Back in the day such questions didn't occur to us. It was simply what we wore. End of.
Recent Images In This Thread
Related Forum Threads
- HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) Last post on Today at 7:00 am in Classic Menswear
- The Minimal Closet: What are your must haves? Last post on 11/8/13 at 9:09pm in Streetwear and Denim
- NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- STREETWEAR & DENIM: WK OF AUG 24, 2015 Last post on 8/29/15 at 8:25am in Streetwear and Denim
- NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF JUL 20, 2015 Last post on 7/28/15 at 1:12pm in Classic Menswear
- NEW MEMBER INQUIRIES & QUICK QUESTIONS- CLASSIC MENSWEAR: WK OF JUL 6, 2015 Last post on 7/12/15 at 5:06pm in Classic Menswear
Allen Edmonds: Sizing Guide
Last edited: 4/29/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: 379X LastLast edited: 4/4/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Hampton LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Leydon LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: Van LastLast edited: 3/24/16
- Allen Edmonds
- The Armoury
- Batch Mens
- Craftsman Clothing
- David Fin
- Deo Veritas
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- Falcon Garments
- Freemans Sporting Club
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- H. Stockton
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- The Hanger Project
- Henry Blake
- H.N. White
- House of Kydos
- John Elliott
- Kent Wang
- Khaki's of Carmel
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- Meermin Mallorca
- MILER Menswear
- Need Supply Co.
- No Man Walks Alone
- Pierpont Leather
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- Ring Jacket
- S.E.H Kelly
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Standard & Strange
- Suspension Point
- Taylor Stitch
- Uncle Otis
- Vanda Fine Clothing
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Yellow Hook Necktie
Mod to Suedehead - Page 1493post #22381 of 2519711/17/15 at 8:54pmpost #22382 of 2519711/17/15 at 9:22pmpost #22383 of 2519711/17/15 at 10:23pm
The denim dog ear collar shirt is made of a 6oz hemp/ organic cotton blend. The hemp adds insulation and durability. The indigo dye gives the shirt more character with every wash and ironing. Plain back ,pewter buttons, and gussets. Comes in Small through XL.
Made In USA
Limited editionpost #22384 of 2519711/18/15 at 2:21am
I'm thinking of getting a suit made for Xmas - but to be honest, I'm new to suits.
Now, I like the cut of classic skinhead suits, but not keen on tonic/two tone (it's ok for a pair of trousers, but there's something too flash/shiny about two tone suits for my liking). So it will be plain dark navy wool.
Can the originals help me out whether I'm getting the specifications right?
3 buttons, single breasted
slim notch lapel (is peak lapel an option?)
2 slanted pockets + hanky pocket + ticket pocket (I'm aware there were 'ticket pocket competitions', but I'd rather leave it at just one)
4+ sleeve buttons
I'll probably ask for dark red/burgundy lining.
flat front/no pleats
slanted side pockets
1 back pocket on the right (as in Sta-Prest trousers)? With flap or without?
slim fit (as in mod style) rather than regular
trousers ending at 'no break'
Any belt loops? How many? What style?
I'm sure there were variations, but right now I'm interested in the most stereotypical, classic 1970 'skinhead suit' (except for the fabric). Do the above specifications sound about right?
Edited by Bela Kun - 11/18/15 at 5:03ampost #22385 of 2519711/18/15 at 2:57am^ curved bottom='cutaway' front. You have not specified the shoulders - square or rounded basically - perhaps the most important feature together with the waist. Also no specification of the 'skirt' below the waist - flared or not. Can also have a slight flare at the jacket cuffs, or not. Jacket a bit longer or shorter? Also need to think of the height of the top button and the gorge (the notch between lapel and collar). No idea which of these might be 'skinhead', just something you need to think of. Just an inch different on any of this makes a big difference to how it looks. Proportion is everything, and that is before fitting everything to your anatomy.
Edited by covskin - 11/18/15 at 3:22ampost #22386 of 2519711/18/15 at 3:43ampost #22387 of 2519711/18/15 at 8:19amQuote:Originally Posted by Thin White Duke
Take a look at www.thickasthievesla.com for MTM suits with Mod / skin details at a very reasonable price. Jason who used to post on here has good experience of the kind of look you're aiming at. I recently posted about a suit I got from them on my blog (see below).
I must say I like the 'house style' overlapping ticket pocket flap, would work well as a little nod to skinhead within something more mainstream.post #22388 of 2519711/18/15 at 8:47am
I have a suit from Thick As Thieves, which is very nice, but unfortunately my wife took my measurements about three days before Easter, and I'd given up alcohol for Lent-- so, since I do like my ale, I *STILL* can't wear the thing!!!!!
