Willesden/Neasden faces ca. 1971. Courtesy of Roscoe/ https://www.facebook.com/TheBallroomBlitz?fref=ts
Know anyone there Roy?
Alain Delon was also dressed well in Melville's films, as were the women (especially Cathy Rosier in Le Samourai) But Melville had a very American-influenced style. Jean Seberg in Godard's, A bout de soufflé is very Mod.
As for the Italian style of 60s cinema, I think Marcello Mastroianni was one of the best dressed gents, especially in Otto e Mezzo. The square, Prada spr07f he wears, are the best sunglasses I've ever seen.
I must admit I had to Google those Prada shades. They are fantastic but I don't recall that style featuring in the skinhead wardrobe. Don't they look bang up to date today?
I remember lads wearing the plain coloured Ben Shermans that we have already talked about here ( red,navy,black ) with a white tie in 71,I wasnt keen on the plain white tie idea ( and I am not now ) I prefer ( ed ) a striped tie..
I have thought about a black button down recently,but finding one with long sleeves and slim fit has proved impossibe so far.
Well it looks as if they already started the beating according to some of those pictures.
Yes I remember that brown and cream look ,probably with beige trousers ?.
How would that rule work with a black shirt ? the only thing I can think of is a tie with black stripes,say black and light blue ?.
I have to say that it was more a widespread fashion here than a one off,some lads wore red shirts with a plain white tie,as I said I dont like white ties anyway but thats a personal choice.
I think that a black shirt would look ok with the right coloured suit,again personal choice,I just think that its a bit difficult to get a tie to fit in.
Must have been a lot of jokers where you were );
I'm nauseous at the thought of it.....What year was this?
I think that it was 71...we talked about the Ben Shermans a while back,they were in dark colours ( except the red one ) they were a light material.