I'd forgotten them! Welcome back MoM !
Queenie - Yes, that's it, '71, it's a checked bomber style jacket with black elasticated collar and cuffs? I wondered if it had a 'name' ? Sorry, I can't get a better picture of it.
Great find again In Mick Farren's book 'Give the Anarchist a Cigarette' he mentions, if I remember rightly, 'acid-Mods' in the '67 West End Hippy clubs. These lads had short hair and wore Paisley patterned Mod cut suits and for a giggle they walked around inside clubs armed with water pistols (!) Even so, they acted as protection for the flowered powered clubbers when all and sundry wanted to have a go at them...This lot weren't your crew was it Brownie...? Quote from...
^ Beat me to it mate
Roy - still searching for some photos of the elusive Ruperts, found plenty of late 70s/80s and present day Skins wearing them, some mid 70s flared versions but no early 70s pics. I've spoken to a few old lads who don't remember them at all? Prince of Wales certainly but nothing 'brighter' ? Is this another regional thing?