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post #16021 of 18914
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

About 3 years ago,I decided to buy a safari jacket,and wear it with cords and desert boots...I bought some cords and desert boots but I couldn't find a safari jacket and then I saw a picture of Roger Moore as 007 wearing a safari jacket and I lost interest in the idea.

Yes he looked a pillock in the 60s as well...smile.gif
post #16022 of 18914
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Yes he looked a pillock in the 60s as well...smile.gif

I know a West Indian gentleman in his 50s that still rocks a safari jacket. He looks pretty damn dapper. I'd look like the villain in an episode of Daktari if I was to wear one though.

post #16023 of 18914

This has bound to have been brought up before, so apologies all-round.

Skinhead cigarettes.

As I remember it, in my enclave of W.London; Rothmans for the gents, Player's No6 for the ladies.(Because 60s Mods smoked them, and they were girlie-ponces compared to Skins)

Rothmans packs were torn apart, and symbolism was attributed to certain marks printed in the folds (Number of bullets apparently sent to Rhodesia etc.) Very much like the 'colour of laces in DMs symbolism crap'

I later found out these were nothing more than printers registration marks (Being a retired ex-printer and all)

Were there certain brands of cigarettes in certain areas that were 'Skin' cigarettes ? I only mention this because everyone (blokes) round my way seemed to smoke the same brand of cigs and stuck to them. Anything else was sacrilege.

post #16024 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

This has bound to have been brought up before, so apologies all-round.
Skinhead cigarettes.
As I remember it, in my enclave of W.London; Rothmans for the gents, Player's No6 for the ladies.(Because 60s Mods smoked them, and they were girlie-ponces compared to Skins)
Rothmans packs were torn apart, and symbolism was attributed to certain marks printed in the folds (Number of bullets apparently sent to Rhodesia etc.) Very much like the 'colour of laces in DMs symbolism crap'
I later found out these were nothing more than printers registration marks (Being a retired ex-printer and all)
Were there certain brands of cigarettes in certain areas that were 'Skin' cigarettes ? I only mention this because everyone (blokes) round my way seemed to smoke the same brand of cigs and stuck to them. Anything else was sacrilege.


Never smoked and to be truthful maybe only one of my Mates did(I think it was Rothmans).We used to help with the supply chain-sometimes.
post #16025 of 18914
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Ok,thanks for that Clouseau.Now I have in my minds eye what the French Students were wearing.One of the things I can remember were the Girls wearing Knee Length Skirts in a dark Tartan-with Flat(maybe)Loafer Style Shoes.This would be `69/`70.Guildford had many,many French Students staying there.

 

At 1:12, there is a "Minette" with exactly the type of Tartan skirt you describe (knee length), loafers, and white tights that were in fashion at the time :

 

http://www.ina.fr/video/CPF86651461

 

I just hope you can see this video out of France. It's an extract of a 60s TV show that follows a young "Minet" called Alain. Interesting until 2:00 where we meet Alain's parents who complain about his style, and the fact that their son "don't want to buy any suits but is looking for special brands"...

post #16026 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

 

At 1:12, there is a "Minette" with exactly the type of Tartan skirt you describe (knee length), loafers, and white tights that were in fashion at the time :

 

http://www.ina.fr/video/CPF86651461

 

I just hope you can see this video out of France. It's an extract of a 60s TV show that follows a young "Minet" called Alain. Interesting until 2:00 where we meet Alain's parents who complain about his style, and the fact that their son "don't want to buy any suits but is looking for special brands"...

Clouseau..Good find ! I like the look of the Minette,I thought that the guy looked a bit like a young version of Paul Weller ?

BTW,you have mentioned J M Weston a few times,I notice that there is a pair of their brogues on e bay.de I think that they are quite possibly the best looking brogues that I have ever seen.

post #16027 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

At 1:12, there is a "Minette" with exactly the type of Tartan skirt you describe (knee length), loafers, and white tights that were in fashion at the time :

http://www.ina.fr/video/CPF86651461

I just hope you can see this video out of France. It's an extract of a 60s TV show that follows a young "Minet" called Alain. Interesting until 2:00 where we meet Alain's parents who complain about his style, and the fact that their son "don't want to buy any suits but is looking for special brands"...



