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post #17791 of 19308
@ Gsvs5 - this is the track that really brought back memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rURFXWk_5TM
post #17792 of 19308
I was kindly given permission by someone on a Kilburn FB page to post this.

Its from 1969 Isle of White..these lads are aged17 to 18 from London and Manchester.

post #17793 of 19308
More mod/scooterist memories - short film.

http://vimeo.com/83519718
post #17794 of 19308
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I was kindly given permission by someone on a Kilburn FB page to post this.

Its from 1969 Isle of White..these lads are aged17 to 18 from London and Manchester.

Did we really look that young - great pic, Roy. satisfied.gif
post #17795 of 19308
Fella on the right looks sharp. Have to ask for a pint glass with a handle nowadays (!)
post #17796 of 19308
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

This picture brings a question to the Originals.
Superposition of (casual) jackets: that was something we did a lot (at least here) in the 80s. A Jean jacket over a Harrington, or a Harrington over a Jean jacket, a bomber (MA-1) over a Jean jacket, a Leather jacket over a Jean jacket, etc.
Was it something you did in the 60s (i don't speak of weather conditions but of "the look" of course) or was it an 80s habit ?

Never saw it either in the late 60s - it would have been at odds with the super-sharp look we were trying to create.

I have said before that the 1980s had a big influence on me sartorially but I never could embrace the layered look. Even some of the more trusted shops would show models with (working outwards) white t-shirt, BD, piece of knitwear, denim jacket, outer jacket of some kind plus scarf and gloves - a bit much for a mild October day in London I thought.
post #17797 of 19308

@ Mr K.

 

I agree with you, it's something i wouldn't do know. A simple coat/jacket well chosen is enough, and know i can afford a Baracuta or a nice Chesterfield/Crombie or Mac. But in the 80s, superposition was something natural, part of my generation i suppose. After all, it's a casual/popular version of the gentleman look, that is quite layered too : underwear (legs and torso), trouser, shirt, waistcoat, jacket, overcoat, hat, gloves, and cane among many more accessories...

In the case of Roytonboy picture, i think he keeps it simple and that he is rather smart with is denim jacket under a leather coat.

post #17798 of 19308
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

@ Mr K.

I agree with you, it's something i wouldn't do know. A simple coat/jacket well chosen is enough, and know i can afford a Baracuta or a nice Chesterfield/Crombie or Mac. But in the 80s, superposition was something natural, part of my generation i suppose. After all, it's a casual/popular version of the gentleman look, that is quite layered too : underwear (legs and torso), trouser, shirt, waistcoat, jacket, overcoat, hat, gloves, and cane among many more accessories...
In the case of Roytonboy picture, i think he keeps it simple and that he is rather smart with is denim jacket under a leather coat.
Yes agreed about roytonboy!
post #17799 of 19308

Yes,Six by Six was played more often,but that tune opens up a backlog of memories.I don't know why,but it just brought back listening to Patta Patta by Miriam Makeba and Cum- me- la- be- stay by Chubby Checker !

I think when Mary Fox had her Soul Show on Radio Stoke she used  All For You as her exit tune.

post #17800 of 19308
I mentioned the layering of a Denim jacket in this post Clouseau.It was commonplace in my area.,and like Royton Boy,a look I still enjoy.


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Originally Posted by Gsvs5 View Post

Yeah,they were popular as a alternative to the Parka with the Scooter riders predominantly.Only  the RAF ones.The big collar turned up helped keep your ears warm and they were a heavy coat.
I remember trying desperately to convince a kid at school to "Lend" me his Army Cadet Force one, as it was a perfect Boys size .Wrong color - but I felt like the Dogs when I put it on.
After that it was a Mac ,preferably Stone,layered over your denim Levi jacket.Then came the Crombie and for the lucky few,a Sheepskin,initially the 3/4,and then knee length.
The final Winter coat was a Gloverall Duffle Coat.That's how it was from 68-72 in Stafford as I recall it.
In retrospect I think the Stone Mac was my favorite look of all.It never caught on as big as the Crombie or Parka ,so the look was never cheapened IMO.It looked equally great over  your suit as it did over boots and jeans.It was a traditional menswear staple that despite Harold Wilson being in your face every night,looked young ,fresh and sharp on us.(Sadly I only had a Navy one then )
The Greatcoat was a crossover item,like the Grandad shirts/vests- equally at home with the 6th Form Common Rm prog rockers.
post #17801 of 19308
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Fella on the right looks sharp. Have to ask for a pint glass with a handle nowadays (!)

Drinking beer from a pint pot with a handle is sacrilege. It may keep the beer cooler by keeping hand-radiated heat away from the liquid. But you also lose the ability to throw Alf Roberts off a car park, and stab Dave from the Winchester in the guts round the back of a bookies'.

post #17802 of 19308
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Drinking beer from a pint pot with a handle is sacrilege. It may keep the beer cooler by keeping hand-radiated heat away from the liquid. But you also lose the ability to throw Alf Roberts off a car park, and stab Dave from the Winchester in the guts round the back of a bookies'.

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post #17803 of 19308
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Did we really look that young - great pic, Roy. satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I was kindly given permission by someone on a Kilburn FB page to post this.

Its from 1969 Isle of White..these lads are aged17 to 18 from London and Manchester.


Do we know who was from London and who was from Manchester in the pic?
post #17804 of 19308
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Do we know who was from London and who was from Manchester in the pic?

Yes Paul the two lads left of the photo are from NW London....The lad in the middle Nigel who was 17 in 69 said the lad too the right was from up North, he said maybe Manchester.
post #17805 of 19308
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Do we know who was from London and who was from Manchester in the pic?

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He'll be one of them scruffy Northerners........
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