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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:11:53 PM »
Decent jacket Sydney even if it is Black Watch( yes also a "taboo") enjoy.  .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:18:08 PM »
When shetland wool jumpers were popular in the 7ts, oatmeal , the colour above  was the most popular colour.  I still see them in the M&S but rarely are the made in GB these days . The great thing about shetland is , in my experience, they don't seem to bobble.   .
This one, and  2 other's I bought from O'Connell's in Buffalo NY (Thanks Rod), 2 older RSAR, and one from Anderson & Sheppard are all tagged "Made in Scotland".
Actually I was surprised how easy it was to get real shetland..
By rights they should be made in Scotland,  like whisky has to be made in Scotland  , the stuff made in the USA is called "whiskey" and usually made in Kentucky. 
They also sell Shetland jumpers in ' Scottish " shops that generally sell Scottish tatt for tourists but hey tend to ones designed for tourists.  .which is why much of my knitwear l own is merino from an American company . .
We call Scottish Whiskey "Scotch", and KY Whiskey "Bourbon" to avoid any confusion. American made Whiskey, can't be labeled Scotch, and vice versa. Scotch has a "smokey", "peat" taste (and distilled from barley) while bourbon (made from corn) has a more "woody" flavor. Not sure what they do with Irish or Canadian  Whiskey, but it's all in the ingredients/aging process.
I have a some merino mostly from Smedley, (my Uniqlo merino tends snag easily, doesn't hold up very long) but this time of year I prefer a heavier knit like Shetland. The merino is for late spring, early fall gear.

The Canadians use Rye for their "whiskey " but it don't matter what they make it out of , the understanding being that they don't call it Whisky  as that by definition is Scotch and the only Whisky.

The situation seems to be that Shetland sheep are now bred in other countries.. which is possibly  a loophole for them. 

As far as being warm goes if l layer merino with a shirt l don't find any difference re Shetland.  Personally, l do find merino more comfortable on the skin and hence yes , ldeal for spring autumn or in a temperate zone like here , even summer .  .a rather balmy 8c at the moment.   🤩

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:09:11 PM »

I like the button through too , it's just not a colour that l would wear personnally.

Something to do with football, Simon?  ;)

For me the colour is the main attraction
Nah , nae fitba' angle this time as it looks nothing like a Morton tap but possibly a cycling angle as the Maillot Jaune must be earned and has a certain, reverence 😇.   .for me . .

There's also a cycling "taboo" then!  ;D
Yes  , l wouldn't wear red polka dots on a white jersey  either . .that would be sacrilege 🤪

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:28:17 PM »

I like the button through too , it's just not a colour that l would wear personnally.

Something to do with football, Simon?  ;)

For me the colour is the main attraction
Nah , nae fitba' angle this time as it looks nothing like a Morton tap but possibly a cycling angle as the Maillot Jaune must be earned and has a certain, reverence 😇.   .for me . .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 18, 2021, 04:35:26 PM »
I have a jacket like that which is a 3/2 roll and is half lined as l understand it , it was a decent fit from the get go and is darted and made by a company called Kaiser . I wore it a couple of times last year on one of my visits to England( back when we almost lived in a free country) and got complemented on it a couple of times . The thing l love about it is that , it is very versatile and easy to match other clothes to it . .

I like the button through too , it's just not a colour that l would wear personnally.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 18, 2021, 09:25:28 AM »
When shetland wool jumpers were popular in the 7ts, oatmeal , the colour above  was the most popular colour.  I still see them in the M&S but rarely are the made in GB these days . The great thing about shetland is , in my experience, they don't seem to bobble.   .
This one, and  2 other's I bought from O'Connell's in Buffalo NY (Thanks Rod), 2 older RSAR, and one from Anderson & Sheppard are all tagged "Made in Scotland".
Actually I was surprised how easy it was to get real shetland..
By rights they should be made in Scotland,  like whisky has to be made in Scotland  , the stuff made in the USA is called "whiskey" and usually made in Kentucky. 
They also sell Shetland jumpers in ' Scottish " shops that generally sell Scottish tatt for tourists but hey tend to ones designed for tourists.  .which is why much of my knitwear l own is merino from an American company . .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 17, 2021, 09:08:30 PM »
When shetland wool jumpers were popular in the 7ts, oatmeal , the colour above  was the most popular colour.  I still see them in the M&S but rarely are the made in GB these days . The great thing about shetland is , in my experience, they don't seem to bobble.   .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:58:51 PM »
Nice one hermano , it looks more iridescent in the main pic than the close up .  Tonik is one of these things that is difficult, even with your otherwise first class photographer , to get a gid photie o'. .

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General music chat / Re: Egg Box Essentials - January
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:52:17 PM »
Cheers Ian , good on you Buddie. .

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: February 15, 2021, 10:56:50 AM »


Good post , Sydney.
As l have probably mentioned to you l spent some time in ltaly in 2019, back in the days when we were free to travel . I  found a few good clothes shops but most impressive were the couple of bespoke shirt makers l found , which were not even in long forgotten back streets . The shirts were short runs , 100% Eygptian cotton and made in ltaly and were priced about the same as premium shirt in M&S but with all the features we like , good roll on the collars , locker loops , full box pleat and a great fit also . Well you know what they say , when in Rome. .
As for FP , l reckon l have already bought my last  item from them. .the likes of Cladius or JtG are far better VFM in my opinion. .

I could come to grips with a reasonable increasing in prices, Simon, but I don't like to feel I'm being ripped off, so I'm afraid my FP purchases have come to an end too for good, good luck with the rich and famous!

To be fair , l am not that sure they are even favoured by the rich and famous , famous Mods aside and much of the stuff they make aside from what we like tends to rather hideous .
They recently opened a shop in the city and l had a look in the window last November, no prices on anything and l didn't see anything that l wanted to buy . They are in the Merchant City so obviously they want to be up there with the top Italian makes but l cant see it working for them. .

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