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post #12331 of 18950
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Lasttye. I have read what was said earlier in the thread about jungle greens,i saw the picture that you put up of yours.I just dont remember that the ones worn here in Bristol were the same (and that could be me remembering wrong),one thing i definitely remember was they were known as "army greens" here (that doesnt mean that they were different trousers though). Yes i remember seeing lads wearing the green lightweights (like Basset is wearing in the picture with Buttons) i also remember them wearing DPM camo trousers,as you say this was late 70s early 80s.

Every area had their own Army Surplus shop and I am sure they had their own supply sources, around our way we had a mate who worked in one after school..word got around about a batch of Greens two days later sold out.
The next batch that came in may be different from the last, I am sure I had a few pairs that only had one rear flapped pocket.

The British Army did issue a OG Jungle Green in the early 60s, and they had a thigh pocket and cross over belt , when I was in the Army years later they was well sought after as ally kit, I did put a pic of me in the Army wearing a pair.

Again its about what went on local,

Brill stuff coming on here about the Bristol scene and local herberts,smile.gif
post #12332 of 18950
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop 





Bovver mocs - I remember these very well and I'm surprised no other lads have commented on them, the first lad I knew who wore them was Egghead who bought them in London (he was a Chelsea lad - hung around with China - they both knew Eccles/Greenaway). I bought them in one of the high street shoe shops in Bristol - maybe Stead & Simpson and I recall that they were at the tail-end of suedehead and moving into smoothies, worn with Crombies and tonics, just after brogues/loafers but before platforms so a nice little compromise. I only remember them in black, they had a thick rubber/composite sole and heavy stitching around the top (like loafers) but lace up.



Just curious: Would the shoes in my avatar be considered Bovver Moccs? Got a thick black crepe rubber sole, top stitching.
Either way, I think they're the hound's mounds.

Here's a couple more pics, and no I didn't 1.get them from there or 2.pay that much!

http://www.endclothing.com/alden-arguello-ranger-moc-91902.html
post #12333 of 18950
Lasttye. you are right about the different surplus shops having different suppliers,we used to go to Weymouth to visit relatives and there were a couple of surplus shops there that we would visit...different kit to the Bristol shops.Even now when i go to mainland Europe if i see a surplus shop i will go in for a nose around,amazing what you find,in Munich a few years ago i got a German policemans leather belt as new its got 2 lots of holes and a double "prong" just the right size for cargos or combats and its black so it matches my monkey boots.......hmm sounds terrible thinks everyone else .
post #12334 of 18950
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Lasttye. you are right about the different surplus shops having different suppliers,we used to go to Weymouth to visit relatives and there were a couple of surplus shops there that we would visit...different kit to the Bristol shops.Even now when i go to mainland Europe if i see a surplus shop i will go in for a nose around,amazing what you find,in Munich a few years ago i got a German policemans leather belt as new its got 2 lots of holes and a double "prong" just the right size for cargos or combats and its black so it matches my monkey boots.......hmm sounds terrible thinks everyone else .

I am still addicted to Army Surplus shops.. cant walk past one,smile.gif Always end up buying stuff that by the time i get home i realise what i have bought is of no use to anyone,biggrin.gif,biggrin.gif,biggrin.gif
post #12335 of 18950
Botolph. Your shoes are quite like "bovver moccs", but about a thousand times better quality ! these things were very cheap (i was at school and even i could have 2 pairs !).The main differences that i can see is that on our moccs the stitching didnt go along the side of the shoe toward the heel and where yours have 2 lines of stitches around the front of the shoe ours were stitched through and over (not a good explanation) so that the shoe has a raised sewn seam around the front.Hmm thats not explaining it right either.I remember that the thread on the seam was very exposed and it broke on my black pair and the top of the shoe started to come away from the toe,i got some heavy thread and a darning needle and resewed it,a bit of polish and they were as "good" as new again.I will try and find some shoes like them online if i can.I do remember looking at some lace up weejuns once and they were a bit like our moccs (not the sole though).
post #12336 of 18950
Lasttye. I am the same,i bet its blokes like us who keep them going.The big one in Bristol is opposite the gym i go to,i dare not go in i will be there for hours and come out with some "gem". I did buy one useful thing in a place in France,a ripstop nylon poncho with a hood,it folds really small and i take it when i go out (its great for our summers !) walking in the Brecon Beacons,its showerproof and although i look a berk in it at least i am a dry berk.
post #12337 of 18950
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Lasttye. I am the same,i bet its blokes like us who keep them going.The big one in Bristol is opposite the gym i go to,i dare not go in i will be there for hours and come out with some "gem". I did buy one useful thing in a place in France,a ripstop nylon poncho with a hood,it folds really small and i take it when i go out (its great for our summers !) walking in the Brecon Beacons,its showerproof and although i look a berk in it at least i am a dry berk.

