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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Sirryacus...Yes the lining was something like the one you have pictured..it was a map of Europe...apparently it was based on the maps issued to Allied aircrew ( made of silk ) in case they were shot down over mainland Europe...not much use unless it showed the whereabouts of a nice handy motor boat i would have thought,mind you a bit better than taking your jacket off every time you came to a road junction !

I've saw them with all kinds of different maps but those were the best ones I could find right away, a lot of the later ones were based on a traveler series or adventure series seeming to conjure up images of flying your own plane to exotic locales, I own one such jacket but it doesn't have the maps.

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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


Bristol skinheads, the top pic is Weston super mare seafront, the bottom pic Wsm train station, both are in Pressure drop's book

I thought so Basset.
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Always well turned out, Roy.nod[1].gif

Right you lot, too fussy or do I buy 'em?

http://www.orvis.co.uk/store/product.aspx?pf_id=85C9


Personel taste, quality, vfm, style, all come into play Ed, i,ve got a pair of Orvis strides good quality on them.

Vfm wise, your money, your choice, it varys from person to person.

Taste/style wise, im middle for diddle on them, overall i'd prefer them if they wern't so moc looking, if you've got

money in yer pocket, enjoy spending it wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

A chance meeting today. I was in Glenrothes at a ham radio mini-get-together. I had on a pair of Lee jeans, a button-down shirt, a Levi cord jacket, and my famous Ray-Ban aviators. Suddenly a bloke about 20-years my junior buttonholed me; he was wearing a V-neck sweater, a button-down shirt, Levi jeans, oxblood DMs, and a No.1 crop. Big grin, hearty hand-shake, and a greeting of "Spirit of 69!".

The bloke was from Edinburgh, name of Kevin, and a radio ham like me. He had got into the style when he was a little kid of about 9 or 10 in 1979, loved West Indian ska and reggae, and didn't think much of the neo-nazi associations. Anyhow, he was tickled pink to meet someone who had been there in 1969.

Just one of life's little pleasant surprises! smile.gif
Some man, you.. when o get sober I'll address this! nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Some man, you.. when o get sober I'll address this! nod[1].gif

That was posted two-and-a-half hours ago. Middle of the bleedin' night! How long will I have to wait? biggrin.gif
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Weston picture,of course in that top picture it will not be all Bristol lads,lots from towns and villages in Somerset ( Street and Glastonbury and Wells for instance ) as well as locals from Weston...I think that Billy Whizz on here posted about a bank holiday in 1970 when he went to Weston...A hell of a lot of bikers ( greasers ) in central Bristol yesterday,some with back patches,i dont know what was happening ( i am guessing a wedding or a bike show )...
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heya folks, found this video, hopefully it does contribute to the thread clothing wise, for myself I've been a big Who fan but by the time I get to know them half of them were dead... this video here for me shows a great deal of their influence and roots
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

That was posted two-and-a-half hours ago. Middle of the bleedin' night! How long will I have to wait? biggrin.gif
It may take some time... off out gain - Liverpool v United on at the pub (home too, but any excuse ;-) ) so I'll give it some thought.

Re: shoes... yeh, the jury appears to be out on these but I still like the look - we'll see. satisfied.gif

Ed 2E0CFM (For those in the know.) biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Chelsea supporters with their tickets QPR vs Chelsea, FA Cup 6th Round 21 Feb 1970....Chelsea went on to win the Cup.

I initially thought that was a QPR patch. But then realised its a football program.
Edited by harrysgame - 9/1/13 at 8:22am
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Thanks for weighing in on the Checked program.Makes sense.Nice story M.O.M.

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Could anyone help me with DM sizing? Currently, I have steel-toe DM 1919 in size 11 - they fit when I had bought it but they stretched too much and now I have to wear two socks in them else it's uncomfortable. Now I want to buy new cherry 1490 and I cannot decide what size to choose. I tried size 10 in shop (size 11 was not available). I fit into it, but the seam between the flap and vamp pushed me - just too tight in this area. Length was ok. Does this 1490 size 10 stretch too so it will fit after breaking in, or should I rather wait for size 11 (and hope that 1490 will be smaller than size 11 for steel-toe 1919)?
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A mate sent me this review of "Mod-A Very British Style" from the London Review of Books... not very favourable, sounds like another cash-in attempt... 

