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post #10861 of 18767
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post


  It's nice to hear of somebody in retail who's that passionate about the gear.  About Allen Edmonds, maybe they was old stock, but I bought a pair of black AE longwings in Hamilton Ontario last year and they were most certainly made in the US.  Very nice brogues, double oak sole, etc, and maybe 3/5 the price of Alden.  
  So have AE gone fully Far East?  Too bad if so. Weren't they once known as the Great American Shoe Company? 
  So what loafers didja pick up in SF?  Almost picked up a pair of Alden loafers yesterday in Kansas City but passed. I dig beefroll/Cape Cod style loafers but tried out a pair of straight up penny loafers and they looked a bit "professorial" and defo not very "skinhead" or even very cool on me...

I got my Allen Edmonds Four years ago brill quality, The only problem with them they are to pointed...and the Aldens too round.

There is nothing in the UK to compare to the above..Church..Crocket & Jones , Trickers don't do longings,
post #10862 of 18767
Another one from Gerry from Newcastle, with a Leather Flight Jacket, should ring bells with Bunty and Brownie. Late mod, 1967, but already discarding the continential flavour.


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“Some pics from 1967. Levis definetly the gear at the time.Shirts/Jeans/Jackets. The Flying jackets took off after one of mods favourite groups CREAM wore on front of LP Fresh Cream 1966. The Levi suede jacket with the leather collar was the biz.Also Levi check shirts and corduroy jackets. R&B/Blues music at the time.Britains finest!!

John Mayall,(John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton 1966) Georgie Fame,Graham Bond Organisation,Chris Farlowe,Alexis Korner,Zoot Money.
American Blues popular, John Lee Hooker,Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin Wolf, Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee,

Great soul LPS at the time that captured the era – Jimmy James and the Vagabonds/Alan Bown Set. “LONDON SWINGS Live at the Marquee” 1966 Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band “Hand Clappin, Foot stompin, Funky-Butt Live” 1966

Then…the rarer American R&B/Soul at the Twisted Wheel and the Torch ….another story!”
post #10863 of 18767
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

The longwings are a thing of beauty but as ye say very dear.
While I was trying on the loafers, had a good chat with the bloke and it was well worth going in just for that (well, and getting a pair of loafers that actually fit properly for a change).
He had nothing but bad words to say about Allen Edmonds and Florsheim for their far eastern shift and drop off in quality. An entertaining shoe rant.

Was in the Alden shop in San Fransisco last year and did the same as you, Botolph.

Buttons, your Levi's denim jacket with patch over the left pocket takes me right back to Manchester 1969/70. As mentioned on thread previously, very much a Northern thing.

 

More examples in this photo (from Staffordshire in 1970) found on the internet.

Two lads in Levi's jackets. Both with patches above pockets. Although back right has two patches and front left has patch on right hand side (looks like Youth Hostel Assn triangle satisfied.gifabove his left pocket).  And front right wearing one of those nylon jackets with elasticated cuffs, popular at the time - we called them bomber jackets where I lived.

post #10864 of 18767
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Originally Posted by TomMc666 View Post

I should have said hello before posting, where are my manners! Some on here know me from other boards but basically............


I'm Tom, born in London in 1961. Remember quite a bit of the end of the 60s/early 70s, especially as my aunts, uncles and cousins were mods and skinheads - mainly dependent on their age... then into the 70s, got involved in punk in early 76, became a skinhead briefly in 77 and then quickly a suedehead up until around 83/84 and then a casual. 

Cheers


Tom 

welcome on board, tom!! wink.gif

post #10865 of 18767
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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Buttons, your Levi's denim jacket with patch over the left pocket takes me right back to Manchester 1969/70. As mentioned on thread previously, very much a Northern thing.

More examples in this photo (from Staffordshire in 1970) found on the internet.


Two lads in Levi's jackets. Both with patches above pockets. Although back right has two patches and front left has patch on right hand side (looks like Youth Hostel Assn triangle satisfied.gif above his left pocket).  And front right wearing one of those nylon jackets with elasticated cuffs, popular at the time - we called them bomber jackets where I lived.
Interesting pic mate. Cheers.
Bottom left in a gingham Ben Sherman. I would have said more like '71 though.
post #10866 of 18767
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

I was in the Alden shop on Maddison Avenue (NYC) and they were 600 dollars (almost 2 years ago). They were on sale in a shop in Wall Street for 550 but they were shut. Still not cheap but a big drop from 600 quid.

Didn't get the long wings (they were lovely but not that much better than me late 60s shell Florsheims) but treated mesell to a pair of beef-roll pennies instead. Comfiest loafers I've ever had.



Makes sense buttons.Wall st. area has some items that appeal to the Stockbrokers(Ivy league)Next time your in NYC check Orchard st.Lower east side.Discount stuff sold by mostly Hasidic jews.Never know what you'll find.Just ignore the Rich Hipster infiltration and thier Boutiques(although they have a few items you might like,big money)From Orchard head east to Essex just south of Delancey.There is a tiny Hasid Bakery.The Best Bagels in town(and whitefish salad)Rest your toes  a few blocks south at Seward Park.Just don't go there at night.

post #10867 of 18767

This is a New Arrival on the Levi's site.They call it a Sta-Prest Coaches jacket.They also have a pair of Sta-Prest pants in 511 skinny style(the photo they have of the pants is All Wrong in terms of fit)

post #10868 of 18767
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Welcome Tom good to see you on SF.
Kind Regards
Roy/Lasttye

Welcome Tom.
post #10869 of 18767
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post

Another one from Gerry from Newcastle, with a Leather Flight Jacket, should ring bells with Bunty and Brownie. Late mod, 1967, but already discarding the continential flavour.


Back then,I would have killed for a Bottle Green Suede Levi(with Leather Collar)JacketNever mind!!!drool.gif
post #10870 of 18767
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Originally Posted by TomMc666 View Post

I should have said hello before posting, where are my manners! Some on here know me from other boards but basically............


I'm Tom, born in London in 1961. Remember quite a bit of the end of the 60s/early 70s, especially as my aunts, uncles and cousins were mods and skinheads - mainly dependent on their age... then into the 70s, got involved in punk in early 76, became a skinhead briefly in 77 and then quickly a suedehead up until around 83/84 and then a casual. 

Cheers


Tom 

Hi Tom!

(Yes gods, this gets more like an AA meeting every day! biggrin.gif )
post #10871 of 18767
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


Funny... people usually scream to be let out!
post #10872 of 18767
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Buttons, this pic reminds me - I've not heard back from the young woman I met in the Levis shop in Glasgow yet, but I recall from our conversation that she had never heard of the way people in some parts of the UK sewed the leather patch from their jeans onto their jacket.

Mind if I send her this pic?
post #10873 of 18767
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Got these Made in USA Suede Bass Longwings..60$ Had them a couple of years Comfortable and hard wearing soles. great for the Summer.




These look very stylish. They remind me of some shoes I borrowed from my dad in about '66 (half a size too big for me, in fact)
post #10874 of 18767
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post

Another one from Gerry from Newcastle, with a Leather Flight Jacket, should ring bells with Bunty and Brownie. Late mod, 1967, but already discarding the continential flavour.


The suede and cord Levi jackets - memories!
post #10875 of 18767
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Buttons, this pic reminds me - I've not heard back from the young woman I met in the Levis shop in Glasgow yet, but I recall from our conversation that she had never heard of the way people in some parts of the UK sewed the leather patch from their jeans onto their jacket.

Mind if I send her this pic?

Not at all mate.
Typical of the day - take something American and give it an English twist.
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