I still find it fascinating that such an Anglo-centric subculture has some of its roots in American Ivy Style. For me, being only a fella in my late 30s, it's like it's all come full circle. Living in Boston and born and bred in New England, the Ivy look has always been around. As a kid of 15 being a skinhead, My buddies and I thought we were the furthest thing from that, looking the way we did and all... but come to find out, the origins of "our look" was heavily influenced by "them".
This thread really is an incredible dearth of information, not only for curious "normals", but for those of us ITK. Trainspotter Skinheads Club
Botolph The very smart Original Skinheads was obsessed with American clothing back then, Most our cloths was bought from the Ivy/Squire Shop,I always thought Royals was made in America, but they was not, The reason I thought this is because they was referred to as American Brogues,..Double Wing Tip, English brogues that Americans like are different.
Just got to add The Harrington Jacket.. we always thought was American [wrongly] this was due to the character Rodney Harrington who wore one in the 60s TV Series Peyton Place,