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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by Simon Bond on September 19, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
I noticed I got an e mail from Suitsupply advertising their new suits with a choice of normal strides or those gruesome drawstring monstrosities.

But even more egregious that that is the link above having a bloody ginger as the model.

Oh , you are on thin ice with a gingerist comment like that. .
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by Simon Bond on September 19, 2018, 07:22:50 PM »
My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I'm in charge of the world anyone caught wearing a t-shirt and a jacket will find themselves on the first train to the salt mines.

In case you're worried about the prospect of me being in charge I'll be bringing in hot pants Tuesday as my second policy so it's not all bad.

Nice one , I can't wait for Leon to rise to the top again . .the new revolution. . .


Comissar ; after the revolution we will all eat stawberries!!

Worker; I don't like strawberries. .

Comissar ; After the revolution , you will like strawberries !   :)
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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« Last post by Simon Bond on September 19, 2018, 07:20:37 PM »
I've never been a huge Weller fan, but I respect the man and his achievements, so I'm not biased here. It's funny that he regularly repeats that "always looking forward" mantra, given his music is 90% guitar-based and full of references to the past, intentional or not. Barely coherent, I'd say.

But in fairness to the modfather, that's an unsolvable paradox that lies in the heart of the mod scene after the 60s. That's why, being honest with myself, I'd rather be called a "trad" than a "mod", as I unashamedly embrace the nostalgia elements and don't care too much for that ambiguous "forward thinking" that many mods invoke while dressing in a 1964 accurate italian top.


And if the only artist alive with whom mr. Weller would like to collaborate is Pharrell Williams, well, then he's running short of ideas and/or ambition fast, I'm afraid, as Williams is just an agreeable, modest talent to whom the industry has hung the "genius" tag, a tag that obviously too large for him. And of course, he's squarely mainstream, no trace of "avant-garde" about him.

Another fine bit of musical journalism. .a fine polemic diatribe 😊

Thanks, mr. Bond. I think Weller is not as much a "sacred cow" here as he's in Britain, so mine may be a somewhat more objective point of view. That said, it's just that, an opinion.

I think the thing about Weller is that , by his own addmission now too , his songs like Eton Rifles and Going Underground are just as relevant today as they were 30 odd years ago on first release . His social comment was second to none for a large part of the 8ts but that changed to a degree with the Style Council though he would still dip into social comment. .
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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« Last post by greenstreet on September 19, 2018, 06:40:39 PM »
I've never been a huge Weller fan, but I respect the man and his achievements, so I'm not biased here. It's funny that he regularly repeats that "always looking forward" mantra, given his music is 90% guitar-based and full of references to the past, intentional or not. Barely coherent, I'd say.

But in fairness to the modfather, that's an unsolvable paradox that lies in the heart of the mod scene after the 60s. That's why, being honest with myself, I'd rather be called a "trad" than a "mod", as I unashamedly embrace the nostalgia elements and don't care too much for that ambiguous "forward thinking" that many mods invoke while dressing in a 1964 accurate italian top.


And if the only artist alive with whom mr. Weller would like to collaborate is Pharrell Williams, well, then he's running short of ideas and/or ambition fast, I'm afraid, as Williams is just an agreeable, modest talent to whom the industry has hung the "genius" tag, a tag that obviously too large for him. And of course, he's squarely mainstream, no trace of "avant-garde" about him.

Another fine bit of musical journalism. .a fine polemic diatribe 😊

Thanks, mr. Bond. I think Weller is not as much a "sacred cow" here as he's in Britain, so mine may be a somewhat more objective point of view. That said, it's just that, an opinion.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by greenstreet on September 19, 2018, 06:33:34 PM »
So are Suitsupply the offenders? What a faux pas, I don't think it'll be a success for this kind of company, but who knows? Maybe there are lots of people eager to attend a business meeting in trackpants and t-shirt. What'll be next, slippers?
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General music chat / Re: Weller Q&A
« Last post by Simon Bond on September 19, 2018, 05:29:14 PM »
I've never been a huge Weller fan, but I respect the man and his achievements, so I'm not biased here. It's funny that he regularly repeats that "always looking forward" mantra, given his music is 90% guitar-based and full of references to the past, intentional or not. Barely coherent, I'd say.

But in fairness to the modfather, that's an unsolvable paradox that lies in the heart of the mod scene after the 60s. That's why, being honest with myself, I'd rather be called a "trad" than a "mod", as I unashamedly embrace the nostalgia elements and don't care too much for that ambiguous "forward thinking" that many mods invoke while dressing in a 1964 accurate italian top.


And if the only artist alive with whom mr. Weller would like to collaborate is Pharrell Williams, well, then he's running short of ideas and/or ambition fast, I'm afraid, as Williams is just an agreeable, modest talent to whom the industry has hung the "genius" tag, a tag that obviously too large for him. And of course, he's squarely mainstream, no trace of "avant-garde" about him.

Another fine bit of musical journalism. .a fine polemic diatribe 😊
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by Rod on September 19, 2018, 05:13:13 PM »
I noticed I got an e mail from Suitsupply advertising their new suits with a choice of normal strides or those gruesome drawstring monstrosities.

But even more egregious that that is the link above having a bloody ginger as the model.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by greenstreet on September 19, 2018, 03:49:03 PM »
My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I'm in charge of the world anyone caught wearing a t-shirt and a jacket will find themselves on the first train to the salt mines.

In case you're worried about the prospect of me being in charge I'll be bringing in hot pants Tuesday as my second policy so it's not all bad.

 ;D

And that's the "formal" collection... I'd rather not know how the "casual" collection looks like.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by Trotsky on September 19, 2018, 03:25:19 PM »
My eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I'm in charge of the world anyone caught wearing a t-shirt and a jacket will find themselves on the first train to the salt mines.

In case you're worried about the prospect of me being in charge I'll be bringing in hot pants Tuesday as my second policy so it's not all bad.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: "Slouch suits" a new low.
« Last post by Martin G on September 19, 2018, 02:13:05 PM »
Fellas of our ilk often enjoy the complimentary remarks of colleagues or workmates, friends and even random strangers as I understand it. With clothes like this on the market is it any surprise?? These are shocking beyond words.
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