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

  1. skinhead69

    skinhead69 New Member

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    I put the pic up, it's certainly not been scanned from Spirit of 69, it's an old newspaper clipping I've had since 1971 hence the fold marks in the photo. I think I cut it out of the Daily Express at the time. If it's in the book then the author must have 'borrowed' it from the Express because I don't think the first edition of Spirit of 69 came out untill 1991.
     


  2. Ed Vaughan

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    I like to think that, despite my bulk:ember: I still adhere - and embrace - what I was proud to be as a young man... a well turned out, polished, clean and tidy person.

    I can (still) spot folk of my (our?) kind, as I go through my working life: polished shoes, being the first thing I notice about people I do business with.

    They can be wearing Armani - but if their shoes are shite... they tend to be 'tuppence' - but maybe that's just me?

    I think standards were set in the Sixties, again, despite being a bit of a chubster :ember - I still do my best not to look like a cheap, scruffy one. :nodding:

    Just my opinions, mind. :satisfied:
     
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    I would look at my Mod Brother and Uncles in the 60s, All suited up complaining that the Tailor had fcuked their suit up, They would stand their looking in the mirror, When i got older i looked back at them as a example,
    I would come home from football on a saturday evening, Back then we only had a electric heater to warm the water up, so i would rush down to Granville Road Baths to have a bath, just like in Quadrophenia,
    Meet your mates in there, Their was always the Queer always walking around with the towel nearly falling off, :D
    Back home we always had a fry up on Saturday evening, My Mum would have got me suit out of the cleaners, i would iron me shirt, Shoes was polished the night before, I would get me clobber on.. loads of Aramis on till you felt sick, :D

    Pop over the pub to see the Old Man, get him a beer, other Skinheads would come in the pub, then we would walk up to Kilburn high Road, All suited , some of the Lads wearing sunglasses, Some linked up with Girls, 15/16 Year olds so smart and in a way adult looking, The nicest thing was seeing Skinhead couples linking up so innocent.
    Happy Days, :)

    Yes buttons i sometimes run in boots, but that another story. :)
     
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  4. Ed Vaughan

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    So, we weren't really that far from the previous generation - yet it may have been 100 years. :)

    Just an observation.
     


  5. Ed Vaughan

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    :worship:

    A book won't make you a fortune, but with 'self-publishing', what you write is worth going for it - good stuff. (Not patronising in any way - and I'd read it.)
     
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    I think the mindset was that,in the 60s,to phone into London-it was "01".This made it No.1.There was always the two Variations-going back to the Mods.You had one Lot that spent money on Suits etc.,and others that favoured the Casual Look.I could quite easily say,you knew when someone was from "out-of-town".You looked at their Dress-that is not to say they were scruffy.But there was a "One Upmanship",and I defy any ex London Skinhead to say otherwise.I never travelled to" Away" Matches outside of London,because I thought why I should spend money getting herded onto a "Special"-and then have a fight with someone(200 miles down the Road).I could cross the Street and get that.That was for(no disrespect Roy)the younger ones.I have already stated about the change in Football Violence,so I did not want to get involved.
    Our"wake-up" Call was travelling into the Hampshire Countryside and meeting a Group of Guys who were wearing ,what was later to be termed,the "French Cut".This was about `69/`70,a full 2 years before it was recognised as such.We had gone there to show the Locals how to sort out the Greasers-and they looked smarter than us!!! We nearly had a fight between ourselves.That made me starting thinking(and Photos that have appeared on this Site has confirmed)actual Mods were still about.

    I have just checked and the actual "Prince Of Wales" Check was called a Glen Plaid-without the larger Squares. I am sure the second of Roy`s Photos is another sort of Check.
     


  7. Shep

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    Just a quick hello,as I`m new here.I`m 40 and I`m from S.E London originally but now I live near Nottingham
    I was put onto this site/thread by Roy and as a result,I`ve been reading this thread with interest for some time and thought it best that I join up.I`ve been into the skinhead style and lifestyle since 1986. And before that I was a young Mod(very into my clothes though and spent a lot of Saturday job/paper round money on them back then) for a few years.

    I`m very interested in the origins of skinhead from the late 60`s but equally,the 2nd wave of the 80`s is close to my heart aswell as that`s my generation.
    Style wise I like my Levi`s,Wranglers,decent shirts(Mikkel Rude is a favourite of the current brands),decent Harringtons,Crombies,Brogues,etc,etc-you get the picture.

    Cheers

    Shep
     


  8. Man-of-Mystery

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    I know we have had the MA1 jacket conversation before. There was definitely a brief vogue for them south of the river in late 69 early 70 - I think there must simply have been a flood of them in the local army surplus shops. And there were imitations too. I had an imitation one in my post-skinhead days, early 70s, just as a casual jacket to wear to keep me warm. I can't find a pic of it.
     


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    I can't help asking why the fcuk that guy has his braces right by the top of his zip.
     


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    Nice whistle, Roy!
     


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    That's what it looked like to me. Bolton, then, definitely Bolton! :D

    (an ex-Blackpool lad would say that!)
     


  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    Blimey, that's where my Palace mates and I would stand, when I went to Selhurst Park with them - just a bit to the left from there. Me with my tangerine and white scarf on he he.
     


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    (By the way, this bl00dy site isn't sending me notifications... again!)
     


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    There was a lad in the pub on Saturday had his braces on like that ... couldn't help but snigger.
     


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    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I hear you!

    By the way, some time ago I referred to having seen someone in Catford (S E London) in 1968 wearing 'granddad boots' with a suit. They were something like these modern Peter Werth boots only in black.

    [​IMG]
     


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