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

  1. Donkey Jacket

    Donkey Jacket Senior member

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    Yep, here it is.

    [​IMG]

    It shows its age in some places, but i will live with it.

    As for the 1966 levis, they are alright, i wish i got them a size up now though. And i'm starting to prefer my 13mwz wranglers, higher waisted and more heavyweight denim.
     
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  2. Bela Kun

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    Not a bad day for me either. Got a navy/white/red gingham Ben Sherman with three finger collar for 3.50 quid at the local charity shop. Plus a navy Baracuta G9 for 40 quid in a FB sell & swap forum...

    DJ, take up some abdominal exercise. You're only young!
     
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  3. Donkey Jacket

    Donkey Jacket Senior member

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    You cant deny those chip butty's mate haha.

    nice finds too.
     
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  4. Clouseau

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    Now i understand the purpose of buttoning only the top buttons !
     
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  5. Donkey Jacket

    Donkey Jacket Senior member

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    That gave me a laugh mate, thanks.

    A northern fashion trend finally explained.
     
  6. Bela Kun

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    He told me how 'short' the jacket was - now you can see why it looks that way to him!
     
  7. Donkey Jacket

    Donkey Jacket Senior member

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    Nothing can withstand the blubber mate, even those tight jungle greens ya sent me.

    Took a lot of takeaways to get it that size.
     
  8. LeviStubbsTears

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    I've got a beautiful pair of OG-107's that quickly let my fat ass know that the U.S. military did not mess around with vanity sizing.
     
  9. Donkey Jacket

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    Yep, they are certainly made for people 50+ years ago, we don't have the same type of body's now.

    They are quite baggy too, not that i mind. but if anyone wants slimmer fit ones you are better off going for the og 507's instead.
     
  10. LeviStubbsTears

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    [​IMG]

    Just saw an ad for Trainspotting 2 yesterday and noticed Robert Carlyle's outfit. Harrington, claret trousers, tassel loafers and contrasting socks.

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    There was some discussion of the Dickies 873'a ways back. I bought a few pairs about 5 years ago since a friend managed a workwear shop and sold them to me on the cheap. Can't give my recommendation to them, because as said earlier the rise is very shallow. I felt like I had to put one bean to either side of the toast to get them anywhere near my waist.
     
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  11. Botolph

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    Ha!!![​IMG] You're tellin' me, bub?!!!
     
  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    Bumped into a bloke in Edinburgh Waverley station yesterday, about ten maybe fifteen years my junior. He had neatly turned-up jeans, dezzies, striped polo, a M51 fishtail parka, and a No.1 crop with sideburns. The latter was more probably due to hair loss - and I know all about that! He actually looked pretty good. I asked him where he got the M51 from and he said on line.

    BTW I was in my Solovairs, Lees, and G9. A bit of a brutal look for me, but it's what I grabbed out of my wardrobe.
     
  13. Inks

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    Don't Dickies 874 have a higher rise than the 873s ? They look more baggy in the legs, but I'm sure they can be taken in quite easilly.
    Probably wouldn't be a problem for my footballer legs though.
     
  14. conqueror

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    the 873 has much wider straight legs and a marginally higher rise, whereas the 872 is narrower in the thigh and then tapers significantly from the knee down. i wouldn't say the 872 is low rise, but it's definitely shallow. interestingly my 872s have pilled slightly whereas the 873s have not at all.

    edit: it's crazy to see how the 873 has exploded in popularity over the last 1-2 years in skating/streetwear circles.
     
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  16. yankmod

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    Sorry this response is a little late.Just saw the New Don Letts doc.Paul Thompson did a great job ( I vote for Re-Claiming the name"Skinhead") and I thought Don did well overall.Sadly this needed to be made.
     
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  17. AngryYoungPoor

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    I noticed this myself. I'm a big Irvine Welsh fan, read everything he's published. There are a few stories where Begbie is a featured character and a few of them describe his skinhead roots that led to him being a Casual. One short story about is about the Begbie clan at xmas and it's a running joke that everyone in his family buys him a Ben Sherman shirt as a gift [​IMG]
     
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  18. LeviStubbsTears

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    874's do have a traditional rise, but they are unmistakably work pants. They are ubiquitous here as a staple of work uniforms and I wouldn't think them worth the effort of trying to church up. Also, they have a permanently set crease that would make taking the legs in complicated. I may just be biased as I have a hard time imagining what I wore to work for the last decade to dump used motor oil and mop up in being being used to try and look smart.
     
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  19. Ivyskin89

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    What does everyone think about the rise of contemporary trousers vs the ones in the 60's? Do you like the short J stitch or do you prefer the high rise trousers from the 60's?

    I also believe the vintage sta prest are not as slim as contemporary versions.
     
  20. Man-of-Mystery

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    Judge for yourself from this picture (which does seem to get about!), but I get the same impression - I own a pair of modern ones as well.
     
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