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The Look goes on...

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

  1. Clouseau

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    As usual.
    But it's possible, i did it ! [​IMG]
     
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    I know that we talked about Viyella when Mr Knightley came home from holiday with a Viyella BD, but has anyone seen their Lambswool jumpers in the flesh ? supposed to be made in Britain,I quite like the Denim crew neck looks like a blue marl in the pictures.

    I was in Debenhams yesterday and there was a big pile of jumpers with a sign saying Lambswool Classics..in very small print Lambswool rich....I checked a label in one jumper,50% nylon !....

    Oi Polloi have Lee cords, has anyone seen them ? good,bad,indifferent ? they look ok in the pictures but that doesnt mean a lot these days.


    Last words from me on Deerstalkers...I have seen the one that I like the Failsworth Deerstalker,Harris Tweed in a nice Herringbone with a Satin lining,made in England and sells for betwen £35-£40.
    There is also a Failsworth Grouse hat in blue Herringbone,a sort of countrified bucket hat,looks alright to me.
     
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    Something like that ?
    [​IMG]
     
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    A bit more shapeless than that ..
     
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    Ahh too bad. If it had gone until today I could've entered as I wore a fair I'm currently wearing a fairisle slipover I wore to mass this morning with my son.

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    Edit: oh, and blue trousers, too![​IMG]
     
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    Really too bad as you look the dog's '...
     
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    I don't know how many times I'd almost bought a hat like that-- and never pulled the trigger. I think I wear too much tweed and wool to pull that thing off with credibility. Love those hats. It's a Tyrollean, right?
     
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    No it's a Clouseaullean.
     
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    Funny that you should mention the Tyrol,after our talk about hats the other week I was thinking about hats that i had seen when I travelled in Southern Germany,Austria,Northern Italy.
    All variations on the same theme,a deep crown ( probably to stop them being blown off in mountainous blizzards ?) with a narrowish brim,I have seen them in stiff corduroy,felt and some kind of tweed.
    I guess the Grouse hat is the British version ? although slightly different with its floppier brim.
     
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    I agree - it looks so natural too, where some of this week's FC entries are bordering on costume IMO.

    Navy trousers working well too @Botolph !
     
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    I worked in Scunthorpe in 92- was probably the only Londoner there- the blokes thinking I was the epitome of southern flashiness used to call me the Drury Lane Fan Dancer
     
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    Oh, you would! I have finished ahead of EFV too but not this week...

    Interesting to see comments about Fairisle not looking right under a jacket. That look has been around since at least the 1920s.
     
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    Not heard of Patrick - must investigate.

    Back in the day I wore Brut, Dior's Eau Sauvage, Monsieur de Givenchy and Monsieur Rochas. These are all still in my current rotation. The scent goes on...

    Since joining Basenotes in about 2003 I have branched out a bit. My current favourites are Creed's Millesime Imperial, Trumper's Eucris, Vetiver de Puig and, in December only, cK Obsession.
     
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    Thanks Mr K. The "costume" thing is what immediately sprang to mind when I saw that thread yesterday. I don't think some of those fellows actually leave their digs wearing those retina-scarring color combinations.

    Blue trousers- due to eight years of parochial school as a child, I think they're just in my DNA [​IMG]
     
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    Regarding chatter on Navy Blue, I've got a slight problem with this colour, in so much as its general over use clothing wise.
    My brother for example- very decent fella in a straight laced way, pretty much only wears navy, and there are many more like him.
    In my view navy needs to broken up with say pink, pale blue, or yellow, but more often than not one sees jeans combined with navy jumpers, underneath a navy jacket- BORING.....
    I was thinking the other day I probably own more brown than blue stuff. I'm aware that brown is not everyone's cup of tea but it's slightly braver than blue in my book.
     
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    I was just writing that! @Botolph and @Mr Knightley are real-world examples, not dress up from daddy's chest. I don't do cologne that much but Chanel egoiste is nice in the cold.
     
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    I think that navy blue suits are so popular because of their versatility. Some fellows who don't want to or can't we arsed with owning more than one suit would do well with a navy number. It can be dressed up or down according to occasion and looks neither too somber nor to festive on its own. It's not a black, funereal color, trying to pass off as black-tie-lite, nor is it grey, which takes a modicum of imagination to pull off(though I find it safe as houses).

    I'm with you on the brown clothing-- although for me it *just* outranks various hues of blue in my wardrobe.
    I have a nice, subtly-colored, brown POW suit with something similar to this pattern:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Come on mate,one of them actually made it out on to his balcony !
     

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