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Mod fashion and style / Re: Fair Isle jumpers
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:35:06 PM »
I may be in a minority on this, and I know there's a history of them being accepted (maybe more of a skinhead thing than Mod perhaps) but they look like grandad/ christmas jumpers to me. I just don't get how they got a foothold as acceptable things to wear. If someone had a skiffle band then I could see them as fitting the image but Mod? I don't think they pass the cool test.

With you Trots, far too Grandad for my liking...

Me too. (Me three?)
Just awful looking things. There’s a Monty Python sketch which I can’t get out of my mind whenever I see these fair isles, where they’re all wearing these with knotted handkerchiefs on their heads and rolled up strides. The stereotypical ‘old square geezer at the beach’ look.

I had one of those fold-out poster thingies as a nipper of The Jam that looks like a magazine but is just a series of publicity shots that you cut up and cpver your wall with. In one pic Buckler is wearing a ‘Sad Cafe’ t shirt, in another he’s wearing one of these these tank top thingies. Bruce was probably suited up as usual and Weller likely in a flamboyant shirt or boating blazer or whatever, making Buckler stand out even more for the wrong reasons.

Similarly a mate of mine showed me a pic (I wish I could get him to send me a copy for the blog) of a few of us at his sister’s eighteenth around 1980. Three of us suited up and looking about as sharp as semi-clueless young revival Mod teens can look, and one (not Mod) lad in a ski jumper similar to what Syd posted, again sticking out like a sore thumb for the wrong reasons.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Trainers thread...
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:56:26 PM »

Mod fashion and style / Re: Trainers thread...
« on: December 03, 2018, 11:25:59 AM »
Haha - interesting idea but not enough appeal for me to pull the trigger on them!

I remember seeing The Jam at Carlisle Market Hall on their ‘Bucket and Spade tour. The venue was a stand up gig in a giant barn. I saw a lad walk across in front of me and thought he was wearing odd shoes, but when I looked closer I realized they were those suede ‘badger’ versions of the Jam shoes in one half red one half blue.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:18:29 AM »
Tried to find that online but couldn’t see it. Do they much of an online presence?
I really don’t neeeeeeeed something like that but we all succumb to temptation!

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:01:31 AM »
I like it Syd. Not a million miles from my Madcap.

Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:58:56 AM »
I like it Syd.
I hate the winter and avoid cold weather like the plague but I was fantasizing the other day about putting together a winter outfit for some future visit home some Christmas that still maintained a slice of Mod influence, and it wasn’t far away from what you’ve done there. I was thinking about wandering the shops around Christmas, going to the match on Boxing Day, maybe getting out of the city and doing some brisk hikes around my sister’s cottage in the Yorkshire Dales etc.

I can’t justify a winter coat now but if I ever did it would be a pea coat. I saw some lads online discussing the most desirable US navy vintage that gave the heaviest gauge wool so that’s what I’d go after. I’d likely pair it with some kind of merino jumper (or maybe cotton as easier to wash) - possibly a roll neck for that naval influence but I’d be sweating with that once I got indoors (who was that comedian who said wearing a roll neck was like being strangled by a weak midget?). A scarf and crew neck would be more versatile.

I said before on here that I once saw a pair of brown/burgundy Peal and Co. chukkas in BB in scotch grain with a dainite sole and thought them possibly the best winter footwear. Meermin now do some similar at a fraction of the cost which I may avail myself of one day. I already own some heavy chinos, or better yet I’d get a pair of those Lands End ones with the checked flannel lining.

At the extreme of weather, style has to take a back seat to comfort, but within those extremes it’s possible to put together weather-specific outfits and still maintain style and you’ve done this admirably here Sr. G!

Mod fashion and style / Re: Trainers thread...
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:16:44 AM »
Yup me too. Nice colour and great retro look.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Uniqlo
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:30:49 AM »
^^ One of my favourite characters. “I saaaay!”

(“Could you help me out old boy, I do believe I’ve left my wallet at home!”)

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
Think you got a bargain there matey. As someone who doesn’t like gold and never wears it I’m glad you got them in silver.

I’ve seen silver Ray Ban Olympia Deluxe II on eBay and they look very similar but I’m reluctant to pull the trigger without trying them on, and doing so won’t be easy as they’ve been discontinued for a while. Not like I’m short of shades so I can be patient!

Mod fashion and style / Re: Trainers thread...
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:56:56 PM »
Same here. The idea of a luxary trainer is as weird as taylor-made jeans or dive watches for 5000 quid.

I agree about the other two but you can pry my submariner off my cold dead wrist!

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