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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Well, sorry for the mistake. Should have only posted the drinking smoothie's picture...
But those eighties lads got style, even if the picture is off topic.

A good picture,you are right they do look smart and I think that black and white pictures are always a bit harder to date,i would have said 60s without the 50p sign.

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Tyrwhitt have a "While Stocks Last" sale on at the moment. Their Oxford cotton BD are going for 4 for £100 (usual price £70 each).

BD shirts obviously a matter of personal taste but I've had one of theirs for a couple of years and like it. Decent fabric, washes well and comfortable fit (I chose Classic fit rather than Slim-fit). On the vexed question of collar size and "roll", it looks good to me.
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A skinhead barber?

 

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...Quiet in here...

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It's probably been discussed before, but what was the eyeglasses situation in the original Mod through Suedehead era. I don't remember anyone wearing glasses at all when I was younger, other than when the odd kid that was prescribed National Health bins, but they were seldom worn because of the 'four-eyes' stigma . I remember people sporting flat-top wrap-around sunglasses and the odd Skin wearing those mirror-tint aviators, but I dont really remember spectacles of any particular type. There were obviously the 'Harry Palmer' jobs that would compliment the early Mod look, but not so much Skin or Suedehead style. I can't for the life of me remember anyone in specs, or any changing of fashion in style relating to them.

My eyesight has done one recently, and I've got to get myself a pair, so I've settled on a pair of Cutler & Gross 0692s.That's only because they the only decent design I've found.

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

It's probably been discussed before, but what was the eyeglasses situation in the original Mod through Suedehead era. I don't remember anyone wearing glasses at all when I was younger, other than when the odd kid that was prescribed National Health bins, but they were seldom worn because of the 'four-eyes' stigma . I remember people sporting flat-top wrap-around sunglasses and the odd Skin wearing those mirror-tint aviators, but I dont really remember spectacles of any particular type. There were obviously the 'Harry Palmer' jobs that would compliment the early Mod look, but not so much Skin or Suedehead style. I can't for the life of me remember anyone in specs, or any changing of fashion in style relating to them.

My eyesight has done one recently, and I've got to get myself a pair, so I've settled on a pair of Cutler & Gross 0692s.That's only because they the only decent design I've found.

 

Inks,I know this has been discussed before but I could only find a few comments on page 22.

I do remember a couple of lads early 70s wearing glasses,i think that getting anything except NHS was expensive ( no specsavers etc then) now I think that there is more choice and I just get what I like and I think suits me best.

Sunglasses,we used to go to Weymouth quite a bit in  the summer and there was always loads of cheap ones for sale in the shops selling beach stuff along  the main road by the beach....used to see skinheads wearing the ones with the gold coloured metal bit along the top ( sorry that's a crap description ) if you look at vintage Rodenstock some of them look the same ( but a lot dearer ).

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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

...Quiet in here...

 

Anytime you want to talk brogues I am listening....saw some Vass Goyser on e bay that looked a bit different......with the Dollar getting weak maybe the time is coming for the Europeans to buy Allen Edmonds or Alden ?

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

Anytime you want to talk brogues I am listening....saw some Vass Goyser on e bay that looked a bit different......with the Dollar getting weak maybe the time is coming for the Europeans to buy Allen Edmonds or Alden ?

 

 

 

:colgate: Yeah, I was just surprised that there were no new posts in over a day.  I'm younger(just under 40) so can't contribute much to the "originals" discussions, though I do enjoy a lot of the minutae immensely.  

  Brogue talk: I have to say that the Aldens are built like Sherman tanks, whereas the Allen Edmonds are a shape more originals here like but seem to be of slightly lesser quality.  We're pretty much talking Rolls Royce and Aston Martin here though--- they're both high end so you know you've got quality.  Them Vass you mentioned look pretty amazing, too.  

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

Inks,I know this has been discussed before but I could only find a few comments on page 22.

I do remember a couple of lads early 70s wearing glasses,i think that getting anything except NHS was expensive ( no specsavers etc then) now I think that there is more choice and I just get what I like and I think suits me best.

Sunglasses,we used to go to Weymouth quite a bit in  the summer and there was always loads of cheap ones for sale in the shops selling beach stuff along  the main road by the beach....used to see skinheads wearing the ones with the gold coloured metal bit along the top ( sorry that's a crap description ) if you look at vintage Rodenstock some of them look the same ( but a lot dearer ).

