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  1. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    Iam the same..with memory.. I do not remember Vs on Ben Shermans...even the sewn in pleat, I remember ironing in the pleat also putting in little stitches to hold the pleat in, All the early Ben Shermans i had was long sleeve,but i would make them into short sleeve myself, Once i bought American import shirts from the Squire shop, I mostly wore them, as it was a one-upmanship on your mates.:D
     
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  2. Aces and Eights

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    Well now you have got me thinking. Were my original shirts just a button with ½ inch hem that were halfway up the bicep and tight. Therefore the Ben Shermans that I had bought later say 20 years ago would have been looser, longer sleeve and with the V cut ?

    The disco lads were not skinheads but older lads that had seen an opening to earn some money. They did very well out of it
     


  3. circustavern777

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    evening all , what a great bit of back in the day info from shep , i have come back as circus tavern , instead of ibaboxing, as some how i got lost guys, found some great old black and white photos which im gonna get posted asap, i remember getting my tonic trousers from davis down walthamstow market, the first color i really remember was green and blue, remember you guys when the waistband shone that totally different shade to the rest , also gold and brown and a light blue and orange . i can remember the jaytex button down but did not wear one cos i thought the collar was to long and there checks seemed to me to bright. i had ben sherman and like you have all said the first ones i remember were plain or striped, i must say i did prefer brutus the tartan and window pane checks , like shep said my first dms were brown and steel caps and my hair was around a number 3 at the start then a 2 i never had a razor parting, i can remember giving about 3 pound 10 shillings for my zip fly levis that i sat in the bath to shrink down a size i can see all that blu dye running down the plughole while my old portable record player was straining out full volume return of django from my bedroom . DEFO THE GOOD OLD DAYS
     


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    aaaaaa
     


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    Welcome A&E,good to have someone else who remembers those days.As you can see we are very particular in the Styles and Cuts.Expect some cross questioning.It has frighten one or two off!:)
     


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    I am fine with the cross questioning as I am already experiencing this from day one regarding short sleeve shirts. What I would have sworn was right wasn't - so its good to put our old memories right.

    I would like to thank everyone for their warm welcome - I was not expecting that - very encouraging

    Sorry for the duplicate postings in response to Buttons. i kept getting a window uip saying I was a new member and something about my posts not being put on - so I kept trying and obviously they were held back and put on later. Bear with me on the learning curve.

    Also what is the best way of logging on. I have the web page saved in favourites, I then click on log in - sometime traditional skinheads is in list and if not I click on live discussions and its there - is there any easier route?

    thanks
     


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    The half inch fold was a trade mark of the Ben Sherman short sleeves at the time, so anything else was modified. They did dabble briefly with this but it never really caught on.
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    They've done all kinds of stuff since and were doing a vee with button about 10-20 years ago. May still do now but I don't take a lot of notice.
     


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    Welcome back Circus, looking forward to the old pics.
    I've heard a few people mention steel toed Dr Martens from the original times but never seen a pair or even a picture of them. I've got a few pairs of Dr Martens, Hawkins Astronauts, Solovairs, from the late 60s / early 70 and although I have a steel toed pair, I assumed they were from a little later on. Were they really available that early? I'll take a pic of mine when I get the chance to see if they ring any bells. I know there were plenty of steel toed work boots available at the time, some of them nice looking boots, but I always thought Martens were the exception - made more for looks than ruggedness (and also sometimes got you into football without the 'offensive weapon' excuse for kicking you out).
     


  11. circustavern777

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    okay buttons, im sure i was about 14 which would have been 1969 my first dms im sure i got from blackmans or army and navy in manor park i fancy it was blackmans i couldnt work out why my toecaps looked so round till an older skin said they were steels i didnt want steels but i wore em till i could get the stitched sole cherry reds. mine were dark brown 8 eyelet with the off white strip at the top of the boot
     


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    I never saw or heard of Steel cap DMs..in the 60s I always thought we started to wear DMs to get away from the aggressive look of heavy Army and Workman steel toe caps boots.
    The thing with steel toe caps was to scuff em to show the steel under the cap, With DMs what would be the point of steel toe caps anyway when we was getting away from heavy boots.

    I mean the original DMs was so comfortable, and the Airwear soles was like space age, :)
     
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    Maybe they was Cherry Red Commando boots Alan and not DMs. By the sound of you saying the round shape of the boot indicates they may not be DMs ?
     
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