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Recent content by Kingstonian

  1. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Re 3. The boots are well polished and there was a time when boots were worn with suits.
  2. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Agree that lapels seem narrow for 1972. In 1973 it was definitely the Rodney Bewes ‘Likely Lads’ style. I am not even sure if those singled breasted jackets were supposed to button up. They always seemed to be worn open, displaying the waistcoat.
  3. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Would look better with a tie or an Andy Capp-style white muffler
  4. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    The Southampton Row shop will definitely survive. I don’t look at The Sicilian Avenue one so much as it is not so prominently situated.
  5. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Have you considered employing a general factotum to deal with the lower orders on your behalf? Putting on the kettle for builders and plumbers? Definitely infra dig.
  6. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    When larger employers provided excellent staff restaurants I would not have given too much though to regular food and drink outside. That was for people in small enterprises with no catering on site. Then outsourcing kicked in and the great staff restaurants went downhill and got pricey. That...
  7. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Southampton Row ? That is mostly notable for the menswear shop on the corner with Bloomsbury way. For decades it has had a sign in the window ‘Everything must go’. They are not actually closing down though! It stocks traditional stuff - tweed, Masonic suits etc. Not high end. I went in once...
  8. Kingstonian

    Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

    I think Rannoch boots are made by Cheaney for Hoggs of Fife. Nine hole with speed hooks. They are similar to the Pennine but in Zug leather and with hooks instead of holes at the top. I have the Pennine and they are not very good if you have a high instep. There is insufficient leather in the...
  9. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    A proper overcoat in a decent size. You may need gloves, scarf and headgear soon though. The coffee thing I don’t understand. I am a tea drinker anyway. I see reports of people queueing outside coffee shops and it amazes me. I also used to be puzzled seeing people in coffee shops after the...
  10. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    It does not actually say that. I would be very surprised. Very few shirts are Made in England these days. The tattersall question is ‘when is a check shirt a tattersall check?’. I thought it was based on a horse racing check from a couple of centuries ago. Nothing wrong with check shirts if you...
  11. Kingstonian

    Mod to Suedehead

    Reminds me of a Tony Hancock episode.
  12. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Not a lot of money. Uniqlo merinos are excellent. I have navy and maroon ones.
  13. Kingstonian

    First Overcoat

    Just look on eBay. Used overcoats in good condition are plentiful. There is little demand for a full length overcoat these days for various reasons, so prices are low. Just search ’Crombie’ and your chest size and see what the results are.
  14. Kingstonian

    english shoes quality heirachy

    I have one pair of EG that I got in a sale. They email sale details to me. Quite frankly, even their sale prices are now ridiculous. Crockett and Jones handgrade prices are more easy to justify. Not that I am currently in the market for more footwear.
  15. Kingstonian

    The Look goes on...

    Bought a submariners jumper. Nice fit. I sized down. https://woolawayknitwear.co.uk/collections/mens/products/submariner-jumper-100-british-wool 20% off in sale. I do have a countryman’s jumper with suede patches. That is very warm and robust. I am not sure this is part of the look. It’s just...

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