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They look good, think i will get the regular ones tho, i like baggier jeans more.

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Originally Posted by Donkey Jacket View Post

They look good, think i will get the regular ones tho, i like baggier jeans more.


Just be sure you don't get the "boot cut"!! They're flares! Subtle, but flared enough to warrant ridicule.

Wranglers are pretty heavy-duty, but I would certainly try a air on before buying them. Some pf thwir cuts are a little too utilitarian and come off as painters' pants.
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Just be sure you don't get the "boot cut"!! They're flares! Subtle, but flared enough to warrant ridicule.

Wranglers are pretty heavy-duty, but I would certainly try a air on before buying them. Some pf thwir cuts are a little too utilitarian and come off as painters' pants.

 

I would try them if i could but they only seem to be sold in stores in america, im going to have to have them imported from america, but even then its still cheaper then a new pair from shops here(im not mad about second hand either).

 

These are the ones im planning to get are cowboy cut original fit 13mwz.

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I used to go to Chelsea games back in the late 60s as a skinhead with a couple of mates from Hendon. We used to meet up with someone called Gerry Houston in Kilburn not sure it was the same one. I'm not sure if you've seen this clip but a couple of my mates are in it. It's a club in Kilburn, the name escapes me. The black person behind the speaker was a friend of mine named Everton Yateman RIP, and after about 35 seconds two people dancing are Gerry and Tony Frances who I used to go to Chelsea games in the late 60s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=sxaDCiV6rhs
Edited by martyn - 10/10/16 at 12:22am
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hello everyone,new to this thread and definitely liking some of the gear choices,if anyone's interested picked these up in tk maxx for £150 they usually retail at £395 so I'm well chuffed..
Trickers stow in burgundy with a commando sole,I recently paid £350 for Trickers stow in Marron antique so these are a real bargain.
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Is that the one around the connah from the Warfield?

That's "Eriks" I believe.. Very similar but the one in La Mission is called Siegels its rivaled only but the amazing "Greenspans" https://www.greenspans.com/ in LA for old school cholo and Pacheco threads. To stay on topic.. I lived in Southern California for a few years and a lot of skins down there mix the Look with Cholo staples for a sort of hybrid look. To be fair, there are many, many parallels between original Skinheads and old school Cholos, including very negative publicity by hip hoppers and gang members, similar to how many people automatically think of nazis when the words Skin Head are spoken haha.
There is a skin here in SF of Chicano descent who had a night that mixed Rocksteady, Northern Soul and "Lowrider Oldies" and it was quite a hit! My wife is Chicana and her family was involved in the scene back in the late 60s/early 70's. They obsessed over rare oldies 45's and we have had many discussions regarding clothing of the time.
I guess it's just working class kids trying to better ther uppers, but I think that it's very interesting that these two scenes came up around the same time 8000 miles apart.



Classic "Lowrider Oldie" song "Girls it Ain't Easy" by Honey Cone
http://youtu.be/rGPGi0pxSOo
Edited by AngryYoungPoor - 10/9/16 at 3:01pm
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Classics like Dirt  Don Letts Skinhead Reggae special .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ykpsz

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September 1973 issue or Irish magazine, Profile. Not sure whether this was meant to be a retrospective or if skins were still going in Ireland. Some typical clobber of the time such as parallel jeans, plus a couple of unusual items - never heard of Wrangler denim jackets with tartan material before.

 

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I've heard that Hendon was a Chelsea enclave, unlike the rest of Barnet which was staunch Arsenal, particularly Burnt Oak.
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I've heard that Hendon was a Chelsea enclave, unlike the rest of Barnet which was staunch Arsenal, particularly Burnt Oak.

There were definitely a lot of Chelsea in those days. A few other club supporters. We used to go to all Home and away matches until they started giving out detention sentences to supporters causing issues. Often you just got caught up in it all. I moved out 40 years ago and do have many others. They're knocking down a lot of West Hendon as part of the regeneration
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3 pairs of Churches, spied in a Surrey charity shop yesterday. 45 quid each, too small for me alas.
I particularly like the oxblood numbers
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3 pairs of Churches, spied in a Surrey charity shop yesterday. 45 quid each, too small for me alas.
I particularly like the oxblood numbers

 

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3 pairs of Churches, spied in a Surrey charity shop yesterday. 45 quid each, too small for me alas.
I particularly like the oxblood numbers
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Originally Posted by AngryYoungPoor View Post


That's "Eriks" I believe.. Very similar but the one in La Mission is called Siegels its rivaled only but the amazing "Greenspans" https://www.greenspans.com/ in LA for old school cholo and Pacheco threads. To stay on topic.. I lived in Southern California for a few years and a lot of skins down there mix the Look with Cholo staples for a sort of hybrid look. To be fair, there are many, many parallels between original Skinheads and old school Cholos, including very negative publicity by hip hoppers and gang members, similar to how many people automatically think of nazis when the words Skin Head are spoken haha.
There is a skin here in SF of Chicano descent who had a night that mixed Rocksteady, Northern Soul and "Lowrider Oldies" and it was quite a hit! My wife is Chicana and her family was involved in the scene back in the late 60s/early 70's. They obsessed over rare oldies 45's and we have had many discussions regarding clothing of the time.
I guess it's just working class kids trying to better ther uppers, but I think that it's very interesting that these two scenes came up around the same time 8000 miles apart.



