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

  1. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    Welcome kicksinstyle.

    I used to leave my Shirt Collar undone,whilst it dried.I think you could stuff Cotton Wool in the BD.
     
  2. chickNcoop

    chickNcoop Active Member

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    The Dr. Marten Langston boot is on sale for $100 (half price) on the USA website, this is a Made In England boot and has gotten the stamp of approval on this thread . It's available in limited sizes, unfortunately not mine.
     
  3. Ed Vaughan

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    Nice one - almost like the Xmas truce of WWI! (With all due respect to those who fell in that one.)

    I used to go to a little club in Levenshulme, Manchester, when I was 15-16, and having collected my g/f of the time, we had to pass a cafe that was used solely by 'Greasers'.

    It was called 10-10... for no other reason than it was situated at 1010 Stockport Road. (Found a post about this place on another site, just the other day, BTW.)

    Initially, scared by tales of 'skins' having been dragged in, and having their 'conkers' crushed, by maniac 'Greabos' with nutcrackers, we usually went the long way round, to avoid walking past the place.

    Dunno whether it was raining, or what, but one night we opted to walk past and, lo-and-behold, despite taking some light-hearted abuse by fellas in their late-teens/early-20s (I was 15-16), it was all fairly amiable and non-threatening.

    After that, I used to go past with mates, stop and look at some of the bikes - some beautiful machines, some total crap, and all British - I never gave it a second thought until, maybe taking the pi**, my mate and I rode pass on his SX 150... 'game on!' as they say.

    Four bikes came up behind us, booted us off and roared away... we were no match and, after that, only the truly daft rode past 10-10 on a scooter... or those who didn't know better.

    Happy days.
     
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  4. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    What did my mum ever do to you?
     
  5. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Get any closer and I'll throw a dish of peas at you! ;)
     
  6. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I won't be around for about 7 days... of to the Algarve. See you later...
     
  7. Ed Vaughan

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    Aye, rub it in... I'm off to Leeds, later. :brick:
     
  8. Ed Vaughan

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    Probably made a (bad) joke about Scotsman being mean... and kilts. :satisfied:
     
  9. Ed Vaughan

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    A meat 'peh', or a steak 'peh'? :satisfied:
     
  10. Hennessy60

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    Only just discovered the site so this is my first post so apologies if it's already been pointed out somewhere between here and page 440+. This is the old Bovril entrance at Stamford Bridge, with the famous tea bar, where you'd always find one of the Shed defence teams, floating in the air at the far end. You can also just make out a slice of the old West Stand roof to the left of the tea bar, this passageway still exists and now leads directly to the megastore where you'll still the see the original back wall of the Shed arcing around the whole end.

    Great thread this, and as soon as I've read through everything up to date will make some more contributions dredged up from the memory bank.

    Cheers chaps.
     
  11. dopeman

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    Whilst on the subject of Dundee circa 1968- Ive often heard MP "georgeous" George Galloway talking about his time as a Dundee Skinhead. He has mentioned the suits/crombies/macs/brogues and umbrellas (?) at various times throughout the years but is never taken up by the interviewers' to delve deeper.
    Anyone know any other famous ex skins? (apart from adam ant as discussed before or the guy from motorhead)
     
  12. browniecj

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    I bought a Scooter in `66,but later I got a Truimph Motorbike.Loved it-got some funny stares though.I have since learnt that quite a few Skins/Suedheads got Motorbikes then.:)
     
  13. Ed Vaughan

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    And more Dundee:
    http://retrodundee.blogspot.co.uk/2010_04_01_archive.html
     
  14. loempiavreter

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    - Stuart Goddard from Adam & the Ants
    - Paul Simonon from The Clash
    - Steve Jones & Paul Cook from The Sex Pistols
    - Kevin Rowland from the Dexy's Midnight Runners
    - Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor from Motörhead
    - Paul O'Grady
    - Paul Weller from The Jam claims to have been a Suedehead in the Reggae Britannia docu (had to be very young).

    Kinda funny that half of 'em became "art school students".
     
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    Ballsed up my first post, get used to it, but this is how it should have looked...hopefully. Finger hovers nervously over enter key....

    Only just discovered the site so this is my first post so apologies if it's already been pointed out somewhere between here and page 440+. This is the old Bovril entrance at Stamford Bridge, with the famous tea bar, where you'd always find one of the Shed defence teams, floating in the air at the far end. You can also just make out a slice of the old West Stand roof to the left of the tea bar, this passageway still exists and now leads directly to the megastore where you'll still the see the original back wall of the Shed arcing around the whole end.

    Great thread this, and as soon as I've read through everything up to date will make some more contributions dredged up from the memory bank.

    Cheers chaps.
     
  16. Get Smart

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    this boot is also discontinued. some reason DM will not be making it anymore, according to them, It seemed to have sold very well, so not sure why they are not making it anymore. But full range of sizes on UK site, but if you're stateside they will not ship overseas so you'd have to proxy it thru a local.

    and welcome to the forum KicksinStyle and Hennesy
     
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  17. chickNcoop

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    These are full grain leather, right?
     
  18. kicksinstyle

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    Cheers, not a bad idea. worth a try I suppose.

    I should have mentioned in my introductory post, but just to clarify, I don't consider myself a skinhead - just someone with enormous respect for the principles and standards established and maintained by the originals. To this day it's my opinion that 'the look' of the late 60s is the epitome of men's youth/street fashion.
    Cheers
    Allan (kicksinstyle)
     
  19. Brideshead

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    Welcome kicksinstyle and Hennessy60.

    On preserving collar roll I find all of the following offer some help:

    Wash with the collar not buttoned down
    Use a little spray starch on the collar before ironing
    Store with the collar fastened but not buttoned down

    On dressing for football mentioned earlier, I was often struck when I used to go to the North Bank at Highbury how skinheads would stand with their back to the action chatting about what they were going to do that evening and posing in their latest gear. The football was just a backdrop for them. Very cool….
     
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    ....any information to back up the rumour that Charlie George was a Skinhead John?


    Good evening kickinstyle and Hennessy60 and all the other new members that I've forgotten to say hello to.
     
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