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post #23146 of 24915
Yesterday I recalled a 'typical skinhead moment':

'they're not so hard when they're on their own are they' - said mockingly to you by someone backed up by six of his mates and some quite astounding sanctimony.

Ring any bells?
Edited by covskin - 3/21/16 at 1:20pm
post #23147 of 24915

From Brieul.            

 

 

1968                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  1969                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     1969          

post #23148 of 24915
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Re: Double Breasted Jackets.  Tony Secunda (British Rock Manager) Was obsessed with the 30's Gangster look.He tried it first with The Move but didn't last long.He tried it again with more success with Paper Lace,most especially the cover of their(sic) LP. 

Sorry I haven't been around for a while - the site is STILL not giving me alerts, despite my having everything ticked/checked.

I remember a publicity shot of the Move back then, with them all wearing gangster-style suits in various colours. I can't find it on the web though.
post #23149 of 24915
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post


But would the bottom bit not remain stubbornly perma-pressed the wrong way then?

If it does, there's a dodge, and that is to camouflage it with a turn-up. Back in the day we used to have a slim turn-up, maybe 1", on our Sta--prest. See my now-famous 'sheepskin photo'.
post #23150 of 24915
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post


I remember short on top (number 4 crop?) but long (and fairly thin) on back and sides as being a bootboy haircut circa 1974. Sure it had a name but now it escapes me (feather cut?). Sort of coexisted with but was later superceded by longer hair on top with centre-parting and more luxuriant long back and sides. Think I only heard it called a bogbrush when a longer version came back in for teenage girls about 10 years ago.

I remember hearing it being referred to in 1970 as a 'centre crop'. But the caveat there is that that was also the name given to the skinhead girls' cut in 1969.
post #23151 of 24915
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post


What do you think of this picture ?
Real action or from a movie ? I wonder, but they look like actors. Nice FP anyway.





I think the copper on the left is Lord Lucan. NOW at last we know!
post #23152 of 24915
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

I remember short on top (number 4 crop?) but long (and fairly thin) on back and sides as being a bootboy haircut circa 1974. Sure it had a name but now it escapes me (feather cut?). Sort of coexisted with but was later superceded by longer hair on top with centre-parting and more luxuriant long back and sides. Think I only heard it called a bogbrush when a longer version came back in for teenage girls about 10 years ago.


Maybe it was just called a bog brush locally, or maybe it's just a name I made up,
Thinking about it though maybe it was just Called a brush cut, have looked that up, it does come up, but it"s basically a crop.
I do recall seeing a picture on here, I think, of 2 girls ( skinhead or boot girls ) maybe man Utd fans, seem to remember they have scarves around their wrists,
One of the girls as blond/ fair hair and its cut in the way I dicsribe, she has also got bleached jeans on.
This was the 70's and I guess with there being a lot of hair about, girls and boys styles did cross over,
Think Suzie Quatro had a similar hair cut.
The only other photos, I have seen, where lads and girls have a similar haircuts to the ones I'm on about are photos of 1970's Austrslian Sharpies.
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Originally Posted by con man View Post

Maybe it was just called a bog brush locally, or maybe it's just a name I made up,
Thinking about it though maybe it was just Called a brush cut, have looked that up, it does come up, but it"s basically a crop..

Although I have no idea where, I have definitely seen reference to 'bog brush' haircuts as an early punk thing. That would have been in writing as I was not alive at the time. I think the protagonist in the that John King novel Human Punk has one.
post #23155 of 24915
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How could something so great turn to shit so easily 
http://www.buzzfeed.com/lynzybilling/gritty-pictures-of-britains-skinheads-from-the-1980s#.sybV4xx5z

Beats the hotly total fcuk out of me. Has always beaten the holy total fcuk out of me.
post #23156 of 24915
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How could something so great turn to shit so easily 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lynzybilling/gritty-pictures-of-britains-skinheads-from-the-1980s#.sybV4xx5z

Donna has a really interesting face, though. Plus I rather like one of the two girls with 'skins' tattooed on the inside of their lips (the one on the right with FP v neck).


Edited by Bela Kun - 3/27/16 at 2:34am
post #23157 of 24915
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How could something so great turn to shit so easily 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lynzybilling/gritty-pictures-of-britains-skinheads-from-the-1980s#.sybV4xx5z

My theory is that the media chose to portray skinheads with a caricature image, either through ignorance or deliberately, and skinheads at the time didn't do themselves any favours by playing up to the image when interviewed. Revivalists generally chose to follow the caricature image without realising the creative richness of the originals.

I blame the media.

post #23158 of 24915

Probably a load of factors, think we've discussed this before. I'd suggest many such as the media caricature approach at that time to any cult - mod had it as well as did two tone. That by 1980 the age of the skinheads had dropped significantly from the first and second wave of revivalists, who had moved onto other things. The facial tatoos, begging and glue sniffing of those in places like Leicester Square and the Kings Road 'represented' skinhead in the publics eye, why I dont know, and was they like this because of their personal circumstances? I'd suggest the impact from the later crossover of those from punk and their personal circumstances, combined with the ongoing militarisation/politicalisation of the look from 1979 onwards with, due to some of their ages, a lack of memory/history of what skinhead was? In 1980 there were still skinheads who looked the part but didnt associate themselves with that look or those individuals

i may well be told I'm elitist again......

post #23159 of 24915

Well, the style of the lad standing next to the scooter ain't so bad. I don't normally like MA-1 jackets, but he pulls it off well.

post #23160 of 24915
Teenagers who can walk into well-paying jobs and be a 'skinhead' for five seconds until they find a pair of flares are not what international subcultures are made of. Then or now.
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