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The thing with the Style Council is that as shown here they quite often had some good looking threads, at least in the earlier days before the drugs kicked in*, but as much as they tried to give the impression that this was just their regular clothes and they were both just clothing enthusiasts, you see a pic like this and you know they had to have said “OK lets wear our blazers with centre vents and checky trousers and loafers” which either makes it look like they’re in costume after all not just everyday clothes, or that they deliberately put the same gear on like you would with your best mate in the infants school.
Mind, this sort of rig is eminently better than most of the stuff you see Weller in these days - henleys, double-breasted suits with a round neck t-shirt etc.

* I’m assuming it was drugs as it’s the only good explanation for how they were turned out at the end of their run!
 

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Looks like a Riley Elf not a Wolsey Elf Wolseley Hornet
Nice anyway , whatever it is . Popped into see a friend that is a coachbuilder the other day. He had a c1990 mini Cooper in the forecourt that he had just repaired , this Mini was mint . The thing that struck me was how small those cars were, not the kind of thing you would want to get into if you had a dodgy back. .
 

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Cheers mate. Great to hear you’re enjoying it. I’ve been impatiently waiting for ages to get one over here. I need to be able to cruise at 70 so need the extra beef. I contacted them and they said they’re working on getting emissions sorted for the whole of the US which is tricky as rules vary state by state and of course California has the strictest of anywhere. Here in Florida I could get most of the places I need to go without getting on the freeway I’m not on Facebook but roam around on the internet from time to time and have read a lot of good reports. They’re bringing out a series 2 style I think with 300cc which is giving some people a boner but I never liked the bulbous mudguard and side panels. I’ve passed my motorbike test here so could ride anything. Good luck!
Yes the TG series type 2.
 

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Nice anyway , whatever it is . Popped into see a friend that is a coachbuilder the other day. He had a c1990 mini Cooper in the forecourt that he had just repaired , this Mini was mint . The thing that struck me was how small those cars were, not the kind of thing you would want to get into if you had a dodgy back. .
A 1990 mini would be alright for me as I'm a short-arse, but those early minis and their variants were bloody death-traps.

Saying that, I wouldn't say no to a Radford or Wood & Pickett mini from the 60s/70s
 

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A 1990 mini would be alright for me as I'm a short-arse, but those early minis and their variants were bloody death-traps.

Saying that, I wouldn't say no to a Radford or Wood & Pickett mini from the 60s/70s
Indeed , back in the day cars just didn't have the safety features taken for granted now in the modern jellopy. Another reason the passengers would in the back moved forward of course was no seat belts .
I once read how Ford back engineered a mini, found Austin lost 30bob a car and came up with the angle box.
 

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A few TK Maxx buys from the weekend.
Both jackets are 3 button 2
Polo Ralph Lauren seersucker
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Polo Ralph Lauren corduroy
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Lee 101 chino's with turn ups
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Brooks Brothers chino's with full tartan lining.
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I like that seersucker Yorky. Got a similar one from J crew last year.
I also got some of those fleece lined chinos - mine from Eddie Bauer - will stash ‘em at the back of the wardrobe for storage until the time I go home in the winter!

I don’t have much luck in TJMaxx type places. Stopped by the outlet mall the other day but not impressed with what was out there.
 

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I like the idea of those lined chinos. I wonder if the Bicester Brooks Brothers has any - assuming it is still open
 

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I like that seersucker Yorky. Got a similar one from J crew last year.
I also got some of those fleece lined chinos - mine from Eddie Bauer - will stash ‘em at the back of the wardrobe for storage until the time I go home in the winter!

I don’t have much luck in TJMaxx type places. Stopped by the outlet mall the other day but not impressed with what was out there.
I always seem to drop on at the Leeds shops, I only went in to see if I could get a few things for the new job, but ended up only getting a shirt and the chino's for work. Still got plenty of work clothes though from the last time that I was lecturing. This new place is a bit less formal, plus some of the sessions will involve some practical elements, operating High Voltage switchgear etc.
 

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I like the idea of those lined chinos. I wonder if the Bicester Brooks Brothers has any - assuming it is still open
The McCarthur Glen Brooks Brothers outlet in York closed nearly a year ago, I've had some nice pieces from there over the years.
 

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I always seem to drop on at the Leeds shops, I only went in to see if I could get a few things for the new job, but ended up only getting a shirt and the chino's for work. Still got plenty of work clothes though from the last time that I was lecturing. This new place is a bit less formal, plus some of the sessions will involve some practical elements, operating High Voltage switchgear etc.
A bit jelly here as I love teaching and at one time was aiming at a career in academia. I miss it. These days it seems that actual in-person classroom teaching might be a thing of the past unless hands-on practicals are required.

There are two small colleges within about ten miles of me and in an idle moment I wonder if it’s in my future to get a part time teaching gig there when I retire from this job. Anyway hope it goes well.
 

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I like the idea of those lined chinos. I wonder if the Bicester Brooks Brothers has any - assuming it is still open
Ah yes , Bicester is an interesting one , as it is one of those places that if you get the pronunciation wrong the taxi fare ends up being a lot more. Same with Toaster. .🙃
 

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