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browniecj...As i have said before i was at school in 1970 but i do remember some of the girls wearing leather coats,blue and green being the colours i remember.Some of the girls wore crombies they had a different lapel to the lads coats....i remember one girl had a really expensive sheepskin it was very long,dark brown with white collar and trim,but that white got dirty quite quick and sheepskins were very expensive to have cleaned....BTW,i was quite surprised to see how short the girls skirts were in the Billericay picture,i really didnt remember that ( just goes to show how your memory plays tricks,well my memory anyway ).
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Cerneabbas: on the subject of LEE RIDERS.

I've got two Lee 101 rider. They are both around 13 oz. One is Sanforized (left) and said to be "lot 101- Z"; the other one is Raw/Dry denim, natural indigo dye, unwashed, with selvedge, and is more rigid.

They are higher waisted than 501, but not too high. They have IMO a good cut, a nice fit and i like their style.

 

 

 

 

The Lee 101 23 oz are spectacular, but i think too rigid and too warm. OK if you're a cow boy always on the saddle in winter...smile.gif

Otherwise you should try (not buy) different models until you find the one that fits you. There is an Ecru Lee Rider at an interesting price on the link that Basset provided, but it's thinner at 9,5 oz and sateen like.


Edited by Clouseau - 8/26/13 at 11:01am
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

browniecj...As i have said before i was at school in 1970 but i do remember some of the girls wearing leather coats,blue and green being the colours i remember.Some of the girls wore crombies they had a different lapel to the lads coats....i remember one girl had a really expensive sheepskin it was very long,dark brown with white collar and trim,but that white got dirty quite quick and sheepskins were very expensive to have cleaned....BTW,i was quite surprised to see how short the girls skirts were in the Billericay picture,i really didnt remember that ( just goes to show how your memory plays tricks,well my memory anyway ).

I remember my Sister wearing short skirts(who remembers the Table Cloth Check skirts-I used to call them that smile.gif they were short), about that time.It was,again,an "age" thing.Older Girls wore longer skirts-mainly just above the knee.
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Great! smile.gif

But 'mollies'? Anyone heard that term?

Evidently,this was a "street" term referring to Speed.The Powderused to come in Black Capsules so the full name was "Black Mollies".
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Just thought you lot would appreciate a good picture!
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bunch of tramps the lot of em .

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bunch of tramps the lot of em .

 

Agreed. As someone already said, 1970 is pretty late in the day to have been wearing a lot of that stuff. I assume they are not from London.
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Shame Gill is not on here.Always interesting to see young Ladies.

 

Just catching up with the thread. Yes, perhaps Bunters can try to persuade her. I think she looks stunning in all the pics we have seen - in a pared back way. It reveals the fact that we did not have to Shout back then. A few well-chosen pieces, carefully put together and worn with confidence.....A blueprint for a stylish life.
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Billericay was predominantly a greaser town, although being close to Basildon it had a few skins. I was attacked there twice in 1968/69 by the bastards.
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Agreed. As someone already said, 1970 is pretty late in the day to have been wearing a lot of that stuff. I assume they are not from London.

the Doris look very badly dressed for 'skinhead girls '.

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Evidently,this was a "street" term referring to Speed.The Powderused to come in Black Capsules so the full name was "Black Mollies".

Yes, got that. But the caption on the photo seemed to be saying that was a skinhead term meaning 'girls'.
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Great! smile.gif

But 'mollies'? Anyone heard that term?

Just to throw my two cents in... Maybe a reference to the sensual "Sweet Molly Malone"?

The song became Dublin's anthem, but it was first published in Edinburgh and London.

And the name Molly is a familiar version of Mary and Margaret and may be use as a generic name?

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Yes, got that. But the caption on the photo seemed to be saying that was a skinhead term meaning 'girls'.
I reckon - but what do I know - the reporter (sic) was alluding to the girls being the fellas' 'molls' - as in gangsters' molls.

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As this is now 'Mod to Suedehead' I couldn't resist sharing this pic from Facebook of Daniele at the Brighton Mod Weekender.  That look (apart from the hair) is almost exactly what I was wearing come 1970 but nowhere nearly as well as Daniele does it!  It certainly is in marked contrast to the twats with their mollies!

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I reckon - but what do I know - the reporter (sic) was alluding to the girls being the fellas' 'molls' - as in gangsters' molls.

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(from several sources:)

Moll derives from Molly. Moll and Molly were working class female names. In the past the word "Moll" was used to refer to a prostitute or a gangster's girlfriend. 

Molly malone, said to be a part time whore, was a "Moll". wink.gif

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(from several sources:)
Moll derives from Molly. Moll and Molly were working class female names. In the past the word "Moll" was used to refer to a prostitute or a gangster's girlfriend. 
Molly malone, said to be a part time whore, was a "Moll". wink.gif

Ok but never heard it in reference to Skinhead Girls.If I had said that-a right hander would have flashed across.....smile.gif
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