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really nice ones

can somebody tell me if this is moleskin
i did some research and most of the adolphe lafont jackets are moleskin but cant really find info on this one
is it a newer version or vintage?
and does it have a round collar
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I've cycled thru a few of these by this point--Uniqlo, Taylor Stitch, vintage ones, and Le Mont St. Michel. Le Mont is the best one by far. The vintage ones look great, but the collars tend to be kinda weird looking by modern standards and don't look very good when flipped up. 

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A bit on the pricey side but have you considered a jacket from Vetra?

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I've tried a chore coat from Vetra before, but it ended up being too large.  Does anyone know any stockists that ship to the U.S. that carry an XS?

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Portuguese Flannel is a good alternative to Vetra

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The exchanges reminded me of a workwear jacket I've got by R. Newbold - a British workwear firm established in 1885 and taken over by Paul Smith in 1993. I bought the jacket from new in about 1997 / 1998 IIRC. There were matching trousers but I only got the jacket. I haven't worn it in years as I bought oversized (no idea why) and it's massive (possibly layerable though).

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^^That's really nice. The hidden placket is like the french ones I have, to avoid scratches etc. I'd shorten the sleeves by a few inches and wear a sweatshirt underneath. 

Regarding that Adolph LaFont one -- it looks sorta NOS to me. The reason I say that is most, if no all, "laboreurs" here have switched to more durable and practical work garments than a cotton moleskin coat. In fact I don't think I've ever seen any blue-collar workers wearing blue collars in the past few years...so anything new is most likely going to be a repro or re-interpretation. Vetra is nice, too, although I don't feel like it offers an upgrade over NOS or lightly-used vintage, whereas Le Mont St. Michel is comparable to a Buzz Rickson flight jacket in quality and materials.

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I like that a lot MJF9, it only looks massive based on today's standards, by 1997/98 standards that fit would have been considered 'restrictive'

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Cheers lads... yeah that’s a good shout OO as it was all still a bit big and baggy around that time.

My early 2000s LVC were similarly oversized and ended up being sold to clear space years back (faux pas). I was super busy at the time and Mrs MJF9 was pretty pleased to report to me that she’d managed to sell them as a bundle on eBay for an average of 20-f’ing-quid a pair (serious faux pas). I think (pain kills my memory) there were half a dozen pairs - inc 55, 37, 18xx, early 19xx - bought from Aero etc (I don’t want to know if that makes them more desirable :))

Digression aside, I put some wear into the Newbold back then but it’s just sat around since and I put it on Grailed last year. However, thanks to Sufu-inspired better judgement, I’ve now taken it down. I’ll give it a whirl layered or keep for nostalgia. Cheers chaps.

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Reminds me of an Umbro pullover training top I’ve had since the early 90s - I’ll dig it out and take you for a trip down memory lane.

Also @MJF9 - how about an entry from you in the How Many Pairs, etc thread?

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^ yes mate, will do, it’s on my to-do list. It is a humble list that might just stretch to the grave at a push... unlike some others around here who will need to become oldest people world record holders - and then some - to wear their stash in 

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Yay or Nay?

WORKERS madras top

 

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 No - for me personally. 

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It's a no from me dog.

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What is it - a Burberry mini-dress?

Edited by Maynard Friedman

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You can get it with a matching hat for $66.75 - as worn by the store model...

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maybe if you were Gandhi on a casual Friday or for a weekend BBQ..

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Should I buy a pair of 14oz IH 777s locally to support small business, or am I duplicating the Stevenson 727s I already have?

Measurements look quite similar, so looking for real world experience if possible.

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Rogue Territory service shirt. Y or N ?

 

Love the pattern, but I'm afraid it's no so versatile.

 

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Looks pretty nice but yes, it's not going to be versatile.

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not so sure with blue jeans... just with really well faded pair...

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no

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If you had to choose a 'fun'/less conventional pairs of jeans what would you recommend and why?

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SDA do a few pairs with a 'twist' if you looking for something different and you know they are going to be done well.

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less conventional definitely tender:

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so many unconventional details – square back pockets, snob's thumb coin pocket, funny/serious top button, etc etc, you can even get pockets in different places in some models – but when you put them on they still feel like jeans, not showy, not attention-grabbing, stealth. my fave jeans, conventional or unconventional. 

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After all my other jeans got to small I'm in for a new pair of jeans and narrowed my list to: sugar cane sc42966, denime 66xx, resolute 710 and orslow 107.

I want to go for a slim but not skin tight fitting pair.

Ideally this kind of fit:

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Any thoughts? 

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