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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    I spit on American sports jackets - their bright colours and windowpane make me so angry I want to kill them.

    So what has this effect on you?
     


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    covskin Senior member

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    Just a snapshot of me, now. Dressed to the casual end - mauve polo, suede trainers - but the jeans are 501 with hem turnups over white socks, not frayed Lois! Can see some obvious stuff in the background, harrington, ma1, POW, chinos, covert coat, etc.

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    Ok, just got onto the subject of cagoules on the other thread and I remembered mine so dug out the family album. These are all August 1977.

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    Always intended to post the photo on the right as it looks like I am channelling @McDermott - there is something of the look there in attenuated mid-70s form, ruperts and the piping-ed top (no idea what it was called). This would be within a year after the time I was bullied for being a punk because my trousers were not flared enough and my hair was too short and a year or two before I would have thought of myself as a Mod of sorts. What really surprised me though were the other photos, my Adidas cagoule being worn back in August 1977, which is a couple of years before they were adopted by the early Casuals lol. Truly a bridging look, if only I knew it at the time!
     
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    ^ Haha...thanks. I was only 14 so not in any way clothing articulate but there is something building there in between original and revival, not really a time you hear much about. I never went full 70s, that was my hair since the early 70s plus I hated flared trousers (those were about as unflared as it got), and I got a fair bit of stick for it.
     
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  9. Mr Knightley

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    While everyone seems to be at Pitti, I have been hanging out further south, in Sicily.

    Not much evidence of the Look there. The local male seems rather schmaltzy to our north European eyes often sporting that strange hairstyle that is shaved at back and sides with a large dollop of hair on top (which my own barber tells me is known as the Turd in the business!) Coming down he sports a tee shirt with writing on it, a bit of bling, faded jeans and techno trainers. For more formal wear he seems to sport a dark suit with too many details and black 'patent' shoes.

    Obviously in central Palermo there is evidence of Italian CBD - very well executed too - and some very stylish ladies.

    The shops in Palermo did have some items of interest and I bought a dark grey / black Italian made FP, a tan belt by a company called 'Ivy Oxford' who I was aware of in the 80s but hadn't seen for a while. Also Italian made. I also spotted some very good value OTC cotton socks in a range of dark colours (Filo Scozia material) at 2.5 euros a pair and bought a few.

    The food, of course, was first rate and eating out incredibly good value. Less than 50 euros for two for a very good dinner. Most interesting dish - Risotto al curry!

    Petrol and diesel oddly was more expensive there. Driving in Palermo was a nightmare with few signs and mad drivers, so we used the train!

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    Off duty look - PRL, Boss, Castaners, Persol, Mulberry. In Monreale.

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    Central Palermo 'Quattro Canti'.
     
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    Exchanging PMs with cerneabbas before I went away, we came up with the idea of an autumn meet-up in London. A Friday lunchtime pie and pint - that sort of thing. Probably November.

    Any interest??[​IMG]
     


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    Sharp look Mr. Knightly. Vacationing with wife and kids in Maui just now, so nothing to wear but trunks, tees, flip flops and a decent tan...
     
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    Sounds cool
     


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    Would depend on work commitments (if any!) but in principle yes, why not.
     


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    I am fairly fixed when it comes to tie colour - navy, red and grey not green, light blue or yellow just about covers it since whenever, and I don't get the brown ties of Italian CBD - but looking at Pitti I am seeing green ties quite a lot and, unusually, I am liking it. I can remember light blue and yellow ties being something of an 80s thing but where do these and green fit into the traditional scheme. Or are they a bit wideboy? Am thinking that a dark green tie with a small motif might be *my* CBD experiment.

    Edit: didn't you do a green tie thing a few months back Mr. K?
     
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    cov, I can't remember the green tie but will look back and see.

    Going back to the 60s (I can remember that era better - comes with age...) my first knitted tie, when I was still a very young wannabe, was dark green. Later, in 1969, I recall a matching tie and hanky (oh dear) in small geometric design in greens, yellows and blues. In my defence I rarely wore the two together.

    I also had a sort of olive green pocket hanky around 1970. My first FP polo shirt was also green. I think it had yellow tips. So, go for it covskin!
     


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