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Google reverse image search I should say, comes in handy for identifying pictures people have stolen for their blogs with little to no info or wrong info.

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dopeman.I have been thinking about your post,when you think that most people in the early 60s would only have seen footwear in brown or black leather ( shoes,boots or sandals ) seeing a Mod in trainers would have been quite "shocking".I agree about Mods wearing sports clothes for streetwear but i also think that they wanted new (modern) clothes/shoes that people hadnt seen before.IMO of course.
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browniecj. When i heard that Mohican described it was always quarter inch on the sides half inch in the middle,thats how lads here described hair lenghs,by inches,i never heard the clipper numbers used until years later.Did you describe you hair lengths by numbers back then ?
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browniecj. When i heard that Mohican described it was always quarter inch on the sides half inch in the middle,thats how lads here described hair lenghs,by inches,i never heard the clipper numbers used until years later.Did you describe you hair lengths by numbers back then ?

 

cerneabbas - yes, always described by numbers 1969 onwards.

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roytonboy.Thats why i like this thread,someone who was there will know.I have to say i never heard the numbers used until i started having the shaved sides and backs in the 80s.Did you ever see a mohican 69/70 ?
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browniecj. When i heard that Mohican described it was always quarter inch on the sides half inch in the middle,thats how lads here described hair lenghs,by inches,i never heard the clipper numbers used until years later.Did you describe you hair lengths by numbers back then ?

I had a No.4 back in `67.You asked the Barber to do that length(as with Nos.2,3 &4).If you went to the same Barber,he would know anyway.

The ones I knew had the sides shaved and the middle No.2.
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I have written about Dunlop "Green Flash" before.These were worn as Trainers are worn today(outside of the Gym).
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I had a No.4 back in `67.You asked the Barber to do that length(as with Nos.2,3 &4).If you went to the same Barber,he would know anyway.

The ones I knew had the sides shaved and the middle No.2.

Or was it No.3-I never had it done so there could a question on the length in the middle.
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Right, trainers - I had my first 'trainers' in 1972 or 1973, they were 'Mitre' brand and were  for playing football in. However, there was one summer (1969, I think) when we did wear white pumps with our Levi's - I thought it was a good look at the time (quite 'American').  Indeed, skinhead girls wore white pumps with Levi's /Wranglers by us during each summer 1968-1971. I NEVER wore shorts as a skinhead.

 

When I went away to college to train to be a P.E. Teacher I virtually lived in trainers for 3 years and Adidas Samba were the marquee style to be seen in. Of course, I was no longer a skinhead during this period as we are talking September 1973 till summer 1976. I wore sports clothes much of the time and when not, the fashionable clothes of the period (high waisted cord bags, close fitting t-shirts, wide lapelled jacket, spread collared shirts.) I can't say I can remember wearing trainers with jeans or cords, but I may have, occasionally. There were 8 times more women than men at college and as one of "the P.E. Lads" it was a bit like being a watered down version of a professional footballer - we all dressed and acted the part and I have to say we were pretty much the style leaders about the place (as opposed to the long haired 'hippy' archetypal student types or the middle class future English and Maths teachers)  and as consequence, as you can imagine, I had a great time! Little wonder then that the mere mention of Adidas Samba sends me back into a wave of nostalgia - I don't own a pair now but I'm never going to slag them off! We had two very hot summers 1975 and 1976 and I did wear cut down Levis (with turn-ups) as shorts both at home and on holiday abroad. 

 

As for summer wear now, I will wear cargo shorts and t-shirt (Fred Perry or round neck) with either white trainers or sandals. I never used to wear sandals until I saw a picture of the Ghurkas wearing them and I thought "Good enough for the Ghurkas, good enough for me". I'm wearing them now, 'Timberland', 100% leather uppers, very sturdy, purchased in Las Vegas. - no socks, obviously.

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roytonboy.Thats why i like this thread,someone who was there will know.I have to say i never heard the numbers used until i started having the shaved sides and backs in the 80s.Did you ever see a mohican 69/70 ?

No, never.

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roytonboy.Interesting post about trainers and shorts,i remember wearing white plimsolls with Levis and bright check button down in the summer 1970 .Men didnt wear shorts in public except on building sites,and even then it was the younger blokes.Funny thing i have noticed on here is with slight variations,the over 50s agree on what they wear/would wear now.I have never worn boat shoes but i might think about looking for some after reading some of the posts.
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With you blokes mentioning Levi cut -offs,i was remembering girls hacking old Levis up and making skirts out of them,anyone else remember that ?....Also i forgot to say when shopping today ( its the summer sales here at lots of shops ) i saw in Jones the bootmakers their cedar shoe trees reduced from £38 to £20.


I remember that the girls used to make their own jean skirts. The girls studied needlework and domestic science so many could cook and sew. Then the shops caught on and started selling ready made jean skirts for the girls. My girlfriend used to wear my cut down Levi's for painting and decorating. I remember coming home one day to see her friend in my short cut downs and the image of her long legs in my jeans stays with me to this day.

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browniecj. When i heard that Mohican described it was always quarter inch on the sides half inch in the middle,thats how lads here described hair lenghs,by inches,i never heard the clipper numbers used until years later.Did you describe you hair lengths by numbers back then ?


 We used the clipper no.s 1-4 when talking to the barber but many just said give me a 1/2 ", 1/4" or for the psycho's a 1/8". I don't remember a Mohican cut but there were always people trying different things. I never took to the razor parting.

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

roytonboy.Interesting post about trainers and shorts,i remember wearing white plimsolls with Levis and bright check button down in the summer 1970 .Men didnt wear shorts in public except on building sites,and even then it was the younger blokes.Funny thing i have noticed on here is with slight variations,the over 50s agree on what they wear/would wear now.I have never worn boat shoes but i might think about looking for some after reading some of the posts.


Didn't you get into Timberland boots and boat shoes in the late 80's? I think they were my first before I started wearing Sperry. My mate used to wear a good style Clarks boat shoe. I now have one pair of cheaper boat shoes made by Chatham. I like them but find them slightly uncomfortable if I have to do any walking.

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Bob the Badger, Glad that you remember the girls making skirts and referring to hair length by measurement as it means that i am not imagining it all. Yes i did have Timberland boots and some shoes and boots by Ellesse 80s/90s but never boat shoes ( which i have found out today are also called deck shoes or sometimes yacht shoes ! ).I remember those Ellesse shoes were uncomfortable for walking in too,hmm i have tried some different and terrible shoes and clothes over the years,the ones i never liked were Kickers remember them ?.
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