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post #16 of 661
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In the forward-looking spirit of this thread this is where I am, a sort of skinhead-normcore look (not heard of normcore before today but it is where I have been for a while). One item to sum up the look would be the Loake 771 in black, skinhead but not the obvious oxblood or brogue. Another would be the plain grey marl M&S sweatshirt (definitely not a hoodie!) as a 1981 rather than 1969 influence. Also I have been moving my work wardrobe from anonymous euro/american business international to something more English in suits and shirts and looking to integrate this into my casual look above. Always thought an English-cut suit was more 'skinhead'.

 



covskin I hadn’t heard of normcore either until the post on the other thread.

Yours sounds similar to my own approach. Today for the office on a Friday it’s bespoke navy SB 3 button blazer and POW trousers with single pleat and narrowish leg both from Roger Crawford of Ilford. Pale blue stripe OCBD from Polo RL and bottle green slipover by Benetton. Shoes are ‘Venetian’ loafers in dark brown grain from John Simons. Atelier Versace pocket hanky in paisley completes the look!

Funny you should mention the Loake. I recently had the same pair in black but, finding them somehow too chunky, gave them away. I must re-assess them. And I just bought an M&S pale grey marl v neck!
post #17 of 661
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

In the forward-looking spirit of this thread this is where I am, a sort of skinhead-normcore look (not heard of normcore before today but it is where I have been for a while). One item to sum up the look would be the Loake 771 in black, skinhead but not the obvious oxblood or brogue. Another would be the plain grey marl M&S sweatshirt (definitely not a hoodie!) as a 1981 rather than 1969 influence. Also I have been moving my work wardrobe from anonymous euro/american business international to something more English in suits and shirts and looking to integrate this into my casual look above. Always thought an English-cut suit was more 'skinhead'.

covskin..I was looking at the Loake 771 in black yesterday ( unfortunately not in my size, £90 ! ),you are right less obvious than the ox blood version or brogues ( though I still wear various brogues and brogue boots ).

I get a bit of enjoyment out of working out what will fit in with the rest of my clothes and shoes,whilst in a subtle way keeping to a kind of updated suedehead look.

post #18 of 661
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Yours sounds similar to my own approach. Today for the office on a Friday it’s bespoke navy SB 3 button blazer and POW trousers with single pleat and narrowish leg both from Roger Crawford of Ilford. Pale blue stripe OCBD from Polo RL and bottle green slipover by Benetton. Shoes are ‘Venetian’ loafers in dark brown grain from John Simons. Atelier Versace pocket hanky in paisley completes the look!

POW trousers are a basic! With my old suit jackets I get both a blazer and a black lounge outfit (yes, one of the suits was black).
Edited by covskin - 3/14/14 at 1:35pm
post #19 of 661
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

covskin..I was looking at the Loake 771 in black yesterday ( unfortunately not in my size, £90 ! ),you are right less obvious than the ox blood version or brogues ( though I still wear various brogues and brogue boots ).
I get a bit of enjoyment out of working out what will fit in with the rest of my clothes and shoes,whilst in a subtle way keeping to a kind of updated suedehead look.

Yep, that is the fun of it. Also seeing shop assistants giving you a second look!
post #20 of 661
I'll say it again great thread.

I still find it difficult to wear a two button jacket. Feel half dressed, I'm sure some guys can do it and look great but I don't get it.

Too much shirt on show as typically button point too low. I still like to wear relatively slim ties too so three button for me all day, though top of my list a three roll two nowadays.

PoW trousers give you so much versatility. Great with a jacket and also with a V- neck and Polo shirt or button down. Doing the tan chinos too last weekend with the good weather: Suede shoes, Tan chino, pink marl v neck and white polo shirt.

I have Cheaney brogues and a pair of C & J, different horses for different courses love em just the same. Haven't got black brogues and only just appreciated that really. Thanks @covskin for the Loakes shout I'll get looking!

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post #21 of 661
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I'll say it again great thread.

I still find it difficult to wear a two button jacket. Feel half dressed, I'm sure some guys can do it and look great but I don't get it.

