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^ that's right, Blur started out as a shoegazer band lol

Probably my favourite Blur tune too!
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Originally Posted by AngryYoungPoor View Post


Blurs "casual " phase was during their Parklife days, they wore the hard mod/skinhead look during the Modern Life is Rubbish phase which was the album before Parklife. Although they seem to mash it all up as of late. Their first album saw them sporting the madchester bowl cut and love beads look was truly terrible haha!
I'm a bit of a Blur nerd hahahaūüėä


Must say that i first heard of them in my remote country at the time of Parklife :D… I think it's with this album they had their first big hits ?  The 'casual look' suited well Albarn at the time.

 

I remember i heard before the song above and thought it was a pale imitation of the Stone Roses. I much prefer the Parklife album - well the usual Personal preference thing...


Edited by Clouseau - 10/8/16 at 12:37pm
post #2328 of 2747
A clipping from 1986, The Happy Mondays. It's all about the hair!

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Another Waffle knit chunky cardigan from FP, this one is not from FP Japan so it's easily available. 50% cotton, 50% acrylic...

 

 

From the 'reissues' collection

 

https://www.fredperry.com/shop/collections/men/reissues/reissues-chunky-pineapple-stitch-cardigan-k9303-450.html

post #2330 of 2747
Even has the football buttons. Nice!
post #2331 of 2747
...and the acrylic is giving an authentically high definition squareness to the knit, something the Japanese wool one didn't have
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Just made an impulse buy...

'Suede touch MA-1'

 

 

 

 

New Uniqlo Suede touch MA-1

Uniqlo OCBD

Black denim Wrangler

Steed Quilon DMs

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My Black Steeds deserve a close up...

 

 

I went to the Fred Perry flagship store and tried the waffle knit cardigan. I'm a bit disappointed with it TBH. It misses side pockets IMO as it's the kind of cardy you don't wear with a jacket over it. But the Acrylic/Cotton blend looks good.

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Just made an impulse buy...

'Suede touch MA-1'

 

 

 

 

New Uniqlo Suede touch MA-1

Uniqlo OCBD

Black denim Wrangler

Steed Quilon DMs

Looks like a good buy...nice fit , a good length,should be just the thing for the cooler weather.

post #2335 of 2747
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Yeah was eyeing them Bootflex a few days ago. I believe Clark's did a similar thing a while back, too, though Sold out immediately. If the Bootflex is anywhere as comfortable as the Greenflex(their dessy boot style), they're an investment in comfort. They don't break the bank, either.


They arrived today,pretty good as i only ordered them on Saturday.

They seem well made,and the suede feels good quality,they seem to be leather lined, because they are 8 hole and the suede  is doubled over at the top of the boot and new

they were a bit difficult to get on at first,but once on you are right very comfortable.

A bit of a 'twist' on an old style,and in the same way I am looking at the Paraboot Frenaye as a Plain Derby, a bit less formal than most but still top quality,the Norwegian welt  and the rubber sole gives  them a bit of different look.

 

Also thinking that the Sunspel Riviera is a twist on the polos that have been more associated with  the Look over the years.

Finally I am looking at the Barbour Aetna  as a field jacket / lightweight rainwear,very casual but a bit stylish (imo)...now I know I said I dont feel comfortable wearing my Barbour but this one is not a traditional Barbour,its in much lighter material and the style is different too.

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Thanks mate.

Today Mrs K wanted to look for a particular shoe and I discovered a shoe shop here in Washington called Comfort One Shoes that sold the brand. We went to their branch at Union Station and then onto their main emporium on the outskirts.

They had a good range of DMs and Mephisto - the latter containing some lovely derby styles but at $400 a bit rich for me.

I did get a pair of anatomical inner soles for my latest Weejuns, which have never felt quite right and they have been transformed!

At Jos. A Bank I bought a lovely paisley tie, a pair of sale US made Merino OTC socks ($4) and a brolley!

Good discussion about the Look - I have not yet seen anyone sporting any aspect of it here.


Your post made me look at Mephisto website,I didnt realise they did a few Goodyear welted shoes,theres one Derby in there the 'Taylor' and its on offer at Pediwear for £185,I dont know if its one of the styles that you liked...

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They arrived today,pretty good as i only ordered them on Saturday.

They seem well made,and the suede feels good quality,they seem to be leather lined, because they are 8 hole and the suede  is doubled over at the top of the boot and new

they were a bit difficult to get on at first,but once on you are right very comfortable.

A bit of a 'twist' on an old style,and in the same way I am looking at the Paraboot Frenaye as a Plain Derby, a bit less formal than most but still top quality,the Norwegian welt  and the rubber sole gives  them a bit of different look.

