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post #1591 of 2748
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

Yeah Happy New Year/Hogmanay people! Picked up a nice Mackintosh bonded wool Dunkeld in Navy blue at a NYC shop for over 50% off tagged price. I've always wanted one of these and boy is it nice! Happy days.

This same one, though I chose not to but it two sizes too small like the pic!!

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That is beautiful, Botolph!

 

Just discovered this thread about unearthing new brands on the SF Classic Menswear forum.  Only just started reading it.  http://www.styleforum.net/t/485223/the-actively-discovering-new-brands-thread/165

post #1592 of 2748
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

That is beautiful, Botolph!

Just discovered this thread about unearthing new brands on the SF Classic Menswear forum.  Only just started reading it.  http://www.styleforum.net/t/485223/the-actively-discovering-new-brands-thread/165


Now THERE's a thread to dig into!
post #1593 of 2748
David Bowie. I have to say I did not see him as any sort of icon or leader, either in his music or in his dress. To me he epitomises the worst of the 70s (glam) *and* the worst of the 80s (baggy suits) which is a rare feat. It's all looking a bit 'emperor's new clothes' to me at the moment.

Worst of all, I can clearly see a narrative being manufactured and inserted into the past. Like how the clip of that bloke walking into a trendy boutique in 'Sergeant Pepper' 19th century military uniform is always used by the BBC to illustrate 60s youth culture.
Edited by covskin - 1/12/16 at 6:36am
post #1594 of 2748
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There was a brief time (for me) when David Bowie's music seemed to hit the spot around 1972 / 73 - tracks like Suffragette City, Jean Jeanie  and his work with Mott the Hoople.   But as a style icon he was always far too outrageous for me.

 

I was about to say that I learnt more about Bowie from a one hour documentary on ITV last night than I did throughout is life.  But I think what @covskin said 'Worst of all, I can clearly see a narrative being manufactured and inserted into the past'  is more like it.  It's started already.

post #1595 of 2748
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

There was a brief time (for me) when David Bowie's music seemed to hit the spot around 1972 / 73 - tracks like Suffragette City, Jean Jeanie  and his work with Mott the Hoople.   But as a style icon he was always far too outrageous for me.

I was about to say that I learnt more about Bowie from a one hour documentary on ITV last night than I did throughout is life.  But I think what @covskin
 said 'Worst of all, I can clearly see a narrative being manufactured and inserted into the past'  is more like it.  It's started already.


Sure, but musically the fellow was a genius and a visionary.
post #1596 of 2748
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I discovered a thread on the CM forum which has recently been 'bumped' about your '10 wardrobe essentials'. 

 

As it's a New Year I wondered what  you guys will be incorporating into your wardrobes.  Mine doesn't seem to change much year on year these days and will again include:

 

Blazer - my favourite is still my two year old bespoke Roger Crawford with smoky MOP buttons and I shall again dig out my refurbished linen Kenzo Homme I expect.

 

Trousers will be POW (as above) and grey flannel.  I don't any longer feel suits are really essential but will continue to wear a few for work, DAKS, Italian-made M&S - that sort of thing.  I am in the process of having all my trousers re-tailored to the shape and length of my recent bespoke jobs

 

Shoes will include trusty Florsheim longwings in autumn / winter and I am keen to get some new loafers this spring.  Any recommendations?

 

 

Knitwear will include the 'silver pine marl' PRL v neck seen above and one or two fine gauge slipovers like this Pringle -

 

597_mulbpringle100111.jpg

 

For more casual wear, I am liking the cut and feel of Nudie jeans just at the moment.  And my latest 501's seem to have a better fit than previous examples.

 

My shirts seem to fall into two distinct camps - BDs for casual wear and rather English cut for business and my ties have become generally quite sombre like this recently acquired Sozzi - almost approximating the look of 1968 (before BDs really became de rigueur).

 

 

As to accessories I would find it hard to live without plaited / woven leather belts like this Avirex I found in Rome, OTC socks and pocket squares, especially the very adaptable kind in multiple patterns / colours like this one by ETRO, which goes with nearly everything:)

 

 

 

Not sure about polo shirts as I get older and more haggard!

