Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
Whoops! Sorry, Bob and Terry were Geordies
I am working on call that weekend, What about the week after ?
As soon as you've fixed a date, get it posted here ASAP, and I'll see if I can wangle some sort of govt field visit trip over to England for that week.
Hi all, at a loose end these days due to enforced unemployment (my choice I hasten to add) and yes sadly I've been googling Booted and Suited and found this thread.
Nice to see some complimentary comments and observations about the book - if there's any queries/questions you want to throw at me feel free. Just to say that I can confirm all the photos of the skinheads in the book are from the 1969-71 period and yes, leather bomber jackets were worn, although not as common as the suede versions, these were all ex-army, or we believed at the time ex Korean war USAF, but I might I may be wrong.
All the best fellas - Chris Brown
And Chas and Dave,Bunty.
I believe May would be better,sort it out Little Queenie.It does not matter to me-the "Irons" ain`t there
Thanks for the kind words sivanpunk and el norte,much appreciated.
Coronaeus,welcome to the Site.I had a Mate(back in the 60`s) who was Canadian(his Family came from Alberta,if I remember correctly)Great Geezer! I was fascinated with his ID/Passpart Card-all in one.He had to carry it about him all the time. Don`t know why though.Always there when you needed him!!!!
There's a skinhead do up in Leicester that weekend.
How about May5th or June 9th (as wouldn't want to clash with The Wheel and me mate's getting married in between).
Just dropping in to say that this wretched site has stopped sending me updates to this thread. Again! Not a happy peanut!
That's where 'totting' (and a few less-than-legal activities too) came into it.
(Sorry about this, folks. I have been away from the thread for a while. Can somebody remind me which pic it was?)
Edenbray, it would be great to have your memories about all kinds of things for 'the book'.
You've got me scratching my head now. I've always talked about my 'signature aviators' on this thread, and you can see me wearing the shades on some of the pics. I'm now asking myself if they were aviators or over-the-counter polaroid shades, and I just can't remember. Can't remember the brand or anything.
As for trilbys, I used to see scooter guys in S London in 1968 wearing Frost-style trilbys to ride in, but the 1969 skinhead trilby down our was was plain dark navy, not unlike the one below. NB they were not pork-pie hats, they did not have particularly narrow brims.
Agreed. Check out the pic of the Smiffies, posted earlier.
Once again we're pretty close to agreement, Roy. I wore greens with cherry red commandos in '68. I remember going back up North wearing them, and the blokes in Blackpool had never seen the like before. I don't think they caught on up there, though, not then anyhow, not just as a result of my flying visit to the old haunts.
I vote for him as 'Face of 69' instead of me!
I've heard about the Dunlops but never saw them. Again I'm with Roy on this one.
The plain collar/cuff variety were the ones I remember from 67/68. Usually unlined. I had one back then and I wish I could find one now.
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