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 Gsvs5 - In actual fact, most people who go out to the sorts of places we've been speaking of don't try and dress as if they are 16. Some, like Brownie and myself will dress a certain way for some events because we feel it is appropriate and it adds to the occasion. I would say that more men than women do that. In my experience there are very few women in their 50's who dress like it is 1970 or whatever year they were 16. Having said that there are plenty of women aged 50+...
  Not, I should add, because I consider myself a particularly stylish dresser, it is more that I find that people will appreciate it if you make a bit of an effort. At work, lots of colleagues don't wear a jacket or even a tie. Some wear 'chino' type pants, so in comparison, I look straight out of 'Mad Men!' In a club, it's not difficult to look 'smart' when the majority are wearing jeans.
 Gsvs5 - I'm not the best person to answer this but I'll give you my take on it.. You are correct to recognise that some of our number are Skinheads or Mods. They are very committed to the style and virtually live their life as if it were 1968-1971. They are far more knowledgeable about the period in terms of what was worn where and when than I was at the time, indeed one of them has said he views it almost as an academic study - he wants to know everything possible. They...
 Sorry cerneabbas, I can't tell. Funny you should mention about Sue G. I have a similar story. There was a young skinhead girl at school (a couple of years younger than me). When passing her in the corridor she would always glance my way (sometimes more than a glance). Although I was quite shy and not very confident around girls, I knew what that look meant. However, I was 16, she was 14, it was in school, da de da.....Shortly after I had  left that school she turned up...
 "I do agree that there are some threads right up to Boot Boy"  is not exactly saying they had little in common with what went on before. I certainly agree agree that lads of this appearance took up the mantle of the football hooligan of the time and the Doc Martens were one carry over from that. The point I have been trying to make is that it is that I regard this period (1972 onwards)  as the time that things deviated from the Mod culture of smart dressing, styled hair,...
 Sorry cerneabbas, I meant to respond to this one days ago. Some lads were wearing their Harrington jackets inside out in 1971. The first I heard of the Ulster tartan gangs was on a TV programme in 1972. They were described of having 'an extreme skinhead style' and the wearing of tartan was in recognition with their Scottish links. The youth club shown had Rangers banners on the wall. It was only a year later when chatting to a lad from Northern Ireland that I discovered...
   This comment couldn't be said of the Boot Boys!
  A good observation Studio1st . Within the last 12 months I was telling someone that the silk hankie in my suit pocket was the very one I had worn when I was 16 - I had it just as you described. The lad I was with asked, with a hint of doubt in his voice, "Is that how you wore it back then?" I got the impression he was not convinced by my answer. His was pointed, possibly even on a card (though I couldn't swear to that).
 M-o-M.  Don't you think that that this is true about many things in life? Talk to anyone who has been in the forces and they will tell you that's it's not as tough as it was in their day. Martial artists will tell you, "anyone can get a black belt these days - not like it used to be." I recall training to be a P.E. teacher and being told by a P.E. student in the year above about how "disappointed" they had been when they had seen our group. Funny thing was, the lecturers...
 Personally speaking, at the time, I only ever bought soul, motown and reggae records and was pretty disparaging about all other types of music - most of my 'skinhead' friends were. If you went to the local youth clubs, there were all types of kids there and different types of music was played. As we got a bit older we also liked to go to the local Soul clubs (or soul nights) because that's where we would find others like us. As the years have gone by my musical tastes...
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