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Botolph.You are right it was the Tobacco,in fact I do remember that but I thought it was the colour not the name of the trainer !.
The ones I had were a dark brown suede and the stripes were the same colour,interesting to see that the new retro ones aren't the same shade of brown and that they have stripes of a different colour.
Getting back on topic ( well a bit more ) are you noticing any resurgence in Mod / Ivy fashion at the moment,a lot of ( rubbish IMO ) items  in the shops here.


Classic "casual" gear, the Tobacco. Got an original pair and a reissue.

As far as mod and/or Ivy, there's definitely a resurgence in fashion shops here... but tweaked, shrunken, distorted, and --for lack of a better term-- reimagined. Classic gear with no idea.

Funny how "the look" is viewed by outsiders or fringes-of-subcultures types. The other day I was wearing a white/green university striped oxfor buttondown under a camel "skinhead" cardigan, nice selvedge jeans, tan longwing brogues, and a sheepskin coat-- a pretty classic "skinhead ensemble". My employees/staff (many of whom keep up with current fashions and trends) all had comments like "wow, GQ!", or "damn, M__ is stylin' today", etc. insinuating that I was fashionably current or something.
So yeah I do think that some of the look is "in" at the moment. I think also that the look is somehow more appreciated than it was say, twenty years ago.
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Onitsuka Tiger Nippons in black. As near to a trainer/sneaker as I'll probably go.

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The Herring Silverstones that Cerneabbas mentioned a while back. A sort of 'posh' version of the Onitsukas. Neither fish nor fowl, but I'm warming to them.

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Onitsuka Tiger Nippons in black. As near to a trainer/sneaker as I'll probably go.

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The Herring Silverstones that Cerneabbas mentioned a while back. A sort of 'posh' version of the Onitsukas. Neither fish nor fowl, but I'm warming to them.

I find the ones on the bottom Bizarre.Could work with other clothes walkin down the street but,still strange.

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I have seen that the sheepskin makers Nursey of Bungay have closed down after 168 years.

They provided Del boys sheepskin coat and Clapton and John Motson wore their coats.

Apparently they had 85 staff in the mid eighties,down to 7 when they closed.

The owner ( fifth generation in the business) says that the shops that sold their merchandise have shut in recent years.

They are selling off their remaining stock.

I have to say that I hadn't heard of them ( Morlands were the big maker near Bristol ),does anyone remember their coats ?.

I had a look at their mens coats online,one looked good ( IMO ),£800 though .

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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

I have seen that the sheepskin makers Nursey of Bungay have closed down after 168 years.
They provided Del boys sheepskin coat and Clapton and John Motson wore their coats.
Apparently they had 85 staff in the mid eighties,down to 7 when they closed.
The owner ( fifth generation in the business) says that the shops that sold their merchandise have shut in recent years.
They are selling off their remaining stock.
I have to say that I hadn't heard of them ( Morlands were the big maker near Bristol ),does anyone remember their coats ?.
I had a look at their mens coats online,one looked good ( IMO ),£800 though .

I have one (vintage '60s) - it's a lovely, luxurious sheepskin compared to others I've seen. Actually I wore it to one of our SF meetings. Thanks for the information: I always thought it was rather a comical name!
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Off to the Glasgow Windrush event very shortly...
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Once you get to the nice and sleazy Walk about with your hand up so I can spot you
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Off to the Glasgow Windrush event very shortly...
Weegie alert!!!

Enjoy yourself. satisfied.gif
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Yeah I enjoyed it too.I fluked finding out about it via a Mark Kermode review, he raves about it. Admit to a who is that moment too!!

Brilliant! Hope to get to Bestival this year and see Candi Staton.

Did anyone catch the opening music to The Football League Show tonight ….. :D 

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Once you get to the nice and sleazy Walk about with your hand up so I can spot you

Walk about with my hand up what?
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Weegie alert!!!

Enjoy yourself. satisfied.gif

There were probably more Italians than Weegies there!
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Okay, the Windrush event has been and gone. I was there for the afternoon session. Observations.

As always, brilliant to be with Bob and Suzie! Briefly made the acquaintance of a few other people. Bob grilled me about 'original' era details, of course.

Conversation was impossible.

It was a bit strange to see a room full of forty-somethings, dressed roughly how I used to dress when I was 18 but not quite. It was good to notice that most of the blokes' Levis were of roughly the length I would have worn them, i.e. swinging, but not up round their shins. Hardly anyone in a jacket, let alone a suit. Hardly anyone in shoes, lots of shiny ox-bloods.

The atmosphere was really friendly, whereas back in the day it would have been a bit edgy to say the least. Lots of people shook hands; back in the day you would have got a nod and an "Orright?", but often not even a smile.

The music was... um... well, I put it this way: it was the skinhead reggae equivalent of Northern Soul, by which I mean it was obscure, the stuff of enthusiasts and record collectors. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it was another marked difference with the culture of 1969. It was impossible to sit still to it; in fact Suzie remarked that if I didn't stop rocking backwards and forwards I would get sectioned.
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I thought the music was Top Rank and some really Sharp dressers there including several Italians who had "The look " bang on

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A couple of photo sets that might have been posted before.

Carnaby St in the 60s;

www.vintag.es/2013/11/marvellous-black-and-white-photos-of.html

Mod revivalists in and around Carnaby St 1979 and 1980

www.vintag.es/2012/07/mods-in-london-1979-1980.html

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

A couple of photo sets that might have been posted before.

Carnaby St in the 60s;

www.vintag.es/2013/11/marvellous-black-and-white-photos-of.html

Mod revivalists in and around Carnaby St 1979 and 1980

www.vintag.es/2012/07/mods-in-london-1979-1980.html

Inks,  I had seen a few of them before but not all of them,some really great pictures,not just clothes but the scooters,cars and that girls waist ! made my day.

BTW, I thought of that check shirt that you put up a pic of a while back,today I saw a gingham version in 4 or 5 colours in John Lewis,it was by Thomas Pink and its on their website,not as good as the Brooks brothers ones IMO.

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