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post #6946 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Lee Riders 60s/70 was popular in London as a alternative to Levis.

Is it only us old buggers that call(ed) them Lee Riders, Roy? satisfied.gif
post #6947 of 18398
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Originally Posted by dopeman View Post

Any idea of what model the Lee jeans you mention are? I suppose jeans would have bought new-so maybe a model around 66/7 ?

I would guess the 101z model? I'd be interested in hearing a bit more about your Lee's as well Brideshead. the 101z had a zip fly, was preshrunk. very similar fit to the Levis 505 that came out in 1967 (zip fly, preshrunk)

Ed, the "Lee Rider" nomenclature is still used nowadays, to differentiate their 'heritage" jeans (101b, 101z etc) from their modern line. But generally only known to denimheads smile.gif
post #6948 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

I would guess the 101z model? I'd be interested in hearing a bit more about your Lee's as well Brideshead. the 101z had a zip fly, was preshrunk. very similar fit to the Levis 505 that came out in 1967 (zip fly, preshrunk)
Ed, the "Lee Rider" nomenclature is still used nowadays, to differentiate their 'heritage" jeans (101b, 101z etc) from their modern line. But generally only known to denimheads smile.gif

You (well, 'I') learn something new every day - thanks. nod[1].gif
post #6949 of 18398
From mod pics about 66/7 the jeans look slimmer than the 501's of before. Ive seen 101z re-issued recently and the style was "1966". Maybe these are the ones. Maybe the first slim jean before the 505's?
post #6950 of 18398
I can only remember wearing Levis and Lee with Zipps in the 60s, Button fly seemed to be popular in the 80s, with the Levi advert.
post #6951 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

I would guess the 101z model? I'd be interested in hearing a bit more about your Lee's as well Brideshead. the 101z had a zip fly, was preshrunk. very similar fit to the Levis 505 that came out in 1967 (zip fly, preshrunk)
Ed, the "Lee Rider" nomenclature is still used nowadays, to differentiate their 'heritage" jeans (101b, 101z etc) from their modern line. But generally only known to denimheads smile.gif

We called them Lee Riders too. I never got a pair unfortunately. I recall, as I think has been said here that Lee jeans were always a little softer feeling and lighter in colour than Levis. I just happen to be wearing my only pair of Lee jeans today and I would say all of that still generally holds true -

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You can't see much of them here - I really took the pic as I am rather pleased with my new Polo RL socks!
post #6952 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

We called them Lee Riders too. I never got a pair unfortunately. I recall, as I think has been said here that Lee jeans were always a little softer feeling and lighter in colour than Levis. I just happen to be wearing my only pair of Lee jeans today and I would say all of that still generally holds true -
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You can't see much of them here - I really took the pic as I am rather pleased with my new Polo RL socks!

John like ya Socks and Dessies, Have Your Lee jeans got selvage ?
post #6953 of 18398
These are my pair of Japanese Samurai' Shrink to Fit' Lee repro Jeans, The are cross weave button fly, Nice 60s cut.

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post #6954 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

These are my pair of Japanese Samurai' Shrink to Fit' Lee repro Jeans, The are cross weave button fly, Nice 60s cut.
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And they are very much nicer than my Lee jeans which I am afraid are standard issue Brooklyn straight cut, washed, zip fly.
post #6955 of 18398
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Nice pair of Samurais Roy, must've cost a fortune. I know what I had to spend for a Samurai S710XX (19oz.... heaviest pair of denim jeans I own).

Here's another picture from the original era, was on the backside of the Straighten up flyer. From the same Mirabelle magazine article I guess?

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post #6956 of 18398
On the subject of Clarks, does anyone know how to distinguish between a Vietnam made and British made pair? These brown ones must be ten years old and have a part-leather lining where my two year old sand ones (Vietnam made) are unlined and made of cruder materials generally.
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Skinheads in films: curious what folk on here think about various depictions of the skinhead look/culture in various films that have come out lately... I though of this because I just watched Peter Mullan's film NEDS the other week. It seems to have been set in around 1974 yet a lot of the younger characters are sporting the skinhead look, while the slightly older guys have moved on the the glam/glitter look. I was only 4 in 1974 so I have no memory of that time period, but from what I've read on here it seems like the skinhead look would have died away by 74, but of course we are talking about Glasgow. I'm speculating that the use of the skinhead look was done because of the resurgence in popularity due to This Is England etc. 

Still from Peter Mullan's NEDS depicting early 70s skinhead characters in Glasgow, Scotland

 

On a similar topic, anyone seen 16 Years Of Alcohol, by Richard Jobson of The Skids? It's about his brother apparently. Also set in the early 70s I think. Some very 'Clockwork Orange' influenced skinhead imagery: 

Still from Richard Jobson's "16 Years Of Alcohol" depicting skinhead characters

 

Any films where they might have got it right? 

post #6958 of 18398
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Paul Stanley, Clapham 1967
post #6959 of 18398
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

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Paul Stanley, Clapham 1967

Great pic Bunty, Note the Lad with hand in pocket, the single crease in the trousers goes up to the waistband this was carried on to the bespoke skinhead suit.
post #6960 of 18398
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

On the subject of Clarks, does anyone know how to distinguish between a Vietnam made and British made pair? These brown ones must be ten years old and have a part-leather lining where my two year old sand ones (Vietnam made) are unlined and made of cruder materials generally.

Mine say "made in vietnam" but they aren't 10 years old either
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