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post #1786 of 18914
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Originally Posted by DrBassie View Post
I think a lot of JTG's pictures are washed out compared to the real thing (check out the navy one - three different colors in the pics). Here's a pic from JTG's new harrington offerings.


That's the one I want! . I guess they updated their pics/merchandise. F the ben sherman, I'm getting this one instead.
post #1787 of 18914
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post
....and don't tell me that you haven't thought about it before!

Seriously mate, I bet the idea has been in your bonce for years ?!

Well, actually... no.

I think the experience of trying to produce 'Yell' taught me a few lessons about what could and couldn't be done. Plus I have a part-time business close to the publishing industry and I know how difficult it is to get a book published!

If someone were to write a book it would need an 'angle'. It would also need loads of pictures, and we've seen how difficult they are to get hold of.

Specifically if I were to write it I would need a lot of input from the likes of Lasttye and browniecj.

But just think if a book like that did exist...
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There is the book Suited and Booted by Chris Brown (talked about earlier in the thread), which was his accounts of being a skinhead/football supporter in mid-later 70s, all from his perspective. Not a lot of pics in the book either, tho there are a few. So a book written from one PoV can be done.
post #1789 of 18914
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post
That's the one I want! . I guess they updated their pics/merchandise. F the ben sherman, I'm getting this one instead.

keep in mind I think the shipping delays thru Heathrow due to UK homeland security checks on freight is still in effect...It took about a month to get something from JtG that normally takes 1 week. and a couple CDs from Belgium that most likely had to go thru Heathrow took 2 months to arrive
post #1790 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
There is the book Suited and Booted by Chris Brown (talked about earlier in the thread), which was his accounts of being a skinhead/football supporter in mid-later 70s, all from his perspective. Not a lot of pics in the book either, tho there are a few. So a book written from one PoV can be done.
I enjoyed Chris Browns book, Boys Storey by Martin King was also a good read. The thing with writing a book about Skinheads these days it would be of interest to a minority of people. When you think of all those fictional Skinhead books in the 60s/70, sold millions . I would like to see a Film made about London Skinheads in the 60s, Say like Quadrophenia, it would be great to give a factual account of the Originals.without the politics that came with later 80s Skinheads. It would even maybe spark a Skinhead revival
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post
I would like to see a Film made about London Skinheads in the 60s, Say like Quadrophenia, it would be great to give a factual account of the Originals.without the politics that came with later 80s Skinheads.
It would even maybe spark a Skinhead revival

that would be great. I'd even prefer it if a movie like that never used the word skinhead, but all the characters, clothes, music and plot involved blatant skinhead stuff. sort of like 16 Yrs of Alchohol, where the main guys are obviously skinheads but I dont think they ever used the term once in the film (except when Skinhead Moonstomp plays and you hear the beginning chant)
post #1792 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
I'd even prefer it if a movie like that never used the word skinhead, but all the characters, clothes, music and plot involved blatant skinhead stuff.

That would be good.
post #1793 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
that would be great. I'd even prefer it if a movie like that never used the word skinhead, but all the characters, clothes, music and plot involved blatant skinhead stuff. sort of like 16 Yrs of Alchohol, where the main guys are obviously skinheads but I dont think they ever used the term once in the film (except when Skinhead Moonstomp plays and you hear the beginning chant)

Great idea - but it would probably dissolve into another hooligan film...the temptation would be too great! Take Quadrophenia - it should have been good...........

At least a book would be under the author's/editor's control, there's no emphasis for 'bums on seats' and sensationalism...but what the bloody hell do I know!
post #1794 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post
Their was no doubt that their was a London look, that would stand out a mile.
Spot on. I remember being in Portsmouth - which is not that far from London - and being asked where I got my Harrington. It was nothing special- a bog standard Millets black one. That was early 70s. So books about Bristol in the mid 70s are about something else completely, though the small provincial football team aspect could be of interest to football fans. And yes I have read the book.
post #1795 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Well, actually... no.

I think the experience of trying to produce 'Yell' taught me a few lessons about what could and couldn't be done. Plus I have a part-time business close to the publishing industry and I know how difficult it is to get a book published!

If someone were to write a book it would need an 'angle'. It would also need loads of pictures, and we've seen how difficult they are to get hold of.

Specifically if I were to write it I would need a lot of input from the likes of Lasttye and browniecj.

But just think if a book like that did exist...
Lets get our Heads together then.I have always wanted a Book written,of how it actually was-not by someone who thinks they knew what went on.It was not all about the Aggro(in the later stages,you had that).You had more freedom to experiment-67/68.The Look was not regimented then.I asked Chris about writing a Book about the years between 65/68,this was when I went from Mod to Skin.There was a lot happening in London.You had older Peers telling you the Shops,the Clothes etc.,etc.Yes you had problems in Clubs etc.but it was confined to them.The Football thing started off in 68.
post #1796 of 18914
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post
Lets get our Heads together then.I have always wanted a Book written,of how it actually was-not by someone who thinks they knew what went on.It was not all about the Aggro(in the later stages,you had that).You had more freedom to experiment-67/68.The Look was not regimented then.I asked Chris about writing a Book about the years between 65/68,this was when I went from Mod to Skin.There was a lot happening in London.You had older Peers telling you the Shops,the Clothes etc.,etc.Yes you had problems in Clubs etc.but it was confined to them.The Football thing started off in 68.

While I haven't got time to write it (or the skill!) I should be delighted to contribute, of course.

Another, less taxing option might be to start by producing an 'essay' - I am sure many of you will be familiar with the excellent work of Alex Roest on Suedeheads and 'The French Cut' both published by FNB on his site. http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/the-french-cut


I think that period (1965 - 68) is very exciting indeed.
post #1797 of 18914
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post
Looks kinda pale.

Was there a pic here yesterday of an original and darker Harrington with sleeves pushed up?
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About the book idea - I'm still not convinced, because I know how hard it is to get things published. Ideally I'd be tickled pink if such a project would work.

I don't think I could give it any time myself until late spring early summer. How about we all think about it, make notes, jot down a few ideas, and bring it up again in a while?
post #1799 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post
Another, less taxing option might be to start by producing an 'essay' -

I think that period (1965 - 68) is very exciting indeed.


I like the essay idea, would be much quicker and easier than trying to write a cohesive book. And easier for the reader to digest taken in small parts.

Homework has been assigned, I expect a rough draft on my desk within the fortnight! ha!
post #1800 of 18914
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post
Was there a pic here yesterday of an original and darker Harrington with sleeves pushed up?

yes there was, seems to have been editted out???
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