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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

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.
Yes, it is a typical Polo RL BD . The fabric could be called a light denim or chambray (I'm never quite sure of the difference). It is the type of shirt that was once so readily available at TK Maxx but not so much today. Mine is about 6 yrs old now.
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

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.


Same idea as TJ Maxx but carry high-end designer stuff like CP Company, etc. still a crapshoot but you can score some gems.
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Well it is the same company obviously by what they were saying it was clearly evident it had more high end stuff than our TJ Maxx stores, I've never found anything good seems its all snatched up by frequent visitors or someone working in the store is giving their friends a heads up on the few good items going on the shelves.

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Little off topic, but I noticed today that my MIE Doc Martens have formed this "patch" on the tops of both toes.  I've never had this happen before, I thought it was shoe polish that wore off from the winter salt and water.  I tried some rubbing alcohol to see if it would smooth out the polish to no avail. Anyone have an idea what exactly happened and how to fix the problem ?

 

post #16970 of 19152
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Originally Posted by catchourbreath View Post
 

Little off topic, but I noticed today that my MIE Doc Martens have formed this "patch" on the tops of both toes.  I've never had this happen before, I thought it was shoe polish that wore off from the winter salt and water.  I tried some rubbing alcohol to see if it would smooth out the polish to no avail. Anyone have an idea what exactly happened and how to fix the problem ?

 

If the mark is a like a raised crease in a line, you can try covering with polish, then pressing the back of a heated spoon along it to flatten it down. Don't go too mad with the heat on the spoon though.

post #16971 of 19152
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Originally Posted by catchourbreath View Post

Little off topic, but I noticed today that my MIE Doc Martens have formed this "patch" on the tops of both toes.  I've never had this happen before, I thought it was shoe polish that wore off from the winter salt and water.  I tried some rubbing alcohol to see if it would smooth out the polish to no avail. Anyone have an idea what exactly happened and how to fix the problem ?




What Inks said if it's raised. If it's a stain or something like that, try white vinegar(also good for salt stains).
post #16972 of 19152
Ir you watch the "Soulboys,Suedeheads and Skinheads" on YouTube,you will a brief glimpse(at 0.44)of one of the Guys wearing a Red/Black Argyle Slipover.
post #16973 of 19152
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post


Yes, it is a typical Polo RL BD . The fabric could be called a light denim or chambray (I'm never quite sure of the difference). It is the type of shirt that was once so readily available at TK Maxx but not so much today. Mine is about 6 yrs old now.

I had a look at those RL  chambray button downs,very nice,I saw some RL shirts on offer 3 for £70 at their outlet store in Swindon a while back,unfortunately I suffer from logophobia and they seem to really make their logos stand out colour wise,shame because they do remind me of 60s/70s shirts apart from that,some good striped ones.

As for chambray,I think from what I read that it was a linen like cloth,now it seems to be a name for light denim or on occasion the colour ?,I had a look for chambray shirts on e bay and there was a lot of different items there,something else to cause confusion maybe.

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

If the mark is a like a raised crease in a line, you can try covering with polish, then pressing the back of a heated spoon along it to flatten it down. Don't go too mad with the heat on the spoon though.

We used to heat the spoon over a candle,and melt a small chunk of Kiwi polish in the polish tin lid ( can remember the smell now ).

The rest of that boots leather looks a bit "cardboard " to me,the bloke in the shoe repair shop that I go to was recommending shoe cream instead of polish because it "feeds" the leather.

I have a feeling that someone mentioned a similar problem with DMs leather way back in the thread.

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The trailer of a film project about John Simons. Featuring the usual suspects.

 

http://www.modculture.co.uk/trailer-the-neat-offensive-a-film-about-john-simons/

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

The trailer of a film project about John Simons. Featuring the usual suspects.

 

http://www.modculture.co.uk/trailer-the-neat-offensive-a-film-about-john-simons/

 

 

I saw this a while ago..

 

The same fucking typical clueless historical social context dickheads, getting in on everything they possibly can to chip in there 2p.

I like John simons, but he was a bloke who started a shop selling american style clothes, and it needs to be left at that.

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Catch, I am not sure what is going on there. It is possible that you're just getting that weird creasing that sometimes happens on the surface layer of the leather of some shoes or boots. I actually have some weird creasing on the shaft of my NOS MiE steel toes that doesn't look too far off from that. Alternately it could be the lining of the boot or toe puff separating from the boot leather. That could happen if the boots are getting heavily worn.

In any case, I highly doubt rubbing alcohol is going to fix anything. No offense, but I have no idea why anyone would use rubbing alcohol on most leather shoes/boots anyway, as it's just going to dry out the leather. If you are not already using some type of leather conditioner on your boots, you might want to invest in some. If you are walking through winter slush I would invest in a tin of Obenauf's or maybe Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam as it will condition the leather and protect against salt and snow a bit. I have Obenauf'd all three pairs of my DM style boots due to the weather around where I live.

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Originally Posted by catchourbreath View Post

Little off topic, but I noticed today that my MIE Doc Martens have formed this "patch" on the tops of both toes.  I've never had this happen before, I thought it was shoe polish that wore off from the winter salt and water.  I tried some rubbing alcohol to see if it would smooth out the polish to no avail. Anyone have an idea what exactly happened and how to fix the problem ?


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The rubbing alcohol removes shoe polish, so I was trying to figure out what caused the "ridge" you see.  These DMs are pretty disappointing overall, they are getting a lot more use in the past few months than they have in the past. I suppose I will have to treat the leather with a cream of some sort to moisturize them.  I've never had to do anything like that before to my DMs of the past.

post #16979 of 19152
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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post


I saw this a while ago..

The same fucking typical clueless historical social context dickheads, getting in on everything they possibly can to chip in there 2p.
I like John simons, but he was a bloke who started a shop selling american style clothes, and it needs to be left at that.


Totally agree with you McDermott.
post #16980 of 19152
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I had a look at those RL  chambray button downs,very nice,I saw some RL shirts on offer 3 for £70 at their outlet store in Swindon a while back,unfortunately I suffer from logophobia and they seem to really make their logos stand out colour wise,shame because they do remind me of 60s/70s shirts apart from that,some good striped ones.

As for chambray,I think from what I read that it was a linen like cloth,now it seems to be a name for light denim or on occasion the colour ?,I had a look for chambray shirts on e bay and there was a lot of different items there,something else to cause confusion maybe.

 



Yes, I agree with you about RL shirts being fairly true to late 60s designs. I suppose the 80s had as big an impact on my sartorial development as the late 60s, and I came to accept the logo as part of the look. One of the few logos I can still stomach today for some reason is the polo player, so I have few qualms about buying his stuff, if it's otherwise OK.

BTW I think I saw your Ben Sherman harrington yesterday in Debenhams and very much liked it. I think a problem us i-gents have is that, in our pursuit of the 'authentic', we can too easily dismiss things that are not perceived to tick the right box. We should instead look for the intrinsic beauty in things.
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