classic sixties Mod style without being enslaved by it. Me and my set made a lot of mistakes during the revival days (white socks!) but those of us who were more dedicated were so much more influenced by Richard Barnes' book and the attitudes described in there than by the hive mentality of copying whatever Weller was wearing at the time.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 09, 2016, 10:13:38 PM
The thing about the identikit Mod's is , sometimes these guys are decent individuals . .
I sometimes see guys at football matches that give me the nod and then I'll often notice something a bit askew , like those trainers that look like they are made of rubber but who am I too mock as they seem like they are making an effort. .
Personally , I even wear my genuine M-1951 to the football if it is a bit cold and really I don't give two what people might think as it keeps me warm  8)

However the one thing that does  annoy me about some Mod's is when they wear trousers that look like they are too long , just like the rest of the masses. That is a style I could never comprehend . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 09, 2016, 10:44:43 PM
Oh aye, my comment wasn't a dig at their character or their soul, just their style choices!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 10, 2016, 06:47:49 AM
That is totally understood , Rod . I only wanted to point that out . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 10, 2016, 10:25:23 AM
I was a real state too when I started off (and that is why I never comment on youngsters that just start off although with todays internet there one should start off with the right step as information is there) so not interested if someone was an indie kid a year before and is now sporting the best (IMO) and only hair cut in the EU scene! He was sussed enough to dig back and pick out a small but impressive detail no one else currently did. Fair play, well spotted. By the way this one person has never purchased nothing from me so as to proove I am not necessarily refering to my label in this whole rant).

Fair point about wearing whatever you like regardless if it has become mainstream, but I guess I have always strived to be 'away from the numbers' (and of course that's why I am an entrapeneur and design my own clothes, this is a natural feeling for me) and so I think this 'mass' irritates me (of course to a certain degree) more than it would others. 

Somehow back to the thread, that last Armour Lux knit is lovely, unique and again would choose this one over the 'standards' any day.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 11, 2016, 02:22:39 PM
I know we've seemed to have gone off thread a bit so apologise but there are some very valid comments and observations made by Rod, Claudio and Simon. I agree that many of the events I attend do have some of the most shocking looking people you will ever likely to see but most all of them are lovely, kind hearted folk who just seem happy and pleased to be in like-minded company enjoying something they love a great deal. They are polite and friendly to women in our company and almost always offer me a handshake and an "'ello mate, how you doin'? Not seen you since...." type of thing. However as Rod comments many do give the impression I used to have as a kid in the 1970s of middle-aged Teddy Boys. They looked like members of SHOWADDYWADDY with terrible charicatured hairstyles and daft brothel creepers. But do they mean any harm? No of course not so let them get on with it if that is what suits them. I agree with Claudio, and as mentioned myself, it is not how long someone has been into a scene of any nature but more how committed they are and in tune or sussed to how it all works that matters.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 11, 2016, 03:01:12 PM
Of course, I don't think any of us had the least aim to imply that the so-called identikit mods can't be decent fellas! They can dress as they like as far as I'm concerned, god bless them (most people have less clues of style than them, anyway), it's just not my sartorial path.

I try to think outside the "tribe" or "herd" mentality (call it as you like) but inside my frames of reference and tastes (that is, 60s aand late 50s related clobber). That's why I'm on a constant search of unusual garments that still have a link to a common dress style. As many folks here, I prefer no-logo pieces, but if I like them enough the logo won't be an obstacle.

And yes, maybe a FP polo or a button down shirt are mainstream now, but it doesn't detract a iota from their beauty as classic designs (and if you're in the know you'll get the details right, and just by this you'll stand apart from the crowd).

That said, Claudio's approach is much more interesting to me than the umpteenth pic of a guy sporting a FP polo  8)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 11, 2016, 03:25:17 PM
One thing to be said of the 'identikit' look is that it is easy (lazy might be a tad harsh), for want of a better word. Polo, jeans, dessies, scarf, the only thought is what colour. I'd suggest none of us on here get it 100% right all the time, but my own view is that's because we're trying, to a greater of lesser degree, to stand out from the herd and not look like everybody else. I'd also argue that that is becoming harder to achieve as what we once saw as staples of the modernist alone are now becoming ubiquitous on the high street. As such, what differentiates the truly sussed from the rest is the little details, and they can be tricky to nail every time. I'd also concur that going down the 'comedy' route does not make you a bad person. Some of the nicest lads (is it just me, or do modernist ladies tend to get it right 99% of the time?) I've met on the scene here look a right sight, but their demeanour is such that you give them a bye-ball. Ultimately, it's whatever makes you happy, there really aren't any rules!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 11, 2016, 04:27:07 PM
This surely has to do with the 'esthetics' part and not human/personal behaviour, which of course is the most important thing when you are in a 'community' if you will, so defenitely goes without saying that a polite, friendly person is much more desireable than one who isn't. But let's face it, for someone like me that goes out maybe once a month, more likely once every two, I have friendly, polite, fun loving friends everyweekend when I meet my locals friends outside the scene. But regardless of this, I still dress the way I do and so my clothing choices (and thus opinions and personal critiques) still stand regardless if I am at a do or not. If I go to the beach locally with family and friends  who havent a clue of Mod I still choose items which I like and avoid the choices I dislike. This is however a forum where we discuss clothes and compare and contrast different views and tastes., different from laughing at someone in a club or behaving rudely or shaming. That said I think personal esthetic eliteism (this means being hard on one self and not disrespecting any one else in the process) in Mod, Modernism or post that (as is my case) is necessary and even natural. I tell you, plenty of those ill dressed men are themselves elitists in a way with work collegues that listen to Jay Z or wear Nikes instead of listening to The Snake andwearing bowling shoes.  Where does it end?   
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 11, 2016, 04:32:49 PM
On a final note, surely one can opinionate that a certain hat style is 'old' or a target shirt is a clichè without the risk of being seen as an elitist (although no one has called anyone that in this specific thread, we all know it's a common issue in the scene). Again, where is the limit to free style/clothing analysis and critique? As long as it's polite and un offensive, there shouldn't be any IMO.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 11, 2016, 04:57:38 PM
Agree all the way with you guys comments and sentiment too. For me I'd rather comment on how great someone looks or how nice an item of clothing is and simply avoid saying something looks bad or someone dresses poorly or not to my taste. It kind of goes back to the old adage "If you ain't got something nice to say just say nothing at all" however we are all grown ups and broad shouldered so critique or an unabashed observation shouldn't send someone off in tears. To get us back on track I often wear a Fred Perry Polo shirt and have a couple of their zipper 'Monkey' type jackets too. However I do not live and die by the brand. I have worn things from NEXT, MARKS AND SPENCER too along with JUMP THE GUN, BEN SHERMAN along with charity shops, ETSY and eBay so for me it's all good. In terms of headwear I don't really 'do' hats. I have however a couple of 'Dexy' style wool hats for cold weather as well as a Ivy style back buckle cap for the rain but that's as far as it goes for me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 11, 2016, 05:09:45 PM
Agree all the way with you guys comments and sentiment too. For me I'd rather comment on how great someone looks or how nice an item of clothing is and simply avoid saying something looks bad or someone dresses poorly or not to my taste. It kind of goes back to the old adage "If you ain't got something nice to say just say nothing at all" however we are all grown ups and broad shouldered so critique or an unabashed observation shouldn't send someone off in tears. To get us back on track I often wear a Fred Perry Polo shirt and have a couple of their zipper 'Monkey' type jackets too. However I do not live and die by the brand. I have worn things from NEXT, MARKS AND SPENCER too along with JUMP THE GUN, BEN SHERMAN along with charity shops, ETSY and eBay so for me it's all good. In terms of headwear I don't really 'do' hats. I have however a couple of 'Dexy' style wool hats for cold weather as well as a Ivy style back buckle cap for the rain but that's as far as it goes for me.

Amen to this, but I share Claudio's viewpoint too re. no limits to the criticism of style/clothing. Among other reasons (like having a good time with similar tastes' mates), I'm here to learn about music, books, style and clothes. I don't mind constructive criticism about what I'm wearing, for instance,of course if it's polite and well reasoned. I won't agree most of the times  ;D, but it can be useful.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 11, 2016, 08:03:00 PM
As one of the more regular pic posters on here I'll add that I think the 'mood' of this forum is absolutely top drawer. If you're wise you come in knowing that even within the broad Mod framework, not everyone is going to appreciate your particular take on things. That said, I tend to get mostly compliments on here and if its done in a creative way it can really make your day that someone 'out there' appreciates your effort or gets what you l've tried to achieve with a certain combination of items or outfit. Still, sometimes you learn more from the criticism than the compliments, especially if, again, they are expressed creatively.

On a completely different message board my blog got savaged by some fella who clearly had viewed it inside out, and yet clearly wasn't impressed with me and/or the Mod look. It puzzles me why someone would spend so much time surfing a blog he clearly wasn't impressed or interested in, then went elsewhere to have a dig. That's like me spending hours and hours on some civil war re-enacting site or whatever, then coming on here to say what a crap job they were doing!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: baldjo on September 12, 2016, 03:50:03 AM
I am happy to follow this debate, can make me a lot to learn :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 12, 2016, 12:40:00 PM
With the last comment in mind I think I can start a new thread that will have what I think is an appropriate header!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 13, 2016, 09:56:13 AM
Meanwhile back in track:

Liking the minimalist vibe of this Orlebar Brown polo:

(http://i.imgur.com/rXq0WmU.jpg?1)

Also from OB another classy anorak (in navy too):

(http://i.imgur.com/s5qddwQ.jpg?1)

And two classic staples from Sunspel. First my favourite, yours for just 320 pounds:

(http://i.imgur.com/XIDmk7V.jpg?1)

A slightly cheaper (200+ pounds) and less appealing alternative:

(http://i.imgur.com/JkzgtTy.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on September 13, 2016, 11:01:54 AM
I never cared for this collaboration before, but this caught my eye:
(https://d1yk18ot3qjyqd.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1400x/a5f526d48900e1141b2125c1c614e033/S/K/SK9519_943_3.JPG)
Fred Perry/Raf Simons
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 13, 2016, 01:42:01 PM
lovely that first sunsple!

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 13, 2016, 04:00:04 PM
Yes, it looks gorgeous, but at a price  >:(

This year's version of the Levi's suede trucker jacket has arrived to the shops:

(http://i.imgur.com/abzAWLJ.jpg?1)

I like: the camel colour

I dislike: the side pockets, the shearling lining (unseen; it's called "the Sherpa trucker") and of course the 400 € price tag (tho' I don't find it excessive for a suede jacket).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 13, 2016, 05:22:32 PM
Still selling mine for $350 to any small faces out there. (Not you Syd, I know you already have one!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 13, 2016, 07:09:16 PM
First Sunspel and that FR/Raf Simons number both very nice indeed. But £320!! WTF??
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 13, 2016, 09:34:41 PM
Indeed Doc , WTF. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 14, 2016, 09:23:16 AM
Some nice numbers in the new Rapha's "urban" range. I especially like the burnt orange colour of their last batch of merino l/s polos:

(http://i.imgur.com/6bc0kVN.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 15, 2016, 04:10:59 PM
Yes, it looks gorgeous, but at a price  >:(

This year's version of the Levi's suede trucker jacket has arrived to the shops:

(http://i.imgur.com/abzAWLJ.jpg?1)

I like: the camel colour

I dislike: the side pockets, the shearling lining (unseen; it's called "the Sherpa trucker") and of course the 400 € price tag (tho' I don't find it excessive for a suede jacket).