Either way, very nice craftsmanship and sharp as hell. I opted for the 3-button, single vented, skinhead suit with MOP buttons in a nice petrol blue sharkskin(which didn't have too much of a "sheen" to it, just enough for it to be a 'fun' suit without it being too flash).
Very nice work, good little details, and an all-around alright guy.post #22389 of 2519711/18/15 at 10:42am
This tartan button down is constructed out of herringbone twill cotton from Japan. Features a high roll collar with a 3rd button at the back to keep a tie in place and prevent the collar from drifting. A locker loop, full box pleat down the back and gussets to reinforce the seams affirms our devotion to a quality shirt. Limited supply in stock, available to order.
Comes in Traditional and slim fit.
Life time guarantee
Made In USA
Free international shipping
150 USDpost #22390 of 2519711/18/15 at 10:26pm
You might take a look at Adam of London for some suit ideas. They carry much more than straightforward skinhead suits, but the cut and detail looks good, and there is a chance to try something on. Nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove, I believe.post #22391 of 2519711/19/15 at 5:50amWell, just caught up on 800 plus pages, I'm a quick reader, but that was rather exhausting!
Much to my dismay, I see redheads lampooned (une injustice flagrante) and my less than efficient transcribing skills being highlighted! Well, on the second point, I will concede a lack of progress (though not will). Mr. Mystery, please email me what you need me to do and I promise to get on with it (honest).
As for the squabbling, seems I can't leave you boys alone for a minute! However, the more irrelevant nonsense you talk the less work for me..............
Roytonboy had an excellent idea about asking specific questions for the book to fill in where we have a gap in knowledge or require a bit more material, perhaps when the gaps are identified this could breath a little life into the discussion?
I think that the fuller a picture we paint about the 'Mod to Suedehead' period the better: personally, I like the football crack, the clothes, the music, the attitude and don't think that any one element exists in isolation. Without the corresponding milieu, any examination will be superficial.
That's all for now, I'm off to pose at the bar......
To Monsieur l'Inspecteur, glad you're safe and well.post #22392 of 2519711/19/15 at 10:30ampost #22393 of 2519711/19/15 at 10:37ampost #22394 of 2519711/19/15 at 10:39amQuote:
This is a very (& too) easy answer i was waiting for. Anyway both are horrid. Lumberjack is back. And i wouldn't pay 150 dollars for a shirt, even made by a 'USA craftsman' who is most probably a chinese immigrant BTWpost #22395 of 2519711/19/15 at 12:37pm
- Alden Shoes Sizing Guide: 379X Last
- › Suitsupply NYC 4 minutes ago
- › The Official Alden Thread for 2017 - Share Reviews, Sizing, Advice,... 6 minutes ago
- › Scent/Fragrance of the Day thread 6 minutes ago
- › The Uniqlo Thread 7 minutes ago
- › "What I'm Selling on eBay" - member auctions 7 minutes ago
- › HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) 8 minutes ago
- › Blue or grey Isaia, E. Zegna, Corneliani, Belvest, Caruso, etc.... 8 minutes ago
- › LEMAIRE 8 minutes ago
- › Recent purchases - Part II 10 minutes ago
- › Gun Appreciation Thread 10 minutes ago
- › Alden Brown analine (CXL) Plain toe blucher by smfdoc
- › Allen Edmonds Men's Overlord Oxford, Brown, 8 D US by Lobster33
- › Alden #907 Straight Tip Bal Calfskin by smfdoc
- › Allen Edmonds Leeds 2.0 Derby Men's Shoes Size US 10 D Walnut... by Lobster33
- › Dr. Martens Unisex Original 10 Eye Steel Toe Boot by JC Echeverry
- › Chippewa Men's Super Logger Waterproof Boot by JC Echeverry
- › Mosey Life Working Girl Travel Laptop Tote by sprout2
- › Allen Cox Brief trunks by sprout2
- › Sutor Mantellassi Men's C 567 Oxford by sprout2
- › Alden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Longwing by smfdoc
- › Five Menswear Trends for Fall
- › Don’t “Just Buy a New One”,...
- › Why Pay Such A Premium For Sunspel Or James...
- › In the Details: Lucian Föhr
- › A Sunday Drive: Styleforum Spring GMTOs
- › Should I dryclean my jeans, and if not, how...
- › The 5 Most-Hyped Handbags of the Moment
- › Eight Vignettes in Search of a (Wedding) Theme
- › The Kent Wang Cufflink Giveaway
- › Where to Buy a Last-Minute Wedding Suit for...