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My build suits a more American cut. Didn't splurge on the jacket, but I had to buy summat, so I grabbed this blue Made in Italy knit shirt instead
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£23/$32
Had my second jab today so I'll be off to my seamster in 14 days. Six jackets, two suits and nine pairs of strides to get altered. Looking forward to, and dreading it at the same time.
 

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I hear you, nevertheless I am in no hurry simply to slit the throat of just about the last thing in the UK - dire though it now is - that has not been sold off to vested interest.

Ironic, though, that Line of Duty should happen to be a narrative about how incompetence and corruption seem indistinguishable in a large organisation.* I am sure that in the BBC there were those who shielded people, those who were scared of them and of the shielders because of their power, those who thought there was something going on but didn't know what, and the vast majority of people who were simply doing a job of work and putting food on the table. Defunding the Beeb wouldn't cure any of that; if it survived, it would still be a large organisation, still prone to the same internal shite. I look at it this way: if I boycotted every corrupt/incompetent organisation, I would soon starve to death. That's the kind of society we live in.
[*My working life was in HMC&E/HMRC, so I've seen all of this kind of goings-on.]

Can we drop this now, or it'll become this week's off-topic vegan debate?
Not sure about the vested interest , they took £40 million from Gates the eugenicist.

It is far from me to tell you what to do , goodness knows our respective governments are doing enough of that at the moment . If you want to watch the BBC , batter in , l'd rather not and my boycotts don't stop there either. Granted that it isn't always easy to stop buying from corrupt organisations , especially when one considers the amount of stuff coming in here at present from the CCP. .
I don't think the paedophiles that roamed the BBC for years can be justified , even after Saville died Rantzen (who headed up Childline at the time) admitted that ' we all knew about it'
 

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My build suits a more American cut. Didn't splurge on the jacket, but I had to buy summat, so I grabbed this blue Made in Italy knit shirt instead
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£23/$32
Had my second jab today so I'll be off to my seamster in 14 days. Six jackets, two suits and nine pairs of strides to get altered. Looking forward to, and dreading it at the same time.
Just got nine pairs of kegs back from my alteration lady as well, just need to wear them now.
 

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Not sure about the vested interest , they took £40 million from Gates the eugenicist.

even after Saville died Rantzen (who headed up Childline at the time) admitted that ' we all knew about it'
To be precise, they received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst many other bodies, which in itself has hee-haw to do with eugenics.

Well I know JS did have a rep. What I heard at the time, however, was "If you're a young woman, don't get in the back of a taxi with him," so I have to say I wonder what the "it" was that they "all" knew about. I actually met the bloke once - I was on his Radio 1 talk show - and he looked me up and down once, maybe because I was the only skinhead in the room, I don't know. Meeting him is something I neither hide nor boast about, it just happened. It's to the Beeb's lasting shame they didn't look into all the rumours, though. I think they were running scared because of the powerful people around at the time who had it in for the BBC. Since 1980 we've had a run of right-of-centre governments who are so actively anti-BBC anyway that I'm amazed it still survives.

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To be precise, they received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst many other bodies, which in itself has hee-haw to do with eugenics.

Well I know JS did have a rep. What I heard at the time, however, was "If you're a young woman, don't get in the back of a taxi with him," so I have to say I wonder what the "it" was that they "all" knew about. I actually met the bloke once - I was on his Radio 1 talk show - and he looked me up and down once, maybe because I was the only skinhead in the room, I don't know. Meeting him is something I neither hide nor boast about, it just happened. It's to the Beeb's lasting shame they didn't look into all the rumours, though. I think they were running scared because of the powerful people around at the time who had it in for the BBC. Since 1980 we've had a run of right-of-centre governments who are so actively anti-BBC anyway that I'm amazed it still survives.

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Sorry mate , Gates is not what the BBC are paid to say about him . By paying them , he can go on air and claim he is a health expert and be unchallenged .


I get that you and l did not know what Saville was up to as l thought he was just an annoying grotesque clown but my point was that Rantzen implied that those who worked for the BBC DID know and possibly for varying reason chose to say nothing , whilst the endemic abuse of youngsters continued from the likes of Saville, Stuart Hall and |Harris.
However , once you take money from whatever outside organisation you are no longer a public service broadcaster , you are simply pushing a narrative , which is fine as long as people are aware of that and you wholly give them the choice of not having to pay for a corporation like that.
 

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To be precise, they received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst many other bodies, which in itself has hee-haw to do with eugenics.

Well I know JS did have a rep. What I heard at the time, however, was "If you're a young woman, don't get in the back of a taxi with him," so I have to say I wonder what the "it" was that they "all" knew about. I actually met the bloke once - I was on his Radio 1 talk show - and he looked me up and down once, maybe because I was the only skinhead in the room, I don't know. Meeting him is something I neither hide nor boast about, it just happened. It's to the Beeb's lasting shame they didn't look into all the rumours, though. I think they were running scared because of the powerful people around at the time who had it in for the BBC. Since 1980 we've had a run of right-of-centre governments who are so actively anti-BBC anyway that I'm amazed it still survives.
Maybe he thought he was going to get 'es heed kicked in , God knows he certainly deserved it.
 
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Bought this for £22/$30.
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Not one for Bri Nylon or any of the 'lenes and 'lons etc (doesn't stop me from buying the stuff though)
I got it because it's a bit of British manufacturing (remember that ?) history.
Marathon Knitwear of Nottingham. Closed down in 1980, so it's 40+ years old and factory-fresh.

Was also thinking of buying this from the US :
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Really like the cut of it and it's only £22. The postage is £40 though, and then £15-odd import duty makes it the best part of 80 sheets all-in. I'd have probably paid £80 straight-up if it was a UK item, but the fact that nearly 3/4 of the price is not on the actual item gives it the f**k off from me.
I got a similar one, from UK but before Brexit
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Daks, for the equivalent of 23 euros plus p&p. Sleeves need to be lenghtened though.
Lovely checks
 

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Maybe he thought he was going to get 'es heed kicked in , God knows he certainly deserved it.
Well, he was moderately friendly after that, asked for my opinion a few times.

Anyway, as for all the rest, mmmmmk, you make your point.
 

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Decided I would buy that brown check jacket, but it had been sold. Snooze/lose etc.
Got these two BB jackets instead. Being killed with shipping and import from the US, but they're exactly my size, so I've saved on alterations.
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I've been seeing more and more western shirts in these old pics
I wonder if they’re Levi western shirts. Could be the case of “We wear wear Levi jeans, therefore any of their clothing is acceptable”.
I remember in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s when kids were so desperate for the “right gear”, they’d wear a hang glider on their back if it had the Fred Perry laurels on it.
 

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I wonder if they’re Levi western shirts. Could be the case of “We wear wear Levi jeans, therefore any of their clothing is acceptable”.
I remember in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s when kids were so desperate for the “right gear”, they’d wear a hang glider on their back if it had the Fred Perry laurels on it.
I'm certainly guilty of that myself.

Kind of digging the western shirt actually
 

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