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

  1. Sipreano

    Sipreano Member

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    It is a bit unfair to compare sale item price with regular full price.
    Btw. are Merc Jackets better quality than Combat? I actually love my Combat Harrington. Can't really find any fault with the quality.
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    my fave shirts. have most all of them at this point. fit pretty spot on for me and I'm in the camp that likes the poly/cotton blend since I hate to iron. some of the best check patterns from modern brands too. also he is in the scene so you are supporting a peer and not some faceless company
     


  3. soundsnpressure

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    Couln't agree more.
    I've sold off most of my old shirts to fund Mikkel Rude shirts.
    The patterns seem to be going from strength to strength. Some really good check combos on his site.
    It would be nice if the prices could drop a few quid though, so I could buy more.

    Still waiting on them sta-prest from him too. Hurry up Mr Rude.
     


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    Gramps - Got any proof or substance to the claim the Made in England Baracuta stuff isn't made in England?

    Alright Baggy, Not sure about now but about 6 years ago a lass turned up at Yarmouth scooter rally with a van full of Baracutas, all made in the factory in Yorkshire (where she worked). They were a mix of seconds and stuff from the outlet shop I think (and stuff through the tradesman's, no doubt) - from 20 quid to about 70, depending on colours etc. Mate of mine got one and it was nice quality. Sold like hot cakes.
    Not sure if they still make them there now.

    As for Mikkels and Brutus remakes, I haven't got either but from what I've seen, Brutus have got it on fabric, as they've re-done a few of their original checks. When you get up (not even very) close, you can tell its not an original as its a very inacurate 'copy'. Its not a bad easy option though, especially if you like a snack between meals.
     


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    Same story for me. As a 46 year old, I hate ironing which is funny because in my younger years I was the guy that ironed every outfit every week, -and at any outing I basically refused to sit down. Didn't matter where I was, sitting was not an option because that would potentially flatten a crease ;)
     


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    Good stuff , American Classics had em in recently ill swerve by and see if my darby isnt a problem .
     


  7. soundsnpressure

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  8. PxC

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    I have one of each and what I can tell you is that the Mikkel Rude one is the best short sleeve shirt I have on every respect.
    It's supposedly more authentic as a skinheads shirt than most, but what I really like about it is that it's not as baggy as an american "normal" Ivy League shirt, but it's also not silly looking as some subculture oriented brands that tend to make them super tapered and, worst of all, with really small sleeves. The Mikkel Rude fits great, has cool looking big collars but doesn't make you look like a teenager who's trying too hard. Also, the cloth is very lightweight, which is great for hot days, which are very common in these parts.
    It's kind of expensive, but it's worth it. I'd definitely buy another one soon if it didn't only ship to Europe and the US.

    The Brutus doesn't even compare to the M.R., but it's also better than the average "skin" shirt. However, I think it's a bit of a ripoff. I paid very little on mine because I bought it from a friend who ordered it too small for his size, but I don't know if I would buy it new from a shop for the normal retail price.
    You can get better shirts for the same price and the material seems a bit dodgy. I think I read somewhere that they're improving on it.
    It also has decent sized sleeves and a good fit for me. It's just not a class A shirt like they pretend it to be.
     
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  9. Darksideoftheforce

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    too bad the one on the left is sold out. I dont own a Brutus JTG or MR, most of my short sleeve bd's are BS, and I'm still trying to make up my mind which one of those to get. Comparing prices MR is definately the most expensive but reading the last post I guess its well worth the price.
     


  10. Ed Vaughan

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    BBC One's 'One Show' - catch it on iPlayer later - covered the 'Scuttlers' - worth a watch if only to reinforce what other posters on this thread have already identified.

    Apologies to those 'abroad', but i'm sure this forum's brighter folk will show you how to get it. :nodding:
     


  11. Ed Vaughan

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    Y'know, I'm someone who works in the world of 'brands' and I'm constantly amazed at how little value manufacturers place on good value for money (VFM), and how a brand is perceived nowadays.

    It's almost like - and yes, I've nicked this: 'it's like using a shotgun when, in fact, a sniper's rifle is required.'

    To maintain a long-lasting product loyalty... WTF are brand owners doing, nipping in, snagging a quick buck then fuqqing off... when the product was good, well-respected and profitable... for a quick hit?

    I despair!

    'Trends', I suppose. Yeh?
     


  12. soundsnpressure

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    It's Great to have a few bucks to buy the nice shirts
    But at the end of the day, you can achieve the same look with well chosen, fitted garments (vintage or modern) worn in a skinhead/mod slimfit/fitted style.

    Clean, sharp and smart.
    You dress to your means...like the originals did?
    Same working class ethic me thinks..


    Ed. I agree....What brands to you tend to buy these days.. or still consider VFM?
     
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  13. Darksideoftheforce

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    Saving money to buy the nicest smartest shirts only makes me look forward to the next pay check. But buying from pay check to pay check aint exactly easy. ;)
     


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    Welcome to my world. ha. ha.
     


  15. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    I'm aN OLD MAN. MATE.. I BUY THE BEST I CAN AFFORD.

    Bollocks: that's cava, Red Bull and vodka for ya!

    I'll post pics of my world - albeit a fat fukk, - later... I love autumn.. you can layer good gear. :D
     


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