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post #286 of 18824
Despite what people assumed, Milky never died in TIE. just got seriously fucked up. I think there's even a quick line at the end where Shaun's mum tells him that Milky's going to be ok, but it was easy to miss that bit.
post #287 of 18824
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This threads been a real good read thus far.

I'm only sorry I have run out of material.
post #288 of 18824
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I'm only sorry I have run out of material.

Even if that quote is the death of this thread it was still one of my favorite finds on the forum.

Something ive been wondering. Did skinhead girls ever actually wear a pomp like Lol in the TIE 86' teaser and the girl in this music video? Or is the a bit of a psuedo/updated look?
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post #289 of 18824
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Something ive been wondering. Did skinhead girls ever actually wear a pomp like Lol in the TIE 86' teaser and the girl in this music video? Or is the a bit of a psuedo/updated look?

This much I can tell you: neither in that video nor in the clothes of any "revival" girl have I seen anyone get the look of a late 60s skinhead girl right. If you want, I can go into details, but that would make this thread go off topic.
post #290 of 18824
someone mention skinhead girls...















this gal is "SF approved", note selvedge denim


pics from a 3 book series called "Skinhead Girls of the World" put out by a Spanish skin girl that shows chicks from worldwide scenes.
post #291 of 18824
This one on the left...

is the closest to how the late 60s girls looked. The rest - way off!

(one or two are cute, though)
post #292 of 18824
Why don't I see anyone like that in Brisbane? Granted, I only like 1 in 3/1 in 4, but damn.
post #293 of 18824
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*shifting my wig a little* No, no, it's real, I assure you!

Re bleaching Levis: Yes that was around then too. It was a trick done by people who couldn't wait for the denim to fade naturally, and generally it didn't work all that well. At one time I had three pairs of Levis - one still dark blue, one fading, another bleached and streaky (overcooked). I didn't have that jacket for long - I think I passed it to Bob (or he passed it to me and I passed it to someone else - it's a bloody long time ago!).

In the booklet that comes with the Nuggets volume 2 box set I was surprised to find one of the Brit mod/freakbeat bands wearing bleachers. I thought it might be some sort of pop art thing at first but looking closely they're definitely bleachers.
post #294 of 18824
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Despite what people assumed, Milky never died in TIE. just got seriously fucked up. I think there's even a quick line at the end where Shaun's mum tells him that Milky's going to be ok, but it was easy to miss that bit.

That's what I thought. I hope he gets a prominent part in TIE 86, because he was one of my favorite characters.
post #295 of 18824
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This much I can tell you: neither in that video nor in the clothes of any "revival" girl have I seen anyone get the look of a late 60s skinhead girl right. If you want, I can go into details, but that would make this thread go off topic.

It wouldn't be going too far off topic, it's still about traditional skinhead wear, just the other gender.
I've seen very few well dressed skinhead girls. Most of the time they're just wearing mens clothes.
post #296 of 18824
Definitely not a trad skin look, but I the current Fred Perry female model.
post #297 of 18824
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It wouldn't be going too far off topic, it's still about traditional skinhead wear, just the other gender.
I've seen very few well dressed skinhead girls. Most of the time they're just wearing mens clothes.

It is a pity that no web search turns up pictures of girls of that time to illustrate what I'm about to describe. I am drawing on my memory of S E London in 1968 and 1969.

The thing about skinhead girls in the 1960s was that they were very feminine and very stylish. There was very little of imitating boys' fashions, with the exception of button-down-collar shirts (see below, usually Ben Sherman or Brutus short-sleeved). When a girl did imitate a boy - for example I knew one girl who wore a brutus shirt and Levi Sta-Prest trousers - she still managed to look feminine, in her hairstyle, makeup, shoes (that girl had a pair of small penny loafers as I recall), and the way she wore the clothes (the shirt, being waisted, emphasised her bust; and the strides fitted well to her hips).

The hallmark of a skinhead girl was the suit. Imagine the earlier style of the Jackie Kennedy Suit, but with a short skirt, mini-length, and in Tonik mohair by Dormeuil, or subtle Prince-of-Wales check, or (if the girl couldn't afford mohair) in Trevira. The skirts were fairly uniform in style, being plain, unpleated minis. The jackets were well-tailored and in several styles; they could reach down to the hem of the skirt, like a frock coat, or they could be waist-length like a Spanish traje corto, or anything in between. I saw one or two jackets which were "baby doll" line, but mainly they would be waisted. There was no standard pattern for lapels, and jackets could even be lapel-less. There was more freedom of style than in boys' jackets. Girls did not, however, wear boys' jackets or (as far as I can remember) jackets styled specifically to imitate boys'.

Suits would be worn perhaps with a Ben Sherman or Brutus shirt, usually of a plain colour and most usually white, though sometimes a check shirt; but as often a slim, fitted, round-necked, lambswool sweater would be worn.

Tights would usually be sheer and with a sheen, although sometimes white ribbed tights would be worn.

Shoes would usually be penny loafers, maybe with a rather clumpy heel, but always feminine in style. I can also remember a shoe called "Diabla" (can't remember whether it was from Dolcis or Russell and Bromley), which had a higher heel (but not a stiletto) and round toes - it was dark red, very stylish, very sexy - which came into vogue in 1969. I do not recall much, if any, wearing of bots or other boys' styles.

I do not recall any girl wearing a Fred Perry.

The way modern/revival skinhead girls have their hair is wrong. They have the general idea with the shortness and the wispy pieces, but it is put together wrong. The late 60s "centre crop" for girls, although based on a very short top and sides, was more layered toward the wispy side and back pieces. Importantly, the front fringe came over the face in an arch - that's a look I have seen no modern girl achieve. It was a very sexy style.

How would I fault modern/revival skinhead girls? With all due respect, thus: too belligerent, not enough style, not enough femininity, too much copying of the guys' look.

Like I said, a pity there seem to be no decent pics from, say, 1969.
post #298 of 18824
I'm having a real hard time finding any images of the girls from the time, I have one or two but they aren't very detailed, or helpful... Here's a better version of the one you had originally quoted. I believe this girl is from Mexico?
post #299 of 18824
A modern girl, but her look is pretty close, for all that. About the closest I have seen from a modern girl, although red was not a colour often seen.
post #300 of 18824
Sure there are "skinhead girls", but for the longest time when I was in the scene in 80s-early 90s, it was a popular slogan that there was no such thing as skinhead girls, just a "skinhead's girl". I dont buy that, but it was sold quite a bit. I've never given it much thought because, frankly, I could care less, but since it was brought up I'm kinda curious now how the feathercut originated. Def can't be a 60s thing, has to be rooted in the late 70s/early 80s new breed revival. But now that I think of it, I think the Jim Ferguson style section of 69-72 in Nick Night's "Skinhead" book shows illustrations of girls with a feathercut from that era. Granted the book isnt law, but it seems to be pretty accurate in how it portrays styles by each year.
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