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Some dodgy ex UK pollie gets out of jail sporting a bit of the look:

 

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Edited by Soul Vision - 1/31/16 at 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Went to one of those sort of events a few months ago. Better than I thought it would be to be honest (I did, however, combine it with a pub crawl around a place I hadn't been for years!) but I wouldn't do it more than every year or two.


That's probably enough, I agree. 

 

Saturday evening was very enjoyable and, being in winter, the standard of dress was perhaps higher than I recalled from my last visit.  The guy who runs it, Glenn Field is a stylish man and encourages a 'booted and suited' dress code.  So I went for my blazer, Prince of Wales trou, with a navy knitted tie and tie bar, new Bass x Mr Porter loafers in Horween leather and then, thinking it all looked a bit too 1969, chose a non BD shirt.

 

Some guys had tried to replicate an exact 1969 / 70 look with some success and others gave little more than a passing nod to the 60s.  Some women were seeking to evoke a 40s / 50s (American) look I thought and others an early 70s one.  But most ladies favoured a Quant-ish style.

 

Music as ever was pretty obscure soul, R&B, reggae and some blues. 

 

A great atmosphere and the closest I have come to finding a real evocation of a 1960s cellar club.  Missed @browniecj and his lady though.

 

New Bass for Mr P:

 

In the chill-out lounge:

 

A few random pics of the evening (some from the Ad-Lib closed FB group):


Edited by Mr Knightley - 2/2/16 at 10:14am
post #1698 of 2740
Sharp as a tack as always, Mr. K.
The event looks like it was a pretty nice time.
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I don't recall that Clouseau? Mind you ,happily,my memory has been awakened by many of the posts on SF,so I'm grateful for that.

I don't recall it either.
post #1700 of 2740
Moved over to button cuffs lately so I got a couple of plain blue twill button cuff shirts to give a bit of variety. Nothing special, just TM Lewin. Was thinking of getting some old-fashioned bluing and seeing what happens to one of their pink twill, I'm thinking it should leave the whiteness of the twill alone while getting their salmon pink shade a bit more towards the mauve. Anyone tried this before, and what is the brand name of some bluing?
post #1701 of 2740
Wednesday is Charity Shop Day, so I thought I would model some of the new arrivals for you. What was that? No, of course I'm not using the forum to sell them...

Firstly, who fancies looking a wee bit like Tinker Dill from Lovejoy? Actually this jacket and waistcoat combo by Mulberry is a brilliant cut. They're labelled at 44".



Here's another Mulberry jacket, 42", not really my colour, but again a lovely cut.



We have a batch of shirts just in, Brook Taverner, etc., and this 16-and-a-half button-down by Aubrey...



Most of the rest have conventional collars. They were all in their packaging. I bagged the following one for myself:



Well it is a Pierre Cardin semi-spearpoint, 17-and-a-half, and there is a sale on. I got it for £2.50.
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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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In the next Brutus collection, due to march, there will be an oxford shirt in white, sky blue... And navy.

the second button is reasonably high, so the collar doesn't look too wide-open.

I must say the collar size and roll of the Brutus shirts are top notch (to my taste) ! I just regret they always use a poly-cotton blend.

Unfortunately, i don't think it will be sold for two and a half quids...

 

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

In the next Brutus collection, due to march, there will be an oxford shirt in white, sky blue... And navy.
the second button is reasonably high, so the collar doesn't look too wide-open.
I must say the collar size and roll of the Brutus shirts are top notch (to my taste) ! I just regret they always use a poly-cotton blend.
Unfortunately, i don't think it will be sold for two and a half quids...



Thanks for the heads-up!
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Wednesday is Charity Shop Day, so I thought I would model some of the new arrivals for you. What was that? No, of course I'm not using the forum to sell them...

Here's another Mulberry jacket, 42", not really my colour, but again a lovely cut.



We have a batch of shirts just in, Brook Taverner, etc., and this 16-and-a-half button-down by Aubrey...



Most of the rest have conventional collars. They were all in their packaging. I bagged the following one for myself:



Well it is a Pierre Cardin semi-spearpoint, 17-and-a-half, and there is a sale on. I got it for £2.50.

Some good charity shops up your way!  The jackets look in very good nick - I would recommend though you go with a plainer shirt, maybe the white with this jacket?

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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post

Some good charity shops up your way!  The jackets look in very good nick - I would recommend though you go with a plainer shirt, maybe the white with this jacket?

