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I just soaked it once and let it hang by the belt loop to let some air inside. The colour didn't change too much and it stopped stinking, so that's my advice as far as jeans go.
Some people put vinegar on the water, but I don't really know if it works.

Thanks PxC. Did it shrink a lot?

About vinegar, it works but it stinks...

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Pic 2 1970 smooth leather uppers were known as Royals 

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Pic 2 1970 smooth leather uppers were known as Royals 

Royal Smooths,then Royal Gibsons.
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Didn't shrink a whole lot, but it did shrink. But after a day wearing it, it felt more relaxed again.
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Thanks PxC. Did it shrink a lot?
About vinegar, it works but it stinks...
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These days if you wear anything that isn't a t- shirt here you are considered dressed up. Not terrible though, makes me look like a million bucks even when I'm just dressed casually. They say Boston is the worst dressed city in America.

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The top 3 are 'The Bedford Boys' We've had one photo from the set, not sure if we've had these?

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The top 3 are 'The Bedford Boys' We've had one photo from the set, not sure if we've had these?


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Good photos Bunty

 

The cut down scooters were known as 'Mojos' in South London / Kent.  I had an old LD150 at 14

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As it seems Spring might have arrived in these parts, I have a question - has anyone any recommendations where to get a good white/ off-white flyfronted mac, as "authentic" as possible to the original period? (I must have got rid of mine in 1973 or 1974 - not that it would be anywhere near a fit for me now. Damned if I can remember where it came from, either. Might have been Stone-Dri or even M&S.) Always did like that look and still think it would look v. smart.

 

After hunting around for a while ( APC ,Paul Smith,vintage etc) I settled on this one elwood.It actually run quite big.I am 165lbs / 5' 9" and as luck would have it, the Small fit me perfect.

It is a little darker colour than I wanted,but a white/off white seems almost impossible these days in the right style / length.

It looks short on the photo but is longer in reality.The finish and quality is top notch and the fabric is modern and technical without looking so.It is also very square cut at the shoulders ,which I personally like better than the raglan sleeve style.I have been searching for quite a while now,and I'm happy with this one.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Hart-Schaffner-Marx-Hampshire-Raincoat/dp/B0070UI4LA/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1369190277&sr=1-4

 

 

 

I'll try and take some actual photos on me tomorrow in the daylight.

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I noticed that Austin Reed are having a sale...they have a crombie style coat in charcoal reduced from £325 to £97.50!! 60%wool 40% polyester,is that mix any good ? ,the colour looks good and i would buy one but i am not sure about the polyester.I remember that when i was at school,lots of lads (and girls) got "crombies" from diferent shops some of them got shabby very quickly,i am guessing that they were the cheaper ones.
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Good photos Bunty

The cut down scooters were known as 'Mojos' in South London / Kent.  I had an old LD150 at 14

Great Photos Bunty.


Interesting,Ace and Eights,I always knew stripped down Scooters as "Monkey Bikes"When I travelled down to York,with Bunty,he asked me did I know what a "Monkey Bike" was-as his Brother always referred to them ( he was from North London).It seems that we have another example of Area Variation and,if I can be cheeky,an Age Variation-meaning younger Skinheads knew them by another Name.smile.gif


cerneabbas,I personally would not have Polyester(it is a high percentage).The second lot of Crombies that came out were very cheaply made(Wool Mix) I think,and they did not last too long.
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I always thought you had to 16 to have a Scooter(with Plates).Were you a big Lad,Ace and Eights!!!!wink.gif
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I always thought you had to 16 to have a Scooter(with Plates).Were you a big Lad,Ace and Eights!!!!wink.gif

You had to be 16 if you wanted to be legal !!  We used these and old English bikes (now worth a fortune) for off road but it was also fun being chased by the police with their  old 'Noddy bikes' (remember them?) that could not go where we could

 

We knew 'Monkey bikes' as the ex-military small motor bikes that were dropped by parachute and used by (I believe) the Paras.  A mate of mine had one but I thought they were a novelty bike and you looked too big on them.  Again now worth a lot of money

 

If only we could have known what would be worth money 40 odd years ago and to have held on to them as an investment in to days austere times

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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

Good photos Bunty

 

The cut down scooters were known as 'Mojos' in South London / Kent.  I had an old LD150 at 14

 

I recall them being called "Ratfinks". I don't know how widely used this term was.

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I heard them called hot rods or skellies in Bristol.

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Here's some actual fit pics.I don't have a jacket underneath ,so the sleeves are a fraction long.

 

 

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