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Fred Perry: Freds were the tennis shirt of choice where I was. If anything, I saw more mods wearing alternative brands (usually entirely without logos) than skinheads. 'The': Just going back to 'mob' names, such as 'The Kilburn'. I've remembered an incident from 1969. There was a whole bunch of us in the bowling alley cafe in Lewisham one day, which one of the two places we would all regularly meet (the other being the Savoy Rooms, of course). We were discussing...
Meanwhile... Simon Templar, The Saint Series 6 ep3, in an unlined Harrington.
Really? Gosh, that had entirely escaped my notice!
That rings a bell. Thanks Bryan.
Continuing to collate the book. I have found in my notes contributions from the following, who seem to have been around 'back in the day'. I need confirmation from them that they were, and details of their names. I'm posting this appeal here, but will also send PMs (with the proviso that I'm STILL not getting alerts!): Circustavern777 (Alan? Would have been about 14 in 1969, which is okay.) Pressure Drop (Chris?) Gringo.
Just a little lesson in the English language, Gilles. 'Modest' is not the superlative form of the adjective 'mod'.
Looking back through the thread and (now) trying to assemble material into book form, I have been struck by something that I had forgotten but that really stands out. It's how in London we used to refer to mobs by the definite article and the place name, and that's it - 'The Kilburn', for example. That's where they got "We're the Weetabix" from.
Fast talkin', slow walkin', good lookin' Mohair Sam! The suit above is the blue mohair job I picked up from John Simons a couple of weeks ago. A fairly minimalist look. Sorry it's not a great photo. Absolutely nothing can be done to improve the model, short of a paper bag. And the next one... ... is the grey PoW suit I bought at Adam Shener's in Petticoat Lane last November. Again the quality of the photo isn't up to much, and the model hasn't improved. Simon Templar...
Well how about that! Not unlike what went on in 67/68 in NW England, inasmuch as the mods of the day would scrounge a school tie from whatever girl they dated, as most girls' school had rather nice striped ties as part of their uniform. Basically, the bigger your collection, the longer your list of conquests. I got all mine by sweet-talk, I have to say, but I swore the girls to secrecy.
Did you know... ... that the little loop on the back of your shirt is called a 'locker loop'? It's original purpose was so that Ivy League jocks could hang them up in their lockers, when they were changing for the gym or the sports field, lockers being too narrow for a clothes-hanger.
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