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post #16066 of 18913
I may be getting a sheepskin coat very soonish, dunno about its condition though. I suppose drycleaning is the thing if it's dirty/smelly?
post #16067 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

I may be getting a sheepskin coat very soonish, dunno about its condition though. I suppose drycleaning is the thing if it's dirty/smelly?

You have to send it to a cleaners that specializes in skins and furs

post #16068 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

I may be getting a sheepskin coat very soonish, dunno about its condition though. I suppose drycleaning is the thing if it's dirty/smelly?
post #16069 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

An interesting and rather beautiful take on the longwing brogue here:

 

http://www.mrporter.com/product/397012

Yes a very nice shoe ( I think Allen Edmonds do a similar style ),one negative thing though ( IMO ) is when you look at the picture at the bottom with the bloke wearing the shoes,jeans,jumper and coat..he has the jeans turned up too high ( again IMO ) for the shoes,maybe the right length for boots but not shoes in 2013...its one small detail like that which makes the difference from looking smart and sharp to care in the community.

post #16070 of 18913

One legacy, already mentioned, was the DM boots. The boots were originally intended as workwear and were adopted by skinheads and perhaps late mods, but essentially skinheads as leisure wear. Almost every youth movement in the UK since has discovered the DM boot but I would argue skinheads were the first.

Skinheads were magpies adapting clothes, music etc from elsewhere. Without skinheads Desmond Dekker would not have had his hits and his world recognition. Many West Indian performers acknowledged the debt they owe to UK youth around 68-72. Long haired hippies were not listening to Reggae, Bluebeat, ska, rocksteady and calypso. Skinheads did. No homegrown skinhead band emerged during that time because we were looking for authenticity in the origins of clothes and music.Slade were a big joke that only idiots and the media bought into. Bands that came later UB40, the Specials or Madness must have been influenced by the music Skinheads listened to. Reggae as a genre is known worldwide, why? Would Bob Marley or Eddie Grant have become so famous? Maybe.

BD collared shirts were worn before 1969 but Skinheads made them mainstream through Ben Shermans and Brutus and today the BD shirt is still widely available (but generally poorer in quality). BS is still going strong if only in a very bastardized form desperately playing on its 'legacy'.

Did any of the slang outlive the era? I don't know.

The media largely created myths about skinheads that helped ruin it. Paki bashing, racism, violence existed but not as the media portrayed it. We were looking out for a good time and generally found it.

People that lived through that time know a different story.

post #16071 of 18913
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Back then I didn't know any girl who had a tattoo or body piecing apart from the ear lobes. None of my mob had tattoos and I would say it wasn't a skinhead look in our area but when Aces posted on a Simon Templar Saint tattoo I remember a mate who had that tattoo. Generally it was all low key and discrete. Most of us were concerned with getting good jobs and that would not be possible with a large tattoo or piercing. I remember in my 20s some of the chaps started wearing gold chains etc.Even my dad started to wear a gold necklass and a sovereign ring. I wonder if the girls in the clip now have tattoos? I see plenty of grannies with tstts and it doesn't do them any favours but each to their own.

There was a lady of 85 on the radio yesterday who had her first tattoo done recently,a rose on her upper arm,I know a girl who had one done in the late 80s, she is now going through the expensive and painful process of laser removal.

I do remember lads getting tattoos in the early 70s,but it was only a minority...I wouldnt have a tattoo on my lower arms or anywhere thats visible in a short sleeve shirt ( my choice ) but people have lots of reasons for getting ( or not getting ) tattooed,each to there own IMO.

post #16072 of 18913
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Been to many football games lately? Small enamel badges are the almost de riguer part of casual football wear. On the left chest of Aquascutum, Henri Lloyd, Burberry etc

No,I dont find football interesting now,a very sterile experience IMO,funny though that I try to have the radio on  saturday afternoons....

I know the small badges that you mean,we used to call them minatures ( about the size of a penny,maybe a bit smaller ), when we stopped wearing scarves to avoid  police attention those small badges were worn for recognition.

