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The Look goes on...

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

  1. Botolph

    Botolph Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a tall order! I presume it would take a movement of yoot's to pull something like that off, just to make it relevant.
     
  2. Clouseau

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    Originally Posted by Botolph [​IMG]

    That's hitting the nail on the head; to me it's the whole point. Using and rejecting accepted components of The Look™, individuality and tastes within defined parameters= your unique take on it.

    Originally Posted by covskin [​IMG]

    The next level: to transcend these accepted components and express the look through new components. If only I could do that!
    blank, unlayered, unaccessorised, hidden, simple, subtractive, functional, subverting, modern, essential.

    In my case - and it's a summary of your three posts, it's all about interpretation, personal sense of smartness/elegance, and trying to keep it neat and subtle. And if possible with a twist sometimes. Two things are capital : the right association/combination of clothes and the quality of garments. And i think the 'age appropriate' concept/concern is very important too.
     
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  3. cerneabbas

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    Glad that you have found something that you liked whilst shopping.
    I often cant decide,dont buy then wish I had when I get home...drives the GF mad.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    I agree the discussion is good.
     
  4. covskin

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    I've extended it to a watch (at least in my mind...)

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    I actually found this picture...
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    I guess you recognize the guy next to Don Letts [​IMG]
    Unfortunately i won't see the program, as i think the BBC i-player doesn't work outside UK. Hope it'll be on the U-tube...
     
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    yeah, looking forward to it. I'll trawl for u tube too
     
  8. Man-of-Mystery

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    Average out our hair and you have two normal haircuts!
     
  9. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    Here's Wednesday's swag.

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  10. covskin

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    ^ the Classic Menswear lot can feel free to burn me on some faggots but I prefer swivel bar cufflinks to double sided. Easier to get on and seem more 'modern' to me.
     
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    Agreed on the swivel bar cufflinks. Suppose it's a matter of taste really.



    Nice scores, M-o-M. Was the shop worth a mooch-in? I'm usually in Washington near Chrimbo.
     
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  12. covskin

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    People 'say too much' with cufflinks, thinking of a pair of silver blanks for engraving - only with no engraving

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    Functional for a double cuff shirt, ie: not an accessory
     
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  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    I'm with you, Boo-Boo!
     
  14. Man-of-Mystery

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    I don't know where you get the idea I'm near Washington. I'm an ocean from DC and a few hours by train from the Washington that sits between Sunderland and Newcastle-upon-Tyne!

    I'm in Perth, Scotland, and so's the shop. At other times I'm on campus in Edinburgh - and I know where all the vintage clothes shops are in that city! :)
     
  15. cerneabbas

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    Our discussion earlier this week about how we interpret 'the Look' and how our personal preferences depend where we take it made me cosider something,are we the first ones to think like this ?

    I had a little look around and noticed that some people in bands seem to have had Mod influences in their 'style' ,now we may or may not agree with how they chose to update things ( their personal preference ) but I think that Oasis and the Stone Roses both might come into this category.

    The other thing that occured to me was that an individuals age and location could have a good deal to do with how he saw 'the Look' in the first place.

    I am sure that there must be other examples of people who have used 'the Look' as an influence in present day style.
     
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    [​IMG] I got my wires crossed! Reading and replying on a mobile phone makes for interesting reading and posting on my part. My humble apologies to M-o-M and Mr K.
     
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    I think Damon Albarn is another example.
    Started 'casual'
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    and 'Perry boy'
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    Much later he had a suedehead phase...
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    And finally 'mod'...
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  18. cerneabbas

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    Interesting..I wonder if these bands dress in a certain way to stimulate interest ?
    There must be other people besides musicians who were influenced by 'the Look' and use it as a template for their style,but as they wouldnt be so high profile we probably dont see pictures of them.
     
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    ^ I think it is all because it is just good stuff. But is the whole greater than the sum of the parts? I see it on Blur and Oasis and others but I don't 'get it' from them. I agree with Botolph up the thread though, it needs youth not some old fart like myself.
     
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  20. Paint House Gang

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    Here is another photo of Damon in skinhead clothes. I read somewhere (probably here even) that this was their early look before they were warned off on account of the political connotations.

    [​IMG]
     
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