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I don't think there should be room for anyone preaching on here, at the end of the day we have all come to realise the huge regional differences and, indeed, differences in the clothes that individuals wore within the, apparently, same style.You can only comment on what you (a) witnessed yourself or (b) have heard from someone else who was there. Sweeping statements like 'Skinheads never wore that' would be best replaced with 'we never wore that in my area'.What first drew...
Good evening: I wasn't going to get involved in this discussion, being content to watch from the sidelines, but feel steelies need defending!When Bob started work at the pit, one of the older blokes had been an original Skinhead and he had certainly worn steel toe-capped boots as a Skinhead (and not just for work). Bob reckons he's spoken to at least 8 original Skinheads who wore them as far apart as Bath and Whitley Bay! We've often spoken about them with our mate from...
Thanks for that....
I remember those dimple mugs up our way from my childhood (my dad,a rugby player, was always partial to real ale!).That would be the '70's.
This is very good, catches your attention, then makes you think, then makes you think again. Titles can make quite a difference as to whether you even consider picking up a book or not. Whatever we may be told, books are judged by their covers (and titles)! It needs a more defining sub-title though.
I thought 'Walk Proud' Paul, but can't be sure: that's the working title on the last lot of work we did, many moons ago! Yes, to the private blog / messaging thing - no need to air our unfinished laundry in public!
Just catching up on the last few days posts! As regards the too tight shirt sleeves: that 'artificial' muscled look just wasn't the thing in the late '60's / early '70's - it's a modern fashion. Most teenage lads back then were on the slender side so the sleeves would not have been anything like as tight on them.
Thanks Elwood, that's very enlightening. Nothing like a bunch of Skinheads engaged on an etymological quest!
Strange, Watermelon man's quote seems to have got lost in transit!
That's interesting and Sunderland being a seafaring town it ties in rather well. Just out of interest the term 'monkey' was historically used in Sunderland to denote something evil or otherwise 'bad'.
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