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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

***That really cracked me up for some reason...

 

I definitely follow you on the Barbours/waxed jacket stigma.  Pretty much what I presumed.

The jacket Steve McQueen wore was called the Barbour International.  Very nice jacket which comes in a few variations, including the Steve McQueen model, though the original is best(pictured left, though the "75th anniversary" patch below the "Barbour International" patch is not standard.  As patriotic as I am, I don't think I could see myself in the one on the right, a reproduction of the one worn by McQueen.  Last time I wore an American flag patch it was on my bomber in the early '90s.   

 

    

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I really like the Brooks Bros raincoat, it fits a treat and looks smart.  The guys pants/trousers could be taken up 3/4" in that photo but, that's just me being a d*ckhead.

I read an odd story somewhere years ago about why one chest pocket is set at an angle...something like a Royal Navy submarine officer in WW2 had previously been a motorcyclist and had a Barbour international,he started wearing it while he was on watch keeping because it was waterproof and had the pocket put on at that angle so he could keep his pistol in the pocket and get to it easily....sounds like a bull sh1t story to me but sometimes its the strange ones that are true.

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I was just looking on e bay at longer jackets,looked at some tweed shooting jackets, I think with the "bellows" pockets altered to flat ones maybe this jacket could look ok, quite a British look ,maybe a bit too Lord Snootys gamekeeper though ?

Theres also a Harris tweed Baracuta Harrington on there from a limited run for anyone whos interested.

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I have always liked peacoats, particularly the US Navy surplus ones, in blue.

Not sure about the leather ones, a bit too Das Boot for me.



Me, last week


Everyone from Uniqlo, M&S to Ralph Lauren and Schott make their own version.

It was a unisex Mod item in the mid 60s too, although I can only find a photo of Brian Wilson wearing one.

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A couple of Belstaff Leather biker jackets of mine, I have a Wax one as well...lovely jackets...i did have a couple of Barbour wax jackets but in the end with age fell apart.



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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

I have always liked peacoats, particularly the US Navy surplus ones, in blue.

Not sure about the leather ones, a bit too Das Boot for me.



Me, last week


Everyone from Uniqlo, M&S to Ralph Lauren and Schott make their own version.

It was a unisex Mod item in the mid 60s too, although I can only find a photo of Brian Wilson wearing one.

I bought a pea coat a year or so ago in Burtons ( which is a pretty crap shop these days IMO )  I find it a bit more practical than a Crombie length coat for driving ( I don't think its as stylish as a Crombie though).

I know what you mean about the leather ones,there was one earlier this year in a local charity shop,a Schott really good nick £30, it was a bit tight though and I wont be getting any smaller so I reckon someone else had a bargain.

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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

A couple of Belstaff Leather biker jackets of mine, I have a Wax one as well...lovely jackets...i did have a couple of Barbour wax jackets but in the end with age fell apart.



I like the one in the top picture,did Belstaff get bought out by some Italian firm a while back ?

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


I love my leather flying jacket and my shades, and I'm not going to stop wearing it just because of some racist nutters in Paris. I have my own politics, they have theirs, and we're poles apart. But one of the main reasons I like this thread is that we have managed to reclaim the way we look(ed) from the politics. Sure, we needed to talk about how society was in the time the look evolved, but that was that. I would no more give up my A1 jacket than I would give up my MA2 jacket just because someone associates it with politics; I had that once at a West Indian carnival in Liverpool (early 1980s) when I was queueing for food, and some (white) bloke came up to me demanding to know what I was doing there in short hair and a skinhead jacket. I gave him short shrift, I can tell you! What made me laugh at the time was that none of the rastas and other black people there could have given a James Clark Ross what I was wearing!

I do wear my A1 during the winter, but I also have a tailored overcoat that looks a little like a Crombie, but clearly isn't, and a shorter wool coat that looks a bit like a donkey jacket but clearly isn't. If you see what I mean (I've had it for years - I got it from the Hawkshead catalogue). The weather here in Perth has just turned a little colder, so I have put my Levi jackets away. I might get a chance to wear my Harrington a few times before winter, but basically it's time for more serious coats now.


Well said, the bloke in Perth

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I like the one in the top picture,did Belstaff get bought out by some Italian firm a while back ?

Yes Mate.
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I liked the relative simplicity of this when I bought it. Thing is, when I wear it, I look like a plain-clothes German copper from the 1970s. I think the tobacco colour is a bit too Bodie for me, and I'm not allowed to do anymore leather dying in my gaff. Not after last time.

Melka is a pretty decent brand. Swedish company. A lot of iffy gear, but they do some nice button-down shirts. Being Scandinavian, some of their deadstock/vintage coats are good winter-wear.

I purchased a Melka 'Harry Palmer-esque' mac a few years ago from a company called Savvy Row. It makes me look more like Harold Wilson than Harry Palmer though.

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

I liked the relative simplicity of this when I bought it. Thing is, when I wear it, I look like a plain-clothes German copper from the 1970s. I think the tobacco colour is a bit too Bodie for me, and I'm not allowed to do anymore leather dying in my gaff. Not after last time.

Melka is a pretty decent brand. Swedish company. A lot of iffy gear, but they do some nice button-down shirts. Being Scandinavian, some of their deadstock/vintage coats are good winter-wear.

I purchased a Melka 'Harry Palmer-esque' mac a few years ago from a company called Savvy Row. It makes me look more like Harold Wilson than Harry Palmer though.

That's the length I am talking about,it seems popular in leather and suede but not in showerproof material.

I have relatives in Sweden and as you say they have to make good winter clothes ( good for outdoors stuff too ).

I see your point though,sometimes clothes that you like just don't suit,horses for courses ( as the Barbour brigade will tell you ).

I was thinking about the Guards officer in civvies look that you mentioned,they will include Barbours and check/tweed caps on occasion...its not a look that I am keen on.

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

MoM, nobody asks you to give up your A-2 or MA-1 ! In the streets of Perth you will probably meet more people in kilt (girls and boys i guess smile.gif , bonnie Scotland ) than "racist nutters".

We have our fair share of nutters. Usually they're anglophobes, which means they hate the English. I don't give a stuff, though. I stick up for England when I'm up here, and for Scotland when I'm down there! I always was bloody awkward. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Like the look.

I have to admit, I do too!
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Monkey boots are for birds 

yes, i totally agree... if i wanna see someone wearing monkey boots, it must be a girl.. smile.gif


Woolwich, London. 1978.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


We have our fair share of nutters. Usually they're anglophobes, which means they hate the English. I don't give a stuff, though. I stick up for England when I'm up here, and for Scotland when I'm down there! I always was bloody awkward. biggrin.gif

Hate crown not the average joe that's what I always say.

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dont think that this one was posted on here before...


beside that one with two of the guys holding it:


but we all know these ones:


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