Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Mr Knightley, Mar 13, 2014.
Classic look, excellent
Can't beat Ben Nevis at the price and Made in England! Obviously some details are missing / a bit clumsy but a good fit and feel IMO.
With POW check harringtons I never saw them here in the early 70s,probably saw the first one in 79 or 80 and I didn't like the black waistband and cuffs that most had and still seem to have,I think it limits you to what you can wear with it .
The one exception ( that I have seen) was one by Kappa with grey waistband and cuffs that pretty well matched the grey in the check...unfortunately it also had the Kappa logo on the chest.
I really don't like the tartan lining on the Ben Nevis and lots of others,with the jacket half unzipped some harringtons look a bit 'Bay city rollers',as you say though a good price and made in England.
My favourite Harrington is one I bought online for £20ish,still available Code D,the only problem with it is that the pocket flaps curl like a cheap polo collar,I have tried spray starch which works for a while,its a pity because I would have bought another one but you cant really expect to much at that price.
Yes, I know what you mean about the tartan. I don't dislike it as such but it does restrict your choice of shirt to avoid clashing patterns / colours.
Yes the colour clash is also a problem Mr Knightley,but the tartan lining is a bit of a thing with me and it puts me off of buying a particular Harrington if it shows.
Fair enough. Black knock offs are my issue. Forever associated with late 60s yoof culture.
Ben Nevis plain donkey jackets look pretty good. I have enough winter wear but donkey jackets could be reclaimed from Socialist Worker paper vendors. Builders do not wear them these days. Very good value too and Made in Britain.
My search for a pair of brown or tan brogues ended yesterday when I took delivery of a pair of Alfred Sargent Stepney,tan longwings with dainite sole.
They are exactly what I wanted,shape,colour,grain leather,brogueing even the dainite sole,I was giving up hope of finding something that I liked the fact that they were reduced in price was a bonus. The online pictures don't do them justice IMO,they seem to be being replaced by the AS Romney ( I cant tell the difference).
I ordered them from Tredders and they were here the next day,couriers texted to let me know the hour of delivery,which was convenient.
I bought a M+S black 'harrington' a few years ago its not bad material,button up cuffs and no tartan lining,looks ok with trousers.
Donkey jackets,I cant see myself ever wearing one again,theres warmer and waterproof jackets now that are more practical,and they never were the most stylish coat,like sheepskins IMO a thing of the past.
I do agree that lefty types,students and champagne socialists liked Donkey jackets I suppose they felt it gave them some 'working class credibility'.
Good buy there Cern
they look great here too
Yes that picture is a good one,thats exactly how these look,caught the colour just right,thats the toe shape that I prefer.
They are the mutts, it has to be said. Much, much better than the Cheaney for Herrings I've got. Damn you, I shall have to add them to my list...
I've just bought my first couple of AS pairs and I'm delighted too. Can't recommend these guys highly enough @Afinepairofshoes
Defenitely the doggy's danglies-- i love the soles, too. I might have to pick up a pair(the brogues, that is ) for an early 40th birthday gift to myself!
I have bought shoes from Herrings and been happy with their service,but they had nothing that I fancied in brown brogues.
Finding anything that I liked that was still being made was a bit of a quest.
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