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post #22036 of 24884

Well i don't think anyone has noticed yet, the short arms is the biggest problem!.

post #22037 of 24884
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Now that is starting to look a lot like a generic non-Alpha Industries ma-1. Chicken and egg situation?

I thought the same thing when I saw this photo,

I know what you are saying

In the late 70's and early 80's, there were cheap imitation MA-1 jackets,
I know because I was there 😜
And I had one, they were thin, not as blouson as the MA-1 and had no lining, mainly in green but did see them in navy blue,
But one key factor! They did have the upper arm pockets,
They were shiny nylon, that's not to say they didn't do them in a matte finish, I just never saw one.

And I agree, I can see a correlation, between the MA-1 and Monkey jacket and who is to say, if one design didn't copy or take
Ideas off the other, only the original designers of each garment, will know that!
post #22038 of 24884


Talking of " monkey " style jackets,
This is a photo from 1995, not exactly original, revival or whatever period you want to call it
Any way, it's a photo with myself and my missus and some friends,
The picture is not particularly clear,
So will have to take my word for it,
My missus is behind the lady in the foreground and she is wearing my jacket,
this jacket was bought from a catalogue, don't remember which one,
But what I can tell you is, it was matte green, of a "Harrington " type of material, it had no lining and no piping and no upper arm pockets or flaps on pockets

So to say "Monkey" style jackets went off the face of the earth by 1968 or whatever year it was suggested they disappeared, is to be, quite honest , a complete and utter nonsense.
post #22039 of 24884


Here is said jacket, again about 95, not a quality picture, have tried to close up to get more detail,
I think as with all clothes, they tend to look better on a slimmer person, so when I bought this jacket, was carrying a bit of weight ( still do ) so got a jacket that was one size to big, if it was in a smaller chap in a smaller size it no doubt would have looked better and not as blouson like
post #22040 of 24884

Looks like a standard work jacket that would be made by the brands Dickies,Ben Davis or Red Kap here in the states.

post #22041 of 24884
I agree, just a bog standard jacket, don't remember the make, wasn't Dickies , you can get their stuff over here and I would of rembered that.

monkey jackets are not really flashy jackets anyway, suppose what makes them a bit different were the ones with the piping, maybe that's why they weren't particulary fashionable after the late 60's, they are quite boring.
I had another one about 10 years ago, beige coloured with brown collar and cuffs with orange piping, I was not fussed about it, so gave it away
post #22042 of 24884


I just realised I got another one, this is about 6/7 years ago and just realised I quite like it, will have to dig it out again, it's a Fred Perry, it's is a shiny nylon material, not matte though
post #22043 of 24884

Now assuming this is from the 1960's (not totally sure about that - just found it on FB) it has some interesting details (jeans with turn ups, young guy up the back with very short hair and somebody wearing one of those horse riding hats!)

 

post #22044 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post
 

Now assuming this is from the 1960's (not totally sure about that - just found it on FB) it has some interesting details (jeans with turn ups, young guy up the back with very short hair and somebody wearing one of those horse riding hats!)

 

This is Original.There is a series of pics with these guys..Have seen several Original Mods with the Riding Hat (brought back bay the Casuals).

post #22045 of 24884
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Being a lefty Yorkshireman does not help either, but that's not really relevant i guess. 



No need to apologise for that either! smile.gif
post #22046 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post

Now assuming this is from the 1960's (not totally sure about that - just found it on FB) it has some interesting details (jeans with turn ups, young guy up the back with very short hair and somebody wearing one of those horse riding hats!)



Whether the picture is 'original' or not, that helmet made to look like a Deerstalker definitely is. They were marketed in the 1960s. Everoak did one, and I think it's the same one as in your picture above:

AppleMark

I thought Kangol made one too, but I think I was mistaken about that.

I'm trying to figure out whether the guy in the photo below is wearing one. Difficult to say from that angle.

post #22047 of 24884
... and like I said, enough already about the spurious link between the 1967 surfer jacket and the MA-1! All they had in common was a zip.

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post #22048 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


No need to apologise for that either! smile.gif

 

One of the reasons my nickname is arthur scargill, cant stop ranting after a few pints, much to the annoyance of my mates!.

 

Saw a lad wearing one of those deerstalker hats few month ago, looked a bit like sherlock.

post #22049 of 24884

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Whether the picture is 'original' or not, that helmet made to look like a Deerstalker definitely is. They were marketed in the 1960s. Everoak did one, and I think it's the same one as in your picture above:

AppleMark

I thought Kangol made one too, but I think I was mistaken about that.
 
 
 

Dorfman Pacific made one as well I'm not sure if that brand was available in the UK though.


Edited by Sirryacus - 10/12/15 at 8:29am
post #22050 of 24884
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

... and like I said, enough already about the spurious link between the 1967 surfer jacket and the MA-1! All they had in common was a zip.

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No
Let's us carry on taliking about a possible link, just to wind this bloke up!
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