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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Mr Knightley.Yes I have seen some of the cr@p that Next is offering at the moment,its not going to be a nice summer dress wise.
     
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    Tootal on the left. I've got the other silk scarf for years and i love it. Don't remember the make, French i think. I miss one with a wool back.
     
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    I'll have a trawl back to look through the heritage stuff when I get time, thanks for the nod. Fascinates me. Edward Green is another one along with J Lobb in Northampton. The shoe museum is great too, though I appreciate it will be a trek from Bristol.

    The brogue boot question is a good one and no is short is the answer. A mate of mine on these boards CTBrummie has been trying to persuade me and I may just pick up a pair for next winter. I got the Cheaney brogues from him. What he doesn't know about boots ain't worth knowing. We're both C & J mad so will often hook up for a coffee(!) in Birmingham. Boots to choose? too many to mention but I love c & J Islay, then Edward Green and Trickers of course...

    My favourite boots I still wear I had on today and posted on another thread. Some non Brits don't get how you could keep shoes/boots for this long without binning and going for new. I have tried to explain that if they are looked after by the right people, soled and heeled, they will outlast me. Not that my two girls will appreciate that in the inheritance!

    They are (proper) Grensons 28 years old and get sent to C & J for work when required. Love 'em.

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    Seen this Many Times.At 3:04 there is a Blonde Guy.Crew Neck sweater with what appears to be a.............. Polo Shirt with Twin Piping at Collar.Looks like a Fred Perry but could be someone else I guess.
     
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    I have been following for a while now so I thought its about time I said hello
    Just on the train going home after two days in London and I was in covent garden mr knightly, I hope it wasn't me you seen
     
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    Good viewing that, Bunty & browniecj. Reminds me that The Who's "Happy Jack" was one of the very first singles I got as a kid. And Moon looks about 15.

    Some smart attire on show - a few Smedley-type shirts I'd be happy to wear.
     
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    Brian Auger Talks about Early days at Ronnie Scott's,the Flamingo and the Marque.
     
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    Interesting Stories from Brian,he is looking well.I had forgotten that the Marquee only played Jazz at the weekends-I usually went on a Tuesday(or if there was someone who I wanted to see on another night).They were always well attended and it helped break the week up.
     
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    Welcome craig Matthews.
     
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    What were you wearing? Hello!
     
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    Cleav.Great boots,I bet that they are really comfortable,I think that you are right there is a modern mentality that new is better than old,no appreciation of quality.
    Mind you back in the day I probably thought like that in a lot of ways,just wanted the same or similar to what my mates wore.
    You say "proper" Grensons,are they made in India now ?,I saw some in John Lewis a while back and I wasn't very impressed with them.
     
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    Clouseau,Your post made me think,I remember that I bought my paisley scarf with the wool back in Tie rack,I thought a few years ago,I realise it must be more than 20 years ago,time does fly !
    I like the paisley one,but the other one is very unusual,as I said to elwood its nice to have something different to everyone else.
     
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    Hello craig matthew.I wouldn't worry about not living up to Mr Knightleys standards ( if it was you ) he is a style perfectionist,and not many would get top marks from him ( no offence Mr K,its good to have high standards,but you must be constantly disappointed,prepare for worse I am afraid ).
     
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    Quote:Ha ha! Just back from a bit of therapy at my hairdresser's. I think we concluded that we all committed plenty of style crimes ourselves, in the 70s and 80s especially. So don't mind me!
     
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    Quote:Depends on the line, I believe. Some of the top models are still made here. Mr Porter has just commissioned some Grenson collaborations with upcoming British designers and the results, on their website are, um, interesting. All made in Northampton though. http://www.mrporter.com/Shop/Designers/London_Collections_Men Great boots Cleav. I have heard it said that a man always wants to show you his oldest item of clothing and a woman her newest!
     
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    Hi Cern,

    Yeah back in the day Grensons were up there for me. I don't know this as a fact but somehow got it into my head that they sold out their stuff to lesser overseas manufacturers which drove down the price and inevitably the quality of product, in order to survive. Some of their top end traditional stuff can look good but you can see the difference certainly from then to now. Shame but survival was/is the main motivator. Another angle is to hold on and try and ride out the storm based on quality and tradition. That's been a good decision for some where I'm sure others have gone to the wall. Tough for British manufacturing over the last, say, 40 years?
     
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    Is anybody going to the Windrush do in Glasgow this month ?
     
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    Having tried on my Levi 1966 501 jeans I got from American classics I noticed the left leg has a twist in it Phoned them up and they say this is normal for a selvage denim and won't refund my money because they say it's not a fault as such Has anyone else noticed this with selvage denims or are they just pulling my leg
     
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    Hi Craig (welcome to SF btw)

    I really can't speak from experience, sorry. But whatever happened to the customer always being right?


    Sorry, but was it your left leg they were pulling?
     

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