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Don't remember this one. Lovely...



Both adorable. Great photo; I've certainly never seen it.
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I have a question.. As far as traditional suedehwad attire is concerned.
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Originally Posted by soulstylist View Post

Outfit will be traditional suedehead - b+w gingham BD, grey tanktop, white levis, orange socks and black brogues - and as it's snowing the trusty sheepskin (with the beer stains on the sleeves from holding up the bar)...

Could you tell me more about the suedehead style ? I've been trying to incorporate more into mine
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I always wear harringtons in the summer but recently bought a bottle green one , I've wore it a few times but was not that keen on the colour despite close friends saying it looked good, anyway coming out of my local late Thursday night I passed four blokes (whom I all know) one of them shouted "you wearing that coat for a bet", I walked up the table and identified the gobby one as poundland/Primark man , I grabbed his hand and thanked him for confirming through his comments that my coat did indeed look good ,I was so glad he didn't say that he liked the coat otherwise it would have been binned.
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Eddietradskin88, in answer to your question........

 

This is only my take on the Suedehead style as seen in my immediate locality at a particular time (approximately August 1971 - April 1972)

 

We had an interesting discussion on the topic from page 1238 and, as can be seen from this, opinions vary dependent on time and location. (as with most things!)

 

 

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Originally Posted by roytonboy View Post
 

 

Ha ha! Very succinct.......   :) 

 

With regard to "gentlemen's shoes" , I always regarded loafers, in their various guises, as a bit 'girlie', I wouldn't wear them.

 

 

On the subject of what we wore;

 

AS SKINHEADS WE DRESSED IN:

 

Parkas (very early skinhead)

Sheepskin coats

All types of boots

Wing tip bogues - usually tan, brown or oxblood

Plain and candy striped BD shirts

Braces showing (or not)

V neck sleeveless pullovers - plain or fair-isle

Cardigans (not very popular by us)

Light coloured sta-prest trousers

Levi, Wrangler and Lee Rider jeans

Denim Jackets

(Denims could be bleached or unbleached)

Fly fronted macs.

 

I know in other areas that things like army greens, collarless union shirts and granddad vest were worn but I don't recall seeing any of those by us.

 

BOTH SKINHEADS AND SUEDEHEADS WORE THE FOLLOWING:

 

Checked BD shirts

Wrangler and Levi Jeans

Doc Marten boots

Harrington Jackets

V - neck long sleeve pullovers

Prince of Wales check trousers

Blazers

Oxford toe capped shoes

Long winged brogues

 

SUEDEHEAD CLOTHES

 

Crombie overcoats

Red socks (very briefly, other bright colours)

Two tone trousers ("toniks")

3 Button jackets (various colours)

Parallel trousers, gradually getting wider (various colours)

Plain, deep coloured BD shirts (red, black, navy, green)

Fred Perrys

Shetland Wool crew neck sweaters

Loafers - plain, tassled, fringe and tassled

Moccasins

(Shoes were predominantly black, occasionally ox-blood)

Polo neck sweaters (very late suedehead)

Wider jeans - "Skinners" or "Wrangler Bags" - again, late suedehead, usually worn by the young 'uns

 

Thus it can be seen in our area (N.W. England) that Suedehead was the look most influenced by the Ivy League style (not that we were aware of that at the time....)

 

Interesting comments coming in, folks. Like many of you, I don't think there was perceived to be a difference - note the commonality of clothes. (Ed. for me, your statement "seamless transition" was spot on.) I have no doubt, however, that the clothes stated above will not be entirely agreed on by everyone - again, the old time/place continuum will come into play. Brownie, I must confess that I can't recall seeing the term 'Suedehead' ever mentioned in the press. Of course,that doesn't mean it wasn't.........


Edited by roytonboy - 7/3/16 at 3:33am
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https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/151212302350/permalink/10154295819862351/

 

Apologies if this has been mentioned before but I have just joined a group on FB called Cropheads and Suedeheads.  The link above takes you to a post about sta-prest and alternatives available in the late 60s.

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Happy 4th July to our American cousins on here
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post


The link above takes you to a post about sta-prest and alternatives available in the late 60s.

To what extent does this reflect what brands were actually available in the UK? There is a self-referential 'tumblr effect' online that makes me wonder if this list is more reflective of the information posted online by Ivy obscurists, old adverts from US newspapers and the like.
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I think you are right @covskin . As I have said before, I do recall other options and had a pair of ice blue sta-prest type trousers (I can't remember the make).  I doubt that kind of choice was widely available though.

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Originally Posted by Newton heath View Post

I always wear harringtons in the summer but recently bought a bottle green one , I've wore it a few times but was not that keen on the colour despite close friends saying it looked good, anyway coming out of my local late Thursday night I passed four blokes (whom I all know) one of them shouted "you wearing that coat for a bet", I walked up the table and identified the gobby one as poundland/Primark man , I grabbed his hand and thanked him for confirming through his comments that my coat did indeed look good ,I was so glad he didn't say that he liked the coat otherwise it would have been binned.[

Apologies if this question has been fielded before, but how many colours of Harrington were available during the original era?

Robert Elms mentions in The Way We Wore, being transfixed at the sight of the leader of the Chelsea Shed, donning a canary yellow example
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post
 

I think you are right @covskin . As I have said before, I do recall other options and had a pair of ice blue sta-prest type trousers (I can't remember the make).  I doubt that kind of choice was widely available though.

Ice blue levi sta prest was the colour the faces wore from memory - Pea green was another pastel shade that was big round W10 in 1970 

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Originally Posted by Newton heath View Post

Yes ,we went through the walking stick phase ,I think it it lasted a week or so.

Said to be an early 70s picture.
Two lads seem to wield a stick instead of a brolly.

Something of 'Alex' in the central figure.

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HARRINGTONS:

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HARRINGTONS:

Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Ryan O'Neil, Christopher Reeve, and...

Nooooooooooo!
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Good lord its here now, i thought that would be quarantined to FB. Very caretaker/janitor looking.
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