Doesn't surprise me at all M-o-M, this thread has always been a tad 'Londoncentric' don't you think? I've always thought the North/South divide is a misnomer, it should really be a London/Rest of the country divide, so if that means us Worzels being lumped in with our Northern chums so be it.
OK we all know that London is the centre of the universe and that all fashion/trends/cults emerge from this great city (although the Casual scene may dispute this) but just because you Cockney geezers haven't seen a particular item of clothing/footwear/headwear it doesn't mean that it's necessarily a bad/Northern thing and to dismiss it out of hand surely?
Oh well, let's get me wellies on, start up me tractor and go out and dig up some mangel wurzels. Ooooh, aaaar.
The reason why I asked about the West Country/Northern Connection is because,in early `70,me and 2 Mates travelled around Devon and Cornwall(in a Transit).When we got to Newquay it was crawling with Scousers(mostly Skins).There is dispute about the Casual Thing because there was some Articles of Clothing,being worn in East London(and other London Areas)before the Scousers went "shopping" in Europe.
If you had come to West Ham,you would have seen Levi Jackets being worn(with Jungle Greens).We have proof of Levi Jackets being worn in South East London-Photos being posted on here.,so it was not just one or two.If you travelled around London-except North London(which in my Case,I did)-they were there.