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Pressure_Drop. Yes that picture has been put up before,i cant make out which street its taken in but definite proof of the fairisle in 1970 (we knew that anyway).You mentioned "navy whites" and "bovver moccs" in previous posts,no one else has mentioned them could it be another case of "local variation" ? i remember both of them.I remember "army greens" being worn but i thought they were the ones with cargo pockets,can you remember ? also brogues i honestly remember seeing more of the full brogue variety than the Royal longwing style ?
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Pressure_Drop. Yes that picture has been put up before,i cant make out which street its taken in but definite proof of the fairisle in 1970 (we knew that anyway).You mentioned "navy whites" and "bovver moccs" in previous posts,no one else has mentioned them could it be another case of "local variation" ? i remember both of them.I remember "army greens" being worn but i thought they were the ones with cargo pockets,can you remember ? also brogues i honestly remember seeing more of the full brogue variety than the Royal longwing style ?
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Pressure_Drop. I remember Timmy Rowlands (I think) would Sean Samson have been that age? he always looked like a skinhead to me..your dead right about the suedehead style being right for your age group...i was a bit young and it was gone before i was really old enough.What a smart look,i still wear some of it (and lust after certain items) i remember Harry G wearing a two tone raincoat to school,was he in your year ?. If you still havent sussed who i am i remember telling you about George Marshalls book when we were at the last game at the old den (i hope you got a copy,they are worth a few quid now).

No Sean was older (and a Rovers lad so didn't mix with Tim, Jiffy etc) - always a smart guy, haven't seen him in years. Harry had a hand made Crombie as he was such a big lad he couldn't get a cheap off the peg one like us lot - I know his mum was very good at needlework etc and he said his mum made it for him, but I'm not sure. Nope none the wiser, my long term memory is better than my short term one - although I do remember the game at the Old Den very well, quite an eventful day and yes I still have my copy of 'Spirit of 69' by George Marshall - does anyone know what George is up to these days, we lost contact and I think ST Publishing is now defunct?
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At your party be a smarty...


Sing a haunting melody.... strange program, a bit of a H.r puff n stuff of it's day, i watched both but never had a clue what was going on

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Seems odd now but Rovers old nemesis in the early 70s was Aston Villa - they always used to chant 'Fertiliser, fertiliser' to us obviously mocking our accents. Our retort was always 'Birmingham, chewing gum' - when Cockneys abused us in the same way, we always chanted back 'All mouf an' trousahs'.

Incidentally Cerneabbas you mentioned looking up to me and my mates and our clothing - I think no matter what age you are, you always do the same (look up to older lads), personally I always thought we were a tad young for the skinhead look, but perhaps bang on for the suedehead/smoothie period - we always looked up to the lads a couple of years older than us - Jiffy Thompson, Tim Rowland, Paul Topliss etc - although we never mixed with them as they were all City lads - funny how depending on what year you were in at school seemed to dictate whether you were a blue or a red, nearly all the lads older were City, whereas our year and below seemed to be mostly Rovers.


Same for me in the late 70's, looking around and wanting to be like the big kiddies

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Pressure_Drop. I wonder if you remember an older bloke Ian S,he lived near the school in Marissal Rd (had a Lambretta SX)anyway i saw his suit once,i was going to say about it on here but i thought i would be shot down and called a bullshitter. This suit was well OTT...white ! with black stitching ! (and black buttons i think), buttons almost up to the elbow,centre vent almost made the jacket in two pieces ! two flap pockets and a small flap ticket pocket,i cant remember the trousers or if it was 3 piece,i only saw the suit once forty three years ago (I was 12) but that bloke had some style !
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Pressure_Drop. Yes that picture has been put up before,i cant make out which street its taken in but definite proof of the fairisle in 1970 (we knew that anyway).You mentioned "navy whites" and "bovver moccs" in previous posts,no one else has mentioned them could it be another case of "local variation" ? i remember both of them.I remember "army greens" being worn but i thought they were the ones with cargo pockets,can you remember ? also brogues i honestly remember seeing more of the full brogue variety than the Royal longwing style ?


I do work on occasion for a bloke who's roughly ten yrs older than me, making him, around 56/7, we always end up talking about clobber, i wonder whether navy whites and what he called parachute trousers are one and the same, thick white parallels skinner style, bought from the army surplus?