 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n16/ian-penman/even-if-you-have-to-starve

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Originally Posted by kicksinstyle View Post

A mate sent me this review of "Mod-A Very British Style" from the London Review of Books... not very favourable, sounds like another cash-in attempt... 

 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n16/ian-penman/even-if-you-have-to-starve

 

an interesting read in any case.

post #14474 of 18710
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post
Agree, The Skinheads was the first post War cult that had no interest in anything other than Violence, Football, and Cloths, they was also the first cult that did not have its own music, skinheads had no impact on the rest of society, like the Mods, Punks etc did, they also had no interested in politics. Skinheads came and went in a flash.

You know, this is probably the first time I have ever looked at it this way. We were a culture to ourselves. We didn't look outside. We were a sub-culture, if you like. We took no great influences from outside (apart from a bit of the mod ethos maybe) and we had no great message for anyone on the outside. We were who we were, we did what we wanted to do. I guess you could say we were self-absorbed.

Just going over some older stuff and the mixture of Cabernet induced thoughts needed to be shared......

 

As a 12 yr old in '69 all anyone wanted to do was "Fit In".Like kids of every generation,no one went out of their way to be the outsider.I was no different,except that I was a couple of steps abreast of the pack due to the influence of elder siblings.I had spent all of my short life to date in the Midlands.Partly in a Potteries Pit town and partly in what I've read described as a" Dormitory" town,going to the school that I have since learned would provide the birth of the Stoke N40 U-5's.(Decades after I left there !) I was oblivious to any Class system.Everyone spoke the same language,lived in similar houses and spoke with the same slang and accents.My only encounter was with anyone outside this world was when 30 or so kids from a "Private" school were ensconced within our classrooms for a few weeks while their school was undergoing restoration.It turned out that they were just as good at football as us,and were nice kids who just happened to have a different uniform and spoke different to us.It was a happy go lucky time.Good laughs,good mates and really wanting for nothing (that was within reach).

My hero's' were Stanley Mathews,Georgie Best,and my Sisters boyfriends who all had Mini's,Lambretta's,bags of confidence and smart clothes.

This was something to aspire to,within reach.

It was one of the happiest periods of my life.Even though I was to face my parents divorce and first experience death.It was to continue on in this vein  for the next few years.The pursuit of Football and Fashion went hand in hand.Friendship was territorial and tight.I felt I was living in the center of the world,it revolved around us,and I fit in.

It was many years later after moving South and leaving College that a different reality started to rear it's head.

I was confronted by a class system that had pre determined pretty much of who I was by the first words I spoke.It was a rude awakening and one that took a big part of my life to come to terms with.Those days everyone on the BBC spoke the same.There was no such thing as regional broadcasters with local accents.you were pigeon holed. 

Of course it existed in my youth.I was spat at for being a Northern cunt by Chelsea outside the Olympic Torch.I stood in the "Wrong" End at Sheffield, surrounded by Cockney bastards when Peter Story sank my Wembley dreams.That never mattered to me though.I had an immense sense of belonging that was unexplained.

I'm obviously not alone.Millions of other kids all over the world are drawn to similar if not the same.I don't fucking understand it myself? Why would anyone want to be anything else ? 

Self absorbed little bastards?

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Very interesting post, Mr Gsvs5. 

It's true that when you are young you want to belong to a group, like you say to "fit in". And you can really be happy within, and become "self absorbed". 

But one day you realize that you fit in a "case" pre-determined by the society, and that it is really difficult to go out of this case, even if you work hard. Like you said, sometimes it is a rude awakening.

The class system expects you (and your group) to stay in your class/case. And the upper classes take advantage of it. And even if we all love soccer and fashion, it's a way to control us. Football is the "opium of the people", and the clothing and fashion industry makes big money on us. I'm not a socialist at all or into politics, but i'm French, and sometimes i revolt. (A tradition here since 1789).


Edited by Clouseau - 9/2/13 at 4:16am
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