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Not my thing on blokes either, but I remember when I went over to visit my pen-friend (daughter of my mother's pen friend) in Bayeux when I was about 16, a bloke from the mixed crowd we went about with used to wear a mini-pull over a shirt, the idea being to show shirt rather than navel. Than God!
Gilles, do you remember the 'mini-pull'?
Flemings are still going.
That was mostly the way it was for jackets in 67/68. I think it was the cut of the Levi jacket, without the side pockets that was the deciding factor.I have a few 'trucker' style jackets here in denim, cord, and leather - mostly modern Levis and one by Gap (suede) - and only two of them have side-pockets. Although the side pockets are handy, I prefer the other style for looks. Always did.
I had left the area by then. Were they easier to get hold of, and/or cheaper than Levis? Or had the blokes with influence just taken to wearing them in preference to Levis?
He's no spring chicken, and he's more a 'late mod' at heart (I think the words 'early Northern Soul' are used in the ad) rather than a hardcore NSer, so his dancing style would have to be quite a bit 'cooler'.(Neither can I. Never could, even though there was a bit of that about in my time.)Indeed they were!
I have it playing right now, Col.
'Up North' in 67/68 (and later, I believe) although Levis were the No.1 jeans, you could be seen without any loss of face in Wrangler, and after that Lee Rider and Lee Cooper.I have always found modern Lee Rider's to be a better fit than Levis. Maybe they make them for my odd build.
Yes, that could very well be.
I often wonder how the NS look developed. Early NS people would have looked much like northern mods (see the middle-aged 'coolest dad' bloke in the Shredded Wheat advert), but by the mid 70s it was all shoulder-length hair, tank tops, and baggies.Okay, I can understand the hair - practically no one had a crop in the mid 70s.Also I can kinda understand the baggy trousers. Compare the look of the 'Boot Boy' with wide denims. I can remember in '69, I was sitting by the...
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