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2d35790b7d5f51258ff72fad85400c4e.jpgi know this has probably been asked before, but were sleeveless cardigans any particular material/colour? A coventry skin is wearing one on the right, you can get them on ebay for a decent price and i wouldnt want to pay a fortune for a cardigan.
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On the subject of gay skinheads circa 1970, I can only speak from my own East London experiences and as a West Ham fan I will avoid the blatant opportunity the Chelsea reference in Clousseau's post offers. I never met any young person that was openly homosexual before the mid 1970's and this was probably for any one that was, a matter of survival. As were most of the community I grew up in, I was completely ignorant on the subject. The common viewpoint were that homosexuals were "perverts" and the same as paedophiles, (I thought homosexuals and paedophiles were one and the same) and deserved to be severely beaten for just existing. Plenty of people would have been happy to see them hanged. I don''t think skinheads were more homo-phobic than anyone else at the time, nearly everyone was. Fortunately most of us have moved on.


Edited by Natty Pinstripe - 6/8/16 at 12:53pm
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Beige was a popular sleeveless cardigan colour - wool or wool mix.

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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post

2d35790b7d5f51258ff72fad85400c4e.jpgi know this has probably been asked before, but were sleeveless cardigans any particular material/colour? A coventry skin is wearing one on the right, you can get them on ebay for a decent price and i wouldnt want to pay a fortune for a cardigan.

Marks n Spencer still sells em - same as they did in 69 .

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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.

A good OXFORD BAG is a great trouser - remember them being THE thing at the match circa 72 with battered DM's and a polo neck .

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Marks n Spencer still sells em - same as they did in 69 .

I will have a look there but i saw one on ebay in a nice dark green colour, beige would be more authentic but ive seen old blokes wear that colour round my end so i dont think ill bother.
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Beige was a popular sleeveless cardigan colour - wool or wool mix.


I had a beige / oatmeal one that I wore a lot as they were comfy and giving you movement for your arms.  On an occasion at Margate on a Bank Holiday my shirt got ripped in a row and I ended up with just the sleeveless cardigan on my top half - so I could show off my muscels, tan and tattoos - oh we were hard then !!!

 

Generally purchased from M&S as were most cardigans and sweaters as they always washed well from there - or so your mum told you

 

i can't recall many other lads in our gang wearing them and no other colour springs to mind

 

I did buy a similar one years later but my wife hated it and when she had the opportunity she took a pair of scissors to it

 

Donkey Jacket post has now given me thought to look for another one as its long over due

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I will have a look there but i saw one on ebay in a nice dark green colour, beige would be more authentic but ive seen old blokes wear that colour round my end so i dont think ill bother.

Who cares what is 'authentic' mate, get something that works. Surprise me.
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I had a beige / oatmeal one that I wore a lot as they were comfy and giving you movement for your arms.  On an occasion at Margate on a Bank Holiday my shirt got ripped in a row and I ended up with just the sleeveless cardigan on my top half - so I could show off my muscels, tan and tattoos - oh we were hard then !!!

 

Apparently, it could happen with a sleeveless jumper too ! Or maybe he wears a v-neck t-shirt under it.

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Who cares what is 'authentic' mate, get something that works. Surprise me.

A bright orange one? Lol.

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A bright orange one? Lol.

No, too authentically 1972!
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On the subject of gay skinheads circa 1970, I can only speak from my own East London experiences and as a West Ham fan I will avoid the blatant opportunity the Chelsea reference in Clousseau's post offers. I never meant any young person that was openly homosexual before the mid 1970's and this was probably for any one that was, a matter of survival. As were most of the community I grew up in, I was completely ignorant on the subject. The common viewpoint were that homosexuals were "perverts" and the same as paedophiles, (I thought homosexuals and paedophiles were one and the same) and deserved to be severely beaten for just existing. Plenty of people would have been happy to see them hanged. I don''t think skinheads were more homo-phobic than anyone else at the time, nearly everyone was. Fortunately most of us have moved on.
I've no idea how prevalent the attacking of gays and Asians was back in the late 60s, but am reliably informed that on a local level the Wandsworth Skins were known for picking off queers as they were commonly called, on Putney Embankment at night.
As a side note, my wife's cousin- my wife's family are light skinned Anglo Indians, who grew up in a very rough South London district, and had it extremely tough from the locals- ie beaten regularly at school.
Cut a long story, aged 16 in 70 he became a skin, dyed his hair blonde, moved out of home and was arrested and imprisoned for p.ki bashing.
An extreme reaction to a very tough childhood
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I have a couple of sleeveless cardigans , the best place to get them is TK Maxx and the best place to get the sleeveless jumpers is actually GAP , 100% merino too. .
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A bright orange one? Lol.
Summer of '69, I know I was wearing a sleeveless MUSTARD cardie - where I got it, I have no idea but I know I did!

And yes. I did have a (3-button) 'grandad' vest in that summer, too. (Short-lived but I did do it!) nod[1].gif
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'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...' 


Christ-on-a-bike! You know, throughout the very short 'era' I saw some shite written about us, but that takes the holy biscuit!

It seems to me that no one could actually handle the fact that, by and large, we were ordinary!
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