The Look goes on...

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

  1. covskin

    covskin Senior member

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    Think black was right for me. Goes with my colouring and I like its lack of lustre against blue/mauve/pink. My #sprezz!
     
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    I am glad that you got what you wanted and saved some money too.

    I intend to go in H-o-F today so I will have a look at the raincoats,seems to be pot luck whats actually in the store though.

    Jack Carters clothes including the black raincoat were covered in the bamf style site that I mentioned the other week,one of my favourite films,things were changing rapidly stylewise then,mostly for the worse IMO.
     


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    You can best see the coming change for the worse in Caine's hairstyle I reckon, just a bit too long and curly, and in the long red leather coat and brown two-tone sunglasses worn by one of the blokes sent after him. Get Carter is a great record of time and place and ambience. Everything really did seem to be black soot, white concrete and maroon splashes of colour back then!

    Edit: just looked at some stills, the long leather coat isn't red and the brown sunglasses aren't two-tone, but they are there in prototype lol
     
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  5. Mr Knightley

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    I agree (about on line purchasing) so tend only to buy very 'safe' things on line like certain accessories where there should not be a fit problem but even so there can be disappointments in quality and shade, as you say.

    I just took a delivery from Mr Porter, which did not disappoint. Turned up on the nominated day around 1100, was beautifully presented and the contents are exquisite - two pairs of Bresciani knee-length cotton sox and some Paul Smith 'robot' cufflinks. A little Easter treat to me!

    @LA Guy has done his stuff and I am back[​IMG]
     
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    Yup, you can't fault Mr. Porter for accessories. I justified it as an Easter gift for me, too.:D
    I got a beautiful Dunhill pocket square and tie presented in a Mr Porter cloth bag, and took a slight chance on a nice APC POW check mac(the chance being that I hadn't bought APC for a few years and wasn't 100% sure about sizing). The measurements looked right so I went for it. A really beautiful spring/summer piece(cotton/linen blend), very minimalist with no cuff straps/buttons or other crap, set-in sleeves, etc. Upon receipt I knew all I had to do was bring it to my tailor to have the sleeves shortened.


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    +1 to all of those features Botolph.
     
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    Now I do like that coat,decent looking and slightly different to what I normally see being worn,i guess that's the upside to internet shopping because I wouldn't get to see something like that in the shops.

    I mentioned the Ben Sherman 'harrymac' which I thought looked good in the pictures that I saw online, I actually got to try one on in House of Fraser yesterday and I was shocked at how thin the (unlined) material was and how it just looked all wrong plus a button was coming off,that could have been another online shopping mistake for me,cheaply made junk.
     


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    I hear you; there was a Ben Sherman shop about two miles from me(shut after a year), and the quality of 90% of their stock left a lot to be desired.
    Here in the Hub of the Solar System, there are some shops which carry APC and other stuff but not the above coat. As I explained, it was a gamble, albeit one that I won. Also having tried on many of their jackets in the past I had a vague notion of APC's fit. Additionally, I'm Mr Average: 17/34 shirt, 34" waist, and in relatively good shape, so most off-the-peg clothes fit me well, aside from having to hem trousers to a stubby 30" inseam, and put new shirts in the dryer to shrink the arms a half inch.
    The mac has a nice(sewn-in, not removable) lining and is well constructed, though one feature I miss is the pass-through handwarmer pockets. I guess I could have my tailor alter that if I wanted.
    Anyways yeah, a great coat, albeit costly. It would be at home in this thread's discussions, or I believe, the mod to suedehead thread as well.
     
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  10. cerneabbas

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    Ben Shermans 'quality' seems variable,the raincoat that I bought last year was ok for the money paid,a Harrington that I bought has a nice 'body' but the cuff material is rubbish.

    The only plus side to my shopping trip was that I bought a Fred Perry polo,Light smoke a sort of blue / grey marl with subdued piping and logo,nice fit,material ok but well over priced IMO.
     


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    I love the mac, Botolph and, despite some criticism here on SF from a few posters I cannot fault Mr Porter either. Great service, the products rarely disappoint and the packaging is a thing of beauty in itself!

    I agree about Ben Sherman. I have just retired a Ben Sherman suit after 10 years of fantastic service. The black material had an interesting herringbone weave; the lining was of a high quality as was the overall make and finish. In the end it started to 'show its teeth', as black does, around the edges and the button holes - so it had to go. But try to find anything similar today....

    If any British members are in London I recommend trying the area around Shoreditch High Street, which is being beautifully restored and right now is a great mix of graffiti-covered old walls, new stylish shops and bars and some graceful redbrick apartment blocks. I have heard it described as similar to parts of Berlin. Some shops worth trying - APC, Sunspel, Nudie Jeans and Murdock London for hair and shaving essentials.
     


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    The East End is not really for me. Hoxton has some great Vietnamese restaurants but I would not shop there. Bethnal Green has E Pellicci cafe and Petticoat Lane but a lot of the pubs have closed or been taken over by a hipster crowd. Pride of Spitalfields is still a lovely old boozer though. Indian restaurants off Commercial Road are the ones to use - not Brick Lane.
     


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    Shoreditch is just a colony for underachieving offspring of the middle class. Give me the strippers anytime.
     


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    Quote:Ha ha!
     


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    Has anyone on here bought anything from Orvis ? I have seen a Harrington that looks good in the pictures and some polos and long sleeve polos,just wondering what anyones experience with them might have been.
     


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