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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: March 07, 2021, 09:01:30 PM »
Iíve seen post Corona predictions aiming both ways. Some that reckon thereíll be a resurgence of suits and ties and others that say the hoodies and joggers are here to stay.
When you think about it weíve been on a slow march towards casual clothes for the last hundred years since lounge suits replaced frock coats, and any recent blip - the #menswear movement, influences of Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders etc - has been short-lived. Weíre not quite at the stage predicted by post-Star Wars futuristic space age films and TV shows of one piece silver sparkle lame jump suits (Space 1999 anyone?) but the recent pandemic has certainly sped up the move in that direction.
I see blokes on Styleforum who either work from home or are retired and still get suited and booted every day. Thereís a part of me that admires that but I canít help feeling it has the whiff of cosplay about it. Most of the pics I post when suited are things I wear for work. Iím not at the stage of counting the days to my retirement yet but it has crossed my mind that unless either me and / or society undergo a sea change in the next ten years a lot of my suits and jackets will be gathering dust thereafter!
Well,I'm not counting o any prediction just yet, we have a number of these knuckle draggers running certain states (cough*Texas*cough) that could drag the "plague" out, ad nauseam. But regardless.
If the masses out there want to spend their days in sweats and hoodies, so be it.
 As long as I can still get the gear I want, cool. I never would go out on a weekend without dressed for it, because that's what I wanted to do. As of now, I thnk I do it just for some shred of "normalcy", till this passes...BTW that "styleforum" bunch is a tough audience, ain't they??

Well , considering Texas along with Mississipi , Florida , the Dakotas and even Arizona are actually lifting the restricticions l think you have got it in reverse there , Mike .
What has Whitmer done? They will need to lock her up before she eases the lock down . .meanwhile in California. . it's the globalist t**ts that want to drag it out for ever. .ad nauseum

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: March 07, 2021, 03:14:58 PM »
Just love these promos

https://youtu.be/2puubv2e0L4

https://youtu.be/GmEeIY9690A

Wonderful stuff, the fight between Waters and Barrett is eerily foreboding.

Remind me which one is that was nuts , again?

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: March 06, 2021, 06:07:44 PM »
That paisley shirt is fantastic, Claudio`s paisley shirts are at the more tasteful end of the market, in fact i bought a couple from him just before lockdown last year, that i have`nt had chance to wear yet. I swore off paisleys a long time ago, regarding them as a younger chaps type of garment, but have bought a few in recent years after buying  a grey double breasted blazer from Wellers` RSAR range and thinking this jacket needs something....
Yes , l would agree that it is a rather good example of a Paisley, certainly more tasteful and hopefully a bit easier to mix and match with and of course we know that DNA shirts come with all the features we like.   

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Books and other printed media / Re: Richard Thompson
« on: March 06, 2021, 01:31:52 PM »
Maybe of interest for those of us lovers of ancient, arcane music. I plan to read it back to back with Iain Matthews recent memoirs for a contrasting perspective:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/richard-thompson-announces-first-ever-memoir-beeswing-out-2021-1082376/

Looks good. Have you read Ashley Hutchings and Judy Dybles books?

Amazon have started banning books so one might have to move quickly to get them . .

 :o

Yup   ,  fleabay are at it too banning Dr Suess. .the cat is out the bag noo

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: March 06, 2021, 01:23:41 PM »
I don't usually wear Paisley Pattern shirts but this one caught my eye as being a bit more tasteful. .


I'm always toying with the idea of buying a paisley shirt but the ones I see don't convince me for one or other reason. That Claudio's one is very nice, pretty discreet stuff.

Yes , l often see other guys wearing decent Paisley Patterns and think yeah , but when l look at what is available l become uninspired again but the yin is a guid yin . Pity l cannot try before l buy 🙃🤑

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: March 06, 2021, 01:19:29 PM »
Sweatpants, lol. Of course , in dear old Blighty , they belong to the ubiquitous, joggy bottoms brigade . .totally get though , I even see elderly people wearing them now - fae nae hair tae grey hair indeed ,the  masses all dress the same. .


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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: March 05, 2021, 08:53:40 PM »
 I don't usually wear Paisley Pattern shirts but this one caught my eye as being a bit more tasteful. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: March 05, 2021, 08:52:25 PM »
That's very nice, Mike. I like what they're doing, maybe they're a bit on the predictable side, but who can blame them? They know well their market and stick to that. My main concern with them -as some other brands- is the inconsistency of the sizing, which render their sizing chart unreliable.

I reckon you'd be an XS in their sizing .  I think a lot of their stuff is made in the UK and that is why the sizing is like that . .we need the TKMaxx shoppes to reopen 😉🙃

In fact, I am an XS size, Simon, but I remember buying an XS AGC button-through polo that looked like a tent on me, while a rollneck jumper in the same size was perfect.
It sounds like you were unlucky there , Sydney . I have always ordered the same size (granted their sizing is er , interesting) from them and never had a problem . Last couple of items came from what they call their sample sale , and still the size was spot on . .

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Books and other printed media / Re: Richard Thompson
« on: March 05, 2021, 08:36:12 PM »
Maybe of interest for those of us lovers of ancient, arcane music. I plan to read it back to back with Iain Matthews recent memoirs for a contrasting perspective:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/richard-thompson-announces-first-ever-memoir-beeswing-out-2021-1082376/

Looks good. Have you read Ashley Hutchings and Judy Dybles books?

Amazon have started banning books so one might have to move quickly to get them . .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: March 05, 2021, 06:59:57 PM »
Bravo mi hermano, great bit of colour.  .

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