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Good pic, i think i may of seen it before but not in that quality. The turn ups on the sta prest seem to be varying width(tempting me to turn mine up seeing as i cannot afford to have them tailored).
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Looks like a different shot of a famous picture
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Slaiburn Street Chelsea, May 1970. At the time that was known as the slum end of the Kings Road. The houses in the surrounding streets which managed to escape the wrecking ball are now worth a small fortune. At least two of the lads in the pic have gone on to do very well for themselves, debunking the myth that football boys were all good for nothing knuckleheads
Edited by skinny legs - 6/26/16 at 1:48pm
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Hi ladies and gents - this topic has been of great interest to me. Decided to post - not from my experience but that of my fathers. He was from north east of england and dressed as the photograph attached in 1971. He always said he was a brollyboy? Dont have a clue about the brands he was wearing etc... barbour jackets were mentioned as were flat grandad caps. I noted the brouge style on the forum and he did say it had to be a 'full american brogue' he is 62 now and will only wear a specific brougue style. Excellent piece of social history this thread is. By the way - what was brollyboy? (edit: forgot to add he mentioned 1973 cup final when he lost his crombie???)
Edited by roxyruss - 6/27/16 at 5:56pm
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Originally Posted by roxyruss View Post

Hi ladies and gents - this topic has been of great interest to me. Decided to post - not from my experience but that of my fathers. He was from north east of england and dressed as the photograph attached in 1971. He always said he was a brollyboy? Dont have a clue about the brands he was wearing etc... barbour jackets were mentioned as were flat grandad caps. I noted the brouge style on the forum and he did say it had to be a 'full american brogue' he is 62 now and will only wear a specific brougue style. Excellent piece of social history this thread is. By the way - what was brollyboy? (edit: forgot to add he mentioned 1973 cup final when he lost his crombie???)

The Crombie clad London suedeheads copied the city of London bankers  look around 71 and carrying Brollys became a thing for a while ....

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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

Looks like a different shot of a famous picture

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69 / 70 season Cup final Chelsea v Leeds .

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Originally Posted by roxyruss View Post

Hi ladies and gents - this topic has been of great interest to me. Decided to post - not from my experience but that of my fathers. He was from north east of england and dressed as the photograph attached in 1971. He always said he was a brollyboy? Dont have a clue about the brands he was wearing etc... barbour jackets were mentioned as were flat grandad caps. I noted the brouge style on the forum and he did say it had to be a 'full american brogue' he is 62 now and will only wear a specific brougue style. Excellent piece of social history this thread is. By the way - what was brollyboy? (edit: forgot to add he mentioned 1973 cup final when he lost his crombie???)

Another Sunderland boy then, eh?
I was 8 when we won the cup but had older siblings so have some memory of the look. Like yer man there says there was a brief trend while skins were transitioning through suedehead to boot boys (of which that picture is a fine example - general skinhead clothing but longer hair than suede heads and often a vaguely Bowie-esque spike - when lads wore crombies, bowler hats and rolled umbrellas, often with a sharpened metal tip for use in case of aggro. I reckon the bowlers might have been partly inspired by A Clockwork Orange and the whole rig a bit like a London city gent, but it didn't last for long.
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That 'London city gent' look was also popular earlier in the 60s - around 1963 / 64 in my area.  Bowlers, Crombies, a Tootal paisley scarf and brolly.

 

Original Birmingham Mod Gill Evans has often spoken about how her late husband Del and his mates used to dance with their brollies at clubs in the mid-60s.

 

Speaking of Gill, she just shared this 1963 picture on FB's Original Modernists (closed)  group of her wearing a twinset.  She also mentioned that she had just shortened a midi-length skirt to create the length you see here.  The picture of elegance!

 

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I have a full size run of LVC 66 501 and 67 505 for sale. The 501s are shrink to fit and the 505 are rigid. $70 a pair for whoevers interested.
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I think that the cane could replace the brolly on occasions. Here we see Del Evans in four button suit and cane c. 1964.

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I have a full size run of LVC 66 501 and 67 505 for sale. The 501s are shrink to fit and the 505 are rigid. $70 a pair for whoevers interested.

u ship to the UK ?

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Don't remember this one. Lovely...

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I think that the cane could replace the brolly on occasions. Here we see Del Evans in four button suit and cane c. 1964.
John Steed, played by Patrick McNee in the Avengers; who was a very stylish chap- was never without a brolly lets not forget
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Seem to remember that bamboo walking canes were fairly common back in the early 70s. Relevant to this thread? I'm not quite sure.
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Yes ,we went through the walking stick phase ,I think it it lasted a week or so.
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