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The Look goes on...

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

  1. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Cleav. I agree with you about 3 button jackets,but finding them is the problem.
    Adaptor clothing had the Loake 771 in black at £90 ( limited sizes ).
    For a black brogue how about the C and J Pembroke ?,looks nice in the pictures.
    I like the herringbone trousers,where did you find them ?.
     
  2. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Thanks Cern

    Yeah, I have a couple of C&Js nowadays. The best way to go is down to the Factory shop, prices are either 130-180 as opposed to 300+ There are questions on other threads here about levels of formality re brogues etc, but who gives a...

    I love those herringbones (next would you believe something like £40). I've had the seat patched a couple of times and they need doing again. I got em with matching waist coat but didn't buy the jacket (3 piece) coz the cloth made me feel like a blimp. Imho, looks great tarted up with a jacket and tie or with white oxford BD sleeves rolled up and grenson boots. Flexibility is the key!
     
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    Keep it going guys. Thanks for the thumbs up!
     
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    Thanks for this thread. I enjoy following the other one very much but feel I am there more to listen and learn than to contribute, since I wasn't born til 1970. This is 2014 and I like to live in the modern world although my personal style is very much influenced/inspired by elements of what was worn in the 60s, it's more because those pieces are timeless; but how to wear them in 2014 without looking like you are wearing a 'skinhead halloween costume'? Today I am in Clarks desert boots, a short sleeved blue gingham button down, dark red cashmere v-neck, and rigid selvege levi's The only thing that would look out of place in a mod/skinhead's closet is my Barbour International jacket but I ride a motorcycle to work. I guess the point is to most people at work I just look neatly dressed/a bit boring which is fine with me.
     
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  5. Mr Knightley

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    When I first posted on Mod to Suedehead I was asked if I was part of the current skinhead scene. I wasn't and I'm not. The point is we all take certain influences from the past and incorporate them into our look.
     
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    I know what you mean about the skinhead costume look, as seen on Tumblr, etc. Individually everything might be correct (though often it isn't, in detail or in wearing) but together it is just 'too much'. I don't think younger people appreciate just how few clothing items and so little rotation we had back then. In particular the early 80s look seems stripped down in comparison to the 60s look in both its mod and its skinhead forms. I would put this down to the evaporation of entry-level manufacturing jobs that occurred at that time. Sixteen year olds like me could no longer just walk into a job any more and this happened very abruptly. This resulted in a long lead time into and out of the look. I remember continuing to wear some really non-look items for quite a while and also the long persistence of look items, maybe even a bit tatty and grubby, as people exited the other side.
     
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    Strangely enough I was thinking of giving white socks a go again before hearing of this normcore thing - couldn't find any locally except really padded ones or branded stuff I could never wear like Nike.

    Edit: got some thin ones in M&S so jeans white socks black shoes for me this summer.
     
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    I have always liked POW check trousers,I can remember the first time that I saw a pair and who was wearing them,this would be about 71,I still wear them now ( probably not such a narrow leg ).
    I have some quite lightweight ones which I wear in the summer with a plain button down or even a polo shirt,I also wear them with a long sleeved Hugo Boss "polo" shirt ( a bit like a John Smedley in design ) they are made of Pima cotton and are very comfortable also the logo is very discreet and stitched in the same colour as the shirt so that it you can hardly see it.
    A nicely polished pair of brogues and a belt to match,I think that its a good clean look with a nod to the past but adapted to the present time.
     
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  9. cerneabbas

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    Cleav..Those prices certainly make a trip to Northampton seem worthwhile,I nearly went the other week for football + shoe shopping combined ,the drive put me off though.

    I have said before that you have to keep an open mind when shopping,if you write Next or M&S off as rubbish ( which a lot of it is ) then you miss out on the occasional gem.

    BTW.The girl in Castleford wearing BD and tie that you asked about on the other thread,memorable only for shirt,tie and menacing glare ( think Norman Hunter with a wig on ),I love a challenge but not at the risk of having my teeth rammed down my throat.
    I have answered on here because I am trying to stay very much on topic on the other thread ( 62 to 72 IMO ),no excuse not to keep my posts relevant now that we have this thread as well.
     
