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Well Mr K you have the lead !
The text that comes with the picture is a perfect summary of the 1500 pages of the Mod to suedehead thread!..

Merci Monsieur!

 

Still clinging on to the lead.  Poll closes some time tonight.  I am encouraged too that the entry has prompted a little discussion on What are you Wearing right now.

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Mr. K, care to share a link to the Friday Challenge?


I tell ya, I'm tempted to nab one of these Fairisle v-neck slipovers and put it away till the trend dies(one year at most?) and don it over a buttondown, maybe under a blazer. Again, to bring up Cordings, their lambswool jumpers are by THE best I've worn and don't pill like LL Bean or even J Press's offerings. And no, this ain't a paid advert 😂

http://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/knitwear/fairisle-knitwear

Lovely, Botolph.  How do Cordings sizes run?  I must say I'm tempted...

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Lovely, Botolph.  How do Cordings sizes run?  I must say I'm tempted...

Well I have two lambswool v-necks and I take a size Medium. I'm 5'10", 13 st. 8 lbs. and wear a 17/34 shirt. I prescribe to "the Look", so there's the neat/trim/un-sloppiness aesthetic when considering fit. The size M fits well on me without excessive bagginess, but it's not the "new-school stretch jeans Captain Skinheadl" look, either.
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Hi guys.  Here is the link to the thread if you would like to vote...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/513748/friday-challenge-12-11-15-be-like-roycru

...and we have a winner.

Ideas for the next challenge lol
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...and we have a winner.

Ideas for the next challenge lol


Thanks cov and thanks to all for your support!

 

It feels rather strange to be in this position and a little daunting.  @Cleav has kindly offered his help with the technical bits.  I do like the herringbone idea, which has been put forward a few times and not picked up.  My first MTM suit was herringbone, my dad's greatcoat (that he hardly wore) was a lovely heavy herringbone and my current favourite jacket is also herringbone (well you've seen it).  But happy to be guided...

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Well I have two lambswool v-necks and I take a size Medium. I'm 5'10", 13 st. 8 lbs. and wear a 17/34 shirt. I prescribe to "the Look", so there's the neat/trim/un-sloppiness aesthetic when considering fit. The size M fits well on me without excessive bagginess, but it's not the "new-school stretch jeans Captain Skinheadl" look, either.


I'm a bit smaller than you 15.5 / 33 shirt but take a medium in most knitwear.  Thanks for the advice.

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...and we have a winner.

Ideas for the next challenge lol

How about (an unstated) challenge to the flawed orthodoxies of Classic Menswear. Three buttons, no accessories whatsoever, a citified-country or maybe a 'country CBD' to deflate all the toad of toad hall types.
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How about (an unstated) challenge to the flawed orthodoxies of Classic Menswear. Three buttons, no accessories whatsoever, a citified-country or maybe a 'country CBD' to deflate all the toad of toad hall types.

But I'm something of a toad myself! It would certainly be a Challenge!
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New Friday Challenge - 'Herringbone':

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/514216/friday-challenge-18-dec-2015-herringbone

 

Consistent with the Look so let's have some entries, gentlemen! 

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^ @colco is looking good - (close to) a crombie with a silk/rayon wool-backed scarf by the look of it. Simple and spot on.

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^ @colco is looking good - (close to) a crombie with a silk/rayon wool-backed scarf by the look of it. Simple and spot on.

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Agreed. There are some very good entries so far. Not sure if I shall enter my own Challenge...

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A propos nothing at all, I thought I would slip in a pic from last year. I'm not a bonny model, and I'm not standing well, so the jacket and strides aren't shown off to their best, but this is myself and Miss Mystery at her graduation, summer 2014.



The loafers are a gash pair from Marks & Sparks, the strides an equally gash pair of Sta-Prest from God-knows-where. The shirt is a white Oxford. The jacket is a 'moleskin' by Pakeman Catto & Carter, a firm that has its origins in military tailoring in the 19c.
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Looking good @Man-of-Mystery and that must have ben a proud moment.  Are you employing that Essex Man touch - the white sock?!

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Looking good @Man-of-Mystery
 and that must have ben a proud moment.  Are you employing that Essex Man touch - the white sock?!

It was.

The first white socks I ever saw worn with black loafers were on the feet of Al Jardine. Don't think he was from Essex.
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Speaking of white socks, they were apparently an Ivy classic

 

I've red somewhere (but i don't remember in which book) that a certain late 60s skinhead mob wore white socks. heard of that ?

Otherwise, we all remember the white (tennis) socks were basics in the 80s.

 

I think this picture is late 70s/early80s, what do you think ? I think the white socks, and the Mini stickers and logo, are an indication. I like the smart skinhead look of the lad on the right. Reminds me of the look of some Jam fans, very close to skinhead, but with a strong mod touch: sense of detailing, color association, etc.

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