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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post



and WAYWRN = what are you wearing right now, which is the daily parade of smooth-looking i-gents on the CM Forum. 



Oh crikey - thank heavens I never go in for that! What I'm usually wearing here at the computer is an odd assemblage of hoodie, Stax sweatshirt, M&S jogging pants, bare feet, and tatty slippers!

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I know you're not MoM ! (BTW always thinking of the Bond movies when we call you MoM !) Any attempts by one of our posters on this week FC ?
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M-o-M you could perhaps post in the streetwear version of WAYWRN!

 

I shall not participate in the FC this week - I haven't got the right gear.

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To stay on the sta-prest subject, i found difficult to find a decent repro since Levi's'stopped doin them (and i didn't like much the cut of their last attempts, but maybe you can still find some in the US?). The options i know so far are : Brooks Brothers ( i know lots like em, i find the rise a bit low), Mikkel Rude (expensive for what they are, i find Uniqlos as good for a fraction of the price), Relco (never tried them), Merc (not that bad really, and not too slim, you can wear them if you're over 18), Brutus Nevapress, well a poster of the other thread have only good things to say about them. Do you know other options ? The best thing would be a LVC remake, but none that i know at the moment except a corduroy version A few years ago.


For the Brooks Bros- try their Clark chino(as opposed to the lower-rise Milano). Very nice and well-made, washer/dryer/wear but wrinkle a little bit due to the (100%?) cotton content. Maybe go a size down in the Clark if you're very slim. Online they have various waist and inseam options
Mikkel Rude- awesome but yeah not 'barato' $¥£€. try eBay
Uniqlo- I haven't tried them
Relco- sorry, cheap garbage
Merc- as above postings, pretty good I agree
Brutus- haven't delved yet
Levi's Sta-Prest deadstock from Brasil off eBay- great
Warrior-oK cut but crap quality
Cordings of Piccadilly chinos- high-waisted and great quality
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I would also suggest adding and keeping an eye on Lands End to your list.Though not currently available,they have done some very good Poplin Traditional Fit  trousers that I have picked up for next to nothing in the past.High rise,traditional cut, flat front and tailored to an exact length.Navy,Nantucket Red etc.

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I see Austin Reed has gone down the tubes. Last time I set foot in the Regent Street store was about 7 years ago to purchase an Aquascutum blazer. The old chap who assisted me was insistent that if trousers were to be worn with it, they should be grey. I ignored his advice and plumped for matching navy; he was right and I was wrong- they don't look right together. Subsequently save a couple of occasions I've only worn the blazer with post purchased grey trousers, or much more commonly jeans.

Going back to the casual era circa 82, Austin Reed was something of an emporium. It wasn't easy to find proper gear back then. In London most of the shops that catered for the look tended to be dotted around semi rough places, such as the Walworth Road and Bermondsey. The only central London outlets I can remember shopping in were Austin Reeds and Sharps on Kensington High Street.

I recall going to the New Years sales at Austin Reed once, my mate was looking to get a Lyle and Scott polo neck. We were warned to be careful outside. The West Ham Under Fives, who were a hooligan group, were targeting people leaving the store and relieving them of their purchases.
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I recall going to the New Years sales at Austin Reed once, my mate was looking to get a Lyle and Scott polo neck. We were warned to be careful outside. The West Ham Under Fives, who were a hooligan group, were targeting people leaving the store and relieving them of their purchases.

 

Totally off-topic, but i recall that in Paris in the 80s we used to go to 'les puces' (flea market) to buy some gear (deadstock) we couldn't get in other places (for example certain MIUSA Levi's, flight jackets, American brogues, WW2 stuff, etc.) 

It was exactly the same, gangs were targeting people leaving the area with their purchases. As the puces are at a Paris's 'door', the only way to get back was by the subway. We always feared the local greasers (we called them 'les Rocks', older people called them 'les blousons noirs') and Teddy boys who were usually outside the station. These guys were much older than us and really mean, always carrying knives or razor (one of my friends was once badly cut in the neck by a razor, would have been the throat he would be dead he still got an impressive scar today). Anyway, once another friend was going back from the 'puces' in the metro, and when the tube was leaving a gang of twenty 'Rocks'

went aboard. My friend was terrified, he compressed on his seat, put his feet (with 10 holes DMs) under the seat hoping they wouldn't notice him. They didn't, but i think he peed in his pants. :D 

 

Cheers SL

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Was never impressed by groups of older blokes picking on younger. I remember bikers and rastafarian types being 5 or 10 years older than us and us being up for it in a 'gulp!' sort of way but to their credit they didn't take us up on it but actually gave us some respect for that.
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Come to think of it I remember a couple of skinheads late 20s who had changed back having been skinheads ten years previously. Not at all common, only two I ever knew, but it did happen.
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Just entered this week's Friday Challenge. Anyone else in?
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Very nice you look too, Duke.

In the spirit of WAYWRN (see, I'm getting it) this is what I actually have on at the moment. I've just come back from a friend's music degree recital, and Mrs Mystery insisted I should have my pic took.





Just to give an idea of what I actually paid full whack for, the pea coat is from a couple of winter seasons ago at M&S; I think the loafers are M&S too; the pocket square was bought at Austin Reed in Glasgow.

The rest I picked up at the charity shop - suit by Burton, shirt by Pierre Cardin (came new, in packaging), tie by Michelsons.
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Looking very sharp MoM. Like you I have no snootiness at all about either grabbing a bargain from a high street brand or resale shop / eBay. It's not cold enough where I live to need a pea coat but if I was ever to move back home (shudder) I'd be looking for one like that.
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Haway lads I'm only five votes off the lead right now. The leader's was a sharp outfit but with a bit of a push I could at least medal in this one. Who's with me?biggrin.gif
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By the way, I'm STILL not getting any notifications from this thread, from the M-to-S thread, or from personal messages. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Haway lads I'm only five votes off the lead right now. The leader's was a sharp outfit but with a bit of a push I could at least medal in this one. Who's with me?biggrin.gif

Congrats @Thin White Duke you finished on the podium!  Well-deserved.

 

Overall though, it was a disappointing challenge, appearing to confirm that this is indeed a hard look to pull off.  Only you and @Rais achieved it IMO.

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