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post #15256 of 18908
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That's a decent no-nonsense frame you had there.
Yeh, right. satisfied.gif
post #15257 of 18908

I like the idea of monkey boots and always craved a pair back in the day when you could get a brown very much like the finished product shown above.  But for some reason something always got in the way...

 

Now, I'm not sure about a 60 year old in monkey boots and half-mast jeans.  How do you originals that do sport boots  wear your jeans?  Do you roll them up or have them shortened or like M. Clouseau wear them at a more conventional length?

post #15258 of 18908

Post by John Simons on Facebook today - 'Winter window':

 

post #15259 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

Yeah, people always talked about the meanings but I really have no idea, seems like an American thing.  

I *do* dig the rubber sole on boots, but now with my Solovair Hawkins and Astronaut boots I'm pretty much set... that is until the snow REALLY falls and we get a couple feet of it- then it's the proper insulated Red Wing boots.  Style goes out the window when you can't open your front door due to all the snow blown up against it!

 

  May try on a pair of monkey boots if I see them at a shoe store but I'm in no big hurry to take a chance ordering online.  The wife calls me Imelda Marcos already!!!

 

You will be getting a pair then....my GF is the same asking questions that make no sense,like how many pairs of shoes do you need ? how do you answer that ?.

post #15260 of 18908
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Post by John Simons on Facebook today - 'Winter window':

 

I'll take the rack of Pendletons.

post #15261 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


Yeh, right. satisfied.gif

 

Believe it or not, but frames like those are fetching a fair few quid at places like retrospectacles.

post #15262 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

Post by John Simons on Facebook today - 'Winter window':

 

 

I like the cut of the frogs mouth tweed suit trousers.

There used to be a well established shop in New York called All American Boy that closed down about 15 yrs ago.It was in the West Village,an historically gay area.I ,and many others (straight & gay) who were working on the Cunard ships in the mid 70's used to head there when we docked in New York to buy jeans ("Reminiscence" Duck Canvas painters jeans were popular at that time)

This widow looks exactly the same, with the same assortment and brands.Nostalgic,copied by everyone from J.Simons in London to Al Bazar in Milan and perfected by RL.

The only place that i've seen that has continued with this style and yet looks new and fresh ,is Sid Mashburn in Atlanta.

http://www.sidmashburn.com

post #15263 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Believe it or not, but frames like those are fetching a fair few quid at places like retrospectacles.
Ah, but not when I'd finished stuffing them in pockets and hiding the buggers, they wouldn't. happy.gif
post #15264 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

That's a blinding idea with the stitching. That's what has put me off the wine coloured ones, the yellow stitching and laces. I always used my Monkey boots as trainers. I had boxing boots for a while, but they weren't up to outdoor use like Monks, and I looked a bit of a prat in 'em. One of my pet peeves is seeing some picture from a photo-shoot, where they've chucked a Parka on some male model, sat him on a Vespa and he's got a pair of newish style Adidas trainers on.(Damon Albarn has a lot to answer for) Then again those leary bowling shoes that Jimmy from the original Quadrophenia album was wearing wound me right up. I nicked a nice pair of new square toed bowling shoes from the Airport Bowl back in '82. They were black with a sky blue stripe and back with a bloody great number 7 on the heel. I used Lady Esquire black shoe dye to colour the stripe and heel so my mates at school wouldn't know I'd half-inched rental shoes. I told them I bought them at Melanddi's. My manky plimsolls that I 'swapped' at the bowling alley might still be in a pigeon-hole, waiting to be redeemed.

 

Thanks Inks,the idea for colouring the yellow stitching came from Clouseau on one of the previous posts on monkey boots,i wear them as an alternative to trainers too.

What I don't understand is why Grafters don't make brown ones and why they make the wine coloured ones as no one seems to like them.

post #15265 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post
 

 

I like the cut of the frogs mouth tweed suit trousers.

There used to be a well established shop in New York called All American Boy that closed down about 15 yrs ago.It was in the West Village,an historically gay area.I ,and many others (straight & gay) who were working on the Cunard ships in the mid 70's used to head there when we docked in New York to buy jeans ("Reminiscence" Duck Canvas painters jeans were popular at that time)

This widow looks exactly the same, with the same assortment and brands.Nostalgic,copied by everyone from J.Simons in London to Al Bazar in Milan and perfected by RL.

The only place that i've seen that has continued with this style and yet looks new and fresh ,is Sid Mashburn in Atlanta.

http://www.sidmashburn.com

 

I like the Italian suede loafers in Sid Mashburn.

 

I suppose the enduring appeal of JS for many is that it seems unchanging and does not look 'new and fresh'.  I have found since I first darkened his doors in 1969 that at times what he is proposing is exactly what I want, but at others it all seems too familiar and too dull.  To some extent my feeling will be influenced by the prevailing men's style and whether I want to incorporate many Ivy-influenced pieces that particular season.  And yes, on many occasions I am seeking something that looks new and fresh.  I had never heard of Sid Mashburn - thanks for sharing.

post #15266 of 18908
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

Monkey boots are for birds

 

I knew that someone would say it.....my answer is that my boots are a size 10 and they make them up to a 12 some "birds" !

post #15267 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I like the idea of monkey boots and always craved a pair back in the day when you could get a brown very much like the finished product shown above.  But for some reason something always got in the way...

 

Now, I'm not sure about a 60 year old in monkey boots and half-mast jeans.  How do you originals that do sport boots  wear your jeans?  Do you roll them up or have them shortened or like M. Clouseau wear them at a more conventional length?

 

Mr Knightley, I am quite surprised that you would be keen on Monkey boots !  although as I have said many times before you either love them or loathe them.

I wear mine with green cargo trousers ( M and S of course,and £14 in the sale at the moment ) and a Harrington,i am now looking for a decent brown Harrington.

post #15268 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

 

Believe it or not, but frames like those are fetching a fair few quid at places like retrospectacles.

 

retrospectacles is worth a look for vintage frames and vintage sunglasses,seen some nice Zeiss ones and some Rodenstock there.

post #15269 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

Mr Knightley, I am quite surprised that you would be keen on Monkey boots !  although as I have said many times before you either love them or loathe them.

I wear mine with green cargo trousers ( M and S of course,and £14 in the sale at the moment ) and a Harrington,i am now looking for a decent brown Harrington.

 

Ha ha!  I did steer towards the softer Ivy-inspired look as you know, but still liked many of what might be called the more basic elements.  But even then, I think I had an emerging idea of the difference between that which I liked and that which actually suited me, so never did indulge.....

post #15270 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

 

I like the Italian suede loafers in Sid Mashburn.

 

I suppose the enduring appeal of JS for many is that it seems unchanging and does not look 'new and fresh'.  I have found since I first darkened his doors in 1969 that at times what he is proposing is exactly what I want, but at others it all seems too familiar and too dull.  To some extent my feeling will be influenced by the prevailing men's style and whether I want to incorporate many Ivy-influenced pieces that particular season.  And yes, on many occasions I am seeking something that looks new and fresh.  I had never heard of Sid Mashburn - thanks for sharing.

 

I feel like that  sometimes,i want to find an alternative to the old familiar items,but the new item still has to fit in with the older items.

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