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post #16831 of 18622
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We'll just refer to them as 'Pseudheads'.

Nice one.

post #16832 of 18622
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Interesting reading, do you remember the "Bronx shop"?

http://sabotagetimes.com/fashion-style/kinky-boots-writer-reveals-the-extent-of-his-shoe-obsession/


That was a good find Clouseau. I shopped at the Bronx shop in 1969/70. It was a great shop for Ivy style clothes. Nearly all American imports. Mr Knightley also shopped there I seem to recall.

Geoff Deane gives a good account of life of a young East London teenager from those days.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LC3Tde3AA

post #16833 of 18622
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LC3Tde3AA

Good song, Bob. Love the '79 version too.

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As it's a "quiet news" sort of day, thought I'd post this ad from the Manchester Evening News 9th October 1968. (Centenary edition, which is why it had been kept for 45 years in the loft I'd been clearing recently - and not mine.)





Shows Crombie coats known as such by reference to cloth they were made from, rather than manufacturer. Nothing new to us in that of course and the style shown obviously not what became ours. Still, as I said, it's a quiet day. The prices (per-decimal) might raise a smile ... and I left in the rest of the ad for female knitwear as a minor bonus.
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You'll be referring to Katie Johnston. Yes, very 'Mary Quant'.







That's the lady. The newsreader Naga Munchetty sometimes looks very Modette (not always though). Ms Munchetty reminds me a bit of the beautiful late French actress Cathy Rosier.

post #16836 of 18622
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 


That was a good find Clouseau. I shopped at the Bronx shop in 1969/70. It was a great shop for Ivy style clothes. Nearly all American imports. Mr Knightley also shopped there I seem to recall.

Geoff Deane gives a good account of life of a young East London teenager from those days.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LC3Tde3AA

Yea.That was Great.Thanks for that.

post #16837 of 18622
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post


That was a good find Clouseau. I shopped at the Bronx shop in 1969/70. It was a great shop for Ivy style clothes. Nearly all American imports. Mr Knightley also shopped there I seem to recall.
Geoff Deane gives a good account of life of a young East London teenager from those days.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91LC3Tde3AA

Good read and a listen.
post #16838 of 18622
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The deadstock BD I ordered from the US arrived today. I've been after a BD with a decent mid-late 60s length collar for ages. It's a polyester knit, but at under £20 delivered, I'm not complaining.
What's the link mate. I haven trying to find the user name but can't? Nice shirt. I'm looking for a yellow one and a turquoise one.
post #16839 of 18622
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I've always fancied a Tweed 'Hacking Jacket'. They've got three-buttons and a ticket pocket, but the lapels, even though high up, were a bit too wide. A bit too similar to huntsman's pinks for my liking, and therefore not modern (well, about as modern as I get). I've begun to appreatiate Tweed as a fabric as I get on in years, but definitely Donegal over Harris. Still not too sure though. A tad too heavy and itchy for my liking.

Relco (not my favourite schmatte merchant) has a Tweed-style Sta-Prest. It looks more like a multi-colour Dogtooth/Houndstooth than actual Tweed. Interesting non the less.

I just wish Relco's stitching was up to keeping my Aris' from busting out of the seat.Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

I have been thinking about this post,because I wasn't interested in Tweed in the early 70s,maybe as elwood said it was because teachers wore it or just because it seemed old fashioned,we wanted lighter and brighter materials and colours ( apart from crombies I suppose ).

Like you though I have come to appreciate it more lately,maybe because I see it as a traditional and quality name from the past,I was in John Lewis this week with one of the younger blokes that I work with and they had some Harris Tweed jackets in the sale ( £245 down to £110 I think) now he said he found them grandad like,I wasn't keen on the cut of the jackets and I prefer lighter material on a jacket...I still think that if I saw a Harris Tweed overcoat in a Crombie style that I would go for it..I have seen pictures of a herring bone one in Adam of London that I like the look of.

As for the Relco trousers,I like the idea of multi coloured dogtooth check,in fact I had some in grey/white/light blue in the mid 70s,I wore them with a navy blazer,as browniecj said those Relco trousers look a bit narrow at the bottom for me,I take a size 10 and with brogues on I would look like claude hopper.

