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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Here is a "Memory Jerker" for you,I had forgotten about them-until I saw one up on Ebay.In the 60s,Levis did a selection of Jean Style Jackets.Denim,Suede,Leather and to a certain extent Cord.There was another one that I do not think we have mentioned.I am talking about the plain Cotton ones,that came in a variety of Colours-Beige,Off White,Brown,Rust,Bottle Green and Navy Blue.There could be more Colours-but at this moment I cannot think of any.I had an Off White one.I would put the Date as `69?

I believe they still make something similar they call it the Levi's Classic Bomber Jacket nowadays, only comes in Navy Blue and Black now.

post #9077 of 19333
Tape on The Head? Strange, i dont get it
post #9078 of 19333
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Here is a "Memory Jerker" for you,I had forgotten about them-until I saw one up on Ebay.In the 60s,Levis did a selection of Jean Style Jackets.Denim,Suede,Leather and to a certain extent Cord.There was another one that I do not think we have mentioned.I am talking about the plain Cotton ones,that came in a variety of Colours-Beige,Off White,Brown,Rust,Bottle Green and Navy Blue.There could be more Colours-but at this moment I cannot think of any.I had an Off White one.I would put the Date as `69?

 



Seen a few of those on fbay over the years, usually described as sta prest jacket, ive no idea regarding the year, as in 69 i was still pooing me pants, come to think of it the other saturday........ blush.gif

post #9079 of 19333
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

You always say the nicest things, Little Queenie. Looking back we all like to think we looked pretty pukka but I'm not sure we always did. The style took a long time to perfect.....

Although grooming and style do develop with age, they have to start somewhere: I can't believe you just suddenly woke up looking well-dressed, Mr. Brideshead! I think it's not so much about the clothes you wear, but how you wear them.
post #9080 of 19333
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


Very good advice that, i did it in 78 to achieve the offset Dave hill fringe

Ummmm,yes Bassett.Glad you did not copy too much from Dave Hill.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Booted and Suited has a fair bit of skinhead history, I think it's good, but then again I'm biased shog[1].gif
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Booted-Suited-Chris-Brown/dp/1844547469

Interested in the beginning ,with the Skinhead History.Probably mirrored all over Britain,as I know we used to hang around a Coffee Bar(with decent Music on).Not too much in the Football violence though.I have written before that I walked away from the Aggro side(around `69),when I saw Darts etc., being thrown.No Team is worth losing an Eye.The later bits about the 70s Music Scene was interesting,as this also mirrored what was going on- in East London.Except you had "Lovers Rock" thrown in as well.
post #9081 of 19333
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post


Ummmm,yes Bassett.Glad you did not copy too much from Dave Hill.smile.gif
Interested in the beginning ,with the Skinhead History.Probably mirrored all over Britain,as I know we used to hang around a Coffee Bar(with decent Music on).Not too much in the Football violence though.I have written before that I walked away from the Aggro side(around `69),when I saw Darts etc., being thrown.No Team is worth losing an Eye.The later bits about the 70s Music Scene was interesting,as this also mirrored what was going on- in East London.Except you had "Lovers Rock" thrown in as well.


Think i told you i bottled the crop and just asked the barber to cut it real short, which he did, but he left me with a long fringe, i said i wasen't having it, he messed about and still could'nt get it right the buffoon, " something for the weekend young un" no thanks i replyed but if you go shopping buy some glasses and a level, you couldn't get big silver shoulder pads in 78, shame wink.gifbiggrin.gif


Edited by Basset - 10/10/12 at 2:24pm
post #9082 of 19333
Any recommendations for an off the peg Tonic/2Tone suit?
Bespoke is a bit too out of my price range at the moment.
Cheers.
post #9083 of 19333
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Originally Posted by albion View Post

Any recommendations for an off the peg Tonic/2Tone suit?
Bespoke is a bit too out of my price range at the moment.
Cheers.

Jump the Gun offer a few choices - http://www.jumpthegun.co.uk/shop/Product/Index/68

You might want to look into Thick as Thieves as well - quality made to measure with very reasonable prices - http://www.thickasthievesla.com/
post #9084 of 19333
Cheers, i'll check them out.
There's a very useful self measure tutorial on the Thick As Thieves website.
post #9085 of 19333
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Originally Posted by albion View Post

Cheers, i'll check them out.
There's a very useful self measure tutorial on the Thick As Thieves website.

Very Smart,Get Smart.smile.gif,very "Mad Men"!!!!
post #9086 of 19333
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Here is a "Memory Jerker" for you,I had forgotten about them-until I saw one up on Ebay.In the 60s,Levis did a selection of Jean Style Jackets.Denim,Suede,Leather and to a certain extent Cord.There was another one that I do not think we have mentioned.I am talking about the plain Cotton ones,that came in a variety of Colours-Beige,Off White,Brown,Rust,Bottle Green and Navy Blue.There could be more Colours-but at this moment I cannot think of any.I had an Off White one.I would put the Date as `69?

The cord ones were big in the NW 67/68 and a few guys with good pay packets had the leather and suede ones (I owned a leather one for all of two weeks. I bought it from a bloke for £5 but soon after there came an agonised message from his mum to say that it was a knock-off and the real owner had threatened to rearrange his face if he didn't get it back!).

I currently own a black one. It is a recent one and has side-pockets so it's not a replica of an original. But now you mention it I do recall vaguely the ones you're talking about. In my mind's eye I can see one of the Lee brothers from Blackpool in an off-white one. I can't recall seeing any at all in London.
post #9087 of 19333
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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

Tape on The Head? Strange, i dont get it

I believe you'll find that was a joke. smile.gif
post #9088 of 19333
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

The cord ones were big in the NW 67/68 and a few guys with good pay packets had the leather and suede ones (I owned a leather one for all of two weeks. I bought it from a bloke for £5 but soon after there came an agonised message from his mum to say that it was a knock-off and the real owner had threatened to rearrange his face if he didn't get it back!).
I currently own a black one. It is a recent one and has side-pockets so it's not a replica of an original. But now you mention it I do recall vaguely the ones you're talking about. In my mind's eye I can see one of the Lee brothers from Blackpool in an off-white one. I can't recall seeing any at all in London.

They were about but not in great Numbers.
post #9089 of 19333

cheapest online place to get me some 3989 in oxblood or burgundy?

post #9090 of 19333
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post

They look great. Id be interested in rough prices too. How much for a suit. Do they have decent suiting fabric?

Don't see any reason not to mention prices on the board here...

The trousers start at £195 unlined - I specified part lined (front to the knee) at £205.

Suits come in around £750, I gather.

My main interest was in trousers at this stage so I focused on a couple of fabric books which included the dogtooth and a range of other larger and smaller dogtooth checks. My tailor said regrettably it is very hard to find any thing but black and white. In Prince of Wales check there were many different options and weights of cloth. I did not ask about mohair.

All the cloth comes from English factories and all the cutting, tailoring and finishing is done by my tailor and his small group of associates in and around Ilford.

I had the first consultation (at his house actually) then went back for a fitting after two weeks. There were some small alterations and I collected them after another week. The matching buttons took a little longer so he fitted horn buttons first. I wore the trou a couple of times and then took them back for the matching ones and one further tweak (he made the waist smaller by ½ inch).

He is a very nice man BTW!
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