Prefer the green leather one, but you can't get them anymore
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on September 15, 2016, 07:22:17 PM
Yes, it looks gorgeous, but at a price  >:(

This year's version of the Levi's suede trucker jacket has arrived to the shops:

(http://i.imgur.com/abzAWLJ.jpg?1)

I like: the camel colour

I dislike: the side pockets, the shearling lining (unseen; it's called "the Sherpa trucker") and of course the 400 € price tag (tho' I don't find it excessive for a suede jacket).

Prefer the green leather one, but you can't get them anymore

Prefer the lighter LVC one with the leather lapels
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on September 15, 2016, 10:47:11 PM
That's what mine is Neil - still for sale!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 16, 2016, 08:45:48 AM
First Sunspel and that FR/Raf Simons number both very nice indeed. But £320!! WTF??

It's 320 in the Sunspel's webstore, but I've seen it in Mr Porter for 275 €. Anyway, you won't see me wearing it any day soon, I'm afraid  :(.

Case in point, this gorgeous polo shirt from Thom Browne, yours for just 1.090 €  :o

(http://i.imgur.com/eO4GIXG.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 16, 2016, 11:53:23 AM
This is for you, Martin  ;), new t-shirt from Ace Records:

(http://i.imgur.com/PCSG3hB.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 18, 2016, 03:47:50 PM
Cheap and accurate repros of Steve McQueen Playboys' chukkas are kind of a holy grial for some, so I thought the new offering from Bass Shoes (of Weejuns' fame) might be of interest here. They don't seem very far from the real thing, with that idiosyncratic thick crepe sole (tho' they have 3 eyelets instead of 2), and the price is fair (100 pounds). I'm tempted by the dark ones:

(http://i.imgur.com/YpisX1K.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/bhqsYpy.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Neil Lee on September 18, 2016, 08:03:28 PM
Cheap and accurate repros of Steve McQueen Playboys' chukkas are kind of a holy grial for some, so I thought the new offering from Bass Shoes (of Weejuns' fame) might be of interest here. They don't seem very far from the real thing, with that idiosyncratic thick crepe sole (tho' they have 3 eyelets instead of 2), and the price is fair (100 pounds). I'm tempted by the dark ones:

(http://i.imgur.com/YpisX1K.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/bhqsYpy.jpg?1)

Well worth that price.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on September 18, 2016, 08:36:39 PM
Can't fault those as a cheaper 'lookey likey' to the Playboys. LOVE!!! That T shirt mate. On it right now! Cheers for the heads up.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 19, 2016, 04:33:37 PM
Can't fault those as a cheaper 'lookey likey' to the Playboys. LOVE!!! That T shirt mate. On it right now! Cheers for the heads up.

I knew you'd like it, mate, enjoy!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 20, 2016, 09:24:38 AM
Look at this absolute beauty of a cardi by Burberry. Just don't pay mind to their laughable, crazy prices!

(http://i.imgur.com/CzTvAtS.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/KL7THjB.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on September 20, 2016, 11:08:11 AM
nice those playboys, one the best version I've seen
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on September 23, 2016, 12:59:09 PM
Not really mod - in fact it's essentially cosplay* - but I can't help myself from getting lost in this website...

http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/index.php

*Oh - and bloody expensive too  :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 23, 2016, 03:52:13 PM
Unbelievable... Joker shoes, anyone? And they're located in New Zealand!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on September 23, 2016, 04:25:38 PM
LOL...

Not fancying a full-on James Bond replica wardrobe then?

Or maybe James Dean...

http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/rebel-jacket-casual-p-487.html

This is OK...

http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/product_info.php?products_id=672&currency=GBP
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 23, 2016, 06:05:29 PM
Agree with the Connery polo, but what about this beauty? You might slap unwittingly someone with those lapels.

(http://i.imgur.com/EIqKVA6.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 23, 2016, 08:10:59 PM
Agree with the Connery polo, but what about this beauty? You might slap unwittingly someone with those lapels.

(http://i.imgur.com/EIqKVA6.jpg?1)

Anyone that buys that should get slapped. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on September 27, 2016, 05:24:37 PM
Agree with the Connery polo, but what about this beauty? You might slap unwittingly someone with those lapels.

(http://i.imgur.com/EIqKVA6.jpg?1)

Anyone that buys that should get slapped. . 8)

Isn't it a bird's jacket?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on September 27, 2016, 08:35:31 PM
Agree with the Connery polo, but what about this beauty? You might slap unwittingly someone with those lapels.

(http://i.imgur.com/EIqKVA6.jpg?1)

Anyone that buys that should get slapped. . 8)

Isn't it a bird's jacket?

Certainly looks like it. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on September 28, 2016, 11:43:12 AM
This jacket may appeal slightly more?

Tabacco suede number from Reiss. An alternative to the usual Levis one? It's not cheap, but you probably knew that already .. £325 on their website at the moment in all sizes. https://www.reiss.com/p/suede-jacket-mens-downing-in-tabacco/?category_id=1113

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/12-1-87x100x85_zpszc88gbvg.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/12-1-87x100x85_zpszc88gbvg.jpg.html)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on September 28, 2016, 03:04:14 PM
Saw it in Reiss' web some days ago, love that colour, not so much the side pockets. Price is similar to the Levi's option.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2016, 09:43:47 AM
A mate put me on the track of Barqet, a Madrid's footwear brand that offers casual shoes made in Spain at very reasonable prices. The models I like look like a cross between dessies and Playboys; the shoes in particular remind me of early 60s Hush Puppies classics. Thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/iUtOlQX.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Up9Be6n.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 05, 2016, 10:55:03 AM
Prefer the boots to the shoes.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2016, 11:06:50 AM
Me too, Steve, but the boots department of my wardrobe is well stocked at the moment  8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 05, 2016, 11:24:36 AM
I'm sure one more pair won't hurt :-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on October 05, 2016, 04:59:06 PM
Me too, Steve, but the boots department of my wardrobe is well stocked at the moment  8)

I'd do it.
Then again, I'm pretty irresponsible ;D

Besides, you may need them "later", and then they won't be available. (This is one of my fav justifications...)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2016, 05:14:37 PM
You, couple of tempters!  ;D. But you have a point, Mike, I've regretted many times not buying something when I had the chance.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on October 05, 2016, 06:15:16 PM
Not my cup of tea, but this just popped up on my Facebook feed - might appeal to some on here...

https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/Drwatsonshoemaker
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 05, 2016, 08:02:04 PM
Not my cup of tea, but this just popped up on my Facebook feed - might appeal to some on here...

https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/Drwatsonshoemaker

I quite like the Marriott and the beige bowling shoe style. Comparable prices to Claudio, but does anybody have any experience? I'm looking at you, sidney!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 06, 2016, 10:25:40 AM
Too flashy for me, doc, tbh, the bowling shoes look decent but that's it.

That said, tho' I have no experience with them and so I can't vouch for the quality, the guy seems to be located in Almansa, a La Mancha town with a illustrious tradition of shoemaking, I'd say that half of the quality footwear that's made in Spain nowadays is made there, Majorca (and to a lesser extent, Alicante and Andalusia) being the other spanish hub of footwear production.

Some spanish shoemakers that are moving in that price range -mermeen, Vidal Fernández, Castellanos, LG- offer a higher-than-average quality, think Loake, I bet that's the case with DrWatson.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 06, 2016, 10:51:01 AM
Too flashy for me, doc, tbh, the bowling shoes look decent but that's it.

That said, tho' I have no experience with them and so I can't vouch for the quality, the guy seems to be located in Almansa, a La Mancha town with a illustrious tradition of shoemaking, I'd say that half of the quality footwear that's made in Spain nowadays is made there, Majorca (and to a lesser extent, Alicante and Andalusia) being the other spanish hub of footwear production.

Some spanish shoemakers that are moving in that price range -mermeen, Vidal Fernández, Castellanos, LG- offer a higher-than-average quality, think Loake, I bet that's the case with DrWatson.

I agree re most being a bit too 'pimptastic', sidney, but the bowling shoes are nice. Must admit to being tempted, might send the link to Mrs B with Xmas in mind!! Thanks for the background, too, sounds like one could probably buy with a degree of confidence given their location and the shoe-making heritage of the area.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 06, 2016, 07:39:25 PM
Too flashy for me, doc, tbh, the bowling shoes look decent but that's it.

That said, tho' I have no experience with them and so I can't vouch for the quality, the guy seems to be located in Almansa, a La Mancha town with a illustrious tradition of shoemaking, I'd say that half of the quality footwear that's made in Spain nowadays is made there, Majorca (and to a lesser extent, Alicante and Andalusia) being the other spanish hub of footwear production.

Some spanish shoemakers that are moving in that price range -mermeen, Vidal Fernández, Castellanos, LG- offer a higher-than-average quality, think Loake, I bet that's the case with DrWatson.

Ah yes , Man of La Mancha . .is it Miguel. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 07, 2016, 12:13:15 PM
If you mean Miguel de Cervantes, oddly he wasn't born in La Mancha but in Alcalá de Henares; not too far, anyway.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 08, 2016, 10:28:13 AM
If you mean Miguel de Cervantes, oddly he wasn't born in La Mancha but in Alcalá de Henares; not too far, anyway.

Indeed mi hermano , great story but why is he referred to as the Man of La Mancha . .

Incidently, I watched the film again recently . . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 08, 2016, 04:23:34 PM
Nah, the Man of La Mancha is his (literary) son, Don Quixote, joy and pride of spanish Literature. Would you believe I haven't seen the film? Some months ago, the Broadway musical on which it's based had a run here in a number of cities, but starring spanish actors, of course.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 09, 2016, 10:02:53 AM
Back to the thread, I like this harrington jacket with racing stripes, it's got that Steve McQueen vibe. Not so sure about the Neighbourhood logo, tho'; besides, it's even more expensive than a G9:

(http://i.imgur.com/fKgnnsl.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
Nah, the Man of La Mancha is his (literary) son, Don Quixote, joy and pride of spanish Literature. Would you believe I haven't seen the film? Some months ago, the Broadway musical on which it's based had a run here in a number of cities, but starring spanish actors, of course.

In the film , Cervantes is imprisoned by Torquemada and he then becomes Don Quixote in order to relay the story . .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 10, 2016, 03:42:28 PM
Back to the thread, I like this harrington jacket with racing stripes, it's got that Steve McQueen vibe. Not so sure about the Neighbourhood logo, tho'; besides, it's even more expensive than a G9:

(http://i.imgur.com/fKgnnsl.jpg?1)
Nice looking jacket, but those two logos/badges would have to come off immediately, plus if it's more than a G9 ... OUCH!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 10, 2016, 03:52:29 PM
Nah, the Man of La Mancha is his (literary) son, Don Quixote, joy and pride of spanish Literature. Would you believe I haven't seen the film? Some months ago, the Broadway musical on which it's based had a run here in a number of cities, but starring spanish actors, of course.

In the film , Cervantes is imprisoned by Torquemada and he then becomes Don Quixote in order to relay the story . .

