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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:55:03 PM »
This Muji 3 button linen jacket looks like a reasonably priced choice for summer wear, a bit like Uniqlo's summer jackets of last seasons, but I'm cautious about sizing, as they don't have XS sizes. Has anyone tried this? Do they come snug or loose?


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:52:01 PM »
Freddie". Shiny/mohair suits.....all depends on the colour.

Of course, when I talk about shiny suits I'm referring to the cheap "tonic" numbers that exaggerate the shining effect, a good mohair/wool suit has got a subtle two tone look, not a dazzling shine.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:50:02 PM »
Thanks GS. Yes, a nice Breton has its place. Chinos, Breton and quality Dessies will be my go to for my trip to Italy in the summer  ;)

With that attire you can't fail. I love Italy (at least, the places I know, Rome and Florence), enjoy!!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:02:52 AM »
I'm with Mark here, a breton striped top can still be a stylish garment for a 50+ gent given the appropiate setting (think spring/summer, sunny days, a seashore town or near the sea, you get the picture... ) but for horses courses.

Shiny suits look a bit garish and "cheap" to me, even on younger chaps. I cannot help but to associate them with comedy mods.

If I were you, Mark, next time I'd fight my way to the clothes!

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:51:54 AM »
they go to my list, thanx.

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General music chat / Re: RSD 18 - Record Store Day 2018
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:50:29 AM »
This year, RSD brings two more installments of our beloved "Jazz Goes Mod" series:




I'm a big fan, don't get me wrong, but in the near future these will be issued again on CD with loads of extra tracks and that puts me off buying them.

Exactly my thoughts

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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:48:59 AM »
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.

I asked my son , who is 20 and a big fan of Caine and that movie . He reckoned I would look good in that jacket . .



So I have spoken to my suede tailor. . :P

Before you raise your spirits too much, mr. Bond, I'd like to remind you that a bespoke suede peacoat nowadays wouldn't be under the 2.000 pounds mark!!!! You better keep an eye on eBay, lol.

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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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