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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".    ;)

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.


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.

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

Mod fashion and style / "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:46:35 PM »

"Suits" wi' trackie bottoms fur the breeks.    :-[

PE gone mad........ :(

General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:39:09 PM »
Thanks for that , Laird . I think Paul looks a lot older than his years now , must be due to lifestyle I suppose. .

Ach he disnae look that bad.

Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:22:52 PM »
A textbook case on how to ruin a decent garment. This Benetton mac looks really fine (even the lenght), but they had to mess it up with that unnecessary, ugly chest zip pocket.

Ah'm no as anti-pockets as yirsel. but ah'm in agreement here.

That's the kinda pocket that should be confined tae parkas/anoraks.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:48:13 PM »

Ordered this jaiket fae TK Maxx.

Reminds me ay the kinda gear Magill wid wear in Man In A Suitcase.

Nice one Laird , if that is corduroy , l saw a similar one in the shop . Lovely jaicket

Aye it's corduroy.  Hopefully we get some Scottish weather so ah kin wear it.

Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:57:45 PM »

Ordered this jaiket fae TK Maxx.

Reminds me ay the kinda gear Magill wid wear in Man In A Suitcase.

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