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

  1. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    They just kind of came in. I have no pics of myself wearing one in 1968 and no picture of myself not wearing one (or another brand of button-down) in 1969.
     


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    It looks fairly sharp anyway. Can't beat a white shirt IMHO.
     


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    That's interesting, Harry - so you agree girls did think of themselves as 'Skinheads'?
     


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    It certainly looks like a girl's shirt - if I'm not mistaken, it buttons the opposite way to the lad's shirt.
     


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    Thanks for your insight, lads. That photo has always struck me as being from around '68, perhaps early '69. The girl's hair hasn't got the lengthened feathers of the later look and their whole style is a bit 'unformed'. Does anyone else think they look older than the Skinheads in most of the well-known photos?

    I must say, I have always thought of the term 'sorts' as being very southern; don't think it was used up here. I know you're not irredeemably southern, Harry - but still southern to us!
     


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    I honestly think it's not 68, it's 69.
     


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    Very much so.
     


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    My sister and her best mate always thought of themselves as Skinheads, even though they didn't nessasarily have a skinhead haircut. It was more like a feather cut that Bowie had. Shortish on top but longer at the sides and back, but certainly not like some girls you see these days. Some of them didn't even have hairstyles that remotely was skinhead. But as long as they wore the clothes they were accepted. Plus they wore pinafore dresses or suits when going out at night.
    In the daytime they dressed more like their boyfriends. Shirts, jeans or tonics, or skirts. White or black patterened tights. Clumpy loafer style shoes.
     


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    I remember my Grandad using the term "Sorts", especially for young ladies hanging around the docks or outside the pubs on the Old Kent Road..."look at that sort, 'er skirt's so short you can see what she 'ad f'breakfast". Gawd bless 'im!
     


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    Not a very complimentary term, then! Funny though....
     


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    When you say 'pinafore' do you mean a sleeveless dress that you would wear on top of a blouse or jumper? When was this in the scheme of things, Harry?
     


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    Now that was what the 'skinhead girl' style was back in the day. It was called a 'centre crop', and you're right about it being not like 'some girls you see these days'. I have only ever met one young woman recently whose hair was anything like the original style. If you google 'skinhead girl' you'll find styles which are far too brutal.



    I remember some girls had long hair. Sometimes they would put it in a bun at the back and leave a couple of bits loose at the side.



    I remember the style well. I remember the white patterned tights. Before them were very sheer tights with a sheen.
     


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    Nice pic Darkside.

    Harrysgame, I'd also be interested in what you mean by "pinafore". To my knowledge, those are dresses that were popular mostly in 1940s, with the 2 straps (almost like suspenders) that are attached to a skirt and criss-cross in the back. But i'm sure that word has been used to describe a bunch of different dress styles over the decades.
     


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    By the way, you'll never guess what I found in the bottom of our linen chest at home...

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    What year d'ye reckon you bought that MoM?
    And was that in Blackpool or London?
     


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