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is there some kind of fashion initiation into the upper middle class in this country

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NyeEve Sun 11-Oct-09 15:47:31

and does it in volev quilted jackets, suede loafers on men, strange 1980s haircuts and wax jackets?

oh nad vile coloured cords?

Its like stepping back in time

i have never seen as much quilting in one place.

CybilLiberty Sun 11-Oct-09 15:52:53

I'd like to know which shop specifically stocks mustard jumbo cords in a 42" waist

NyeEve Sun 11-Oct-09 15:53:32

honestly.
it was another world.
the mens HAIR is so vile.

VintageGaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahdenia Sun 11-Oct-09 15:54:25

Do you mean the custard coloured cord look, I know they are vivid but I am strangely partial to them on sixtyish men.

LaDiDaDi Sun 11-Oct-09 15:56:30

Where have you been?

CybilLiberty Sun 11-Oct-09 15:58:32

Races? Rugger? Wimbledon Village fair, sorry FAYRE was a riot of technicolour corduroy.

Me and dh have competitions to find the worst pair, or the gent who looks most like Mr Toad.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 11-Oct-09 16:02:22

Don't forget the compulsory elbow patches too (in either leather or jumbo cord)

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Oct-09 16:06:09

THey sell those cords in the back of the sunday times

ZZZenAgain Sun 11-Oct-09 16:06:13

where was your initiation then?

Quattrocento Sun 11-Oct-09 16:15:53

LOL. DH has a pair of mustard coloured cords. I try not to be seen with him when he wears them ...

NyeEve Sun 11-Oct-09 16:17:04

no it was the quilted thing
and the barbour
and those long leather riding boots wiht laces

VintageGaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahdenia Sun 11-Oct-09 16:19:49

Oh I see you were somewhere where a shooting stick might have tumbled out of someone's 1982 Volvo, that sort of thing.

NyeEve Sun 11-Oct-09 16:20:27

htere was a shooting stick
and lots of BAD jeans

wonderingwondering Sun 11-Oct-09 16:21:08

I have just bought a Barbour coat, was going to post on here recommending it as an ideal school-run coat! Is quite a modern cut thought, not a big green waxed bag smile

bigpantywoman Sun 11-Oct-09 16:21:09

Sounds like you were staying somewhere near me...not that I wear stuff like that, I hasten to add!!

NyeEve Sun 11-Oct-09 16:21:17

these - rofl at surrey equestiran

lolapoppins Sun 11-Oct-09 16:21:19

Quilted body warmers for the ladies. Pref in dark green.

Paisley neck scarves.

Red ruddy cheeks for both sexes.

VintageGaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahdenia Sun 11-Oct-09 16:23:06

Sounds like an outdoor meeting of Bottom-patters Anonymous.

MollieO Sun 11-Oct-09 16:28:36

The other thing that is common amongst middle-aged upper class men is the wearing of red slighty too tight jeans. What's that about?

peanut08 Sun 11-Oct-09 16:44:48

One of the mums at school is a classic sloane (sp?) ranger, pearls, neckscarf, quilted jacket the works. She sometimes even wears a green velvet hairband. She scares me.

Morosky Sun 11-Oct-09 16:47:22

Well I have a barbour jacket and a quilted body warmer and am as working class as they come. I do however spend a lot of my time walking my dog across fields and up hills in the rain.

I do not possess coloured cords.grin

deaddei Sun 11-Oct-09 16:50:56

Sounds like some of the parents at a school open evening recently...

bodycolder Sun 11-Oct-09 16:51:50

I have a barbour and gucci loafers but no velvet hairbands grin.the men in golden cords are hilarious elegantly dishevelled

bodycolder Sun 11-Oct-09 16:55:28

these are sloaney but I love them

CybilLiberty Sun 11-Oct-09 16:56:23

yes they are lovely

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