  10. Cleav

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    Tis indeed worth the trip got these a couple of weeks back from the FS. I'm lucky as I have a contract to provide services in Northampton and have to go down three or four times a month to check on matters. I make Fridays one of my trip days to coincide with C & J opening times. Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings.
    These were £180 worn today. Apols for x post.

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    Yep, found a very 1981 looking burgundy fairisle yoke jumper in Next last autumn, much acrylic but worth it for the look. Not seen anything interesting in Next or M&S or anywhere else this spring though.
     
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    I totally agree with your post,I also don't want to do the fancy dress thing,someone saying "oh your dressed like a skinhead",or even worse meeting someone who I went to school with !.
    As you say influenced and inspired by the look,and subtly adapting it to the present day ( and remembering that I am not 17 anymore ),
    Very interesting that you have gone for the Barbour International,when I brought the winter jacket topic up on the other thread,a few of the blokes mentioned wearing Barbour jackets ( and Cleav was wearing one in a recent picture),its funny how a group of blokes who have no contact made the same choice.
     
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    The pictures that were put up on the other thread of the young skinhead girl have made me think,we have said the look goes on but is that true for the ladies ?.
    Perhaps as blokes we are lucky in that plenty of the older clothes and shoes can be worn by us now ( even allowing for age),but what about the ladies ? is there very much that they can take ( or adapt) from that time and wear now ? if the answer is no then perhaps that's a reason why we don't see to much female involvement on the original thread.
    I think that it would be great for the development of this thread if we could find a lady who was about then and is interested in style to contribute thoughts here,anyone agree?.
     
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    Quote:I think the double monk strap is a great example of how the look develops. They were not mod or skinhead and I believe may be a fairly recent innovation, but teamed with the right clothing can give a great look. The secret is quality and yours certainly tick the box!
     
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    Mr Knightley thanks for your kind words.

    As you allude to the double monk is a relatively recent development

    Found this from http://www.dmarge.com/2013/08/essential-classics-monk-strap-shoe.html#.UydDG9za7x4

    "The double version is the latest to capture the public’s imagination. Some point to Lino Ieluzzi, owner of the Milanese haberdashery Al Bazar and one of the Sartorialist’s favorite subjects, for popularizing the style that now it might be the most worn shoe at Pitti Uomo. Others credit Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent. And, like all good fashion statements, the monk strap has also been worn by Bond".

    The monk-strap itself goes back centuries of course. Legend has it that the style originated amongst Friars in the Italian Alps in the 15th Century. It is said that a visiting English Brother was so impressed by the simplicity of the monk-strap he was presented with a pair and took them back to England where the style was readily adopted. (Taken from Dressing the Man by Alan Flusser)

    For me the DMs above are less formal due to colour, the golf grain and the double sole and fitted the bill today.


    Yellow Tootal, Barbour Linen, PSmith Jeans and C & J Lowndes 2

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    I have a single suede monk also less formal and two more calf DM in black and dark brown plainly more formal.

    "The obvious hallmark of a monk strap shoe is its lack of lacing. The construction of a monk strap is similar to that of a Derby or Blucher, with the quarters overlapping the upper vamp or tongue of the shoe, but instead of meeting in the middle to be laced the shoe is closed by a buckle and strap".

    On the whole they are now established in between a slip-on and an Oxford. versatile indeed.
     
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    Would be good to hear. Not a woman myself but I remember that early 80s girls often wore mainstream blouses, square-necked tops and the like under a cardigan or a more masculine outer layer and that the denim miniskirt look was taken across from the mainstream one summer (though maybe that look had cycled around from sometime previously). Also remember one girl in a tonic normal-length jacket and knee-length skirt two-piece but it seemed forced somehow.
     
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  19. Cleav

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    Also went to a specialist cobblers in Notts today. You can order MTM all sorts of stuff at under the radar prices. They're the local stockist of Trickers too, took some pics see below.

    Also went into another shop selling all sorts of shoes etc etc they had a new Barbour suede shoe that was a clear derivative of the Clarks suede boot/Wannabe. The young guy in there got the reference too, respect to him. I didn't take a pic so just found this. I'd like em better without the stitching on the side but look great

    http://www.allsole.com/mens-footwea...affil=thgppc&gclid=CPf-5Lexmr0CFZShtAodx00A0g

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    Again sorry if I'm off track here...
     
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  20. covskin

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    ^ not off track at all but it is blankness for me so black and plain only!
     

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