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January 22 2012 at 6:48 PM
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Alec Jones  (Login cumulusatlanticus)

Hi Everyone,

Here's one that is sure to set the cat amongst the pigeons. On an atmospheric phenomena forum I frequent, someone asked whether other observers wore hobby related clothing. For example a cloudspotter might wear a t-shirt which says "Cloudspotter", or have a big cloud on the back. Now, whilst don't wear any apparel that specific, I always try to wear Hawaiian shirts and vintage ones at that,

http://theboltonhalotriangle.blogspot.com/2012/01/15th-january-2012-halo-fashion.html

They put me in the right frame of mind to focus on the sky and what is happening up there. Indeed, wearing Hawaiian shirts IS a state of mind wink.gif In the above post, the shirts I "model" (ahem!) are from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Every day is a good observing day when you wear one of those bad boys!

Now then, the object of this post, do YOU wear anything special when you are out observing the clouds, something to put you in the right mood or right frame of mind? If you are not too shy or embarrassed, then please feel free to share your wardrobe with the world!

Sartorially yours,

Alec

PS If you are wondering what the large mirror is doing under my arm, that is my 16 inch convex halo observing mirror which I use to identify faint phenomena close to the sun.

http://theboltonhalotriangle.blogspot.com/

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http://thecrowinstability.blogspot.com/

 
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Adam
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Re: Fashion!!

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January 22 2012, 7:11 PM 

Hi Alec,

I have a gander at your blog regularly and would never have guessed your sartorial secret,...pretty cool! I thought it was a mac boo pro under your arm.

I have a blog of my own...not solely clod related but everything related....if you enjoy it then please feel free to share it with your friends.

http://geordiebooker.blogspot.com/

 
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Alec Jones
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Re: Fashion!!

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January 23 2012, 12:15 AM 

@ Adam Lol! How did you guess? Huge Mac fan here! Been onboard with Macs since System 6. Does that date me?! In case any anorak out there recognizes it, I can confirm that my halo observation mirror is the wing mirror from a Volvo school coach. Not exactly designed for said purpose but absolutely superb.

I'll gladly keep my eye on your blog and spike your stats!

Best,

Alec

http://theboltonhalotriangle.blogspot.com/

http://cumulusatlanticus.blogspot.com/

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MikeLerch
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I thought you were kidding

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January 23 2012, 1:42 AM 

I thought you were kidding, but there you are with your HI shirts. HAAA! I like my reyn spooners so much that I have stopped wearing them. That doesn't make sense until you know how old some are, and what kind of prices they are going for. Classic Hawaiian shirts are quite collectable with works from the 50's fetching a couple of thousand dollars and up on Ebay. Of course you already kno this Alec so all this is for the un educated . Shirts designed and sewn in Hawaii are works of art. They reflect the nature found on the islands in some way or another. Most of the original artisans of the 30, 40 and 50's have passed and surviving families have sold the designs to the Japanese or Taiwanese. Really old ones that sell on Ebay these days go to museums. They are considered works of art. So, maybe not in my life time, but who ever inherits all my crap, could possibly make some good coin off of all my Hawaiian shirts. I have a fine assortment from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

No, I don't wear them when cloudspotting. I've stopped wearing them all together. Every wear means a wash, and every wash takes a
little bit more out of them. Besides, I probably don't fit in any of them anymore.

 
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Anita E
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ok, you asked for it

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January 23 2012, 10:28 AM 

My standard work and leisure wear is very much grey and blue, to match the changeable weather. You will notice though that it was sunny when this was taken, and I'm even smiling.

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Anita, North Cumbria, UK

 
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Alec Jones
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Thongs and Lawnmowers

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January 23 2012, 11:51 PM 

@ Mike I never kid when it comes to Aloha Shirts! You are spot on with what you say about these shirts particularly about there care. There are some collectors who never wear them and others who do. Some of the latter never wash their shirts. They get very light use and are hung to air for a couple of days before returning to storage. There are others like myself who hand wash in cold water and spin lightly on a slow setting. Absolutely NO detergent necessary, otherwise the colours would fade in no time at all. My oldest shirts are from the 40's. Those from the 30's are completely out of my league. Pity you stopped wearing yours as they were made to be worn. Get those Reyn Spooners out of the closet. BTW, do you have any reverse prints? For anyone interested, please have a look at this site. These are some of the best vintage shirts available,

http://www.thehanashirtco.com/

@ Anita One thing I hope will come through strongly on this thread is that the person looking at the sky feels comfortable and relaxed and this is reflected in what they wear. Whether it's a hoody and a pair of Vans or a tweed jacket and a pair of stout brogues, it doesn't matter. I once knew a guy who used to mow the lawn on a ride on mower and insisted on wearing just a thong and his wife's bra because he felt more relaxed, but that's another story.....

Best,

Alec

http://theboltonhalotriangle.blogspot.com/

http://cumulusatlanticus.blogspot.com/

http://thecrowinstability.blogspot.com/

 
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