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Yawn..this is why this thread is such a joke on EVERY other skinhead forum.

 

Boring old farts..

This is a 'skinhead ' forum ..  ???

post #14297 of 19147
Football and Fashion at the National Football Museum - Manchester:

http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/010811843-terrace-style-wag-couture-explore-50-years-football-and-fashion-national-football-
post #14298 of 19147
Monkey boots...looks like those Burberry ones are made in Italy,i wonder who by and if they make them without the Burberry name (cheaper) ?.....I found some by Demonia in the US,they look ok,but are advertised as goth wear ( really ? ).TUK ( and i remember that name ) are advertised in a few different colours ( including navy blue ) in America again.Can anyone else remember that monkey boot laces had metal tips ? my last pair did not have them ( banned by health and safety no doubt ).
post #14299 of 19147
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Ha ha - I've gone to some great lengths in the past to achieve the look I wanted, but never amputation!

 

I very nearly considered amputation to squeeze into thoste Mcgraths of Carlisle Brogues at one point ;)

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I am an 18 year old lad and I'm just looking for a bit of advice on my attempts at a new way of dressing.

 

I adore the music associated with Mods and Skins and I want to incorporate that into my style. I do love Punk but the style of dress does not appeal to me and tbh, I find the "Punk look" to be counter-intuitive to what Punk is about in terms of being an individual.

 

I have worn Fred Perry shirts for as long as I can remember and want to now sort out what I wear on my legs and feet. I am not looking for attention or for people to notice me, I just want to dress in a way that represents me a little bit and that looks good. I currently wear chinos with trainers as a rule and I have become bored with it and feel it's time to get a bit of personality in my dress. I was thinking that I would like the Sta-Prest and Brogues/Shoes look with my Fred Perry tops.

 

As amazing as I find the Skinhead look, it is too out there for me and I wouldn't be able to feel comfortable and confident if I felt everyone was looking at me.

 

So, any advice on the Sta-Prest and Shoes look would be greatly appreciated in terms of brands, styles, colours etc :)

 

Note: I am sorry if all this has been covered (I'm sure it has) but 950+ pages is just too much to go through haha

post #14301 of 19147
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Originally Posted by Ubuntu View Post

I am an 18 year old lad and I'm just looking for a bit of advice on my attempts at a new way of dressing.

 

I adore the music associated with Mods and Skins and I want to incorporate that into my style. I do love Punk but the style of dress does not appeal to me and tbh, I find the "Punk look" to be counter-intuitive to what Punk is about in terms of being an individual.

 

I have worn Fred Perry shirts for as long as I can remember and want to now sort out what I wear on my legs and feet. I am not looking for attention or for people to notice me, I just want to dress in a way that represents me a little bit and that looks good. I currently wear chinos with trainers as a rule and I have become bored with it and feel it's time to get a bit of personality in my dress. I was thinking that I would like the Sta-Prest and Brogues/Shoes look with my Fred Perry tops.

 

As amazing as I find the Skinhead look, it is too out there for me and I wouldn't be able to feel comfortable and confident if I felt everyone was looking at me.

 

So, any advice on the Sta-Prest and Shoes look would be greatly appreciated in terms of brands, styles, colours etc :)

 

Note: I am sorry if all this has been covered (I'm sure it has) but 950+ pages is just too much to go through haha


If your not looking to be specific, then the high street shops would probably be your best bet

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Originally Posted by Ubuntu View Post

I am an 18 year old lad and I'm just looking for a bit of advice on my attempts at a new way of dressing.

 

I adore the music associated with Mods and Skins and I want to incorporate that into my style. I do love Punk but the style of dress does not appeal to me and tbh, I find the "Punk look" to be counter-intuitive to what Punk is about in terms of being an individual.

 

I have worn Fred Perry shirts for as long as I can remember and want to now sort out what I wear on my legs and feet. I am not looking for attention or for people to notice me, I just want to dress in a way that represents me a little bit and that looks good. I currently wear chinos with trainers as a rule and I have become bored with it and feel it's time to get a bit of personality in my dress. I was thinking that I would like the Sta-Prest and Brogues/Shoes look with my Fred Perry tops.

 

As amazing as I find the Skinhead look, it is too out there for me and I wouldn't be able to feel comfortable and confident if I felt everyone was looking at me.

 

So, any advice on the Sta-Prest and Shoes look would be greatly appreciated in terms of brands, styles, colours etc :)

 

Note: I am sorry if all this has been covered (I'm sure it has) but 950+ pages is just too much to go through haha

My advice is do what a lot of younger(not the "Originals") have done.Look at old photos and vids of Mods or Skins or even 2 tone(a mix of Mods,Skins,and Rude Boys) Take what you like and try to find those styles elsewhere.Like many have noted on this thread many now mainstream styles are from the Mod.Skin era,rehashed.If your very brave you could post some pics of stuff you've bought and we could ctitique the look.Best of luck Jovencito (yougster)

post #14303 of 19147

Thanks guys,

 

The high street shops aimed at the male in my age group consists of what I guess are termed 'hipster' clothes. GEEK T-Shirts, Leopard print etc. I just can't even find as much as a T-Shirt in the high street shops anymore.

