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  • Clothing for a man of “a certain age”
  • tjagain
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    A few tips from a bona fide fashion guru:

    y fronts        yes – gotta support the boys

    corduroy      dubious but possible depending on situation

    tank tops    Under no circumstances

    duffel coat  Under no circumstances

    st Anthony parker  WTF is that and a parka?  Unless you are in the Yukon or the 1970s then no

    green flash  Only if a youth otherwise its trying to capture your long lost youth

    plaid  Are you canadian or american?

    Turn ups  Yes

    monkey boots  no

    turtle not v neck  Both are acceptable

    no tartan  but you said plaid is OK?  Plaid is tartan

    No Three quarter length  3/4 length what?  trousers?   Deffo none of them

    loose not straight  referring to what?

    cotton  yes

    Nice leather belt  only for fat bastards

    no hats  Really?  a pork pie, fedora, trilby, panama all acceptable in the right circumstances.  Beanies only on the hills

    no shorts unless hot or cycling  OK

    jumpers – under appreciated  indeed.  I have a fine range

    monkeycmonkeydo
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    Duffel Coat was good enough for Monty but not our tj!🙄

    suburbanreuben
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    Even in the Desert?

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Monty was in uniform and the coat a part of that.  I had to wear elastic waist trousers as a part of my work supplied uniform.  ~That doesn’t mean its acceptable to wear them outside of work

    stavaigan
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    st Anthony parker  WTF is that and a parka?  Unless you are in the Yukon or the 1970s then no. Actually was it lord anthony? You know you could zip up the hood to create a furry snorkel.

    tjagain
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    You know you could zip up the hood to create a furry snorkel.

    yes I remember them -from the 1970s – a decade of ghastly fashion

    ElShalimo
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    wasn’t St Anthnoy the M&S own-brand from yesteryear?

    monkeycmonkeydo
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    What is wrong with a good Duffel Coat?A lot more stylish than the usual ribbed binbag. A lot less pretentious than a smoking jacket as well.

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    ElShalimo
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    Donkey jacket >> Zuffle coat

    IYKYK

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    razorrazoo
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    wasn’t St Anthnoy the M&S own-brand from yesteryear?

    St Michael (shudders at mum bought items of clothing)

    Lord Anthony was the snorkel parka, I had a nice navy one in primary school before upgrading to a Campari ‘ski’ jacket.

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    sc-xc
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    People that are genuinely stylish, don’t give a **** what other people think about the clothes they wear.

    Anyone that makes rules up like those above…**** ’em.

    Edit: wear what you like and feel comfortable in.

    Now, this is a bloody good Parka (if I do say so myself) – as seen worn by Mr Pegg, as every other pic on the internet was a webp file rather than jpeg

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    ElShalimo
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    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    zippykona
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    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    I assume pilot trousers.

    iainc
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    “ Now, this is a bloody good Parka”

    Quite agree, I have one too, though there isn’t much love on here for Frahm jackets..

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    maccruiskeen
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    every other pic on the internet was a webp file rather than jpeg

    Thats an speg

    matt_outandabout
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    Hi.

    I need some new work clothes. And advice about being smarter.

    I’m a chinos, moleskin, cotton jeans, with nice Oxford or similar shirt, jumper on winter type dresser. Nice pair of either waxed boots or smart casual trainers on occasion. I like colours, not grey.

    I’m needing more of the same decent quality, without spending silly money or looking like my only shop is Next. Where?

    I’m also needing slightly smarter. I’m not thinking a full on suit. But promised myself a nice Harris tweed jacket perhaps, maybe a nicer pair of trousers and shirt, maybe a pair of ‘best’ shoes or boots. Again, suggest where or even what is smart but not full suit.

    edit: and I need a smarter winter coat than Berghaus GoreTex or staff fleece…

    49.9 year old, 6’1″, 14st and ‘sturdily’ built, long leg and size 9.5 shoes of Dunblane.

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    tjagain
    Full Member

    I can help matt.  :-)

    matt_outandabout
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    You offering a personal shopper service…

    tjagain
    Full Member

    *rubs hands with glee*

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    _charlie_
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    @TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTR

    I’m always tempted yet bewildered by the vast range of Engelbert Strauss

    However, your vintage recommendation looks appealing

    (For reference, I mostly wear Revolution Race trousers which are softshell and hard wearing and super stretchy material, great for commuting and gardening, and can sometimes just about get away with in smarter settings)

    Having purchased two, you clearly like them, which is a ringing endorsement in itself, are you able to confirm whether your Engelbert Strauss Vintage trousers are comfy and crucially stretchy?

