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A conversation(over the weekend)started me thinking about the Dr.Marten Shoes.I remember seeing them being worn with Levi Sta-Prest.I had a pair around late` 69.The thing that triggered this train of thought,was the Toe Shape and Colours.If I remember correctly,the Toe shape was nearly identical to the Royals.When you looked down the Sole overlapped the Upper,giving it a slightly wider "Look"(as the 70s progressed so the Toe Shape got wider).There was no yellow stitching and they could be "shined-up" really well.I used to polish them but not my Boots.I wore them with Jeans and could get into Places(Pubs)that had a "No Boots" Ban.In fact this is what made them popular-mainly with older Skins-they were less inclined to wear Boots all the time.If I remember correctly there was Black,Burgundy and Brown.The Brown ones never really sold,so I think they were withdrawn.
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

A conversation(over the weekend)started me thinking about the Dr.Marten Shoes.I remember seeing them being worn with Levi Sta-Prest.I had a pair around late` 69.The thing that triggered this train of thought,was the Toe Shape and Colours.If I remember correctly,the Toe shape was nearly identical to the Royals.When you looked down the Sole overlapped the Upper,giving it a slightly wider "Look"(as the 70s progressed so the Toe Shape got wider).There was no yellow stitching and they could be "shined-up" really well.I used to polish them but not my Boots.I wore them with Jeans and could get into Places(Pubs)that had a "No Boots" Ban.In fact this is what made them popular-mainly with older Skins-they were less inclined to wear Boots all the time.If I remember correctly there was Black,Burgundy and Brown.The Brown ones never really sold,so I think they were withdrawn.

Yes I remember wearing DM shoes with Sta prest in 1970 and looked smart as a chunky shoe.  I think you are right they were more tapered than rounded.  Also several people talk on here of polished up DM boots but back in the day they were not buffed up because they were our work boots and used for that purpose and it was our going out shoes that were polished up.  Back then they were a tool for working to look good in not a fashion item.  I think this is where we differ from the younger contributors our DM boots were worn for a reason to be better and more comfortable than older workers at the time with their hobnail boots / ex army boots.

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What about 'Interlace ' shoes , i brought a pair at the Shoe Box in Shepherds Bush a big Suede head shoe from my memory .

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Can anyone please post that photo, from Margate '70 I think, of the lads kicking over some motorbikes outside what looks like a guest house? I'm buggered if I can find it anywhere. We just want to inspect the main perpetrator's strides. Ta.

But are they the RIGHT trousers, Bunty?
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Sounds about right for "Bespoke"Tailoring.Just wondering about Purchasing Cloth myself,and having something(Suit or Trousers) done.Would he be willing to do that Brideshead?

I imagine he would, brownie although I have not asked him. You could give him a call:

Roger Crawford 07801 817163 or 020 8478 1095
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

I was talking to an original 1980's skinhead last night. He told me to wear leather laces in my Mikkel Rude solovair boots. He said this was really common in the 80's and made the boots look great.

 

I've never seen leather laces in Dm's,solovair boots.

 

Has anyone else heard of this?

An original 80`s skinhead? A real,true one? Wow,I`m impressed worship.gif

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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

I imagine he would, brownie although I have not asked him. You could give him a call:
Roger Crawford 07801 817163 or 020 8478 1095

Thanks for that Brideshead.I will give him a bell.
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Alright Shep.
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Every now and then i seem to find something reasonable on H&M. Quite seldom, but it happens;

http://www.hm.com/se/product/01629?article=01629-A

 

I imagine the quality will make it a mess after just a few wearings, but nice for the price i guess.

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Originally Posted by Little Queenie View Post

But are they the RIGHT trousers, Bunty?

Possibly not...

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Originally Posted by Shep View Post

An original 80`s skinhead? A real,true one? Wow,I`m impressed worship.gif

 

I was being polite. I should have said a 'bald punk'. Thanks for the bow, but really no need, they are ten a penny..

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Every now and then i seem to find something reasonable on H&M. Quite seldom, but it happens;

http://www.hm.com/se/product/01629?article=01629-A

 

I imagine the quality will make it a mess after just a few wearings, but nice for the price i guess.

Looks like a Jeckyle version of a Aquascutum shirt .. 

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Originally Posted by Lerk View Post

Every now and then i seem to find something reasonable on H&M. Quite seldom, but it happens;
http://www.hm.com/se/product/01629?article=01629-A

I imagine the quality will make it a mess after just a few wearings, but nice for the price i guess.

I own two knockaround shirts from that store. You can bank on it being too short.
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I have bought several pairs over the years from ebay for around 60-70 quid
some here for 90 quid
http://www.jakeshoes.co.uk/item/Dr-Martens/Leather-3989-Brogue-Lace-Shoe/143E

got 2 pairs in black and prefer them over any leather soled brogues...
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