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post #13141 of 19152
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Ed Vaughan, In the Chelsea picture the lad on the right has a patch on his jeans,a bloke i work with was only saying the other day about those patches that were done on the inside of the jeans,later on i used to keep old jeans and used the back pockets for patches..... and probably looked pretty stupid .A couple of people are wearing those card hats/head band things that one of the newspapers used to give away on cup final day.
Well, when my jeans got holes in 'em - they were fit only for work.

I was rarely in jeans between 1970-71 as I preferred a decent pair of strides: sta-prest, toniks, PoW etc - but jeans were a must for work as, being in 'the print', decent clobber could easily get ruined.

Patches always on the inside, when required. biggrin.gif

In the same vein, d'you remember lads with leather-faced turn-ups and on pockets of jeans?

Or did I imagine it? shog[1].gif
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Ed Vaughan, I was still at school and playing football and so on ,my jeans were always getting worn in the knees,i think i saw leather on jeans pockets i do remember some of the teachers having leather patches around the cuffs on their jackets and leather elbow patches.The fashion at the moment is fake patches on jackets ( like hacking jackets) a younger bloke i work with was trying one on recently,i said that he looked like a geography teacher.In that Chelsea picture is the girl on the left wearing braces ? looks like levis i think,good picture showing a few different clothes worn then.Is that a monkey jacket or a flight jacket ?
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Ed Vaughan, I was still at school and playing football and so on ,my jeans were always getting worn in the knees,i think i saw leather on jeans pockets i do remember some of the teachers having leather patches around the cuffs on their jackets and leather elbow patches.The fashion at the moment is fake patches on jackets ( like hacking jackets) a younger bloke i work with was trying one on recently,i said that he looked like a geography teacher.In that Chelsea picture is the girl on the left wearing braces ? looks like levis i think,good picture showing a few different clothes worn then.Is that a monkey jacket or a flight jacket ?
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Ed Vaughan, I was still at school and playing football and so on ,my jeans were always getting worn in the knees,i think i saw leather on jeans pockets i do remember some of the teachers having leather patches around the cuffs on their jackets and leather elbow patches.The fashion at the moment is fake patches on jackets ( like hacking jackets) a younger bloke i work with was trying one on recently,i said that he looked like a geography teacher.In that Chelsea picture is the girl on the left wearing braces ? looks like levis i think,good picture showing a few different clothes worn then.Is that a monkey jacket or a flight jacket ?
post #13145 of 19152

American Classics store Covent Garden London 2013.

post #13146 of 19152

Did any of you lads ever see the phenomenon of a group of blokes all wearing more or less the same thing?

 

We had a gang around our way that wore almost identical clothing - A red Harrington, Levis, Ox Blood DMs and the the only thing that varied was the Ben Sherman or Fred Perry.

 

It was quite a sight to see 15 or so lads stomping down the street all in red Harringtons.... wish I had a picture!
 

post #13147 of 19152
Okay, first time I've seen this.

Tagged as 1973 - I reckon it's earlier.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/dancing-at-the-palais/query/teenagers

Anything after 10'15" in - forget it... or you really are old. satisfied.gif

Penny round collars, brutus dungarees, a sheepskin... F-me... sure i saw a crombie, too!!!

(The boy dancing at 5' in is priceless - unfortunately no sound.)
post #13148 of 19152
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Originally Posted by BillyWhizz View Post

Did any of you lads ever see the phenomenon of a group of blokes all wearing more or less the same thing?

We had a gang around our way that wore almost identical clothing - A red Harrington, Levis, Ox Blood DMs and the the only thing that varied was the Ben Sherman or Fred Perry.

It was quite a sight to see 15 or so lads stomping down the street all in red Harringtons.... wish I had a picture!

 
Not as such mate - not in my part of sunny Manchester, anyway.

I'm sure some people did, though. nod[1].gif
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Shows just what a "free for all" style was by then.Not a great time IMO,but I remember trips up to London and buying some stupid stuff myself by then.Didn't remember that many Afros at the time either,but here is the evidence.The Bouncers were still a throwback from the very early days of the Mecca.

post #13150 of 19152
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

Shows just what a "free for all" style was by then.Not a great time IMO,but I remember trips up to London and buying some stupid stuff myself by then.Didn't remember that many Afros at the time either,but here is the evidence.The Bouncers were still a throwback from the very early days of the Mecca.
I've just had the chance to look at it in real time... oh dear!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Looks like the bouncers - Teds, by the looks of 'em - were lining up prey for Jimmy Savile. satisfied.gif

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post #13151 of 19152

Cool footage of the Kids from 73 Ed.Thanks for that.Would love to hear what they are dancing to.

post #13152 of 19152
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Chelsea - 1970



Dunno about this...


Seen the Chealsea one before Ed, but dont think i've seen the other one.

There's not a lot to go on date wise apart from the footwear, so in theory it could have been taken yesterday, assuming it's from the original period i'd take a stab at 68, buckled loafers, brogues, rider boots in the background? and a couple of pairs of hobnails.

 

I cant make out whether thats jeans or not with the crease in, but i haven't seen a worn steel toe like that in a long time.

 

I asked a question quite a while back regarding boots that were worn pre Martens, but it fell on stoney ground, i found the whole riders boot posts interesting as i'd not heard of them.

 

So boots ( not martens ), hobnails, military, steel internal/external, any recollections from any of you originals would be interesting

post #13153 of 19152
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


Seen the Chealsea one before Ed, but dont think i've seen the other one.
There's not a lot to go on date wise apart from the footwear, so in theory it could have been taken yesterday, assuming it's from the original period i'd take a stab at 68, buckled loafers, brogues, rider boots in the background? and a couple of pairs of hobnails.

I cant make out whether thats jeans or not with the crease in, but i haven't seen a worn steel toe like that in a long time.

I asked a question quite a while back regarding boots that were worn pre Martens, but it fell on stoney ground, i found the whole riders boot posts interesting as i'd not heard of them.

So boots ( not martens ), hobnails, military, steel internal/external, any recollections from any of you originals would be interesting
Pre DMs, I had a pair of Tuf - remember them? - and, when I had a few quid, a pair of high, Aussie para boots with steel-inlaid soles.

As I've previously mentioned, the guy in the Army/Navy stores (Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester), said they were Vietnam issue and the steel stopped sharpened bamboo spikes going into the wearer's feet.

Dunno how true that was but it was c1968/early '69.
post #13154 of 19152
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


Pre DMs, I had a pair of Tuf - remember them? - and, when I had a few quid, a pair of high, Aussie para boots with steel-inlaid soles.

As I've previously mentioned, the guy in the Army/Navy stores (Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester), said they were Vietnam issue and the steel stopped sharpened bamboo spikes going into the wearer's feet.

Dunno how true that was but it was c1968/early '69.


I do do indeed remember Tuf boots, pretty sure they were made up the road from where i live in Bristol, at the GB Brittons factory in kingswood, they had a retail outlet not far from the factory, i used to buy me work boots from there, when i started working for a living, it's all gone now.

 

If memory serves me right, the Tuf logo was a bright red/orange colour?

 

Great story re the para boots, who cares if what he told you was true, i would have bought a pair on that basis alone cool.gif

post #13155 of 19152

I would tend to agree with you Basset about the time.The loafers were similar to many styles produced by Ravel at the time and were the end of Mod,so that would fit in with the steel toe caps being pre DM's.As i have said previously around this time were the RAF black Dress shoes,then came the Jodphurs later on,after DM's and Monkey boots I believe.

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