My dad (at one time a veteran skinhead) was sceptical.
My friends laughed.
My tailor said he had never heard of such a thing.
People doubted my memory, but I insisted that I had seen this style on Ronnie Lane and that he had pulled it off exceptionally well.
Distinctive without being outrageous. Unusual without looking ridiculous.
But, in about 2007, I had a blue suit crafted to a similar design by an Italian tailor off Carnaby Street. Dad was impressed. Friends were stunned. The tailor seemed proud of himself.
I’ve not worn it for a while… but it might be time to get it out again…
In the meantime, enjoy this gem.