Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
Firstly,they are a 10,secondly,do I want to sell the pair of boots that I travelled from Nottingham to London to buy only a few months ago? Errrrm..............No.
From what I've seen, there's no one doing a decent looking off the peg two tone suit. The tailors is the way, definitely.
And fir the price Ace Face charge, you get a bespoke one that's been put together properly and will fit.
As with most things, if you could just go on skinhead suits.com and type in your measurements and a dead nice suit comes in the post in two weeks .... then every fuc'ker would have one at the next reggae night.
I agree buttons off the peg suits like Adams are really hopeless.. wrong cut for a skinhead suit same with Ace Face, Even getting a bespoke suit made you need to know what a original 60s skinhead suit looked like... and i am afraid most people don't.
I was just about to say Roy, I dont think ive seen a decent fitting (or cut) Ace Face Suit, but then again as youve pointed out, if you dont know what to ask the tailor for, youre not gonna get a decent suit.
Not fussed on the Cloth either tbh, and theyve saturated the Scene. Not good value either tbh from what I can see.
Its wacky when you look on Ace Face website the photos of their suits look awful, its enough to put anyone off.
The original 60s Skinhead suit was fairly plain, No loads of pockets or velvet collars, and the material was mostly plain colours.
Can I come in on this,I think the Prices of Suits are astronomical anyway.I agree the Materials have gone up etc.Where you would have two or three Tailors near you,you have none.
They always seem to have a bit of an 80's look to them.
I think our whole Culture is being turned upside down
Good point Colin, when i got my first suit in 69 I had the choice of about Four local tailors, the tailor i went to on the Kilburn High Rd I just choose the material, I relied on him to Cut the suit Skinhead style, He knew because every fucker used him.
The tailor i now use mostly makes present day Mod suits, So i had to show him what i wanted, and had to keep an eye on him.
That is what I mean.We are talking about getting Suit done that is styled 43 years agnly a very old Jewish Tailor would know that-and they are dying out fast.
I see wear you are coming from , is that the To Tone look ?
Where I went,in the `60s,I had about 10 Suits done(also for work as well) and I did not have to be remeasured.The Sizing etc.,was always spot on.I could not trust a Tailor now to do that.As you say Roy,you had to keep an eye on him.That is not why your are paying your Money.
Not just that, as the material is a much better cloth than the 80's garb, but just the general cut and "features" are straight from that style of suit.
Dont get the whole velvet collar teddy boy thing either, nor the long tapered trousers.
But I suppose you only get what you ask for.
If you think the tailor situation is bad for you, try living up ere!!!!
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