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Found this on the web, captioned 'Manchester skinheads, 1970'. However, there's something a bit too regimented about them for 1970, and different age groups posing in the same picture strikes me as unusual, too. Also, second left has got a badge pinned to his braces. 


So I'd say early revival period (maybe 1978-80?) before the widescale descent into paramilitaria and boneheadism. What do you reckon?




Yeah that looks a lot like a pic of '80s fellows. I think I recognize the one with the pin on his braces.
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

 

Found this on the web, captioned 'Manchester skinheads, 1970'. However, there's something a bit too regimented about them for 1970, and different age groups posing in the same picture strikes me as unusual, too. Also, second left has got a badge pinned to his braces. 

 

So I'd say early revival period (maybe 1978-80?) before the widescale descent into paramilitaria and boneheadism. What do you reckon?

 

I've seen the guy on the far right in many pictures. I'm not sure what year but I've always assumed it was late 70s early 80s


Edited by Sean Carlson - 8/31/16 at 4:17pm
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I agree. Haven't seen many originals wearing check BDs.
Talking of camouflage kilts I tried to find one in Camden.
Couldn't see any....... Boom Boom
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Haven't seen many originals wearing check BDs.

I agree that there may not be many photos of our generation in check BDs, but we certainly did wear them a lot around SE London. I had several by the end of 1969.
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The Ben Sherman shirts we wore tended to be plain or stripped but the Brutus shirts were tartan or check. For the sussed boys who wore American import short-sleeved shirts the check was a popular choice.

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The Ben Sherman shirts we wore tended to be plain or stripped but the Brutus shirts were tartan or check. For the sussed boys who wore American import short-sleeved shirts the check was a popular choice.

 

Bob,

 

Do you remember a particular brand of American shirts?

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I agree that there may not be many photos of our generation in check BDs, but we certainly did wear them a lot around SE London. I had several by the end of 1969.

 

Thanks for that, MoM. I checked my photo archives and discovered quite a few check & gingham shirts in the original era - not as many as today, but they were worn. Including a really nice gingham one with a massive fuck-off collar sported by your good self. 

 

I guess the difference was that they weren't worn as a default 'skinhead uniform' at the exclusion of everything else - and yes, it does seem that plain and striped shirts were more common.

 

By the way, I'm currently lusting for a shirt as worn by the bloke in the picture. I tried ebay and Brittac shirts, which have a lot of madras and similar patterns. Unfortunately, nothing close enough - the colours are usually too loud & garish for my liking. I want them to be autumny. Can anyone help?

 

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

 

Thanks for that, MoM. I checked my photo archives and discovered quite a few check & gingham shirts in the original era - not as many as today, but they were worn. Including a really nice gingham one with a massive fuck-off collar sported by your good self. 

 

I guess the difference was that they weren't worn as a default 'skinhead uniform' at the exclusion of everything else - and yes, it does seem that plain and striped shirts were more common.

 

By the way, I'm currently lusting for a shirt as worn by the bloke in the picture. I tried ebay and Brittac shirts, which have a lot of madras and similar patterns. Unfortunately, nothing close enough - the colours are usually too loud & garish for my liking. I want them to be autumny. Can anyone help?

 

 

That's a great documentary. Have you seen the 2nd one? The follow up?

https://youtu.be/rIQ9vkzij0Y

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

By the way, I'm currently lusting for a shirt as worn by the bloke in the picture. I tried ebay and Brittac shirts, which have a lot of madras and similar patterns. Unfortunately, nothing close enough - the colours are usually too loud & garish for my liking. I want them to be autumny. Can anyone help?

 

 

Have you had a look at the Mikkel Rude shirts?  Quite a few autumnal shades, massive collars as well!

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

 

Found this on the web, captioned 'Manchester skinheads, 1970'. However, there's something a bit too regimented about them for 1970, and different age groups posing in the same picture strikes me as unusual, too. Also, second left has got a badge pinned to his braces. 

 

So I'd say early revival period (maybe 1978-80?) before the widescale descent into paramilitaria and boneheadism. What do you reckon?

 

Here's another one with the same one from the far right being the fourth from the left here.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


I agree that there may not be many photos of our generation in check BDs, but we certainly did wear them a lot around SE London. I had several by the end of 1969.

 

By the summer of 1970 I had five.

 

In response to Bob's statement, in our area we started off wearing plain or striped BDs in 1968 through 1969 but early in 1970 checked shirts started to appear and quickly became almost universal for about twelve months. (Since joining this forum, I have often thought that in the north we were far more 'uniform' in our approach to the style - nearly everyone wore the same things, then when something else started to be seen, quickly everybody wore that) Initially the checked shirts were predominantly gingham (I had a very nice Ben Sherman in black and white) then later more tartan inspired designs were seen. 

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Albion: kind of, sort of, but not really - the colours are different. Checked Mikkel Rude too, and couldn't see anything that really worked for me.

 

Donkey Jacket has found one that is exactly what I'm looking for:

 

http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/product/JTG_Window_Yellow_stripe_L_S

 

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As sod's law would have it, they're out of medium sizes. If anyone locates something very similar, let me know pls.

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post

Albion: kind of, sort of, but not really - the colours are different. Checked Mikkel Rude too, and couldn't see anything that really worked for me.

Donkey Jacket has found one that is exactly what I'm looking for:

http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/product/JTG_Window_Yellow_stripe_L_S

d1667e24-6f16-491e-9ef5-619acb1f0d86.main.jpg

As sod's law would have it, they're out of medium sizes. If anyone locates something very similar, let me know pls.



Well if you don't mind paying £86 plus p&p, you can have one with a similar madras material made to pretty much your specs. I have a couple shirts by them and they're great. You need to specify back collar button and locker loop. PM me for details if you're interested. Pic below is with a sample collar; the Fitzgerald buttondown collar is a nice, 2.5 - 3-finger collar.

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Originally Posted by Sean Carlson View Post

Bob,

Do you remember a particular brand of American shirts?

'The first BD shirts we had (in the Ivy shop) from America were called Tigers Foot and they were made by Dickies, but not the Dickies you know today (...) the collars were quite small, not unlike the Ralph Lauren collar'
John Simons
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