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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by Rod on January 15, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Ya I’m the opposite. Frog mouth pockets a deal breaker for me!
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on January 15, 2018, 10:38:28 AM »
Only huv a couple ay pairs, but ah found that the Dickies 873 breeks beloved ay skateboarders ur better than the sub standard sta-prest oan offer fae the likes ay Relco.  (Decided tae look intae them after readin' an article oan some yank skinheids wha' had adopted them).

Fur some reason in this photie illustratin' the different styles they huv aw been turned up.  Ah'm guessin' some smaller faces might opt fur the 872 cut.


But here they ur in thir natural state.



They work awrite as a cheap n' cheerful casual trooser.

Yeah, the 872s -maybe even the 803s- look like the right fit, tho' I see those Dickies more as nice casual chinos/workwear trousers than sta-prests, in spite of the crease. If I'd purchase new sta-prests, frog-mouth pockets would be a required detail.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by The Laird of Enfield on January 14, 2018, 11:41:48 PM »
Only huv a couple ay pairs, but ah found that the Dickies 873 breeks beloved ay skateboarders ur better than the sub standard sta-prest oan offer fae the likes ay Relco.  (Decided tae look intae them after readin' an article oan some yank skinheids wha' had adopted them).

Fur some reason in this photie illustratin' the different styles they huv aw been turned up.  Ah'm guessin' some smaller faces might opt fur the 872 cut.


But here they ur in thir natural state.



They work awrite as a cheap n' cheerful casual trooser.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Day bags
« Last post by Trotsky on January 14, 2018, 10:16:00 PM »
They are nice bags.
It's more rucksack that I'm after. I have tried shoulder bags but they just make me feel like a schoolboy. It's a fine line with rucksacks - too big and your on a hill walking tip which isn't the look I'm going for.
Functional but minimal.
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Cycling / Re: Cool cycling clobber
« Last post by Simon Bond on January 14, 2018, 09:25:30 PM »
Yeah the Fizik ones I have seen are certainly light. My shoes are generally covered with overshoes in winter so no one sees the colour of them , keeps them clean too. . ;D
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Mod fashion and style / Re: London hairdressers
« Last post by roundmidnight2 on January 14, 2018, 09:13:18 PM »
I went to Fish once, didn´t get a mod cut but apparently Weller is/has been a customer and there are some nice cuts on their website.
One mentioned here on Modculture is Barber´s Point in Soho, I haven´t been there but will try to go when I´m in London. They have a gallery of their mod cuts online.
There is a mod working at Gents of London and there´s a video of Miles Kane getting his hair cut there on YTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmJKKx9hYMc

No first hand experience I´m afraid but they could be worth having a look at. Good luck with your cut!

Edit: Another one I thought of - Martin Freeman seems to get his hair cut at Joe & Co in Soho - again, lots of cuts to look at online.
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Day bags
« Last post by charliebravo69 on January 14, 2018, 08:05:40 PM »
Shoulder or rucksack?

I can't recommend Fjallraven enough - I use an Ovik shoulder bag daily - have done for two years now, its bombproof and suits my needs well.

It's this one here but can be found cheaper I'm sure.

https://www.openair.co.uk/packs-bags-c10/fjallraven-ovik-shoulder-bag-p1878/s21022?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlqjY1KDY2AIV6QrTCh16IgZCEAQYAyABEgJfB_D_BwE

Think I paid £49 for mine
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Cycling / Re: Cool cycling clobber
« Last post by charliebravo69 on January 14, 2018, 08:04:22 PM »
Nearly bought some Garneau myself - but then found a pair of SH Fizik R5 which had only been worn in the house (???) for £65 on eBay so snapped them up. They are truly superb. I'm a black shoed man myself - white socks in summer and darker colours for colder times
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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« Last post by Mutley on January 14, 2018, 06:18:01 PM »
love those shirts, Mutley. I've been gun shy about buying his shirts though... just a matter of figuring out my correct size.

As far as the cardi look goes... I have a couple of them, but I have to be very careful wearing them at my age  ;D

I had that problem too, tried different ones, none of them fitted to my standard.  Plus I felt the collar was just too large for someone with a small face.
I can handle the collars, sleeve length/chest width is usually the problem if I try to buy my correct neck size

There should be no problem with the sleeves, Mike, as long as you've got a good seamstress, that is. I end up shortening 95 % of my shirts' sleeves, for just a few quids. Chest width is a more serious affair, I'm afraid.

DNA collars always seem bigger in their pics, IMO.

I have the opposite problem, GS. I need a longer sleeve. Like a 34", most shirts come in the 32-33" range I've noticed... I'm eyeing one on Claudio's site, just may take a shot...

Get in touch with Claudio, Mike, maybe he can MTO one of his shirts for you.

Definitely get in touch directly Mike, Claudio will see you right.
My feeling from just having dealt with him, and providing all my measurements, is that he won't send out anything if he thinks there will be any issue with fit.

My shirt delivery is due on Friday so I'll be stalking the postie towards the end of the week  ;D
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Mod fashion and style / Re: I'd Wear That...
« Last post by greenstreet on January 14, 2018, 05:49:32 PM »
Ah Sydney, The never ending grail-likenwuest for mythical perfect sta-pressts!

I had a couple of pairs back in the revival period and they were in a lightweight poplin smooth poly cotton. Decent.

I have a few pairs now, the First of my more recent rededication to Mod Style were from Merc (the Lord John model) in sky blue and dark blue. As far as I can tell or remember they are similar to what I had back around 1980.

Later I got a black pair from Merc but they are clearly inferior in cut and have that appearance that after a couple of washes they will fade out to dark gray.

I have them in houndstooth and PoW from Relco. All polyester. OK for travel. Far from great quality. Got a gray pair from Relco too which are poly cotton, lightweight, looser fitting, higher rise.

And then Levi’s ... several years ago I heard they were back and hit the Levi shop in the mall only to find they were in a non versatile red colour and a ridiculously skinny fit. I ended up going to Express and getting a pair each in sand and light gray poly cotton from Express.

Then Levi’s came back with 511 sta presets and I nabbed a couple of pairs. They are much heavier than the poly cotton poplin that set the scene for me. Heavy twill not far away from the feel of denim. I got two pairs with ridiculous colour names like ‘Timberwolf’ and ‘Platinum’ (or something) - dark tan and very light (almost white) gray. Hard wearing but heavy for the summer heat.

Those ones in the picture look like a black version of my 511s. Seems like they are in the heavy poly cotton twill.

Since the revival days, there have been sta-prests in the market of one kind or another, generally of the poor-to-average quality kind and made by the usual suspect brands that cater to the niche market of mods/skinheads in a budget (Relco, Merc and the like).

So the problem has more to do with quality than supply (in fact, your "Holy Grail" reference isn't far off the mark). Sta-prests of yore were a poly/cotton mix, no doubt about it, as it allowed the desired permanent crease. But as we all know, an excess of man made fibres decreases the quality quotient dramatically. That was the advantage with Levi's, as the mix was balanced enough that the trousers didn't fall apart after three washings.

The last batch of 511 sta-prests were 65% polyester/35 % cotton. Against all odds they stand pretty well the test of time, but they don't keep the shape like the almost perfect earlier models (50% poly/50% cotton) and are heavier, as you state. You're right too in that the new 502s look suspiciously like the 511s.

(I've left out of the equation the JtG's sta-prests as the guys at JtG are the first to admit they're not "proper" sta-prests. )
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