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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:33:46 PM »

What are "orange wife-beaters'?

Also known as "vests":



Ah , a simmit. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:06:05 PM »
I'm not so careful, gents. If it's hand-wash what's prescribed I'll do just that with an appropriate soap (or machine in wool cycle if there are enough wool garments to fill the machine), but delicate or not, ironing is the same for all (I iron most of the clobber at home, maybe that's why I try to keep it simple). The trick for me is rotating evenly the clothes I wear, so tops don't get abused.

Sounds like a sensible approach to me . I dunno about buying handwash only items , l think l would skip buying such an item,  l simply don't have the time for that palaver.
As far as liquid detergents go , most of them (yup even the baby ones) contain a harsh product called sodium laureth sulphate.  I did try a Canadian wool liquid soap but at 11 per litre l went back to snowflakes but don't put too much in the drum or you get lather everywhere  8)

Sodium laureth Sulphate, is in most products but unless you have a skin condition, your be fine, if not wear gloves 🧤

It is garage floor cleaner( google it) , gets in most supermarket soap products , it is as cheap as chips and it can cut through your skin . Hence l have not put it on my skin for decades . .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:25:38 PM »
I'm not so careful, gents. If it's hand-wash what's prescribed I'll do just that with an appropriate soap (or machine in wool cycle if there are enough wool garments to fill the machine), but delicate or not, ironing is the same for all (I iron most of the clobber at home, maybe that's why I try to keep it simple). The trick for me is rotating evenly the clothes I wear, so tops don't get abused.

Sounds like a sensible approach to me . I dunno about buying handwash only items , l think l would skip buying such an item,  l simply don't have the time for that palaver.
As far as liquid detergents go , most of them (yup even the baby ones) contain a harsh product called sodium laureth sulphate.  I did try a Canadian wool liquid soap but at 11 per litre l went back to snowflakes but don't put too much in the drum or you get lather everywhere  8)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »
Was Mod ever `forward thinking`, what does that even mean ?

Regarding Miles Davis losing his mojo as he aged. I`ve always been slightly fascinated by the sharp dressers of the 50s/60s and how they ended up sartorially, Davis, McCartney, Marriott, Bolan, Elvis etc. I think its just a matter of time before Weller comes out on stage with his hair in a ponytail

Are you sure he hasn't done that yet, Matt? I reckon it'd match quite well some of his last years' looks  ;D:



Nothing wrong with evolving with the times. I guess being clothes-obsessed ourselves, we get somewhat disappointed with the sartorial (and musical) evolution of some of our icons but they just changed with the tide, it's only human.

Weller however should know better, as he rebelled against a sartorially cul-de-sac era when he was young, so being more clothes-conscious than most he could have easily avoided some faux pas he's done. I know he tries now and then to disassociate himself of the most tribal aspects of mod and show he's his own man, a grown-up individualist, but that doesn't necessarily takes sporting a ridiculous hairdo or orange wife-beaters.
What are "orange wife-beaters'?

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 30, 2020, 11:16:10 AM »
His picture's don't, if anyone uploads pictures of miles what era do they go for ? 🤔 At the end of the day, he will always be thought of in his stylish younger years look, the 70's was a mess for most artists.
You can buy his entire catalogue the Italian firm released virtually all his main albums, Discogs is probably the best place for Blue Note.
The Quintet recordings on Prestige are definitely worth owning too...

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:05:39 AM »
His picture's don't, if anyone uploads pictures of miles what era do they go for ? 🤔 At the end of the day, he will always be thought of in his stylish younger years look, the 70's was a mess for most artists.
You can buy his entire catalogue the Italian firm released virtually all his main albums, Discogs is probably the best place for Blue Note.
The Quintet recordings on Prestige are definitely worth owning too...
Indeed Mike , and whilst Miles is not my favourite artist he is undeniably good and first rate at what he does

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:53:37 AM »
Me neither. Quality always top class.

I had a merrino l/s polo that a couple of tears appeared on after a couple of washes . Now , l am not 100% certain that the washing machine didn't do it but the item came from one of those online clearance sites , so l have bought Smedley items since but l wouldn't buy from one of those sites anymore as they seem to be selling seconds , in many cases. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:40:58 AM »
Very true, the coke destroyed his mind I remember seeing him with Roy Castle on TV, Roy couldn't get a sentence out of him, he was done. But a big inspiration for you, until you meet your heroes then the dream dies.


Tae be honest ah widnae huv wanted tae talk tae Roy Castle either.  Or his pals the creepy McWhirter twins.

You are right about the twins , there was no humour about either of them and Roy perhaps , should have kept to what he did best and just played his own trumpet

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Miles Davis Satorial Review
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:47:22 PM »
Like a lot of celebrities/music stars , Miles Davis did experience some problems in his life , just like many of us , however he did manage to go on and become a legend in his own lifetime , which unfortunately most of us wont do . The guy possibly did make some style faux-pas at times but he still was an enduring talent for many a year . .
Miles performing in 1971. .

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