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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    Thanks for that,as you say it could easily be a home grown thing,maybe the idea came over here from America..
    There is a picture of a Rangers fan wearing a hard hat on the pitch at Newcastle,page 861 Mod to Suedehead.

    Apologies to everyone for going so far off subject and I wont mention hard hats again.
     


  2. Kingstonian

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    Black Mac? I would worry about looking like the Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
     


  3. Mr Knightley

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    Quote:The mod version would have been a shiny model, would it not?
     


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    Navy gabardine macs that preceded Crombies in the 1960s.

    They were a substantial garment heavier than modern raincoats and very serviceable.

    Black macs just look cheap to me.
     


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    Hmmm...I think you need dark hair to carry off beige and that navy in a raincoat flapping open too easily produces an overall look too monochrome blue. What is left?
     
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  7. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Senior member

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    Trouble with black or navy macs (for me) is they tend to remind me of uniform issue macs in the 60s, the electricity meter readers,gas board blokes and bus inspectors (Blakey! ) all used to wear them in our area (and a peaked cap).

    Although I have a lightweight black mac I don't often wear it,perfect for a funeral on a warm rainy day and little else,even a navy mac would have to be worn with light shirt and lighter trousers to break things up,although a navy one is easier to wear 'dressed down' I suppose.
     


  8. cerneabbas

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    Not sure really,Mcqueen wore a light khaki or stone mac in the Getaway ( but he could wear most things and 'get away' with it ).

    I have a green raincoat a bit like the sage green Ma1,ok with jeans and brown shoes,but a difficult colour to match up other clothes with.

    In the early 70s I had a brown mac and there were lots of two tone material ones in gents outfitters,blue/black or dark red/black.

    How about a medium or dark grey one ?, I have seen check ones but I guess you want plain ?.

    Looking around I notice that Ben Sherman are now selling what they call a 'car coat',looks like a short mac to me.

    I still want to see and try on the Barbour Sedgewick and the ben Sherman Harrymac, as they both appeal to me by being a bit different,lets face it macs can be quite staid,and if its a mac with quality you are talking a lot of money for a mackintosh or Burberry,again I doubt that I would wear it enough to justify the expense.
     


  9. cerneabbas

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    My Loake Pimlico in brown leather arrived this week,very nice slightly different shape to the Kempton.
    The leather is the same as on all the 1880 range that I have seen ,slightly stiff but they become supple quite quickly.
    Ok I am not going to pretend they are such good quality as other more expensive makes but its horses for courses and for the amount of times that they will be worn and the places that I wil wear them Loake fits the bill for me.
    £188 and free delivery from CW Menswear and they arrived within a week,I think that's pretty good.
     


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    I have come across a website called bamf style,I found some of it quite interesting,its about the stars of various films and describes their clothes,the cars that they drive etc,a few classic late 60s and early 70s films have got 'the look' IMO.

    Also saw that M&S best of British range includes a pair of brown longwings made by Cheaney,£265 seems a good price for Cheaney brogues.
     


  11. Mr Knightley

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    Sorry I haven't posted much of late but I'm having problems again getting on to SF.

    Any pictures of the new Loakes?

    I must check out one of the larger M&S stores again as the ones round my way are very disappointing this season.
     


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    I remember that you had problems logging on to SF before Mr Knightley,I hope that you don't need to change your username again.

    I still cant get pictures on here,I am happy with the Pimlicos,I don't know if its because of the Dainite soles but I don't seem to have any trouble breaking Loake shoes in.

    I have had a look in M&S stores but I haven't seen any of the Best of British collection,maybe its something that they just sell online ? I tried to buy shoe trees in John Lewis this week ( I had bought them there before) only to be told that they only sell them online now.
     


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    Quote:Here in the office I can still log in to SF. On my iPhone it is OK too, but my laptop which is my main device for accessing SF has lost the connection somehow and I cannot get an email from SF to help me re-set my password. Cleav is aware of the issue and has been advising me. I am sure it can be resolved. Sometimes the online thing works the other way. A couple of years ago I bought a Jasper Conran suit from Debenhams and deciding I quite liked it, I tried to get a second pair of trousers on line. The suit was not there. So I went back to the store I bought it from and luckily they still had a pair of trousers in my size. I asked the assistant why I could not see them on line and he basically said they sell all the crap over the web, retaining the better stuff for their larger stores...
     


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    Some Aquascutum raincoats in the sale at House of Fraser at the moment.
     


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    ^ Thanks cerneabbas, took my eye off the ball and nearly missed it, but an Aquascutum Broadgate raincoat is now in my shopping trolley. Sized up from 38" to 40R - think a raincoat needs that - the 38R was a little tubular on me. Sleeves seem to be 25.5" as per the sizing chart, which is maybe 0.5" too long for me, but once again I think a raincoat can take it. In black, Get Carter style!
     
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