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

  1. Gsvs5

    Gsvs5 Well-Known Member

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    Guess who? 1968 was the year.They went on to be sartorial disasters.Answers on a postcard please...
     
  2. cerneabbas

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    All that tartan makes me think Bay city rollers ( or BCRs as my GF calls them,apparently she liked them when she was 8 or 9).
    I read a story on Shed end website last week,by a Chelsea bloke who wore a blue tartan scarf to a game and got the p1ss ripped out of him about was he a Rollers fan,probably be ok nowadays.
     
  3. Gsvs5

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    Sorry.......wrong answer.They look like maybe they may be deck shoes the lad on the left is wearing.I never recall seeing them before?I started to wear them around the summer of '74/5. I think?
     
  4. Gsvs5

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    I always associate towelling socks with Cortinas,Farrahs,Essex and Spandau Ballet (Whatever year that was?) for some reason.
     
  5. cerneabbas

    cerneabbas Well-Known Member

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    Sartorial disaster could be applied to most 70s bands,last guess Sweet ?
     
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    Would say the glam band MUD ?
     
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    Is that the Pretty Things?
     
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    Defo mud les whats his face far left, 2nd from right is the one who wore Xmas decs for earrings!
     
  10. Gsvs5

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    Mud is correct.
     
  11. Basset

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    I dont think yer wrong mate, Spandau, awful, early 80's.
    Towelling socks, just carried over if you know what i mean, Pods, Y cardies, kung fu daps, waffle strides, piped jeans etc.
    Having some sock showing hung around for some time, before stride length changed to what it seems to be for many today, dragging along on the floor!
     
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    We wore Towelling socks 69/70s..started off with White then Red..then every colour you could think of....Use to get the quality ones from the Squire Shop.
     
  13. cerneabbas

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    Lasttye...well done I thought I was losing the plot,i was sure I could remember them early 70s ( I think that I had light blue when I first saw them )...but she was no no it was 80s....
    Now we got the years they were first worn sorted,who can remember when they last saw ( or wore ) them ?
    BTW,mine were the sh1te ones from British home stores.
     
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  14. Basset

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    Last time i wore them would have been the early noughty's ( still sounds rubbish ) saw someone wearing white socks last year, cant comment if they were towelling or not.
    Whilst white socks do get a bit of a drubbing, and i dont wear them myself, i do like to see them being worn
     
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    Cerneabbas early 69 Lads would wear White Ben Shermans with white socks..back then you had those ultra violet lights in the disco's so the white would stand out. White soon went out...but for some reason Paddys in Kilburn and Crickelwood wore White socks well into the 80s... and backward Squaddies,:D

    In the Ivy/Squire Shop the socks would be rolled up in baskets all different colours...One lad i got to know from a enemy mob once wore Pink... he pulled it off because he was smart and a hard cnut,:D

    These days I wear all colours..Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith.:)

    Just to add we talked about this subject abut 400 pages ago.:)
     
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  16. cerneabbas

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    I remember that everyone wanted to wear white under those lights because it stood out ( and dark shirts and jackets looked like you had dandruff all over them ).
    Yes I know the same stuff gets talked about....the thread needs an index.
    I remember Rodney Thomas the shirt shop in Bristol,they sold those card things with "silk" on the top that lads and girls put in the top pockets of their crombies,they also sold bright coloured ( fluorescent ? ) socks,i think I can remember skinheads wearing them....
     
  17. cerneabbas

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    I agree about white socks looking ok, ( not the towelling ones or sports socks though ).
    Can you remember Rodney Thomas shops ?,there was one shop in the Arcade and I think there was one by Trinity church.
     
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    The same for me in the late 70's early 80's with the socks and uv lights, unfortunately it drew attention to other areas, snow on yer shoulders, not a good look
     
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    Yes, i remember Rodney Thomas, Hero's, Paradise garage, Boney maroneys.
    Dont recall one by Trinity, was there a shop round on the center, G. alfred?
    Used to get a fair bit from the Stuckies chain, Lord anthony mostly, good kit i thought
     
  20. cerneabbas

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    G.Alfred...I think that was by the White lion ?..where the motorbikes could park.....I remember all of them except Heros.
    In the 70s there was a shop on the Hippodrome side of the centre called Mr Zeus.
    Stuckeys was at the top of Union street by the steps down to Fairfax street ? the place to get your brogues resoled was down there by woolworths...( I always get mine done in St Nicholas market).
    BTW I agree with what you said about suits,i prefer a centre vent and as I remember it that's what was worn around here.
     

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