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post #571 of 18431
i have found my people in this thread.

i can remember getting copies of maximum rock n roll in the late 80s and just ordering 7 inches of anything that looked hardcore. scouring thank you lists and meticulously combing through vinyl bins. i ended up ordering so many shitty records and so many that never came. but that's all there was back then. now you can go to a bands myspace, listen to their songs, paypal them the money and track your shipment as it gets delivered to your door.

and all that revolution summer era dischord stuff like rites of spring, embrace, etc. is really some of my favorite stuff of all time.
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Hooky screen-cap from "British Style Genius" - hey, this guy from '69 has the same taste in shades as I did!


post #573 of 18431
Another thing the skinhead look incorporated, at least in this area, were tattoos. They were mostly home done "prison" style. I always thought they looked so bad ass. I was late to the tattoo game and didn't get my first until I was 26. Now though...yup...I'm filling up quickly. Arms, hands and torso are completely covered. Working on filling up my legs. Yes, that's way more tattoos than any of my skinhead friends, but those skinheads in the 80s were the first tattooed guys I'd ever seen besides the occasional sailor or biker.
post #574 of 18431
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Originally Posted by eightdouble View Post
i have found my people in this thread.

i can remember getting copies of maximum rock n roll in the late 80s and just ordering 7 inches of anything that looked hardcore. scouring thank you lists and meticulously combing through vinyl bins. i ended up ordering so many shitty records and so many that never came. but that's all there was back then. now you can go to a bands myspace, listen to their songs, paypal them the money and track your shipment as it gets delivered to your door.

and all that revolution summer era dischord stuff like rites of spring, embrace, etc. is really some of my favorite stuff of all time.

The only time I can really remember being totally taken by picking an album based on the label and the name of the band was when I picked up this little record on IRS (the label that put out the Police). The band was from England, IRS had several punk bands on the label. So i picked it up. The band name sounded cool...fuuuuuuuuuuuuck...was I mistaken. The Fine Young Cannibals. I might as well have just flushed $10 down the toilet.
post #575 of 18431
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... but those skinheads in the 80s were the first tattooed guys I'd ever seen besides the occasional sailor or biker.

That was an 80s thing. I can tell you it certainly wasn't a 60s. But DSFDF.
post #576 of 18431
my first tattoo was from a reputable shop. my 2nd was a homemade on a jail rig (walkman motor, mech pencil tube, guitar string etc), and it was a crucified skin logo with celtic knots around it and a banner that read "Never say Die"....fuck i thought I was the shit haha!
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^^Bad ass. The walkman rotor was the mainstay for the tattoo machines around here. Stomper (remember those battery powered cars) motors also seemed to be a reliable motor for the machines.

I've just recently (about 3 months ago) gotten some Black Flag bars tucked nicely into a little opening on my left bicep very close to my pit. It was the last little space I had on my arms. Also have a Minor Threat black sheep. Those are the only "punk" tattoos I have.
post #578 of 18431
i have others, but when i turned 30 i got XXX on my wrist, because i was/am still straight edge and that's the roman numeral for 30.
post #579 of 18431
I am also interested how and when Lonsdale brand got into the subculture. Nowadays, at least in our country, it's almost synonym for skinhead style.

And one more questions about shirts - were that these Ben Sherman Oxford? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BNWT-Ben-Sherm...item8262f24fd1
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And one more questions about shirts - were that these Ben Sherman Oxford? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BNWT-Ben-Sherm...item8262f24fd1

Those shirts arent oxfords since it's a blend cloth, but if those fit me I'd snatch them up!
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How old are those boots? I'm just wondering because I'm trying to get some cherry doc's and would want to know how long it takes for them to look that nice. For my first probably year and a half in the scene I wore black doc's, then just a few months ago I got oxblood ones so I still haven't had the journey of taking cherry's to oxblood.

About two years on the nose, I think? I pretty much wore them constantly, and worked as a janitor for most of that time, so they're pretty beat-up. To echo GS' polishing tips, I'd do them weekly, and switch between colors (usually whatever I had at the time), so they've had coats of black, brown and cordovan.
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About two years on the nose, I think? I pretty much wore them constantly, and worked as a janitor for most of that time, so they're pretty beat-up. To echo GS' polishing tips, I'd do them weekly, and switch between colors (usually whatever I had at the time), so they've had coats of black, brown and cordovan.

Here's a pair of oxbloods that are more than 20 years old. All they've ever seen is Kiwi cardovan and Kiwi black with an occasional application of some sort of conditioner (mink oil). I use the cardovan as an all-over polish. Then, once I brush off the cardovan, I use a tooth brush to put black into all the creases. Then I brush that off. Every now and then I'll just polish the whole shoe with black.
I never take the laces out (they are just some old hiking boot laces...they're probably 15 years old). I just wipe the tongue off with a damp cloth when I see dust gathered.

I recently had to have a patch put on because the leather cracked all the way through. I love the Frankenstein look of it though.





These 8-lace greens are nearing 20 years old. For a few years they didn't get much wear. I gained so much weight my feet got bigger. I've lost all that weight and more so they fit perfectly again. Used the same polishing technique except used whatever green polish I could find; usually Meltonian.



And this is my full collection of Docs. All but the black and white 8s are MIE and range from 15-20 years old.

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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Hooky screen-cap from "British Style Genius" - hey, this guy from '69 has the same taste in shades as I did!



What kind of pants was he wearing? I've notice that not many today where the white trousers.
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I forget if I've asked this before, but where does the term "herberts" originate? I've heard it in quite a few songs and it seems to be something skin related, but altogether different.
post #585 of 18431
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post
Nope. Ben Sherman, Brutus, and the Squire Shop up West, and that was that!

When you say the Squire shop, which shirts were you buying from there? I think I already know the answer to this but I'm interested to see how you word it and how you saw them in comparison to the easier to obtain British shirts.
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