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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

MoM may be able to shed some more light on the subject, after his vents comments the other day.

I don't know what I can add, Buttons, except to say that the fashion in vents, sleeve buttons etc seemed to be a fetish amongst the Northern Mods of my acquaintance back in '67/'68 - I can remember getting my mum to lengthen the side vents in a jacket for me. You would get side vents, centre vents, side vents with a centre pleat, side pleats with a centre vent, patch pockets, flap pockets, patch pockets with a flap, and so on and so on. Everyone seemed to compete for variations within the three-button jacket theme. So when I came down to London in '68 I was rather surprised to find that hardly anyone wore anything except a centre vent, and that centre vent was what became the norm on a 'Skinhead suit'.
post #6482 of 18432
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

not seen that one.

Can't say I particularly want to :/
post #6483 of 18432
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I don't know what I can add, Buttons, except to say that the fashion in vents, sleeve buttons etc seemed to be a fetish amongst the Northern Mods of my acquaintance back in '67/'68 - I can remember getting my mum to lengthen the side vents in a jacket for me. You would get side vents, centre vents, side vents with a centre pleat, side pleats with a centre vent, patch pockets, flap pockets, patch pockets with a flap, and so on and so on. Everyone seemed to compete for variations within the three-button jacket theme. So when I came down to London in '68 I was rather surprised to find that hardly anyone wore anything except a centre vent, and that centre vent was what became the norm on a 'Skinhead suit'.

Up here - Manchester - double vents were what your dad had. smile.gif
post #6484 of 18432
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I don't know what I can add, Buttons, except to say that the fashion in vents, sleeve buttons etc seemed to be a fetish amongst the Northern Mods of my acquaintance back in '67/'68 - I can remember getting my mum to lengthen the side vents in a jacket for me. You would get side vents, centre vents, side vents with a centre pleat, side pleats with a centre vent, patch pockets, flap pockets, patch pockets with a flap, and so on and so on. Everyone seemed to compete for variations within the three-button jacket theme. So when I came down to London in '68 I was rather surprised to find that hardly anyone wore anything except a centre vent, and that centre vent was what became the norm on a 'Skinhead suit'.

about `67,the centre vent went up 16+"This lasted a few weeks then it went back down.In the Mod days you had various Vents(as explained by M-O-M).These last a short while,until something else came along.
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post




They may look like 'security guard' or 'hospital porter' footwear to some . But def not the S word.

When I used the out of date word Spastics, It was directed at the shoe, not people with disabilities, and i thought i wonder if anyone would pick up on the word, well you did my PC mate,biggrin.gif,biggrin.gif
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When I used the out of date word Spastics, It was directed at the shoe, not people with disabilities, and i thought i wonder if anyone would pick up on the word, well you did my PC mate,biggrin.gif,biggrin.gif

I had a pair of DM shoes in 1968. Most of my mates hated them and took the piss out of me mercilessly. They always seemed a good alternative to me in a sort of stealth skinhead way.

They were never very popular and, in the face of all that shit from my mates I discarded them rather sadly.

On suits I had my first one MTM when 15. My dad, never very interested in style himself, still insisted I got a made to measure and not off the peg. In those days my relatively small town had at least four good bespoke tailors and all the usual High Street tailors - Burton, John Collier, Hepworths, etc. As to what distinguished a skinhead suit I always felt it was the cloth as much as anything. The style of the day was pretty much what influenced the skinhead style of suit but from a mass of different available cloths, the skinhead limited himself to a very small range.
post #6487 of 18432
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Mate of mine had one made when he lived in Glasgow, in POW.
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to my eyes, that looks awkward ^^^ , with the ticket pocket flaps being so big

this is my one suit with multiple ticket pockets, 2 on one side, 1 on the other. the flaps are shorter than main pocket so it looks more balanced, having those extra pockets. also they overlap one another to keep them from going up too high onto the chest. it's my own interpretation of the "skinhead" suit, not completely "authentic' but works better for me aesthetically

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post #6488 of 18432
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Up here - Manchester - double vents were what your dad had. smile.gif

funny, growing up all the adults had center vent jackets, so I've always preferred side vent, as that was harder to find. tho it's become common post 2002

i like the way side vents keep your back straight, so when you bend over etc it doesnt split open
post #6489 of 18432
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post


When I used the out of date word Spastics, It was directed at the shoe, not people with disabilities, and i thought i wonder if anyone would pick up on the word, well you did my PC mate,biggrin.gif,biggrin.gif


God I'm hardly pc, nearly lost my current job many times.

 

I think Dm shoes are more popular in the 'revival' scene, which I steal/borrow certain elements from. Horses for courses as they say. 
 

 

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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

to my eyes, that looks awkward ^^^ , with the ticket pocket flaps being so big
this is my one suit with multiple ticket pockets, 2 on one side, 1 on the other. the flaps are shorter than main pocket so it looks more balanced, having those extra pockets. also they overlap one another to keep them from going up too high onto the chest. it's my own interpretation of the "skinhead" suit, not completely "authentic' but works better for me aesthetically
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It may be your interpretation of a skinhead suit Jason..but you carry it off well mate. I think it helps as you look in shape.
Edited by Lasttye - 3/16/12 at 10:30am
post #6491 of 18432

I always like that photo Jason.

 

I had a little look on your website.

 

LOVE this design. Superb

 

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yea ^^ that one was for a mate in Canada, who happens to be in town this weekend for Derrick Morgan icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

he wanted the "peakcock" suit with the 3 pockets on one side, 2 on the other. 6 button cuff, all cloth covered. It was using tonic cloth that AceFace sold on ebay. I think it turned out quite nice, and again, the ticket pocket flaps are not so large, and they all overlap the pocket below so it doesnt go up so high like you'd generally see
post #6493 of 18432

For me there is too many flaps and buttons on that jacket. I love the design of it, it's just a little fussy for me.

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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

It may be your interpretation of a skinhead suit Jason..but you carry it off well mate. I think it helps as you look in shape.

Agree - 100%.

I'd look like a burst sausage - very tidy, mate.fing02[1].gif
post #6495 of 18432

I like a suit with a nice long center vent and oversized ticket pockets In fact I think I might go to the tailors next month and get one made

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