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post #9316 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Yes, it did happen up here in whippet and clog land.
I had a Levi denim - trucker - jacket back in the day (1969-70), and would wear it with Sta-prest but never jeans. That would have been too denim-y. for my taste.
Lads would sew their Wrangler back pocket patches on jackets, too - but not me.
I had a couple of pairs (Wranglers) but never a Wrangler denim jacket - they seemed a bit too 'johnny-come-lately' for me.
I was always happier in pants, as opposed to jeans. Still like that though I can, fatness permitting, squeeze into a pair of Levis or Lee Ryders.
As a side issue: BBC 4, Tuesday nights, 8.30, are runnning a never seen on TV series made by Rank, featuring all sorts of things from the very late 50s through the 60s.
It may be worth catching it for hstoric interest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nvwqm/Britain_on_Film_Brits_at_Play/
Apologies to the overseas folks, I don't think you can receive this.

Absolutely loving this series, last night's episode showing the kids playing in adventure playgrounds (lots of concrete around!) and soapbox racing (we called them Dandies in Bristol) was a delight - and as for the East End hop pickers moving lock, stock and barrel to their huts in the fields of Kent where they decorated them with lino and papered the walls! Wonderful stuff.
post #9317 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Absolutely loving this series, last night's episode showing the kids playing in adventure playgrounds (lots of concrete around!) and soapbox racing (we called them Dandies in Bristol) was a delight - and as for the East End hop pickers moving lock, stock and barrel to their huts in the fields of Kent where they decorated them with lino and papered the walls! Wonderful stuff.
... and not a crash hat or soft surface to be seen.

You broke your arm in the 'bad old days' - you got plastered down at the local hospital and carried on.

No one sought legal advice or sued - we just took it as part of growing up.

It was called 'being a kid.'

The HSE would be apoplectic with rage, now. Bless 'em. satisfied.gif
post #9318 of 18632
Just received my Mikkel Ruud shirt. It's not bad but can't say it's something you couldn't buy at Matalan on a good day and for a whole lot of bunce cheaper.

Good fit, tapered so quite snug on a fat b@stard like me and quite a deep collar which I'm not 100% sure about just yet.

For £75 jury's out I'm afraid.
post #9319 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Just received my Mikkel Ruud shirt. It's not bad but can't say it's something you couldn't buy at Matalan on a good day and for a whole lot of bunce cheaper.
Good fit, tapered so quite snug on a fat b@stard like me and quite a deep collar which I'm not 100% sure about just yet.
For £75 jury's out I'm afraid.
looks good... fatty!!! satisfied.gif

Seriously, fits the bill. Nice one. nod[1].gif
post #9320 of 18632

Thanks all,

I did see it when I lived in Scotland and one or two in london in the 90's but I never new why.

post #9321 of 18632

So Doc's have lost me!

I have only ever had English made Doc boot, but as my ever day boots have finally given up on me (I bought them in 94).

So I whent on the hunt for a new pair! I can't get any English made in my size in town or on Ebay.

I was told of one shop that may have some in my size UK 10 as I have worn that size since 1988.

They had one pair in UK 10 cherry so I grabbed them got home and did my old army trick filled them with hot water to break then in,

put them on and it was like a pair of wellies!

They are a size 10 UK but in reality there more like a 11 or 12?

So the next day I was wandering around the shops and saw a pair of cherry in size 9 UK and thought fuck it tried them on and guess what!

They fit like a glove...!

I have never come across size discrepancy like this ? The first pair was made in Taiwan & the second pair in China.

I can't wait to get my hands on some more English boots.

post #9322 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Skin 74 View Post

 Does anyone know the origin of sowing a Levi label on the front of your Levi jacket?

We never wore Levi Jackets in London, Wearing Jean Jackets was a Northern thing, Regarding sewing the Levi Label on the outside chest .. it was a later 79/80s thing, that was copied off that 60s Reggae LP, I suppose the later Skinheads thought it was the norm in the 60s.
post #9323 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Skin 74 View Post

So Doc's have lost me!
I have only ever had English made Doc boot, but as my ever day boots have finally given up on me (I bought them in 94).
So I whent on the hunt for a new pair! I can't get any English made in my size in town or on Ebay.
I was told of one shop that may have some in my size UK 10 as I have worn that size since 1988.
They had one pair in UK 10 cherry so I grabbed them got home and did my old army trick filled them with hot water to break then in,
put them on and it was like a pair of wellies!
They are a size 10 UK but in reality there more like a 11 or 12?
So the next day I was wandering around the shops and saw a pair of cherry in size 9 UK and thought fuck it tried them on and guess what!
They fit like a glove...!
I have never come across size discrepancy like this ? The first pair was made in Taiwan & the second pair in China.
I can't wait to get my hands on some more English boots.

Try Doc Marten MiE (Made in England) versions
http://store.drmartens.co.uk/c-230-made-in-england-mens.aspx

or
Solovair (which are the company that produced the English versions)
http://www.solovair.co.uk
post #9324 of 18632
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

Do you still go there Kingstonian?

Yes I have been to Chiltern Street though I am not a regular customer like in the old days.
post #9325 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

I saw one or two people doing this in Blackpool in early 1968. I never saw it in London, so yes, it strikes me as a Northern thing too.
Grinny, in a pre-Nazi Skrewdriver, was still doing it in Blackpool nine years later. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_meIJhXnAUGM/TE4ADsK1egI/AAAAAAAADR8/-PB9exISxJ0/s1600/allskreweduporangeback.jpg
post #9326 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post


We never wore Levi Jackets in London, Wearing Jean Jackets was a Northern thing, Regarding sewing the Levi Label on the outside chest .. it was a later 79/80s thing, that was copied off that 60s Reggae LP, I suppose the later Skinheads thought it was the norm in the 60s.


Alright Roy, hope yer well, got to disagree with you regarding the Levi patch sewn on the chest, as Chris says definately done in Bristol around 69

post #9327 of 18632

Don't know much about Skrewdriver.I know Suggs roadied for them early on.Did they become Nazi's cause of the influence of the National Front?Were they just to stupid to resist?

post #9328 of 18632

At risk of getting into the area of politics, which this forum is thankfully pretty free from, I will stick my neck out and say that Skrewdriver, whether pre- or post- their NF affiliation, have absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this thread, which is "Traditional Skinheads". They were a punk band from the late 70s and therefore are pretty far removed. Any discussion of their musical qualities or lack thereof, or of their singer's repugnant views, is irrelevant. Sorry if it seems like I'm jumping down your throat Yankmod, just would hate to see this forum derailed from talking about the legitimate subject... 

post #9329 of 18632

700

 

spotted this in a vintage shop in Rome... maybe some of you Eastenders on here can shed some light on what "original cock style" is??? 

post #9330 of 18632
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post


Alright Roy, hope yer well, got to disagree with you regarding the Levi patch sewn on the chest, as Chris says definately done in Bristol around 69

As I said that LP in 69, cant remember its name?.. had four Skinheads on ...Think they was Northerners, one of them had the Levi Label on the Chest, So maybe it was more popular than i thought..but as i said we in London did not wear Levi Jackets, But the London Manchester United supporters did, I suppose to fit in with the Northerners.
I am also sure some Londoners wore a Levi Jacket in 69, But not Londoners that went to Football, To us in football firms the Jean Jacket was Northern Kit,smile.gif
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