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post #15466 of 19270
Skinhead spotting in 2013 -

Yesterday I went with my wife to the Mid Essex Hospital and just as we were about to go into the main entrance I found myself staring at a pair of cherry red DMs. They were totally matt in appearance but beautifully presented. Working upwards, I noted selvedge Levis with a small well pressed turn up and a dark mushroom colour Harrington. I couldn't see the shirt. Hair was '1970 length' - a nice neat crop. The look was beautifully executed and inspiring. It was the nicest interpretation of the Look I have seen for years.

But my question, not being a DM man, is can you buy them like that or did it require months of hard work?
post #15467 of 19270
From the Sartorialist:

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-rue-du-temple-paris/

Man or woman?
post #15468 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

From the Sartorialist:

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-rue-du-temple-paris/

Man or woman?

 

 

Unless the person works in brewing and is around hops all the time, suffering from "brewer's droop", I'd say it's defo a chick.  A bit androgynous, granted.

post #15469 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

From the Sartorialist:

http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-rue-du-temple-paris/

Man or woman?

Woman i guess. But for one or two years there are a lot of androgynous models.

 

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But my question, not being a DM man, is can you buy them like that or did it require months of hard work?

Depends of the leather, Mr Knightley. I only wear smooth leather ones, and use grease on them. So they have a nice matt finish.

 

Found an old picture of young Clouseau, 1980, almost sixteen... At the time, only wore DMs. Brogues and loafers came later.

post #15470 of 19270
Alright mr nightley

That man at bromfields hospital was me
'You caught me in the act' haha
I was wearing wearing Hawkins astronauts 6eye boots original (I've been told there from 71 though cos of the mat finish)
And your right a pair Lvc selvedge Levi's
Plus a original 60's terylene Harrington
And I had a long sleeve black with orange check again original Brutus.

Yeah my hairs a tad long been having a no5.1/2 crop instead of no4 lately

I know you didn't no it was me but you still tried to say hello smile.gif
We could off had a right good old chin wag!

Ps I was having my thumb checked cos I had 8 stitches the week before...ouch
post #15471 of 19270
The brown smooth ones are the best for a mat finish. I noticed Astros boots on a pic you posted a while ago, but they looked brown. Did you polished them in oxblood or is it another pair? i still find brown Airwair Brown 1461 with more or less the same leather and look. They can be polished in oxblood.
I've got a very old pair of Astronauts boots, quite a rare model i bought at least 25 years ago, they are black boots with no laces, looks like WW2 german army boots.
Edited by Clouseau - 10/15/13 at 12:53pm
post #15472 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Mr twist tag View Post

Alright mr nightley

That man at bromfields hospital was me
'You caught me in the act' haha
I was wearing wearing Hawkins astronauts 6eye boots original (I've been told there from 71 though cos of the mat finish)
And your right a pair Lvc selvedge Levi's
Plus a original 60's terylene Harrington
And I had a long sleeve black with orange check again original Brutus.

Yeah my hairs a tad long been having a no5.1/2 crop instead of no4 lately

I know you didn't no it was me but you still tried to say hello smile.gif
We could off had a right good old chin wag!

Ps I was having my thumb checked cos I had 8 stitches the week before...ouch

Wow! Small world eh?

I was not looking the part really - much maligned Barbour Liddesdale, Levi's (but not as nice as yours) but some v nice shoes - Joseph Cheaney for James Finch brown grain full brogues.
post #15473 of 19270

I never had a pair of monkey boots although I liked them. By 1969 my brother and his mates aged 14 were wearing them as a cheaper option to DM's. Girls were also wearing them so for my group of 16/17 year olds they were not so popular.

post #15474 of 19270
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

When I said "truth" I was referring to girls wearing monkey boots....it has been mentioned on here so many times its getting boring if anyone wants to believe that only girls wore monkey boots (in spite of M-o-M,browniecj ,Mr Knightley telling them that blokes wore them ) then let them believe it ( or anything else that they want to believe ).

i never mentioned it and never said anything like this, i just dont like them on blokes...
so hard to understand for you?????
post #15475 of 19270
did we had this one on here before???

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post #15476 of 19270

 

Thanks for all the replies to my question about mods and football.    I’ve got another question.  Now Judge Dread back in the sixties he was I believe a bouncer at mod clubs and also a debt collector for Trojan Records.  Whether he was a skinhead in the original era I have no idea.  But although there are conflicting dates he put out an EP “Last of the Skinheads” around 1976 I think that included the track “Bring Back the Skins” which is a bit of a skin nostalgia record harking back to the 69 period.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYQx3SJiAcY) I actually think the tune isn’t half bad although on the cover of the EP however he and his band sport some pretty dire boot boy clobber. 

 

Now what I am wondering is did any of you originals hear this tune when it came out?  If so did it make you cringe or were you happy the original movement had some recognition?    And in the song he sings about getting the “Record Mirror” to check out the new releases – is that something original skins did – i.e. get the music press to check out the latest soul and reggae releases?   And to any of you more revival era skins do you think it might have had any impact on kick-starting the comeback of the skinhead look etc?

post #15477 of 19270

I bought a pair of 8 eye Brown DM's roughly 15 years ago, the greasy leather kind. I eventually polished them with some oxblood polish and voila, they look amazing.

post #15478 of 19270
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Originally Posted by ek77 View Post

i never mentioned it and never said anything like this, i just dont like them on blokes...
so hard to understand for you?????

Like my old dad used to say, de gustibus non disputandum est. wink.gif

At least, I think that's what he said. rotflmao.gif
post #15479 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Stingy Brim View Post

 



Thanks for all the replies to my question about mods and football.    I’ve got another question.  Now Judge Dread back in the sixties he was I believe a bouncer at mod clubs and also a debt collector for Trojan Records.  Whether he was a skinhead in the original era I have no idea.  But although there are conflicting dates he put out an EP “Last of the Skinheads” around 1976 I think that included the track “Bring Back the Skins” which is a bit of a skin nostalgia record harking back to the 69 period.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYQx3SJiAcY) I actually think the tune isn’t half bad although on the cover of the EP however he and his band sport some pretty dire boot boy clobber. 



 



Now what I am wondering is did any of you originals hear this tune when it came out?  If so did it make you cringe or were you happy the original movement had some recognition?    And in the song he sings about getting the “Record Mirror” to check out the new releases – is that something original skins did – i.e. get the music press to check out the latest soul and reggae releases?   And to any of you more revival era skins do you think it might have had any impact on kick-starting the comeback of the skinhead look etc?



JD was always a bit of a joker and a bit of a joke. People tended to like him because he had a sense of humour and used to sing songs about the length of his todger. He was never actually a skinhead. I have to say I never heard that song before.
post #15480 of 19270
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

I never had a pair of monkey boots although I liked them. By 1969 my brother and his mates aged 14 were wearing them as a cheaper option to DM's. Girls were also wearing them so for my group of 16/17 year olds they were not so popular.

There were a couple of reasons why young kids wore them,they came in small sizes and as you say they were cheap and as anyone here who has kids will know they grow out of shoes before they wear them out !

I remember there was always a bit of bartering going on at school with clothes and shoes that people had grown out of,i got a pair of brown tassle loafers off a lad,he had hardly worn them before he had grown out of them.

Monkey boots always had a stigma for being cheap,a mate of mine hated them ,he would look at mine and shake his head,he always said that they were for lads who couldn't afford Doc Martens, he never mentioned them being girls boots though.

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