What attracts me cernebbas is the smell of the shop ..takes me back to to the very early 60s getting WW11 Webbing, favourite bit of kit the Gas Mask slung carrier and webbing belt.
Its funny in the Army i always like the smell of the Stores..which was a similar smell, Fcuk sounds like i have a fetish.biggrin.gif
post #12338 of 18950
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post


I know the place. I shall probably head there with a mate. There's a place in Soundwell I always liked, near the baths. Can't remember what it's called though.
I know there was a couple of dismal rough cider places in Bedminster, like the Barley Mow on Bedminster Parade. And I used to regularly go to the Essex Arms in Kingswood, that was rough and ready, but was always a good bunch of people.


Can't wait really and I start my journey back to the UK on Wednesday....

flight > Hohhot
flight > PingDingShan
train > GuangZhou
train > ShenZhen
walk > Hong Kong
flight > Malaysia
flight > London Heathrow
National Express > Bristol


Good to see Soundwell get a mention, it's where i grew up, im not far from there now just round the corner from the anchor made forever and the royal archer, both boarded up. The cafe you mention has had a couple of names, tom dick and harrys, franks cafe, it's recently changed names again, angelas cafe i think, it used to be a bike shop, i was always in there getting bits, the bloke who ran it wore a brown coat, i've no idea what he looked like he was just a hand that appeared thru a cloud of pipe smoke and asked for money biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Korean war button flies


or Vietnam issue with aluminium zip

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Other types were worn - depends on what your local Army Navy store were stocking at the time .... aint that right Mr Basset?


Ah Margate the jewel of the coastconfused.gif, wore BA lightweights to death as a youngster, just went in the shop and bought what i called army trousers, they are as good today as they were back then, i dont think theres many items of clothing that you can say that for these days, average price around 15 quid good vfm in my book.

Theres a few notable differences between these and the one that Buttons is wearing, buttonrd belt loops, metal buckled waist adjusters and the detail which is most noted the thigh pocket, not sure when they were first issued to the forces, but it's worth pondering because they do sometimes come without the thigh pocket depending on what batch has been issued, so if they were around late 60's early 70's they may well have been worn in certain areas?

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Lasttye.Coincidence that you should mention webbing belts i saw a guy the other week outside a shop that was having some renovation work done in central Bristol.This bloke was one of the builders and he was outside smoking a fag,he looked a bit like Nick Cotton off eastenders..anyway he was wearing a 37 pattern webbing belt polished black....but the state of his belt brasses !!! i felt like giving him a right bollocking !. You saying about smell,what about when you went into a shop selling Levis in the late 60s early 70s ? that smell was something else....like Brut,the smell of our youth !
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Botolph.How about this for a description,like your shoe,with a bit of lace up weejun, but the front stitching like a traditional native moccasin ?. Thats the best i can do mate and i strained my little brain to get that,maybe Pressure_Drop can give a better "critique" ?.
post #12342 of 18950
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Lasttye.Coincidence that you should mention webbing belts i saw a guy the other week outside a shop that was having some renovation work done in central Bristol.This bloke was one of the builders and he was outside smoking a fag,he looked a bit like Nick Cotton off eastenders..anyway he was wearing a 37 pattern webbing belt polished black....but the state of his belt brasses !!! i felt like giving him a right bollocking !. You saying about smell,what about when you went into a shop selling Levis in the late 60s early 70s ? that smell was something else....like Brut,the smell of our youth !

Spot on Love the smell of 60s Shrink to fit Levis...and Brut of course, smile.gif
post #12343 of 18950
Basset.I dont like to hear about pubs shutting down,but i for one wont be shedding a tear about the "Royal Archer" i never liked the place,a typical estate pub where the lairy locals would look at you as you walked in and say to each other "dont know he".The Henbury inn was another one,gone now thank god,soon all those old dumps will be gone and some idiot will start a petition to give the last few listed building status !....sorry if the Archers was your local mate.
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I used to enjoy rummaging through army Surplus stores from the age of 13 when me and mates would go to Sam's in Woolwich in 67 and the musty smell has never left my nostrils . 

 

In 69 the American greens were the ones to have and were ideal on building sites as they were really durable and comfortable and already faded and worn in.  I did try the British lightweights in later years but the quality was poor and tore easily and also Millets and Marcus were not real Army Surplus stores in the true sense

 

Talking of Brut I still purchase a bottle now and again and the memories of good times come flooding back but I am not allowed to wear it in my wife's company as she thinks it is old hat and 'Henry Cooper'ish'  - I think its quality.  Aramis was another favourite from just a few years later on in the early 70s

post #12345 of 18950
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

Ah Margate the jewel of the coastconfused.gif,

I know your having a laugh but Margate really is the best we have on the Kent's North East coast musicboohoo[1].gif

 

I had a drive along the North coast line the other week and its quite embarrassing.  The Local authorities are investing some money but it still not getting the punters in

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