That description reminds me of early/mid-80s 1 button leather box jackets in grey or burgundy as worn by the occasional 80s mod (and others!). Time for an update myself I think. Latest purchase is a couple of plain white twill shirts, just TM Lewin nothing special but importantly non-buttondown and non-oxford. Decided after all that a denim jacket is not for me, I'm not fat by any means but Lee 101 like a lot of stuff now fits much too slim. On balance I am not fond of contrast stitching on denim jackets anyway but would think again if the stitching was dark blue so receding more into the background. Would look good as a contrast when the denim fades too I think and non-yellow/non-orange stitching would be a nice nod to the early 80s. So stuck with harrington+ma1 when everyone seems to be wearing one, as skinnylegs pointed out a few months back. Noticed racks of grey sweatshirts appearing too, bollocks! Still disappointed about not getting the Solovair shoes I ordered. Turns out they are product code L4-996, tried a pair somewhere else and the upper/last is as fine and un-clumpy as I thought but these ones had big-lugged commando soles which don't really work on a shoe. A normal air-cushioned sole is quite enough thanks. Noticed a strangely ok-looking cross of desert boot/monkey boot/dm boot in the Dr Martens shop today and also enjoying the exposition of the mid-70s on the other thread. Near coming of age for me so plenty of knowledge but also plenty of gaps.