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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 20:40 pm 
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Following on from the "V Neck Jumper thread" if you know where's selling modern acceptable period clothing for all/any branches of the Commonwealth Forces then here's where to post it.

Here's the rules for posting;

1) Each post must have the retailer at the top.

2) Only post whats available and acceptable (not "it would be ok apart from the sleeves, collar, colour etc").

3) Try to include the price and website if possible (for the online shoppers).

4) NO WAFFLE.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 20:59 pm 
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Ok, here goes.
I have bought today one of the Primark collarless shirts. It is a lovely blue colour, not really suitable for RAF but at a push perhaps ok for under overalls for AC mech. Half front buttoning (buttons need changing) Collar a little deep for my liking.
Def suitable for a working impression. For £7 if it gets ripped or dirty who cares!

I'm wearing it with my ambulance kit as noone will see it. Sizes aren't great. Even an XL is only about a 42" chest , but a bit hit and miss!
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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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i dont have a photo but have been in BHS today and they have the putty v neck, and crew neck is long sleeve and tank top versions for £15

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Marks and Spencer "V" neck sweater as previously discussed.

Link to website below:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/gp/produ ... rown&page=

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I have found a source of Period Spectacles, which won't break the bank.
They are these:
http://www.uvex.co.uk/Products/Prescrip ... fault.aspx
Don't try to order this through your local Optician - they can't get them! The procedure is to go to your local Vision Express, with your prescription, ask for UVEX 9100 Respirator Frames & bob's yer uncle

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Ian,do you know how much the frames cost?


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Andy,
No Ideas TBH, however, Old Guard was talking about it - drop him a PM

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Hi all

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Black shoes and tank tops in Khaki.

Sorry no idea of price. :?

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specsavers in Harrogate did mine no problems a year ago. Found some frames for £5 ;) Maybe depends on the can do attitude of the technician?
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Rockhopper wrote:
Re specs, most antique shops will have boxes full of original frames. i bought mine for £5. High street opticians (not specsaver though!) will reglaze them for £35 upwards depending on your prescription.



http://www.spex4less.com
08001691734
prescription glasses from £20

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Charity shops!!
Can find a bargain or two, but need to find one which sells decent stuff... which can be hard :(

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http://www.marksandspencer.com/Classic- ... ed-items-3
May that as well? Looks 30ish?

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Just an addition to the ww2 style specs. I have just got a pair of these they look very good on & are suitable for both single vision & varifocals They are not the strongest frame in the world but I think represent good value & as cheap as some charity shop ones i've seen this firms lenses are reasonable to.
http://www.specsonthenet.com/budget-ran ... p?colour=1


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Got an original GI issue pair on ebay dirt cheap (less than the cost of getting replicator, for want of a better word), and vision express put in prescription for about £30... Though, about a year later, got my zapped and don't wear them now...

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i use the masken brille , but snapped them in battle, so need to period repair them,

i found my local opticians and vision express has some nice looking period frames

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