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post #7876 of 18619
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

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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post #7877 of 18619
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Caption - MALTON SCOOTERS. Some of Paul and Tilly's photos, late 60s.

What's it about Mods and caravans then eh?


Here's St Louis Union, 1966, wearing some great shirts (and trollies)

http://youtu.be/b5nMH0Zsncw

(Buttons - this is the clip Gramps and I were rabbiting on about)
post #7878 of 18619

Evening one and all, best do a quick intro, Coatesy, skinhead, 45 (nearly), from Bristol, married, 2 kids one 10 the other 12, plasterer, know quite a few members on this thread, Roy,Shep,Will,Noddy and more i suspect.Roy told me about this thread a while back so i thought i'd get me ass in gear and have a look, bloody hell over 500 posts its taking some reading, good stuff and nice to see people sharing info, experiences, and opinions without it descending into the usual slanging matches which seem to happen on various other forums when it comes to clobber. Think thats about it, will try and join in and contribute although my knowledge is limited.

post #7879 of 18619

TBH I doubt many people will notice that the buttons are on the feminine side... I will see what the cut is like and just learn to live with it if it fits well. Cannae really complain for 50 knicker...
 

post #7880 of 18619

It just arrived. From what I can tell it is cut for a bloke so I will wear it out until the first person notices the buttons are on the wrong side then it's history lol. It's even got me thinking of whipping out the clippers to crop up again (it's been a little while and my hairs grown out a bit...) Must admit I do prefer my hair the length where I can cut a side part into it... Funny how everything I wear is seen through the filter of skinhead/mod/dresser even though I'm 40 years old...
 

post #7881 of 18619
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

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Caption - MALTON SCOOTERS. Some of Paul and Tilly's photos, late 60s.
What's it about Mods and caravans then eh?
Here's St Louis Union, 1966, wearing some great shirts (and trollies)
http://youtu.be/b5nMH0Zsncw
(Buttons - this is the clip Gramps and I were rabbiting on about)

Bunty,I think the connection with Mods and Caravans was,you could get cheap holidays(with your Mates)in one.There were loads doing it.When I was 17,I spent the time in Caravan-there was good Entertainment on Site and Mods from all over.Not for me the Holiday Camps,too regimental.Up at 08:30 to go to a mass Breakfast.Some silly Woman shouting over the Mike"Hello Campers"-forget it. smile.gif
post #7882 of 18619
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Originally Posted by Sidney Scott View Post

       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.

The M&S Brogue ain't too bad for a cheap brogue. I mean, they are not "great" by any reckoning, but i have seen much, much worse out there for the price.......(*expects to get slaughtered by the purists!!!*)
http://www.marksandspencer.com/Airflex-Leather-Derby-Brogue-Shoes/dp/B002W388G6?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_2&nodeId=487660031&sr=1-2&qid=1339572162&pf_rd_r=1N4VBQDD2YGRM0W5ZE5B&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=487660031&pf_rd_p=215570647&pf_rd_s=related-items-3
Edited by albion - 6/13/12 at 2:04am
post #7883 of 18619

On similar lines to womens coats buttoning up the opposite side to mens.

 

Is there any relevance of  a front main ZIP being on the opposite front side of a jacket (i.e. 'Dangly' bit on the wearers right hand side when doing up, for want of a more technical description)

I have vintage US ALPHA INDUSTIES bomber/flight, and field jackets like this. Is this a US style of zipper? Always wondered this.

post #7884 of 18619
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

Evening one and all, best do a quick intro, Coatesy, skinhead, 45 (nearly), from Bristol, married, 2 kids one 10 the other 12, plasterer, know quite a few members on this thread, Roy,Shep,Will,Noddy and more i suspect.Roy told me about this thread a while back so i thought i'd get me ass in gear and have a look, bloody hell over 500 posts its taking some reading, good stuff and nice to see people sharing info, experiences, and opinions without it descending into the usual slanging matches which seem to happen on various other forums when it comes to clobber. Think thats about it, will try and join in and contribute although my knowledge is limited.
Welcome Bertie. Looking forward to a bit of banter.
post #7885 of 18619
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

On similar lines to womens coats buttoning up the opposite side to mens.

Is there any relevance of  a front main ZIP being on the opposite front side of a jacket (i.e. 'Dangly' bit on the wearers right hand side when doing up, for want of a more technical description)
I have vintage US ALPHA INDUSTIES bomber/flight, and field jackets like this. Is this a US style of zipper? Always wondered this.

I'm sure it doesn't matter with zip garments like a flight jacket, what side the slider(dangly bit) is on. It's symmetrical when zipped-up. These are unisex garments anyway. Not sure if it's a country thing, probably just the way a particular zip was made.
post #7886 of 18619
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

I'm sure it doesn't matter with zip garments like a flight jacket, what side the slider(dangly bit) is on. It's symmetrical when zipped-up. These are unisex garments anyway. Not sure if it's a country thing, probably just the way a particular zip was made.

English zips dangle on the left, yank ones on the right (from my experience with 60s and older stuff).
Buttons is different though - always on the right for blokes, left for blouses.
post #7887 of 18619
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

Evening one and all, best do a quick intro, Coatesy, skinhead, 45 (nearly), from Bristol, married, 2 kids one 10 the other 12, plasterer, know quite a few members on this thread, Roy,Shep,Will,Noddy and more i suspect.Roy told me about this thread a while back so i thought i'd get me ass in gear and have a look, bloody hell over 500 posts its taking some reading, good stuff and nice to see people sharing info, experiences, and opinions without it descending into the usual slanging matches which seem to happen on various other forums when it comes to clobber. Think thats about it, will try and join in and contribute although my knowledge is limited.

Welcome to the thread Coatsey, Hope to see you soon mate.
post #7888 of 18619
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

English zips dangle on the left, yank ones on the right (from my experience with 60s and older stuff).

Out of curiosity I just had a look at a jacket and coat I have in my wardrobe, one zip dangle is on the left and one is on the right. Both are definitely male garments, both purchased and made here in China...but then what isn't these days.
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Buttons is different though - always on the right for blokes, left for blouses.

Yeh I'm sure the side a garment buttons on is a universal convention in many places, there's probably some ancient historical reason for that. Perhaps because hundreds of years ago a lady would never dress herself, her ladies-in-waiting would do that for her. A gentlemen might be buttoning his own clothing, and having the buttons on the right is probably easier as most people are right handed. There is an exception though, traditional Mongolian clothing always has the buttons on the right, guys or gals.
Edited by MikeDT - 6/13/12 at 9:09am
post #7889 of 18619
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

Evening one and all, best do a quick intro, Coatesy, skinhead, 45 (nearly), from Bristol, married, 2 kids one 10 the other 12, plasterer, know quite a few members on this thread, Roy,Shep,Will,Noddy and more i suspect.Roy told me about this thread a while back so i thought i'd get me ass in gear and have a look, bloody hell over 500 posts its taking some reading, good stuff and nice to see people sharing info, experiences, and opinions without it descending into the usual slanging matches which seem to happen on various other forums when it comes to clobber. Think thats about it, will try and join in and contribute although my knowledge is limited.

Welcome Coatsey.
post #7890 of 18619

Hmmm, this sheepie i got does come from a maker in Bath, don't spose they're a bit queer from round there?? I took the coat to the folks I did my tailor's apprenticeship with when I were a lad and they said it is definitely a male cut so who knows?? Still got me bloody paranoid though...
 

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