The old Hollywood motto: Don't let historical facts get in the way of a good script!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 10, 2016, 09:01:54 PM
Nah, the Man of La Mancha is his (literary) son, Don Quixote, joy and pride of spanish Literature. Would you believe I haven't seen the film? Some months ago, the Broadway musical on which it's based had a run here in a number of cities, but starring spanish actors, of course.

In the film , Cervantes is imprisoned by Torquemada and he then becomes Don Quixote in order to relay the story . .


The old Hollywood motto: Don't let historical facts get in the way of a good script!  ;)

Don't let that put you off tho' , you still get to see Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren sing the Impossible Dream. . ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 11, 2016, 09:22:35 AM
Nah, the Man of La Mancha is his (literary) son, Don Quixote, joy and pride of spanish Literature. Would you believe I haven't seen the film? Some months ago, the Broadway musical on which it's based had a run here in a number of cities, but starring spanish actors, of course.

In the film , Cervantes is imprisoned by Torquemada and he then becomes Don Quixote in order to relay the story . .


The old Hollywood motto: Don't let historical facts get in the way of a good script!  ;)

Don't let that put you off tho' , you still get to see Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren sing the Impossible Dream. . ;)

Don't get me wrong, I love classic Hollywood's fantasies, and after all it's a musical. As Maxwell Scott has it in The man who shot Liberty Valance: "... Print the legend".
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Corduroy Underground on October 17, 2016, 12:13:09 PM
Itailor have started doing "design your own T-Shirts - and there are some interesting possibilities.

First off, in their "patterns" - they have quite a lot of nice-looking stripes that have quite a 1960s California vibe,

second off, in their "combination" option - ie mixed fabrics - they have a broad single chest stripe and a broad asymetric vertical stripe that could be interesting

http://www.idesign-tshirts.com/design/ (http://www.idesign-tshirts.com/design/)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 17, 2016, 04:04:31 PM
Thanks for the heads up, lots of interesting combinations there, you can even upload outside images.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Corduroy Underground on October 17, 2016, 05:30:14 PM
They aren't bad for the price for shirts IMHO , so should think the T shirts will be ok, middle-range quality- one thing you can do, is if you order something by measuring a shirt (or t shirt) rather than your body for size, when they email you the order number, immediately email back with this phrase

"Dear Itailor Team – the measurements I gave on Order # xyzabc are measurements from an existing shirt rather than my body, so please use these measurements without “easement”
Many thanks"





Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ross-wfc on October 17, 2016, 06:38:38 PM
I put 2 T-shirts in my basket on Itailor and the postage had no discount so it was going to be £12 which is a bit steep. I have emailed them so hopefully they will be discounted.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on October 17, 2016, 06:49:29 PM
I put 2 T-shirts in my basket on Itailor and the postage had no discount so it was going to be £12 which is a bit steep. I have emailed them so hopefully they will be discounted.
(http://www.tmcentertainment.co.uk/images/upload/MC2.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 17, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
Customizing is a nice option but I've come to view round neck shirts as underwear, sleep wear or sports wear. Wouldn't feel right leaving the house in anything without a collar, and a big no no for me is the wearing of a round neck t shirt under a lapel jacket. The nearest I come is cycling shirts.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 18, 2016, 08:49:58 AM
Well, you have a turtle neck option.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 19, 2016, 04:13:51 PM
Another mod-friendly piece from Wood Wood, a usually more miss-than-hit brand:

(http://i.imgur.com/Yr6VXi0.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: forever_united on October 19, 2016, 08:38:02 PM
A tip 'cause perhaps your cup of tea, but I do like some other stuff from Mamnick.
http://www.mamnick.com/collections/all (http://www.mamnick.com/collections/all)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0176/7702/products/shoe_for_site_grande.jpg?v=1380891491)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 19, 2016, 09:53:02 PM
There's been a few very tasty looking bike shoes pictured on here. I might have said before - they pay a passing resemblance to some bowling shoes I hunted for for ages till I finally got them ... then never wore them. I struggle to think of a single outfit where either gazelles, dessies or driving mocs aren't a better choice. Does anyone have bowling or bike shoes? What kind of outfit do you wear them with, aside from biking and bowling?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on October 20, 2016, 09:35:16 AM
I'm afraid you're right, Rod, I've got a pair of beautiful Quoc Pham cycling shoes that languish in the closet, hardly entering my shoes' rotation these days. I used to wear them oten with jeans but I eventually got tired of them.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Ady C on October 20, 2016, 10:28:33 AM
I put 2 T-shirts in my basket on Itailor and the postage had no discount so it was going to be £12 which is a bit steep. I have emailed them so hopefully they will be discounted.
(http://www.tmcentertainment.co.uk/images/upload/MC2.jpg)
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DanDy on October 20, 2016, 11:59:30 AM
There's been a few very tasty looking bike shoes pictured on here. I might have said before - they pay a passing resemblance to some bowling shoes I hunted for for ages till I finally got them ... then never wore them. I struggle to think of a single outfit where either gazelles, dessies or driving mocs aren't a better choice. Does anyone have bowling or bike shoes? What kind of outfit do you wear them with, aside from biking and bowling?

I have a couple of pairs of Swear/Fred Perry collaboration bowling shoes, not worn them for a long time but have in the past worn them with jeans or with trousers, they are pretty understated as far as bowling shoes go so you can get away with smart or casual.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on October 26, 2016, 12:34:53 PM
I like the look of some of the vintage shoes...the Quoc Pham ones are very nice, but like others have mentioned I can't  see me actually wearing them, and as they are a vintage look, I'd need to buy another bike. Until then I'll stick with these..

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/457340_436515346367842_198168409_o_zpsfk717lz5.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/457340_436515346367842_198168409_o_zpsfk717lz5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on October 26, 2016, 09:10:30 PM
Nice shoes , RS . I like Northwave, tho' I usually end up buying Sidi , however I'm using these at the moment. .

(http://www.velonation.com/Portals/0/PropertyAgent/439/Images/30.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: leeboy on October 28, 2016, 01:05:36 PM
Quite like the look of these, red white and blue ones especially, not sure on price - may wait for a sale.

https://www.adaptorclothing.com/products/adaptor-zip-cardi-118-adaptor-clothing-retro-mod-made-in-italy-merino-wool-zip-thru-cardigan.html
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 28, 2016, 03:18:43 PM
Quite like the mustard one, Lee. AC sale is normally in January
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Corduroy Underground on October 28, 2016, 04:33:04 PM
Adapator are doing some very nice knitwear at the moment  - (that's a lovely green )- I really like those except for the stripe around the waist, which I think might draw attention to my least favourite feature.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on October 28, 2016, 10:24:25 PM
Co-signing that. Nice looking - a bit like a more dressed up trackie top that would be perfect on a drafty aeroplane. Wouldn't pay 75 sovs but IIRC as Dr. G says they had 40% off in the January sales. I think I'd go for the Air Force blue one.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on October 29, 2016, 01:41:43 PM
Co-signing that. Nice looking - a bit like a more dressed up trackie top that would be perfect on a drafty aeroplane. Wouldn't pay 75 sovs but IIRC as Dr. G says they had 40% off in the January sales. I think I'd go for the Air Force blue one.

Teamed wi' Biggles leather bunnet n' some aviator shades?


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on October 31, 2016, 05:23:41 PM
Not that I want one as I'm not too sure about their fit to be honest but a knitted top , made in Italy and 50% Morino can't be bad for that price.  How cheap can things get?  I'm all for a good deal but when I see things that are too cheap I start to wonder about the workers a little. Just my opinion though.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 04, 2016, 11:51:26 AM
Lacoste's last seasons' clobber has left me cold for the most part, tho' they're still one of the classier high street brands out there, and good for basics if you don't mind stretching your budget. But now and then there's something that stands out, like this new couple of tops:

(http://i.imgur.com/8yzNcAk.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q5NrU8T.jpg?1)

Not so sure about this t-shirt but there's something about the colour scheme that I like:

(http://i.imgur.com/9OXhF7R.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on November 04, 2016, 01:23:21 PM
Like 'em mate. Top two look like 'Monkey' jackets without the front zip.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Mutley on November 04, 2016, 01:55:10 PM
Also likin' the top two.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Col Wolfe on November 06, 2016, 10:00:05 AM
Tempted with this corduroy shirt/jacket...

If the collar was slightly larger/better shaped I'd have nabbed one already.

http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html (http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 06, 2016, 10:23:42 AM
Tempted with this corduroy shirt/jacket...

If the collar was slightly larger/better shaped I'd have nabbed one already.

http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html (http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html)

Nice jaiket.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on November 06, 2016, 12:57:28 PM
 Just found this from Woolovers. .

 https://www.woolovers.com/men/jumper/mens-merino-long-sleeve-polo-shirt-taupe-1474 (https://www.woolovers.com/men/jumper/mens-merino-long-sleeve-polo-shirt-taupe-1474)

. .I have had a couple of items from this mob before and the quality was good . there is often a discount code too but not for this one at the moment, howver the price is very fair. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 06, 2016, 04:40:40 PM
Tempted with this corduroy shirt/jacket...

If the collar was slightly larger/better shaped I'd have nabbed one already.

http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html (http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html)

Nice jaiket.

+ 1, not miles away from Steve's Tuk Tuk number; but to spend 325 € on a cord jacket you have to like it very much.

Simon, if they're really 100 % wool, those polos are a bargain at 45 pounds.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 06, 2016, 05:06:06 PM
Not so sure about this t-shirt but there's something about the colour scheme that I like:

(http://i.imgur.com/9OXhF7R.jpg?1)

Like it, but I'd prefer a V neck with matching piping colours
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on November 06, 2016, 06:54:37 PM
Tempted with this corduroy shirt/jacket...

If the collar was slightly larger/better shaped I'd have nabbed one already.

http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html (http://www.endclothing.com/us/our-legacy-splash-drip-shirt-jacket-216is3dsoc.html)

Nice jaiket.

+ 1, not miles away from Steve's Tuk Tuk number; but to spend 325 € on a cord jacket you have to like it very much.

Simon, if they're really 100 % wool, those polos are a bargain at 45 pounds.

Yes Sidney, they are the genuine article . I have had Shetland wool items from them before and they were great , not tried their merino wool yet but they have good prices and the delivery is fast. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 12, 2016, 07:28:00 PM
An old french brand of ski equipment, Rossignol, has launched an urban apparel offshot that's got some great merino garments in its range, not miles away from the classic ski sweaters of yore or the wool cycling tops we all love. I'd gladly wear any of the tops below, if not for the prices, none of them below the 200 € mark.

(http://i.imgur.com/ddNweCb.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/JmU08MU.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/KRgHCtz.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 12, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
Yeah I like them Syd but I don't like them 200 euros worth!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 13, 2016, 01:34:52 AM
Nice but pricey.  N' ah never wear the red/white/blue colour scheme either.

Might be interested if they came in other shades.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 13, 2016, 10:08:11 AM
Them being french, I doubt they use another colour scheme in their stripes, Laird, you should take a look in their website (http://www.rossignol.com/SP/ES/clothing-men-aps-knitwear.html) ; I've always loved that colour combination, from the far away target days.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on November 13, 2016, 12:49:27 PM
Nice but wouldn't wear anything with a badge on the arm.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on November 13, 2016, 02:41:55 PM
Them being french, I doubt they use another colour scheme in their stripes, Laird, you should take a look in their website (http://www.rossignol.com/SP/ES/clothing-men-aps-knitwear.html) ; I've always loved that colour combination, from the far away target days.

