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General music chat / Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
« Last post by Ady C on April 19, 2018, 06:49:02 PM »
Bought the Tara Milton Serpentine Waltz album which is growing on me.  On the back of that I picked up a copy of Five Thirty - Bed.  I vaguely remembered them from the very early 90s (very nu-Mod) and would have heard the odd song (but in indie clubs and not at the Mod do's I would've been at) and...it's astonishing! How they weren't massive I do not know.  I expect there were budding musicians at the time making notes, forming bands, and using 5.30 as a blueprint and then raking it in when A & R men were signing anyone who looked the part (step forward, Menswear) but few of those Britpop bands that followed can hold a candle to this lot, many of whom, on reflection, suffered from difficult-second-single syndrome.  It really has exceeded my expectations and is the best fiver I've spent this week.  Fabulous songs, arrangements, and playing.  Doff of cap to Monkey's blog for putting me onto this.
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General music chat / Re: RSD 18 - Record Store Day 2018
« Last post by Ady C on April 19, 2018, 05:52:39 PM »
This year, RSD brings two more installments of our beloved "Jazz Goes Mod" series:




I'm a big fan, don't get me wrong, but in the near future these will be issued again on CD with loads of extra tracks and that puts me off buying them.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by Essexmark on April 19, 2018, 04:36:36 PM »
I'm far removed from a younger Mod, Simon, being just the wrong side of 50. However I still think a classic Breton T or Knit works. I definitely don't do shiny suits...Talking about St James, their factory is just down the road from a small house we have in France. They do sometimes have a factory outlet sale for the locals. We tried it but it was a real bun fight...gave up in the end ;)
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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Last post by Simon Bond on April 19, 2018, 04:14:29 PM »
He was actually 35 when he made that but sadly that is still maybe 15/20 years younger than most of us.

35 is a man's prime, Martin! Anyway, I reckon you've got to be in good shape and be of a certain height to look good in a light coloured peacoat. Nothing against the coat itself, in fact it's stunning.

I asked my son , who is 20 and a big fan of Caine and that movie . He reckoned I would look good in that jacket . .



So I have spoken to my suede tailor. . :P
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by Simon Bond on April 19, 2018, 04:12:19 PM »
Armor Lux have announced their Spring sale today. Ends 30 April. Some big discounts and I have partaken this morning  ;)

Good shout, Mark, tho' Armor Lux always seem to be offering discounts ("braderies") of one kind or another. Maybe we should warn about their NO SALES phase, lol.

I have never been inspired to buy from them , I think I have been spoiled by TKMaxx. . bugger.  :D

You should take a look anyway, Simon, there are some heavily discounted classic breton tops, and they're quality. The downside is their shipping fees, a bit over the top if I recall correctly.

Yes mi hermano , I did have a look , however they didn't have anything I fancied . I don't own any Breton tops I consider them the to be the clothes of the younger Mod , similar to the shiny suit. Also , I don't wear the horizontal stripes they seem to favour , must be a French thing . I only do vertical stripes. .


. .also the spell checker on here seems to favour the American spellings . Are we in the U.S. ?
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by greenstreet on April 19, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
Agree GS. That's why I wouldn't buy one item, and due to their rather regular sales, nothing at full price....

In fact, Armor Lux is a bit pricey to pay full price, methink. I remember trying one of their "cabans" (french for pea coat, really) some months ago in their homeland, France (not Britanny exactly, but not far either), and it fitted me well, but it was the wrong side of 300 €! By way of consolation, their main competitors, Saint James, are even more expensive and never -or oddly- do sales. 

It has to be stated that both brands manufacture about half of their clothes in France, using mostly natural fibres, which goes to explain the prices.
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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Last post by greenstreet on April 19, 2018, 03:28:57 PM »
He was actually 35 when he made that but sadly that is still maybe 15/20 years younger than most of us.

35 is a man's prime, Martin! Anyway, I reckon you've got to be in good shape and be of a certain height to look good in a light coloured peacoat. Nothing against the coat itself, in fact it's stunning.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by Essexmark on April 19, 2018, 02:16:52 PM »
Agree GS. That's why I wouldn't buy one item, and due to their rather regular sales, nothing at full price....
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Websites and Links / Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Last post by Martin G on April 19, 2018, 12:18:33 PM »
He was actually 35 when he made that but sadly that is still maybe 15/20 years younger than most of us.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by greenstreet on April 19, 2018, 09:27:16 AM »
Agree GS, there are bargains, and not just end of season stuff. I bought a couple of s/s Bretons in readiness for summer. Shipping to me here in Essex was 15 euros for three items. Not over the top but could have been a bit cheaper I agree. Worth a look Simon all the same

I guess the shipping costs are decent when you buy more tan 2 ítems, but you'll have to admit, Mark, that 15 € is a bit steep if you're acquiring just one number.
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