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  • Clothing for a man of “a certain age”
  • doris5000
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    Also, the word “overshirt” seems to get used for a lot of what I’d just call “shirts” these days.

    Yeah I’ve got a few, ranging from fairly lightweight cotton, all the way up to a Melton wool one that weighs a ton.  Can be tricky to tell online how thick the material is.

    BillMC
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    Uniqlo do some half decent overshirts

    fasthaggis
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    @chakaping
    “I actually do wear a jacket like Crocket’s”

    I knew that there would be one 😉👍🤣

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    razorrazoo
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    Also, the word “overshirt” seems to get used for a lot of what I’d just call “shirts” these days.

    Nah, whilst they come from the same ‘family’ I’d say there is a distinct difference between the two such as:

    – Usually a thicker/heavier material so it can act as a jacket (shacket)

    – Cut a bit bigger to allow layering underneath

    – Cut square at the bottom, not intended to be tucked in

    – More pockets (often 2 x chest pockets and possibly hip / hand warmer pockets)

    I can see how this may get confused with a thicker flannel shirt, but if your flannel has the above traits it’s probably an overshirt.

    scotroutes
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    So what is the light summer jacket of choice nowadays for those days when it’s not peeing down with force 10 winds but a shirt or t-shirt isn’t enough to keep you warm on the way to the pub?

    .

    My choice is a Rivelo Stormfleece jacket from SportPursuit. It doesn’t look “bikey”, it’s just warm enough to take off a wind chill and, DWRed, it’ll ward off a shower.

    chakaping
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    Good info cheers Razoo.

    I still feel some retailers stretch the definition a little, which makes searching for the type I’m after tricky.

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    chakaping
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    I knew that there would be one 😉👍🤣

    And I’ll keep wearing it until I don’t look as good as a young Don Johnson in it

    :P

    ElShalimo
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    @razorrazoo – are you allowed to tuck the overshirt into your underpants like your Granny taught you?

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    razorrazoo
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    @razorrazoo – are you allowed to tuck the overshirt into your underpants like your Granny taught you?

    Only if you pop your trouser bottoms into your socks too.

    wait4me
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    Private White VC do some nice Ventile cotton shackets. Spendy mind. Got mine heavily discounted in a sale and I pretty much live in it.

    Or a new brand I heard of recently Neem do some nice ones. All sustainable if you’re into that sort of thing. I bought a pop over shirt and it’s good quality and hits the smart/casual dad wear brief nicely.

    james-rennie
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    £55 gets you this jacket that looks like a grown up non-bikey jacket… it’s got buttons (hiding a zip) and a proper collar.

    However, it’s actually a softshell jacket in disguise.   Someone used the term ‘stealth-tech’ earlier , thats what this is.

    swrve jacket

    lorax
    Full Member

    How about something like a Vardag or an Övik from Fjällräven?

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    tjagain
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    I had better confess.  I am about to pull the trigger on the purchase of a smoking jacket.  I cannot decide between the purple velvet and the golden paisley pattern with quilted red lapels tho

    frankconway
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    TJ – you’re very much a purple man so…go for it.

    I take it you already have the essential cravats?

    You should check out House of Bruar.

    ElShalimo
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    I think we need to see the 2 options before you purchase TJ

    tjagain
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    Of course I have cravats!  what sort of a man do you think I am?

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2228/4005/products/Smoking-2-Gold_grande.jpg

    CountZero
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    One thing that seems to be common is a lot of poeple wear what they like and don’t care what other people think, yet also have some opinions about what is acceptable / not acceptable for other people to wear. I’m not really sure how that stacks up.

    I absolutely wear whatever the hell I want, I don’t care what anyone else thinks, and I care even less what anyone else wears.

    I see people half my age wearing matching jackets with wolves woven into the design, or dream catchers or whatever, I just do a virtual eye-roll; it’s none of my business how they dress, anymore than it’s theirs how I dress.

    ton
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    I have a blue Carhartt twill jacket that I wear for cooler days off the bike. Not the heavy blanket lined version. Just twill. Very comfy and holds rain off a bit too.

