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I could go on but, you know, I don't wish to appear a show-off... It's not in my nature.
 

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Funny you say that. I had a Lands End flannel shirt in BlackWatch Tartan in the 90s that i kept for years. I was just wondering if the Uniqlo x JWA could stand the comparison. It seems thinner indeed, now its a popover, it was cheap, and it's a bit more fashionable than the Lands Ends items.
TBH i find that the contemporary Lands End can't stand the comparison in terms of quality with the 90s Lands End...

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No Ben Nevis which is the classic inexpensive raglan sleeve option.

Well apart the Next (because it's in cord) he says he don't mention Budget harringtons...
Lands End flannels I bought in the sales have all held up well and are very warm. Only changes I notice are the patterns offered. I have all the nice tartans and plaids that I want but recent years have not been as desirable anyway. Button down collars on mine are a reasonable size too.
 

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Lands End flannels I bought in the sales have all held up well and are very warm. Only changes I notice are the patterns offered. I have all the nice tartans and plaids that I want but recent years have not been as desirable anyway. Button down collars on mine are a reasonable size too.
Did you know the brand in the 90s? At the time, as far as i remember, it was only available in the USA unless if you were ready to pay a lot for the customs and postage. I think that once they begin to sell their stuff abroad there was a drastic change in quality.
I think LLBean is much better nowadays.

I remember the collar of the LE Flannel BD i had was on the smaller side but still decent.
 

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@Jimmy Balantyne

Are those all recent acquisitions?!!!

Love my covert coats, and that Light grey Crombie one looks amazing. However, I have a hard time wearing this style coat now if I’m wearing a scally cap(or your above newsboy cap). One more “Peaky Blinders” comment from nice old ladies and I may explode.
 

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Did you know the brand in the 90s? At the time, as far as i remember, it was only available in the USA unless if you were ready to pay a lot for the customs and postage. I think that once they begin to sell their stuff abroad there was a drastic change in quality.
I think LLBean is much better nowadays.

I remember the collar of the LE Flannel BD i had was on the smaller side but still decent.
No only purchased from UK and found their stuff good value and sometimes very good.
 

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@Jimmy Balantyne

Are those all recent acquisitions?!!!

Love my covert coats, and that Light grey Crombie one looks amazing. However, I have a hard time wearing this style coat now if I’m wearing a scally cap(or your above newsboy cap). One more “Peaky Blinders” comment from nice old ladies and I may explode.
Thing is, well actually, there's two things. Firstly, I've been wearing those caps for around 45 years and secondly, the pricks that wear them down to Peaky-Blinders, go for a 'fuller' cap. More Bakerboy. Those I had to cease and desist with. Both of them from Locks too. They're relatively recent acquisitions. All bar the Buzz Rickson jacket... threw that in for a laugh. To be honest, there's a lot more but much of it would be inappropriate for the thread. Take care B.
 

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@Jimmy Balantyne many of those purchases would have stood you well in the Friday Challenge - Show us the Cut of Your Jib. But I do appreciate that you don't like to show off...

Anyway, go Vote!

 

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Thing is, well actually, there are two things. Firstly, I've been wearing those caps for around 45 years and secondly, the pricks that wear them down to Peaky-Blinders, go for a 'fuller' cap. More Bakerboy. Those I had to cease and desist. with. Both from Locks too. They're relatively recent acquisitions. All bar the Buzz Rickson jacket... threw that in for a laugh. To be honest, there's a lot more but much of it would be inappropriate for the thread. Take care B.
Sorry, an amendment; the brown fedora's not in my possession. I had it on order from Locks but they've discontinued it.
 

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Another for the road. You know how it is... Got it this morning (Sun/17th/Nov). Pendleton 'Thomas Kay'. Oh!

Image result for pendleton thomas kay shirt blue and black
 

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On the subject of recent purchases, you have heard me talk about 'The Wonders of Vintage' before - the OCBD I'm wearing in the current FC is one of their offerings.

I just picked up a Made in France longsleeve Lacoste from one of their Topman outlets. Lovely colour:

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On the subject of recent purchases, you have heard me talk about 'The Wonders of Vintage' before - the OCBD I'm wearing in the current FC is one of their offerings.

I just picked up a Made in France longsleeve Lacoste from one of their Topman outlets. Lovely colour:

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Not with a cravat though. Only Kenneth More can wear those. You would also need a pipe and crinkly brylcream hair. Probably a tattersall shirt too. Ken did not go in for logos.
 

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Not with a cravat though. Only Kenneth More can wear those. You would also need a pipe and crinkly brylcream hair. Probably a tattersall shirt too. Ken did not go in for logos.
I thought someone would say that! The problem with these older Lacostes is a small, low-set collar. You need something to fill the gap. A t-shirt / 'Canadian Cravat' perhaps?
 

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