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Ed's right. Ignore squinty-pipsqueak Elms. Don't give the fella the oxygen. Handmade Software, Inc. Image Alchemy v1.12.2

So, to get things back on a non-Elmscentric track. Here is myself and Lennon wearing the same sun-bins.

Lennon does look infinitely more stylish I know.

Then again, my photo was taken on my 45th birthday.

Swings and round-a-bouts.

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Ed's right. Ignore squinty-pipsqueak Elms. Don't give the fella the oxygen. Handmade Software, Inc. Image Alchemy v1.12.2



So, to get things back on a non-Elmscentric track. Here is myself and Lennon wearing the same sun-bins.
Lennon does look infinitely more stylish I know.
Then again, my photo was taken on my 45th birthday.
Swings and round-a-bouts.


I can see the likeness biggrin.gif
post #18258 of 19310
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I can see the likeness biggrin.gif

Except Lennon hasn't lit his oily rag!
post #18259 of 19310
I'm kinda wincing every time anyone takes a clout at Elms - yes, I know it's all fair comment and he gets my goat too with his "I was there" attitude to every youth movement from 1969 onwards. BUT business is business, and his was one of the names punted around when we discussed the idea of getting a 'celeb' foreword to 'the book'.

So, how is 'the book' going? Well, I'm about to start devoting time to it again. I'm sorry that life has got in the way over the past two or three years. I have recruited some assistance and I'm hoping to hear about some progress in the near future. Meanwhile, late mod Peter Heed has unearthed some valuable photos from 1970. I'm not going to put them on here because I've noticed the way that everything posted here gets treated as public domain and flogged to death all over the internet (like my ugly mug finding its way onto a poster in Brazil - bloody ridiculous!). I'm going to try to hold a few things back so there is some good, 'new' material for publication.

Fred Perry weather up here in Scotland!
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I'm going to make an exception with this detail from one of Peter Heed's photos. Pete and his mates identified themselves as mods right through the skinhead era. Some guys simply did, and saw a distinction. Here is one of Pete's mates in 1970. I dare say we wouldn't have turned our noses up at this 'look' - there's a lot we would recognise.

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I'm going to make an exception with this detail from one of Peter Heed's photos. Pete and his mates identified themselves as mods right through the skinhead era. Some guys simply did, and saw a distinction. Here is one of Pete's mates in 1970. I dare say we wouldn't have turned our noses up at this 'look' - there's a lot we would recognise.



Yes,that is a good photo.Also backs up what I said(many,many pages back) about the Creases going underneath the Ticket Pocket.On the "Off The Peg" ones they stopped just short.The Length was how I remembered them as well.Good Photo.I knew Pete had some good ones.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I'm kinda wincing every time anyone takes a clout at Elms - yes, I know it's all fair comment and he gets my goat too with his "I was there" attitude to every youth movement from 1969 onwards. BUT business is business, and his was one of the names punted around when we discussed the idea of getting a 'celeb' foreword to 'the book'.

So, how is 'the book' going? Well, I'm about to start devoting time to it again. I'm sorry that life has got in the way over the past two or three years. I have recruited some assistance and I'm hoping to hear about some progress in the near future. Meanwhile, late mod Peter Heed has unearthed some valuable photos from 1970. I'm not going to put them on here because I've noticed the way that everything posted here gets treated as public domain and flogged to death all over the internet (like my ugly mug finding its way onto a poster in Brazil - bloody ridiculous!). I'm going to try to hold a few things back so there is some good, 'new' material for publication.

Fred Perry weather up here in Scotland!

I am glad you ignored the "celeb" part.I know he was not as famous as Elms but what about Jim Cox,M-o-M? He was there.He has written his Piece in "The Soul Stylists" and he ran a very successful "Reggae Train" for many years(until retiring recently).I nice fella to boot-excuse the pun......smile.gif
post #18263 of 19310
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Except Lennon hasn't lit his oily rag!

smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I'm going to make an exception with this detail from one of Peter Heed's photos. Pete and his mates identified themselves as mods right through the skinhead era. Some guys simply did, and saw a distinction. Here is one of Pete's mates in 1970. I dare say we wouldn't have turned our noses up at this 'look' - there's a lot we would recognise.


