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detroitmike

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 02:34:54 PM »
Yeah Martin, he does consider himself to be a devotee, and I don't question that. And I don't really have any issue with his sartorial/grooming choices (how many of us aren't guilty at some point of a poor choice? remember the 70's or 80's? ;D)
Getting back to the Jagger photo, I have a book called "The Look : Adventures in Rock and Pop Fashion" where the author deemed that era Stones look as "Art School Mod".
Personally, I find the current Watts look a great example of "age appropriate Mod dress" and I lean more towards his and most of Weller's look since I'm closer to their ages...
Wouldn't want to see Weller jumping around stage in a "Jam" suit at this point.
I'm probably in the minority here, but how many 3 button suits or cycling tops can you own?
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 04:52:27 PM »
He's had previous ;D

Thoroughly enjoyed the gig, though.  Very much a fan of Steve Cradock's less-is-more approach.  Highlights for me were One Bright Star, Man of Great Promise, and  Ever Had It Blue?
And will you shorten the sleeves, love? I'm not a gorilla.

detroitmike

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 11:27:51 PM »
I can't see the entire show, though there are clips on youtube... whatever quibbles people may have with his dress/hair-do, you ave to admit, the man still can put on a show.
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Martin G

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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 01:40:37 PM »
Agree 100% the clothes and 'Barnet' discussion is peripheral in many respects. When it comes down to it, given the right material the fella is still off the charts good. Certainly the last tour, and of late, when he selects some choice back catalogue songs along with new material the audience is always onto a winner. The recent BBC gig gives a sort of snap shot of that.
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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2018, 09:11:06 AM »
Just on the rugby shirt look, does anyone else know 'The Eyes'? I quite liked the eye image on their tops and always meant to try it out sometime (but done in a more classy way than them).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_umPiwS4sv8
http://www.techwebsound.com/playlistdetail.cfm?artist=193
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Kio90eRN9ec/Ss4fA5auxcI/AAAAAAAAAww/S3sBqn_2CeI/s1600-h/eyespic4.jpg
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Re: Weller on Radio 2./BBC 4
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 09:38:58 AM »
Just on the rugby shirt look, does anyone else know 'The Eyes'? I quite liked the eye image on their tops and always meant to try it out sometime (but done in a more classy way than them).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_umPiwS4sv8
http://www.techwebsound.com/playlistdetail.cfm?artist=193
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Kio90eRN9ec/Ss4fA5auxcI/AAAAAAAAAww/S3sBqn_2CeI/s1600-h/eyespic4.jpg


One of the legendary mid 60s freakbeat bands.

Now that you mention the eye motif, I saw it -better done, not as a makeshift deal- not long ago in a made in Italy sweater, but I can't for the life of me remember the brand, sorry. I just know it was in Yoox's page; in fact, I was tempted by it, but I found it a bit striking.