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Yes, it is a bit short etc., but it's a quality item.
WEDNESDAY IS CHARITY SHOP DAY I didn't buy anything this time round, but spotted the following, just for interest. Gents needlecord jacket. 'Harry Palmer' style Mac - size 38" A lived-in Wrangler denim jacket, lined, cord collar, poppers.
I had a yellow paisley one from my dad in about 1966/67. I wore it occasionally with my Crombie in 69/70, but preferred a polka-dot one by then.
Don't worry about that. Everyone does it. And old-timers like me just forget what we posted before!
Transcription news: I'm up to page 875, so I'm more than half way through and hoping to accelerate.
Well... I don't think the illustration has it quite right, mainly because of the apparently lighter hatband. Hatbands were basically the same colour as the hat, i.e. navy-on-navy. Also it's too wide. I know that in the photo the hat seems to have a very wide, light-coloured band, but I'm not convinced that it's not a trick of the light. Our trilbys were very conventional. The hatbands and the brims were very 'standard' - not too wide, not too narrow, very much a 'city...
No worries, EddyP, you're welcome to leap in.Those shirts are very much 'peacock' Mod, which is not necessarily what we're concentrating on here, but the whole peacock thing was going on during the same era, and was a development of a look - a different fork in the road if you like - that influenced ours.
Me too! Yeah, it is a nice piece.
Now, that photo shows the style of trilby we used to wear.
Well, Wednesday is charity shop day. This time there was a hacking jacket from House of Bruar, where toffs in the Highlands buy their duds. Once more not exactly what I would have spent my dosh on if it had been full price, but not worth passing by when it's in the shop. Probably more appropriate to the Classic Menswear thread, but I prefer to put it here. I can't do anything about the quality of the model! It's a much better fit than the poke in the cloth...
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