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Thanks Mr Knightley.

I went to H.o.F and tried on a long sleeve FP in light blue,the large was perfect for me,I did notice that they are slightly shorter than a normal FP though.

I think that even with all these online bargains you cant beat trying an item on for size,there are so many variations.

 

I am still looking for a pair of brown or tan plain shoes,I had seen the Barker Nairn online but it looked a bit too "country" for me,however I saw a pair in cedar (tan) in Jones the bootmakers,a very nice looking shoe,just what I was looking for although the leather on the sides seemed a little thin to me but what put me right off was the price £250 !.

I don't class myself as a tightwad but £250 for Barkers just isn't value for money IMO,thats pretty much double the price of a comparable pair of Loakes but not twice the quality ( again my opinion ),I will be looking for these in the sales.

I would love a pair of the split-toe Norwegian Gibsons or whatever they are called today.  I am not sure about the ones you spotted by Poste.  They seem a bit clunky and shiny...

post #692 of 701
Just chipping in with my latest acquisition, a tunic 'grandad' shirt to be worn without collar and with sleeves rolled on the forearm. Occurred to me that skinhead is the living link back to that 20s look that seems to have caught on from tv, we being the last generation with fathers or grandfathers who wore braces and detachable collars and having crossed that stuff over into mod to produce skinhead (the grandad shirt being more of an early 80s crossover, apparently).
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Am I allowed to admit I've just bought my first pair of braces?
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Am I allowed to admit I've just bought my first pair of braces?

Haha...don't see why not. Thinking of getting some myself, never thought I would be doing that again (clips not buttons, my dad's were clips so that is good enough for me).
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Haha...don't see why not. Thinking of getting some myself, never thought I would be doing that again.

Phew! I bought black with an interchangeable button and clip fastening. Still not had a maiden run!
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Phew! I bought black with an interchangeable button and clip fastening. Still not had a maiden run!

It's a good feeling as I remember. Let it happen!
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It's a good feeling as I remember. Let it happen!

Okay, you got it. On a mission, if I can, tomorrow nod[1].gif
post #698 of 701
An interesting prediction for the future from Hardy Amies writing back in 1964

“The complete man-future: slim bow tie balancing the vertical line of the suit, high-buttoning cutaway jacket, extra narrow trousers tucked into calf-length boots.”

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2008/02/the-future-of-style-as-told-by-hardy-amies.html#.VISwhbvyT5Z

They reckon this prediction never came to pass, but I am not so sure!
post #699 of 701
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

An interesting prediction for the future from Hardy Amies writing back in 1964

“The complete man-future: slim bow tie balancing the vertical line of the suit, high-buttoning cutaway jacket, extra narrow trousers tucked into calf-length boots.”

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2008/02/the-future-of-style-as-told-by-hardy-amies.html#.VISwhbvyT5Z

They reckon this prediction never came to pass, but I am not so sure!

In the same book he states that shoes for men will never be seen again - only boots! It seems an odd suggestion to us today but perhaps he was becoming a little out of touch by then...
Edited by Mr Knightley - 12/16/14 at 2:53am
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Can anyone tell me about the sizing of Fred Perry polo shirts these days ?,I have seen a long sleeve polo on House of Fraser website,I am a 42" chest and I usually find large is ok but some times sizes are a bit "off" for instance I had to buy XL in a Barbour jacket.



 



Also whilst looking online I came across a pair of Gibsons with apron and split toe as worn back in the day ( as I remember them),on the Office site "Poste August",dont shoot me down if you have seen them and they are cr@p because I have only seen the pictures and they look good but don't they always ?


 



I found myself in a branch of Office yesterday and looked for the said Gibsons without success. But while looking I did spot some very passable dark brown Made in Italy plain cap Oxfords under the 'Poste' label. They were about £100. Clearly not the finest leather or the cleanest finish but they do look 'just right' in design terms. I might just have another look...
post #701 of 701

I was in Office in Bristol this morning Mr K,and they didn't have the split toes either ( I looked in the branch at Cribbs Caseway last week and nothing),the shoes that I did look at today were a pair of Poste plain Gibsons they looked pretty good except they had a crepe sole ! why ?..I then went in Jones the bootmaker and had another look at the Barker Nairn..very nice,i am definitely tempted.

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