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  1. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

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    Bowie had a massive influence on us, for a while lads was walking around with all sorts of colour streaks in their hair, Got me Platforms from Kensington market, you would order the style and colour and they would make them for you, took about four weeks,
    Regarding earrings lads started to get them put in , it was either Bowie or David Essex that started the trend off, Me never to this day have I had any piecing, fcuk that.
     
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    Lasttye Senior member

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    Just had a thought does anyone remember 72/73 ? where the wearing of Jean Shirts worn outside with Jeans with all sorts of embroidery on them, I also remember my first Levi jacket I sewed a American Badge Flag on the upper Arm...showing the V for Victory sign, The Vietnam War was sill on,:)
     
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    kensington flea market rainbow t shirts and tank tops, leather bombers with the big collar, my pal wore a very tasty leather safari 3/4 length in ox blood red can see him now, i remember buying a silver velvet bomber up kensington but didnt have the bottle to wear it i swopped it the same saturday i brought it when the rubettes brought out sugar baby love i got the white cap and never wore that either. But i didnt mind wearing me trilby in fact i loved my trilby, i can remember them boots up kensington with stars on em
     
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    were they pepe jeans and brutus did em with patterns and box weave on the back pockets
     
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    Yep leather bomber jackets, Rubettes white caps awful,:D my platforms shoes was Green with a Yellow eagle shape on the front, I think the heels was made of wood, cost a fortune at the time, do you remember that horrible oil that we wore the smell would be all over Kensington market, and the smell of Afghan coats, my future Wife bought one, Fcuk she looked so cool with tight jeans on she had one lovely arse, :)
     
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    petulia oil that was mate brut was better lol
     
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    Ha! Ha! No sorry mate - I'm from the West, as in West of England, Bristol (although my grandad was from the East End of London). Those photos are of young Bristol City fans and their 'end' at Ashton Gate was known as the East End, so yep they were East End Boot Boys but not in the Laaaaandahn sense, sorry for the confusion. I'm a Bristol Rovers fans and our end was the 'Tote End':

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    Yes,remember the Rubettes Cap(had one :),the long slim Scarves,the Shirt Collar over the Jackets-the works.Never had the high Platform Shoes as such(being tall I would tower over the Girls etc.).Had my Hair done in the "Bowie" Style,brushed back and dyed.Messed about,one night,and put silver sparkles on my Face.There was Girls Make-up out at the time,that had the Sparkles(Gold and Silver).Must have looked a fcking sight!!!:D
     
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    i know some good people from bristol thought you was a coccccccckney my son lol
     
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    i fancy getting a 3/4 length leather coat, in black 60s cut .heard theres a good man in covent garden makes whatever style you want for fair money , i can remember 1964 i was nine i used to see the mods wearing them coats always liked em . i used to live near rivetts the moterbike shop, down leytonstone high road and can remember seeing all the rockers, with their leather jackets full of studs and all the badges and mad leather belts, even then i wanted to be a mod but was to young, used to watch ready steady go, and totp loved all the gear they wore , l can see where the skins took some of the mod clothes on board, tonic, fred perrys , ben sherman ect who remembers sunday night at 7 pm on the radio the top 20
     
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    Could've been!

    My dad's dad, lived on the Commercial Road and at the end of the 19th century left London and walked all the way to Bristol to find a job. His first job was as a human scarecrow in the many orchards and small holdings that used to exist in East Bristol, these human scarecrows were known as 'Shu-alla Shu-alla boys'.
     
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    thats a proper bit of history he must have had enough of london went of to seek his fortune what a walk i sometimes go down to tortworh court for a weekend or bath,
     
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    remember afghan coats smelt like sick liked a bomber in leather, levi jacket, and the levi shirt
     
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    Looking back at the originals.. the way we ended up, looking like the hippies that we despised, I got into Heavy Rock, never had much time for Glam except Bowie.
    But you know what.. we may have looked like hippies but inside we was still Skinheads. :D
     
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    I'm a Bristol Rovers fans and our end was the 'Tote End':
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    Go away for two days and it takes me all night to catch up! Great stuff.
    Had a good chat with Roy (and many others) at Southend on Saturday - good crack.
    Coatsy from Bristol joined in and your book got mentioned a lot, Chris.

    Margate's a good weekend. Not missed one yet. Lots of rare 45s being played downstairs for the serious reggae fans and plenty of old style skinheads chatting and drinking. Hardly a bad way to spend a weekend!
     

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