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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 18, 2018, 07:35:40 PM »

In Paisley those ur called "slippers".    ;)    ;D

Cairpit slippers you mean. .

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:52:31 PM »
Thanks, guys, but both look too "contemporary" for my tastes.

I get it . .
Scotland , like the Lake District is full of Hillwalking outlets but here is the closest thing I can find for you . £177 . .sales are coming up,q_80,w_550,h_550,c_pad,b_white,d_ph.gif,e_sharpen/catalog/dachstein-m-jakob-gtx-18a-dst-311879-dark-brown-1.jpg

Sorry I can't seem to get images to appear on this site anymore. .

ETA . .

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:50:43 PM »
Has anyone seen these Fracaps in reality? I suspect they are hiking inspired fashion footwear. They have been around for a few years and I was thinking about getting a pair, but I was told in the shop that proper hiking shoes need double stitchings on the welt. I ended up buying a pair of Steinkogler hiking boots. They are made in Austria in a small factory and the brand is virtually unknown.

I just looked them up and noticed that the prices have gone up. My pair was less then 150€ when I bought then 7 or 8 years ago.

Anyway, from a Yoox addict to another, you can get Fracaps cheaper in our favourite online bargain bin if you wait a few months. Diemme, also an italian brand, offers similar boots. They seem to be a bit more professional from looking a the pictures.

I just like the look of those Fracaps. No use for hiking boots in our mild Valencia winters, but I need a replacement for the cheap (and ugly) hiking shoes I keep for long walks when I go up north to my Pyrénées' place. I mean, I don't really mind if Fracaps are technically 100 % right, I'm sure they can take a bit of snow or mud. Anyway, given the limited use I plan for them, I can't justify spending 250 € in a pair of mountain boots, so I can wait. Eleventh commandment: Us, Yoox converts, know that patience is a cardinal virtue, if we wait enough almost everything will be reduced  ;D.

The boots you sport in the pic look the part, I'd happily wear them, and in fact I bet austrian, german or swiss brands are the best for quality mountain boots. Problem is getting a nice looking pair for less than 150 €  :'(.

I've seen some beautiful French and Italian (Diemme among other brands) "retro" hiking boots, but they're even more expensive than Fracaps'. Maybe the best looking are these Danner's -an old american brand specialized in outdoor clothing and footwear- , but no chance of getting them for less than 300 €:

I'll keep searching...

They look similar to my hillwalking boots , the brand of mine l cannot remember as my wife bought me them in the 8ts. .

I have always found Zamberlan boots to be of exceptional quality . These numbers are only £115. .

General music chat / Re: Bargain!
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:37:41 PM »
I thought it was this . .

One of their best 70s songs!

Probably my favourite Who song and Townsends favourite from what is possibly their most accessible album . I was trying to find the clip where Townsend explains what the song is about but it has been deleted fron Youtube now. . :-[ BASTARDS

General music chat / Re: Bargain!
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:50:24 PM »

General music chat / Re: What gigs have you been to? feedback ect.
« on: November 09, 2018, 06:58:53 AM »
wow !  no gig reviews in the past 7/8 months...  Teenage Fanclub currently touring/residency of their entire album output , I chose day 2 @ m/c. (the best) Grand Prix/songs from northern Britain. What a show total singalong, the band have songs,hooks and harmonies that hark back to revolver/Byrd’s/big star era.  (+ dad jokes and custard pie humour.... thanx Brendon)
do not miss this tour if u have opportunity as it will never again be the same again without Gerard love. love the fannie’s and get in early for the brilliant dj set from records ville 60,s

I would agree their music harks back to the 6ts , with Sparkeys Dream sounding like the Who's Pictures of Lilly . Despite never being a big fan of their work l do have a couple of their albums and although Norman is the brother in law of a friend of mine , l have never seen the band or met him. I'm glad you liked the gig and it certainly sounds like it was very entertaining. 
I think l will go and stick one of their albums on . . :)

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'M ONE OF THE CARDIE-GANG!
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:31:19 PM »
Just taken delivery Martin.

Fits perfectly...wish the navy one was still instock. I'd have had one of them too.

If you find it, don't forget to order a second pipe that matches it!  ;)

f**k the second pipe , go for the slippers and the Weatheralls. .

Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:49:09 PM »
Cheers, guys!

@Laird, I appreciate your comment, but the green one is the Uniqlo rollneck, not the peacoat (that's a medium grey in fact). The cap was a gift from my missus, a Stetson.

@Rod, you're right, extreme cold/hot weather is not at odds with style, but cold temps lend themselves better to smart outfits, IMO. Your imagined Christmas combo somehow proves it. That said, you do it excedeengly well in your Florida headquarters  8)

@Simon, don't get too close to one of those, they bite (neither talking about Hinault)!  ;)

@Mart: yes, not especifically mod, more of an "under the radar", timeless outfit.

So hombre, the question remains then , where did the p-coat come from and is that covered buttons on it. .

Banter / Re: The official Modculture football thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:00:28 PM »

Big socks wid also be handy fur concealin' 50p pieces in until wee Freddo comes within' throwin' range.    ;)

The Club are going to ban the culprit for what is inappropriate behaviour, however the chanting of inappropriate songs by hoards of Huns goes unmentioned. I think Tony ought to mention it

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:55:41 PM »
Knitted "cycling" top from Galeries Lafayette, in Biarritz. 100% thick cotton for 45 € ain't bad, methink.

Aye , looks good on you Sydney and it sounds like you got a steal . .

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