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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

If anyone feels a need, like me, to spread their wings and explore a wider horizon check this:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/383259/the-look-goes-on

 

I was just reading the following comments earlier today.Sound somewhat familiar to another earlier period?

 

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2014/03/10/spring-normcore/#more-34191

 
"If you ask me, this would be my take on Normcore. If you haven’t heard of Normcore (it’s a supposed trend where people wear 1990s basic clothes to attempt to appear plain or normal — at a time when so many are attempting to set themselves apart as individuals). It’s conformity packaged as non-conformity wrapped up in bike shorts and goofy relics from Seinfeld." 
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Yes, very much 'It's grim up North'.

To be fair, Wigan has come a long way since those days and they even have mains electricity and buses, which many describe as 'houses on wheels'. happy.gif

Ed, here in the leafy suburbs we call 'em 'Renault Espaces for poor people'. wink.gif
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Picked this up on ebay. Made by Pickering, a US brand. It's a 4 front-button, pull-over BD. A sort of BD/Polo shirt hybrid. The placket is about 3/4 of the shirts length, which seems pointless. Were there many pull-over BD shirts early on ? This one seems a bit of an oddity.
I wish it didn't have the Greenwich Country Club CT logo on it.
A nice piece on the pullover shirt here:

http://fitzgeraldscloset.tumblr.com/post/6317844627/gant-yale-oxford-pullover-shirt

It's quite a tidy site, too.
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During the early 60s,Pirate Radio Ships started to broadcast from the Thames Estuary etc.It was great to hear Music that was not dictated by the B.B.C.(you had the Light Programme-which broadcasted MOR Music).Before that you had Radio Luxembourg,but here was something that was slick and very popular.It`s interesting to know that the Politician(who died today)was one of those who objected to these Pirates.Tony Benn belonged to Wilson`s Government who,in one foul swoop,took away Peoples` "Freedom Of Choice" of what they wanted to listen to.All under the false accusation of hindering with the Shipping Channels.They were replaced by the insipid Radio 1,which I listened to for one day-then never bothered again.They had the Pirate Radio Jocks on board-but whereas the Pirates has a freedom of Music Policy,Radio 1 stuck to the Top 20.If Reggae and Soul was not in the Charts it did not get played.This prompted me to go looking for the Records I wanted to hear-via the Record Shops with the various Reggae and Soul Charts in them. smile.gif
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Browniecj, on the subject of Pirate Radio Ships, have you seen "The boat that rocked", with (among others) the late Philip Seymour Hoffman?

Good fun and great soundtrack.

 

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Edited by Sirryacus - 3/15/14 at 3:20am
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Browniecj, on the subject of Pirate Radio Ships, have you seen "The boat that rocked", with (among others) the late Philip Seymour Hoffman?
Good fun and great soundtrack.




Yes I have a copy of the DVD.When I feel in a nostalgic mood I put it on.Philip Seymour Hoffman plays an excellent part.
That was the attraction of the Pirates,they were slick in their presentation-music and commercials.It was how we imagined American Radio Stations sounded like(in fact I believed a few American Jocks came over to show our Djs,how to fit their shows in).It has always been a fascinating period of Social History for me.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

During the early 60s,Pirate Radio Ships started to broadcast from the Thames Estuary etc.It was great to hear Music that was not dictated by the B.B.C.(you had the Light Programme-which broadcasted MOR Music).Before that you had Radio Luxembourg,but here was something that was slick and very popular.It`s interesting to know that the Politician(who died today)was one of those who objected to these Pirates.Tony Benn belonged to Wilson`s Government who,in one foul swoop,took away Peoples` "Freedom Of Choice" of what they wanted to listen to.All under the false accusation of hindering with the Shipping Channels.They were replaced by the insipid Radio 1,which I listened to for one day-then never bothered again.They had the Pirate Radio Jocks on board-but whereas the Pirates has a freedom of Music Policy,Radio 1 stuck to the Top 20.If Reggae and Soul was not in the Charts it did not get played.This prompted me to go looking for the Records I wanted to hear-via the Record Shops with the various Reggae and Soul Charts in them. smile.gif

I remember being torn. I had a soft spot for Tony Benn but I loved the pirate ships! smile.gif
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Yesterday an original skinhead called Tony shared some pics of his late sister Jean (R.I.P.) with me and I made a little collage. What impressed me was the tie the girl was wearing in the pic in the middle. I asked Tony and he said that a lot of girls (he's from London) would finish their look with a tie and the well known top pocket hanky. Did any of you guys see girls wearing ties? I had never seen that look before.
 