Laird prefers this target . . 8)

(http://img.shopsafe.com.au/shop/zazzle_com/origimages/irish_mod_target_round_sticker_zazzle_com_o.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 13, 2016, 03:16:45 PM
Nice but wouldn't wear anything with a badge on the arm.

I don't mind the badge -or a logo- as long as it's small and discreet.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 13, 2016, 06:48:50 PM
Them being french, I doubt they use another colour scheme in their stripes, Laird, you should take a look in their website (http://www.rossignol.com/SP/ES/clothing-men-aps-knitwear.html) ; I've always loved that colour combination, from the far away target days.

Laird prefers this target . . 8)

(http://img.shopsafe.com.au/shop/zazzle_com/origimages/irish_mod_target_round_sticker_zazzle_com_o.jpg)

As worn by Quadrofenians everywhaur.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 13, 2016, 07:00:06 PM
Thowt he was a porridge muncher not a bog trotter.
Never trust a man in a checky skirt anyway.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on November 13, 2016, 07:39:18 PM
Talking of which was at a vintage car rally today. Largely 1950s and American but with some nice European and British vehicles in there too. Most of the folk involved dress accordingly so although often not my style it is nice to see people make the effort and do it 'proper' with the right gear to match the car. However there was a bloke walking around clearly very into it all with a wool hat, a denim jacket, half mast cargo pants and trainers. Under his arm was an Elvis CD box set bought from one of the traders there I'm sure. Nothing wrong with any of that as he was harmless and clearly very enthused by it all but then he came over to see my pals vintage 1969 Lancia. He nodded at us both and we both were taken aback with his Target badge with the words 'A WAY OF LIFE' emblazoned across it. Bonkers.
 
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on November 13, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
Talking of which was at a vintage car rally today. Largely 1950s and American but with some nice European and British vehicles in there too. Most of the folk involved dress accordingly so although often not my style it is nice to see people make the effort and do it 'proper' with the right gear to match the car. However there was a bloke walking around clearly very into it all with a wool hat, a denim jacket, half mast cargo pants and trainers. Under his arm was an Elvis CD box set bought from one of the traders there I'm sure. Nothing wrong with any of that as he was harmless and clearly very enthused by it all but then he came over to see my pals vintage 1969 Lancia. He nodded at us both and we both were taken aback with his Target badge with the words 'A WAY OF LIFE' emblazoned across it. Bonkers.

Good story Martin . .aye , bonkers right enough. . :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 14, 2016, 04:01:23 PM
Back on topic, I'd wear the top two, but not the third one. Looks to me like something Bucks Fizz might have worn!!!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 14, 2016, 04:22:41 PM
Wow, Bucks Fizz! I didn't remembered that lot. Fortunately memory is selective  ;D. I admit that the diagonal stripe is riskier, doc, but I think I'd wear the third top anyway.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on November 14, 2016, 05:00:07 PM
Back on topic, I'd wear the top two, but not the third one. Looks to me like something Bucks Fizz might have worn!!!  ;)

I'm still Making my mind up.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on November 14, 2016, 05:48:05 PM
Hurry up the camera never lies Adam!

Or are you still in the land of make believe?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on November 14, 2016, 06:50:54 PM
I've just noticed some of the replies are actually bucks fizz song titles, weird coincidence.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on November 14, 2016, 07:11:12 PM
Hurry up the camera never lies Adam!

Or are you still in the land of make believe?

That was Dollar!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on November 14, 2016, 07:14:22 PM
Both Bucks Fizz mate.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: ianeggbert on November 14, 2016, 07:20:08 PM
Hurry up the camera never lies Adam!

Or are you still in the land of make believe?

I may have got away with wearing those 30 years ago but Now Those Days Are Gone
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on November 14, 2016, 08:33:12 PM
Thowt he was a porridge muncher not a bog trotter.
Never trust a man in a checky skirt anyway.

If there is one thing l can't stand it is , intolerance. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 16, 2016, 03:58:37 PM
Look at this beauty of a monkey jacket, made with lambskin leather. Let's forget the price: 1.300 €!  :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/Ng5CKm1.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 17, 2016, 09:00:13 AM
A beauty indeed, sidney, though at that money, I'd be afraid to leave the house in it!!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 17, 2016, 10:46:40 AM
Fair point, doc, to own it would make our lifes miserable & paranoid  ;D. In fact, I'm still nervous when I venture into the streets with my suede trucker on: never on a cloudy day, keeping a strict security distance with walls and drinks, and so on...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on November 17, 2016, 02:03:06 PM
A couple of pieces I've stumbled across which are both out of my price range, but money no object I'd happily buy & wear.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/APC-120716-02-01_zps6r7cge5m.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/APC-120716-02-01_zps6r7cge5m.jpg.html)

From A.P.C merino wool with suede trim. 275 of your English Pounds.

Also from A.P.C

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg.html)

just 360 for this one (ouch).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 17, 2016, 05:44:00 PM
I had an eye on the first one, the suede cardi, since it was featured some time ago in one of the MC websites, a true beauty, maybe in the sales  :-\.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 17, 2016, 07:11:44 PM
Aye ah spotted the APC cardigan a while back n'aw but ah'd never be able tae buy it wi' ma credit history.


 :D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 20, 2016, 09:41:08 AM
Is that a mao suit?

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 20, 2016, 09:42:43 AM
Look at this beauty of a monkey jacket, made with lambskin leather. Let's forget the price: 1.300 €!  :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/Ng5CKm1.jpg?1)

Nice jacket that, shame it's just asking for beer to be spilt on it or maybe a bit of mustard from a bratwurst
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 22, 2016, 09:32:42 AM
This cord jacket isn't miles away from the Tuk Tuk number sported by Steve, but unfortunately it's out of my price range (290 €)

(http://i.imgur.com/ps1xZ3X.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on November 22, 2016, 12:15:43 PM
A couple of pieces I've stumbled across which are both out of my price range, but money no object I'd happily buy & wear.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/APC-120716-02-01_zps6r7cge5m.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/APC-120716-02-01_zps6r7cge5m.jpg.html)

From A.P.C merino wool with suede trim. 275 of your English Pounds.

Also from A.P.C

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/APC-220816-06-01_zpsayl86ezl.jpg.html)

just 360 for this one (ouch).

https://jumpthegun.co.uk/product/aertexjtg-long-sleeve-knit-ochre/

A decent alternative to the first one Steve.I've got this in sky blue,good quality for the price.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on November 23, 2016, 01:41:30 PM
This cord jacket isn't miles away from the Tuk Tuk number sported by Steve, but unfortunately it's out of my price range (290 €)

(http://i.imgur.com/ps1xZ3X.jpg?1)

£90 or 290e.... Can't see too much of a difference to warrant paying the higher price.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/20161005_113806_zpsvqzipeyx.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/20161005_113806_zpsvqzipeyx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on November 23, 2016, 05:01:36 PM
Exactly my thoughts, Steve. Besides, tho' I like both colours, I prefer the the Tuk Tuk's darker shade.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Lord Mulberry on November 23, 2016, 05:50:05 PM
Not sure what I'd wear with the yellow, can only think of dark 501s
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 01, 2016, 11:11:26 AM
Two nice raincoats in the new Spring summer APC collection. I especially like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/NfgurhE.jpg?1)

But this double breasted mac ain't bad either:

(http://i.imgur.com/KLO9KZl.jpg?1)

Two huge drawbacks tho': first, the price, over 450 € each one; second, the very short length of both, that follows that absurd trend of mini macs stated by Rod.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on December 01, 2016, 01:42:19 PM
Love the bottom one but as you say silly money.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on December 01, 2016, 02:00:08 PM
both beautiful Green. especially the check
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on December 01, 2016, 08:16:03 PM
Two nice raincoats in the new Spring summer APC collection. I especially like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/NfgurhE.jpg?1)

But this double breasted mac ain't bad either:

(http://i.imgur.com/KLO9KZl.jpg?1)

Two huge drawbacks tho': first, the price, over 450 € each one; second, the very short length of both, that follows that absurd trend of mini macs stated by Rod.

Checked coat is nice but as ye point oot they look a bit like "bomber macs" oan the length front.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 02, 2016, 12:25:06 PM
Beautiful polo cardigan from Lanvin, yours for 600 + €:

(http://i.imgur.com/7guGoO7.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 02, 2016, 12:55:45 PM
Looks nice Syd and sorts Art Gallery-ish. I've had an eye on something similar from AG but waiting for the price to drop!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 02, 2016, 01:46:13 PM
They often make discounts, Rod, but I guess buying from the States means extra costs.  :-\
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on December 02, 2016, 03:56:01 PM
Looks nice Syd and sorts Art Gallery-ish. I've had an eye on something similar from AG but waiting for the price to drop!
FYI Rod (an any other non UK residents). I just bought a shirt from AG, And they refunded my VAT after I sent them a note. They said the website will be fixed in the new year to avoid those of us in the states from being charged the VAT...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 02, 2016, 04:09:16 PM
Good lookin out there DM - ta!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 02, 2016, 07:18:06 PM
Looks nice Syd and sorts Art Gallery-ish. I've had an eye on something similar from AG but waiting for the price to drop!
FYI Rod (an any other non UK residents). I just bought a shirt from AG, And they refunded my VAT after I sent them a note. They said the website will be fixed in the new year to avoid those of us in the states from being charged the VAT...

. .now if there was a way that we could avoid import duty on U.S . goods. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on December 03, 2016, 12:33:55 PM
Looks nice Syd and sorts Art Gallery-ish. I've had an eye on something similar from AG but waiting for the price to drop!
FYI Rod (an any other non UK residents). I just bought a shirt from AG, And they refunded my VAT after I sent them a note. They said the website will be fixed in the new year to avoid those of us in the states from being charged the VAT...

. .now if there was a way that we could avoid import duty on U.S . goods. .

I'm not sure what happened lately, but a year or 2 back, I was slapped with US Customs on a couple of Adam orders and the odd scooter part I needed... all of a sudden that stopped?? But since then, I haven't had had to pay it  :o... either something has changed, or I'm just having a run of luck...

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 03, 2016, 01:16:19 PM
I hate that bollocks. Like paying baggage fees at the airport.
I've been mostly lucky, I think shoes I've bought from Meermin and Carmina I got busted for about $35 on each by Fedex for import duty but that's all I can remember.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on December 03, 2016, 02:18:41 PM
Looks nice Syd and sorts Art Gallery-ish. I've had an eye on something similar from AG but waiting for the price to drop!
FYI Rod (an any other non UK residents). I just bought a shirt from AG, And they refunded my VAT after I sent them a note. They said the website will be fixed in the new year to avoid those of us in the states from being charged the VAT...

. .now if there was a way that we could avoid import duty on U.S . goods. .

I'm not sure what happened lately, but a year or 2 back, I was slapped with US Customs on a couple of Adam orders and the odd scooter part I needed... all of a sudden that stopped?? But since then, I haven't had had to pay it  :o... either something has changed, or I'm just having a run of luck...

Almost the reverse here , Mike. As long as the item had "gift" written on it you were quids in . Then my kids got items form their aunt in NY state and despite having gift on them , we got hammered with import duty and they genuinely were gifts. Not long after that I got hit with import duty on vitamins that worked out to be half the value of my item , so after that no more. .

