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... wearing English college caps (total minet look)...

I think I mentioned seeing scooter mods in 1966/67 wearing hooped school caps 

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And have a glance at their "scooters"!.

Ah! The dear old Honda 50.
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Hi everyone,

So I came with a question : I saw multiple times pictures or references about argile pattern, but -correct me if I'm wrong- it was all about socks. Did you also wear jumpers with that kind of pattern?


Salut, Vietskin!

I wouldn't have worn Argyle pattern at all 'back in the day'. I don't think I saw anyone else wearing it - socks, pullovers, slipovers, nothing - but that's not to say someone somewhere didn't.

These days I wouldn't be seen dead in it. I don't want to look like some old tosser on the golf course. biggrin.gif
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M-o-M,did they put Talc on the floor at the Twisted Wheel during the 60s?

I thought that was crushed blues! I was in there once when someone shouted "Raid!", and so many pharmaceuticals were dumped that we all walked round crunching for hours. biggrin.gif

Seriously, when I was there the place was too crammed to see the floor, and no one was looking anyway. I have no recollection of talc.
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Imagine that sexy cat-fight from From Russia With Love, set in a jumble sale. That's what TK Maxx was like last time I was in there (minus the 'sexy' part.)

I regularly check out the Perth and Glasgow branches and over the past 12 months have had found some remarkable bargains in Levis gear. Not necessarily 'original' stuff, but stuff I would wear. I've had a decent leather jacket out of there in the past too. You have to drop in at the right time, because 99.9% of the stock is shmatter.
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I regularly check out the Perth and Glasgow branches and over the past 12 months have had found some remarkable bargains in Levis gear. Not necessarily 'original' stuff, but stuff I would wear. I've had a decent leather jacket out of there in the past too. You have to drop in at the right time, because 99.9% of the stock is shmatter.

As I was walking round the Chelmsford branch of TK Maxx yesterday noting very little of interest, I was reminded of how good it once was.  I was wearing, among other things,  a Polo RL chambray shirt, pale lemon Pringle slipover, Dents belt and Calvin Klein knee length socks - all from that shop over the last few years.  The best bargain I have scored there was a G9 in 'Loden' for £49.99!  Now the men's selection is much reduced with very little of interest - skinhead or otherwise.

 

Turning to Argyle knitwear I recall it becoming fashionable in London during 1971.  This from Quincy in Brewer Street. - Oct 71.

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Salut, Vietskin!

I wouldn't have worn Argyle pattern at all 'back in the day'. I don't think I saw anyone else wearing it - socks, pullovers, slipovers, nothing - but that's not to say someone somewhere didn't.

These days I wouldn't be seen dead in it. I don't want to look like some old tosser on the golf course. biggrin.gif


Like I said Argyle Socks were Mod wear.J.Simons sold them in the Ivy Shop.,Richmond.I do like the Pattern and have many Pairs of different Colours.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

As I was walking round the Chelmsford branch of TK Maxx yesterday noting very little of interest, I was reminded of how good it once was.  I was wearing, among other things,  a Polo RL chambray shirt, pale lemon Pringle slipover, Dents belt and Calvin Klein knee length socks - all from that shop over the last few years.  The best bargain I have scored there was a G9 in 'Loden' for £49.99!  Now the men's selection is much reduced with very little of interest - skinhead or otherwise.

Turning to Argyle knitwear I recall it becoming fashionable in London during 1971.  This from Quincy in Brewer Street. - Oct 71.


That was one I was thinking of,Mr.Knightley,but could not remember who was wearing one and when.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I thought that was crushed blues! I was in there once when someone shouted "Raid!", and so many pharmaceuticals were dumped that we all walked round crunching for hours. biggrin.gif

Seriously, when I was there the place was too crammed to see the floor, and no one was looking anyway. I have no recollection of talc.

biggrin.gif Yes,remember those days well !!!!
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


That was one I was thinking of,Mr.Knightley,but could not remember who was wearing one and when.

While Argyle came back into fashion around then I don't recall Fairisle coming around again until the early 80s when we were all in pursuit of an 'authentic' look.

 

As we've  said Mods favoured both designs at times and this pic of Twiggy is especially lovely I think:

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

While Argyle came back into fashion around then I don't recall Fairisle coming around again until the early 80s when we were all in pursuit of an 'authentic' look.

As we've  said Mods favoured both designs at times and this pic of Twiggy is especially lovely I think:


I can see(in my minds eye) it would be about `71.The hair has grown and I can picture Penny Collars-with Cord Jeans and Loafers.It was also the time of "Cable Stitch" Crew Neck Jumpers in various Colours.
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Has anybody seen the new Baracuta G9 jackets made by WP Lavori in person ?

Even though they're ridiculously expensive, I often contemplate buying one.
Edited by Piffy - 2/7/14 at 9:24pm
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I kept seeing you guys mention T.K. Maxx and it sounded familiar low and behold it is your version of our American chain store T.J. Maxx apparently they used the TK to avoid confusion with TJ Hughes.

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Yeah TJ Hughes is a bit of a discount mix & match store.

 

Although they were selling Shrink to Fit Levi 501's Last year with selvedge for £39.00 a pair. In every size too.

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Has anybody seen the new Baracuta G9 jackets made by WP Lavori in person ?

Even though they're ridiculously expensive, I often contemplate buying one.

Whilst I was looking around for a Harrington recently,I read that the original harringtons were made in the 1930s by Baracuta and also Grenfell,I looked up the Grenfell one they are £300 !, mind you Private White VC do a Harrington style jacket for £375 ! luckily for me I wasn't too keen on them.

I had a look at the Baracuta G9 online,a "Black Watch " plaid one,and a "military" one with chest and arm pockets,hadnt seen them before,some people will like them some will hate them.

I am happy with my Ben Sherman one,so much so I am thinking of getting a navy one,its the first Harrington that I ever had with the vents that are open rather than just sewn detail.

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

As I was walking round the Chelmsford branch of TK Maxx yesterday noting very little of interest, I was reminded of how good it once was.  I was wearing, among other things,  a Polo RL chambray shirt, pale lemon Pringle slipover, Dents belt and Calvin Klein knee length socks - all from that shop over the last few years.  The best bargain I have scored there was a G9 in 'Loden' for £49.99!  Now the men's selection is much reduced with very little of interest - skinhead or otherwise.

 

Turning to Argyle knitwear I recall it becoming fashionable in London during 1971.  This from Quincy in Brewer Street. - Oct 71.

I was thinking about Argyle earlier,I had an "Argyle" type pullover in the early 70s it was in black and white, there were other colour variations but only 2 colours red/black blue/grey,I think that they were called diamond jumpers, very cheap,acrylic I expect...also I did buy a Pringle argyle jumper but that must have been mid 80s,I had forgotten both of these jumpers.

You mention your RL chambray shirt,is it a button down ? the reason I ask is that I saw a Lee chambray button down on Debenhams website and I couldnt remember seeing a chambray button down before.

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