I had to model it with what I had on at the time. Actually, the blue of the shirt picks out the blue stripe in the window-pane check.

The charity shop in question is Cancer Research UK in Perth

I didn't buy the jacket, I'm just modelling it for you. It's still on sale at the shop.
post #1706 of 2740
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


I had to model it with what I had on at the time. Actually, the blue of the shirt picks out the blue stripe in the window-pane check.

The charity shop in question is Cancer Research UK in Perth

I didn't buy the jacket, I'm just modelling it for you. It's still on sale at the shop.


I can certainly vouch for the cut and quality of past Mulberry tailoring - although I am not sure how their modern stuff would be.  I have been wearing bits of theirs since the mid 80s but have not bought anything since around 2005.

 

Typical of their attention to detail was to offer a 15 3/4 inch collar on their cutaway shirts as they tend to come up a little tighter than a spread collar. My wife has one of their bags from around 2000.  The zip had problems when it was about 5 years old.  She contacted Mulberry and they agreed to repair it free of charge.  Since they have become a 'Luxury brand' I expect things have declined...

post #1707 of 2740
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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post
 

Some dodgy ex UK pollie gets out of jail sporting a bit of the look:

 

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I have been thinking about this picture a lot this week.

Although not really breaking my 'only 2 skinhead items at the same time' rule,I think that it is a bit to 'skinhead' for me.

I reckon that the Harrington and plain BD would be ok if the Harrington didn't have the tartan lining showing,its just to much for me,a check BD would be much to much,all IMO as usual.

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 


That's probably enough, I agree. 

 

Saturday evening was very enjoyable and, being in winter, the standard of dress was perhaps higher than I recalled from my last visit.  The guy who runs it, Glenn Field is a stylish man and encourages a 'booted and suited' dress code.  So I went for my blazer, Prince of Wales trou, with a navy knitted tie and tie bar, new Bass x Mr Porter loafers in Horween leather and then, thinking it all looked a bit too 1969, chose a non BD shirt.

 

Some guys had tried to replicate an exact 1969 / 70 look with some success and others gave little more than a passing nod to the 60s.  Some women were seeking to evoke a 40s / 50s (American) look I thought and others an early 70s one.  But most ladies favoured a Quant-ish style.

 

Music as ever was pretty obscure soul, R&B, reggae and some blues. 

 

A great atmosphere and the closest I have come to finding a real evocation of a 1960s cellar club.  Missed @browniecj and his lady though.

 

New Bass for Mr P:

 

In the chill-out lounge:

 

A few random pics of the evening (some from the Ad-Lib closed FB group):


I think that you made a good choice by not wearing the BD Mr Knightley.

Although I think that the BD would look great with your blazer,POW trousers and  your Florsheim longwings,it would have been to retro (IMO),and yet how many people would think that now ?,I think that 99.9% of the population would only think of Dr Martens as skinhead footwear,maybe I have got a bit to sensitive on this subject.

On the other hand I came face to face with a middle aged ( being kind here) skinhead last week at football,sheepskin,check BD,turned up jeans,shiny red Doc Marten boots,white mutton chop whiskers...not a great sight so perhaps I will keep up my sensitive approach.

BTW,I do like the loafers,just goes to show that Bass can still make better shoes than the rubbish that I bought a few years ago.

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Belts..now I will admit to being a bit obsessive about matching belts to shoes,its ok with black,a black trouser belt and a black jeans belt and that's it.

Every time I buy a pair of brown shoes however it then involves a search for 2 belts to match them.

I bought a pair of cherry grain Barker brogues in the sales and they are yet another shade of brown to my other shoes/ belts..so looking around I noticed that Barker make belts to match their shoes ( trouser belts not the wider jeans belts) they have a cherry grain belt but its £85,now the shoes were £260 full price so how can a belt be £85 ?.

I don't really fancy paying £85 for a belt,it goes against the grain ( sorry) but it would be the perfect solution,I haven't seen a jeans belt yet that's anything like the same colour.

I know that my approach to matching shoe / belt colour is pedantic but could anyone suggest an alternative ?,perhaps a woven fabric belt with jeans ? what do others do ?.

post #1710 of 2740
I know what you mean about too many items. For me in that photo it is the buttondown collar rather than the tartan lining that needs to go (plus the jeans are a bit shit). Same principle differently expressed. As for Mr K he is dressed pretty much how I would for that function. And you won't be at all surprised at my approach to belts, I have 1 and it is black.
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