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

  1. Gramps

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    Was it white by any chance?
     
  2. bunty

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  3. Botolph

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    Apologies if this has been posted already. Nabbed it off the "For the Suits" suedehead blog.
    Fun documentary on skinheads and grebos in 1970 Newcastle.
    [VIDEO] [/VIDEO]
     
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  4. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Well-Known Member

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    Bunty, let's have a separate thread for your avatars (Will Hay this time - blimey, that's going back a bit!)
     
  5. Pressure_Drop

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    Oi still plagued by Nazi saluting fascists then :D - sorry only joking.
     
  6. Bob the Badger

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    I have my dads' cobblers' last which was the single type, fitted into a vice (which I also inherited). Maybe it's some kind of working class thing, handed down the generations. We don't inherit the Estate, we inherit the last. I think he inherited it from his dad because I vaguely remember the grandfather repairing his boots. My dad used to tell stories of going to school with boys who didn't have shoes. I didn't believe it then, but perhaps it was true. Anyway in our family it was important to keep shoes/boots in tip-top condition. I have had it for over 30 years and hardly used it. I spend most of my time in Desert Boots so don't have a real need for it. I always found the blakeys a bit aggressive because they announce your arrival almost before you can be seen.
     
  7. Bob the Badger

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    On the subject of boots does anyone remember wearing jodphur boots? This was almost pre-skinhead in about 1968. I bought mine from a proper equestrian shop near where I lived and I reckon I had the best pair around. They were brown leather, elasticated sides and had a rounded toe rather than the chisel toe the late mods were wearing. I put blakeys on mine because they weren't cheap and they needed to last. DM jodphurs became popular later.
     
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    Next train's gone ...
     
  9. buttons

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    I've got a brown pair just like that - was wearing them a few weeks ago.
    Got some black ones full of Blakeys I've had since I was a teenager. Remember being chased by a gang of punks through South Shields (about 1987). Trying to slow down for corners was tricky but I beat them on the straight and got away. Ha ha.
    Do you remember when the Dr Marten ones came out? Were they popular or pretty short lived (have heard them mentioned but not often)?
     
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    They called the 'Riders' up in the North East, by the way.
     
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    July 1968. Riders very big here too (at the same time as Monkey boots) then the heavier boots, think it was the other way round for lots of areas?
     
  12. Basset

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    My first thoughts from that description is a dealer boot, the fact that you bought them from a equestrian shop would suggest differences? i always think of dealers being a heavyish boot? I know gaggle.com can be random, it threw up a few different styles under the dealer boot search i put in
     
  13. Gsvs5

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    I had a pr of Brown Jodhpur boots also Bob.very hard stiff leather upper and soles,with a nice almond shaped toe.again purchased from a Riding shop in town.very different from Dealer boots,with a smooth clean look.only worn with jeans though-never suits like the mods.
    I just remembered that they were really popular with the Birmingham lads first,and it was a giveaway that you were from there early on.That and Yellow Harringtons for some reason?
    The DM ones were never seen .
     
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    These are elastic sided ones are exactly right.Most of the newer ones have rubber soles and a different shape.These have a slightly raised ridge running down the center of the uppers,and as i said before are stiff,hard ,leather-though comfortable.
     
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    These came a bit later and were less common,but I preferred them.
     
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  16. Bob the Badger

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    Yes, mine were very similar to the ones on the left. Bloody difficult to get on but comfortable once you did so. The DM version I remember from about 1975 when my brother bought a pair for work. I didn't rate the DM's. I did hear the term 'riders' and many called them (mistakenly) chelsea boots after the mod version with the chisel toe.
     
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    I bought my pair of Riding Boots,from the Shop in Epsom-where I was doing some Display work there.Lovely Boots.:)
     
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    Like the Photo,Bunty.
     
  19. buttons

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    good pic.
    And if I'm not mistaken, Lee Riders (and riders).
     
  20. bunty

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    Ok Buttons, I give in - Lee Riders? How did you arrive at that conjecture Holmes? :)
     
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