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Originally Posted by Paint House Gang View Post

Not that's its really possible to define a hipster these days as anything other than 'trendy young person' but Blur pre-date all that. As Soul Vision mentioned they played around with various Skinhead and 80s Casual looks. Apparently they were told to cut it out with the DMs and Union Jacks due to unwanted right-wing overtones. Can't seem to find any online but there are definitely photos of them in DMs and Harringtons. Then there's the Sergio Taccini zip-up Damon's wearing in the Park LIfe video....

Damon Albarn knows his roots from "hard mod" to "casual". But let's face it, all the traditional clobber is mainstream for a long time now.

 

In this 2012 show, he sports a harrington, oxblood DMs and turn-ups

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAkRuMWIFs

 

In 2015, he seems to favor the MA-1

 

 

and the leather version too

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

Damon Albarn knows his roots from "hard mod" to "casual". But let's face it, all the traditional clobber is mainstream for a long time now.

In this 2012 show, he sports a harrington, oxblood DMs and turn-ups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAkRuMWIFs

In 2015, he seems to favor the MA-1




and the leather version too



The leather MA-1 is a holy grail of mine. Someday... Someday!

On a side note, Clouseau, I'm glad to see that you're safe. I have many froends in Paris, and a couple of them were not 300 yards from Bataclan that night, I was worried sick for their safety. I know this forum has nothing to do with current events; I just had to say it.
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Take a look at this pic - it is supposed to show some major fashion trends amongst male 'hipsters'.

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Now, if asked to describe what a 'hipster' looks like, I would have gone along to a large extent with what's shown above. I would have said: "Bushy beard, shortish hair, checked shirt often with button-braces over it, sleeves rolled up to show an armful of tribal tats, skinny jeans with untidy turn-ups, and clumpy boots."

The funny thing is that a couple of months ago I saw a TV documentary about a police unit dealing with street disturbances on a 'problem estate' (it may have been in Wales, I'm not sure), and I spotted at least two blokes dressed like that amongst the 'troublemakers'.What that says to me is that that kind of 'look' is becoming nothing more than a fashion, and is becoming much less related to class than we would suppose.

 

Here in Boston pseudo skinhead style is fast fashion. Many places like Primark, H&M, and Uniqlo now offer a hipsterfied version of the look. The new trend for college guys is harrington or chesterfield, skinny jeans or skinny fit low rise chinos with turn ups, and dr martens.. Oh yeah, the beard is definitely present in the look too. Ten years ago if you saw anyone around here who even resembled a skinhead, they most likely were one. That's not the case anymore.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

As I recall, back in the day you just went into a shop and asked for 'Levis'. I never heard anyone talk numbers.

There is a lot to be said for both a limited range of product and for shopkeepers that are knowing.
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post #22370 of 24872
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Ease, up - you're talking to one! biggrin.gif

Just to get back to the topic of 'our' era, I think I have mentioned before that the first mainstream mods (short hair, levis, etc. pre-skinhead) I saw in London were in the suburbs.

There is a difference mate, you are middle class, but not a wanker as well.  I'm middle class too btw...When it comes to Blur and their dabbling in various 'looks' the word dilettante comes to mind, maybe I am being too harsh, I don't know...

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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post


...you are middle class, but not a wanker as well...

Thank you for that vote of confidence. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

As I recall, back in the day you just went into a shop and asked for 'Levis'. I never heard anyone talk numbers.

I think it was 1980 before I saw a pair of Levi's with a button fly and I thought , wtf. When I enquired of the assistant , I think I was told something about durability . .give me a zip any day of the week . .
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I think it was 1980 before I saw a pair of Levi's with a button fly and I thought , wtf. When I enquired of the assistant , I think I was told something about durability . .give me a zip any day of the week . .

