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Messages - Martin G

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General music chat / Re: Dave Davies
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:25:54 PM »
Sounds interesting mate. I dobbed in to the KINKS photo/memorabilia exhibit off of The Strand last week. Basically a promo for the 'VILLAGE GREEN' re-issue and a chance for the gallery to sell some photos of the band from that period in frames etc. However well worth a visit for those in London area.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:23:02 PM »
Cheers mate. These are the measurements of one I recently got on ETSY that was pretty much spot on for me:

Shoulders: 18"
Chest: 21.5"
Waist: 20.5"
Length, top of collar to bottom of jacket: 30.5"
Sleeve, from the shoulder seam: 23.5"

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Keith Moon x Ben Sherman
« on: October 09, 2018, 02:25:04 PM »
Fantastic story Simon. I'm not knocking The band at all. I bloody love 'em and have seen them countless times over the last 30 years. My Uncle was a fan as a teenager so I grew up with their stuff in the house including QUADROPHENIA and that amazing booklet that came attached to it. I think there were however a fair few bands of that era who Mods went to see simply because young kids went to the local dance halls and clubs as it was the pre record spinning era on the main. The Who, under Meaden's, guidance then saw a gap in the market and thought it an idea to give these potential hardcore Mod punters a figurehead group. Of course to some extent they succeeded particularly when Lambert and Stamp came on the scene.

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General music chat / Re: White Album
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:27:13 PM »
Without drifting off topic I'd agree for me RUBBER SOUL/REVOLVER are hard to separate in my affections for the Fabs.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Keith Moon x Ben Sherman
« on: October 09, 2018, 12:24:15 PM »
I think I'm with you guys. Not for me. At a push the check one is half OK if someone bought it for me as a gift and I didn't want to hurt their feelings. The thing is is that if the company sling a load of money at Moon's Estate they are never going to turn it down. Same as a few years back when I think Lambretta did a WHO endorsed/inspired range. The remaining band members always admit their actual connection to the Mod thing was tenuous and contrived but they do however embrace the fact that they will be forever entwined with it all as far as the general public are concerned. In honesty though I doubt anyone will have to wait long until TK MAXX are awash with these items if they are keen to buy them even as items of Who/Moon memorabilia.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« on: October 01, 2018, 12:18:56 PM »
I do like this style although I wouldn't myself but it is very Christopher Eccleston DR WHO so gets a thumbs up here. Good price I understand for this type of thing.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:56:08 PM »
That's lovely and exactly the sort of thing you'd be prepared to take a chance on even knowing the odds were againts you.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:53:23 PM »
I agree an on-line/ETSY/eBay purchase can often be a hit and miss affair. However I have been fortunate to have only ever had two duff buys, the jacket above being one of them. Never the fault of the seller as I recall in this case me being so in love with the jacket I went into the transaction thinking "It'll be fine" when I really knew it was going to be a bit big but just didn't want to let it go.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: September 29, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
I know well the jacket Hoffman wore mate. He wears some great clobber. I too have been after one myself. I have a vintage chocolate brown one but really want one that same sort of colour he had. I had this one a few years back but when it arrived was too big. Shifted it on but had my heart set on it. You've done alright though Ian.


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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:37:41 PM »
Good call Laird. I'm on that!

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