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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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 :-) )post #13311 of 199217/2/13 at 1:04pmQuote:Originally Posted by Basset
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
... and I see there's also Yossa's Bonehead Skins - must be some Northerners in there, judging from the denim jacket & jeans combinationspost #13312 of 199217/2/13 at 1:58pmQuote:
Interesting article Ed, suede chuckka boots were the old mans favourite footwear during his ted days, Eaton clubman were his brand of choicepost #13313 of 199217/2/13 at 2:24pm
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!post #13314 of 199217/2/13 at 2:33pmQuote:Originally Posted by cerneabbas
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.post #13315 of 199217/2/13 at 2:46pmpost #13316 of 199217/2/13 at 2:55pmQuote:Originally Posted by Mr Knightley
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.post #13317 of 199217/2/13 at 7:00pmQuote: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.Originally Posted by elwood
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.)post #13318 of 199217/2/13 at 10:52pmpost #13319 of 199217/2/13 at 11:10pmpost #13320 of 199217/2/13 at 11:35pmQuote:
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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