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Some diverse footwear here:

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Maybe they were off to do some DIY?

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He's a big lad!

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Definitely period MoM. Don't know when or where these two are (and they are several years older so will be earlier) but this is how 15/16 year old 'bootboys' looked like to me in 1974. Being behind the times is not always a bad thing!
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^  I posted that pic at least six months ago. They are said to be  'Newcastle suedeheads, 1971'.

 

Ed, the tall black lad: 'That's Big Ray from Whitley Bay, 1974' (quote: buttons)


Edited by Clouseau - 1/13/16 at 7:55am
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Some diverse footwear here:
 

 

It was Coventry 1969 Ed,so that is probably the reason.

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Some diverse footwear here:

Braces outside the slipover, looks a bit naff. .

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Braces outside the slipover, looks a bit naff. .
Yeh, it was a look I never took to.

I do remember having braces on under a very thin knit crew neck and 'gold' Levi sta-prest in the summer of '69 though.

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It was Coventry 1969 Ed,so that is probably the reason.
Almost like an evolutionary thing with 'steelies', monkey boots and DMs.

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Looks like more Wranglers than Levi's too.
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 1/14/16 at 11:18am
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A while ago someone posted a link to a video of a skinhead in a youth club being interviewed. He's wearing a green suede levi jacket. Does anyone remember this and where I can find it?

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Almost like an evolutionary thing with 'steelies', monkey boots and DMs.

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Looks like more Wranglers than Levi's too.


Certainly it was the beginning of skinheads in Coventry in 1969 and I would agree about it being evolutionary.We did talk about these lads a couple of years ago after Closeau posted the photo.They had only just had their hair cropped and were on their way to the Locarno.IIRC, Wranglers were easier to get hold of at the time?

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Braces outside the slipover, looks a bit naff. .

I wasn't going to mention this, as it's a bee in my bonnet. It's one of these things that I always declare "Skinheads didn't do that!", and then along comes photo evidence of some skinheads doing it...

... and the next thing you see is hordes of people (later types trying to recapture what they suppose the look to have been) doing it.

Damn this bee! Anyone got any insect spray?
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Certainly it was the beginning of skinheads in Coventry in 1969 and I would agree about it being evolutionary.We did talk about these lads a couple of years ago after Closeau posted the photo.They had only just had their hair cropped and were on their way to the Locarno.IIRC, Wranglers were easier to get hold of at the time?

 

To me it is something an old codger would do , like , having his tie hang outside his v-neck sweater , that is something that used to rip my knitting. .

 

You know it reminds me that a couple of Mods, back in the day , wore what was effectively a cagoule . Then Dickie Barnes brought that book out and there is a guy wearing one , a guy called MIck( with GT on the flyscreen). Then it gets re-labelled a scooter smock and becomes something that one is to covet. .

 

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Certainly it was the beginning of skinheads in Coventry in 1969 and I would agree about it being evolutionary.We did talk about these lads a couple of years ago after Closeau posted the photo.They had only just had their hair cropped and were on their way to the Locarno.IIRC, Wranglers were easier to get hold of at the time?

 

I think so , they had big factories in this country at the time. .

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The Coventry boots and braces boys would not have got into Ilford Palais, Tottenham Royal or the Lyceum in the Strand dressed like that in 1969.In fact I seem to remember you even had to wear a tie to get in to most dancehalls. The dress code at their Locarno must have been slack.
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