Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.
Do these photos have a provenance?
not sure if this was on here before.. just found it on facebook...
May I just go on record as saying I have never liked Fair Isle sweaters?
only if you want to look like a WW2 evacuee
thats the same bunch of people...
Cheers matey, as regards provenance - the little lad in the centre of this is the owner and a very well known face in Bristol, sadly he follows the other club in Bristol, but we're good friends. honest!
Thanks, Chris. Get loads on here with virtually no information attached: they're much more interesting with some background!
Personally, I like Fair Isle pullovers.
Re: Bronco Bullfrog.
I recall a Sunday, Spring 1970, the day after coming back from Northampton Town v MUFC, queueing with hundreds of other 'hopefuls' for a part in the film.
Auditions were held in the (now defunct) Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester city centre.
Great thread, BTW.
Double post - apologies.
That's interesting: I'd presumed that as the main cast were all from Stratford way that it was a London-based thing. Am I right in presuming you're from Manchester?
I like them too but do not recall them ever being part of the skinhead look in my area. They were not considered 'smooth' enough.
I do recall them being popular as mod was evolving into skinhead c. 1967/68 and again later in the early 70s as part of the 'French Cut' look.
And I think I can see a cardigan with 'leather' buttons too. It confirms that there was some room for expression while sticking to the broad uniform.
Saying that, I like them too.
Agree with you on both fronts, John!
On the subject of knitwear I recall a fairly limited range of items within the skinhead wardrobe - v necks, crews and cardigans.
Makes I wore then were M&S (normally the fine Botany wool) and some lovely marled colours from Wolsey - petrol blue was a great favourite.
In those days I worked in a local menswear section of a family owned store (now Debenhams) and one day was asked to attend court as a witness for the defence of a guy I knew slightly. He had received a Wolsey v neck for Christmas 1968 and didn't like the colour. I swapped it for him for the much sought after petrol blue colour. All quite legit so far............
Then his half brother was alleged to have nicked an identical piece from the shop. He was followed and questioned. His defence was that the item in question was not nicked at all but was in fact the one I had exchanged for his brother. I recall he did not make his defence stick!
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