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Mod fashion and style / Re: Italian knits
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:54:46 PM »
I can’t stand Brunello Ciccinelli for the absolutely ridiculous prices. Anybody who buys his stuff is just enabling this off the charts gouging.

This luxury market has been discused here before. I guess brands like BC have their niche market (like Prada, Valentino, Tom Ford, Helmut Lang...), guys that wear those garments just because they can afford it, mostly as a pure symbol of status. People that usually replaces taste with money. Some of those companies make clownish ill-fitting garments on purpose (hey, we're avant-garde!), others make hit-or-miss stuff, with NOTHING in the design or fabrics departments that justifies the astronomical prices. If I had the money to afford those brands, I'd go bespoke for everything.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Italian knits
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:54:56 AM »
Another made in Italy cashmere beauty (Brunello Cuccinelli), but this time the price is even offensive: 2.100 €!!!!


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Mod fashion and style / Re: anti-black
« on: May 21, 2019, 03:57:57 PM »
I'm with you all the way when its black ties. Only the Blues brothers could carry that look without being straight up coffin carriers.

However, some colours go better with black I think. pinks, reds, greens and purples. A pair of black pinstripe trousers is one of my favourite pairs to wear for just that reason. I've been wary of being anti any colour for a while now since it shuts off certain pallets and combo's. Often its other peoples rules or tastes instead of us being open minded. Like the never blue with black rule. Break free brothers and sisters, you have nothing to lose but your chains!

You certainly have a point, Leon. However, as years pass, I wear less and less black garments, but it has more to do with personal taste than with sartorial rules or colour matching issues. Maybe black doesn't sit well with our mediterranean sunlight. Anyway, though I'd never ever buy a black suit, I'm not averse to things like black jeans, black shoes (in fact, even a basic man's wardrobe has to store at least a couple of pairs in various degrees of formality), black socks or black jumpers (preferably short sleeve and with white piping detail or stripe). 

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Mod fashion and style / anti-black
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:28:19 AM »
Interesting bit of trivia about Ivy League clothing's legendary purveyors JPress aversion against black garments. It's written by a Press family member that learned the trade during Ivy League's Golden Age and actually occupies a management position in the firm:

https://jpressonline.com/blogs/news/the-forbidden-color-of-trad?utm_campaign=TTN%3A%20Navy%20is%20the%20New%20Trad%20%28JTsqNy%29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ6ZXN0YXNAdGVsZWZvbmljYS5uZXQiLCAia2xfY29tcGFueV9pZCI6ICJNaGZiMzQifQ%3D%3D

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: May 20, 2019, 07:03:10 PM »
If you’re a little’un...

100% cotton

...just change the buttons and pick the label off  ;)

https://www.prettygreen.com/products/mens-contrast-panel-knitted-shirt-2279/?color=navy&size=xs


One of the nicest-looking cardies they've ever made.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: May 20, 2019, 07:02:05 PM »
A few pics from a recent weekend away.
Buzz USN repro shirt with 60's Green jacket.
Fat stripe Levis T with Dickies slim fit trousers (liking these a lot).
Orlabar Brown waffle polo (sale purchase last year) worn with Beige sta prest.
New shades for a tenner.







For me the stars of the show are the OB polo -it suits you perfectly, Adam, and it's a refreshing detour from the usual "mod" knitwear- and the striped t-shirt, fitted and with a proper high collar as a bonus (although I prefer no pockets in my t-shirts, nor logos and always wear them untucked). Maybe those Dickies also need some hemming? 

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Mod fashion and style / Re: American in London (1956)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:33:07 AM »
Great bit of trivia, Brian, thanks for sharing, your dad must have been a sharp dresser (attention to detail you've inherited, no doubt). Shirts' size pretty close to mine too (14,4"-15" collars)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Brutus
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:05:05 PM »
Sad to hear that. Got a couple of their shirts, and I really like their collars and fit (not the poly/cotton mix though). And in the last batch they made they had some nice stripe patterns, cool traditional skinhead style.

But in Barna you still have Britac, don't you? Not sure if their shirts are 100% cotton, tho'.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: May 19, 2019, 06:00:20 PM »
Not sure about terry towelling garments, they always remind me of a statement Hardy Amies did in his essential ABC of men's fashion, something along these lines: towelling fabric should be used only in towels.

Ah , maybe Aimes was recalling white , terry socks. .😄

I could be wrong, but I think he was encompassing the whole masculine wardrobe. Maybe excepting bathrobes & slippers, lol.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:56:43 PM »
Terrific combo, C. I noticed the jacket's sleeves were the right length by looking at your left arm. Just hem those slacks, gent!  ;). Oh, and add a burgundy/navy knitted tie to the ensemble one of these days, I love plain knitted ties with madras.

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