Good photo M-O-M. 

 

I remember writing when I first joined about having MTM Tonik strides made with all our extra bits and bobs - metal expanders etc and when I got them the tailor had put in pleats but they turned out good and acceptable.  The pleats were as in the picture. 

 

I still think the front money pocket looks smart and the rear one would match with a flap in proportion.  I agree with Colin the length is about right.  We liked to look smart and suits and trousers had to be acceptable at any function not just skinhead do's

 

Also back then you would never think of having any shirt outside your trousers.  Nowadays nothing seams to get tucked in

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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I am glad you ignored the "celeb" part.I know he was not as famous as Elms but what about Jim Cox,M-o-M? He was there.He has written his Piece in "The Soul Stylists" and he ran a very successful "Reggae Train" for many years(until retiring recently).I nice fella to boot-excuse the pun......smile.gif

He's another candidate all right.
post #18266 of 19310
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Good photo M-O-M. 

Fair dos, it's Pete Heed's, not mine.

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Also back then you would never think of having any shirt outside your trousers. 

I had to giggle, because this bloke is right next to the guy in the Fred Perry, in Pete's photo. biggrin.gif




To be fair, I do remember a number of blokes in S E London who wore short-sleeved, checked shirts loose over the waistband of their strides in warm weather. These usually seemed to be Jaytex or Brutus checks which were cut short and square in the waist. I think I've mentioned this before.
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Lots of shit being talked about Elms.

 

Fair enough his radio show is not everyone's cup of tea but you can't hold a  3 hour daily daytime Radio London Show spanning 3 decades if your'e shit at your job. It just doesn't happen.

Over the years I've met him at various do's plus up and down the country with Rangers and he's always come accross as a genuinely interesting fella and a proper gent. I reckon if you lot met him in the real world instead of hiding behind your keyboards bitching like jealous teenage girls you'd probably think he was alright too.

 

 

Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Elms, is a self-serving upstart, who is intent on feathering his nest using the historical memories of those who are either unwilling, or unable to use the medium of radio, tv and written press. He then uses other ill-informed, media sources to present himself as someone who was there... we all know he knows fuckall, he's best ignored and starved of the oxygen of publicity he craves, and depends on so much.


Sussed, mate!


Why the edit Ed? "Sussed mate" indeed.

 

Saying "Don't like it, Robert? - sue me!" and then editing and deleting makes you look a proper mug. Be a man. Stand by your words.

 

 

 

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Nice one Ed.I would do a pretty reasonable "Radio Show" about London,if I had the financial clout and the numerous "researchers" he has.

Yeah of course you could Brownie, course you could.

 

"Coulda been a contender" eh?

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Originally Posted by Grove View Post

Lots of shit being talked about Elms.

Fair enough his radio show is not everyone's cup of tea but you can't hold a  3 hour daily daytime Radio London Show spanning 3 decades if your'e shit at your job. It just doesn't happen.
Over the years I've met him at various do's plus up and down the country with Rangers and he's always come accross as a genuinely interesting fella and a proper gent. I reckon if you lot met him in the real world instead of hiding behind your keyboards bitching like jealous teenage girls you'd probably think he was alright too.

Well actually I have been in touch with him, about three years ago, about 'the book'. He was civil, which was all I asked, I'll give him that. I still say that finding his 'I was there' attitude a bit hard to take is fair comment and not 'bitching like a jealous teenage girl'. Or perhaps you don't include my comments in that description.

Guys, shall we agree we've had our say on this?
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I can't resist nodding to another style icon of the 50s and 60s. Here's Toshiro Mifune in Venice, looking cool or what!



That shows David Cameron, Ed Milliband, Michael Vaughan et al how to wear a two-button suit!
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I can't resist nodding to another style icon of the 50s and 60s. Here's Toshiro Mifune in Venice, looking cool or what!



That shows David Cameron, Ed Milliband, Michael Vaughan et al how to wear a two-button suit!

Mr Mifune definitely was a very stylish chap in his civvies. I've only seen images of him in his 'work gear' before.

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