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How about sunglasses? Would it have been aviators etc... ?






Alan, is that you at the top? The bottom two are me at 18. You must have been the long-lost younger brother I never knew I had!
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Yes I know what you mean.My Father was the same,they took Pride in how they looked(my Father was an exNaval Man).Your Suits look pretty good now Roy-but as you say,you have to watch them.I remember my Father ,buying me my first Suit,having a go at the Tailors because they got something wrong.I was 12 at the time.

My dad used to wear a dark grey suit for work (Civil Service), a 'best suit' for going out, and 'sports jacket and flannels' for leisure. That was how it was for his generation.
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I have some Hawkins 'DM' Astronauts. Not a very exciting colour, and basic shape, fairly common.

Bought them 2 years ago NEW without box. But I love em.

 

The quality of the leather is far superior to modern day equivalants. And very comfortable.

 

Am I correct in thinking the Hawkins factory was in Northampton and closed in the early 1990's ?

 

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I bet they'd be really toasty on your feet though.

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Am I correct in thinking the Hawkins factory was in Northampton and closed in the early 1990's ?

 

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Was? No, it still is in Northampton, it hasn't moved.  It's vacant though. It did close in the 90s. I saw Hawkins shoes on sale in the Doc Marten's shop in Stockholm as recently as 5 years ago  That said, those I saw could be NOS, or it is possible they were made somewhere else & used the Hawkins name under licence. 
 

 

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Same here-both Mum and Dad.Not a Club I wanted to belong to,Mate.

Add another... but it's the correct way.

Parents should always be first - natural order.

FTR: I was 18 before getting my first bespoke 'whistle'... it was gash! censored.gif
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Talking about suits at an early age.

How many kids nowadays own a suit by the time they're 10?  Not many. I had my first suit for my Confirmation when I was about 10, navy it was. 

My first adult suit was a double breasted POW with turnups.

Even teenagers and young men, most men nowadays don't seem to own suits at all, and don't seem to buy a suit until they suddenly need one for an event of some sort.  

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I agree buttons off the peg suits like Adams are really hopeless.. wrong cut for a skinhead suit same with Ace Face, Even getting a bespoke suit made you need to know what a original 60s skinhead suit looked like... and i am afraid most people don't.

Thank God... I thought it was me who had lost it.

They just look 'wrong'. Like someone trying too hard - and overdoing it.

My 'tonik' - read 'all' - suits were off-the-peg... I was an apprentice, earning £5-18s-2d + OT. But I was a standard size so my clobber (o-t-p), used to look okay.

Add to that that my mother was pretty nifty with the old Singer sewing machine, meant I was sorted.

I've used this place a couple of times in recent years: http://www.schultzlife.com/men/

but I reckon my next big buy will be wooden. (ROFL) (Not planning on it being too soon, though.) satisfied.gif
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(STILL not sending me reminders! baldy[1].gif )
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I bet they'd be really toasty on your feet though.

GROAN! biggrin.gif
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Alan, is that you at the top?

he is.. just scroll some pages back.. wink.gif
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Around my way (S E London) I hardly saw any at all. I wouldn't have got one myself, either.

tattoos? here we go.. wink.gif
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post #6448 of 18401
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Was? No, it still is in Northampton, it hasn't moved.  It's vacant though. It did close in the 90s. I saw Hawkins shoes on sale in the Doc Marten's shop in Stockholm as recently as 5 years ago  That said, those I saw could be NOS, or it is possible they were made somewhere else & used the Hawkins name under licence. 

 

yeah got two pairs of hawkins astronauts shoes too...

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hawkins sold their name to japan and they only doin shitty boots nowadays...
http://hawkins.shopping-search.jp/search?key=%E3%83%AF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%AF%E3%83%96%E3%83%BC%E3%83%84
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Some (okay, one or two bits of) imagery I've not seen on here: http://spykidsunited.tumblr.com/archive
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While we're on the subject of Marten shoes (Dr Marten and Hawkins, and I suppose Tredair, Solovair etc), what's everyone's earliest memories of seeing these for sale?
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