Oxford Bags

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Powerhouse, May 17, 2006.

  1. Barmey

    Barmey One of the Regulars

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    From experiance white and cream flannel hand washes suprisingly well. I've managed to get out some pretty horrific, grass, beer, and blood stains of mine.
     
  2. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    And that, as they say, was one helluva party! :D
     
  3. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Have we seen this?

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  4. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    I've always wanted to see the original caption for that photo. I have always thought they were probably made for a bet or just for a photoshoot as a gimmick rather than being genuine 'bags'.
     
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  5. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Is anyone interested in getting some authentic looking reproduction Oxford Bags?

    If so, please check out the SJC Forum. Simon Cathcart (Simon C here on the Fedora Lounge) is looking into producing a limited edition run of authentic looking bags - so we are looking at 24 to 26 inch bottoms, rather than the horrendous 40inch bags that often appear in photos.
    Have a look at the forum and see if it is something you might be interested in: http://sjcforum.com/thread-oxford-bags

    Simon will be looking for input on design, colours, fabric etc.
     
  6. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    24" (12" across the ankle) is still within the wide legged 'semi-Oxford' style of the 30s as far as i'm concerned, and wouldn't qualify as the extra-wide mythical Oxford Bag that only seems to exist in a couple of photos.

    most people i know who buy 30s-40s suits have at least one suit with a pair of 12" bottom trousers.

    13" would be the starting point for me.
     
  7. Rabbit

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    I wonder if Simon would be o.k. with one of the SJC forum members re-posting the relevant information here on the FL. As I understand it, the SJC forum is invitation only, and assuming that other folks are no less Internet-lazy than I am, being able to have access to this information without any fuss would attract more viewers.
     
  8. simonc

    simonc Practically Family

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    I'm okay with that thanks Rabbit.
     
  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Nope, came across an original pattern, bought the material, gave it all to my wife and hey presto:
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  10. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    When wearing white or cream, one quickly realizes how filthy the world is! I leaned this lesson wearing a white linen suit one rainy Halloween night in New Orleans . . .
     
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  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    This is the third pair of wide trousers, made from an original pattern that my very talented missus has made for me. On first inspection the appearance of the photo may seem odd. Being so wide, and to avoid creasing, I hang them upside down using a grip hanger. The pictures have been inverted to show you the right way up.

    You can see the box pleat detail in the waistband and the turned up cuff at the hemline. They fit me perfectly, hiding my spread a treat.
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  12. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Lockdown does have some benefits, here's my latest pair of high waisted baggies. You need to see them being worn to appreciate the detail and I might just risk wearing them to a classic car show next Sunday.
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  13. Flanderian

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    Happened upon a photo I think of sufficient note to include in this thread. British retail fashion, like American retail fashion has been featuring men's trousers that often fit more like leggings. And while the bastions of Savile Row are more moderated, the drape cut of yore is largely history. Except . . . .

    The excellent blog Tweedland recently published this article on Savile Row trends with some photos -

    http://tweedlandthegentlemansclub.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-worlds-finest-tailors-are-changing.html

    And included among them is one from the venerable Dege & Skiinner, hardly known for the drape cut. And while I must point out that among the gentlemen pictured, all exhibit good taste, apparently absent hip-hugger trousers, but the gentleman far right sports trousers very much in keeping with the drape cut, as is much of the rest of his suit of clothes. (Though the shoulders look a bit too structured.)


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  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    That's young Alex, well known around London vintage and Chap scenes. He has several such outstanding suits which he made himself. I believe one of his suits was up for an award a year or two ago.
     
  15. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Alex has also advised SJC on a number of their suit patterns as well, I believe.
     
  16. Flanderian

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    Ah, thank you, I thought he might be the cutter, and very nice work indeed!

    But while in different mode, I think the staff in general are among the best turned among the firms.
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I would certainly be wary of any tailors' where the staff didn't look so good! I know three folks who've worked on the Row (possible down to one or two now owing to Covid19 knock-ons); I still dream of being able to afford to go in and have them all make me suits. D&S would be easiest in some ways - I'd just point at Alex and say "that - in my size - please!" He has an incredible good eye for the cut of a suit, anything from 1900ish to 1963 (the year men's fashion died).
     
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  18. Flanderian

    Flanderian Practically Family

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    A very impressive young man!
     
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  19. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Lockdown has seen a busy lady in her cabin, sewing away on her machine:
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    These beige baggies need something to give them a lift.
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    That's better.

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    Ivory baggies for the perfect foil with a dark green Aloha shirt, she made that too.

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    The lady is reather proud of her "blue" effort with these baggies.
    I'm afraid that I let the standards slip and took my tie off.
    That's me blackballed.
     
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  20. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    The lady's got talent!
     

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