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

  1. loempiavreter

    loempiavreter Senior member

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    I love Smedley style tops, this was my favorite color, unfortunately it didn't led a long life.

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    Is this the haircut that you described here Brownie? (kid on the left):
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    Just curious, I think I tried it once like this in the past, but don't think it suits me well.
    (notice the leather bomber, always nice to see 'em in action).
     
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  2. chickNcoop

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    Did it ever get to the point where original skinheads were fighting other skinheads for their braces or Harrington Jackets or anything like that? Also, just out of curiosity, did any original skinheads rip off stores to get their clothes/look?
     


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    Yes it happened all the time, as i have said 60s/70s was a dangerous place, thats why we went everywhere team handed, Skinheads would have Sheepskins, Crombies, taken off them if they was caught on their own, even lads coming out of the Squire shop would have their Royals taken off them ..still in the box, and yes some skinheads would nick out of cloths shops,
    What was a favorite pass time was steaming into shops often after football nicking everything in sight, also during the week when bored Skinheads would often put a brick through a window and grab the Ben Shermans and run off up the road, Iam sure i have mentioned this all before on this thread,:D
     
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    Thats it on both counts.Good to see the Leather Bomber-thought I was going mad!

    Skinhead did not start off as Agressive(hard to believe that now)just another look at a Fashion Style.It was over the years it descended into pure violence.To a certain extent I should take some of the blame for - for what started as receational violence ended up the way it did.In `67/`68,you could go to Clubs on your own.I did on more than one occasion.You had the odd nutter(with a Razor)but not to the extent it became.

    You ripped off Stores to get your Stuff-yes!I had a Mate who would "nick to order".Before they started taking Albums out of their Covers,me and a Mate took armfuls of them-and made a dash for the exit.Some we kept,some we sold on.Sheepskins were the favourite target.They stole them out of the Cloakroom and off your back.Crombies and Royals were other favourites.Skinheads would wait and watch you buy,then nick them.You had to be bloody quick-footed.
     


  6. Choco G

    Choco G Well-Known Member

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    Hey chickNcoop, thanks for the link - brought back some memories! Good to see a bit of Mott, Heavy Metal Kids, Cocksparrer, Ruts and The Jook in there. Hector were too teenybopper for me. I saw The Jook live and they were good but it was Mott, Crushed Butler, Tiger, Hammersmith Gorillas, Cocksparrer, Faces, Ruts, Bethnal, Dr.Feelgood, Eddie and the Hot Rods etc. that I really liked and followed. I also followed (very) early The Jam, Madness, Dexys and a bit later Cockney Rejects and the 4-Skins. Never into the Oi! movement as such tho, too Bonehead.

    Following West Ham United as a Skinhead from '69 thru '70 had it's moments as did the following years going thru the later styles of what is now known as Suedehead, Smooth, Boot Boy, Mod and Casual. Great times and memories plus a few bruises. Lost some good gear too, lost count of how many Harrington's I had stolen or taken off my back! London at the time could be brutal, especially if you were caught out on the wrong manor. I remember Skinhead against Bonehead (they called us Mods and we just despised them!) fights around Brick Lane, and Skinheads fighting each other at football or gigs like Madness early on.
     


  7. browniecj

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    The Photo was taken about `68,the reasons are below:-
    1.Lack of Check Shirts.
    2.Crew Neck Jumper being worn as it should be.
    3.The Crops are 3or 4.

    And if you look very closely,a Levi Jean Jacket (2nd Left),whick explodes the myth about Jean Jackets not being worn or that early.:)
     


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    I just have a (maybe silly) question. I bought crombie from Warrior Clothing. The back vent (or how is that called in English) is sewn at the bottom. Is it intended to be sewn or is it supposed to be cut off by me? I just saw that some coats/crombies/suits don't have it sewn.
     


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    In a 'proper shop' the vent would have been snipped for you, but today it is do it yourself! Yes it needs to be open.
     


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    My MERC 'crombie' style coat was like that too, needed snipping.

    p.s. bought another cricket jumper today (Not traditional skinwear, but i like em)
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    Yep you are right the old cricket jumper looks good, I suppose one could call it Ivy Style, Sounds good to me,:)
     


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    I remember wearing Cords in the 1970s! Then again, I remember hearing Slade in primary school. Never did connect my very young primary school life with connections to what was part of Skinhead culture. Over here, Sharpies definitely had some influences of skinhead culture, but the music they listened to was rock n' roll for sure (glam rock included).
     


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    Four lads sat on wall at football. Late 60's early 70's. Quite blurry, but thought it might be of interest.
     


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