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Certainly not around my way either . I reckon it would have been the later half of the seventies before I saw a youngster whom , I knew had not been in the services, with a tattoo . Changed times now , with a significant amount of people having tattoos, including the ladies. Back in the day, the only time you'd see a female with a tattoo would be is she were a travelling type woman. .

My manor was also a tattoo free zone except for the simple saint or swift tattoo that some boys had when they started work at 16.We all rated ourselves and thought we were going places and that tattoos would hold us back. That's what our mums and dads told us anyway. 

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun 
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They're just regular working class kids wearing what was fashionable at the time, i.e. DMs, braces, Sta Prest, lower case crombies, Harringtons...

The only thing that seemed to distinguish 'skinheads' was the hair.

An important philosophical point, at what point do you become a skinhead? For me, I had 6 hole DMs, harrington, Fred Perry, Levis around 1979/80 followed by donkey jacket and crombie around 1981/82. Only then did I get the crop followed by a green ma1 then an upgrade from 10 to 14 holers. Only from 1982 do I now class myself as a skinhead but I was already growing out of my crombie! Just seen a tv documentary made around my way in the early 80s that brought this all back - showing 'skinheads' from a time just before the emergence of the green ma1, 14 holers and short crop uniform look. Were we skinheads all that time?
Edited by covskin - 2/12/16 at 6:21am
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Originally Posted by Soul Vision View Post
 
Moss Bros advertising
Forthcoming exhibition

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

31 March - 19 June 2016

This ambitious new exhibition tells the story of men’s fashion and the emergence of the modern male wardrobe – taking the visitor on a journey from the tailoring workshops of the mid-19th century to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the Swinging ‘60s.

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish explores the contribution of Jews to the design, manufacture and retail of ready-to-wear men’s clothing.  For over 100 years British menswear set trends which led the world – and many of the most influential figures of that period were Jews, from Montague Burton and Moses Moss to Cecil Gee and Michael Fish.

 

 

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/menswear

The Jewish contribution to Menswear for me was immense. My first monkey jacket Rumford market, Romford. First Ben Sherman Mintz, Romford. First DM's Blackmanns Brick Lane. First America shirt and Harrington, John Simons Squire shop. Mohair from a Jewish guy in Petticoat Lane and made into a suit by a local Jewish tailors. A crombie from Moss Bros and so on. What happened to that Jewish connection? Where did they all go?

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

The Jewish contribution to Menswear for me was immense. My first monkey jacket Rumford market, Romford. First Ben Sherman Mintz, Romford. First DM's Blackmanns Brick Lane. First America shirt and Harrington, John Simons Squire shop. Mohair from a Jewish guy in Petticoat Lane and made into a suit by a local Jewish tailors. A crombie from Moss Bros and so on. What happened to that Jewish connection? Where did they all go?

Israel ? :tounge:

Seriously, it was the same in Paris, there was a lot of jewish shops in the 70s where you could get Imported MIUSA Levi's, outerwear (MA-1, A2), shoes, etc that you couldn't find in other places. All these little shops disappeared.

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...or maybe Edgware.
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What happened? Uniqlo, H+M, etc., etc.
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Tattoo-free in my area too.  I remember the Southend crew all had a small rose tattooed on one earlobe but don't recall seeing many conventional tattoo's anywhere back then.

 

I also relied on those good old Jewish shops like Mintz and Davies in Chelmsford and Romford.  I got my first knitted tie, Solatios, 'Crombie', Levis, Ben Sherman from Mintz's.

 

There was another great Jewish father and son emporium in Chelmsford called Freeman's.

 

The guys on The Look Goes On like to meet up every 6 months or so.  We last met in late November and are due to meet in the Summer.  We could do something to coincide with the last days of the exhibition?  PM if interested and I'll put something up on the other thread.

 

Cheers.

 
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Just seen a tv documentary made around my way in the early 80s that brought this all back - showing 'skinheads' from a time just before the emergence of the green ma1, 14 holers and short crop uniform look. Were we skinheads all that time?

Where can we see the documentary?

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https://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-underage-1982/

Recognise quite a few people in this. From a time before you could learn to be a skinhead out of a book. And at the end, why I fucking hate The Specials.
Edited by covskin - 2/12/16 at 3:27pm
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1) Pop Boutique off Covent Garden has donkey jackets on sale for 20 quid (formerly 60). A controversial item, I know - but can you say no given the price? Good quality, too.

 

2) Fly fronted macs in 1968/69 - did they absolutely have to have this type of collar? 

 

 

 

Or was this collar shape (and similar) acceptable?

 

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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

https://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-underage-1982/

Recognise quite a few people in this. From a time before you could learn to be a skinhead out of a book. And at the end, why I fucking hate The Specials.


Looks like a decent watch, but I'm not paying £2.50 though. I'm also not going to search it out for free on the web elsewhere. Not that I'm particularly bothered about copyright infringement, I just don't fancy searching for 'underage film' on google. 

post #22962 of 24897
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post

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Fly fronted macs in 1968/69 - did they absolutely have to have this type of collar? 

Or was this collar shape (and similar) acceptable?

Same collar, the second is just opened out. You might be thinking of a greatcoat mac collar - absolutely unacceptable!
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Does anyone else think the Guy at 6:41 looks Familiar? A Suedehead from a Short Wigan Casino Doc.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW6-Nuon9-E&index=51&list=RD9GQ-bqU_9y4

post #22964 of 24897

Everytime I find a pair of MIE Dr. Martens on the second hand market they pretty much are this style and look to be in this condition usually with off the wall laces never the ones that came with them.

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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post
 

Everytime I find a pair of MIE Dr. Martens on the second hand market they pretty much are this style and look to be in this condition usually with off the wall laces never the ones that came with them.


I suspect they have been bought with a sort of worn upper look because the soles look new. In recent years my DM's have always went to the bin with a good upper still on them but a sole that is fucked . .

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