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Hmmm... That I do not know for sure. I do know that construction workers do occasionally adorn their hardhats with club logos, insignias, etc., and might wear them to football games, even en masse( group of fellas from work who might hold season tickets and identify themselves as such). Then there's the extensive tailgating that goes on pregame as a culture unto itself with its own customs and social mores... But this is really all speculation as I don't follow American football, though my Dad does.
Interesting thought(the idea that adorning hardhats at football was adopted from the British), but I imagine it might be a coincidental home-grown custom.

Thanks for that,as you say it could easily be a home grown thing,maybe the idea came over here from America..

There is a picture of a Rangers fan wearing a hard hat on the pitch at Newcastle,page 861 Mod to Suedehead.

 

Apologies to everyone for going so far off subject and I wont mention hard hats again.

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Thinking of going for a black raincoat - maybe this could be my (hitherto elusive) mod touch. What I have learnt so far. That I should avoid superfluous flaps/buttons/belts and the candle-snuffer shape. That a bit of polyester in the mix makes the coat look sharper (nothing worse than beige *and* wrinkly). Thrilling stuff!

Black Mac? I would worry about looking like the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
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Black Mac? I would worry about looking like the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

 



The mod version would have been a shiny model, would it not?
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Black Mac? I would worry about looking like the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.

 



Gill and Del Evans both sporting black macs / coats in this piece:

http://jackthatcatwasclean.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/memories-photos-of-birmingham-mods-del.html

I know we have seen it before but its still inspiring.
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Navy gabardine macs that preceded Crombies in the 1960s.

They were a substantial garment heavier than modern raincoats and very serviceable.

Black macs just look cheap to me.
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Navy gabardine macs that preceded Crombies in the 1960s.

They were a substantial garment heavier than modern raincoats and very serviceable.

Black macs just look cheap to me.

Hmmm...I think you need dark hair to carry off beige and that navy in a raincoat flapping open too easily produces an overall look too monochrome blue. What is left?
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Navy gabardine macs that preceded Crombies in the 1960s.

They were a substantial garment heavier than modern raincoats and very serviceable.

Black macs just look cheap to me.

Trouble with black or navy macs (for me) is they tend to remind me of uniform issue macs in the 60s, the electricity meter readers,gas board blokes and bus inspectors (Blakey! ) all used to wear them in our area (and a peaked cap).

 

Although I have a lightweight black mac I don't often wear it,perfect for a funeral on a warm rainy day and little else,even a navy mac would have to be worn with light shirt and lighter trousers to break things up,although a navy one is easier to wear 'dressed down' I suppose.

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Hmmm...I think you need dark hair to carry off beige and that navy in a raincoat flapping open too easily produces an overall look too monochrome blue. What is left?

Not sure really,Mcqueen wore a light khaki or stone mac in the Getaway ( but he could wear most things and 'get away' with it ).

 

I have a green raincoat a bit like the sage green Ma1,ok with jeans and brown shoes,but a difficult colour to match up other clothes with.

 

In the early 70s I had a brown mac and there were lots of two tone material ones in gents outfitters,blue/black or dark red/black.

 

How about a medium or dark grey one ?, I have seen check ones but I guess you want plain ?.

 

Looking around I notice that Ben Sherman are now selling what they call a 'car coat',looks like a short mac to me.

 

I still want to see and try on the Barbour Sedgewick and the ben Sherman Harrymac, as they both appeal to me by being a bit different,lets face it macs can be quite staid,and if its a mac with quality you are talking a lot of money for a mackintosh or Burberry,again I doubt that I would wear it enough to justify the expense.

post #909 of 909

My Loake Pimlico in brown leather arrived this week,very nice slightly different shape to the Kempton.

The leather is the same as on all the 1880 range that I have seen ,slightly stiff but they become supple quite quickly.

Ok I am not going to pretend they are such good quality as other more expensive makes but its horses for courses and for the amount of times that they will be worn and the places that I wil wear them Loake fits the bill for me.

£188 and free delivery from CW Menswear and they arrived within a week,I think that's pretty good.

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