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Lasttye and Buttons last year at Ska by the Sea Southend, This years Doo is this Saturday.

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Here is my vintage suit.It has a stamp on the inside of the inside pocket which says Jan.10 1970.I bought it at a Salvation Army in 1989 for 15 dollars never worn.Wore the jacket twice until a few years ago when I went to 3 weddings and got the pants altered.I know it is not a Mod or Skin cut but it is 2 tone.Its a lite green with blue tint.I never have an occasion to wear  it though.

And the pants.

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Anyone ever thought about a Traditional Skinheads meet up? As in everyone from this thread organizing some sort of event. For example; the geezers from the fedora lounge rented the queen marry for swing event. Not that we have to be as flash as all that but some Weekender in a decent sized pub, really awesome DJ and a band or two. Everyone could donate to a kickstarter.com account and when there is finally enough money we could start organizing the event. Thoughts?

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Aces, you're entirely right about the meaning of 'Totter'. The way it came to be hung on late mods in some places is because little teams of lads would go out collecting scrap for pocket money. One of the documented groups were 'The Smiffies' from Deptford - see earlier in the thread.
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Anyone ever thought about a Traditional Skinheads meet up? As in everyone from this thread organizing some sort of event. For example; the geezers from the fedora lounge rented the queen marry for swing event. Not that we have to be as flash as all that but some Weekender in a decent sized pub, really awesome DJ and a band or two. Everyone could donate to a kickstarter.com account and when there is finally enough money we could start organizing the event. Thoughts?

We've had a couple of mini get-togethers in York, for a fish & chip lunch and a blether in a pub. smile.gif
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Just as a matter of side interest, apparently the wold of high fashion design has rediscovered the sock and the shoe.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/jan/22/mens-style-flash-bit-ankle
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Lasttye and Buttons last year at Ska by the Sea Southend, This years Doo is this Saturday.


Think that was the year before last mate but I could be wrong. See ye Saturday.

So much stuff on here the last few days - I'm struggling to keep up - some great reading though.

As for putting on a night out - we (a few lads and lasses off here) got together in York last year, more for a civilised chat in the pub than a big booze up but was a good crack all the same. Should book another weekend as my diary's filling up already. I find there's that many nights out these days, its hard finding a date that doesn't clash. So if ye want a get together where there's a bit of reggae and soul on, and plenty of skinheads, there's a lot to choose from. I know there's many more but a few coming up - 2nd March skinhead reggae night in London, 23rd March Glasgow, 30th March Southend, 18th May Leicester, 25th May Nottingham and for our European partakers, a big weekend in Barcelona 4th May. PM me if ye want any details so this doesn't end up being a message board for people's dos.
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Excuse my ignorance but would a contributor be kind enough to explain how to PM (private message) on this forum

 

Although my computer skills are fine there are some aspects I haven't got a clue about

 

Thanks

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Excuse my ignorance but would a contributor be kind enough to explain how to PM (private message) on this forum

Although my computer skills are fine there are some aspects I haven't got a clue about

Thanks
hover your mouse over their name (beneath their avatar) and you'll see "send pm".
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... add the fact everyone seems to wear chunky Brogues and button down collar shirts and Harrington's again ...

There's an element of truth there, especially regarding Harringtons, but it's probably more that you notice people who are dressed like that.

 

Most people I see in the streets are just downright scruffy these days.rolleyes.gif

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hover your mouse over their name (beneath their avatar) and you'll see "send pm".

 

That was easy !!

 

Thanks very much

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To carry on from the above story ..we got back to Upton Park Station...and was queuing up to get in the station and this lunatic West Ham supporter was walking along the line with a cut throat razor asking who was Chelsea, its funny I can still see him now over Forty years later, He was wearing a bashed up straw hat ..which i thought a bit strange at the time,biggrin.gif

Just to add the cut throat razor was carried and used a lot back then, easy to conceal between the material in your jean fly. Old Bill would never search you there.
Its funny as i got older i noticed so many blokes my age with razor scars.
A very big deal in Scotland.

The question would be: 'Can your mother sew... get her tae stitch this - SLASH!!!!

I carried one - several, as occasionally you had to ditch - more for bravado than anything else and it did give you the feeling of security if you were on enemy turf.

in '69, mine came from the school science labs, where they were dished out during biology lessons. Later on, when the school twigged, there were always inquests as to why 20 were dished out at the start of a lesson and only 14-15 would be collected at the end of it. happy.gif

It became difficult to buy new ones as the word had gone out to barbers, etc - steel combs - without handles (they were for the birds) - then became the essential 'tool'.

Reading some of you guys' posts, I've reached the conclusion I really was - and still am - a bit of a wimp.

Sorry. shog[1].gif
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Saw what damage a "Cut-Throat" could do,in a Night Club "Up West"in `70.The poor Bastard did not stand a chance.He was there with a Girl-so no mob fight there.
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I keep forgetting that you guys didn't have the thumb studded marvels known by the buzz word tactical folders back then.

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Saw what damage a "Cut-Throat" could do,in a Night Club "Up West"in `70.The poor Bastard did not stand a chance.He was there with a Girl-so no mob fight there.


Would that have been at 'The Global Village' near Charing Cross? I saw something similar but I think it might have been a bit later than 1970. The guy was lying flat out with his girlfriend beside him and I don't think he had any mates with him. They turned the music off and we all had to leave the club. We heard he was already dead but not sure if it was true. Don't know if they caught who did it.There always seemed to be trouble at that place because East London/Essex would travel in on the District Line and South/ South-East London/Kent travelled up on BR Trains. Danny Baker the DJ from South London has talked about going there. Luckily the Bouncers were twice the size of most of us and they kept trouble to a minimum, but it was a place where you had to watch your back.

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