Classic "Lowrider Oldie" song "Girls it Ain't Easy" by Honey Cone
http://youtu.be/rGPGi0pxSOo


I have to say I do like that track - i checked out the vinyl releases on Discogs and their back catalogue on 7" are reasonably priced - so much so I bought a couple of singles ! Many thanks for the heads up, i'd never heard of Honey Cone till now :)

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Classics like Dirt  Don Letts Skinhead Reggae special .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07ykpsz

 

Thanks for posting this flyfronted, I really enjoyed listening to it.

 

Don's choice is an interesting one - predominantly tracks that got into the charts or were written specifically for the skinhead market. Many aficionados of 'Skinhead Reggae' would turn their nose up at these today but in truth these are the tracks that people bought and listened to back in 1970/71. I note that Don Letts was born in January 1956, which made him 14 in 1970 and this is reflected in his selection - some of these tracks came out when 'skinhead' was on the wane, but would be the sound-track to his youth. I have recently been to a couple of ska nights as some people I know are in a local ska band. The night also includes a DJ playing "Ska and Skinhead Reggae" - I hardly know any of the tracks he plays. In a similar manner to Northern Soul, there seems to be a snobbishness or elitism in playing obscure stuff, whereas the reality is they would fill the dance-floor with records that people know. The tracks that people are familiar with these days tend to be those covered by Two-tone bands such as The Specials or those re-made by UB40. One of the most popular reggae tracks of 1970 was not featured by Don Letts. It was by Bob & Marcia and led to groups of white kids all over the country dancing to, "Young, Gifted and Black." A cultural melting pot indeed! 

 

One comment I did disagree with though is that skinhead was 'the only thing' for teenagers at the time. This was certainly not my experience. When I and two class mates became skinheads in the autumn of 1969 we were the only skinheads in the school. By early 1970, when skinhead was reaching it's peak nationwide, there was still only one other lad and one girl in our year and probably less than three dozen kids in the whole school out of about 1000 pupils. We were NOT mainstream. This is reflected in record sales at the time - the Skinhead Moonstomp LP does not feature in a list of the years top selling LP's, yet Led Zeppelin spent 5 weeks at the top of the album charts in 1970, Black Sabbath also feature and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" seemed to be on Top Of The Pops every week for f#~*ing months!


Edited by roytonboy - 10/11/16 at 4:59am
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Thanks for posting this flyfronted, I really enjoyed listening to it.

 

Don's choice is an interesting one - predominantly tracks that got into the charts or were written specifically for the skinhead market. Many aficionados of 'Skinhead Reggae' would turn their nose up at these today but in truth these are the tracks that people bought and listened to back in 1970/71. I note that Don Letts was born in January 1956, which made him 14 in 1970 and this is reflected in his selection - some of these tracks came out when 'skinhead' was on the wane, but would be the sound-track to his youth. I have recently been to a couple of ska nights as some people I know are in a local ska band. The night also includes a DJ playing "Ska and Skinhead Reggae" - I hardly know any of the tracks he plays. In a similar manner to Northern Soul, there seems to be a snobbishness or elitism in playing obscure stuff, whereas the reality is they would fill the dance-floor with records that people know. The tracks that people are familiar with these days tend to be those covered by Two-tone bands such as The Specials or those re-made by UB40. One of the most popular reggae tracks of 1970 was not featured by Don Letts. It was by Bob & Marcia and led to groups of white kids all over the country dancing to, "Young, Gifted and Black." A cultural melting pot indeed! 

 

One comment I did disagree with though is that skinhead was 'the only thing' for teenagers at the time. This was certainly not my experience. When I and two class mates became skinheads in the autumn of 1969 we were the only skinheads in the school. By early 1970, when skinhead was reaching it's peak nationwide, there was still only one other lad and one girl in our year and probably less than three dozen kids in the whole school out of about 1000 pupils. We were NOT mainstream. This is reflected in record sales at the time - the Skinhead Moonstomp LP does not feature in a list of the years top selling LP's, yet Led Zeppelin spent 5 weeks at the top of the album charts in 1970, Black Sabbath also feature and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" seemed to be on Top Of The Pops every week for f#~*ing months!

Good post roytonboy. I bought the Bob and Marcia record and loved it at the time even though I thought it was a bit commercial. All the skinheads at my school left at 16 and I was surrounded by long haired hippy types in the sixth form who were into prog rock. I eventually grew my hair as well.

Still have the record in my garage.

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