Perhaps it will change when we leave Eur*pe. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on December 03, 2016, 02:49:18 PM
Aye, I've sent clothes home for my nieces which cost $20 per outfit and got hammered for postage then the post office held my brother to ransom for import duties which all ended up being more than the original cost. I told him from then on I'll just send them checks I'm not throwing money away like that.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on December 05, 2016, 12:51:07 PM
OUch!
Sorry to hear this, folks  :(
Now I feel almost embarrassed for making an issue out of it to the AG people...
I've noticed that certain sellers do use the "gift" excuse when they fill out the customs declaration, a very few will pick up the import duty (one comes to mind), hopefully something will change on your side soon.
If it's any consultation, it costs me at least twice as much to mail a return to the UK, than the postage coming here...(ex: $30 or £23.60 to send a single shirt back?!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 06, 2016, 04:22:37 PM
OUch!
Sorry to hear this, folks  :(
Now I feel almost embarrassed for making an issue out of it to the AG people...
I've noticed that certain sellers do use the "gift" excuse when they fill out the customs declaration, a very few will pick up the import duty (one comes to mind), hopefully something will change on your side soon.
If it's any consultation, it costs me at least twice as much to mail a return to the UK, than the postage coming here...(ex: $30 or £23.60 to send a single shirt back?!)

Definitely, the "gift" trick doesn't work here in Spain either, customs policy is harder now, we're collecting money for Mrs. Merkel, I guess.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 06, 2016, 04:44:26 PM
A couple of nice numbers: 

AMI top:

(http://i.imgur.com/TJFRNZl.jpg?1)

Bottega Veneta polo:

(http://i.imgur.com/mafDnjt.jpg?1)

I wouldn't doubt pulling the trigger on the top one, but not at its actual price (320 €). The 2nd one is totally out of reach (500 €)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 07, 2016, 07:57:41 PM
I'd happily wear both of those, Sidney, but those are crazy prices. Especially 600 nicker for a polo!!  :o
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 07, 2016, 08:02:20 PM
We're talking luxury brands here, Doc, 90% you pay is the tag. I mean, the polo is made of bloody cotton, right?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 07, 2016, 08:06:33 PM
Indeed! I don't mind paying that bit extra for quality, but there's a bit extra and there's dressing up as Dick friggin' Turpin!! I suppose it's all relative; if you shop high end, then £600 might even be a bargain?? I'd be looking a suit, and maybe even some shoes for that!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on December 23, 2016, 01:05:06 PM
Two nice polos to considerate for next summer:

First one is from Michael Kors, a usually boring (and expensive) designer:

(http://i.imgur.com/TEnjrKE.jpg?1)

Next, another -again- expensive number from Todd Snyder (tho' I would have kept the navy colour for the collar):

(http://i.imgur.com/SQwpTh2.jpg?1)





Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 06, 2017, 11:12:26 AM
Another selection from mr Porter, Tod's made in Italy polo in a silk/cotton blend reminiscent of classic Penguin's Earl polo:

(http://i.imgur.com/ljXknPB.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/91ms6uH.jpg?1)

Price ruins it all, tho': 430 €!



Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on January 06, 2017, 06:22:10 PM
Another selection from mr Porter, Tod's made in Italy polo in a silk/cotton blend reminiscent of classic Penguin's Earl polo:

(http://i.imgur.com/ljXknPB.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/91ms6uH.jpg?1)

Price ruins it all, tho': 430 €!

(http://winnersweekly.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/elgordo-300x150.jpg)


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 06, 2017, 07:08:52 PM
  ;D I'll have to wait until next Xmas for "El Gordo", Laird, tho' we've won 100 € in spanish 2016 Christmas lottery!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 11, 2017, 11:04:50 AM
Among the last batch of Gitman Vintage shirts, this Madras number has grabbed my attention, gorgeous pattern  8)

(http://i.imgur.com/3RFKI8b.jpg?1)

I recommend waiting for the summer sales, tho', as the price tag is now 200 €.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 12, 2017, 11:27:59 AM
Among the last batch of Gitman Vintage shirts, this Madras number has grabbed my attention, gorgeous pattern  8)

(http://i.imgur.com/3RFKI8b.jpg?1)

I recommend waiting for the summer sales, tho', as the price tag is now 200 €.

Tha's nice GS. I wonder how much of a finger that roll is? I'm guessing, looking at the pictures, it'll be a trim three, but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 12, 2017, 04:03:15 PM
I'd bet on 3 fingers too, Steve; enough for me, but I understand that larger gents may differ.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 12, 2017, 11:42:30 PM
I don't know GS, looks smaller than 3 in the photo...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on January 13, 2017, 10:30:39 AM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on January 13, 2017, 10:52:43 AM
I don't know GS, looks smaller than 3 in the photo...

I agree. Looks quite a modest collar. Lovely colour mind. Don't forget Claudio has some new madras fabrics coming in soon too :-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 13, 2017, 11:56:19 AM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 13, 2017, 12:17:19 PM
I don't know GS, looks smaller than 3 in the photo...
Depends on how thick your fingers are.

Fair point, I have quite slim fingers too, so my "3 fingers" could easily be another gent's "2 fingers". In the following pic of a GV shirt, collar roll is better displayed. I only own a tie from Gitman, so can't be sure of their measurements. Anyway, I think their BD shirts are overpriced.

(http://i.imgur.com/el0bsRD.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 13, 2017, 12:23:43 PM
And talking about overpriced garments...

Dries Van Noten top.

(http://i.imgur.com/cpylL21.jpg?1)

And Lanvin knitted t-shirt.

(http://i.imgur.com/qoNkjDP.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on January 13, 2017, 12:27:03 PM
I had a pair of Dries Van Noten bowling shoes. Think I sold them on here a few years ago.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 15, 2017, 01:24:10 PM
As usual, Reiss' new season presents two or three interesting pieces. First, a cotton jumper for 135 €, which I consider a bit steep:

(http://i.imgur.com/e0IpPdY.jpg?1)

And a wool cardigan that at 130 € seems more of a fair deal:

(http://i.imgur.com/kRlaUUK.jpg?1)

Anyway, better wait for the next sales, folks.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 15, 2017, 04:49:26 PM
 Good finds , Sydney. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 16, 2017, 08:23:16 PM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)

Yes, can't beat a Brooks.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on January 16, 2017, 08:26:58 PM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)

Yes, can't beat a Brooks.

apart from the quality and fit they're great.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 17, 2017, 10:52:25 AM
With sales approaching their end, Fred Perry's launching the first batch of pieces for the new season. Nothing too exciting IMO, but as usual there are some fine looking numbers. For starters, a cycling pique top with an appealing simplicity ( in navy too):

(http://i.imgur.com/fIP69XQ.jpg?1)

Second, another reissues knitted henley that gets added points for the mustard colour.

(http://i.imgur.com/hWbhdrT.jpg?1)

And two classy monkey jackets: the infallible white jacket:

(http://i.imgur.com/5K1odd3.jpg?1)

And this one, whose unusual colurway gives it the edge:

(http://i.imgur.com/PDMHOiy.jpg?1)





Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on January 17, 2017, 10:59:42 AM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)

Yes, can't beat a Brooks.

apart from the quality and fit they're great.

That made me laugh :-)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on January 17, 2017, 12:34:00 PM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)

Yes, can't beat a Brooks.

apart from the quality and fit they're great.

 ;D
The BB "Regent" shirts are the only ones I can get a consistent fit with, and they do guarantee them for 2 years with normal wear...not that they pay me to say that, or anything... ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 17, 2017, 05:11:36 PM
Depends on how thick your fingers are.
True, mine are pretty slim though, and that collar  looks like a 2.5 at most...
this is a three to me:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/bf/36/98/bf3698a0334934d01bbd5a4058c7b69e.jpg)

Yes, can't beat a Brooks.

apart from the quality and fit they're great.

Ha ha ha!
I wouldn't now about the newer BBs TBH, most of my BBs are of the 6 button variety so the quality is very good.
As for the fit... I like the looser fit, it is in keeping with what I like to wear.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 17, 2017, 08:52:25 PM
With sales approaching their end, Fred Perry's launching the first batch of pieces for the new season. Nothing too exciting IMO, but as usual there are some fine looking numbers. For starters, a cycling pique top with an appealing simplicity ( in navy too):

(http://i.imgur.com/fIP69XQ.jpg?1)

Second, another reissues knitted henley that gets added points for the mustard colour.

(http://i.imgur.com/hWbhdrT.jpg?1)

And two classy monkey jackets: the infallible white jacket:

(http://i.imgur.com/5K1odd3.jpg?1)

And this one, whose unusual colurway gives it the edge:

(http://i.imgur.com/PDMHOiy.jpg?1)

Good finds , Sydney. I like the green jersey and I like the colour of the Henley. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on January 18, 2017, 02:03:58 AM
Love that white FP bomber jacket but I don't think I love it 175 quids worth. I was searching for one for a long time and gave up and got a similar one from David Watts which is decent but would still love a FP if I could snag one on sale.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Diabolik on January 18, 2017, 10:58:52 AM
Not too dissimilar from this Bradley Wiggins top I've got for sale on ebay at the moment.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232208425053?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on January 18, 2017, 01:34:34 PM
I'd agree all that FP stuff is pretty nice. I have the white Monkey from when it was re-issued maybe 10 years back. Rarely wear it to be honest. A little big for me now and also always a worry to wear something so bright and ready for some sort of much and gunge to fly your way. Have a more recent release blue one that is a little more practical but the white is very smart.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on January 18, 2017, 01:39:16 PM
What size are you Martin?
I'm thinking sale or swap here. I mean it would be a shame if you didn't wear it and the moths got to it when you know someone who would give it a loving home!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on January 18, 2017, 08:22:18 PM
Rod: I had it bought as a gift so would never sell on I'm afraid but appreciate the offer. To be honest though I think it would be a bit big for you too as from your photos you look quite slim. The size is large and the medium I have in the blue is pretty much spot on but the white is so nice I do give it a run out here and there despite it being a little roomier than I'd like. I wore it to the JAM thing at Somerset House one time and Weller's is on display. The young girl acting as warden to the room did a double take as for a minute she thought I'd had it off the wall! Thanks for the interest though fella!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on January 19, 2017, 04:57:40 AM
No problemo matey - as we say back home 'shy bairns get nowt'!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 19, 2017, 11:50:01 AM
This 100% cotton M & S polo (29 pounds) could be of interest for those in a budget. I myself would have grabbed one, but it wasn't in my size. 

(http://i.imgur.com/M9tVgYH.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on January 19, 2017, 06:20:29 PM
Ach stop moanin'.  The APC cardi wis in yir size.     ;)


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 20, 2017, 11:03:14 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 20, 2017, 11:05:32 AM
Beautiful G9 in suede. But, why Baracutas are so expensive? It's twice the price of a Levi's suede trucker. 

(http://i.imgur.com/G3e2x0l.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 20, 2017, 03:01:39 PM
Beautiful G9 in suede. But, why Baracutas are so expensive? It's twice the price of a Levi's suede trucker. 

