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

  1. Clouseau

    Clouseau Well-Known Member

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    Hi Craig. I just had a look at my selvages and i noticed no "twist in". But they are not 501. (Lee Riders and Uniqlo)
    I was in London last week for a few days and i was staying at Covent Garden (apparently a lot of people of the thread was around there last week, but it's not me you saw Mr Knightley, cos i came back to Paris on friday, and because i look good[​IMG] or at least proper.)
    Just to say that i went to American Classics, because it had been mentioned before on the forum. I must say i was not impressed by the (small) shop. Mostly LVC, Redwing, Lees. Nothing original and bloody expensive. I can find the same stuff here for less money. I went to TK Maxx, but i didn't find anything of interest.
    Anyway, speaking of youth fashion in London, i must say it's quite... a mess. A lot of proto-hipster with beard, moustache, dirty jeans (maybe it was the area though. But some nice looking girls). It's true you can see a lot of skinhead clobber (mostly DMs and FP though), but worn with no style and not in the proper "neat" way.

    I finally crossed the way of a teenager who was spot on. Suedehead haircut, blue Mac, BD, Smooths 1461, off-white sta-prest. We looked at each other, because i was more or less in the same attire. But i'm more than twice his age...
     
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  2. Inks

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    My late father used to bounce at the Marquee in Wardour St. He also used to do security at the Reading Festival when the Marquee still ran it.(Him and his mates would drive round the corrugated perimeter fence in a fleet of Mini Mokes and clatter anyone trying to bunk over the fence.) I went with him a few times as a kid. Bloody hated it. Frigging patchouli-smelling hippies everywhere. My dad absolutely despised the back-stage liggers and hangers-on. The back-stage compound had a pub-tent called the Queens Head. I should of been impressed with all the famous musicians I saw, but I was a kid, and they were strange smelling scruff-bags, and I just wanted to go home. The place looked like The Somme (It always rained), stank like stale beer, poop and dope. No place for a natty 11 year old in loafers and Sta-Prest. 1978 was interesting though, they had Punk and New Wave bands for a change. That year, they'd plastered big Tom Robinson Band posters on the bonnets of the Mokes. (The one with the clenched-fist logo.) Me and dad were tear-arsing around in the Moke backstage. A bloke saw the Moke and held up his arm with his fist clenched in the air and shouted, "Tom Robinson, Right On !"
    My dad shouted back, "Nah, he's a fucking poofter !"
    I then had to explain, "Dad, that was Tom Robinson." He knew.
    In September '83 The Truth were playing at the Marquee and my dad got me and my mate in for free. We got to meet and chat with the band before the gig, and they gave us a load of t-shirts, posters and stuff. Pretty cool. I kind of soured things a bit by telling them I still preferred Nine Below Zero.
    We used to still get free Reading tickets from the Marquee group when they still ran the festival, long after me old man stopped working for them. Harry Pendleton came to his funeral as well.
    Well, I think that's my name-dropping quota used up for the year.
     
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  3. Botolph

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    I've got the same ones, and they've got the same "unique" twist in the left outer seam/selvedge.
    It looks a bit "off" if you happen to iron a crease, but other than that it doesn't seem to be a big deal.
     
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    Name dropping or not Inks, that's a great anecdote. I was around lots of outdoor gigs as a kid; my Dad played/plays and he and all his friends were rockers. Your anecdotes actually take me back to the sights, sounds, and smells of open-air giggery. Funny times.
     
  5. Gsvs5

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    http://supertalk.superfuture.com/index.php/topic/33596-levis-501-a-visual-guide/

    Welcome Craig
    The link above will educate you and anyone else interested.The guy who wrote it seems to know more about Levi's than LS&co.
    If you care about the details,then leg twist can be a crucial/desire able requisite.
    Hello to Cleav also.I have enjoyed crashtestbrummie comments also in my footwear fettish !
     
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  6. Mr Knightley

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    I also went into American Classics for the first time for many years and was equally disappointed.

    Yes London street style is a mess - with some exceptions of course!

    I suppose today Covent Gdn has lost its former edge. In the mid 80s the little streets round and about were full of great design.

    BTW I too yesterday would have fallen short of this thread's high standards in my rather staid business attire!
     
  7. yankmod

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    Love It.
     
  8. Gsvs5

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    He was a 6'2" well built guy with a beard. Sort of biker looking. Originally from the North West. I'll ask me mum if she remembers the Scottish fella.
     
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    I guess it was like aversion-therapy for me. I saw all those scruffy long-hairs and thought, 'I never, ever, want to look (or smell) like that' And it stuck. I've grown to appreatiate some of the music though.
    Cheers.
     
  11. Lohikaarme

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    How's the current generation of Levi's sta-prest pants?
     
  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    I can find nothing about it on the internet - there's something about the 2013 event, but nothing about 2014.

    I'm about an hour away from Glasgow by train, but this sounds like something I might like to go to, and my daughter and her boyfriend might like it too. Tell me more. If they have the all-day ska/rocksteady/reggae event I'd like to drop in.

    My daughter and her boyfriend are good mates of the ska band that was on stage when the helicopter fell on the roof of the Clutha. He lives in Glasgow and she studies there.
     
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  13. Clouseau

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    I don't know how are the last ones, but they have been crap for years. I think that when we mention sta-prest type trousers on this forum we refer either to original vintage ones or to decent imitations. (Well that's my case anyway.) If you go back on the thread, you'll find this subject have been discussed at length.
     
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  14. craig matthew

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    Man of mystery if you are on Facebook check out Windrush Glasgow,if not the daytime do is in the Nice n sleazy pub on sauchihall street and the night do is in Stereo nightclub 22nd march is the date hopefully see you there
     
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  15. TomMc666

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    Inks
    Reading 1978, I was there too, straight back off the plane from Spain, to see Sham 69........
    As for the Marquee, used to go there regular between 1976 up to around 1980, never any real aggro in there or with the bouncers, except for the Johns Boys (The Jam) gig in 1979... that was more like a riot.
    Tom
     
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  16. TomMc666

    TomMc666 Well-Known Member

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    Agree.... the best imitation I've found is made by Levis was part of their golfing range in the US. Right cut, right feel and colours.

    Tom
     
  17. TomMc666

    TomMc666 Well-Known Member

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    Live Injection this Saturday in the Stags Head, Hoxton. A good night even though I'm more of a soulman!
     
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  18. Mr Knightley

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  19. Clouseau

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    I just saw (and tried ) one today. Indeed, they are "ridiculously expensive" but very smart.

    The fit is said to be slimmer, but i already have the slim fit version, that i really prefer. But i think some may appreciate the new fit.

    The bigger difference lies in the outer material of the G9. It's now a 50% cotton/ 50% polyester, when it was a 100% cotton.
    I must say i was surprised with the quality. Actually this new mix looks and feels very nice. It's quite thick.

    The zip is new too, but i didn't notice a real difference.

    And they changed the pocket buttons, who are now much bigger. This doesn't look good at all IMO. With the cost it's the downside of this new G9.

    I tried the Burgundy/Claret one, and i must admit that the color of the jacket is absolutely beautiful, and that it mixes perfectly with the Fraser Tartan lining.

    But i will never pay such a price for a "Harrington". I bought my Baracuta G9 2 years ago, for half the price of the new one ! And i already found that too expensive at the time.
     
  20. browniecj

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    Might see you down there TomMc666 :)
     
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