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post #2296 of 2768
That's hitting the nail on the head; to me it's the whole point. Using and rejecting accepted components of The Look™, individuality and tastes within defined parameters= your unique take on it.

For instance: I seldom, if ever, cuff/turn up my jeans. I didn't really ever wear braces. I seldom wear creased chinos/sta-prest and typically opt for normal chinos.
However, when I think about my day-to-day, I usually do wear two or more components of the Look. I typically wear a buttondown shirt or Fred/Smedley, lambswool v-neck slipover or longsleeve, the footwear: desert boots/Solovairs/brogues/smooths and a jacket: harrington/crombie/flight jacket/jean jacket/mac/.
Mixing a lot of that with items such as a 3/2 roll sack/hacking/tweed/jackets, military parka, suede oxfords, corduroy/moleskin/twill trousers, shaggy dog sweaters/jumpers,
That coupled with the short hair, most people haven't any idea-- but those who get it definitely get it.
And most important of all, a combination of the above is what I'm comfortable wearing.

Clean-looking. I believe waaay near the beginning of the MtS thread, either M-o-M or one of the other originals spoke of the Look's importance as having a certain 'freshness'(meaning 'clean and tidy' , but not [necessarily] 'new') to one's style. Seems that is what we're all trying to convey with how we dress.
post #2297 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

That's hitting the nail on the head; to me it's the whole point. Using and rejecting accepted components of The Look™, individuality and tastes within defined parameters= your unique take on it.

For instance: I seldom, if ever, cuff/turn up my jeans. I didn't really ever wear braces. I seldom wear creased chinos/sta-prest and typically opt for normal chinos.
However, when I think about my day-to-day, I usually do wear two or more components of the Look. I typically wear a buttondown shirt or Fred/Smedley, the footwear: desert boots/Solovairs/brogues/smooths and a jacket: harrington/crombie/flight jacket/jean jacket/mac/military parka.
That coupled with the short hair, most people haven't any idea-- but those who get it definitely get it.
And most important of all, a combination of the above is what I'm comfortable wearing.


I pretty well agree,ok I have one pair of jeans that I wear turned up but I only wear them with my Paraboot Michaels,so not overtly Skinhead.

However I do seem to like bringing some more 'Casual' or modern items into the mix, I really like the Armani J21 jeans,I noticed them being worn by some Casual types and I liked the shape / fit,seem to work with ,trainers/Michaels /Brogues or Chukka boots imo.

I like Navy parkas for cold or wet weather,and recently I bought a blue camo North Face bucket hat..now thats going way outside of 'the Look' for me but Michaels / jeans / parka / hat  seems ok to me for casual wear on a wet Autumn day,and its not to cliched,'skinhead' or 'casual' or 'chav' I dont think that anyone could even say 'scruff'...maybe 'odd' ?

I do totally agree with you about 'what I am comfotable wearing'...I have never been really comfortable with my Barbour jacket, I wouldnt be comfortable wearing Doc Martens or quite a few other items that I have worn in the past.

Some things that I wore in my youth were only suitable for youths and are not 'age appropriate' some things are to archaic or cliched,its a bit of a tightrope,we arent always going to get it 'right' and we might not agree with each other 100% either.

post #2298 of 2768
Thread Starter 
Good discussion guys. I have just edited my last post by way of a response to cerneabbas' post on shopping here in DC.
post #2299 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

That's hitting the nail on the head; to me it's the whole point. Using and rejecting accepted components of The Look™, individuality and tastes within defined parameters= your unique take on it.

The next level: to transcend these accepted components and express the look through new components. If only I could do that!

blank, unlayered, unaccessorised, hidden, simple, subtractive, functional, subverting, modern, essential
Edited by covskin - 10/6/16 at 4:41am
post #2300 of 2768
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

The next level: to transcend these accepted components and express the look through new components. If only I could do that!

blank, unlayered, unaccessorised, hidden, simple, subtractive, functional, subverting, modern, essential
Great post, cov. I am looking for inspiration here...

Your post seems to capture the essence of this thread.
post #2301 of 2768
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

The next level: to transcend these accepted components and express the look through new components. If only I could do that!

blank, unlayered, unaccessorised, hidden, simple, subtractive, functional, subverting, modern, essential


Now that's a tall order! I presume it would take a movement of yoot's to pull something like that off, just to make it relevant.
post #2302 of 2768
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
I suppose that we all interprate 'the Look' in different ways and now there are no 'rules' mind you I do also like some items that I wouldnt class as being within 'the Look'.

 

     Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
   

That's hitting the nail on the head; to me it's the whole point. Using and rejecting accepted components of The    Look™, individuality and tastes within defined parameters= your unique take on it.

 

     Originally Posted by covskin View Post

The next level: to transcend these accepted components and express the look through new components. If only I could do that!
blank, unlayered, unaccessorised, hidden, simple, subtractive, functional, subverting, modern, essential.

 

In my case - and it's a summary of your three posts, it's all about interpretation, personal sense of smartness/elegance, and trying to keep it neat and subtle. And if possible with a twist sometimes. Two things are capital : the right association/combination of clothes and the quality of garments. And i think the 'age appropriate' concept/concern is very important too.


Edited by Clouseau - 10/6/16 at 2:25pm
post #2303 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Good discussion guys. I have just edited my last post by way of a response to cerneabbas' post on shopping here in DC.


Glad that you have found something that you liked whilst shopping.

I often cant decide,dont buy then wish I had when I get home...drives the GF mad.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

I agree the discussion is good.

 

post #2304 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

Now that's a tall order! I presume it would take a movement of yoot's to pull something like that off, just to make it relevant.

I've extended it to a watch (at least in my mind...)

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post #2305 of 2768
sorry if this is old news (and the cross post)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07yv0qj

documentary BBC 4 on 14th October and on the i-player after of course
post #2306 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

sorry if this is old news (and the cross post)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07yv0qj

documentary BBC 4 on 14th October and on the i-player after of course


I actually found this picture...


I guess you recognize the guy next to Don Letts :)

Unfortunately i won't see the program, as i think the BBC i-player doesn't work outside UK. Hope it'll be on the U-tube...

post #2307 of 2768
yeah, looking forward to it. I'll trawl for u tube too
post #2308 of 2768
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post


I guess you recognize the guy next to Don Letts smile.gif


Average out our hair and you have two normal haircuts!
post #2309 of 2768
Here's Wednesday's swag.

post #2310 of 2768
^ the Classic Menswear lot can feel free to burn me on some faggots but I prefer swivel bar cufflinks to double sided. Easier to get on and seem more 'modern' to me.
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