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

  1. Paint House Gang

    Paint House Gang Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the photo I posted - with the turn-ups, surplus jacket (M65?), donkey jacket, straight-leg jeans, shorter-than-usual hair (for the late 60s), to my eye they look like 'hard mods'. The photo was dated '67 or '68, so another example of mass style between mod and skinhead. Yeah they're a bit scruffy, but no more so than many of the 'beach riot' mods or late-to-the-game skinheads pictured elsewhere.

    I wasn't trying to say the photo was some kindof holy grail, just that it was one of the more relevant ones in the photoset.
     


  2. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Aningingane!
     


  3. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    I am SO going to see if I can get him into the book! :D
     


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    browniecj Senior member

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    They were nothing of the sort,Mate((Hard Mods or otherwise).
     


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    George Galloway has a Radio program on Talksport, He is hilarious, Made me laugh when he went to Washington DC to be questioned in the White House, He tied em up in knots, :D
    Yep to get him in the Book would be brill.:)
     


  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    since it's brought up, was the term "hard mod" ever actually used back then? or is this a construct of the revival years, looking back and labelling them as such? I mean mods definitely referred to themselves as "mods", but were there individuals that pegged themselves as a hard mod to separate himself from the artsy mod (hence a pre-skinhead of sorts)
     
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    browniecj Senior member

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    No Jason,we were just Mods in those days.You either had the Peacock Mods(wearing Coloured Shirts and Trousers-in`65/`66 you would find them in Carnaby Street etc.).I was one until`67.Then you had the more Sharper Suited Mods(which then progressed into Skinheads)."Hard" or "Gang"Mod was a bad description because I knew a lot of Fellas who did not hang about in Gangs but liked the more Conservative Mod "Look".
     


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    There is one fella I cannot stand,is George Galloway.Do not like his Politics etc."Respect"pah!!!!
     


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    I don't like his politics Colin, but he is one funny cnut. :D
     


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    browniecj Senior member

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    There is him and Alan Johnson-who was supposedly a "Mod"in the 60s.Both of them I would not cross the road to help,in any shape or form.When I hate,I do it well :)
     


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    Regarding these Solatios shoes i just don't remember them, Was they post Skinhead.. what did they look like ? Was they a sort of box weave front.. slip on shoe?
     


  12. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

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    Solatios came out late 69/early 70-not the Norwegian Style(that came out later).There was a Basket Weave but they were more Mod.
     


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    Skinheads in Coventry shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

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  14. ek77

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    we all know the first pic, but did you ever saw the 2nd one of the same bunch before????

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    just found this:

    How many boxes does this photograph tick? Excited QPR fans proudly show their match tickets on the streets of Shepherd’s Bush before the FA Cup 6th Round tie against Chelsea on 21st February 1970. Somehow Loftus Road managed to squeeze in an incredible 33,572 people that day (current capacity around 18,500), yet despite goals by Terry Venables and Barry Bridges for the home side, Chelsea fluked a 4-2 win.
    http://monkey-picks.blogspot.de/2012/03/shepherds-bush-skinheads-1970.html
     


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