 

What about you?

 

Edit - loafer update:  Just bought these from Mr Porter - the last pair left in any size at 60% discount.  This is what the description says:

Designed exclusively for MR PORTER. In 1936, Bass Weejuns made design tweaks to a Norwegian farm shoe, adding a strip of leather with a diamond cutout to the uppers.... This version is hand-crafted from supple burgundy Horween Chromexcel leather and finished with rugged moccasin stitching.


Edited by Mr Knightley - 1/12/16 at 9:29am
post #1597 of 2748
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Sure, but musically the fellow was a genius and a visionary.


I agree.  But I suppose there is a difference between acknowledging something as good or even great - and actually liking it.

post #1598 of 2748
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I discovered a thread on the CM forum which has recently been 'bumped' about your '10 wardrobe essentials'. 

 

As it's a New Year I wondered what  you guys will be incorporating into your wardrobes.  Mine doesn't seem to change much year on year these days and will again include:

 

Blazer - my favourite is still my two year old bespoke Roger Crawford with smoky MOP buttons and I shall again dig out my refurbished linen Kenzo Homme I expect.

 

Trousers will be POW (as above) and grey flannel.  I don't any longer feel suits are really essential but will continue to wear a few for work, DAKS, Italian-made M&S - that sort of thing.  I am in the process of having all my trousers re-tailored to the shape and length of my recent bespoke jobs

 

Shoes will include trusty Florsheim longwings in autumn / winter and I am keen to get some new loafers this spring.  Any recommendations?

 

 

Knitwear will include the 'silver pine marl' PRL v neck seen above and one or two fine gauge slipovers like this Pringle -

 

597_mulbpringle100111.jpg

 

For more casual wear, I am liking the cut and feel of Nudie jeans just at the moment.  And my latest 501's seem to have a better fit than previous examples.

 

My shirts seem to fall into two distinct camps - BDs for casual wear and rather English cut for business and my ties have become generally quite sombre like this recently acquired Sozzi - almost approximating the look of 1968 (before BDs really became de rigueur).

 

 

As to accessories I would find it hard to live without plaited / woven leather belts like this Avirex I found in Rome, OTC socks and pocket squares, especially the very adaptable kind in multiple patterns / colours like this one by ETRO, which goes with nearly everything:)

 

 

 

Not sure about polo shirts as I get older and more haggard!

 

What about you?

 

Edit - loafer update:  Just bought these from Mr Porter - the last pair left in any size at 60% discount.  This is what the description says:

Designed exclusively for MR PORTER. In 1936, Bass Weejuns made design tweaks to a Norwegian farm shoe, adding a strip of leather with a diamond cutout to the uppers.... This version is hand-crafted from supple burgundy Horween Chromexcel leather and finished with rugged moccasin stitching.


Interesting stuff Mr Knightley.

In my top 10 would be a Harrington and a pair of brogues,I will have to think about the others.

The jeans that I prefer are Armani J21,I like the look of them and they are not to low waisted ( by todays standard ),I have 2 pairs both from sales.

I bought a pair of Bass weejuns a few years ago in a nice shade of brown ( Cognac,I think was Bass description) I have never worn them out,I don't know why,they would look good with jeans but I usually wear brogues or Paraboot Michaels unless its very casual and then its trainers.

Most of my shirts are BDs but recently I have been thinking of buying a plain non BD shirt something similar to the one you are wearing in the picture,the reason is my 'only 2 'skinhead' items at any time rule,my thinking is that when wearing brogues and a Harrington then a non BD shirt is a bit less obvious.

A thumbs up for your blazer and POW trousers,worn with your longwings an excellent look IMO.

I do still wear polos long and short sleeve,but I prefer the 'stand up collar' rather than the flatter ones as I think it looks better on older blokes.

post #1599 of 2748
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 


Interesting stuff Mr Knightley.

In my top 10 would be a Harrington and a pair of brogues,I will have to think about the others.

