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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

The Old World is now the Third World,The Third World is The New World, and the Old New World's gettin' old.

 

Gsvs5 - I enjoy some philosophy and old proverbs but you will have to give me a couple of days to digest that one !!!  I am in there somewhere !!

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Thats polyester mate - pay the extra and wear it for years

post #11193 of 18397
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

I think that was Michael Caine you are referring to browniecj?I actually have been into each of the J.Simon shops once and once only.I didn't care for the attitude and so never spent a dime.

In the mid 70's I had the luxury of being a Merchant Seaman and could buy what I wanted in the States though.There is nothing I need today that I haven't got ,and am happy that I don't feel the need to follow trends in Fashion.This doesn't quash my interest in style though and that to me is the important legacy of being Mod.It's with me for life.That and the smarts to know that you never pay retail for anything:)

My main point was exactly as you say though .You Cut your Cloth,but you do so with the knowlege and experience of someone who understands and cares how they spend their hard earned wedge.If I could give advice to any kid today though it would be to invest in the best shoes you can afford and then some.Look after them and you'l be comfortable and confident.It's the foundation.Back in the day It would have been a pair of Royals,today it would be a pr of double sole cordovan Vass wholecuts.

My attitude is you only need ONE pair of shoes so buy a pair that will last a lifetime , same with jeans buy one pair whatever the price . if they are the ones you want they will last you a decade .

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I agree.The only thing I dislike is the logo on most RL products.i have some Purple Label shirts and outerwear that don't have any thankfully.He really has produced/reproduced some great items over the years without diluting the brand quality IMO.
Using the best manufacturers in the right countries for a particular product,such as CJ and EG for better shoes for example.
Similarly I used to buy quite a few shoes from Paul Smith which were CJ made,but he seems to have departed that route some time ago.

Im a big fan of Ralph Laurens RR range ..  expensive but timeless and you can always buy at the Bicester outlet 

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Buying one for life isn't really my philosophy but I can respect it, I am more of the rotate so one item does not get too much wear type myself, I would say my problem with a lot of the ralph lauren is the logos as said beforeand the higher price lines are just out of my budget, speaking of the ben sherman I saw one the other day on heavy discount for 13 bucks was thinking of picking it up but it was one of those weird red and white mixtures that look pink from a distance not for me.

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Im a big fan of Ralph Laurens RR range ..  expensive but timeless and you can always buy at the Bicester outlet 

The high end Ralph Lauren shirts come without the logo.
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

Buying one for life isn't really my philosophy but I can respect it, I am more of the rotate so one item does not get too much wear type myself, I would say my problem with a lot of the ralph lauren is the logos as said beforeand the higher price lines are just out of my budget, speaking of the ben sherman I saw one the other day on heavy discount for 13 bucks was thinking of picking it up but it was one of those weird red and white mixtures that look pink from a distance not for me.

thing is we in England only liked Ben Sherman because everyone thought they were American . Surely you can find tons of 60s shirts in thrift shops .

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Someone recommended these from John Simons .. Allen Edmonds Mc Neil £320 .. ive never heard of the make - anyone have a scooby ?

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Allen Edmonds is a solid make. Probably falls somewhere between Loake and Alden in quality. The MacNeil comes in cordovan, but at a hefty premium that puts it's price in the range of Alden. Once we're in that ballpark, there are several other brands I would consider first. If it is instead the pebblegrain model pictured above that you like, AE is an excellent value in that price range.
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

thing is we in England only liked Ben Sherman because everyone thought they were American . Surely you can find tons of 60s shirts in thrift shops.

Plenty of 60's examples but the 70's and 80's stuff is obviously more plentiful but also less timeless.

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Yes it was Michael Caine.

Always liked the Brown Grained Brogues.As I have written in the past,I had a pair(in the 60s)which I purchased in a Sale-and I did not know the Make(no Instep Label) until Jason put me right.

J.Simons Shop were a breath of fresh air.When I worked in a "Mens Outfitters"it was stuffy and to my mind cluttered.The Attitude I have described was there in "bucketloads"Mind you,the education I received,in that Shop,still stays with me now.I used to smile,when you had Teenagers come in and buy the Silk Ties and Handkerchiefs etc.The faces of the Senior Sales Staff was a Picture!!! smile.gif

The Tie and Shirt Set was worn by one of the Characters in "Bronco Bulldog"(Joe Saville).Had one Set,never wore it together more than once.
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Someone recommended these from John Simons .. Allen Edmonds Mc Neil £320 .. ive never heard of the make - anyone have a scooby ?
There was mention of these about 17 pages back between Botolph and Buttons I believe.
They are a solid premium American Brand still made domestically I believe.up there with Alden in price and quality.Both cpmpanys offer similar styles on different lasts producing different toe shapes.Florsheim used to provide both with competition,but no loger since they moved production to India.if you can find vintage Florsheim ,seemingly they are in the same league.ypu can Custom order also directly from Allen Edmonds I am told.
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Someone recommended these from John Simons .. Allen Edmonds Mc Neil £320 .. ive never heard of the make - anyone have a scooby ?

I've just snared a pair of Flo Imps in buffalo leather for £120 from the states, inc postage!

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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

Buying one for life isn't really my philosophy but I can respect it, I am more of the rotate so one item does not get too much wear type myself, I would say my problem with a lot of the ralph lauren is the logos as said beforeand the higher price lines are just out of my budget, speaking of the ben sherman I saw one the other day on heavy discount for 13 bucks was thinking of picking it up but it was one of those weird red and white mixtures that look pink from a distance not for me.
... and shoes need a rest.

The leather needs to be given the chance to recover after a day on your plates.

We - collectively - tend to have become obsessed eith dry-cleaning, too.

Take a pair of pants off, hang them up - allowing the 'drop' - and leave for 24 hours in a well-ventilated room - and bob's your uncle, fanny's your auntie... and the job's a good 'un.

Unles you've pissed 'em, of course. happy.gif
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