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post #12151 of 18596
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post



'The England squad at Heathrow Airport prior to departing for Mexico and the 1970 World Cup finals. Check out Jeff Astle (right) playing a record on a portable record player as he waits with Emlyn Hughes (left, in the hat) and Geoff Hurst (centre) for their flight to be called.

A portable record player! It was the iPod of its day, apparently.'


Off topic, but a great photo eh?

Great photo indeed - and staying off topic, I'm sure I've seen a picture of Mike Summerbee back in 1967 or 1968 with one of those portable record players that came as an extra in his car!

post #12152 of 18596
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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).


In '66/67 we called them Monkey jackets and then the name changed to bomber jackets. I don't know why the name changed. I never heard them called surfer jackets but it seems a more suitable name. Monkey/Bomber jackets? Where did that come from?

post #12153 of 18596
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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Always liked bottle green. Seem to remember it being popular for suits & strides 1968-ish, a bit before skinhead style really took hold in the Manchester area. Bottle green strides were often worn later with DMs and Levi's denim jackets. Petrol blue was another colour of strides commonly worn with that combination and looked good too.

Bottle green and petrol Blue - I have not heard those tones in years - yes I recall having early strides in those colours also later in seventies in needle cords - Levis I think ?

 

The mobile recorded players we had them early skinhead era known round our way as 'discotrones' or some think like that.  I put a photo on hear last year of my wife's brother and mates on the beach in Mod days with one

post #12154 of 18596
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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

Like that recollection - quite a picture.

Always liked bottle green. Seem to remember it being popular for suits & strides 1968-ish, a bit before skinhead style really took hold in the Manchester area. Bottle green strides were often worn later with DMs and Levi's denim jackets. Petrol blue was another colour of strides commonly worn with that combination and looked good too.

Had a Bottle Green Suit(2 Piece Mohair)about that time.

Airforce Blue came out in Cords(Levis`)if I remember correctly.Looked good with Smooths.smile.gif
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Was just wondering: since the braces also was just in a given timespan, what was Worn for everyday streetwear in It's place?
post #12156 of 18596
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

Was just wondering: since the braces also was just in a given timespan, what was Worn for everyday streetwear in It's place?


A belt

post #12157 of 18596
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


In '66/67 we called them Monkey jackets and then the name changed to bomber jackets. I don't know why the name changed. I never heard them called surfer jackets but it seems a more suitable name. Monkey/Bomber jackets? Where did that come from?


Your question got me thinking Bob, maybe iv'e drunk to much , but? ...

post #12158 of 18596
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Has anybody got that photo they can post up of the Mod sitting on his scooter with cut-down Levis on, also, I think, he's wearing carpet slippers too? biggrin.gif I can't find it anywhere....

I woke up thinking about it....must get out more.......

Was it on thy demon box?
post #12159 of 18596
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


Your question got me thinking Bob, maybe iv'e drunk to much , but? ...


I hadn't made that connection before but maybe there is something in it. Interesting it is the English boy Davy Jones wearing the monkey jacket.

post #12160 of 18596
Surfer jackets because of the Beach Boys association, monkey jacket because of the Monkees connection? Sounds plausible.
post #12161 of 18596
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post

Surfer jackets because of the Beach Boys association, monkey jacket because of the Monkees connection? Sounds plausible.
Definitely 'surfer jacket' in (south) Manchester.

Bizarrely, my mother called it a 'monkey jacket'.

Work that one out! happy.gif

My blazer was also a barathea and, as I've posted earlier, had a helluva job getting the gold thread MUFC badge. (There were plenty of twin vented blazers but 'we' only wanted a long single vent.)

By the time I got the badge sewn on - we'd moved on ... dunno what happened to it. nod[1].gif
post #12162 of 18596
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post



'The England squad at Heathrow Airport prior to departing for Mexico and the 1970 World Cup finals. Check out Jeff Astle (right) playing a record on a portable record player as he waits with Emlyn Hughes (left, in the hat) and Geoff Hurst (centre) for their flight to be called.

A portable record player! It was the iPod of its day, apparently.'

One can only imagine what record it might have been playing....


BTW has the subject of football songs been brought up before, or is it one of those things that's too bad that people might want not remember? I had "Nice One Cyril" by The Cockerel Chorus. biggrin.gif
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Stoke had the god awfull "We'll Be With You" in '72.Chelsea had the far better "Blue is The Colour".what makes Stokes song so hard to swallow is the fact that it was a Trent/Hatch penned song.They had been responsible for Petula Clark hits, and provided material for Sinatre/Dean Martin etc
post #12164 of 18596
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post


Thanks so much for the information Buttons I have not seen a Harry Fenton since the 60s Brill.

This is some Pictures put up by Buttons,with a Shirt from Harry Fenton.They had a Shop in Shaftesbury Ave.,W.1-whether that is where they started. I see the son of the original Owner(Ian Fenton)is still about.
post #12165 of 18596
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Buttons - I know it's a lot of buggering about but could you post a few photos of your Harry Fenton shirt please?

Hope this helps, Bunty.
Oddly enough, the shirt originally had 4 darts. 2 have been removed (not by me) to give a bit more room, but one inner and one outer. Very sloppy!
Will probably put these back in before I wear it next.
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Harry Fenton "Snug Fit" as opposed to the "Hug Fit" name that Jaytex adopted.
Saftsbury Avenue W1.
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Also note no hanging loop at the top of the narrow pleat (like Jaytex).
But the front placket stitching and cuff are totally diffferent so certainly not from the same pattern.

Here is the said Shirt.
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