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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Have not seen that before.The usual inaccuracies in there,wrong Styles etc.-but(with the likes of Robert Elms-who manages to give a definite account of what went on,even though he was not personally involved in either the Original Skinhead or the Original Mod)it is taken as Gospel.Eddie Pillar(who I do know) only read about the Mods-and became one in the "Revival".I was 2nd Wave Mod,not as he claims 3rd Wave(there was not one).Who,in their right mind would go to a group of Fellas and say"what are you?".Lucky he was not "smacked" there and then.....smile.gif[/quote]And this is where I came in... you had to be there. nod[1].gif

Brilliant - and true. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Gary Clifton View Post

Hi, i reckon if you were a mod who turned into a skin you were probably more into the fashion...

That's about the size of it. Where I was at the time (S E London) there wasn't a sudden change. I moved down from the North in '68 and the only big differences in what was being worn was jungle green strides and cherry red boots. Then something might come in - say, jodhpur boots (riders) - and I'd think "Okay I'll get a pair". Or Ben Sherman shirts, and I'd think, "They look smart, and it's not like I haven't worn button-down shirts before", and I'd buy one. And so it went on. I didn't even have to change my hairstyle, I kept the same V-neck sweaters, the same Levis.
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

first wave mod - Jazz, second wave - RnB, 3rd wave - the who/small faces. if things were only that simple.



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Here's one for 'Buttons', is this your good self on the far left on this CD cover ?  wink.gif
Some of the jeans are a bit wide... mind, you, so am I , nowadays. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Pic looks early/mid 70's but this is exactly how I've always imagined the 350x232px-LL-c68bdcfe_525850_10150777701661877_956236168_n.jpeg
skinhead friendly youth clubs to be.(could be a boozer tho, with the ciggie machine)

In S E London those skirts with tartan going crosswise came into fashion for girls in early 1970, as far as I remember. But the guys' hair would seem to make it a bit later than that.
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

first wave mod - Jazz, second wave - RnB, 3rd wave - the who/small faces. if things were only that simple.



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Here's one for 'Buttons', is this your good self on the far left on this CD cover ?  wink.gif
It is indeed S&P.
Wide parallel Wranglers, Black 8 hole Martens, Penny Collared shirt and braces.
King Ludd pub, IOW about 10-11 years ago.

I've got some oxford bags nearly as wide as you Ed, but they're for special occasions only!
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I thought so.

Very cool indeed.

post #7867 of 18777
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Originally Posted by Raff72 View Post

I forgot the original reason I came back on here lol. Although I'm not strictly a skinhead anymore I did just pick up a sheepskin off evilbay. Would like a little gentle criticism... I did a couple of years of a tailors apprenticeship when I were a lad and my mum is a gun dressmaker so some alterations aren't entirely out of the question...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330710035091?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648


The sheepskin is a ladies coat. The buttons do up the ladies side. Apart from that looks like a nice coat.
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post


The sheepskin is a ladies coat. The buttons do up the ladies side. Apart from that looks like a nice coat.

True.

But to be fair, i've walked into foreign sheepskin establishments e.g. Spain,Cyprus,Malta etc. And there are large sheepskin coats, obviously men sizes that are in the mens section, with the button eyelets on the womens side. I doubt all foreign manufacturers of sheepskins are aware of this detail (that's if this coat is foreign in origin?) But I'm probably wrong. Maybe they are trying to off-load over-sized womens coats in the mens. Anyway, nothing wrong with a bit of cross-dressing rotflmao.gif


Edited by soundsnpressure - 6/10/12 at 3:31pm
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Whatever floats ya boat mate.

Can't say i would want to wear a womans coat.
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I don't cross-dress.

I'm not Kevin Rowland..

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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

True.
But to be fair, i've walked into foreign sheepskin establishments e.g. Spain,Cyprus,Malta etc. And there are large sheepskin coats, obviously men sizes that are in the mens section, with the button eyelets on the womens side. I doubt all foreign manufacturers of sheepskins are aware of this detail (that's if this coat is foreign in origin?) But I'm probably wrong. Maybe they are trying to off-load over-sized womens coats in the mens. Anyway, nothing wrong with a bit of cross-dressing rotflmao.gif


At the weekends,my nama is Margaret!!!!smile.gif
post #7872 of 18777
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

I do agree with this POV – up to a point. It does depend on the time period we are talking about, which will vary slightly across the country. Royals – brogues, plains and gibsons - were de rigueur for my lot from some time in 1969 to around the late summer of 1970.
Before then, a much greater variety of styles was ‘allowed’ which included British brogues and Italian styles of footwear (Solatios especially). After that date things began to diversify again, of course.
I certainly agree that during that short ‘purist’ phase any minor deviation from the approved path was met with derision!
As to continuing with such a strict code today – I don’t. Surely, one of the few advantages of living now is that we can sample styles from a much wider spectrum but still remain on the right side of the fence.
Having said that, I agree that Royals had a huge significance – partly due to the high quality and price but also the great style, which was quite unlike anything we had seen before.

       I'll go along with that. The Royals are the business but there are good brogues around that are of a different style and if a guy walked up the street wearing a pair of maroon Loakes, Levi jeans, Harrington jacket with a Ben Sherman shirt on and close cropped hair, it would be quite obvious what his style and culture is all about. I don't think there is any need to get the tape measure out these days and take things down to an exact specification. One skinhead lass asked me about brogues and money was an issue for her so I told her to head for Clarks. I mean, are Solovair boots the right boots or do they have to be Dr. Martens? Either would do although the former are the real British deal and I have a pair of oxbloods and they are superb to say the least but for someone who's money is a bit tight, the Dr. Marten comes around £30.00 cheaper.

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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

Whatever floats ya boat mate.
Can't say i would want to wear a womans coat.

could be nice harry nice pink check lol

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Fark I didn't notice that detail... I'll see what the cut is like when it gets here and take it from there. If I don't like it I'll give it to a girl I've known since the late 80s who is still a dyed in the wool skinhead. I'm sure she'll be happy with it... I might even do a little bit of DIY and swap the buttons over to the other side if it's at all possible.
 

post #7875 of 18777
With most sheepies, the button holes are an intergral part of the front panel, so apart from needing to be quite handy with your suede tailoring, they'll also not cover up well on the other side.
My recommendation is give it up, admit the error and buy a bloke's sheepskin - they're not that uncommon!
(I know my) Buttons.
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