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post #16 of 60
Thanks! Part four, what can I say. Several comments there from Robert Elms, in the blue blazer and glasses, who like me is originally from Notting Hill. Robert elms wrote the great book "The Way We Wore"

Once a skinhead, always a skinhead.
post #17 of 60
Opened my eyes, really interesting. Inspirational.
post #18 of 60
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Robert elms wrote the great book "The Way We Wore"

Once a skinhead, always a skinhead.

"The Way we Wore" is one of the best books about "clothes" in general I've ever read. Granted it focuses purely on UK street style but that's all you need!

If you liked the clips try to get your hands on a copy of "Sounds of Underground London" (also referred to as S.O.U.L.) which is divided into segments where each one focuses primarily on one subculture (Teds, Mods, Skins, Punks, Northern Soul, Acid Jazz etc)
post #19 of 60
is there any way to track down other episodes? i want to see the "high street" episode, hell, the whole series.
post #20 of 60
Episode 4.
http://www.nedline.nl/cgi-bin/track/click.cgi?id=8

Edit the url to get the other episodes.
The lower numbers are the Saville Row documentaries.
post #21 of 60
i watched 15 seconds of part 3 and I know this is going to be top notch
post #22 of 60
"a crowd of people that are clothes mad, i suppose the word is. without being fashion mad. i don't mean fashion mad, but clothes mad."
post #23 of 60
Looking forward to checking this out. Thanks for posting, GS.
post #24 of 60
Some off the episodes where very interesting, but there are limits to how interesting Top Shop and M&S is. And why waste time on casuals? Street and Rebel were especially interesting.
post #25 of 60
Charlie Watts talks as if he is about to burp, its pretty off-putting. 'Casual' seems to stick out like such a sore thumb amongst all the sub-cultures before it IMO.
post #26 of 60
Really interesting, the ones on the teds, mods, and skins were really great, the others not so much.
post #27 of 60
Wow, that was really interesting. Thanks. PS - that suit featured in part 1 at 4:50 or so, notice the turnback cuffs? Anyone remember the sartorialist pic with that guy on the chair with a bamboo cane? Any ideas on where to find a modern version of that, or in what sort of timeperiod to look for in vintage stores?
post #28 of 60
Serious question:
Were there/ are there any US sub-cultures that work in the same way as the original Teds/ Mods/ Skins/ and maybe Casuals (though they are/were a slightly different kettle of crocs) - I mean largely working- class, style- obsessed and in particular borrowing from the class enemy. Original zoot suiters? Low riders? I honestly don't know, but I'd like to hear about it.
post #29 of 60
This sounds great. I'm at work, so I can't watch the links, but I'm looking forward to going home this evening. Thanks, GS.
post #30 of 60
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Serious question:
Were there/ are there any US sub-cultures that work in the same way as the original Teds/ Mods/ Skins/ and maybe Casuals (though they are/were a slightly different kettle of crocs) - I mean largely working- class, style- obsessed and in particular borrowing from the class enemy. Original zoot suiters? Low riders? I honestly don't know, but I'd like to hear about it.

i think a lot of the "greaser" subculture functioned similarly in the '50s, they had similar hairstyles like the duck's ass and cuffed their jeans (usually Levi's I believe) in the same way, however i don't think they looked nearly as dapper, favoring motorcycle jackets, white tees, and bowling shirts as opposed to the suited-up teddy boys.
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