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The Look goes on... - Page 96post #1426 of 360910/24/15 at 3:37pmThe more mod outfit is let down by the Levis I think, with 'bingo wings' on the thighs and folds touching under the crotch - pretty much like my own most recent pre-shrunk 501s. Pretty sure these used to be better behaved in the 80s and 90s - more rigid and more conformed over time. Just gone back to shrink-to-fit myself and they feel and look a lot better.post #1427 of 360910/25/15 at 1:14ampost #1428 of 360910/25/15 at 3:04amThread StarterQuote:I think that is a type of compliment and if so I thank you!Originally Posted by covskin
Well out of the Country outfits yours looks more like the sort of outfit I see on blokes who seem to have lived in them for years - typically grey tweed jacket, white poplin non-buttondown shirt, grey or navy worsted trousers, maybe even a navy business tie, black brogues. Far from the Styleforum Classic Menswear orthodoxy of windowpane jackets, tattersall shirts, brown brogues, flannels and a furry tie. Well those blokes are only the real thing after all.
The field this week is very varied and more interesting as a result.post #1429 of 360910/25/15 at 4:42ampost #1430 of 360910/25/15 at 10:26amQuote:
Welcome back...don't know about the polo shirt but you could have a look at Atom Retro they have loads of polos by Gabbicci,Penguin Peter Werth etc,you mind find something similar.post #1431 of 360910/25/15 at 3:57pmpost #1432 of 360910/27/15 at 9:27amAnyone remember something like this being casual or was it just mainstream
The colours are as I remember, a sort of dark turquiose with red and white stripes, but not sure about the collar - I am thinking it was a jumper. Label is CMP and it is ski-wear, Campri? Not thinking of buying it, just in for some socks, but it rang a bell somewhere.
Edit: Campagnolo apparently, Italian ski-wear. Sounds like something mid-80s casuals might go for but also sounds a bit Chipie/Chevignon/NafNaf early 90s mainstream.
Edited by covskin - 10/28/15 at 4:26ampost #1433 of 360910/27/15 at 1:25pmQuote:
I have been wearing my v necks more this month,with the weather cooling down.
The v neck has always been part of 'the Look' ,and is very versatile,for instance worn over a BD with a pair of trousers and shoes for 'smart casual' or with an FP, jeans and shoes ( or trainers) for casual...looks good under a Harrington or sports jacket.
I have got lambswool v necks,but the GF likes cotton ones, she bought me one and I liked the feel of it so I have bought more in different colours and a diamond one,I actually prefer them to lambswool now.post #1434 of 360910/27/15 at 1:30pmpost #1435 of 360910/27/15 at 1:34pmQuote:
I handwash mine,short rinse and spin and then lay them as flat as I can on the airer to dry...same as I do with lambswool really,wool especially gets so heavy when its wet that the weight will stretch it if its hung up,cotton doesn't seem so bad.post #1436 of 360910/27/15 at 1:40pmQuote:
Thanks Cern, On to it...post #1437 of 360910/27/15 at 1:51pm
I have been thinking a lot recently about versatile items ( thoughts inspired by Covskins micro wardrobe idea),a v neck has to be in there for me.
Also been thinking about what I wear most,I have to say that a Harrington is probably the jacket that I wear most,again can wear it with a BD,trousers and shoes ( and a v neck if its chilly) for a smart casual look,ok for going to a country pub for lunch etc, or with an FP ( maybe a v neck ) jeans and shoes or trainers for a casual look.post #1438 of 360910/27/15 at 2:05pmpost #1439 of 360910/28/15 at 6:18amQuote:
I agree that wool is warmer than cotton,I have a couple of Lyle and Scott lambswool v necks ( older ones with thicker wool than the newer ones) and on a cold dry day they are great.post #1440 of 360910/30/15 at 10:30am
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