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The Look goes on...

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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Although I havent got a problem with the clothes ( I would wear all of it,except I havent ever had chinos) I do have a problem with James Bond wearing it.
    I looked at some pictures from Casino Royale and thought wtf ?,chinos,leather bomber jacket etc surely more Harrison Ford or Steve Mcqueen than James Bond ?
    Bond was always dressed in a suit,in the hot countries it was a lightweight suit, in Thunderball (the book) he wore sandals with a suit,occasionally he took his jacket off,this was in Nassau.
    I just cant imagine James Bond in a leather bomber jacket,its like Steve Mcqueen wearing a onesie or Crocs...
     
  2. covskin

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    Clarks desert vulc. Not too fine, just right (in a Loake kind of way)
     
  3. covskin

    covskin Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Bond would never wear chinos. I think of Bond as being appropriately (if not always correctly) dressed, and all out of his suitcase. A fairly good model really.
     
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  4. Fruitbat

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    The classic Bond menswear image we are referring to could only be the 60s Connery incarnation.
    By the time Roger Moore took over the look had succumbed to 70s lapels and even the odd splash of brown- beige.
    Ps What do you get if you cross James Bond with the Great British Bake Off?
    Creamfinger starring Sean Granary.
     
  5. Fruitbat

    Fruitbat Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    I posted this image on Mod to Suedehead recently.
    Have recently moved further down the line to Surrey, and found them in a charity shop for 45 quid each.
    They are all Churches in roughly a size 7.
    Ps This is Skinny Legs- Change of phone, forgot forum password etc etc
     
  6. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back...if the Plains are Church Shannons they are now about £450..shoes seem to have got more expensive this year.
     
  7. Botolph

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    The Church's Shannons are some of my favorites. Dressed up or down fhey're great. Built like a sherman tank, too.
    I can't believe they're that dear now though. Yowch!
     
  8. Fruitbat

    Fruitbat Well-Known Member

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    By the way there's a series of very unflattering comments on shoesnop regarding Church's decline in quality, mostly since they were bought out by Prada.
     
  9. Clouseau

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    I will have to disagree with that Mr Skinny Fruit. I bought during the last summer sales a pair of Church's Oreham (at a great price), and the overall quality seems almost perfect. They didn't need any breaking in and were comfy at once (last time i experimented the same thing was with Church's Burwood bought 30 years ago). The leather is of great quality and very supple, and i'm sure they will last a long time.

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  10. Botolph

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    Interesting. I'm not sure as to when Prada bought Church shoes, but I have a pair of the "light ebony" Shannons from about six(?) years ago that are like foot fortresses, and just bought a pair in the "sandalwood" color about 1 1/2 years ago and I neither see nor feel the difference in quality.
    What might be the case is that some of Church's lower lines' quality has suffered since the buyout.
    Luckily, my Shannons will probably last until Rapture!
     
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  11. Clouseau

    Clouseau Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to buy a 'classic' MA-1 for a long time, but i didn't want to break the bank.
    So i bought the new Uniqlo take on the classic flight jacket (not to be confused with their cheaper version) - i think it's a limited edition, not easy to find, i had to got to several stores. It's a variation on the classic : no sleeve pocket, no storm flap, only one inside pocket, High side pockets with flaps. Looks a lot like the actual Schott/American College version, but for a fraction of the price.
    I like the lining, of the same color than the outer. The material is very good, just as well as actual Alphas or Schott. TBH i think it's even better.

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    Uniqlo MA-1
    Brutus OCBD
    Lee 101Z
    Steed DMs
     
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  12. Gsvs5

    Gsvs5 Well-Known Member

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    That's a superb jacket and fit ! The best take on it I've seen.
     
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  13. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Better length than the 80s Alpha Ma1..I think the lining looks better than the Orange one,the Look moves on.
     
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  14. AngryYoungPoor

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    I was looking at these at the flagship store on San Francisco a few days ago. I thought that they were really nice, unfortunately my body type just doesn't work with flight or harringtons (god knows I've spent a lot of money before I figured that out haha!). I did purchase a pair of their current selvage slim fit denim and the rise seems a bit longer than their previous efforts. They were on sale for $39, not the best jeans on the planet but good for the price.
     
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  15. Fruitbat

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    Very nice mate. Just looking at the second pic down; it seems distorted.....
    Like you've been doing some serious bench pressing or have a washing up bowl tucked underneath.
     
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  16. Clouseau

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    [​IMG] Pics were taken with an I-thing…
    And well, i'm a bit tall...
     
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  17. covskin

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    Haha, no risk of me ever getting any wide-angle camera effects. I like the removal of details - no arm pocket, no storm flap, no coloured lining. MA1 less detail looks better than MA1 plus detail, think of all those girly ones you see with a centre seam down the back, urghhh! I was idly reading something yesterday, that the straightest line between function and aesthetics is minimalism. Seems to apply here.
     
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  18. covskin

    covskin Well-Known Member

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    Took a look at this, had something very like it in 1979 but looks very bright up top on me now. Something too of the Bond 'black and white dogtooth' recently mentioned

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  19. AngryYoungPoor

    AngryYoungPoor Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up this waxed cotton Levis jacket at a "fancy" charity shop for a song. It has a wool tartan lining with moleskin collar and cuffs. I paired it with a burgundy lambs wool polo (turtle) neck jumper, dark denim and tan Clarks desert boots. Kind of a mid 70s soul boy look but it transitions well without being too costume-y
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  20. Clouseau

    Clouseau Well-Known Member

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    I just discovered this new MA-1 is part of a new Uniqlo collection, 'Uniqlo U' designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire (who already did some stuff for Uniqlo last year, and worked with Hermès in the past). He is known for epurate lines, practicality, and minimalism.
    He is working on new material with Uniqlo, i was caught under the rain yesterday and surprised by the great water repellency of the jacket.
    Like you would say 'modern within a tradition'.

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    http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/186149
     
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