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post #14596 of 19270
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Billy Whizz...Well its definitely starting to get a bit colder here now...As for sheepskin coats if its just for keeping warm there are a lot better,lighter,more waterproof and cheaper coats available now I suppose....I wont be getting another one but I did like them back in the day.

Sheepskins are only ok in dry cold conditions....The rain ruins them.....Thats if its genuine Shearling Sheepskin that is.
post #14597 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I think my Allen Edmonds are just a tad narrow...and agree the Alden's are just to round...both are not like the shape of the Royals.
Take a look at my Cheanys Brogues...nice shape ..they only come in Black...although they did do a burnished Brown....but now discontinued i believe .




Lasttye,you have seen my Royals,and Allen Edmonds MacNeil are the nearest you get to them.What is forgotten is how shaped the actual Royals were.
post #14598 of 19270
Question-Why wear a Sheepskin if it is cold and raining??Not only do they get ruined(any geniune Sheepskin)but they weigh a bloody ton.If it was wet and cold-I would have worn a Crombie or similar.Plus I always carried an Umbrella.
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To be fair you don't always know that its going to rain you just get caught in it,i used to wear a sheepskin to football,it might be dry here but by the time you got off the train it could be raining and sheepskins do weigh a ton when their wet !.

Also we were just saying that we remember getting sheepskins treated with something to stop them getting "spotted" if they did get rained on.

post #14600 of 19270
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Lasttye,you have seen my Royals,and Allen Edmonds MacNeil are the nearest you get to them.What is forgotten is how shaped the actual Royals were.

Agree with that Broeniecj....The only Royals i have seen since 69 are your Royals Plain Caps,smile.gif
post #14601 of 19270
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

To be fair you don't always know that its going to rain you just get caught in it,i used to wear a sheepskin to football,it might be dry here but by the time you got off the train it could be raining and sheepskins do weigh a ton when their wet !.
Also we were just saying that we remember getting sheepskins treated with something to stop them getting "spotted" if they did get rained on.

Yes,there was a spray that you could use(something like "Safeguard") that helped with Sheepskins.Whenever I bought A Leather or Sheepskin I always sprayed it first,before wearing it.
post #14602 of 19270
I can recall at least two cases of somebody dressed inappropriately for the weather. One was a girl I knew from N London (we had one hanging-out-together date at a club N of the river, can't remember which, but the blokes there kind of tolerated me because I was with her, if you see what I mean) who wore a sheepskin on a summer day, because she regarded sheepskins as stylish. The other was a bloke I saw in Lewisham as I was on a bus. It was a winter day but it was sunny. He was wearing stay-prest and a short-sleeved shirt. Hard nut! biggrin.gif

Anyone else remember occasions when people sacrificed comfort for style?
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I can recall at least two cases of somebody dressed inappropriately for the weather. One was a girl I knew from N London (we had one hanging-out-together date at a club N of the river, can't remember which, but the blokes there kind of tolerated me because I was with her, if you see what I mean) who wore a sheepskin on a summer day, because she regarded sheepskins as stylish. The other was a bloke I saw in Lewisham as I was on a bus. It was a winter day but it was sunny. He was wearing stay-prest and a short-sleeved shirt. Hard nut! biggrin.gif

Anyone else remember occasions when people sacrificed comfort for style?

Lattye has said about standing on the Tube,because of the Suit.I have walked instead of going by Bus somewhere,because of a Suit(you were not allowed to stand on Buses,unlike today).I think there were many times when we wanted to be "Flash" especially after buying something -not wanting anything to hinder the impact. smile.gif
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You know M-o-M you were pretty lucky moving about the different Manors.Sometimes you could walk 1/2 mile along the road and you were in trouble(especially if you were seen with a local Girl).smile.gif
post #14605 of 19270
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Yes,there was a spray that you could use(something like "Safeguard") that helped with Sheepskins.Whenever I bought A Leather or Sheepskin I always sprayed it first,before wearing it.

"Safeguard" sounds familiar ( was it used on suede shoes as well ? ),I am sure I remember hanging my sheepskin on the washing line and spraying it....Also seem to remember adverts in the dry cleaners for specialist sheepskin cleaning and protection..getting the coats cleaned was expensive..

