The Society of Cool
Just thought that I'd start this topic as nobody has [bothered?] to start it yet!
I was in one of my local charity shops today and bought these women's basket-weave, tassel loafers for only $8.50 AUD! Absolutely brill, to say the least! ;-) Now I can wear them with my new trousers from Sportscraft (see link below) and my Ben Sherman boating blazers! They were made by Australian shoe manufacturer Sandler, as part of their "Easy Steps" collection which still exists today. I think these shoes were an absolute find and would make excellent work and leisure (by that I mean dancing) shoes!
I also picked up two of my lay-aways. The first being two pairs of capris trousers - one pair in black and another in navy. Don't let the "capri" style fool you. They actually look like full-length trouser on me. I paid $105 AUD for each pair, instead of $150.
The second lay-away I picked up today was this lovely dress from Target that I purchased on sale a couple of months ago!
Happy shopping my Mod brothers and sisters! Look forward to reading and seeing what you've bought!
Did a quick bit of shopping in the West End yesterday and picked up these:
Only £20 in Aldo as they were closing down.
And nabbed one of these for the Summer.
Not today but last Friday, to be accurate bought a new pair of Levis and picked up a couple of spear point shirts i had made from a shop in Fulham. Very happy with the shirts ! Just ordered a new pair of Ray-Bans, Round John Lennon style by all accounts just into the shops. Got lucky as i found em on a site a lot less expensive then the regular price !!
Karine and I went for a cruise on the scoots yesterday and ended up on Brick Lane. I am usually completely void of any desire to trawl the 'vintage' shops around there because most of it is, in recent experience, dross.Yesterday though for some reason I had the fire in my belly (could have been the curry from the night before?)
Picked up a light blue fly fronted Aquascutum short mac in what appeared to be in 'brand new' condition for £30.
Which was nice.
Got a nice Patrick Cox shirt and a blue silk paisley patterned tie a couple of days ago all for 20 quid ,total bargain .
Just ordered some Gabicci pow trousers for £35 which aint bad.
Had a great day hunting vintage menswear. Found a cache of 5 shirts from the 60's/70's including a Ben Sherman pink/white check button down with a twisted label.The collar has a super "roll" and it sure looks cool
It's a 15.5/ Medium, not my size, so I'll have to put it up for sale.
Not sure how to "date" them accurately, but if you manage to get a hold of Messrs [Paolo] Hewitt and [Terry] Rawlings book My Favourite Shirt: A History of Ben Sherman Style, it might be able to help you out, Mike.
Hi Bec thanks for your reply. I have got the Book but it's not got enough technical information, although the old ones that are illustrated have the black twisted label.These days I think BS has lost a lot of its cachet and is more a marketing exercise than anything else.
Hi Max, born with a plastic spoon in your mouth then?
The additional button holes do look identical to the usual ones, or maybe they were done by a good machinist.Barbara my Wife has added button holes to a couple of shirts (not BS) so I can wear cuff links to add that extra touch.If there were local evening classes in basic needlecraft I'd sign up so I could buttonhole, shorten trousers etc. Sewing buttons back on is the extent of my current abilities.
I am sooooooo pleased with this item!!!