The Society of Cool!
i went into town today with a blue paisley button down shirt ,a dark blue v neck ,dark indigo jeans and a pair of loafers
the weather couldnt make up its mind so i didnt wear a coat
anyway the whole ensemble wasnt that big a deal really
jesus ! it was like i was an alien landed from another planet with the looks i got !
some looks were complimentary [ i hope ] but some were hostile ....like i was a fairy for wearing a bold patterned shirt .
whats wrong with this place ?
am i the only mod in the village ?
does anybody else sometimes get that feeling ?
maybe i should wear a shell suit next time
You think that's bad, Hubert?
This happened just over an hour ago, I promise! So, I'm wearing a Nina Kay (Melbourne shirt maker) French-cuffed, striped shirt with Mini car cufflinks from Tie Rack, patent heels, sheer stockings and a bright red tie-belt dress and black BS blazer - smart casual. Anyway...
After my appointment at the job centre in Ballarat, I caught up with a skinhead mate of mine - shared a few laughs, caught the bus together - only to our amusement, some bogan (chav in UK) to comment about my shirt and dress looked like I was from out of the 60s... and then - wait for it - asked me if I had stepped through a time tunnel! LMAO! You had to be there!
I don't get that feeling at all. I AM THE ONLY MOD IN THE VILLAGE!!! LOL! :-)
I would have been chuffed if someone asked had I stepped out of the 60's ............ you know you had the LOOK then!!!
No I don't think it's like that in Nottingham, what you wore seems fairly normal, nothing to be met with hostility. I'm happy to look different to other folks but wouldn't dig being centre of attention when simply having a walk through town.
Agreed RM, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield people never even notice!!
Although I was once asked very seriously who was getting married when I was out on a Friday night in Nottingham suited and booted :)
... or whose funeral I was to attend, happened to me just the other week, dressed mainly in black with a dark blue tonic jacket.. The only consolation I find is that I must be genuinely individual in this town.
I heard mumblings ranging from "the captain" (my breton caps) to "The Joker" (some connection between the Batman villain and a boating blazer, obviously).
People in tracksuits and ill-fitting baseball caps mumbling comments about me? Pah! Sick, twisted world, when it should be just the other way round!
Sometime in the 80s Essen could claim to have 5-8 mods at it´s best, but nowadays I´m truly UNIQUE!
(In case I should be wrong and there is someone among these 600.000 people, PLEASE contact me!!!)
I remember wearing Lennon-style caps to school on free dress days in the winter, (then free dress 5 days a week for the entire last year of high school) and there would be choo-choo noises or "captain" remarks made at me also Kai!
Makes you wonder what these "sad" people are doing now... Hang on a minute, they'd probably wearing Ben Sherman and Fred Perry and every other thing that's on trend now too! Noooooooooo! Lol!
Well, of those I still occasionally see I can savely say they still look as sh*t as they did in 1984!
People constantly look at me like I'm an alien, even if I just wear jeans dessies and a Ben Sherman button-down shirt!
Many of us who live in small towns/villages will have experienced this, even when not wearing our best gear! And then we went into Primark...!
Im from a town in Ireland and I feel the exact same
Blox to them Hubert
I have deliberatly started taking the train to work, because you cannot pose in the car!! And yes sometimes I am the only one in a suit but thats their loss....
Gio Goi, Vans, Superdry ......yawn
Sounds the bees knees mate to me and yeah had similar one of my mates taking the p*ss cos i had blue paisley shirt trousers and jacket for a wedding reception i felt cool so sod the rest