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post #12256 of 18908
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Originally Posted by loempiavreter View Post



Here you go, good find Bunty.

Nice shades.
post #12257 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


... shoes that make the wearer look like Mr Claypole

From 'Rent-a-Ghost'?
post #12258 of 18908
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Girls and kids boots I think.

We've been down this route before. Blokes' boots in 1968, certainly in S E London. I actually preferred them because they were light on your foot, and I would still wear them if I could get a pair in my size.
post #12259 of 18908
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

I think you look great but,I'm sure someone will not like the Black T-shirt peeking thru.

Precisely. The lad's captured something of the orignal look, but you just wouldn't see a T underneath.
post #12260 of 18908
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Originally Posted by McDermott View Post

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I'd like to get names (who owns the pic) and any other details like when and where it was taken.

The girl on the right has a typical 'grown-out crop'. Girls round my way used to brush their cropped hair back when it grew longer. This was sometimes between crops, and into 1970 it was as they were growing crops out into a different style.
Edited by Man-of-Mystery - 5/10/13 at 10:20pm
post #12261 of 18908
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What's more amazing to me is that I actually met 'Buttons', the guy in the photo below 'Bovver Boy'. I knew someone who knew him.

Just for the record, that grease with the beard wasn't me in '72!
post #12262 of 18908
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Check out this guys blog,very cool.The clothing is Top Notch (although way out of my price range) I'm sure you do very well in Union Sq.Mr.Reeves.

Nice Material,would work out to £1462.Not for my Pockets though.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I'd like to get names (who owns the pic) and any other details like when and where it was taken.

The girl on the right has a typical 'grown-out crop'. Girls round my way used to brush their cropped air back when it grew longer. This was sometimes between crops, and into 1970 it was as they were growing crops out into a different style.

This was my third favourite Hairstyle on Girls-behind the Bun and the Mod Cut.


I have not worn Braces for 40 years but now find them quite comfortable now(not the narrow Skinhead ones though) smile.gif.
post #12263 of 18908
Hello Cerneabbas - bit behind here. I'd already got a pair of Loakes when I found the thread. They don't get great press on here but I've found them OK in terms of looks and comfort - and reasonable value. I was really looking to find out exactly what the Royals were that I'd wanted back in 71 but couldn't afford at the time. There's quite a lot of information on here on the subject and I'd say I've found out more than I imagined there was to know about longwing brogues.

I think you've already caught up on the Florsheim Imperials and the whole question around Made in India vs. difficulty of finding deadstock in more common sizes. (That pair on e-Bay posted by gsvs5 were beauties but too small, sadly.) Alden McNeill look good too. Neither of these are cheap (whether non-US manufacture/ deadstock) but they are the Rolls Royce option to me. In the meantime, while I save up and get distracted by so many other possibilities brought back to me by this thread - best replacement for Sta-Prest/ suits/ BD shirts/ white macs etc etc - I've still got the Loakes (even if I've damned them with faint praise).
post #12264 of 18908

elwood,I totally agree with your post,i would go for one of the American brands Florsheim,Allen Edmonds or Alden (made in the USA) but i also have to take into account availability and cost.

I am not going to bash Loakes i have two pairs of their boots and they are fine (the Dannite soles are great) but the Royal is a bit too square on the toe for my taste so i am going to wait. Various British makes have been mentioned but they seem to be out of production or out of my price range,i reckon that if someone produced a shoe like the old Royal at a reasonable price (made in the Britain) they would be on to a winner.I have found the brogue subject very interesting,i never saw brogue boots worn "back in the day" but i have a pair now,i also have some Barker semi brogues (a few years old now when they were made in England) i had them double soled and i think that they look smart.I also bought two pairs of Pierre Cardin longwings one pair tan and one navy blue,they look nice and are very light they were not that dear so i dont expect them to last that long.

post #12265 of 18908

Man-of-Mystery,I used to wear monkey boots throughout the 70s and i have got 2 pairs now,one pair about 12 years old lovely and comfortable,very shiny but the soles are very worn, the other pair i bought this year and they are very stiff but i like them.My mate used to hate them in the 70s he always said they were for lads who couldnt afford Doc Martens but i always liked the shape and thought that they didnt look as cumbersome as Marten boots.In the end its all down to choice....except of course that you and i are right !

post #12266 of 18908
Got a pair of the burgundy Loake Royal Brogues, recent vintage. Gotta say I like them more than the pair of deadstock made-in-the-USA cordovan Florsheim Imperials I have. More comfy and look just as nice. Also have a pair of Alden cordovan longwings, but they were so dear that they're a bit more of a special-occasion brogue. Out of the 4 or so pair I have, the only ones that get more use than the Loake is my black leather Alden longwings with a thin commando sole(it gets icy in Boston!).
I'm sure back then it was different, what with disposable income going to multiple bespoke suits and all the right labels, but pound for pound the Loake Royals are a great value in my humble.
post #12267 of 18908

Botolph,A very interesting post from you and praise indeed for the Loake Royal.As i said i am not going to bash Loakes,for availability and value for money you are right they cant be beaten, if the shape of the toe was a little rounder (not bulbous round) i would be going for Loake.I suppose that i am guilty of wanting something a bit different to what is readily available locally.

post #12268 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Botolph,A very interesting post from you and praise indeed for the Loake Royal.As i said i am not going to bash Loakes,for availability and value for money you are right they cant be beaten, if the shape of the toe was a little rounder (not bulbous round) i would be going for Loake.I suppose that i am guilty of wanting something a bit different to what is readily available locally.

I know what you mean about the toe to the Royals. I feel the same but they are value for money.
This bloke loves his Royals and mentions the pointier toe.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ_blPyWVv0

post #12269 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Botolph,A very interesting post from you and praise indeed for the Loake Royal.As i said i am not going to bash Loakes,for availability and value for money you are right they cant be beaten, if the shape of the toe was a little rounder (not bulbous round) i would be going for Loake.I suppose that i am guilty of wanting something a bit different to what is readily available locally.



Here's my Robinson's brogues out of Carrickfergus. A bit of a rounder toe, and also a very nice pair of shoes. Took a bit longer to break in but they're very nice and have a hell of a double oak sole.

post #12270 of 18908
Botolph, They look superb,just the shape that i like. I am going to have to look at some more pictures of the Robinsons and compare them with the Loake Royal. I have been thinking this afternoon about what you and the others said about the Loakes they are good value and you all seem happy with them,one reason i joined this site was to ask people on here for advice i would be stupid not too take it.
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