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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

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.

Yes I agree- mods were always looking at getting a one-up/one-off item of clothing that no-one else had seen (or could get hold of) before-so any sportswear (apart from cricket wear which would be english) would have been imported and therefore unobtainable for most people who didnt know the 'source'. Italian cycling tops/German running shoes (adidas)/american sweatshirts/french plimsolls (someone mentioned Spring Court-think John Lennon got married to Yoko wearing these).
I have seen pics of mods wearing the adidas "Italia" in maybe '63 or '64 which are a very "mod" trainer as well as other early adidas models (rom maybe?). ALways white in those days with maybe a coloured stripe..no coloured suede or black/brown leather either.
Trainers turned into "fashion" next with the perry boys/early casuals in the north- probably around 1975/76 . In between those periods baseball boots/tiger boots would've been popular after the skinheads had died out, but I wouldnt've classed them as 'trainers' just the way I wouldn't say plimsolls are 'trainers' either.
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Yes I agree- mods were always looking at getting a one-up/one-off item of clothing that no-one else had seen (or could get hold of) before-so any sportswear (apart from cricket wear which would be english) would have been imported and therefore unobtainable for most people who didnt know the 'source'. Italian cycling tops/German running shoes (adidas)/american sweatshirts/french plimsolls (someone mentioned Spring Court-think John Lennon got married to Yoko wearing these).
I have seen pics of mods wearing the adidas "Italia" in maybe '63 or '64 which are a very "mod" trainer as well as other early adidas models (rom maybe?). ALways white in those days with maybe a coloured stripe..no coloured suede or black/brown leather either.
Trainers turned into "fashion" next with the perry boys/early casuals in the north- probably around 1975/76 . In between those periods baseball boots/tiger boots would've been popular after the skinheads had died out, but I wouldnt've classed them as 'trainers' just the way I wouldn't say plimsolls are 'trainers' either.

1975/ 76  Manchester and liverpool were all 3 star jumpers and skinners mate .. i do remember now a lot of london soul boys wearing US style baseball boots with bowling shirts and cap sleeve ' roxy music style ' T shirts that had things like 'Killer ' written down the back .. very much a petticote lane version of soul boy 75 style . 

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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.

 

Sorry, that should say "Gurkhas"

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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 ?.

 

I had kickers shoes in an off white with red stitching in 1975.got them from the Kickers shop on South Molton St.would wear them with some Fiorucci micro stripe gry/white tight jeans.I was doing my best to impersonate Ronnie Wood at this time,spiked up hair and always with a fag burning !! This is getting way ahead of this thread though.........

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This is posted as being 1967 on the Retrowow site.Can't work out what his trainers are?

The shades, 'V' neck with nothing underneath and his jeans with no turn up's would seem about right,but I can't remember ever seeing those trainers.

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Another coincidence ( Onitsuka ) Tiger boots being mentioned,i was going to post about them last night ( i even dug mine out )but i decided it would be going to far off subject even for me !.Well now they have been mentioned i cant be blamed so..they were popular here 75ish,basketball type boots what they call hi tops now,they were always limited in sizes and colours i only saw red ( a no no for us ) green or white,i had white and they were a size to big ,my mate had a pair 2 sizes to big,they were sought after and you took what you could wrong size or not.They must have rereleased them at some stage and i bought a pair in red ( times have changed ) off e bay a few years back,but they are not the same as the old ones had white suede on the toe but the new ones have a nasty plastic toe cap.I remember killer t shirts too,had a shark on the front with killer underneath,i think i got mine in Jean Genie or Jean Machine,one of those did FU:S jeans they were popular here as well.
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Gsvs5. could not they be an old model of Walsh "PB racers" ? Not sure but they look alike.
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Gsvs5,That picture,if its hot enough for the girl to be wearing a little top and shorts,i wouldnt want to be wearing a wool jumper and jeans.Anyone remember those Dragnet t shirts ? really colourful 74 i think.
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One thing that i have been meaning to ask,as i remember it when button downs "went out" of fashion 71? round collars "came in " but i also remember longer pointed collars at that time,we called them "flyaways",a bit like that Harry Hill comedian,then they disapeared and it was just round collars and then pointed collars again about 74,anybody else remember it like that ?.
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Can anyone remember, particularly the Bristol guys, that in the early to mid 70s (I think) there was a fashion to wear zip up jumpers/cardigans with two stripes of a contrasting colour around the bicep. They seemed, in hindsight, to follow the football teams colours - Red/Black, Claret/Blue, etc. I used to go to the ice skating rink next to the Top Rank in the city centre and all the 'Lads' were wearing these Jerseys. I would love to see a picture if anyone has one.

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Billy Whizz,Yes i can remember those zip up cardigans,thin ribbed material.The ice rink was in the same building as the Locarno,the Top Rank was opposite the main police station ( handy that ) its still a night club but has had many name changes.
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Billy Whizz,Yes i can remember those zip up cardigans,thin ribbed material.The ice rink was in the same building as the Locarno,the Top Rank was opposite the main police station ( handy that ) its still a night club but has had many name changes.

 



Of course, yes you're right - the memory's not what it used to be. Can you remember if those zip up cardigans had a specific name?

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Billy Whizz,If they had a name i cant remember it or didnt know it,sorry.If you are interested in fashion,music and football in Bristol in those days there is a book called Bovver by Chris Brown ( he posts here as Pressure_Drop ).When were you in Bristol last ? its changed a lot i n the last 10 years,loads of pubs gone,new shopping centre,the harbour side is ok but for me all the interesting old places are gone.
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post




This is posted as being 1967 on the Retrowow site.Can't work out what his trainers are?
The shades, 'V' neck with nothing underneath and his jeans with no turn up's would seem about right,but I can't remember ever seeing those trainers.

Great photo.

Are they the same as the trainers here? I can't make them out on this little screen.

If not, any idea what they are?




Quadrophenia LP Booklet 1973


Edit -Bowling shoes!
Edited by bunty - 7/14/13 at 10:56am
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I wore daps at school for p.e, i wore baseball boots for knocking about in black/white with the rubber circle on the outside of the ankle

The first pair of trainers i had were Winfields i think, bright blue with orange stripes on, the sole extended up over the toe and heel.

 

Had a pair of Stuburts, robbed them from the rejects skip at the back of there factory, just down the road

 

Around 78 i got a pair of Addidas kick, which were expensive if memory serves me right, i think Dunlop green flash were all the rage before that.

 

These days i wear Sambas for knocking about on days out with the kids etc, cant say i've ever associated trainers with skinheads
 

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