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Blackpool Mecca 1971.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         From this site.       http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/image_galleries/northern_soul_past_gallery.shtml?3

post #22997 of 24891
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The leather actually looks decent on them but like yourself , they don't have my size either . .

Let us know how you get on , if you do pull the trigger on those numbers. .

I bought the size 11 in brown and although I normally take a 10 they fit me well. So Clouseau was correct on DM sizing. They do look big on the feet and for a chukka boot they look a bit industrial. Not much bounce and they need breaking in. The advert said MIE but mine are Thailand. But for £66 I am not complaining.

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Was googling the 'Spy Kids' fanzine and wondered if anyone who had one of those 'spy kids' tattoos

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...now get asked why they have Sid the Sexist tattooed on their arm

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Tits oot fa tha lads...
Edited by covskin - 2/18/16 at 5:27am
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no, because it looks nothing like Sid the Sexist, but I did get asked if it was an Elvis tattoo

post #23000 of 24891
Saw a girl with, of all things, a Borat tattoo. Now that is going to be interesting.
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I bought the size 11 in brown and although I normally take a 10 they fit me well. So Clouseau was correct on DM sizing. They do look big on the feet and for a chukka boot they look a bit industrial. Not much bounce and they need breaking in. The advert said MIE but mine are Thailand. But for £66 I am not complaining.

Yes in recent years , the DM's not made in the UK tend to be of a poor quality . In need of breaking in and a bloody good polish too. .

 

. .thanks for the update , Bob. .

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Still rolling my eyes at the words 'Spy Kids'.
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Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
 

Yes in recent years , the DM's not made in the UK tend to be of a poor quality . In need of breaking in and a bloody good polish too. .

 

. .thanks for the update , Bob. .

 

My ''tower'' boots seem to be decent quality, there 8 holes are shite, though.

 

Nothing to do with boots, but lee rider jackets seem to be better quality than levis jackets these days

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Originally Posted by The Saint View Post
 

Yes in recent years , the DM's not made in the UK tend to be of a poor quality . In need of breaking in and a bloody good polish too. .

 

. .thanks for the update , Bob. .

You're right about overseas made DM's. I spent a few hours walking around in them today and I think by the time I break them in they will be worn out. My first reaction when I saw them was that I need to get to work on them with the polish. I wouldn't recommend buying them at the full price unless they are MIE.

Yet another example of a British company abusing its heritage with cheap overseas manufacturing.

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A question about a group of 'traditionalist' skins supposedly seen in London in 1977.

 

In his much maligned book, Nick Knight claims that during the punk vs ted battles in Kings Road, there were skinhead supporters on both sides. Those on the punk side are described as "a new breed" that "wished to be seen as more anarchical and more shocking than the punks" - the Sham Army types. 

 

On the ted side, there were supposedly traditionalists who were into the old reggae/soul sounds and not involved in any organised politics, but pissed off at the punks for their monarchy bashing.

 

I wonder who these traditionalists were and where they came from? Were they leftovers, i.e. a tiny few who had remained skins throughout the seventies? Or a new group that had begun its own skinhead revival separate from the punk-fueled one? What parts of town did they hail from?

 

Or is this just an urban myth spread by the likes of Nick Knight?

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

A question about a group of 'traditionalist' skins supposedly seen in London in 1977.

 

In his much maligned book, Nick Knight claims that during the punk vs ted battles in Kings Road, there were skinhead supporters on both sides. Those on the punk side are described as "a new breed" that "wished to be seen as more anarchical and more shocking than the punks" - the Sham Army types. 

 

On the ted side, there were supposedly traditionalists who were into the old reggae/soul sounds and not involved in any organised politics, but pissed off at the punks for their monarchy bashing.

 

I wonder who these traditionalists were and where they came from? Were they leftovers, i.e. a tiny few who had remained skins throughout the seventies? Or a new group that had begun its own skinhead revival separate from the punk-fueled one? What parts of town did they hail from?

 

Or is this just an urban myth spread by the likes of Nick Knight?

Most of the 'Punks ' involved initially were just Soul boys and Football lads who dressed at Sex and ACME down the kings rd - never saw any Skins on either side .

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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

I bought the size 11 in brown and although I normally take a 10 they fit me well. 

Typical with overseas products. These Chukkas are not part of the MIE range. The MIE DMs are true to size. They can at the price they sale them.

 

@Donkey Jacket. Yes i prefer too the basic Lee Riders Jacket to the basic Levi's trucker. Denim is thicker and the cut is good. (Not speaking of LVC or any special editions though.) But now with Lee (Europe) quality depends of the year too. Lee Japan made a great reedition, but hard to find.

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Blackpool Mecca 1971.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         From this site.       http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/image_galleries/northern_soul_past_gallery.shtml?3

I enjoyed reading the testimonies that go along with the pics. .
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http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/01/kev-roberts-interview

 

You'll probably enjoys reading this also.Dig a bit deeper and there are loads more interviews with Levine etc. on the same site.

Much of what is written has been heard and repeated before,but there are insights and snippets that give another dimension to the whole story.

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Blackpool Mecca 1971.





I went through those doors regularly once a week in 67/68.
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