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Originally Posted by ibaboxing777 View Post

Hello gentleman , i would like to clear up a small issue re an interveiw i did for BRITISH STYLE GENIUS  regarding the much talked about size of the check on your shirt ect. I was a skinhead when it all started in 1969 i was 14 , plenty old enough a lot of the guys were a lot older and when your 14 and knocking about with 18 plus guys you tend to look up to your elders . and a certain crew at the time in east london , not all skinheads, but this certain firm had one guy leading them , and he wore a black and white check and the other guys wore stripe small check ect . This is how this one gang did it.  a bit like later on some guys took to following the clockwork orange garb , of white sta prest collerless shirts ect , only a small minority if i remember.  that is a pic of me on this site , in 1970 . And the shades are polaroids gold frame , and yes they are tattoos on my fore arms, i got tattooed around 13 . i found this site by chance but great to read all your posts all the best  A

Welcome to the site Alan.
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it was at a dance hall   in ilford it was a one off if the bird wanted you to take them out they would ask ya straight out as well  and if you had a scooter like i did a 1967 vespa ss 180 they would ask ya for a ride as well i hope this answers ya

So Alan you was 12/13 and had a SS180 Vespa?
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

So Alan you was 12/13 and had a SS180 Vespa?

i think the vespa was from 1967..
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Originally Posted by ibaboxing777 View Post

REPLY to get smart thanks for the welcome on page 236 is 3 photos the top one is of me at 15 ish its stange i just found it by chance it may have come from the brutus trimfit facebook as i sent them a few photos but i will get some on as soon as my son comes over to show me  any one seen any nice tonic



here it is:

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I've never had a pair of longwing "American" brogues, just don't like the look of them. All my brogues have been and are of the more sedate British style.

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Why oh why, have JUMP THE GUN had this lovely brogue boot (commissioned by Solovair) made with a 'COMMANDO' style sole?

 

I would have bought these if they had been made with a smaller profile sole or even a DM air cushion sole.

 

Damn confused.gif just what I was after too  £125.

 

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I bet if you turned the boot to one side. There would be a compass built into the heel and a survival pack integrated into the  main sole.

 

(P.s. aren't longwing brogues known in the US as 'english brogues' and strangely over in the UK they are know as 'american' brogues?)


Edited by soundsnpressure - 3/13/12 at 2:05am
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If you have a look at post 6302,I posted a picture of some oxblood brogue boots with leather soles.I bought from Blackmans in Brick Lane,east London.They are made by NPS,who are the same company that produce the solovair boots.They should be about £150 but Blackmans do them for £75.

post #6368 of 18400
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

For the chap looking for a decent pair of Longwings.

How about the Solovair heavyweight 'american' brogue. £130.

Nice price and look decent.

 

http://www.aircushionboot.com/AmericanBrogue.html

 

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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

those Solovair ones look ok, but they use the same cheap corrected grain leather that the boots use, so not any better than Florsheim or Loake.
style is nice, color is nice, but is more of a "starter" brogue if that makes sense. something to wear to "look correct" while saving up for a proper pair of shoes.
Roy, speaking of cheap shoes ruining your life....One problem I have with those specifically (Solovair) is the way they're designed they cut into my ankles no matter how much breaking in they go through or my efforts to soften up that spot. I've mentioned it before, but Russ' post reminded me of it. I know I'm not the only ones as a few others I've spoken with have the same experience.


Alright Jason.I`ve got a pair of the solovair brogues,I like them but you are right they do have a tendancy to hurt my ankles aswell after wearing them for a while.

 

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On the subject of brogue boots, what's the originals memories of these.
Have talked to a couple of old lads who wore them in '69 but don't think I've got any pictures.
And if so, what type (as like brogues, there are many)?
The high gloss brogue leather types that Shep described or the country gent types like the ones Trickers do?
Or summet else? e.g.:
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I get the impression, it wasn't a "skinhead boot" as such but maybe worn along side the 'any boot will do' period before Dr Martens caught on.
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

On the subject of brogue boots, what's the originals memories of these.
Have talked to a couple of old lads who wore them in '69 but don't think I've got any pictures.
And if so, what type (as like brogues, there are many)?
The high gloss brogue leather types that Shep described or the country gent types like the ones Trickers do?
Or summet else? e.g.:
263
263
I get the impression, it wasn't a "skinhead boot" as such but maybe worn along side the 'any boot will do' period before Dr Martens caught on.

ROFLMAO!

True, I had a skint pal who 'polished' brown suede trekking boots until they shone.

He took some stick. nod[1].gif (Surprisingly, it - sort of- worked.)
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

ROFLMAO!
True, I had a skint pal who 'polished' brown suede trekking boots until they shone.
He took some stick. nod[1].gif (Surprisingly, it - sort of- worked.)

ha ha - fair comment - I didn't mean like wearing wellies but not rolling your jeans so high up (!).
But wearing work boots, army boots etc - e.g. whatever the local Army Navy shop stocked - as you see in many pics from the mod / skinhead cross over period.
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

ha ha - fair comment - I didn't mean like wearing wellies but not rolling your jeans so high up (!).
But wearing work boots, army boots etc - e.g. whatever the local Army Navy shop stocked - as you see in many pics from the mod / skinhead cross over period.

Aye, I never knew anyone, from my time - 1969 - who went straight into DMs... they were probably not available to us - or too expensive!

Still remember being told that steel-tocapped boots (steelies), were classed as 'offensive weapons' by plod - and you could get lifted for wearing 'em. biggrin.gif

I never knew anyone who did get nicked for wearing a pair... urban myth? I dunno. patch[1].gif
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 3/13/12 at 6:55am
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Aye, I never knew anyone, from my time - 1969 - who went straight into DMs... they were probably not available to us - or too expensive!
Still remember being told that steel-tocapped boots (steelies) were classed as 'offensive weapons' by plod and you could get lifted for waring 'em. biggrin.gif
I never knew anyone who did get nicked for wearing a pair... urban myth, I dunno? patch[1].gif[/quote]

Daft thing is, a lad who's handy with his fists is a lot more danger than one who isn't whose got steelies on.
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Aye, I never knew anyone, from my time - 1969 - who went straight into DMs... they were probably not available to us - or too expensive!
Still remember being told that steel-tocapped boots (steelies) were classed as 'offensive weapons' by plod and you could get lifted for waring 'em. biggrin.gif
I never knew anyone who did get nicked for wearing a pair... urban myth, I dunno? patch[1].gif
Daft thing is, a lad who's handy with his fists is a lot more danger than one who isn't whose got steelies on.[/quote]

And not too good for running in... allegedly.nod[1].gif

Something pics here for maybe the younger element - I'd moved on: http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/116356-northern-soul-70s-fashion/

I remember hearing of 'Skinners', surely a strong cross-wind would have made them dangerous on a scooter? satisfied.gif
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Dave's link to this blog has a very good page on skinhead girls and their haircuts

http://the-ballroom-blitz.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2012-02-13T18:53:00%2B01:00&max-results=1&start=3&by-date=false

some of the pic, dont think these are actual skinhead girls but the guy is trying to show where the haircut comes from and what the girls were trying to look like at the time:
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