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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

 

You're absolutely spot-on about climate, sir.  It's already pretty chilly here in New England(some nights are already down to 2-3˚C) so the original G9 is perfect with a lambswool v-neck or a "shaggy dog" underneath with a shirt.  My "Baracuta nouvea" will wait for a warm Fall day("Indian Summer"), or till the Spring for a good airing.   

 

Sorry about the "fashion" comment, I was posting via my mobile and typing is a bit of a chore on it.  What I meant was the cut and how they're a full size smaller and are a bit less roomy than their predecessor, so less practical to use for its intended purpose(golf).  For us of course I think it's a "style" thing and not a "fashion" thing if you want to get right down to it.  And I certainly do agree that being able to throw the jacket in the wash is a superior method of cleaning!!!  I can't count how many times I've come back from the game with beer or something less-benign., spilled down the front and the impending dry cleaning bill looming!  


I thought that you may have meant that the modern Harrington wouldn't be suitable as a practical golf jacket and I tend to agree.

I have been thinking about this for the last couple of weeks after I tried on the Orvis Harrington,that is roomy and would be better for playing golf in,its a nice jacket,I particularly like the fact that the lining doesn't show,nice cloth and well made.

 

Now my favourite Harrington for fit is the Code D ( about £26 on e bay compared with £149 for the Orvis) it cant be compared to the Orvis for quality but it is a nice shape,the lining doesn't show,its a nice lightweight jacket,my big problem with it is that the pocket flaps 'curl' as the material isn't heavy or thick enough.

 

So I have 2 ideas,

1. buy the Orvis and try to have it tailored..

2.Buy a Code D,have the pocket flaps sewn down,and have new slit pocket entries cut in with a press stud or small zip to fasten them.Oh yes the buttons have to be change from 'tortoise shell' to navy,not a problem I can do that.

 

The big dilemma is if I buy the Orvis will it be possible to tailor it ?.

I have looked at the Baracuta and I don't like the tartan lining showing ( personal preference ) to be honest I don't like the price tag either ( tight fisted old git maybe ).

post #1457 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
  For us of course I think it's a "style" thing and not a "fashion" thing if you want to get right down to it.  

Spot on...

 

Speaking of Golf, my only experiment was with mini-Golf, i think the 'new' Baracuta is suitable for it !

 

Agree with Cerneabbas, i don't like the price tag either. I was lucky to get mine at 30% off.

 

Baracuta just opened a flagship store in London, close to the Oi Polloi shop where we went after the last meet up. If i have some time before we meet at the end of the month, i will have a look, but don't intend to buy anything !

post #1458 of 3089
Was in the Baracuta shop myself a couple of weeks ago. Another bloke in there was bursting out of a jacket his size, seems to be becoming a theme! I don't like the Baracuta tartan lining at all.
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^ Another lad that should go one size up !

 

They used to make some models without Tartan on the lapels/lining, they still do but not on the G9 i think, except maybe on the leather version (if you want to break the bank !)

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I just had a look at the Baracuta website. There is Tartan too on the G9 leather version ! Some other G9 without tartan, but weird material and they don't look/feel right.

I quite like the G10 short 'Mac'. No Tartan on the lapels. Crazy price.

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R.I.P Colin Welland

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Been browsing around blogs and forums lately trying to get a handle on Trad, Ivy and Preppie. Trad seems to be a fairly staid 'classic' thing (AAAC Trad, Will Boehlke, new stock from old brands) and Ivy seems to be a more abstract retro cosplay thing (Talk Ivy, The Weejun, deadstock from old brands) whereas Preppie seems to be the modern expression of the underlying look going forward, more Barbour than tweed jacket (Saltwater New England, maybe others, new stock from new brands). So why look back at Ivy or across at Trad for inspiration when it is Preppie we should be looking at. I know I wore a Barbour bedale, a Lochcarron tartan scarf, M&S blue harbour* polos and round-necked pullovers for years without knowing anything of it. Any more Preppie blogs out there? Could be as good an influence on our casual side as Italian CBD is on our formal side. Preppie seems to have 'unfortunate associations' for a lot of people but so what, isn't it appropriating stuff that drives a look. That lime-green harrington and white jeans bloke in a photo a while back (below) could certainly be seen as a 'preppie skinhead'.

* M&S blue harbour being the only 'basics for grown ups' line that seemed to be on the High Street 15 years ago.

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Edited by covskin - 11/7/15 at 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Been browsing around blogs and forums lately trying to get a handle on Trad, Ivy and Preppie. Trad seems to be a fairly staid 'classic' thing (AAAC Trad, Will Boehlke, new stock from old brands) and Ivy seems to be a more abstract retro cosplay thing (Talk Ivy, The Weejun, deadstock from old brands) whereas Preppie seems to be the modern expression of the underlying look going forward, more Barbour than tweed jacket (Saltwater New England, maybe others, new stock from new brands). So why look back at Ivy or across at Trad for inspiration when it is Preppie we should be looking at. I know I wore a Barbour bedale, a Lochcarron tartan scarf, M&S blue harbour* polos and round-necked pullovers for years without knowing anything of it. Any more Preppie blogs out there? Could be as good an influence on our casual side as Italian CBD is on our formal side. Preppie seems to have 'unfortunate associations' for a lot of people but so what, isn't it appropriating stuff that drives a look. That lime-green harrington and white jeans bloke in a photo a while back (below) could certainly be seen as a 'preppie skinhead'.

