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#1 2017-03-30 14:13:12

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 5762

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: 1378

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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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10131

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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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 5762

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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Posts: 3359

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: 1378

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

 

#7 2017-03-31 09:53:37

farrago
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From: Portlandia
Posts: 1021

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: 10131

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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Posts: 454

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
Member
From: Charm City
Posts: 1378

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

 

#11 2017-04-02 19:35:36

Berkeley_Breathes
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Posts: 457

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!


Trust but verify

 

#12 2017-04-16 19:42:15

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10131

Re: Summer's on its Way

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"bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay"

 

#13 2017-04-17 16:11:42

Berkeley_Breathes
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Posts: 457

Re: Summer's on its Way

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


Trust but verify

 

#14 2017-04-17 22:34:50

stanshall
Moderator
From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10131

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"

 

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