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#1 2017-03-30 14:13:12

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
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Summer's on its Way

One from last year......

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z406/woofboxer/FullSizeRender_zpsaxcrnimc.jpg

I shall be making greater use of knit ties at work this summer. Off duty I will be exploring a West Coast ivy vibe with Reyn Spooner presence and extensive deployment of plain white classic sneakers.

What are you looking forward wearing this summer, the same or will you be looking into something different?


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#2 2017-03-30 18:01:04

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Summer's on its Way

White Vans canvas sneaks. (Already wearing.)
Blue Vans Old Skool sneaks. (Wear these year round actually.)
Navy Vans coaches jacket for the cool evenings. (I wear this year round, actually.)
The two cool T-shirts I picked up from Yellow Rat last summer.
The madras short-sleeved shirt I picked up from Yellow Rat last summer.
My three pairs of Birdwell swim trunks.
My new stone-colored slim-fit Barracuta jacket. (Already wearing this, actually.)
Levi's slouchy white jeans.
The J. Crew polo shirts I bought last summer.
The Pendleton polo shirts I bought the summer before last.
My O'Connell's white bucket hat.
My retro Milwaukee Braves baseball cap. (I might want to get another baseball cap this summer. Need to decide what team.)
My Bailey of Hollywood Panama straw hat (for less casual attire).

Last edited by Chipper (2017-03-30 18:05:06)


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#3 2017-03-30 22:33:22

stanshall
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Re: Summer's on its Way

just threw a box of '80s & '90s t-shirts I recently discovered into the washing machine ... mixed bag of old faves from '82-'02 ... bunch of Lafayette Street classics making with the freak-freak once again .....

I wear t-shirts, poplin walk shorts from J. Press, Adidas shorts, custom board shorts from OC, go through t-shirts like crazy in the summer, all kinds of t-shirts, my faves are all freebies of course but I guess my summer resolution is to buy a couple or three new t-shirts and keep it fresh

which reminds me to go put the t-shirts in the dryer .....

couple of pairs of new sneakers might be on the horizon, last summer yielded a few keepers, I've got a bit of a stockpile so I really just want a couple of backup Chucks and Vans and a pair of Pumas ....

another pair or two of lightweight cotton trousers

I am looking forward to busting out my recently acquired Brooks Brothers short-sleeved Makers and indeed other selections from the cache I was inspired to assemble several years ago by the monumental Tech Ivy thread.  Grateful thanks for all the key heads-ups I've received from my homies here.

A shout-out to Thee Captain, Ackersby, Marlowe, Oxy, Bop, and everybody else, all the other hip-hoppers, ballers, dirtbags, and t-shirt wearers here. 

wearing a partially sun-bleached tropical island t-shirt freebie from a recently cleared vinyl record warehouse and a vintage pair of cotton drawstring surf jams right now, because it's summertime right now where I'm at.


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#4 2017-03-31 01:33:25

woofboxer
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Re: Summer's on its Way

Stan of the endless summer!! Its quite warm here now so it will soon be time for the grand ceremonial wardrobe changeover - the heavyweight winter stuff like the flannel shirts, shetlands, tweeds and wool overcoats is cleaned and folded as applicable and it goes away in the loft. Down comes the summer kit, lightweight jackets, madras, end on end long sleeve BDs for work, seersucker, polos, Ts - like rediscovering old friends. Of course with UK seasons it's a matter of fine judgement as to when this changeover takes place, it can be short sleeves one day and frost the next at this time of year, but if I jump too soon there's always a field jacket hanging in the hallway to see me through.

I have a monumental pair of stone colored OC cotton trousers that I got on a trip last year, I'm particularly looking forward to wearing them this year but they need a visit to the alterator to be hemmed and cuffed up. I've got some of those J Press walk shorts in my sights too , the proper buckle back ones that Stan talks about, do they still make them?


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#5 2017-03-31 02:20:15

Kingston1an
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Re: Summer's on its Way

The big clear plastic containers you can get from Wilko are useful for packing things away.

I always leave coats and jackets hanging on rails though in covers.

This usually prompts thoughts on how much stuff I have and from there thoughts on minimalist wardrobes.


"Florid, smug, middle-aged golf club bore in this country I'd say. Propping up the 19th hole in deepest Surrey bemoaning the perils of immigration."

 

#6 2017-03-31 05:03:08

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Summer's on its Way

I bought green Pumas last summer as well. I'll three shoes in rotation for playtime. Pumas, Vans, and Vans. I really like my Vans, may need to pick up another pair.

No shorts for this kid, aside from my trunks.

I really haven't any other desires. Maybe another pair of Levi's or two.


"Duvel copied my homework." ~ Unknown
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#7 2017-03-31 09:53:37

farrago
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Re: Summer's on its Way

I've decided to look a bit more presentable. Usually clad in a t-shirt and shorts, I've decided to up my game with more Madras shirts or some other suitable short sleeve shirt. I am choosy about patterns and colors. Nothing too outrageous, please. Between O'Connell's tariff and unexciting choices at Lands' End, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.

