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Mod to Suedehead - Page 708post #10606 of 206642/13/13 at 3:19pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #10607 of 206642/13/13 at 3:33pmpost #10608 of 206642/13/13 at 3:35pmpost #10609 of 206642/13/13 at 3:44pmpost #10610 of 206642/13/13 at 3:47pmpost #10611 of 206642/14/13 at 12:26amQuote:
I have to say that for any of us who were at school in the late 60s and therefore not earning, the only way to get a piece of fashionable clobber was to pick one that was as close as possible to an 'everyday conservative' look and suggest it. I got my first decently-styled suit (dark brown, jacket with thee buttons, centre vent, slightly waisted and flared) and brogues supposedly for school and paid for by my mum. I was still wearing the jacket in 1969.post #10612 of 206642/14/13 at 12:40amQuote:
An interesting idea springs to my mind, thanks to this throwaway line from Lasttye.
Can anyone from 'back in the day' remember the last piece of original clothing they had, and what happened to it, and when they last saw it?
I can remember one Ben Sherman that I still had - it was a fairly large gingham black/white - which I brought out again in about 1980, when there seemed to be a skinhead element to some of the punk look; but I abandoned it soon after when that look became associated with the sieg-heil numpties [somebody challenged me in the queue for jamake patties at a West Indian carnival because he didn't like the way I looked; I told him to sod off, but it made me think].
Apart from that Mrs Mystery was still wearing one of my original striped Ben Shermans in the mid 80s, as a painting smock. The collar had disintegrated by then.post #10613 of 206642/14/13 at 12:41amQuote:Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery
I have to say that for any of us who were at school in the late 60s and therefore not earning, the only way to get a piece of fashionable clobber was to pick one that was as close as possible to an 'everyday conservative' look and suggest it. I got my first decently-styled suit (dark brown, jacket with thee buttons, centre vent, slightly waisted and flared) and brogues supposedly for school and paid for by my mum. I was still wearing the jacket in 1969.
I'm using M.O.M.'s quote to present a question which is for the "Originals".Skinhead gear was American Ivy gear,a conservative style in the US.Question is did your parents see the style as conservative and thus appealing or did they have less than a positive opinion of the look.I'm sure it varied from house to house but they must have at least liked the fact you wore suits and ties(unlike the hippies). Also I wonder if because the Skinheads began in the East End.Was the prejudice towards the East End and its inhabitants just automatically applied to the young skins as well.Thankspost #10614 of 206642/14/13 at 12:42amQuote:
I quite like the basket-weave Gibsons*, but I could suggest losing those laces.
*for want of a better term.post #10615 of 206642/14/13 at 12:43ampost #10616 of 206642/14/13 at 12:45ampost #10617 of 206642/14/13 at 12:56amQuote:Originally Posted by yankmod
I'm using M.O.M.'s quote to present a question which is for the "Originals".Skinhead gear was American Ivy gear,a conservative style in the US.Question is did your parents see the style as conservative and thus appealing or did they have less than a positive opinion of the look.I'm sure it varied from house to house but they must have at least liked the fact you wore suits and ties(unlike the hippies). Also I wonder if because the Skinheads began in the East End.Was the prejudice towards the East End and its inhabitants just automatically applied to the young skins as well.Thanks
I think loads of us didn't realise it was American at all. It dawned on us older ones, I guess, but for a lot of people they were just wearing what their mates were wearing.
I think to really know what 'Ivy League' meant - to know the term at all - you would have had to have been American, or at least deep into American culture. The TV from America gave us the likes of Napoleon Solo...
... and Hawaii Five-O...
... cool in their own way, but not the look we were aspiring to.
Then there were the Monkees, about whom the least said the better...
Say what you like about Slade - at least they could play their ruddy instruments! [Oh bugger... I mentioned Slade!]
To get back to yankmod's question, in my own case it was a case of what I could get away with. My mum refused to be seen with me when I was wearing jeans, but I could easily pass her dress code in a white shirt and a stripey tie.
I seem to remember Lasttye (wasn't it?) saying that his mum accused him and his mates of trying to 'look like little old men'...post #10618 of 206642/14/13 at 1:00ampost #10619 of 206642/14/13 at 1:22am
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