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

  1. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    The Corcoran American Para Boot is a classic, Still available in the UK sold by Silvermans, think about £100.

    The boots we wore 68 was above the ankle...not that high, I think even the DMs we later wore , would have only been 8 Hole ???
     
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  2. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    Don't quote me but in late 69/70, (I think) my first pair of black DMs were six-holers.

    Subsequently, they got higher and, as I was a wimp, I used to get my little brother wear them in for a week or two.

    Mind you, cleanliness was never high on his agenda and, often was the time I'd go to my wardrobe and put a shirt on ... only to find/smell the bugger had worn it before me, ironed it (sort of) and put it back.:censored:
     


  3. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    Brilliant stuff - God. I'm old. :nodding: (I have done no work today - oh dear.):satisfied:
     
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    buttons Senior member

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    Me neither!
    Never get bored of stuff like that - keep 'em coming Bunty!

    A little surprised how short his hair still was in '70.
     


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    Never saw the Levi Collars Bleached,intereting that!:)
     


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    I have really got to spell properly - :embar:interesting.
     


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    You get away with it, Colin: it's the content that counts!
     


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    Thank-you,Little Queenie.:)
     


  9. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    To my shame, in 1969 I 'headlighted' (just the knees) a pair of Levis. (Remember some random bird asking me if I'd had an 'accident'.) :eek: Good looking loafers, mate. (Levi cords?)
     
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  10. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

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    May be of (slight) interest to any Manchester people on the forum.

    All 1970-71, places where 'we' would congregate to shop, drink and hang out...


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    All three, above, were what was laughingly called Manchester's Carnaby street.

    In reality, they were just boutiques - sold all sorts of gear from 18" parallels to kaftans ad later, to Budgie jackets, etc - that were on a street due for demolition.

    Later on, the better shops - for skinheads, anyway - moved to the Underground Market/Market Centre, off Market Street.

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    This was the top of the Market centre. here, two main suppliers were 'Justins' and 'Stolen from Ivor'.

    Justins had the better gear, Ben Sherman, Jaytex, Levis Wranglers and all sorts of good stuff. Probably not what could be described as top quality, bout certainly very acceptable to most of us.

    'Stolen' was cheaper, with Brutus, cheaper 'knock-offs' and 'not quite right' gear. It was never for me, it always just looked what it was... a bit tacky. (Made a fortune for the owner mind.)

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    Stone-Dri, was (surprisingly) good for all sorts. from DMs through to parkas and later on, decent raincoats, etc.

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    Market Street, not long before it was knocked down. (See all the 'sale' signs - Timpsons, for Royals on the side shown and Saxone, for Weejuns, on the side of the photographer.

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    The entrance and facade of the Market Centre - see George Best's gaffe in the picture. (not my sort of clobber at all - too old and wayyyyyy too expensive for us guys.

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    Both the above boozers were used by United fans... can still remember being in the Thatched House, singing along to the Banana Splits before heading off to Old Trafford - how grown-up was I? (g)
     
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  11. Ed Vaughan

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    Wasn't going to post this but bugger it, me (14) in May, '69 - not sure what I was.
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    And my brother, who was about 10 (1970), Jaytex, Wranglers and (usually) monkey boots.
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    Ed I would not know what you was either, :D Where you from mate ?.
     


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    Manchester.

    I'd embraced the Mod thing - a cousin's influence, but was just meandering over to skinhead... it was a short journey. (g)

    And of course, we didn't have the access to the shops you buggers had.:fonz:
     


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    Only kidding mate , Wish i had a pic of me from 69, ;)
     
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  15. Ed Vaughan

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    The two above, were slides I inherited when my parents passed away.

    There are some scary pics in the collection, but none relevant - thankfully - to this thread. (Think Adams family!'):nodding:
     
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