My waist coat was quite dirty, needed little repair and was missing two Mother Of Pearl detachable buttons. But it was mine for a wee sum of £6. I handwashed the garment, made a little repair, and added two new MOP buttons. And now I have a really lovely vest!
I do not intend to dress like a Popper in public - the pictures below are for display only - but the waist coat looks great with my chalk striped vintage navy suit. And will prove an excellent match for a couple of my summer suits. Topped of with spectator shoes and a Panama hat. Brilliant.
|Dressed as a Popper. In my vintage 1930s Morning coat from Barker's, London. The bow tie is a selftie white Marcella cotton bowtie from Darcy Clothing. Usually worn with my evening tails.|
The other day I came across a rather interesting newspaper article on the topic of the Eton pop society: A very exclusive club called pop. Written by a Bill Coles who attended Eton College from 1978 to 1982.