    ElShalimo
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    Thanks @ton

    BikePawl
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    @tjagain you’re thinking about a smoking jacket when you’ve quit smoking?🤡

    chakaping
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    I have a blue Carhartt twill jacket

    I think I have a gap in my wardrobe for something like this. I love my Carhartt twill trews.

    Twill is a funny word, isn’t it?

    BillMC
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    vestes coltins bourgerons bleus de travail occasion blue work jackets (free.fr)   …Google that for some proper workwear jackets. ‘Twill’ is a bit officer’s mess, I think they are duck.

    zippykona
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    How does a nearly 60 man with a shaved head avoid looking like a thug?
    I was at a gig and half the audience had shaved heads, cargo shorts , a band t shirt and white trainers.
    That was me apart from the white trainers which I would never own.
    It was like a question time reunion.
    Style tips to make me look like a caring, lefty ,remainer please.

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    tjagain
    Full Member

    zippy – a cardigan?

    fasthaggis
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    Tank top and Loon pants. 👍

    dudeofdoom
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    Hmmm so what’s the point of a smoking jacket, is it to stop the eau da ashtray from your other clothes ?

    and wasn’t that what dr who used to wear :-)

    monkeycmonkeydo
    Free Member

    I think tj would look nicer in a denim jacket.

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    ElShalimo
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    With a denim shirt and some nice jeans

    I’ve got a couple of different pairs of Kuhl trousers that fit (me) really nicely when I want a change from jeans

    The Kuhl Burr jacket is a new favourite too

    Also just bought some Englebert Strauss work trousers (ES Vintage range) with the flappy (holster?) pockets. I like them that much I’ve just ordered a couple of pairs sans flappy pockets to wear when not at work

    ElShalimo
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    How are you getting on with the &SONS stuff you bought?

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    How are you getting on with the &SONS stuff you bought?

    Love it, especially the shirts. Pictured here with a pair of £30 Vinted 501’s

    20240403_202437~3

    Caher
    Full Member

    Style tips to make me look like a caring, lefty ,remainer please.

    A dreadlock wig?

    doris5000
    Free Member

    what’s the point of a smoking jacket, is it to stop the eau da ashtray from your other clothes ?

    I was wondering that. Looks like the shiny lapels might be easier to brush fallen ash off?

    And yeah maybe protecting your other finery. (Or pyjamas, as it does look a bit like a dressing gown?)

    Keeping warm if you’ve got the windows open to give you a bit of fresher air?

    nickc
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    TJ is the 13th Duke of Wyboure and I claim my $5.00

    Duke

    stavaigan
    Free Member

    A few tips from a bona fide fashion guru:

    y fronts

    corduroy

    tank tops

    duffel coat

    st Anthony parker

    green flash

    plaid

    Turn ups

    monkey boots

    turtle not v neck

    no tartan

    No Three quarter length

    loose not straight

    cotton

    Nice leather belt

    no hats

    no shorts unless hot or cycling

    jumpers – under appreciated

    you’re welcome

    johnners
    Free Member

    stavaigan

    Free Member

    A few tips from a bona fide fashion guru:

    Well, thank God, at last a proper expert has joined the discussion!

    tjagain
    Full Member

    I would be using the ~”smoking jacket” as a dressing gown.  Wiki has a page on the derivation of them but IIRC basically it was a less formal jacket to put on when you withdrew from the dining room to smoke with the men – perhaps so you didn’t damage your formal jacket.  It also perhaps was one of the antecedents of the “dinner jacket” which is less formal than a tailcoat

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoking_jacket

    chakaping
    Full Member

    no shorts unless hot or cycling

    But who decides whether I’m hot or not?

    There used to be a website for it, but I don’t trust you lot to give me a straight answer.

    nickc
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    But these only become popular as everything else that everyone wore in ye olde times was ever so very formal, starched, irons and stiff. It was probs a blessed relief to shrug off a justacorps or doublet or whatever and put on something that had no ‘structure’ to it.

    These days smoking jacket conjures up a bit…

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