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I think that down here people seemed to want Levi jackets for a denim jacket, and Wrangler for cord jackets,although Levi did a stone coloured cord one and I saw a few of them being worn.
These are things of beauty and along with the Church Shannon perhaps the best of the English made plains that I have seen. Alas they are far to good ( and probably far too expensive ) for my needs..I am looking for a shoe to wear to football matches mainly,I will be wearing Farah trousers and an Aquascutum Harrington or a Barbour jacket ( navy),so I thought a nice pair of plain Derbys with dainite soles for the wet weather would fit in well.I don't want to look like an...
I was wondering what the tailors are like in HK ? I have heard conflicting reports about them,also the ability of shirt makers to copy any shirt you like,I am sure your post tour report will be interesting.
Sorry for misquoting you roytonboy.I can see what you are saying,that by the end of 71 the Mod / Skinhead period was over,and there I agree but the lads who had dressed in that style didn't just give up and become scruffs IMO. One lad from that period that I remember quite well was Tank,a tall well built rugby player who always looked smart,now I can remember him wearing 2 tone sta prest and a BD shirt and Crombie and polished brogues and looking the business,but later on...
roytonboy,the central bloke in the picture with the red pocket handkerchief and tie tack,is that the red lining of his coat pulled out of the pocket ? or is it a hankie ?. In the original picture were 2 other blokes both with longer hair ( almost Boot boy length !). One thing that I do remember about this picture when I first saw it was that I thought  "that bird isn't anywhere as good looking as Sue G",she was the best looking girl in our area who dressed in this way,now...
I think that I agree with most of this particularly where you mention the "emotional attachment" that those of us on this thread old enough to have lived at that time have for the style,however for the vast majority it probably meant very little IMO,and they were happy to move on...maybe there are a lot of former suedeheads who if pressed would say something like " I dressed like that because my mates did  but I found it a bit conservative / boring and I felt a bit daft in...
Totally agree about the Crombies,I suppose they started off with proper Crombies,then the rag trade would see a demand for cheaper versions and then very cheap versions. As flyfronted said,those were the clothes that we aspired to ( in the Crombie boy pictures),as we have seen in many pictures in this thread the reality fell well short in many cases.
I was trying to make a post replying to roytonboy,when you posted this,the phrase you use "over-generalisation" was what I was looking for. roytonboy says that he made some assumptions in his post,I had made assumptions about the "Boot Power" picture too but rather different to his,I was assuming that as the lads were wearing crombies that they had been "suedeheads" the year before,now I could be wrong but if it was the case it shows the gradual change in fashions as still...
I don't remember the card ones being sold with the "crombies",I do remember lads pulling the red lining out of the top pocket so that it was supposed to look like a pocket handkerchief. I also remember seeing lads wearing crombies at winter time night matches as late as 75,I suppose on a dry cold night they were the ideal thing for warmth, or a sheepskin. I didn't have a Crombie in 71,there was no point in having an expensive winter coat as I was growing so fast it...
I haven't posted for a while but I have been following the thread,its just that CBD isn't my thing although I am not arguing against smart dress, however my lifestyle means that more casual dress is worn most of the time.   Thanks to elwood and cleav for the information on plain derby shoes,I still haven't found a suitable pair in brown or tan( with a Dainite sole).   Having started attending football matches again I am aware of the need to think practically when...
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