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You guys look great.Basset is that a tie tack? I like the red in the jacket and tie.Mcdermott handsome patch,smart clothes.

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Originally Posted by elwood View Post


I do remember double rear vents. And silver buttons were essential; usually four or five on the sleeve but I can distinctly remember seeing someone with a Twisted Wheel badged blazer with what must have been a dozen buttons on the sleeves right the way to his elbows!

There was always someone who took things to extreme.A mate had a bottle green suit made up with two rear vents that almost reached his shoulders,no exaggeration.It looked like a wedding dress on him and only saw him wear it once before he had them stitched up to a more realistic 12".
Blazers were always three button,patch pocket with only the top button done up.Sometimes the breast was patch sometimes not.
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I recall sewing leather elbow patches on a couple of Shetland crewnecks as well as the leather trim on the fronts pockets of Levi's as has been mentioned here before.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Are the blue canvas shoes anything like I'm wearing in this early 1967 mod (ish) shot?

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They look like the lace up Spanish/French espadrilles to me MOM?All you need is a Breton stipe sweater and you could pass for Donovan wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post

"Be seeing you"happy.gif

That blazer always looked sharp on Mr. MacGoohan, but yeah they look a bit goofy in the flesh.

Speaking of monkeys and all that, I recently picked up a generic, less expensive version of this nice, simple monkey jacket(or as here they call it, a "baseball jacket"). It's got a soft white cotton lining and is relatively thin, good for a South Boston spring.




Did the original monkey jackets have zips or buttons, or both?

Monkey jacket.. biggrin.gif Is that what they're called? I had one a yellow one with green stripes. Had a zip, not poppers or buttons, made of nylon I think. Must have been 1972, when I was 9. Sure we went to Bournemouth for holiday that year, and can remember wearing it, and had photos as well.

A "baseball jacket" I normally think of as having poppers, rather than a zip.
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

They were 'tailored', though usually bought off the peg. I seem to remember mine had side vents. (see photo above!)

I recall side vents as being another of these 'North' things - outside London anyway, in the era we're talking about. I had a jacket with side vents in 1967/68 whilst still in the Blackpool area.
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


I had a nylon monkey jacket in '67 bought from Romford market, but mine was brown and one size too big for me (I never did grow into it). As you say simple with just a zipper, no striping, no logos, cheap as chips. I remember the suede zippers but they were more pricey.

That describes the kind of zipper jacket I was talking about earlier in this thread. I called them 'Surfer jackets' or 'surf jackets', as did quite a few other people, because the light blue version looked very much like one the Beach Boys wore. In the North West they were either dark navel blue (like the one I had) or light blue with dark blue collar and cuffs.
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

They look like the lace up Spanish/French espadrilles to me MOM?All you need is a Breton stipe sweater and you could pass for Donovan wink.gif

*sings
'In the chilly hours and minutes
Of uncertainty
I want to be
Back in the warmth
Of your loving arms...

Espadrilles are sandals, fer cryin' out loud! biggrin.gif

You forgot the cap, though.

But these do have a French look to them. Don't forget that at this time I wasn't earning, and any new clothes I got were via my mum's budget. She liked anything that looked French, so I got anything stylish I could, which wasn't much, I can tell you.

I can recall I didn't much like having this pic taken, hence the 'moody teenager' look.
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Blazer with centre vent and 3 buttons. Bought mine in Harry Fentons.
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


Monkey jacket.. biggrin.gif Is that what they're called? I had one a yellow one with green stripes. Had a zip, not poppers or buttons, made of nylon I think. Must have been 1972, when I was 9. Sure we went to Bournemouth for holiday that year, and can remember wearing it, and had photos as well.

A "baseball jacket" I normally think of as having poppers, rather than a zip.

 

Never heard them referred to as 'monkey jackets' until joining this forum. We called them surfer jackets or surf jackets. Mine was navy with red, white and blue trim. The first item of mod/skinhead clothing I owned (1967 at the age of 13).

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

Never heard them referred to as 'monkey jackets' until joining this forum. We called them surfer jackets or surf jackets. Mine was navy with red, white and blue trim. The first item of mod/skinhead clothing I owned (1967 at the age of 13).

Now I'd never heard them referred to as surf jackets or surfer jackets either. Although I'd forgotten about the one I had until Botolf posted the picture, and I remembered that's what I had. My father probably still got the pictures somewhere.

BTW just now when I searched "monkey jacket" on Google Images, that's what comes up, zip up nylon type jackets, with stripes around the knitted collar, cuffs and bottom. Whereas when I searched "surf jacket", there was pictures of hoodies and all sorts of things.
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That reminds me of a vintage piece I picked up fairly recently.

 

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post



I can recall I didn't much like having this pic taken, hence the 'moody teenager' look.

Ah, I thought you looked sweet.
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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post

I sometimes wear this one, Patch pockets, Centre vent but horn style buttons. usually wear it with POW strides also...

Badge is in the centre of pocket but leaned in to take a photo mwink[1].gif

 

...And of course, No second rate manchester badge for me wink.gif

 

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For those of you not resident in the UK ...... The red rose is the symbol of Lancashire (Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and hundreds of places of which you have never heard) the white rose is the symbol of Yorkshire (Leeds, Sheffield, York and a thousand places of which you will never have heard - the largest county in England). The two counties straddle the north of England and share a common border. There was once a little unpleasantness between the two, culminating with the death of Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field - "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse....."

 

There still exists a friendly and sporting rivalry between the two counties - 'friendly' that is until Leeds United play either of the Manchester clubs! Any sporting competition between the two counties is referred to as "a roses match".

 

Although the symbol of England is often mistakenly portrayed as a red rose, it is in fact (or should be)  a Tudor Rose which is an amalgamation of a red and a white rose which was introduced by Henry Tudor (a Welshman!) who brought to an end the Wars of the Roses when he became King Henry VII.

 

 

 

 

Here endeth the lesson......


Edited by roytonboy - 5/3/13 at 4:14am
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