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I saw something interesting today,I wanted a pair of braces to wear under my v neck jumper as I think belt buckles show through the wool and look unsightly. Anyway I went into Next ( I only go in there once or twice a year honest ! ) and I noticed that they are doing 3 button suits,they had a couple that I saw one was puppy tooth check,jacket was a bit short and crap material. When I Iooked online they also have 3 button wool suits with 2 different length jackets,a...
I wonder why a coat cannot be practical AND look good as well ?,  Covskin pointed out earlier the gulf between performance and looks,perhaps its the same with everything cars,dogs,boots,the best looking are not always the best practically ?, dare I even add women too that list ?. I agree with the pea coat being too boxy,I have one its quite smart but I rarely wear it, I have toyed with the idea of another sheepskin but the specialist cleaning is so expensive,and they are...
I agree,never saw one before the end of 71,but I think some Motown groups like the Jacksons wore shirts with collars something like them,maybe it was an American thing ?.Worn under a a scoop neck striped tank top the most hideous fashion ever seen.
Car coats I have hated them since I was a kid,to me they epitomised the word boring,worn by middle aged blokes who drove an Austin 1100 or Maxi. No style at all,bland,practical,sold in BHS or M+S or at the market,I always said that I would never be old enough to wear one. Yet they could be different,now that I am a middle aged bloke driving a hatch back I can see some virtues to them. A good length for the winter,much better than a bomber / Harrington length,showerproof...
One of the things that interests me the most on this thread is how we all start off with the same influences and yet end up with different ideas,I think that's more healthy than a slavish adherence to a certain look.   Besides my failure to find a brown version of the Loake Waverley ( something that I have emailed Loake about), I still want a jacket to replace my Harringtons in the winter months; I find a Harrington too short and too thin in the winter,I have bought...
Yes,myGF bought me a blue Hugo Boss long sleeve polo for xmas and I wear that under a navy v neck with the Farahs but I could wear jeans,I would still like to find a pair of brown plain shoes like my Waverleys.At the moment its usually a light blue BD (plain,striped or check) under a navy v neck,maybe my brogues have taken a back seat because I see so many ( crap) ones about at the moment.I definitely try not to wear too many skinhead/suedehead associated items at the same...
Theres some nice BD shirts in M+S at th moment,some reduced to less than £15,not just checks but plain and stripes,long and short sleeved. I am wearing BD shirts with a v neck,Farah trousers and plain shoes or boots,I think that has something of "the look" about it whilst not being fancy dress.
I definitely agree,thats how it was with the age groups,being much younger we could not have gone in pubs or clubs,but we did watch the fashions the "older" lads were wearing in town and at football. Maybe that's partly why I can identify more with the clothes and football memories and the music doesn't interest me.Lads were leaving school at 15 and going to work that created a gulf between them and the kids still at school.
I can only remember seeing one lad that I knew wearing Bass weejuns,there must have been more,this was about 1971 towards the end of the suedehead period in our area.I remember this for a good reason,I quite liked them and about 3 years ago I finally bought a pair in cognac,they aren't great quality ( I think made in El Salvador) and I have never worn them out of the house ( yet).When you say mod-revival,do you mean 79 (ish) ?,I did see lads wearing weejuns then,not just...
I don't know if those lads coats are proper sheepskins or the imitation sheepskins that you saw back then,synthetic material they used to advertise them in newspapers.
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