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Mod fashion and style / Re: American 3 roll 2 jaikets
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:20:52 PM »
Found this explanation which seems plausible at the time but doesnae really explain why they continued makin' the jaikets this way.


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Mod fashion and style / American 3 roll 2 jaikets
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:06:29 PM »

Perusin' the J Press website after followin' a link they emailed me - most ay thir suits seem tae be three button efforts but wi' this "roll" oan the top buttonhole.

Never really understood the reasons fur this style feature nor why it seems tae be so popular across the pond.


Embdy like it and/or prepared tae argue the case in it's favour?  Has always seemed pointless tae me.





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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:47:32 PM »
This purchase is likely to appeal just the more Ivy League inclined amongst us, but horses for courses... Wouldn't have pulled the trigger at full price, but Abercrombie & Fitch (yes, them again!) has got all these crazy cumulative discounts and I've ended paying less than half price for the trousers (about 50 down from 114).






Nice library set up ye huv gaun oan in the background there.  That a portrait ay yirsel' as a young mod hangin' oan the wall?



That's my son, Laird, he's 14 now but don't get the mod thing at all. Unfortunately, for his generation it's reggaeton and trap all the way, with the bloody cellular phones an extension of themselves.  >:(

Ady, that's the SMALL shelf at home, storing mainly my wife's books, the hi-fi system and lots of CDs; you should see the one in my study, a made-to-order, almost wall-to-wall shelf for vinyl, CDs and books that became too small a month after we began living in the flat!


Need tae urgently address ma storage issues at hame.

Ma hoose is turnin' intae Steptoes Yard.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Connection knits & clothing
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:31:29 PM »
In a word "Fascisti" !

I ended up donating his admission fee for Modesty to UAF!


Remember when Di Canio's autobiography came oot n' he lost his hero status at Celtic fur the same reason.

Ah'm glad ma tits ur too big tae squeeze intae his jumpers noo.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:20:24 PM »
This purchase is likely to appeal just the more Ivy League inclined amongst us, but horses for courses... Wouldn't have pulled the trigger at full price, but Abercrombie & Fitch (yes, them again!) has got all these crazy cumulative discounts and I've ended paying less than half price for the trousers (about 50 down from 114).




Nice library set up ye huv gaun oan in the background there.  That a portrait ay yirsel' as a young mod hangin' oan the wall?


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Connection knits & clothing
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:51:07 PM »

Great minds think alike... That's my favourite Connection top too, it's sold out if I'm not mistaken, but it can be backordered. Anyway, I agree that price's too high.

It's funny, but a lot of the mod kids of my youth were tiny guys too, the big gentleman was the exception, not the rule. Greasers were huge instead  :-\

Re, the Adaptor top, I bought it in mustard, but even the XS size was too large. :(


Sounds like ye need tae get a pair ay them "mascot shades".    ;)


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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:55:53 PM »

Fur me Weller's main achievement wis in raisin' the whole notion ay "Mod" again at a time when it had been forgotten aboot.

Ah came at it by likin' The Jam amongst the other "punk" bands when they first came tae prominence.  The All Mod Cons album along wi' a certain nostalgia fur telly shows ay ma youth (same programmes as Martin G ah suspect) led me tae start rakin' in ma Da's wardrobe or lookin' in charity shops tae get that "mod" look.  Ah only really knew The Who fae the Tommy film at that time, but had always like The Kinks n' a few other 60s band so ah went backwards tae discover the early Who, Small Faces, etc.  Also loved the Two Tone bands n' began buyin' cheap compilations ay 60s soul.  At the same time ah wis lookin' forward n'aw - listenin' tae Gang of Four, Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes n' many other bands.  Aw ay it wis excitin' music tae ma young ears.

Musically ah loved everyhing The Jam done.  Weller's career thereafter has had mixed appeal tae me.  Style Council n' his solo recordings huv both had highs n' lows, so basically ah've learned tae pick n' choose whit ah listen tae fae both outputs.

Sartorially ah hink he looked at his best in the very early Style Council days before he grew the floppy fringe.

Still find him interestin' in a recordin' sense tho' a bit hit or miss at the same time.  (Nae real interest in the new album, even tho' havin' gone thru the same experience ay losin' parents ah kin understand why he has gone aw "reflective").

Last time ah saw him in live performance ah found it a faintly dreary experience, so ah'd be unlikely tae go see him again unless coaxed intae it by a future partner.  (Telt yese it wis unlikely).

Ah'd still be willin' tae look forwards musically if ah felt thir wis a scene or bands worth followin'.  Sadly ah find masel' takin' an instant dislike tae many ay the scruffy, beardy, whiny bands periodically touted as the "next big thing" while black dance music seems tae huv mutated intae grime/drill tuneless monotony.




 

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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:41:10 PM »
My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I'm in charge of the world anyone caught wearing a t-shirt and a jacket will find themselves on the first train to the salt mines.

In case you're worried about the prospect of me being in charge I'll be bringing in hot pants Tuesday as my second policy so it's not all bad.


Ah'd look terrible in hot pants mate.  Like Bernard Breslaw in drag.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:36:48 PM »
So are Suitsupply the offenders? What a faux pas, I don't think it'll be a success for this kind of company, but who knows? Maybe there are lots of people eager to attend a business meeting in trackpants and t-shirt. What'll be next, slippers?


Photies ah posted ur fae a Moss Bros pop up ad advertisin' thir new AW 2018 campaign.


Kin only be a matter ay time before Sports Direct launch thir Bridal Shop.    ;D



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