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Inkss

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I'm not very qualified when it comes to suits, but the jacket looks a nice shape, nice material and looks fitted.
Why does Trump look like he's wearing a cheap £1 polyester suit.. F'ing awful?
Cheers. The seller (La Douchka vintage, Bordeaux) had a whole bunch of those suits in various sizes, some in the same colour fabric as the one I bought, and some in a grey fleck. They're West German made I think. It was around £35/$43. La Douchka sells an eclectic mix of vintage stuff, mostly French and German stuff.
As for Trump's suits, f**k knows. I think he buys Brioni off-the-peg because it's expensive.
 

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Trump wears those loose fitting boxy Brioni suits cos he thinks they hide his obesity. He was actually a halfway decent dresser back in the eighties but you only have to take a look at that trained ferret on his head to see that he’s completely through the looking glass when it comes to personal style, and has to be surrounded by sycophants at every turn if nobody had the balls to tell him what an absolute bloody freak he looks like with the worlds worst combover.
 

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Trump wears those loose fitting boxy Brioni suits cos he thinks they hide his obesity. He was actually a halfway decent dresser back in the eighties but you only have to take a look at that trained ferret on his head to see that he’s completely through the looking glass when it comes to personal style, and has to be surrounded by sycophants at every turn if nobody had the balls to tell him what an absolute bloody freak he looks like with the worlds worst combover.
has he ever mentioned your flat top.
 

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Some great photos there thanks Ed. These were my faves. I love that 72 soul boys pic.. You can taste the sweat, talc and amphetamines.. Is that Colin Curtis? I love 60'soul/Northern soul, and the whole scene in the 70's, they certainly kept the torch burning up north..the link for me was the scooter scene..denims, lambrettas, northern Soul.
 

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Found the pic below on a Facebook page about my hometown, it's from 1969, and taken next to the medieval Buttercross in the town centre, trucker jackets galore.
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The lads were on their way to a Blues festival in Derbyshire, a poster from that festival is below.
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The lad bottom left is actually the Dad of a teacher at my wife's school, and lives close by to me.

A current picture of the same building today.
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A poster on the Facebook page also mentioned that they used to be regulars at a Soul night at Normanton baths, an adjacent town to ours.
Also mentioned was that the majority of these folk still called themselves Mods, even in 1969, which by talking to people from this time, that The skin scene wasn't very popular in my area, and most either went from mod to Suede, or mod to heavy rocker, not many glam rockers around here.

The other pics below I came across by using Google, and are of lads at the Normanton baths Soul night, early 70's.
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I recognise tha lad on the left above, he was a mech engineer at the pit that I worked at, but was much older and balder when I knew him.
 

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Family were an interesting band. ‘Music in a Dolls House’ was their big album. Not blues though. Lead singer had a unique vibrato style.

They never made it really big. Never cracked America.

Edgar Broughton band were eminently forgettable.

Both were long hair bands rather than skin or mod music.
 
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Got some cheap desert boots for £20/$25 (including postage)
Opted for the Spanish made ones over the SA made Vellies in the end (didn't have tan in my size)
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Edgar Broughton band were eminently forgettable.
That pic of me in a Levi jacket that went viral - that was taken at Bath Blues Festival. I was there with my mate 'Cockney Bob' who was at Bath Uni at the time, and Edgar Broughton was performing. You're right, eminently forgettable except for a Shadows/Beefheart mashup called 'Apache Dropout', and their signature 'Out, Demons, Out!'

Well, they played 'Demons', and in the... er... chorus they encouraged the audience to shout along with "Out, Demons, Out!" Honestly I don't remember much shouting, except for myself and Bob, who were shouting "Out, Broughton, Out!" because we'd had enough of them!
 

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