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... in The Saint is he is fairly stiff and conventional but looks good ..

His suits were immaculately tailored. I have been watching some 1968 episodes on the ITV hub.
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Good idea but my 'resort wear' is in a state of flux at the moment.

 

I was hoping to see posters in their 'resort wear' as I am interested in how much latitude they allow themselves or whether, like Gill and Del Evans, they stick resolutely to the Look while on hols.

 

 

I may venture a couple of pics later.

 

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His suits were immaculately tailored. I have been watching some 1968 episodes on the ITV hub.

 

They were indeed.

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As I said, I am interested in how far people who sport the Look in their daily lives stray from the normal path when on vacation.  Back in the day, as demonstrated by the many pics of Gill and Del Evans from the mid-60s, holidays in England did not demand a special wardrobe and we wore a very mildly modified version of everyday stuff.

 

As we all venture further abroad and try out different types of holiday, the need for ‘special resort wear’ has perhaps increased somewhat.

 

So, as we are in that silly season at the moment I thought we might have a Look Goes On ‘Resort Wear Event’ – show us how you do it.  Doesn't have to be from 2016.  I have not been on holiday yet, apart from my trip to Lincoln for the Ad-Lib Club:)

 

These pics are from the last few seasons:

 

2013 - late Spring in Amalfi.   Wearing an outfit fairly consistent with the Look.  Polo by RL, jeans by Lee, Madras plimsoll-type shoe by RL, sunglasses by Persol:

 

2013 - late summer in Guardamar del Segura.  'Hanky hat' by Patey for Dashing Tweeds, Made in Italy 3B polo by FP, off-white cotton jeans by Boss, mesh Rivieras and Armani sunglasses.  The outre hanky hat is referencing the makeshift jobs of old as seen on many heads at Walton-on-the-Naze when I was a kid in the early 60s!

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Edited by Mr Knightley - 8/18/16 at 4:48am
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A hanky hat, amazing! My casual wardrobe as at now is one tshirt, two polos, two jumpers, one sweatshirt and one pair of jeans. So remove a few items and cross with one shirt and one pair of chinos from smart casual and you would have my 'resort wear' (plus maybe a blazer). I don't have any beachwear.
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A hanky hat, amazing! My casual wardrobe as at now is one tshirt, two polos, two jumpers, one sweatshirt and one pair of jeans. So remove a few items and cross with one shirt and one pair of chinos from smart casual and you would have my 'resort wear' (plus maybe a blazer). I don't have any beachwear.

What's beachwear? :D

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Your vertical hold's gone! biggrin.gif
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eh?  I'm not quite sure I follow...

 

Edit - I think I do now.  I had had a long and warm day yesterday but spent in a suit - not resort wear.


Edited by Mr Knightley - 8/24/16 at 3:12am
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My 'resort wear' this year is very simple (as i didnt go to any special 'resort', but its hot here so...)
FP polo
Light Paul Smith jeans
Baracuta or linen/cotton jacket
Loafers (tasseled or not)
I am at the country for a week, the only variation are shoes, i wear my old Paraboot Michaels at the moment.
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eh?  I'm not quite sure I follow...

Come on Mr K - I know you're of a vintage that you remember when the old valve driven CRT tellies went on the fritz you got those flickering horizontal lines and had to adjust the 'vertical hold' button round the back of the telly?

Anyway as for resort wear, living in Florida means it can be an everyday thing. Subtract that 'hanky hat' thingy and that's pretty close to my away-from-work uniform here for a large part of the year. One of my mantras is that the attraction for me of 'the look' (which I interpret to mean the influence of early sixties style) gives you a framework to look good from the beach to the boardroom, so how can the admirer of classic Mod style incorporate that into duds when on holiday in a hot and sunny environment?

Instead of speedos or floppy board shorts, get some tailored trunks like Orlebar Browns
Instead of cutoff jeans (jorts) get some trim khaki or seersucker cotton shorts
Instead of a wife beater or faded band t shirt, wear a (fine mesh) polo like a Sunspel riviera
Instead of flip flops or crappy nylon sandals, get some linen Seavees, Rivieras, or even Vans
Instead of the ubiquitous baseball cap, get a more classy and practical Panama or sisal brimmed hat

Any of these will step up your outfit and take you from the beach to the beach-bar or restaurant. I think the selling point of Orlebar Browns is that they dry quickly and look equally appropriate for use as trunks and as shorts. You don't have to be like Bond in the Thunderball novel, wearing a dark blue suit in Nassau and whose 'only concession to the tropics was wearing open-toed sandals with no socks', but it's possible to notch up t shirt, shorts and footwear and still look entirely appropriate for the heat and sunshine.
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Come on Mr K - I know you're of a vintage that you remember when the old valve driven CRT tellies went on the fritz you got those flickering horizontal lines and had to adjust the 'vertical hold' button round the back of the telly?

