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The 1967 film 'Poor Cow' shows what 'Swinging London' was really like for the majority of Londoners. The whole Hippy scene was only enjoyed by a handful of middle-class kids and rock star types. Every time they show '67-'69 London on documentaries, they always show the same stock footage ; The bloke in a top hat wearing a Hussars jacket, a bird trying on a floppy orange hat with holes in it, Twiggy dancing badly in a sequin dress, that Mini with 'Zoom' painted down the side, the outside of the 'Granny Takes A Trip' shop and some Hippy bloke with a headband dancing like a spaz.
The way it's been shown in the media, you'd think everyone in Britain dressed like Austin Powers, were 'far-out' and listened to Hendrix, Traffic and Grateful Dead. In reality Englebert Humperdink outsold Sgt.Pepper, and there were far more Skinheads than Hippies. Then again, I don't think many Skinheads subsequently went into television and media to re-write history from their perspective, like the bloody Hippies did.

I know the footage, I've seen it so many times myself. That's middle class BBC for you isn't it? I've seen our family photo albums from around 67 to 70, everyone seemed to have short hair and dressed quite respectable, and absolutely nothing like Austin Powers movies. Think you're right it was nothing like as the media portrays it. I don't really remember much about it myself, because I was only 4-5 at the time LOL. Funny you should mention Humperdinck though, because some of the first songs I ever remember were Release Me and The Last Waltz. And not The Grateful Dead, Hendrix or even The Beatles.

I've got the idea that the Summer of Love thing, flower power etc, with all the hippies and that was mostly in San Francisco. And it seems that over the years the US dominated media, along with the BBC etc, has really hyped it beyond all proportions. Although if ask anyone here what "Summer of Love" or "flower power" or "hippy" or even "skinhead" for that matter means, and they've never heard of them.
Edited by MikeDT - 11/19/13 at 3:47pm
post #16157 of 18636
I remember going to the Marquee and seeing Groups experimenting with various Sounds etc.When the "Summer Of Love" came along,everybody jumped on the bandwagon and it went mainstream.I can still remember walking down Oxford Street and hearing those bloody "Cowbells"-from a Market Stall.....smile.gif

I remember an American(who hailed from New York City)tell me once-the only reason you started to get the Vietnam War Protests,was they started drafting the white,middle class.Up to then,it did not matter about the lower class White,Black or Hispanic(who had been sent over since `64)being killed. I viewed the Hippies and anybody associated with that ideology as Hypocrites.
post #16158 of 18636
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

 

Yeah I have a few pairs of cords.  I wear them with desert boots, boat shoes/moccasins, loafers, and sometimes with brown or oxblood Solovairs(dark brown or chocolate cords).

Do you wear a button down and a v neck with the cords ?

You mentioned moccasins which reminds me that the other day I saw some woven leather moccasin / loafers,I thought that they would have been good when we had our heatwave here ( seems a long time ago now ).

post #16159 of 18636
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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post


Tassle Loafers,jersey floral knit shirts.

I did have some brown tassle loafers about 71,I bought them off a lad at school who had grown out of them before they had much wear,a couple of years ago I bought some Bass loafers and I don't think that I have worn them I will dig them out and try them on with the cords,I was looking at John Smedley shirts,but I am not sure if any of the colours would look good with these sand cords.

post #16160 of 18636
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I remember going to the Marquee and seeing Groups experimenting with various Sounds etc.When the "Summer Of Love" came along,everybody jumped on the bandwagon and it went mainstream.I can still remember walking down Oxford Street and hearing those bloody "Cowbells"-from a Market Stall.....smile.gif

I remember an American(who hailed from New York City)tell me once-the only reason you started to get the Vietnam War Protests,was they started drafting the white,middle class.Up to then,it did not matter about the lower class White,Black or Hispanic(who had been sent over since `64)being killed. I viewed the Hippies and anybody associated with that ideology as Hypocrites.

I remember in about 69 / 70 a lot of the teachers at our school grew their hair and wore hippy type clothes (hippy to us ) I think that ensured that a lot of us would keep our hair short and our clothes smart.

I also remember the church trying to get all "hippy trendy",I have a strong memory of a young vicar ? wearing jeans under his "dress" he had a beard and quite long hair,singing Lord of the Dance very loudly and generally making a fool of himself ( IMO ).

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I remember in about 69 / 70 a lot of the teachers at our school grew their hair and wore hippy type clothes (hippy to us ) I think that ensured that a lot of us would keep our hair short and our clothes smart.
I also remember the church trying to get all "hippy trendy",I have a strong memory of a young vicar ? wearing jeans under his "dress" he had a beard and quite long hair,singing Lord of the Dance very loudly and generally making a fool of himself ( IMO ).

biggrin.gif They still do !!!!
post #16162 of 18636
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Cords...As I said before I bought some Levi cords this weekend ( a light sand colour ),last night my GF asked me what I intended to wear them with,and I was a bit stuck for an answer.
I was wondering what blokes on here who have cords wear them with?..I suppose shoe wise the obvious answer is Desert boots..I think that I used to wear mine with brown loafers.

