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Simon Bond

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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 04:25:11 PM »
Most us probably love that movie- I  certainly do. .
Caine wears great outfits throughout that movie.  .
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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 07:40:30 PM »
As an older bloke though that style doesn't work and neither does fabric so shiny you look like the Tin Man from WIZARD OF OZ.

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Yeah. Those crap polyester/mohair (1%) suits should go with a warning tag: "This garment can cause irreparable sight damage to everyone around you"

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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2017, 08:20:31 AM »
There is nothing wrong with blokes wearing whatever they want of course but you do see some shockers. Often lovely fellas too who I enjoy a chat with or a drink when I cross paths at an event but many do fall for the 'Mod-By-Numbers' thing which includes these 'shrink to fit' suits made out of Bacofoil!

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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2017, 12:59:31 PM »
There is nothing wrong with blokes wearing whatever they want of course but you do see some shockers. Often lovely fellas too who I enjoy a chat with or a drink when I cross paths at an event but many do fall for the 'Mod-By-Numbers' thing which includes these 'shrink to fit' suits made out of Bacofoil!

My experience is similar, Martin; lovely blokes, but dressed like they're still 20 and in those awful shiny suits
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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 12:31:39 AM »

Hink gaun in an Ivy League direction is the dignified way fur "mods" tae look good as they head intae thir late 40s or 50s.

Ditch the shiny suits n' embrace tweed or flannel.



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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 06:27:11 PM »
I think most seem on the same page with this stuff. Like I say do whatever you want there is no law against it but at my age I'd rather look like Napoleon Solo than a 20 year old Paul Weller.

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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 08:02:30 PM »
Spot on, Laird and Martin
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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2018, 07:43:29 AM »
I may have already linked to this at one time, can't remember, but it's relevant - Michael Caine's suits from The Italian Job:

http://clothesonfilm.com/take-me-to-my-tailor-michael-caine-in-the-italian-job/33309/



It was one of my favourite films as a child and before I'd even heard of mod, but I always liked his style. Especially the light coloured suit at the airport  8)

Douglas Hayward was a great tailor, he tailored the clothes for Mr.Caine in Alfie and Gambit as well
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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2018, 06:39:47 PM »
Very interesting. While some of the garments are unmistakably late 60 (I couldn't get away with a suede sand p-coat!), most suits are kosher mod fare.

This one. .

. .I know I couldn't get away with this one. .


There is also a scene where Camp Freddy wears a suit with covered buttons , I think it is the boardroom scene but I canny find the pic. .
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Re: The decline of the 3 button suit (article)
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2018, 09:17:02 AM »
Very interesting. While some of the garments are unmistakably late 60 (I couldn't get away with a suede sand p-coat!), most suits are kosher mod fare.

This one. .

. .I know I couldn't get away with this one. .


... but it looks good on a young Michael Caine.