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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

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. 
Baracuta did a tartan harrington at the time as well. I had a black tartan one with plain black lining but shreaded it when I came off me scooter.
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This is an interesting photo! They're from Sunderland (we have a nice accent).... that hill they're sitting on is very familiar! Incidentally the school they went to is where my son goes and where Bob went.... small world....
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Originally Posted by ScootSuitnBoots View Post

Posted by Royton Boy - Here's a little poser for everyone -

What did you spend your first weeks wages on?In the summer of 1971 I started work in a Marine engineers. I was paid £10 per week. With National Insurance taken out I was left with about £9.50, which I was allowed to keep as it was my first wage packet.

That Saturday I went to Disclands in Oldham and bought Tamla Motown Chartbusters Volumes 1 and 3. (We already had Volumes 2 and 4) They cost £2.25 each so that was almost half my wages on two L.Ps!

 

 

 

 

 

Discland, Golden Disc, Javelin records, ahh happy days Royton boy !  Add to that 2/3 record stalls on the market. That was just in Oldham.

 

Visiting your local record shops was a social experience.

 

 

SSB - just come across your address on another site - I didn't realise you were from quite so close to 'home'!


Edited by roytonboy - 4/17/13 at 4:11am
post #11839 of 18949
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post



This is an interesting photo! They're from Sunderland (we have a nice accent).... that hill they're sitting on is very familiar! Incidentally the school they went to is where my son goes and where Bob went.... small world....

 

Little Queenie - why are people from Sunderland (or supporters of Sunderland F.C. at least) called Mackems? When I was at college (mid 70s) there were lots of people from that area there, but I never heard that term used.

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

Little Queenie - why are people from Sunderland (or supporters of Sunderland F.C. at least) called Mackems? When I was at college (mid 70s) there were lots of people from that area there, but I never heard that term used.

There's a lot of controversy about that one, roytonboy: the phrase is meant to have originated in the shipyards as 'mackem and tackem': 'mak' being a Sunderland pronunciation of 'make' and 'tak' being the pronunciation of 'take' as in 'we make the ships and they take them'.

When I was a little girl (in the '70's) the term 'Geordie' was often used to describe anyone from the North East and, although I understand that the term 'Mackem' is an old one it wasn't often used as a name for someone from Sunderland.

I do know that we are very proud of our shipbuilding heritage and keen to disassociate ourselves from Newcastle: I'm sure everyone knows about that particular longstanding and historic rivalry, or after the derby on Saturday they should do!
Edited by Little Queenie - 4/17/13 at 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


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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Pretty sure the sleeve linings of my Baracuta are not tartan so it would look a bit odd. 

I have scanned the "Skinhead" chapter Buttons but I thought twice about posting stuff from a currently-available book... maybe it's living in America that's got me scared of lawsuits!

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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

Pretty sure the sleeve linings of my Baracuta are not tartan so it would look a bit odd. 
I have scanned the "Skinhead" chapter Buttons but I thought twice about posting stuff from a currently-available book... maybe it's living in America that's got me scared of lawsuits!

I'd have to have a look but I don't think any of my harringtons have got tartan sleeve liners.

As for the scans - if you post them on here its not for any financial gain; its just for comment, so I can't see it being a problem. many other book extracts have been posted on here.
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Was that your School too Buttons?

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It was indeed mate. Thought I recognised that hill (and those socks). Best school in the town, apparently (unless you had money). Was loads of skinheads there when I started. By the time I was in the 5th year, there was just me. Hated it.
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All 5 years, I was the only one. Had good mates outside of School though, luckily.

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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post

There's a lot of controversy about that one, roytonboy: the phrase is meant to have originated in the shipyards as 'mackem and tackem': 'mak' being a Sunderland pronunciation of 'make' and 'tak' being the pronunciation of 'take' as in 'we make the ships and they take them'.

When I was a little girl (in the '70's) the term 'Geordie' was often used to describe anyone from the North East and, although I understand that the term 'Mackem' is an old one it wasn't often used as a name for someone from Sunderland.

I do know that we are very proud of our shipbuilding heritage and keen to disassociate ourselves from Newcastle: I'm sure everyone knows about that particular longstanding and historic rivalry, or after the derby on Saturday they should do!

Here's me always thinking that Sunderlanders were called 'Jammies'.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Here's me always thinking that Sunderlanders were called 'Jammies'.

Are you being funny? Referring to our lovely football strip?
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Never ever saw Baracuta Harringtons worn inside out. The tartan lining stops at the line of the raglan sleeve so it wouldn't look too good inside out. Anyone doing that would have got laughed at in my day. Maybe the knock-off Harringtons had fully lined tartan but even then you would end up looking like the Bay City Rollers (or one of their fans).

post #11849 of 18949
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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


I visited Boston in August 1977 with my girlfriend. I wore a tan Baracuta Harrington and was amazed when a 17 year old boy stopped me and said he recognised the jacket and called it a Baracuta. I only knew the jacket as a Harrington but I was well impressed with the guy (Tom Riggs) and we got talking. He introduced me to his neighbour because the man was a 3rd generation Finn and my girlfriend was Finnish. We got on like a 'house on fire' with this old guy and we remained in contact with him and his wife (Korki and Jeanette) for years. They showed us around Boston and made our holiday even though there was a 40 year old age gap. Beautiful people. All because of my Harrington (not worn inside out).

post #11850 of 18949
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

Never ever saw Baracuta Harringtons worn inside out. The tartan lining stops at the line of the raglan sleeve so it wouldn't look too good inside out. Anyone doing that would have got laughed at in my day. Maybe the knock-off Harringtons had fully lined tartan but even then you would end up looking like the Bay City Rollers (or one of their fans).

No tartan clad Bay City Rollers fans in '69-70.
I know what you mean though - it'd look terrible with a raglan sleeve.

The whole use of tartan was basically ruined by the Rollers as that's what everyone has associated it with since about '73-4.
Same thing with the Charlie Chaplin moustache. Hitler made it his own and now its a symbol of evil!

Interesting Boston tale.
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