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Edited by Sirryacus - 11/14/13 at 8:11am
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I like "old style" tatoos. i remember in the time, the people getting tattoed where either soldiers, criminals, or sailors. You got tattoed if you wanted to stand out of the crowd. Today so many people are getting tattoed, from the teenage girl to the granny, that if you want to be original... you better don't have tattos imho.

post #16075 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

I like "old style" tatoos. i remember in the time, the people getting tattoed where either soldiers, criminals, or sailors. You got tattoed if you wanted to stand out of the crowd. Today so many people are getting tattoed, from the teenage girl to the granny, that if you want to be original... you better don't have tattos imho.

Some people will get tattooed because they want their tattoos too be seen,others will be tattoooed in places where only they will see them....as I said there are many reasons why people get tattooed....

Also many people get a tattoo with the intention that it will be their only one,however it can become addictive.

post #16076 of 18913
I like old school tattoos. One of mine is actually based on a design originally created in -65
post #16077 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post

I suppose it's like any fashion: there are those who are passionate about what they're doing and those who merely 'wear the clothes' because that's what their mates (and social group) are wearing / doing. How often are you walking along the street and you see someone in the right age range and you just know he was an old Skinhead because of the way he wears his clothes? That says to me that it had a big influence on some people and I suppose they're the ones who seek out sites like this. I think you're largely right in your previous comment that women are more susceptible to moving with the fashion and leaving the look behind them. 1071 pages says some people think it was important!

As for influence on music, I'd say in the North that Mods, and later Skinheads, had a big impact on music, namely the Soul scene and that Soul music was an integral part of the scene that they inhabited.

Personally for me,it all came at an age when I was allowed to begin making my own decisions regarding multiple things about how I lived,due to an imminent divorce.Choosing my own clothes and following my choice of style was a joyous distraction from much of what was happening around me.Maybe that is why I remember much more of that era than of any other since,and that it gave me the foundation for my clothing choices for the rest of my life.
If you wore Goodyear welted shoes at eleven,you'll have a hard time ever choosing anything inferior going forward.The subtleties and importance of half an inch were never as important as during those formative years,be it in the length of your hair,the width of your strides or the sight of your socks.The subliminal hangover of Mod and elitism was inevitably going to ingrain itself in anyone who really cared
post #16078 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

One legacy, already mentioned, was the DM boots. The boots were originally intended as workwear and were adopted by skinheads and perhaps late mods, but essentially skinheads as leisure wear. Almost every youth movement in the UK since has discovered the DM boot but I would argue skinheads were the first.
Skinheads were magpies adapting clothes, music etc from elsewhere. Without skinheads Desmond Dekker would not have had his hits and his world recognition. Many West Indian performers acknowledged the debt they owe to UK youth around 68-72. Long haired hippies were not listening to Reggae, Bluebeat, ska, rocksteady and calypso. Skinheads did. No homegrown skinhead band emerged during that time because we were looking for authenticity in the origins of clothes and music.Slade were a big joke that only idiots and the media bought into. Bands that came later UB40, the Specials or Madness must have been influenced by the music Skinheads listened to. Reggae as a genre is known worldwide, why? Would Bob Marley or Eddie Grant have become so famous? Maybe.
BD collared shirts were worn before 1969 but Skinheads made them mainstream through Ben Shermans and Brutus and today the BD shirt is still widely available (but generally poorer in quality). BS is still going strong if only in a very bastardized form desperately playing on its 'legacy'.
Did any of the slang outlive the era? I don't know.
The media largely created myths about skinheads that helped ruin it. Paki bashing, racism, violence existed but not as the media portrayed it. We were looking out for a good time and generally found it.
People that lived through that time know a different story.

Brilliant post. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifnod[1].gifworship.gif
post #16079 of 18913

The Next, Irish-made longwings I picked up for £25. I'm not complaining at that price.

post #16080 of 18913
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

The Next, Irish-made longwings I picked up for £25. I'm not complaining at that price.

I reckon that you had a good result there !....any markings in them that might show who made them for Next ?

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