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

  1. Little Queenie

    Little Queenie Senior member

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    I'm not sure how off-topic the music that formed the background to the original Skinhead look is (do we have a chapter on this planned for the book?) Just to clarify: I am not a huge Stones fan (my dad is, hence my name!) Musically for me it's soul all the way which I prefer to be 'authentic' i.e. American and, preferably, black. Although there are some good 'blue-eyed' soul records, for me white English kids copying black American music are just, forgive the pun, a pale imitation. Remember the story of when the Stones went to the Wheel? I do understand how Jagger, Farlowe and others were viewed at the time, this is just my opinion.
     


  2. Little Queenie

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    Perhaps Ed might have some similar memories of the plain collar and cuffs surfers?
     


  3. Ed Vaughan

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    "Fraid not, Suzie, my (only) one had red/white'black cuffs and collar.

    I do remember it was really well made - unlike some of the gear that came along after it.

    I never did the 'Brutus' thing ... or Lee Cooper and, does anyone remember 'Campari' clobber? (Nothing to do with Leonard Rossiter and/or Joan Collins.) :D

    And, while I'm here... were 'Lee' and Lee Ryder' jeans the same thing?
     


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    You nidn't hive bithered cirrocting it, I thight you were doing a viry gad ifficer crobtry. [​IMG]
     
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    I've seen this one around the web a few times ...
    The bloke on the left is my mate John & it was taken in Germany in the late 70's when he was in the army, the guy next to him is also English the rest are German skins.
     


  6. Ed Vaughan

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    The bad spelling :D thing must be contageous - of course I meant 'Lee Rider'. :embar:
     


  7. Little Queenie

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    [​IMG]

    Similar to the one Bob is wearing here?

    I have seen Campari shirts - think I have one somewhere.........early '70's?

    Yes, I believe 'Rider' was a name attached to Lee denim (cowboy connotations).
     


  8. Little Queenie

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    And 'contagious'? That's ok: like Colin you talk about good stuff so spelling doesn't matter!! It's just typos anyway!
     


  9. Ed Vaughan

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    Jacket very much like that, Suzie - thanks.

    And a thumbs-up on the Lee front, too. (Loved the way they faded, BTW.)
     


  10. Little Queenie

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    Yes, I was reading somewhere that Lee used a 'left-hand twill' denim, whereas Levi used a 'right-hand twill' - the left-hand twill is meant to give the denim a softer feel after washing, perhaps that explains the fading?
     


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    To me,the Stones showed me a form of Music that influenced me-right to the Present Day.Their "imitation"of Rythmn and Blues got me wondering what the real deal was like.I started going to Clubs that had started playing R&B then progressed to Soul.Do not forget there were very few Outlets where this form of Music could be bought.This is where the American Servicemen came to the rescue.(and the Import Shop that was right next to the Base in West London).As Soul was being spun,so was Ska etc.Hence arriving at listening to Rocksteady and Reggae in mainly Jamaican Clubs.

    Thank you Little Queenie,you are so kind.:)


    Iremember both these and the one that M-o-M is on about(I had one myself).
     


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    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    good reply Queenie! :teach::slayer:
     


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    Just watched the second part of the Melvyn Bragg series, Ed. Can't say I was much impressed by his disassociation of Skinhead from Mod, though I suppose he was a bit long in the tooth at the time to understand what was going on. Nice to hear a hard 'a' in 'class' on the BBC, though!
     


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    Just watched the second part of the Melvyn Bragg series, Ed. Can't say I was much impressed by his disassociation of Skinhead from Mod, though I suppose he was a bit long in the tooth at the time to understand what was going on. Nice to hear a hard 'a' in 'class' on the BBC, though![/quote]

    Aye, well he may have been elevated to the peerage, but his roots were/are fairly 'umble. (g)

    The Beeb does try... it's just so OxBridge, it's beset by generations for whom the Corporation was almost a 'finishing school'.

    Of course, now it - or a substantial part of it - is in Salford, that will all change... won't it? :stirpot:
     


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    It drives me mad the way they say 'Saulford' for Salford on Radio 4!
     


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