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post #4411 of 24873
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

In my book staprest must be hemmed. Never seen rolled staprest but thats gotta look awful.

I agree with you on that. It doesn't look right at all to have staprest/dress pants cuffed.
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Spot on!biggrin.gif Skint!
Are they Norwegians then? (I'll find out for sure for you) big double soled buggers aren't they?



The shoes in the pic look like Solatio's to me. Can't ever remember anyone calling them Norwegian's at the time, always Solatio's. Big clumpy toe with the basketweave top. Black was the popular choice and looked great with cuffed jeans, Cords or Sta-Prest. Solatio's were in big for summer/autumn '71.

 

 

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Originally Posted by herzzreh View Post

So back then, were the sta-prest pants rolled up or hemmed to be so short?


Sta-Prest were always hemmed never cuffed.
 

 

post #4413 of 24873
The Levi Sta-Prests(back in `69)were worn either Hemmed or with a 1/2" Turn-up.Both looked smart with Boots.


The Picture is brilliant Bunty.I know Roy has a photo of himself,in `71,but I never saw anyone else like that.Is it further North?I ask this because no self-respecting ex-Skinhead would wear Norwegians,(the later version of Solatio Gibsons-these you could only get in Black.Later other Companies bought out Versions,which to my mind looked bloody awful.),with that style of Suit. smile.gif
post #4414 of 24873
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

The Levi Sta-Prests(back in `69)were worn either Hemmed or with a 1/2" Turn-up.Both looked smart with Boots.

Same here Colin in 69 , I would wear say white Staprest high up on the Boots with half inch turn ups, If i was wearing Staprest on a Saturday evening i would wear them hemmed with shoes:)
post #4415 of 24873
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post


Yes Dickies were our version of staprest back then. Was popular in 80s and onward. I remember I didn't wear jeans at all really from about 91 thru 97. Only Dickies that I had tapered to 7.5" across hem, since Dickies have a wide leg but they looked smart after a $10 tailoring. I wore em in tan, grey, navy, and a teal green which was my fave. Had a black pair but didn't wear em much. They were cheap enough. In 90s could get em for under $20. Looked good tapered and hemmed above ankle with your DM boots showing underneath.
We'd go looking for staprest but were hard to find. Several times found dead stock pairs of Levi's staprest but always too small in waist. I remember finding a bunch up in Oxnard but sizing never was right.


Yup, forgot to mention. Dickies were the standard wear for mods/rudies/skins in the L.A. '80s scene, simply because they were cheap, durable and looked great. The tan, charcoal grey, navy and teal green (also known as "money green" to the thugs and cholos) were universal for sure—if I wasn't sporting jeans, then I had on Dickies. Back in '86 I remember them being as cheap as $12 a pair.

 

Funny thing is, at the time Dickies were otherwise exclusively worn by gangsters, who either wore them 4-5 sizes big and "sagged" them (popular with the black gangs), or wore them 4-5 sizes big and folded them over in the front to create pleats, cinching them with a navy web belt (popular style for cholos who wanted to emulate the high-waisted, baggy pleated zoot-suit "pachuco" gangster look of the '30s-'50s).

 

I would dare say that the mod/ska scenesters at the time were the only ones who would use Dickies in a completely alternative fashion, wearing them to fit and tapering them at the hem (we wouldn't ever wear anything non-tapered). I had a cousin who was a cholo at the time and he could not believe that I would do that to Dickies. "You fucked up your Dickies, man!" Him and his homeboys would commonly associate mods with "nerds" for doing so.

 

LoL, regarding the dead stock of Levi's, Jason—same thing would happen with us, the sizing was often way small. Then there was the matter of color; since it was old stock the color was also authentically '60s-'70s hues, which wouldn't look right unless you had a top that matched. I think that's also why mods in the '80s were the only ones who dared to wear them, since they would often times sport '60s mocks, Ban-Lons and other shirts that would pair well with those pants. And again, since Dickies were standard apparel, the Levi's were only for those who wanted to stand out and be completely "authentic."

