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Thanks Cleav. Yes that picture is a good one,thats exactly how these look,caught the colour just right,thats the toe shape that I prefer.
I bought a M+S black 'harrington' a few years ago its not bad material,button up cuffs and no tartan lining,looks ok with trousers. Donkey jackets,I cant see myself ever wearing one again,theres warmer and waterproof jackets now that are more practical,and they never were the most stylish coat,like sheepskins IMO a thing of the past.I do agree that lefty types,students and champagne socialists liked Donkey jackets I suppose they felt it gave them some 'working class...
My search for a pair of brown or tan brogues ended yesterday when I took delivery of a pair of Alfred Sargent Stepney,tan longwings with dainite sole.   They are exactly what I wanted,shape,colour,grain leather,brogueing even the dainite sole,I was giving up hope of finding something that I liked the fact that they were reduced in price was a bonus. The online pictures don't do them justice IMO,they seem to be being replaced by the AS Romney ( I cant tell the...
Yes the colour clash is also a problem Mr Knightley,but the tartan lining is a bit of a thing with me and it puts me off of buying a particular Harrington if it shows.
I really don't like the tartan lining on the Ben Nevis and lots of others,with the jacket half unzipped some harringtons look a bit 'Bay city rollers',as you say though a good price and made in England. My favourite Harrington is one I bought online for £20ish,still available Code D,the only problem with it is that the pocket flaps curl like a cheap polo collar,I have tried spray starch which works for a while,its a pity because I would have bought another one but you cant...
With POW check harringtons I never saw them here in the early 70s,probably saw the first one in 79 or 80 and I didn't like the black waistband and cuffs that most had and still seem to have,I think it limits you to what you can wear with it .The one exception ( that I have seen) was one by Kappa with grey waistband and cuffs that pretty well matched the grey in the check...unfortunately it also had the Kappa logo on the chest.
Hmm prices seem too high generally for most items, £55 for a Fred Perry polo ?, I saw this Ted Baker jacket at £149,the new Baracuta is over £220 now I think,but even £149 seems a hell of a lot for a jacket I agree.I bought a navy cotton Harrington in Asda a couple of years ago it was ridiculously cheap either £12 or £20,they were all gone by the end of the week never to be seen in there again,I still wear it and it still looks good,so a decent jacket can be made much...
I have seen a Ted Baker check Harrington advertised in House of Fraser and John Lewis,in blue or red check similar to POW,the Duteful,I actually think it looks good,of course I would like to see and try one on but interested to see what others think,good or 'good grief'?.
I should have known that it wasn't cotton because moths don't attack cotton ( I think that's correct).   Yes I don't like the longer Smedley  collars although they are the ones that seem most associated with JS,they do collars more like the Boss ones,the Exeter shirt I think,but are they superior to Boss ? if not I will stick with Boss and save money.   We used to have a gents outfitter locally that sold Jaeger,I bought the best v neck that I ever had there in the 80s...
I am going to be interested to read other peoples response to your post as I have been considering buying a John Smedley sea island cotton long sleeve shirt,at £135 they aren't cheap and if the quality isn't so good  its worth knowing.I have got several Hugo Boss long sleeve polos in Pima cotton,I am very happy with them and they are extremely comfortable,nice under a jacket in the winter. Any image of any of the Stones would repel any living thing I should think,I have...
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