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JB was popular with my mates from about 1972/3 when the clubs we went to started to play the jazz/funk style of music.1968/69 was all about ska, reggae, bluebeat etc. Soul music was big for us (Stax/Atlantic) pre 1969 and the local Palais played Tamla which we considered a bit commercial. 
'Keep it neat and keep it clean' was exactly the mantra of my mob. We would have agreed with you on the logos as well. I seem to remember a Slazenger logo was also acceptable. I think the Fred Perry logo is or was the best logo of all but that would for me be down to nostalgia.
Good school photo Danny. We have seen it on here before. What are the details? I thought I recognised the boy standing in front of you.
Spot-on Roytonboy. Saved me the trouble of writing a reply. I am only interested in the 1960s to early 1970's as far as this site is concerned.
If you are over 60 (which most originals are) and you pay London borough council taxes you can get a free Oyster card. I have one which I use occasionally.  Needs to have a photo so not transferable. Oyster cards are free for some tube workers their families and even friends. A bit of a racket really but I am not complaining. 
What about clogs, crocs , flip flops and cowboy boots? Not to mention trainers .
I am a big fan of desert boots in general and Clarks in particular. They are a great, versatile boot. I would not pay £250 for a pair though.I never pay more than £50.
I can still smell those first pair of brand new  Levi's! The orange tab ones I bought next were somehow not the same. My brother and me both sat in a cold water bath to shrink our red tabs. Mum went spare when she saw the colour of the water in the bath. I always liked a deep indigo colour for my jeans. For my mob Wranglers didn't quite cut it because they were cheaper and not so rigid.
I seem to remember that there used to be quite a bit of confusion over Royals,Gibsons, Longwings etc. I used to use the term American brogues (even for longwings made in UK) and Smooths.I never quite understood what shoe a mate had bought until I actually saw the shoe. Many of the terms like Royals or Gibsons could mean a different shoe to different people. My first pair of redtab Levi's were shrink to fit. 1 " in the waist and 4" in the leg. The jeans were heavier than...
Yes, I did. And for a bit of a French connection what about Manu Dibango? I still have LPs by all of the above mentioned names.
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