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post #631 of 18764
^^ nice, i remember there was demob off carnaby st, I'm assuming it's the beak st shop yer referring to since beak is right there at the end of Carnaby

if I had a time machine I'd go back to hang out at 43 Goulston St, back when that was the place to be on a sunday afternoon
post #632 of 18764
Here's the Demob jacket I was talking about. Really became popular after Paul Weller wore one in the video for Shout to the Top. The later knockoffs were easy to spot as most had black and white checks instead of the yellow and black and were poorly sewn up.
post #633 of 18764
I am intrigued by the use of the word "Demob" here. The major use of this word, as long as I have known it, is as an abbreviation of the word "demobilisation". When referring specifically to clothing, the words "demob suit" referred to the two-piece given to servicemen who were discharged from the forces after WW2. It was pin-striped and featured a double-breasted jacket and wide trousers.

post #634 of 18764
^^ You're right, in a historical context of the word. It was a normal suit basically. I've always took the other one Clyde is referring to mean a jacket style that the shop sold (and had made for themselves?), since the store was named Demob. I suppose the jacket that Weller's wearing in that photo would otherwise just be a hoody. and iirc there was a band called Demob too.
post #635 of 18764
cool pics from screenshot of BBC special on 60s youth subculture


post #636 of 18764
Keep 'em coming, Jason.
post #637 of 18764
More screen-caps from the BBC.













post #638 of 18764
nice, those are classic clips. MoM you still wear (or did you ever) waffle knit cardigans? It's the one bit of skinhead kit I never really found stateside, I dunno if it was more of an English garment or what? I have one, but it's a modern fred perry in burgundy waffle knit, wouldnt mind getting another in a "vintage" color like the mustard/ochres that were popular back then speaking of knits, you guys ever wear cableknits or was it primarily only waffle knits that were the norm? you mentioned cricket is your sport of choice, what about cricket jumpers? Personally I've always liked cricket jumpers (as well as tennis jumpers), more of a Mod bit of gear but I still like them a lot.
post #639 of 18764
this is fun, a 10 min compilation clip of "skinheads on television", fella that made it is same one that hosted the BBC clips I linked above. mostly shows skins in a bad light of course, but some good stuff there I'd never seen since it came from English TV programs. Too bad he didnt throw in clips from 16 Years of Alcohol, imo the best and most authentic representation of skinheads in a mainstream movie

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post #640 of 18764
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here's a screen shot from a BBC special on mods rockers teds and skinheads


Actually the episode had a small piece dedicated (a total of 5-10 minutes) to Mods & Rockers, but they mentioned that the Mods went on to become either Skinheads or Hippies that's why they used the video material (and the Teds kinda slipped into it as well in the beginning).

@MoM
The photo of you and Bob in a suit is a bit blurry, but I presume they are British styled suits?
Where the italian styled suits the mods favored completely discarded by the time mods transformed into skinheads?

Talking about skinhead suits, here's one of Chris Lane:

Also a nice interview with him regarding reggae (and also a bit of his skinhead days + soul & motown in the intro):
http://soulbrew.wordpress.com/2008/0...view-part-two/

@Jason
Some different kinds of cardigan action from (the legendary) Jim Cox

post #641 of 18764
Whoa! Is that BBC special available on DVD? If so, what's the official name?
post #642 of 18764
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MoM you still wear (or did you ever) waffle knit cardigans? It's the one bit of skinhead kit I never really found stateside, I dunno if it was more of an English garment or what? I have one, but it's a modern fred perry in burgundy waffle knit, wouldnt mind getting another in a "vintage" color like the mustard/ochres that were popular back then.

You mean this kind of thing?



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speaking of knits, you guys ever wear cableknits or was it primarily only waffle knits that were the norm? you mentioned cricket is your sport of choice, what about cricket jumpers? Personally I've always liked cricket jumpers (as well as tennis jumpers), more of a Mod bit of gear but I still like them a lot.

I seem to remember having a cable-knit cardigan, dark green with chunky buttons, but whether that was just something I had lying around to keep me warm I can't remember.

In '68 some girls were wearing V-neck pullovers and slipovers in cricket style, but no guys, as far as I can recall.
post #643 of 18764
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nice, those are classic clips.

MoM you still wear (or did you ever) waffle knit cardigans? It's the one bit of skinhead kit I never really found stateside, I dunno if it was more of an English garment or what? I have one, but it's a modern fred perry in burgundy waffle knit, wouldnt mind getting another in a "vintage" color like the mustard/ochres that were popular back then

Funny, I have that same waffle cardi form last year. I also have the navy roll neck and I'm actually wearing it right now. I'd love some more vintage colors too man, i wish they were easier to find.
post #644 of 18764
In Kansas City, when the weather turned colder, fashion seemed to go out the window. Besides sporting an MA-1 or an M65, about the only thing that counted as winter skinhead wear was a Champion hoodie...or a hoodie from your favorite band.
post #645 of 18764
^^^ That would've been in the mid- to late-80s.
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