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July 1968. Riders very big here too (at the same time as Monkey boots) then the heavier boots, think it was the other way round for lots of areas?
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

On the subject of boots does anyone remember wearing jodphur boots? This was almost pre-skinhead in about 1968. I bought mine from a proper equestrian shop near where I lived and I reckon I had the best pair around. They were brown leather, elasticated sides and had a rounded toe rather than the chisel toe the late mods were wearing. I put blakeys on mine because they weren't cheap and they needed to last. DM jodphurs became popular later.


My first thoughts from that description is a dealer boot, the fact that you bought them from a equestrian shop would suggest differences? i always think of dealers being a heavyish boot? I know gaggle.com can be random, it threw up a few different styles under the dealer boot search i put in

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I had a pr of Brown Jodhpur boots also Bob.very hard stiff leather upper and soles,with a nice almond shaped toe.again purchased from a Riding shop in town.very different from Dealer boots,with a smooth clean look.only worn with jeans though-never suits like the mods.
I just remembered that they were really popular with the Birmingham lads first,and it was a giveaway that you were from there early on.That and Yellow Harringtons for some reason?
The DM ones were never seen .
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These are elastic sided ones are exactly right.Most of the newer ones have rubber soles and a different shape.These have a slightly raised ridge running down the center of the uppers,and as i said before are stiff,hard ,leather-though comfortable.
Edited by Gsvs5 - 5/16/13 at 8:54pm
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These came a bit later and were less common,but I preferred them.
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These are elastic sided ones are exactly right.Most of the newer ones have rubber soles and a different shape.These have a slightly raised ridge running down the center of the uppers,and as i said before are stiff,hard ,leather-though comfortable.


Yes, mine were very similar to the ones on the left. Bloody difficult to get on but comfortable once you did so. The DM version I remember from about 1975 when my brother bought a pair for work. I didn't rate the DM's. I did hear the term 'riders' and many called them (mistakenly) chelsea boots after the mod version with the chisel toe.

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I bought my pair of Riding Boots,from the Shop in Epsom-where I was doing some Display work there.Lovely Boots.smile.gif
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July 1968. Riders very big here too (at the same time as Monkey boots) then the heavier boots, think it was the other way round for lots of areas?

Like the Photo,Bunty.
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July 1968. Riders very big here too (at the same time as Monkey boots) then the heavier boots, think it was the other way round for lots of areas?

good pic.
And if I'm not mistaken, Lee Riders (and riders).
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Ok Buttons, I give in - Lee Riders? How did you arrive at that conjecture Holmes? smile.gif
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This is a pair of Japanese Samurai Lee Riders repro's , Nice shrink to fit cross weave, takes ages to break in, once done they nice and soft.
Japanese Jeans are the best in the World, Many of the repros are made on original American looms.



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This is a pair of Japanese Samurai Lee Riders repro's , Nice shrink to fit cross weave, takes ages to break in, once done they nice and soft.
Japanese Jeans are the best in the World, Many of the repros are made on original American looms.




Good looking pair of jeans Lasttye. I would like a pair of those. I expect they cost you a few bob? Where did you buy them? I need a new pair of good quality jeans and Lee are my jeans of choice.

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Good looking pair of jeans Lasttye. I would like a pair of those. I expect they cost you a few bob? Where did you buy them? I need a new pair of good quality jeans and Lee are my jeans of choice.

I have half a dozen pairs of Japanese Jeans, The above was imported from Japan, cost around £140, They are near impossible to buy outside Japan, Prices are around £250 to £300,
I just got hold of a pair of Studio D Artisan, Get Smart/Jason who gets on here got me a pair when he was in Japan..and sent them to me, saved me about £120.
I have built up a relationship with a salesperson at Samurai over the years and have no problem with getting hold of them...a lot cheaper than buying them in a shop.

Samurai SO510XX





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This is not Skinhead, I have had the jacket for about 20 years, Looks cool with a Beige BD shirt and Chinos, with OX Blood Longwing Brogues. very 50s/60s USAF.
Not forgetting the Raybans,biggrin.gif

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This is not Skinhead, I have had the jacket for about 20 years, Looks cool with a Beige BD shirt and Chinos, with OX Blood Longwing Brogues. very 50s/60s USAF.
Not forgetting the Raybans,biggrin.gif


I have one very similar. smile.gif

Not forgetting the Raybans! biggrin.gif
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