* M&S blue harbour being the only 'basics for grown ups' line that seemed to be on the High Street 15 years ago.

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That pub again. Very good pies.

Preppie now seems to cover slim fit stuff, skimpy suits etc.

The stuff overlaps and takes cues from earlier Anglo American clobber but I am not sure it has any special merit. Preppie is supposed to be for youngsters anyway. So that would limit its target market.

The " muffy " blog you mention is social climbing for an American audience.

Who wears Barbours in the UK? The large UK market of the 80s lost interest along with green wellies. They are horrible garments anyway. American duck boots seem to be an ugly item with similar appeal.
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

That pub again. Very good pies.

Preppie now seems to cover slim fit stuff, skimpy suits etc.

The stuff overlaps and takes cues from earlier Anglo American clobber but I am not sure it has any special merit. Preppie is supposed to be for youngsters anyway. So that would limit its target market.

The " muffy " blog you mention is social climbing for an American audience.

Who wears Barbours in the UK? The large UK market of the 80s lost interest along with green wellies. They are horrible garments anyway. American duck boots seem to be an ugly item with similar appeal.

Yes it's all derivative and washes back and forth but Preppie just seems more vital than Ivy. Agree that Preppie/Ivy footwear is a bit odd though, if it isn't weird boots it's shoes looking like piecrusts (back to pies again). Barbours certainly need a silver antibacterial spraying of their insides but are fine as long as you are not actually doing much.
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I suppose that we all have our own ideas about what terms like preppie mean ( sometimes probably very wrong ideas),I always think chinos and v necks  for Preppie but I don't know why.

 

I bought a navy barbour 18 months ago at half price,I have bought a detachable hood and its quite practical,the jackets one of the more modern non waxy ones,(I think its called sylkoil ?)...its an Ashby anyway...I doubt that I have worn it half a dozen times,I feel that its to pretentious in a way..most embarrassing was on a day out in Bath it was miserable and wet and the Barbour was perfect ( for practicality) we arrived and the GF got her coat out of the car and unknown to me she had brought her navy Barbour....so there we were walking through Bath in the rain wearing his and hers navy Barbours !...I felt a complete pillock.

 

I decided to order the Code D Harrington and have the pocket flaps altered,when it arrived the pocket material is much thicker on the new one so no need for alterations !, I bought four new navy buttons yesterday ( 15p each) so for £26 including delivery + 60p and a bit of sewing I have my new Harrington and I am quite pleased with it.

 

I also bought some navy twill trousers from M&S,I have never had twill trousers but these are wool and it says that the cloth is made in England so I thought I would try a pair on,I like them,flat front and the legs seem slightly narrower than on my other M&S trousers,because they are dark navy the twill texture isn't as obvious as on lighter colours,because its a reasonably heavy material they hang nicely.

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Guys - this is a X post from Mod to Suedehead

 

London Meet-up 26 November - update

 

Hello gents, as you know the Look Goes On posters had a London get together in July and we have put another one in the diary for 26 November.  Last time we met near Liberty but this time the feeling is we should include a visit to John Simons in Chiltern Street.  I had a very quick scout around last Friday for a pub to meet in and suggest we go for the Metropolitan Bar at 12.30 right next to Baker Street station (where I imagine most of us will come into).  It's only a JD Wetherspoon but should be ok as a meeting place.

 

So far I believe the following members are coming:

@Clouseau

@Man-of-Mystery

@Aces and Eights

@browniecj

@covskin

 

I think @skinny legs may also join us.

 

Look forward to it.

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

Guys - this is a X post from Mod to Suedehead

 

London Meet-up 26 November - update

 

Hello gents, as you know the Look Goes On posters had a London get together in July and we have put another one in the diary for 26 November.  Last time we met near Liberty but this time the feeling is we should include a visit to John Simons in Chiltern Street.  I had a very quick scout around last Friday for a pub to meet in and suggest we go for the Metropolitan Bar at 12.30 right next to Baker Street station (where I imagine most of us will come into).  It's only a JD Wetherspoon but should be ok as a meeting place.

 

So far I believe the following members are coming:

@Clouseau

@Man-of-Mystery

@Aces and Eights

@browniecj

@covskin

 

I think @skinny legs may also join us.

 

Look forward to it.

It's Tomorrow!  See you there at 12.30.

post #1468 of 3089
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

It's Tomorrow!  See you there at 12.30.

Well done Mr Knightley !

 

Thanks for the organization. Nice place and very nice fellas. Great atmosphere and we had a good time.

post #1469 of 3089
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Outside JS with - M-o-M, Inks and Clouseau. The look goes on?
post #1470 of 3089
All looking sharp! Would've been curious to see a shot including the pant hems meeting the shoes, which IMHO is of up-most importance to the look.
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