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Hey reggae mike, I really dig what you're doing here with all the music posts and those big collared shirts!

Feeling at home on this thread. At the moment I'm doing my best with my stupidly low budget, stretching it between my interests in classic menswear and in hard mod stuff so I don't quite have proper fits (I destroyed my piggy bank two years ago for some proper boots but I lack some pieces that would make you say I'm spot on, I try and make do with what's available in my area).

EDIT: please never stop posting some good old skinhead reggae (maybe just ease up a bit on the Judge Dread songs? Really not my cup lol)
 

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Hey reggae mike, I really dig what you're doing here with all the music posts and those big collared shirts!

Feeling at home on this thread. At the moment I'm doing my best with my stupidly low budget, stretching it between my interests in classic menswear and in hard mod stuff so I don't quite have proper fits (I destroyed my piggy bank two years ago for some proper boots but I lack some pieces that would make you say I'm spot on, I try and make do with what's available in my area).

EDIT: please never stop posting some good old skinhead reggae (maybe just ease up a bit on the Judge Dread songs? Really not my cup lol)
Give thanks, Soul Brotha. I'm in the second hand store all the time is the way I come up on most my gears. What pieces would make you feel more proper? Special Request on ya
 
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I desperately need some red or blue skinny braces (I stole some black ones from my dad but they're too wide, and thrifted some green ones that are slim enough), and I'd like to find better button-downs also. I've recently bought a second-hand gingham shirt but it's a dress shirt with a classic collar. It looks fine but it's defo not the Ben Sherman type which would be more appropriate.

I have my fair share of polo shirts too, but nothing too fancy and they all come from basic retail stores (can't imagine spending 80€ on one single Fred Perry)
 

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I desperately need some red or blue skinny braces (I stole some black ones from my dad but they're too wide, and thrifted some green ones that are slim enough), and I'd like to find better button-downs also. I've recently bought a second-hand gingham shirt but it's a dress shirt with a classic collar. It looks fine but it's defo not the Ben Sherman type which would be more appropriate.

I have my fair share of polo shirts too, but nothing too fancy and they all come from basic retail stores (can't imagine spending 80€ on one single Fred Perry)
Those skinny braces are harder to come by in this time. My opinion is the fit is mo important than any branding, Ben Sherman doesn't really make the same cut of shirts like the late 60s. I think Fred's are authentic, cuz that was the brand the mods and skins were going for at the time, but I feel they were mo prevalent in the 80s. If you got guilt.com in the UK, they got Brooks Brother Shirts for half the price of other places. Your off to a good start though mate, you've got years ahead of you to get your style the way you want it, and you got this thread, something any revival Skinhead would of loved to have in their youth.
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I don’t really do much knitwear but this looks like a good find. If you try pulling the sleeves down and folding the cuffs over you’ll mitigate a lot of those doughnuts you have around the arms.
Sho yuh right. Probably wudda if I was gunna be moving around more, but I just shot the pic to sho the jumper. Plus I like the ribbing on the cuff and the bottom.
 

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