The Society of Cool
i like it. that is all.
I love their long sleeve button down shirts of every pattern, their suits look ok too. There´s lots of stuff they´d better keep their hands off, like these loathed "the mod life" t-shirts we discussed recently. Quite a few of my favourite shirts are "Bennies"(see below), all the same it bugs me to see young non-mod kids sporting B.S. in the street. But as Erich (who sadly disappeared somehow on here) once stated, if Ben Sherman or Fred Perry depended on "us" alone, they´d be long gone!
John..when I started I thought they were great..actually that is part of an Stiff Little Fingers lyric...
BUT..in the 80s I guess us fledglings were aware of the legacy of the brand...it had fitted so well against glam rock in the 70s...I do remember guys going to our visiting annual fair (!!) in 75 or so and hey were there in full sewn pleated shirts. And they looked v. cool.
SADLY now...to me its on a par with Lambretta as a brand,,,,,,trading on our own brand of "mod"...but made cheap...
they do make a load of sh*te gear like the target Tshirts but i really like the fit of a ben sherman long sleeved buttoned down shirt with sewn in box pleat have a couple of suits and trousers need to get some more shirts though. like that shirt Kai saw a pair of those boots in blue in TKmaxx today think you ve made my mind up about them going back tomorrow hope they are still there only 1 pair in my size
Yeah I like that shirt too, Aldo :-)) Boots are Clarks actually (just changed the laces), but Desert boot style a bit too mainstream for my taste at the moment :-((
I know exactly what you mean. the long ,shor,t sleeved shirts xl for me are a great fit.If they left out the labels ect would be a massive improvement. I have recently bought a coulple off ebay and must admit am likeing them .The signature gingham ones i really like.
oh sorry Kai same style as the BS ones i saw today very nice indeed. wearing my dessies to death right now need a wee change i think
I like some of the more decent Ben Sharmen button down's...but not any of the other stuff they do.
I have four BS shirts in various styles/colours, a lightweight parka, and my work bag is also BS. But I dont usually buy stuff with big logos/targets.
I've had a few decent one's in T.K. Max for £15 each.
The ones in John Lewis are f*$king awful.
I used to avoid Ben Sherman like the plague because everything they made had their name written on and it made it feel like I was wearing a name tag but since they've started using the shield I have brought a few things, their shop in Birmingham always seems to have good reductions so I always make sure I pay it a visit,I do still avoid any of the t-shirts they make though most of the designs are pretty poor.