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Thin White Duke

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Also, @Mr Tickle and @Thin White Duke , we're eagerly awaiting to admire your family pics!
I’ve posted a few pics of the ol’ fella
on here from time to time when pertinent.

I love this one from Torquay
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This was taken in Gibraltar, a rare shot of him wearing a brimmed hat
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And this one from the mid fifties with a certain Prime Minister:

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I understand it's not part of The Look, but since it has been mentioned here by another poster (@Kingstonian), and I have been wanting one for years, here's my latest purchase: a British Warm Coat.
Found on ebay for a breeze, it's made in Britain by Dunn & Co.
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(Also, cross posting in the 'Here and Now' thread as I spoke of it there)
Yes. I have a Dunn’s British Warm. Crombie cloth. ‘Made in Britain’ on the label.

They are a bargain if you can find one in good condition.

Mine has peak lapels.
 

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@Thin White Duke my English is quite poor, so I haven't that much adjectives from which to pick. Anyway, if I had to choose one to define your old man from these pics, I'd say 'sharp'.

@Kingstonian , I was happy to spend £35 for my coat; it wasn't easy to find one in my size (UK 46) and in good conditions. Usually they are moth eaten. Mine only needs a thorough dry clean and I fulfilled a long dream of mine.

Now I have to find a suitable headgear to protect my noggin' when I'll be wearing it in winter. I understand that many British Officers used their Warm with civilian clothes, but usually wore a bowler hat. This would be quite too much for me. I'm thinking about an Homburg or a flat cap - for less formal occasions.
 
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There are also a whole range of braces available in regimental colours too 🙂
Well, that would be a little overkill ...
Besides, I learnt from the Brits not to wear a regimental item unless you actually served in that Regiment.
For this reason if I wear striped ties, it's only in blue and red, as I did my National Service in a Corps which had these colours.

Oh ... wait ... I have a striped dark red and olive green tie too, but only out of affection as my dad (who never had been in the Military) owned one like that. Hope it will not be considered improper.
 

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@Thin White Duke my English is quite poor, so I haven't that much adjectives from which to pick. Anyway, if I had to choose one to define your old man from these pics, I'd say 'sharp'.

@Kingstonian , I was happy to spend £35 for my coat; it wasn't easy to find one in my size (UK 46) and in good conditions. Usually they are moth eaten. Mine only needs a thorough dry clean and I fulfilled a long dream of mine.

Now I have to find a suitable headgear to protect my noggin' when I'll be wearing it in winter. I understand that many British Officers used their Warm with civilian clothes, but usually wore a bowler hat. This would be quite too much for me. I'm thinking about an Homburg or a flat cap - for less formal occasions.
Sounds good. I also go for a 46R or 44R.

Some sellers try it on with moth eaten garments but buying in Summer might help - fewer buyers around .

Definitely would not wear a bowler or a Homburg hat. Hatless is my preferred option.
 

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Great pictures @Thin White Duke I always thought that PM was a very sharp chap, but your dad puts him in the shade there!

Lovely coat @Luigi_M

Come on @Mr Tickle

Earlier in the week I had to drop into my Solicitor, so made a bit of an effort. TWD - this is my only 3r2 jacket and it does roll. It also has a plain back. It's by Gurteen in a nice light linen blend and part-lined.

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I’ve seen pics of this jacket before Mr. K. I always thought a separate pinstripe jacket a bold move so as not to look orphaned but I think in your case this is mitigated by the linen texture and light weight.

As for the roll - the two kinds of three-roll-whatever jackets I cannot abide are :
1. those ‘Ivy’ versions where the lapel is pressed flat and there’s a vestigial buttonhole buggering up the lower lapel
2. those as worn lately by Daniel Craig as Bond where when worn as normal there is no visual evidence without close examination that a top button and buttonhole even exists
These two examples are in my mind really just aberrations of a two button jacket. While my preference is obviously for a ‘hard three’ I have a couple of jackets with the option of buttoning the middle only which produces a pleasing roll somewhere in the vicinity of the top button as you’ve aptly demonstrated here.
 

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Those are from when 2-button jackets were coming into style and dry cleaners would advertise “we’ll press your old 3-button into a more modern 2-button style!” or something along those lines. Sometimes they fell into category 1. and sometimes category 2.— and then sometimes they rolled(which I prefer).
 

Thin White Duke

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Those are from when 2-button jackets were coming into style and dry cleaners would advertise “we’ll press your old 3-button into a more modern 2-button style!” or something along those lines. Sometimes they fell into category 1. and sometimes category 2.— and then sometimes they rolled(which I prefer).
I always wondered what the origin of those jackets is. I may have a heard a similar story before, that some time in the mid sixties when three button jackets were going out of fashion they were pressed flat. The adulation they seem to receive leaves me completely baffled!
 

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I always wondered what the origin of those jackets is. I may have a heard a similar story before, that some time in the mid sixties when three button jackets were going out of fashion they were pressed flat. The adulation they seem to receive leaves me completely baffled!
Yeah I Suppose it’s like a waistcoat with the deliberately-undone bottom button. It’s there, but you don’t use it.
 

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