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As a teen in a small province town in Italy I liked to dress the way I thought young Brits dressed ...
Many years after, sometimes I still feel young at heart and try to revive that look: slim trousers, brogues and a coat (that only now I'm aware is known as 'Harrington jacket').
I recently treated me to a vintage DAKS simil-Harrington in a bolder colour than my usual blue.
Only recent addition are the Police spectacles (with prescription lenses :-().
I submit my look to your judgement.
Feel free to be harsh.

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Clean look, @Luigi_M . Your photo reminds me of a friend from East London(“T.H.”) who was involved in the original Oi! scene.
Criticism? Wearing closed-laced brogues with a very casual ensemble is something I wouldn’t wear(I’d go for longwing bluchers), but that’s as harsh as I’ll get.


@Yorky good looks, especially with the sky FP monkey jacket and olive green chinos. The cycle gear, well hey it ain’t very cool looking but surely it’s practical and comfortable.
 

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Not a big fan of MJ TBH (especially in that sky blue color) you have to be the slender type and to wear them fitted to get away with it, only lad that wears them well on this side of the Board is @Thin White Duke.

Luigi's Brogues look fine to me, as they seem to have a slim last they pair well with the slim trousers IMO.
 
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I like it too @Luigi_M

Personally, I would not go quite so slim on the trousers, but I appreciate that's about personal taste.

@Yorky I grew up watching Ian Carmichael playing Bertie Wooster in 'The World of Wooster' with an older Jeeves than we are used to, played by Dennis Price. Some people say it is closer to the books than the 1990's incarnation. It was this 'English Gent' look that had a big influence on us at the time. We even tried to capture some of the upper class language and 'What Ho' became a very common greeting in the late 60s.
 

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Thank you Gentlemen: all points taken.
If I got so much positive opinions as a teen, I'd have grown a couple inches taller.
Instead I was considered by the other boys as 'the guy who dresses strange' - but I managed to turn this in bonus points with chicks...
 

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Clean look, @Luigi_M . Your photo reminds me of a friend from East London(“T.H.”) who was involved in the original Oi! scene.
Criticism? Wearing closed-laced brogues with a very casual ensemble is something I wouldn’t wear(I’d go for longwing bluchers), but that’s as harsh as I’ll get.


@Yorky good looks, especially with the sky FP monkey jacket and olive green chinos. The cycle gear, well hey it ain’t very cool looking but surely it’s practical and comfortable.
@Luigi_M I agree with @Botolph regarding the outfit, it is a good look, but I would go for longwings.
 

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Not a big fan of MJ TBH (especially in that sky blue color) you have to be the slender type and to wear them fitted to get away with it, only lad that wears them well on this side of the Board is @Thin White Duke.

Luigi's Brogues look fine to me, as they seem to have a slim last they pair well with the slim trousers IMO.
@Clouseau, is it the MJ or Harrington that you are referring to? The MJ was a cheap buy bought because it was fleece lined and warm for an evening stroll, if it's the Harrington, I disagree, as the have never been designed to be fitted, due to their original purpose, to play golf in.
And we don't all have a waif like figure anymore, you need a bit of timber on you as you get older.
 

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@Clouseau, is it the MJ or Harrington that you are referring to? The MJ was a cheap buy bought because it was fleece lined and warm for an evening stroll, if it's the Harrington, I disagree, as the have never been designed to be fitted, due to their original purpose, to play golf in.
And we don't all have a waif like figure anymore, you need a bit of timber on you as you get older.
I mixed colors but i dont like both fits. Too blousy for me. Each to his own etc.
Do you play golf ? Because otherwise your comment is meaningless. I never liked blousy Harringtons. The cheap knockoffs we had in the 80s were rather slim. I had my first Baracuta something like 10 years ago and it's a slimfit. The Lavori fit is rather fitted too...
Well a matter of taste and balance. I dont like too fitted clothing either...
 

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Don't know what people think of the new Friday Challenge, but it doesn't work for me, I very rarely wear a tie and certainly not at home, with inappropriate clothing, I know it's just a bit of fun, but it could be better.
Also on a different note @Mr Knightley, it's good to see that you are taking exercise with your new exercise bike, I ventured out yesterday on my bike, the 1st time since last summer, after a 2nd hernia operation.
A few pics of me taking our permitted daily exercise.
Not a good look.
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Prada shades, Barracuta, Gant BD, Brooks Brothers Khakis, Grafters monkey boots.
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Hugo Boss shades, Fred Perry monkey jacket (different material to the stranded FP monkey),Gant BD, BB Khakis, Leather Converse Jack Purcell sneakers.
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Not clothes related but really lovely neck of the woods you live near!
 

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Not clothes related but really lovely neck of the woods you live near!
Cheers. Lots of open countryside, but the bonus is I live on the outskirts of a town and Leeds city is only 20 minutes away by car.
 

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I mixed colors but i dont like both fits. Too blousy for me. Each to his own etc.
Do you play golf ? Because otherwise your comment is meaningless. I never liked blousy Harringtons. The cheap knockoffs we had in the 80s were rather slim. I had my first Baracuta something like 10 years ago and it's a slimfit. The Lavori fit is rather fitted too...
Well a matter of taste and balance. I dont like too fitted clothing either...
No golf spoils a good walk, and you hit the nail on the head with"cheap knockoffs "
 

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Well at least they had a good fit !
Almost No one wore a real Baracuta in the 80s as far as i remember.
I did! But I wasn't a skinhead yet(plus up to a certain point, I wore what my parents told me to). In South Boston and other poor White ghettos, Baracutas and Adidas Gazelle were THE thing to wear in the early to mid '80s. Some wore their 'Cuta inside-out to show off the authentic label.
 

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Cheers. Lots of open countryside, but the bonus is I live on the outskirts of a town and Leeds city is only 20 minutes away by car.
I loved my time at Leeds. Great city and going along with what you say, one of the best things about it is that a short drive in just about any direction and you’re in great countryside. And if I wanted to go home from Headingley - a short walk up to the ring road and stick me thumb out and I could be home in 2 to 3 hours.
 

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