Anyway as for resort wear, living in Florida means it can be an everyday thing. Subtract that 'hanky hat' thingy and that's pretty close to my away-from-work uniform here for a large part of the year. One of my mantras is that the attraction for me of 'the look' (which I interpret to mean the influence of early sixties style) gives you a framework to look good from the beach to the boardroom, so how can the admirer of classic Mod style incorporate that into duds when on holiday in a hot and sunny environment?

Instead of speedos or floppy board shorts, get some tailored trunks like Orlebar Browns
Instead of cutoff jeans (jorts) get some trim khaki or seersucker cotton shorts
Instead of a wife beater or faded band t shirt, wear a (fine mesh) polo like a Sunspel riviera
Instead of flip flops or crappy nylon sandals, get some linen Seavees, Rivieras, or even Vans
Instead of the ubiquitous baseball cap, get a more classy and practical Panama or sisal brimmed hat

Any of these will step up your outfit and take you from the beach to the beach-bar or restaurant. I think the selling point of Orlebar Browns is that they dry quickly and look equally appropriate for use as trunks and as shorts. You don't have to be like Bond in the Thunderball novel, wearing a dark blue suit in Nassau and whose 'only concession to the tropics was wearing open-toed sandals with no socks', but it's possible to notch up t shirt, shorts and footwear and still look entirely appropriate for the heat and sunshine.

Good stuff Duke!  I had a hard day yesterday but get M-o-M's  joke now!

 

I have not tried Orlebar Brown but keep meaning to.  I do admit to owning some PRL khaki shorts and some nice navy ones by Helmut Lang.

 

My mesh Rivieras are very comfortable and I would add a pair of Castaner espadrilles to your list of footwear.

 

I noticed a piece on the Tweed Pig blog about Paul Smith 'enclosed' sandals that are on my list for next summer.

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Would i be in the Riviera (unfortunately it didnt happen for a few years) and not at the beach (where i only wear swimming trunks), i would wear a Smedley Isis or Milo polo, a white 501, and some espadrilles. The sunspel polo is on my wish list BTW
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Looking back, I think my own 'resort' look reached its peak in the 1980s (the first Mrs K was a bit of a sun-worshipper) and when I spent some time most years in Italy or elsewhere in the Med.

 

I remember lovely Made in France Lacostes (including an anthracite one that was not very practical in hot weather), oversize Paul Smith polos, Reporter t shirts, Ball jeans, some French sandals by Freelance? and great cotton trousers - Forza12 and Virgola spring to mind and many other now-forgotten makes.  Last year in Sicily I rediscovered 'Ivy Oxford' Italian-made pieces that I also wore in the 80s and thought had gone.

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Yes, FreeLance was a popular 80s brand: sandals, plimsoles, etc. I don't know if it still exist.
Now, Ivy Oxford, that is interesting. The first Harrington i had was of this brand.(And was made in italy) It was in the early 80s. It was a navy blue, with a red tartan lining with a small pattern, and it had a back vent a bit like the Baracuta 'umbrella' back. Another piece of clobber i gave to a friend at the end of my 'skin' days and that i regret...
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Do you remember 'Robot' shoes ? They were a must have for ex-punks, ex-skins, ex-mods here. The kind of shoes you wore at a trendy night club listening to new or cold wave. I had a lovely pair in grey suede with a thin DM sole. I think George Cox still makes them. Much too pointed to wear today of course! Another brand from that period that i liked was Island. They made lovely sta prest style trousers in cotton. They had a shop in Paris then disappeared. It was an Italian brand. I wonder if they not resurrected as...Stone Island as the logo is very similar.
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Yes, FreeLance was a popular 80s brand: sandals, plimsoles, etc. I don't know if it still exist.
Now, Ivy Oxford, that is interesting. The first Harrington i had was of this brand.(And was made in italy) It was in the early 80s. It was a navy blue, with a red tartan lining with a small pattern, and it had a back vent a bit like the Baracuta 'umbrella' back. Another piece of clobber i gave to a friend at the end of my 'skin' days and that i regret...

I had FreeLance 'sluggers' that were like a Converse Hi-top in suede and leather (grey and black) and the sandals mentioned above.

 

I first discovered Ivy Oxford in the form of polo shirts, which I bought in Italy - middle ranking but great quality.  Last year I bought a light tan belt at la Rinascente in Palermo and still Made in Italy I am pleased to say.

 

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Do you remember 'Robot' shoes ? They were a must have for ex-punks, ex-skins, ex-mods here. The kind of shoes you wore at a trendy night club listening to new or cold wave. I had a lovely pair in grey suede with a thin DM sole. I think George Cox still makes them. Much too pointed to wear today of course! Another brand from that period that i liked was Island. They made lovely sta prest style trousers in cotton. They had a shop in Paris then disappeared. It was an Italian brand. I wonder if they not resurrected as...Stone Island as the logo is very similar.

Yes, I remember them well but did not have any.  Don't recall Island.

 

In the 80s I had many different loafers, which were my staple diet - Bass, Dexter, Sebago, Buffalo Creek Trader, Grenson, Lotus.

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