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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post



You dont see it all that well, but it's not a boxy type of coat, sort of hugs the shape of me, in a way. And the ticket pocket is, if i dont remember wrong, fake.

The only thing I'd say is that Crombies of our day had a notch collar, like the coat Lasttye's wearing in his photo.
post #9017 of 18818
I bought my Cromble from a Gentlemans`Outfitters(around late `68).If I remember correctly it was Cashmere Wool.It looked,as described by Lasttye and M-o-M,and it lasted me well.I bought another Crombie Style Coat around `70/71, that was Grey and Black Herringbone-with a Velvet Collar and Ticket Pocket.Both these Coats were Fly-Fronted,the cheaper version was not(it was also made of a cheaper wool material).As I have said before,during the 60s,I worked in the Shoe Trade(and Clothing-earlier on),and I was able to get Pieces of Silk that were used for Window Dressing.They would always send out too much.I had Pale Blues,Dark Blues,Burgundy,White(anything that was Seasonal,in the Window).Never had Red though-always felt funny about the colour Red.
post #9018 of 18818
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Just found this photo on Facebook, young smoothies in Shepherd's Bush market apparently:
"Way back in 1972 this was a trojan record sleeve snapped in shepherds bush market, i knew the leader here, peter, who went on, 20 years later, to be the partner of patrick cann in arawak records, they of klik music fame, who put out the dread locks dread album by big youth.........so there...........where's my crombie?...smoothies rule.

These are the cheaper Versions.
post #9019 of 18818
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

These are the cheaper Versions.
Some of them were like horse blankets.

Surprisingly - or not - Burton the Tailor did some pretty decent Crombie-style, wool o/c.

I recall having a dark blue - very dark, but not navy - coat that was all-wool, fly-fronted... but no ticket pocket.

I don't remember being particularly arsed about a t/p on the coat but, I have never, ever, gone for coats of any kind not fly-fronted, even today.

Currently - though it's still quite mild - my favourite top-coat is a Charles Tyrwhitt 'covert coat' that I bought a couple of years ago.

http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-outerwear/men's-coats/Charcoal-covert-coat?q=gbpdefault||OC007DGY|||||||||||||

Maybe i should have waited and got it cheaper. satisfied.gif
post #9020 of 18818
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Some of them were like horse blankets.
Surprisingly - or not - Burton the Tailor did some pretty decent Crombie-style, wool o/c.
I recall having a dark blue - very dark, but not navy - coat that was all-wool, fly-fronted... but no ticket pocket.
I don't remember being particularly arsed about a t/p on the coat but, I have never, ever, gone for coats of any kind not fly-fronted, even today.
Currently - though it's still quite mild - my favourite top-coat is a Charles Tyrwhitt 'covert coat' that I bought a couple of years ago.
http://www.ctshirts.co.uk/men's-outerwear/men's-coats/Charcoal-covert-coat?q=gbpdefault||OC007DGY|||||||||||||
Maybe i should have waited and got it cheaper. satisfied.gif

Nice piece of Schmutter,Ed.I have a navy Cashmere Coat(from West Germany) now,not Crombie Style.Keeps me lovely and warm.As with Harringtons,I stopped buying Crombies a long time ago.Though recently,I have been tempted!!smile.gif
post #9021 of 18818
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Spot on mate, Pulling the lining up to form a hanky, smile.gif also wearing a stud was at first to stop girls pulling your hanky out the top pocket and throwing it over their shoulders as they walked off:)
Then i suppose the stud became fashion.

Actually it might have been Keedons I bought it, either way it wasn't a proper job but a cheapo version all us young 'uns wore (couldn't afford the real deal) as in that reggae album cover.

Anyway talking of hankies, I had a nice check Brutus, sort of brown, red and orange (I know it sounds hideous but it was one of the better ones) - it was long sleeve, in fact most of the shirts were long sleeved back then, we obviously rolled up the sleeves and there were short sleeve versions out I just never owned one. Anyway the sleeves eventually wore out on the elbow and rather than chuck it out I got our mum to turn it into a short sleeved version complete with the 'v' cut into it and the little buttons either side.

