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Interesting, I'm guessing they were the rubber sole DMS boots the British army was still using at the time then. 

 

Heres a picture of me with my sheepskin I posted earlier( I might look like I'm squinting a bit cos I haven't got my jam jars on)

 

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Originally Posted by Newton heath View Post

I bought a pair of monkey boots the other day (I know I know,women's/poor mans docs etc) but I was assured by a friend who has them, that they were the most comfy boots he'd ever had, well these are crippling me , any advice from you good folk?apart from giving my mate a poke in the eye.

Not had a pair myself as an adult but I think this might be due to the longer laced length. I know that walking boots and the like do need a bit of lacing adjustment as they can tighten up too much towards the toe.
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'Ruperts' or 'Oxford bags' ?

 


I wonder what shoes are they ? Trainers or some kind of monkey boots/boots?

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Look too short to be monkey boots, sole looks different too. I get the impression that they are some kind of plain 3-4 eye shoe maybe, though its hard to tell due to the quality of the photo.
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

'Ruperts' or 'Oxford bags' ?





I wonder what shoes are they ? Trainers or some kind of monkey boots/boots?
Flares, mon amis.

IIRC Ruperts were straight-leg and without turn-ups.

I had a boat-neck pullover like that in '70 too. shog[1].gif

Dunno about the shoes, I had started getting mine from Ravel at around the time - many, many options. smile.gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 6/5/16 at 12:38pm
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Just for info...

https://creaseslikeknives.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/original-haringey-bootboys/

Interested to read about the re-issue of the Richard Allen books in the comments section at the end.
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Found this .. not sure if already been sorted but those 'Gay ' picks were from a book called '

 

 Young Londoners ' printed in 72   here's the book in full via FB   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1668328996770430.1073741831.1539516276318370&type=3

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^ interesting but by Christ does the commentary become a tedious rant after a few photos. More interesting for me, it seems that spray-painted SKINS graffiti pre-dates the 80s.
Edited by covskin - 6/6/16 at 3:02pm
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

 

Lovely these .. http://www.heddels.com/2016/06/alden-x-leffot-black-shell-cordovan-longwing-bluchers/

Phwooar !

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Very, very nice but.... man, the price of shell cordovan has gone through the stratosphere! If anybody is flush enough to afford these, Alden's Barrie last runs ½ size bigger than your normal fitting. For instance if you take a US 10 in most shoes, get a 9.5 in the Alden Barrie last.
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Has this been posted?, A news clip about skinhead vandals from 1970.

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-27051970-skinhead-vandals/MediaEntry/13185.html
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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post

Has this been posted?, A news clip about skinhead vandals from 1970.

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-27051970-skinhead-vandals/MediaEntry/13185.html


It has, but the interesting thing is that you can see two 'skins' graffitis. I remember one of the 'Original' posters (i don't remember who) said it was a common sight early seventies.

About 'gay skinheads', most probably you could find as many gays among late 60s skinheads than among 'straights' , 'hairies' or 'mockers'...

Still, they had a reputation as state this 1969 book : 'Les mauvais lieux de Londres' , that has two pages about skinheads. 

An extract : 'If by night at Chelsea you run into them (skinheads), avoid them. They will only take you to bad places, and you'll almost never see them with girls. Their behavior is pederastic...' 

For what it's worth...

 

Original text.

 

A rare non english testimony about skinheads, from 1969. Thanks to Riton23, an old poster from this forum, who sent me this extract a long time ago.

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Donkey Jacket is correct "Ruperts" were straight no turn up - we also used to refer to them as "Jaytex Checks".

As for Oxford Bags - when they first came out, they were actually flares with turn-ups and not real Oxford Bags at all. It took quite a while before real Oxford Bags - much baggier and straight like the 1930's originals, started to appear. When I hand my first real pair I took a great deal of stick and they were referred to as "Charlie Chaplin Trousers".

The sleeveless "tank tops" were everywhere.

Are this shoes the lace ups with those angle panels on top, over the toe ? I think they were made by Solatio and went back into production a couple of years ago.

Sadly Cloussea, your picture is a good snapshot of how many lads looked circa 1972 - the brutal truth.

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Clousseau just pointed out I mixed up Donkey Jacket with Ed Vaughan. Apologies to both.

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