Gentlemen's Attire


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hmmm, interesting. It looks like it would take adjusting all through the day.

When I saw the title "Gentlemen's Attire",....I was thinking more then just a knot. So I will expand on a man's attire. If I had more leisure time and money I know how I would dress. A few years back flipping through the channels I came across a British detective series called George Gently. Who ever did wardrobe for the show did one heck of a job dressing the man, leisure and formal. I hunted down the series just to see if it held through the show,....and the show is a good detective show.
The opening credits shows multiple situations in different attire.

 
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hmmm, interesting. It looks like it would take adjusting all through the day.

When I saw the title "Gentlemen's Attire",....I was thinking more then just a knot. So I will expand on a man's attire. If I had more leisure time and money I know how I would dress. A few years back flipping through the channels I came across a British detective series called George Gently. Who ever did wardrobe for the show did one heck of a job dressing the man, leisure and formal. I hunted down the series just to see if it held through the show,....and the show is a good detective show.
The opening credits shows multiple situations in different attire.

For some of us Brits, Martin Shaw the lead actor's attempt at a North-Eastern England accent was rather amusing.
Very difficult for him to get away from his normal voice as used in his many episodes of "Judge John Deed," for which he is far better known.
 
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When I retired, I took six quite decent suits and a dozen ties down to the charity shop, leaving myself with one suit for funerals and another for weddings. I've six ties. I do have a nice sports jacket and several pairs of casual trousers.
The last time I wore a suit and tie, was to a funeral.

Times change. For our Christmas lunch at my golf club, we always used to bring a jacket and tie with us when we arrived to play gof before lunch. But not any more. It's just "smart casual."
Now jeans have been allowed to be worn in the clubhouse for the last few years. Mind you the women were always allowed to wear jeans, "there's different rules for them."
 
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The subject of "Gentleman's Attire" came up on a music message board yesterday. We were discussing the introduction of Doo-wop, into the UK. As always the conversations digressed into a wider subject of popular music in the UK in the fifties.
I related the following personal experiences,
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The trad jazz bands did the tour of the London suburban jazz clubs and some further North in the mid to late fifties, early sixties.

One venue was the hotel on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, I remember seeing Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Mick Mulligan, Alex Welsh etc., there in different weeks on a Saturday night. They also had a "big band" on I think on some Sunday nights.

But I became a "modernist" in 1959 at nineteen and left the trad scene behind, no not one of those 'erberts who wore fur trimmed hooded parkas, those were "mods." We wore Italian box style jackets, (mine was a shadow striped grey), slim trousers, button down shirts with straight knitted ties, plus of course the chisel toed highly polished shoes. The girls wore black pencil skirts, with a wide belt, black stockings. stilettos and curiously, white make up and wore their hair short. By then my nineteen year-old girlfriend (and future wife) and I had moved into a flat in Soho and had joined Ronnie Scott's first club, (it cost us 7/6d each to join, it's over £300 now). We were down there most week-day evenings as it was free admission to members then and it was warmer than our flat! So we were "part of the scene," (which was a lot tamer than some would now have you believe).


Another contributor read my post and said it was very visually descripted and provided this photograph taken outside the Flamingo around that time.

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