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Little Queenie once complained that we don't always use good sentence or paragraph construction which can make posts hard to read. I agree, but at the moment I just cannot get the finished product to look like the one I have constructed - the return just doesn't work. Anyone else having this problem?
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Looking back through the thread and people ( me included ) have mentioned clothing or footwear that they wore "back in the day" that they wouldnt wear now.Are there things that you do wear now that you didnt wear then ? ( maybe because it wasnt available or even made then ). I wear long sleeve polo shirts now on cold days,i dont know if they existed then but i never saw any, same with brogue boots,i have some Loakes,they are great on a cold wet day.I also bought a cropped trenchcoat recently ( black ), i think that Mods wore them but i never saw any late 60s early 70s,i think it looks good with trousers and brogues.

About long-sleeve polo shirts ... I wear the John Smedley "Dorset" shirt a lot in winter, although also very comfortable in Spring too. Assume that's the sort of thing you're thinking of, cerneabbas? Don't remember seeing them round my way back in the day although now I think about it I had something similar (from M&S probably) in man-made fibre, mine was green. And I remember now it was "Ban-Lon" ... Referred to it as my Ban-Lon shirt. Did see them around for quite a while in mid to late 60s ... Not especially skinhead style round my way, though ... I remember my Dad had a couple ;-)
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Little Queenie once complained that we don't always use good sentence or paragraph construction which can make posts hard to read. I agree, but at the moment I just cannot get the finished product to look like the one I have constructed - the return just doesn't work. Anyone else having this problem?

Seems to depend on what device I'm using for posting, Mr. Knightley. Formatting almost non-existent on 'phone. Still limited on i-Pad. Only seem to have full functionality on desktop.
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flightjacket, rolled up jeans and boots.. wink.gif

Astronauts David R. Scott (32nd TFS), Sernan and Chaffee, Training in Iceland, 1965

Many have said the Apollo astronauts influenced skinhead fashion in the UK very much and i agree

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I've seen this pic.Didn't know the year.The question I ask is.Is this a Pre-punk skin,still carrying the style from 6 yrs previous.Or is it a Skin commin out of Punk?Looks like he's wearing Baggy Trousers.

1976 Punk was still a very LONDON thing and very much just a fashion look rather than a musical / political movement .. poor kid just looks like a homeless tramp

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
Are there things that you do wear now that you didnt wear then ? ( maybe because it wasnt available or even made then ). 

 Brylcreem !..........well a similar greasy productnod[1].gif

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Mr.Knightley.I Don't own a tie.Haven't worn one in 30 yrs.I'm superstitious about it.I do think some gents in Bow ties look pretty cool though.Just wanted to commend you on that choice.It takes bravery as well I think to wear a Bow Tie.

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That is the nearest I have seen to the Royal Gibson(unfortunately it does not have the stitching down the front).

 

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These are very nice split toe Cheaney's (for Alan McAfee nicked from Ebay)

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On the subject of shoes.....

 

1. Were Oxfords worn in other parts of the country 1969/71? Don't recall it being mentioned anywhere.

2. In 1972 there was a brief fad about wearing 'Moccasins' around Manchester. Did this happen anywhere else?

 

Although I wore both at the time, the former I considered to be skinhead wear, the latter I didn't (pretty much on the tail end of suedehead by us - just as it was all starting to go pear shaped)

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On the subject of shoes.....

1. Were Oxfords worn in other parts of the country 1969/71? Don't recall it being mentioned anywhere.
2. In 1972 there was a brief fad about wearing 'Moccasins' around Manchester. Did this happen anywhere else?

Although I wore both at the time, the former I considered to be skinhead wear, the latter I didn't (pretty much on the tail end of suedehead by us - just as it was all starting to go pear shaped)
Hi RB, I'm assuming by Oxford, you mean this style, with a toe cap?
The terminology often gets mixed up with gibsons, smooth caps, oxfords, long wings, Royals, gun boats etc, even with the manufacturers.
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I've got a pair by Grenson, I've had since '89. Not got a picture to hand though.
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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

On the subject of shoes.....

1. Were Oxfords worn in other parts of the country 1969/71? Don't recall it being mentioned anywhere.
2. In 1972 there was a brief fad about wearing 'Moccasins' around Manchester. Did this happen anywhere else?

Although I wore both at the time, the former I considered to be skinhead wear, the latter I didn't (pretty much on the tail end of suedehead by us - just as it was all starting to go pear shaped)

'Moccasins' (which was what we called loafers, when we didn't know any better) 67/68 around Blackpool
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Dang I was hoping you were waltzing around in Minnetonkas.

 

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"Moccasin", or "Mocassin" is an amerindian word in origin.
It describes (in France) a penny loafer.

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I know you all know about penny loafers. But these are made by JM Weston, a very famous french brand.

Very sturdy, exists in a variety of colors and leathers. I had some in brown suede i kept 20 years. Alas they became very expensive.

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Hi RB, I'm assuming by Oxford, you mean this style, with a toe cap?
The terminology often gets mixed up with gibsons, smooth caps, oxfords, long wings, Royals, gun boats etc, even with the manufacturers.
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I've got a pair by Grenson, I've had since '89. Not got a picture to hand though.

 

http://loomstate.blogspot.com/2012/01/lotus-veldtschoen-guaranteed-waterproof.html

 

Here is a link to a great Blog  predominantly about Denim by one of the most knowledgable people out there.This posting talks of the Lotus Shoe Co. which was based in my home town at the time .Maybe due to that fact a few of the lads wore Veldtschoen shoes as an alternative to Royals at the time.Less common than the RAF surplus Officer Dress shoes worn by many,they were one of the few shoes out there with very thick soles and built solid as a rock.They were also the most expensive new shoes available in town at the time.

Interesting to you Buttons as it talks of "Used"  prices for the boots and RL in London.

Furthermore he dispels the Urban Legend of the Japanese buying up Levis old Looms for Denim production elsewhere in his Blog.Good reading

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