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post #12481 of 18909

Hi Bunty, well you didn't hear my accent yet...

post #12482 of 18909
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Lasttye.That Schott A2 jacket looks tidy,i like that style of jacket and i always keep an eye out for a good one,maybe i will be lucky one day (same with the made in USA brogues).I know that you said it wasnt skinhead wear,but browniecj said he saw them in East London,bunty posted a story about some of the Mile End mob wearing them on a night out in Waltham cross,and in a book i have by Micky Smith (a West Ham skinhead) called "Want some Aggro,he mentions wearing a US air force leather jacket.So it looks like some skinheads in that area were wearing them,i was wondering if that could be because Silvermans is in Mile End ? they still stock various A2 jackets now,what do you reckon?. Anyway even if they werent worn back then i still think that they look good,McQueen had one in the Great escape and if it was good enough for him then its good enough !

Cheers Cereabbas,
Its a classic jacket, if a Skinhead walked in the pub in the 60s..wearing a A2, lads would have given the jacket the thumbs up am sure of that,smile.gif
post #12483 of 18909
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

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


Made in U.S.A. as well...nice!
post #12484 of 18909
bunty. How about the A2 jacket, sand colour Lee jeans and a pair of the brown monkey boots that Yankmod posted a while back ?
post #12485 of 18909
Clouseau. I think that the pinstripe trousers with brogues and a crombie sound s good,red socks and a red pocket handkerchief,and an umbrella ?. Where did you French guys get your brogues ?in England or France?, Kingstonian on here mentioned a French brand "Bexley" the pictures looked good do you know the make ? any comments about them ?
post #12486 of 18909
Botolph, I am still considering the "which longwings" conundrum,are the Alden longwings easily available and what would they cost in America at the moment ?
post #12487 of 18909
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Botolph, I am still considering the "which longwings" conundrum,are the Alden longwings easily available and what would they cost in America at the moment ?

Cerneabbas, These are my Allan Edmounds, The other pic was taken of a pair of Aldens in a London shop.





post #12488 of 18909
Lasttye. Your Allan Edmonds are very smart, the Alden ones are tidy too,i think it was easier back then ,Royals were the ONES TO GET (and in the shops)now there is nice ones but they are not easily available.I want to make the right choice and get one good pair at 55 they are going to see me out !
post #12489 of 18909
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Clouseau. I think that the pinstripe trousers with brogues and a crombie sound s good,red socks and a red pocket handkerchief,and an umbrella ?. Where did you French guys get your brogues ?in England or France?, Kingstonian on here mentioned a French brand "Bexley" the pictures looked good do you know the make ? any comments about them ?

We wore pinstripe trousers with crombie and either black DM's or brogues. The umbrella, red sox and hanky was a bit 

too elaborate for us at the time (Don't forget we were not English, and were second generation skins)....

I heard about Bexley, and i saw them in shops, but i never own shoes of that brand, so i can't tell you more about that brand Cerneabbas.  I must say i prefer English or American made brogues. In the eighties, at least here in France, we wore Brogues made by Dexter, an American brand that wasn't too expensive. And the real smart guys wore (and still wear) Chrurches...

post #12490 of 18909

Interesting that Steve McQueen wore his own clothes in his films.I guess the costumes person thought"He's got a better look than I could give him" I do think it was fairly easy to look cool with the choice of styles for men in the 60's.Still the best decade for mens fashion,I feel.Nice to have a French perspective Clouseau.

post #12491 of 18909
The Alden's are no doubt good quality but I much prefer the shape of the Edmond's
post #12492 of 18909
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

The Alden's are no doubt good quality but I much prefer the shape of the Edmond's

Cernaebbas/GsVs 5

To me my Edmonds seem a little pointed, and the Aldens to round, These Black Cheaneys are just about right for me ..and my most comfortable shoe.



post #12493 of 18909
The Allen Edmonds "MacNeil"that I have,are nearer to the Royals-I can compare the Shoes with the Originals.I am not a great fan of the more rounded Toe-such as Loake etc.Personal tastes
post #12494 of 18909
Hello Clouseau,welcome aboard.It is interesting that the later French Skins caught onto the Pin-Stripes.Before Tonik Mohair was seen in larger amounts,you had plain coloured Mohair Suits and(before the Skinhead took form)some Patterned Suits.One of them was Pin-Stripe.This was not hugely favourite but I did see at least one Mod wearing it(about`67 ish).It was a re-run of the earlier Mod "City Type"Fashion-complete with Bowler Hats.Though the second time around,these were dropped.smile.gif
post #12495 of 18909

Hello Browniecj,

 

it's interesting to hear your explanation about Pinstripe, from mod to skin. One thing for sure: those trousers came from England! I bought mine in an indoor market (i don't remember where) in London maybe in 1981 or 1982...

 

Anyway, sadly i must say that most of the French crews at the time wore the classic combo: boots, jeans, and MA1...

 

Cheers

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