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post #4141 of 19158
You were actually looking for this:
http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/product/Fred_Perry_K7101_V_Neck_Jumper

Lyle & Scott is a traditional Scottish company. The brand is popular here in the UK, mainly with teenagers. They have some interesting stuff, especially in their heritage line. The quality is on a par with Fred Perry Made in England. The yellow eagle logo looks a bit tacky though.
post #4142 of 19158
Watched an old Steptoe and Son Film "Steptoe and Son Rides Again" last night.It was interesting in one Scene when a "Funeral" Procession is taking place,going through the Streets.I know it was based in Shepherds Bush but the Houses looked towards the outskirts of Notting Hill.As they paused by the Traffic Lights,there was a Mens Outfitters on the Corner.In the Window were 3 Suits(3 Button Style,TwoTone-Blue / Green was one colour I made out).Now,in late `69/`70 ready made Two Tone Suits were sold in Shops like this-but I make the Film made around `71(at least),because of the Fashions.I wondered if the Shop was selling off old Stock-even though there was no "Special Price" Tags in the window(and the Suits looked very fresh) - or were there still Skinheads around West London about that time.Found that intriquing.The Film was excellent-even after all these years.smile.gif
post #4143 of 19158
It was not filmed in a Jamaican Area-so that discounted that theory.
post #4144 of 19158
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Watched an old Steptoe and Son Film "Steptoe and Son Rides Again" last night.It was interesting in one Scene when a "Funeral" Procession is taking place,going through the Streets.I know it was based in Shepherds Bush but the Houses looked towards the outskirts of Notting Hill.As they paused by the Traffic Lights,there was a Mens Outfitters on the Corner.In the Window were 3 Suits(3 Button Style,TwoTone-Blue / Green was one colour I made out).Now,in late `69/`70 ready made Two Tone Suits were sold in Shops like this-but I make the Film made around `71(at least),because of the Fashions.I wondered if the Shop was selling off old Stock-even though there was no "Special Price" Tags in the window(and the Suits looked very fresh) - or were there still Skinheads around West London about that time.Found that intriquing.The Film was excellent-even after all these years.smile.gif

You are correct Colin, it was filmed, Notting Hill, North, Kensington, Shepherds bush, that shop was on the corner of Great western road, and Harrow road, Paddington,
Cant remember the shop name, it was one of those shops that was always behind the times,
That was selling Ben Sherman, dead stock 10.years later.
Not many shops around like that these days.
post #4145 of 19158
That part if Paddington. We call the Harrow road, at one time in the 50/60/70/80s
Had one of the most densely West Indian populations. Many have now sold up and gone back Home to the West Indies.
post #4146 of 19158
Shepherd Bush Market was an other place where I could buy my Rocksteady/Reggae.Would have different Tunes to Brixton.
A Shop like that now Roy,would be worth it`s weight in Gold.It was so good to see!
post #4147 of 19158
Looks like this thread had died a death !
post #4148 of 19158
Nah, it's just having a kip, mate. smile.gif
post #4149 of 19158
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post #4150 of 19158
Many,many Pages have been written about the main Skinhead Outerwear,Crombies,Harringtons and Sheepskins have all had their coverage.I have mentioned others such as Leather/Suede Bombers and Levi Jackets,whether they were Denim,Leather or Suede.Some came and went during the main times of Skinhead(`68/early `70).But one Item of clothing that has not been mentioned is the Knee Length Leather Coat.
Leather/Suede Coats were first being worn circa `64,by smarter Mods.There is a Picture of Roger Daltrey trying a Suede one-in "Mods".I always wanted a Bottle Green one,with a Dark Green Leather Collar.Never got one.They lasted about a couple of years then died out.With the Scooter getting a second wind(`66/`69),something was wanted,to wear over the Suit etc.,on them.Parkas were definitely finished so the Smarter Mod opted for the Leather Coats,Single-Breasted, in both Black or Burgundy.Their main popularity time was `67/`68,and they would look bloody smart.Sting looked ok in one in Quadrophenia(even though it was a later Style) but to see a load of them outside a Club really looked the Business.This was the Birth of Skinhead.
post #4151 of 19158
Good post Brownie.
So on the same line of thinking, do you remember the leather crombie showing its face slightly later?
I'm assuming the coat you describe is of a similar cut, but with out the top pocket.
post #4152 of 19158
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Many,many Pages have been written about the main Skinhead Outerwear,Crombies,Harringtons and Sheepskins have all had their coverage.I have mentioned others such as Leather/Suede Bombers and Levi Jackets,whether they were Denim,Leather or Suede.Some came and went during the main times of Skinhead(`68/early `70).But one Item of clothing that has not been mentioned is the Knee Length Leather Coat.
Leather/Suede Coats were first being worn circa `64,by smarter Mods.There is a Picture of Roger Daltrey trying a Suede one-in "Mods".I always wanted a Bottle Green one,with a Dark Green Leather Collar.Never got one.They lasted about a couple of years then died out.With the Scooter getting a second wind(`66/`69),something was wanted,to wear over the Suit etc.,on them.Parkas were definitely finished so the Smarter Mod opted for the Leather Coats,Single-Breasted, in both Black or Burgundy.Their main popularity time was `67/`68,and they would look bloody smart.Sting looked ok in one in Quadrophenia(even though it was a later Style) but to see a load of them outside a Club really looked the Business.This was the Birth of Skinhead.

Good post and very interesting to me as I had never witnessed this phenomenon.

It is highly unlikely that leather clothing in any form could ever have caught on among skins that almost daily had to avoid Greasers - with whom leather was so very closely linked. Thus it was in my area. Leather, other than for shoes and perhaps gloves (did we wear them?) was off the menu.

And it is a prejudice that has stuck with me at least. I have never owned any leatherwear.
post #4153 of 19158
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Good post Brownie.
So on the same line of thinking, do you remember the leather crombie showing its face slightly later?
I'm assuming the coat you describe is of a similar cut, but with out the top pocket.

To be honest,buttons,do not remember the Leather Crombies in numbers,though I do recall one Skin wearing it.We were "Squareing-up" over an exGirlfriend at the time.smile.gif The Leather Coats I am talking about did not have the Top Pocket.
post #4154 of 19158

I agree. A very interesting post.

 

Getting leather to work in a mod (or skinhead way) is quite a difficult to thing to pull off I'd imagine.

I'm not sure even ol' Sting comes close in Quadrphenia. I have seen long leathers over suits, but not very often. I think it could work if the leather is very plain (i.e. minimal detailing) and not too thick.

Very practical tho, for more practical than the dreaded parka.

 

I used to have a black leather bomber/monkey jacket which I used to wear over a levi trucker jacket. Teamed up with a wool benny hat.

Not Mod in any way shape or form, but it did mimic Jack Nicholson as Randall patrick McMurphy in 'one flew over the cuckoo's nest'

 

I'm too scared to put 'leather' and 'skinhead' into my search engine. I shudder to think what may pop up.

post #4155 of 19158
That is interesting Brideshead.So none of your Mates wore Leather Bombers or Leather Levi Jackets during the time(around `68?). I used to go to "The Lane" on Sundays and there would be loads of Skins buying Leathers. I can also recall,at the end of the time(poss.`70)when Leather Jackets(Blazer Style) came in-but I think that was more Localised.
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