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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Thanks Roy.

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  2. harrysgame

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    You are correct, but you try finding a Baracuta (not in the sale) from the Baracuta factory of website for under £70. You won't.
     
  3. McDermott

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    Im a big fan of MR, but they are a 70's 'british' shirt style. I have alot of more ivy style 60's - smaller collar and baggier, often with no sleeve detail so i like both its what floats your boat. I agree some pure cotton would be nice but polyester blends are better for day to day wear and ironing. Checks polyester mix and oxford and plain pure cotton i prefer :)

    I missed this on TV when it was on, but some excellent footage i hadnt seen before (forgive me if its already been posted) :
     
  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was just looking at the MR shirts yesterday. The details and patterns seem spot-on vintage, I don't mind the big collar so much, even tho I prefer a bit smaller. I couldn't find any fabric content. Are they all poly/cotton blends?

    note: I'm just a sideline observer of this thread, one on the most informative and interesting on styelforum btw. I'm not in 'the scene' but I have a fascination with the style of the early mods (pre-65) and the later suedehead look. I also love 60s reggae, soul and R&B.
     
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  5. bunty

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    [​IMG]

    'Getting ready to hit the town circa '69/'70'

    Posted by Adlibsoul on www.soul-source.co.uk

    [​IMG] (Can't make this any bigger)

    1969

    Posted by Iancsloft on the same site

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    Think we have seen this series before (recognise the lad in the roll neck) not sure if this one has been posted?
     
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  6. Paint House Gang

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    Sorry to dredge this up but I'm catching up on three months of posts. In Will Birch's No Sleep 'til Canvey Island one of the guys from Brinsley Schwartz complains that Nick Lowe cut his hair and started dressing like a mod again (many in the pub rock scene were apparently ex-mods) without telling the rest of the band. They were embarrassed to be still sporting flares and beards. This would have been towards the end of the band's career, before punk broke and Lowe went solo. In the same book Ian Dury talks about wearing "Tuf boots and expensive raincoats" as a teenage mod in art school.
     
  7. browniecj

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    Good Photo at the top,Bunty.If it is posted by Ad Lib,they are from Lincoln-that is where Ad Lib Soul takes place(an Soul/R&B Night that is Ticket only.No Flyers,just a phone call).I am going September-to see what it is like.It supposedly is a Cellar Club,just the way I like them. :)
     
  8. soundsnpressure

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    Just found this on the 'moonstomp clothing' facebook page.

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  9. Raff72

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    Must admit I quite like the MR shirts. You cannae have a collar too big for mine... Would be nice if they were a wee bit cheaper although postage is free after the first item which helps. I've managed to save up a couple of grand for my trip to thailand so hopefully I'll be able to turn that into a good few suits and mebbe a half decent crombie. Anyone know where I can get hold of decent tonik and sharkskin material over the intermeweb??
     
  10. Get Smart

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    John, dont even bother with Brutus. they were apparently shite shirts in the original days, and they are shit shirts today. Cloth is terrible, at least their first 3 models were cotton/poly so held up ok, but the newer ones are 100% cotton and fabric is cheap and shitty. If you're going to use 100% cotton, it'd better be decent cloth. fit is ok, but sleeves are way too small in proportion. I dont have big arms but feel like i am gonna hulk out. That DM collab shirt is their best one, fabric is actually ok and colors are nice. i will probably take a punt on the DM gingham next year, but do yerself a favour and avoid their other shirts and just save up for Mikkel Rude instead.

    Claudio of DNAgroove does very nice shirts as well. Now his collars are HUGE, which will not be for everyone. But he does use high quality 100% cotton shirting cloth and MOP buttons, a nice touch on a "scene" shirt. Fit is very good, and nearly same as Mikkel's.
     
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  11. Ed Vaughan

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    Cheap shirt material - ugh!

    Again, I'll do the 'Scottish are mean' thing:- we're not, like everyone else... we demand 'value for money' (VFM), and we (collectively) get let down.

    I reckon a serious number of 'original' clothing offerings are shit... move on, buy something of quality and avoid crap 're-brands'. (Shitty imports striping us up!)

    The originals on here speak sense - avoid cheap imitations.
     
  12. Get Smart

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    truth Ed. looking smart doesnt have to have a brand name attached, just a good eye.
     
  13. browniecj

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    Agree there Get Smart.As I have said before,looking around for decent Clobber is half the Fun. :)
     
  14. loempiavreter

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    You can get shirts with 3 finger-length collars easy if you request it from him (I think it's the Siena model, if I recall correctly). The fact that he offers shirts with larger collars has made him stood out of the crowd, but that never meant he didn't sell any other type of shirts, that's some misinformation that has been spread around.

    http://showroom.dnagroove.it/

    (And you can always ask Claudio if he a certain material, pattern, colour, type, for a shirt available, fo example I don't think oxford shirts of any colour are available @ showroom, but you can request those most of the time).

    Talking about shirt's why is it so hard to get shirt with a bit larger sized stripes, like the kid in the middle here:
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    Modern day Ben Sherman do one, but the collars don't have a nice roll and are 2 fingers big... (and it's modern day ben sherman...)
    http://www.bensherman.com/euro/shirts/long-sleeve/plectrum-clerkenwell-collar-shirt-3.html
     
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  15. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    dave, remember those "paul weller" ben sherman shirts they did about 6-7 years ago? those were wide striped, iirc had the proper size collar etc. never got one myself, but they looked ok.

    just recently got a striped s/s from Claudio that is quite good, wide striped with a mix of bronze-brown, light blue and burgundy. smart color palette

    and yes yer right, he can customize aspects to the design, i was going off the general selection on his site, for s/s shirts I think there is only one collar size (4 finger).

    i found a Gant striped bd last year that looks very similar to the guy in your pic but in a burnt orange colorway instead of green. but similar wider stripe with a muted color. soft oxford cloth, 3rd neck button, back pleat (not sewn down but can be done so easily)
     
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    Relco are doing a candy striped shirt now. £25 from an e-bay seller, free postage too.
    100% cotton. I don't normally recommend cheap shirts but I do like this one
     
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  17. soundsnpressure

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    You can see the collar size here. Not Brilliant but an easy 3 finger roll.

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    Shame it's only available in Black and white. Would love to see a burgundy, or a dark pink.
     
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    That relco is a blatant rip off of the ltd edition Bengali stripe that Fred perry did a couple of years back.
     

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