Too much shirt on show as typically button point too low. I still like to wear relatively slim ties too so three button for me all day, though top of my list a three roll two nowadays.

PoW trousers give you so much versatility. Great with a jacket and also with a V- neck and Polo shirt or button down. Doing the tan chinos too last weekend with the good weather: Suede shoes, Tan chino, pink marl v neck and white polo shirt.

I have Cheaney brogues and a pair of C & J, different horses for different courses love em just the same. Haven't got black brogues and only just appreciated that really. Thanks @covskin for the Loakes shout I'll get looking!

AppleMark

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Cleav. I agree with you about 3 button jackets,but finding them is the problem.

Adaptor clothing had the Loake 771 in black at £90 ( limited sizes ).

For a black brogue how about the C and J Pembroke ?,looks nice in the pictures.

I like the herringbone trousers,where did you find them ?.

post #22 of 661
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Cleav. I agree with you about 3 button jackets,but finding them is the problem.
Adaptor clothing had the Loake 771 in black at £90 ( limited sizes ).
For a black brogue how about the C and J Pembroke ?,looks nice in the pictures.
I like the herringbone trousers,where did you find them ?.

Thanks Cern

Yeah, I have a couple of C&Js nowadays. The best way to go is down to the Factory shop, prices are either 130-180 as opposed to 300+ There are questions on other threads here about levels of formality re brogues etc, but who gives a...

I love those herringbones (next would you believe something like £40). I've had the seat patched a couple of times and they need doing again. I got em with matching waist coat but didn't buy the jacket (3 piece) coz the cloth made me feel like a blimp. Imho, looks great tarted up with a jacket and tie or with white oxford BD sleeves rolled up and grenson boots. Flexibility is the key!
post #23 of 661
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Keep it going guys. Thanks for the thumbs up!
post #24 of 661

Thanks for this thread. I enjoy following the other one very much but feel I am there more to listen and learn than to contribute, since I wasn't born til 1970. This is 2014 and I like to live in the modern world although my personal style is very much influenced/inspired by elements of what was worn in the 60s, it's more because those pieces are timeless; but how to wear them in 2014 without looking like you are wearing a 'skinhead halloween costume'? Today I am in Clarks desert boots, a short sleeved blue gingham button down, dark red cashmere v-neck, and rigid selvege levi's  The only thing that would look out of place in a mod/skinhead's closet is my Barbour International jacket but I ride a motorcycle to work. I guess the point is to most people at work I just look neatly dressed/a bit boring which is fine with me.

post #25 of 661
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Thanks for this thread. I enjoy following the other one very much but feel I am there more to listen and learn than to contribute, since I wasn't born til 1970. This is 2014 and I like to live in the modern world although my personal style is very much influenced/inspired by elements of what was worn in the 60s, it's more because those pieces are timeless; but how to wear them in 2014 without looking like you are wearing a 'skinhead halloween costume'? Today I am in Clarks desert boots, a short sleeved blue gingham button down, dark red cashmere v-neck, and rigid selvege levi's  The only thing that would look out of place in a mod/skinhead's closet is my Barbour International jacket but I ride a motorcycle to work. I guess the point is to most people at work I just look neatly dressed/a bit boring which is fine with me.
When I first posted on Mod to Suedehead I was asked if I was part of the current skinhead scene. I wasn't and I'm not. The point is we all take certain influences from the past and incorporate them into our look.
post #26 of 661
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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

Thanks for this thread. I enjoy following the other one very much but feel I am there more to listen and learn than to contribute, since I wasn't born til 1970. This is 2014 and I like to live in the modern world although my personal style is very much influenced/inspired by elements of what was worn in the 60s, it's more because those pieces are timeless; but how to wear them in 2014 without looking like you are wearing a 'skinhead halloween costume'? Today I am in Clarks desert boots, a short sleeved blue gingham button down, dark red cashmere v-neck, and rigid selvege levi's  The only thing that would look out of place in a mod/skinhead's closet is my Barbour International jacket but I ride a motorcycle to work. I guess the point is to most people at work I just look neatly dressed/a bit boring which is fine with me.

