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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


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.


You are right about tartan being ruined by the Rollers and their fans. I know they weren't around in '69 but I was trying to conjure up the image. After my paisley silk scarf  I used to wear a tartan scarf for a while (pre Rollers and a little bit early Rod Stewart). I also had one or two tartan ties for formal occasions.

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"You can't compare Chaplin to Hitler" facepalm.gif

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Originally Posted by Gramps View Post

"You can't compare Chaplin to Hitler" facepalm.gif

Exactly - Chaplin - silent movie funny man with quirky tash. Great. Then Hitler comes along with his reign of misery and destruction and the tash is ruined forever.
Tartan scarves - all well and good with the right outfit. Once all that Shang-a-lang bollocks takes hold, the scarf's image is dead and buried.
R.I.P
post #11854 of 18399
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


What comic was that from?

 

It was from 'Target' (not to be confused with another comic of the same name) which was a short-lived boys' weekly magazine which hit the newsagents' shelves in April 1972. It was published by the New English Library which, at the time, was also publishing the 'Richard Allen' skinhead books. 

 

'Target' was about 30 years ahead of its time. It had relatively few cartoon strips, and included articles on pop, films, fashion, football and other things the editor thought might interest teenage boys. Perhaps because it was missing the vital element of sex, the magazine didn't last long (others have suggested the high cover price of 10p might have contributed to its demise -- its nearest rival, ITV's 'Look-In', was only 5p).

 

Anyway, it had a regular skinhead strip, 'Bovver boy', and often included special offers for skinhead-style clobber. Unfortunately 'Bovver boy' was normally the butt of jokes and came off worst in the stories.

 

'Bovver boy' appeared on the cover of the first issue of 'Target' magazine combing his non-existent hair. He was a typical comic strip bully and always ended up being 'owned' by someone else in the stories.

post #11855 of 18399
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

I was born in 66.And I'm American,so I wouldn't have seen the short short pants.I discovered Skinheads thru  2 Tone.I was saying it was the first time I saw such an extreme style on the "Original Skins".

'Extreme'? Don't make me laugh.

 

I still dress like that now (although I wore black socks to work today). Red socks (often football socks folded down) were normal from the early to mid-'70s at least.

 

I might call the '80s 'extreme', but as far as I'm concerned red socks and shortened trousers are normal skinhead attire which I still wear almost every day (an exception will be a meeting I'm off to next week, when I'm wear a suit and brogues)

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


You are right about tartan being ruined by the Rollers and their fans. I know they weren't around in '69 but I was trying to conjure up the image. After my paisley silk scarf  I used to wear a tartan scarf for a while (pre Rollers and a little bit early Rod Stewart). I also had one or two tartan ties for formal occasions.

Lads was wearing Tartan caps with the bobble on..around 72....fcuk knows how it came about?...could have been a Rod Stewart thing, or Football...never wore one myself.
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I'd blame the supporters of a certain team from O. Trafford. When T. Docherty became their manager in 1972, he brought in a lot of Scots players and their fans went tartan daft. It became almost easier to spot the divide in Manchester by red tartan than usual scarves. I think it waned once the Bay City Rollers took off - like Buttons said, that killed any sense of style.
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SSB - just come across your address on another site - I didn't realise you were from quite so close to 'home'!


Small world RoytonBoy !  Especially Royton.

post #11859 of 18399
Not strictly relevant, but great photos eh?



The Cage Football Chaps, White City 1966 (Douglas Gray)



The Dive Bar of the Springbok, Shepherd's Bush 1966 (Douglas Gray)

Pequod and loempiavreter - Great photos.

Enjoyed the 'All Dressed Up & Going Nowhere' documentary, great find Flyfronted.
The 'taches on some of the lads look good too, surprisingly. How common were they then?
post #11860 of 18399
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


Exactly - Chaplin - silent movie funny man with quirky tash. Great. Then Hitler comes along with his reign of misery and destruction and the tash is ruined forever.
Tartan scarves - all well and good with the right outfit. Once all that Shang-a-lang bollocks takes hold, the scarf's image is dead and buried.
R.I.P


I think a few items/styles have gone thru that, flight jackets, bleached jeans spring to mind, cant blame the rollers on these thou

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Not the best of pictures but here's that tartan Baracuta I mentioned a page ago.
And even a tash thrown in for good measure, Bunty!
post #11862 of 18399
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


I think a few items/styles have gone thru that, flight jackets, bleached jeans spring to mind, cant blame the rollers on these thou
very true my liquorice friend.

And sadly, the term "skinhead".
post #11863 of 18399
I wear a Stewart tartan scarf sometimes in the winter, it was a gift. But I don't think anyone is going to think "Shang a Lang bollocks", except me possibly.
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Dated ca. 1967, Carnaby Street. But look at the fella on the far right icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Cool pic loempiavreter.1967? What do you folks think,is this guy a Mod or a Skin or a Transitional Cat.

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