That is it Clouseau exactly how I remember them.Also the Cable Stitch Jumpers-in more Colours than was available here.Later that changed,but I saw them first on the French Students.Very smart!!!
post #16028 of 18914
Clouseau,this is really opening up the memory banks.I had totally forgotten about meeting and enjoying the company(though not romantically)of two French Girls,who came over in `69.A Mate and myself met them a couple of times and we talked about a range of subjects-from living in Paris(which they both did)to the Left Bank Riots of `68.This was the first time we talked Politics with anyone.We also were given an insight on how young French Girls behaved,We were able to do this,as there were many Restaurants where we could have Coffee etc-without any Mates coming around and taking the piss. Good times....smile.gif
post #16029 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Unfortunately, i don't know any documentary about "Minets". There is a movie, "La bande du Drugstore", but it's a fiction.


More of Zouzou. Nice looking girl.

Extract from La bande du drugstore. I have to say, bloody killer dialogue!

"Des amateurs!" nod[1].gif

Pretty good soundtrack too if it features Cream and Wilson Pickett.
post #16030 of 18914
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

We must have seen the diluted "Minet" Fashion when French Students came over,in the 60s.As I have said before very smart.You could also tell Parisienne Students from the rest though.

I think I've said this before, but you could also feel the tension in the air, certainly at the Savoy Rooms, which is where I called a French lad out. Totally confusing situation - my bird was flirting with him - and the poor lad didn't know what was going on, so it all fizzled out.

On other occasions, because I could make myself understood in French I was often called on to defuse situations. On one occasion a French lad wanted me to translate a mouthful of cheek to a local skinhead. I offered him the opportunity to change his mind, and he did, which was a smart move.
post #16031 of 18914
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I cant imagine that Blackpool had many supporters at Oxford ?,they never brought many to Bristol.

They seemed to have a policy of only sending a sizeable crew of away supporters to places where they weren't going to run across hard nuts in the home supporters! biggrin.gif

Thus, few came to Bristol, more came to Oxford. Once when I went to see Blackpool away at Millwall (I wanted to see Steve Harrison play), I think I was the only person at the Den who was even remotely connected with Blackpool!
post #16032 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

At 1:12, there is a "Minette" with exactly the type of Tartan skirt you describe (knee length), loafers, and white tights that were in fashion at the time :

http://www.ina.fr/video/CPF86651461

I just hope you can see this video out of France. It's an extract of a 60s TV show that follows a young "Minet" called Alain. Interesting until 2:00 where we meet Alain's parents who complain about his style, and the fact that their son "don't want to buy any suits but is looking for special brands"...

Similar objections raised by my parents, particularly my mother.

BTW, theme music of the clip: Jungle Fever by the Tornados. The incidental music was Grown Up Wrong by the Rolling Stones.
post #16033 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I think I've said this before, but you could also feel the tension in the air, certainly at the Savoy Rooms, which is where I called a French lad out. Totally confusing situation - my bird was flirting with him - and the poor lad didn't know what was going on, so it all fizzled out.

On other occasions, because I could make myself understood in French I was often called on to defuse situations. On one occasion a French lad wanted me to translate a mouthful of cheek to a local skinhead. I offered him the opportunity to change his mind, and he did, which was a smart move.


No French Students came to the Plaza.If they had tried,I think the Doormen would have adyised them otherwise.
post #16034 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Similar objections raised by my parents, particularly my mother.

BTW, theme music of the clip: Jungle Fever by the Tornados. The incidental music was Grown Up Wrong by the Rolling Stones.

Haircut everything...smile.gif
post #16035 of 18914

Browniecj, MoM, happy if it brought back good memories.  This is an extract of Jean Rouch's "Les veuves de quinze ans", a short film.  Shot between 1962 and 1963, released in 1964, and there is a lot of originals from the Drugstore in it... 

In the beginning there is a French band not very good, but it' s interesting after a while...

At 0:50 the location is the Drugstore. The discussion is about sports cars and Italian style jacket. The next and last location is "Le relais de Chaillot", the Minets favorite dance club.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUDfo8_V8XA

 

I like the dialogue in the beginning, just before the band plays at the Golf Drouot :

 

 (Boy) Les Yé-Yés, c'est tous des cons.  (Yé-Yés are all assh...)

 (Girl) Pourquoi tu viens alors ? (So why are you coming ?)

 (Boy) Parce qu'on a rien d'autre à foutre !  (because there is no fuc..in else to do !)

 

(Yé-Yés were the french musicians and rockers of the sixties)

 


Edited by Clouseau - 11/10/13 at 9:08am
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