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post #11956 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Party 7s - didn't you get the triangle end metal can 'piercer' for making holes to pour out and let air in with them back then I seem to recall?

Yes,and if you shook them up-get totally drenched with the Beer!!.Had that happen a couple of times-some of my Mates were Jokers of the Pack.
post #11957 of 18776
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post



I seem to be getting mixed messages on the cardigan front - they were 'old men's wear' but everyone still had one. They pop up in many many old pictures so were obviously popular. What denoted it as 'old man'? Was it the weight? Buttons? Style? Colour? or a bit of everything?
And I do agree - pockets is best!

 

I recall we wore mainly fine knit / lambs wool ? and the pockets were a must on the cardigans.  Very casual and usful item of clothing as you would stuff your hands in your pockets to look cool and when on the move you had your fags and Zippo in the pocket.  Theres a thought beside the Zippo we started off with the old army metal flint lighters - gas ones were too expensive so we tended to smell of Brut and lighter fuel.  Thats it - we were always trying to obtain a Ronson gas lingter or a Dunhill would be the tops

post #11958 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

I recall we wore mainly fine knit / lambs wool ? and the pockets were a must on the cardigans.  Very casual and usful item of clothing as you would stuff your hands in your pockets to look cool and when on the move you had your fags and Zippo in the pocket.  Theres a thought beside the Zippo we started off with the old army metal flint lighters - gas ones were too expensive so we tended to smell of Brut and lighter fuel.  Thats it - we were always trying to obtain a Ronson gas lingter or a Dunhill would be the tops

When the Fuel had come out of the Metal Lighters,they be all Flame.Lucky in that my Mum(to earn extra)did Home work for Ronson Lighters.
post #11959 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Theres a memory - a packet of 10 number 6 and a book of matches the beginners smoking kit !!

 

There used to be a little grocers shop that sold single Woodbines and an "Offy" that you took an empty Cider bottle in and get filled with draught sherry.It was all downhill for a few years after that !

post #11960 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

There used to be a little grocers shop that sold single Woodbines and an "Offy" that you took an empty Cider bottle in and get filled with draught sherry.It was all downhill for a few years after that !

There was a similar shop I knew in Sunderland - took a Brown Ale bottle in and got a pint of sherry for a quid (in '86, at the tender non-sherry drinking age of 15). Drank it on the way to a party. Spent most of the night passed out on the bathroom floor. Don't think I've drank sherry since.
(not so) Happy Days!
post #11961 of 18776
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Listening to a CD that came with "Uncut" Mag.It Showcases a few of the newer Bands.A lot of them have gone back to the 60s,for inspiration.Even the first Track is a rework of "Hey Mr.Tambourine Man".Ironically,it is called "Strange Brew"-one of Cream`s finest.I actually bought the Mag for the Story of the Marquee and the Who-and which Clubs were popular in the 60s.Remember some of them,some I was not allowed in,"Bag O`Nails","Scotch Of St.James"and "The Speakeasy".This was where the "Kings Road" Set would go.Not my Scene-even during the Mod years.smile.gif

It's always that way with Musicians browniecj.Early 60's Dylan was doing folk music from the 20's.The British bands were doing British Music Hall.And some American Pop (Harry Nilsson)was doin American Vaudeville.As long as they learn from the "Good" stuff.

post #11962 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


That's a good looking cardigan Basset. Where did you get it? I had a similar one, in grey, from Next about 5 years ago but my older cousins (we are talking 60 years +  and ex-mods from early '60's London) took the micky out of me for looking like an old man.The problem was the colour not the style.


Bought it from a gentlemans outfitters that was closing down not far from where i live, its made by wolsey, there still going and there knitwears good imo

post #11963 of 18776
Not to derail, but to all the English in this forum, I hope you're having a Happy St. George's Day! Now carry on with your real ale, pie'n'mash, and what have ya. smile.gif
post #11964 of 18776
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


There was a similar shop I knew in Sunderland - took a Brown Ale bottle in and got a pint of sherry for a quid (in '86, at the tender non-sherry drinking age of 15). Drank it on the way to a party. Spent most of the night passed out on the bathroom floor. Don't think I've drank sherry since.
(not so) Happy Days!


Ditto, draught sherry was available in the local offie, armadillo brand i think, burgundy and white ceramic cask with the little drip cup hanging under the tap, having been paid with my first weeks wages in 83 me and me mate bought some along with half oz of old holburn and some rizlas, drank, smoked, barfed, not the best nite i've had

post #11965 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

Not to derail, but to all the English in this forum, I hope you're having a Happy St. George's Day! Now carry on with your real ale, pie'n'mash, and what have ya. smile.gif

Cheers Botolph..and Happy St Georges day to all Englishmen who have spread all around the World. smile.gif
post #11966 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Cheers Botolph..and Happy St Georges day to all Englishmen who have spread all around the World. smile.gif

Yeh...Happy St George's Day from an Englishman on the other side of the world.. biggrin.gif Got no real ale or pie'n'mash though, but I got a made in China England flag and a bottle of Beijing Yanjing beer!
post #11967 of 18776
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

Not to derail, but to all the English in this forum, I hope you're having a Happy St. George's Day! Now carry on with your real ale, pie'n'mash, and what have ya. smile.gif

Thank-you Botolph.I also agree with what Lasttye has said.fing02[1].gif
post #11968 of 18776
And MikeDT smile.gif
post #11969 of 18776
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post


I seem to be getting mixed messages on the cardigan front - they were 'old men's wear' but everyone still had one. They pop up in many many old pictures so were obviously popular. What denoted it as 'old man'? Was it the weight? Buttons? Style? Colour? or a bit of everything?

Basically, if an old bloke was wearing it, it was old bloke's gear. If we were wearing it, it wasn't. I honestly think it was as simple as that.
post #11970 of 18776
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Whoops,that was us....."Make Love Not War" was their Slogan.

I never had a problem with their slogan. I couldn't abide the 'look' at the time.
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