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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Definitely 1971. Black barathea, as you say - I think that was the type of cloth? Saw the Red Rose badge most often but do remember a few Twisted Wheels. Never really saw football team badges in my neck of the woods. As in London that probably invited too much "close interest", ahem. The Lancashire Rose was more neutral in that sense (until you crossed the Pennines, of course) and as the Lancs CC team was all-conquering in one-day cricket at the time, everyone identified with it even more - at least that's my theory.

 

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!

 

Had PoW check with thin red line myself. Went well with the red socks - and wasn't seen as a matter of football allegiance amongst my mates (or I wouldn't have worn them). Will have to get the light blue variety now though I think.

 

We all wore red socks, certainly not a statement of football allegiance. Later, other bright colours of socks were briefly worn, but as they looked a bit 'Teddy Boy' they never really caught on. 

post #12122 of 19158

Weird I figured they would favor the simpleness of white or black socks.

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Me in Blazer at UTJ .. Remembrance weekend.

post #12124 of 19158
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

Weird I figured they would favor the simpleness of white or black socks.

 

Red socks were just a fad - probably lasted less than 12 months (1971-72)

post #12125 of 19158
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

Red socks were just a fad - probably lasted less than 12 months (1971-72)

It started with White, Red then every colour you could think of... we use to get in the Squire shop buying those loop stitch towelling ones, they would be rolled up on display ...Orange was a popular colour....I wore Pink for a while after seeing a Burnt Oak Bloke wearing them.
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They were a skinhead fad or a teddy boy fad? I thought you were implying you didn't wear red long because that is what teddy boys wore and then I commented that I would have thought they would wear plain colors such as black or white but you are saying that isn't the case at all and teddy boys wore colorful socks?

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

Red socks were just a fad - probably lasted less than 12 months (1971-72)
Thankfully one that I never chose to adopt!
It's been m&S navy or charcoal lambs wool for over 50 years(with a brief interlude to Argyle and cream cashmere on needed occasions).must admit to almost going with some lurex flecked horrors a la David Essex at a later 70's point but refrained thankfully!
post #12128 of 19158

Until reading on here, I would have always thought of that as a Suit Jacket Roy.

Always think of a Blazer as having Patch Pockets.

post #12129 of 19158
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Originally Posted by Gramps View Post

Until reading on here, I would have always thought of that as a Suit Jacket Roy.
Always think of a Blazer as having Patch Pockets.

I have always had a Blazer in my wardrobe versatile bit of kit..often worn at Army Doos



post #12130 of 19158
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

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......

Thank-you for that.
post #12131 of 19158
Trying to get a decent 3 Button Blazer(OTP)is really hard to get these days.
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Interesting History about Pembroke Castle-where Henry Tudor was born.smile.gif
post #12133 of 19158

Great blazer Roy.

 

Have to meet a new tailor soon, on the agenda first will be a few pair of tonic strides, then some suits but i fancy a Bespoke blazer too. Its on the 'list', along with a million other things.

 

Regards to socks...These are the best for Value and colour ive found. Ive had alot of brands, Panthella's are maybe my fav 'upmarket' sock but the trouble is they are usually so fine that holes quickly appear etc. These are just the right mix between thick enough to take a battering but thin enough to be comfy and dressy. Colours are great too.

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/071183

 

Like uniqlo alot, wish they had more stores they would be very successful in the North of england. The knitwear they do is top notch too for the price, ive had a really nice shawl collared jumper and a couple of Fair isle tanktops of them in the last year that were excellent.

 

 

Edit : As i speak i just bought this tshirt from them for a tenner. Not strictly skinhead wear of course, But a real 70s style, similar to the ones Levis vintage were knocking out for 60 quid or whatever a while ago. Do nicely for holiday.

 

post #12134 of 19158
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

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

Cheers, yes it's a tie tack

post #12135 of 19158
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Originally Posted by Gramps View Post

Until reading on here, I would have always thought of that as a Suit Jacket Roy.
Always think of a Blazer as having Patch Pockets.

iN THE 50S AND 60S,Blazers had Patch Pockets(or the ones I saw).I had one with Patch Pockets..It is only recently (maybe a few years)that some Jackets have been called Blazers(and some added Silver or Gold Buttons).Put "Blazers" up on ebay and you will see what I mean.That is why I said,it is very hard to buy a 3 Button Blazer-similar to what I bought before.
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