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 I would say that the drawings are an accurate depiction of styles we were wearing in 1971, though it was more likely to be Blazer and trousers than suit (or later in the year, suit jacket with different trousers)
 Thanks to brownie's recommendation I have just finished reading "Mods - The New Religion" and a very interesting read it is, too. It dispels many myths about Mod clothing that have grown up over the years, particularly I think since the Mod revival of the late 1970's. Whilst many of us associate the three button mohair suit as the quintessential mod outfit, photographic and anecdotal evidence in the book reveals that between 1962 and 1967 Mods wore many styles of suits...
 The most frequent combination for denim jackets was two buttons (ie the two chest buttons) You occasionally saw one or three buttons fastened but two was by far the most common. When I got my original Levi Jacket down from the loft to give to my girlfriend a couple of years ago, I had to have these two button holes repaired, such was the wear on them, all the others were OK. For blazers (and later, suit jackets) top button only was the most frequent. The style was top...
 Yep.
 Looks like I've got a fortune hanging up in my wardrobe!
 I can only speak for our area. In our immediate locality there were very few West Indians anyway, so therefore very few black skinheads. I would say that they would lean more towards our culture and style of dress than any other (or was it the other way round?!?) and I can remember a couple who were skinheads/suadeheads in terms of dress and the people they went around with. In terms of Manchester, there was a larger West Indian community centred on Moss Side. This is...
 Yes, the riots in the early eighties were certainly not 'race riots' but rather the poor expressing their frustration at the way they perceived the country was being run. Black and white stood together in most places where they occurred. Scousers are the same as everyone else - most of them are OK, some are great lads (and girls), some are bad. No doubt many of the racial issues have eased in Liverpool as they have elsewhere. In terms of the religious bigotry I know...
 Unfortunately there has been an element of racism attached to Liverpool. It was at the centre of the slave trade to North America and the Caribbean and much of the city's wealth was originally built on that. Some of the older buildings in the city centre still carry engravings of black slaves in chains. It has one of the oldest black communities in the country (and the oldest Chinatown in Europe) and an element of prejudice existed for generations. The clip posted...
 Yes, Levi's certainly were.
  This is the one I mean! (Wide fitting jeans) 
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