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Nice ^

I still wear Tootal scarves and cravats - this being my favourite:

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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Excuse me just bunging these in, but they are very good.

Seen these before








1970/71 No other info.


Some great posts lately, just catching up.

 

Great Photos.Perfectly capturing the essence of the era,as I recall it.The fella in the Jacket and the Girl in the Fair Isle could easily be me and my first girlfriend !

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Yep,still wear Tootal Cravats and Scarves.Would be undressed without them....smile.gif
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Just made a belt for an ex-mod and had a great chat with him about all this stuff - brilliant era!!
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Excuse me just bunging these in, but they are very good.

Seen these before?













1970/71 No other info.


Some great posts lately, just catching up.

 

browniecj - there's your individual in a two-tone suit (second photo) but also a few examples of the suit jacket/different trousers combo I was talking about. A nice spread of covering about 4 years , I would say. (perhaps none from '69?) Where do you find all this stuff Bunty? (and where ever it is, keep 'em coming!)


Edited by roytonboy - 2/26/14 at 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


The paisley scarf worn by the bloke on the right is exactly like the one I nicked from my dad in late 1967
I thought I saw elsewhere (maybe on Gabriela's blog) that this was taken at Kettering.

 

Yes, it was shared on The Ballroom Bltz with the other pictures Bunty posted. It was taken at the Tin Hat (Kettering, 1971). The rest are also from 1970-1971, I put up some info

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Yes, it was shared on The Ballroom Bltz with the other pictures Bunty posted. It was taken at the Tin Hat (Kettering, 1971). The rest are also from 1970-1971, I put up some info

Great collection Gabriela.

I don't get on FB so was happy to see the photos here.

Just clicked on the info link and saw the photo of the sellotape on the hair sides !! Brilliant……and I thought it was just us blokes who did it .:D 

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Originally Posted by gabriela View Post

Yes, it was shared on The Ballroom Bltz with the other pictures Bunty posted. It was taken at the Tin Hat (Kettering, 1971). The rest are also from 1970-1971, I put up some info

Great stuff but I still find it hard to believe some are not a little earlier. The generic white shirt and tie undone reeks of 1968. But it could be the regional thing I suppose...
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Thanks Bunty, nice to be on a Brit thread.

You guys stills sporting Tootal scarves? I got quite a few and wear regularly, particular red pin dot and blue pin dot.

Tootal Recent pic (Click to show)


Welcome, Cleav.

My old Tootal scarf is another lost treasure for me. I had a 60s (or even late 50s) yellow/ gold paisley one that I persuaded my Grandad to give me in about 1970. I was sure until recently that I still had it somewhere but can I find it ...? maybe it's stuffed away somewhere in the loft. Anyway, I did recently inherit another 60s Tootal scarf with quite an unusual pattern - well at least I'd never seen it before. It's not silk though - 100% rayon. I'll try and put a photo of it on here.

And just to add that those photos are brilliant, Bunty and thanks for the link to the info on your FB page, gabriela.
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Thanks, roytonboy (and browniecj and Gsvs5) for pronunciation hints.

I guess you'll be watching out for the new Northern Soul film due for release soon?

I've seen that quote before and IMO I think that it's spot on. Personally at that time I was not a huge soul fan but there were a few people from my year at school who were regulars at Wigan Casino right from the beginning and they all came from mod/ skinhead/ suedehead ... Equally most who wore mod/ skinhead/ suedehead were into soul (and a lot moved onto following The Faces - similar to Gsvs5's recollections). Interesting question to me now is was it the music you were into that pushed you into the fashion or vice versa? Both were such big things about identity back then.

