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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

M-o-M I was one who mentioned safari jackets as a short-lived phenomenon in the mid 1960s.





Funnily enough, you just brought up another pre-skinhead memory for me.

It must have been late 1966 or early 1967 when there was a vogue for surplus scarlet guardsman's jackets. A boutique in Blackpool had got hold of a batch, and I popped in to see how I would look in one. It didn't really suit me, and I never did go down the peacock mod route. However, I tried it on it in front of a huge mirror, and the boutique owner - I recall he had a trimmed George V beard - came and stood alongside in an ex-tropical safari jacket and solar topee, just like those! We made quite a weird tableau!
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Funnily enough, you just brought up another pre-skinhead memory for me.

It must have been late 1966 or early 1967 when there was a vogue for surplus scarlet guardsman's jackets. A boutique in Blackpool had got hold of a batch, and I popped in to see how I would look in one. It didn't really suit me, and I never did go down the peacock mod route. However, I tried it on it in front of a huge mirror, and the boutique owner - I recall he had a trimmed George V beard - came and stood alongside in an ex-tropical safari jacket and solar topee, just like those! We made quite a weird tableau!

I can just picture it!  It was a challenging time at the cross-roads of 1966 / 67 and I am rather glad I chose the route I did:)

 

The safari jacket around my way was worn with jeans, an open neck shirt and dessies (normally sand).

 

I have decided to wear mine today in light of this discussion but in a more formal way, and offer it here for your amusement!  I have attempted to edit the pics to show the true colour.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Mr Knightley - 7/12/16 at 6:29am
post #23793 of 24875
You usually do better Mr. K.

Your original mix with old jeans and desert boots was fine.

The Silvermans Safari jacket does not double up as a 1970s Roger Moore leisure suit.

The other alternative is full Hemingway white hunter mode.
post #23794 of 24875
Dunno if you good folks have seen the trailer etc for a new SKY UK Gold programme called The Rebel, with its Mod-based lead, Simon Callow wearing a Brighton Mods parka, astride a Lambretta?

If not, please ignore the rest of this post.

For those that have, and who may be intrigued as to the content of the series... if episode one is anything to go by it's total crap. IMHO.

Available now 'on demand', it features Callow, Bill Paterson - as an ageing hippy - Angie from Eastenders (forgot her name) and some very decent actors, but the premise of the prog, its content and so-called humour would be lucky to make it onto a show by the Chuckle Bothers.

Lame, lame and lame, it's was devised and developed from the cartoon strip in The Oldie - where it should have stayed.

Sorry to pee on anyone's parade - but it's dire.

As you were... satisfied.gif
post #23795 of 24875
I saw an episode of Steptoe and Son a while back.
smile.gif
Harold, who was going out on a date, put on a cravat, and liberally applied some Eau de Cologne.

His old man warned him not to go on the bus, otherwise the skinheads would have him.

It made me laugh anyway.
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Dunno if you good folks have seen the trailer etc for a new SKY UK Gold programme called The Rebel, with its Mod-based lead, Simon Callow wearing a Brighton Mods parka, astride a Lambretta?

If not, please ignore the rest of this post.

For those that have, and who may be intrigued as to the content of the series... if episode one is anything to go by it's total crap. IMHO.

Available now 'on demand', it features Callow, Bill Paterson - as an ageing hippy - Angie from Eastenders (forgot her name) and some very decent actors, but the premise of the prog, its content and so-called humour would be lucky to make it onto a show by the Chuckle Bothers.

Lame, lame and lame, it's was devised and developed from the cartoon strip in The Oldie - where it should have stayed.

Sorry to pee on anyone's parade - but it's dire.

As you were... satisfied.gif

After that I've GOT to see it! LOL
post #23797 of 24875
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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

I can just picture it!  It was a challenging time at the cross-roads of 1966 / 67 and I am rather glad I chose the route I did:)

The safari jacket around my way was worn with jeans, an open neck shirt and dessies (normally sand).

I have decided to wear mine today in light of this discussion but in a more formal way, and offer it here for your amusement!  I have attempted to edit the pics to show the true colour.




