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

  1. Skin 74

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    So Doc's have lost me!
    I have only ever had English made Doc boot, but as my ever day boots have finally given up on me (I bought them in 94).
    So I whent on the hunt for a new pair! I can't get any English made in my size in town or on Ebay.
    I was told of one shop that may have some in my size UK 10 as I have worn that size since 1988.
    They had one pair in UK 10 cherry so I grabbed them got home and did my old army trick filled them with hot water to break then in,
    put them on and it was like a pair of wellies!
    They are a size 10 UK but in reality there more like a 11 or 12?
    So the next day I was wandering around the shops and saw a pair of cherry in size 9 UK and thought fuck it tried them on and guess what!
    They fit like a glove...!
    I have never come across size discrepancy like this ? The first pair was made in Taiwan & the second pair in China.
    I can't wait to get my hands on some more English boots.
     
  2. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    We never wore Levi Jackets in London, Wearing Jean Jackets was a Northern thing, Regarding sewing the Levi Label on the outside chest .. it was a later 79/80s thing, that was copied off that 60s Reggae LP, I suppose the later Skinheads thought it was the norm in the 60s.
     
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  3. davichan

    davichan Well-Known Member

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    Try Doc Marten MiE (Made in England) versions
    http://store.drmartens.co.uk/c-230-made-in-england-mens.aspx

    or
    Solovair (which are the company that produced the English versions)
    http://www.solovair.co.uk
     
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  4. Kingstonian

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    Yes I have been to Chiltern Street though I am not a regular customer like in the old days.
     
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    Alright Roy, hope yer well, got to disagree with you regarding the Levi patch sewn on the chest, as Chris says definately done in Bristol around 69
     
  7. yankmod

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    Don't know much about Skrewdriver.I know Suggs roadied for them early on.Did they become Nazi's cause of the influence of the National Front?Were they just to stupid to resist?
     
  8. kicksinstyle

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    At risk of getting into the area of politics, which this forum is thankfully pretty free from, I will stick my neck out and say that Skrewdriver, whether pre- or post- their NF affiliation, have absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this thread, which is "Traditional Skinheads". They were a punk band from the late 70s and therefore are pretty far removed. Any discussion of their musical qualities or lack thereof, or of their singer's repugnant views, is irrelevant. Sorry if it seems like I'm jumping down your throat Yankmod, just would hate to see this forum derailed from talking about the legitimate subject...
     
  9. kicksinstyle

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    [​IMG]

    spotted this in a vintage shop in Rome... maybe some of you Eastenders on here can shed some light on what "original cock style" is???
     
  10. Lasttye

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    As I said that LP in 69, cant remember its name?.. had four Skinheads on ...Think they was Northerners, one of them had the Levi Label on the Chest, So maybe it was more popular than i thought..but as i said we in London did not wear Levi Jackets, But the London Manchester United supporters did, I suppose to fit in with the Northerners.
    I am also sure some Londoners wore a Levi Jacket in 69, But not Londoners that went to Football, To us in football firms the Jean Jacket was Northern Kit,:)
     
  11. Darksideoftheforce

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    Looks good. Personally I don't mind the collar at all on the MR shirts.
     
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  12. yankmod

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    I understand what your saying but,the question of "politics"is gonna come up from the folks who don't know and want to learn.Some of the originals have told stories which illustrate that "politics"wasn't part of the movement(how could they be,they were teens into fashion and the definition of cool,what does any teen anywhere know about politics?)Every new person looking at this thread who are not skins are gonna want clearification on this subject.Unfortunately this devide is going to remain as long as there are "boneheads" around.I think it's important educationally to address the issue when the uninitiated ask.I think it also keeps the 'boneheads" from thinking this is a place for them.There is usually more to a "subculture"than just fashion(what influences said fashion choices)And if you make this just about fashion then you ain't tellin the whole story(the working class angle is important to this subculture)Someone recently told a story about jamaican gangs and asian gangs getting into it.I thought that was an important story especially for those ignorant folks who think your all Nazi's.You original skins are very important to the young folks who want to know.Original Skinhead culture has influenced so many other cultures that your gonna get all kinds of people on here who are tracing their own subculture back to yooz guys.Cheers
     
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    Couldn't resist ....
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    London '69 I believe. mind you, he did say he thought it was someone else's jacket he was wearing.
     
  14. yankmod

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    Two things.Found this photo.Do you folks think it's original?I'm wondering cause of the car.
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    Also this guy looks like he's put a Levi's tag on his Denim jacket.
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  15. browniecj

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    Interesting,bought back memories,of when I was a Kid.Never went "Hop Picking" but went with my younger Sister to a Farm-Harvest Time.Hard work but great being in the Country.One thing that was not too well advertised about "Hop Picking",was the rise in unwanted Pregnancies.Read the original "Call The Midwife" and there is a whole Chapter on that(it never made it into the Series on B.B.C.).All true Stories about being a Midwife,during the 50,in the


    I am wondering if this had anything to do with "Cock Sparrer".
     
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    Its funny how the Patch(being sewn on the Front)was popular in the West Country and the North.Was it because the West Country Skins copied the North?
    I was the same as Ace of Eights,wore my Levi Jacket(`68 onwards)with Jungle Greens or Cotton Trousers-never with Jeans.:)
     
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    Ace and Eights-need to change my Glasses-sorry Mate!!!!:D
     
  18. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    You've just reminded me, Roy, about a conversation I had back in about '69 with a mate who supported Chelsea. He was talking about the way some rival fans, if they were coming to a Chelsea match and were coming on their own, wouldn't wear scarves or anything to show where they were from. Anyhow, one day Chelsea were playing a team from up North, and this bloke I knew was hanging round with a handful of his Chelsea mates, and they saw this lone figure of a skinhead in a Levi denim jacket. Now, to them a denim jacket said 'North', but they couldn't see a scarf or anything. So one of them decided to see what his accent was, and called across, "'Scuse me, mate - you got the time?" The lone bloke looked at his watch and said, "Yeah, mate, it's abou'..." and as soon as they heard he had a London accent they left him alone. That was one of the very few times I heard of a skinhead from London in a Levi jacket.
     
  19. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    The photo wasn't taken in London, though. It was in Bath. And yeah, it was someone else's. :)
     
  20. Man-of-Mystery

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    That was the pic cover of the 'Sknhead Moonstomp' single, I believe, and the guys were from Blackpool, but after my time.

    I'm laughing a bit about this subject because Bristol has been given an honorary Northern status, as regards Levi jackets. :D
     

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