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For the Scooter Lovers.

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post #10937 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Kingstonian View Post

All shoes in The Ivy Shop & Squire Shop were seven guineas in the late 1960s. For those who only know post-decimal currency, a guinea was 21 shillings, or 1 pound and 1 shilling. So you could also say all shoes were £7 & 7 shillings. I always thought loafers were really overpriced at 7 guineas.

Royals started appearing in Timpson a year or so after Squire/Ivy had the monopoly.

I remember AJ Martin Stone in Little Venice and they solddecent loafers up until they closed down for good. I have never used the nearby market off the Edgware Road though.

That is interesting Kingstonian,because Lasttye said he paid £8+ in the Ivy/Squire Shop and I bought my first pair of Royals(early `69) in Timpsons.By mid year I had the Brogues and Smooths-later the Gibsons came out.So maybe (as I have found out since)it was hype on J.Simons part.
post #10938 of 19265
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

They were similar to what was worn-pre "Royal" Days,Lerk.Make the Bulbous Toe a little wider and that was the Shape that came out-after Solatoes became popular.

I have exactly the same pair, Col.
post #10939 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

As has become obvious from postings on this site from the 'originals' the Dr Marten boot formed a small part of the footwear we used. There was so much more to the clothes at that time than has been portrayed in the media at the time and since.

Exactly!
post #10940 of 19265
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Originally Posted by idntfs View Post

Also anyone have any experience with Woolovers.com for knitwear?

As I write, I'm wearing a Woolovers V-neck in navy blue. It's just right. I also have one in burgundy which is actually a bit on the large side, so watch out for inconsistencies in size.
post #10941 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

One question regarding white jeans: I've seen em from time to time, and i think they look neat if they fit well, but are they original gear? They seem more commonplace in the 70s revivalist thing?

I never saw them 'back in the day' (which is usually the cue for someone to pipe up and say they were worn around his way smile.gif )
post #10942 of 19265
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

That is interesting Kingstonian,because Lasttye said he paid £8+ in the Ivy/Squire Shop and I bought my first pair of Royals(early `69) in Timpsons.By mid year I had the Brogues and Smooths-later the Gibsons came out.So maybe (as I have found out since)it was hype on J.Simons part.

My first wage packet in 1970 was £19, so that shoes how expensive shoes were in those days.

I think I mentioned that the first thing I did when I got that wage packet was to go out and get a pair of loafers from the Squire Shop. smile.gif
post #10943 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

My first wage packet in 1970 was £19, so that shoes how expensive shoes were in those days.

I think I mentioned that the first thing I did when I got that wage packet was to go out and get a pair of loafers from the Squire Shop. smile.gif
A mere £5-18s-2d for me - eeeeehh, down t'pit, living on hot gravel and cold gruel - we ended up having to eat dad's bunions when he was laid off - tell kids that today.... (Apologies for quoting (badly) a Monty Python skit.) smile.gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 3/2/13 at 4:01am
post #10944 of 19265
the old blackmans shop...

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post #10945 of 19265
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Originally Posted by corker23 View Post

Mad as peas that in a working class thread we can discuss six hundred quid shoes. I can dream! Well I love a bargin and I know some heads in here might not approve, and i know its not a true royal brogue style but for thirty five quid in a sale im pleased with these:

The whole point of working class dressing up is to look beyond your means . Teenage boys spending £8 for a pair of shoes in 1969 would have sent most people shouting 'the worlds gone mad ' .

post #10946 of 19265
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

The whole point of working class dressing up is to look beyond your means . Teenage boys spending £8 for a pair of shoes in 1969 would have sent most people shouting 'the worlds gone mad ' .
Obviously, I just can't invisage a day when i would be able to spend six hundred knicker on a pair of shoes.
post #10947 of 19265
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Originally Posted by ek77 View Post

the old blackmans shop...

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That's exactly how I remember the shop. Always a bit shabby. With shoes he sometimes only had one or two pairs in a particular style and you had to be quick. I reckon he must have sold samples or end of line. He was always cheap and the shoes were all over the shop with no real order.

post #10948 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


A mere £5-18s-2d for me - eeeeehh, down t'pit, living on hot gravel and cold gruel - we ended up having to eat dad's bunions when he was laid off - tell kids that today.... (Apologies for quoting (badly) a Monty Python skit.) smile.gif

 

My first weekly wage packet in 1969 as an apprentice was £4.00 gross with deductions of 10 shillings and sixpence National insurance and £1- 10 shillings to Mum for housekeeping leaving £1 and 19 shillings and a tanner for me.  I also Had a Friday night and all day Saturday job in a greengrocers that gave me £3 and 10 shillings cash plus fiddles. 

 

All this cash was spent on clothes and having a good time.  Having the right brand of clothes was essential and you would get these at any cost.  those couple of years in the skinhead times 69-71.  i was clothes mad like most of the lads, but after that period I was never so enthusiastic.  I would say those times were the smartest fashion era - clothes were more like a uniform - smart.  Certain clothes for different times of day or week and especially location

 

if only we could turn back time

post #10949 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

My first weekly wage packet in 1969 as an apprentice was £4.00 gross with deductions of 10 shillings and sixpence National insurance and £1- 10 shillings to Mum for housekeeping leaving £1 and 19 shillings and a tanner for me.  I also Had a Friday night and all day Saturday job in a greengrocers that gave me £3 and 10 shillings cash plus fiddles. 

All this cash was spent on clothes and having a good time.  Having the right brand of clothes was essential and you would get these at any cost.  those couple of years in the skinhead times 69-71.  i was clothes mad like most of the lads, but after that period I was never so enthusiastic.  I would say those times were the smartest fashion era - clothes were more like a uniform - smart.  Certain clothes for different times of day or week and especially location

if only we could turn back time

I was earning £11 per week in 69...£3 to my Mum....that i loaned back off Her on the monday to get through the week, biggrin.gif

Before i left school i had a evening and Saturday job...and as you say with fiddles i was earning more than when i left school,smile.gif

Everyone had a job back then...without a job you was nothing..no cloths no outs nothing.
post #10950 of 19265
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I was earning £11 per week in 69...£3 to my Mum....that i loaned back off Her on the monday to get through the week, biggrin.gif

Before i left school i had a evening and Saturday job...and as you say with fiddles i was earning more than when i left school,smile.gif

Everyone had a job back then...without a job you was nothing..no cloths no outs nothing.
I used to depend on the Saturday morning O/T to top my wages up in '70.

Mind you, I never (really) drank and, while clubs were expensive, it was possible to get out and about Friday and Saturday night - football on the Saturday, of course - and a cheap night at the local bug-hut on Sunday.... but we've already covered this so I'll STFU. nod[1].gif

That said, like Roy, it was a visit to the bank of mum on Monday to get bus fare and lunch money. (Bless 'em all.) shog[1].gif
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