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

  1. Basset

    Basset Well-Known Member

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    Think i told you i bottled the crop and just asked the barber to cut it real short, which he did, but he left me with a long fringe, i said i wasen't having it, he messed about and still could'nt get it right the buffoon, " something for the weekend young un" no thanks i replyed but if you go shopping buy some glasses and a level, you couldn't get big silver shoulder pads in 78, shame [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. albion

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    Any recommendations for an off the peg Tonic/2Tone suit?
    Bespoke is a bit too out of my price range at the moment.
    Cheers.
     
  3. JohnnyLaw

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    Cheers, i'll check them out.
    There's a very useful self measure tutorial on the Thick As Thieves website.
     
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  5. browniecj

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    Very Smart,Get Smart.:),very "Mad Men"!!!!
     
  6. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    The cord ones were big in the NW 67/68 and a few guys with good pay packets had the leather and suede ones (I owned a leather one for all of two weeks. I bought it from a bloke for £5 but soon after there came an agonised message from his mum to say that it was a knock-off and the real owner had threatened to rearrange his face if he didn't get it back!).

    I currently own a black one. It is a recent one and has side-pockets so it's not a replica of an original. But now you mention it I do recall vaguely the ones you're talking about. In my mind's eye I can see one of the Lee brothers from Blackpool in an off-white one. I can't recall seeing any at all in London.
     
  7. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    I believe you'll find that was a joke. :)
     
  8. browniecj

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    They were about but not in great Numbers.
     
  9. Gorecki

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    cheapest online place to get me some 3989 in oxblood or burgundy?
     
  10. Brideshead

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    Don't see any reason not to mention prices on the board here...

    The trousers start at £195 unlined - I specified part lined (front to the knee) at £205.

    Suits come in around £750, I gather.

    My main interest was in trousers at this stage so I focused on a couple of fabric books which included the dogtooth and a range of other larger and smaller dogtooth checks. My tailor said regrettably it is very hard to find any thing but black and white. In Prince of Wales check there were many different options and weights of cloth. I did not ask about mohair.

    All the cloth comes from English factories and all the cutting, tailoring and finishing is done by my tailor and his small group of associates in and around Ilford.

    I had the first consultation (at his house actually) then went back for a fitting after two weeks. There were some small alterations and I collected them after another week. The matching buttons took a little longer so he fitted horn buttons first. I wore the trou a couple of times and then took them back for the matching ones and one further tweak (he made the waist smaller by ½ inch).

    He is a very nice man BTW!
     
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    I recall the last time mod and skin styles became sort of ‘mainstream’ in the mid 80s that these cotton versions of the jackets made a return. I remember having a pale air force blue one from Reiss.

    In the late 60s I had a light beige Wrangler cord version.
     
  12. browniecj

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    Sounds about right for "Bespoke"Tailoring.Just wondering about Purchasing Cloth myself,and having something(Suit or Trousers) done.Would he be willing to do that Brideshead?
     
  13. Botolph

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    Here's a pretty ridiculous, pedantic question:

    Back in the original skinhead times, did fellas wear undershirts under their clothes or was it au natural under the Benny or Arrow buttondown? Personally, I always wear a v-neck undershirt with anything that will have an open collar. To me, nothing wrecks the aesthetic of a buttondown shirt than seeing a crew neck t-shirt underneath. Same goes for a polo with the first button undone and the t-shirt/undershirt poking out from underneath.
    Seems a very sloppy/scruffy(pick your term per side of the pond) look, especially when somebody's got all the details down pat... and they overlook the obvious, and you see the Spuds MacKenzie t-shirt poking out frummundah ....
     
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    I recently stumbled across this web site. I know Solatios get several mentions further back in this thread: http://www.solatio.co.uk/
     
  15. Darksideoftheforce

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    Out of topic. But is it just me or is this site having some technical difficulties? Since yesterday I've been getting an error message whenever I try to load an image to the forum, "There was a problem submitting this to the server. Please try again." Anyone else getting this same error message?
     
  16. Man-of-Mystery

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    Personally I did not wear a t-shirt or a vest (that's what we call undershirts over here) under any shirt back in the late 60s, particularly not under one worn open-necked.

    I'll 'fess to doing so these days, sometimes, because I'm old and I get cold in the winter! ;)
     
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    The same here - and the old bit as well !!!! :)
     
  18. browniecj

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    I personally have had no problems-but I think others have.

    I never wore those Shoes(never liked them,to be honest),they followed on trying to "cash in" on the Name.I believe some of the 2nd Wave of Skinheads regard them as the "Holy Grail".
     
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    Don't really like the style but the toe box looks well comfy. Would still probably need a G width.
     
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    Haven't been there back in the days but i agree about the crew neck not looking good. I always wear a heather grey undershirt ( same brightness as the skin tone so doesn't shine through the shirt). It's either a normal v neck t-shirt or tank top shirt for dancing or when it's very warm. Primary reason is warmth and comfort as the thicker cotton can soak up moisture. Never wear an undershirt under a polo though. The Polo is thick enough for me.
     

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