 

Also thinking that the Sunspel Riviera is a twist on the polos that have been more associated with  the Look over the years.

Finally I am looking at the Barbour Aetna  as a field jacket / lightweight rainwear,very casual but a bit stylish (imo)...now I know I said I dont feel comfortable wearing my Barbour but this one is not a traditional Barbour,its in much lighter material and the style is different too.


Very nice.  I really, really don't need any more boots so I will take your word for it... though the boots are tempting.  The Paraboot Frenaye (del Congo) brown suede have been a great go-to weekend shoe, definitely has a bit of a "mod" look, for lack of a better term. Extremely comfortable and stylish to boot.  

  Have a long-sleeve Sunspel Riviera, nice under a harrington and sharper than most polos-- though here and now a woolen Alan Paine or Smedley would serve better(brrrr!!).  

  That Barbour Aetna is nice, defo a different take on what you'd class as stereotypical Barbour.  I have a similar jacket, an "Ocean" blue Barbour dryfly that is a lightweight breathable rain jacket, sort of like the International but without the giant ugly logo or the slanted pocket.... and that bit of shearling(presumably for your fishing flies) comes off the breast pocket!

post #2338 of 2747
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 


Very nice.  I really, really don't need any more boots so I will take your word for it... though the boots are tempting.  The Paraboot Frenaye (del Congo) brown suede have been a great go-to weekend shoe, definitely has a bit of a "mod" look, for lack of a better term. Extremely comfortable and stylish to boot.  

  Have a long-sleeve Sunspel Riviera, nice under a harrington and sharper than most polos-- though here and now a woolen Alan Paine or Smedley would serve better(brrrr!!).  

  That Barbour Aetna is nice, defo a different take on what you'd class as stereotypical Barbour.  I have a similar jacket, an "Ocean" blue Barbour dryfly that is a lightweight breathable rain jacket, sort of like the International but without the giant ugly logo or the slanted pocket.... and that bit of shearling(presumably for your fishing flies) comes off the breast pocket!

You are ahead of me about introducing more modern looking items into your wardrobe,interesting that I chose some of the same items as you,but I suppose not surprising as we are both on this thread.

 

As you say "mod" look,for want of a better term, the problem with the word "mod" in relation to clothes / shoes is that it can be seen as looking back in a retro fashion way rather than looking forwards ( hope that makes sense ), we dont want to be seen as a 'Mod revival' revival.

 

That Barbour looks good too,would be ok with most jeans or trousers and be practical in wet cold weather,there is a distinct Autumnal nip in the weather here today and rain forecast for the weekend so the jackets will be coming back out.

post #2339 of 2747
^ that whole mod or modernist thing is an interesting way to lose some hours on the internet but is not productive. Modernism is just another failed totalitarian ideology, though with some nice artefacts. I think of myself as modern, not mod not modernist and definitely not postmodernist lol. Modern Vernacular, that's me - modern within a tradition.
Edited by covskin - 10/11/16 at 12:09pm
post #2340 of 2747
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

You are ahead of me about introducing more modern looking items into your wardrobe,interesting that I chose some of the same items as you,but I suppose not surprising as we are both on this thread.

 

As you say "mod" look,for want of a better term, the problem with the word "mod" in relation to clothes / shoes is that it can be seen as looking back in a retro fashion way rather than looking forwards ( hope that makes sense ), we dont want to be seen as a 'Mod revival' revival.

 

That Barbour looks good too,would be ok with most jeans or trousers and be practical in wet cold weather,there is a distinct Autumnal nip in the weather here today and rain forecast for the weekend so the jackets will be coming back out.

 

  Re: "more modern looking items"  I suppose my very short foray into the "casual" look in the late '90s-early '00s taught me to keep my nose to the ground for good looking gear that didn't necessarily fall within the bounds of acceptable skinhead brands.  Foolish, but true.  I guess different people get around to the same thing via different roads...  

 

I suppose that using the term "mod" for those shoes might have been too simple or misleading of me--- a rushed explanation.  What I mean is that the Paraboot shoes in question wouldn't look out of place in a mod's ensemble-- but they also don't look dated or anachronistic.  After a couple hours' time, in hindsight I suppose I should have said that they have a timeless, Continental look to them.  

  The Barbour gets an airing around this time of year, usually out to the hockey game with the boys.  Goes nice with them Paraboot in question or AS pebbled longwings, olive cords, a tan crewneck lambswool, and a r/w/b tattersall buttondown...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When on, they really don't have the 'commando sole" look.  The sole is pretty low-profile in the flesh.  

 

 

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