(http://i.imgur.com/G3e2x0l.jpg?1)

Very nice... but I am having an anxiety attack just thinking of wearing that in this country's weather.
I would end up having to pickle it in a vat of Scotchgaurd before I would even consider wearing it outdoors.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 20, 2017, 04:07:50 PM
Oh, I forgot your usual sunny weather.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bill The Pill on January 23, 2017, 05:49:59 AM
What size are you Martin?
I'm thinking sale or swap here. I mean it would be a shame if you didn't wear it and the moths got to it when you know someone who would give it a loving home!

Rod,i have a white FP jacket that i would be willing to sell,its a large,so been to big for me for years,let me know if you are still keen,cheers.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 23, 2017, 10:31:56 AM
Oh, I forgot your usual sunny weather.

Ha ha!
I suppose anything suede in the UK is a gamble, especially the old Clarks with their crepe soles... ooooh! The times I've nearly broke my neck with those!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2017, 08:43:16 PM
Oh, I forgot your usual sunny weather.

Ha ha!
I suppose anything suede in the UK is a gamble, especially the old Clarks with their crepe soles... ooooh! The times I've nearly broke my neck with those!!
Indeed , on the wrong kind of surface they can be lethal . .I blame train stations . . >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on January 24, 2017, 11:32:13 AM
Oh, I forgot your usual sunny weather.

Ha ha!
I suppose anything suede in the UK is a gamble, especially the old Clarks with their crepe soles... ooooh! The times I've nearly broke my neck with those!!
Indeed , on the wrong kind of surface they can be lethal . .I blame train stations . . >:(

Yes, any surface like that, you can be clinging to the walls in order to make it to a rougher surface.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 29, 2017, 05:44:25 PM
I'm pretty impressed with some garments by italian knitwear brand Relive. While the bulk of their collections holds no interest whatsoever for this parish (pretentious modern hipster fare), some their ss 2016 range is stunning, with a well channeled retro influence that nails the Thunderbirds' look.  Not everything is available a year later, but you can find a couple of the numbers below in yoox for a reasonable price. I would get me the white short sleeve top with the chevron design without hesitation, but unfortunately it's not in my size  :'(

(http://i.imgur.com/WzsduCx.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/pwV3r2f.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/cEXZcQs.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fv8c1t9.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/gYfUHH6.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/YNNpfC7.jpg?1)



Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on January 29, 2017, 07:13:13 PM
Do like the look of some of those. As you say certainly a bit of a THUNDERBIRDS or LOST IN SPACE type of thing going on mate.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on January 29, 2017, 11:48:42 PM
Another good find , Sydney. The short sleeved hooped number reminds me of the cycling tops of yore. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on January 30, 2017, 10:45:29 AM
Yes, the cycling jerseys' vibe is there too. These are the kind of tops JSmedley should be doing, instead of the increasingly boring garments of last seasons.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on January 30, 2017, 10:56:35 AM
Yes, the cycling jerseys' vibe is there too. These are the kind of tops JSmedley should be doing, instead of the increasingly boring garments of last seasons.

Hopefully better quality too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on January 31, 2017, 12:05:23 AM
What size are you Martin?
I'm thinking sale or swap here. I mean it would be a shame if you didn't wear it and the moths got to it when you know someone who would give it a loving home!

Rod,i have a white FP jacket that i would be willing to sell,its a large,so been to big for me for years,let me know if you are still keen,cheers.

You've got mail Bill!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 10, 2017, 12:06:12 PM
A couple of pieces spotted in the mr Porter's site.

First, cotton top by Moncler:

(http://i.imgur.com/WdkQZFp.jpg?1)

Not a fan of shearling/leather coats, but I'd wear this beauty without a second thought...

(http://i.imgur.com/85CPeKa.jpg?1)

... if someone gave it to me as a present, that is, as the price tag approaches the 5.000 € mark.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 10, 2017, 01:14:49 PM
Do like the top mate. Very nice. I don't wear leather myself, aside from under garments and 'fun wear' of course, but that is a nice looking coat. As ever I get the vibe of Iron Curtain baddies in '60s spy shows and if this were black Captain Black from CAPTAIN SCARLET.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 10, 2017, 01:32:40 PM
I don't wear leather myself, aside from under garments and 'fun wear' of course,

 :o :o  ;D ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 10, 2017, 03:09:55 PM
One of the few absolutely non Mod items I have is a leather car coat a bit like that but shorter in black pebble grain with a zip out quilt lining. I think I last wore it when I went home at Christmas 2008. If I had my time over I'd probably get a US navy pea coat instead but I'm not in cold weather often enough to justify it.
(Love that 'east European Cold War baddie / Captain Black' reference!)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 10, 2017, 08:58:16 PM
Do like the top mate. Very nice. I don't wear leather myself, aside from under garments and 'fun wear' of course, but that is a nice looking coat. As ever I get the vibe of Iron Curtain baddies in '60s spy shows and if this were black Captain Black from CAPTAIN SCARLET.

You do like your tv shows , Martin. I always thought Captain Black looked cool back in the day and a few years ago I watched Captain Scarlet again with my son and I still thought Black looked like a cool customer. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 11, 2017, 01:41:54 AM


Not a fan of shearling/leather coats, but I'd wear this beauty without a second thought...

(http://i.imgur.com/85CPeKa.jpg?1)

(http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/7165/68478/CI_68478_1347825252.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 11, 2017, 09:36:30 AM
That's the one. Spot on. Nice shot of him too. Yeah old 1960s TV and film is an obsession for me and the whole thing with the clothes and music of that period ties in together for me. Talking of such things below is a link to Tony's new book. I was asked to contribute a chapter on the relationship beween Modernism throughout the years and television and film. The earliest days of the scene emerging in the late 1950s right through to the 'Revival' are covered with extensive sections on many of the films and shows oft discussed here such as the Gerry Anderson shows, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE PRISONER and THE AVENGERS.
http://www.tonybeesleymodworld.co.uk/mojo-talkin

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on February 11, 2017, 12:05:35 PM


Not a fan of shearling/leather coats, but I'd wear this beauty without a second thought...

(http://i.imgur.com/85CPeKa.jpg?1)

(http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/7165/68478/CI_68478_1347825252.jpg)

I forgot how ill Cpt. Black looked!
Captain Smack more like...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 11, 2017, 01:01:10 PM
He was actually meant to be under the control of The Mysterons. A zombie of sorts hence the look. Captain Scarlet did actually advertise the kids breakfast cereal SUGAR SMACKS back in the 1960s though so there was a definite connection going on!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 11, 2017, 03:56:55 PM
He was actually meant to be under the control of The Mysterons. A zombie of sorts hence the look. Captain Scarlet did actually advertise the kids breakfast cereal SUGAR SMACKS back in the 1960s though so there was a definite connection going on!!

I can remember Captain Scarlet on the Sugar Smacks box (along with Pertwee's Dr. Who, and I cut out a mask of Mr Sulu from Star Trek from the back of a cereal box too).

When I was in nursey school Austin Macgregor had a full Captain Scarlet outfit that I was jealous of, especially the cap with the flip dplown radio microphone. My brother had a large model of a SPV car.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 11, 2017, 04:18:29 PM
Yep all great memories mate. Still have my hat with the flip down microphone!!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 11, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
below is a link to Tony's new book. I was asked to contribute a chapter on the relationship beween Modernism throughout the years and television and film. The earliest days of the scene emerging in the late 1950s right through to the 'Revival' are covered with extensive sections on many of the films and shows oft discussed here such as the Gerry Anderson shows, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE PRISONER and THE AVENGERS.
http://www.tonybeesleymodworld.co.uk/mojo-talkin

I tried to pre-order it some days ago, but something went wrong, I guess --from the "Details on pre-orders coming soon" stated in the site- that Tony is trying to make things work, I'm really eager to take a look at the book and read your contributions, Martin.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 11, 2017, 07:56:36 PM
Cheers mate. I am really excited to see the book as a whole too. Tony was determined this book wasn't just a rehash of the first and wanted a variety of different slants on the whole Mod thing and I was asked to come aboard which was quite flattering. I've written about TV and film  for close to thirty years now as well as contributing to a number of books and projects on The Jam and The Beatles as well as London too so this opportunity was a real marriage of all of my interests.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 14, 2017, 10:44:19 AM
Now this is an oddity. Gant Rugger are making a batch of shirts inspired in Bob Dylan's mid-60s look (his "mod" phase of sorts). Besides a fairly conventional (irregular) polka dots BD shirts, there are 2 or 3 shirts more with these strange collars -kind of a weird tab collar- that Dylan himself wore in 1966. I know there's a small british clothing company that's been making a shirt along these lines for quite some time, but they're much more expensive. Truth is I'm not sure I like them, I'd like to see the effect with a tie.

(http://i.imgur.com/XJ6hs5r.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/y1k9dqh.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PgJshnK.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 14, 2017, 11:43:25 AM
 Nah - looks like a bad gimmick to me - a lame attempt to do something whacky and different that doesn't work. I'm reminded of Jeff Goldblum in 'Jurassic Park': 'We were in such a hurry to prove that we COULD, nobody stopped to wonder if we SHOULD'!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 14, 2017, 12:02:27 PM
Interesting style for Gant to resurrect there, GS... definitely a unique look.  8)

After looking at the Gant site, I see they're going to the "micro collar" BD look... that's far more disturbing!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 14, 2017, 03:58:46 PM
Interesting style for Gant to resurrect there, GS... definitely a unique look.  8)

After looking at the Gant site, I see they're going to the "micro collar" BD look... that's far more disturbing!

Cheers, Mike, it's the kind of shirt I would (& maybe I do) grab come the next sales, just to see if it works for me.

Re, the micro collars, it's a plague! Just a couple days ago, I was in a department store and saw a beautiful shirt, cheap as chips and with all the right details (even the unusual "V" effect at the back of the collar), only to be ruined by a 2 fingers' collar. It's even worse when manufacturers as Gant, renowned for their classic BD shirts, fall in the "fashion" trap.  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on February 14, 2017, 04:34:16 PM
...it's a 1000000% no from me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 14, 2017, 07:49:36 PM

Ah've never found Dylan remotely cool n' that shirt jist proves the point.


Wouldnae want yin ay them shirts if they wur gaun fur free.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on February 15, 2017, 10:49:00 AM
Great music, awful shirt.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 15, 2017, 03:09:28 PM
Love this combo.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af70/JTGJTG/DSC_1463.jpg) (http://s994.photobucket.com/user/JTGJTG/media/DSC_1463.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 15, 2017, 04:14:45 PM
Zara's done it again, folks! Seemingly, they've rescued their retro designer from hybernation to provide us again (remember last year's batch?) with some 60s-inspired niceties for our spring wardrobe at an affordable price. My picks:

(http://i.imgur.com/EhU63m8.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/xkRgtyI.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/9H1gYXP.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/I2zzx31.jpg?1)

This cycling top is the only one I've seen in the flesh, and it looks nicer than the S/S 2016 one:

(http://i.imgur.com/FFCmUha.jpg?1)

And my favourite: a trekkie-ish top that would make proud the entire Enterprise's crew and our beloved Thunderbirds' team:

(http://i.imgur.com/3iPXvVQ.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 15, 2017, 07:48:59 PM
Great suit Adam, is that JTG?

