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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:55:53 PM »
Nice looking shirts for sure but for me a bit steep price wise. As noted if you have a known shirt maker of your own you can be sure a cost of around £100 will get you something comparable. I don't myself but as nice as these and others are I can't justify to myself, or my other half, a 'One-er' on a shirt. I am happy with the £50 mark and do alright and have of course had bargains too with the usual suspects such as Brutus or Mikkel Rude but for me personally anything over £100 is something more substantial than a shirt. Maybe a jacket or coat type of thing. I know there is the old adage of buying expensive to ensure you don't see others wearing the same gear but if you mix and match you can still look individual whilst wearing even a high street sourced item but you have to use your loaf a bit. For example if I dob into TK MAXX and see a slew of £20 Brutus Trim Fits I will generally dive in. However I won't be wearing one to a scooter run or night out. OK for a drink in the local pub or everyday is fine though especially if you are 'the only Mod in the village' . That's not a knock on the quality or anything simply so that you don't bump into a ton of other blokes wearing the same thing. Especially in a confined area it is embarrassing. On the last Modcast River Boat I was ecstatic not to have worn a Trim Fit as there were maybe half a dozen blokes all sporting them. All looking good too but a bit red faced as they passed each other and on a boat that happened a lot over the course of 6 hours!

Many interesting points in your post, Martin. I see the price thresholds, about which Rod theorized not long ago, work for most of us. I have mine too, and besides I always keep an eye on the sales. If you are patient enough you get quality ítems at a fraction of the price. I'm "lucky" enough that not being active in the scene I don't cross paths often with other mods, so no risk of being seen in the same outfit.

Anyway I try to avoid commonplace mod brands, frankly, they bore me; if you search enough there are lots of brands selling clobber that ticks all the right boxes for us, and you're pretty sure to be the only one wearing a certain ítem. I like "e-hunting".

That said, if I fancy one thing from a high street brand, I'll buy it, no matter how many mods will be wearing it too (for instance, Uniqlo). And I won't doubt giving a heads up here in case I discover some nice clothing, I'm done for good with that competitive ethos, I'd rather be helpful to like-minded people.

Re. bespoke shirts, last time I went to my tailor, you could get one for less than 100 €. So that's my threshold for a shirt.

 

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:30:07 PM »
A pair of fabolous Liberty Rose (www.libertyrose.it ) red check tartan trousers at the local outlet: Original retail price 155 euro, I bought them for 65 euro. Slim fit with crease, half lined, belt loops, two front slanted pockets, two back buttoned flap pockets, 80% heavy cotton 20% viscose, just one size... MINE!  8)

You don't see many proper check trousers in the shops here in Italy, so I was very lucky

You don't see 'em anywhere (I mean quality ones, maybe excepting JtG)! That's why nice looking POW trousers have to be usually bespoke. Anyway, they're not shown in the site of the brand, and what's shown leaves me cold, tbh.

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Mod in the media / Re: Back to the 60s cafe.
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:19:01 PM »
Hink this could be in Colchester, but ah'm no certain.

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/16043446.back-to-the-60s-cafe-opens-tomorrow-and-heres-what-it-looks-like/?ref=mr&lp=2



The place looks like an 80s burgers' joint, but the wall-size pic of the Who is stunning.


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Upcoming mod events / Re: Flamingo Mod 2018, Turin (ITA)
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:15:17 PM »
The weather is forecast to be wet and cold... We'll be there properly wrapped up!  8)

Sorry to hear that, hope everything will turn out fine.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:27:37 AM »
Before things get out of hand (again), we better get back to the track... It looks a new UK shirtmaker that caters to modernists/suedeheads and the like has opened webshop. They make the shirts in London, apparently, using italian fabrics and in very limited runs. That, of course, means according prices (from 95 to 150 pounds).

Their staple is of course the classic BD, with all the mandatory details and nice 4 fingers' collars. They've got popovers too.

https://www.gregoryfarmer.co.uk/copy-of-home

Oh, and they seem to have a connection with Brutus.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 22, 2018, 07:12:07 PM »
Well, you could try the XS in navy, burgundy or black, but tbh I find that size comes a bit snug (tho' it's not a "muscle fit", lol). In fact, I have a white XS Uqlo wool rollneck and while I find it useful as a baselayer under BD shirts, popovers or cardies, for the green one I've gone up to an S size.

As most of the high street brands, Uniqlo sizing is a bit uneven. Almost all items by them I own are XS sized (the summer jacket is even XXS!), but in this case I'm sure an S will fit better. Anyway, they offer a detailed measurements chart for every product that's pretty helpful.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:26:48 AM »
I know some gents here rate high the waterproof french cagoules. This new Saint James' one doesn't look half bad, if a bit pricey (it's a cotton/linen mix), 225 €.



On another issue, I know this should go in the "Bargains" thread, but I'll break just once the rule: the Uniqlo's merino wool rollnecks are selling right now for just 10 €, with 5 or 6 colourways on display. Mind you, few sizes left. I've rounded my collection with a beautiful dark green one.

Not quite those prices in Reino Unido. .

You're right, I'm a bit puzzled by these differences (not just in price, but in the stock that is reduced too). Maybe Uniqlo UK are enacting their own take on Brexit. Anyway, the merino rollnecks sell with discount in GB too, only less (15 sterling), still a good buy, IMO.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:26:41 PM »
I know some gents here rate high the waterproof french cagoules. This new Saint James' one doesn't look half bad, if a bit pricey (it's a cotton/linen mix), 225 €.



On another issue, I know this should go in the "Bargains" thread, but I'll break just once the rule: the Uniqlo's merino wool rollnecks are selling right now for just 10 €, with 5 or 6 colourways on display. Mind you, few sizes left. I've rounded my collection with a beautiful dark green one.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:19:58 PM »
GS I will try and get a shot of me wearing said Grandad cardie! Smart Weston were a London company of the early 60s. Featured a few times in MOD A NEW RELIGION in ads as well as some of the famous Motown Tour with some of the bands standing outside one of the stores. I have the blue Gus and maybe will snap up the largely fawn one too. Interesting link and image here

https://flashbak.com/dickie-henderson-sad-story-dixie-ross-sisters-390121/entertainment-royal-variety-performance-beatles-fans-prince-of-wales-theatre-london/

Martin, that's a great image, I guess going into one of those stores now with money to spend would be like a dream come true for most of us; Odd really if you think about it, as possibly the most sussed modernists of the period would have dismissed them as too common!

Don't forget your pic with the pipe-storage cardie, lol.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:13:37 PM »

I must admit I do like that Snr Sydney, particularly those stripes - resident fusspot status , notwithstanding. .
Of course ,45e is nearly £45 in real money but still a decent price . So where did you fetch it hombre. .

Here's the link once more, hermano. As I said to the Laird, just one S size left, it'd be perfect for you. But a wee more expensive, 53 as opposed to the 45 € I paid for it (thanks to a discount code).

https://www.yoox.com/es/39578741GX/item#dept=men&cod10=39578741GX&sizeId=3&sizeName=46


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