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I 100% understand that ethos... However, what I was asking was whether or not that ethos is relevant in today's yoof.  Is it still part of it or has it fallen by the wayside?  It certainly seems to have here.   
im afraid that the parts of Manchester I frequent, it's not just dead ,it's extinct,
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I 100% understand that ethos... However, what I was asking was whether or not that ethos is relevant in today's yoof.  Is it still part of it or has it fallen by the wayside?  It certainly seems to have here.   

I think in London its just different to how it used to be  - in the late 60s - 80's you wore Fred perry / lacoste / RL polos to be different - other lads would know you was ITK just by a designer polo shirt and a pair of the right trainers .. nowdays EVERY other  male between 12 and 60 wear 'designer ' / 'heritage ' clobber and you would not have a scobbie about wether they even understand that ethos or even realise there was once a ethos . London has also got very middle class my lad who's 20 talks in a middle class london accent wears polo shirts but doesnt care what make ... its all changed .

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I think it's fair to say that it's mix & match in London today. Not scruffy, but with with an emphasis on 'street'. As an aside, Harrington jackets were trendy with hipsters a year ago or so. Then they moved on to other things, and young black girls in parts of north London adopted them as part of their street style, along with black and olive MA-1 copies. It looked good, and I thought, 'excellent - give the Harrington back to working class kids'.

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I think Flyfronteds right in that yoof would rather blend in than stand out these days.
Any obsessiveness seems to be restricted to trainers; I've got nephews with armies of them.
A lot of Hoxton clubs stipulate that trainers have to be box-fresh, combined with the bling bling ethos of only wearing a pair once....
I was wondering, will there ever be a time when shoes replace trainers as the footwear of choice amongst young, black, urban males?
Trainers have ruled the roost in London for over 35 years now.
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These were posted by an original on FB last week. Not sure if we had them before? They were taken in Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire.

 

1968 or 1969. Note the fairisle tanktop:

 

 

1969 or 1970

 

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I think Flyfronteds right in that yoof would rather blend in than stand out these days.
Any obsessiveness seems to be restricted to trainers; I've got nephews with armies of them.
A lot of Hoxton clubs stipulate that trainers have to be box-fresh, combined with the bling bling ethos of only wearing a pair once....
I was wondering, will there ever be a time when shoes replace trainers as the footwear of choice amongst young, black, urban males?
Trainers have ruled the roost in London for over 35 years now.

My feet are fucked by wearing trainers 90% of the time since id say 1980 . I have had a pair of Trickers with a double leather sole that must be getting on for 20 years old now and look brand new - every winter i stick em back on and 2 days later they are back in the cupboard . Think i paid £120 for them which shows you how old they are ...  Red wing Moc Toes i can just about get through a day in probably because of the support ...    ' The Obsessives ' seem to be mainly 40 plus blokes into jap denim and US old school workwear .. spot em a mile off - the kids aint arsed - its all about todays fashion and throw it away tomorrow .

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Picked this up yesterday.
Reversible
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Lee-Prest pm me if interested.
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Clouseau 
Might be of interest https://creaseslikeknives.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/a-skinhead-in-paris-1979-83/
Tom.
Interesting stuff. I remember some fun and games between Paris Skins and England fans, before during and after a fixture at Parc de Prince- 1984 I think?

To confuse matters, a fair few of the England mob- who were 90 per cent casuals, were wearing berets- no doubt as a pisstake.
Id like to say they also were wading with Breton stripey shirts, and a string of onions draped over their shoulders, but that would just be silly.....
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Looking back through the thread and (now) trying to assemble material into book form, I have been struck by something that I had forgotten but that really stands out. It's how in London we used to refer to mobs by the definite article and the place name, and that's it - 'The Kilburn', for example.

That's where they got "We're the Weetabix" from. biggrin.gif
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