We were talking about it last night,sheepskins weren't unusual then,even though they were expensive but you rarely see them now,i don't think that leather coats or jackets seem as popular these days either ( only talking about what we see here,and comparing it too what we saw in the 70s ).

Just had a look online there was a site called Garment Spa...£60 to clean a sheepskin coat !.


Edited by cerneabbas - 9/10/13 at 12:29am
post #14606 of 19270
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Lattye has said about standing on the Tube,because of the Suit.I have walked instead of going by Bus somewhere,because of a Suit(you were not allowed to stand on Buses,unlike today).I think there were many times when we wanted to be "Flash" especially after buying something -not wanting anything to hinder the impact. smile.gif

 

I stood on the bus back then browniecj.Nothing was going to get in the way of the knife edge crease in my whistle.

 

I recall a mate (who was very capable of handling any abuse) walking around with sellotape stuck to the side of his face ,so as to stop his hair curling up as it dried !

 

Any means neccessary would be used to stop your hair getting wet and messed up.Hat's were not as prevalent as they are today. 

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No disrespect to anyone and please correct me if I'm wrong, but apart from Man of Mystery, there seems to be a lack of photos of anyone on here wearing all this finery that you all say you wore, back in the day. Most Mods and Skinheads, I have met, from any era loved having their photo taken.
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Originally Posted by con man View Post

No disrespect to anyone and please correct me if I'm wrong, but apart from Man of Mystery, there seems to be a lack of photos of anyone on here wearing all this finery that you all say you wore, back in the day. Most Mods and Skinheads, I have met, from any era loved having their photo taken.

Back then Con man people did not walk around with a big fcuk off camera in the back pocket....Their is few photos of originals than say later 80s Skinheads..By 80 you had the kodak Instamatic, biggrin.gif

I am sure their is thousands of photos out there from the 60s...long forgotten in someones attic, also most people these days are not interested in skinheads..and many like to forget they was once a skinhead,smile.gif

This is Browniecj



This is me 1971 with my out of date Skinhead suit. and Royals Loathers..with Beagle collar shirt and wrong tie..biggrin.gif

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con man...I agree with Lasttye about the bigger cameras....also getting films developed was expensive ( colour was very expensive ). As a kid the only time I remember photos being taken was at weddings,christmas and peoples holidays,i even remember photos being made as "slides" and sometimes they would get the slide projector and screen out and we would sit and watch the pictures ( maybe that sounds a bit sad but things have moved on a lot in 40 odd years,everyone has a camera on their phone now ).

Also you have to remember if it was relatives who took pictures they had them developed,you never got a copy...the photos got lost or chucked out with other stuff as people moved or died.

I definitely know one bloke on here Pressure_Drop was a suedehead,i saw him in his crombie ( with pocket handkerchief) sta prest,the whole lot and yet he says he does not have one picture of himself dressed like that and he is a bit envious of his wife because she does have photos of herself dressed skinhead style.

post #14610 of 19270
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

con man...I agree with Lasttye about the bigger cameras....also getting films developed was expensive ( colour was very expensive ). As a kid the only time I remember photos being taken was at weddings,christmas and peoples holidays,i even remember photos being made as "slides" and sometimes they would get the slide projector and screen out and we would sit and watch the pictures ( maybe that sounds a bit sad but things have moved on a lot in 40 odd years,everyone has a camera on their phone now ).
Also you have to remember if it was relatives who took pictures they had them developed,you never got a copy...the photos got lost or chucked out with other stuff as people moved or died.
I definitely know one bloke on here Pressure_Drop was a suedehead,i saw him in his crombie ( with pocket handkerchief) sta prest,the whole lot and yet he says he does not have one picture of himself dressed like that and he is a bit envious of his wife because she does have photos of herself dressed skinhead style.

I have a mate who I have not seen in 20 years.. but we always chat on the phone..he has a few photos of me and him Clacton 1970....I have tried everything to get them....all I get is promises ..fcuking hard work...
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