I typed Traditional Skinheads into Foolgle and this photo came up.
Gotta be careful what you post I guess.Next they'll be stealing the photo M.O.M.posted above of the Horse and Soldiers calling it "Skinhead Horse"
I remember going to Blackmans in 69/70 its is off Middlesex St (Petticoat Lane) on a Sunday and the window was full of DMs and leather brogues etc and loads of skinheads outside - a right little Mecca back then.
I am sure it looked far smarter than in the video - The shop front was in good decorative order back then
I had forgotten about that shop. It was good to go to the market on a Sunday with your girlfriend and there were always lots of London skinheads milling about so you could pick up on any new gear they were wearing
Another memory jogger !!
I think it was just an 80s thing. I made my first bleachers in like '84 when it was a hip hop thing and the next year they were out of style along with (rat) tails and MJ jackets! I have had various pairs that I have made since becoming a skin in 1990, but there's always critics. I actually bought a good fitting pre-bleach spotted pair(not Levi's) a couple years ago, but mostly wear them when my Oi! band plays. People STILL make fun of them(mostly non-skins), but I believe (along with flight jackets) that they DID exist in '69, but just weren't worn by all or as an every day uniform
not ALL the Black skins are from that photo shoot
IndEx didn't end up playing since they gave up their spot for 4Skins on Sunday.
The Exploited never really broke up, so it's not a reunion
No, it was started by boneheads from central Pennsylvania Volks-something from Appalachia. They were a bunch of redneck, lumberjack types with shaved heads and tata and everyone could tell they were boneheads all night cuz they didn't look like skins at all, and they were all "woohoo!" and "yuck yuck" and violent with each other. I remember skins from Mexico City turning around and looking at them with paranoia and they were making me nervous behind me as well. I wouldn't be surprised if they started sieg heiling during that non-political Skrewdriver cover(from first album) or some shit. I was getting a beer and heading up to the second tier to hang with the older skins when it broke out. 2 young traditional skins(a guy and girl) who maybe had SHARP affiliations (but most likely just don't like nazis like most of us)stood up to like 15 boneheads in the bottle fight.