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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Doesn't surprise me at all M-o-M, this thread has always been a tad 'Londoncentric' don't you think? nod[1].gif 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 worship.gif 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.
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Originally Posted by Brideshead View Post

You are right Pressure Drop, this is often Londoncentric. The divide is as you say too. I lived on the very fringes of London and my recollection is often at odds with Roy's, for example.
In the case of denim jackets I recall they were popular in my area (and the cord equivalent) but much earlier and as part of the hard mod look - as it has since been labled. Come 1969 they were 'out'.


This is what I've heard too Brideshead, Levis jackets stayed 'in' right from early mod ( for a good look it was apparently worn well washed out and teamed with trousers, shirt and casual shoes....anyone else wear it like this? Brownie?) The lads around here got around a lot and pinched clothes ideas from other crews all over the place, not just London. Then claimed them as their own. Sneaky buggers.


Aces and Eights - going back a few pages, you'll be pleased to know that 'cow horns' were still very big news in the early to mid 70s as stated by Harrysgame, but did you wrap fur around yours? biggrin.gif......I can still remember the shrieks of terror as 'Tesco Tearaways' flares were caught in the cog and wrapped around the chain, so we used to wear football socks and tuck all that surplus denim into them. Neat eh?
Edited by bunty - 11/15/12 at 12:13pm
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Can anyone tell where these guys are from by the ''football scarf""

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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

This is what I've heard too Brideshead, Levis jackets stayed 'in' right from early mod ( for a good look it was apparently worn well washed out and teamed with trousers, shirt and casual shoes....anyone else wear it like this? Brownie?) The lads around here got around a lot and pinched clothes ideas from other crews all over the place, not just London. Then claimed them as their own. Sneaky buggers.
Aces and Eights - going back a few pages, you'll be pleased to know that 'cow horns' were still very big news in the early to mid 70s as stated by Harrysgame, but did you wrap fur around yours? biggrin.gif......I can still remember the shrieks of terror as 'Tesco Tearaways' flares were caught in the cog and wrapped around the chain, so we used to wear football socks and tuck all that surplus denim into them. Neat eh?

Bunty,.My Levi Jacket was new(dark Blue to start with)then it became more faded,this became the norm,again really faded ones being worn with Jungle Greens..I actually remember seeing them worn with Levi Cords-especially the Beige ones.I do not know about the Trousers and Shoes bit,until I started going to Northern Soul Dos.I will rack my Brains!!!!!! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Can anyone tell where these guys are from by the ''football scarf""

Good Photo.Possibly North London-Arsenal????
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I am trying to look for Ace and Eights` Photo-of his Brother and Mates.
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Can anyone tell where these guys are from by the ''football scarf""

That photo was posted earlier on this thread. Said they were Barrow but pretty certain they're not.

Still, they're definitely scruffy enough to be from up my way biggrin.gif
Edited by el norte - 11/15/12 at 2:59pm
post #9353 of 19264
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

 

 

 

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My wife has found this photo from her brothers effects from when he passed away 30 years ago. This was taken around 1965. we are not sure if this is Margate or another seaside resort around the Kent or East Sussex coast. they look to be wearing Levi jean jacket, fly front mac and button down shirts. 

 

These lads would have been from the Lewisham South London area

 

Is that a portable record player in the front of the picture?

Colin - this is the photo you are looking for - the 'trouble and strifes' late older brother

 

Back on page 563 Ed has enlarged and refocused it for a clearer picture

post #9354 of 19264
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Aces and Eights - going back a few pages, you'll be pleased to know that 'cow horns' were still very big news in the early to mid 70s as stated by Harrysgame, but did you wrap fur around yours? biggrin.gif......I can still remember the shrieks of terror as 'Tesco Tearaways' flares were caught in the cog and wrapped around the chain, so we used to wear football socks and tuck all that surplus denim into them. Neat eh?

 

Bunty -  in the 60s we could only dream of owning a bit of fur - we had Esso tigers tails and yer dads bicycle clips !!

post #9355 of 19264
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

I am wondering if this had anything to do with "Cock Sparrer".

that´s what i think too...
post #9356 of 19264
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post

That was the pic cover of the 'Sknhead Moonstomp' single, I believe, and the guys were from Blackpool, but after my time.
I'm laughing a bit about this subject because Bristol has been given an honorary Northern status, as regards Levi jackets. biggrin.gif

it was the album and not the single.. wink.gif

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Here is Mike Nesmith in his Levi's Denims

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Originally Posted by ek77 View Post


that´s what i think too...

Sorry but NO! I love Cock Sparrer but I wouldn't be seen dead in that.

post #9359 of 19264
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Here is Mike Nesmith in his Levi's Denims

When my Missus said she was leaving because of my obsession with The Monkees, I thought she was joking. And then I saw her face......






Well remembered Brownie - that fantastic photo, fella second left - is that leather or denim? Thanks for putting that up again Aces and Eights.
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Originally Posted by Aces and Eights View Post

or he was just breaking it in for a mate!!  as you do

Y'know, that's a bloody awful jacket, when you stop to think of it - the bleach patches. I'm trying to remember why I borrowed it. Maybe I was cold. I would never have worn it in London. I was either cold, or I was showing my mate how we used to wear them when I lived up North - two buttons done up. That two-hands-in-the-arse-pockets thing is very 'North' too. Maybe I was having a relapse. biggrin.gif

The past seems to become all hazy...
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