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 By the summer of 1970 I had five. In response to Bob's statement, in our area we started off wearing plain or striped BDs in 1968 through 1969 but early in 1970 checked shirts started to appear and quickly became almost universal for about twelve months. (Since joining this forum, I have often thought that in the north we were far more 'uniform' in our approach to the style - nearly everyone wore the same things, then when something else started to be seen, quickly...
 It is definitely late 1971, as I can remember the event. The National Front rather cleverly arranged a rally on the day that Blackburn Rover played against Bolton Wanderers (If I recall it was in Blackburn but I'm not 100% sure). Both towns have large immigrant populations (mostly Pakistanis) and this was a time of general resentment against them, not just among the young. As a local derby, there would have been lots of likely lads on the streets looking for some...
Since joining this forum three and a half years ago I have been amazed at the variety of clothes we wore and terms that were in use in different places at different times and it is important to bear this in mind whenever trying to give definitions to certain words. Variations could be very localised. As an example, only last Sunday I was having a discussion with a lad of about my age in a Soul Club. He also had been a skinhead at the same time as me and although from...
The term 'Smoothie' to describe a particular post skinhead look was very short lived, only a few  months as teenage fashion morphed into glam-rock and a number of other looks in 1972. Interestingly though, the term 'Boot boy' and Boot boy culture lasted right through the mid 70s as football hooliganism became entrenched as a Saturday afternoon ritual.
 Welcome Sean. Well, you have potentially opened up a can of worms here as the time/place continuum means that there will be lots of different views on this depending on  where people are from. I'm going to re-post some earlier submissions. The first I wrote about 14 years ago about how we used the terminology at the time. The second shows the development of skinhead through to boot boy. However, this is only my interpretation of it. What I regard as Suedehead others see...
Pressure Drop is Chris Brown.(author of 'Booted & Suited) He has his own facebook site.
 Nope, you've lost me now...........
 I think that's pretty much what I was trying to say in my own plebian way.
 Spot on, NH, Use the best/most appropriate bits to develop your own style. Style is always appreciated, even by those not of our culture. Those that are will recognise it.
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