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Whereas today...
Jambo, Bwana!
After that I've GOT to see it! LOL
Speaking of suits, Wednesday was charity shop day. A couple of interesting items caught my eye... Some Crockett and Jones ox-blood brogues, needing some TLC. My size, but a narrow fitting. An Italian-made lightweight suit, with four buttons. Size 36". Any of you got a nephew into mod revival?
Suits me!
Little more than a week to go until we meet up at the Clachan. Did we fix a time?
Funnily enough, you just brought up another pre-skinhead memory for me.It must have been late 1966 or early 1967 when there was a vogue for surplus scarlet guardsman's jackets. A boutique in Blackpool had got hold of a batch, and I popped in to see how I would look in one. It didn't really suit me, and I never did go down the peacock mod route. However, I tried it on it in front of a huge mirror, and the boutique owner - I recall he had a trimmed George V beard - came and...
Just clarify whether you mean Lee/LeeRider or Lee Cooper there.Ditto, please.The straight-across stitches were what I saw in 1968 on Lee Cooper jeans.
I know what you mean. The only 'never' I can fairly apply is subjective, as in 'I never saw them'.
I'm still busy transcribing. Around pp.1066-1068 there was some talk of 'safari jackets'. That puzzled me greatly. I never saw them except occasionally on the back of Peter-Wyngarde-lookalikes, or Roger Moore, or in old Stewart Granger movies. (see pics below). I certainly didn't see any mods or skinheads wearing them. I did see the occasional 'combat jacket', but that was quickly supplanted by the parka for mods, and combat jackets thereafter were the sign of a 'mid' (a...
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