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.
Well to be fair a lot of things, most of them in fact, did start in London, and Londoners had access to a lot of fashions first. But a few things seemed to happen independently outside London - mainly the things that Roy says we wouldn't be seen dead in - and some things never seemed to catch on outside London (I remember the looks I got on my first trip back to Blackpool, when I was wearing a pair of jungle greens!).