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Red and Green, should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen- the meaning of which Ive never fathomed.
Apart from anything else if you mix those two one might appear like a Macaw Parrot.


The girl I went out with from late 69 used to say "Blue and green should never be seen," but I always heard "Red and green should never be seen, except on the back of a fool." That was a reference to jester's motley, which was often a combination of red and green.

Divvil knows why the 'Irish Queen' bit, unless it was just something thrown in to make it rhyme.

post #2057 of 3061

Summer sales.

I bought a pair of Armani J21 navy gabardine ( I would call them cotton ) jeans that I didn't want to pay full price for but that I liked.

I do like the J21 they have a reasonable rise for  modern jeans and a nice shape,perhaps they are Armanis 'old bloke' model.

 

I had a look at the John Lewis sale  and I saw the John Lewis tan brogue boot Made in England ( I am guessing by Barker ) I was impressed with these boots when I saw them at full price but they are reduced to £157 ! bloody good value for a Made in England shoe...they have dainite soles and are good for the colder months,I know boots aren't everyones cup of tea but these are nice and a bargain so I thought I would mention them,btw no punching on the toe just like my first pair of brogues.

There are also some John Smedley LS polos and some Ralph Lauren polos in John Lewis sale.

 

I remember the saying as 'blue and green should never be seen without something in between'..perhaps its a regional thing.

post #2058 of 3061
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Thanks for the heads-up @cerneabbas

 

My only recent purchase is a knitted tie (actually a pressie from Mrs K) by Lanvin from Mr P.  It has a lovely feel and weight.

 

Edit: I'm wearing my new tie today:)

 

My mum always used to say blue and green should never be seen.  When I asked her why (probably in the late 50s) she said it was by then an outmoded concept!


Edited by Mr Knightley - 6/22/16 at 5:34am
post #2059 of 3061
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Summer sales - update.

 

I dropped into my local TK Maxx last night on the way home and noted:

 

  • a good selection of Polo RL checked shirts in a variety of colours / designs - both long and short sleeve
  • a better selection than usual of business shirts by Charles Tyrwhitt, TM Lewin other Jermyn Street makers
  • amazingly, a small selection of ties from Salvatore Piccolo Napoli - I bought a raw silk one in a navy and dark red stripe down from £120 to £16.99.
post #2060 of 3061

I like the tie Mr Knightley, I tried a knitted tie but couldn't tie a decent knot in it.

TK Maxx is a good place to find bargains or/and unusual items,other people seem to find things..but I cant wait to get out when I am in there,I haven't got the patience to sort through the dross to find anything decent ( my loss).

post #2061 of 3061

Comes a little late, i know, but in case you missed :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgKHSNqxa8&feature=youtu.be

 

Don't pass the final song !

post #2062 of 3061
Finally retired my two old suit jackets, remains of a couple of suits from the Louis Copeland shop when I lived in Dublin. Was using them in a blazer-type outfit and a more formal daywear-type outfit. Replaced with a Daks single-breasted 2 button navy blue blazer with gunmetal buttons for the blazer outfit and a single-breasted 2 button black suit jacket from TM Lewin for the daywear outfit. I know that 'Black Lounge' is meant to be peak lapel, no flaps, no vents, etc but this jacket is not, it even has hacking pockets, but I think that misses the point. To avoid a costume look it should just be whatever a contemporary black suit jacket is (and no waistcoat either). Could also use the jacket to dress down my Black Tie outfit and maybe get some more use out of it. Feel like I should now go for just a normal white double-cuff shirt in any case (pleated shirt next to go after the cummerbund? - which I never wore even 30 years ago).
Edited by covskin - 6/27/16 at 4:48am
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I like the sound of the DAKS blazer @covskin 

 

Interested in the different uses that you have in mind for your new black jacket.  Can it really be that versatile?

 

I agree that  a black jacket should just be whatever a contemporary suit jacket is, even if you intended to wear it with a full stroller get-up.  But using it to dress down a Black Tie outfit - not so sure... On shirts for black tie I do feel happier, on the rare occasions I get to sport black tie, in a normal white double-cuff shirt.  My Marcella front job seems too stiff and too awkward. I wouldn't admit it on the CM forum (and I wouldn't do it if an invite specified black tie) but I do sometimes wear my tux with a white open neck 'hidden BD'  with evening style buttons by Versace!

post #2064 of 3061
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

I like the tie Mr Knightley, I tried a knitted tie but couldn't tie a decent knot in it.

TK Maxx is a good place to find bargains or/and unusual items,other people seem to find things..but I cant wait to get out when I am in there,I haven't got the patience to sort through the dross to find anything decent ( my loss).

Knitted ties are very hard to get right in the knot area.  I have two that are very frustrating but this latest one and a Sozzi with a zig-zag knit perform pretty well.

 

With TK Maxx I just scan the racks until something leaps out - if the price, label and size are right then I give it more of a look over.  That's how I got my MiE G9 for £49.99, a pine marled pima cotton v neck from PRL for about £30 and a few other pieces that remain favourites.

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I always found that a simple four-in-hand knot was the best option when dealing with knit ties.  

 

 

Perhaps a bizarre continuation of "the Look": I just received my made-to-order 8-wale cord, three button, single vented, all patch-pocketed jacket from Booksters.  It has mid-brown horn buttons, a bottle green lining, and bottle green stitching on the first buttonholes.  I'd like to think that it has enough structure and I dress with enough panache that with the right ensemble it falls into the "Look Goes On" category without it being too "history professor"-esque.  I'm thinking faded jeans and navy buttondown or navy chinos and a tattersall buttondown, a pair of tan longwings or cordovan smooths with it would be pretty boss.  

  It's off to the cleaners to get straightened out as it's a bit rumpled from the long trip, but here in Boston I anxiously await October when I can give it a proper airing.  God I hate this hot New England summer weather!

post #2066 of 3061
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I like the sound of the DAKS blazer @covskin

Interested in the different uses that you have in mind for your new black jacket.  Can it really be that versatile?

The Daks blazer is great. Blazers, by which I mean a jacket having metal buttons, seem unfashionable these days so I think the time is right. And the versatility of the black jacket, we will see! Both look very English in silhouette which is where I want to be - English Trad/suedehead modern!
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Must say I am enjoying this thread on Southern Trad that I saw on the front page

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524710/moneywellspents-southern-trad-thread

People that know what they are talking about... well, talking about it. Seems to explain the traditional root of a fair few of the WAYWT looks I never really got, and good to see @Caustic Man doing his own thing.
Edited by covskin - 6/29/16 at 2:38pm
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Must say I am enjoying this thread on Southern Trad that I saw on the front page

http://www.styleforum.net/t/524710/moneywellspents-southern-trad-thread

People that know what they are talking about... well, talking about it. Seems to explain the traditional root of a fair few of the WAYWT looks I never really got, and good to see @Caustic Man doing his own thing.

Interesting thread.  Some of the woven loafer looks were very popular in London as part of the early suedehead style (1971).  John Simons has often flirted with a southern trad vibe and sold Duck Head for many years.

post #2069 of 3061
Jeremy, 10/10 for wearing a Harrington. 0/10 for wearing beige with beige.

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Well, Wednesday is charity shop day...

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