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Films / TV / Re: Seen any good films recently?
« Last post by The Laird of Enfield on Today at 03:09:48 PM »

Still strugglin' wi' a back problem so watchin' some fillums.

Finally caught Green Book.

A wee bit saccharine coated in it's approach, but well acted oan the whole.  Good soundtrack n' both the male leads sharply dressed in different ways.

Well worth a watch.

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General music chat / Re: Blue Note turns 80
« Last post by detroitmike on Today at 11:05:23 AM »
They screened the film over the weekend here as part of the annual "Concert of Colors". the current president of Blue Note, Don Was, introduced the film and did a Q and A. He also puts together an "all star" band as part of the concert. This year they did a 60th anniversary tribute to Motown with Dennis Coffey, Martha Reeves, the original members of the Velvettes... unfortunately they staged it in a 1100 seat theater and a few hundred of us were locked out!  :-\
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General music chat / Re: Blue Note turns 80
« Last post by greenstreet on July 19, 2019, 05:35:31 PM »
At last a confirmed date for the BluRay/DVD edition of Sophie Huber's documentary about the legendary jazz label: september.

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General music chat / Record Kicks Summer Sampler
« Last post by Robin_Wick on July 19, 2019, 02:46:05 PM »
As it says on the tin, really - excellent Milano house of funky soul Record Kicks release their summer sampler

https://recordkicks.bandcamp.com/album/record-kicks-summer-soul

Digital only, but some great stuff in there!

 8)
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on July 18, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »
https://www.walkersappeal.com/collections/riviera/products/big-sur-coral?variant=12303765536854

Like this polo GS,any experience of this company?

Actually not, Woody, discovered the website by chance, I just know that their clobber is made in Spain apparently. Those polos are possibly the nicest numbers in the shop.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by The Laird of Enfield on July 17, 2019, 08:52:37 PM »
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by pie and mash on July 17, 2019, 08:32:04 PM »
Like the polo ,not keen on the pocket ........ but what is going on with the chosen model !!??? and all that old fanny about Miller sitting in the porch ?
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by Woody 64 on July 17, 2019, 06:24:06 PM »
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on July 17, 2019, 03:20:58 PM »
A new spanish brand I hadn't heard of before. Little to do with mod really, but some nice jackets, shirts, trousers and especially knits with a retro vibe (BTW, their swimshorts are also interesting):

https://www.walkersappeal.com/



After a quick look, clothes look nice but the fit looks kind of boxy and oversized....wide leg, high wasted trousers and knit shirts that hang over the shoulder, no?

Fair point, Mike, it's a shame that current trends ruin some clobber that looks carefully designed in other respects. I just disagree with you in the high waisted trousers matter, hipsters era ended some time ago for me, now I like my strides medium-to-high waist, just low waisted jeans.
With the exception of my DNA trousers and Levis, everything else I wear is probably a medium height waist, I was more or less commenting on the wide waist band and wide leg of those trousers, which really look very "1940's" to me. Which from leafing thru "The Rake" seems to be a design trend in Europe now.
Plus the models look like they're "swimming" in them.
No fan of the uber-skinny, hyper tapered look myself, but that look is like the other extreme to me.
Maybe if they were a tad more tailored...?

Right on all accounts, Mike; as the old adage goes: Virtue is the happy medium between two extremes.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by detroitmike on July 17, 2019, 01:45:23 PM »
A new spanish brand I hadn't heard of before. Little to do with mod really, but some nice jackets, shirts, trousers and especially knits with a retro vibe (BTW, their swimshorts are also interesting):

https://www.walkersappeal.com/



After a quick look, clothes look nice but the fit looks kind of boxy and oversized....wide leg, high wasted trousers and knit shirts that hang over the shoulder, no?

Fair point, Mike, it's a shame that current trends ruin some clobber that looks carefully designed in other respects. I just disagree with you in the high waisted trousers matter, hipsters era ended some time ago for me, now I like my strides medium-to-high waist, just low waisted jeans.
With the exception of my DNA trousers and Levis, everything else I wear is probably a medium height waist, I was more or less commenting on the wide waist band and wide leg of those trousers, which really look very "1940's" to me. Which from leafing thru "The Rake" seems to be a design trend in Europe now.
Plus the models look like they're "swimming" in them.
No fan of the uber-skinny, hyper tapered look myself, but that look is like the other extreme to me.
Maybe if they were a tad more tailored...?
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