The jeans that I prefer are Armani J21,I like the look of them and they are not to low waisted ( by todays standard ),I have 2 pairs both from sales.

I bought a pair of Bass weejuns a few years ago in a nice shade of brown ( Cognac,I think was Bass description) I have never worn them out,I don't know why,they would look good with jeans but I usually wear brogues or Paraboot Michaels unless its very casual and then its trainers.

Most of my shirts are BDs but recently I have been thinking of buying a plain non BD shirt something similar to the one you are wearing in the picture,the reason is my 'only 2 'skinhead' items at any time rule,my thinking is that when wearing brogues and a Harrington then a non BD shirt is a bit less obvious.

A thumbs up for your blazer and POW trousers,worn with your longwings an excellent look IMO.

I do still wear polos long and short sleeve,but I prefer the 'stand up collar' rather than the flatter ones as I think it looks better on older blokes.

 

The '10 wardrobe essentials' is an interesting topic, reminds me of the discussion we had a few months ago about the micro wardrobe/minimalist approach.

As Mr Knightley: 'Mine doesn't seem to change much year on year these days.'

So here is my list - very classic i'm afraid  - of 10 essentials for winter (it's getting colder here, at last, otherwise i would have included a Harrington, of course) :

 

Overcoat

Wool suit (versatile enough that trouser and jacket could be worn separately)

Scarf

Leather (and silk lining) Gloves

Cardigan

V-neck

BD shirt

Polo shirt (only to wear under knitwear)

Jeans

Derby shoes

post #1600 of 2748
Yep, not much changes. I think that means we've won doesn't it? Anyway, still a suit person - they can bury me in one

Suit charcoal grey
Shirt white semi-spread button cuff
Belt black
Tie navy mauve flower motif
Shoes Loake 771 black
Harrington black
Sweatshirt grey
Polo shirt pink?
Jeans Levi 501 indigo fading
Boots Clarks desert vulc sand
post #1601 of 2748
I suppose this, like Clouseau, is my 'winter ' essentials list as it's colder than a witch's here:

Nothing insane or surprising here, but these are defo my go-to's aside from the socks/undergarments:

Samurai straight cut mid/high rise jeans
Alfred Sargent tan pebble grain longwings(dainite soles for the ice)
Blue oxford buttondown
White straight collar shirt
Tan woven belt
Lambswool v-neck
Burgundy grenadine tie
Grey flannel trousers
Tweed hacking jacket
BBros grey/brown/black saxxon wool covert coat-type overcoat
post #1602 of 2748
@covskin Interesting, no room for black leather boots in that list mwink[1].gif

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a plain fronted country derby boot . Made from the finest scotch grain leather and Dainite soles




post #1603 of 2748
^ haha you bad man Cleav. Still, it stops me from having to scroll back...
post #1604 of 2748
As I was putting together the 10 essentials list I thought about what I didn't have.

So here is my outfit that I have nothing of:

Fawn harrington
?colour? mock turtleneck roped jumper
Navy cords trouser version
Black longwing brogues (sorry, no oxblood!)

I am a bit 'painted into a corner' with the jumper colour though - navy and cream are out, grey is boring, red is a bit nuts so that leaves green?
post #1605 of 2748
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

As I was putting together the 10 essentials list I thought about what I didn't have.

So here is my outfit that I have nothing of:

Fawn harrington
?colour? mock turtleneck roped jumper
Navy cords trouser version
Black longwing brogues (sorry, no oxblood!)

I am a bit 'painted into a corner' with the jumper colour though - navy and cream are out, grey is boring, red is a bit nuts so that leaves green?


I think that if you introduce fawn and green as colours you are losing the discipline that I admired in the micro wardrobe.

For a start ( IMO ) you would need a pair of brown shoes,also green is a hard colour to match other clothes with (again IMO).

I bought a green coat because I liked the look of it and then had to buy a shirt and trousers to wear with it ( I already had brown shoes).

 

Black longwings,smooth leather or pebbled ?.

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