I recall wearing a pair of Levi cords, sand-coloured, with a pair of brown Gibsons and a pea-ish/sage-ish green Harrington. Not as ghastly as it sounds.

I think desert boots look better with blue denim.
post #16163 of 18636
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I remember going to the Marquee and seeing Groups experimenting with various Sounds etc.When the "Summer Of Love" came along,everybody jumped on the bandwagon and it went mainstream.I can still remember walking down Oxford Street and hearing those bloody "Cowbells"-from a Market Stall.....smile.gif

I remember an American(who hailed from New York City)tell me once-the only reason you started to get the Vietnam War Protests,was they started drafting the white,middle class.Up to then,it did not matter about the lower class White,Black or Hispanic(who had been sent over since `64)being killed. I viewed the Hippies and anybody associated with that ideology as Hypocrites.

I flirted with it very briefly, but by the time I got to college where there were a lot of hippy-trippy types, my opinion was that they needed an intravenous shot of reality, which is why I got into radical politics instead believe it or not. They were nice enough people, but when I think just how much of a middle-class pond in a working-class area my old college was, it was no wonder I did about 90% of my going out to enjoy myself outside it.

There were no more than about a dozen working-class and lower-middle-class (as I counted myself) mod/totter/skinhead types there. I can remember one West Indian guy there saying "We minorities need to stick together", by which he meant blacks and skinheads in the college.
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

The way it's been shown in the media, you'd think everyone in Britain dressed like Austin Powers, were 'far-out' and listened to Hendrix, Traffic and Grateful Dead. In reality Englebert Humperdink outsold Sgt.Pepper, and there were far more Skinheads than Hippies. Then again, I don't think many Skinheads subsequently went into television and media to re-write history from their perspective, like the bloody Hippies did.

To be fair, I listened to Hendrix. I don't think people (hippies) realised how bluesy and funky he was, just how flippin' black he was! I mean he had made his living playing with the Isley Brothers and acts like that.

Actually I saw him on the same bill with Englebert Humperdink. Englebert spent the first third of his set crooning his hit ballads, then took of his jacket and started to sing stuff like 'Land of 1000 Dances' and other upbeat soul stuff. I heard more recently that he and Hendrix really hit it off, and Jimi was playing rhythm guitar off-stage during Hump's set, but that might be an urban myth.
post #16165 of 18636
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

Do you wear a button down and a v neck with the cords ?

You mentioned moccasins which reminds me that the other day I saw some woven leather moccasin / loafers,I thought that they would have been good when we had our heatwave here ( seems a long time ago now ).

 

 

Yessir.  Either that or a Smedly/F. Perry/similar polo and 'boat shoes'(as we always called them) or moccasins.  Maybe with a tattersall  button-down, but not usually with, say, a checked shirt.  I've been trying to attach images but the page keeps crashing on me for some reason.  I'm sure you get what I'm saying though.  I have a pair of Paraboot ones and this style of Quoddy:

 

 

  I hear you about the heat.  Boston has the complete range of extreme temperatures.  Moccs and loafers are great to wear with the 'invisible' socks or sock-less, and some crisp chinos and a polo shirt... and you still look well-put-together and not like an overgrown 5-year-old child when it's hot as f00k.   


Edited by Botolph - 11/20/13 at 6:25am
post #16166 of 18636
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Originally Posted by browniecj 

I remember an American(who hailed from New York City)tell me once-the only reason you started to get the Vietnam War Protests,was they started drafting the white,middle class.Up to then,it did not matter about the lower class White,Black or Hispanic(who had been sent over since `64)being killed. I viewed the Hippies and anybody associated with that ideology as Hypocrites.

Occupy Wall St and other anti capitalist demos seem to attract more attention than any War these days.Total apathy.
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Occupy Wall St and other anti capitalist demos seem to attract more attention than any War these days.Total apathy.

 

 

Because it was meant as a smokescreen for the dodgy crap going on in our gov't. 

People are clueless here.  You have those who follow MSNBC as Gospel, and then the FOXNews followers.  They, respectively, swallow it whole and think of it as news and not the opinion-on-news that it really is... as long as it doesn't interrupt their Trueblood episodes or whatever...

 

Sorry, rant over.  

 

Wearing tassel loafers with cords today(they're darker than the pic shows); I like the look.  Not strictly "skinhead" due to my wearing a green 'shaggy dog' shetland over the pale green oxford button-down... "Hard Ivy" maybe? :lol:  Colder than a witch's t*t here.  

