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 There are lots of Northern Soul do's every week-end, they are found all over the country - most of the country is north of Potter's Bar! The trick is to be discerning - I remember travelling to a do a number of years ago and I recognised two tracks all evening! Although some 'Northern' is brilliant stuff, much is pretty good, some just OK and some not up to much (Why have we never heard this before?..... M.O.M. you know the answer!) I tend to restrict myself to venues...
 Thanks for that, Mr. Knightly. I always find it interesting when attending similar types of functions, for similar reasons. Most recently been to the Plebs 'reunion' in Halifax. The 'Plebs' is a Sixties soul club which closed in 1968 and is run by members from that time. To go I wear a 3 button suit (Yes, I know!!!) out of respect to those blokes who, as old mods, wear suits and ties and have expressed appreciation at my doing so, and also in respect to a couple of our...
 When I started 6th form I bought 3 white oxford weave Ben Sherman's to go with school uniform. I was still wearing them 10 years later. (No, not with school uniform!)
   Classic!!
 Yes, the lines between 'Mod' and 'Skinhead' are very blurred - again much to do with time and location. My, somewhat tongue-in-cheek comment was in relation to this - Peter may never referred to himself as a Skinhead - I never referred to myself, nor did anyone ever refer to me, as a Mod. We've had the 'suits' debate, but I would add this,  I traveled all over the midlands and north of England to watch football, and saw many visiting fans between 1968 and 1972 - I don't...
http://youtu.be/DXrDnCiaDEE   For those of a soul disposition.   .
 The first time I heard the term 'skinhead' was from a Mod in school, early in 1969. We were chatting one break time and he said "We were fighting some skinheads last night" I said "Who?" and he replied, "You know, Peanuts". I asked who he meant and when he described them to me I thought, 'why is he fighting with them, they are Mods, just like him'. Then I took a step back - he had hair like Ray Davies of the Kinks, was wearing flares, a paisley shirt and tie and a parka....
   F*ck me! Am I the only ex - skinhead on here?!?!  
 loempiavreter - I think we all acknowledge that the Ivy League  style was an influence on the Mod/Skinhead/Suedehead look being more or less influential at certain times. I'm not from London so maybe other members can comment more accurately than I on your statement about skinheads shopping a lot at John Simon's shop. My gut reaction is that some skinheads shopped there, sometimes. If every skinhead in London had shopped there 'a lot' then there would have been a queue 4...
 I was encouraged by this post browniecj (and those by Mr. Knightly) - at times since joining this forum I have felt that whilst I was roaming the streets in turned up Levi's and boots everyone south of Luton must have been walking around attired like a resident of Omega House - a look I would not have associated with 'Skinhead' at all - I never saw anyone dressed that way at that time. As a skinhead I believed I was following a British fashion, created by British youth....
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