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post #10576 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

A nice pair of Ralph Lauren English Brogues, Made by Crockett and Jones. A cool £600.


Nice Brogues.
post #10577 of 18817

Expensive but ive had my Trickers for 15 years now and not even had to resole . You get what you pay for with shoes .

post #10578 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post


I know a fella named Ian Hough("huff") from the Merseyside area who grew up with other lads that claim to have been "Perry Boys". His book is called the same. They were an outgrowth of a mixture of subcultures, though they seem to have been influenced mostly by the Mod revival and early on called themselves mods for lack of a better term. They're saying that they're the progenitors of the unnamed youth cult dubbed "casuals" by the media.
The whole "Perry Boys" name had to do with the idea that, at least in their area, they were the first new cult to unbutton the top button of their Fred Perrys, and have an identifiable "look".

Not sure if the book is still in print but it was popular with casuals/dressers.

Perry Boys by Ian Hough.

ALL teenage school  boys wore Fred Perry , Slazenger , Pods , Adidas T shirts  in the late 70s - all over the country it was the bog standard look . Trying to make a cult out of cheap high st clobber your mum brought you is silly . 

post #10579 of 18817

sadly got no pics from my skinhead days, arent digi cameras or even better mobile phones fantastic, in my minds eye I can still recall those magal moments but no pics for posterity.

Dug out my original Doc Marts the other day looking unloved in garage, thinking seriously about polishing them up to Rasss and then putting them inside a glass case in dining room.

It was such a spectacularly fullfilling part of my life & I learnt so many life skills during that period!

 

Keep[ Right On & Keep the Faith!

post #10580 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Watermelon man View Post

Back to the new Baractuta owners. Ignore the outrageous prices for the moment (almost double the price, just for a (long overdue) better-quality zip and new 'technical' lining (whatever that means).

 

There's a PDF file that you can download from the new site (here: http://www.baracuta.com/history.html ). Does anyone recognise one of the people on page 13? satisfied.gif


  Yet another bunch of shysters that are messing with a 'heritage brand'. For many years changes to the design of the jackets was minimal and now they have a 2013 Collection? What a joke. All the people in the promo video were wearing the new product and not their own jackets. Probably paid to do so.  Baracuta with a twist. Ha Ha.They must be aiming the jackets at no-nothing 'fashionistas' that buy that marketing shit or perhaps the Japanese market that want a piece of Blighty Baracuta. Just wait till they outsource all production overseas, just like Sir Paul Smith, but still push the Heritage line. At one time, trends came from the street but now the kids are directed by the marketing in what to wear. Who is prepared to pay these new prices? They were already taking the piss. My first Baracuta was bought on word of mouth not a promo video. Just a old geezer rant, carry on as you were,.

post #10581 of 18817
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

ALL teenage school  boys wore Fred Perry , Slazenger , Pods , Adidas T shirts  in the late 70s - all over the country it was the bog standard look . Trying to make a cult out of cheap high st clobber your mum brought you is silly . 

First post for me here, gents, I must say its been an interesting and insightful read.

I would like to add here, you could say ALL teenage school boys had their sta-prest, harringtons and Bens bought for them by their mums  in the early 70s once the skinhead look had gone mainstream. Sportswear like you mention wasn't mainstream at first, just like skinhead style, and the cult that spawned it, call it casual,soulboy,dresser was certainly as real as mods, skinheads etc.and is considered by many to actually be a progression from these styles.

post #10582 of 18817
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

ALL teenage school  boys wore Fred Perry , Slazenger , Pods , Adidas T shirts  in the late 70s - all over the country it was the bog standard look . Trying to make a cult out of cheap high st clobber your mum brought you is silly . 


Don't shoot the proverbial messenger. The idea seemed odd to me, too. I had a Lacoste cricket sweater in the early '80s but had no idea what a casual was. Anyways, not to splinter the thread, but here's a link to the Perry Boys page, for what it's worth:

http://perryboys.com/
post #10583 of 18817

The clockwork orange photo is Sheffield united at eastville. Can't remember if its the Watney cup final or earlier.

post #10584 of 18817
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Expensive but ive had my Trickers for 15 years now and not even had to resole . You get what you pay for with shoes .

I have a pair of Trickers Monkey Boots, which are also very comfy and of outstanding quality.
post #10585 of 18817

IMO nothing compares to the original USA made shell cordovan Florsheim imperials when it comes to longwings. Tried both the aldens and AE versions on while in the states, and not in the same street.

post #10586 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

A nice pair of Ralph Lauren English Brogues, Made by Crockett and Jones. A cool £600.


Good looking pair of shoes but at that UK price (£620 on the UK site) you could almost fly to the USA and pick them up in a RL sale and still have change for a horsemeat hotdog.

post #10587 of 18817
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Originally Posted by natrodgers79 View Post

IMO nothing compares to the original USA made shell cordovan Florsheim imperials when it comes to longwings. Tried both the aldens and AE versions on while in the states, and not in the same street.

Agree Natrodgers79, But Florsheims are now made in India also they don't make em in Cordovan either, I do like the shape though,

I find my Allen Edmonds too pointed and the Aldens seem too round,

This is my pair of Cheanys, about as near in shape as the Old Royals.



post #10588 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

A nice pair of Ralph Lauren English Brogues, Made by Crockett and Jones. A cool £600.


Darltons. Love the upper, but the soles are on the clunky side for my tastes.
post #10589 of 18817
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Originally Posted by HughJ View Post

Darltons. Love the upper, but the soles are on the clunky side for my tastes.

Thats what I like about them, We would put a extra sole on our Royals to triple, to make em even chunkier.
post #10590 of 18817
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Agree Natrodgers79, But Florsheims are now made in India also they don't make em in Cordovan either, I do like the shape though,

I find my Allen Edmonds too pointed and the Aldens seem too round,

This is my pair of Cheanys, about as near in shape as the Old Royals.




Worth noting that they are black as well. Most lace ups bought were back then. Clothing forums nowadays seem to hate black shoes for some reason.
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