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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Ivyskin89

    Ivyskin89 Senior member

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    Indeed the customer base will be mostly professionals and Ivy types. There is also this growing scene of younger people who are really into heritage/repro vintage and save their money for one item that is really nice and wear it exclusively.
     


  2. Ivyskin89

    Ivyskin89 Senior member

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    To be honest, the sta prest are being done more so for the skinheads and vintage enthusiasts. I'll probably be using a lot of hemp/rayon/linen/organic cotton.
     


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    Thanks, always an education on here for me.
     


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    images.jpg meant to post pic yesterday
     


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    Important conceptual points

    1. clothes worn by mods and skinheads were worn by someone else first, that was their power, and sources were diffuse so the look was fairly striking when put together

    2. the individual wardrobe was very limited, which worked to establish/exaggerate the look
     
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    They look a lot better than I had expected as the pictures online of Grafters always look shit . .
    I think I will get a pair now. .
     


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    Look nice them sta-prest, will have to save me pennies up.

    The grafters do look better in person without the stitching too.
     


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    A typical pic of the Grafters Monkey Boot. .

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  9. The Saint

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    I think David Beckham knows that one well. .:cool2:
     


  10. Donkey Jacket

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    I prefer actual pictures instead of studio pictures like this because in general things always look a bit different in real life to how they do on the computer, the yellow laces do not exactly flatter them either.

    I think i may of finally broke mine in, after walking 10 mile in them about a week ago, the dubbin did help a bit.
     


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    Them Sta-Prest looks great. Will be a nice investment!
    Speaking of, anyone in the States know where one can acquire a pair of pale grey Sta-Prest? All I ever see is the charcoal grey variety.
     


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    The yellow laces and stitching really make them look awful. Plus I find that polish just adds so much. I've had a pair of Solovair Astros for half a year and only ever used dubbin as I wanted to keep the original colour. Great boots, but something about the leather I couldn't quite point my finger at didn't look right. I guess 'lifeless' is the word.

    When I finally applied polish, it made all the difference. Not sure you can call it patina, as I understand patina builds up over time. But even that one polish job made the colour and texture of the leather look so much richer.

    That's why I polished my new Grafters straight away, and the result is seen in the pic I posted.
     
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    Has anyone converted a shirt collar into a button down? im actually tempted to seeing as my stripe spearpoint style 70's shirt looks quite good with a nice roll and large collar when moved into the button down position, im actually tempted to give it a shot perhaps seeing as my sewing is better now.
     


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    I tried, I did it as practice on an old shirt.it was quite tricky on the machine .I made a bit of a cock up. It was tricky getting a couple of nice small buttonholes as you need to sew the edges of hole to stop fraying, its easier on normal size front buttons (imo). I thought about stitching the collar down and sewing button on top of collar to give appearance of a button down. Give it a go, try a spare shirt first I reckon. Get a seam ripper, about 50p to make the little holes with.
     
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    This went better then expected, all done by hand. Just sewn buttons on top no holes.

    IMG_20170728_105940.jpg
     


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