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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I doubt it.
This was really back in late 60s so that was the "first wave"/original ska era. Not the "second wave" revival of the Two Tone etc in the late 70s. . The "thrid wave" was in the 80s.

Little Millie (Millie Small) - shown in that Aywon advert, toured in 1965 in Australia and NZ on the back of her No 1 hit "My Boy Lollypop". That was the first mainstream hit with ska.

I've not heard of any explicit ska connection from the early days of Sharpies.

An interesting, but unconnected item of interest. One of the early ska bands in Jamaica was from Australia /Melbourne. The Caribs went to Jamaica in 1958 and in 1959 became a studio ska band doing many backings for system/dancehall recording in Jamaica. One of the engineers on these early recording was also from Melbourne - Graeme Goodall - for Coxone Dodd and Studio One. The Caribs also worked for Chris Blackwell and Prince Buster in early pre ska days.

The Caribs are re-forming for the Celebration of Melbourne Ska festival. I'm not sure how many of the originals are coming. One of the originals lives in Melbourne.
http://www.pbsfm.org.au/node/28498

Well that was summed up very sharply! Glen A Baker got nothing on you.
post #36932 of 51854
Anybody heading up to Christian's pop-up store today?
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Would have if I was in town and knew about it! Would have liked to get to the launch tomorrow evening too but am heading down to Lorne.
post #36934 of 51854
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Anybody heading up to Christian's pop-up store today?

He was frantically ferrying boxes when I bumped in to him this morning.

Good luck Christian!
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So do many people on here have a pair of Christian's shoes? I need a pair of loafers for summer, but money is pretty tight and there are cheaper options...
post #36936 of 51854
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

So do many people on here have a pair of Christian's shoes? I need a pair of loafers for summer, but money is pretty tight and there are cheaper options...
I'm thinking about his blue suede Tassel loafers or the Meermin variant.
post #36937 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post


I'm thinking about his blue suede Tassel loafers or the Meermin variant.

If you're thinking of Meermin's for summer, better act fast because they take upward of two months to deliver, plus you need to wear them around the house for a month; they are a bitch to break in.

post #36938 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

I'm thinking about his blue suede Tassel loafers or the Meermin variant.

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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

If you're thinking of Meermin's for summer, better act fast because they take upward of two months to deliver, plus you need to wear them around the house for a month; they are a bitch to break in.


I don't know if Loake offer them all the time, but they've done a pair of blue suede tassel loafers before, as I have a pair, so it could be worth checking out their website, or the websites of Loake stockists such as Pediwear and Herring.
post #36939 of 51854
Blue suede sounds crazy fly an errthang, but I wonder whether ordinary dark brown (or even tan) would be more versatile...
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Early Sydney...1920-40s



http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/a-sentimental-journey-to-sepiatoned-sydney/story-fni0cx12-1226706078493
post #36941 of 51854
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Blue suede sounds crazy fly an errthang, but I wonder whether ordinary dark brown (or even tan) would be more versatile...


Well, in my case at least, I already had a pair of chocolate brown calf leather loafers and a pair of tobacco suede loafers, so I decided that it was time to get a bit crazy!
post #36942 of 51854

Any Aussies interested in a group buy for Saphir or La Cordonnerie Anglaise products? I just started a group buy thread here.

post #36943 of 51854
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post



I don't know if Loake offer them all the time, but they've done a pair of blue suede tassel loafers before, as I have a pair, so it could be worth checking out their website, or the websites of Loake stockists such as Pediwear and Herring.

 

I'll burn your house, steal your car and drink your liquor from an old from jar but I'll never step on them.

post #36944 of 51854
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I've got a grey one, and it's a pretty nice, thickish fabric, so if the white ones are the same I think we would be looking at a no-nip sitch.

 

Thanks!

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That schoolboy getting the ice-cream looks like you alright. About 10 yo? 1932?
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