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The Laird of Enfield

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Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« on: July 16, 2020, 09:26:23 PM »

No that interestin' but it doesnae cost anyhing tae huv a look.


https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/journal/fashion/style-files-paul-weller-mod-interview-1321780?mi_u=43693735&mi_ecmp=Editorial_TheJournal160720&cm_mmc=Email-_-Editorial_TheJournal160720-_-ukmeEN-_-Hero


Still reckon he looked at his best in the Style Council period even if the photie here fae that time isnae great.


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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
Agree on all accounts, Laird. His most interesting sartorial phase was TSC's, but the pic somewhat doesn't reflect it. Luckily (and wisely) they've left the hairdos's issue out.

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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 08:24:46 PM »
I like the TSC look as a marker in time, but you have to be that young to pull it off. If he tried to do it now, wouldn't look good at all...
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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 07:28:44 AM »
I like the TSC look as a marker in time, but you have to be that young to pull it off. If he tried to do it now, wouldn't look good at all...

Totally agree, you have to adapt through the years, that's the sad thing so many don't.
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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 10:36:37 AM »
I like the TSC look as a marker in time, but you have to be that young to pull it off. If he tried to do it now, wouldn't look good at all...
Maybe not the whole look, Mike, but some elements of it can be pulled off by guys our age, methink

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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2020, 11:43:28 AM »
I like the TSC look as a marker in time, but you have to be that young to pull it off. If he tried to do it now, wouldn't look good at all...
Maybe not the whole look, Mike, but some elements of it can be pulled off by guys our age, methink
It's "dicey" IMO GS. Sure, you can wear a piece here and there. A pair of white Levis. A blue blazer. Those are just basics. For better or worse you do have to "evolve"with age.
And remember fans were offended when he ditched the Parka and Jam shoes for the TSC look.
 You know this may not be an apt analogy but I wouldn't expect McCartney or Ringo to wear a "Beatles suit" today any more than I'd expect Weller to wear a TSC look 41 years later...
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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2020, 04:50:43 PM »
Agree on all accounts, Laird. His most interesting sartorial phase was TSC's, but the pic somewhat doesn't reflect it. Luckily (and wisely) they've left the hairdos's issue out.

I suppose it is all relative. .
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Re: Mr Porter article oan Weller.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
Agree on all accounts, Laird. His most interesting sartorial phase was TSC's, but the pic somewhat doesn't reflect it. Luckily (and wisely) they've left the hairdos's issue out.

I suppose it is all relative. .

It is, my friend and depending on personal tastes too. The TSC phase was one of discovery and digging deeper in the Continental and Ivy League influences on "the Look", kind of learning and expanding the sartorial palette: the macs, the blazers, the bright jumpers, the "foulards", the Weejuns... There was also an unavoidable 80s element about it that hasn't aged that well (the progressive, avant-garde, Modernist ethos so dear to Weller). But you'll have to agree that it was a brave step out of the cul-de-sac that the revival basic look (and sound) had turned into for him