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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post
 

It depends what time era you are thinking of, depending on where you were etc, from what ive read it wasn't as regimented as people seem to think, some had big turnups, some had smaller, some had none etc.

 

Thanks Donkey.

 

Well, lately I've been looking at 67 to 69. Peanuts or "hard mods" for lack of better term.

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picked these up today. Does anyone remember if sta prest cords were worn at all? My boss said they were hugely popular with the collegiates here in New England. Particularly at the boarding school he went to in Maine.
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A while back I had said I would post this pic of my uncle with his head shaved in 63.
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The closest it gets to a 'skinhead suit' jacket

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3 buttons, high buttoning point/narrow lapels, centre vent, slanted pockets, nipped waist, long skirt. Pure English equestrian - not a single drop of 'Ivy' about it.

(wholly gratuitous shot follows)

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So remove English worker, English equestrian, English sportsman and English city gent from the look and what is left - some shoes and shirts (that derive from the above anyway)!

This leaves jeans, staprest and ma1 as the exotic foreign introductions - items which seem to form the basis of the whole early 80s look too often mindlessly derided on here as 'bonehead'. The adoption of these items as a basic look perhaps being the sign of an organic search for the essential form of skinhead in early 80s England? The things that no one else had? In hindsight it does feel that way, in particular the differentiation of the 1982 onwards skinhead look from the earlier (and by then dead) 2Tone look of harringtons and crombies.
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Originally Posted by Sean Carlson View Post

 

So, now you have me curious what is the proper turn ups?

 

As Donkey Jacket said, depends where and when. Browsing my originals archives, the most frequent variety I see is the 1 inch turn-up, sewn in only at the seams. You also get 0.5. inch turnups sewn in all the way (my favourite), 1+ inch turnups verging on rockabilly w/o stitching (DJ's favourite, but then he's a scruffy northerner :bigstar:), hemmed jeans, and no turnups at all.

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Originally Posted by Sean Carlson View Post

Thanks Donkey.

Well, lately I've been looking at 67 to 69. Peanuts or "hard mods" for lack of better term.
it's true though. Look at all the pics of the 69-71 skinheads. They vary from one fold two fold turnups etc. Even group shots the turnups differ from guy to guy
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it's true though. Look at all the pics of the 69-71 skinheads. They vary from one fold two fold turnups etc. Even group shots the turnups differ from guy to guy
According to Aces and Eights (in a recent discussions) the jeans were too long even after they shrank, so you did turn ups to have them at the right height to reveal the boots. As simple as that. I think they didn't give a f...about the turn ups look. I suppose it was the same about the braces, X or Y WTF ?
DJ, i am not sure but i think i saw the 'northerner' picture before and that they are Irish...
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

 

As Donkey Jacket said, depends where and when. Browsing my originals archives, the most frequent variety I see is the 1 inch turn-up, sewn in only at the seams. You also get 0.5. inch turnups sewn in all the way (my favourite), 1+ inch turnups verging on rockabilly w/o stitching (DJ's favourite, but then he's a scruffy northerner :bigstar:), hemmed jeans, and no turnups at all.

 

Cheeky git:rotflmao:

 

as for the picture, i just assumed it was the north because of he double denim combo, levis patch and how there buttoned, plus the background looks like one of the sea side resorts round here.

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Thanks for the all the information. The reason for all my questions and interest is fully understand the fashion. I know there are a lot of attention to details. To some extent I'm surprised that there's not a secret hand shake.

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Originally Posted by Sean Carlson View Post

Thanks for the all the information. The reason for all my questions and interest is fully understand the fashion. I know there are a lot of attention to details. To some extent I'm surprised that there's not a secret hand shake.
thats for page 1700: lol.
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thats for page 1700: lol.

 

lol

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Originally Posted by Ivyskin89 View Post

A while back I had said I would post this pic of my uncle with his head shaved in 63.

 

In Michigan?

 

What's interesting is in the late 80s I worked in bindery for a couple of printer shops. At one this older guy comes through - a friend of the boss - and he stops and stares at me. I'm in the typical clobber. He then tells me that in the midwest in the early 60s him and his friends dressed very similar to how I was. I've never been able to verify this but it was interesting.

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Originally Posted by Sean Carlson View Post

In Michigan?

What's interesting is in the late 80s I worked in bindery for a couple of printer shops. At one this older guy comes through - a friend of the boss - and he stops and stares at me. I'm in the typical clobber. He then tells me that in the midwest in the early 60s him and his friends dressed very similar to how I was. I've never been able to verify this but it was interesting.
Actually they are from Chicago.
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Somebody mentioned the recurring question about where to clip your braces. Rule-of-thumb for me: 1) where they help your strides hang right, and 2) where they don't slip off your shoulders.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Somebody mentioned the recurring question about where to clip your braces. Rule-of-thumb for me: 1) where they help your strides hang right, and 2) where they don't slip off your shoulders.

 

And jeans were bought one size bigger to have them fall properly - as I understand. So, braces were also more than an accessory.

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