Same here. Back in the 60's you just went in the shop and bought a pair of Levi's, Lee or Wrangler. The shops didn't have a range of numbers. The jeans were all zip fly with a similar cut. I first had red tab Levi's and I can still remember the smell of them when new. One time I got home to find I had bought orange tab and I thought they were knockoff. Back then I only had one or two pairs of jeans at any one time. I now have over 12 pairs and I would swap them all for my first pair of 501's.or the pair of Lee's I bought in NY in the mid 70's.

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Interesting to see in this clip many pretty horrible fashions for 1969 - I guess it highlights how the skinhead look was in many ways in total opposition to more 'mainstream styles' by that time.  It raises the point was the 'look' by then a more traditional return to working class roots or was it genuinely subversive?

 

A few other things - there is a young bloke who sports a bit of a mod look at 1.21 and the company Yangtzekiang Garment Limited or YGM who you can see have a stand.  I had never heard of them before but they are a Chinese outfit apparently.  Anyone remember their clothes?  Were they cheap and nasty?

 

Men And Boys Wear Exhibition (1969)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIOBdb1_P5Y

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post

Same here. Back in the 60's you just went in the shop and bought a pair of Levi's, Lee or Wrangler. The shops didn't have a range of numbers. The jeans were all zip fly with a similar cut. I first had red tab Levi's and I can still remember the smell of them when new. One time I got home to find I had bought orange tab and I thought they were knockoff. Back then I only had one or two pairs of jeans at any one time. I now have over 12 pairs and I would swap them all for my first pair of 501's.or the pair of Lee's I bought in NY in the mid 70's.
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I hear ye man . I can also remember my first pair of Levi's and their smell and also how bloody stiff they were . I was actually in the States when I saw my first Levis with the button fly and the assistant could see my horror so, she got me to try on what was to be my first pair of Lee jeans ( the assistant referred to them as Lee Riders) . .

I went away happy enough , but if it hadn't been for the assistant I would have been more likely to have left empty handed . . I liked that assistant . .
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Originally Posted by Ivyskin89 View Post
 

 

Here in Boston pseudo skinhead style is fast fashion. Many places like Primark, H&M, and Uniqlo now offer a hipsterfied version of the look. The new trend for college guys is harrington or chesterfield, skinny jeans or skinny fit low rise chinos with turn ups, and dr martens.. Oh yeah, the beard is definitely present in the look too. Ten years ago if you saw anyone around here who even resembled a skinhead, they most likely were one. That's not the case anymore.

'THE LOOK ' is taken from America Colleges in the first place - where do you think ' The Harrington ' came from .

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I hear ye man . I can also remember my first pair of Levi's and their smell and also how bloody stiff they were . I was actually in the States when I saw my first Levis with the button fly and the assistant could see my horror so, she got me to try on what was to be my first pair of Lee jeans ( the assistant referred to them as Lee Riders) . .

I went away happy enough , but if it hadn't been for the assistant I would have been more likely to have left empty handed . . I liked that assistant . .

Me and my girlfriend bought 4 pairs of Lee Riders in a warehouse store near Brooklyn bridge. The assistant was a friendly old Jewish guy who gave us free Lee key fobs which I still have to this day. I think the jeans were less than half price compared to UK. I've loved Lee jeans ever since.

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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

'THE LOOK ' is taken from America Colleges in the first place - where do you think ' The Harrington ' came from .


Yeah but there's nothing neat and tidy about the gear/facial hair/5-gauge ear plug things being sported to which Nik is referring. It's a sloppy hodge-podge and definitely not a cohesive "look". It looks like a bunch of clothes put in into a Cuisinart and pasted on!
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"5-gauge ear plug things" ha ha what a classic expression and hideous look!

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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post

"5-gauge ear plug things" ha ha what a classic expression and hideous look!

Haha, I don't know the proper name for them, but you know what I mean! Haha, awful stuff. That and multiple facial piercings are a huge pet peeve of mine-- especially when you see a beautiful girl's looks just ruined by them. Different strokes and all, but Yeesh!
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