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you were in at ground zero mate ,seen the lot  mate i read on another site that there were two types of mods the dandy wearing the regency style coats ect and the hard mod  do you aggree



i remember BEARMANS STORE in leytonstone just down the road from the green man pub had two boutiques as they called them  victoria and albert i was around nine and when you said you stopped wearing the color,d shirts it reminded of turtle neck s in real bright pinks and mauves lilacs , and kipper ties and cravats in paisley and them cord caps

 

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I am wondering how the book is coming along, Paul/M-o-M isn't on the forum as often anymore frown.gif
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who had ther initials embroided on to the breast pocket of a black  blazer that must have been 70/71

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you were in at ground zero mate ,seen the lot  mate i read on another site that there were two types of mods the dandy wearing the regency style coats ect and the hard mod  do you aggree

Yes,there were the two types.I was wearing the fancy Jackets,Polka Dot Shirts,Satin Shirts,coloured Trousers-slight Flare on them.Then I got to know someone-who lived near Warren Street Tube(who was into short Hair,Mohair Suits etc.),he put me right in where to go and find the Clothes etc.I had also been to the Marquee and had seen the Mods who were there-for the Skatalites.I liked what they were wearing.
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I went from parting my Hair in the middle to a No.4.My Mother nearly had a heart attack!!!!
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post

yes, the Brooks "milano fit chinos" are very much staprest and not chinos in the traditional sense as they have a perma crease but the cloth is 100% cotton (no poly). If the Milano fit is too slim (it's not skinny, but a good slim fitting shape) they do have several wider fits of the same trouser. I dont know about UK, but in USA, Brooks has sales quite often, so if not in a hurry you could get for cheaper during such sale.
I do have a question......what was the dominant color palette back in original days? meaning, the current wave of traditional styled skinheads are all very much into bright colors (loud check shirts, colorful staprest like burgundy or sky blue, even sky blue harringtons etc). Were bright colors popular back then as well? or more muted solid colors/stripes without huge contrasts....?
BTW, am really enjoying reading the anecdotes from back in day. really great stuff and hopefully Paul is jotting these down for his tome!

Colours was bright Jason, The Maroon Harrington was the most popular just like these days, But every colour of Harrington was worn, as Browniecj said.. Lemon, Turquoise was also a sort after colour, Never saw Burgandy Staprest, Sky blue was popular. Bright coloured toweling socks was worn...even Pink.

The whole thing with Skinhead dress was to be noticed, smile.gif
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Yes,there were the two types.I was wearing the fancy Jackets,Polka Dot Shirts,Satin Shirts,coloured Trousers-slight Flare on them.Then I got to know someone-who lived near Warren Street Tube(who was into short Hair,Mohair Suits etc.),he put me right in where to go and find the Clothes etc.I had also been to the Marquee and had seen the Mods who were there-for the Skatalites.I liked what they were wearing.



them satin shirts just brought back a big memory mate i used to drive my mum mental for one i can hear her saying it wont fit you your to young, they were the ones in bearmans would they have been£3

 

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who had ther initials embroided on to the breast pocket of a black  blazer that must have been 70/71

Searched for ages for a gold braid, MUFC blazer pocket badge, found an armed forces, uniform and decorations suppliers that ordered me one... then people stopped wearing blazers. baldy[1].gif
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More Chelsea from 1970. Jean patches?

 

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I remember seeing the Initials on a Blazer.A Mate of mine played for Luton Town-and the all Team had them done.Very smart.
In the early 70s,had Bowling Shirts that were in plain Colours.My Mum was an Expert with the Needle so She sewed my Initials(similar to the American Style)over the Breast Pocket.This would be about `71/`72. smile.gif
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Don Letts in 1970.

 

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Don Letts in 1970.

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As he always says on his radio show when referring to a Skinhead tune (or whenever he mentions the word Skinhead)... " thats the fashion kind,not the fascist kind"..
Edited by dopeman - 4/11/12 at 12:33am
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As he always says on his radio show when referring to a Skinhead tune (or whenever he mentions the word Skinhead)... " thats the fashion kind,not the fascist kind"..

FYI: http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltjabsco/7030123879/in/photostream/lightbox/
Edited by Ed Vaughan - 4/11/12 at 1:38am
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Originally Posted by circustavern777 View Post

ACES  i loved the mention of jack ringo the tattooist, around 6 of us rode over there on our scooters would have been late 71 . we got there  on a sat morning  a bit early as he was shut so we parked up with all the headsets and fly screens facing the same way. and went to find a boozer , this by the way was his second shop which was an old ex cafe, not down by the ferry we was down the pub a bit longer and when we got back he was full up with greasers, proper ones , so in we go and like you say no agg in the shop, i can remember the stares as we were well out numbered . But we sat it out and got our tatts done , BUT when we left THEY  ambushed us and did it go off  it was a proper wild west turnout, i remember what started was the kicking over over a well nice vespa  well i think thats what it was but its 40 plus years ago im sure ringo was going mental as it was right outside his shop. Was you from over that manor ringo is still tattooing but in sweden.  Brownie lasttye ed  if you or any of the guys fancy a night out at me boxing shows at the tavern  or if i do have that bout in oct, your welcome my treat. i started training today so i will see how it goes,

When we used Jacks back in 69 /70 he had a tiny studio in the back yard of a shop with the entrance right onto the street in a road off Plumstead Road Woolwich just before ‘Sams’ the ex army surplus store and the covered market.  I remember now that he was going to move down towards the ferry but we had started using Harry Potters tattoo parlour at Gravesend. 

 

Jacks small studio used to have a row of old cinema seats and you could probably only get around 6 customers squashed in.  Those days we were only 15 to 17 years olds and the greasers were 25 years plus so you always felt intimidated and had to watch what you said so as not to offend them as they were always mob handed.  But as i said we never had any trouble with them.

 

Where else but here would you be able to reminisce about a tattoo shop you used over 40 years ago.  I am surprised Jack is still about – he must be eightyish now or maybe he just seemed older to us back then

 

I am just down the road at Dartford so I am know the Circus Tavern.  I remember it was very popular in the 70s as an alternative to going to the West End to see live shows/cabaret etc  The last time I was there was in 1997 and saw Roy Chubby Brown – very good and a full house



 

 

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It's cool to read these stories, I'm not a skinhead but I like reading stories from older days from just about any music subculture and the fact that most of you are near my grandparents age makes it all the more astonishing, I would say my grandfather would have been closer to what you call a greaser or rocker but I don't believe he ever ran with any type of gang or anything, the best thing about these stories from this time period is the fighting and not having to worry about getting shot which is a real concern in street fighting in recent times especially here in the united states, it makes it less likely to settle a score with an old fashioned fist fight because any random idiot could have a pistol at the ready.

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