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post #4951 of 18457
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

That is the great thing about this site...people pulling together ..getting to the bottom of things, I had a drink before Christmas with a load of old ex Kilburn Skinheads, its was funny what people remembered, but one thing all remembered was Royals... The price.... and getting them from the Ivy shop Richmond. It was such a big occasion. The price and knowing as a Skinhead you arrived,biggrin.gif
Just to add i,am sure we wore Harry Fenton shirts before Ben Shermans ?

It is great. Royals - the first pair (1969 for me) was a real occasion as you say.

Did Harry Fenton sell Brutus and/or Jaytex? And Reiss in their very early days sold a passable BD - about 1968, I recall. I had a black and white gingham one.
post #4952 of 18457
Not sure if Harry Fenton had anything to do with Brutus or Jaytex. I always thought there were connections with Jaytex though. Not that common from my experience. Had a couple over the years but only got one left now - pink oxford weave (from '69 I reckon) - slim fit button down with full box pleat and 4 darts; nice shape, collar etc but a bit cheaper put together than a Benny though (which for SnP is a Ben Sherman bu the way).

Got a couple of pairs of Royals - love 'em.

Any good crack from the Kilburn lads then Roy? Any of them still getting to reggae nights or anythng?

Buttons
post #4953 of 18457
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Originally Posted by OHT View Post

I've never heard of the brands @ 1:27 & 1:36. Do you original skinheads remember or heard of them?

Just thought I also say that the girl @ 0:30 is stunningly beautiful biggrin.gif

The girl at 0:30 is indeed very pretty. smile.gif

My g/f at the time had a skirt just like that. Early 1970.

Arnold Palmer (1:27) - no, never seen that shirt, but it was obviously marketed with the famous golfer's name attached to it.

The shirt at 1:36 has the distinctive 1960s 'Empire made' label... at least I think it was last used in the 1960s. Clothes and other goods usually had 'Made in England', 'Foreign', or 'Empire made', though as far as I know there was little or no legislation to say they had to.
post #4954 of 18457
The picture skinhead lass in the skirt is from the reggae festival at Wembley, 1970.
Symarip, Desmond Dekker, Bob & Marcia, Pioneers etc etc.
Loads of clips of it on youtube. Plenty of skinheads in the footage.
Any of you lot there?
post #4955 of 18457
Took some time catching up.Great Inserts.

Liked the Photos fron Skegness(`69).Again Variations.
B/S Shirts-always liked them-in Stripes(Blue/Yellow) and (Blue/White- Candy Stripe),Gingham Check(Turquoise and White-`69).

The old Chestnut about Levi Jackets,I see.They were worn in London(`68,the Picture showing the Leather Bomber-another Item that was not worn by Skinheads ??????).
Good to see Paisley Scarves being worn/alongside Spotted ones.And worn properly as well!!

Pinafore Dresses wwere worn about `68/69,another carry on from the Mod Days.My Girlfriend of the time(who always called herself Mod,wore them).

Apart from that-- Happy New Year !!!!!
post #4956 of 18457
Any good crack from the Kilburn lads then Roy? Any of them still getting to reggae nights or anythng?
Buttons[/quote]


Many of the Kilburn lads are no longer with us for various reasons, Alcohol being one. none of them go to reggae nights and it would not enter their heads to do so, Some of them still wear the odd BD or Brogues, but thats not unusual for our age group to do so,
When you talk to them the word Skinhead never comes up, To them it was just Teenagers doing what most kids do. What we was talking about was all the horrible cnuts we knew, and Kilburn seemed to produce them in numbers,
The mob was made up of little groups, our lot was maybe Ten.. we was all 15 in 69, then you would have the older lads 18 in 69 and so on, Like all gangs you had the nutters, but it was the vicious one's that everyone would keep a eye on..these cnuts would turn on anyone nasty bastards, The thing with our little lot we was Bad. but like most kids not bad at heart if that makes sense.
post #4957 of 18457
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

The picture skinhead lass in the skirt is from the reggae festival at Wembley, 1970.
Symarip, Desmond Dekker, Bob & Marcia, Pioneers etc etc.
Loads of clips of it on youtube. Plenty of skinheads in the footage.
Any of you lot there?

