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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:24:38 PM »
I have 3 Seersucker jackets, but never had interest in the trousers. I guess wearing the trousers alone wouldn't be a bad look for some,  but wearing a entire suit looks too "Gatsby" to me...

Mod fashion and style / Re: MOSCOT shades...
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:01:59 AM »
I just saw these on the Moscot site. Pricey.

BTW just received an email fro TONIC that they're having a Moscot Trunk show in a week... may be some discount?

They’ve just about nailed that look that we discussed earlier eh? (Lennon in the park). But the price - ouch!
I took a look at the website. I see they have a model called ‘Lemtosh’ that looks very similar to the elusive Cary Grant frames from NXNW.
I was in Barney’s in New York last week and they actually have a model by Kirk named ‘Cary Grant’ which they’ve got permission to use from the CG estate.

Also it appears that Ray Ban have reintroduced their Olympian which is a slightly rounder more curved version of those Moscots at half the price in case anyone is interested.

I have a pair of those Olympian, Rod, and I picked up a pair of Moscot's "Izzy" last year which I like better, but they apprantly dropped that one in favor of this new pricier model... this is my new Ray bans for this year:

Mod fashion and style / Re: MOSCOT shades...
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:55:59 AM »
I just saw these on the Moscot site. Pricey.

BTW just received an email fro TONIC that they're having a Moscot Trunk show in a week... may be some discount?

Mod fashion and style / Re: anti-black
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:29:22 AM »
Brooks Brothers consider black clothing only suitable as "formal" wear, and carry very little of it in the men's line also...

Yes, GS I've been there maybe 7 times over the years. Staying in the Village this time, too.
I need to jot your list down, because when I get there, I get too overwhelmed, and don't know which way to turn ;D!
 We did go to Harlem time before last, saw the Apollo but couldn't get inside...saw a set at the Village Vanguard though.

Banter / Trip to NYC this Wednesday, any places I should check out?
« on: May 13, 2019, 11:26:48 PM »
Heading to New York again fro a long weekend, anyone have any suggestions of places to hit?

Websites and Links / Re: DNA
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:13:23 PM »
I saw the new site the other day when I checked in, looks 8), now all I need from C is to post some more Bruno's in my size ;) !

Mod fashion and style / Re: Pretty Green in administration
« on: April 03, 2019, 05:44:50 PM »
I think everyone has a fair point here. Always good to have a choice and everyone likes different clobber.
Can't believe LG was very motivated in becoming a designer, more brand awareness stuff and you need to keep up with the whole world nowadays to make that work.
With PW and the crowd funding to keep RSAR afloat I find that disappointing. Looks like he wasn't confident enough to invest his own money in his own brand. Loosing everyone else money seemed a safer bet.  :o :o

Seem tae remember when ah read the Paolo Hewitt book oan Weller thir wis a few hints that he wis stingy wi' his ain dosh.  Good few years since ah read it, but pretty sure it said that the laddie he had runnin' his Riot Stories publishin' venture ended up in desperate straits cos he didnae get paid.
I don't think Weller has spoken to Paolo since  . .
...since he wrote that book about him that apparently p*ssed him off...

Mod fashion and style / Re: Pretty Green in administration
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:00:40 PM »

I'll put it this way: imagine you're given the chance to go back to, say, 1965's London and grab just one item of clobber from any of the Soho's or King Road's boutiques (feel free to add John Simons's Richmond Shop; sorry, Mike). Bespoke is not allowed, because it would take longer and we could alter the space-time continuum and f***k the planet  ;D.

I'm sure every one of us would come back with a different piece: maybe Martin or me would choose a bleeding madras USA jacket or a Roberto Carlo top, but someone else (Mike?) would bring back maybe a 3/4 length leather coat or a pointy collar silk shirt, and the next guy a London Fog mac or whatever. I mean, after going through the learning curve, we know what we like and, thanks mods' god, it doesn't have to ape others' tastes.

Yeah, GS. I confess when you ask me this today, I'd probably headed right to "Granny Takes a Trip" ;)!

Oh, and another data point, J Crew used to do all their Ludlows in 2 and 3 buttons but stopped the 3s several years ago. I’ve been lucky and got a few of their suits and jackets in 3B as NOS off eBay but they’re getting harder to come by now. I had a charcoal Ludlow suit that the cleaners recently lost - I wasn’t too bothered as it’s maybe my least favourite suit and used only for work. I’m fighting with them now to pay the full replacement value.

The ADAM suits are a little "waisted", but they really exaggerate that on the site, I think they must pin the jackets back for display purposes. As far as JCrew goes, if you want a real "trad" Mod suit, 3 button or not, they don't offer the same details that ADAM (or JTG) offer...

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