Syd I'll have some of that cycling top. Will have to see if they're available online or in the shops over here.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 15, 2017, 11:40:14 PM
That's a good looking jacket (suit?), Adam.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 16, 2017, 07:17:27 AM
Zara's done it again, folks! Seemingly, they've rescued their retro designer from hybernation to provide us again (remember last year's batch?) with some 60s-inspired niceties for our spring wardrobe at an affordable price. My picks:

(http://i.imgur.com/EhU63m8.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/xkRgtyI.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/9H1gYXP.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/I2zzx31.jpg?1)

This cycling top is the only one I've seen in the flesh, and it looks nicer than the S/S 2016 one:

(http://i.imgur.com/FFCmUha.jpg?1)

And my favourite: a trekkie-ish top that would make proud the entire Enterprise's crew and our beloved Thunderbirds' team:

(http://i.imgur.com/3iPXvVQ.jpg?1)

Two things , when I go into the website there is a poncey model wearing the tops and they are not keen to say which material is used , sorry three things , they don't seem to cater for the small faces. .


. .okay , I have had to come back in . . I now see how to get the material to come up - viscose and nylon . .nah
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 16, 2017, 09:38:43 AM
Two things, Simon  ;)

1. Yeah, man-made fibers aplenty (like in the 60s, tbh), but the short sleeve cardigan for instance is cotton & silk, while the trekkie top is 100 % cotton.

2. Usually the Zara Medium size is a S when it comes to shoulders & chest's measurements, only (sometimes) a tad longer in the body.

Rod, the cycling top looks the part and the touch feels like a soft wool jumper.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Adam on February 16, 2017, 03:22:25 PM
Great suit Adam, is that JTG?

Syd I'll have some of that cycling top. Will have to see if they're available online or in the shops over here.


Thanks.
It is a suit but easy to wear as a separate I think if wanted.  I'm not in the habit of advertising on the forum so I don't like to say  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 17, 2017, 12:04:29 PM
Not the greatest fan of Pretty Green, but their new capsule collaboration with John Smedley looks the part, tho' it won't win an originality prize. And those prices...

(http://i.imgur.com/6bB6BoX.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/rzaU7gQ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on February 17, 2017, 04:35:21 PM
Now this is an oddity. Gant Rugger are making a batch of shirts inspired in Bob Dylan's mid-60s look (his "mod" phase of sorts). Besides a fairly conventional (irregular) polka dots BD shirts, there are 2 or 3 shirts more with these strange collars -kind of a weird tab collar- that Dylan himself wore in 1966. I know there's a small british clothing company that's been making a shirt along these lines for quite some time, but they're much more expensive. Truth is I'm not sure I like them, I'd like to see the effect with a tie.

(http://i.imgur.com/XJ6hs5r.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/y1k9dqh.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PgJshnK.jpg?1)

pure coincidence I am making the same style collar (bigger) in the upcomming DE ROSSI range  ... they were all the rage in the teens and twenties 
 
 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dnagroove/media/15401161_1362433240467740_4452879018724700116_n-2.jpg.html

This is a first sample done up last december
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 17, 2017, 06:40:19 PM
Not the greatest fan of Pretty Green, but their new capsule collaboration with John Smedley looks the part, tho' it won't win an originality prize. And those prices...

(http://i.imgur.com/6bB6BoX.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/rzaU7gQ.jpg?1)

Nice kit but I think l can guess the prohibative prices. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 18, 2017, 12:52:06 AM
Not the greatest fan of Pretty Green, but their new capsule collaboration with John Smedley looks the part, tho' it won't win an originality prize. And those prices...

(http://i.imgur.com/6bB6BoX.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/rzaU7gQ.jpg?1)

Nice kit but I think l can guess the prohibative prices. . 8)

You're correct, it's typical Smedley prices...
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 18, 2017, 10:03:35 AM
Now this is an oddity. Gant Rugger are making a batch of shirts inspired in Bob Dylan's mid-60s look (his "mod" phase of sorts). Besides a fairly conventional (irregular) polka dots BD shirts, there are 2 or 3 shirts more with these strange collars -kind of a weird tab collar- that Dylan himself wore in 1966. I know there's a small british clothing company that's been making a shirt along these lines for quite some time, but they're much more expensive. Truth is I'm not sure I like them, I'd like to see the effect with a tie.

(http://i.imgur.com/XJ6hs5r.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/y1k9dqh.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PgJshnK.jpg?1)

pure coincidence I am making the same style collar (bigger) in the upcomming DE ROSSI range  ... they were all the rage in the teens and twenties 
 
 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dnagroove/media/15401161_1362433240467740_4452879018724700116_n-2.jpg.html

This is a first sample done up last december

Watching your sample's pics, Claudio, the tie knot seems to protrude too much from the collar, but I think they could look nice with vintage ties, you know, the typical early 60s ties with diminutive knots, or just buttoned up and no tie (as Dylan). I didn't know that shirts were in vogue in the roaring 20s, it would be nice to see period images. BTW, does someone knows the name of the collar?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2017, 07:59:41 PM
Sydney made the comment that the Zara stuff isn't catering for the small faces. Having perused the site, it ain't catering for the man-sized faces either!! Shame, some nice pieces in there  >:(
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 20, 2017, 11:49:48 AM
It's all a matter of reducing production's costs, doc. Most Zara "basics" (ie, plain coloured polos or shirts) are offered in the whole size range, from S to XL, but some garments that wouldn't appeal to their average consumer come in just 2 or 3 sizes. I tried the blue short sleeves cardigan, and while it fitted me fine shoulders and chest wise, it was too long to look right on me. That said, I got me the trekkie zipped top in M, cos' the fit, while not perfect, is OK. Besides, it's made in Portugal, not Bangladesh.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 20, 2017, 07:03:31 PM
Sydney made the comment that the Zara stuff isn't catering for the small faces. Having perused the site, it ain't catering for the man-sized faces either!! Shame, some nice pieces in there  >:(


Ah concur.

The Zara works team must be playin' withoot any centre halves.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 20, 2017, 09:35:57 PM
It's all a matter of reducing production's costs, doc. Most Zara "basics" (ie, plain coloured polos or shirts) are offered in the whole size range, from S to XL, but some garments that wouldn't appeal to their average consumer come in just 2 or 3 sizes. I tried the blue short sleeves cardigan, and while it fitted me fine shoulders and chest wise, it was too long to look right on me. That said, I got me the trekkie zipped top in M, cos' the fit, while not perfect, is OK. Besides, it's made in Portugal, not Bangladesh.
I bought 3 different styles of "Large" from Zara, all "Extra Slim Fit"  the  Portugal one fits nice with plenty of room to move, the other 2 Bangladesh shirts, too tight...coincidence?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 21, 2017, 10:50:14 AM
This brand's called CMMN SWDN and 90% of their stuff is overpriced crap but I like this cardi:

(http://i.imgur.com/YBoY4yR.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on February 21, 2017, 05:39:02 PM
This brand's called CMMN SWDN and 90% of their stuff is overpriced crap but I like this cardi:

(http://i.imgur.com/YBoY4yR.jpg?1)

Again that's nice (if dear), but only seems tae go up tae a 42" chest.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on February 21, 2017, 07:54:12 PM
I really should have kept my grandads clothes I would've made a fortune selling them to you lot.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: detroitmike on February 21, 2017, 11:56:01 PM
I really should have kept my grandads clothes I would've made a fortune selling them to you lot.

OUch! ::)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 22, 2017, 01:02:15 AM
Harsh but fair! The lad is spot on. There's a difference between retro and retro-inspired clothing, and some of the out and out grandad s**t that's getting peddled out there!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 22, 2017, 10:52:35 AM
I admit the line is very thin, sometimes you can even cross it (and regret it later), after all grandads' garments are conservative, "classic" stuff. But somehow instinct usually works and -hopefully- avoids that you end looking like a pensioner.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on February 22, 2017, 01:14:18 PM
...I hate to say it guys but aren't most of us on here fast heading towards a free bus pass anyway?  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 22, 2017, 01:24:27 PM
I am seeing totally what is being said regarding the brown cardi. I am now what can be referred to as mid 50s (Yikes) and that cardigan worn by a very old fella with baggy beige trousers and sensible shoes would be spot on for him. However if worn by a slightly younger bloke with better fitting gear and perhaps even an 'Ascot' or dare I say it ''Cravat' would work. Certainly a cooler Summer day with loafers or drivers and no socks (If that is your bag) is OK too.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 22, 2017, 04:58:44 PM
Time for your Horlicks gramps.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on February 22, 2017, 05:02:02 PM
I would wear it with a pink or blue BD or stripey T underneath,well cut jeans or chinos and weejuns.

I'd also have my headphones in listening to some 50's or 60's Mod music just to piss off Daz.  :P
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 22, 2017, 05:09:16 PM
I would wear it with a pink or blue BD or stripey T underneath,well cut jeans or chinos and weejuns.

I'd also have my headphones in listening to some 50's or 60's Mod music just to piss off Daz.  :P

Amen to that! But don't forget the cane, just in case...  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 22, 2017, 07:32:01 PM
I recall listening to a radio show called Street Sounds (some of you might remember it) during the early days of the renewal , so circa '78 or '79. People used to write in with requests and their thoughts . Anyway this guy wrote in to say that Mods were people who listened to old mens music and wore old mens clothes - and I thought , the guy does have a point but I went right on wearing those "old men clothes " and digging the music too. . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Woody 64 on February 22, 2017, 08:30:05 PM
Presented by Brian Ford on good old radio Clyde. Wednesday night 8 till 10. I was a punk then. I wore old men's clothes then...in a punk way though.  ;)
Great wee show.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on February 22, 2017, 09:28:42 PM
Generally , l regarded it as Cly*e H*n , they always seemed to favour the blue nose .  .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on February 24, 2017, 03:49:04 PM
I do remember looking round at the mod rallies I went to around 87/88 and thinking there was a bit too much granddad/ granny fashions being worn. Those cardigans with suede fronts and the knee length skirts with handbags. Mmmm...
It's definitely one of the things we need to be on guard for. Because it doesn't have to be like that. We should be on the radical end of the fashion spectrum after all. Isn't that what gripped us and keeps us going?
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on February 24, 2017, 07:00:14 PM
Agreed mate but the other thing to be on guard for is not looking like mutton dressed as lamb. You have to get the balance. No point in dressing like a 1978 Paul Weller or a 1966 Brian Jones when you are the wrong side of 50. I'm not saying we roll over and die of course but it is a matter of using your loaf with styles, colours and the over all impression you give to others. Obviously its all fair in love and war and blokes and girls can dress whatever way they feel they want to but going to a gig or a night out now and seeing a sea of grey Weller haircuts, boating blazers, white Levis and bowling shoes just makes it all a bit ridiculous to me.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on February 24, 2017, 09:48:54 PM
Good points fellas.
I may get slaughtered for this but I've never found traditional female Mod gear to be remotely attractive. Wooly tights, tweed skirts, Maryjane shoes (is there any less flattering footwear? Maybe wellies?) granny cardies, twin sets, etc.
The girls in the second half of the sixties looked much better IMO - that Natalie Delon / Bardot / Marissa Meil look of long blonde hair with a fringe, short skirts and long boots is hard to beat!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on February 25, 2017, 11:34:17 AM
I'm with Martin on this, balance is needed at a certain age, no need to embarass oneself. The "under the radar" look works for me. I have to differ from Trotsky's argument, tho': what's the sense in straying so far of classic clothes that you can't even recognize the style as "mod"!? You have to work sartorially speaking within a given frame, otherwise it isn't mod anymore and it doesn't belong here. What's "the radical end of the fashion's spectrum", anyway?

