Britain had no Latin Hustle community to bounce off,but I can't help but think there was an influence there somewhere?
I will accept fcuck off as a valid response:)
What year was Santa Esmerelda....76?
I did say a while back that this thread should have stayed Mod to Suedehead and spawned new threads ( such as What came after Suedeheads etc etc ).
The way the thread has gone lately makes me think it even more.
Trilby hat,gingham shirt,boots,trousers worn short....maybe we have missed the Swiss influence on the Skinhead look ?
I agree that the music from the time period Mod to Suedehead is part of the thread...the rest isn't ( IMO ) why not start a music thread ? could call it Funk off .
Sorry about your toothache mulled cider is a good treatment,too much of this medicine and you will be posting about what influence Adge Cutler and the Wurzels had on West country football songs ( in the Skinhead years of course ).
I hope you do come back, i've enjoyed your posts.
Unless the spectrum for whats discussed in depth is broadened then it will just go round in circles all the time, thats fine in little spurts.
Theres that little period, suede into smooth, which always gets passed over, beagles, ruperts, stacks etc, tbh most on here think it's shit, or never wore it, as far as im concerned that dont mean it's not relevant.
The fairly recent pic of Kevin Keegan, Shanks looked smart enough, but then so did me gramps at that time.
Apparantly Keegan looked, rubbish, not cool and gay, ffs.
Not having a pop at any one person, just me thoughts, did i mention i've got toothache
I am that one person ! and I stand by my comments...change Shanks shirt to a button down and I would wear his look in the picture...If you dressed me in Keegans clothes when I was dead I would come back and haunt you.
I did wear the beagles,tank top,stacks look in the early 70s,even though I didn't like it ( I had looked foreward to being able to afford the proper Suedehead clothes ) Aces and Eights has said that you had to change to the new styles to keep up.People who kept wearing the old look just came across as not being able to afford new clobber or out of touch with what was happening ( IMO ).
You have to keep that in mind when you say most on here think its shit...yes they do,because they wore it then and they didn't really like it,thats why they are one here now....to remember a look that they DID like...........all IMO.
This is not an original comment (given that there are now 1000 pages of this stuff) but the music was an important part of the Mod to Suedehead era. In my gang soul music was what we mainly listened to around 1966 onwards. (Following in the footsteps of the older Mods). Within that there was a hierarchy of 1.Stax, 2.Atlantic and 3.Motown. Motown we considered as watered down soul but it was the best to dance to, so was accepted and had its place. I don't know much about Northern Soul except the music seemed good but the dress sense of the all night crowds was non-existent. I could never understand how such badly dressed individuals could have such good musical tastes. I always felt they were letting the side down. Oh, and they couldn't dance proper, either.