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post #1921 of 24861
ok thanks for the insight, mine is more like mom's used to be so i will keep the comb in parting instead.
post #1922 of 24861
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Sorry - means nothing to me.

Norwegians was of course the tag applied back in the 1930s to the soft shoe that became known as the loafer, this US version giving more than a passing nod to the Norwegian fisherman's shoe on which it was modelled. Eventually corrupted to Weejun as we know.

Later, and I think retrospectively, the chunkier loafer / shoe worn from around 1971 was called a 'Norwegian' seen here on the right:



I'm wearing some here in October 1971.



any help?
post #1923 of 24861
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Just out of interest, Brideshead - what, from a London perspective, would you 'classify' the look of the three lads on the right as? (As a style I mean!)
post #1924 of 24861
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post
Just out of interest, Brideshead - what, from a London perspective, would you 'classify' the look of the three lads on the right as? (As a style I mean!)

When I sort of dressed like the above i did not consider myself anything, We never said.. well we are no longer skinheads, We just moved on. Or we never looked back thinking we was once Skinheads,
It was just all forgotten.
post #1925 of 24861
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When I sort of dressed like the above i did not consider myself anything, We never said.. well we are no longer skinheads, We just moved on. Or we never looked back thinking we was once Skinheads,
It was just all forgotten.

Exactly the same with me and my mates at the time.
post #1926 of 24861
Hello MoM - you're famous ! Look at the bottom photos -
aggroandsmart.piczo.com

sorry don't know how to add link.


Anybody want a copy of 'The Way We Wore' by Robert Elms?
PM me your address and I'll send you it (got it for 20p in library sale)
post #1927 of 24861
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When I sort of dressed like the above i did not consider myself anything, We never said.. well we are no longer skinheads, We just moved on. Or we never looked back thinking we was once Skinheads,
It was just all forgotten.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Exactly the same with me and my mates at the time.
Based on the above, I have a question for any originals in here. Did any of you stick to the skinhead look from the 60's until present day, or was that considered too backward or out of date rolling into the 70's? Also, if not (as stated above), after moving on, did you then at a future date become interested in the look again and revive that? Or are you looking back at that time with an experts retrospect, -commenting on the social history and in a way documenting the sartorial aspect as you lived it then (but not now)?
post #1928 of 24861
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Hello MoM - you're famous ! Look at the bottom photos -
aggroandsmart.piczo.com

sorry don't know how to add link.


You mean here, the pics at the bottom? Bloody cheek - never gave my permission! Never mind.
post #1929 of 24861
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Originally Posted by Con Seanery View Post
Based on the above, I have a question for any originals in here. Did any of you stick to the skinhead look from the 60's until present day, or was that considered too backward or out of date rolling into the 70's? Also, if not (as stated above), after moving on, did you then at a future date become interested in the look again and revive that? Or are you looking back at that time with an experts retrospect, -commenting on the social history and in a way documenting the sartorial aspect as you lived it then (but not now)?

I re-adopted some of the look for a while during the punk era, but as I was pushing 30 and beyond around then I didn't do so in a big way. I came back to a lot of the style in my 50s because it was smart and stylish, and because it made an old geezer look a bit distinctive, different from all the other old geezers. Oh, and because it goes with my nearly being bald!
post #1930 of 24861
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I re-adopted some of the look for a while during the punk era, but as I was pushing 30 and beyond around then I didn't do so in a big way. I came back to a lot of the style in my 50s because it was smart and stylish, and because it made an old geezer look a bit distinctive, different from all the other old geezers. Oh, and because it goes with my nearly being bald!

In a copy of British Vogue in 1978 or 79 there was a spread under the banner 'I've seen the future and it's Mod'. We all know about the Mod revival around that time and from then until now I have incorporated 'hard mod' as far as possible in my wardrobe. It does always remain a kind of benchmark throughout your life I think.
post #1931 of 24861
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You mean here, the pics at the bottom? Bloody cheek - never gave my permission! Never mind.

Which ones are you MoM?

Not sure what the copper is about to do! (third of the way down on left).
post #1932 of 24861
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post
Just out of interest, Brideshead - what, from a London perspective, would you 'classify' the look of the three lads on the right as? (As a style I mean!)

Little Queenie, it's all been said I think.

Perhaps I should just add that their 'cross-over' style is in each case a little different from what I recall. The crew neck on the right was, for example, being worn in 1968 in London - but obviously with different shirt and shoes although the jeans would have been the same. The guy in the roll neck is probably closer to the style I recall from 1971 - but we would have 'progressed' to slight flares by then (see my other thread - plug, plug!)

Did it have a name? See the other thread
post #1933 of 24861
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Which ones are you MoM?

Right down at the bottom - the guy in the Harrington, the guy in the sheepskin and sta-prest, the guy in the sleeveless pullover, and the guy throttling Mark Williams (who was actually a good mate of mine).
post #1934 of 24861
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Right down at the bottom - the guy in the Harrington, the guy in the sheepskin and sta-prest, the guy in the sleeveless pullover, and the guy throttling Mark Williams (who was actually a good mate of mine).

All very cool indeed!
post #1935 of 24861
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All very cool indeed!

speaking of cool, here are three of the coolest blokes ever, in their Harringtons.
LL
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