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Just seen this again. That looks an interesting site. What are they like to deal with?

Website was a bit clunky but no problems. There was an introductory discount on signing up for the newsletter. The Slazenger heritage gold v necks really are as good as the photos. Made in Portugal.
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'I have seen a few pictures of Original skinheads wearing Waffle knit cardigans,but I can not remember ever seeing one worn here...not to say that they werent but I dont remember it.'

 

Most probably the regional thing again...

 


This is a detail of a picture posted on the other thread a while back...

 

And the two young skins on the famous BBC 1969 documentary wear them.

 

But  agree they were probably more common in the 80s...

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Speaking of knitwear (strange as it's damn hot here today) i spotted this FP Waffle knit cardigan

http://www.fredperry.jp/category/M_KNIT/F3161.html

I really like the blue one, but none in my size.
The small text on the left seems to refer to SKINS who wore this kind of cardigan in the time...

How come the Japanese get all the good stuff. On the acrylic originals the grid was more defined, a materials thing no doubt. Still got mine up in the loft.
post #2239 of 2739
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The V neck that Covskin bought is really nice.
There are some Slazenger Heritage items in a sale on the Atom Retro site,not the V neck unfortunately.

My GF bought me the Grey RL pima polo from Zee and Co,at half price I feel well pleased that I got a bargain,lovely material and a nice fit...the 2 occasions that I have bought from them I have received the items within 36 hours,the couriers were very efficient and notified me when they were coming I wish all online transactions were so painless.

Woolovers...I bought their Wool Rib cardigan in French blue,it arrived today,it could definitely be described as 'chunky' it weighs about the same as a Crombie,lovely colour and seems well made ( the 'football' buttons are plastic though) the ribbing reminds me of the old army 'woolly pully',my only reservation is will it ever be cold enough to wear it (I broke into a sweat trying it on ), £49 including delivery,I looked about for quite a long time but I couldnt find anything that I liked better in a mid blue colour.

I picked up a few of the chunky lambs wool roll neck jumpers from them last week during their sale. Quite substantial for $29! I'm very pleased and will use them again 😀
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Their clothes look to be good quality but most of it was too 'country' for me,as you say the V necks,a couple of shirts and a few other items,but I do wonder who buys some of the more extreme country stuff ?  Chinese tourists maybe ? or 'eccentric academics' ?.
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I picked up a few of the chunky lambs wool roll neck jumpers from them last week during their sale. Quite substantial for $29! I'm very pleased and will use them again 😀


I was holding on to see the sale before ordering the Cardigan,guess what wasnt reduced ?...I gave up and ordered it full price,to be fair I am surprised that they can keep the price so low.

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I thought of him when I looked at the House of Bruar shooting coat,plus fours and cap...that overcheck !!!!!!!

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The H o Bruar stuff, Cordings, etc., have some nice pieces but yeah. Of course you need to use them sparingly and interspersed with other styles.
For instance, last night out to dinner with my wife and son, I wore an olive Cordings moleskin hacking jacket with an indigo blue linen buttondown, stone chinos, and chocolate brown Paraboot "Frenaye del Congo" oxfords. Subtle and classy with a nod to the "country look" but not out of place in Town.
However, at our St Paddy's Day parade, I wore a full Cordings 3-piece tweed suit. You can sort of get away with it here around that time of year both practically(still very cold here) and with the addition of a scally(flat) cap, almost in a costume sort of capacity.

Normally though, the Bruar, Cordings, etc., lambswool knits are my go-to's and especially in the sales, are an excellent value. Those warm brushed cotton tattersall shirts are good for falls and winters here peeking out from under a lambswool or shaggy dog knit. And hell yeah I'll even wear them with moleskin or cord trousers if I don't feel like wearing jeans!
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

The H o Bruar stuff, Cordings, etc., have some nice pieces but yeah. Of course you need to use them sparingly and interspersed with other styles.
For instance, last night out to dinner with my wife and son, I wore an olive Cordings moleskin hacking jacket with an indigo blue linen buttondown, stone chinos, and chocolate brown Paraboot "Frenaye del Congo" oxfords. Subtle and classy with a nod to the "country look" but not out of place in Town.
However, at our St Paddy's Day parade, I wore a full Cordings 3-piece tweed suit. You can sort of get away with it here around that time of year both practically(still very cold here) and with the addition of a scally(flat) cap, almost in a costume sort of capacity.

Normally though, the Bruar, Cordings, etc., lambswool knits are my go-to's and especially in the sales, are an excellent value. Those warm brushed cotton tattersall shirts are good for falls and winters here peeking out from under a lambswool or shaggy dog knit. And hell yeah I'll even wear them with moleskin or cord trousers if I don't feel like wearing jeans!

 

I like grain brogues which are pretty country,so if I was wearing them I would avoid anything else to 'countrified', the same as I try not to wear more than 2 overtly Skinhead items.

I think that you are right,its getting the right combination of clothes/shoes to give you the look that you want without it becoming a uniform look ie country gent or skinhead, this is where I struggle with my Barbour jacket.

 

Paraboot, I have been looking at the Frenaye plain derby, of course its not available in the UK, I really rate the Michaels that I bought a while back,lovely leather and quality workmanship,Paraboot seem  less formal than most of the British shoemakers but that fits in with my clothes.

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I like grain brogues which are pretty country,so if I was wearing them I would avoid anything else to 'countrified', the same as I try not to wear more than 2 overtly Skinhead items.

I think that you are right,its getting the right combination of clothes/shoes to give you the look that you want without it becoming a uniform look ie country gent or skinhead, this is where I struggle with my Barbour jacket.

 

Paraboot, I have been looking at the Frenaye plain derby, of course its not available in the UK, I really rate the Michaels that I bought a while back,lovely leather and quality workmanship,Paraboot seem  less formal than most of the British shoemakers but that fits in with my clothes.


You might be interested.

They explain that Paraboot founder had rubber soles put on his shoes as soon as 1926, and it is what made the success of the brand, with the Goodyear construction or the Norwegian construction according to the models. The actual boss (the guy talking) is the grand-grand son of the founder. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV1HRJHcdC8

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You might be interested.

They explain that Paraboot founder had rubber soles put on his shoes as soon as 1926, and it is what made the success of the brand, with the Goodyear construction or the Norwegian construction according to the models. The actual boss (the guy talking) is the grand-grand son of the founder. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV1HRJHcdC8


Interesting video,although I didnt understand the commentary the film shows that Parabooot is a top quality shoemaker.

They make some shoes with a Goodyear welt and some with a Norwegian welt,I wonder why they use both ?.

The leather on the Michaels is so soft that they were comfotable from new,the sole did feel a bit thick and I dont wear them when i am driving.

Michaels, navy jeans,LS polo and Cardigan or Harrington  my Autumn Casual look.

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 


Interesting video,although I didnt understand the commentary the film shows that Parabooot is a top quality shoemaker.

They make some shoes with a Goodyear welt and some with a Norwegian welt,I wonder why they use both ?.

 

It depends of the models. For example 'Michaels' are known for their Norwegian welt.

The guy says they are one of the very rare shoemakers in the world still doing Norwegian welt/stitching.

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Thread Starter 

Gents.  I decided to have a go at the Friday Challenge this week for the first time in a while - here if you are interested:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/529502/friday-challenge-23th-of-september-2016-the-great-outdoors

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In a slender lead. Thanks for the votes, gents.
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Pretty young women, very Roycru Mr K!
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