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Basset.I reckon they might well be the same mate,there was loads of military surplus shops about then (we called them ex army shops) .Marcruss in hotwells is still there but they had a place in Avonmouth too,there was a shop in Gloucester rd and one opposite KBK in Cheltenham rd,one in North st Bedminster,the stuff was cheap and available ( if you didnt mind the smell ! i think those places always smell a bit funky ).
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Progressing from 'Lone Star' cap guns to the chrome Gat Gun!

My mate swears he had Monkey Boots that had the word 'monkey' spelled out on the tread?

Remember the early 70s trend of having your jumper tied around your waist ? (like a 'Red' Indian)

On the desert boots -

I've read somewhere, and I'll try to find it, of some lads wearing high lacing army surplus style desert boots with high cut white Levis.

And of kids dyeing their boots different colours* until manufacturers caught on, unlike today where fashion is dictated to us biggrin.gif

*Although the dye did stain your socks and feet too.


Totally unrelated, I was speaking to another Original who told me that he used to have a beautiful Bailey's sheepskin that he wore on his scooter, a Vespa Hurricane. If he ever got caught in the rain, he would wear his sheepie inside out, said he looked like a Polar bear!

You're right Bunty, they did do a monkey boot with MONKEY spelled along the sole, in the tread pattern. Seen a few but can't find a picture (Oh, the shame!). Think these were once they'd caught on and everyone had a pair, many cheap manufacturers were tring to put their own twist on it to improve sales.

Some might say, this is Townsend in the High Numbers in a pair of Monkey Boots but I'm not convinced.
*

Although these could be them, years later ....


And not sure who this is but nice button fly Levi's ....


Have never worn a sheepskin on me scooter yet, just in case it rained (and its no good getting loads of flies stick in your suede!). I like the sound of the polar bear look though.
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You're right Bunty, they did do a monkey boot with MONKEY spelled along the sole, in the tread pattern. Seen a few but can't find a picture (Oh, the shame!). Think these were once they'd caught on and everyone had a pair, many cheap manufacturers were tring to put their own twist on it to improve sales.

Some might say, this is Townsend in the High Numbers in a pair of Monkey Boots but I'm not convinced.
*

Although these could be them, years later ....


And not sure who this is but nice button fly Levi's ....


Have never worn a sheepskin on me scooter yet, just in case it rained (and its no good getting loads of flies stick in your suede!). I like the sound of the polar bear look though.


Buttons, you have surpassed yourself biggrin.gif Bloody hell.............great info. thanks.

Hmmm, I've seen those High Numbers/early Who photos, I thought they were either cycling shoes or boxing boots, as the lacing goes right down to the front. (As do bowling shoes too come to think of it...now I'm confused!) I'll go for boxing boots, Pete Meaden kitted them out and he knew his arse from his elbow alright smile.gif
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Botolph, If your going to be taking pics how about a comparison with the Loakes pic ? could start a stimulating conversation.


Will do Cerneabbas. Florsheim to Alden to Robinson's to Loake to Allen Edmonds happy.gif
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Botolph. That sounds really good !. Have you ever seen this website BrogueShoes.co.uk ? if you look on there you can click on various styles of brogues,i really did not know that there were so many variations.When we have worn out the longwing debate we can compare and discuss other styles/variations of brogue infinitely ! I wonder if there is a name for brogue induced madness ?
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Basset.I reckon they might well be the same mate,there was loads of military surplus shops about then (we called them ex army shops) .Marcruss in hotwells is still there but they had a place in Avonmouth too,there was a shop in Gloucester rd and one opposite KBK in Cheltenham rd,one in North st Bedminster,the stuff was cheap and available ( if you didnt mind the smell ! i think those places always smell a bit funky ).


Could be another example of the countrywide/local variation in what items were called.

Army surplus were great places, they certainly whiffed and were usually run buy a bloke who'd been in every war since ww11, but in reality...

bought loads from the ones in Staple hill and Kingswood, BA lightweights with the thigh pocket on one leg, various shirts, jackets and jumpers like in this pic of me, i've changed barbers since then angry.gif

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Basset. The British army "Woolly pully", you were lucky at least yours fitted the one i had was so long it looked like a wool dress on me ! not a nice look,you dont see them now...i wonder why ?
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McDermott. Your shirt in the picture has got good sleeves IMO,much better than the short tight ones that you see for sale a lot now.Someone suggested to me that the modern ones are to show off peoples arms because a lot of blokes go to the gym now !!! maybe its so they can do a Hulk impression ?.I cant do the breakfasts these days,only special occasions, i put on weight so easy that i gained half a stone looking at your breakfast in the picture,
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