I know what you mean about the skinhead costume look, as seen on Tumblr, etc. Individually everything might be correct (though often it isn't, in detail or in wearing) but together it is just 'too much'. I don't think younger people appreciate just how few clothing items and so little rotation we had back then. In particular the early 80s look seems stripped down in comparison to the 60s look in both its mod and its skinhead forms. I would put this down to the evaporation of entry-level manufacturing jobs that occurred at that time. Sixteen year olds like me could no longer just walk into a job any more and this happened very abruptly. This resulted in a long lead time into and out of the look. I remember continuing to wear some really non-look items for quite a while and also the long persistence of look items, maybe even a bit tatty and grubby, as people exited the other side.
Edited by covskin - 3/14/14 at 11:45pm
post #27 of 661
Strangely enough I was thinking of giving white socks a go again before hearing of this normcore thing - couldn't find any locally except really padded ones or branded stuff I could never wear like Nike.

Edit: got some thin ones in M&S so jeans white socks black shoes for me this summer.
Edited by covskin - 3/15/14 at 9:42am
post #28 of 661
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POW trousers are a basic! With my old suit jackets I get both a blazer and a black lounge outfit (yes, one of the suits was black).

I have always liked POW check trousers,I can remember the first time that I saw a pair and who was wearing them,this would be about 71,I still wear them now ( probably not such a narrow leg ).

I have some quite lightweight ones which I wear in the summer with a plain button down or even a polo shirt,I also wear them with a long sleeved  Hugo Boss "polo" shirt ( a bit like a John Smedley in design ) they are made of Pima cotton and are very comfortable also the logo is very discreet and stitched in the same colour as the shirt so that it you can hardly see it.

A nicely polished pair of brogues and a belt to match,I think that its a good clean look with a nod to the past but adapted to the present time.

post #29 of 661
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Thanks Cern

Yeah, I have a couple of C&Js nowadays. The best way to go is down to the Factory shop, prices are either 130-180 as opposed to 300+ There are questions on other threads here about levels of formality re brogues etc, but who gives a...

I love those herringbones (next would you believe something like £40). I've had the seat patched a couple of times and they need doing again. I got em with matching waist coat but didn't buy the jacket (3 piece) coz the cloth made me feel like a blimp. Imho, looks great tarted up with a jacket and tie or with white oxford BD sleeves rolled up and grenson boots. Flexibility is the key!

Cleav..Those prices certainly make a trip to Northampton seem worthwhile,I nearly went the other week  for  football + shoe  shopping combined ,the drive put me off though.

 

I have said before that you have to keep an open mind when shopping,if you write Next or M&S off as rubbish ( which a lot of it is ) then you miss out on the occasional gem.

 

BTW.The girl in Castleford wearing BD and tie that you asked about on the other thread,memorable only for shirt,tie and menacing glare ( think Norman Hunter with a wig on ),I love a challenge but not at the risk of having my teeth rammed down my throat.

I have answered on here because I am trying to stay very much on topic on the other thread ( 62 to 72 IMO ),no excuse not to keep my posts relevant now that we have this thread as well.

post #30 of 661
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Cleav..Those prices certainly make a trip to Northampton seem worthwhile,I nearly went the other week  for  football + shoe  shopping combined ,the drive put me off though.

I have said before that you have to keep an open mind when shopping,if you write Next or M&S off as rubbish ( which a lot of it is ) then you miss out on the occasional gem.

BTW.The girl in Castleford wearing BD and tie that you asked about on the other thread,memorable only for shirt,tie and menacing glare ( think Norman Hunter with a wig on ),I love a challenge but not at the risk of having my teeth rammed down my throat.
I have answered on here because I am trying to stay very much on topic on the other thread ( 62 to 72 IMO ),no excuse not to keep my posts relevant now that we have this thread as well.

Tis indeed worth the trip got these a couple of weeks back from the FS. I'm lucky as I have a contract to provide services in Northampton and have to go down three or four times a month to check on matters. I make Fridays one of my trip days to coincide with C & J opening times. Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings.
These were £180 worn today. Apols for x post.

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