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Hi folks, 
I'm new to this forum; I did an introduction in the "introduce yourself" thread but I thought I'd introduce myself here as well since it's lurking on this thread that brought me here in the first place. I confess I haven't read all 443 pages but I've dipped in and out, some great reading and brilliant stories from you originals! 
I'm 41 so first became aware the clothes around 79-80 copying the older lads. (Should mention I grew up outside Glasgow in Scotland, but have lived in San Francisco since 1995). It was off the back of punk & the mod revival, 2-tone was big as well as the Lambrettas, Chords etc. The 2-Tone stuff obviously led to discovering Trojan comps and catching up on all that rocksteady. To be honest when I was a kid I thought Skinheads were the new thing, I didn't realize it started in the 60s til a few years later! Ha! The innocence of youth. For a while everyone was a skinhead or a mod, it was the fashion. I stuck with the music throughout the 80s (as well as American hardcore & punk) throughout the 80s but fashion-wise drifted between skater style and football casual, mostly skate-punk through the early 90s then settling back with mostly Ben Sherman button-downs, v-neck jumpers, levi's, and harringtons for the last 15 years or so. It's the thing for an ageing punk to do! 

I have a question though, regarding shirts... I'm starting to notice that the roll on the collar of some of my older shirts is starting to get a bit flat. What does anyone do to try and preserve the roll? I used to keep the collar buttoned down while washing (gentle cycle, cold wash, hang dry on a hanger), but I recently started unbuttoning to wash and dry to see if that helps. I think it does a little. I rarely iron them, as my better quality shirts come out of the wash looking pretty crisp, but I wonder if a bit of starch & an ironing would do the job? 

Cheers, and nice to meet you all - feel like I know you all already. 
PS - did that book ever come out? the one made from the thread? 

Welcome kicksinstyle.

I used to leave my Shirt Collar undone,whilst it dried.I think you could stuff Cotton Wool in the BD.
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The Dr. Marten Langston boot is on sale for $100 (half price) on the USA website, this is a Made In England boot and has gotten the stamp of approval on this thread .  It's available in limited sizes, unfortunately not mine.

 

 

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Roy you are "Posh",Mate! biggrin.gif.Even Londoners from East London are not true Cockneys-that Honour goes to People like my Wife Susie(who comes from the Hoxton/Shoreditch Area).A True Cockney.
Seriously though,I never went on the "Football Specials",but years later I went North to go to Soul Dos.I can honestly say I never met any "Cockney B*st*rd"rhetoric-only when myself and my Brother-in-Law(who originates from Bermondsey)went to Mexborough in Yorkshire.We were told to keep quiet because the Locals hated Cockneys.So we did the over acting bit"Cor Blimey Guv" and "`ere You Got A New Motor?"(It was just about the time when Alexei Sayle was in the Charts).Apart from that never I experienced any "Anti-London"Feeling.In fact they were interested because we had made the Journey to places like Blackburn,Bradford,Manchester etc.,etc.
I can honestly say that the Greaser v Skinhead thing did not carry on all the time.Other times we have stood in their Bars and drunk with them and they visited us.In fact one time there was a Mob coming over from some where and some of the Greasers(we knew)joined up with us.They also rode around on their Bikes to do the Scouting.smile.gif

Nice one - almost like the Xmas truce of WWI! (With all due respect to those who fell in that one.)

I used to go to a little club in Levenshulme, Manchester, when I was 15-16, and having collected my g/f of the time, we had to pass a cafe that was used solely by 'Greasers'.

It was called 10-10... for no other reason than it was situated at 1010 Stockport Road. (Found a post about this place on another site, just the other day, BTW.)

Initially, scared by tales of 'skins' having been dragged in, and having their 'conkers' crushed, by maniac 'Greabos' with nutcrackers, we usually went the long way round, to avoid walking past the place.

Dunno whether it was raining, or what, but one night we opted to walk past and, lo-and-behold, despite taking some light-hearted abuse by fellas in their late-teens/early-20s (I was 15-16), it was all fairly amiable and non-threatening.

After that, I used to go past with mates, stop and look at some of the bikes - some beautiful machines, some total crap, and all British - I never gave it a second thought until, maybe taking the pi**, my mate and I rode pass on his SX 150... 'game on!' as they say.

