Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
21
Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« Last post by Mutley on January 21, 2018, 09:25:37 PM »
They suit you fine anyway, even Mónica thinks so!

Thanks GS - pass on my regards to Monica will ya?
Currently planning my next trip to the Iberian peninsula....
22
Books and other printed media / Re: Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul
« Last post by Woody 64 on January 21, 2018, 08:38:57 PM »
Sorry Robin,just saw this.

He played a mix of straight up Northern/soul tunes. Went down well with the natives. Tailor Made encourages a mix across the Mod spectrum. You'll hear RnB,northern,ska,soul and beat on any given night.
23
Scoots and scootering / Re: Vespa PX 125 wanted
« Last post by Col Wolfe on January 21, 2018, 08:38:45 PM »
I ended up buying an LML. Vespas seemed to be few and far between in my neck of the woods and i suppose the prices are rising now. I saw the LML and went for it because i'll have a few quid left over from my insurance pay-out to do it up a bit.

Not a bad option.  Interchangeable, so every time you need to replace something, opt for Piaggio or one of those quality Teutonic variations.
24
Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by Woody 64 on January 21, 2018, 08:30:38 PM »
http://www.schuh.co.uk/mens/bass-larson-moccasin-penny-brown-shoes/3105406020/

Followed that link Laird and it took me to schuh sale.

50 for weejuns in various sizes.
25
Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by Simon Bond on January 21, 2018, 06:37:33 PM »
Aye , l have seen Baracuta churn out a few off beat Harringtons in there day but personally, when it comes to Harringtons l'm fairly conservative. I have a red one , that is about as far out as l go . .

   . .though , l might consider a black one with a single 2" stripe on the back . . ;D

Well, I'm a bit more adventurous when it comes to so classic a Jacket as a Harrington, in fact I've got a madras one, which is great to match with plain, muted colours comes spring/summer. A pity it's not a slim fit, more on the baggy side.

Black is a colour almost banished from my wardrobe (just polo shirts, a pair of 511 and a couple jumpers), but I like the idea, how about navy blue? I'd even have the stripe in the front.

 Still sounds good mi Hermano . The stripe at the front sounds good but would you have it down one side or straight down the middle where the zip fastener is.
I don't have a lot of black items but yes the polo shirt , the Brutus button-down shirt , some black trousers , a pair of black Levis and a black pinstripe suit , yep a couple of jumpers too . I find black goes great with white. .
26
Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on January 21, 2018, 06:28:38 PM »
Looks nice that Syd but ridiculous pricing.

What is their market. Are there really enough of the kind of people who can afford to drop that amount of cheese on a casual jacket to make the whole thing (design, prototype, sourcing, construction, marketing, distribution etc) worthwhile?

It’s been discussed before but we all have our invisible thresholds beyond which we wouldn’t buy a certain item no matter how tasty it looked and no matter how much disposable income we may have. I know these thresholds can be fluid (I remember the good old days when I thought $20 was my red line for a tie!!) but when I see the small print of a photo layout in GQ or Esquire or whatever and they list the prices of some items - and we’re not necessarily talking hand made, bespoke, rolled on the thigh of a virgin maiden etc.) I’m left to wonder who buys this kind of stuff besides label whore rappers?

Good point, Rod, I've been thinking about it lately. There's a niche market for "luxury casual wear", for sure, as brands and webstores that cater for these customers attest to (I'm thinking mr Porter, for instance), but I'm not sure who they are, or if the numbers are enough to guarantee profitable returns for those brands. I recall a vintage shop in Tribeca (Manhattan) that left me puzzled, as the cheaper ítem there (a t-shirt) had a 200 bucks' price tag and it was no more than a rag.

You're right about the thresholds, we more or less know our sartorial stuff and a cotton polo is a cotton polo, if it costs you more than 100 € forget it, something's wrong, you're paying for something extra that's not the garment.

 

27
Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on January 21, 2018, 06:14:23 PM »
Aye , l have seen Baracuta churn out a few off beat Harringtons in there day but personally, when it comes to Harringtons l'm fairly conservative. I have a red one , that is about as far out as l go . .

   . .though , l might consider a black one with a single 2" stripe on the back . . ;D

Well, I'm a bit more adventurous when it comes to so classic a Jacket as a Harrington, in fact I've got a madras one, which is great to match with plain, muted colours comes spring/summer. A pity it's not a slim fit, more on the baggy side.

Black is a colour almost banished from my wardrobe (just polo shirts, a pair of 511 and a couple jumpers), but I like the idea, how about navy blue? I'd even have the stripe in the front.
28
General music chat / Re: Jim Rodford
« Last post by Simon Bond on January 21, 2018, 05:48:00 PM »
No, no , this one. .
29
Banter / Re: The official Modculture football thread
« Last post by The Laird of Enfield on January 21, 2018, 03:39:41 PM »

Bit overdue but nice tae see the Cyrille Regis tributes before the games yesterday.  Celtic Park included.

As  a youngster ah loved that WBA "Three Degrees" team. 

Yin ay ma mates oan the council estate whaur ah lived at the time wis a nephew ay the big dirty jock WBA centre half Ally Robertson, wha' did the tacklin' n' left the fitba tae Cunningham & Regis.


.
30
Mod fashion and style / Re: Clothes bargains, pass 'em on...
« Last post by Simon Bond on January 21, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Decent price on them , Laird . Might be ideal for work. .
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10