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post #6211 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I hear you!
By the way, some time ago I referred to having seen someone in Catford (S E London) in 1968 wearing 'granddad boots' with a suit. They were something like these modern Peter Werth boots only in black.
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Were they relatively 'dressy' like that or more of a sturdy work boot like these?
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post #6212 of 18719
Anyone remember that when you had a bit of a 'roll-about' with someone, you'd always rip the vent (always single in the NW) of their suit jacket up to the neck... now that really did ruin someone's day.sly.gif

And on the 'vent' issue, where I lived, it was a form of one-upmanship to have a bigger vent than anyone else. (I know, ideally you could combine a ruck with one-upmanship - but I'm sure you get my drift.) smile.gif
post #6213 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Anyone remember that when you had a bit of a 'roll-about' with someone, you'd always rip the vent (always single in the NW) of their suit jacket up to the neck... now that really did ruin someone's day.sly.gif
And on the 'vent' issue, where I lived, it was a form of one-upmanship to have a bigger vent than anyone else. (I know, ideally you could combine a ruck with one-upmanship - but I'm sure you get my drift.) smile.gif

There was a time when the centre vent went to half-way up the back-you nearly took your Jacket off in two pieces!!!smile.gif


I have seen a Guy wear a brand new Mohair into a Club(The Limbo)and come out with it slashed to pieces.Some bstrd had him with a cut-throat.Needless to say,I never wore a Suit there!
post #6214 of 18719
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Originally Posted by skinhead69 View Post



I put the pic up, it's certainly not been scanned from Spirit of 69, it's an old newspaper clipping I've had since 1971 hence the fold marks in the photo. I think I cut it out of the Daily Express at the time. If it's in the book then the author must have 'borrowed' it from the Express because I don't think the first edition of Spirit of 69 came out untill 1991.

Hello Skinhead69, welcome to the thread!

If someone had bothered to look properly, they would have seen that the clipping you posted is in much better condition than the one in the book and looks obviously like an actual newspaper clipping and not a scan of one! The text reproduced in the book is difficult to read and doesn't, as far as I can remember, say that the girl is his girlfriend or give her name: so thank-you for that - I, personally, found that very interesting!

Read your 'resume’ and would love to hear any reminiscences you might have: 'original ' Skinheads are always welcome here!
post #6215 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

And on the 'vent' issue, where I lived, it was a form of one-upmanship to have a bigger vent than anyone else.

Aye, it was stylish up North!
post #6216 of 18719
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Were they relatively 'dressy' like that or more of a sturdy work boot like these?]

Dressy.
post #6217 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post

Aye, it was stylish up North!

You remember our conversation the other day about the variety of vents and pleats 'up North'?
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post #6219 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Shep View Post

Just a quick hello,as I`m new here.I`m 40 and I`m from S.E London originally but now I live near Nottingham
I was put onto this site/thread by Roy and as a result,I`ve been reading this thread with interest for some time and thought it best that I join up.I`ve been into the skinhead style and lifestyle since 1986. And before that I was a young Mod(very into my clothes though and spent a lot of Saturday job/paper round money on them back then) for a few years.

I`m very interested in the origins of skinhead from the late 60`s but equally,the 2nd wave of the 80`s is close to my heart aswell as that`s my generation.
Style wise I like my Levi`s,Wranglers,decent shirts(Mikkel Rude is a favourite of the current brands),decent Harringtons,Crombies,Brogues,etc,etc-you get the picture.

Cheers

Shep

Welcome Shep,
Glad you made it onto here. Hope to see you soon mate.
post #6220 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Dressy.

I meant narrow and neat with a thinner sole.
Not summet I'd class as dressy mesell.
The black ones I posted were a more heavyweight option with thicker leather, slightly larger toe cap and triple leather soles.
post #6221 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

You remember our conversation the other day about the variety of vents and pleats 'up North'?

Spill the beans then Paul - you can't go teasing us like that!
post #6222 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post


Oi Oi shop is excellent, Bill is a top guy, and it's definitely a place you should go. If you can get to Brighton (50 min south of London by rail from Victoria Station), Jump the Gun is probably one of the best one-stop shops for gear (carries Brutus, sherman, perry, along with their own house line which is very good). Also Adam of London in Nottinghill's Portobello Markets. mendoza on brick lane is good, more mod than skinhead, but worth a look if you're in the area

Thanks mate!
 

 

post #6223 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Anyone remember that when you had a bit of a 'roll-about' with someone, you'd always rip the vent (always single in the NW) of their suit jacket up to the neck... now that really did ruin someone's day.sly.gif
And on the 'vent' issue, where I lived, it was a form of one-upmanship to have a bigger vent than anyone else. (I know, ideally you could combine a ruck with one-upmanship - but I'm sure you get my drift.) smile.gif

You just reminded me of a incident, in the 60s I was walking down Willesden Lane one night with a load of lads, Across the road was two suited skinheads that must of strayed into the manor, straight away the blokes i was with ran over and started knocking them about, one bloke who was with us got the lads vent of his suit and ripped it up to his neck, I got to say i was shocked, i thought you cnut give the bloke a hiding but to purposely rip his suit. even to this day it sticks in my mind. The bloke who did the ripping was one horrible scruffy cnut. I cant even remember why he was with us that night, because we all hated him. fcuk him.
post #6224 of 18719
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

You remember our conversation the other day about the variety of vents and pleats 'up North'?

I do indeed.
post #6225 of 18719
The lad in the pic some pages back with rolled up newspapers, Millwall Bricks , biggrin.gif
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