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BTW those actually looked too big for him. It's difficult to say whether they're actually bell bottoms or just hanging really badly.

You mean like with this guy. MoM? 

 

 

 

These pics are from 1979, and initially I thought his jeans were a slightly flared boot cut. Then again, they're probably just hanging that way.

 

Also, there's the 'flare effect' due to pressing/ironing when you get your jeans back from the alteration service with fresh turn-ups sewn in. I need to soak the hems in cold water every time just to get rid of the flare...

 

But I think the kid's jeans in the original photo actually are bell bottoms.

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

You mean like with this guy. MoM? 

 

 

 

These pics are from 1979, and initially I thought his jeans were a slightly flared boot cut. Then again, they're probably just hanging that way.

 

Also, there's the 'flare effect' due to pressing/ironing when you get your jeans back from the alteration service with fresh turn-ups sewn in. I need to soak the hems in cold water every time just to get rid of the flare...

 

But I think the kid's jeans in the original photo actually are bell bottoms.


I would tend to concur. Nice Lammy as well. .

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Flares were gone by 1973 in London replaced by Oxford Bags - many kids i knew had their bags taken in from the knee to make pegs in 74 - 75 . 

 

Between '72 -'76 I recall it fluctuated between flares and bags,going back and forth a bit..French Flares with inverted seams,split knees,Salt and Pepper/Herringbone tweeds,High waisted etc.so it's hard to pin down and was certainly regional.The widest Bags I ever wore was in '74 and the widest Flares was '76 with clogs.

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Between '72 -'76 I recall it fluctuated between flares and bags,going back and forth a bit..French Flares with inverted seams,split knees,Salt and Pepper/Herringbone tweeds,High waisted etc.so it's hard to pin down and was certainly regional.The widest Bags I ever wore was in '74 and the widest Flares was '76 with clogs.

Surely the clogs and flares turnout was Budgie inspired that was 1972 . White clogs that only Adam Faith a top Face at any time could pull off . 

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No….Not Budgie on this one Flyfronted. Again (as with Lacoste) it was the Scandinavian exchange students who invaded the South Coast resorts at that time,influenced us.Jeans were often white also.

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No….Not Budgie on this one Flyfronted. Again (as with Lacoste) it was the Scandinavian exchange students who invaded the South Coast resorts at that time,influenced us.Jeans were often white also.

I bought my Swedish clogs in 1972. I can't remember if it was Budgie or the Scandinavian girls that influenced me but I did travel down to Brighton in the summer to meet up with Swedish and Finnish girls who were at the south coast language schools for a week or two. Blokes from all over London visited the South coast expecting to pull a Scandinavian girl and the 16/17 year old girls were usually up for it.I remember it even made the national newspapers a bit later.

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Now back to the 60's!

 

 

Here I am on 3rd August 1968. (aged 13) One of the issues I don't think has been discussed to any great depth is the influence of films and television on fashion. The 'Harrington' jacket's popularity spread by Ryan O'Neil in Peyton Place being an obvious exception.

 

The double breasted jackets and suits became very popular in 1967/68 following the success of the film 'Bonnie and Clyde' and were to be seen on all sorts of people from teenage scallies to football icons such as George Best and Mike Summerbee. My sister's outfit was topped off by a wide brimmed hat turned up at one side - it was that year's 'must have' style item having been worn by Faye Dunaway in 1968's big film, 'The Thomas Crown Affair' - still one of the coolest films ever made. We used to have a photograph of her wearing it but unfortunately it has 'gone missing'. (I suspect she threw it away years later out of embarrassment!)