 

I have seen Relco discussed as an affordable option for Sta-Prest trousers (I only have a part time job averaging about £260 a month and I am just about to start uni so money definitely is a consideration). However, I am struggling with which shoes are right for me. I like the look of the 3 eyelet DMs and Brogues made by DM. They are expensive but shoes are something I would be willing to pay a premium for. I was wondering what alternative types of footwear look good with Sta-Prests? I have a couple of pairs of Sambas and also a pair of Onitsuka Tigers that I currently primarily wear at the moment. Are they suitable to wear in more casual settings?

 

Lastly, this is something I've struggled to find an answer for... socks? What type of socks are you supposed to wear? Argyle, block colours, thick, thin etc? haha

post #14304 of 19147

I'll watch Quadrophenia, that should give me some ideas

post #14305 of 19147

About Sta-prest.

if you are not a purist as some or our fellow members here, you can try "Men's dry flat front trousers" by Uniqlo. They are very close to the Levi's Sta-prest i wore in the eighties (well if i remember well, but there were different types/cuts of Sta-prest). 

For 29 quids, in a polycotton mix like the originals, they may be an option for you. 

Loafers look good with Sta-prest.

 

Btw, Ubuntu, are you working for FP or what ? Free advertisement ? satisfied.gif


Edited by Clouseau - 8/19/13 at 12:57pm
post #14306 of 19147
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Originally Posted by Ubuntu View Post

Thanks guys,

The high street shops aimed at the male in my age group consists of what I guess are termed 'hipster' clothes. GEEK T-Shirts, Leopard print etc. I just can't even find as much as a T-Shirt in the high street shops anymore.

I have seen Relco discussed as an affordable option for Sta-Prest trousers (I only have a part time job averaging about £260 a month and I am just about to start uni so money definitely is a consideration). However, I am struggling with which shoes are right for me. I like the look of the 3 eyelet DMs and Brogues made by DM. They are expensive but shoes are something I would be willing to pay a premium for. I was wondering what alternative types of footwear look good with Sta-Prests? I have a couple of pairs of Sambas and also a pair of Onitsuka Tigers that I currently primarily wear at the moment. Are they suitable to wear in more casual settings?

Lastly, this is something I've struggled to find an answer for... socks? What type of socks are you supposed to wear? Argyle, block colours, thick, thin etc? haha


Jump the Gun sta-prests are reasonably priced, but Relcos are more affordable.

Brogues and loafers look best with sta-prests, and its pretty much been established that a pair of loake royals are much desired. As for socks I don't really think there are any rules. Overall fashion rules for men seem to be that sock colors have to match your trousers, but in alot of old pictures I've seen of suedes and skins, bright colored socks are prominently worn. Orange and red appear to be the most common no matter what kind of trousers they're wearing or the type of shoes:
The pic below are not really of skinheads, but you can see how the American ivy league street fashion influenced the whole skinhead look. Notice the red socks with jeans:

post #14307 of 19147

I got a question for the older "Originals" What are your memories,thoughts,about the Mod club called TILES (opened in 1966).Thanks.

post #14308 of 19147
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

I got a question for the older "Originals" What are your memories,thoughts,about the Mod club called TILES (opened in 1966).Thanks.

Good question yankmod,I will try and answer it as I remember it.;-

Tiles was an underground Club in Oxford Street,W.1.What was unique to the Club was,you could go there and shop for Clothes and have Coffee etc.,listening to Records being played(I would try and get there during my Lunch Breaks-which in the West End was 1/2 Hour).In the early days Mods used frequent it but as it went on so Psychedelia took over.John Peel(exRadio One Dj)tried to start the "Perfumed Garden" but was told to sod off by the Mods,but eventually Pink Floyd etc.,played there.It lasted until `67-I believe.There were other more influential Clubs about. smile.gif
post #14309 of 19147
I think it opened in `65-could be wrong.
post #14310 of 19147
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


If your not looking to be specific, then the high street shops would probably be your best bet

Start with a decent priced authentic shoe http://www.marshallshoes.co.uk/mens-c1/loake-bros-ltd-mens-royal-brogue-in-burgundy-p117?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=loake-bros-ltd-mens-039-royal-039-brogue-in-burgundy-size-uk-8-5-size-uk-8-5-g-lok-0123-8-5&utm_campaign=product+listing+ads#979  .

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