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post #9631 of 18443
Shit-fi... apologies if a re-post.

http://www.shit-fi.com/skinhead_reggae
post #9632 of 18443
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Shit-fi... apologies if a re-post.
http://www.shit-fi.com/skinhead_reggae

Reminds me of a Compilation cd I once picked up which was released for the specials getting back together it claims to feature all the original songs of songs they covered, goes from the 60's into the 80's.

 

http://www.mojocovercds.com/cd/300

post #9633 of 18443
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Shit-fi... apologies if a re-post.
http://www.shit-fi.com/skinhead_reggae

Thanks for that Ed.Interesting,unfortunate it was written by a Lower East Side 90's Skin.His memory of the Bowery at the time is flawed though.(I was living on the Bowery then) These skins were seen as a joke(as were the punks as well) Good list of tunes though.

post #9634 of 18443

Just wondering about these leather trucker jackets on ebay. NEW £120.

Look ok to me. detailing a bit more like a LEE RIDERS than LEVIS, but I'm consideringg purchasing.

honest opinions always welcome.

 

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post #9635 of 18443
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Just wondering about these leather trucker jackets on ebay. NEW £120.

Look ok to me. detailing a bit more like a LEE RIDERS than LEVIS, but I'm consideringg purchasing.

honest opinions always welcome.

 

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I like them.The price looks good as well.Post photos when you get it.

post #9636 of 18443
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Just wondering about these leather trucker jackets on ebay. NEW £120.
Look ok to me. detailing a bit more like a LEE RIDERS than LEVIS, but I'm consideringg purchasing.
honest opinions always welcome.



Looks good - go for it. nod[1].gif
post #9637 of 18443
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Just wondering about these leather trucker jackets on ebay. NEW £120.
Look ok to me. detailing a bit more like a LEE RIDERS than LEVIS, but I'm consideringg purchasing.
honest opinions always welcome.



Honest opinion, its not really a copy of anything - just a generic denim jacket cut, zig zag stitching between the button holes like a 4 pocket Wrangler, pocket flaps a bit like a Lee Rider, front in-sets like a Levi. Side pockets are a real give away for non-60s styling and poppers were the norm back then as opposed to button holes. I know originals don't come around often, or cheap. Depends on what look you want to achieve and who (if anyone) you're hoping to catch the eye of.
As an asside, there were plenty of companies making rip off versions of the Levi ones in the 60s (I've still got a few and have come across many). Just wonder if the originals on here remember these. And if so, were they considered rubbish for not being the real thing or still pretty cool as they were still exclusive / expensive.

Poppers (!)
post #9638 of 18443
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Honest opinion, its not really a copy of anything - just a generic denim jacket cut, zig zag stitching between the button holes like a 4 pocket Wrangler, pocket flaps a bit like a Lee Rider, front in-sets like a Levi. Side pockets are a real give away for non-60s styling and poppers were the norm back then as opposed to button holes. I know originals don't come around often, or cheap. Depends on what look you want to achieve and who (if anyone) you're hoping to catch the eye of.
As an asside, there were plenty of companies making rip off versions of the Levi ones in the 60s (I've still got a few and have come across many). Just wonder if the originals on here remember these. And if so, were they considered rubbish for not being the real thing or still pretty cool as they were still exclusive / expensive.
Poppers (!)

I have a brown Suede one with an old 60/70s C&A label in. Fits like a glove, in a Levi style. I do wear it occasionally. But would rather have a nice Levi one. But as im a 44 chest, they are like rocking horse shit. But if i did see one at fairly reasonable money id buy it. Untill then i'll stick with my C&A rip off. shog[1].gif
post #9639 of 18443

Thanks all.

 

I've purchased the black. It it's naff it's going back.

 

(ps I have poppers on a cream made in Italy Levi trucker, black tag. I love it)

post #9640 of 18443
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Originally Posted by buttons View Post

Just wonder if the originals on here remember these. And if so, were they considered rubbish for not being the real thing or still pretty cool as they were still exclusive / expensive.

I can speak for 1968 in Blackpool. Very few leather truckers about, all were Levis, and the only blokes who could afford them were working. The greasers would pick on any mod they saw in a leather jacket, so it was also seen as a sign of hardness to wear one.

I had one once. Levis, got it dirt cheap. Had to give it back because it turned out to be a knock-off. I think I've told that story.
post #9641 of 18443

Leather harrington!! Never saw one would never wear one, Leather was strictly for grebos back then. Liked the pic of the chelsea boys @ Euston, so young!!! all teens & very early twenties.Just like the mob I was with al kids wanting to show how up for it they were. The Shed back then though small was evil for away fans!

Went there early 75..got battered beyond belief! Still we asked for it giving it the big un! HA HA

I could write for hours about those times. Thanks for the warm welcome folks.

 

Longshot...he dead...as if you didnt Know!!

 

Keep Right On!

 

DES

post #9642 of 18443
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Originally Posted by harrysgame View Post


I have a brown Suede one with an old 60/70s C&A label in. Fits like a glove, in a Levi style. I do wear it occasionally. But would rather have a nice Levi one. But as im a 44 chest, they are like rocking horse shit. But if i did see one at fairly reasonable money id buy it. Untill then i'll stick with my C&A rip off. shog[1].gif

Ive got a old  C&A monkey jacket good quality tbh, same as some of the old St Michael stuff which was well made, like you say Levi leather trucker not easy to come by in larger sizes and always fetch good dough, two reasons why i dont own one, thought i'd found one the other weekend, alas it was a copy and a crap one at that. Managed to get a suede Towncraft/Jc Penney copy of a Levi, good quality made in Mexico of all places, que the carpet fitter joke biggrin.gif

post #9643 of 18443
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

Thanks all.

I've purchased the black. It it's naff it's going back.

(ps I have poppers on a cream made in Italy Levi trucker, black tag. I love it)
Once it's been worn and battered about a bit - and rained on... i reckon you've done well.

I'm too fat for one and, a waist-length jacket just emphasises the girth.

Looking at prices for the 'real deal' - c £300-£400 - why not?

Anyway, it's how you wear the gear, IMHO. nod[1].gif
post #9644 of 18443
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Originally Posted by Basset View Post

Ive got a old  C&A monkey jacket good quality tbh, same as some of the old St Michael stuff which was well made, like you say Levi leather trucker not easy to come by in larger sizes and always fetch good dough, two reasons why i dont own one, thought i'd found one the other weekend, alas it was a copy and a crap one at that. Managed to get a suede Towncraft/Jc Penney copy of a Levi, good quality made in Mexico of all places, que the carpet fitter joke biggrin.gif
Can't fault you. satisfied.gif
post #9645 of 18443

I ordered a denim one fairly recently on one of the Levi's sales, ran into the same problems I usually wear a 2XL but as I've heard many times before the trucker is meant to fit a bit snug and that does not fare well if you have belly, its all fine if you never want to button the thing I suppose, but if I did want to I would need more like a 3XL which would in turn be too big in other areas and those sizes never go on sell, couple that with broader than average shoulders and you got a recipe for a jacket being too short and not buttoning without cutting off proper oxygen flow.

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