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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:53:31 AM »
there are some styles in there that are a tad flamboyant for me to wear but that doesn't mean l don't appreciate them for their style.

Well put again, Simon, I concur: the whole 60s style has many things to savour, even the late peacock-ish phase. 70s on things went downhill for the most part

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:17:22 PM »
I agree Mendoza catering to a more mid-to-late-60s-inspired, younger crowd (guess Mike is a fan  ;)), but always offer some interesting garments in their site (especially knits and yes, strides). I quite like some, but wearing them is a different proposition.
If I were younger, I might have a look at some of that. I didn't see much I would wear today. The "Flares" are too flared for me (10"). Some of the long wool coats maybe, but no capes :o !
(Edit: Actually, just posted in the "Last Item You Bought" thread, the new suit I ordered)

Yep, Mike, even fans of the mid-60s look try to tone it down to an age-appropriate level, if they have common sense and a mirror at home, that is. I've seen in FB, though, a guy that nails the regency post-66 peacock look: ruffled shirts, velvet coats 'n' all. He looks still young-ish -Brian Jones hairdo included- but I'm sure he's over 40. Anyway he's got an awesome collection of vtg London trendy boutiques' clobber (Hung on You, Kitchener, Granny Takes a Trip...)

Being in the later half of my 40's , I can relate to this. There's plenty out there that I can admire, but can't pull off anymore. However, I am finding that as I get older I there are a few styles I am opening up to that I couldn't do when I am younger , so maybe all is not lost :)

In fact, that's the spirit, Brian.  8)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:16:35 PM »
Much more humble, my last purchase is oddly  ;D a made in Italy knit.

After an overdose of vertical stripes, I've decided to give a chance to other options. This one is gorgeous to the touch, with a stunning relief effect to the stripes that sadly doesn't quite show in the detail pic.




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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:10:20 PM »
Both VERY smart, Mike, but believe me, none of both would suit my tiny frame. If I ever buy a DB suit it's got to be bespoke with narrow-ish lapels and short boxy jacket. And my trousers always have a slight taper to them and narrow bottoms.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:07:00 PM »
I think one of the Mendoza coats is like the classic Weller one , worn at the end of his Jam days . I don't mind the capes , the only people l have seen wearing them this lifetime are nurses in my younger days and right up to present time l still see Kilties wearing them in inclement conditions.  As for the flares , l never even noticed them as l have my eye on the more conventional ones and in addition,  if my good friend the big yin fae Enfield found out I had Dan Dares in my wardrobe,  he would disavow me .
Overall , Mendoza represents that sort of late 6ts , even going into very early 7ts period when l was starting to get interested in clothes

Spot on, hermano (the Laird's reference included  ;D)

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« on: October 13, 2020, 06:05:48 PM »
I agree Mendoza catering to a more mid-to-late-60s-inspired, younger crowd (guess Mike is a fan  ;)), but always offer some interesting garments in their site (especially knits and yes, strides). I quite like some, but wearing them is a different proposition.
If I were younger, I might have a look at some of that. I didn't see much I would wear today. The "Flares" are too flared for me (10"). Some of the long wool coats maybe, but no capes :o !
(Edit: Actually, just posted in the "Last Item You Bought" thread, the new suit I ordered)

Yep, Mike, even fans of the mid-60s look try to tone it down to an age-appropriate level, if they have common sense and a mirror at home, that is. I've seen in FB, though, a guy that nails the regency post-66 peacock look: ruffled shirts, velvet coats 'n' all. He looks still young-ish -Brian Jones hairdo included- but I'm sure he's over 40. Anyway he's got an awesome collection of vtg London trendy boutiques' clobber (Hung on You, Kitchener, Granny Takes a Trip...)

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Ian tipped me off to this guy a couple of weeks back, and his album has been on fairly regular rotation since. As Ian alluded to, Popincourt wears his influences on his sleeve, and it is no bad thing. Not the strongest voice I've ever heard, but the soundscapes he creates more than make up for that. I've not heard any better new music this year (thought the new Stone Foundation is a contender), highly recommended.

Nick, I still have to get me the SF album, but judging from what I've heard it won't disappoint

Their strongest offering yet, Rafa, to these ears anyway

Wow, the last one was difficult to top, going to order it now. I heard the advance single and thought it was classic Stone Foundation, Weller backing vocals didn't do much for me though  ;D

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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« on: October 13, 2020, 05:56:00 PM »
Been on the forum 3 years and hardly posted so........
Listening to the Definitive Impressions, one of my fav soul groups. Real quality.

Welcome, Mo (to posting at least  ;)). Thanks for the heads-up, didn't know them

They're amazing. You will not be disappointed. Curtis Mayfield led the group.

https://youtu.be/rIOQ_YwgrIg

 Ooops, misunderstading here: Of course I know Chicago's pride and joy, Mo, they're one of my all-time fave soul bands too. I thought you were talking of a new band with a tribute name, not a compilation of them!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Ian tipped me off to this guy a couple of weeks back, and his album has been on fairly regular rotation since. As Ian alluded to, Popincourt wears his influences on his sleeve, and it is no bad thing. Not the strongest voice I've ever heard, but the soundscapes he creates more than make up for that. I've not heard any better new music this year (thought the new Stone Foundation is a contender), highly recommended.

Nick, I still have to get me the SF album, but judging from what I've heard it won't disappoint

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Fred Perry reissues
« on: October 12, 2020, 05:53:33 PM »
It is peculiar that the great dictators are always wee guys , Mussolini , Napoleon , Julius Caesar , Franco , Hitler.................Pilchard
.......Bond.........Greenstreet.....

I can't even rule my own place, Laird, let alone the world!  ;D ;D

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