 

elwood - I gave you my own personal reply on this one, but I'm not sure how typical it was. In our area, as you are aware, and probably across much of the north of England, that Mod/Skinhead/Suedehead identity was linked to soul music. If you were a youngster the chart Soul and Motown  stuff was what you bought and listened to at home and at the youth club the girls would dance to it. Often there would be all sorts of kids at the local youth club but as you got a bit older and wanted to be with the 'in crowd' you naturally went to a soul club. The 'big timers',  as we used to call them, would be there (the older lads you aspired to be like), your mates wanted to go there to see and be seen and probably that girl you fancied would be there too. It was the place to be.Some people absolutely loved the music, many others liked it, for some it may have been incidental to the whole experience. Of the people who used to attend the local soul club where I went regularly, how many would be soul fans now? Undoubtedly some will be, but the majority? Probably never set foot in a soul venue since 1972. They might enjoy hearing the odd old tune on Radio 2. but that's as far as it goes. As I posted some months ago, when I first started going to a soul club in late 1970 it was very busy "wall to wall skinhead", by late 1972 it had closed down - the older skinheads had moved on, the younger kids were into Slade and Gary Glitter.

 

cerneabbas posed the same question about football. How many of our ilk went to football with their mates because it was the thing to do? I became a skinhead because I was a football fan, I'm sure others went to football because they wanted to be skinheads and that's what skinheads did. I certainly had one mate who fell into that category. Of the 4 close mates I regularly went to watch City with 1969 - 1972, how many still go, even occasionally? How many of them even went in their twenties? Well, 2 of them have sadly departed (now there's a thought.....) I know one of the others still goes now and then and and as for the fourth, (the lad I initially became a skinhead with) I haven't seen or heard from him since the day of my wedding in 1979. I'm sure he would always state his allegiance if asked, but whether he ever goes is anybody's guess. I still occasionally recognise some of the faces from that era if I go to City, but we're only really talking about 3 or 4 individuals and certainly no-one I knew personally. I would imagine every club is pretty much the same.

 

Those of us on this forum  obviously have a pretty strong connection with that era but for most people it was just a phase in their life. - they did it, enjoyed it and moved on to something else. Whilst we also did this there are some threads with our past that obviously remain.

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The advertising agency where Jimmy Cooper worked as a mail-boy in Quadrophina had the Tootal account. You can see framed Tootal adverts up on the walls in the office halls as Jimmy does his rounds. I don't know whether that was a deliberate nod or not.

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There are plenty of continuity errors and chronological mistakes in the (set in '64) film Quadrophenia. (Mark 3 Cortina on the

 

Goldhawk Rd, A Quick One While He's Away LP at the Kitchener Rd party, long-haired 'outlaw bikers' beating up Spider, and an Intercity 125 whizzing past the Cooper's garden) Now, thanks to this forum, I've discovered Jimmy's trimmed FP in the scene where he meets Biffo Bindon is historically inaccurate for 1964 also.

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Quote:Not to contradict you Inks but I thought Quadrophenia was 1965.This might not change any of the chronological mistakes you mentioned(I wasn't there and wouldn't know)
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There are plenty of continuity errors and chronological mistakes in the (set in '64) film Quadrophenia. (Mark 3 Cortina on the

 

Goldhawk Rd, A Quick One While He's Away LP at the Kitchener Rd party, long-haired 'outlaw bikers' beating up Spider, and an Intercity 125 whizzing past the Cooper's garden) Now, thanks to this forum, I've discovered Jimmy's trimmed FP in the scene where he meets Biffo Bindon is historically inaccurate for 1964 also.

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Agree about the date on that one Brownie, I thought that when I first saw it - V neck, 'any white shirt' , tie and

jeans, it's got to be '68 hasn't it? Bob or Buttons will tell us the month too. biggrin.gif

There's a picture of M-o-M wearing similar gear, he's at a demo. carrying a placard I think.

That was at a picket for teachers' pay in late 1968 (it was a teaching college I was at, though I wasn't studying education). It's also my second-least-favourite photo of myself.

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post

browniecj - there's your individual in a two-tone suit (second photo) but also a few examples of the suit jacket/different trousers combo I was talking about. A nice spread of covering about 4 years , I would say. (perhaps none from '69?) Where do you find all this stuff Bunty? (and where ever it is, keep 'em coming!)


And the width of the Lapels that I was also talking about-quite a few pages back.

I did not so much as wear Two Tone Jackets with plain colour Trousers-my preference was the Jacket with Levis.
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