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

  1. harrysgame

    harrysgame Senior member

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    Welcome to the site Alan.
     
  2. harrysgame

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    So Alan you was 12/13 and had a SS180 Vespa?
     
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    i think the vespa was from 1967..
     
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    here it is:

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    I've never had a pair of longwing "American" brogues, just don't like the look of them. All my brogues have been and are of the more sedate British style.
     
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    Why oh why, have JUMP THE GUN had this lovely brogue boot (commissioned by Solovair) made with a 'COMMANDO' style sole?

    I would have bought these if they had been made with a smaller profile sole or even a DM air cushion sole.

    Damn [​IMG] just what I was after too £125.

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    I bet if you turned the boot to one side. There would be a compass built into the heel and a survival pack integrated into the main sole.

    (P.s. aren't longwing brogues known in the US as 'english brogues' and strangely over in the UK they are know as 'american' brogues?)
     
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    If you have a look at post 6302,I posted a picture of some oxblood brogue boots with leather soles.I bought from Blackmans in Brick Lane,east London.They are made by NPS,who are the same company that produce the solovair boots.They should be about £150 but Blackmans do them for £75.
     
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    Alright Jason.I`ve got a pair of the solovair brogues,I like them but you are right they do have a tendancy to hurt my ankles aswell after wearing them for a while.
     
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    On the subject of brogue boots, what's the originals memories of these.
    Have talked to a couple of old lads who wore them in '69 but don't think I've got any pictures.
    And if so, what type (as like brogues, there are many)?
    The high gloss brogue leather types that Shep described or the country gent types like the ones Trickers do?
    Or summet else? e.g.:
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    I get the impression, it wasn't a "skinhead boot" as such but maybe worn along side the 'any boot will do' period before Dr Martens caught on.
     
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    ROFLMAO!

    True, I had a skint pal who 'polished' brown suede trekking boots until they shone.

    He took some stick. :nodding: (Surprisingly, it - sort of- worked.)
     
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    ha ha - fair comment - I didn't mean like wearing wellies but not rolling your jeans so high up (!).
    But wearing work boots, army boots etc - e.g. whatever the local Army Navy shop stocked - as you see in many pics from the mod / skinhead cross over period.
     
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    Aye, I never knew anyone, from my time - 1969 - who went straight into DMs... they were probably not available to us - or too expensive!

    Still remember being told that steel-tocapped boots (steelies), were classed as 'offensive weapons' by plod - and you could get lifted for wearing 'em. :D

    I never knew anyone who did get nicked for wearing a pair... urban myth? I dunno. :paranoia:
     
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    Aye, I never knew anyone, from my time - 1969 - who went straight into DMs... they were probably not available to us - or too expensive!
    Still remember being told that steel-tocapped boots (steelies) were classed as 'offensive weapons' by plod and you could get lifted for waring 'em. :D
    I never knew anyone who did get nicked for wearing a pair... urban myth, I dunno? :paranoia:[/quote]

    Daft thing is, a lad who's handy with his fists is a lot more danger than one who isn't whose got steelies on.
     
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    Daft thing is, a lad who's handy with his fists is a lot more danger than one who isn't whose got steelies on.[/quote]

    And not too good for running in... allegedly.:nodding:

    Something pics here for maybe the younger element - I'd moved on: http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/116356-northern-soul-70s-fashion/

    I remember hearing of 'Skinners', surely a strong cross-wind would have made them dangerous on a scooter? :satisfied:
     
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