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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
Agree GS. That's why I wouldn't buy one item, and due to their rather regular sales, nothing at full price....

In fact, Armor Lux is a bit pricey to pay full price, methink. I remember trying one of their "cabans" (french for pea coat, really) some months ago in their homeland, France (not Britanny exactly, but not far either), and it fitted me well, but it was the wrong side of 300 €! By way of consolation, their main competitors, Saint James, are even more expensive and never -or oddly- do sales. 

It has to be stated that both brands manufacture about half of their clothes in France, using mostly natural fibres, which goes to explain the prices.

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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« on: April 19, 2018, 03:28:57 PM »
He was actually 35 when he made that but sadly that is still maybe 15/20 years younger than most of us.

35 is a man's prime, Martin! Anyway, I reckon you've got to be in good shape and be of a certain height to look good in a light coloured peacoat. Nothing against the coat itself, in fact it's stunning.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:27:16 AM »
Agree GS, there are bargains, and not just end of season stuff. I bought a couple of s/s Bretons in readiness for summer. Shipping to me here in Essex was 15 euros for three items. Not over the top but could have been a bit cheaper I agree. Worth a look Simon all the same

I guess the shipping costs are decent when you buy more tan 2 ítems, but you'll have to admit, Mark, that 15 € is a bit steep if you're acquiring just one number.

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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
Very interesting. While some of the garments are unmistakably late 60 (I couldn't get away with a suede sand p-coat!), most suits are kosher mod fare.

This one. .

. .I know I couldn't get away with this one. .


... but it looks good on a young Michael Caine.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:17:45 PM »
Armor Lux have announced their Spring sale today. Ends 30 April. Some big discounts and I have partaken this morning  ;)

Good shout, Mark, tho' Armor Lux always seem to be offering discounts ("braderies") of one kind or another. Maybe we should warn about their NO SALES phase, lol.

I have never been inspired to buy from them , I think I have been spoiled by TKMaxx. . bugger.  :D

You should take a look anyway, Simon, there are some heavily discounted classic breton tops, and they're quality. The downside is their shipping fees, a bit over the top if I recall correctly.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 18, 2018, 12:30:16 PM »
Armor Lux have announced their Spring sale today. Ends 30 April. Some big discounts and I have partaken this morning  ;)

Good shout, Mark, tho' Armor Lux always seem to be offering discounts ("braderies") of one kind or another. Maybe we should warn about their NO SALES phase, lol.

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Books and other printed media / Re: 60s America as seen by an Italian
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:08:21 PM »
For those who live or happen to be in London this week, an exhibition concerning the book is going to open from thursday 19th:

http://www.davidhillgallery.net/

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Uniqlo JW Anderson
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:20:17 PM »
Mike, I agree, the last collection was better; the jackets, for instance, looked quite nice.

Martin, I've got a Harrington made of real indian (ie bleeding) madras and I have to admit I don't wear it often, it's strictly a spring/summer jacket and you only can match it with very casual clobber in muted colours. I like the look of that Uqlo bomber, tho'.

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Mod fashion and style / Uniqlo JW Anderson
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:56:09 AM »
For being a collection that takes inspiration supposedly from Brighton of all places, the last collaboration between Uniqlo and JW Anderson is downright disappointing, IMO. In fact, to me only the "madras" bomber pass the test. But better judge yourselves:

https://www.uniqlo.com/jwanderson18ss/es/es/men/

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Websites and Links / jazzmen & clothes
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:46:48 AM »
Here's the link to an amusing -and tbh very lightweight- CQ article on surviving jazz legends modelling not only sponsored outfits but in some cases their own. Some interesting quotes, tho':

https://www.gq.com/story/living-legends-of-jazz

 

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