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included the article from The Times with famous pic... and one from 1971biggrin.gif

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Just got that Ben Sherman - 50 Years Of British Style Culture book by Josh Sims. 

http://www.bensherman.com/us/mod-ular-blanc-50-years/

 

It covers several eras of UK street style in this order: Ted to Rocker to Mod to Northern Soul to Punk to Skinhead to Two-Tone to Casual. That should immediately set off some warning signs for anyone on this board. 

 

Some good pictures but mostly stuff you'll have seen before. Not much new info for the informed types on this board, and quite a few mistakes to my uneducated eyes. The skinhead section does mention originals but gets timelines mixed up... gives 1980 as the release date for Symarip's Skinhead Moonstomp for example. Also, anyone ever see anyone wear harringtons inside out "to show the lining"? Prepared to be proved wrong on this but I've never seen it. Pretty much 90% of the photos in the Skinhead chapter are from the 70s-80s revival period, and a mostly scruffy lot they are. 

 

Josh Sims is a "freelance style writer" and wrote Icons Of Men's Style among others. 

post #11823 of 19311
Bizarre. In the South Boston neighborhood and surrounding areas, townies would wear their Baracuta jackets inside out to show the label, proving they were wearing a real 'Cuta with their Adidas Gazelle and Lacoste polo(with the collar turned in so it couldn't be grabbed during a fight)icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #11824 of 19311
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

Bizarre. In the South Boston neighborhood and surrounding areas, townies would wear their Baracuta jackets inside out to show the label, proving they were wearing a real 'Cuta with their Adidas Gazelle and Lacoste polo(with the collar turned in so it couldn't be grabbed during a fight)icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Forgot about that Botolph.Southie always had unusual style Ideas.I remember the Converse High Tops with pants rolled up high.A dangerous place for some,Southie.

post #11825 of 19311
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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

Just got that Ben Sherman - 50 Years Of British Style Culture book by Josh Sims. 
http://www.bensherman.com/us/mod-ular-blanc-50-years/

It covers several eras of UK street style in this order: Ted to Rocker to Mod to Northern Soul to Punk to Skinhead to Two-Tone to Casual. That should immediately set off some warning signs for anyone on this board. 

Some good pictures but mostly stuff you'll have seen before. Not much new info for the informed types on this board, and quite a few mistakes to my uneducated eyes. The skinhead section does mention originals but gets timelines mixed up... gives 1980 as the release date for Symarip's Skinhead Moonstomp for example. Also, anyone ever see anyone wear harringtons inside out "to show the lining"? Prepared to be proved wrong on this but I've never seen it. Pretty much 90% of the photos in the Skinhead chapter are from the 70s-80s revival period, and a mostly scruffy lot they are. 

Josh Sims is a "freelance style writer" and wrote Icons Of Men's Style among others. 

Any pages worth scanning and posting on here, mate?
Would be interested to see what he's got to say in places (although I know I'll be reading it and cringing).
Usually these books are very uninformative - just thrown together by someone in a hurry who doesn't work for a living, so turns out two books a year to make a few quid. Have seen some piss poor stuff written about Fred Perry, Dr Marten and Ben Sherman - not getting into any detail on style and what happened when, where and why. "oh and by the way, skinheads wore them". Rubbish.

As for harringtons inside out - it did go on but for most, it was at the back end of the jacket's existence.
This is me mate Bryan in 1973 at the tail end of his skinhead years with long back and sides ...
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post #11826 of 19311
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

You can put a discalimer at the back saying you tried and if anyone wants to get in contact a number .

Something like that is actually standard publishing practice. Got it covered. I'm still obliged to try.
post #11827 of 19311
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

M.O.M. I've counted the photos on this thread and it comes to about 280 pics of "Originals" Just so you know.

No problem.

(A lot of them seem to be of ME! biggrin.gif )
post #11828 of 19311
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Originally Posted by papyloic View Post

a few cartoons from 1972....




What comic was that from?
post #11829 of 19311
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Originally Posted by papyloic View Post


for MOM,
a few uk and no uk skinheads articles from 1969/1970...


Thank you. Are these your own photos? If so, could you make individual shots of the articles for me, and let me know what publications they appeared in?
post #11830 of 19311
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Agree about deprivation.Sad that even after these skins moved to modern Estates they still hung out in the decimated neighborhood they came from.Had to watch it twice cause of the accent.Noticed the wall with graffiti and the word Skins.Interesting that they wore their pants so high.Above the boots so as to show off the socks (lots of Red socks)Had not seen that before. 

 

yankmod - I thought the very same thing about the length of the pants, and I can assure you I was very much part of the scene in 1971. Late in skinhead, very wide jeans started to be worn, two makes were "Skinners" (very big on Merseyside) and "Wrangler Baggies". Usually worn by younger kids and these were tended to be worn a bit shorter. Sadly this mutated into the Slade thing and ultimately, almost as a caricature, into the Bay City Rollers image. Look back to an earlier post on here at the "Boot Boys" photos, this style is evident there.The only similarity between these kids and the skinheads are the Doc Martens and the fact that they would fight at football matches. Some of the Scotswood lads look about 14 or 15 in late 1971, This means they would have been 12 when the original skinheads were first about.

 

Red socks very 1971 though. 

post #11831 of 19311
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I was asking myself the same thing. English is my second language so no wonder I didn't get s***, I wonder if English speakers from other places can grasp what they're going on about.

 

In the mid 1970's a mate of mine started going out with a Geordie girl (i.e. a girl from Newcastle) When he went up to visit her he did find it difficult to understand everything that was being said. (bear in mind that we are from just outside Manchester, so are northerners ourselves) He told us about one night he was out in a club and after a few drinks and the music and all, he was really struggling to catch what people were saying. He was stood at the bar and thought "I really can't understand anything these two are saying" when he turned round, it was two Asian lads  speaking Bengali!

post #11832 of 19311

Harringtons were sometimes worn inside out, but I would say this was only done occasionally by a wearer just for a change, and not seen very often.  It was not long before poorer quality Harringtons came on the market and these had nylon inner sleeves so it couldn't be done. 

post #11833 of 19311
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

 

In the mid 1970's a mate of mine started going out with a Geordie girl (i.e. a girl from Newcastle) When he went up to visit her he did find it difficult to understand everything that was being said. (bear in mind that we are from just outside Manchester, so are northerners ourselves) He told us about one night he was out in a club and after a few drinks and the music and all, he was really struggling to catch what people were saying. He was stood at the bar and thought "I really can't understand anything these two are saying" when he turned round, it was two Asian lads  speaking Bengali!

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post #11834 of 19311
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

I bet in 1971 we would not have but these days regional accents are commonplace and the Geordie one all over the place .. i blame Wor Cheryl .

I'm shuddering..... she has a horrible accent!
post #11835 of 19311
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

In 1972 I became friends with two girls from the North East (Newbiggin by the sea). They took the mick out of my cockney accent and used to ask me to say the days of the week, etc which had them in stitches. Our party piece was for me to sing 'fog on the Tyne' (Lindisfarne) in a London accent and they would sing 'Lazy Sunday afternoon' (Small Faces) in their strange NE accent.

Now up there is a strange accent!
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