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post #15541 of 18908
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Yes and Pacamaks.

Original Birmingham Mod, Gill Evans in the early 60s:

 

post #15542 of 18908
That's close to what I remember,but his was single breasted and almost looked like patent leather.I think Brian Jones ws a big influence.
post #15543 of 18908
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

Last week I found myself on a Chelsea site shedend ( I think ) I don't know how I got there.

They admitted that West Ham regularly took the Shed in the late 60s.

I was thinking that if that Man Utd bloke was right about what some West Ham lads were wearing at that game in 67,the skinhead look was already there,most people seem to say 68/69.

By 1967 me and my mates were exploring what was to become the skinhead look.  This family group was taken in the spring of 1967 (I can date it pretty precisely because it was taken on the occasion of my parent's upcoming 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is mid June) and my hair at least was becoming much shorter.  The clothes were evolving....

 

post #15544 of 18908
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post


Some of those trousers and jeans look a bit short. I didnt realise they wore them that short in those days. Always believed and remembered them being more subtle.

Great clip, always nice to see how some of the originals that we have all seen in film have turned out.

I am thoroughly convinced those guys at the beginning of the video are not speaking English, also interesting to see they are drinking Sol Mexican beer.

post #15545 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post
 

I am thoroughly convinced those guys at the beginning of the video are not speaking English...

 

 

 

They aren't; they're speaking Geordie!:slayer:

post #15546 of 18908

Haha the ironic thing is they seem more understandable in their old age so perhaps they were just drunk or high in the video making them less understandable.

post #15547 of 18908
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post


Some of those trousers and jeans look a bit short. I didnt realise they wore them that short in those days. Always believed and remembered them being more subtle.

Great clip, always nice to see how some of the originals that we have all seen in film have turned out.

The further you leave the source the more exagerated things get . 

post #15548 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

By 1967 me and my mates were exploring what was to become the skinhead look.  This family group was taken in the spring of 1967 (I can date it pretty precisely because it was taken on the occasion of my parent's upcoming 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is mid June) and my hair at least was becoming much shorter.  The clothes were evolving....

 

Mr Knightley..I think that evolving is a word that can be used in a lot of the situations that have been discussed here,skinheads and their look didn't just happen they evolved...organised hooliganism didn't just happen it evolved.

I think that ( some ) people want simple answers ie Casuals came about because Scousers went thieving whilst following Liverpool FC in Europe....a nice simple explanation but I am sure that as in most situations many contributing factors came together and it evolved.

Would I be correct in saying that the look reached its peak in 71 and then without being able to evolve any more that things had to change to an opposite image ? from the stylish cultured suedehead look to the comical crass smoothie .


Edited by cerneabbas - 10/17/13 at 9:03am
post #15549 of 18908
Just found this photo of my brother-in-law, Gareth, he grew up in Exeter - think this was his last civvy photo before he joined the Army in 1969ish as a boy soldier (he left a few years back - Brigadier or something, not bad for a council house kiddy). I think he's got a touch of the young David Bowie about him.

post #15550 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Just found this photo of my brother-in-law, Gareth, he grew up in Exeter - think this was his last civvy photo before he joined the Army in 1969ish as a boy soldier (he left a few years back - Brigadier or something, not bad for a council house kiddy). I think he's got a touch of the young David Bowie about him.


That photo has answered a question for me.In the 60s it was always said that the Lapels were slim.Up to `68 they were,then they got slightly wider- as your Brother-in-Law shows(`69),Pressure_Drop.I could remember this,but when?This was just before they got wider still-also about this time I started copying the American idea of pressing back the Lapel so the top button was folded back,giving a deeper look and wider Lapel.
post #15551 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

Original Birmingham Mod, Gill Evans in the early 60s:



Good Photo.If I remember correctly they came in other colours.
post #15552 of 18908
A Birmingham Mod in Trafalgar Square!!!
post #15553 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

By 1967 me and my mates were exploring what was to become the skinhead look.  This family group was taken in the spring of 1967 (I can date it pretty precisely because it was taken on the occasion of my parent's upcoming 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is mid June) and my hair at least was becoming much shorter.  The clothes were evolving....



"Butter would not melt in your Mouth",Mr.Knightley......fing02[1].gif
post #15554 of 18908

Just came across these Cheaney Boots.They are not on the Cheaney website,but are the same design as the Fiennes model,in a different leather.I'm thinking that they will look O.K. when broken in a bit.Has anyone had experience with them?

post #15555 of 18908
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

By 1967 me and my mates were exploring what was to become the skinhead look.  This family group was taken in the spring of 1967 (I can date it pretty precisely because it was taken on the occasion of my parent's upcoming 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is mid June) and my hair at least was becoming much shorter.  The clothes were evolving....


Brilliant... you look like one of the families on Robert Robinson's 'Ask the Family'. nod[1].gif
(No offence.) satisfied.gif
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