Edited by gabriela - 3/15/14 at 1:24am
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Originally Posted by gabriela View Post

Yesterday an original skinhead called Tony shared some pics of his late sister Jean (R.I.P.) with me and I made a little collage. What impressed me was the tie the girl was wearing in the pic in the middle. I asked Tony and he said that a lot of girls (he's from London) would finish their look with a tie and the well known top pocket hanky. Did any of you guys see girls wearing ties? I had never seen that look before.
 

Gabriela,I used to go to the Limbo(in Soho)and I would regularly see Girls wearing Ties and Mohair Suits-with Trousers.
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

The video I posted a few pages back showed a picture which showed people outside of a club and a banner above mentioning Radio Luxembourg, the show is about toys but the man they were going to buy toys from at his shop in Reading claimed he used to be a DJ during the mod era I believe his name is Jim Donovan.

I cannot say I can recollect him-maybe it was around the Reading Area.Reading was a big Mod area,with a Top Rank Suite.My first Wife used to go there with her Friend(before we got married).
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Originally Posted by gabriela View Post

Yesterday an original skinhead called Tony shared some pics of his late sister Jean (R.I.P.) with me and I made a little collage. What impressed me was the tie the girl was wearing in the pic in the middle. I asked Tony and he said that a lot of girls (he's from London) would finish their look with a tie and the well known top pocket hanky. Did any of you guys see girls wearing ties? I had never seen that look before.
 

 

Gabriela,

 

I can't remember seeing girls wearing ties in our area (Greater Manchester), however experience has taught me not to use the word 'never' as some may have. Skinhead girls certainly wore ties to school and wore them in the same manner as the lads - top button unfasten and tie 'pushed up' under a pull-over so it stuck out a bit (similar to your photograph). For a while I had a girlfriend who often dressed exactly in the style of the photo on the top right - stripey or fairisle sleeveless, lacy blouse, short skirt and white tights.

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post
 

 

Gabriela,

 

I can't remember seeing girls wearing ties in our area (Greater Manchester), however experience has taught me not to use the word 'never' as some may have. Skinhead girls certainly wore ties to school and wore them in the same manner as the lads - top button unfasten and tie 'pushed up' under a pull-over so it stuck out a bit (similar to your photograph). For a while I had a girlfriend who often dressed exactly in the style of the photo on the top right - stripey or fairisle sleeveless, lacy blouse, short skirt and white tights.

roytonboy,Same as I was thinking,I only saw girls at school wearing ties and skinhead type clothes ( what they could get away with wearing with their uniforms ).

Does the top right picture look like the beginning of the end to you ? the dreaded tank top,and the buttons undone on the button down collar,that was winter 71/72 here probably earlier in London though.

I did see a girl in a white BD and navy blue Leeds Utd AFC tie with a white rose on it once on a night out in Castleford ( don't ask ) that was much later though,she sticks out in my memory.


Edited by cerneabbas - 3/15/14 at 10:37am
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

roytonboy,Same as I was thinking,I only saw girls at school wearing ties and skinhead type clothes ( what they could get away with wearing with their uniforms ).
Does the top right picture look like the beginning of the end to you,the dreaded tank top,and the buttons undone on the button down collar,that was winter 71/72 here probably earlier in London though.


I did see a girl in a white BD and navy blue Leeds Utd AFC tie with a white rose on it once on a night out in Castleford ( don't ask ) that was much later though,she sticks out in my memory.

Sounds like a story Cern! She stand out in the memory for her BD and dirty Leeds tie? Or was it...

NB the phrase dirty Leeds used with affection (!)
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