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The Look goes on...

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

  1. Mr Knightley

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    That look is a very old school English one and hard to pull-off. It seems to demand the most exquisite quality and cut - unless you want to look like the good ole Geography teacher:smile:
     

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    Just looking back at pics of my lighter brown tweed jacket and the trou I have paired it with and IMO the grey flannel and cords seem to play the best supporting roles:

    Mulb JS Sitting.JPG

    Mulb woods braces (2).JPG
     

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    Yes it works well, even if your jacket is of a much lighter color.
    i am sure my new Shetland Blazer will work well with my Navy LVC Cords though...
     

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    I am sure it will, Monsieur. Of course, no navy odd trousers (as cov hints) are welcome around here! But 'we' know better:-D
     

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    Mr K, if i had to follow SF rules you would see me with a Barbour over a checked suit with very wide lapels (where i could land a plane) and some horrid oxfords with a mirror polish. Of course in a myriad of terrible colors.
    It will never happen.
     

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    Belated Happy New Year folks....
    Nice jacket inspector.I would pr it with some nicely worn in,good quality jeans or for a bolder look ,orange moleskins would be my choice !
     

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    D0AB636D-35D4-4D51-9841-A20442726648.jpeg 4127EF11-1EF6-4498-BB09-CCE99ACD6CD5.jpeg

    Picking up on recent activity over the road on m2s.....
    I just used an Xmas gift card at Hamilton Shirts for a Customised Lyle Lovett collection piece.
    I’ve collected quite a few Western shirts over the years and this will be the first with a spread collar,merging a touch of the City with heafty dose of Texas.
    I’ve mention my penchant for Western shirts before and the association with m2s is documented.Coincidentally ,I was pondering this morning over how some Styles can worn successfully throuout adult life without ridicule or embarrassment,when appropriate.
    Western wear ticks the box imo.Hells Angel is the other tha sprung to mind.
    Straight outta Texas.
     

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    Cossacks better stay out of Texas - that’s strictly Bandido territory!
     

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    @Gsvs5 , +1 for the quality jeans but i will pass the orange moleskin.
    Not really sure denim shirts or Angels have something to do with TLGO TBH…
    We don't mix apples and oranges :) anymore.
     
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    Faut croire. :-D
     

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    Just giving examples of looks that have stood the test of time and are acceptable well into mature years.
    Neither in total are for me,but unlike a 60+ skinhead,still are convincing and do not imo appear as charicatures of their youth.
     

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    Just that you were referring to 'M2S' in your post.
    Things are clear now that it is two VERY different threads - one is about nostalgy, more than often with rose tinted glasses (;)), the other one is more contemporary.
    What's discussed in MtS stays on MtS, you know, like Las Vegas… :D
     

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    Who makes these rules? I wasn’t aware of them?

    IMO there would be no TLGO without m2s preceding it,thus inevitable that there is some cross reference.The fact that the contributors to both generate the bulk of the content in each,I think supports this.
     

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    To answer my own question for me there are two stand-out periods apart from the 60s / early 70s.

    The 80s - I have mentioned before how I was lucky to see the very beginnings of what would become the Designer Decade as early as 1975 when on a tram in Belgium, sitting opposite a local guy wearing an outfit that would go down well today at Pitti Uomo. He looked so different from anyone I had seen and, when I got home, I set about trying to track down some of the things I had noted him wearing. Some I found in Stanley Adams (then very close to one of our regular meeting places - the Clachan) and one shop that kept things going in that very bleak period of the early to mid-70s and other shops gradually began to appear from around 1976. And, apart from the new styles we were seeing it was the quality and therefore the cost of these new pieces. 'Made in Italy' suddenly became de rigueur.

    The inter-war period - so many of the films I grew up with influenced my sense of style long before the Mods arrived on the scene. And as the 60s progressed there was endless discussion, of course, about the parallels with the 1920s.
     

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