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As I said, 'mid' wasn't a term I heard used a lot. It tended to be the media who wanted to lump us into categories. In 1969, as far as I can recall, only kids on the mod/skinhead axis were really 'look-loyal' and 'brand-loyal'. The largest non-skin category was the catch-all term 'wally', which was just a London term for an idiot.
Except for the occasional migrant!
What utter bourgeois twaddle that is! (And I say that as a fully-paid-up member of the middle class - I just know when someone's talking pish.)
In fact it's very close in style to the Norfolk Jacket - though you would expect that to be in tweed. I saw quite a few lads at my old school wearing jackets in that style in the 1960s. I assumed it had been a very brief mod thing and had passed into the mainstream, so loads of 'mids' wore them.It's not a Safari suit.[A 'mid' was a term occasionally used for someone who wasn't a mod, wasn't a rocker, and wasn't a square. He may have had longish hair or even a ted-style...
Blackpool kids used to wade waist-deep into the briny!
Me too.
Lots of people did that!
That's true. I bought my first pair of brown 'Gibsons' in Blackpool. That was, as I understood it, simply the name given to any lace-up shoe with an apron at the front, split-toe or not. I wore them in 1968 when I went down to London, along with my ordinary, black, non-American brogues, and there wasn't anything unusual in either of those shoes back then. Lots of kids and young men wore the same sort of shoe.In late 1968 there was that brief vogue for jodhpur boots in S E...
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