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Sweet! ^^

I'm in this week's challenge on CM if any of you want a butchers.
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Sweet! ^^

I'm in this week's challenge on CM if any of you want a butchers.

It's an odd one this week.  I wondered how many of the igents would be prepared to admit to any such mistakes...

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Today I am wearing an outfit, which, apart from the monkstraps, is very close to my style of early 1970 here:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/394373/hof-what-are-you-wearing-right-now-part-iv-starting-may-2014/39645#post_8498229

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That's a great look Mr. K. I have a tie in the exact same colours in satin silk from CT. I'm not sure if I've ever worn it. I did a blog post a long time ago about another tie in dark colours (royal blue and black stripes). I find that repp stripes are a more casual daytime standard but dark colours equate more with evening formality, so as much as I liked the colour of that tie I hardly ever wore it. Ditto for dark burgundy and navy, although you've folded it into a great outfit here which gives me some inspiration, I'd usually be more inclined to reach for a striped tie in brighter colours.
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That's a great look Mr. K. I have a tie in the exact same colours in satin silk from CT. I'm not sure if I've ever worn it. I did a blog post a long time ago about another tie in dark colours (royal blue and black stripes). I find that repp stripes are a more casual daytime standard but dark colours equate more with evening formality, so as much as I liked the colour of that tie I hardly ever wore it. Ditto for dark burgundy and navy, although you've folded it into a great outfit here which gives me some inspiration, I'd usually be more inclined to reach for a striped tie in brighter colours.

 

Thanks mate.  I wonder if it's to do with the light.  In these damp islands where it is dullish most of the year more muted colours seem appropriate.  I am sure you will remember just how miserable it can be - even in summer.  I do have some brighter ties but the more subdued ones always seem to come to the front of the wardrobe!

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Thanks mate.  I wonder if it's to do with the light.  In these damp islands where it is dullish most of the year more muted colours seem appropriate.  I am sure you will remember just how miserable it can be - even in summer.  I do have some brighter ties but the more subdued ones always seem to come to the front of the wardrobe!

Yeah I'm sure you're right. I still shudder when I think of English weather as I reckon I probably had SAD and used to get depressed with the sleet and rain. No problem here in Florida! I have a load of brighter coloured stuff that elicits derision from some viewers of my blog but context is everything. A lot of my more daring (= brighter) stuff I wouldn't be caught dead in if I had to move back home but gets plenty of wear over here. I always reckoned the original sixties Mods' aspirations weren't to be shuffling around wintry London in a parka but to be cruising the riviera seafront on their scoot wearing a bright linen suit and Italian mocs!
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An interesting explanation here as to some of the aspects of the Ivy look:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/253842/waywrn-classic-menswear-casual-style/21510#post_8501961

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Not one for watching tv but I caught the end of a programme on teddy boys last week and it struck me just how subdued that 50s look was, very grey and suit and overcoat, and nothing at all like comedy teds in dayglo. Seems to me that our look is simply an explosion of Resort Wear into that world, onto new people and into new places. Resort Wear, the sort of thing that (Jeeves and) Wooster would wear to a Swiss sanitorium. I have never heard of Daks being a mod or skinhead thing yet this, in 1963, is clearly that look but earlier and aimed differently. It's Resort Wear!

http://retrodundee.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/draffens-daks-ad-1963.html?m=1

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Edited by covskin - 7/11/16 at 6:42am
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Little more than a week to go until we meet up at the Clachan. Did we fix a time?
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Little more than a week to go until we meet up at the Clachan. Did we fix a time?

Is 12.30 OK for everyone?

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Is 12.30 OK for everyone?

Suits me! smile.gif
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Speaking of suits, Wednesday was charity shop day. A couple of interesting items caught my eye...

Some Crockett and Jones ox-blood brogues, needing some TLC. My size, but a narrow fitting.



An Italian-made lightweight suit, with four buttons. Size 36". Any of you got a nephew into mod revival?

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I rather like a four button suit - haven't got one at the moment...

 

Now this Friday Challenge is right up your street, chaps - the BD collar:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/526124/friday-challenge-july-15th-2016-bd-collar-challenge

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Is 12.30 OK for everyone?

So, 12.30 at the Clachan (just behind Liberty) and I have PM'ed those who had expressed an interest but who may not drop in here very often.

 

To date the following have confirmed:

 

@Clouseau

@covskin

@Man-of-Mystery

@Mr Knightley

 

See you there.

 

Any theme?  Safari Jacket  maybe :hide:

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Ivystyle.com is celebrating the safari jacket today!

http://www.ivy-style.com/my-kinda-clothes-an-urban-safari-on-44th-street.html
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