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The Look goes on...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Mr Knightley, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. covskin

    covskin Well-Known Member

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    Hello! Makes me think of Lois cords, slim jeans-style cords in all sorts of colours worn by 80s casuals. Seem to be some fairly live looking hits on google. Anyone else?
     
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  2. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Well-Known Member

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    Those slim jeans-cut needle cords were really big in the early 80s - I recall mine came from Ciao. Not sure if they are still around?

    But I am assuming cov, that your Cordings cords are cut like trousers and in a traditional English style?

    My only pair of cords at the moment are actually from M&S and cut a bit slimmer than the Cordings. 34 waist measures exactly that, 10.5 through the thigh and marginally over 8 inch opening.

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  3. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile... Simon Templar, The Saint Series 6 ep3, in an unlined Harrington.

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  4. covskin

    covskin Well-Known Member

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    ^^ yep, trouser-style Mr K. Wide cords in trouser-style doesn't look right to me, something about the crinkled edges around the pockets, a bit coarse, but needlecords look fine and are the right weight too, not too heavy. That's a nice silhouette you have going with your cords.

    ^ MoM, in The Saint is he is fairly stiff and conventional but looks good but ten years later in The Persuaders, with everything relaxing, he looks terrible.
     
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    Yeah, I've got some needlecords by Cordings, most likely the same that Cenneide mentioned. They're excellent. The wide 8-wale jumbo cords in trouser style are nice with a tweed hacking jacket but definitely not for casual wear in my book. I have a pair of burgundy jumbo cords for said purpose, and the needlecords in jeans-style for casual wear, ususally with a harrington or (gasp!) once in a while with a flight jacket...
     
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  6. covskin

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    ^ yay, good to have some confirmation Botolph. And with all of those colours they certainly do present some possibilities for growing old disgracefully! What a fantastic way to give the finger to business casual.
     
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    Thanks Cov. It's a long time since I wore Lois. No local retailers so I'll need to find somewhere that does a good returns policy. The LVCs are a cross between a chino and a five pocket.

    Thanks Mr K too. I have a pair of M&S cords at the back of the wardrobe. Yours look good in you. I'll need to dig mine out for a look.
     
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    Speaking of cord trousers, i have only good things to say about the Levi's cord sta prest 1964 repro from LVC 2013 collection. Nice cut and material. Frogmouth pockets. Great fit.
     
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  9. Mr Knightley

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    Good idea but my 'resort wear' is in a state of flux at the moment.
     
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  11. Man-of-Mystery

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    His suits were immaculately tailored. I have been watching some 1968 episodes on the ITV hub.
     
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  12. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping to see posters in their 'resort wear' as I am interested in how much latitude they allow themselves or whether, like Gill and Del Evans, they stick resolutely to the Look while on hols.

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    I may venture a couple of pics later.

    They were indeed.
     
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    As I said, I am interested in how far people who sport the Look in their daily lives stray from the normal path when on vacation. Back in the day, as demonstrated by the many pics of Gill and Del Evans from the mid-60s, holidays in England did not demand a special wardrobe and we wore a very mildly modified version of everyday stuff.

    As we all venture further abroad and try out different types of holiday, the need for ‘special resort wear’ has perhaps increased somewhat.

    So, as we are in that silly season at the moment I thought we might have a Look Goes On ‘Resort Wear Event’ – show us how you do it. Doesn't have to be from 2016. I have not been on holiday yet, apart from my trip to Lincoln for the Ad-Lib Club[​IMG]

    These pics are from the last few seasons:

    2013 - late Spring in Amalfi. Wearing an outfit fairly consistent with the Look. Polo by RL, jeans by Lee, Madras plimsoll-type shoe by RL, sunglasses by Persol:
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    2013 - late summer in Guardamar del Segura. 'Hanky hat' by Patey for Dashing Tweeds, Made in Italy 3B polo by FP, off-white cotton jeans by Boss, mesh Rivieras and Armani sunglasses. The outre hanky hat is referencing the makeshift jobs of old as seen on many heads at Walton-on-the-Naze when I was a kid in the early 60s!
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    A hanky hat, amazing! My casual wardrobe as at now is one tshirt, two polos, two jumpers, one sweatshirt and one pair of jeans. So remove a few items and cross with one shirt and one pair of chinos from smart casual and you would have my 'resort wear' (plus maybe a blazer). I don't have any beachwear.
     
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    What's beachwear? [​IMG]
     
  16. Man-of-Mystery

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    Your vertical hold's gone! :D
     
  17. Mr Knightley

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    eh? I'm not quite sure I follow...

    Edit - I think I do now. I had had a long and warm day yesterday but spent in a suit - not resort wear.
     
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  18. Clouseau

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    My 'resort wear' this year is very simple (as i didnt go to any special 'resort', but its hot here so...)
    FP polo
    Light Paul Smith jeans
    Baracuta or linen/cotton jacket
    Loafers (tasseled or not)
    I am at the country for a week, the only variation are shoes, i wear my old Paraboot Michaels at the moment.
     
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  19. Thin White Duke

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    Come on Mr K - I know you're of a vintage that you remember when the old valve driven CRT tellies went on the fritz you got those flickering horizontal lines and had to adjust the 'vertical hold' button round the back of the telly?

    Anyway as for resort wear, living in Florida means it can be an everyday thing. Subtract that 'hanky hat' thingy and that's pretty close to my away-from-work uniform here for a large part of the year. One of my mantras is that the attraction for me of 'the look' (which I interpret to mean the influence of early sixties style) gives you a framework to look good from the beach to the boardroom, so how can the admirer of classic Mod style incorporate that into duds when on holiday in a hot and sunny environment?

    Instead of speedos or floppy board shorts, get some tailored trunks like Orlebar Browns
    Instead of cutoff jeans (jorts) get some trim khaki or seersucker cotton shorts
    Instead of a wife beater or faded band t shirt, wear a (fine mesh) polo like a Sunspel riviera
    Instead of flip flops or crappy nylon sandals, get some linen Seavees, Rivieras, or even Vans
    Instead of the ubiquitous baseball cap, get a more classy and practical Panama or sisal brimmed hat

    Any of these will step up your outfit and take you from the beach to the beach-bar or restaurant. I think the selling point of Orlebar Browns is that they dry quickly and look equally appropriate for use as trunks and as shorts. You don't have to be like Bond in the Thunderball novel, wearing a dark blue suit in Nassau and whose 'only concession to the tropics was wearing open-toed sandals with no socks', but it's possible to notch up t shirt, shorts and footwear and still look entirely appropriate for the heat and sunshine.
     
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  20. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff Duke! I had a hard day yesterday but get M-o-M's joke now!

    I have not tried Orlebar Brown but keep meaning to. I do admit to owning some PRL khaki shorts and some nice navy ones by Helmut Lang.

    My mesh Rivieras are very comfortable and I would add a pair of Castaner espadrilles to your list of footwear.

    I noticed a piece on the Tweed Pig blog about Paul Smith 'enclosed' sandals that are on my list for next summer.
     
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