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

  1. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Distinguished Member

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    The question arises how he would have known everything about early skinhead style (winter '68-'69 that is) when he only first saw skinheads just before X-mas '68...

    Yes, you have to wonder that. His home town was hardly at the centre of things - no disrespect.
     


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    Yes, you have to wonder that. His home town was hardly at the centre of things - no disrespect.

    Could it be that some of the gear he mentioned being worn during the winter of '68-'69 was actually just the local guys trying to copy the Chelsea skinheads immediately after that particular game? and that their interpretation of the look was perhaps a bit clumsy at times, no disrespect either just a mere thought...
     


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    Well it occurs to me that Leicester did have its quota of late mods, because I met a couple of lads who moved to London from Leicester at the same time as I moved from Blackpool (68). They were fairly sharp dressers in a casual way, not scruffy, not long-haired. They blended in fairly easily with the local scene as regards the way they dressed, although they were more into soul than reggae.
     


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    It said in the FT article that JF reached shaving age in the early '70's so he would have been pretty young in '68? i.e. his crew may not as yet have possessed that 'mod' sense of style.... again just a thought... good comments anyway!
     


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    Yes, you have to wonder that. His home town was hardly at the centre of things - no disrespect.

    I was asked where I got my standard Millets Harrington by someone in Portsmouth in the early 1970s. Portsmouth is a lot closer to London than Leicester.

    So I have always disregarded anything that people from the provinces have to say about 1969 style skinheads.

    In contrast, Lasttye and I have fundamental differences about life in Britain in those times - but on clothing issues we are mostly in agreement.
     


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    In contrast, Lasttye and I have fundamental differences about life in Britain in those times - but on clothing issues we are mostly in agreement.

    Make that three of us, then.
     


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    I dug these out of the back of the wardrobe today. They're a pair of shoes which I bought about ten years ago and kept in at the office before I retired. I am posting them here because (choosing my words carefully) they're not unlike what were known as 'Gibsons' in the NW in 1967/68.

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    My cousin lives just outside Leighton Buzzard which is around 35 miles outside London, I was in a club with him in 70, People was coming up to me with comments about the way i dressed.
    I found on my travels up and down the Country with Chelsea FC, That the Skinhead look would travel so fast, But the London lads was always one step ahead. I think its the same today even with the Internet, Both my Sons Boxed in the 90s and we would travel all over the UK, the Boys would always go on about Teenage dress outside West London how behind it was, In saying that to them the centre of the Universe is Notting Hill.
     


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    They look comfortable MoM...

    Well today I walked all round Dundee in them. They're not too bad, and wearing them will save my good shoes.

    But they dont look like the Gibsons from the Squire Shop.

    Absolutely not!
     


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    This question has probably been asked more than once, and probably on this thread.

    My current pair of loafers are a bit sub-style (okay then, naff). I'm wary of buying shoes over the internet because you can't really try them on like you do in a shop. Does anyone know of a reputable chain of shops who sell comfortable loafers in about size eight-and-a-half (UK)? I think maybe House of Fraser sell Loake. I prefer brown/dark tan to ox-blood, by the way.
     


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    I was in House of Frazier in the Westfield Shepherds Bush, They do Loake but limited Styles, I have bought shoes over the Internet and been lucky with the fit, but it is taking a chance.
    Check if they have a good returns service, its a lot of fcuking about, but at least you will get what you want in the end.
     


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    Sorry chaps, back to Jim Ferguson.

    British army battle dress, the jacket. I know you've mentioned jungle greens, but in the drawing (I'll try and load it on) It's described as 'British army two piece' It looks like a 1940s/50s style (like they wore on Dad's Army)

    Anybody see those?

    (I remember my old man telling me that when they were de-mobbed they were given their great coats and battle dress along with a suit. The great coats were dyed black and worn for best and the BDs were worn for work.)
     


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    Anybody see those?

    Nope. I'm beginning to wonder what Jim was drinking back then.
     


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