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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. bunty

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    Got about a bit,didn`t they! :D
     
  3. browniecj

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    I cannot remember Football Shirts being worn,in the `60s.All you could but was Scarves,Hats and Rosettas-from the Barrows outside the Grounds.,
     
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    Lovely. The pics are in good condition too - they must have meant a lot.
     
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    Oh dear lord, you're another one of those ghastly northerners! [​IMG]

    But on the subject of BBC pronunciation, the one that drives me mad at the moment isn't a north-south divide issue.
    It's simply a case of poor knowledge, because you know the women who give the swearing,sex,violence recorded warnings before certain programmes? Yea, well have you noticed how one of them pronounces "parental"?
    Rather than the standard puhrentul she adds another R and says (par as in golfing par) par-rent-Al, she sounds the last A out as an A, so the al sounds like the name Al. The word parental contains 2 schwas (the uh and the ul) and she ignores both of them.
     
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  6. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    Murphy beaucoup. :D
     
  7. Man-of-Mystery

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    Mine was from Greenwich, looked a lot like this girl:

    [​IMG]

    Is that your missus, 'Drop? If so, my apologies for appearing to drool over her. I'm not - the pic simply awakened some memories.
     
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    It's just the pegs they wear on their noses.......
     
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    Ah, each page now contains more posts.... it's been compressed..... sorry!
     
  11. gaul

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    Hello everybody! It took me forever to finish reading the whole thing...I'm 21 from Italy..and I'm trying to become a proper skinhead starting from the clothes...I really dig the traditional style! First of all I just want to say thank you to all the "first generation skinheads" in here...this has been a really interesting reading to me, I pretty much understood what to wear and what not to wear...second I would like to ask you some questions: considering that some of you are from the London area, and I'm going to be there in a few days with some friends of mine, could you please tell me some shops wich I really can't miss? I've heard that the Oi Oi Shop in Camden is a nice place to find some good stuff...I'm interested in buying a good pair of sta-press and a few shirt (Ben Sherman stores are ok, but are there any Brutus store?)...can you help me? Oh and are there any skinhead nites in town by the end of the month? Thanks in advance!
     
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  12. Pressure_Drop

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    I raided them from the wife's photo album - probably the only photos of her in any skinhead gear - I'm a tad jealous, I haven't got one single photo of me in my skinhead gear at all.

    Yes that is my wife M-o-M, she'll be 56 next week, her name's Carole and as well as going down the Rovers like me (old Tote End boot girl) they used to hang around at the Oldbury Court Youth Club in Bristol.
     
  13. Pressure_Drop

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    I think I've mentioned it before and I definitely went on about them in Booted and Suited, but the zip up jacket of choice in Bristol at any rate was the suede 'bomber' jacket that we all believed was USAF issue from the Korean War, we bought them from Marcruss ex army on the Hotwells Road (it's still there) and they cost about 3 quid. There were also leather versions which weren't so popular but they were worn by a few.

    Colours were tan, dark blue, black and dark (bottle green) which is what I had, and the silk linings were tonic material. Harringtons (but can't remember anyone having a proper Baracuta) were popular as were Levis, Wranger and Lee denim or light brown cord jackets - in fact I would say the light brown cord versions teamed up with denim jeans were the most common ensemble - all denim (like the photo of the Barrow boys) was always regarded as a tad scruffy.

    Anyway, back to the suede zip up, attached is a photo of a good mate of mine, Moggy Morgan from Hillfields in Bristol wearing his jacket which he bought in 1970 and was still wearing some 10 or so years later (if you saw the size of him now you would realise why he no longer wears it). Some of them also had a horizontal zip breast pocket. Sadly within a year or two we were all wearing suede or leather Budgie jackets or satin or velvet bombers, although I must admit the Budgie I had I was always rather enamoured with - and the girls liked it :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've zoomed in on the Mac, and to me, the guy is wearing a crew neck - red at the collar - and grey at the waistband of his jeans.

    I certainly don't remember people wearing club shirts to games.

    (I do recall tying (hiding) the odd scarf around my waist, though...:satisfied: )
     
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    Well spotted Ed, I only had chance to take a sneaky look at work - will have a proper look later.
     
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    Oi Oi shop is excellent, Bill is a top guy, and it's definitely a place you should go. If you can get to Brighton (50 min south of London by rail from Victoria Station), Jump the Gun is probably one of the best one-stop shops for gear (carries Brutus, sherman, perry, along with their own house line which is very good). Also Adam of London in Nottinghill's Portobello Markets. mendoza on brick lane is good, more mod than skinhead, but worth a look if you're in the area
     
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    One of the lads posted this pic on FB ... It says Arsenal Supporters, from Manor House 1970.
    Someone pointed out two of the skinheads wearing Bomber jackets...and said he thought it was a later 79 skinhead bit of kit.
    A mate of mine from SE London had one[ and still has it ] in 70 after seeing a couple of skinheads from Chigwell wearing them.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good Pic Roy.
     
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    Although my mate had a Alpha MA1 in 70..He mostly wore it for work, I never wore one maybe because where i lived it was not really known Skinhead kit,
    The lads in the pic wearing the bomber jackets look like cheap imitation of a Alpha, which is also interesting as i thought only the genuine article was available back then.
    I always remember Alan coming to work looking like michelin man as the jacket looked puffed up.
     
  20. browniecj

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    This was the Blue Jacket I had,in around`70.Alpna Mk 1s were very,very hard to come by.I think Silvermans started having them around `71/`72.,in numbers.
     

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