 

#8 2017-03-31 10:07:14

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 11080

Re: Summer's on its Way

woofboxer wrote:

... I have a monumental pair of stone colored OC cotton trousers that I got on a trip last year, I'm particularly looking forward to wearing them this year but they need a visit to the alterator to be hemmed and cuffed up. I've got some of those J Press walk shorts in my sights too , the proper buckle back ones that Stan talks about, do they still make them?

I really dig the O'Connell's cotton trouser selection, have a slew of them, want more, they fit me very well, but Woof it was Oliver who was the fan of buckle-back walk shorts and buckle-back trousers .... I don't think I've ever had a pair of those, Press wasn't selling them in the late '70s/early '80s, and doesn't seem to be offering them currently either and actually their current selection of walk shorts is rather narrow .....

but when they do restock I'll try to nab another pair of the plain poplin ones I love ... their walk short pattern has always been perfect for me, they're tapered properly ... this is one area where the otherwise wonderful O'Connell's could significantly improve, they could really use a dedicated walk short pattern with a tapered leg as opposed to the wide leg they carry, makes all the difference  .....


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#9 2017-04-02 05:28:58

marlowe v2.0
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Re: Summer's on its Way

stanshall wrote:

just threw a box of '80s & '90s t-shirts I recently discovered into the washing machine ... mixed bag of old faves from '82-'02 ... bunch of Lafayette Street classics making with the freak-freak once again .....

I wear t-shirts, poplin walk shorts from J. Press, Adidas shorts, custom board shorts from OC, go through t-shirts like crazy in the summer, all kinds of t-shirts, my faves are all freebies of course but I guess my summer resolution is to buy a couple or three new t-shirts and keep it fresh

which reminds me to go put the t-shirts in the dryer .....

couple of pairs of new sneakers might be on the horizon, last summer yielded a few keepers, I've got a bit of a stockpile so I really just want a couple of backup Chucks and Vans and a pair of Pumas ....

another pair or two of lightweight cotton trousers

I am looking forward to busting out my recently acquired Brooks Brothers short-sleeved Makers and indeed other selections from the cache I was inspired to assemble several years ago by the monumental Tech Ivy thread.  Grateful thanks for all the key heads-ups I've received from my homies here.

A shout-out to Thee Captain, Ackersby, Marlowe, Oxy, Bop, and everybody else, all the other hip-hoppers, ballers, dirtbags, and t-shirt wearers here. 

wearing a partially sun-bleached tropical island t-shirt freebie from a recently cleared vinyl record warehouse and a vintage pair of cotton drawstring surf jams right now, because it's summertime right now where I'm at.

Tech Ivy thread was monumental indeed...the recent Dartmouth joints got me open, too...peace to all the heads as well...

Lafayette was really poppin' back then...Keith Haring's spot, X-Large, Liquid Sky (shouts to Conneticut girl Chloe Sevigny), Supreme, Triple 5...I really miss that NY...

Last edited by marlowe v2.0 (2017-04-02 05:36:01)

 

#10 2017-04-02 08:40:35

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Summer's on its Way

Sperry boat shoes, too. Originals, brown. I don't care what anybody says. Besides, I live in a harbor town.


"Duvel copied my homework." ~ Unknown
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#11 2017-04-02 19:35:36

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Summer's on its Way

Great thread. I'm going for an all-out 80s prep look this summer (after I get out of uniform that is)... seersucker and chinos, chino shorts and polos, boat shoes, sunglasses on Chums... but I can't resist those Hawaiian shirts!


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#12 2017-04-16 19:42:15

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
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Re: Summer's on its Way

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/30/01/59300179d478fa5d959a38cd86c25b92.jpg


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#13 2017-04-17 16:11:42

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Summer's on its Way

Is that one white and one blue sneaker on RFK??


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#14 2017-04-17 22:34:50

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 11080

Re: Summer's on its Way

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

Is that one white and one blue sneaker on RFK??

yes, for the ultimate in devil-may-care .... nah I'm sure the dark one just got drenched by the garden hose .....


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#15 2017-04-30 16:59:36

stanshall
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Re: Summer's on its Way

/\  speaking of summer being on its way and garden hoses, I've just spent the afternoon potting, pruning, transplanting, weeding ... welcome to the jungle  baby ....

crazy from the heat y'all but the spectacular red and pink dracaena are now all sorted in their pots so that's something .....

what did I wear?  Champion lacrosse shorts and an old Screen Stars t-shirt from the islands ... barefoot too, violating the cardinal rule of no barefoot gardening with shears, but I'm reckless ....

http://epicgardening.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/23114355/dracaena-marginata-tricolor-colorama.jpg


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#16 2017-04-30 18:00:40

Chipper
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Re: Summer's on its Way

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17880030_10212847448206036_4772753031597083167_o.jpg?oh=dc6b4771eab4ad07b1c2fd9e3b70b1df&oe=59856AFB

A little portion of our outdoor oasis. The Lithe-as-a-Lilly Lanky Luscious Lady has been busy preparing the whole urban garden thing. Flowers, vegetables, and herbs of all kinds will abound this summer (barring the third world war, of course).

