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And then there's Pakeman Catto & Carter, who do three-button blazers.
On a slightly different tack, but with still a nod to Ivy, another thing I picked up at the charity shop yesterday was a digitally-remastered copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I still think of as Stanley Kubrick's finest film. This time, while I watched it, I paid a lot more attention to aspects of design than previously. I was reminded that the rather sober suits that blokes wore in the Space-station/Clavius part of the film were actually rather good, almost Ivy League...
Of course I meant to say that the Baracutas didn't have tartan-lined sleeves. The sleeves were of course lined, just in a different fabric.
Wednesday is charity shop day, and today I spotted some... well... interesting clobber. None of it in my size, not quite my style either, but interesting... A very minimalist look to this jacket. The inside label says 'Marsh', and it is made of wool. 38" chest. Daks tweed sports jacket, 46" chest. Apologies that the shop doesn't have any hangers on which either jacket hangs properly.
I believe the original Baracuta did not have lined sleeves. However, down in S E London I didn't know anyone that had a Baracuta, but I have this weird memory of seeing one or two lads who wore their cheapo Harringtons inside out (label removed of course). Somebody please put me out of my misery and tell me I imagined all this.
Horrorshow, O my little brother!
Just by chance I read the latest comments on hats just before I went off to campus this morning, so I thought I would take a quick snap of the headgear I was wearing at the time. Brown corduroy 'flat bunnet'. It was a gift to me from the daughter of some friends, who is a fashion designer. She gave it to me about 5 years ago, saying it was a sample made up for a company in London. But the thing is... the mark inside is "Tress & Co", and I'm sure they haven't traded in a...
A lot of girls wore Jaytex or Brutus Trimfit, because they were generally cut very slim. I think this might be a Brutus.
They look better in the flesh. Honest.
Forget it, I'm not about to ruin the 'Auld Alliance'!
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