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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: August 27, 2021, 08:11:04 PM »
Like the colours on the second button up polo Syd but you’ve gotta dump the tabs. I recently lost my sister (63) so she joins her husband (48) and my Mam (75) and Dad (62) all smokers all dies from lung cancer.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:07:51 AM »
Recent funeral. Dress code said ‘strictly no black’ so I pulled out my blue sharkskin and fuchsia! Details on the blog …


I wish everybody here was so respectful with their attire on such sad occasions, Rod. I don't mind (sort of) sartorial crimes in a wedding, but trainers in a funeral, ffs!

Yeah, I've seen people in shorts at a wedding, guy's in tees at a funeral (visitation, mind you. Not the actual service. yet) It's the ongoing de-formalizing of everything. I blame Designers showing trainers with a suit, putting "drawstrings" on wool dress trousers...

It may be a bit chicken and egg there Mike. Is it the fault of the designers for putting out suits with those ridiculous casual details, or are they merely supplying a demand. With so few workplaces and social occasions requiring a suit these days they have to come up with some way to make them seem appealing. I’m happy to say I didn’t see any shorts, tees or trainers and people seemed to get into the spirit of things as you’d hope.

I was at a wedding many years ago and was a bit shocked to see a twenty something lad wearing a plain white t shirt and chinos. If you can’t get a tie round your neck and consider a jacket at what was a formal church wedding then there’s just no hope for you!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: August 25, 2021, 02:41:33 PM »
Recent funeral. Dress code said ‘strictly no black’ so I pulled out my blue sharkskin and fuchsia! Details on the blog …


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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:57:28 PM »
Cheers lads - definitely my favourite colour.
I have a linen jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren in a similar shade.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: July 30, 2021, 11:02:13 PM »
Yesterday’s kit. Details on the blog ...


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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:06:09 PM »
Had to make a quick trip to England.
Got some Swag in the Ben Sherman shop at the outlet ...

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I remember the Ben S store on Spring St, too Rod.
Can't remember the first time I shopped there. I had to stop myself from spending too much, but there was definitely a change when I went back a year or 2 later... couldn't find one item I wanted.

Yeah it’s so sad what happened there. I was getting to New York about once a month with work and used to love to walk along Spring Street for a variety of one-off shops along there. Plus the Fred Perry shop was around the corner (it’s recently moved but still in the same vicinity) and Meermin and Suitsupply are nearby too.
I did get some bargains - a purple tonic suit and a pair of gold-yellow chinos - at knock down prices when they were closing but the shop as you say had become a shadow of its former self.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: July 18, 2021, 01:08:41 AM »
Had to make a quick trip to England.
Got some Swag in the Ben Sherman shop at the outlet ...

https://rodsmodblog.wordpress.com/

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Mod fashion and style / Re: The What Are You Wearing Thread
« on: July 13, 2021, 10:08:08 AM »
Same for me Mike. I’ve got a dozen or so badges from my youth kept for posterity in an old toffee tin but I’m usually seen out with a lapel pin of some sort. Usually a flag, occasionally a roundel, or a Union Jack Gibson guitar,  but I do have a few others including Northern Soul KTF!

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: July 03, 2021, 02:59:31 PM »
Just got an email today from The Breton Shirt Company saying they’ve revived their green matelot shirt. I e had some stuff from them before and the quality is decent. Wait for the sales for an occasional price drop. Their sizes are on the small side so it’s wise to size up if anyone’s interested.

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Mod fashion and style / Re: Whats the last item you bought?
« on: June 24, 2021, 02:11:41 PM »
Haha I remember reading that too Mike.
When you find yourself groaning getting in and out of an armchair it’s time for an attitude adjustment!
Don’t let the old man in, indeed!

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