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Well he could look 'rumpled' on some occasions :D

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Here is the link to Mod to Suedehead and all the official London Meet pics - sorry just realised I had not referenced this:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/89027/mod-to-suedehead/22440#post_8205490

post #1488 of 3623
I remember 'ski jumpers' being popular around 1980 to 1982 as the main component of a post-harrington 2 Tone 'rudeboy' look - something of a precursor to the Pringle/Lyle and Scott pullover look of the casuals. I remembered them after seeing this video on another forum

Now some of the ski jumpers in the video look a bit mad but the red one would be most typical of the time, a fairly simple hoop on a yoke set over a plain coloured body. Colourways could be things like blue/red or even blue/green but eventually seemed to resolve onto a wholly grey, navy blue or burgundy body, as often seen on skinheads.

Not really Fair Isle. Anyone else remember these? I must have had two or three of them over that many years. Are they canonical to the look or not?
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Not really Fair Isle. Anyone else remember these? I must have had two or three of them over that many years. Are they canonical to the look or not?

Yes. I had one. Jumpers are not really much use for skiing nowadays though. Thinner thermal layers are the name of the game. I also remember those bright multi-colour Nevica ski jackets in parrot plumage tones.
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Yes. I had one. Jumpers are not really much use for skiing nowadays though. Thinner thermal layers are the name of the game. I also remember those bright multi-colour Nevica ski jackets in parrot plumage tones.

Outdoorswear is certainly not the fount it once was. Strangely I don't recall these jumpers ever having the 'Christmas jumper' connotations they seem to have nowadays. When did that happen? On their look, I think the limitation of the fairisle detailing to a yoke (and maybe cuff/hem) is important. Colour too, nothing too rustic. Small detailing, no big snowflakes or reindeer! This sort of thing has a nice scale but is too full-on for me

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And the colours are a bit much on this one

Jamiesons-Oct5-AW15-07-02_grande.jpg?v=1444064374

On the other hand, this seems a bit anaemic, could do with some maroon or red bits in the detail

Penfield-tops-Sept3-AW15-05-02_large.jpg?v=1441288374

Think my ideal would be a grey body with a navy blue yoke having a few maroon details - but you can never be completely happy with these things!
Edited by covskin - 12/10/15 at 2:50pm
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Outdoorswear is certainly not the fount it once was. Strangely I don't recall these jumpers ever having the 'Christmas jumper' connotations they seem to have nowadays. When did that happen? On their look, I think the limitation of the fairisle detailing to a yoke (and maybe cuff/hem) is important. Colour too, nothing too rustic. Small detailing, no big snowflakes or reindeer! This sort of thing has a nice scale but is too full-on for me

Tops-Dec02-AW15-03-02_large.jpg?v=1449077269

And the colours are a bit much on this one

Jamiesons-Oct5-AW15-07-02_grande.jpg?v=1444064374

On the other hand, this seems a bit anaemic, could do with some maroon or red bits in the detail

Penfield-tops-Sept3-AW15-05-02_large.jpg?v=1441288374

Think my ideal would be a grey body with a navy blue yoke having a few maroon details - but you can never be completely happy with these things!


I had  a jumper very like the top one in the early 80s,the grey was darker and it was more subdued with darker blues and burgundy..it was lambswool.

I have been tempted to get something like it,I also quite like plain Arran crew necks,but I don't think either are part of 'the Look'.

The only knitwear that I would wear to fit in with 'the Look ' now would be a plain v neck or cardigan, that's just IMO of course.

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I recall them well.  My then favourite shop (from around 1976 - 1989) was Zagger of Chelmsford and they had some great examples from Italian suppliers.  It seems odd today to think one would wear such heavy and warm items to go out to a club / disco in the evening - compared to the semi-nude look that seems de rigueur today.

 

The TOTP video confirms that they were indeed worn on such occasions and by virtue of the fact that The Specials are sporting them it gives them the 'pedigree' of the Look IMO.  Great video which I had not seen before.

 

Please don't get me started on the decline in menswear since then.  Can there be any comparison between a very high quality item made in Italy in a small artisan's workshop and the piece of plastic shit peddled by Primark today?

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Just a heads-up.  This week's SF Friday Challenge is to be like Roycru who, if you don't know him, sports a very traditional Ivy style in most of his posts.  It could throw up one or two entries that at least make a passing nod to The Look.

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Was googling 'basketweave norwegians' (as I do every now and again!) and found this

http://www.solatio.co.uk/

leading to the basketweave norwegians themselves, a rare animal indeed

http://www.solatio.co.uk/solatio-107-boxtops/

PRODUCT-HEADER-1071.jpg

Strictly a skinhead girls' shoe in my day but I would certainly now wear them in preference to loafers or to any other of the piecrust-looking shoes that are around. A sort of least-worst option that has a strange appeal to me.
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I certainly recall basket-weave shoes from the 1960s - a very 'mod' thing, slim, and certainly not the 'canal barge' shape of a Solatio. Just saying.
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Was googling 'basketweave norwegians' (as I do every now and again!) and found this

http://www.solatio.co.uk/

leading to the basketweave norwegians themselves, a rare animal indeed

http://www.solatio.co.uk/solatio-107-boxtops/

PRODUCT-HEADER-1071.jpg

Strictly a skinhead girls' shoe in my day but I would certainly now wear them in preference to loafers or to any other of the piecrust-looking shoes that are around. A sort of least-worst option that has a strange appeal to me.


A mate of mine had a pair very similar in black,about 1972 (ish) he had an extra sole put on them,a very heavy chunky shoe.

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Ski jumpers..I noticed a picture yesterday of Kirk Douglas 99th birthday party and I remembered him in a film 'The Heroes of Telemark' set in Norway he wears a ski jumper and I think that some other people in the film wear them too,made me wonder if Norway is where that style of jumper originates.

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Ski jumpers..I noticed a picture yesterday of Kirk Douglas 99th birthday party and I remembered him in a film 'The Heroes of Telemark' set in Norway he wears a ski jumper and I think that some other people in the film wear them too,made me wonder if Norway is where that style of jumper originates.

That's what my sister (who wore them in the 60s) thinks too.

 

BTW, a small pic of my Baracuta G10

 

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Ski jumpers..I noticed a picture yesterday of Kirk Douglas 99th birthday party and I remembered him in a film 'The Heroes of Telemark' set in Norway he wears a ski jumper and I think that some other people in the film wear them too,made me wonder if Norway is where that style of jumper originates.

Yes, I think that's true - as a boy I had a made in Norway number.

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BTW, a small pic of my Baracuta G10



Très chic!
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