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post #13576 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

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.

Weren't they called Wrestling Boots? I believe Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden wore them in the early 80's, the ones onitsuka tiger makes now don't seem to have this plastic toe cap as far as I can tell, they are called the Wrestling 81 nowadays.

post #13577 of 18908
Sirryacus. You are right they were wrestling boots,the king of British skinheads Mick Mcmanus wore them in the ring,Mick died recently aged 93,he was planning a comeback but it didnt work out,we are thinking of a memorial "do" for Mick,would you be interested in attending ?
post #13578 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


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

 

No ,this thread is getting way to forward IMO.
and out of context.
post #13579 of 18908

I was going to mention the Quadrophenia booklet(from the LP) as well(in reference to Mods wearing sneakers) But I thought I would be shot down.

post #13580 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Sirryacus. You are right they were wrestling boots,the king of British skinheads Mick Mcmanus wore them in the ring,Mick died recently aged 93,he was planning a comeback but it didnt work out,we are thinking of a memorial "do" for Mick,would you be interested in attending ?

In fear of veering further off topic I will just say I don't live in England and I probably wouldn't attend anyway if I did because I would feel rather out of place, seems he was quite a small guy for a wrestler It would have been quite the surprise if you messed with him without knowing who he was.

post #13581 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

In fear of veering further off topic I will just say I don't live in England and I probably wouldn't attend anyway if I did because I would feel rather out of place, seems he was quite a small guy for a wrestler It would have been quite the surprise if you messed with him without knowing who he was.

In the mid 70s I trained with the wrestler and weightlifter Johnny Yearsley at his gym in Sidcup.   I met Mick McManus there on one occasion and was surprised how small he was.  He always looked much bigger on TV.  He was on a chat show last year and looked remarkable considering he was in his 90s and with the same black hairstyle

post #13582 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

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.


Hi Cernabbas, I left Bristol in 1973. I have both of Chris's books and related quite a bit to the things he writes about. I went back once in about '80 and it had changed a lot even then. Haven't been back since and have been out of the UK since '83.

post #13583 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post


No ,this thread is getting way to forward IMO.
and out of context.


Tbh, i agree, i've found this thread a superb place for discussion and detail, im no original so most of my posts are off the back of what others throw up, and are memorys of my childhood and seeing what was going on around me.

 

The early period that has been discussed recently has been great, but i would like to see peoples thoughts recollections of some of the later stuff 71/72 ?,longer hair, patterns, beagles, ruperts etc, but folks just seem to say it was rubbish and it gets passed over.

 

My first memorys of the whole skinhead style relate to my aunty she's sixty now and went thru the styles, she used to babysit for me and r kid, take us out and generaly spoil us.

Whilst my memorys are a bit vague and probably jumbled up i remember her having a feathercut, loads of forehead showing, this gradually got longer, short gingham dresses, three quarter length jackets, tights with patterns up the side mustard yellow, sky blue etc, shoes with flared heels, basketweave, big brass eyelets etc.

 I remember going with her, dad and gramps to purchase her 1st car, Ford Anglia, and getting a lift back home and playing with the chrome quarter light catch.

 

I thought she was cool, she dressed different to me mum and other aunty, that pic i posted up a few days ago of me with an attempted Rod hairdo is me at her wedding 75 i think.

 

Apologies if i've rambled on a bit, and no offence but discussing trainers aint for me.

post #13584 of 18908
I think that the trainer / shorts posts of the last couple of days have been great and i would like to say cheers to buttons for starting it all !
post #13585 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

The early period that has been discussed recently has been great, but i would like to see peoples thoughts recollections of some of the later stuff 71/72 ?,longer hair, patterns, beagles, ruperts etc, but folks just seem to say it was rubbish and it gets passed over.

In '71 I thought it interesting to see cotton jersey knit,long sleeve penny collar shirts for men with floral print.These were fairly fitted and seemed quite feminine to me initially.yhe prints were usually in just a single colour,red or blue and were small repetative.
This seemed like a big departure from everything we had been wearing for the previous few years and the safety of solid,stripes and checks.i also recall getting a broad seersucker fabric shirt around the same period that I thought was the dogs bollocks.i had never seen a men's shirt in such a fabric before.Cords were taking over more and more,with the denim less prized.Oasis in the Birmingham Bull Ring had some very unique stalls at this time and it started to seem like you could begin to wear whatever you liked without having the piss taken.your mates might give a sideways glance,but were hesitant to be too critical as they might be buying the same next week.i think it was '72 that a velvet or maybe cord bomber replaced the Harrington?Very quickly followed by the Budgie.stack heel shoes(that looked like plywood ) Raised you up an inch and opened the way to platforms.this is the very end of the suede era and there was no going back now.
post #13586 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post


In '71 I thought it interesting to see cotton jersey knit,long sleeve penny collar shirts for men with floral print.These were fairly fitted and seemed quite feminine to me initially.yhe prints were usually in just a single colour,red or blue and were small repetative.
This seemed like a big departure from everything we had been wearing for the previous few years and the safety of solid,stripes and checks.i also recall getting a broad seersucker fabric shirt around the same period that I thought was the dogs bollocks.i had never seen a men's shirt in such a fabric before.Cords were taking over more and more,with the denim less prized.Oasis in the Birmingham Bull Ring had some very unique stalls at this time and it started to seem like you could begin to wear whatever you liked without having the piss taken.your mates might give a sideways glance,but were hesitant to be too critical as they might be buying the same next week.i think it was '72 that a velvet or maybe cord bomber replaced the Harrington?Very quickly followed by the Budgie.stack heel shoes(that looked like plywood ) Raised you up an inch and opened the way to platforms.this is the very end of the suede era and there was no going back now.

Enjoyed reading that, some great detail regarding the speed at which style and the attitude of those wearing it can change.

Can you recall what you called the shoes with the plywood looking soles?

post #13587 of 18908
Stacks.

It was just the heel part really.just left natural colour.Common enough later on,but very new at the time.
post #13588 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

In the mid 70s I trained with the wrestler and weightlifter Johnny Yearsley at his gym in Sidcup.   I met Mick McManus there on one occasion and was surprised how small he was.  He always looked much bigger on TV.  He was on a chat show last year and looked remarkable considering he was in his 90s and with the same black hairstyle

someone on another forum claims Yearsley died in 1980 so it wasn't that long after you trained with him if its true, do you know anything about that?

post #13589 of 18908

Final Prototype before production. Any thoughts, comments, criticisms are appreciated.

AppleMark

post #13590 of 18908
Trainers are within the remits of this thread because Mods wore them,stacked heel shoes and associated clothes were after suedehead so are outside the thread maybe there should be another thread for that kind of stuff ?.
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