Jambo, Bwana! biggrin.gif
post #23798 of 24875
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Originally Posted by skinny legs View Post

I saw an episode of Steptoe and Son a while back.
smile.gif
Harold, who was going out on a date, put on a cravat, and liberally applied some Eau de Cologne.

His old man warned him not to go on the bus, otherwise the skinheads would have him.

It made me laugh anyway.

Whereas today...

post #23799 of 24875
Walk Proud

I am part way through the 1100s as regards transcription. I have something over 99 thousand words transcribed. It had got to the point in the forum, by then, that people were complaining that nothing new was being said.

I think I now have enough basic raw material to start fashioning it into a book, without searching through the rest of the pages.

However, if any of you can remember saying something that you think would be very relevant since then, or can remember anyone else saying something, please draw it to my attention.

I need some full names for credits. I have Mr Knightley's, Lasttye's, Bunty's and his brother's, browniecj's.

I need Bob the Badger, Aces and Eights, Roytonboy, Kingstonian, Harrysgame, Choco G, and a few others. Please send me a private message. Full names will get credits/acknowledgment in the 'front matter' of the book. In the body of the book I'll just be using first names (e.g. 'Paul', 'Roy', etc.), or first name plus initial (e.g. 'Paul T', 'Roy W', etc.).

If I come across any other screen names, I'll add them in a later post. Anyone I don't get, I would find it difficult to include a contribution from them in the book.

Thanks.
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I think @Kingstonian is right.  The jeans look is a better one, but I thought the raw silk unlined tie, the plaited belt (that you can't see) and the casual Florsheim Venetian loafers helped this outfit.

post #23801 of 24875
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Walk Proud

I am part way through the 1100s as regards transcription. I have something over 99 thousand words transcribed. It had got to the point in the forum, by then, that people were complaining that nothing new was being said.

I think I now have enough basic raw material to start fashioning it into a book, without searching through the rest of the pages.

However, if any of you can remember saying something that you think would be very relevant since then, or can remember anyone else saying something, please draw it to my attention.

I need some full names for credits. I have Mr Knightley's, Lasttye's, Bunty's and his brother's, browniecj's.

I need Bob the Badger, Aces and Eights, Roytonboy, Kingstonian, Harrysgame, Choco G, and a few others. Please send me a private message. Full names will get credits/acknowledgment in the 'front matter' of the book. In the body of the book I'll just be using first names (e.g. 'Paul', 'Roy', etc.), or first name plus initial (e.g. 'Paul T', 'Roy W', etc.).

If I come across any other screen names, I'll add them in a later post. Anyone I don't get, I would find it difficult to include a contribution from them in the book.

Thanks.

Well done M-o-M!

 

August is traditionally quiet for me work-wise so if I could be of any assistance please PM me - or we can speak next week:)

 

Cheers.

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Originally Posted by Mr Knightley View Post

I think @Kingstonian
 is right.  The jeans look is a better one, but I thought the raw silk unlined tie, the plaited belt (that you can't see) and the casual Florsheim Venetian loafers helped this outfit.

Yes i think too this kind of jacket looks better with jeans. And it needs more wear, looks too 'new'. I have got the same problem with my alpha M65 field jacket, i have got it for years but still looks too 'new' to my taste.
Might look better opened and without the belt too... But that is the usual personal preference debate !
post #23803 of 24875
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post


Yes i think too this kind of jacket looks better with jeans. And it needs more wear, looks too 'new'. I have got the same problem with my alpha M65 field jacket, i have got it for years but still looks too 'new' to my taste.
Might look better opened and without the belt too... But that is the usual personal preference debate !

Mrs K would not take the picture - she says I need to roll up the jacket and sleep with it under my pillow for a couple of nights!

post #23804 of 24875
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

After that I've GOT to see it! LOL
I wid expect nothing less!

Here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/the_rebel/

I can empathise with the grumpiness of the character, I just think it's too light on laughs and too heavy on slapstick.

Maybe it's just me... okay, it is just me!!! (Grumble, moan, hrmph!)
post #23805 of 24875
There was an excerpt of this: http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/147799/Hells_Angels_And_Skinheads/

on TV tonight - just thought I'd re-post it for those who haven't seen it.
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