 

post #16168 of 18636
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I recall wearing a pair of Levi cords, sand-coloured, with a pair of brown Gibsons and a pea-ish/sage-ish green Harrington. Not as ghastly as it sounds.

I think desert boots look better with blue denim.

I am thinking of something similar,brown Paraboot Michael, and looking out for a brown or khaki Harrington or maybe a sheepskin ( after saying for years that I wouldn't have another one ).

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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

 

Because it was meant as a smokescreen for the dodgy crap going on in our gov't.

People are clueless here.  You have those who follow MSNBC as Gospel, and then the FOXNews followers.  They, respectively, swallow it whole and think of it as news and not the opinion-on-news that it really is... as long as it doesn't interrupt their Trueblood episodes or whatever...

 

Sorry, rant over.

 

Wearing tassel loafers with cords today(they're darker than the pic shows); I like the look.  Not strictly "skinhead" due to my wearing a green 'shaggy dog' shetland over the pale green oxford button-down... "Hard Ivy" maybe? :lol:  Colder than a witch's t*t here.

 

I agree with you that all the "news" on tv,in fact most tv programmes seem to have an agenda,they either report the facts in a "slanted" way or just tell lies ( IMO )...I haven't had a tv for 7 or 8 years now ( I really don't miss it ) when I mention this to people its funny to see their reaction ( oh oh hes a nutcase ).

The stitching around the front of those loafers reminds me of the "bovver moccs" that we mentioned before,I like the look of fringed shoes but I worry about them curling so I always back off of buying them.

As you say about the extremes of weather,we don't get it so bad but its the humidity in the summer and the damp winters that are the problem here,today it rained and with the wind it felt really cold ( temperature wise it wasn't that cold ),what to wear and look smart in that weather ?  a raincoat would be ok,but it would need a good thick lining for warmth.

BTW,Which cords do you buy?,at the moment there are Levi,Wrangler and Lee in the shops here,but not too many colours.

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post
 

I agree with you that all the "news" on tv,in fact most tv programmes seem to have an agenda,they either report the facts in a "slanted" way or just tell lies ( IMO )...I haven't had a tv for 7 or 8 years now ( I really don't miss it ) when I mention this to people its funny to see their reaction ( oh oh hes a nutcase ).

The stitching around the front of those loafers reminds me of the "bovver moccs" that we mentioned before,I like the look of fringed shoes but I worry about them curling so I always back off of buying them.

As you say about the extremes of weather,we don't get it so bad but its the humidity in the summer and the damp winters that are the problem here,today it rained and with the wind it felt really cold ( temperature wise it wasn't that cold ),what to wear and look smart in that weather ?  a raincoat would be ok,but it would need a good thick lining for warmth.

 

  Yeah I come from a bit of an "eccentric" family, and agree with you on the television.  I use mine to watch sports, weather, "news"(though more and more going to independent internet news sources), and the occasional film.  

  My granduncle and grandaunt got rid of their TV in the '60s.  My cousins(1st, 1x removed) are all incredibly bright, learned, and have the attention spans of an elephant, and all play various musical instruments and speak multiple tongues.  My wife and I are expecting and plan on seriously rationing the boy's TV viewing to a bare minimum.   

 

These mocks are Loake Brightons.  I really dig 'em.  The tassels look removable so I'd guess they could be 1.replaced or 2.fiddled with to straighten them.  I've had them for a little while and the tassels haven't curled yet.  Fingiz crossed!

 

  Well for the cold, wet weather, aside from my MA-1 that I've waterproofed(yeah, I wear an MA-1, what of it?:slayer::crackup:), and various waterproof coats(my wife wants to kill me!),   I have a nice Brooks Brothers stone<light tan mac with a woolen removable lining that does the job http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Single-Breasted-Trench-Coat/082L,default,pd.html?dwvar_082L_Color=TAN&contentpos=5&cgid=0222    , plus a nice navy Mackintosh mac, also with removable woolen lining.  Combined with a collared shirt, lambswool v-neck or cardigan, and a scarf of silk or wool, you're golden.  It can occasionally get down to -25˚C here in the winter that that ensemble does the trick, usually with a flat/scally cap or brollie if necessary.

 

With the cords it's a variety-- Mostly M&S Blue Harbour if I'm honest:embar: , Old Navy, a pair of One True Saxon(from a good 6-7 years back when they were still in the Lace Market in Nottingham and didn't go much south of the Watford Gap), and I have a pair or two of Engineered Garments Workaday cords which are nice.

 

The problem in the States at the moment is that the cords in the shops are 90% skinny, super-skinny, etc., or old man wide wale cords.  I dig a nice straight-leg, 8" or so hem.  M&S Blue Harbour really do the trick, I've gotta say.  

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