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What's the link mate. I haven trying to find the user name but can't? Nice shirt. I'm looking for a yellow one and a turquoise one.

The seller is now selling electrical stuff like fibre-optic cables and leads. So I guess he/she just sells random stuff. I know all the deadstock shirts they had didn't get sold when the auction times ran out. I've been waiting to see if they'll get re-listed and put up for sale again, but they haven't so far. The seller is at www.ebay.com/usr/glrplc2 .

post #16841 of 18622
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I have been thinking about this post,because I wasn't interested in Tweed in the early 70s,maybe as elwood said it was because teachers wore it or just because it seemed old fashioned,we wanted lighter and brighter materials and colours ( apart from crombies I suppose ).

Like you though I have come to appreciate it more lately,maybe because I see it as a traditional and quality name from the past,I was in John Lewis this week with one of the younger blokes that I work with and they had some Harris Tweed jackets in the sale ( £245 down to £110 I think) now he said he found them grandad like,I wasn't keen on the cut of the jackets and I prefer lighter material on a jacket...I still think that if I saw a Harris Tweed overcoat in a Crombie style that I would go for it..I have seen pictures of a herring bone one in Adam of London that I like the look of.

As for the Relco trousers,I like the idea of multi coloured dogtooth check,in fact I had some in grey/white/light blue in the mid 70s,I wore them with a navy blazer,as browniecj said those Relco trousers look a bit narrow at the bottom for me,I take a size 10 and with brogues on I would look like claude hopper.

Because of the unforgiving cut for the older gentleman (and QC issues) of Relco, I tend to buy vintage NOS Haband trousers from the US (the ones that were still made in Paterson NJ, not the later Far East produced ones). They're often 'boot cut' with a very slight flare at the bottom, but that can be altered quite easily. Whereas an already skinny pair of lallies cannot be let-out.

I found a pair of multi-coloured houndstooth/dogtooth Haband for sale on US ebay. Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

Not as nice looking as the Relco faux-Tweed. But probably a better fit.

www.stores.ebay.com/stl-vintage64 has some nice Brooks Brothers BDs in the dress-shirt section, and a nice array of Harrington/G-9s in the jackets. Thing is they're mostly previously owned. Though they do have some NOS deadstock every now and then. Reasonable postage as well. As long as you pay under $24 US/£15.50 UK you won't pay any duty.(Assuming you're a Brit of course)

I'm not a hawker for stl-vintage, but here's one of the pre-owned shirts they're punting presently.Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

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Nice. But I doubt anyone on here has had a 14 1/2 collar since they were at school.


Edited by Inks - 1/22/14 at 2:24pm
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I run into the Haband quite often I'll have to check them more closely for the Made In USA ones in the future.

post #16843 of 18622
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Originally Posted by elwood View Post

As it's a "quiet news" sort of day, thought I'd post this ad from the Manchester Evening News 9th October 1968. (Centenary edition, which is why it had been kept for 45 years in the loft I'd been clearing recently - and not mine.)





Shows Crombie coats known as such by reference to cloth they were made from, rather than manufacturer. Nothing new to us in that of course and the style shown obviously not what became ours. Still, as I said, it's a quiet day. The prices (per-decimal) might raise a smile ... and I left in the rest of the ad for female knitwear as a minor bonus.


That Crombie coat would have been almost a weeks wages back in 1968. I used to shop in a Debenhams store down south at that time and in 1968 bought a fly fronted navy mac and a paisley Tootal silk scarf. Not bad for a 15 year old!

post #16844 of 18622
I thought one or two snippets in this short film were interesting. It is a documentary about the Suffolk London overspill town of Haverhill made in 1969. The estates featured don't look quite so nice any more. Unfortunately no sound on this preview.

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/1185

02:00 paper boy in monkey jacket & bobble hat.
06:00 off to work
21:30 in the factory
22:00 5-a-side, lots of claret and blue shirts
23:00 dancing
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Just got real lucky, all my size… :cool:

 

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Kind of don't dig the stripy ones and I am not sure if that burnt sienna will work for me. Maybe with a white button down?

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