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Jeans..I am thinking about buying some Lee 101 jeans,i want slim fit jeans with selvedge and i used to wear Lee. I bought some Lee Brooklyn regular fit and i am not happy with them they seem a bit shapeless,i havent bought jeans for a good few years and i know its a minefield but are the Lee 101 a good choice ?
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Shame on you Cerneabbas! smile.gif I've got a cracking John Smedley v-neck sweater in 100% Merino wool, in what I would call 'purple' but guess these days they call it 'aubergine' - really keeps its shape well BUT... the arms are too tight and waaay too long, I have to roll up the cuffs a few times. Had it a few years now and got to say it still looks as good as new. Would highly recommend them - and English made which has got to be a rarity these days.

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elwood, I hadnt heard of John Smedley before reading this thread,i think that they look very tidy,i have some similar ones by Hugo Boss in various colours,the logo is very discreet just the name embroidered in the same coloured thread as the shirt.I also have Hanes long sleeve polos which are a plain cotton pique polo in a variety of colours about £12 on e bay.
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I've seen photos of you everywhere Buttons, on some dodgy sites too! (Panic) Buttons! biggrin.gif

 

 

Quote of the Month award old bean biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Jeans..I am thinking about buying some Lee 101 jeans,i want slim fit jeans with selvedge and i used to wear Lee. I bought some Lee Brooklyn regular fit and i am not happy with them they seem a bit shapeless,i havent bought jeans for a good few years and i know its a minefield but are the Lee 101 a good choice ?

I think it's an excellent choice. Best jeans i've got. Mine is a Lee 101 rider, the fit is perfect, tight but not skinny, and the color is splendid. Look at Bunty's brother photo some pages back to see the fit. I wouldn't go for the 101 s, too slim in my opinion. I could go for a 101z wich is a good fit.

A plus is the thickness, better than nowadays levi's. Some Lee 101 are 12,5 oz, others 13,5 oz. They even do models in 23 oz ! (Must be diffcult to bend the knees though.) 

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Thanks Gramps smile.gif
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Jeans..I am thinking about buying some Lee 101 jeans,i want slim fit jeans with selvedge and i used to wear Lee. I bought some Lee Brooklyn regular fit and i am not happy with them they seem a bit shapeless,i havent bought jeans for a good few years and i know its a minefield but are the Lee 101 a good choice ?


Try Broadmead mate, there's a denim shop just along from Burger king/M & S, they stock a bit of selvedge/dry denim, tried some Lee and Wranglers on in there, dont know the models, alas all to short in the rise for me, you never know yer luck as everyones preference/fit is different

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Great pic of Jim Cox and yourself Buttons.John Smedley is one of my favorites.It was one of the first items I really loved about Mod style.Never had one(except a poorly made and styled J Crew)One day I'll find one on da cheap.Some of todays colors aren't my first choice but I like that there is a  choice of collar.

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Clouseau, Thanks for that information on lee jeans,i will check them out.....Basset, iknow the place i will have a look in there.I wasnt too keen to get back into denim,but i have a pair of Hugo Boss Kansas,they are 5 pocket jeans quite slim fit,the one i have are not denim but navy blue cotton ? anyway my girlfriend says that they suit me and has encouraged me to get a slim fit denim pair.
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Mr Knightley, I dream of a smart dressing revival to counter the scruffiness of modern Britain.Maybe the G8 leaders dressing down could be a good thing,who wants to look like a politician.I remember in the 70s the Jeremy Thorpe scandal,the old sleezer would be on the news every night wearing a crombie with a velvet collar,it put me right off them he looked like a seedy upper class teddy boy.
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As I have stated before,saw some Birmingham City Skinheads(around `70) with navy blue BS and white Braces.As a "Crew" they looked smart.
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Pressure_Drop, Sorry to let the side down with my John Smedley ignorance,i have looked at a lot of their clothes online since i discovered this site.I dont think i will be getting any though,expensive knitwear is the sort of thing that i bugger up quite easily when washing it. After the posts last week on fairisles i looked on e bay but couldnt find any,my girlfriend suggested that i look under tank tops which i did and found some fairisles.Main colours navy or white or green or grey,about £23 they are acrylic though which i dont really like.IMO tank tops and fairisles are different things,i think this has been mentioned on here before,we called tank tops a sleeveless, round ( scoop ? ) neck with horizontal stripes of solid colour....horrible! and worn with the round collar shirts.I think that there was one being worn on the cover of a Richard Allen book,Boot boys ? Smoothies ?.
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So essentially you are looking for a Sweater Vest With a Fair Isle pattern?  There are some good vintage examples from US Sellers but as always shipping might be an obstacle.

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So essentially you are looking for a Sweater Vest With a Fair Isle pattern?  There are some good vintage examples from US Sellers but as always shipping might be an obstacle.

 

We call them 'sleeveless pullovers' or sleeveless jumpers.

 

I agree with the definition of 'tank tops'  - low, rounded 'scoop' necks - reminds me of 'Chicory Tip' and other such crap bands of the time - not skinhead at all.

 

A fair isle sleeveless pullover on the other hand........

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Buttons, or is it Red now ? ..I can only remember seeing the Ben Shermans in long sleeve in those colours,to be fair i did say that i think the red shirts had white buttons ( left myself some room to wriggle out ! ) maybe i confused them with the Brutus,i dont know.Anyway with the football allegiances here i would not have considered red,and i wouldnt have been allowed to have black, so it had to be navy...it was definitely a fine cotton though, i am 100% sure on that.

 Yes cerneabbas, fine cotton with matching buttons. Summer of 1971 by us. For similar reasons as yourself, red was an absolute no-no for me, black had Mosley connotations (British Union of Fascists for our overseas members) so I had a Navy blue one and a green one. I kept them for years, later dyeing the green one a bluey green spruce colour.(I'm a bit of a bugger for dyeing - I'm wearing a shirt right now that I have dyed very pale blue to go with the light blue suit I'm wearing.) After 20 years of hanging in the wardrobe I finally thought, "I'll never wear these again" and gave them to a charity shop - Oops! They were in perfect condition too.

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Pressure_Drop, Sorry to let the side down with my John Smedley ignorance,i have looked at a lot of their clothes online since i discovered this site.I dont think i will be getting any though,expensive knitwear is the sort of thing that i bugger up quite easily when washing it. After the posts last week on fairisles i looked on e bay but couldnt find any,my girlfriend suggested that i look under tank tops which i did and found some fairisles.Main colours navy or white or green or grey,about £23 they are acrylic though which i dont really like.IMO tank tops and fairisles are different things,i think this has been mentioned on here before,we called tank tops a sleeveless, round ( scoop ? ) neck with horizontal stripes of solid colour....horrible! and worn with the round collar shirts.I think that there was one being worn on the cover of a Richard Allen book,Boot boys ? Smoothies ?.

 

Agree with your definition of the tank top. Try Paul Smith for Fairisles. For John Smedley, if you find yourself in the Derbyshire Dales why not visit their factory at Lea Bridge and buy a piece or two at a very reasonable price. Their Sea Island cotton V necks are wonderful all year round. http://www.visitderbyshire.co.uk/details-1527.ihtml - BTW this post should have four paras, but it will come out as one jumbled mess. It does have to do with the device as yesterday my home PC managed to produce the correct look.
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