 

(The films 'Great Gatsby and 'The Sting' were similarly influential in the mid 70's)


Edited by roytonboy - 3/11/16 at 6:22am
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Football icons - 1968

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I bought my Swedish clogs in 1972. I can't remember if it was Budgie or the Scandinavian girls that influenced me but I did travel down to Brighton in the summer to meet up with Swedish and Finnish girls who were at the south coast language schools for a week or two. Blokes from all over London visited the South coast expecting to pull a Scandinavian girl and the 16/17 year old girls were usually up for it.I remember it even made the national newspapers a bit later.
I always headed up to Bayswater back then as a lot of the exchange students used to stay a couple of nights before heading back home
The Black Lion,Ducks +Drakes and The Shakespeare were all lively pubs back then.All have gone now I believe?Great memories.
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http://streamcomplet.com/un-francais/

 

Starting roughly mid-eighties to today.

 

No subtitles.

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Post Suedehead Northern Boot boys jeans 

Obviously decimal, so post 1971. I've seen them selling them in Hong Kong. Probably a warehouse full of them or something,
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I've read earlier down the thread about Dickies pants being an affordable alternative to Levi's Sta-Prest with our American cousins in the past. Obviously not the knee-padded or cargo-pants variety trousers. I've noticed a couple of styles, the 873 and 874 are very old school Sta-Prest looking. They have a decent rise, pretty good looking belt-loops, and most importantly they are straight legged and not too skinny. As mentioned before, yer Warriors and Relcos etc. are way to thin in the leg for someone without candlestick legs.

Being a 'footballer-legged' gent of advancing years, I wondered if anyone here has had any experience of those particular Dickies strides of late and whether they'd recommend them.

They come in a pretty decent array of colours for what are essentially work pants. I've seen them going for 45+ quid over here (not including p&p), but getting them straight from the US, they work out to about £27 including postage. The only other thing I've seen remotely Sta-Prest-like are some of the more plain Stromberg golf trouies, and they're a bit of a pisstake in the price department.

Unfortunately most of the deadstock/NOS Levi's Sta-Prest out there in ebay-land are the polyester jeans-type ones (usually boot-cut n'all)

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Originally Posted by Inks View Post
 

I've read earlier down the thread about Dickies pants being an affordable alternative to Levi's Sta-Prest with our American cousins in the past. Obviously not the knee-padded or cargo-pants variety trousers. I've noticed a couple of styles, the 873 and 874 are very old school Sta-Prest looking. They have a decent rise, pretty good looking belt-loops, and most importantly they are straight legged and not too skinny. As mentioned before, yer Warriors and Relcos etc. are way to thin in the leg for someone without candlestick legs.

Being a 'footballer-legged' gent of advancing years, I wondered if anyone here has had any experience of those particular Dickies strides of late and whether they'd recommend them.

They come in a pretty decent array of colours for what are essentially work pants. I've seen them going for 45+ quid over here (not including p&p), but getting them straight from the US, they work out to about £27 including postage. The only other thing I've seen remotely Sta-Prest-like are some of the more plain Stromberg golf trouies, and they're a bit of a pisstake in the price department.

Unfortunately most of the deadstock/NOS Levi's Sta-Prest out there in ebay-land are the polyester jeans-type ones (usually boot-cut n'all)

I have a pair of 874s in green and I like them because they are high waisted and indestructible. I paid about £45 from a UK supplier. Mainly  polyester to give the non iron look. Never thought of them as a Sta-Prest substitute though. Missus hates them because of the workwear connotations. Skateboarding kids seem to like them. 

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Cheers Bob,

       The popularity with skater kids would explain the higher UK prices. As long as they're flat-front, decent wearing and don't split in the seat (like a certain brand of dogtooth 'sta-press' did after a couple of weeks) I'll give 'em a try.

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post


You mean like with this guy. MoM? 






Yes, exactly. There was a lot of this about, I'm sorry to say. It was particularly irksome when you consider that the mods who wore braces wore them (according to what I was told, first hand) so that their strides would hang right.

Of all the jeans I have worn, Levis are the ones that tend to bag at the knees, shrink-to-fit or not. Braces just lined them up a wee bit better.

Okay, my 1967 Westcotts used to bag even worse, now I come to think of it.
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