I agree very much with roytonboy. I too learned or re-learned an incredible amount from all the 'originals' and from some of the younger guys who forced me to review some of my ideas and prejudices.
While I haven't walked away I do feel that discussions about life and style from around 1967 - 72 have almost been exhausted. It does for me raise the issue of whether the thread has indeed run its course.
One thing that interests me is how elements of what we have termed 'the Look' continue to influence things today and where the Look might go in the future. That is the main reason I started the thread called 'The Look Goes On' here on the SW&D SF board.
That thread still trundles on but has too perhaps started to come to the end of the road. It's certainly never been as popular as this one.
roytonboy suggests: 'Perhaps there is call for a different site now relating to skinhead styles of all eras? Posters could then swap ideas from different regions and time periods and people might be a more receptive to a bit of 'cross-fertilisation''. I would certainly be interested in that idea. roytonboy why not kick one off?