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post #22381 of 25197
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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post


It raises the point was the 'look' by then a more traditional return to working class roots or was it genuinely subversive?

Back in the day such questions didn't occur to us. It was simply what we wore. End of.
post #22382 of 25197
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Back in the day such questions didn't occur to us. It was simply what we wore. End of.

Yes, I thought that might be the case, just like there were no 'hard mods' at the time...

post #22383 of 25197

The denim dog ear collar shirt is made of a 6oz hemp/ organic cotton blend. The hemp adds insulation and durability. The indigo dye gives the shirt more character with every wash and ironing. Plain back ,pewter buttons, and gussets. Comes in Small through XL.
150 USD
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Limited edition

 

post #22384 of 25197

I'm thinking of getting a suit made for Xmas -  but to be honest, I'm new to suits.

 

Now, I like the cut of classic skinhead suits, but not keen on tonic/two tone (it's ok for a pair of trousers, but there's something too flash/shiny about two tone suits for my liking). So it will be plain dark navy wool.

 

Can the originals help me out whether I'm getting the specifications right?

 

JACKET

 

3 buttons, single breasted

slim notch lapel (is peak lapel an option?)

curved bottom

2 slanted pockets + hanky pocket + ticket pocket (I'm aware there were 'ticket pocket competitions', but I'd rather leave it at just one)

4+ sleeve buttons

centre vent

waisted

I'll probably ask for dark red/burgundy lining.


TROUSERS

 

flat front/no pleats

slanted side pockets

1 back pocket on the right (as in Sta-Prest trousers)? With flap or without? 

slim fit (as in mod style) rather than regular

trousers ending at 'no break'
Any belt loops? How many? What style?

 

 

 

Anything else? 

 

I'm sure there were variations, but right now I'm interested in the most stereotypical, classic 1970 'skinhead suit' (except for the fabric). Do the above specifications sound about right?


Edited by Bela Kun - 11/18/15 at 5:03am
post #22385 of 25197
^ curved bottom='cutaway' front. You have not specified the shoulders - square or rounded basically - perhaps the most important feature together with the waist. Also no specification of the 'skirt' below the waist - flared or not. Can also have a slight flare at the jacket cuffs, or not. Jacket a bit longer or shorter? Also need to think of the height of the top button and the gorge (the notch between lapel and collar). No idea which of these might be 'skinhead', just something you need to think of. Just an inch different on any of this makes a big difference to how it looks. Proportion is everything, and that is before fitting everything to your anatomy.
Edited by covskin - 11/18/15 at 3:22am
post #22386 of 25197
Take a look at www.thickasthievesla.com for MTM suits with Mod / skin details at a very reasonable price. Jason who used to post on here has good experience of the kind of look you're aiming at. I recently posted about a suit I got from them on my blog (see below).
post #22387 of 25197
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Take a look at www.thickasthievesla.com for MTM suits with Mod / skin details at a very reasonable price. Jason who used to post on here has good experience of the kind of look you're aiming at. I recently posted about a suit I got from them on my blog (see below).

I must say I like the 'house style' overlapping ticket pocket flap, would work well as a little nod to skinhead within something more mainstream.
post #22388 of 25197

I have a suit from Thick As Thieves, which is very nice, but unfortunately my wife took my measurements about three days before Easter, and I'd given up alcohol for Lent-- so, since I do like my ale, I *STILL* can't wear the thing!!!!!  :embar:

  Either way, very nice craftsmanship and sharp as hell.  I opted for the 3-button, single vented, skinhead suit with MOP buttons in a nice petrol blue sharkskin(which didn't have too much of a "sheen" to it, just enough for it to be a 'fun' suit without it being too flash).  

 

Very nice work, good little details, and an all-around alright guy.  

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This tartan button down is constructed out of herringbone twill cotton from Japan. Features a high roll collar with a 3rd button at the back to keep a tie in place and prevent the collar from drifting. A locker loop, full box pleat down the back and gussets to reinforce the seams affirms our devotion to a quality shirt. Limited supply in stock, available to order. 
Comes in Traditional and slim fit.

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post #22390 of 25197
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post



Anything else? 



You might take a look at Adam of London for some suit ideas. They carry much more than straightforward skinhead suits, but the cut and detail looks good, and there is a chance to try something on. Nearest tube is Ladbroke Grove, I believe.
post #22391 of 25197
Well, just caught up on 800 plus pages, I'm a quick reader, but that was rather exhausting!

Much to my dismay, I see redheads lampooned (une injustice flagrante) and my less than efficient transcribing skills being highlighted! Well, on the second point, I will concede a lack of progress (though not will). Mr. Mystery, please email me what you need me to do and I promise to get on with it (honest).

As for the squabbling, seems I can't leave you boys alone for a minute! However, the more irrelevant nonsense you talk the less work for me..............

Roytonboy had an excellent idea about asking specific questions for the book to fill in where we have a gap in knowledge or require a bit more material, perhaps when the gaps are identified this could breath a little life into the discussion?

I think that the fuller a picture we paint about the 'Mod to Suedehead' period the better: personally, I like the football crack, the clothes, the music, the attitude and don't think that any one element exists in isolation. Without the corresponding milieu, any examination will be superficial.

That's all for now, I'm off to pose at the bar......

To Monsieur l'Inspecteur, glad you're safe and well.
post #22392 of 25197

who can tell the difference between this one...

 

....And that one from Uniqlo ?

 

Yes, the price of course !

post #22393 of 25197
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

who can tell the difference between this one...

 

....And that one from Uniqlo ?

 

Yes, the price of course !


One made by kids in Bangledesh/China? The other made by craftsman in the USA?

post #22394 of 25197
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Originally Posted by The Syllabus View Post
 


One made by kids in Bangledesh/China? The other made by craftsman in the USA?

This is a very (& too) easy answer i was waiting for. Anyway both are horrid. Lumberjack is back. And i wouldn't pay 150 dollars for a shirt, even made by a 'USA craftsman' who is most probably a chinese immigrant BTW :D 

post #22395 of 25197
So it's not the price that's bothering you, it's the style of the shirt? foo.gif
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