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Originally Posted by TomMc666 View Post

Hope you're well, I'm over in a few weeks, in Florida, and Callum is coming along so looking forward to the sales!

Hi Tom. Very well, thanks. Happy hunting to you and the lad. Enjoy the outlet shopping. Buyer beware though: the "346" line is now specifically made for their outlets--- so examine these items closely for quality.
post #24452 of 24880
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Originally Posted by LeviStubbsTears View Post

I picked up these tassel loafers for a song a while back on eBay. They take a polish well with a bit of meltonian cream, but I'm having an issue with the, I guess you would call it the fringe. I usually leave one of my wife hair ties around the tassels to keep them tame, but the fringe over the vamp on the right shoe has developed a nasty habit of curling up away from the toes. Does anyone have a solution for this?



I had some bizarre bomber/track top with leather pulls on the zippers, and it came with what looked like sections of Bic rollerball pens to put over the leather parts when washing the jacket. They were essentially little plastic tubes you'd slip over the leather pieces. Maybe try sacrificing a bic pen shaft cut into four sections and slip each over a tassel at night. Just a thought. Not sure a pen shaft would fit, but maybe something similar might do the trick.
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Originally Posted by Bob the Badger View Post
 

I personally would only wear a Baracuta as I did back in 69/70. All my mob had Baracutas bought from the Squire shop in Soho. It was part of the one upmanship that was part of the early scene. What others wear is up to them. I might buy a Harrington from John Simons but I am not familiar with other brands.

I'm surprised - for some reason, I had memorised that actual Baracutas weren't worn.

 

Anyway, here's my take:
 

Combat - Made in England and supposedly decent quality, but I can't wear anything by Combat without looking like a balloon. Not even their monkey jacket. Their stuff is just way too bulky.

 

Warrior - not the worst quality for such a cheap jacket, but I second an earlier post: they're way too short. And I'm tall.

 

Relco - shit quality, too bulky at first, then shrink by 150% after one cold wash

 

Jump the Gun - a really nice Harrington for the money, classic cut as seen in many originals pics, raglan sleeve. But the material isn't as good as...

 

... Merc - sturdy, sturdy, sturdy. You can see and feel that shell and lining are both excellent quality. The slim fit might not be everybody's cup of tea, but I like it. Probably my favourite Harrington so far - sadly, it comes with set-in sleeves.

 

Baracuta - never worn one and wouldn't say no if the price were agreeable, but won't pay the full amount. Why? Because I don't really like their tartan lining all that much. I prefer the standard red tartan that comes with a cliche Harrington

 

In my view, there's a gap in the market for a mid-price Harrington which, like Jump the Gun, has the classic 1960s cut and details - including raglan sleeve - but is made of sturdy, quality material like the Merc one.

 

At a cursory glance, some Harringtons made by Lonsdale actually seem to come close. Whether you want a Lonsdale logo on your chest, a Lonsdale patch on your sleeve, and a Union Jack patch on the other sleeve is a different question, ofc.

 

I'd also be curious to hear if anyone has ever tried Adaptor and Brutus Harringtons and what they thought of them.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Bela Kun - 10/19/16 at 12:24pm
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Originally Posted by Botolph View Post
 

 

Not trying to answer a question asked directly to BtB for him, but in my experience, Combat makes a good one, as does O'Connell's here in the USA, and the old "Baracuta by Van Heusen" were pretty good.  Just stumbled upon this pretty nice number on the Brooks Brothers' site:  Surfer/monkey jacket, but killer all the same:

 

 

This looks great - now, if this one were available in dark blue or navy, it'd be exactly what I've been trying to find for a long time. 

 

As to the jackets mentioned by others, I think the Orvis Weatherbreaker suggested by Inks actually looks quite nice.

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

I'm surprised - for some reason, I had memorised that actual Baracutas weren't worn.

 

Anyway, here's my take:
 

Combat - Made in England and supposedly decent quality, but I can't wear anything by Combat without looking like a balloon. Not even their monkey jacket. They're just way too bulky.

 

Warrior - apparently not the worst quality for such a cheap jacket, but I second an earlier post: they're way too short - and I'm tall.

 

Relco - shit quality, too bulky at first, then shrink by 150% after one cold wash

 

Jump the Gun - a really nice Harrington for the money, classic cut as seen in many originals pics, raglan sleeve. But the material isn't as good as...

 

... Merc - sturdy, sturdy, sturdy. Shell and lining are both excellent quality, which you can see and feel. The slim fit isn't everybody's cup of tea, but I like it. Probably my favourite Harrington so far - sadly, they come with set-in sleeves.

 

Baracuta - never worn one and wouldn't say no if the price were agreeable, but won't pay the full amount. Why? Because I don't really like their tartan lining all that much. I actually prefer the standard red tartan that comes with a cliche Harrington

 

In my view, there's a gap in the market for a mid-price Harrington that has the classic 1960s cut and details like Jump the Gun (including raglan sleeves), but is made of sturdy, quality material like the Merc.

 

At a cursory glance, some of the Harringtons made by Lonsdale actually seem to come close. Whether you want a Lonsdale logo on your chest, a Lonsdale patch on your sleeve, and a Union Jack patch on the other sleeve is a different question, ofc.