    Reading their website blurb they state “extremely comfortable… elastic canvas… Enormous elasticity in all directions” which all sounds promising, and they offer free delivery and free returns

    .

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    And @matt_outandabout

    I have just ordered a pair of William Lennon safety boots which you may wish to add to your shortlist for your next boots purchase

    108 Safety All-terrain Boot

    I went for a custom one off bright colour way, with customised grain and details, handmade in England, and change from £140 delivered

    The drawback, I have to wait 5 months from placing the order, as everything is handmade by a small team

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    are you able to confirm whether your Engelbert Strauss Vintage trousers are comfy and crucially stretchy?

    Yes, they have some good stretch in them and really comfy – they do have superflous knee pad pockets (if you don’t need them), but they don’t look obvious and could just be part of the ‘styling’. They are quite slim fitting though. I’ll try and get a pic later

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    nickc
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    People that are genuinely stylish, don’t give a **** what other people think about the clothes they wear.

    The point of fashion is literally to signal to everyone else that you give a shit.

    sirromj
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    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    I still have a soft spot for extra pockets on my trousers (ie cheap tkmaxx jeans) harking back to my primary school days…  Four decades  later.

    nickc
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    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    Insert your “It’s called fashion, Brenda” meme of choice here.

    ElShalimo
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    For non-pilots I’m sure a shin pocket is  ever used

    What can you put in there? Anything more than a piece of paper will annoy you whilst walking

    BillMC
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    You need to distinguish between style and fashion. Keeping up with fashion and you’ll look like a tryhard dadlad. Style on the mature man means always wearing at least one quality/classic item of clothing. My favourites: Magee for tweed, Northampton for shoes, Union Clothing in Newcastle when I’m up there. The rest of it, cheap and cheerful, Ebay, re’cycled etc.

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    peterno51
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    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    To keep one’s cornetto in.

    chakaping
    Full Member

    Keeping up with fashion and you’ll look like a tryhard dadlad.

    Hahaha, is that the same as a WellEnd?

    wbo
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    The bloke in the picture needs to lose the hat.

    The jacket is too busy? Why the funny buckle buttons?

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    ElShalimo
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    peterno51Full Member
    The trousers are interesting. Why the shin pocket?

    To keep one’s cornetto in.

    Just one?

    chestercopperpot
    Free Member

    This.

    chestercopperpot
    Free Member

    Oh dahling I was at the theatre last night.

    mefty
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    Velvet jackets do seem to be making a bit of a comeback – quite a few being worn at the last couple of dinners I have been too – neither were super formal though.

    sc-xc
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    The point of fashion is literally to signal to everyone else that you give a shit.

    Who mentioned fashion? I said style.

    Who mentioned fashion? I said style.

    Regarding style – do people (on here) feel like they have their own particular ‘style’ – and that doesn’t mean they are necessarilly ‘stylish’ or have a unique style – more that they have adopted a certain style or look that they conform to most days?

    To a certain extent I tend to predominantly dress more towards the look I posted a page back, but then another time I’ll be in white trainers, black skinny jeans, white tee and North Face gilet for example – a completely different ‘look’. I guess some people tend to dress the same 99% of the time – I certainly know people that do

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    nickc
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    Like MattOAB my work style is chinos/oxford button down-casual, or door-to-door Mormon as my wife calls it….So that’s cool. Other than that I’m a white dude in my fifties, I’m effectually invisible, so it doesn’t matter what I wear.

    easily
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    Please everyone, keep this thread going, it’s by far my favourite.

    I suppose I should contribute to help the discussion, so here goes. I like:

    Carpenter trousers, especially carhartt. They have extra pockets without being too cargo.

    Henley shirts

    Grandad shirts

    Keen Jasper shoes. Soooo comfy and versatile

    3/4 length trousers. There, I said it.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    or door-to-door Mormon as my wife calls it

    🤣

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    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    To a certain extent I tend to predominantly dress more towards the look I posted a page back, but then another time I’ll be in white trainers, black skinny jeans, white tee and North Face gilet for example – a completely different ‘look’.

    To complement the different ‘look’ match each change of outfit with a massive mood swing. Keeps people on their toes.

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