Last edited by Chipper (2017-04-30 18:04:05)


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#17 2017-04-30 18:43:00

stanshall
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Re: Summer's on its Way

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/62/ea/16/62ea16828e165386b317ef3c868ece6c.jpghttp://www.landscaperesource.com/uploads/images/999.jpg

http://www.mercerbotanicals.com/manager/file.asp?tableName=tblProducts&idField=id&namePrefix=smImg&idValue=116https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/83/14/72/831472b4e244b5d733f119aa90876fd2.jpg


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#18 2017-04-30 18:52:40

stanshall
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Re: Summer's on its Way

http://www.curvemag.com/bougainvillea.jpghttps://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/122273005206_/Staghorn-Fern-Playtcerium-bifurcatum-Netherlands-LIVE-Plant.jpghttps://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/262754726822_/Staghorn-Fern-The-spore-of-Platycerium-grande.jpghttps://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/172533385986_/RARE-Platycerium-andinum-4-basket-SPECIES-STAGHORN-FERN.jpghttp://luirig.altervista.org/flora/maps/jpgcname.php?recn=42367&pid=131688&title=Philodendronhttp://luirig.altervista.org/cpm/albums/stueber2/kur-stu1437-monstera-deliciosa.jpghttp://www.imraw.me/uploads/7/1/1/6/7116546/4155786_orig.jpghttp://pristinelandscapesinc.com/pristine_gallery/large/100_1195.jpghttp://mgonline.com/media/Images/t/treetravelers01.jpghttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0262/2365/products/RhapisPalm_1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1380608786http://68.media.tumblr.com/a77089a11b43aeea010a86efacc0beb3/tumblr_inline_mhrb2yAQOS1qz4rgp.jpg


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#19 2017-04-30 19:01:58

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Summer's on its Way

stan, stop making me drool. 45 degrees and raining here today.


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#20 2017-05-01 05:50:45

Patrick
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Posts: 2227

Re: Summer's on its Way

I think most American men look like hell in shorts, even the ones who make an effort, and they should stop being a public nuisance and eyesore. This includes me.

There, I said it.

 

#21 2017-05-01 09:27:20

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: The Great White North
Posts: 1479

Re: Summer's on its Way

WRONG (edit - this is a rebuttal of Patrick, haha)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/d3/68/59d3687e5566cebc7f36d282d3c098ca.jpg


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#22 2017-05-01 10:58:52

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 11080

Re: Summer's on its Way

/\  not down here ..... people look great in shorts for the most part and when they don't I'm moving so fast I can't see them go by .....

seriously, I learned from an early age to pay little attention to my own handsomeness and to not focus too hard on other people's physical shortcomings, but that being said, last Friday in my second-favorite coffee shop near the beach I saw a European tourist in cut-off jeans and it reminded me that I have never been a fan of cut-offs or jean shorts, having been indoctrinated against them since childhood ....

on the other hand I used to see this one guy with porcine features and a ponytail walking around New York in shorts in the winter and it made me want to hurl .....

but a nice pair of J. Press or O'Connell's poplins, cotton twills, or madras can help any dude look alright in walk shorts and I recommend them .....


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#23 2017-05-01 12:54:51

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: The Great White North
Posts: 1479

Re: Summer's on its Way

I'm wearing shorts right now... Past a certain point in late spring, I just can't do pants anymore except for very special occasions...

Some shorts of various types being rocked...
http://www.tennisidentity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/The-Official-Preppy-Handbook-summer-wear-3.jpg
http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/579f94f882b926ca1e59382b/master/pass/jfk-jr-kennedy-documentary.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d6/68/61/d668613ca2095bc44979959763ca2db3.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/59/32/ef/5932ef66dfdd64962343827b4e35011d.jpg
http://blog.seavees.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Paul-Newman-and-Robert-Redford-Playing-Ping-Pong.jpg
http://sneakerhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/kareem-abdul-jabbar.jpg


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#24 2017-05-01 13:24:12

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 11080

Re: Summer's on its Way

/\  good shots and good shorts BB ....

here are a couple of famous Take Ivy pics from the good old days, taken on our old stomping grounds:

we lived here:

http://media.gq.com/photos/558449873655c24c6c9819d6/master/w_703,h_964,c_limit/style-2010-08-take-ivy-bermuda_shorts.jpg
(bonus points for squash racquet)

this guy is exiting my favorite shop of all time, RIP ... unbelievably, while rummaging through boxes in the garage I found a small shopping bag from the place, which I immediately archived into a larger ziploc baggie  ... my best Old Ivy find in years ... still have my charge card from the place .... sigh .....:

http://www.ivy-style.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/f15.jpg


"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#25 2017-05-01 14:34:30

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: The Great White North
Posts: 1479

Re: Summer's on its Way

My favorite shorts shot from Take Ivy:

http://media.gq.com/photos/5584498309f0bee564439331/master/w_703,h_964,c_limit/style-2010-08-take-ivy-modified_tshirts.jpg

Also partial to this Gilligan with his doofus bucket hat... Great length on those shorts...
https://acontinuouslean.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/ti13.jpg?resize=575%2C784


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

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