Nope, wasn't there, but did see Desmond Dekker live in 1969.

By the way, to Lasttye... Roy, around your way do you recall when the girls' crop grew a bit long they would brush it back from their foreheads?
post #4958 of 18457
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Nope, wasn't there, but did see Desmond Dekker live in 1969.
By the way, to Lasttye... Roy, around your way do you recall when the girls' crop grew a bit long they would brush it back from their foreheads?

I did not notice that MoM, One minute the Girls had a crop, next it was grown out, and looked better i must say.smile.gif
post #4959 of 18457
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

I did not notice that MoM, One minute the Girls had a crop, next it was grown out, and looked better i must say.smile.gif

It depended on the bird. My g/f had it in both styles and looked cute. Some girls suited the centre crop (one of the last girls I knew in S E London to have it done, for example, looked really cute), but the grown-out crop brushed back looked a little more sophisticated and went better with the gear the girls wore later in '70.
post #4960 of 18457
A mate of mine Deano sent me this pic.

Group of girls 1970 with various styles, Some girls would have their hair cropped, some like these girls would comb their hair in some sort of skinhead style, this would often be down to strict parents, back in those days we had Mums and Dads at home. biggrin.gif

Looking at these girls from the Kingston area...a innocent bygone age.

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post #4961 of 18457

Were 'Jon Wood' shirts worn back in the original scene? Or were they later (if at all)

I had a look back at the thread but couldn't see any mention of them them.

 

As a non-original, I'm lead to believe these are great shirts and highly sought after.

From what I've seen in photo's the fit/collar roll/profile  etc is pretty good. No idea of quality though confused.gif

 

(great article re: skinhead girl haircuts)

post #4962 of 18457
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Were 'Jon Wood' shirts worn back in the original scene? Or were they later (if at all)
I had a look back at the thread but couldn't see any mention of them them.

As a non-original, I'm lead to believe these are great shirts and highly sought after.
From what I've seen in photo's the fit/collar roll/profile  etc is pretty good. No idea of quality though confused.gif

(great article re: skinhead girl haircuts)

Never heard of Jon Wood Shirts back in the 60s, Only learnt about them from present day Skinheads, maybe Buttons could enlighten us.smile.gif
post #4963 of 18457
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

But in answer to your question SHARP is American so not really relevant anyway.

Couldn't agree more Harry!
post #4964 of 18457
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

The picture skinhead lass in the skirt is from the reggae festival at Wembley, 1970.
Symarip, Desmond Dekker, Bob & Marcia, Pioneers etc etc.
Loads of clips of it on youtube. Plenty of skinheads in the footage.
Any of you lot there?

Yes I was there. The Empire Pool was just down the road and prices to live music anywhere were still sensible. It was just records that were expensive due to Retail Price Maintenance. It was actually billed as a Caribbean Music festival rather than 'reggae'.
post #4965 of 18457
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

The old Chestnut about Levi Jackets,I see.They were worn in London(`68,the Picture showing the Leather Bomber-another Item that was not worn by Skinheads ??????).

Doesn't it come down to availability? Who told me that you could only get them in Brixton in London, the leather bombers, was it you Colin? And Bunty's brother & co was influenced by Mile End crew to wear them? Did you know if they got 'em from Brixton, Bunty?

Though I'm still puzzeled:

Bunty's Brothers pal looks to wear more of an A2 Leather Bomber (other is a suede bomber?).
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But this one looks more like an MA-1 Leather Bomber
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Which one did you guys get, Bunty's (bro) & Brownie?

Here's another one, no idea what type, leather trucker jacket? Although it's from up North wink.gif
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I wish all of you guys a happy New year biggrin.gif
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