 

 

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What do you guys think of the Anhalt EBM scene taking their cues from skin style?

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post #4417 of 24873
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What do you guys think of the Anhalt EBM scene taking their cues from skin style?
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FCUK ME This thread is really going down hill, What the fcuk is the above to do with Traditional Skinheads. Or any Skinheads for that matter,.angry.gif
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It was an honest question about another, non-traditional-skin scene taking their cues from what appears to be trad-skin styles and how the trads feel about someone else "aping" the look, but without the "heritage" to go with it? Calm down, Francis, I'm not trying to steal your old-man thunder.
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

The Levi Sta-Prests(back in `69)were worn either Hemmed or with a 1/2" Turn-up.Both looked smart with Boots.
The Picture is brilliant Bunty.I know Roy has a photo of himself,in `71,but I never saw anyone else like that.Is it further North?I ask this because no self-respecting ex-Skinhead would wear Norwegians,(the later version of Solatio Gibsons-these you could only get in Black.Later other Companies bought out Versions,which to my mind looked bloody awful.),with that style of Suit. smile.gif

North? Yes, Edmonton biggrin.gif

Is that shoe/suit combination a wrong un then? The suit does look earlier and the shoes about right for the time? It does look 'awkward' tho...

It's me bruv again Roy. Got his mates looking for photos too
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Originally Posted by CharlieAngel View Post

What do you guys think of the Anhalt EBM scene taking their cues from skin style?
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Lack of imagination, I guess.
post #4421 of 24873
What the hell is "Anhalt EBM scene"??

But those images make me want to puke. Some very punchable characters in those photos
post #4422 of 24873
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

North? Yes, Edmonton biggrin.gif
Is that shoe/suit combination a wrong un then? The suit does look earlier and the shoes about right for the time? It does look 'awkward' tho...
It's me bruv again Roy. Got his mates looking for photos too

Like my pic Paul.. the combination is wrong, Whats unique about your Brothers pic and mine its a contradiction, I have seen a couple of people at present day Doo dress like that, But it did not happen in 71 London,
The only reason i'am wearing that suit is because i needed one for my Brothers wedding so i dragged it off the floor of the wardrobe, I never wore that suit again, and fcuk knows wear it went, i had that suit made late 69, It was Dormeuil Mohair, Bottle Green with a Dark Red pinstripe.

My shirt is a flowery Beagle Collar, Your Brother is wearing Norwegians, which is 71, The suits are 69 biggrin.gif

Looks like your Brother had a wedding to go to also.smile.gif
post #4423 of 24873
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

What the hell is "Anhalt EBM scene"??
But those images make me want to puke. Some very punchable characters in those photos

It's on wikipedia, but basically it's a revival of the late-80s EBM scene that featured bands like Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, and some others. It's basically a music style composed of step-sequenced basslines and a simple drum machine with a lot of shouting. I think the guy in the first 2 pics has embraced the term "Oi!BM" for his music. The recognized Nexus is Anhalt, Germany (hence the name), but the bands are pretty widespread from, say, Belgium to Stockholm to Russia and Serbia. I'm actually a fan of the music, but the appropriation of the "skin" style is a bit disturbing to me. Skins should be skins, industrial ebm guys should be industrial ebm guys. It's about as confusing as that Southpark episode with all the "glitter Hot Topic vampire goths" running around leaving the "real" goths going "WTF is this shit?"
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this guy might be able to offer some advice crazy.gif
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LOL

I was about to answer that with two words: Bruce LaBruce
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Caption says 1971. Is this suit more a fair example of the time?


Sorry, had to bung these in!
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The shapes and colour of those Budgie jackets remind me of the decor in 'A Clockwork Orange' !smile.gif
I remember family parties and it seemed that everyone was wearing them!
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