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post #12421 of 17758

Looking at these Grenson brogues, look pretty good for the price... 

http://www.endclothing.com/brands/grenson/grenson-sid-long-wing-brogue.html

post #12422 of 17758
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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

Looking at these Grenson brogues, look pretty good for the price... 

http://www.endclothing.com/brands/grenson/grenson-sid-long-wing-brogue.html


I would be put off by the 'standout' metal eyelets and the need to mess with the 'classic vintage shape' of the shoe. Buy the Royals.

post #12423 of 17758
I am put off by the picture of Peel,he should have had a shoeing...brogues or steel toe caps !
post #12424 of 17758
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


I would be put off by the 'standout' metal eyelets and the need to mess with the 'classic vintage shape' of the shoe. Buy the Royals.

They've gone for a mix of the old country Tricker style brogue (heavy tan welt and external eyelets) and a modern city gent cut (high sides and high up lace-set) - very different shape to an old long wing. Grenson have always been nice quality but style comes first every time. Haven't worn my Loakes for a long time as they're not the best brogues on me shelf but I'd far rather wear them than these Grenson Sids.
post #12425 of 17758
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Basset.I wondered if you would say Skin Deep,that place must have been there over 25 years? its part of local history everyone knows it and some are to timid to go there ! Ozzy and Dave were like a brilliant double act with their stories and jokes,i have work done by Ozzy but sadly not Dave...he was a proper character! Back in the 60s 70s there was only one place to go for tattoos,Skuses in Mina road,very famous amongst tattoo people, in fact there is still a Skuse tattooing now (i dont know his first name) i have seen pictures of his work....very good!,now theres dozens of tattoo parlours in Bristol. I got talking to a bloke i work with in his late 50s,always lived in south Bristol,subject pubs and cafes as mentioned on here.I asked him about the cafe on Bedminster parade near Bedminster bridge,he said "what the one that always had a load of scooters outside ? "(this was 69/70) "they were called the BS3".Now that started a memory with me,how the blokes would put their postcode say BS 10 for Henbury (where i went to school) on their fly screen in white letters.I used to spend many a constructive hour designing and sketching the scooter that i was going to have,when i should have been doing chemistry,physics and geography.I wonder if the postcode was done in other parts of the country ?


Agree with everything you say re Skin deep it's very old school, i've worked the shop front on a few occassions and seen a few turn on there heels, a case of there way or the highway.

Jimmy skuse ( Dannys son ) works out of a shop in Keynsham, Danny sadly past away a couple of years ago, nice fella

post #12426 of 17758

Quoter from earlier post:

 

"I remember the blakeys,when we got our shoes reheeled  they would cut a steel piece into the back called it a quarter tip,there was also one they did at the front that they nailed on."

 

 

Great for shoes.  And...if anyone wants any of these just drop me a PM

 

post #12427 of 17758
Baset.Thanks for that info on Jimmy Skuse,i will have a look at his shop sometime.I went to Wales today (as i predicted it was raining,it always rains there no wonder they look so pi££ed off) i go to a tattooist near Blackwood called Dave Fleet,the studio is called Abracadabra. On the way there i got thinking about dogs (i think because i had Dave Ayres in my mind and him and i used to talk about Bull Terriers),well the 1980s skinheads are associated with a few breeds of dogs Bulldogs,Bull Terriers,Staffords and Rottweillers probably for the "macho" image ?. I was thinking back to the 60s though,in my memory you didnt see so many pedigree dogs about in working class areas,loads of mongrels...and strays were everywhere in some areas they would form into packs.I can only talk about Bristol on this but with dog wardens about you very rarely see strays about these days.I was trying to remember seeing skinheads with dogs back in the day and i honestly cant,so i dont really understand why they became so popular with the later skinheads.
post #12428 of 17758
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Originally Posted by londoncentral2 View Post

Quoter from earlier post:

"I remember the blakeys,when we got our shoes reheeled  they would cut a steel piece into the back called it a quarter tip,there was also one they did at the front that they nailed on."