Funny that, I just wonder how many short-sighted lads stumbled about half-blind rather than risk being called 'Joe 90' by their mates back then. That was the thing with National Health specs, they looked National Health. Though apparently, the Teviots that Caine wore as Harry Palmer were NHS issue. The shades he was wearing when he waved his bird off at Turin airport in The Italian Job were bloody nice though.

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

It's probably been discussed before, but what was the eyeglasses situation in the original Mod through Suedehead era. I don't remember anyone wearing glasses at all when I was younger, other than when the odd kid that was prescribed National Health bins, but they were seldom worn because of the 'four-eyes' stigma . I remember people sporting flat-top wrap-around sunglasses and the odd Skin wearing those mirror-tint aviators, but I dont really remember spectacles of any particular type. There were obviously the 'Harry Palmer' jobs that would compliment the early Mod look, but not so much Skin or Suedehead style. I can't for the life of me remember anyone in specs, or any changing of fashion in style relating to them.
My eyesight has done one recently, and I've got to get myself a pair, so I've settled on a pair of Cutler & Gross 0692s.That's only because they the only decent design I've found.

Had a Mate that wore Glasses( in the late 60s).They were Gold Framed ones-the round NHS ones had been replaced.There were others that I can recall.
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Thursday 03/10,"Majestic Soul" at the Horse And Groom Pub,28,Curtain Road,Shoreditch.EC2a 3NZ.5pm to 6:30ish is "Roots Of Reggae" ,after that its Soul from the 60s and 70s.Admission is Free.smile.gif
post #15237 of 18711
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

 

:colgate: Yeah, I was just surprised that there were no new posts in over a day.  I'm younger(just under 40) so can't contribute much to the "originals" discussions, though I do enjoy a lot of the minutae immensely.

  Brogue talk: I have to say that the Aldens are built like Sherman tanks, whereas the Allen Edmonds are a shape more originals here like but seem to be of slightly lesser quality.  We're pretty much talking Rolls Royce and Aston Martin here though--- they're both high end so you know you've got quality.  Them Vass you mentioned look pretty amazing, too.

 

Sadly I think that  seeing no posts for a day will be happening quite a lot in the future,looking back through the thread we can see that the same subjects have been discussed several times and at 1000 pages not too many people will read it through ( as Lasttye said ) so new people will come on and ask the same questions,its a pity but maybe the thread is gradually winding down ?

Brogues...I have always liked them and I think that I have always had a pair since I was at shool ( I don't mean the same pair),I think that now being able to look online it is interesting to find shoe makers and styles that I had never heard of.

One thing that I have never understood is why brogues were worn ( and it wasn't just longwing styles that I remember seeing here ) and  the semi / half brogue not worn ( I didn't see them and have never heard that they were worn ) ? ...

post #15238 of 18711
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

It's probably been discussed before, but what was the eyeglasses situation in the original Mod through Suedehead era. I don't remember anyone wearing glasses at all when I was younger, other than when the odd kid that was prescribed National Health bins, but they were seldom worn because of the 'four-eyes' stigma . I remember people sporting flat-top wrap-around sunglasses and the odd Skin wearing those mirror-tint aviators, but I dont really remember spectacles of any particular type. There were obviously the 'Harry Palmer' jobs that would compliment the early Mod look, but not so much Skin or Suedehead style. I can't for the life of me remember anyone in specs, or any changing of fashion in style relating to them.
My eyesight has done one recently, and I've got to get myself a pair, so I've settled on a pair of Cutler & Gross 0692s.That's only because they the only decent design I've found.

Chris Welch's 1969 article in 'Melody Maker' (where what would come to be called 'skinheads' were still referred to as 'mods') has the following short paragraph:

Older mods prefer blue mohair suits, and are often referred to as "Suits". They are usually the more dangerous breed. Particularly frightening are the Suits who sport horn-rimmed spectacles because these give a curiously false impression of intelligence.

I can't actually recall anyone going around with Hank Marvin specs, but that seems to be what Chris Welch is widdling on about here. But then how would he know? I suppose the 'Harry Palmer' goggs are the same sort of thing. I had aviator shades but they weren't mirror tinted.
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I bought these Monkey boots on e bay the other week £23 including postage they hadnt been worn ( the soles were perfect )....I thought that i would have a go at changing the colour from

"wine " to brown ,i used indelible pen and polish on the sole stitching,the picture shows one boot done with one coat  of Kiwi brown polish,done both boots now with 2 coats of polish,i am pleased with the results...

post #15240 of 18711
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

We changed to the "new" money in 1971...so it could be 72 but the white socks and loafers look could be late 70s or 80s IMO.
I reckon so, too. nod[1].gif
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