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Pleased to see Fred Perry making an effort here. If FP starts having right wing connotations it would break my heart (as a wearer of this brand since I could crawl!)
Didn't this happen with Lonsdale a few years back, with German neo Nazis?
After the Facebook 'skinhead' debacle earlier this year, it's a shame
 

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That FP V-neck - it reminds me a bit of the Middlesex CCC sweater my Indian mate wears every time we nip down to the park in St Andrews for some cricket practice. Although of course the FP colours are much brighter. There was a vogue amongst girls (up north 1967, SE London 1968) for wearing cricket-style sweaters.

[Off topic, but when he and I started these "nets" sessions I hadn't held a bat for 30 years. But having watched so much of the modern game on TV, I altered my technique and am now a much better batsman. Mind you, I have to be - my mate can bowl right arm fast, left arm fast, and right arm leg-breaks!]
 

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a black and tan was a favourite in other parts of er , the country . Heavy and sweetheart stout but again you'd never ask for a pint .

I never worked in a bar though , mind.
Guinness and scrumpy cider from the handpump, in places like Pompey. You only got a pint though as no bottles involved.
 

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That FP V-neck - it reminds me a bit of the Middlesex CCC sweater my Indian mate wears every time we nip down to the park in St Andrews for some cricket practice. Although of course the FP colours are much brighter. There was a vogue amongst girls (up north 1967, SE London 1968) for wearing cricket-style sweaters.

[Off topic, but when he and I started these "nets" sessions I hadn't held a bat for 30 years. But having watched so much of the modern game on TV, I altered my technique and am now a much better batsman. Mind you, I have to be - my mate can bowl right arm fast, left arm fast, and right arm leg-breaks!]
Are you at St. Andrews MoM?
My niece has just started there.
 

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Are you at St. Andrews MoM?
My niece has just started there.
Yep, I'm doing a PhD at the School of English. Also I'm an Assistant Warden at David Russell Apartments / Fife Park. What's your neice studying, and where is she staying?
 

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Yep, I'm doing a PhD at the School of English. Also I'm an Assistant Warden at David Russell Apartments / Fife Park. What's your neice studying, and where is she staying?
I’ll have to ask.
She’s only 16 1/2 which I think is awfully young to be off to college but that’s the system the porridge munchers have. I think she’s studying astrophysics or something wonderfully nerdy like that.
 

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I’ll have to ask.
She’s only 16 1/2 which I think is awfully young to be off to college but that’s the system the porridge munchers have. I think she’s studying astrophysics or something wonderfully nerdy like that.
We do have a relatively high number of under-18s. Daughter Ruth was 17 when she started at Glasgow.
 

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Pleased to see Fred Perry making an effort here. If FP starts having right wing connotations it would break my heart (as a wearer of this brand since I could crawl!)
Didn't this happen with Lonsdale a few years back, with German neo Nazis?
After the Facebook 'skinhead' debacle earlier this year, it's a shame
Black Shirts have always had yellow streaks.
 

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Might be of some interest to some of youse. There's a repeat of 'Handmade : By Royal Appointment' on BBC4 tonight at 11pm, featuring shoemakers John Lobb.
It might be good. It might be a ..................
 

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I didn't know Mussolinis or Enoch Powell's black shirts had yellow..does it mean anything symbolic? These US right wing seem to be embracing and using the laurel wreath.Other than as a Fred Perry tag, historically a symbol of victory.
 

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Mosley started with grey and black but switched to plain black based on his fencing shirt.

Spode had black shorts 🙂
 

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I always liked the black w/yellow piping Freds due to them being the colors of my city’s ice hockey team.
Just like so many other things, the Proud Boys will fade and die, too.
 

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I didn't know Mussolinis or Enoch Powell's black shirts had yellow..does it mean anything symbolic? These US right wing seem to be embracing and using the laurel wreath.Other than as a Fred Perry tag, historically a symbol of victory.
I think the laurel is a reference to their Laurel & Hardy-style ineptitude.
 

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