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GSsv5, yes you are probabably right about Coddy Hughes being to old, in 1970, maybe not a Suedehead, could possibly have been Mod, one of his daughters is into Mod, so maybe that's why I'm getting confused....I don't nessarily believe football hooligan books and take what is said in them with a Pinch of salt, plus only read ones that are connected to Skinhead, so I can't even be arsed to read the Naughty Forty one, even though it is Stoke...I will ask his daughter next time I see her, she is very good friends with my wife and has been since school, he use to live around the corner from where I live now and some of his family still do, I think she said it happened in 1979, but not 100℅ sure
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Clouseau...You said that they are kangaroo leather,do you use the same polish as on other leather shoes ?...I was thinking about this the other day when looking at cordovan shoes.

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I don't use polish on these shoes. Seal grease. 

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Mods to Skinheads, Tom & Roy....Motown.

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Interesting Posts,regarding Originals

.Bob the Badger,Mods were wearing Toniks about `66.The first mix of colours were Gun Metal Grey and Black,Blue and Black(often referred to as Sharkskin) and Green and Black(I think).Then came Green and Blue,this was `68ish(this was also the start of the "Off The Peg".I was a bit gutted because I had just had the Blue and Green made,when, in Tooting, they had that colour combination OTP in a shop.Also you get Wine and Blue,Champagne-which was my favourite,though I never got one.and quite a few other colour combinations.It finished off with Tonik having Stripes or Checks in the weave.These also came in various mixtures,I had a pair of Blue and Wine Trousers with a Black check,and my Mate had Green and Gold with a Maroon Stripe..This would be about `70(around the time of the Solatio Gibsons).

These Suits would also be worn with various Centre Vent lengths.They went as high 16/18"(`67),you could nearly take your jackets off in two bits,but during the Skinhead time(`69/`70 in London and South East)they averaged about 14".Probably others will differ,but that was the length on mine.smile.gif
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Youger Skinheads were more into Soul etc.I remember going to the Plaza (late `69) and they played a mixture of music.Reggae had become Pop"Double Barrel,"Monkey Spanner" and Skinhead Themed Reggae had become commercialised.I never had any of those,I did have over 3,000 others though.I did go to Jamaican Clubs and so did a large number of older Skinheads.YouTube show Clips of older Skinheads dancing(and Girls),especially in the one with the Sheepskins and Trilbies,and they are dancing to Reggae.When you went to a Jamaican Club you were in the minority,Djs were more interested in keeping their Youth happy.That is what gave them atmosphere,also any trouble and it was sorted very quickly,by the Doormen.No questions asked. smile.gif
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Interesting Posts,regarding Originals

.Bob the Badger,Mods were wearing Toniks about `66.The first mix of colours were Gun Metal Grey and Black,Blue and Black(often referred to as Sharkskin) and Green and Black(I think).Then came Green and Blue,this was `68ish(this was also the start of the "Off The Peg".I was a bit gutted because I had just had the Blue and Green made,when, in Tooting, they had that colour combination OTP in a shop.Also you get Wine and Blue,Champagne-which was my favourite,though I never got one.and quite a few other colour combinations.It finished off with Tonik having Stripes or Checks in the weave.These also came in various mixtures,I had a pair of Blue and Wine Trousers with a Black check,and my Mate had Green and Gold with a Maroon Stripe..This would be about `70(around the time of the Solatio Gibsons).

These Suits would also be worn with various Centre Vent lengths.They went as high 16/18"(`67),you could nearly take your jackets off in two bits,but during the Skinhead time(`69/`70 in London and South East)they averaged about 14".Probably others will differ,but that was the length on mine.smile.gif

I knew I would be corrected on the Tonik comment. My Mod cousins had silver grey mohair suits but I didn't see a Blue Green Tonik till 1968 when I had one. A made to measure suit  (at 15 years old!). I am not sure that they would have worn such a leary suit. Today I would have been called a mod but back then if I had done so my older cousins would have taken the piss out of me.

What about sheepskins? When did they first appear?

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I knew I would be corrected on the Tonik comment. My Mod cousins had silver grey mohair suits but I didn't see a Blue Green Tonik till 1968 when I had one. A made to measure suit  (at 15 years old!). I am not sure that they would have worn such a leary suit. Today I would have been called a mod but back then if I had done so my older cousins would have taken the piss out of me.
What about sheepskins? When did they first appear?

That was the year I said the Blue/Green Tonik became popular(1968).I had one the same year.MTM.

Sheepskins started appearing around `67/`68.I bought mine from a Factory Shop near the Lane.You could always tell them because they would have "Pure Sheepskin" Label but no others.These would be from Batches that would be ear-marked for Retail Premises.These were just below knee length,I did see longer ones but these were rarer..There were also ones that would be sold on the Stalls.Later,the cheap Sheepskins would be only sold on the Stalls.You could tell the quality straight away.

It was funny,when I used to go to the Lane Stalls would be packing up around 2pm.When I drove through there today,I noticed all the various Markets were still going strong at 5pm.Might have a "Butchers" to see what is on offer. smile.gif
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Pinched this off a mates Fb page

The King Ivy style, sharp, cool, the end

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

I knew I would be corrected on the Tonik comment. My Mod cousins had silver grey mohair suits but I didn't see a Blue Green Tonik till 1968 when I had one. A made to measure suit  (at 15 years old!). I am not sure that they would have worn such a leary suit. Today I would have been called a mod but back then if I had done so my older cousins would have taken the piss out of me.

What about sheepskins? When did they first appear?

 

I bought my 3/4 length sheepskin in the winter 69/70 and it never left my back in public because at £35 from Harry Fentons it was like owning the Crown Jewels.  It was probably about £700 in todays money

 

I had 2 Mohair 2 tone tonik suits made in 1970 blue/gold and green/gold - very smart.  They were the only suits I have ever had made to measure.  I am sure they would be around £1000 to £2000 now days.  Back then it was normal to pay out for a quality m.o.m suit

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Pinched this off a mates Fb page
The King Ivy style, sharp, cool, the end


Before Elvis ..Their was nothing.....John Lennon.
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You aren't far off Aces and Eights it would be a 400 to 500 pound jacket in today's money(I cheated using an inflation calculator), the real kicker is if you spent that much today you probably wouldn't get as high a quality of jacket for the same price.

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Before Elvis ..Their was nothing.....John Lennon.

Cant say im a fan of Lennon, but anyone would be hard pushed to disagree with his statement.

Good to see you posting again Roy ;-)

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I bought my 3/4 length sheepskin in the winter 69/70 and it never left my back in public because at £35 from Harry Fentons it was like owning the Crown Jewels.  It was probably about £700 in todays money

I had 2 Mohair 2 tone tonik suits made in 1970 blue/gold and green/gold - very smart.  They were the only suits I have ever had made to measure.  I am sure they would be around £1000 to £2000 now days.  Back then it was normal to pay out for a quality m.o.m suit

I always wanted a genuine Sheepskin.......I had two bespoke suits..both Dormeuil Mohair...Dark Blue Black ..and a Bottle Green Red Pinstripe.

Now got a Ralph Lauren Sheepskin.

James and Roy

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Shoe polish....Clouseaus seal grease for his Birkenstock brogues got me thinking about polish in general.

We always used to polish our shoes up to a high shine using Kiwi ( others used Cherry Blossom ),I do remember Tuxan red being used on Doctor Martens.

Recently the bloke in the shoe repair place ( I wont call him a cobbler because they do a few different things in there ) recommended that I use  shoe cream because its better for the leather.

I know that ek77 mentioned Shoeboys polish once...I just wondered what others on here use these days.....

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