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post #10516 of 19258
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

I thought the same regarding the MA1 jackets. They were still being worn in parts of Essex and East London in early 1970 but the Harrington was becoming more popular. They might have been from other parts of the country but I think I recognize one boy as a Chelsea fan. I didn't know Tina.

In late 69 early 70 there were quite a number of MA1s worn in S E London. I think this might have been due to batches turning up in local 'surplus shops'. The vogue for wearing them didn't last long, because by mid 70 we were all growing our hair and starting to wear flashier gear.
post #10517 of 19258
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

I think the photo is a Easter Bank Holiday Monday in Brighton shot. Some would have been Chelsea supporters, some Brighton and other boys from West London, Sussex etc.  North London/East London boys typically went down to Southend, South London/ Kent went to Margate and a lot of others went to Brighton, trying to relive the Mods/Rockers thing of a few years earlier. Different gangs united on the day. The boy wearing the scarf was breaking the dress code. No one would wear a scarf on a Bank Holiday because you didn't know who you might meet and it was a day out not a football match.

That`s what made me think it was a Football Match Day(the Scarf).I never saw anyone wear them on a Bank Holiday.Right about the different Mobs getting together Bob the Badger.One Bank Holiday in `69,at a Pub in Brighton called "The Captains` Table" there were Mobs from all over-who all turned out when some Skinheads got attacked on the Beach,by Greasers.After a Cafe got wrecked-it all went mental..
post #10518 of 19258
I just bought an Orvis "Weatherbreaker" (Harrington-style jacket) in navy and love it. Now I'm thinking about getting a Ben Nevis Combat Harrington in beige. At around 52 USD, the price is great, though I wish shipping to the U.S. was cheaper. A few questions for anyone who owns a Ben Nevis Harrington: how's the fit and the sizing? I generally wear a large, but I see the Ben Nevis jackets go all the way up to size 4XL, so I'm wondering if they run small? For those in the U.S., how was the shipping time? Overall thoughts on the jacket? They seem like a good deal, but it's too bad the great price is nullified by the high shipping cost. mad.gif
post #10519 of 19258

Combat Harringtons. 

 

Very good quality, especially for the price. Durable zips and cloth; machine washable, Royal Stewart tartan lining that doesn't 'pill'; reasonable quality elasticated cuffs and waistband; the cut is good (arms that aren't too baggy).

 

On the minus side the back is sewn down, not vented, like a Baracuta. (But then, the backs of Fred Perry Harringtons are stitched down as well, and they now cost a bomb.)

 

The sizing is generous: refer to the details on their web site. 'Medium' will fit a chest size of 40"-42".

post #10520 of 19258
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

Combat Harringtons. 

Very good quality, especially for the price. Durable zips and cloth; machine washable, Royal Stewart tartan lining that doesn't 'pill'; reasonable quality elasticated cuffs and waistband; the cut is good (arms that aren't too baggy).

On the minus side the back is sewn down, not vented, like a Baracuta. (But then, the backs of Fred Perry Harringtons are stitched down as well, and they now cost a bomb.)

The sizing is generous: refer to the details on their web site. 'Medium' will fit a chest size of 40"-42".

Thanks for the reply. Now I'm really tempted to pull the trigger on a Combat Harrington, even though warm weather is only just around the corner here. And I think I'll stick with a L then. No need to size up to an XL.

I see someone mentioned a few pages back something about a 20% discount on Ben Nevis products when ordered from outside the EEC:
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

Ben Nevis in Camden Town.
http://www.bennevisclothing.com/epages/BT3129.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3129/Products/%22Harrington%20Jacket%2C%20Green%22/SubProducts/%22Harrington%20Jacket%2C%20Bottle%20Green-S%22

You even get 20% off outside EEC and they are cheap to start off with.