Four bikes came up behind us, booted us off and roared away... we were no match and, after that, only the truly daft rode past 10-10 on a scooter... or those who didn't know better.

Happy days.
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 3/22/12 at 2:58am
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Nah, we loved you lot... it's those Scousers we really hated. decisions.gif

What did my mum ever do to you?
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Anywhere else... I'd say '68.
Because it's Dundee, on the banks of the silvery Tay... 1989! rotflmao.gif

Get any closer and I'll throw a dish of peas at you! wink.gif
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I won't be around for about 7 days... of to the Algarve. See you later...
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I won't be around for about 7 days... of to the Algarve. See you later...

Aye, rub it in... I'm off to Leeds, later. baldy[1].gif
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What did my mum ever do to you?

Probably made a (bad) joke about Scotsman being mean... and kilts. satisfied.gif
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Get any closer and I'll throw a dish of peas at you! wink.gif

A meat 'peh', or a steak 'peh'? satisfied.gif
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Only just discovered the site so this is my first post so apologies if it's already been pointed out somewhere between here and page 440+. This is the old Bovril entrance at Stamford Bridge, with the famous tea bar, where you'd always find one of the Shed defence teams, floating in the air at the far end. You can also just make out a slice of the old West Stand roof to the left of the tea bar, this passageway still exists and now leads directly to the megastore where you'll still the see the original back wall of the Shed arcing around the whole end.

 

Great thread this, and as soon as I've read through everything up to date will make some more contributions dredged up from the memory bank.

 

Cheers chaps.

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Whilst on the subject of Dundee circa 1968- Ive often heard MP "georgeous" George Galloway talking about his time as a Dundee Skinhead. He has mentioned the suits/crombies/macs/brogues and umbrellas (?) at various times throughout the years but is never taken up by the interviewers' to delve deeper.
Anyone know any other famous ex skins? (apart from adam ant as discussed before or the guy from motorhead)
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I bought a Scooter in `66,but later I got a Truimph Motorbike.Loved it-got some funny stares though.I have since learnt that quite a few Skins/Suedheads got Motorbikes then.smile.gif
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Whilst on the subject of Dundee circa 1968- Ive often heard MP "georgeous" George Galloway talking about his time as a Dundee Skinhead. He has mentioned the suits/crombies/macs/brogues and umbrellas (?) at various times throughout the years but is never taken up by the interviewers' to delve deeper.
Anyone know any other famous ex skins? (apart from adam ant as discussed before or the guy from motorhead)
And more Dundee:
http://retrodundee.blogspot.co.uk/2010_04_01_archive.html
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Whilst on the subject of Dundee circa 1968- Ive often heard MP "georgeous" George Galloway talking about his time as a Dundee Skinhead. He has mentioned the suits/crombies/macs/brogues and umbrellas (?) at various times throughout the years but is never taken up by the interviewers' to delve deeper.
Anyone know any other famous ex skins? (apart from adam ant as discussed before or the guy from motorhead)

- Stuart Goddard from Adam & the Ants
- Paul Simonon from The Clash
- Steve Jones & Paul Cook from The Sex Pistols
- Kevin Rowland from the Dexy's Midnight Runners
- Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor from Motörhead
- Paul O'Grady
- Paul Weller from The Jam claims to have been a Suedehead in the Reggae Britannia docu (had to be very young).

Kinda funny that half of 'em became "art school students".
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Ballsed up my first post, get used to it, but this is how it should have looked...hopefully. Finger hovers nervously over enter key....

 

Only just discovered the site so this is my first post so apologies if it's already been pointed out somewhere between here and page 440+. This is the old Bovril entrance at Stamford Bridge, with the famous tea bar, where you'd always find one of the Shed defence teams, floating in the air at the far end. You can also just make out a slice of the old West Stand roof to the left of the tea bar, this passageway still exists and now leads directly to the megastore where you'll still the see the original back wall of the Shed arcing around the whole end.

 

Great thread this, and as soon as I've read through everything up to date will make some more contributions dredged up from the memory bank.

 

Cheers chaps.

 

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