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The better Uniqlo jeans in my opinion are the U range, they are made from a rigid denim which doesn't bleed when washed, I have several pairs of them and they are so cheap compared to other makes.
I've been wearing jeans a lot recently, especially during lockdown at home, but also on the odd occasion that I've been in work as I've been mainly working at my desk. Back in full time tomorrow teaching again and so back to wool/cotton trousers.
I also dropped lucky with the shoes, they were a Xmas present from the missis, which I ordered for her online. When they hadn't arrived a couple of days before Xmas, I called to find out what the hold up was, and they told me that they had been posted a week before 2nd class, but to cut to the chase I got 2 pairs delivered a few days after Boxing Day, and nothing from the supplier about their mistake. Although I got them in the sale they were £255 full price.
 

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Had these done up by Martin Greenfield in Brooklyn. This is some 60s hopsack sta prest fabric I had. I gave them a pair of vintage sta prest to copy. I'd say they made em spot on. They are an 11" rise just like the vintage ones. This color is a light olive green. I love this color.
 

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I honestly thought they were higher rise than that they look it on the pics, but i guess they were young and skinny so it would appear like that, personally don't go below a 12 inch rise now.
 

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Had these done up by Martin Greenfield in Brooklyn. This is some 60s hopsack sta prest fabric I had. I gave them a pair of vintage sta prest to copy. I'd say they made em spot on. They are an 11" rise just like the vintage ones. This color is a light olive green. I love this color.
Just like I remember, a magnificently plain trouser.

I honestly thought they were higher rise than that they look it on the pics, but i guess they were young and skinny so it would appear like that, personally don't go below a 12 inch rise now.
Proportions have changed. Young men seem to have a proportionally longer upper body these days. I think that's why their suits are cut a bit Norman Wisdom.
 

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Just like I remember, a magnificently plain trouser.



Proportions have changed. Young men seem to have a proportionally longer upper body these days. I think that's why their suits are cut a bit Norman Wisdom.
It's strange how hard it is to find a plain flat front trouser with a decent rise
 

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Got these vintage Made in USA Haggar Forever-Prest with a 12" rise for £15/$21
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They're a straight leg, but a bit too wide at the moment. Another thing to add to my seamster's pile.
Got a years worth of togs to go over to him. Gonna cost me a bloody fortune. Then again I've saved a few bob being stuck inside for a whole f**king year.
 
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Just like I remember, a magnificently plain trouser.



Proportions have changed. Young men seem to have a proportionally longer upper body these days. I think that's why their suits are cut a bit Norman Wisdom.
I like short suit jacket but some do look a bit ridiculous like Norman Wisdom or Alexi Sayle even. .
 

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Length and tightness have always varied over the years. It might suit the sellers to use less cloth but they also respond to fashion - or try to set new ones - which is a better way of selling us more. We could all be stuck in zoot suits otherwise.
(Though in 2019 it seems some designers were heading back way).
 

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Length and tightness have always varied over the years.
When you see elbow patches sewn halfway up the tricep it's clear something else is going on, the whole form is being degraded. It's as if a 'designer' is just scaling something (that was once properly tailored) up or down on CAD.
 
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Because I can't f**king help myself, I ended up buying another parka (the one on ebay I posted earlier)
It's a 1984 contract M65 made by Selma Apparel Corp. Bought a replacement hood as it didn't have one. So with the new hood, I'm into it for £60/$83. Which is probably at least half of what I could sell it on for tomorrow if I wanted. (which I won't)
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A bit more green in person than in my terrible photos.
Just another bloody item for 'Little Ink's Surplus Shack'
 

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When you see elbow patches sewn halfway up the tricep it's clear something else is going on, the whole form is being degraded. It's as if a 'designer' is just scaling something (that was once properly tailored) up or down on CAD.
The Gant Madras jacket I bought last year had elbow patches where my wrists are when I bought it. Granted, the sleeves were 6 inches too long. But seeing as it was a 42s, which is my size (more or less, and yes I usually have to take the sleeves up an inch or so), but the jacket seemed to be designed for Mr Tickle or someone who'd had a comedy weight-lifting accident.
 

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Because I can't f**king help myself, I ended up buying another parka (the one on ebay I posted earlier)
It's a 1984 contract M65 made by Selma Apparel Corp. Bought a replacement hood as it didn't have one. So with the new hood, I'm into it for £60/$83. Which is probably at least half of what I could sell it on for tomorrow if I wanted. (which I won't)
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A bit more green in person than in my terrible photos.
Just another bloody item for 'Little Ink's Surplus Shack'
That is a great price for an M-65 these days Inkss , especially as the condition looks excellent . Like yourself l recently aquired another parka which is also an M-65 , this time it is an NOS and comes with genuine coyote ruff . It is quite a dark green even compared to my M-51 , though a good bit lighter than the M-51 and l reckon with this one it might remain patchless apart fom that strip that they have on the right tit. .
 

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Because I can't f**king help myself, I ended up buying another parka (the one on ebay I posted earlier)
It's a 1984 contract M65 made by Selma Apparel Corp. Bought a replacement hood as it didn't have one. So with the new hood, I'm into it for £60/$83. Which is probably at least half of what I could sell it on for tomorrow if I wanted. (which I won't)
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A bit more green in person than in my terrible photos.
Just another bloody item for 'Little Ink's Surplus Shack'
Ebay addiction is a bastard innit?
FFS , where did you get that caricature of me. .
Looks like me an all these days, nowt wrong with traditional northern dress
 

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