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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    @Botolph Thanks. No wool backings there mate. I find em too warm as I like to wear em as a scarf or tucked in like a cravat or ascot.

    I sometimes snoop around second hand and antiques shops etc to see if they've got any, sometimes got lucky for a fiver though I've never seen a red or blue dot in one of those places. Got those two on flea bay, £30 ish each I think a few years back.
     
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    Quote:The old 60s scarves are much smaller all round than the monstrosities worn today. My dear old dad (who took me to be measured for my first MTM suit in 1967) died three years ago yesterday. He also left me two very nice Tootal scarves, one of which I have put up on here. Sam Walker of Covent Garden (now gone I assume) supplied me with two paisley Tootal cravats in the 80s. I shall try to take a picture of them together asap.
     
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    Picked this up on ebay. Made by Pickering, a US brand. It's a 4 front-button, pull-over BD. A sort of BD/Polo shirt hybrid. The placket is about 3/4 of the shirts length, which seems pointless. Were there many pull-over BD shirts early on ? This one seems a bit of an oddity.
    I wish it didn't have the Greenwich Country Club CT logo on it.
     
  5. cerneabbas

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    elwood,I dug my copy out,I will change a bit dry to very dry,and not as much as I thought about skinheads,well researched though and some very interesting parts.
    I know what you mean about colours,I wouldn't wear red until a few years ago and even now it doesnt feel "natural" somehow,old habits I suppose.
     
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    Cleav,A very nice collection,although I admire the paisley and the patterned ones,I would be more likely to wear the dot ones too.
    I have usually seen them worn with a Crombie type coat,what do you wear yours with ?
    BTW,John Smedley is not that far from you,are/were they popular in your area ?
     
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    Sorry to hear that Mr Knightley,in the interview that Gill did you could tell that she was happy and proud of their joint interest in style in the past and up until then.
     
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    Inks,I have never seen a BD in that style but I do remember having a couple of pullover shirts like that when I was a kid,its a very old design,because the bottom half has no gaps they are quite warm to wear.
    BTW,I looked on the Brooks brothers UK site and they have some of those multi stripe/plain/check shirts ( a bit like that one you put a picture of ) some looked ok IMO although some looked a bit like jockeys colours.
     
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    Proper name is a pop over shirt, another Ivy league thing a bit, done by Brooks etc. Dont mind them but wouldnt wear one myself.
     
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    Yes, that joint interest is perhaps unusual today - which is partly why some of us end up on discussion forums...
     
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    Nice Collection.
     
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    Sorry to hear about Gill`s loss.They were certainly a very smart Couple,Mr.Knightley.
     
  13. Cleav

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    Cheers Cern, Yep the red and blue get all the go and the red paisley next to em I like too. I wear em with a jumper, tucked in, to look like a cravat or ascot and a jacket on top like a black Barbour or similar. Wear em like a scarf too. I'll take a pic or two and post to see what you think. Always glad of an opinion. Some of other threads dominated by Americans and some Euros don't get it so its a battle sometimes when Im posting fit pics there so any support or reassurance gratefully received.

    John Smedley, great spot that. Yeah, they're about 30 mins away from me in Crich. The factory is as was and is certainly very impressive. I compare it to another love of mine English shoes and in particular Crockett and Jones shoes in Northampton. The history of these places is something you can smell when you go. I drop into Northampton a couple of times a month for work and if there's an opportunity, I will buy. The Duchess also loves em now, cost me some money but now she don't mind when i get another pair. The same true for JS, they have a sale in the factory once a year. It's done over three days and it is mobbed, we always go but the kids hate it (!) their factory shop is the place to go to (open all year) as you can pick all sort of bargains up. I might go once or twice a year if I do some work in Matlock as Crich is on the way.

    Back in the day they were more old mannish if I remember and we never got em on. That might have contributed to some dire times for JS, they nearly went under, but they reinvented themselves and now are world renowned of course. If memory serves I think one of the sons in the family took it on and pushed the fine knit. By that time we were a little older and able to afford em and I think the traditional colours of greys, blues and blacks went down a treat, certainly with a tootal!




    Thanks too Brownie, much appreciated.
     
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    I'm one of those lads that would look scruffy even wearing all of that sad but true.
     
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    That is indeed a very nice collection, Cleav. Something to wear with near enough anything I'd say.
     
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    Cheers. I'll have to have a look at those Brooks Brothers shirts. I remember RL did some lairy-coloured BDs that looked like jockey silks about 15-20 years ago. Awful bloody things.
    The shirt has quite a nice slim cut to it, but it's an arse-ache to take on and off, because there's no give to the fabric. Pretty impractical actually.
     
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    That's interesting, browniecj. From the bits and pieces I've read it seems Mr. G. (however pronounced) almost saw Deep Soul as his mission - and missionaries do get preachy. Still, a lot of the music he pushed was excellent which is all that matters in the end.
     
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    His Cds are top notch,I have most of them.What I refer to is the Lectures he would give,in the "Deep Room",before the music went on.:facepalm:
     
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    I like the mission statement "We are glad to hear from anyone with memories of the time, but we do not rewrite history" - I hope we try to do the same thing here. Del & Gill were a smart couple.

    The top picture reminds me of how, in the 1960s, I loved motor bikes but couldn't stand the soapy way Rockers dressed. Plus I loved black music.

    Weirdly, I recall that the lads in my school, just outside Blackpool, in the mid 1960s, looked more like Teds than anything else, but everyone seemed to like Motown!
     
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    While on the subject of female mod style and people passing away, Samantha Juste - the young woman who used to spin the discs on the original Top of the Pops - died recently.

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