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We prefer to touch, feel and try on in a shop anything that’s intended to be worn and I’m surprised my husband got me googling Levi’s. He hasn’t bothered to try them on yet either.  I did a little res

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You don't have to fork out a fortune in overpriced so called fashion shops nowadays.

With the plethora of charity shops about there are some real bargains to be had, top name stuff too, at the fraction of the price !

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I first started wearing wranglers in the mid seventies and always got them from Jeff's. They used to sell seconds, labelled as"irregulars", with a small fault in the dye or stitching getting you a pound or two off the price. I remember jeans were a lot tougher then. You literally had to break them in like shoes when new. They gave me saddle sores between the legs.

Also used to go to the wrangler shop in Calverton if someone had a car.

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If I am not mistaken (and at my age I probably am) Jeff's was owned by the same chap that owned Johnson's Menswear.

There was a shop in Denman Street that was run by a mate of mine, Alan Baines. I can remember buying clothes there in the mid 60s.

I bought two suits, one a grey striped suit with matching gun metal grey shoes and the other was a pea green 3 piece suit with matching shoes.

Cuban heels and all. Thought I looked It and a bit more!

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I used to buy Levi's in Jeff's  As I recall both Levi and Wrangler jeans were 52s6d.  Again, from memory, the mods mostly preferred Wrangler jeans, whilst the more 'beat' types wore Levi.

 

I was never a Mod, though I enjoyed the same music and DJ'd to crowds of mods. At some point I discovered 'Lee' jeans.. not to be confused with Lee Cooper....which were very uncool by the mid-late 60s.  I don't know who made 'Lee' jeans, but I liked the fit, and the fact that the back pockets were half-lined.  Lee were 55s in Jeff's.. but worth the premium.. though in the end they didn't last any longer than any other jeans.  I bought a mid blue Wrangler Cord jacket.. which I eventually dyed Red. I was into dyeing things to get  my own colour.  I always wanted a Levi leather jacket.. but could never justify the cost.

 

I always bought decent well fitting shoes, and good jeans.  Much of the rest was a mix of all sorts, from army surplus through to some half decent 'branded' kit.

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The go-to place for Ben Sherman shirts and Denson winkle pickers. Fluorescent knitted ties and socks were at one time also on my shopping list

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Since I’ve been using Amazon and the rest I doubt I’ll ever go into a shop again. I suppose from where we live, going to any serious shop means at least a 20 mile round trip. Even the closest garden centre is an 8 mile trip. I’d never done a great deal of online shopping before the lockdowns but, apart from our visits to the excellent Gonalston Farm Shop, everything is delivered to our door or parcel box.

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Amazon service is second to none but they are expensive. A workbench we looked at yesterday £49, on Amazon £169 for exactly the same article. 

I can see the attraction of online shopping but I like to see and feel, the better to make a judgement on an items quality/suitability. There is little that I absolutely can't wait a couple of days for delivery.

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We prefer to touch, feel and try on in a shop anything that’s intended to be worn and I’m surprised my husband got me googling Levi’s. He hasn’t bothered to try them on yet either.  I did a little research and they were the same price in John Lewis so on this occasion it worked and they arrived the day after ordering even though I don’t pay for Prime.   I just hope that my favourite shops will still be around when this virus buggers off.  

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Same here Lizzie. Being a 'True British Pear Shape' clothes take on a whole different shape when I put them on. I would be returning them more often than not. Waste of time and money for me to order on line. I don't know how to do it anyway. :wacko:

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Well Carni, with these jeans he’s ordered at least the sewn on leather label at the back reads the same as previous pairs he’s had so they should fit him.  Must admit that most items I’ve ordered on line have had to go back though.  

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