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post #24421 of 24859

The ending with the comedy dick emery skinheads was unfortunate . Why not look at the legacy of SKINHEAD which is teenagers in 2016 wearing Harringtons , Ben Shermans , DMs' without having a clue about its heritage . The LOOK is in our DNA now .. thats its true legacy 

post #24422 of 24859
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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

Did you ever wear "football jumpers", though - and what exactly do they mean by that? The kind of thing pictured below?

 

I must also admit ignorance of George Webb shoes.

 

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

Did you ever wear "football jumpers", though - and what exactly do they mean by that? The kind of thing pictured below?

 

I must also admit ignorance of George Webb shoes.

 

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I didn't wear football jumpers and didn't know of George Webb shoes. It must have been a local thing.

post #24423 of 24859
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

The ending with the comedy dick emery skinheads was unfortunate . Why not look at the legacy of SKINHEAD which is teenagers in 2016 wearing Harringtons , Ben Shermans , DMs' without having a clue about its heritage . The LOOK is in our DNA now .. thats its true legacy 

Good point about the DNA of skinhead look. Unfortunately the kids are wearing inferior Harringtons, Ben Sherman and DM's all made abroad, cheap and nasty. Our clothes were generally made in the UK and of superior quality. Say to the teenagers skinhead and they will say right wing racist. The media distortion became the accepted 'truth'.

post #24424 of 24859
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

 

I didn't wear football jumpers and didn't know of George Webb shoes. It must have been a local thing.

Nationwide look the football jumpers ive never heard of GW either .

post #24425 of 24859
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

Good point about the DNA of skinhead look. Unfortunately the kids are wearing inferior Harringtons, Ben Sherman and DM's all made abroad, cheap and nasty. Our clothes were generally made in the UK and of superior quality. Say to the teenagers skinhead and they will say right wing racist. The media distortion became the accepted 'truth'.

My point is todays teens and twenty somethings wear a look influenced by the late 60s without knowing so .. my lad whos 21 watched last night cos our pal Trevor was on it . He wears DM shoes and Oxford's from Uni Qlo but said he had never heard of 'skinheads ' ? ... I reckon most 'skins ' in 69 were wearing market snides harrington wise as well though 

post #24426 of 24859
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

From a foreigner point of view the most interesting is at the beginning - even if sometimes i had the feeling the editing mixed late 60s images with Late 70s one - and the two best contributions are from M-o-M and the 'black lad with the puffer gilet', that seemed to be an 'original' black skinhead. I was a bit surprised 'suedehead' was never mentioned (although i might didn't hear). Nothing really new with the rest of it i must say, featuring the usual suspects. (except i've never seen before Jimmy Pursey so smart).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xmNXCRnLQo

The Black lad ( lol hes 61 ) is one of our lot over Chelsea he told me today he went into the whole Royals thing with Don how important those shoes were etc and how it was all about the labels and details . Don however being Don had already decided it was going to be more about the Racial conflict than young Cockney  lads wearing shoes made for rich Americans .

post #24427 of 24859
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

My point is todays teens and twenty somethings wear a look influenced by the late 60s without knowing so .. my lad whos 21 watched last night cos our pal Trevor was on it . He wears DM shoes and Oxford's from Uni Qlo but said he had never heard of 'skinheads ' ? ... I reckon most 'skins ' in 69 were wearing market snides harrington wise as well though 

I agree that most in 69 were wearing snide Harringtons normally bought in the market, but made in the UK. My mob paid the money and got the real thing so we looked down on the cheaper versions. I wandered into a Ben Sherman shop yesterday and thought most of the stuff on sale was rubbish. In 69 their shirts were better than most of the American import shirts in my opinion.

post #24428 of 24859
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post
 

My point is todays teens and twenty somethings wear a look influenced by the late 60s without knowing so .. my lad whos 21 watched last night cos our pal Trevor was on it . He wears DM shoes and Oxford's from Uni Qlo but said he had never heard of 'skinheads ' ? ... I reckon most 'skins ' in 69 were wearing market snides harrington wise as well though 

 

Towards the end of last season my son who was 26 yesterday and I were driving into Manchester on the way to watch City. We saw two lads, who both looked in their twenties, walking along with shaved heads, MA-1 jackets and camo trousers tucked into boots that came well up the shin. "Skinheads" said my son, raising his eyebrows and rolling his eyes, "Well, actually, they are boneheads" I replied, almost defensively. "What do you mean?" he asked. I then launched into a verbal assault saying they weren't proper skinheads, were fascist racists and Oi! boys and not at all like we had been in our youth. What had I done? The very thing we accuse others of - I didn't know those lads from Adam yet made a series of assumptions based purely on their appearance.

 

Incidentally, my son does wear Fred Perry and understands it's heritage - in fact when he was younger Quadrophenia was one of his favourite films and he claims he would have been a  Mod in a different era.

post #24429 of 24859
http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/359518-bbc-4-the-story-of-skinhead-with-don-letts-tonight/

some great photos here, not sure if they have been posted here or not.
post #24430 of 24859
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http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/359518-bbc-4-the-story-of-skinhead-with-don-letts-tonight/

some great photos here, not sure if they have been posted here or not.

I've certainly never seen them before.
post #24431 of 24859
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Originally Posted by albion View Post

http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/359518-bbc-4-the-story-of-skinhead-with-don-letts-tonight/

some great photos here, not sure if they have been posted here or not.

That College boy haircut was far more the norm around W10 / W12 in the late 60s than crop's ..  great pics 

post #24432 of 24859
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

I agree that most in 69 were wearing snide Harringtons normally bought in the market, but made in the UK. My mob paid the money and got the real thing so we looked down on the cheaper versions. I wandered into a Ben Sherman shop yesterday and thought most of the stuff on sale was rubbish. In 69 their shirts were better than most of the American import shirts in my opinion.

Id imagine Ben Sherman shirts were made in England in the 60s ( even though most of the kids i knew thought they was American ) probably made in Asia nowday's . 

post #24433 of 24859
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These two photos capture and convey everything about the style and diversity that I hold to be true to my era. A uniform ,but with wider boundaries than we are led to believe from sound bytes and editors with a specific agenda.
post #24434 of 24859
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Did you ever wear "football jumpers", though - and what exactly do they mean by that? The kind of thing pictured below?
V neck jumpers with embroidered football club logos and motos were regularly sold in football club shops before they switched to the mass selling of replica shirts instead. I remember many lads wearing them instead of fred perry or slazenger jumpers late 70's, during the mod/skinhead revival, and prototype casual, era. I wonder if they were worn earlier?

http://www.picpaste.com/vneck2-TbNsVPWP.jpg

http://www.picpaste.com/vneck3-lNfLEa2b.jpg
post #24435 of 24859
I remember football jumpers well, and also associate them with the beginning of casual.
They were not market tat either- Xmas 81 I got a blue lambswool v neck with pukka embroided Chelsea badge.
Many lads at school wore Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal jumpers and they were all high quality.
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