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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: June 19, 2019, 05:07:58 PM »
SSBD s arenít really my style Syd. I just posted my only SSBD on the WAYW thread which was from Lands End two or three years ago.
But aside from my own personal prejudice (and full wardrobe!) I have to agree that LE have got some great summer holiday options if you like that style. Not only seersucker but also madras and a few nice poplins. I also like that Seersucker gingham. I saw one poplin in wide blue and white awning stripes which was vaguely reminiscent of the one 007 wore to visit Largoís Palmyra in Thhnderball but with wider stripes. Anyway they usually have 40% off the retail price so if anyoneís in that market donít be afraid to ask for discount. Shy bairns get nowt!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 19, 2019, 04:59:04 PM »
Well me and the bairn approve ...



(My only madras item - SSBD from Lands End)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:48:31 PM »
No, I wouldn't wear it at this point in my life, but a while back, I would have...
https://therake.com/new-and-lingwood-blue-striped-single-breasted-newton-boating-jacket.html

Donít care for the lapel taping (or the price!!) but thatís a nice pattern thatís subdued enough to not cause whiplash. I like it!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: June 17, 2019, 05:40:21 PM »
Iím not sure about the fabric either as itís says itís linen in the title but 100% cotton in the description!
Decent price for a nice looking summer blazer there.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 16, 2019, 05:06:03 AM »
Gregory Peck in ĎTo Kill A Mocking Birdí. Set in Alabama in the 1930s, filmed in 1962.

Although you could come back with Dustin Hoffman in Orange County, California in ĎThe Graduateí I would argue that he graduated from an unnamed east coast university and the costumers obviously had Ivy style in mind when they dressed him (eg Seersucker, herringbone, corduroy sports jackets)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:49:18 AM »
Today is National Seersucker day!
I have two pairs of seersucker strides, one odd jacket, one pair of shorts and a (rarely worn) suit all in blue-grey and white stripes. Also the navy tonal blazer I posted up recently.

Itís not really a west Coast thing itís a southern states / Ivy / trad thing. Still seen very rarely over here. And on older blokes not young men.

I remember years ago after some time in a biz caz working environment, around the time of my rededication to our look I was in Houston airport and saw a lad around 35-40 in what I thought was a light blue suit but as he walked closer I realised it was Seersucker plus he was carrying a Panama hat. I thought he looked great and certainly stood out among the pale blue shirt and khaki stride wearing drones. I was suited up too and we gave each other the nod of recognition!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 12, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
I actually find seersucker tricky to iron. Those strides are meant to hold a crease but if you press down with the iron you flatten out all the puckering in the white stripes which is sorta the reason youíre wearing them!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:05:05 PM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

On another subject, I've got the same RL seersucker strides you're sporting in your last blog entry. I find a bit odd that many folks here swear by their seersucker jackets but wouldn't be seen dead in a pair of seersucker trousers. I find them a smart summer alternative, but then you & I live in humid, hot zones (well, half year or so here, anyway), so we can wear them often.

Yeah I often mention various stuff Iíve acquired that I wouldnít be caught dead wearing in the cold and rainy north east England where I grew up. Seersucker strides are a useful alternative to linen strides (or shorts!) in the heat of summer but I doubt either would be in my wardrobe if I still lived at home!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 09, 2019, 01:23:05 PM »
That's a really cool look look Rod. Difficult for me to tell what colour the trews are, If they're not black, I have an excellent pair of blue dessies that I think would look great with that look

Strides were a dark navy.
I have black dessies and for some time have been regretting that I didnít get them in navy. This was probably at the tail end of that time in my life when the default colour for a lot of things I bought, particularly shoes, was black. When the black ones wear out Iíll get navy but the bloody things are indestructible!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: MOSCOT shades...
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:15:33 AM »
Iím already making a list of places to visit on my next trip to New York in July and Moscotnos on it so hopefully Iíll get to try on a few of these. Not that I need any more shades like but I can always be tempted!

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