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browniecj. I do still like Crombies,particuarly in herringbone ( preferably without velvet collar ), i just dont think that i would wear one very often. I meant to respond to the post where you said that you would have felt like a slob going to the pub not wearing a suit,contrast that to this story,my son went to a 21st birthday party recently one of the blokes there in his late forties early fifties was wearing a suit.My son said that he heard at least half a dozen people ask this bloke if he had just been in court !

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The Desert Boot - this article/obit may have passed a few of us by:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/jul/03/nathan-clark-obituary
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

The Desert Boot - this article/obit may have passed a few of us by:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/jul/03/nathan-clark-obituary

 

Thanks for this Ed. I had seen a similar piece at the time but this gives more detail. I like the bit about the Englishman not feeling comfortable wearing suede. I think I read somewhere that while he did not take readily to reversed calf shoes, now he is more easily suede!
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Nice post on the Clark's Ed.Wasn't until recently I learned of the wide variety of available shoe styles made by Clark's.

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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

The Desert Boot - this article/obit may have passed a few of us by:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/jul/03/nathan-clark-obituary

Thanks, Ed; hadn't seen that. Interested to see reference to "chukka" boots. When I first had a pair of desert boots around 67/68, my Mum & Dad used to call them chukka boots - though there can't have been a polo pony within a hundred miles of our house and my knowledge of polo was restricted to mints. (On second thoughts, Cheshire was less than a hundred miles away ... northern-most of the Home Counties and all that :-) )
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Interesting mate, i've been a keen modeller/painter for many years, i've seen a few things like you describe, usually smaller scale and aimed at the gaming fraternity. Gazza's boot boys in the link below always made me chuckle

http://wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/street-violence/down-killing-floor-collection-bcsv002/

... and I see there's also Yossa's Bonehead Skins - must be some Northerners in there, judging from the denim jacket & jeans combinations smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

The Desert Boot - this article/obit may have passed a few of us by:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/jul/03/nathan-clark-obituary


Interesting article Ed, suede chuckka boots were the old mans favourite footwear during his ted days, Eaton clubman were his brand of choice

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Good article on the Desert Boot Ed. I liked the bit

 

'Back in Britain, a gentleman avoided suede on his feet – something sly about it, strictly for lounge lizards and worse – but up at the sharp end it was acceptable'

 

The Clarks Desert boot is my regular footwear of choice for day-to-day wear and I like the idea that at the 'sharp end' suede is acceptable!

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Bob the Badger. Interesting list of what you would still wear,the hard part is finding a lot of the clothes and shoes.When i see something that i like i have to stop and think "when would i wear that ?",like you say about wearing a Crombie at a funeral.I do like Crombies but from a practical point i cant see myself wearing one a lot now,it seems to rain more than get cold in the winter and a lot of shopping centres are indoors and heated,i dont stand on football terraces in the cold and a long coat is a bit impractical when driving.Sheepskins,i did have one but i wouldnt now,again not practical in the rain and expensive to have cleaned.You mention Blazers,do you prefer patch pocket blazers ? also where do you find American button downs now ?.


Agree with this.Very difficult to find the clothes I like these days. All blazers I have owned have had patch pockets. I don't have a blazer at present but I am interested in what Mr Knightley is having made up. I occasionally buy Brooks Brothers shirts (made in USA) which are the right fit for me. I avoid logos on shirts.

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A mate shared this on fb, i wish they would put something similar on shirts regarding the current trend for fastening the top button baldy[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

 

Mr Badger, apart from the 'thick woollen socks’ I could have written that post myself. It is uncannily similar to my own attitude now and then. Is it, I wonder an example of the regional thing? I suppose we were only a few miles apart and subject to the same influences.Just a couple of observations / questions. Is it tasselled loafers in general you dislike or rather the Bass version? I wear the Sebago Kerry today.As far as Fred Perry is concerned I will, and do wear the Italian made ones and have also bought the odd FP collaboration item like the Comme des Garcons Shirt ones a few years back.I also struggle with the Fairisle these days despite having a lovely Paul Smith one that my wife bought me and who is always nagging me to wear it.....


I think of the tasselled loafer as, generally, a young man's shoe (or was). The Bass version was my favourite when I was young and I did wear a J Simons bought pair until I was about 40 years old. I have had a re-think regarding the Fair Isle sweater, what with M o M's Monty Python reference and Elwoods, Paul McCartneys image is lodged in my brain. So Fair Isle -Maybe not for me after all.

I have read some of your previous posts and reckon our paths must have crossed in the past. You once mentioned the Coopers Arms pub which was a pub we went to when our school year finished in 1969 and was the place to go at that time. I had forgotten how popular the pub was until I read your post. There may well be a regional influence but most people I know today, living in Essex, dress no where near as well as we all used to.

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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Bit behind here, but saw this in Telegraph magazine article - about Matt Berry (?) I think - a few days ago:



A bit blurred, but seems to be Jack Wills (although no longer on their website). Don't think it's as stylish as the cashmere one Gsvs5 posted a few days back; but fairisle doesn't really do it for me these days - reminds me to much of McCartney in Magical Mystery Tour. (Loved The Beatles but he sets my teeth on edge.)
Funnily enough as much as I loved them at the time and was really tempted by the Cashmere one I posted earlier,it's one piece of clothing that was great at the time but just seems very dated ,today.Maybe it could still look cool on a teenager today? I doubt it on anyone with any grey hair.
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

i wish they would put something similar on shirts regarding the current trend for fastening the top button

Current trend?

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M-o-M. Charlie Watts smartest then and now,how many Mars bars could you get in Brian Jones collar ?.
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

A mate shared this on fb, i wish they would put something similar on shirts regarding the current trend for fastening the top button baldy[1].gif

I always follow the rule of the middle button.

But what do you do with a two button jacket? I usually fasten the top button, sometimes the two buttons at the same time. Never the bottom button only of course.

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