Thanks for that info Clouseau. I'll try and check those places out when I'm there. I had to postpone going this month, as my missus is unfit to travel at the moment. We will be going to Paris at some point during the year though.
I guess it was like aversion-therapy for me. I saw all those scruffy long-hairs and thought, 'I never, ever, want to look (or smell) like that' And it stuck. I've grown to appreatiate some of the music though.Cheers.
My late father used to bounce at the Marquee in Wardour St. He also used to do security at the Reading Festival when the Marquee still ran it.(Him and his mates would drive round the corrugated perimeter fence in a fleet of Mini Mokes and clatter anyone trying to bunk over the fence.) I went with him a few times as a kid. Bloody hated it. Frigging patchouli-smelling hippies everywhere. My dad absolutely despised the back-stage liggers and hangers-on. The back-stage...
My favourite old scarf. Made by Joxtons. Lost at Christmas because of drunkenness. Mislaid somewhere between the pub in Ladbroke Grove, and the bench I woke up on in Neasden Parade. (Neasden wasn't on my way home, and I have no idea how I got there. Still had my hat on though.)
Those damn mischievous Whisky Fairies !
Cheers. I'll have to have a look at those Brooks Brothers shirts. I remember RL did some lairy-coloured BDs that looked like jockey silks about 15-20 years ago. Awful bloody things.The shirt has quite a nice slim cut to it, but it's an arse-ache to take on and off, because there's no give to the fabric. Pretty impractical actually.
Picked this up on ebay. Made by Pickering, a US brand. It's a 4 front-button, pull-over BD. A sort of BD/Polo shirt hybrid. The placket is about 3/4 of the shirts length, which seems pointless. Were there many pull-over BD shirts early on ? This one seems a bit of an oddity.
I wish it didn't have the Greenwich Country Club CT logo on it.
There are plenty of continuity errors and chronological mistakes in the (set in '64) film Quadrophenia. (Mark 3 Cortina on the
Goldhawk Rd, A Quick One While He's Away LP at the Kitchener Rd party, long-haired 'outlaw bikers' beating up Spider, and an Intercity 125 whizzing past the Cooper's garden) Now, thanks to this forum, I've discovered Jimmy's trimmed FP in the scene where he meets Biffo Bindon is historically inaccurate for 1964 also.