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  1. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    Me too i did all my own stitching and ironing, I got very good at it, when i joined the Army I already knew how to Iron, stitch and bull my boots,:) I also did all the stitching for my kids :)
    My jeans would just be above me ankles.
     


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    I worked in an old fashioned Menswear section of a department store and got in very well with the little tailor in the back room! He would do anything for a pack of fags (well I kept to tailoring requests!!). He was great at invisible mending and obviously any re-tailoring work.

    Jeans I did myself and in the style referred to by MoM above. I think Little Queenie calls it blind stitching.
     


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    You are right John, The Originals have fcuk all in common with the later 79/80 skinheads, But i do think we originals done a lot of damage from the start, the Violence,the Racism, Homophobia, I think the Punks in 79 looked at the original skinheads and said yep i.am gonna be like them, and because teenagers was more politicly aware 79/80 certain Punks with right wing thinking adopted the skinhead look and changed it into their Punk sort of Skinhead style ???

    What i have seen on the present day scene Skinheads seem to try and dress like the original smart Skinheads , also you see plenty of Black Men & Woman , Some of the Black lads at doos try to dress like the old Rudies,:)

    Its funny but back in the 60s you very rarely saw Black girls out, although i did go out with a lovely Black girl in 69.:)
     
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    A blind hem, dear.
     


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    Great find mate.



    Scooters here, Just outside North London. The red bus routes terminated here and to go 'out' any further you had to get a 'green line' (less frequent). I've been told that scooters later on were functional, with none of the customising of the early 60s. Mick had a tatty old Li that he was really embarrassed about (used to leave it round his mate's house- not because it was such an eyesore, but because my dear old mum would worry herself sick if she knew he was out on it :)) He took off all the panels, mudguards and the legshields, as they were so dented and rode it as a 'skelly'. Not at all sure of the dates of this, but probably upto about '68 when he passed his test and got himself a car (an even older banger than the Li) There's a picture of him on the Lammy somewhere - it'll turn up eventually.
    I remember his Ford Zephyr/Zodiac (the one with the fins), early 70s. To me it looked like the Bat Mobile! I'm sure there were 6 blokes and me in it at one time :happy:
     
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    I lived in the village of Shenley late 90s Hertsfordshire for a few Years Paul, The kids would pass their Car test as soon as possible, am sure it was the same in the 60s/70, Talking about cars, one of the Hendon Mob had a old Ford Cousul Convertable, :) I remember pulling up outside the Cherry Tree Welwyn one Sunday summer evening superb ,:D
     
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    I think you're right, Roy. Basically we were doing our own thing, which reflected the times we lived in, the values we grew up with, and so on. By 1970 I was pushing 20 years of age, and I had already seen everyone's little brother come into the fashion and attach themselves to the name 'skinhead' and to the 'look'; and even then I could see kids thinking "We're 'skinheads' so now we've got to be into agro and paki-bashing...". They were already a step away from where my crowd had been, even though it was a short step. The next wave, the late 70s punk wave of skinheads, they were a step even further. BUT if we hadn't been there in the first place, there would have been no one for them to copy, even inaccurately.

    I'm glad that there is a strong element in the current revival crowd who are more interested in the look than anything else. That's what mattered most to me at the time.
     


  8. loempiavreter

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    Anyone seen this docu?Almost Grown? Some new footage to me:

    A youth club, kingstonians playing in the background, some black lads playing a game, cut to a kid they interview about the violence


    Here's more, new footage to me (also some late 70s/80s footage mixed in further down the video), also notice the kid with the big scar over his face 0:36 (was also in soul brittania):


    Roy, you've probably seen this dozen times before, but the famous footage of the Kilburn mob with the original sound still there, never seen it with the original sound.
     
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    Roy, you've probably seen this dozen times before, but the famous footage of the Kilburn mob with the original sound still there, never seen it with the original sound.
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    The night it was filmed their was a disco.. they also laid on a live reggae band, so i cannot remember if the crowd are dancing to the disco or the live band?
    The whole documentary was filmed over a week, Their was maybe 150 Teenagers there that night with about 30 Black Kilburn Rudies . The Phoenix Youth club was actually in a School. The Northern girl talking was nothing to do with the original program also the lad with the two fingers up was fcuk all to do with it,
     


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    This is without the northern girl and the picture of fella sticking 2 fingers up, slightly different cut of the documentary, you do see the band a little bit and hear them play (and not hear the song overdub as the other one).
     
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    double post
     
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    can you post the link loampiavreter ?
     


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    It's this one:


    It jumps directly to the scene (it should), but you have to let it load probably.
     
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    Ha ha.. that is a different angle that i have not seen before... recognised a couple of more characters lol, Bert Cathrey and Phil Chester, the lad with the shirt and tie in the front...trying to remember his name, its funny he was a smart lad who was a hanger on rather than in the gang.
     


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    i would say that brogues are an american thing... also the razor parting... crombie coats are for shure british...
     


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