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post #1651 of 2732
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He really looks like the guy on the drawing !

 

Guys, i count on you votes at the friday challenge, just to stir'em up a bit :p 

 

Poor picture quality (photo booth) but it's the 'water green' scarf i told you about, and my most beautiful coat, a Chesterfield by the late french top brand Arnys.

post #1652 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

He really looks like the guy on the drawing !

 

Guys, i count on you votes at the friday challenge, just to stir'em up a bit :p

And we need some more entries from The Look Goes On posters.  Monsieur needs some competition!

post #1653 of 2732
Mrs Mystery tells me I need a new dark-navy shirt. Any recommendations? Please bear in mind that I'm a pensioner and I detest wide-open collars.
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post #1654 of 2732
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Mrs Mystery tells me I need a new dark-navy shirt. Any recommendations? Please bear in mind that I'm a pensioner and I detest wide-open collars.
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Maybe not dark enough but M&S do an 'Indigo' button down in their Formal shirts for £25.

post #1655 of 2732
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Maybe not dark enough but M&S do an 'Indigo' button down in their Formal shirts for £25.

I was in M&S yesterday but didn't think to look in their formal shirt section, I have to say.
post #1656 of 2732
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I was in M&S yesterday but didn't think to look in their formal shirt section, I have to say.

Have a look online,they have a much bigger selection than they have in the shops,they deliver to the shop free of charge...but anyway you will see a picture online.

post #1657 of 2732
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Have a look online,they have a much bigger selection than they have in the shops,they deliver to the shop free of charge...but anyway you will see a picture online.

Damned if I can spot it. I'll have a look later.
post #1658 of 2732
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I have been thinking quite a bit over the last couple of days about the post by cern in which he reflects on patterns, Pitti, textures and the general state of menswear.

 

Interestingly, at around the same time Styleforum’s Pitti ‘correspondent’ @EFV was reviewing in another thread the significance of the recent fair (no doubt some of you will have seen it).  He said… ‘This is also a place where new trends are spotted and created. Like it or not, even though classic menswear is a slow moving fashion, it's still fashion. Don't believe me? Look at pictures of your grandparents and look at the "What are you wearing" thread here on Styleforum. Some people would probably like to change these trends in a more rapid pace, those are the people who, rightly or wrongly, come off as pretty silly to a lot of us. Then of course there are those who like the tides to change in more moderate pace. No one can deny the increased love higher trouser waists, wider lapels and longer jackets have garnered here these last few years….’

 

Then another thing crossed my mind.  When I met @Paint House Gang just before Christmas when he interviewed me for his PhD he asked me why I had called this thread ‘The Look Goes On’ - because by that stage of the interview I had pretty much concluded that it does not go on.  At least not in its original 1960’s form. My response was that I wished I hadn’t or at least I wished I had added a ‘?’

 

My own picture in the Suffolk village is fairly typical of my off-duty look today with two or three patterns, a good bit of texture and a slightly more relaxed fit than I would have worn in 1970.  But it did display some elements of the look – clean lines, neatness, nothing jarring (I hope) and Clarks dessies.  I do feel though that my look has strayed a good way now from what we talk of as The Look here.

 

And I wonder, if I started this thread today would I have called it ‘The Look Goes On’?  Or is @EFV right when he says it is all just fashion and it inevitably moves on?

post #1659 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Mrs Mystery tells me I need a new dark-navy shirt. Any recommendations? Please bear in mind that I'm a pensioner and I detest wide-open collars.
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Although you are a pensioner you can still decide on your own wardrobe!  From what I have seen you do it with elan!!

post #1660 of 2732
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Although you are a pensioner you can still decide on your own wardrobe!  From what I have seen you do it with elan!!

Oh no doubt about that. Just asking for recommendations.
post #1661 of 2732
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Could try T K Maxx for perhaps a good value Polo RL?

You may have missed the italics?
Edited by Mr Knightley - 1/23/16 at 12:56pm
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Mr K, I think the ellipsis in the thread title leaves its meaning fairly open...

We have touched on this before but I think the problem is there is much more entropy than there was. Context, and with it meaning, has been lost. A teenager from a council estate wearing a golf jumper doesn't mean anything any more - not teenager, not council estate, not golf, only jumper.
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

Thanks mate.  It is actually a blazer in what my tailor (himself an old mod) calls a 'true navy'.  It has smokey MOP buttons to give it an understated look.

 

For me, re-enacting 1969 is not on.  Too much like costume.  Desperate as you say!


The irony is that by updating your look but still using some classic colors and combinations thereof, paying attention to subtle details like buttons, and accessorising with scarves and the like to pay attention to the total look - well that is a lot more 'mod' than buying some off the peg 'outfit' from some 'mod outfitters' online.  The Look may not go on exactly as it was, but the careful nuanced attitude behind it is still there...

post #1664 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Could try T K Maxx for perhaps a good value Polo RL?

You may have missed the italics?

It is she who examines the collars for wear!

T K Maxx is a good idea!
post #1665 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I have been thinking quite a bit over the last couple of days about the post by cern in which he reflects on patterns, Pitti, textures and the general state of menswear.

 

Interestingly, at around the same time Styleforum’s Pitti ‘correspondent’ @EFV was reviewing in another thread the significance of the recent fair (no doubt some of you will have seen it).  He said… ‘This is also a place where new trends are spotted and created. Like it or not, even though classic menswear is a slow moving fashion, it's still fashion. Don't believe me? Look at pictures of your grandparents and look at the "What are you wearing" thread here on Styleforum. Some people would probably like to change these trends in a more rapid pace, those are the people who, rightly or wrongly, come off as pretty silly to a lot of us. Then of course there are those who like the tides to change in more moderate pace. No one can deny the increased love higher trouser waists, wider lapels and longer jackets have garnered here these last few years….’

 

Then another thing crossed my mind.  When I met @Paint House Gang just before Christmas when he interviewed me for his PhD he asked me why I had called this thread ‘The Look Goes On’ - because by that stage of the interview I had pretty much concluded that it does not go on.  At least not in its original 1960’s form. My response was that I wished I hadn’t or at least I wished I had added a ‘?’

 

My own picture in the Suffolk village is fairly typical of my off-duty look today with two or three patterns, a good bit of texture and a slightly more relaxed fit than I would have worn in 1970.  But it did display some elements of the look – clean lines, neatness, nothing jarring (I hope) and Clarks dessies.  I do feel though that my look has strayed a good way now from what we talk of as The Look here.

 

And I wonder, if I started this thread today would I have called it ‘The Look Goes On’?  Or is @EFV right when he says it is all just fashion and it inevitably moves on?

Although we are inspired / influenced by the 60s / early 70s Look,there must be thousands more out there who feel the same but will never find this thread,so in a very small way 'The Look' does go on imo.

I always think that I am influenced by the Suedehead period,but those days are gone and we have to 'move the Look on',each of us does that in their own way,so it has become 'the Look' as we see it not a uniform look that could be identified by others.

There are 3 pictures from 'back in the day ' that I really like,

1.The cover of Suedehead.

2.The 'Crombie boys' in the magazine article.

3.The Minet in light coloured suit and FP shirt ( that Clouseau posted).

I think those pictures define 'the Look' and have perhaps influenced my ideas,but I don't want to copy them.

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