If this is true, that'd be great. I assume it's just an exclusion of VAT. But I can't find anything on the Ben Nevis website about it. I'll email them, but maybe someone here can confirm?
post #10521 of 19258

 

Chelsea boys who missed the last train back to the big smoke after the 1970 FA Cup final replay win in Manchester

post #10522 of 19258
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post




Chelsea boys who missed the last train back to the big smoke after the 1970 FA Cup final replay win in Manchester

For all the trophies Chelsea have won, for me this was the greatest ever night.smile.gif
post #10523 of 19258
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

Combat Harringtons. 

 

Very good quality, especially for the price. Durable zips and cloth; machine washable, Royal Stewart tartan lining that doesn't 'pill'; reasonable quality elasticated cuffs and waistband; the cut is good (arms that aren't too baggy).

 

On the minus side the back is sewn down, not vented, like a Baracuta. (But then, the backs of Fred Perry Harringtons are stitched down as well, and they now cost a bomb.)

 

The sizing is generous: refer to the details on their web site. 'Medium' will fit a chest size of 40"-42".

Id go a size down with Ben Nevis...im a 44' and wear a Medium spot on...

 

this is a ben nevis...

 

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waiting in que for Twisted Wheel..

 

 

post #10524 of 19258
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post


For all the trophies Chelsea have won, for me this was the greatest ever night.smile.gif

sadly i was 12 and not allowed to go .

post #10525 of 19258

Hi Lasttye,

 

My old man's been telling me a lot of stories recently about his time in the late 60s/early 70s on the shed as an original skin. Think he'd had enough of it by 1972, but a guy he says he was close to at the time was Danny Eccles. He says Danny knew him as Bradford Timmy, just wondered if you remember him at all from the time? Or if you ever managed to get hold of Danny? I've just moved down to London and my dad's looking to get back in touch with a few of the boys...

 

Cheers,

 

Luke

post #10526 of 19258
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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post

Id go a size down with Ben Nevis...im a 44' and wear a Medium spot on...

this is a ben nevis...

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waiting in que for Twisted Wheel..


Nice looking jacket! I pulled the trigger on one. Hope it doesn't take too long to arrive here Stateside.
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post #10528 of 19258
If I want button down shirts in an original skinhead era style, can you recommend any brands? As far as I understand, neither Fred Perry nor Ben Sherman seem to be held high here.
post #10529 of 19258
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

 

http://www.oipolloi.com/baracuta-garment-dyed-g9-leaf

Really nice Harrington here .


 I must admit that I quite like this Harrington. In 1969 one of my mates had a lime-green Baracuta that was a rare item. Baracuta is now owned by an Italian company and I fear for the future when they start to market 'heritage with a twist'. At least they are still manufacturing some of the products in the UK, but at a premium price (£199 for this). If the original is good why change it? I do like the twist on the frazer lining and the double metal zip, however. I wonder what the fit is like? I will wait till it turns up in TKMaxx for £40.

post #10530 of 19258

Shit a brick! I thought the old Baracuta was a rip-off; under the new owners, it's an insult to anyone's intelligence. I somehow doubt that we'll see the old knock-down prices under the new owners, TKMaxx or otherwise angry.gif

 

New shirts. Always a controversial subject, but here goes...

 

Jump the Gun

http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/

 

Tend to be small, so buy bigger than you normally would. Good collars, though.

 

 

Britac

http://www.britac.net/shop/index.php?language=en

 

Brilliant designs. They could clean up if they got their customer service right.

 

 

Mikkel Rude

http://mikkelrude.co.uk/

 

Overpriced, I think. 'Skinhead style' rather than authentic. Quality variable.

 

 

Brutus

http://www.brutus-trimfit.com/

 

People are snobby about these re-issues and true, the quality varies a bit (some are Oxford cloth, but others are more like cheesecloth). You have to be selective. Some also say the repro collars don't roll correctly. This is probably due to the variable nature of the cloth rather than the cut, IMO.

 

 

Warrior

http://www.warriorclothing.org/

 

I'll be shot down for mentioning them, but I think their quality is improving. If you're on a budget, and want a new rather than second-hand shirt, they are OK.

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