Great for shoes.  And...if anyone wants any of these just drop me a PM






Bought a cobbler's last when I was at school and put 72 segs in each brogue (the no.5 one pictured above). Used to buy them by the quarter pound (like sweets) from the saddle store in the town. Rediculous. And that was the days of cobbled back lanes and running for buses. I was always a sucker for oneupmanship!
post #12429 of 17758
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Baset.Thanks for that info on Jimmy Skuse,i will have a look at his shop sometime.I went to Wales today (as i predicted it was raining,it always rains there no wonder they look so pi££ed off) i go to a tattooist near Blackwood called Dave Fleet,the studio is called Abracadabra. On the way there i got thinking about dogs (i think because i had Dave Ayres in my mind and him and i used to talk about Bull Terriers),well the 1980s skinheads are associated with a few breeds of dogs Bulldogs,Bull Terriers,Staffords and Rottweillers probably for the "macho" image ?. I was thinking back to the 60s though,in my memory you didnt see so many pedigree dogs about in working class areas,loads of mongrels...and strays were everywhere in some areas they would form into packs.I can only talk about Bristol on this but with dog wardens about you very rarely see strays about these days.I was trying to remember seeing skinheads with dogs back in the day and i honestly cant,so i dont really understand why they became so popular with the later skinheads.


Dai fleet, good choice, again proper old school.

Cant really comment about dogs as i've never had one, although i do have a soft spot for the good old English Bulldog.

Did you know Bob Yeoman, a Bull terrier man, known as yo yo to some or simply Bob dog?

post #12430 of 17758
Must have had these for well over 20 years ....
post #12431 of 17758
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Originally Posted by londoncentral2 View Post

Quoter from earlier post:

"I remember the blakeys,when we got our shoes reheeled  they would cut a steel piece into the back called it a quarter tip,there was also one they did at the front that they nailed on."


Great for shoes.  And...if anyone wants any of these just drop me a PM

I had a boss once who wore blakeys, and you could always tell it was him walking around the place, even without looking...tap...tap...tap...tap. No one else had them. Myself, I wouldn't want wear them here, as most floors are hard ceramic tile or marble, probably would sound like a tap-dancer. biggrin.gif
post #12432 of 17758
Some Dance Halls in the 60s would check your shoes for Blakeys , If you had them fitted they would turn you away...One excuse was they was dangerous in a fight ,the other they marked the dance floor.smile.gif
post #12433 of 17758
buttons.I had a cobblers last too,someone had been using it for a door stop ,i used to do some very simple repairs and nailing in those toe blakeys.Pressure_Drop mentioned in a couple of posts how lads would have several extra soles put on their brogues and that they almost looked like platform soles.One lad i was at school with Bruce Havercroft "Havo" a brilliant funny bloke sadly dead now,had a few extra soles put on his brogues,they put so much stress on the shoes that the original sole snapped in front of the heel,total right off.I always get a rubber sole put on my brogues,i have used the same bloke in St Nicholas market central Bristol for years,£12 for some nice thick rubber soles on my semi brogues the other week,he did them while i went shopping in town ,i picked them up on my way home.I asked in Timpsons in Asda,they wanted £30 for soles and heels!
post #12434 of 17758
Aaaaaaargh!!Rubber Soles on Leather,sorry cerneabbas but to me that is sacrilege.cry.gif
You would wear your Royals a few times,then get them soled.They seemed to look better.
post #12435 of 17758
Just to get off this shoe fetish again(I like a variety of Styles,not half a dozen of the same Style).

I remember Basement Clubs in the 60s,especially around Soho,being mostly dark,dismal and tiny-and always painted black.Never thought in the 21st Century that I would come across one(H&S etc.,etc.).On Saturday,I went to the "Almost Grown" Weekender in Southend and lo and behold,in the Royal Hotel,there was one of these Basement Clubs.In the toilets you could not swing a cat.I loved it-and the atmosphere!!!!!
Anyway,back to shoes......wink.gif
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