 

 

 

 

 

Somewhere inbetween the cheap tat and the expensive Baracuta you say ??  ..  http://www.johnsimons.co.uk/harringtons/

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Originally Posted by Bela Kun View Post
 

I'm surprised - for some reason, I had memorised that actual Baracutas weren't worn.

 

Anyway, here's my take:
 

Combat - Made in England and supposedly decent quality, but I can't wear anything by Combat without looking like a balloon. Not even their monkey jacket. They're just way too bulky.

 

Warrior - apparently not the worst quality for such a cheap jacket, but I second an earlier post: they're way too short - and I'm tall.

 

Relco - shit quality, too bulky at first, then shrink by 150% after one cold wash

 

Jump the Gun - a really nice Harrington for the money, classic cut as seen in many originals pics, raglan sleeve. But the material isn't as good as...

 

... Merc - sturdy, sturdy, sturdy. Shell and lining are both excellent quality, which you can see and feel. The slim fit isn't everybody's cup of tea, but I like it. Probably my favourite Harrington so far - sadly, they come with set-in sleeves.

 

Baracuta - never worn one and wouldn't say no if the price were agreeable, but won't pay the full amount. Why? Because I don't really like their tartan lining all that much. I actually prefer the standard red tartan that comes with a cliche Harrington

 

In my view, there's a gap in the market for a mid-price Harrington that has the classic 1960s cut and details like Jump the Gun (including raglan sleeves), but is made of sturdy, quality material like the Merc.

 

At a cursory glance, some of the Harringtons made by Lonsdale actually seem to come close. Whether you want a Lonsdale logo on your chest, a Lonsdale patch on your sleeve, and a Union Jack patch on the other sleeve is a different question, ofc.

 

 

You forgot a serious contestant. Grenfell, who claim alongside Baracuta to be the 'inventor' of the G9

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And of course there are a lot of other possibilities from the expensive like Aquascutum to the cheap like Lands End, among others...

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Sainsburys sell a beige Harrington made by Admiral for £40. 100% cotton all the right details made in Sri Lanka no logos that I could see. Not my cup of tea but cheap and cheerful. 

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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


Just got back from a bit of sunshine abroad and have watched the video - thanks Clouseau

 

I was pleased to see a video explaining the progress of skinhead as all I have known is the original days.  I never new what 'oi' meant.  Now its all makes sense to me

 

I do not really understand the racial bit as in 69 we hated everybody and then you grow up

 

Generally i thought it was a good video and enjoyed all the songs of which I had pocessed the majority and proudly remember them with happy memories.  They were the popular tunes of the day and i have no shame in admitting to that. 

 

I was really surprised when M-O-M popped up on the screen and I congratulate him on performing very professionally - is this a new career?

 

Good stuff

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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.


I find that Ben Shermans from yesteryear are far better and a lot less "mass-produced" than the stuff they're churning out now , it's just a hard job sourcing the original designs , especially the larger windowpane checks - for sure the likes of Mikkel Rude , Britac and Jump the Gun do a decent variety of nice checked shirts - it also seems to me that Barracuta Harringtons don't seem to mentioned or worn by many skinheads these days ,up North where i'm from anyway , i couldn't really speak for the South -  I still have mine and wear it all the time .

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Recently bought a Barbour Harrington jacket,really well made and should last ages.
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Hi, that is an amazing summary and recollection of my shows at Catford. Brings back great memories for me. The poor cuing of records ha ha, was because I was always interacting with the audience and usually had very little time to change a record or bother with headphones. I was more of a d.j. performer who loved nothing better than seeing you all enjoy yourselves.
Cheers,
Steve Maxted. d.j.
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post




I was really surprised when M-O-M popped up on the screen and I congratulate him on performing very professionally - is this a new career?



Thank you.

I bloody hope not!
post #24463 of 24880
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Originally Posted by Steve Maxted View Post

Hi, that is an amazing summary and recollection of my shows at Catford. Brings back great memories for me. The poor cuing of records ha ha, was because I was always interacting with the audience and usually had very little time to change a record or bother with headphones. I was more of a d.j. performer who loved nothing better than seeing you all enjoy yourselves.
Cheers,
Steve Maxted. d.j.

Is that really you?
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yes Man-of-Mystery, it certainly is me. Those nights at Catford, among my very best memories:) I am about to supply some info about those days to someone writing a book about skinheads and mods. My quotes will be in it, and of course, The Witchdoctor.
I saw this quote on a forum yesterday, made me smile:

I remember the "Witchdoctor' night club in Catford well. Sunday nights were a big thing there. We'd take hours getting ready. Steve Maxted the resident DJ did all sorts of wierd things like sticking pins into his skin and eating raw eggs! The music was great and we'd dance all night to Mo town etc and be really tired at school the next day. Does anyone else remember going
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http://www.jeans-neshi.com/mens_casualkan/mcgregor/mc-11fw/mm11-1002.htm

This is a good option IMO.You may have to jump through hoops to get one,but at around 150 quid on sale,it's worth the trouble.McGregor have been around for a long time and have produced some quality items.This is known as a Swing Top Jacket in Japan as opposed to a Harrington.James Dean famously wore a red McGregor "Drizzler" jacket.
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