Of course the sleeves didn't get chucked out either, our mum then turned them into hankies so when I went out in my Crombie or Barrathea I had a matching shirt and hanky - pretty unique if I recall, mates were well jealous.
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Actually it might have been Keedons I bought it, either way it wasn't a proper job but a cheapo version all us young 'uns wore (couldn't afford the real deal) as in that reggae album cover.
Anyway talking of hankies, I had a nice check Brutus, sort of brown, red and orange (I know it sounds hideous but it was one of the better ones) - it was long sleeve, in fact most of the shirts were long sleeved back then, we obviously rolled up the sleeves and there were short sleeve versions out I just never owned one. Anyway the sleeves eventually wore out on the elbow and rather than chuck it out I got our mum to turn it into a short sleeved version complete with the 'v' cut into it and the little buttons either side.
Of course the sleeves didn't get chucked out either, our mum then turned them into hankies so when I went out in my Crombie or Barrathea I had a matching shirt and hanky - pretty unique if I recall, mates were well jealous.
Ah, mums, as Roy mentioned, many pages back, where would we have been without them. shog[1].gif

Scruffy bastarts - that's where!!! nod[1].gif
post #9023 of 18818
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post



Lost track of which picture's which but the youngster in the pale suit and brown Brutus is Mr Twist Tag.


Basset, Buttons & John (can't remember his name on here but he's another original '69 skinhead)
Great night.

That green suit is the bollocks Will. Nice one.
Edited by harrysgame - 10/5/12 at 7:02am
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Anyone from back in the day ever hear of a firm called 'The Hounslow Reds'?

Mrs Mystery sprung this on me over fish & chips this evening. She suddenly remembered her best friend's cousin visiting in 1969. The cousin was a West London teenager with a short hairstyle and a bag full of boys' Ben Shermans. The cousin's name was Yvonne, and she had money for clothes because her parents ran a chain of fish & chip shops in London. Apparently she claimed to have a boyfriend who was in a skinhead firm called 'The Hounslow Reds'.

Does that ring any bells?

There might be more info from Mrs Mystery after she next talks to her friend.
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

Anyone from back in the day ever hear of a firm called 'The Hounslow Reds'?
Mrs Mystery sprung this on me over fish & chips this evening. She suddenly remembered her best friend's cousin visiting in 1969. The cousin was a West London teenager with a short hairstyle and a bag full of boys' Ben Shermans. The cousin's name was Yvonne, and she had money for clothes because her parents ran a chain of fish & chip shops in London. Apparently she claimed to have a boyfriend who was in a skinhead firm called 'The Hounslow Reds'.
Does that ring any bells?
There might be more info from Mrs Mystery after she next talks to her friend.

I wonder if they supported Arsenal-being in West London.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Apologies if this has been posted before, photo from QPR v Millwall game 1967, love the look of the main lad squaring up to the rozzer.
post #9027 of 18818
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Apologies if this has been posted before, photo from QPR v Millwall game 1967, love the look of the main lad squaring up to the rozzer.

Read a bit from "Nobody Likes Us....",regarding Millwall.The Guy that wrote it reckons their Fans were the first to carry "Cut throats" to Matches-in `64.The rest of the Book you can take,with a pinch of salt(especially when he writes about their battles with West Ham).They have never been the most welcoming of Football Fans smile.gif.Went to "Cold Blow Lane" once....what a dump!!!
post #9028 of 18818
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

That green suit is the bollocks Will. Nice one.

What I liked about Buttons`,Mr Twist Tags` or Bassetts`Suits was,they looked like they fitted.That is something that I cannot get my Head around-why wear a Suit that looks 2 Sizes too small aka Alexei Sayle.If you get my drift.smile.gif
post #9029 of 18818
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

That green suit is the bollocks Will. Nice one.[

Cheers Harry. Early '69 turquoise two tone mohair by Rosemans.
post #9030 of 18818
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I wonder if they supported Arsenal-being in West London.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

The thought had crossed my mind.
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