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post #23536 of 24909
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Originally Posted by EddyP View Post
 

Sorry to butt in amidst the discussion - those pictures are incredible! 

 

I've been looking into mod fashion, being from Brighton it's pretty culturally relevant.

 

As far as authenticity goes, what do you guys think about some of the shirts close to the top? http://www.atomretro.com/pretty_green - I'm afraid I don't know enough about Mod culture just yet to say for myself?

Young Blood.I always liked these shirts.Early 80's L.A. very Big as previously stated.Post a pic if you get one.

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i don't think we had this one before...

post #23538 of 24909
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Now, that photo shows the style of trilby we used to wear.

Also no hair shorter than a number 4 .. most with college boy barnets 

post #23539 of 24909
regarding shoes , my favourite pairs are (both inexpensive but look good) are a pair of dark brown oxfords and a pair of mid tan brogues I polish them up to a super shine , but my friends say they shouldn't be to shiney because they'll look like patent leather, any advice would be greatly appreciated. (Sorry unable to put photos on.
post #23540 of 24909
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post
 

Young Blood.I always liked these shirts.Early 80's L.A. very Big as previously stated.Post a pic if you get one.

Looks like someone's spewed up the nights Ale n kebab .

post #23541 of 24909
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Looks familiar ?

 

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I remember that spring bank holiday (46 years today) many were wearing knitwear rather than suit jackets or harringtons. It must have been a warm day. Photos from the Easter bank holiday show plenty of sheepskins. The Heathway gang had a few trilby wearers.I remember this because a fight broke out between themselves and the leader took off his hat to headbutt someone that was getting out of order.

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Looks familiar ?


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Well... I don't think the illustration has it quite right, mainly because of the apparently lighter hatband. Hatbands were basically the same colour as the hat, i.e. navy-on-navy. Also it's too wide. I know that in the photo the hat seems to have a very wide, light-coloured band, but I'm not convinced that it's not a trick of the light. Our trilbys were very conventional. The hatbands and the brims were very 'standard' - not too wide, not too narrow, very much a 'city gent' hat.
post #23543 of 24909
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Well... I don't think the illustration has it quite right, mainly because of the apparently lighter hatband. Hatbands were basically the same colour as the hat, i.e. navy-on-navy. Also it's too wide. I know that in the photo the hat seems to have a very wide, light-coloured band, but I'm not convinced that it's not a trick of the light. Our trilbys were very conventional. The hatbands and the brims were very 'standard' - not too wide, not too narrow, very much a 'city gent' hat.

Absolutely right for the smart dressers but some of the crowd at the seaside were boys who hung around street corners and would wear a more kiss me quick imitation trilby. Also I don't remember the shawl collar cardigan being popular but ordinary ones were. I had one myself. The real trilby didn't seem to last more than a few months in my manor. I liked them but never got round to buying one.

post #23544 of 24909
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

Looks like someone's spewed up the nights Ale n kebab .

The Kid asked if those style shirts were Mod and we all know they was(briefly) I was tryin to be supportive. Obviously not everyone is gonna like those flowery numbers but depends what you wear with it.

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Hello to all, I've been lurking on this thread on and off for a few years now and figured I'd finally leave a post. Very informative and with many great pictures. Is anyone familiar with the platinum tailor crombie? The price seems very good and it has all the "correct" details, if anyone can tell me about the quality of the coat it would be much appreciated. https://www.platinumtailor.co.uk/products/mens-black-wool-long-overcoat-classic-covert-with-velvet-collar?variant=1269231307
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Transcription news: I'm up to page 875, so I'm more than half way through and hoping to accelerate.
post #23547 of 24909
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post


I went looking a few years ago and they were doing them in scarlet red and light gray but when I found them to try on they were skinny fit.
About three years ago they then released 511 sta pressts and I got two pairs in exotic colour names like platinum and timberwolf or some bollocks like that (very light gray and beige!). They are poly cotton twill with a rougher hand and heavier weight than what I would normally associate with sta pressts (like my old Merc for instance) and are more like a slightly refined Dickies but seem hard wearing and I get mine out more often in the winter.
I have no idea if these are still available right now. I reckon I have enough sta pressts so haven't really been looking.

 

The last time I saw genuine Levis Sta-Prest would have been the mid-nineties , in Leicester . They were in a shop that was closing down and they were selling them off for £8 a pop and I bought 1 pair :satisfied: To be fair , I wasn't  100% convinced I was buy the real McCoy, because of the price but they were genuine enough . .just wish I had bought more . .:confused:

post #23548 of 24909
^ I would have got pairs and spares. As it turned out the next time I noticed Levi Sta Prest after the early 80s was the late 90s/early 00s, they were the redder logo, jeans-style, 'flat eric' nonsense - nice white tag though. I soon threw them away.
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post #23549 of 24909
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Originally Posted by SoCalBoy View Post

Hello to all, I've been lurking on this thread on and off for a few years now and figured I'd finally leave a post. Very informative and with many great pictures. Is anyone familiar with the platinum tailor crombie? The price seems very good and it has all the "correct" details, if anyone can tell me about the quality of the coat it would be much appreciated. https://www.platinumtailor.co.uk/products/mens-black-wool-long-overcoat-classic-covert-with-velvet-collar?variant=1269231307

 Hi SoCalBoy and welcome. 

 

Yes, I have one of these coats, though mine is navy. Very nice material and  smart looking. If you are thinking of purchasing one you need to be aware that they are slim fitting so if you buy one in your normal size it will not fit over a jacket - you may even need to go 2 sizes up depending on what you wish to wear under it. They are also a little longer than the classic Crombies we wore in our youth.

post #23550 of 24909
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Originally Posted by SoCalBoy View Post

Hello to all, I've been lurking on this thread on and off for a few years now and figured I'd finally leave a post. Very informative and with many great pictures. Is anyone familiar with the platinum tailor crombie? The price seems very good and it has all the "correct" details, if anyone can tell me about the quality of the coat it would be much appreciated. https://www.platinumtailor.co.uk/products/mens-black-wool-long-overcoat-classic-covert-with-velvet-collar?variant=1269231307

 

That looks like a steal at that price mate . I bought a similar coat in a winter sale a couple of years ago and paid almost double that. .

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