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post #1726 of 1877

Thanks for all the replies about belts,some interesting views.

I liked Mr Knightleys woven leather belt idea for wearing with jeans and I will keep an eye out for one.

Obviously 99.999999% of people will not notice if my belt doesn't match my shoes,in fact they wouldn't notice if I used a piece of string as a belt.

I suppose that we dress for our own satisfaction ? and perhaps that's why we are on Styleforum.

post #1727 of 1877

On shirt sleeves,I used to roll mine up to the elbow but I haven't for many years now,if long sleeves I button them up,if its very warm I wear a short sleeve shirt.

post #1728 of 1877
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Thanks for all the replies about belts,some interesting views.
I liked Mr Knightleys woven leather belt idea for wearing with jeans and I will keep an eye out for one.
Obviously 99.999999% of people will not notice if my belt doesn't match my shoes,in fact they wouldn't notice if I used a piece of string as a belt.
I suppose that we dress for our own satisfaction ? and perhaps that's why we are on Styleforum.

I have an Andersons woven belt that i really like. Navy blue with a tan.... never mind here's a pic



If you hunt around may be £50 +
post #1729 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

On the subject of how things should be worn, I am interested in the subject of when and how to turn back the cuffs of a long sleeve shirt.

 

Back in the late 60s it was almost de rigueur when not wearing a jacket to turn back your cuffs by two turns like this.  Some favoured three here:

 

 

That style has stuck for many originals - see this pic of an early Mod to Suedehead meet up in York:

 

 

By the early 70s and the coming of the 'French cut' a single turn became fashionable:

 

 

In the 80s people like Versace were advocating sleeves rolled up to the elbows - or beyond:wow:

 

Does the Look demand a particular approach today?  My own, FWIW is to keep the sleeves down and buttoned unless it is unusually warm.  If I do turn them back it is usually just two turns.  Of course, Fred Astaire favoured a half turn and some of my RL shirts have a cuff button that is well set back to facilitate this while the cuff remains buttoned...

 

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post #1730 of 1877
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post


Is flamboyance the opposite of restraint? I suppose you can have restrained flamboyance, a flamboyance framed by restraint such as a loud tie or a loud shirt but not both. Sunnier places and sunnier seasons always seem more flamboyant. Not sure I could ever be described as flamboyant though I think we did stick out against the background with bright red pullovers, polos and socks back then. Looking back, bleached jeans seem fairly flamboyant to me now.

I think it probably is.  I had always thought of the Look as requiring a fair degree of restraint but you're right, there were some bright colours going on.  Some of my J Simons BDs were pretty bright, as were the madras jackets that some of my mates wore around 1970.  I wore mint green socks as well as red.


Edited by Mr Knightley - 2/12/16 at 3:11pm
post #1731 of 1877

Very happy at the moment as my lovely GF has bought me an Orvis Harrington as a valentines gift.

Heavy material and as Botolph mentioned they are cut rather large, I was able to get into a Medium despite putting on some weight due to injury and illness preventing me from training lately.

Although I think that it is to expensive and I wouldn't have bought it ( that's why she bought it for me as a gift) I do think that its a great jacket.

post #1732 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I think it probably is.  I had always thought of the Look as requiring a fair degree of restraint but you're right, there were some pretty bright colours going on.  Some of my J Simons BDs were pretty bright, as were the madras jackets that some of my mates wore around 1970.  I wore mint green socks as well as red.


I think that in the 70s we wore brighter colours and were able to get away with it as we were young...I remember us younger lads looking at the Brutus tartan shirts ( some very gaudy) and thinking that they looked great.

I remember an extremely colourful Jaeger jumper and an elderly aunt saying something like "wear clothes like that whilst your young ".

Nowadays I prefer a more subtle look and that's why as I said before I only wear one bright or patterned item at any one time.

post #1733 of 1877
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post


I think that in the 70s we wore brighter colours and were able to get away with it as we were young...I remember us younger lads looking at the Brutus tartan shirts ( some very gaudy) and thinking that they looked great.
I remember an extremely colourful Jaeger jumper and an elderly aunt saying something like "wear clothes like that whilst your young ".
Nowadays I prefer a more subtle look and that's why as I said before I only wear one bright or patterned item at any one time.

Good point. The bright colors can look a bit cartoonish... more subtle colors also don't scream 'I'm a subculture guy, let's talk about subject x'.
post #1734 of 1877
Here's a question:

None of us here are teenagers. Can we still - or do any of you try to - wear a suit jacket with jeans? That was a big look amongst late mods.

[btw, the site has stopped sending me alerts frown.gif ]
post #1735 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Here's a question:

None of us here are teenagers. Can we still - or do any of you try to - wear a suit jacket with jeans? That was a big look amongst late mods.

[btw, the site has stopped sending me alerts frown.gif ]

A suit jacket with jeans ? No (not anymore, i did it sometimes when i was younger).

But a jacket (sports jacket, blazer, natural shoulder jacket (Ivy)) with jeans, yes.

To work with jeans, it has to be of a more relaxed type than a suit jacket (imho) and without too much padding on the shoulders. The texture/material has to 'work' too.

And it's something i only do with dark/raw/dry jeans, not faded ones. As usual a matter of personal preference too.

post #1736 of 1877
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Here's a question:

None of us here are teenagers. Can we still - or do any of you try to - wear a suit jacket with jeans? That was a big look amongst late mods.

[btw, the site has stopped sending me alerts frown.gif ]

Never worn a suit jacket with jeans- I'm not old enough for that to have been an acceptable look in any situation. However, these days I often wear a tweed hacking jacket or 3/2 sack jacket with jeans and an oxford buttondown, brown suede shoes or brogues. Never with a tie though. Moleskins, chinos, or nice trousers with the hacking jacket oxford, and a v-neck lambswool and tie.
post #1737 of 1877
In recent years,the only time I have seen an obvious suit jacket work with jeans is a Navy wide Pinstripe with raw denim jeans.I had seen it a few times on visits to London and thought it was a bit of a trend?
Another sign of British street fashion mixing utilitarian with City Banker.
I just need to find that perfect Kilgour pinstripe to pull it off !
post #1738 of 1877
Interesting.

As I said, a suit jacket with jeans was a very 1968 look, particularly in the North of England. A quirk of style that worked with teenagers. My mum hated it, but then she hated everything I wore.

It is a love-it-or-hate-it look.

Some time soon I may experiment with the concept and, if it convinces me, present some photos here. If not, I'll forget it.
post #1739 of 1877
Thread Starter 
It was also seen in the south of England in 1968 and remember wearing my navy suit jacket with Levis.

Didn't it make a brief comeback in recent years?

Some of the guys on Classic Menswear Casual Style are good at pulling off the sports jacket with jeans look but suit jacket with jeans is just too outre for me today. M-O-M I look forward to your experiment!
post #1740 of 1877


The rolled up /turnback sleeve comments got me thinking about shirts always being tucked in.I don't recall exactly at what point it became commonly acceptable to wear  your shirt hanging out over your jeans? I must admit that it was a change in style that I was very slow to accept,yet I do it on occasion.I still prefer the clean lines of a tucked it Polo/Dress shirt,and have tended to choose a Guyaberra cut if I am going for a very casual summer shirt to wear loose as opposed to the classic Bowling style.

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