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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

Artwork revealed for Mod: A Very British Style by Richard Weight

http://www.modculture.co.uk/artwork-revealed-for-mod-a-very-british-style-by-richard-weight/#more-6708

Apologies if this has been flagged up before.

No, I hadn't seen it - could be interesting, but I'm not sure about the inclusion of the revival and afterwards.
post #10367 of 18764
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Bum bum bum bum - Esso Blue! biggrin.gif

and...

Oh the Esso sign means happy motoring,
Esso sign means happy motoring,
Esso sign means happy motoring,
Call at the Esso sign!
(for Esso golden... golden... golden...)


Don't forget the Tiger tails they used to give away with petrol. (We used them as rubbish bins in the car; filled them up with sweet papers, etc.) On a practical note, we'd have frozen in the mid-'70s (during the strikes and power cuts) were it not for a paraffin stove in the lounge. Didn't half produce a lot of water though -- damp running down the single-glazed windows and an 'orrible pong too.

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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post


All part of the 'folk devil' label that the establishment were so determined to brand Skinheads with, and still are to some extent. By the way, Stanley Cohen just died recently - I did try to read his book, but it was interminably tedious....

I think some of the better images we've seen recently have been from people's private collections: those that were not 'styled' by the media to convey a vilified image of Skinhead.

Sorry to read that. He was a decent man and clearly loved being a Mod (at least while carrying out his PhD research).

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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post


Don't forget the Tiger tails they used to give away with petrol. (We used them as rubbish bins in the car; filled them up with sweet papers, etc.) On a practical note, we'd have frozen in the mid-'70s (during the strikes and power cuts) were it not for a paraffin stove in the lounge. Didn't half produce a lot of water though -- damp running down the single-glazed windows and an 'orrible pong too.

Tiger in your Tank Tails, Mods use to put them on their long Scooter ariels.
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Alright Corker
I haven't bought a new pair of Martens for decades so someone else on here would have to point you to the best ones available.
BUT I wouldn't think about getting them zip up things and starting to cut them up. They'll never be right.
Its never worth buying summet rubbish to save 30 quid, when it could last you 5, 10, 20 years. Like having a suit made out of cheap material. False economy, mate.

as long as you can find some nice and old deadstock martens on ebay, there is no need to buy ugly and crappy shit like this... wink.gif

and even if i have to buy new ones, i would only buy solovair these days... --->>

http://www.solovair.co.uk/Boots/Retro/ElevenEyeHawkins.html

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found this on fb today...

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Is it just me, or do the new solovairs look a bit Plastic looking?

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Originally Posted by Gramps View Post

Is it just me, or do the new solovairs look a bit Plastic looking?

I remember Dr Martins in 69 as supple and comfortable, you could wear them all day, I bought a pair of Made in England Dr Martins Three years ago, my first pair since the 60s cost £135, still cant break em in.. so uncomfortable,
I have been wearing boots non stop everyday for over 40 years, Skinhead, Work, and Army, I found Timberland boots and Rocky American Military boots as the most comfortable.
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I find DMs Ok to break in but Solovairs not so easy. It's simply the shape of the last compared with the shape of my feet, although the leather used these days for DMs is not so thick or supple. Also, Solovairs are larger than DMs for a given shoe size, but they do half-sizes, which DMs do not. Incidentally, I've got some of those 'plastic-looking' so-called Hawkins Solovairs, and they are a very odd shape -- much too long in the foot.

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ek77 Great pics.Looks like the guy second from the left,top pic is wearing the style jacket M.O.M. talked about a few pages back.Thanks for the link to the Mod site Little Queenie.Had a look around and watched a cool film there "The White Bus" worth a look especially for the Mancunians.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=90M_oKso3yA

post #10376 of 18764
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Originally Posted by ek77 View Post

found this on fb today...

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Scruffy Bleeders smile.gif
post #10377 of 18764
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Thanks for the link to the Mod site Little Queenie.

Brideshead provided that link.
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Scruffy Bleeders smile.gif

They don't call you Roy, by any chance?
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

But the Puritans banned everybody having a good time!!! Lets just say-A Cavalier with a Roundhead Hair-cut!!!smile.gif

Sounds a bit more like it! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post

Is it the contrast between the thickness of the hair forming the sideboard and the shortness of the hair on the head? In the phrenologist's photo they're not very well-groomed either, whereas Paul's are neat and have been trimmed into shape.

I had regular visits to a barber in Brockley (London SE3) who knew just how I liked my hair and sideboards. It was all part of the culture, Queenie.
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