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The Madness logo and 'Specials' written on the guy's jeans on the left are dead giveaways you would have thought!


Definitely. I don't think either band released a record til '79.

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the plier trick for the braces worked a treat!, as good as new now, thanks again dukebox dury!

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What is your opinion on this sheepskin, it looks like a cheapskin to me, i already have to genuine sheepskins but i am looking for one with the suede lining around the collar and this fits the bill.

 

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the plier trick for the braces worked a treat!, as good as new now, thanks again dukebox dury!

No problem, glad to have helped. :D

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What is your opinion on this sheepskin, it looks like a cheapskin to me, i already have to genuine sheepskins but i am looking for one with the suede lining around the collar and this fits the bill.

 

 

 

Not bad, looks a lot like mine; maybe have the buttons replaced with them leather "football" buttons.  Much cooler looking than them tan plastic jobbers.  

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Originally Posted by Jukebox Dury View Post
 

That's usually the clips. After a while, some braces I've had, the clips wear out and stop gripping properly. I fixed them by bending the top half of the grip down with a pair of pliers. Alternatively, I've had a air of JTG braces, they have lasted a lot longer, so you could get a pair of those(if you haven't already:D).

I only bought a pair of JTG braces the other week. At first, they seemed to be better quality than other brands. Their grip was firm enough to hold on to trousers made of thinner cloth, which cheapo brands fail to do. However, yesterday one of the clips just snapped and broke in three pieces as I opened it - after only one week of use!


I must say I'm disappointed given JTG's excellent reputation. Maybe I just happened to get that one in a thousand faulty pair? In any case, I now ordered a somewhat overpriced pair of Merc braces and shall report back.

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

I only bought a pair of JTG braces the other week. At first, they seemed to be better quality than other brands. Their grip was firm enough to hold on to trousers made of thinner cloth, which cheapo brands fail to do. However, yesterday one of the clips just snapped and broke in three pieces as I opened it - after only one week of use!


I must say I'm disappointed given JTG's excellent reputation. Maybe I just happened to get that one in a thousand faulty pair? In any case, I now ordered a somewhat overpriced pair of Merc braces and shall report back.

I did forget to mention that the stitching came loose on the back clips but I stitched it back in myself 

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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post

What is your opinion on this sheepskin, it looks like a cheapskin to me, i already have to genuine sheepskins but i am looking for one with the suede lining around the collar and this fits the bill.



Just mentioning that back in the day 'cheapskin' was the name given to one made from suedette, with MMF fleece lining, and you could spot them a mile away. So if that one is genuine sheep it's kosher.
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Originally Posted by Jukebox Dury View Post
 

I did forget to mention that the stitching came loose on the back clips but I stitched it back in myself 

 

Not just a case of one in a thousand, then! In fairness, JTG do not even brand their braces, and it's unclear where they're getting them from.

 

If the Merc ones aren't any better, I'll seriously consider looking for a pair of 'vintage braces'. Probably one of the more ridiculous things one can do, but if the quality is better....

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Can't see vintage clip-on braces lasting so well given their plastic grip teeth and rubber elastication.
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Just mentioning that back in the day 'cheapskin' was the name given to one made from suedette, with MMF fleece lining, and you could spot them a mile away. So if that one is genuine sheep it's kosher.

 

To be fair it looks like the one ive got now apart from the collar liner, buttons on the right side etc, the collar on the one i posted here looks to be real sheepskin and the liner is synthetic, atleast that is what the ebay page says.

 

As for braces, i would just do the trick what dury said, seems to be working well for me, i cant imagine the old braces being that much better.

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Can't see vintage clip-on braces lasting so well given their plastic grip teeth and rubber elastication.

 

Saw some respectable looking ones on ebay, but maybe you're right.

 

Anyway, the Merc braces have arrived, and it looks like my problem's solved for now. Tight lock like a pitbull's jaw even on thinner material. They look and feel really good quality, too. So unless they disintegrate in no time like the JTG ones, I think I'm getting my next pair from Merc.


Edited by Bela Kun - 10/22/15 at 11:11am
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Just mentioning that back in the day 'cheapskin' was the name given to one made from suedette, with MMF fleece lining, and you could spot them a mile away. So if that one is genuine sheep it's kosher.


Yes , I remember those "cheapskins" back in the day , they really looked nothing like the thing but I have noticed more recently that their attempts to make suedette are much more convincing and you need to get closer to sus' them . .

 

I just got mine back from the cleaners last week , cost me 60quid .. ouch. .

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Definitely. I don't think either band released a record til '79.

Actually the pic highlights a difference perhaps between the originals and the revival lot - the former really didn't care about displaying any allegiances to bands, football teams, music genres etc. except perhaps via scarves and tattoos?  By the late seventies there was a whole industry flogging badges, pins, t shirts etc...

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