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Luigi_M

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The hat is more formal than the overcoat.
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Good point, but I guess that one should not try to dress Eden-like, unless he actually is Sir Anthony Eden.
Usually I'm not afraid to push the boundaries, yet if I sported a full and coherent formal rig, hat to shoes, would feel too conspicuous and costumey, while I try to pass unnoticed instead.
Let's say that my aim is "clean living under difficult circumstances", by picking significant items from an era I think was better, but keeping in mind that said era is no more.
 

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I know we're not High Street shoppers here - I began to struggle 20 years ago - but no talk on the demise of Burton, Topman and Debenhams? That's a big yawning gap that's opened up, in more ways than one.

I don't think M&S was arse raped by private equity or a billionaire so I reckon it will survive though I've not been in there for a few years.
I have tried since 1968 to maintain that happy combination of High Street and higher end stuff to bring together a harmonious whole, when it comes to my wardrobe. Increasingly difficult lately.

Having said that, Topman with its association with The Wonders of Vintage and Debenhams have supplied a good few pieces over the last 20 years. Many of the early Designers at Debenhams items were made in England / Western Europe and I still have a number of things that date from the early 2000s.

I get nearly all my, ahem, cosmetics from the various outlets in Debenhams, especially Clarins.

So it’s very sad to me and the high street will be a poorer place...but the middle ground is always vulnerable. Primark thrives and so do LVMH in challenging times but there is no room it seems for Burtons.
 

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Good point, but I guess that one should not try to dress Eden-like, unless he actually is Sir Anthony Eden.
Usually I'm not afraid to push the boundaries, yet if I sported a full and coherent formal rig, hat to shoes, would feel too conspicuous and costumey, while I try to pass unnoticed instead.
Let's say that my aim is "clean living under difficult circumstances", by picking significant items from an era I think was better, but keeping in mind that said era is no more.
Heres a pic of your man right here ...

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... along with my old man!
 

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With all due respect to Sir Anthony Eden, the sharpness of an Officer has no equal among civvies.
 

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With all due respect to Sir Anthony Eden, the sharpness of an Officer has no equal among civvies.
Yeah he was a 22 year career pilot.
I always feel a it sad for these high ranking military fellas who have spent decades walking round with a chest full of medal ribbons and service awards getting saluted by all and sundry, then they retire and show up on CNN in a blue suit looking just like any other schmuck! The transition can’t be easy. My dad’s past was a bit mysterious but I understand he left after WW2 and then re-enlisted so he may have found it hard too.
 

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Cold and possibly rainy today.
Burton vintage overcoat, showerproof and warmer than a trench, and cheap wool felt hat.
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My daughter told me 'last week you had a hat like Poirot, today you look like Capt. Hastings - dunno what's worse'
The little pest ...
 

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^ correct, I'd only add 'sort' = 'comes out'.
Anyway I strongly question this assumpt! :p
 

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Cold and possibly rainy today.
Burton vintage overcoat, showerproof and warmer than a trench, and cheap wool felt hat.
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My daughter told me 'last week you had a hat like Poirot, today you look like Capt. Hastings - dunno what's worse'
The little pest ...
I like this Luigi. I got a similar hat from Baileys that I wear on crappy weather. It works OK in a shower and really does help keep the head warm - much more stylish than a woollen watch cap.
 

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I like this Luigi. I got a similar hat from Baileys that I wear on crappy weather. It works OK in a shower and really does help keep the head warm - much more stylish than a woollen watch cap.
"Tous les goûts sont dans la nature" (même les mauvais)
 

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Cold and possibly rainy today.
Burton vintage overcoat, showerproof and warmer than a trench, and cheap wool felt hat.


My daughter told me 'last week you had a hat like Poirot, today you look like Capt. Hastings - dunno what's worse'
The little pest ...
Sounds like your daughter has picked up your Anglo influences :)
 

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