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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

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.
Gold bins for me - I've always been semi-blind - but I never, ever, wore them outside the house.

Too risky. shog[1].gif

Had to know a bird for ages before I'd even let them see me in 'em... missed a lot of good films at the cinemas in 1969-71 because of vanity. happy.gif

My next visit to the optician will probably result in me picking up a guide dog... that said, I picked a few dogs up back in the day, anyway. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif (Should have had the bins on.). satisfied.gif

Edit: Wasn't going to, but... sod it:



Yes, I do look at tad camp... wanna make something of it? satisfied.gif
(Cuddling my old mum.)
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 10/3/13 at 3:44am
post #15242 of 18710
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

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...

 

You did a very good job on those boots.

And congratulations Cerneabbas, i notice it's the first time you post a picture!

 

Here's mine, they are "Grafters". The advantage with black is that they don't have orange stitching.

Worn with a "sky blue" 501, STF just shrinked

post #15243 of 18710
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

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...

 

 

 

Very nice work.  Although I have never worn monkey boots, I would never wear them if they look like the one on the left but could see myself wearing the one on the right.  

All that yellow stitching(and matching laces) just looks too busy.  

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

 

You did a very good job on those boots.

And congratulations Cerneabbas, i notice it's the first time you post a picture!

 

Here's mine, they are "Grafters". The advantage with black is that they don't have orange stitching.

Worn with a "sky blue" 501, STF just shrinked

Thank you Clouseau,i have to say that the boots were easy to do and they looked better than I hoped for so it was very positive.

I admit that I had to get one of the younger blokes in work to put the picture on here,but I will learn ( I hope ).

The brown boots are also Grafters and I have the black ones too also an old pair of black ones ( not sure of the makers).

Looks like those 501s shrunk to the correct length,looks good with Monkey boots IMO.

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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

 

Very nice work.  Although I have never worn monkey boots, I would never wear them if they look like the one on the left but could see myself wearing the one on the right.

All that yellow stitching(and matching laces) just looks too busy.

 

Thanks Botolph,it worked out easy and cheap,a result !.

Monkey boots are quite uncomfortable at first,and I would recommend putting an inner sole in them for a bit of cushioning.

I have had a few pairs in black over the years but I could never find brown only the so called wine ones with the yellow stitching ( like you I would never wear them ).

I thought that if I saw a cheap  pair on e bay I would have a try at converting them and I am glad that I did ,it was either that or buy those Burberry ones for $350 !  wasn't going to happen.

As for the yellow laces they had to go...1,i hate them...and 2,you never know what "meaning" they have when you go somewhere,you do know that someone will inform you though !

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

Thanks Botolph,it worked out easy and cheap,a result !.

Monkey boots are quite uncomfortable at first,and I would recommend putting an inner sole in them for a bit of cushioning.

I have had a few pairs in black over the years but I could never find brown only the so called wine ones with the yellow stitching ( like you I would never wear them ).

I thought that if I saw a cheap  pair on e bay I would have a try at converting them and I am glad that I did ,it was either that or buy those Burberry ones for $350 !  wasn't going to happen.

As for the yellow laces they had to go...1,i hate them...and 2,you never know what "meaning" they have when you go somewhere,you do know that someone will inform you though !

 

 

Good darts.  Looks like you gambled and won!  

Funny thing is, I used to wear yellow laces with my DM's as they were my (hockey)club colors, the Boston Bruins.  Then again, I was in my early 20s and well, there's no accounting for taste:embar:.

Meaning-wise(although it doesn't matter REALLY), I believe it's, and I quote, "cop killer/fag basher".  Pleasant.  

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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

Good darts.  Looks like you gambled and won!

Funny thing is, I used to wear yellow laces with my DM's as they were my (hockey)club colors, the Boston Bruins.  Then again, I was in my early 20s and well, there's no accounting for taste:embar:.

Meaning-wise(although it doesn't matter REALLY), I believe it's, and I quote, "cop killer/fag basher".  Pleasant. 

 

Haha I  wonder who came up with all the "meanings" in the first place ? Problem is that just up the road the laces have a different "meaning"..

I remember that you have said that you prefer a rubber sole for the Boston winters,maybe a Monkey boot is something you could try ?...they are a cheap experiment even if you don't like them.

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

 

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 ?

 

The thread has its highs and troughs but always seems to bounce back.  It has its die hard contributors and various others have been and gone.