To get back on track, I find very nice some breton tops in the ss Armor Lux collection, for instance:

(http://i.imgur.com/pCBcK3n.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/X73W8ob.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/zGgMlAI.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: claudio on March 01, 2017, 04:28:44 PM
Now this is an oddity. Gant Rugger are making a batch of shirts inspired in Bob Dylan's mid-60s look (his "mod" phase of sorts). Besides a fairly conventional (irregular) polka dots BD shirts, there are 2 or 3 shirts more with these strange collars -kind of a weird tab collar- that Dylan himself wore in 1966. I know there's a small british clothing company that's been making a shirt along these lines for quite some time, but they're much more expensive. Truth is I'm not sure I like them, I'd like to see the effect with a tie.

(http://i.imgur.com/XJ6hs5r.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/y1k9dqh.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/PgJshnK.jpg?1)

pure coincidence I am making the same style collar (bigger) in the upcomming DE ROSSI range  ... they were all the rage in the teens and twenties 
 
 http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dnagroove/media/15401161_1362433240467740_4452879018724700116_n-2.jpg.html

This is a first sample done up last december

Watching your sample's pics, Claudio, the tie knot seems to protrude too much from the collar, but I think they could look nice with vintage ties, you know, the typical early 60s ties with diminutive knots, or just buttoned up and no tie (as Dylan). I didn't know that shirts were in vogue in the roaring 20s, it would be nice to see period images. BTW, does someone knows the name of the collar?

DOn't know what it was called then, and yes indeed the tie is best if it is soft unlined (this was pulled out more to expose the details of the tab) - I have advertisements of the early 20's of it from where I got the idea
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Trotsky on March 03, 2017, 08:33:04 AM
An interesting take on a button down but I have to say that this style looks better without a tie. The tie coming out of the hole looks very much like something toilet related to me. And not in a good way.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 04, 2017, 01:11:55 PM
Nice bretons, sidney, particularly like the middle one

Claudio's button downs will work with a slim tie and small knot, Trotsky, but I take your point!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 08, 2017, 12:00:12 PM
I really like these AMI zip collar wool jumpers, I wouldn't mind wearing the orange one in particular. But 320 €?  :-\

(http://i.imgur.com/c9BWbFJ.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zai7liB.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/vzLppOP.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 08, 2017, 08:37:28 PM
Good points fellas.
I may get slaughtered for this but I've never found traditional female Mod gear to be remotely attractive. Wooly tights, tweed skirts, Maryjane shoes (is there any less flattering footwear? Maybe wellies?) granny cardies, twin sets, etc.
The girls in the second half of the sixties looked much better IMO - that Natalie Delon / Bardot / Marissa Meil look of long blonde hair with a fringe, short skirts and long boots is hard to beat!


Jist you wear whit ye like and dinnae worry yir pretty little head whit the others oan here think.


 ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 24, 2017, 03:06:26 PM
Oliver Sweeney huv this nice suede jaiket.

(https://www.oliversweeney.com/media/catalog/product/cache/5/image/610x610/beff4985b56e3afdbeabfc89641a4582/p/a/paignton-tan.jpg)


Pricey tho' at £499.

Might be worth gaun back tae take a look when they huv thir next sale.


Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 24, 2017, 04:21:32 PM
The side pockets ruin it for me, especially at those prices.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 24, 2017, 05:57:10 PM
Ah need those pockets tae stash ma emergency porridge spoon & spurtle.




Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 25, 2017, 11:16:18 AM
It seems porridge is like the scottish paella, tho' I doubt it tastes as good as our paella!  ;)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 25, 2017, 05:08:58 PM
It seems porridge is like the scottish paella, tho' I doubt it tastes as good as our paella!  ;)

I understand what you mean Sydney but not really that comparable as I would not have paella for my breakfast and I would not expect you to take porridge for your evening repast. . :)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 25, 2017, 07:06:02 PM
In fact, paella is just for lunch, Simon, too heavy for supper or obviously breakfast!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 25, 2017, 09:57:24 PM
In fact, paella is just for lunch, Simon, too heavy for supper or obviously breakfast!

Of course eating habits in Espania are a little different from sunny Escocia and whilst porridge oats were once a staple in this country , now they have become almost a delicacy. .
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 26, 2017, 09:22:00 AM
Yeah, it's odd & a bit crazy: meals we took as an everyday staple just 60 years ago become culinary fashion after a time of oblivion and suddenly command stupid prices. Man is a strange criature...

But as this thread is called "I'd wear that" and not "I'd eat that", I'll propose you some sartorial delis. I like this collab between De Marchi (italian cycling apparel brand) and Nigel Cabourn. Not so keen on the slight army vibe and of course the prices  :-[

(http://i.imgur.com/ltsCFTF.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/EihRBKY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Araf8Go.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F8OqcEy.jpg?1)

On a different note, love the colour pattern of this Beams Plus madras number. Summer is here!

(http://i.imgur.com/bnonaI8.jpg?1)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: dazlcfc on March 26, 2017, 10:34:05 AM
Yeah, it's odd & a bit crazy: meals we took as an everyday staple just 60 years ago become culinary fashion after a time of oblivion and suddenly command stupid prices. Man is a strange criature...

But as this thread is called "I'd wear that" and not "I'd eat that", I'll propose you some sartorial delis. I like this collab between De Marchi (italian cycling apparel brand) and Nigel Cabourn. Not so keen on the slight army vibe and of course the prices  :-[

(http://i.imgur.com/ltsCFTF.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/EihRBKY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Araf8Go.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F8OqcEy.jpg?1)

On a different note, love the colour pattern of this Beams Plus madras number. Summer is here!

(http://i.imgur.com/bnonaI8.jpg?1)

Yeah I like the last one, but I would say that I'm wearing a very similar coloured long sleeve ATM.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Simon Bond on March 26, 2017, 01:12:41 PM
Yeah, it's odd & a bit crazy: meals we took as an everyday staple just 60 years ago become culinary fashion after a time of oblivion and suddenly command stupid prices. Man is a strange criature...

But as this thread is called "I'd wear that" and not "I'd eat that", I'll propose you some sartorial delis. I like this collab between De Marchi (italian cycling apparel brand) and Nigel Cabourn. Not so keen on the slight army vibe and of course the prices  :-[

(http://i.imgur.com/ltsCFTF.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/EihRBKY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Araf8Go.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F8OqcEy.jpg?1)

On a different note, love the colour pattern of this Beams Plus madras number. Summer is here!

(http://i.imgur.com/bnonaI8.jpg?1)

I know De Marchi from their cycling association and am familiar with the pricing . .
The traditional cycling jersey's reminded me of my first cycling jersey which was a very similar style ,l must say that I do like the green one. .

On a different note , I was out cycling this morning and got a nod from a Lambretta rider coming the opposite way , I liked that . . 8)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 26, 2017, 07:45:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ltsCFTF.jpg?1)




The side pockets ruin it for me.


(http://modculture.org/Smileys/default/grin.gif)(http://modculture.org/Smileys/default/tongue.gif)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on March 27, 2017, 10:14:08 AM
Touché!  ;D
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 03, 2017, 09:46:10 PM
Posted a piss-take from the TK Maxx 'Gold' collection in the bargains thread, but this is a maybe....


http://www.tkmaxx.com/mens-gold-label/army-green-wool-blouson-jacket/invt/37252624

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on April 03, 2017, 11:56:09 PM
Posted a piss-cans from the TK Maxx 'Gold' collection in the bargains thread, but this is a maybe....


http://www.tkmaxx.com/mens-gold-label/army-green-wool-blouson-jacket/invt/37252624

It's actually quite nice, but ah'm sure ma Action Man used tae sport the same jaiket.   
(http://modculture.org/Smileys/default/grin.gif)

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Bingo Accent on April 04, 2017, 07:45:04 AM
Posted a piss-cans from the TK Maxx 'Gold' collection in the bargains thread, but this is a maybe....


http://www.tkmaxx.com/mens-gold-label/army-green-wool-blouson-jacket/invt/37252624

It's actually quite nice, but ah'm sure ma Action Man used tae sport the same jaiket.   
(http://modculture.org/Smileys/default/grin.gif)

Will go lovely with my eagle eyes...

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VDBeRaKrBT4/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 07, 2017, 09:57:02 AM
Nothing too special here, just a nice Ralph Lauren madras popover reminding us summer is on its way:

(http://i.imgur.com/pJqItkr.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on April 07, 2017, 12:12:48 PM
Nice one GS. Saw a few of these knocking around TK Maxx last year but never chanced upon one in my size. Decent looking collar too on this.
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 07, 2017, 12:39:24 PM
I've seen this one in the Mr Porter webstore, Martin, but I'd wait for the sales, as 100 € is a bit steep for a short sleeves popover.

I'm pretty sure someone of our parish (Red Steve?) got last year a RL madras popover in TxMaxx for peanuts, maybe the one you mention. I got me a patchwork one and the collar is just right (3 fingers).
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Martin G on April 07, 2017, 07:32:31 PM
I will certainly be waiting until it's less than a long 'un mate. Nice though.

Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Steve McKing on April 07, 2017, 10:43:46 PM
...is this an option?
http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/navy-red-madras-popover-shirt/
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 08, 2017, 09:09:47 AM
Sure, cheaper and they have all the nice details. In fact, I own this jsimons' one:

(http://i.imgur.com/vCJvPd4.png?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 08, 2017, 05:26:02 PM
This top from Rossignol has an interesting twist collar-wise:

(http://i.imgur.com/rd6j2PK.jpg?1)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Red Steve on April 10, 2017, 12:54:50 PM
I've seen this one in the Mr Porter webstore, Martin, but I'd wait for the sales, as 100 € is a bit steep for a short sleeves popover.

I'm pretty sure someone of our parish (Red Steve?) got last year a RL madras popover in TxMaxx for peanuts, maybe the one you mention. I got me a patchwork one and the collar is just right (3 fingers).

Good memory Sydney. Yes a RL (no logo) for I think about £20 maybe less. Brought it out of the attic yesterday along with the rest of my Spring/Summer wardrobe.

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/019_zpsyqklvrkc.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/019_zpsyqklvrkc.jpg.html)

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/036_zps5l64466y.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/036_zps5l64466y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: Rod on April 10, 2017, 01:22:05 PM
Another great casual rig there Steve. I was saying elsewhere I have a blue jean and a white trucker jacket and hardly ever wear either these days. On the rare occasion I need a jacket I either go for the harrington, the monkey jacket or an ice cream jacket but this looks fine to me. I'm loath to get rid of my truckers due to having had them so long. Got the blue one in Leeds market when I was at uni in 1988!
Title: Re: I'd Wear That...
Post by: greenstreet on April 10, 2017, 03:50:31 PM
I know that feeling, it's hard to part ways with old friends/garments. I've got some Levi's trucker jackets, the suede one is a beauty and has seen a  lot of action this winter and I often wear the white one in spring/summer. Don't get the chance to wear the cord trucker much, tho' I love it, and the classic indigo trucker languishes in the wardrobe but I can't make up my mind about getting rid of it, as it's really a basic.

Looking good, Steve, I guess weather is improving there. Are those shoes Clarks?