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The Look goes on...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Mr Knightley, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Mr Knightley

    Mr Knightley Senior member

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    I think it is a good look, M-o-M! And I echo the comments about your daughter's great sense of style.

    I like POW check but agree with @cerneabbas that it fades to grey over a short distance. Even so, I would bet your suit was in a more interesting cloth than 99.9% of the rest and with a superior fit! I like the paisley tie with the POW too. The Look Goes on...
     
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  2. covskin

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    On grey and POW - I quite like my plain grey suit, goes well with a navy tie for me (has something of morning dress about it), and the vanishing effect of POW is one of the reasons I like it. Better than navy for that occasion MoM.
     
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  3. Mr Knightley

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    You often touch on morning dress. Looking back at British films of the 1960s you can't help but notice just how popular the Black Lounge / Stroller still was then. It started to disappear rapidly in the 70s.

    I think it is a great shame that it is rarely worn at all now. It's odd that semi-formal evening wear has seen something of a resurgence of late where its daytime cousin is effectively moribund!

    Perhaps we should make the next SF meet-up a morning wear occasion!
     
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  4. covskin

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    And the music goes on...[not suitable for work]

    Not mods, not from Sleaford, has all the anger and energy of the music I loved as a skinhead in the early 80s...but now

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    Then and now, the corrosive indignity of 'welfare', reflected in the clothes, a different world to the ever on upward 60s
     
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    ^ yep, on tour now. Notts/Leicester accent with something to say!


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    ^ bloke on the left is overdoing it, pure costume. Bloke on the right has a more current take but could look more so with lighter grey trousers and no waistcoat.
     
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  8. Mr Knightley

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    Bloke on the right looks rather undecided about the whole thing! I know what you mean about Tom Miler but it is nice to see it IMO.

    Edit - I just realised you recommend dropping the vest. Captain Peacock is not amused:

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  9. cerneabbas

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    Bloke on left has the Edwardian style, I used to like Upstairs Downstairs in the early 70s I thought the mens clothes looked very smart it was perhaps a pinnacle of smartness ? of course only for the very rich.
     
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    Yes it's nice to see it in the wild but this isn't! Over-elaborate compared to a couple of blokes I saw acting as ushers to some event in a cathedral a few months back who actually managed to look understated in their full morning dress. I think because it was absolutely minimal for what it was, no waistcoat lapels for instance, and they were comfortable wearing it
     
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    I think that you are right about it being over- elaborate,I am also not keen on the waistcoat lapels,and the lapels on the coat dont look quite right somehow..
    Also wrong ( i think ) are the glasses,surely Cognac should be a Balloon glass ? those glasses look like the 'Sherry' glasses that used to be used at weddings years ago.
     
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    You are absolutely right, it should be a balloon glass !
    It really looks like costume to me too, some of you know the TV show Mr Selfridge ?

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    It suits the actor much better.
     
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    I was thinking maybe he should be a teddy boy..
     
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    Think that's what he was implying, fella.
     
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    I only just realized that now lol. maybe i should go back to school.
     
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    The thrift gods are smiling on me this month haha I just found this beautiful Harris Tweed in my favorite spot. Full 3button stance, slim but not skinny and fits like a glove!

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    Just blagged a pic from Miss Mystery's phone that show the tie a bit better.

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  18. covskin

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    Did you need to get a mortarboard with your gown MoM? Is it still Ede and Ravenscroft that provide the gowns on hire?
     
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  19. Man-of-Mystery

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    Yes, still E&R, and you could get a 'board for photo sessions, not for the ceremony. I didn't bother because I didn't want to look like a total prat. ;)
     
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    E and R are reputedly Londons oldest tailor, dating back to an astonishing 1689.
    There's a Church's shop on its doorstep in Chancelry Lane, which last time I was there struck me as much more staid than the Jermyn St branch, possibly because they would be dealing with mostly legal bigwigs rather than West End types.
     

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