 

I had found the thread after scouring through lots of other crap sites that were not containing 'original skinheads' comments until I stumbled across this one.  I was a reader for several months until Lasttye posted 'that unless the thread got some new blood it would might as well end'  or words to that effect.  This encouraged me to put on my tuppence worth and I was in from around page 450? - I did not want to see this finish when I hadn't seen anything like it in 45 years

 

I have learnt things that I never knew and also had many memory joggers that have brought a smile to my face.  Through this thread I have met a functions some really great people who have made me welcome and I have enjoyed good banter and hours reminiscing.  The younger members I have met could quite easily have been back in the day with the knowledge that they have acquired

 

The thread drifts off course now and again but the items discussed are usually interesting and are memory related.  If people do not like what is being written or discussed then the will comment or not bother logging on.  This can't be a bad site to have over 1000 pages and I hope contributors continue to post their memories and thoughts and that readers become new contributors - it's easy - just write your thoughts and press send !!

 

It part of my day to check my emails and work emails and then to look on here for what's happening its a pleasure to pop back to late 60s early 70s with like minded people

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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

The thread has its highs and troughs but always seems to bounce back.  It has its die hard contributors and various others have been and gone.

I had found the thread after scouring through lots of other crap sites that were not containing 'original skinheads' comments until I stumbled across this one.  I was a reader for several months until Lasttye posted 'that unless the thread got some new blood it would might as well end'  or words to that effect.  This encouraged me to put on my tuppence worth and I was in from around page 450? - I did not want to see this finish when I hadn't seen anything like it in 45 years

I have learnt things that I never knew and also had many memory joggers that have brought a smile to my face.  Through this thread I have met a functions some really great people who have made me welcome and I have enjoyed good banter and hours reminiscing.  The younger members I have met could quite easily have been back in the day with the knowledge that they have acquired

The thread drifts off course now and again but the items discussed are usually interesting and are memory related.  If people do not like what is being written or discussed then the will comment or not bother logging on.  This can't be a bad site to have over 1000 pages and I hope contributors continue to post their memories and thoughts and that readers become new contributors - it's easy - just write your thoughts and press send !!

It part of my day to check my emails and work emails and then to look on here for what's happening its a pleasure to pop back to late 60s early 70s with like minded people
That's some acceptance speech: "... and I'd like to thank my parents for having me, the owners of bus shelter where I was conceived (!!!) and the makers of the condom - that burst - meaning I can participate in this massive venture.

"And remember: I love you all!!!"
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

Haha I  wonder who came up with all the "meanings" in the first place ? Problem is that just up the road the laces have a different "meaning"..

I remember that you have said that you prefer a rubber sole for the Boston winters,maybe a Monkey boot is something you could try ?...they are a cheap experiment even if you don't like them.

 

 

Yeah, people always talked about the meanings but I really have no idea, seems like an American thing.   

I *do* dig the rubber sole on boots, but now with my Solovair Hawkins and Astronaut boots I'm pretty much set... that is until the snow REALLY falls and we get a couple feet of it- then it's the proper insulated Red Wing boots.  Style goes out the window when you can't open your front door due to all the snow blown up against it!  

 

  May try on a pair of monkey boots if I see them at a shoe store but I'm in no big hurry to take a chance ordering online.  The wife calls me Imelda Marcos already!!!

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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


Gold bins for me - I've always been semi-blind - but I never, ever, wore them outside the house.

Too risky. shog[1].gif

Had to know a bird for ages before I'd even let them see me in 'em... missed a lot of good films at the cinemas in 1969-71 because of vanity. happy.gif

My next visit to the optician will probably result in me picking up a guide dog... that said, I picked a few dogs up back in the day, anyway. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif (Should have had the bins on.). satisfied.gif

Edit: Wasn't going to, but... sod it:



Yes, I do look at tad camp... wanna make something of it? satisfied.gif
(Cuddling my old mum.)

 

That's a decent no-nonsense frame you had there.

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

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...

That's a blinding idea with the stitching. That's what has put me off the wine coloured ones, the yellow stitching and laces. I always used my Monkey boots as trainers. I had boxing boots for a while, but they weren't up to outdoor use like Monks, and I looked a bit of a prat in 'em. One of my pet peeves is seeing some picture from a photo-shoot, where they've chucked a Parka on some male model, sat him on a Vespa and he's got a pair of newish style Adidas trainers on.(Damon Albarn has a lot to answer for) Then again those leary bowling shoes that Jimmy from the original Quadrophenia album was wearing wound me right up. I nicked a nice pair of new square toed bowling shoes from the Airport Bowl back in '82. They were black with a sky blue stripe and back with a bloody great number 7 on the heel. I used Lady Esquire black shoe dye to colour the stripe and heel so my mates at school wouldn't know I'd half-inched rental shoes. I told them I bought them at Melanddi's. My manky plimsolls that I 'swapped' at the bowling alley might still be in a pigeon-hole, waiting to be redeemed.

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Monkey boots are for birds 

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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

Monkey boots are for birds 

 

Stilettos are for girls  

:) 

Of course, it depends of your personal taste !

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