Mod to Suedehead

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

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    

    I get what you're asking, but it's one of those things where if you have to ask if you are one, then you arent, if that makes sense. out of curiosity, what spurred you to dress like a skinhead without ever having gotten into the scene? I've known other guys like that, dress very typical skinhead, but aren't. never quite understood that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011


  2. herzzreh

    herzzreh Senior member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Charleston
    

    Always wore hair short. I've been wearing combat boots to work for over ten years, so wearing them just seemed natural, way more natural than trainers and such. Rolling up the pants... also seemed natural for some reason. I don't know... the whole look is just CLEAN. Also, noticed that people seem to give you less shit when you're dressed like that, so that must've played some role. Honestly, I didn't just wake up one day and say whoa.. I'll dress like a skin - it just happened.

    In my case, I was subconsciously influenced by skinheads, I think.
     


  3. War Beast

    War Beast Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Location:
    MS, USA
    Greetings all, I am a 19 y/o WN skinhead (trust me I'm not here to talk politics so please no "nazi bashing" [​IMG]) I have read through the majority of this thread and LOVE the trad look. TBH most of my fellow WN's just wear jeans, a band shirt, docs, and braces.. ALL THE TIME. I like to switch it up with a Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, or my Lonsdale Harrington. :)

    any advice on where to find some reasonably priced FP's on Ben Shermans?
     


  4. DrBassie

    DrBassie Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Florida
    

    How about you just go away?
     


  5. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    What I don't get lately about this thread, people are coming on here saying they have read the whole thread, Then asking questions about stuff that have already been covered.:D
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    

    yes, esp since we just put up some links to Fred Perry/Ben Sherman a couple pages ago, so that's quite recent
     


  7. DrBassie

    DrBassie Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Florida
    

    Thought the same thing.
     


  8. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    

    Indeed. The fact is that jobs were plentiful. You could leave one and get another in the morning. That is why I do not consider it as bleak a time as you seemed to suggest in your initial posts.

    Many people did not have foreign holidays and cars - but there was less to lose and things just kept getting better for another decade or so.
     


  9. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    

    I do believe Britain was bleak up until the late 80s, Around West Kilburn in the 60s/70s their was still WW11 bomb sites,
    Outside London was even worse, You look around London today its a great place to live, Most the Northern Cities also look great. Life is a lot easier, well up until Three years ago that is, :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011


  10. War Beast

    War Beast Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Location:
    MS, USA
    Like I said I read the majority of the thread, from beginning forward not vice versa.. I'll check back through the last few pages and look for the links though for sure.

    There is a ton of stuff I've never even heard of before throughout this thread so I find it quite fascinating.
     


  11. War Beast

    War Beast Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Location:
    MS, USA
    Too bad it isn't like that nowadays. A job is hard to come by and god forbid if you don't dress like some preppy douche bag or sag your pants.. Employers will turn a cold shoulder on you. It is pretty odd since like previously stated being a skinhead used to be THE working class look.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011


  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

    Messages:
    12,158
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Location:
    A town called Malice
    today's working class is unfortunately infatuated with "urban ghetto culture" so any aspirations are dictated by what they see on Mtv
     


  13. War Beast

    War Beast Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Location:
    MS, USA
    definitely agreed.. I was actually told I couldn't wear my docs to work because they were boots. They would prefer I go buy some Jordyn's or K-Swiss [​IMG]



    OH! and regarding buying any skin clothing I always check ebay.. I bought my 14 eye, steel toe, Made in England, black docs for 60 bucks. They were purchases in 1998 but were never used due to the seller not fitting them. That was a great buy IMO since you can't even get steel toe, M.I.E., 14 eye docs anymore.
     


  14. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    

    We will have to agree to disagree. It is fundamental difference though that colours everything else.

    Wembley was a neat little suburb with good shops. Now it is a desperate place. Brent Cross killed the shops and mass immigration changed its whole character, so it is like a foreign town. Agreed that Kilburn and Kensal Green got yuppified - but who can afford to live there now?

    Tube and rail system worked well in the 60s & 70s. No closures or engineering works. Roads were less crowded. Everything seemed to work, including most of the population.
     


  15. Kingstonian

    Kingstonian Senior member

    Messages:
    636
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    

    Globalisation means many of the jobs that used to be available have been shipped overseas. Nobody did much to stop it and politicians lied and said 'flexibility' would benefit everybody - instead of just the companies getting cheap labour.

    Supply and demand means employers can pick and choose. If there were as many jobs as in previous decades, how you dress would not make much difference.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by