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post #10456 of 18623
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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

Looks like Baracuta is set for a relaunch soon under the new (Italian I think) owners:

http://www.selectism.com/2013/01/31/baracuta-fall-winter-2013-film/

Thanks for posting that kicksinstyle.Really enjoyed it.The usual "Faces" I see.Norman Jay and Jeff Dexter.Would never spend the kind of money they are asking for these days.Will keep my eye out for a thrift store deal.Lots of Older American guys sellin em to the thrift.

post #10457 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

That's where you're wrong, technically speaking.

Although the 'Astronaut' style of boot and shoe may have been made by many firms, 'Astronaut' was a brand name used by Hawkins, AFAIK.

ok, "astronaut style", without nitpicking.. wink.gif
post #10458 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

Saw this on www.baracuta.com yesterday.

You can bet that their prices will rocket (not that they weren't daft already, but my bet is that those 'sales' Baracuta always had are now a thing of the past).

Funny that,,the Guy who said he was 50s Style(0:41)used to be a Skinhead,who with another Guy,did Soul and Reggae Dos with me-in the West End-around the middle 90s.smile.gif
post #10459 of 18623
It's sort of off topic. But this city is very, very confusing and random. Nice but confusing, and somewhat stressful. It took me a full day To grasp the geography and how the public transportation Network ties together. Found a shirt this far, Will try for brogues tomorrow.
post #10460 of 18623
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Funny that,,the Guy who said he was 50s Style(0:41)used to be a Skinhead,who with another Guy,did Soul and Reggae Dos with me-in the West End-around the middle 90s.smile.gif

Well technically he wasn't lying.

post #10461 of 18623
Are there any major differences between the MIE DM 1460s and Solovair's 8 eye derby boot ?

They're both made in Northamtonpshire from what I've read. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Dr. Martens
http://www.drmartenscanada.ca/mens/footwear/made-in-england/vintage-1460-oxblood-boot.html

Solovair
http://www.solovairdirect.com/collections/soloviar-boots/products/solovair-8-eye-derby-boot-oxblood
post #10462 of 18623

Did Dr. Martens offer their Oxfords and Loafers back then or was it strictly the boots and if so did skinheads wear their other offerings?

post #10463 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

It's sort of off topic. But this city is very, very confusing and random. Nice but confusing, and somewhat stressful. It took me a full day To grasp the geography and how the public transportation Network ties together. Found a shirt this far, Will try for brogues tomorrow.

Wait until you really get into London,Lerk...smile.gif
post #10464 of 18623

My memory on the wearing of boots in 68/69/70 was

 

Clarks Desert Boots (around 1967/68) following in the footsteps of older mod cousins

Jodphur boots plain brown (1968) our take on the earlier Chelsea boots also worn by older mods. Normally with a blakey in the heel to impress the girls as we slid down the school corridor. Later banned by the headmaster as we all started to wear them.

Monkey Boots (1968?) worn for about 1 one month and binned when younger boys/girls started wearing them.

Officer boots (68/69 worn with jungle greens and a brown monkey jacket. I dropped this look when we started to dress up more.)   

 Dr Martens (1968 onwards )

Back to Clarks desert boots (1971/72 onwards ?)

There was a lot of cross over and the dates are approx.

I only wore boots to football, street markets, hanging around on street corners, Bank holiday weekends and school holiday jobs on building sites. Most of the time we wore smart shoes because Dance Halls, Popular pubs (in the evenings) , Clubs and school required a dress code. We liked dressing up.

 

Does anyone remember trying to repair punctured  DMs over a gas stove with a hot knife?

post #10465 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Although Boots and Braces defined the original Skinheads , but the boots for us was more of a practical item, Fighting and Football, Also we would hang around the streets all day and night sitting on walls with girls chatting , I remember kicking my boots out.. scruffing them up to give the worn look, yes we put polish on em but only because thats what you did with leather footwear, I cannot remember anyone really giving them a real buff up, All this highly polish boots that current Skinheads do i don't understand and to call it smart is ridiculous, How can boots look smart ?

Now our Royals was a different story we would spend hours polishing them, Many a fight would start in a disco because someone had stepped on a Skinheads Royals biggrin.gif

 

You are bang on again.  Boots were just a tool to us  ie work and knocking about.  Shoes were for going out and looking smart.  That why we did ont polish them up in the old days.  They were cleaned or preserved with 'dubbing' just to prolong their life span - not for looks

post #10466 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

My memory on the wearing of boots in 68/69/70 was

 

Clarks Desert Boots (around 1967/68) following in the footsteps of older mod cousins

Jodphur boots plain brown (1968) our take on the earlier Chelsea boots also worn by older mods. Normally with a blakey in the heel to impress the girls as we slid down the school corridor. Later banned by the headmaster as we all started to wear them.

Monkey Boots (1968?) worn for about 1 one month and binned when younger boys/girls started wearing them.

Officer boots (68/69 worn with jungle greens and a brown monkey jacket. I dropped this look when we started to dress up more.)   

 Dr Martens (1968 onwards )

Back to Clarks desert boots (1971/72 onwards ?)

There was a lot of cross over and the dates are approx.

I only wore boots to football, street markets, hanging around on street corners, Bank holiday weekends and school holiday jobs on building sites. Most of the time we wore smart shoes because Dance Halls, Popular pubs (in the evenings) , Clubs and school required a dress code. We liked dressing up.

 

Does anyone remember trying to repair punctured  DMs over a gas stove with a hot knife?

Yes I recall all you mention above and using one of me Mums table knives to make an 'urgent' repair to my DM boots sole.  I had forgotten all about that one.

post #10467 of 18623
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

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Officer boots (68/69 worn with jungle greens and a brown monkey jacket.


That's a good look. I'm wearing a similar ensemble daily for work: black Solovair 6-eyes, jungle greens, and a brown harrington. Just looks right.
post #10468 of 18623
Hope one or two of these - at least - are 'new':













post #10469 of 18623




1969

Other reports of 'ag' at DCFC: http://www.cityofderby.co.uk/we8forest/
post #10470 of 18623

Great pics Ed. 

 

I particularly like the group of young 'erberts must be around 69 / 70 as typical of knocking about dress code

 

 

This one of the 2 girls shows the other side of the pretty / feminine type of girls of the day.  There were always a couple of girls that were dressed like the lads and some could scrap like them too

 

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